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

Jul 30
The freemium companion app to the amazing and popular $25 Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker has been completely redesigned, with new gesture-based navigation, brewing tips, a timer that tells you exactly when to add water, two-cup recipes and the abilit (more…)
Jul 30
Apple may have accidentally tipped its hand on two imminent hardware releases this week, with support pages from the company referencing both new Mac mini and 27-inch iMac models listed with a "mid-2014" launch. (more…)
Jul 30
The same Bootcamp support page that either reveals an upcoming Mac mini refresh or a misprint also listed an iMac 27-inch mid-2014′ model before the page was updated – spotted by French site MacPlus. The model was listed above the 21.5-inch (more…)
Jul 30
The question of how much productivity you can get done on the Apple iPad is one that has persisted since its introducti (more…)
Jul 30
Twitter released its quarterly results today, showing a strong surge in business during the second quarter of its 2014 (more…)
Jul 30
Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out a major update to its Apple-centric OneNote product line, adding new features like access to notes stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, inserting files and note reorganization and sharing. (more…)
Jul 30
Finding a speaker purpose build for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobi (more…)
Jul 30
Accessories producer Grovemade has announced the introduction of a limited edition run of iPhone docks comprised of metal. Called (more…)
Jul 29
Microsoft on Tuesday issued a significant update of its free note-taking application, OneNote. The new vers (more…)
Jul 29
On the release of its first set of statistics following last month’s report of a two percent drop in Ma (more…)
Jul 29
Twitter released its quarterly results today, showing a strong surge in business during the second quarter of its 2014 (more…)
Jul 29
Apple updated a support article that refers to a Mid 2014 model Mac mini, which is the first mention of any sort of attention paid to the Mac mini, last updated in October 2012.The Mac Observer Spin: I'd like this to be true, but at this point odds ar (more…)
Jul 29
Rapoo’s E6300 Bluetooth keyboard is billed as the perfect complement to Apple’s iPad, with device-specific shortcuts, a slim profile and extended battery life, but the hardware falls far short of expectations. (more…)
Jul 29
Ford announced on Tuesday that it was moving some 9,300 corporate employees from BlackBerry to iPhone. The move will be a blow to BlackBerry, which is trying to rebuild itself under the leadership of CEO John Chen. At the same time, it's another bo (more…)
Jul 29
In the quest to give its users a better streaming experience, Netflix has reached an agreement with AT&T to gain a direc (more…)
Jul 29
Painting itself in an altruistic, pro-consumer light, Amazon in a post posing as an “update” on the Hatchette standoff — that ha (more…)
Jul 29
Microsoft updated its OneNote apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac today with a number of highly requested features including the ability to insert files, lock and unlock protected sections, PDF printouts, and much more. In addition, the update also includes t (more…)
Jul 29
Sonnet Technologies announced that its rackmount system for the newest version of the Mac Pro is available starting (more…)
Jul 29
Following this morning’s release of Retina MacBook Pros with improved Haswell processors, OWC has procured both the entry-level 13-inch and and the entry-level 15-inch 2014 Retina MacBook Pro and provided a (more…)
Jul 29
A week after rumors that Instagram would launch Bolt, the Facebook-owned company soft launched the new time-restricted image and video messaging app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. (more…)
Jul 29
Yanko Design is showing off a concept called “Window Plug,” and it's very cool. It's a portable solar charger that you can stick on a window. It has a built-in battery that self-charges, but it also has a plug for accessing that power for your dev (more…)
Jul 29
Apple’s much-anticipated 2014 family of MacBook Pros introduced Tuesday are on their way to the company’s largest authorized resellers, and AI has teamed up with MacMall to offer the lowest prices anywhere on not only the five standard retail configuratio (more…)
Jul 29
Automaker Ford has announced that it will transition at least 9,300 corporate employees from BlackBerry models and flip phon (more…)
