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

Oct 21
Apple not only announced record profits for Q4 results and smashed through its own revenue guidance, but out-performed even the most bullish of analyst estimates with earnings of $42.123B. The highest analyst estimate in yesterday’s Fortune roundup (more…)
Oct 21
Apple not only announced record profits for Q4 results and smashed through its own revenue guidance of $37-40B, but out-performed even the most bullish of analyst estimates, with earnings of $42.123B. The highest analyst estimate in yesterday’s For (more…)
Oct 21
Apple may consider shifting even more of its iPhone production balance towards the iPhone 6 Plus due to higher than expected demand for the larger phone in China, (more…)
Oct 21
Apple isn’t just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBM’s Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while separatel (more…)
Oct 21
An Apple patent published on Tuesday could foreshadow future CarPlay functionality that allows users to unlocks car doors, start the engine and perform other automated tasks based on a user’s proximity to their vehicle. (more…)
Oct 21
While it may sound like a report from the Department of the Obvious, the new version of Spotlight included (more…)
Oct 21
Facebook has pushed out an update for its popular alternative client, Paper, that adds support for the larger displays on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It also addresses issues that could arise with the keyboard and video playback. Finally, a few stability (more…)
Oct 21
Major League Baseball, which has taken the role of unabashed cheerleader for several of Apple’s financial and retail tec (more…)
Oct 21
Continuing its effort to promote its own streamlined object-oriented programming code Swift, Apple has followed up from (more…)
Oct 20
Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround sound home theater opti (more…)
Oct 20
As is his habit, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday released a company-wide memo to employees recapping much of the sales an (more…)
Oct 20
Forbes reports today that during the 2014 World Series (which starts tomorrow) two MLB stadiums will be accepting Apple Pay at concessions stands. Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium and San Francisco’s AT&T Park will be the first profession (more…)
Oct 20
Apple reported Q3 earnings information Monday. Kelly plays a little Fun With Math and shows some interesting stats about how Apple did over the last three months. (more…)
Oct 20
When the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants at this year’s MLB World Series, fans attending the games at the two teams’ respective stadiums will be able to buy concession items using Apple Pay. (more…)
Oct 20
In response to a Monday report alleging Apple has started to automatically collect user search and location data through Spotlight Suggestions, the company has issued a statement clarifying the extent to which customer information is gathered and how it i (more…)
Oct 20
Forbes reports today that during the 2014 World Series (which starts tomorrow) two MLB stadiums will be accepting Apple Pay at concessions stands. Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium and San Francisco’s AT&T Park will be the first profession (more…)
Oct 20
Apple launched Apple Pay Monday, a service that allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners to conduct credit card transactions through NFC at participating retailers. Apple Pay was included in iOS 8.1, which was released to consumers earlier on Monday, and (more…)
Oct 20
Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Aiframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu’s lineup. Released ear (more…)
Oct 20
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and AT&T Park in San Francisco will accept the new Ap (more…)
Oct 20
In today’s earnings conference call with analysts, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook explained why he remains "very bullish" about iPads despite the tablet’s sales not maintaining the growth rates of iPhones or Macs in every region. (more…)
Oct 20
With today’s release of iOS 8.1, Apple finally activated SMS text forwarding from iPhone to OS X Yosemite, allowing users to send, read and reply to messages directly from their Mac. (more…)
Oct 20
Following today’s release of Apple’s quarterly earnings report, Tim Cook has sent a letter to employees praising the company’s growth and the dedication of Apple employees to the development of new iPhones, iPads, and Retina iMac. Cook c (more…)
Oct 20
With today’s launch of Apple Pay alongside iOS 8.1, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners can now use their phones to pay for goods using NFC & Touch ID. Apple states that over 220,000 stores are accepting Apple Pay, but finding nearby merchants c (more…)
Oct 20
Standalone desktop publishing software fills a need for those who want to create a variety of printed projects, particularly (more…)
Oct 20
MacNN just finished its hands-on review of Belight Software’s latest update to their page layout and design software (more…)
Oct 20
Mac sales hit 5.5 million units during Apple's fourth fiscal quarter for 2014, jumping a full 25 percent in a single quarter. Apple CEO Tim Cook said Mac marketshare is the largest it's been since 1995. (more…)
Oct 20
The Yosemite version of Spotlight is automatically uploading both location and search data to Apple whenever the t (more…)
Oct 20
During Apple's Q4 2014 earnings report, Tim Cook was asked by Steve Milunovich with UBS about his views on the iPad sales of 12.31 million, the second (non-holiday) quarter of declining sales. Here's how Mr. Cook responded. (more…)
Oct 20
In what CEO Tim Cook called the “best ever” quarter for the Mac, Apple’s Mac lineup overall jumped a remarkable 25 p (more…)
Oct 20
In an announcement made through its developer Web portal on Monday, Apple informed app makers that their wares must include 64-bit support and be built with the latest iOS 8 SDK starting Feb. 1, 2015. (more…)
Oct 20
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: iSmartAlarm smart home system $125 shipped (Reg. $200) Best Buy tr (more…)
Oct 20
In Apple's Q4 2014 earnings report, Tim Cook was asked by Shannon Cross of Cross Research what Apple's business model is for Apple Pay and whether it will, over time, become a standalone business, like iTunes. Or is it just incremental revenue? It (more…)
Oct 20
China isn't just a big market for Apple's iPhone, it has huge potential for new customers. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, half of iPhone 5S buyers in the country were new to the platform, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus look to be in a positi (more…)
Oct 20
Along with the release of iOS 8.1, Apple released Apple Store 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Monday. The update for the Apple retail store assistant app added support for Apple Pay, which was enabled in iOS 8.1. (more…)
Oct 20
Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Monday that supply and demand for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are "not on the same planet" and may not reach a balance until next year. (more…)
Oct 20
Dropbox has released an update for its iOS app today, featuring new features for iOS 8 and sup (more…)
Oct 20
During its quarterly conference call for the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple announced it will introduce new financial reporting methods that lump Apple Watch and iPod with Apple TV and other accessories, with CEO Tim Cook suggesting the move is a good way (more…)
Oct 20
Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the balance between supply and demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during (more…)
Oct 20
As we mentioned last month, Apple is scheduled to host its quarterly conference call today to discuss its earnings report from the fourth quarter of its fiscal year: this includes 39 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 2.6 million iPods, and 5.5 million (more…)
Oct 20
Apple Pay, which was unveiled to the world at the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, has officially launched in the U.S. today alongside iOS 8.1. Experiences with the service on its first day have been mixed, and notably, Eddy Cue this morning to acknowle (more…)
Oct 20
Apple has plans in store for Beats now that it owns the company, and an announcement is coming about what's in store, but for now CEO Tim Cook isn't saying what we can expect. Mr. Cook shared his little tidbit during the company's fourth fisca (more…)
Oct 20
Apple posted another record quarter Monday, when the company announced results for the September quarter, Apple's 4th fiscal quarter. Apple had record revenue of US$42.1 billion, with record 4th quarter earnings of $8.5 billion (earnings per share of (more…)
Oct 20
In the wake of its official announcement, Apple has posted a detailed breakdown (PDF) of its Q4 financial res (more…)
Oct 20
Apple pulled in $42.12 billion in revenues during its fourth fiscal quarter, which ended in September, according to an a (more…)
Oct 20
Apple blew away market expectations in reporting the results of its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 on Monday, propelled by a new quarterly record for the iPhone and new all-time record for the Mac. Following the announcement, executives from the company pa (more…)
Oct 20
During its financial results call covering the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter of 201 (more…)
Oct 20
In its quarterly fiscal report for the fourth quarter of 2014 released on Monday, Apple sold more than 5.5 million Macs without colorably adding to the lineup aside from yearly product refreshes and the introduction of price cuts on key devices. (more…)
Oct 20
Apple’s iPad sales are down for the third straight quarter according to the (more…)
Oct 20
During today’s fourth quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple purchased 20 companies over the course of 2014, including seven companies during the fiscal fourth quarter. Of the 20 companies purchased, some remain known, but many rem (more…)
Oct 20
Apple today announced its Q4 2014 earnings results reporting that the company earned $42.1 billion in revenue and $8.5 billion in profit during the quarter. “Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended Septembe (more…)
Oct 20
See the rapid progress being made at Apple’s "spaceship" Campus 2 project site in Cupertino, California in our exclusive aerial tour of the site and the company’s nearby existing Infinite Loop campus headquarters. (more…)
Oct 20
Apple launched Apple Pay Monday, a service that allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners to conduct credit card transactions through NFC at participating retailers. Apple Pay was included in iOS 8.1, which was released to consumers earlier on Monday, and (more…)
Oct 20
Until October 22, enter to win one of four copies of BetterSnap Tool and get the more Windows-like “snapping” feature for Mac. Also check out our hands-on review. (more…)
Oct 20
As of February 1st, all new or updating iOS apps must not only be based on the iOS 8 SDK, but contain 64-bit code, Appl (more…)
Oct 20
Apple officially closed out fiscal 2014 on Monday with the results from another record setting quarter, with the just-concluded September frame resulting in $8.5 billion in net profit on revenue of $42.12 billion, driven largely by the hugely profitable i (more…)
Oct 20
Apple has today notified developers about some upcoming rules regarding App Store submission, via its developer news portal. From 1st February 2015, newly-submitted apps and updates must be built against Apple’s iOS 8 SDK. This is not particularly (more…)
Oct 20
The official Apple Store app has been updated to v3.1, enabling support for online Apple Pay transactions. Shoppers can (more…)
Oct 20
The official Apple Store application was updated on Monday with support for one-touch checkout using Apple Pay and Touch ID, marking the start of the online purchasing capabilities of Apple’s new digital wallet service. (more…)
Oct 20
With Apple Pay enabled through an update to iOS 8.1 earlier today, users are now able to use Apple’s payments service in a variety of retail locations. Apple’s Apple Pay launch partner McDonald’s is one location that’s already accepting Apple Pay payments (more…)
Oct 20
Last week US President Barack Obama signed an executive order that will help consumers that a victims of identity theft, (more…)
Oct 20
While Apple Pay will work in any store that accepts contactless payments, Apple has partnered up with several retailers for the launch of Apple Pay, to ensure the mobile payment service will work smoothly in those locations. In retail stores, only iPhone (more…)
Oct 20
With the release of Yosemite, Apple introduced a (more…)
Oct 20
Alongside iOS 8.1, Apple has released a new version of its Apple Store app just in time for Apple Pay. The new version supports Apple’s new mobile payment service with a dedicated “Buy with Apple Pay” button available at checkout. You ca (more…)
Oct 20
Today we’re going to be comparing Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. I realized that there are a limited range of “comparisons” that can happen between these two devices, but we’re going to touch on some (more…)
Oct 20
Spotify announces its upcoming family plans and iOS 8.1 is due out pretty much the moment this podcast stops recording. Two special hosts (and one missing host!) make for this very unique TDO. (more…)
