iPhone’s New AirPlay Feature for Hotel Room TVs Begins Rolling Out

Apple has announced that iPhone and iPad users can wirelessly stream videos, music, and photos from their device to their hotel room TV via AirPlay at select IHG Hotels & Resorts properties in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico starting today, including select Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, Candlewood Suites, and InterContinental locations. Apple says IHG has made … Read more

Refurbished Apple Watch Ultra 2 Begins Rolling Out Outside U.S.

Refurbished Apple Watch Ultra 2 units are now on sale in China – the first and only country in which the device is available refurbished directly from Apple. The refurbished models are discounted by approximately 15 percent compared to equivalent brand new configurations. Apple tests, inspects, cleans, and repackages all refurbished devices to ensure they are … Read more

Broadcom backs down on VMware pricing rules as EU begins investigation following complaints

In response to customer feedback and amidst mounting scrutiny from the industry and now regulators, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan has announced a significant backpedal on the company’s pricing model. The move comes as the European Union has initiated an investigation into complaints about the company’s pricing practices following its November 2023 acquisition of VMware. Since … Read more

Apple finally begins beta testing iOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5

There are fresh operating system betas for all types of Apple computers. Photo: Apple After a wait that stretched out weeks longer than usual, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 17.5 to developers Tuesday, along with the initial beta of macOS Sonoma 14.5. And it’s going to be a very busy day for developers … Read more

Walmart Begins Selling MacBook Air With M1 Chip for $699 in U.S.

Walmart today announced that it has started selling the MacBook Air with the M1 chip in the U.S., with pricing set at a very reasonable $699. The laptop can be ordered now on Walmart.com, and it will be available soon at select Walmart stores. This is the first time that customers can purchase a Mac … Read more

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iMac With M3 Chip in Canada

Apple this week added the latest-generation iMac with the M3 chip to its certified refurbished store in Canada for the first time since the computer was introduced in October. As a reminder, availability in the U.S. began last month. As usual for Apple’s refurbished products, the refurbished iMacs are discounted by approximately 15% compared to … Read more

Apple Begins Assembling iPhone 15 in Brazil

Apple has started assembling the iPhone 15 model in Brazil, shifting in its global manufacturing approach to mitigate high import taxes and diversify its supply chain. As reported by MacMagazine (via 9to5Mac), the assembly process is being carried out at the Foxconn facility in São Paulo and seeks to reduce the high import fees levied … Read more

Spotify Begins Rolling Out Music Videos in Beta Across 11 Countries

Spotify today announced support for music videos, a new feature the streaming service describes as a “beta” with a limited catalog that is available in 11 markets. Music videos for supported tracks will show up in the Now Playing screen for Spotify Premium users in the UK, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, … Read more

‘Despair’ as Argentinian president begins dismantling science

Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here. The worm-like caecilian Siphonops annulatus is the first amphibian described to produce ‘milk’ for offspring hatched outside its body.Credit: Carlos Jared A species of amphibian is the first observed to nourish its young with a milk-like … Read more

Argentinian researchers protest as president begins dismantling science

Three months after Javier Milei took office as the new president of Argentina, scientists there say that their profession is in crisis. As Milei cuts government spending to bring down the country’s deficit and to lower inflation — now more than 250% annually — academics say that some areas of research are at risk. And … Read more