Jul 29
After receiving petitions from the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the City of Wilson in North Carolina (more…)
Jul 29
Hours after Apple released its refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, aftermarket parts reseller Other World Computing has SSD speed test results for both 13-inch and 15-inch models, as well as photos of a partial teardown. (more…)
Jul 29
As rumored yesterday, Apple has indeed bought Swell, a spokesperson tells the Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayash (more…)
Jul 29
In an update to a support document regarding Boot Camp compatibility on Monday, Apple added reference to an as-yet-unannounced "mid-2014" Mac mini, suggesting the company is — or was — planning a long overdue refresh of its smallest desktop offe (more…)
Jul 29
Open source software group Open Whisper Systems today (more…)
Jul 29
Instagram today soft-launched its new Snapchat competitor (more…)
Jul 29
Following a leak earlier this week that appeared to show an upcoming photo messaging app from Instagram, today the app officially launches in a short list of countries abroad (via TechCrunch). The app, which is reportedly a Snapchat competitor of sorts wi (more…)
Jul 29
A “mid 2014″ Mac mini is now listed on an Apple support document for Boot Camp. The page makes no mention of other details a (more…)
Jul 29
MotionArtist is a very cool piece of software that allows you to layout comics in traditional panel form with word bubbles, and also add motion, sound, and even a 3D parallax effect to scenes. The animation tools are designed to be quite easy to use, and (more…)
Jul 29
  Apple seems to have inadvertently referenced a new model of Mac mini on an Apple Support page. The page was last modified yesterday, presumably to include information on the new MacBook Pro’s but instead lists “Mac mini (Mid 2014) (more…)
Jul 29
Rhapsody International announced today that it hit a significant milestone for its business. The company announced that it (more…)
Jul 29
This week in the MacNN forums members discuss the things they like and dislike about Yosemite now that the Beta version has been re (more…)
Jul 29
A smash-and-grab robbery took place at the Southpoint Apple Store in Durham, North Carolina on Monday night, a repor (more…)
Jul 29
Sapphire display covers have yet to begin winding their way through Apple’s supply chain thanks to poor yield rates for sapphire ingot and problems with the processing of the material, according to a new report, which suggests that Apple is unlikely to sh (more…)
Jul 29
Apple can now count the Ford Motor Co. among those who are embracing its iOS platform, as the automaker has revealed it will equip more than 9,000 workers with iPhones over the next two years. (more…)
Jul 29
Apple has indeed purchased Swell, a personalized news radio application, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after promptly shutting removing the free download from the iOS App Store. (more…)
Jul 29
Amazon today updated its Kindle for iOS app to version 4.4, adding several f (more…)
Jul 29
OS X Yosemite public beta enables an intriguing feature referred to as Dark Mode. No one is quite sure why it's there, but it's very cool. John Martellaro explains how to enable it. (more…)
Jul 29
Apple lost US$309,768 in merchandise out of its retail stores in 16 states thanks to Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. and a debit card scam. Authorities have arrested Mr. Parrish, and thanks to his clever social engineering, Apple will likely be left holding t (more…)
Jul 29
Update: Apple has confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it did acquire Swell. Apple’s acquisition of talk-radio service Swell appears to now be a done deal: the start-up’s App Store app and website shut down this morning. The website now (more…)
Jul 29
Supply chain orders so far don’t support the idea of the iPhone 6 using sapphire for its display, except perhaps in (more…)
Jul 29
This week in the MacNN forums members discuss the things they like and dislike about Yosemite now that the Beta version has been re (more…)
Jul 29
Ford Motor Company is planning to transition its corporate employees from BlackBerry to Apple, providing approximately 3,300 workers with iPhones by the end of the year, reports (more…)
Jul 29
Currently BestBuy.com is offering a $110 discount on the Mac mini dropping the price from $600 down to $490. That discount makes th (more…)
Jul 29