Oct 20
Apple has released iOS 8.1 to the public. More details shortly. (more…)
Oct 20
China’s state firewall is currently hijacking attempts to visit iCloud.com or Microsoft’s login gateway, login.live.com, (more…)
Oct 20
Apple today updated its Apple Store app, adding support for Apple Pay, w (more…)
Oct 20
Apple today released iOS 8.1, its first major update to iOS 8. First (more…)
Oct 20
Sprint announced today that it will begin selling cellular versions of Apple’s new iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 this week following pre-orders of the device kicking off through Apple, AT&T on Friday. Sprint also noted that the iPad Air 2, which in (more…)
Oct 20
Microsoft is said to be planning to bring a smartwatch to the market "within the next few weeks," beginning sales ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season and also beating the highly anticipated Apple Watch to store shelves. (more…)
Oct 20
Apple’s new Retina iMacs, released last Thursday, have been showing up in Geekbench benchmarks, giving us a look at how the new machine’s performance compares to the non-Retina iMacs released in 2013 and still being sold. (more…)
Oct 20
From 9to5Toys.com: We reported last week that Apple’s new lust-worthy 5K Retina 27-inch iMac was up for sale at MacMall with a small discount and tax advantages in most states. Over the weekend, many more retailers began offering the new product. Am (more…)
Oct 20
Spotify has announced Spotify Family, a way to add additional Spotify users to a single account and yet keep all the recommendations and playlists completely separate. (more…)
Oct 20
Popular cloud storage service Dropbox on Monday updated its official iOS application with support for Touch ID secure logins, as well as native compatibility with the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. (more…)
Oct 20
Chinese authorities allegedly are using a man-in-the-middle attack to harvest Apple ID information from Chinese users visiting Apple’s iCloud service, reports web censorship blog (more…)
Oct 20
In preparation for relaunching Beats Music next year, Apple is currently pushing record labels to allow lowering mont (more…)
Oct 20
Apple has announced iOS 8.1 will be released Monday, presumably with the usual fixes for security and usability issues. Also part of this release will be Apple Pay, enabling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners to wave their phones in stores and pay for things.The (more…)
Oct 20
The lion’s share of early Apple Pay transactions will probably be in-app, rather than ones made at retail stores, (more…)
Oct 20
The refreshed Mac mini may offer a significant dip in performance compared to earlier iterations, a report claims. A blog p (more…)
Oct 20
Although unconfirmed, GreatFire is reporting that Apple is now the subject of Chinese government hacking attempts. According to the report, the government is using the institutional firewall to redirect traffic directed at iCloud.com to a fake page that (more…)
Oct 20
A new report by Re/code gives some extra details about Apple’s future plans for its streaming service, Beats Music. A few weeks ago Apple was reportedly looking to push prices down, although specifics were not known at the time. Today, Re/code sa (more…)
Oct 20
Analysts are predicting that Apple (AAPL) will announce record sales and earnings in today’s fiscal Q4 (calendar Q3) earnings call, reports Fortune. I’ve got the collected fiscal Q4 estimates of 33 Apple analysts — 21 professionals and 12 amat (more…)
Oct 20
Dropbox has released its latest iOS version, which now includes Touch ID as an alternate method of accessing Dropbox data.The Mac Observer Spin: It's good to see Touch ID get more widespread use all the time, so this is a welcome update. (more…)
Oct 20
Apple is set to report the results of its September quarter later this afternoon, including the first few weeks of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, and market watchers generally expect the company will report revenue of around $40 billion for the three-m (more…)
Oct 20
Apple has reportedly pitched music labels a new lower pricing structure for its Beats Music service, arguing that subscriptions could grow considerably if the price could be lowered to just $5 per month. (more…)
Oct 20
Spotify is adding a new subscription option to its plan roster, one which covers multiple users. Spotify Family will pr (more…)
Oct 20
Anyone who has ever shared a Spotify Premium account with a partner or – worse – their kids will know the problems: arguments over who gets to use it when, and your playlists and recommendations polluted by the likes of Jason Mraz or the sou (more…)
Oct 20
According to Forbes, Microsoft will soon enter the wearable market with a competing smartwatch device. The report says the device will track heart rate for fitness, matching Apple Watch and other Android smartwatches. In terms of battery life, Forbes (more…)
Oct 20
On the day that Apple Pay goes live, SVP Eddy Cue has told the WSJ that the company “has a lot of work to do” on the service, suggesting that initial take-up may be slow – with in-app purchases making up the largest share of transactio (more…)
Oct 20
Microsoft could introduce its own wearable device in the next few weeks, a report claims. According to sources (more…)
Oct 20
Popular file-sharing / file-syncing app Dropbox has updated its iOS app to version 3.5 today, with some nice improvements. The app now takes advantage of all available resolution on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, rather than in a scaled iPhone 5s form. (more…)
Oct 20
Apple has made security a tentpole of its marketing strategy for Apple Pay, the company’s new mobile payment system, which rolls out across the U.S. on Monday. AppleInsider took a look at how Apple Pay’s design makes it better for consumers. (more…)
Oct 20
File-sharing service Dropbox has updated its official iOS app with a number of new features, including full optimization for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well integration with Touch ID for more convenient unlocking. The app also includes a fix for previewin (more…)
Oct 20
Apple repair purveyors iFixit have given their regular disassembly treatment to Apple’s new 27-inch 5K iMac. As the machine has (more…)
Oct 19
I’m from Akron so I guess this should hit home for me. But the marriage between Apple and Beats still feels strange and this is clearly the Beats creative doing what they do best. PowerBeats2, which are a $50 upgrade from Monster-produced PowerBeat (more…)
Oct 19
With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, Notification Center moves beyond notifications aggregation to include a completely new interactive Today view borrowed from iOS, widgets and a refreshed user interface. (more…)
Oct 19
Blogging social platform Tumblr has released a… (more…)
Oct 19
Every Sunday Electronista and MacNN report some of the important pieces of news the gaming industry from the past week. (more…)
Oct 19
Just kidding about the haggis but lovely grand opening with traditional local twist for the Edinburgh store.Filed under: AAPL Company (more…)
Oct 19
It appears that most of the foundation is laid now in an update from a video taken by a drone two weeks ago. Apple CEO Tim Cook has called Apple’s Campus 2 the ‘Greenest in the World’. The controversial structure which will house 12,000 staff i (more…)
Oct 19
Electronista and MacNN’s article series Crowdfunding Critic brings readers projects from sites like Kickstarter and (more…)
Oct 19
Now that Yosemite is out, with iOS 8 running on your iPhone, you can send and receive phone calls from your Mac and your iPad (also running iOS 8). This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices. (more…)
Oct 19
The newly refreshed Mac mini is seeing improved single-core performance over the previous models, but decreased multi-core performance, according to a (more…)
Oct 19
At a press event last week, MasterCard and Zwipe announced a new type of payment card dubbed the Zwipe MasterCard. Where (more…)
Oct 19
John and Dave have been attending all sorts of press events lately, collecting and researching for Cool Stuff Found. That combined with everything sent in by you and fellow listeners makes for a pretty fun list! Plus, Yosemite went live this week and your (more…)
Oct 18
Yahoo-owned photo sharing service Flickr today (more…)
Oct 18
At this week’s Apple Event showing off the company’s newest iPads and Macs, invited members of the media weren’t directed around the back of Apple’s Infinite Loop campus to the Town Hall door, as usual. They were greeted at the front door and led through (more…)
Oct 18
Apple on Saturday launched a beta version of iCloud Photos for iCloud.com users, activating the photo and video storage and syncing service planned to officially roll out on Monday with the debut of iOS 8.1. (more…)
Oct 18
While a seemingly minor addition, Apple’s inclusion of a so-called "Dark Mode" in OS X Yosemite, which basically flips the translucent menu bar and dock from light gray to black, answers the call of many longtime Mac users. (more…)
Oct 18
While iOS 8.1 isn’t officially going to be released to the public until Monday, several reports across the internet are saying that Apple’s Photos app within the web-based iCloud website has now gone live for those using the iOS 8.1 beta. The (more…)
Oct 18
Apple repair purveyors iFixit have given their regular disassembly treatment to Apple’s new 27-inch 5K iMac. As the machine has (more…)
Oct 18
Following allegations casting doubt on the project, the TOR-based security project Anonabox Kickstarter project has been term (more…)
Oct 18
Keynote is a cook app and understanding some of the built-in elements can make for an exceptional presentation. Nancy Carroll Gravley has three more tips for you to help yo make better looking slideshows using Keynote. (more…)
Oct 18
Vanity Fair on Friday posted to YouTube the full 25-minute video of an interview with Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive, who discussed a range of topics at the publication’s New Establishment Summit, including his beginnings at Apple and "copycat" devi (more…)
Oct 18
The launch of OS X Yosemite has brought online Apple’s new iCloud Drive, which not only automatically syncs data from Mac and iOS applications, but also for the first time allows Mac users to upload and organize any file types on their own. (more…)
Oct 18
Apple’s demo for the iPad Air 2 during its latest keynote event was hugely impressive. As the company often does during its live p (more…)
Oct 17
Last week Jony Ive took part in an interview during Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit where he discussed topics such as his views on product design, development of the first iPhone, Steve Jobs, and more. Today the magazine made the full 25-min (more…)
Oct 17
GT Advanced plans to lay off 727 workers at its sapphire plant in Mesa, Arizona, according to a mandatory Worker Adjust (more…)
Oct 17
Financial services and credit card issuer American Express has posted a new web page on its site, extolling the benefi (more…)
Oct 17
Yesterday Apple released a new version of the Mac Mini that no longer features user-servicable RAM, but thankfully the new iMac with Retina 5K display still allows users to upgrade memory through an access door on the back, just like previous models. The (more…)
Oct 17
The folks over at iFixit have gotten their hands on one of Apple’s new 27″ Retina iMacs, and, as they are wont to do, immediately opened it up to find out what makes these things tick. Inside they found that most of the internal components are (more…)
Oct 17
The team at iFixit recently completed a teardown of Apple’s new iMac with 5K Retina display and found the all-in-one to be nearly identical to previous models, save for the ultra high-resolution screen. (more…)
Oct 17
With Halloween fast approaching, there will undoubtedly be countless new memories being captured of all the scary costumes, silly (more…)
Oct 17
Since yesterday marked the release of the new 27-inch iMac, the MacNN forums have been abuzz with chatter about this latest (more…)
Oct 17
In yesterday’s keynote, Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi joked about rumors of the new Apple Campus 2 being an actual spaceship capable of literally taking off. The project is, however, figuratively taking off, with incredible progress visible over (more…)
Oct 17
An early assessment of Apple’s late-2014 Mac mini found that the headless desktop does not come with user-replaceable RAM, but does include user-serviceable hard drives. (more…)
Oct 17
With the unveiling of the new iMacs and Mac minis yesterday, Apple also has cut prices on refurbished iMacs and Mac minis. The refu (more…)
Oct 17
After going more than two years without an update, Apple’s Mac mini (more…)
Oct 17
Though the new iMac with 5K Retina display was just released yesterday, iFixit has already (more…)
Oct 17
Server farm and hosting provider Macminicolo has posted its preliminary findings on the latest edition of the Mac (more…)
Oct 17
Following yesterday’s launch of the new iMac with Retina 5K display, Other World Computing has announced (more…)
Oct 17
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 Original Smart Cover for iPad 2, 3, and 4 (new, open box) $7 (more…)
Oct 17
American Express has published a new web page explaining the benefits of Apple Pay to cardholders and providing directions on how to setup the payment system, which won’t actually be available until next week. The page also points out that American (more…)
