All Apple-Related News

Complete list of news headlines and links from Apple news sources from around the world.

Oct 29
Developer James Thomson of popular calculator app PCalc announced today via his Twitter account that Apple is forcing him to remove the app’s Today Widget due to a restriction that iOS widgets “cannot perform any calculations.” Apple’s new Today W (more...)
Oct 29
Contactless payment platform CurrentC has fallen victim to user information theft. Merchants Consumer Exchange (MCX), The co (more...)
Oct 29
Xtreem, a range of remote controlled toys designed by Swann, has announced the release of its new Atom RC Mini Drone. Focused on (more...)
Oct 29
I got a new iPad Air 2 last week and while Iâm impressed, youâll have to wait until next week for my review. Why? Well, while doing my due diligence I found a situation thatâs more important for you to hear about today than my opinion of the iPad Air 2 (more...)
Oct 29
Following opening up preorders for Apple’s new iPads last week, T-Mobile announced today that the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available to purchase from both its online and brick and mortar retail stores. T-Mobile’s website, however, notes (more...)
Oct 29
Earlier this year, Google released an official app for its Google Analytics service on iOS allowing users of the popular service to view data and reports on the go, but the dedicated app has only been available for iPhone and iPod touch users. Today that (more...)
Oct 29
Visually creative professionals have long been in favor of using OS X to get their job done, in part because of simple, inc (more...)
Oct 29
(Updated with news of CurrentC hack) Retailers partnering with MCX on the upcoming CurrentC mobile payment system are cont (more...)
Oct 29
Logitech this week updated its Type+ and Ultrathin keyboard cases to be compatible with Apple's new iPad Air 2, and also introduced a new standalone ultraportable wireless iPad keyboard dubbed Keys-To-Go. (more...)
Oct 29
CurrentC, a mobile payment system that has found itself at odds with both Apple Pay and Google Wallet, announced on Wednesday that it has been hacked and that some users' email addresses may have been obtained. (more...)
Oct 29
Twelve South today announced a new horizontal stand designed sp (more...)
Oct 29
Samsung decided to publish an editorial on the history of portable audio devices today and it conveniently leaves out Apple and the iPod. It instead jumps straight from cassette players to the company’s first MP3 Player, the Samsung YEPP (You remember t (more...)
Oct 29
CurrentC, the much discussed infamous competitor to the Apple Pay mobile payments platform, has some more bad press coming its way. According to an email sent out this morning to its pilot program customers, the MCX service has already been hacked. Accord (more...)
Oct 29
iOS 8 brought us plenty of cool new features, and a few annoyances, too, like dropped Bluetooth headset connections. There's a fix for that tucked away in iOS 8's settings, but it isn't where you'd think to look. (more...)
Oct 29
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed a change to the rules controlling who broadcasters sell content to, and would bar them from refusing to sell to Internet-based providers. That translates to a big opportunity for Apple to add new channels to Apple TV (more...)
Oct 29
Surprisingly given the public animosity between the two companies, Verizon has begun offering a year of video streaming servi (more...)
Oct 29
Just hours after publishing a blog post (more...)
Oct 29
TwelveSouth, makers of various popular Mac and iOS device accessories, today announced a new BookArc product for the Mac Pro. Much like its BookArc products for MacBooks and iPads, the BookArc acts as a desktop stand that allows the Mac Pro to lay horizon (more...)
Oct 29
MCX, the retailer consortium behind the CurrentC mobile payment system, has responded to the controversy over its members being required to block Apple Pay or face fines with some unconvincing ‘assurances.’ The first sign of trouble between M (more...)
Oct 29
As Apple Pay and Google Wallet users have joined together in an attempt to fight a consortium of retailers that have blocked NFC-based payments, the company behind the CurrentC mobile payment program has come out in defense of itself, saying that members (more...)
Oct 29
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler floated a proposal Wednesday that would give Internet-based video services the same access to live content from cable and local stations as traditional television broadcasters. (more...)
Oct 29
The iAd network is now available in another 70 countries, bringing the total up to 95, according to an Apple announcement t (more...)
Oct 29
We may need to wait a while until we get our hands on the Apple Watch, the company still saying only “early 2015,” but that hasn’t stopped third-party companies getting their charging stands ready – and so far, they’re all l (more...)
Oct 29
With Apple Mail under Yosemite, you can add shapes, text, and highlights to attachments right in the composing window, without having to annotate the file before you insert it into an email. Heck, you can even crop images and insert your signature! This h (more...)
Oct 29
Much of the Apple news in recent days has centered around Apple Pay and what Tim Cook referred to on Monday as a "squirmish" in which (more...)
Oct 29
Used and resold iPhone 6 Plus units are still selling at above-cost on sites like eBay, as Apple continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its new jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone. (more...)
Oct 29
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that iOS market share is just outgrowing Android across the five largest markets in Europe, growing 1.5% year-on-year against Android’s 1.4%, but dropping 3.3% in the USA. iOS market share now stands at (more...)
Oct 29
Educational Apps aren't in short supply, and most parents with iPads, iPods, and iPhones likely have the devices filled fil (more...)
Oct 29
LG has introduced another high-resolution monitor to its computer display range, one which is able to display a higher-than-Ul (more...)
Oct 29
Following yesterday’s leaked screenshots of a new version of Office for Mac, ZDNet is reporting that its contacts have told it that Microsoft will announce timings for the new edition of Office for Mac “very soon.” The company also is (more...)
Oct 29
Apple shares closed Tuesday at an all time high of $106.74, following the market's digesting of recent earnings reports, the well received launches of a series of new products and new details outlined in the company's 10-K report yesterday. (more...)
Oct 29
Last week 9to5Mac‘s own Michael Steeber wrote about his idea for an Apple Watch-inspired home screen interface for the iPhone. Within a few days a developer had created a standalone app that simulated the interface, but due to Apple’s restric (more...)
Oct 29
Microsoft has pushed out updates for its OneNote client on both iPhone and iPad, adding support for new features added in iOS 8 and a design that’s optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Users can now password protect sections of documents directly (more...)
Oct 29
Pocket dictionaries are actually pretty useful, when you think about it. Sometimes you run across a word in conversation (more...)
Oct 28
LG Electronics on Tuesday unveiled its new 31-inch Digital Cinema 4K monitor (4096×2160 px) for $2,499, which is $250 cheaper than Apple’s recently announced 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (5120×2880 px) that retails for a starting price of $ (more...)
Oct 28
As of October 27, iOS 8 was installed on 52 percent of eligible devices, Apple has announced in a p (more...)
Oct 28
As we reported in our initial coverage of the CurrentC payment system, the New York Times has confirmed today that MCX partners working on the system are contractually required to accept CurrentC exclusively. Any retailers that decide to accept other pay (more...)
Oct 28
Partners of the Merchant Customer Exchange consortium, which include retail giants Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, are contractually obliged to use the upcoming CurrentC mobile payments solution, a forthcoming competitor to Apple Pay, one report says. (more...)
Oct 28
Minecraft developer Mojang announced in an interview that its next game Scrolls is looking at a November release. The car (more...)
