Apple releases HomePod tutorial videos

The official Apple Support YouTube channel has added several tutorial videos about HomePod. Each video is around a minute long, highlighting different features of Apple's smart speaker. New users and HomePod experts alike will find helpful tips along with links to related support documentation.

Apple dominates new mobile device activations

Flurry Analytics

The week leading up to Christmas was a big one for Apple, with the company taking the global lead in new device activations. According to Flurry Analytics, 44 percent of new phone and tablet activations from December 19th to the 25th were Apple devices this year. Samsung took the second place slot with 26 percent of activations that week.

Apple issues statement on CPU management for older devices

iPhone 6s

Apple has confirmed that iOS 10.2.1 was the first version of iOS to feature a new power management function. The feature has become controversial, as it temporarily slows CPU processes on older devices with poorly functioning batteries. Apple has implemented the feature to prevent iOS devices from shutting down spontaneously due to low battery voltage.

Apple to host free coding lessons at Apple Stores Dec. 3 - 10

Apple holds Hour of Code sessions.

As part of its "Today at Apple" program and in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Apple will be holding "Hour of Code" workshops at brick-and-mortar Apple Stores across the world each day starting Sunday December 3 continuing through to Sunday December 10. Several sessions a day will explore the basics of coding with Swift and there will be sessions geared toward kids involving programming Sphero robots.

Examples of workshops include:


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