Oct 17
It didn't take long. Right after John Martellaro reviewed the Amazon Fire Phone, he knew that the 4.7-inch smartphone size would be perfect. So he bought an iPhone 6. Then, handling a hand-me-down iPhone 5s confirmed the diagnosis: How did he ever us (more…)
Oct 17
OS X Yosemite has brought some major changes to Apple’s Mail app, and those changes aren’t limited to a simple visual overhaul. Mail may have a new look, but it also has several new features like Mail Drop and Markup. (more…)
Oct 17
With OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced a host of useful features for creating and sending emails, including Mail Drop and Markup, which allows users to send messages up to 5GB in size and annotate attached files before sending. (more…)
Oct 17
In an email sent out to credit card holders on Friday, American Express announced integration with Apple Pay and outlined steps users need to take in order to get the payment system up and running on their mobile device. (more…)
Oct 17
Apple posted the full video for its “It's Been Too Long” media event, which was held Thursday, October 16th. The company announced iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iMac with Retina 5K display, new Mac mini models, launch dates for Apple Pay, the release of W (more…)
Oct 17
Almost a third of the installed base of iPads consists of iPad 2s without a Retina display. As a result, a casual look at the numbers suggests that the iPad Air 2 should do very well in sales. John Marellaro pulls out his calculator. (more…)
Oct 17
GT Advanced is laying off 727 workers at its sapphire plant in Mesa, Arizona, according to a mandatory Worker Adjustmen (more…)
Oct 17
Since yesterday marked the release of the new 27-inch iMac, the MacNN forums have been abuzz with chatter about this latest (more…)
Oct 17
In spite of the companies settling a lawsuit over noise cancellation patents, Apple has gone ahead and removed Bose he (more…)
Oct 17
With the unveiling of the new iMacs and Mac minis yesterday, Apple also has cut prices on refurbished iMacs and Mac minis. The refu (more…)
Oct 17
Though the second-generation iPad Air was just announced yesterday, several prominent case manufacturers have already begun releasing cases for the new ultra thin tablets. (more…)
Oct 17
It's time for another giveaway through our friends at StackSocial. This one's called the Dream Desk Giveaway, and it includes a 27in Apple Thunderbolt Monitor, an Apple Wireless Keyboard, an Apple Magic Mouse, and an mStand by Rain Design. To regi (more…)
Oct 17
Jonathan Mann releases a song a day on his YouTube channel. You may remember him from the iOS Autocomplete Song, and today we get a new tune from him about yesterday's Apple Event. Titled “Chairman Honeycrisp,” Jonathan calls out some of the highlight (more…)
Oct 17
Following its debut for the Mac alongside OS X Yosemite, Apple has released the Windows version of iTunes 12. The softw (more…)
Oct 17
It’s hard to believe, but Expercom has already managed to secure lower pricing on the brand new 27-inch Retina iMac with a 3.5GHz q (more…)
Oct 17
Following the news that a lawsuit between Apple’s Beats and Bose had been settled, all Bose products — including both headphones and speakers –?have been removed from Apple’s online store. (more…)
Oct 17
Now that Apple’s new iPad Air 2 is officially up for preorder today through Apple’s online store, AT&T and others, you’re going to need a new case to accommodate the 18% thinner design. Not only will case makers have to make tweaks for the thinn (more…)
Oct 17
If you're a fan of iPhone bumpers, the Seidio Tetra Metal Bumper case for iPhone 6 (only) is one to look at. There's an inner bumper of soft TPU and a machined aluminum outer ring that snaps into place. John Martellaro liked it a lot. (more…)
Oct 17
AgileBits has released v5.0 of its password and credit card manager for the Mac, 1Password. The software has been redesigned (more…)
Oct 17
Its time for Friday Deals! Every Friday, we round up the best deals for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. A (more…)
Oct 17
During yesterday’s iPad-centric media event, Apple executives announced that the first major update to iOS 8, iOS 8.1, would be released to the public on Monday, October 20. (more…)
Oct 17
With yesterday’s launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple’s (more…)
Oct 17
This week’s launch of OS X Yosemite enables Mac users to tap into the Handoff function introduced last month with iOS 8, making it simple to jump back and forth between a Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Here’s how to set up Handoff and use it. (more…)
Oct 17
Twitpic is shutting its doors for good, and Apple has a fancy new SIM for the iPad Air 2. Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the demise of Twitpic's photo sharing service, and dive into what Apple's all-in-one SIM card means for iPad own (more…)
Oct 17
Included with the announcement of new iPads yesterday we saw Apple SIM, a multi-carrier-capable SIM card baked into the cellular models of the new devices allowing customer choice of data carriers. There are some limits, of course, mostly that carrier par (more…)
Oct 17
It was reported last week that Apple would soon stop selling Bose headphones and speakers at its Apple Store locations. Previously, a variety of Bose headphones and speakers were demoed at each Apple Store location and available for purchase there and on (more…)
Oct 17
Following its debut for the Mac alongside OS X Yosemite, Apple has released the Windows version of iTunes 12. The softw (more…)
Oct 17
With Apple’s newly released OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, users can be alerted to incoming calls to their iPhone on their Mac, and even answer a call and carry a conversation through their Mac in a simple, seamless process. (more…)
Oct 17
The head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has asked for companies to back away from encrypting consume (more…)
Oct 17
Now that Yosemite is out, with iOS 8 devices you are now able to use Handoff. Handoff will allow you to seamlessly start a task on one device, and pick it up on another device. So for example you start writing a paper on your iPad and then you want to con (more…)
Oct 17
New software is exciting, but it’s not nearly as fun if something goes wrong during the installation, necessitating a downgrade or –?worse –?starting from scratch and being forced to recover your data. AppleInsider took a look at some of the options for (more…)
Oct 17
With Apple’s newly released OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, users can be alerted to incoming calls to their iPhone on their Mac, and even answer a call and carry a conversation through their Mac in a simple, seamless process. (more…)
Oct 17
After going down earlier this morning to update the site in preparation for selling the new iPads, the Apple Online Store is back up with both the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 available for pre-order. Current ship times for each model shows 2-4 business (more…)
Oct 17
While the Apple Online Store remains down (back in business!) ahead of expected iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders today, AT&T has jumpstarted the process by starting to accept pre-orders for AT&T-connected LTE models of the iPad Air 2. Shippi (more…)
Oct 17
Although OS X Yosemite is out and most Continuity and Handoff features should already work, two important ones — Insta (more…)
Oct 17
Apple has officially opened up preorders for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 at its online store. In the US, Apple is c (more…)
Oct 17
Apple promised the iPad Air 2 would be available for purchase on Friday after unveiling it at a special media event yesterday. The company kept its word and added the new tablet model to its store late Friday morning.The Mac Observer Spin: You can buy a b (more…)
Oct 17
Goodbye, Mac mini server. Apple quietly discontinued the server-ready version of the Mac mini on Thursday as it rolled out updates for its other Mac mini models.The Mac Observer Spin: The end of the server package isn't a big deal considering you can (more…)
Oct 17
Ahead of next week’s launch, Apple’s online store on Friday began taking presales of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, its new Touch ID-equipped tablets being introduced for the holiday shopping season. (more…)
Oct 17
Long-standing complaints that the 2011 MacBook Pro suffered from a manufacturing fault resulting in GPU glitches and failures don’t appear to be going away, as an online petition calling for Apple to fix or replace affected machines reaches more tha (more…)
Oct 17
The numbers are small as yet, but early indications are that Mac users are keen to get their hands on the new Yosemite features. Social sharing tool AddThis, which collects analytics data from 13 million websites, is reporting that Yosemite adoption i (more…)
Oct 17
Twitpic, the Twitter-based online photo sharing service, will be shutting down on October 25 following a failed move to find a buyer for the company. Twitpic chose to close its business after the social network service Twitter threatened legal action over (more…)
Oct 17
GT Advanced looks to be deep into its death spiral after its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing from earlier this month. GTAT is laying off 727 employees from the factory where it made sapphire glass for Apple, and has been delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchan (more…)
Oct 17
MacNN and Electronista are hiring paid app reviewers! We’re looking for writers who have a familiarity with and own iOS a (more…)
Oct 17
Patent holding firm VirnetX has filed a motion with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, requesting a rehe (more…)
Oct 17
Music subscription service Rdio has released an update for its iOS app, featuring new CarPlay support and other iOS 8 inclusions. A (more…)
Oct 17
Following a successful week of pre-orders, Apple today started selling its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. The launch was relatively calm with hundreds of people reportedly waiting in lines at each retail store amidst strong security, (more…)
Oct 17
If you’d like to listen in to Apple’s Q4 earnings call at 2pm PT on Monday, Apple has now posted the link for the live audio stream: www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq414. It will also remain available for replay for around two weeks after (more…)
Oct 17
Thursday's release of OS X Yosemite brought along big updates for Pages, Numbers and Keynote for both the Mac and iOS devices. The updates for Apple's iWork suite included iCloud Drive support and Handoff support. (more…)
Oct 17
The Sanlitun Apple Store in Beijing, one of the company’s most important in China, was witness to a “lo (more…)
Oct 17
The iPhone 6/Plus finally went on sale in China this morning after regulatory delays, in contrast to last year’s launch of the iPhone 5s and 5c in China on the same day as the US …  The WSJ reported very quiet scenes at one of Apple’s (more…)
Oct 17
The online Apple Store is down as Apple readies the site to take pre-orders of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner than the original Air, adds Touch ID, M8 motion-sensing chip and an AX8 processor that Apple says is 40% fast (more…)
Oct 17
While the relatively modest iPad updates might have led to a flurry of ‘Apple is doomed’ reports from analysts, an early roundup by Fortune suggests that the consensus view so far remains positive. Most are rating it a buy or overweight &#82 (more…)
Oct 17
Users who have updated to Apple’s newly launched OS X Yosemite Mac operating system won’t be able to use the highly anticipated SMS relay or Instant Hotspot features for a few more days, as support can be found in the forthcoming iOS 8.1 update for iPhone (more…)
Oct 17
Twitter image hosting site TwitPic has failed in its efforts to be acquired, and will be shutting down after all. Discu (more…)
Oct 17
Apple has taken its online store down to prepare for the launch of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders. When Apple announced the two new tablets, it said pre-orders would be available starting on October 17, although the company did not specify a time p (more…)
Oct 17
Earlier this month Apple published some support documents that referred to an iCloud.com-based Photos web app for managing a photo library. It was discovered that when the URL for the app was entered into the beta version of the iCloud site, it produced (more…)
Oct 17
Nearly one month after Apple first debuted the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in nine countries, the next-generation handsets finally went on sale to an eager Chinese customer base on Friday. (more…)
Oct 17
Belkin has announced a lineup of new cases made for Apple’s new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, including new keyboard cases and a variety of protective covers catered to the design of both tablets. (more…)
Oct 17
Apple’s latest keynote was full of announcements for iPad and Mac enthusiasts. Apple has finally unveiled its second generation iPad Air, a slightly revised iPad mini, and the long rumored iMac with Retina display. Apple’s keynote went on for (more…)
Oct 17
Following Apple’s decision to cease development on its own pro photo organizer and editor Aperture in favor of a fo (more…)
Oct 17