Oct 28
As we reported in our initial coverage of the CurrentC payment system, the New York Times as confirmed once again that MCX partners working on the system are contractually required to accept CurrentC exclusively. Any retailers that decide to accept other (more...)
Oct 28
Nike has announced a significant update to its Nike+ Running app for the iPhone, which now natively supports the resolution o (more...)
Oct 28
Apple on Tuesday announced to developers that it has extended iAd support to an additional 70 countries, with the advertising network now in 95 countries around the world. (more...)
Oct 28
Last night during Re/code’s Mobile Code conference, Apple’s Greg Joswiak took the stage to talk about several recent announcements from the Cupertino company, including the botched rollout of iOS 8.0.1 and the Apple Watch. During the interview (more...)
Oct 28
Apple has announced that starting today, the iAd platform will be available in 70 new countries, bringing the total number of supported nations to 95. Today’s expansion is by far the largest the company has ever attempted, and more than triples (in (more...)
Oct 28
I have a Halloween costume that involves your iPhone (or Android device, if that's your thing) that is so awesome, you will forgive her for obliterating your carefully planned and super topical Sexy Ebola Containment Suit costume. Instead, check out t (more...)
Oct 28
Nike on Tuesday released a new version of its popular Nike+ fitness app for iOS, bringing integration with Apple's Health app, elevation tracking , enhanced heart rate monitor support and user interface tweaks. (more...)
Oct 28
After stagnating earlier in October, adoption of Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system has finally cracked the 50 percent barrier and now stands at 52 percent of devices tracked by the iOS App Store. (more...)
Oct 28
I got a new iPad Air 2 last week and while Iâm impressed, youâll have to wait until next week for my review. Why? Well, while doing my due diligence I found a situation thatâs more important for you to hear about today than my opinion of the iPad Air 2 (more...)
Oct 28
It's all about app interfaces on Daily Observations today. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what could change to make the iPhone's interface better, and they get a little rant on about iTunes 12, too. (more...)
Oct 28
It's almost Halloween, so of course something with "Headless" in the title is attention-getting. NewerTech has announced a new video adapter, the Headless Mac Video Accelerator. If you have a Mac that runs in "headless" mode (meaning without an attach (more...)
Oct 28
After five and a half weeks of availability, Apple's iOS 8 operating system is now installed on 52 percent of iOS devices, according to new numbers posted on (more...)
Oct 28
Facebook released its third quarter results for the 2014 fiscal year, announcing that $3.2 billion in revenue was pulled in (more...)
Oct 28
After having some display backlight and logic board issues with an older iMac, Mac Enthusiast "Boochie" has decided now would (more...)
Oct 28
Amazon is currently offering a discount on the Sony Cyber-shot 18MP digital camera that drops the price down to $180 when added to (more...)
Oct 28
Following up on earlier talk, lawfirm Whitfield Bryson & Mason has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple on be (more...)
Oct 28
Apple's online store has dropped the price on the refurbished Apple 27-inch LED cinema display by $200, cutting the cost down from $999 (more...)
Oct 28
In a rare interview on Tuesday, Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing Greg "Joz" Joswiak mostly towed the company line, but did reveal that issues with last month's iOS 8.0.1 rollout were caused by software distribution issues. (more...)
Oct 28
Following a petition with thousands of signatures related to GPU complaints, Apple has been named a defendant in a new class-action lawsuit filed against the Cupertino-based company in the United States District Court for Northern California over syste (more...)
Oct 28
Via Re/code's first annual Code/Mobile conference, Apple's VP for iPhone marketing, Greg Joswiak, has apologized for th (more...)
Oct 28
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: iTunes gift cards w/ email delivery 20% off from PayPal Tidal bri (more...)
Oct 28
Re/code announced last month that Apple VP Greg Joswiak will be attending its Code/Mobile conference, and the VP of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing is just now kicking off that interview. We’ll share news from the interview with the Apple VP below (more...)
Oct 28
MacNN just finished its hands-on review of Belight Software's latest update to their page layout and design software (more...)
Oct 28
GT Advanced Technologies has to settle legal disputes with Apple because "protracted litigation against one of the lar (more...)
Oct 28
Gaming peripheral maker Razer announced that it is readying a new sound bar for the living room and desktop. The Razer Leviath (more...)
Oct 28
Beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies has suggested it would prefer to sue the iPhone maker rather than reach a settlement, but going to court would be too "challenging and expensive" for the company to pursue. (more...)
Oct 28
Apple's VP of iPhone marketing, Greg Joswiak, sat down for an interview with (more...)
Oct 28
Nike has updated its Nike+ Running app for iPhone with optimized support for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes as well as integration with Apple’s Health app for iOS 8. The new version takes full advantage of the new iPhones so text a (more...)
Oct 28
Re/code announced last month that Apple VP Greg Joswiak will be attending its Code/Mobile conference, and the VP of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing is just now kicking off that interview. We’ll share news from the interview with the Apple VP below (more...)
Oct 28
Prompt 2 is version 2 of a very good looking, easy-so-use SSH client for iOS. It's from Panic Inc, the people who brought us the excellent Transmit FTP client. As the website says, "Restart your server from a coffee shop. Fix a web page from the back (more...)
Oct 28
Get this: "unlimited" apparently means "no limits." Who knew, right? It turns out that there is a modicum of watchdog left in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after all, because the regulators announced plans to sue AT&T for throttling its Unlimited Pla (more...)
Oct 28
The US Federal Trade Commission has launched a suit against AT&T for its admitted throttling of unlimited wireless da (more...)
Oct 28
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has filed suit against AT&T, alleging that the wireless carrier's practice of promising unlimited mobile data and then throttling download speeds amounted to unfair and deceptive practices (more...)
Oct 28
Today, Google launched its new Google Fit Android app, which will be the search company’s direct Android answer to Apple’s new Health app. Mountain View’s new software can be paired with compatible mobile devices to track your fi (more...)
Oct 28
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced that it is suing AT&T for “deceptive and unfair data throttling”. The FTC’s announcement seems to target AT&T’s practice of lowering data transfer speeds for customers with u (more...)
Oct 28
Microsoft is set to release an all-new version of Office for Mac in the first quarter of 2015, documents revealed on Tuesday suggest, modernizing the Mac version of the popular software suite and bringing it to feature parity with its Windows counterpart. (more...)
Oct 28
Today Quark Software Inc. unveiled QuarkXPress 2015, the next major version of Quark's design and layout tool for print and d (more...)
Oct 28
Following up on an earlier glimpse at a new Outlook, Chinese site cnBeta has produced even more information on Microso (more...)
Oct 28
Apple fans still hoping the company will adopt a scratch-resistant sapphire cover for the iPhone in the near future should temper their expectations, as one display expert believes the impressive anti-reflective glass coating on the iPad Air 2 display is (more...)
Oct 28
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States today (more...)
Oct 28
A long-running issue with owners of Apple's 2011 series of MacBook Pros has resulted in a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for apparent graphics card failures experienced by customers. (more...)
Oct 28
Time Warner Cable today announced a new smartphone app that will let its customers use their home phone service on mobile devices for no additional fees. That means that users with a Time Warner Cable home phone service, which starts at $10/month, can no (more...)
Oct 28
Taco Bell today launched a newly updated (more...)
