You can now order or 3D print the Pro 4 to Pro 3 Surface Dock spacer adapter

If you own a Surface Pro 4 and Pro 3 Surface Dock, chances are you’ll want to either order the available spacer or 3D print one. Both are official released from Microsoft. Read more…

This dongle lets you charge your iPhone from your Android device

You know how you can plug your Apple Pencil into the Lightining Port of your iPad Pro to charge it? Wouldn’t it be great it you could charge your iPhone the same way? That’s the dream on the table (ish) with the PowerMe, a new dongle that can charge any Lightning or microUSB device from […]

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Apple Expands Personal Pickup to United Kingdom

Following the launch of Personal Pickup in Australia and Canada earlier this week, Apple today expanded the in-store pickup service to the United Kingdom. Personal Pickup allows customers to place an order on the Apple Online Store or Apple Store app and pick it up at a nearby Apple Retail Store, generally within an hour.

Personal Pickup launched in the U.S. in 2011, but was unavailable elsewhere until this week. The service is offered for several Apple products, including Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs and the Apple Watch. Apple notifies customers via email or text message when their order is available for in-store pickup with a valid photo ID.

MacRumors broke the news earlier this month that Apple was planning an international expansion of Personal Pickup in Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom, and the service is now live in three of those four countries. The service will likely launch in at least a few more countries in the near future.

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has been working to bridge the gap between Apple’s online and retail store shopping experiences, and the international expansion of Personal Pickup fits within those plans. Apple has opened 463 retail stores in 17 countries since May 2001, with nearly 200 located outside the U.S.

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Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and 950 XL get pre-order price cuts at Amazon UK

Amazon UK has cut £20 off the pre-order price of the Lumia 950, and £50 off the Lumia 950 XL – but its release date for the new flagships is nine days later than that of the Microsoft Store. Read more…

Pro Tip: How to sort iOS Notifications by date

You know how it is — you unlock your iPhone with Touch ID so fast that you miss some important Notifications. You swipe down from the top of your iOS device’s screen to see what you missed and — ugh — you realize that your Notifications are sorted by app. How will you ever figure […]

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Apple Planning International Expansion of ‘Personal Pickup’ Service

Apple is training retail employees in Australia, France, United Kingdom and other countries for the international launch of Personal Pickup, a service that enables customers to place an order on the Apple Online Store or Apple Store app and pick it up at any Apple Retail Store within an hour, according to sources.

Apple is planning to roll out Personal Pickup internationally as early as November, possibly alongside the launch of the iPad Pro, but could push back the plans until later this year or beyond, according to sources. Apple did not immediately respond when reached for comment.

Personal Pickup, which launched exclusively in the U.S. in 2011, is available for a wide range of products including Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs and the Apple Watch. Apple notifies customers via email or text message when their order is available for in-store pickup, at which point they can pick it up with a valid photo ID.

The global expansion of Personal Pickup is likely another move orchestrated by Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, as she continues to bridge the gap between Apple’s online and retail store shopping experiences. Apple has opened over 460 retail stores in 18 countries since May 2001, with nearly 200 located outside the U.S.

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Some Surface Book pre-orders from the Microsoft Store are being canceled

Microsoft are reportedly canceling certain pre-orders for their high-end notebook, Surface Book, due to problems with payment methods. Many banks are flagging the payments as fraudulent activity. Read more…

Some Surface Book pre-orders from the Microsoft Store are being canceled [Update]

Microsoft are reportedly canceling certain pre-orders for their high-end notebook, Surface Book, due to problems with payment methods. Many banks are flagging the payments as fraudulent activity. Read more…

Minecraft: Story Mode is now available on iOS and Android

Following the game’s release on PC (via Steam), Xbox (360 and One) and PlayStation (3 and 4) earlier this week, the first episode of ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ is now available on iOS and Android too. Read more…