Apple has updated iBooks Author for OS X Yosemite and added support for new file formats and other enhancements. First among these is the ability to import Adobe InDesign and ePub files to a project. New blank templates have been added to accommodate cus (more…)
Oct 17
In addition to updating its iWork apps for OS X to better support the formal release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite (an (more…)
Oct 16
Seemingly timed to coincide with the launch of OS X Yosemite, Adobe on Thursday announced availability of a Lightroom plug-in that streamlines the process of importing Aperture photo libraries. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple on Thursday released updated versions of iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand for Mac, bringing refreshed designs, new features and support for the newly released OS X Yosemite operating system. (more…)
Oct 16
After releasing OS X Yosemite and updating its iWork suite of apps for the new operating system, Apple has now begun updating its iLife suite of apps alongside (more…)
Oct 16
When Apple announced earlier this year that it would be discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture in favor of the upcoming Photos app for OS X, Adobe announced that it would be releasing a tool that would allow users to transfer their libraries into Lightroom. T (more…)
Oct 16
Along with today’s OS X Yosemite launch, Apple has published a new mini-site on Apple.com highlighting some of the uses for its new Swift programming language. The page shows off a few apps built using Swift and highlights the decision by some colle (more…)
Oct 16
Embattled sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Thursday announced it will be eliminating more than 700 jobs at its plant in Mesa, Arizona, with the mass layoffs scheduled for completion by Dec. 15. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple today updated the Mac mini, introducing significant upgrades including Haswell processors, Intel HD 5000/Iris graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and PCIe-based flash storage options for the higher-end models. (more…)
Oct 16
Earlier this year, Apple announced that it was (more…)
Oct 16
A lot of attention has been paid to the iPad Air 2’s slimmed-down design, but one of the most striking changes — the removal of the orientation lock/mute switch — is a significant evolution in Apple’s design philosophy. (more…)
Oct 16
With the release of OS X Yosemite today, app developers have started releasing redesigned or upgraded versions of their apps to incorporate the new features and design language found in the latest version of the Mac operating system. Among those are popul (more…)
Oct 16
We all know that iPhoto and Aperture for Mac are on borrowed time: Apple has already announced that the Mac app is going away in favor of a new iCloud-infused Photos app next year and iOS 8 doesn’t even allow users to launch the old iPhoto app. Howe (more…)
Oct 16
  Apple’s bankrupt former sapphire supplier is seeking to shut down its Mesa, Arizona plant and has informed 727 employees that they will be laid off between today and December 15th, according to AZ Central. The breakdown of the jobs being cu (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has pushed out updates for iMovie and GarageBand to add compatibility with OS X Yosemite and add new features. GarageBand 10.0.3 introduces a new Bass Amp Designer, tweaks to the zoom function, a new template for recording vocals, and other changes. (more…)
Oct 16
With today’s updates to the Mac mini, Apple has made the decision to stop selling the “server” version of the computer. In doing so, the company has also lowered the maximum storage available in the machine from 2 TB to just 1 TB. The s (more…)
Oct 16
OK, PowerPoint Warriors, we have a deal for you today on Slidevana For PowerPoint, a toolkit with more than 150 PowerPoint slide templates. You can use them to liven up your PowerPoint presentations, which is always a good idea. All slides come in Light a (more…)
Oct 16
With Macworld/iWorld out of the picture for 2015, Bryan and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus take a look at what led up to the conference's hiatus and the current state of the trade show industry. Plus, Apple had a little shindig in Cupertino, where the company (more…)
Oct 16
Chatter between the staff of MacNN and Electronista is always occurring behind the scenes, but it ramps up when special even (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has released OS X 10.10 Yosemite through the Mac App Store. Users with systems that can run the new version of OS X will find it under “Updates.” You can also download it from its dedicated entry on the MAS. (more…)
Oct 16
With Thursday’s Mac mini refresh, the addition of new processors and a lower cost of entry seemingly comes at a price, as Apple no longer offers storage expansion options beyond 1TB and has axed the server model altogether. (more…)
Oct 16
As promised during today’s event, Apple has begun rolling out significant updates to iWork across both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The Yosemite updates start with a new design to fit the operating system’s refreshed aesthetic, while the iOS updat (more…)
Oct 16
Apple didn't mention it during the company's “It's Been Too Long” media event, but the company has taken a bold step in giving consumers power over their wireless service for iPad Air 2. Apple's iPad Air 2 website shows that the device shi (more…)
Oct 16
Apple posted the 30 second spot called “iMac with Retina 5K display – The Evolution of Retina” to YouTube Thursday. Like the other videos released today, this one was unveiled during the company's “It's Been Too Long” media event. The spot starts (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has posted the video “Introducing iMac with Retina 5K Display” to YouTube. Hosted by Dan Riccio, Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, this video focuses on the Retina 5K display in particular, explaining some of the technology (more…)
Oct 16
Apple published the iPad Air 2 – Reveal video to YouTube Thursday. The video was debuted during the company's “It's Been Too Long” media event earlier, and it plays on the original commercial for the iPad Air that showed the device being thinner t (more…)
Oct 16
Apple's live event is now available on-demand for streaming at your leisure. SPOILER ALERT: There is a notable lack in the amount of Chinese translation heard at the beginning of the event. (more…)
Oct 16
Continuing the stream of software updates launched on Thursday tied to the launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple released redesigned iWork for Mac and iOS suites with built-in support for iOS Continuity features and iCloud Drive. (more…)
Oct 16
With the release of OS X Yosemite today, Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps on both Mac and iOS with support for the new version of OS X and Continuity, which allows users to continue their work from their iOS devices to Macs and back (more…)
Oct 16
Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company’s new Mac operating system. (more…)
Oct 16
Alongside OS X Yosemite, Apple today released iTunes 12.0.1, a revamped version of iTunes that’s been designed with OS X Yosemite in mind. iTunes 12.0.1 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store and is available for both Mavericks and OS X Yosemite. (more…)
Oct 16
With Apple Pay launching on Monday with iOS 8.1 for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared an update at today’s special event with additional retailers and iOS apps that will accept Apple Pay at launch or have committed to acce (more…)
Oct 16
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: 1Password for Mac $34.99 (Reg. $50) GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition re (more…)
Oct 16
Rdio today announced support for CarPlay, allowing its users to listen and control content from the subscription music service using the built-in touchscreen of CarPlay-enabled vehicles. CarPlay Support. Control Rdio playback and navigate your favorites (more…)
Oct 16
As was mentioned earlier today during Apple’s special event, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is now available as a free upgrade for users running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks. To get the update, you can head to the Mac App Store or, alternat (more…)
Oct 16
Instagram for iOS is definitely one of the most used apps on the iPhone, but we’ve been waiting quite some time for it to be updated to support the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Today, finally, that update has landed bringing Instagram (more…)
Oct 16
Apple’s latest desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, is available today. In this post, we’ll take you through the steps required to protect your data by backing it up, upgrading the OS, and getting started with the latest version of OS X. (more…)
Oct 16
Along with the actual release of the public version of Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple has pushed iTunes 12.0.1. The update, available for users who have upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, brings iTunes to version 12. The update is available through the Mac App Stor (more…)
Oct 16
Linksys announced two new routers today, both of which are aimed at households with multiple Internet users or have a high (more…)
Oct 16
Following Thursday’s big reveal, Apple posted a trio of promotional videos taken from the product launch event to its YouTube page, touting the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with 5K Retina display. (more…)
Oct 16
As promised, Apple’s next-generation OS X Yosemite Mac operating system is now available for download through the Mac App Store, bringing with it a host of enhancements like iOS Continuity, a redesigned UI, iTunes 12 and more. (more…)
Oct 16
The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both announced today, will also come with a new SIM card dubbed the Apple SIM. Previously, peop (more…)
Oct 16
Following today’s media event that saw Apple introduce new iPads and a new Retina iMac, Apple released OS X Yosemite to the public, after several months of beta testing. (more…)
Oct 16
After today’s media event that saw the introduction of new iPads and new Macs, members of the press were invited to experience all of Apple’s new products. Several sites have posted first impressions of (more…)
Oct 16
Twitter announced a change coming to its mobile apps today that allows users to play music directly from a tweet. The new Twitter Audio Card will allow certain users (there’s a list on Twitter’s blog) to share audio uploaded to SoundCloud with (more…)
Oct 16
We pretty much knew what to expect for Apple's October media event. So then, how does having good hunches about what to expect affect our judgment about the products and technologies presented? It's an important question, and John Martellaro weigh (more…)
Oct 16
Pixelmator today announced that it will be bringing a full-fledged version of its popular image editing app to the iPad, first showing it off at Apple’s special media event earlier today and giving more (more…)
Oct 16
The iPad Air and iPad mini have both been outfitted by Apple with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, but it’s clear that Apple is positioning its flagship iPad Air 2 as the tablet to beat, boasting a beefed-up A8X CPU, improved camera, thinner design, and anti (more…)
Oct 16
After Apple introduced the new iPad Air 2 at its media event today, members of the press were invited to go hands-on with the new tablet. Several sites have now begun publishing their hands-on first impressions of the iPad Air 2, which we’ve gathered up b (more…)
Oct 16
Canon announced a new projector today for professionals looking for a device with a variety of display options for presenta (more…)
Oct 16
Microsoft released a security update for its Office for Mac 2011 software the latest release bei (more…)
Oct 16
As promised, Apple has revealed its updates to the OS X iWork suite. The apps have been redesigned for OS X Yosemite, and (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has posted to its website an on-demand version of Thursday’s special event that saw the introduction of new iPads, a Retina display iMac, revamped Mac mini and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (more…)
Oct 16
With Apple’s announcement that its NFC-based Apple Pay service will launch in the U.S. on Monday, Oct. 20, AppleInsider has rounded up a list of establishments at which consumers will be able to test out the new mobile payment platform. (more…)
Oct 16
In addition to introducing the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple has refreshed its online store with new Smart Cases and Smart Covers to compliment and protect the new hardware. The latest iPad Air Smart Cover will work with both the iPad Air and iPad Air (more…)
Oct 16
Apple's October media event gave us OS X Yosemite, Apple Pay, iOS 8.1, new iPads, and new a new iMac. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's announcements, share their thoughts on the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with R (more…)
Oct 16
Historically, users purchasing cellular versions of iPads have had to choose their carrier at the time of purchase, with Apple shipping a device specifically configured for use on that carrier. But with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple is launching a (more…)
Oct 16