Oct 28
Audio hardware company MOTU is now shipping the 24Ai and 24Ao, two new audio interfaces that offer 24 channels of analog audio inpu (more...)
Oct 28
Two new channels have been silently added to the Apple TV. The first of this is A&E's FYI, formerly known as Biography and (more...)
Oct 28
The popular fine dining restaurant chain Taco Bell has blacked out its Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as its website today to draw full attention to its new iPhone app. Why? Because you can finally order your Nacho Cheese Doritos® Chips Taco Sup (more...)
Oct 28
Apple seems hell-bent on making iTunes as painful to use as it can, and iTunes 12 really drives that point home by killing the Library and playlists sidebar. There is a way to bring the sidebar back to life and take away some of the sting that's the i (more...)
Oct 28
During the service's first 72 hours, over 1 million credit and debit cards were activated on Apple Pay, according to A (more...)
Oct 28
As it always does with Apple's major new iOS devices, research firm IHS iSuppli has torn down the new iPad Air 2 in an attempt to estimate Apple's component costs for the device ( (more...)
Oct 28
A pair of new content options appeared on the Apple TV Tuesday, with users gaining access to A+E's "FYI" network, as well as "Feeln" from Hallmark. (more...)
Oct 28
Apple is estimated to pay suppliers $275 for each base-model iPad Air 2 -- compared to $274 for the first-generation iPad Air -- even as the company made the tablet even more slim, upgraded the application processor, and added a Touch ID sensor and NFC ch (more...)
Oct 28
Apple's new A8X Application Processor not only trounces other Android tablets in CPU tasks, but is also advancing iPad Air 2 to the front of the line in graphics operations as well, even before considering the ten-fold boost potential of iOS 8's Metal API (more...)
Oct 28
Following an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook last night at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live conference, today videos of the event have made their way online. Cook talked about a number of subjects during the interview including the upcoming Apple W (more...)
Oct 28
Plex, the popular media server software, today gets an updated iOS app that brings full support for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. That means that the app now supports the higher resolutions of the new iPhones providing more screen real estate for content o (more...)
Oct 28
Apple updated the Apple TV today with two additional channels: Hallmark Card’s Feeln network and A&E’s FYI network. The Feeln network includes “family-friendly movies, documentaries, and short films” according to its descripti (more...)
Oct 28
Algoriddim, the team behind the popular music mixing app djay, first shipped the commercial version of its flagship app in 2007 on the Mac followed by the iPad version in 2010 and the iPhone version in 2011. Adding to the history of djay, today Algoriddi (more...)
Oct 28
CVS, along with Rite Aid, disabled their in-store NFC mobile payment systems after the launch of Apple Pay, blocking both iPhones and Google Wallet-compatible Android phones from acting as credit cards. CVS now has a statement out saying it can't acce (more...)
Oct 28
Apple's 2014 10-K filing, just published by the Securities and Exchange Commission, shows major increases in acquis (more...)
Oct 28
In yet another addition to the growing stable of channels available on the Apple TV, A&E's (more...)
Oct 28
A report from IHS, via Re/code, has costed out the various components of the iPad Air 2. Naturally, these prices are estimates — the exact nature of the deals Apple negotiates with its suppliers are not common knowledge. The report says that the iPa (more...)
Oct 28
We write reviews when a great new app comes out, but there are also older ones that we think worthy of recommendation, and How to Cook Everything is one of those. I’m a decent enough cook, but not an instinctive one: I follow recipes to the letter (more...)
Oct 28
Apple’s annual report, filed today, confirmed the obvious: music sales through its iTunes Store have declined. The company did not give a figure, noting only that the drop was more than compensated for by growth in app sales, but a recent WSJ repo (more...)
Oct 28
Without much fanfare, Apple discontinued the hard drive-based iPod Classic in September of this year. Speaking at the Wall St (more...)
Oct 28
Apple's spending on research and development grew 35 percent to more than $6 billion in fiscal 2014, setting a new record as the company gears up for future products like the Apple Watch and beyond. (more...)
Oct 28
Microsoft has had a great idea for making the next version of Windows better for power users: copy more trackpad gestures from OS X …  The Verge pointed us to a Windows 10 keynote demo at TechEd Europe, where Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore introduced (more...)
Oct 28
Chinese site cnBeta has posted convincing-looking Outlook screenshots of what it says is part of Office for Mac 16, suggesting that Mac users can expect a long overdue update to Microsoft’s productivity suite before too long …  The screensho (more...)
Oct 28
YouTube's music subscription service "Music Key" is still in development, CEO Susan Wojcicki has confirmed, though (more...)
Oct 28
Apple is heading into the holiday season with what it says is its "strongest holiday product line up ever." The arrival of th (more...)
Oct 28
Logitech announced today that it’s releasing updated versions of its Logitech Type+ and Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cases that work with the new slimmer iPad Air 2. It’s also unveiling the new Keys-To-Go, a new stand alone Bluetooth keyboard made (more...)
Oct 28
Microsoft on Tuesday revealed a multi-pronged initiative to supply developers with new Office 365 APIs and open-source SDKs, which can be used to tap into the company's cloud-based productivity platform for deep iOS app integration. (more...)
Oct 28
Elegy for a Dead World is a collaborative effort from Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal that aims to challenge the normal convent (more...)
Oct 28
Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Monday said Apple's iPhone 6 Plus "phablet" is generating unprecedented demand for America's fourth-largest wireless carrier, and at one point accounted for about 55 percent of the company's smartphone sales. (more...)
Oct 28
T-Mobile's growth continues according to their third quarter figures for the 2014 fiscal year. In the financial results rele (more...)
Oct 28
As part of his interview at the WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook said he anticipates Apple Watch users are likely going to need to charge the device daily because they will use it so much. (more...)
Oct 28
Apple chief executive Tim Cook just moments ago in a live interview at The Wall Street Journal: Digital conference claimed that he will be entering talks with Jack Ma, executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, about a potential partnershi (more...)
Oct 28
Apple CEO Tim Cook clarified the recent decision to quietly remove the iPod classic from sale earlier this year during a talk tonight at Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live conference. According to the executive, some parts needed to manufacture the de (more...)
Oct 28
During the Q&A portion of his interview at the (more...)
Oct 28
During his panel at the WSJD live conference on Monday, Apple chief Tim Cook explained the reasoning behind the discontinuation of the iPod classic, which remained largely unchanged for six years until last month. (more...)
Oct 28
In back-to-back interviews at the Wall Street Journal's tech conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook and Alibaba's Jack Ma both expressed interest in discussing a partnership that could see the two companies integrate their respective Apple Pay and Alipay (more...)
Oct 28
During the first 72 hours that Apple Pay was available, Apple saw more than one m (more...)
Oct 27
T-Mobile CEO John Legere said tonight during a talk at Re/code’s Code/Mobile conference that demand for the iPhone 6 Plus was higher than was originally anticipated, with the larger model grabbing about 45% of orders. He said initial expectations pu (more...)
Oct 27
  As previously reported,  Tim Cook today on the WSJ stage said that the Apple Watch would likely need to be charged once a day. "We think people are going to use it so much you will end up charging it daily," says @tim_cook on Watch battery (more...)
