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This week we feature two of our favorite metal men, Bender from Futurama, and Iron Man from Marvel’s Avengers. Both of these guys are wise cracking jerks, but we still love their shiny metal butts.
It seems the A8 chip found in Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets is capable of running 4K video playback. While both device’s screen resolution falls well short of 4K resolution, the A8 is more than up to the task.
The Apple Store app has a great free app for those looking to go healthy for their holiday meals this season. The Whole Pantry combines whole food recipes with Lifestyle and Wellness Guides. The app is regularly $2.99, but it’s available free via the Apple Store app on your iPhone.
Apple and its partners officially announced on Friday that the iAd network will now accept “programmatic” mobile ad purchases. The change brings Apple in line with other mobile advertisement services.
Despite concerns expressed by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, Reuters reports that Apple has been granted final court approval for their $450 million ebook settlement.
The iCloud.com photos upload feature has emerged from developer-only testing, and is available to all iCloud.com users.
Payments service Square will begin supporting Apple Pay in 2015. Square founder Jack Dorsey told CNN that his company will be bringing Apple Pay to small business owners in the coming months.
Squirrels has released the updated AirParrot 2 mirroring app for OS X and Windows. The popular screen mirroring app now offers the ability to mirror and stream to Chromecast devices, mirroring and streaming of audio only, and discovery by Bluetooth with the Apple TV version 3.
A court filing this week indicates the end could be in sight for the lawsuit between Google and an Apple-backed consortium known as “Rockstar.”
Apple has updated their web-based iWork for iCloud, adding support for up to eight new languages, and more than 50 new fonts to the cloud-based versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
Production of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus may be finally catching up with demand, as Apple Store shipping estimates have improved a bit. The 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is now showing a shipping estimate of 7 to 10 days for all colors and carriers
Apple has seeded the first beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. The beta, build 14C68k comes mere days following the public release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1.
Best Buy has joined the Pre-Black Friday Jamboree, and is offering some deals which begin today, and run through the weekend. The big-box electronics retailer is offering up all of the iPad Air models they have in stock with discounts of $80 to $100.
While Apple’s iPhone 6 continues to outsell its bigger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, around the world, the 6 Plus makes a bit of a better showing in Asia.
Popular productivity app “Things” for iOS is Apple’s “Free App of the Week.” This marks the first time Cultured Code’s task management app has been offered for free. The promotion will run for a week.