Apple’s all-in-one desktop received a major upgrade on Thursday with the unveiling of the new iMac, featuring an ultra-high-resolution 5K Retina display that will be a major selling point for professional users working with high-resolution images. (more…)
Oct 16
The next-generation iPad Air will ship with a multitude of new features — like the A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a fully-laminated display — but there is one addition that the company did not reveal on stage: a preinstalled "Apple SIM" th (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has introduced new Smart Covers and Smart Cases designed to go along with the (more…)
Oct 16
Since the cellular model of the iPad isn’t subject to typically two-year contracts, users have always been free to start or end pre-paid cellular data plans at will from the device’s settings. In the past, however, this meant buying your iPad (more…)
Oct 16
You can now relive all of the excitement of Craig Federighi’s call Stephen Colbert from his Mac. Apple has made the replay of today’s iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac event available on its website and Apple TV channel. Or you can just watch it ri (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has unveiled the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and a Retina iMac at a Cupertino press event, as well as details on Apple Pay, iOS 8.1, and OS X Yosemite. (more…)
Oct 16
In preparation of the upcoming Apple Watch launch, Apple on Thursday announced a new software developers kit called WatchKit for creating apps tailored for the company’s highly anticipated wearable device. (more…)
Oct 16
The NFC-based e-wallet functionality hidden inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be unlocked starting next Monday, Oct. 20, when the service is set to launch in the U.S. (more…)
Oct 16
The Apple Store online is back up following today’s event and there are a bunch of new products to check out. The new iMac with Retina 5K display is now available for purchase starting at $2499 for the base model. The updated Mac Mini is also availa (more…)
Oct 16
Apple updated its Mac mini line Thursday, a long awaited boost to the company's entry-level Mac. The update includes faster processors, faster Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and a lower starting price of US$499. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has just announced an update to it’s Mac mini desktop PC that features all-new internals and a lower starting price. The CPU has been bumped to the current fourth-generation of Intel’s Core processors paired with Intel Iris and HD Graph (more…)
Oct 16
Apple today announced the first Retina desktop computer with the Retina 5K iMac. The new Retina 5K iMac will start at $2499 for the all-in-one desktop computer and begin shipping today. The base model Retina 5K iMac will include a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel C (more…)
Oct 16
Apple unveiled a new iMac model on Thursday with a 27-inch 5K Retina Display. Phil Schiller, vice president of worldwide marketing, said the new iMac's display is unlike any other for desktop computers, and even called it the “world's highest reso (more…)
Oct 16
Alongside a new iMac, Apple has refreshed the Mac mini. The new Mac mini brings Intel fourth-generation “Haswell” processors to t (more…)
Oct 16
In addition to the iPad Air 2, Apple has announced the iPad mini 3. The tablet has fewer improvements, mainly gaining Tou (more…)
Oct 16
At its iPad event, Apple also unveiled a new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac, featuring an all-new display that offers 5K (5120 (more…)
Oct 16
Apple’s tiny, affordable Mac mini desktop received a hardware refresh and an accompanying price cut on Thursday, featuring 4th-generation Intel Core processors and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, starting at $499. (more…)
Oct 16
Today at its media event in Cupertino, Apple announced a brand new Mac Mini, a popular Mac computer that hasn’t been updated since October 2012. The new Mac Mini starts at $499, $100 less than the previous $599 starting price. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple introduced the new iPad Air 2 during a special media event on Thursday. The new tablet is 20 percent thinner than the iPad 4 and faster than the first generation iPad, sports an improved display with better clarity, and includes Touch ID. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple on Thursday revealed the "next step" in Retina display technology by packing a high-density panel in a desktop all-in-one for the first time ever. (more…)
Oct 16
As part of the Apple event, Pixelmator has announced an iPad version of its popular Mac image-editor. The app is a near complete representation of the desktop app, with color correction, effects and other edits. The photo-editing app will be released (more…)
Oct 16
Following an official unveiling of its new second generation iPad Air at its press event today, Apple has now confirmed the device will start at $499 and ship next week. Preorders for the new iPad Air 2 kick off tomorrow, Oct. 17. The $499 starting price (more…)
Oct 16
Apple announced the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, but previous versions of the popular tablet will still be available for sale. The first-generation iPad mini, which is now two generations old, will start at $249 while the newer iPad mini 2 will be avai (more…)
Oct 16
Apple today announced the third generation of its 7.9-inch tablet with the new iPad mini 3. Apple says the new iPad mini 3 will start at $399 and be available for pre-order starting tomorrow. Storage capacities start at 16GB with both WiFi-only and Cellu (more…)
Oct 16
In addition to the new iPad Air 2, Apple today officially unveiled the follow up to the iPad mini with Retina display, the “iPad mini 3″. As we reported yesterday, Apple leaked the new name of the third-generation 7.9-inch iPad through its iO (more…)
Oct 16
  Apple has just announced a brand-new Retina 27-inch iMac. Apple is spreading Retina displays across the lineup, with the iMac leading that charge. This is the highest resolution screen in the world, according to Apple, with 14.7 million pixels. T (more…)
Oct 16
On Thursday, Apple followed expectations and took the wraps off the public release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, its latest upda (more…)
Oct 16
Through its press event, Apple today unveiled the iPad Air 2, and a third-generation iPad mini. Both are the first iPads equippe (more…)
Oct 16
Apple’s October product event has begun. Alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook calling the iPhone 6 launch the “biggest launch ev (more…)
Oct 16
Apple’s diminutive iPad will also receive an update this week, the company announced Thursday, in the form of the iPad mini 3, which features a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and new gold color option starting at $399. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has announced some numbers regarding its iPad lineup, mentioning that the company sells more iPad units in a year than the full PC lineups of Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Tim Cook says there are an impressive 225 million satisfied customers. The iPa (more…)
Oct 16
Live on stage during its iPad/Mac press event today in Cupertino, Apple has officially introduced the new iPad Air dubbed “iPad Air 2”. As previously rumored, the new full-sized iPad features a slimmer profile compared to the previous generation but l (more…)
Oct 16
OS X Yosemite has been available as a public beta for some time, and now it's moving to an official update release available today, October 16. The update for the Mac operating system will be available as a free download and is compatible with compute (more…)
Oct 16
Apple will roll out iOS 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Monday, October 20. The timing fits with the launch of Apple Pay, which needs the update so iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can make mobile payments at participating retailers. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple’s free next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, will hit the Mac App Store today, packing in an all-new design, Continuity and Handoff with iOS 8. In addition, a redesigned iWork suite is also set to launch as a free download. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple’s next-generation tablet became official on Thursday with the introduction of the iPad Air 2, featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, new anti-reflective screen coating, and the speedy new A8X chip (more…)
Oct 16
During today’s media event, Apple announced that OS X Yosemite, the next version of its Macintosh operating system, will launch today on the Mac App Store. OS X Yosemite will be available for free to all users with an eligible machine, and iOS 8.1 will al (more…)
Oct 16
Today at its media event in Cupertino, Apple SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi announced that Camera Roll would be returning to the Photos app in iOS 8.1. Apple had removed Camera Roll with iOS 8. (more…)
Oct 16
After previewing OS X Yosemite for the second time since its WWDC event in July, Apple announced today that OS X 10.10 Yosemite will be available today through the Mac App Store at no cost to users. Mac users running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Maver (more…)
Oct 16
As part of its keynote, Apple has officially announced new versions of its iWork suite — Pages, Keynotes and Numbers. Each of the apps have received some ‘flattening’ UI changes to match the aesthetic of OS X Yosemite. Each of the produc (more…)
Oct 16
Today at its media event in Cupertino, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that WatchKit would release for developers in November alongside the Apple Watch SDK. Previously, WatchKit had still been in development and was available to a select few third-party deve (more…)
Oct 16
Apple is going to help developers create apps for the Apple Watch before its release early next year, by making available a sof (more…)
Oct 16
The NFC-based e-wallet functionality hidden inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be unlocked starting next Monday, Oct. 20, when the service is set to launch in the U.S. (more…)
Oct 16
At its special event today, Apple announced that its Apple Pay mobile payments solution will launch on this Monday, October 20 with iOS 8.1. The company also noted that it had signed on another 500 banks to work with Apple Pay since announcing the service (more…)
Oct 16
With Apple’s October 2014 media event kicking off in just a short while, some users are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until Apple posts the recorded video of the event so as to experience it without already knowing the outcom (more…)
Oct 16
Apple’s October product event has begun. Alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook calling the iPhone 6 launch the “biggest launch ev (more…)
Oct 16
During today’s Apple event, Apple SVP of Software Craig Federighi mentioned iOS 8.1 as well as a few changes coming with the software update to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With iOS 8.1, Apple will introduce Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (more…)
Oct 16
As expected, today during its iPad and Mac event Apple announced an official Oct. 20 launch date for Apple Pay, its new payments service unveiled earlier this year alongside the NFC-equipped iPhone 6 models. Tim Cook also announced that the company has si (more…)
Oct 16
While announcing some iOS 8 related updates today at its iPad/Mac press event, Apple’s Craig Federighi today compared adoption of its latest iOS 8 release to the most recent Android release, KitKat. In the slide above Apple points out that 48% of users (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has announced today that the Apple Watch SDK, WatchKit, will be available to developers starting next month. While Apple has partnered with many developers who have already gotten started developing apps, this release will allow anyone with access t (more…)
Oct 16
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that WatchKit, a developer environment for coding Apple Watch apps, will roll out in November. WatchKit will let developers create custom apps for Apple's smartwatch device, scheduled to ship in early 2015. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple Pay is officially launching on Monday, October 20. Apple confirmed its mobile payment system for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during a special media event on Thursday. (more…)
Oct 16
The NFC-based e-wallet functionality hidden inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be unlocked starting next Monday, Oct. 20, when the service is set to launch in the U.S. (more…)
Oct 16
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are off to a record start, having sold more units in the first month than any other iPhones in Apple’s history. (more…)
Oct 16
In preparation of the upcoming Apple Watch launch, Apple on Thursday announced a new software developers kit called WatchKit for creating apps tailored for the company’s highly anticipated wearable device. (more…)
Oct 16
Sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies has today had its stock removed from NASDAQ listings, and is not planning t (more…)
Oct 16