Oct 27
Apple chief executive Tim Cook confirmed just moments ago in a live interview at The Wall Street Journal: Digital conference that Apple Pay received over 1 million activations in the first 72 hours following its launch last week. Cook added that the mobi (more...)
Oct 27
Twitter posted its third quarter results for fiscal year 2014, posting $361.2 million in revenue. Revenue was up compared to (more...)
Oct 27
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday spoke out on a variety of civil rights issues facing his home state of Alabama and the U.S. at large, comparing slow progress on rights for the LGBT community with the country's long struggle to reach racial and gender equalit (more...)
Oct 27
At The Wall Street Journal's inaugural WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Pay is off to a booming start, with more than one million card activations in its first 72 hours of service. (more...)
Oct 27
Apple Pay launched last week with widespread support at over 220,000 stores in the United States, although Walmart alongside CVS and Rite Aid are among some of the high-profile retailers that have not embraced the new mobile payments service. Now, Walmar (more...)
Oct 27
After members of the Merchant Customer Exchange pulled support for Apple Pay mobile payments this past weekend, specifically Rite Aid and CVS, a major partner in the consortium has offered its take on why Apple's solution is not being implemented. (more...)
Oct 27
Following the announcement of a record earnings results, the debut of a pair of new iPhones, the launch of Apple, the introduction of new iPads, and the unveiling of the upcoming Apple Watch, Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking the stage in California at the Wal (more...)
Oct 27
Apple CEO Tim Cook was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor Monday. Mr. Cook, who was born in Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama, used his acceptance speech to criticize Alabama for being slow to recognize and promote LGBT rights, (more...)
Oct 27
Beta testing iOS apps just got a lot easier now that Apple has released its version of TestFlight. Kelly explains how to get set up as a beta tester. (more...)
Oct 27
Lucas Menge has put together an amazing mockup of what the Apple Watch interface might look like if it was brought to the iPhone. In addition to posting a video to YouTube (below the fold) demonstrating the concept, he posted source code to GitHub (via Te (more...)
Oct 27
Images claiming to be from a leaked copy of the next version of Outlook for Mac have appeared on the Chinese s (more...)
Oct 27
Earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor today, and during his acceptance speech he took some time to address several issues. The first issue was that of racial equality and his admiration of Dr. Martin Luther King (more...)
Oct 27
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Amazon announces $39 Fire TV Stick to take on Chromecast, Prime me (more...)
Oct 27
Facebook has announced that it will be releasing an updated version of its mobile application later today that will improve the process of sharing multiple photos in a single post. The new composer will allow users to choose multiple images from their dev (more...)
Oct 27
A new incentive program launched by Wells Fargo on Monday has the bank giving a $20 statement credit to all customers who register their credit card with Apple Pay and make a subsequent purchase. (more...)
Oct 27
In 2012, InXile Entertainment took to Kickstarter, aiming to raise $900,000 revive the 1988 classic role-playing game Waste (more...)
Oct 27
Last week, I posted a concept of what the iPhone’s home screen could look like if influenced by the Apple Watch’s design ideas. Inspired by that concept, iOS developer Lucas Menge has made the concept a reality (above), creating a functional a (more...)
Oct 27
Check out Spoolee, a clever product raising money on Kickstarter. The short version of Spoolee is that it's a soft spool you can wrap your earphones-any earphones or earbuds or EarPods or whatever-around. When you want to use them again, slip Spoolee (more...)
Oct 27
Flip PDF for Mac turns ordinary PDF documents into animated flip books, and we have a deal on it for you. It requires no programming ability, and it comes with 100+ templates, 400+ themes, 200+ scenes and 700+ backgrounds to help you create just what you (more...)
Oct 27
Apple has issued a statement on the drama concerning Rite Aid and CVS deactivating NFC transactions rather than accept Apple Pay transactions. In a statement delivered to BusinessInsider, Apple said simply that retailers and consumers alike have been "ove (more...)
Oct 27
US bank Wells Fargo is offering one-time payments as an incentive to try Apple Pay. Customers willing to mak (more...)
Oct 27
Apple Pay has been available for a week, and we're already seeing some surprising reactions, like Rite Aid and CVS shutting down their NFC mobile payment systems. Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk CuttentC's place in the mobi (more...)
Oct 27
Earlier this year, rumors suggested that Microsoft was preparing to launch (more...)
Oct 27
As part of its participation in President Barack Obama's ConnectED technology in education program, Apple is giving its latest hardware, as well as services and infrastructure, to 114 schools across the U.S. (more...)
Oct 27
Apple on Monday issued a statement touching on recent events that saw Apple Pay embargoed by MCX members Rite Aid and CVS, saying the mobile payment rollout has been largely successful and continues to gather steam as additional retailers pledge support. (more...)
Oct 27
Today Yelp updated its app for iPhone and iPad with optimizations for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which means you can now finally take full advantage of the increased screen real estate on the devices. The optimizations include a number of UI tweaks for the (more...)
Oct 27
As others have in promotion of Apple Pay service, Wells Fargo is offering customers up to $20 credits on their bill just for trying out the new NFC-based payments service. Readers sent in screenshots of an email (pictured above) that Wells Fargo has sent (more...)
Oct 27
Microsoft on Monday announced that it will be eliminating its cloud storage tiers and offering unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers at no additional cost. The change will begin rolling out today for Office 365 Home, Personal and University cu (more...)
Oct 27
Apple has launched a minisite promoting the company's involvement in the US federal government's ConnectED initiative. (more...)
Oct 27
Microsoft is upping the ante in the cloud storage market, by offering some users unlimited OneDrive storage. Subscribers of (more...)
Oct 27
While some merchants are pushing back against Apple's new Apple Pay mobile payment service as they (more...)
Oct 27
Wireless carriers on the Old Continent are approaching the Apple SIM --?a new, Apple-provided SIM card that would allows users to easily switch between data service providers --?with caution, staking out a similar position to the one they held the last ti (more...)
Oct 27
The White House shared earlier this year that Apple is a participant in President Obama’s ConnectED education program focused on bringing Internet access and technology to schools in need, and today Apple has provided a micro site profiling its eff (more...)
Oct 27
Preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea are estimated to have already topped 100,000 units, besting Apple's chief rival Samsung and its Galaxy Note 4 in its native country. (more...)
Oct 27
Fitbit today announced three new wearable devices, including (more...)
Oct 27
Tech accessories producer Dodocase has released two case series for the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Its Flat Vernacular series (more...)
Oct 27
Alpine has begun shipping the previously-announced iLX-007, its first receiver to support Apple's CarPlay platform. (more...)
Oct 27
With this year's new Hero 4 Black camera, GoPro introduced a top-notch ruggedized device capable of shooting 1080p at an astounding 120 frames per second and 4K video up to 30 frames per second. But coming in at $499 without remote, is the latest GoPro wo (more...)
Oct 27
It's no secret that I was a little skeptical about how successful Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, would be. After a single use at my local grocery store, however, I have no problem saying I was wrong. I (more...)
Oct 27
Alpine today announced its first aftermarket in-dash receiver with support for Apple’s CarPlay feature for iPhone users. The new Alpine iLX-007 will be the company’s first display to support CarPlay following Pioneer’s rollout of the fe (more...)
