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Jordan Kahn

@JordanKahn

Senior Editor

9to5Mac / 9to5Google / 9to5Toys / Electrek.co

Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac. He covers Google for 9to5Google.com, the best gadgets and deals on 9to5Toys.com, and delivers a weekly roundup of EV and solar news on Electrek.co. He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series covering music making with Apple devices and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.

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March 12

Accessory makers in Apple’s Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program now have the ability to create new types of products as the company adds specs for a Lightning to 3.5mm output cable and USB-C ports. The new specs were detailed in Apple’s recently updated materials for manufacturers in the MFi program, according to sources.

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March 10

Apple’s Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program is being updated with new branding that manufacturers will have to adopt over the coming months. 9to5Mac has confirmed the updated branding is now available for MFi partners, as first reported by Chargerlab.

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February 26

A new app called OneCast claims to bring Xbox One game streaming to Mac users for the first time natively, a feature that Microsoft only officially supports for Windows users.

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February 10

Apple has informed store employees and authorized service providers that it will in some instances perform repairs for detached or damaged HomePod cables, according to an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac.

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January 27

In this week’s top stories: Apple’s HomePod goes up for preorder as new details emerge, Apple pushes out the latest iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS releases and betas, Logic Pro X gets a major update, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories…

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December 26, 2017

Apple launches its Boxing Day iTunes sale with album deals in Canada

As it does every year, Apple is helping you spend those holiday gift cards you’ve received by again joining in on the Boxing Day deals today. The company is highlighting a featured section in the Canadian iTunes store offering a selection of new and popular albums for under $7.

December 15, 2017

Chase Freedom card now offers 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases

Chase announced today that it is now offering 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases made with a linked Chase Freedom credit card for the first time. The offer is available for combined purchases up to $1500 at select merchants and will last for the first three months of 2018.

December 7, 2017

Honeywell releases HomeKit support update for Lyric security system Controller

After previously announcing incoming HomeKit support for its Lyric security system products, Honeywell today confirmed that the update is now available for users:

December 6, 2017

Apple Pay adds 35+ more supported banks & credit unions in US, Canada, Russia & Japan

Apple today updated its list of officially supported banks and credit unions for Apple Pay, adding over 35 new institutions across the US, Canada, Russia and Japan.

November 17, 2017

With 3 years now gone by since the last Mac mini update, it’s one of Apple’s long running product lines ripe for a complete overhaul. That’s likely why industrial design student Louis Berger’s latest concept envisions a miniature desktop Mac but with a much more modern approach. He’s dubbed the idea “Taptop Computer Concept,” but at its core it’s essentially a new form factor for Mac mini with a built-in Touch Bar and more.

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November 3, 2017

9to5Rewards: Win a Space Gray Apple Magic Keyboard from ColorWare [Giveaway]

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away a customized Space Gray Apple Magic Keyboard from ColorWare, the Minnesota-based company that specializes in custom painted products & skins.

October 31, 2017

Apple has identified an issue affecting some Apple Watch Series 3 models resulting in a row of several visible stripe markings along the side of the watch’s display. We’ve learned Apple has recently informed its retail and authorized third-party repair staff of the issue that it says is affecting some Apple Watch Series 3 GPS models.

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October 25, 2017

Apple’s latest hire to help in its push for original video content is BBC executive Jay Hunt, which is notable as it is the company’s first high-profile broadcasting executive hire outside of the US, Financial Times reports. That news comes today as a separate report details Apple’s reportedly not-so-edgy approach as it shops for content…

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October 13, 2017

9to5Rewards: Win an Apple hat from the new Apple Park Visitor Center store before it opens [Giveaway]

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away an Apple hat, the same one the company will sell at its new Apple Park Visitor Center retail store when it officially opens to the public.

Sprint offers new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus deals starting at $0 down, $9.72/month

Sprint is today announcing a new deal for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, offering customers $350 off the new phones and bringing down the monthly instalments to less than $10/month.

October 12, 2017

Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre break ground for their new USC academy opening in 2019

Apple employees Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have been planning an undergraduate academy for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern California for a few years now, and this week the Beats co-founders officially broke ground for the project, ABC reports.

October 6, 2017

9to5Rewards: Customize a pair of Apple AirPods from ColorWare [Giveaway]

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away a pair of customized AirPods from ColorWare, the Minnesota-based company that specializes in custom painted products & skins.

After first launching back in 1997, today word arrives that AOL Instant Messenger will officially shut down in December after a 20-year run:

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October 4, 2017

Final Cut Pro X users will be happy to hear Apple is planning an update that will arrive before the end of the year that will include support for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 features.

While we’ve learned the update will include support for “many” of the new features in High Sierra and iOS 11 released to the public last month, perhaps the most notable will be support for H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) that arrived with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra… expand full story

Google is today hosting a press event where the company is unveiling its latest generation of Google Home, Android and Chrome OS devices, including updates to its Pixel phones and a new Pixelbook convertible Chromebook.

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