Ahead of Apple’s iPad media event on Thursday afternoon, AppleInsider has teamed up with the industry’s two leading electronics trade-in & buyback services to offer readers an exclusive $20 cash bonus on the sale of their old iPad when they lock in a (more…)
Oct 16
Something quietly introduced alongside iOS 8 has been the ability for advertisers to retarget iAds based on in-app browsing (more…)
Oct 16
CBS is following HBO's lead and will be launching its own streaming service so viewers can watch its programming without a cable subscription. CBS All Access will give subscribers on demand access to current TV shows and content from CBS's library (more…)
Oct 16
Just over a month after it introduced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, Apple is back with (more…)
Oct 16
A nationally-representative YouGov poll commissioned by mobile app company FeedHenry found that increased storage tiers is the feature most are hoping the iPad Air 2 will offer in today’s event, followed by Touch ID and a slimmer, lighter form facto (more…)
Oct 16
The restaurant chain Panera Bread will reportedly start supporting Apple Pay mobile payments from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Monday, October 20. When iOS 8 was released last month, Apple said its new mobile payment system would go live some time in (more…)
Oct 16
Just one day after HBO announced that it would be offering a web-only subscription at some point next year, CBS has played leap-frog by announcing the immediate availability of a $5.99/month web & app subscription offering on-demand access to almost (more…)
Oct 16
On the heels of the standalone HBO subscription service, CBS Corporation today announced the launch of CBS All Access, a new d (more…)
Oct 16
CBS, the largest broadcast network in the U.S., announced on Thursday that it has joined in the "over-the-top" trend by offering a subscription service that will give viewers access to current and legacy content, as well as live streaming of local (more…)
Oct 16
Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies’ woes continue today with the (more…)
Oct 16
The online Apple Store is down ahead of today’s Apple press event, scheduled for 10AM PST/1PM EST. MacNN will be covering announcements as they’re made. (more…)
Oct 16
Today’s Apple event is set to be the launchpad for the new iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 and at least one new retina iMac. We believe Apple has some other big surprises for us as well. For our full rundown on our expectations, see Jordan Kahn’s: Wha (more…)
Oct 16
Apple's “It's been way too long” media event is set to start at 10AM pacific time today, and The Mac Observer will be here bringing you our live blow-by-blow coverage and analysis. Rumors are pointing to new iPads, Apple Pay announcements, and mor (more…)
Oct 16
Apple is planning to temporarily disable blood glucose tracking in iOS 8’s Health app, the company says in a new suppo (more…)
Oct 16
Apple's online store was replaced with the usual “We'll be back” message ahead of Thursday morning's media event. The company is expected to introduce updated iPad models, announce the launch date for Apple Pay, and possibly unveil updated Mac (more…)
Oct 16
Join us as we join Apple in Cupertino this Thursday, October 16th, for the anticipated launch of the iPad 2, iPad mini 3 with Retina display, Mac OS X "Yosemite" & ApplePay (more…)
Oct 16
A pair of new surveys released this week both affirm that the new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has achieved about 25 percent of Apple’s total iPhone sales, a trend that market watchers think will be a boon for the company’s bottom line. (more…)
Oct 16
It’s Thursday, October 16th, and that means Apple is taking the stage today to announce new versions of the iPad and the Mac. The Apple Online Store has already gone down this morning, which means that whatever Apple formally announces should be ava (more…)
Oct 16
Apple is reportedly adding the ability to track what users do inside certain apps in order to present them with targeted in-app ads across iOS devices, reports digital media site Digiday. Say, for example, a visitor to a retailer’s iPhone app adds a p (more…)
Oct 16
Even though iOS 8's new features for sending quick audio or video messages are pretty cool, those of us with smaller capacity devices may not want to save every bit of every conversation we have. For today's Quick Tip, we'll discuss adjusting (more…)
Oct 16
Facebook has turned its attention to helping its users during times of crisis or a major disaster, by creating a new tool (more…)
Oct 16
Apple will remove the ability to enter and monitor blood glucose data in its Health app because of reported issues with measurement from users in the UK and Australia, (more…)
Oct 16
Video has no commentary Facebook has added a nifty new feature that hopefully you won’t need to use too often: notifications of nearby disasters, and a one-touch means of letting family and friends know that you’re ok …  If the Faceboo (more…)
Oct 16
In preparation of its special media event on Thursday, Apple has activated the "Apple Events" Apple TV channel that will carry a live stream of today’s proceedings, expected to include the debut of new hardware and software. (more…)
Oct 16
Many sites, pundits and people think they have a sure grip on what’s going to be announced later today (more…)
Oct 16
Apple previously announced that it would be live streaming Thursday’s iPad and Mac event, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the company is pushing out an Apple TV channel to stream the video. It is a bit surprising, however, that the channel (more…)
Oct 16
The binary code love of my life-Scrivener-was updated to version 2.6 Thursday morning. The update includes support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which Apple is expected to either release later on Thursday during a media event, or announce a release date. (more…)
Oct 16
Apple has decided to disable one of the features of the Health application, specifically the blood glucose tracking capability, until it can issue a fix for issues reported by users in the UK and Australia, CNET reported tonight. The feature will apparent (more…)
Oct 16
Speaking at the University of California’s “Global Conversation” conference on Wednesday, Beats co-founder and Apple e (more…)
Oct 15
Pop musician Will.i.am has just taken the wraps off of his first wearable, the Puls smartwatch, during Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2014 conference (via The Next Web). The watch ships with a software suite that includes Facebook and Twitter connectivity (more…)
Oct 15
One of the US’ largest carriers, AT&T, has abruptly ended a promotion it began with Beats Music prior to th (more…)
Oct 15
Now that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is in the hands of millions of loyal Apple fans, many people are starting to look fo (more…)
Oct 15
Popular iOS reddit client app Alien Blue was acquired by reddit itself for an undisclosed sum on Wednesday, with the software now positioned as the online community’s official reader. (more…)
Oct 15
Just a day ahead of Apple’s own iPad event that will see it introducing a range of new products including new iPads and a Retina iMac, Google has unveiled its next version of Android and three new Nexus devices, including the 5.9-inch Nexus 6 smartphone, (more…)
Oct 15
Reddit finally has its own official application for browsing and posting to your favorite subreddits, and users of the service will probably be excited to learn that it’s one they may already be using. The site has acquired the rights to the popular (more…)
Oct 15
A San Jose police officer used Apple’s Find My iPhone service to track down and rescue Melissa Vasquez, a woman who had been trapped in a 500-foot South Bay ravine for 17 hours. According to a report by KGO-TV, officer David Cameron is to thank for (more…)
Oct 15
Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine responded to a recent fine levied by the NFL against 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for wearing Beats headphones during a post-game interview. Iovine said that he was glad players considered Beats ‘cool’ and (more…)
Oct 15
Third-party developers continue to work on apps tailored specifically for the new screen sizes offered by Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the latest being Skype, YouTube and Facebook, all of which rolled out updates Retina HD display support on Wednes (more…)
Oct 15
An internal memo at bakery cafe chain and Apple Pay launch partner Panera Bread has confirmed that Apple intends (more…)
Oct 15
Jimmy Iovine, Beats’ co-founder who joined Apple after the company acquired Beats in May, today spoke at the University of Southern California’s Global Conversation (via (more…)
Oct 15
Mailbox has officially released its beta versionemail client for OS X this week, now available to all. Mailbox for iOS arr (more…)
Oct 15
Beats cofounder and current Apple executive Jimmy Iovine responded to the National Football League’s decision to ban Beats by Dre headphones from interviews, suggesting the pressure from Bose is resulting in cheap publicity. (more…)
Oct 15
Apple is reportedly planning to pull Fitbit's fitness trackers from its fleet of retail stores. Citing unnamed sources, Re/code reported that could begin pulling the devices soon.The Mac Observer Spin: Fitbit is the leader in the fitness space, and th (more…)
Oct 15
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: Last Call Updates: Breeze tracks your drinking in HealthKit and c (more…)
Oct 15
Apple’s new mobile payments service, Apple Pay, may be enabled shortly after its Thursday iPad-centric media event, according to internal information leaked from various retailers and credit card companies. (more…)
Oct 15
At a hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff said he sees little in the way of sensitive trade secrets that would preclude the court from making the terms of Apple’s deal with sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies public. (more…)
Oct 15
Popular premium cable channel HBO has announced plans to introduce a web-only subscription service designed for cable cutters in the coming months. According to HBO CEO Richard Plepler, who (more…)
Oct 15
An internal memo sent to Panera Bread employees and acquired by 9to5Mac has revealed that Apple will launch its mobile payment platform on Monday, October 20th. Panera Bread was listed as one of the initial launch partners for Apple Pay during its introdu (more…)
Oct 15
Beats Music and AT&T have quietly removed the option to pay for the music streaming subscription service through the wireless carrier, although the change will not affect current subscribers. 9to5Mac received the following statement from AT&T: T (more…)
Oct 15
We have a dandy deal for you today called the Mac to the Future Bundle. It features eight excellent Mac apps plus the OS X & Web Dev Course Bundle. The apps include Capo 3 For Mac, AfterShot Pro 2, Lucid, Fantastical (winner of the TMO Editors Choice Awar (more…)
Oct 15
Verizon’s Edge program that allows customers to finance a new device, spreading the cost over the course of 20 months, is re (more…)
Oct 15
Akvis has announced the release of its new image editing program Charcoal, allowing users to create charcoal, chalk a (more…)
Oct 15
According to a brief notification sent to developers, Apple is planning to take iTunes Connect offline for appro (more…)
Oct 15
AT&T customers looking to sign up for Beats Music as part of their monthly cellular plan are, as of Wednesday, seemingly out of luck, as the wireless provider is no longer offering subscriptions for Apple’s streaming service. (more…)
Oct 15
Tomorrow’s iPad-centric event may see Apple divulging more details on its upcoming payment service, including a release date. (more…)
Oct 15
It's no accident that Apple has chosen two different file formats for iOS device screen shots (PNG) and still photos from the camera (JPG). John Martellaro explains why Apple does this and why you shouldn't fight it. (more…)
Oct 15
Griffinâs Survivor Core case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus provides rugged protection in a thin case with a clear back. The case is rated for a 6.6 foot drop, and there is extra protection on all four corners. (more…)
Oct 15
Despite using one of the fastest Qualcomm mobile Application Processors now available, Google’s new Nexus 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 fall flat in running GPU intensive apps and games–particularly in comparison to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. (more…)
Oct 15
Apple on Wednesday sent out emails to developers, notifying them of an upcoming iTunes Connect maintenance update scheduled for next week. (more…)
Oct 15
AT&T is no longer offering Beats Music subscriptions to its subscribers as an add-on service, according to an AT&T employee who spoke to (more…)
Oct 15
It looks like Apple’s event tomorrow will focus on new iPad models as rumored, but there are bound to be a lot of announcements beyond just the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Below we’ve put together some of our expectations for other possibilities a (more…)
Oct 15
Variety reports that sources have confirmed actor Christian Bale is in talks to play the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography of the late Apple co-founder. Variety adds that insiders believe Bale (more…)
Oct 15
HBO Go might just go it alone, according to CEO Richard Plepler, who made the remarks at Time Warner's investor day event on Wednesday. “In 2015, we will launch a standalone, over-the-top HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current (more…)