Oct 27
Apple is hunting for new partnerships that will let it diversify the use of the NFC chip in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a new (more...)
Oct 27
Fitbit on Monday gave fitness buffs three new options for wrist-worn activity trackers, introducing the Charge and Charge HR --?spiritual successors to the Fitbit Force -- alongside the Fitbit Surge, which the company is calling a "fitness super watch (more...)
Oct 27
Apple is pushing NFC in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for (more...)
Oct 27
Aftermarket options with support for Apple's CarPlay continue to expand, with Alpine launching a new $800 unit on Monday featuring a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and support for Siri voice commands. (more...)
Oct 27
If you’ve ever made a contactless credit card payment in a retail store, you’ve likely run into a VeriFone NFC-terminal: recent estimates put it at approximately 60% global market share for EMV payment terminals, for example. Today, the company is lau (more...)
Oct 27
Until Friday October 31, enter to win one of 5 copies of Tomb Raider for Mac or PC. Be sure to check out our full hands-on review for an in-depth look at what this game has to offer. (more...)
Oct 27
Fitbit has revealed three new devices in its fitness tracker range, including one which did not leak prematur (more...)
Oct 27
Today DisplayMate Technologies published its usual detailed analysis of Apple’s latest product releases with an in-depth review of the display technology in the new iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 displays. One of the more notable improvements in the new iP (more...)
Oct 27
With Apple Watch official and expected early next year, it’s likely too little, too late for Fitbit, but the company is finally moving beyond simple fitness bands to a fully-featured smartwatch in the form of the $250 Fitbit Surge. The Surge is the (more...)
Oct 27
The Information is reporting that Apple is actively scouting out partnerships to increase the utility of the NFC chip inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Right now, the chip can only be used for payments through Apple Pay as the API is not available t (more...)
Oct 27
Fitbit is stepping up its game and moving into the smartwatch market with its just announced Fitbit Surge. The watch, due to ship in early 2015, packs in the usual fitness tracking features along with a heart rate monitor, GPS, call and text notifications (more...)
Oct 27
South Korean preorders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have surpassed 100,000, and are vastly outpacing last month's preord (more...)
Oct 27
Though the near-field communications chip in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is currently exclusively for Apple Pay, the wireless functionality may be expanded to new uses such as replacing a public transit card or a secure building access keycard. (more...)
Oct 27
Online retail behemoth Amazon on Monday unveiled the Fire TV Stick, a dongle variant of its Fire TV set-top box that eschews the separate hardware in favor of an all-in-one form factor that plugs into and is powered by a television's HDMI port. (more...)
Oct 27
With the iPad Air 2, one of Apple's main selling points has been the i (more...)
Oct 27
The NYT reports that Rite Aid has joined CVS in disabling Apple Pay as a payment method in its stores. Like CVS, Rite Aid is a member of the Merchant Customer eXchange (MCX) consortium promoting a rival mobile payment service, CurrentC. Consumers are r (more...)
Oct 27
Twitpic's on again, off again life is still running headstrong into "off," but that isn't quite as ominous as it was thanks to a deal where Twitter will take over the photo sharing service's archives and name. The deal only keeps the photo arc (more...)
Oct 27
Apple CEO Tim Cook is being interviewed by WSJ Editor in Chief Gerard Baker at the WSJ.D conference in Laguna Beach, on the topic of ‘Apple’s next chapter.’ Cook’s slot is in the opening session on the evening of Monday 27th Octob (more...)
Oct 27
The WSJ is reporting that Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on preorder in South Korea on Friday, following their official launch this Friday, October 31st, as part of the next wave of iPhone rollouts. Analyst estimates show that presales  (more...)
Oct 27
Apple's latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 incorporate Touch ID and support for Apple Pay within apps, with the same 10 hour battery life of previous models. The full size iPad Air 2 is also now 18 percent slimmer with an improved, antireflective display a (more...)
Oct 27
Lenovo has quietly launched its first fitness tracker for iOS and Android devices, one which leaked earlier thi (more...)
Oct 27
Pre-order estimates for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea have topped 100,000 in South Korea and have outpaced pre-orders made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 last month, (more...)
Oct 26
Retailers are choosing to disable all NFC payments, including Google Wallet and others, rather than accidentally accept Apple Pay. This is happening because some merchants are choosing to use CurrentC instead, which forbids accepting Apple Pay.The Mac Obs (more...)
Oct 26
Yet another crazy week for Apple users. Apple Pay launched, iOS 8.1 was released, all kinds of new stuff came out. John and Dave talk through all of this as well as answering your questions about managing text, restoring documents to the FInder, seeing de (more...)
Oct 26
Every Sunday Electronista and MacNN report on some of the important bits of news from the world of video games. In this (more...)
Oct 26
In light of the news that AT&T is locking down the Apple SIM card if used in its network, T-Mobile CEO... (more...)
Oct 26
Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can use your iPhone as a Instant Hotspot for your Mac (running Yosemite) and for your iPad or iPod Touch (also running iOS 8.1). This is one of the features of Continuity, which further int (more...)
Oct 26
Nest Labs is investing further into home automation market with an acquisition announced last week. Revolv, a company that ma (more...)
Oct 26
  iOS 8 brings support for third party keyboards. This allows the user to further customize their device and they are no longer forced to use Apple’s keyboard. Now that we have been using them for a while, it would be nice to even further custo (more...)
Oct 25
CVS Pharmacy has decided to disable all NFC terminals in all of its stores after it was discovered that Apple Pay would work with the hardware. CVS sent a memo to its stores, which was posted by SlashGear, saying that Apple Pay was not a supported payment (more...)
Oct 25
With time ticking down before the permanent shutdown of Twitpic, the company has announced that it has agreed to an acquisiti (more...)
Oct 25
CVS has ceased accepting Near-Field Communication (NFC) payments from Apple Pay and Google Wallet at its stores, US-wide. Th (more...)
Oct 25
The speakers included with Mac laptop and desktop systems and portable devices typically suffice for basic audio needs. For more pow (more...)
Oct 25
Google CEO Larry Page sent a memo to Google staffers yesterday, reorganizing the upper echelons of management, and stepping ba (more...)
Oct 25
There’s been some confusion about the new Apple SIM that is included in many of the new iPad Air 2 and Mini 3s. On Friday it was revealed that AT&T would lock the Apple SIM effectively making the Apple SIM an AT&T SIM and rendering the whol (more...)
Oct 25
Two major U.S. drugstores have turned off their NFC payment terminals to stop Apple Pay transactions in an effort to make their own "CurrentC" app-based payment system--which is designed to collect and track information on their customers--the onl (more...)
Oct 25
An internal Apple sales document clarifies the possible uses of the Apple SIM, which is included in cellular versions of the iPad mini 3 and Apple iPad Air 2. The Apple SIM launched with several supported carriers: T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint in t (more...)
Oct 25
Though Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 just launched this week and many protective cases have yet to hit the market, there are still a handful of early case options available for purchase in addition to Apple's. Here are some of the first options avail (more...)
Oct 25
Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can set up SMS Relay. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices, running Yosemite and iOS 8.1. Continuity also includes Hando (more...)