Global smartphone shipments increased by nearly 25 percent year-over-year, new data released Tuesday indicates, with Chinese vendors accounting for the lion’s share of the growth at the expense of established heavyweights Apple and Samsung. (more…)
Jul 29
Apple’s growth in the overall worldwide smartphone market continues to slow as it loses ground to smaller Chinese vendors releasing more affordable devices, even as the smartphone market itself grows substantially. (more…)
Jul 29
Right now at Apple’s online store, find new lower prices on refurbished Retina MacBook Air models. The refurbished 13.3-inch Retina (more…)
Jul 29
Earlier this month, Microsoft-owned Skype rolled out a group video calling feature to Windows tablets. The free video calling allows for calls with up to ten people, and integrates with Skype on the desktop, which has supported group video calling since A (more…)
Jul 29
Ford’s recently departed CEO and President Alan Mulally may have just joined Google’s Board of Directors, but the automobile company is handing its smartphone allegiance over to Apple. A Ford spokesperson tells Bloomberg the automobile manuf (more…)
Jul 29
Following releasing its second quarter data for tablet shipments worldwide, IDC today released its Q2 2014 report for smartphone shipments during the three month period that ended in June. The numbers line up with Apple’s fiscal Q3 earnings call that to (more…)
Jul 29
The future for magazines looked promising thanks to the iPad, but not everyone is pleased with how that worked out. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about how the digital magazine has been something of a disappointment, and why Jo (more…)
Jul 29
Hardware updates to the Mac lineup thus far in 2014 have been generally unexciting, and yet Apple has still achieved record sales this year, as consumers are seeing plenty to like about the company’s newest and more affordable computers. (more…)
Jul 29
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 Deals: 13.3-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina (ME864LL/A): $1099.9 (more…)
Jul 29
In my opinion, the worst part about having a portable battery pack to charge up your devices is making sure it actually has juice. I have a few battery packs around the house, but whenever I go to use them, they’re always dead. Sure, that’s my (more…)
Jul 29
Apple’s acquisition of talk-radio service Swell appears to now be a done deal: the start-up’s App Store app and website shut down this morning. The website now provides the following message: Thank you for using Swell over the past year. We wa (more…)
Jul 29
Thieves last night stole an unknown number of MacBooks in a smash-and-grab theft at (more…)
Jul 29
Changes in profit forecasts at TPK may signal delays in iWatch production, reports suggest. Taiwanese publication UDN n (more…)
Jul 29
Audio device manufacturer MOTU has announced three new Thunderbolt audio interfaces with 48-channel mixing, DSP effects and (more…)
Jul 29
Feral Interactive has announced that historical strategy game, Total War: Shogun 2 for Mac is due for release in the coming weeks (more…)
Jul 29
Fox Now and CNBC joined the Apple TV channel lineup on Tuesday, giving viewers access to shows like Cosmos, 24: Live Another Day, live CNBC content, and more. Unfortunately, the content you get is limited unless you also have a cable subscription.The Mac (more…)
Jul 29
Apple is throwing in the towel on its efforts to get an injunction blocking the sale of several Samsung smartphones related to their first patent infringement trial. Apple told the court on Monday that it is dropping its cross appeal in the case and now w (more…)
Jul 29
Details discussed during a recent earnings conference call by Apple supplier TPK Holdings suggest the production of the iWatch is behind schedule, reports (more…)
Jul 29
Apple has added a pair of new app channels to the Apple TV, CNBC and Fox Now. The former is NBC’s business network, while the (more…)
Jul 29
Apple has rolled out some new channel additions to the Apple TV set-top box this morning. Both FOX NOW and CNBC have joined the Apple TV lineup. Both channels appear to require a cable subscription to unlock the content within. However, some episodes an (more…)
Jul 29
In addition to launching new MacBook Pros, Apple has also updated prices for refurbished models. The cheapest Reti (more…)
Jul 29
Apple today added two more channels to the Apple TV, delivering financial news channel CNBC and network FOX NOW to the platform. (more…)
Jul 29
Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple TV set-top box with channels for two new content partners, adding one each for financial news powerhouse CNBC and entertainment network Fox — though both require a cable subscription to access most content. (more…)
Jul 29
You wouldn’t think it would be easy to use a debit card on a closed account to scam an Apple Store out of around $7200’s worth of kit, but that’s what a 24-year-old fraudster is alleged to have done not just once but a total of 42 times (more…)
Jul 29
Javier Verdura, Director of Product Design and Project Management for Tesla Motors pulls back the curtain on Tesla design during a recent RKS Sessions design talk. While the talk and Q&A is mostly focused on the physical design of the vehicles,Verdu (more…)
Jul 29
From 9to5Toys.com: Apple quietly released an updated lineup of Retina MacBook Pros earlier this morning and as a result, previous generation (which, let’s be honest, aren’t a big step down) refurbished models have received notable price drops. (more…)
Jul 29
Apple confirmed the Retina MacBook Pro update rumors on Tuesday when it rolled out new models with faster processors and more RAM. The new 13-inch and 15-inch models look just like the versions they replace, but with more power under the hood.The Mac Obse (more…)
Jul 29
Connected Data, creators of the Drobo range of storage appliances, has launched a version of its most portable device wit (more…)
Jul 29
In keeping with expansion efforts made during the past year, Apple has brought its AppleCare+ plans for the iPhone and (more…)
Jul 29
Executives at longtime Apple supplier TPK — thought to have been selected by the iPhone maker to manufacture touch modules for the so-called "iWatch" — are said to have revised earlier forecasts for a profit uptick in the third quarter, pushing (more…)
Jul 29
Connected Data today launched an updated version of its (more…)
Jul 29
AppleCare+ warranty coverage for iPhone, iPad and iPod is now available to customers in both Mexico and Sweden, expanding international availability of the optional two-year program. (more…)
Jul 29
If you your kids play with LEGO Technic, and the standard infra-red receiver feels just a little 1990s, a new Kickstarter project has the answer. The SmartBrick is a Bluetooth LE receiver that forms a direct swap for the IR one, enabling you to control y (more…)
Jul 29
A new Android design error discovered by Bluebox Security allows malicious apps to grab extensive control over a user’s device without asking for any special permissions at installation. The problem affects virtually all Android phones sold since 2010. (more…)
Jul 29
As predicted, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro with Retina display product line. Both sizes of the model have an unchange (more…)
Jul 29
Though it lacks a Retina display and features a thicker, heavier design, spinning hard drive, and a CD/DVD SuperDrive, Apple’s legacy MacBook Pro survived the company’s latest round of updates on Tuesday, and was even given a $100 price cut to $1,099. (more…)
Jul 29
A crowd-funded project aims to use an iPhone-based malaria diagnosis kit to detect and treat the disease on the Indonesian island of Bangka. The team believes that early detection and treatment can enable the complete eradication of the disease from the (more…)
Jul 29
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for a smart travel route creation system that relies on real-time crowd-sourced stop sign and stop light-based traffic analysis to find the fastest path to a destination. (more…)
Jul 29
Canon has increased its range of versatile PowerShot digital cameras with two new additions. The new PowerShot (more…)
Jul 29
As expected, Apple on Tuesday refreshed its MacBook Pro with Retina display line of laptops, bringing faster Intel Haswell processors and, for the 15-inch models, more standard memory. (more…)
Jul 29
Apple today expanded its AppleCare+ program to two new countries, (more…)
Jul 29
As expected, Apple has pushed out an upgrade to the Retina MacBook Pro lineup. Both the 15-inch and 13-inch models were updated, and two models received price drops. Each 15-inch model received a modest processor speed bump, starting with a new 2.2 GHz c (more…)
Jul 29
As expected, Apple on Tuesday refreshed its MacBook Pro with Retina display line of laptops, bringing faster Intel Haswell processors and, for the 15-inch models, more standard memory. (more…)
Jul 29
Branching out in its ability to offer reviews of local businesses, Yelp has now updated its iOS app to version 8.1 (more…)
Jul 29
