Today in Apple history: iPod Photo brings color displays to the iPod


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The iPod Photo brought us one step closer to the iPhone.
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Oct 26October 26, 2004: Apple debuts its iPod Photo device, capable of putting not just “up to” 15,000 songs in your pocket, but also a maximum of 25,000 photographs.

The first iPod to offer a color screen and the ability to display digital images and, importantly, cover art, the iPod Photo represents a step forward in the functionality of Apple’s iconic music player.

How to disable location suggestions in macOS Sierra


Location Based Suggestions
Here's what to do if you don't want localized suggestions.
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Much like Google offers personalized searching, macOS Sierra delivers location-based tips as part of its suggestions within Spotlight, Siri, Safari and Maps. That means Apple will try to recommend relevant services within your immediate vicinity.

If you don’t want this feature, however, there is a way to get rid of it. Check out our guide below to show how to do this — and how to turn it back on again if you change your mind.

Steve Jobs’ yacht designer created Xiaomi’s insane new concept phone


Xiaomi's latest smartphone is a stunner.
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The Mi Mix, an intriguing new concept phone from Xiaomi, offers an edgeless 6.4-inch display in a form factor no bigger than a regular 5.7-inch handset.

The feature-packed new smartphone was designed in partnership with French designer Philippe Starck, who is perhaps most familiar to Cult of Mac readers as the man who designed Steve Jobs’ high-tech yacht.

Apple Pay goes live in Japan, but not without its problems


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Apple Pay arrived in Japan today.
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Apple Pay made its debut in Japan today, although it didn’t completely get off to the best start.

The reason? One of the most eagerly-anticipated selling points of the service — the ability to use it on the subway — didn’t work properly. While East Japan Railway Co. says things were fixed within a few hours, the rush hour outage has made some users worried about future system stability.