Oct 24
Users are getting used to the idea of upgrading to the latest OS X versions very quickly after release, (more...)
Oct 24
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB: $850 or $800 w/ .edu (more...)
Oct 24
New numbers released by analytics firm Chitika have revealed that public adoption of OS X Yosemite has been very similar to that of its predecessor, Mavericks. According to the stats, Mavericks achieved an install base of 12.4% in North America in its fir (more...)
Oct 24
Apple's newest iPads feature one of the same chips used by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to handle tap-to-pay NFC transactions, but the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 only support Apple Pay within apps, sparing users the embarrassment of carrying around a gigantic (more...)
Oct 24
Following reader complaints of Rite-Aid stores no longer accepting Apple Pay or Google Wallet payments (following a (more...)
Oct 24
Sales at Apple's iTunes Store have fallen between 13 and 14 percent in 2014 so far, sources tell the Wall Street Journa (more...)
Oct 24
According to recently published statistics, Apple's latest OS X Yosemite release is seeing slightly better take up rates than last year's OS X Mavericks launch, with current North American distribution pegged at 12.8 percent as of Wednesday. (more...)
Oct 24
Six days after being made available to the public, OS X Yosemite was installed on approximately 12.8 percent of Macs in North America, according to adoption numbers released by (more...)
Oct 24
Over at designboom we get a look at another use for the slightly-less-than-current hardware: Furniture! Klaus Geiger couldn't find it in his heart to forsake these aluminum beauties, and found a way to keep them around. After scooping out the insides (more...)
Oct 24
We may not even have a solid release date for the Apple Watch yet, but that’s not stopping the designers at DWiSS from launching a crowdfunding campaign for a new line of wearable accessories. The line includes several colorful watch covers and ba (more...)
Oct 24
Adding to its iPhone-specific incentives program, Sprint on Friday announced a new 12-month lease option for its "iPhone for Life" plan, which lets subscribers "rent" a new iPhone for a preset period instead of buying it. (more...)
Oct 24
Large companies have large ambitions. When powerful tech companies come crashing into people's lives with products that give them pause, they naturally turn to a safe oasis. It's that human element, an Apple strength, that makes the company's (more...)
Oct 24
Sprint is making changes to its iPhone for Life rental plan, just over a month after launch. The carrie (more...)
Oct 24
Its time for Friday Deals! Every Friday, we round up the best deals for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As us (more...)
Oct 24
Apple has a submitted revised plans for the second phase of its Campus 2 project in Cupertino, California. Next to t (more...)
Oct 24
It was discovered on Friday that AT&T is dedicating the new multi-carrier Apple SIM included with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to its network, forcing buyers to obtain a new one when switching to another carrier, while Sprint Stores will not supply (more...)
Oct 24
Apple is heavily pushing its new "Continuity" features in (more...)
Oct 24
AT&T has confirmed in a statement that the new universal Apple SIM card in iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 becomes locked to the carrier after being activated on its network. It appears AT&T might be the only carrier locking the SIM card after activ (more...)
Oct 24
In yet another piece of favorable news surrounding Apple's recent entry into the phablet space, the nation's leading electronics buyback service said Friday that almost half of its early 2014 iPhone trade-in customers who pre-ordered a new iPhone 6 chose (more...)
Oct 24
With just a little over one week on the Mac App Store, OS X 10.10 Yosemite has been one of the hottest topics in the MacNN fo (more...)
Oct 24
MacMall.com has already begun dropping prices on brand new Mac mini configurations. The entry level Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel Co (more...)
Oct 24
Now that Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available, retailers have been offering discounts on the original iPad Air and the iPad mini 2. (more...)
Oct 24
The new Apple SIM in the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 is being locked to AT&T if data subscribers choose that carrier, (more...)
Oct 24
Right now at Apple's online store, take advantage of price cuts on a wide range of Mac desktops. The lowest priced item on that lis (more...)
Oct 24
Facebook’s new ‘Rooms’ app                              Room Inc’s ‘Room’ app Following the launch of Facebook’s new “Rooms” app for iPhone, the company behind a similar piece of software called (more...)
Oct 24
Apple today emailed out registered authors for iBooks to announce some interesting changes and enhancements to the program. Some notable enhancements, via Apple’s email: To help you get your book to readers quickly, we review 95 percent of all book (more...)
Oct 24
Sales at Apple's iTunes Store have fallen between 13 and 14 percent in 2014 so far, sources tell the Wall Street Journa (more...)
Oct 24
It's time for fitness tracker makers to get worried because Apple and Nike are teaming up. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about personal tech and how Apple is changing the market, plus they offer up their take on Fitbit' (more...)
Oct 24
If you have a photographer in your life, just look at the image, click the link, and buy it. You already get it. For everyone else, the Camera Lens Mug is a coffee mug that looks like a camera lens. Think: bring your own refreshments to a place where you (more...)
Oct 24
Last year, Square Enix published a new take on a fan favorite character that made a debut on the PlayStation back in 1996 (more...)
Oct 24
For nearly two decades the Tomb Raider franchise has been keeping adventure seekers entertained for countless hours all arou (more...)
Oct 24
After the release, we came out pretty strongly against Apple's new $499 Mac mini. We thought it to be underpowered, and despi (more...)
Oct 24
Paris-based streaming music service Deezer has acquired Stitcher, the company has announced. The purchase, for an und (more...)
Oct 24
Apple's new Apple SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iPad mini 3 is designed to be universal, usable across a variety of wireless carriers in the US and UK, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and UK's EE. According to user reports in the (more...)
Oct 24
Teardowns of Apple’s new iPad Air 2 revealed an NFC chip that wasn’t officially announced by Apple, but sources close to the situation confirmed it’s only being used as a Secure Element for Apple Pay in-app purchases. Apple describes the Secure Elem (more...)
Oct 24
Sales from Apple's iTunes Store have fallen significantly thus far in 2014, helping to push forward the company's alleged plans to revamp the recently acquired Beats Music and make it part of the iTunes brand. (more...)
Oct 24
Apple's digital music sales continue to spiral downward, falling more than 13 percent worldwide thus far in 2014, reports (more...)
Oct 24
Apple’s worldwide digital music sales through iTunes have dropped up as much as 14% in 2014, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal citing sources close to the situation. That’s a big decrease, as the report points out, when compared t (more...)
Oct 24
Until November 6, enter to win one of five copies of RapidWeaver 6 from MacNN. (more...)
Oct 24
Enter to win one of two PowerSkin PoP'n 2 portable power packs for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from MacNN Giveaway entry period closes October 29. (more...)
Oct 24
The Amazon Rewards Visa Card has been added to Apple Pay, some owners have noticed. The card wasn't initially compatible w (more...)
Oct 24
Nike may have killed its FuelBand fitness tracker, but that doesn't mean the company is out of the wearable tech game. Company CEO Mark Parker says Nike is working with Apple on new wearable technology that will be less obtrusive but will still work w (more...)
Oct 24
Apple has announced a smartwatch we'll get to see next year. Google has released Android Wear to create Android powered smartwatches, and Samsung has one too. When you think of big tech companies, the only one left who hasn't gotten in on the acti (more...)