Oct 15
Any case produced by Apple itself has to survive a fair amount of scrutiny. After all Apple makes the device the case is protecting. It has to work well in every way, from the out of box experience, to putting it on the device, to protecting the device it (more…)
Oct 15
Another day, another leak in the Apple world, only this one was leaked by Apple itself. In screenshots posted for the iPad User Guide For iOS 8 in the iBooks Store Apple posted details of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, neither of which have been announce (more…)
Oct 15
Sony’s high-profile biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will have plenty of award winning pedigree behind it, as Oscar winning actor Christian Bale will reportedly play the lead on the project, which also features an Academy Award winning director and s (more…)
Oct 15
Ahead of tomorrow’s media event that will likely see Apple previewing OS X Yosemite one last time ahead of the software’s public release, apps that contain support for Yosemite-only features have begun hitting the Mac App Store. (more…)
Oct 15
Apple is holding a media event tomorrow where it is expected to introduce a new 27-inch Retina iMac. Details are scarce, but find out what we know in our updated iMac roundup. (more…)
Oct 15
Facebook for iOS was today updated to version 16, adding support for the larger-screened iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. The app’s new look introduces a smaller top bar, a slimmer bottom bar, and text that’s sized appropriately. With its iPhone 6 re (more…)
Oct 15
Actor Christian Bale is in talks to play the leading role in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic being produced by Sony, reports (more…)
Oct 15
After more than a month since the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes were announced, Facebook has released an updated version of its iPhone app to take advantage of the bigger screens. The new app features a smaller navigation bar and shows more (more…)
Oct 15
Iâve written about Macworld Expo often over the years and itâs been part of my life for as long as Iâve been a geek. Iâll miss attending more than I can put into words. Rather than try, letâs take a stroll down memory lane and relive some of the word (more…)
Oct 15
New screenshots for Apple’s iOS 8 User Guide have revealed details of the new iPads the company is expected to rev (more…)
Oct 15
Apple accrued more than $1 million in fees for construction, rental, and security related to the Sept. 9 event at which it unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, according to paperwork revealed on Wednesday. (more…)
Oct 15
YouTube released an updated version of its iPhone app today optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes. This means you can see more video suggestions from the main page as well as well favorites and subscriptions from the side bar. The sta (more…)
Oct 15
IDG announced that Macworld/iWorld is going on hiatus for 2015, so the conference's 30-year run has come to an end. Dave Hamilton and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus join Jeff Gamet take a look at what IDG's announcement means for the Apple community, but i (more…)
Oct 15
Google has discovered a 15 year old flaw in SSL 3.0, a security protocol that turns out isn't quite a s secure as originally thought, that could let remote attackers highjack Web browser sessions and gain access to personal data, like Web-based email. (more…)
Oct 15
Apple’s iTunes Store has just made a little bit of a slip-up (and with perfect uncanny timing): screenshots for the iOS 8.1 iPad user guide have just appeared within iBooks and include Apple’s upcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Of course, Ap (more…)
Oct 15
After weeks of rumors, Google has finally launched the Nexus 6 smartphone, running Android Lollipop. At first glance, the (more…)
Oct 15
Alongside three hardware announcements, Google has formally named Android 5.0. Previously known as “L,” the latest iteratio (more…)
Oct 15
Apple may, in the near future, stop selling Fitbit products at its retail stores, sources claim. No explanation has be (more…)
Oct 15
Search giant Google on Wednesday unveiled three new Nexus-series devices –?a new 6-inch smartphone, 9-inch tablet, and set-top streaming media box – that will launch alongside the next version of the company’s mobile operating system, Android 5 Lollipop. (more…)
Oct 15
With less than 24 hours to go before Apple is set to present its latest products, preview images for the company’s iOS 8.1 user guide in the iBookstore reveal the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensing home button. (more…)
Oct 15
Apple Stores will reportedly stop selling Fitbit products, which are not compatible with the HealthKit tools in iOS 8, as a new model with heart rate sensing capabilities is expected to hit the market soon. (more…)
Oct 15
Apple appears to have mistakenly updated its iPad User Guide for iOS 8 [ (more…)
Oct 15
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: Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $90 sh (more…)
Oct 15
Apple said OS X Yosemite would be released this fall, and with the company's latest media event set for Thursday, there's a good chance we'll have a better idea when to expect the big update to finally roll out. The big question is whether or (more…)
Oct 15
HBO CEO Richard Plepler shared today that the premium satellite and cable network will begin offering a web-only package sometime in 2015 as it attempts to gain new paid subscribers. A web-only offering for HBO (and other popular networks) is somethi (more…)
Oct 15
One day before Apple’s big iPad event tomorrow, Google has just unveiled its latest Nexus devices alongside official announcements for Android 5.0 Lollipop and more. With Apple expected to launch new iPad Air and possibly iPad mini models tomorrow, Goog (more…)
Oct 15
According to Re/code, Apple may soon drop the Fitbit health tracking devices from its retail stores. The report lacked a specific reason for Apple planning to no longer carry Fitbit bands but noted Fitbit’s lack of support for HealthKit on iOS 8 so (more…)
Oct 15
HBO will be starting up a stand-alone streaming service in the United States, the CEO has confirmed. Starting from n (more…)
Oct 15
Since the introduction of Windows 7 Aero Snap feature, there have been many Mac users who have secretly longed for the ab (more…)
Oct 15
Apple paid in excess of $1 million to stage its September 9th iPhone/Apple Watch announcement, according to ne (more…)
Oct 15
Apple has plans to stop selling Fitbit’s line of activity tracking devices in its stores as it prepares to launch its own Apple Watch in the coming months, reports (more…)
Oct 15
Cord cutters will finally be able to get content from premium cable network HBO without an accompanying cable subscription beginning next year, according to a statement made by the network’s chief executive at Time Warner’s annual investors conference. (more…)
Oct 15
Readers looking to sell their current iPad to help pay for one Apple’s forthcoming 2015 iPads can begin locking in price quotes over at Gazelle ahead of Thursday’s event to maximize the amount of cash you will receive. (more…)
Oct 15
Apple will announce a second-generation iPad Air at tomorrow’s press event, but 2014 shipments of the tablet will (more…)
Oct 15
Skype today announced the release of Skype 5.6 for iPhone to finally bring an optimized experience for the new larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus displays. Skype has taken advantage of the increased screen real estate by displaying more chats and messages when vi (more…)
Oct 15
Sleep Cycle has updated its smart alarm app for iPhone to take advantage of the larger displays on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus using an adaptive layout to show more content at once. The updated version of Sleep Cycle also takes advantage of HealthKit f (more…)
Oct 15
Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty has added AAPL to its Best Ideas list of investments, saying that increased margins from iPhone 6 sales see the stock “set for significant upside.” While Credit Suisse had earlier suggested that margins on t (more…)
Oct 15
Taiwanese supplier TSMC has secured orders to produce a processor for an “upcoming next-generation iPad expected to be relea (more…)
Oct 15
GT Advanced Technologies COO Daniel Squiller sold off US$1.2 million in company stock in May and put a plan in place to sell an additional $750,000 over the following months leading up to the company's October bankruptcy filing. The timing of the sale (more…)
Oct 15
As Apple’s industrial design language continues to evolve, a new rumor claims the company will change the way it affixes the famous logo that adorns its products, moving to a new process that produces a "3D-like" mark. (more…)
Oct 15
Apple may be enhancing the iconic look of its Apple logo on upcoming prod (more…)
Oct 15
Apple’s September iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event marked the first time the company held an event at the Flint Center on the campus of De Anza College since the introduction of the original iMac in 1998, and (more…)
Oct 15
Digitimes still seems to think the long-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air is going to be announced tomorrow, claiming that shipments have already begun. Shipments of a new MacBook Air model, reportedly equipped with a 12-inch Retina screen, have begun in (more…)
Oct 15
Another Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) vulnerability has been discovered by Google, just six months after HeartBleed was (more…)
Oct 15
Though Ireland is set to close its tax loopholes in January of next year, the changes won’t be applied to Apple and others until 2020, resulting in a "relatively neutral" outcome for AAPL shareholders, investment firm Barclays said this week. (more…)
Oct 15
Rovio’s latest game in the Angry Birds series, Angry Birds Transformers, has rolled out worldwide today after its earlier soft-launch last month in New Zealand, Finland, Canada and Australia. Angry Birds and Transformers collide in this action-packe (more…)
Oct 15
NBC is reporting that Apple will offer female employees up to $20,000 to cover the costs of freezing their eggs if they want to defer having children until later in their career, following the example of Facebook which recently introduced the same employe (more…)
Oct 15
Making the decision to buy a smartphone needs to take into account more factors than simply the hardware specifications of th (more…)
Oct 15
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has landed the contract to produce Apple’s A8X chip that will be featured in the company’s forthcoming 12.9-inch iPad, (more…)
Oct 15
Users of Windows and OS X environments generally subscribe to being on divisive teams, but if you catch people on their own (more…)
Oct 15
At its special media event on Thursday, Apple is expected to release a highly-anticipated 27-inch iMac with Retina quality display that will ship before the end of 2014, as well as a next-generation iPad Air that could see limited initial supply, says one (more…)
Oct 15
This Wednesday, the court handling the bankruptcy proceeding for GT Advanced Technology will hear arguments (more…)
Oct 15
From 9to5Toys.com Specials: Starting this evening, Specials.9to5toys.com has got a very impressive Bundle of 8 Elite Mac Apps + 25 Comprehensive OS X & Web Development Courses for $29.99. The ‘Mac to the Future’ Bundle includes all of the (more…)
Oct 15
Just about a day before Apple’s October 16 media event, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report, saying that he expects supplies of iPad Air 2s to be constrained. His report also suggests that the 27-inch Retina Display iMac to begin s (more…)
Oct 14
KGI has published a new research note indicating that the 27″ model of the new “Retina” iMac will begin shipping before the end of this year. However, according to the note, a 21-inch version which is currently in development will not be (more…)
Oct 14
While many users were happy to get a free album from iTunes, the recent promotion of U2’s Songs of Innocence LP done through Apple (more…)
Oct 14
Fitbit is close to releasing two new models of fitness trackers, with one including a new function, a report suggests. Mar (more…)
Oct 14
Belkin announced two new keyboard cases today under the banner of its Qode tablet series. The Bluetooth keyboard covers of (more…)
Oct 14
Microsoft has released Office for Mac 2011 version 14.4.5, which includes critical bug fixes and security improvements. You can download the free 113 MB patch from Microsoft’s website. The change notes from Microsoft are below: This update fixes cri (more…)
Oct 14
Responding to a fan's question about U2 working with Apple to give away Songs of Innocence to iTunes account holders, frontman Bono said, “I'm sorry about that.” The comment came from a Facebook-hosted question and answer session for fans. (more…)
Oct 14
In a strange turn of events, the plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing many of Silicon Valley’s top tech companies o (more…)
Oct 14
Apple on Tuesday entered a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire requesting to seal objections made in regard to partner sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies’ Chapter 11 protection filing. (more…)
Oct 14
