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Apple Is Making iOS And Mac More Accessible Than Ever

Yesterday was Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and every year it throws into sharp relief the fact that a lot of Australians living with disability don’t have the same access to technology — the technology powered by touchscreens and mice and keyboards — that the rest of us do. 1 in 5 Australians live with disability of some kind, and to mark the occasion Apple has made a wide variety of specialised accessibility accessories available through its online store in Australia for the first time.

Apple's New San Francisco Store Has A 24-Hour Public Space With Free Wi-Fi

<> on May 19, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Apple has just unveiled a new store in San Francisco’s Union Square, and it’s the template for a new style that will likely eventually be replicated all over the globe, including the most “significant” Australian stores in Sydney and Melbourne. As well as an in-store garden grove for Genius appointments and a 6K-resolution video wall, there’s also a plaza that will be open to the public 24 hours a day with free Wi-Fi and music performances.

Your Move, Apple

It feels like it’s 2001. A ton of companies had released a ton of MP3 players, and they all sucked. The iPod was just months away.

But it’s 2016, and instead we’re drowning in smarthome gadgets, most recently the voice-powered Amazon Echo and whatever Google Home is.

Apple's Latest Patent Hints At The All-Screen iPhone We Desperately Want

Apple is known for its seamless and aesthetically pleasing design. As smartphone design evolves, however, its chunky bottom bezel — where the home button lives — is starting to look mighty antiquated. Judging by a patent published yesterday, however, Apple might be fixing to leave the bezel behind.

Lunch Time Deals: 10 Per Cent Off Macs This Weekend

When you’re buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo’s Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the ‘net. This weekend, you can score yourself an easy 10 per cent off iMacs, MacBooks and MacBooks Pro.

Ex-Apple CEO Who Tried To Sell People The Newton Thinks The Apple Watch Sucks

John Sculley, the guy who famously fired Steve Jobs and subsequently tried to sell the Newton PDA to people, thinks the Apple Watch is lame. Remember, this is maybe the worst thing Apple ever made.

4 Tricks To Make Your iPhone Faster

We’ve shown you quick tips for getting Windows, OS X and Android running that little bit faster, and now it’s time to tackle the iPhone. If your iPhone is showing signs of sluggishness, here are a couple of quick fixes to put a spring back in its step. These tricks are fast, free and easy to do.

Can You Spot All The Apple Gags In This Poster Of A 1984 Macintosh?

This new print by UK design outfit Dorothy looks like your average Macintosh cross-section schematic. But instead of web of wires and chips, there’s an entire miniature world dedicated to the history and legacy of Apple and the Mac.

Apple Security Guards Kicked Cupertino's Mayor Out Of Its HQ

Cupertino mayor Barry Chang is apparently not an Apple fanboy. In a fiery interview with The Guardian, Chang says he was kicked out of Apple HQ when he was a city councilman. He was hoping to have a meeting about the city’s growing traffic congestion to which Apple contributes considerably. He didn’t get one.

Apple Will Reportedly Overhaul Its Music Service This Winter

Apple Music hasn’t been the success many hoped it would be. But according to Bloomberg that may change next month, with Apple preparing a big overhaul for the service.

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