Oct 24
Following a teardown of the new iPad Air 2 earlier this week, our friends over at iFixit have now opened up Apple’s other new tablet: the iPad mini 3 …  While the new iPad mini 3 was more of a minor refresh compared to the iPad Air 2, it does add (more...)
Oct 24
After last month announcing its $70/month iPhone for Life plan that allows users to “rent” an iPhone and upgrade every two years, today Sprint announced that it will be launching a new 12-month lease option starting Nov. 14. That means that iPhone 6 (more...)
Oct 24
AAPL stock has reached an all-time high three days straight in the week it launched Apple Pay, with the company touching $105.49 today …  The company hit triple-digits for the first time (post stock-split) in August. Analysts responding to last mo (more...)
Oct 24
One of the biggest changes in OS X Yosemite is Apple's Spotlight search, which has gained a completely new, front-and-center look, and also adds the ability to search well beyond your Mac. (more...)
Oct 24
Bare Bones has upgraded its popular text and code editor, BBEdit, to version 11. The Mac software has a long list of new featur (more...)
Oct 24
For Apple, getting Apple Pay working in China is a major priority, CEO Tim Cook tells China's state-run Xinhua news ag (more...)
Oct 24
For today's Quick Tip, we'll go over how Yosemite and iOS 8 will let you continue a phone call started with your Mac on your iPhone, so if you've gotta jet, you don't have to end your conversation. For those of you who thought they could u (more...)
Oct 24
David Petersen's Mouse Guard is a series of wonderfully told and illustrated stories that follows the adventures of mice sworn to protect their realm and all who pass through, and now Alice Finch hopes to imortalize them in the form of LEGO minifigs. (more...)
Oct 24
Just two days after Amazon said it was working to enable its Rewards Visa card in Apple Pay, the company has made good on its promise. Reddit users are reporting success in adding the card, and TechCrunch posted the above photo of a card loaded into the (more...)
Oct 24
Reports have begun to circulate about a pervasive flaw in Samsung's Knox security software for Android phones. The technology, which (more...)
Oct 24
Tim Cook was optimistic about Apple's relationship with China following (more...)
Oct 24
Owners of the popular Amazon Rewards Visa Card, which awards 3 percent back on all Amazon.com purchases, can now add their card to Passbook for the newly launched Apple Pay service. (more...)
Oct 24
On the final day of Tim Cook’s four-day visit to China, he told state news agency Xinhuanet that Apple Pay was top of the list of things the company wanted to take to China. “China is a really key market for us,” said the CEO. “Eve (more...)
Oct 24
The (almost) free lunch promised by Bitcasa of unlimited cloud storage for just $99/year is coming to an end, and the company has also informed users that they will need to manually migrate all data to a new backend by 15th November or it will be deleted. (more...)
Oct 24
Tim Cook's tour of China continues with another interview with local media, this time with the Apple CEO telling users in the country that he had "very open" discussions on privacy and security with the Chinese government, following a series of at (more...)
Oct 24
Ron Johnson, who headed up Apple’s retail operations for almost 12 years, has raised $30M in funding for an intriguing-sounding online shopping service due to launch next year, reports the WSJ. The new company is called Enjoy, and Mr. Johnson says (more...)
Oct 24
An iOS developer said Apple demonstrated that their app could be used to surf for porn by sending them a screenshot containing a pornographic image. Carl Smith shared the story of the rejection of Wave, an app for browsing Instagram and public images, in (more...)
Oct 24
Radio streaming service iHeartRadio has updated its official iOS app to include support for Apple's (more...)
Oct 24
There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace (more...)
Oct 24
Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson, along with his former Apple colleague Jerry McDougal and former (more...)
Oct 23
If you've upgraded to Yosemite and realized Safari is now hiding the full URL from you, Kelly explains how to fix it. (Spoiler: It's super easy.) (more...)
Oct 23
Apple has announced a smartwatch we'll get to see next year. Google has released Android Wear to create Android powered smartwatches, and Samsung has one too. When you think of big tech companies, the only one left who hasn't gotten in on the acti (more...)
Oct 23
Text/HTML editor BBEdit got upgraded to version 11 this week with a huge number of new features, improvements, and fixes. The highlights include improved syntax highlighting, an updated interface for the “Find Differences” feature, and a new (more...)
Oct 23
Web Information Solutions has updated its iOS app Pocket Informant, a combined scheduling and task list manager compatible with b (more...)
Oct 23
Ron Johnson, Apple's former head of retail widely recognized as spearheading the Apple Store initiative, took the wraps off a startup called Enjoy, which seeks to help shoppers (more...)
Oct 23
Earlier this week, we reported on a major update to Realmac's web publishing tool, RapidWeaver 6. It is now built e (more...)
Oct 23
Facebook's Creative Labs team is bringing a new, yet old way to socialize over the Internet to users through its applicati (more...)
Oct 23
Apple's stock on Thursday hit a new all-time closing high, reaching $104.83 per share at the closing bell. While m (more...)
Oct 23
A number of iPhone 6 Plus users have reported an issue in which the phone inexplicably crashes or enters a reboot loop, prompting many to take it in to Apple for service, where it is usually swapped out for a new unit. Some owners are on their fourth repl (more...)
Oct 23
AppFigures has released some new statistics about developer adoption of app bundles in the iOS App Store. Bundles were introduced in iOS 8 as a way for shoppers to buy multiple apps at a discounted price. According to the numbers, which were compiled by l (more...)
Oct 23
The X-Doria Engage Folio case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a folio case designed to inherently protect the iPhone's display.In the process, compromises have been made which create an awkward case to handle and use. Some, however, will place a high p (more...)
Oct 23
Facebook is taking a stab at anonymous group messaging with its latest app "Rooms," which combines the idea of traditional chatrooms with modern smartphone conveniences. (more...)
Oct 23
Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal "security by obscurity" design "compromising the security of the product completely," a researcher ha (more...)
Oct 23
Today's deal is called Learn Swift, a developer training package designed to teach you Apple's new Swift programming language. It has 95 lectures that focus on real-world examples, and it features more than 4 hours of video content. It will also t (more...)
Oct 23
Apple Pay is out and in the wild now that Apple has released iOS 8.1. Jeff and Bryan share their thoughts on how successful the new iPhone-based mobile payment system will be, plus they talk about Apple's iconic product designs and debate whether or n (more...)
Oct 23
Pixelmator, a popular Photoshop replacement on the Mac, was released for the iPad today. The image editing iOS app is similar to the Mac app, incorporating many of the same tools to allow users to retouch (more...)
Oct 23
A new user-created tool enables OS X Yosemite's Continuity function on Macs that are officially unsupporte (more...)
Oct 23
Earlier this week we reported on a major update to Realmac's web publishing tool, RapidWeaver 6. It is now built ex (more...)
Oct 23
Christian Bale is set to play the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic film written by Aaron Sorkin. Previously consi (more...)
Oct 23
One of the recent additions to O'Reilly's excellent how-to library is iPhoto: The Missing Manual (Pogue & Snider). Packed with tricks and secrets for getting the most out of your images, this book is well worth the read, and we give you the skinny (more...)
Oct 23
Amazon.com today announced financial results for its third quarter that ended on September 30. Net sales increased 20 percent (more...)