iTunes customers who didn’t watch Apple’s iPhone keynote last month were a bit surprised last month to discover that they suddenly owned a copy of U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence,” even though they’d never bought it. (more…)
Oct 14
During a Facebook interview posted to the Web on Tuesday, U2’s Bono apologized for Apple’s handling of the "Songs of Innocence" LP giveaway, which caused automatic downloads for many users after the company linked the album to all iTunes accounts. (more…)
Oct 14
We have ane exclusive preorder deal for you today for the Limited Edition Black Hawk Drone with an SD Camera for $69 (there's a deal for one with an HD camera for $89, too). This is an aggressive looking drone quadricopter drone that retailed for $149 (more…)
Oct 14
As expected, Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan on Tuesday announced a planned end to tax breaks fostering the so-called "Double Irish" accounting scheme, which has been used by multinational corporations like Apple to save billions of doll (more…)
Oct 14
People are always asking me where they should buy a Mac and my answer is almost always the same: The Apple Store. And when they ask, “Why?” as they always do, I tell them a joke. . . (more…)
Oct 14
The Mac community lost a good friend this week, as IDG World Expo announced that Macworld/iWorld was going on “hiatus.” If you're the type of person who follows Apple on the Internet, you've lost a friend, too. (more…)
Oct 14
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: UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker $80 shipped (Reg. $100) JBL OnBea (more…)
Oct 14
Tech workers in a case accusing Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel of entering anti-poaching agreements asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to reject the companies’ settlement offer, which was previously denied by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh. (more…)
Oct 14
Yesterday in the MacNN forums, one long-time member made some interesting points about the most likely clientele for the prem (more…)
Oct 14
Today only at BestBuy.com, take advantage of a 50 percent price break on the refurbished NeatDesk sheetfed scanner which has been s (more…)
Oct 14
Right now at Apple’s online store, find bargain prices on refurbished Retina MacBook Pro models. The refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook (more…)
Oct 14
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, launching today for Mac, PC, and consoles, is the third game in the popular Borderlands ser (more…)
Oct 14
Apple is seeking to keep its involvement in GT Advanced’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing secret as it reportedly asks courts to file its objections in the case under seal. Bloomberg reports that Apple requested permission to keep its comments in the case (more…)
Oct 14
Seidio's DILEX Pro case is an integrated two piece case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. One of its features is built-in metal kickstand. It can be purchased alone or bundled with a very nice plastic clip-in belt holster. Notable is the soft texture back (more…)
Oct 14
Dave Hamilton has been attending Macworld Expo for decades, both as an attendee and then as part of his professional life. He's sad that Macworld Expo is gone, sure, but he's not surprised. In fact, he sees this as an opportunity opening itself up (more…)
Oct 14
Microsoft is adding another messaging service to its roster, this time using video clips. Skype Qik, reusing the brand of a (more…)
Oct 14
GT Advanced may have had problems producing sapphire for Apple as far back as February, the Wall Street Journal notes. (more…)
Oct 14
Female employees working at Apple will soon be offered a fertility benefit of up to $20,000 to put toward freezing their eggs, which advocates say gives women the freedom to seek career advancement without worrying about future family plans. (more…)
Oct 14
Scrutiny over beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies continues to grow, with a new report highlighting that another high ranking official at the company sold nearly $2 million in stock after signs of trouble at its sapphire plant began to ari (more…)
Oct 14
Apple’s Thursday, October 16 event may see the debut of a new Retina iPad mini. While rumors about the new mini have been overshadowed by the iPad Air, it is expected to see a processor upgrade and the addition of Touch ID. (more…)
Oct 14
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: JBL OnBeat Lightning iPhone 5/5s/5c or 6/6 Plus speaker dock (refu (more…)
Oct 14
The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn’t been an easy for many (more…)
Oct 14
The Macworld/iWorld expo is being put “on hiatus,” and will not take place in 2015, according to organizer IDG World Expo. (more…)
Oct 14
GT Advanced Technologies, Apple’s sapphire partner, may have been seeing production problems and missing technical milestones as early as February, according to a new report from (more…)
Oct 14
Apple is already shipping “mass quantities” of a new product to the US, apparently with the aim an October 24th launch, (more…)
Oct 14
Macworld has announced that its Macworld/iWorld conference is going on hiatus and no show will take place in 2015. The show was previously planned to take place in March, which was a bit later than the typical January/February timeframe. Early Tuesday, I (more…)
Oct 14
Now that Apple has finally wrapped up its U2 album giveaway to iTunes customers, a promotion that warranted its own removal tool named after the “Songs of Innocence” album, Amazon is picking up the record and giving it away to Amazon Prime sub (more…)
Oct 14
Apple now offers egg freezing as a health benefit for its female employees. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about what this means for Apple, women, and the workplace, plus they take a look at the alleged leak of Dropbox user name (more…)
Oct 14
Apple is offering a new job perk to the women on its payroll: the company will cover the cost of freezing their eggs. The iPhone and iPad maker will cover up to US$20,000 for the procedure, and will gladly do so for non-medical reasons.The Mac Observer Sp (more…)
Oct 14
The August Smart Lock, created by famed designer Yves B?har, is now available at retail through a partnership with Apple, which is selling the HomeKit-connected device at all of its locations across the U.S. (more…)
Oct 14
Siri will have at least some commands related to Apple Pay, according to sources “close to Apple” cited by Bank Innova (more…)
Oct 14
On the heels of last month’s cancelation of Macworld’s print magazine, IDG announced on Tuesday that the long running 2015 Macworld/iWorld conference, formerly known as the Macworld Expo, has also been canceled, marking the end of an era. (more…)
Oct 14
Apple is debuting its next-generation iPad Air this Thursday, with part leaks pointing towards an A8X chip, 2GB of RAM, and storage starting at 16GB. Rumors also suggest the updated tablet will feature Touch ID, an improved camera, a gold color option, an (more…)
Oct 14
You can now buy an iPhone-connected accessory for your dog through Apple Stores as the Whistle Activity Monitor officially goes on sale in Apple’s retail stores in North America. The product was previously available through select retailers and online, (more…)
Oct 14
Sonos today updated its Controller app for iPhone and iPad bringing full support for iOS 8 and optimizations for the new larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The app, which offers control of wi-fi connected Sonos audio hardware, also now supports the compan (more…)
Oct 14
Autodesk has announced the release of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 with a feature-set that for the first time brings it close to that of the Windows version. The lower-cost AutoCAD LT for Mac version has also been updated. Autodesk is emphasizing cross-platform c (more…)
Oct 14
It’s pretty safe to say that most people feel like they could improve their note-taking, whether for classes or work purposes. Amo (more…)
Oct 14
Authorized Apple service providers — and presumably Apple itself — will soon start servicing Beats speakers and headpho (more…)
Oct 14
Desktop fans have waited a long time for a Retina iMac, but it now seems pretty clear the wait won’t last too much longer. Our sources told us last month that the machines are “in the late testing phases,” and the rumor is that the mach (more…)
Oct 14
Following reports that Dropbox had been hacked and user logins were stolen, the online storage service has said that's not so and instead the user names and passwords were taken from other sites. Several hundred logins appeared on Reddit with the clai (more…)
Oct 14
As expected, speaker company Sonos has released the Sonos Boost, a device which aims to provide “enterprise-grade wireless (more…)
Oct 14
The Irish government is preparing to close a tax loophole that many technology companies are using (more…)
Oct 14
Smartwatch-based digital wallets — like Apple’s integrated Passbook and Apple Pay systems — could face an uphill battle in Europe, survey data released on Tuesday suggests, as consumers on the Old Continent seem to eye such devices with relative suspici (more…)
Oct 14
Autodesk is now shipping 2015 Mac editions of its flagship design products, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. There are several maj (more…)
Oct 14
Apple service providers will apparently soon be responsible for offering post-sales support for Beats headphones and speakers, reports Greek blog (more…)
Oct 14
Microsoft has just joined the ranks of companies looking to capitalize on the success of ephemeral messaging apps like Snapchat. Through its Skype division, the company has launched a new cross-platform app for iOS, Android, and (of course) Windows Phone (more…)
Oct 14
Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, the latest installment in the popular Borderlands series, launches today for Mac on the same day as the console and PC release. The Mac version of the game is developed by Aspyr and includes cross-platform multiplayer and a (more…)
Oct 14
Autodesk has announced the release of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 with a “Retina display-friendly user interface” and a feature-set that for the first time brings it close to that of the Windows version. The lower-cost AutoCAD LT for Mac version has (more…)
Oct 14
Apple will be expanding its retail operations to three new locations in Florida, New Hampshire, and Scotland this week. The first store will open on Thursday at Sarasota, Florida’s University Town Center. The second will be located in the Mall of (more…)
Oct 14
In addition to a new permanent fixture in Manhattan, Amazon will be dabbling in the retail market with a pair of new temporary locations in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season to push sales of its hardware, the company has confirmed. (more…)
Oct 14
Greek site Techingreek.com is reporting that Apple Service Providers will be providing after-sales service for Beats headphones and speakers within the country, suggesting that Apple itself may be doing the same in countries with Apple retail stores. The (more…)
Oct 14
iOS 8's new way to search within websites blows the previous methods out of the water, and in today's Quick Tip, you're gonna learn all about it! This'll let you look through certain sites right from Safari's search field. Neat, right? (more…)
Oct 14
Autodesk today announced the launch of the latest versions of its popular AutoCAD computer-aided design software packages for Mac, adding a number of new fea (more…)
Oct 14
If you love your new iPhone 6/Plus but find yourself missing the convenience of one-handed typing, One Handed Keyboard may be the third-party keyboard for you. It’s a system-wide keyboard exactly the same size as the one on the older and smaller iPh (more…)
Oct 14
Passwords from a supposed pool of 7 million Dropbox accounts have allegedly leaked by hackers, though Dropbox denies (more…)
Oct 14
MacNN and Electronista are hiring paid app reviewers! We’re looking for writers who have a familiarity with and own iOS a (more…)
Oct 14
A thread on Reddit late Monday linked to a cache of Dropbox usernames and corresponding passwords allegedly gleaned from a Dropbox breach, but the company maintains its servers were not infiltrated and instead placed blame on an unnamed third-party servic (more…)
Oct 14
A database containing login information for nearly 7 million users of the private cloud storage provider Dropbox has been accessed by hackers, according to a partial dump posted on Pastebin earlier this evening (via The Next Web). However, Dropbox has iss (more…)
Oct 13
Apple will be expanding its retail operations to two new locations in Florida and New Hampshire this week. The first store will open on Thursday at Sarasota, Florida’s University Town Center. The second will be located in the Mall of New Hampshire (more…)
Oct 13
What looks to be a legitimate logic board for the next-generation iPad Air has leaked, and appears to support several (more…)
Oct 13
After the European Union’s antitrust watchdog pressured reform, Ireland’s government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency policies, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars. (more…)
Oct 13
I'm an LED bulb nut. Some of them last for decades, they produce less waste heat, and they use a fraction of the power of a comparable incandescent bulb (less even than CFC bulbs). Then there are LED bulbs that allow you to change their hue, and that& (more…)