Chicago’s Apple Store blends cutting-edge design with classic architecture

Stunning new renderings, depicting the rumored Chicago Apple Store at the gateway to the city’s North Michigan Avenue shopping district, have appeared online, obtained by the Chicago Tribune. Check them out below. The designs depict a variation on Frank Lloyd Wright’s “quintessentially Midwestern Prairie Style homes,” with spectacular views of the Chicago River. Like the […]

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ThinkTank skips the bling for understated elegance in camera bag for women

My female friends who are photographers bristle when you bring up the idea of a camera bag being designed for women. The few women’s camera bags they’ve seen have tended to be cutesy – and cutesy doesn’t cut it. They want the same things in a bag as the men – roomy, stealthy and sturdy. […]

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Boomerang, Guitar Hero Live, and other awesome apps of the week

The weekend’s already half way over but, fear not, Cult of Mac is here to fill you in on the week’s best apps. In addition to great gadget-hunting and photo sharing apps, we’ve picked out some great games from the past seven days. Check out our suggestions below. You won’t regret it! Boomerang A rival of […]

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Siri Celebrates ‘Back to the Future’ Day With Humorous Responses

Apple has honored „Back to the Future“ day by updating Siri with at least ten humorous responses related to the popular movie Back to the Future II, released in 1989. iPhone and iPad users can invoke Siri and say „happy Back to the Future day“ to receive one of the responses below at random.

Today is „Back to the Future“ day because October 21, 2015 is the date that Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown travel to in the movie. The classic film makes several fictional predictions about the future, including hoverboards, flying cars, remote-control dog walkers and the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series.

Apple has updated Siri with humorous responses in the past for its September 9, 2015 event, WWDC 2014, „Okay Glass“ and more.



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Apple Maps trains its eye on Amtrak routes, Boston transit

The next stage of Apple Maps’ Transit roll-out is live today. The latest update includes public transportation in Boston and, more interestingly, select Amtrak train routes in the northeastern U.S. OK, well it’s all pretty interesting. But, you know. Trains. You can check out the new routes in Maps right now. Looking for directions within […]

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Apple Maps Adds Amtrak Routes in Northeastern U.S. and Transit Directions for Boston

As part of its efforts to add transit directions in iOS 9, Apple has recently updated Apple Maps to include multiple Amtrak routes in the Northeastern United States. Available mainly in the cities where transit directions have been implemented, the longest Amtrak route available runs from Chicago to New York.

Supported routes include the Northeast Regional, Acela Express, Keystone, Lake Shore Limited, Pennsylvanian, and Maple Leaf, many of which operate between cities in the Northeastern United States.

The Acela Express, for example, runs between Boston, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Lake Shore Limited runs from New York/Boston to Albany to Chicago, while Maple Leaf runs from New York to Niagara Falls to Toronto.

Amtrak routes in the South, West, Midwest, and Northwest are not currently available in Apple Maps, but the information will likely be implemented as Apple expands transit information to additional areas across the United States. Transit directions are currently available in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and San Francisco.

Along with Amtrak support for several cities where transit directions are supported, Apple has also added transit information for the Boston area. Boston was initially added to Apple’s list of supported cities earlier this month, but the page was later updated to note the feature wouldn’t officially be working until a later date in October.

As of this morning, transit directions are available in Boston, allowing Boston residents to access directions by Amtrak, commuter rail, buses, and more. The next city to gain transit directions will be Sydney, which was also added to Apple’s list of supported cities earlier in the month. While Boston transit information is live, it does not yet appear to be available in Sydney.

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Forget Trash, it’s ‘Rubbish’ now! iOS 9 embraces local slang

In addition to offering Siri in an ever-increasing range of accents, it seems that Apple is making a few more nods to localization with iOS 9. Spotted by a user in Australia, Apple has renamed the Trash folder the “Rubbish” folder in its latest local version of the mobile operating system. It’s not clear how […]

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