Oct 23
Though Apple doesn't appear to have opened up CarPlay access to its wider development community, the number of compatible apps does continue to expand, with streaming radio services iHeartRadio and Rdio adding support in recent updates. (more...)
Oct 23
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: PSA: original iPad Air Smart Covers will fit iPad Air 2, save up t (more...)
Oct 23
It's Yosemite-pallooza on Daily Observations today, plus Jeff is back on the job. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk John's OS X Yosemite review, why you should - or shouldn't - upgrade, and how you can dial your iPhone (more...)
Oct 23
Following a soft rollout to internal testers a few weeks ago, Apple has fully opened its TestFlight beta-testing service (more...)
Oct 23
Developers can now invite up to a thousand people to test their beta applications for iOS via its TestFlight tool with just an email address, Apple announced on Thursday. (more...)
Oct 23
Apple announced today that its TestFlight Beta testing service now allows developers to invite public beta testers. Developers can invite up to 1,000 testers (in addition to the internal testing features that were previously available) through an email in (more...)
Oct 23
Following news this week that Apple had reached at a settlement with bankrupt sapphire manufacturer GT Advanced, today the company has responded to the situation in a comment to Recode. While GT previously said it would wind down sapphire production opera (more...)
Oct 23
Following the news that GT Advanced Technologies will spend up to four years paying back Apple's $439 million prepayment, Apple has revealed that the two companies were working on a new method of manufacturing sapphire that never actually went into produc (more...)
Oct 23
With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced "Continuity," a set of features designed to allow for deeper integration between Macs and iOS devices. Unfortunately, some Continuity features are limited to Macs with Bluetooth 4.0, which leaves many older M (more...)
Oct 23
Facebook is today unveiling the latest app being released under the company’s Creative Labs project that recently released the new Paper, Slingshot, and Mentions apps. The new app, called Rooms, is described by Facebook as a meeting place inspir (more...)
Oct 23
Apple decided not to support all Bluetooth 4.0 capable Macs for its new Continuity features in OS X Yosemite for undisclosed reasons, but it is possible to get the feature up and running on some older, unsupported Macs. Previously it required a bit of man (more...)
Oct 23
Along with Apple’s iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3 also hit store shelves during a silent weekday release. If you don’t currently own an iPad mini, it’s probably a better time than ever to pick one up, but I wouldn’t really recommend g (more...)
Oct 23
Accessory manufacturer VisionTek today announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSDline of thumb drive-sized SSDs. The USB 3. (more...)
Oct 23
Initially teased at Apple's iPad and iMac event last week, Pixelmator for the iPad has now been released. The app attemp (more...)
Oct 23
Visa has published a list of banks and financial institutions that will support Apple Pay in the United States ‘in the coming weeks’, while Mastercard has it’s own list of supported banks arriving in the coming months. The mobile payment (more...)
Oct 23
iHeartRadio, the Internet radio streaming app, is out with a new version for iPhone today adding a couple of new features for listeners. First up is support for Apple’s CarPlay feature for CarPlay-equipped vehicles. This presents an optimized vers (more...)
Oct 23
Apple's chief assembly partner, Foxconn, is hoping to gain orders for iPhone displays by building a new factory in Zhengzho (more...)
Oct 23
A growing number of Apple Pay users are angry with retailer Rite Aid following the reported disabling of the mobile payment service within the past 24 hours. Apple Pay should technically be compatible with any point-of-sale systems supporting NFC technolo (more...)
Oct 23
Bluetooth bugs seem to be a recurring problem with Apple's latest software updates, as users running OS X Yosemite say that the new Mac operating system has created connectivity problems with the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple wireless keyboard, and t (more...)
Oct 23
Pixelmator for the iPad, first shown off during Apple's iPad Air 2 launch event earlier this month, hit the App Store Thursday morning. The image and photo editor has been available on the Mac for some time, but until now hasn't been an option on (more...)
Oct 23
GT has confirmed its split with Apple via a press release, offering further details on the terms. "GT will be released (more...)
Oct 23
Apple's Power Mac G5 has a distinctive aluminum design that was disruptive when it launched in 2003. Inspired by this milestone in design, designer Klaus Geiger (more...)
Oct 23
GPNE lost its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Wednesday,after which the iPhone and iPad maker promptly called the company a patent troll - a term it was barred from using during the trial. GPNE accused Apple of designing its mobile devices ar (more...)
Oct 23
Closing the book on its short-lived supplier agreement with Apple, GT Advanced Technologies announced on Thursday that its finalized settlement will see the company exit the sapphire production business, and spend the next four years paying back -- intere (more...)
Oct 23
Nike CEO Mark Parker sat down with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the compa (more...)
Oct 23
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Apple and its sapphire supp (more...)
Oct 23
Apple’s clean-break settlement with GT Advanced is now official, two days after lawyers for the bankrupt sapphire manufacturer reported that agreement had been reached. In a press release, the company said that the company was being given up to fou (more...)
Oct 23
Apple plans to drop support for SSL 3.0 for Push notifications following the discovery of the Poodle SSL 3.0 security flaw. The Mac, iPhone and iPad maker will transition to TLS on October 29, and is warning developers to update their apps to support the (more...)
Oct 23
Apple's main assembly partner for iOS devices, Foxconn, is looking to increase its presence in Apple's supply chain as it considers constructing a new plant to provide display's for the popular devices, (more...)
Oct 23
Flexibits has announced the release of two free updates for calendar app Fantastical 2, available as separate native versions fo (more...)
Oct 23
As part of his trip to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook has told local media that the company is planning to o (more...)
Oct 23
In an interview with Bloomberg confirming that Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said that there wasn’t even a need for an audition …  There was, he said, only a meet (more...)
Oct 23
Apple Pay is simple to set up and start using, but those who dig a little deeper can customize and take control of the mobile payments system, such as choosing the default card that appears when a transaction is initiated, or remotely removing cards from (more...)
Oct 23
Note: The app is still rolling out worldwide. Check back soon if the links don’t work for you! Announced during Apple’s October event, Pixelmator for iPad ($4.99) is an important stepping stone in the iPad’s history. The Mac app is regularly f (more...)
Oct 23
iPhone assembler Foxconn is apparently hoping to move beyond its relatively low-margin work into more profitable high-end component manufacturing in order to take a bigger slice of revenue from Apple, reports the WSJ. Apple Inc.’s major assembler Foxco (more...)
Oct 23
Tim Cook noted during Monday’s earnings call that Apple was “investing like crazy” in China, but he took the opportunity of his current visit to the country to put a specific number on the company’s retail expansion plans: it wi (more...)
Oct 23
Popular Mac image editor Pixelmator went mobile on Thursday with an eponymous iPad release that combines two hallmark features users of the desktop version have come to love: a deep powerful toolset in an easy to use interface. (more...)
Oct 23
In an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang, Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Christian Bale will play Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in a forthcoming feature film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late tech guru. (more...)
Oct 23
Apple will open 25 new Apple Stores in China over the next two years, according to CEO Tim Cook who spoke to Chinese news outlet (more...)
Oct 23
Speaking to a Chinese media on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is planning to open 25 retail locations over the next two years, putting a number on previous promises to triple Apple's footprint in the country. (more...)