Traditionally, iPhones bought from Apple Stores come in two varieties: locked to an individual carrier with (more…)
Jul 29
As the process of Beats Music’s acquisition by Apple continues, the iOS app for the subscription-based Beats Mu (more…)
Jul 28
YouTuber iCrackUriDevice has published a video featuring what could be the rear housing for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this part appear on video, but this is definitely the best quality video so far. (more…)
Jul 28
Yelp on Monday pushed out an update to its iOS app that allows users to upload short video clips up to 12 seconds long alongside written reviews and pictures. (more…)
Jul 28
Beats Music, the music streaming service being acquired by Apple, released a new version of its iOS app that adds several user controls. Beats Music 2.2.0 includes a “Tune Your Taste” control that allows you change your “Just For You” recommendations. The (more…)
Jul 28
Facebook is disabling messaging entirely in the iPhone and Android apps, forcing users who wish to use the feature to download a separate app.The Mac Observer Spin: I regularly consider deleting the Facebook app already, and now I'm supposed to have (more…)
Jul 28
Two years after the first Apple-Samsung patent trial, the big winner in that case — Apple — has dropped a motion to (more…)
Jul 28
Blockchain.info has brought its Bitcoin wallet app back to the App Store after having been kicked out by Apple in February. Blockchain 2.0.1 has the ability to send and receive Bitcoins from your iPhone, an important feature for Bitcoin users. (more…)
Jul 28
Apple has filed a motion to drop a cross-appeal in the seemingly eternal patent battle between the Cupertino-based tech giant and rival Samsung, as noted today by FOSS Patents. As the appeals process drags on, Apple has decided to let go of certain points (more…)
Jul 28
Yelp today updated its iPhone app with the ability to shoot and upload 3 – 12 second vide (more…)
Jul 28
Hilton Worldwide on Monday announced plans to roll out an aggressive overhaul of its tech infrastructure that will let guests use their mobile devices as hotel room keys, choose rooms from a floor plan map and check-in to properties around the world. (more…)
Jul 28
Yelp has updated its iPhone application with the ability to add short videos (3-12 seconds) to reviews. The app has allowed photo uploads alongside reviews, and according to The Next Web users are uploading over 23,000 photos a day. You can grab the updat (more…)
Jul 28
Check out the latest from Arganalth, a musician who uses the noises made by hard drives and floppy drives to make music. Watching videos like “Misirlou” is hypnotic as the drive heads slip back and forth making noise, so they're fun to see as well as (more…)
Jul 28
HBC Department Store Group, which owns both the Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay department store chain, has annou (more…)
Jul 28
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call Updates: Apple iPad mini 32GB WiFi (Silver or Space Gray (more…)
Jul 28
In a new ad released on Monday, Microsoft highlights the apparent inadequacies of Apple’s Siri virtual assistant, which is pitted unfavorably in a head-to-head feature test with "Cortana," its Windows 8.1 analog. (more…)
Jul 28
Department stores Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay Company began rolling out iBeacons in a number of locations as of Monday. These iBeacons are implemented by Swirl, a company which develops mobile marketing solutions.The Mac Observer Spin: This could b (more…)
Jul 28
Facebook on Monday announced it will be drawing down support for messages sent through its flagship mobile app, meaning users around the world will be forced to download the standalone Messenger app if they want to take their chats on the road. (more…)
Jul 28
Facebook is planning to motivate people to download and use its standalone (more…)
Jul 28
We have a great bundle of training videos for you designed to you master your Mac. It has eight individual course, including: Mac Clarity – Master Your Mac Productivity For Mac Users One On One Apple Personal Training Mastering Keynote Presentations Becom (more…)
Jul 28
Alongside the release of its new app for Android today, the new NPR One app has just arrived on the App Store for iPhone users. NPR One is the new audio app that connects you to a stream of public radio news and stories curated for you… Great storytelli (more…)
Jul 28
Your iPhone is already an iPod, a phone, and an Internet connection device, and soon it'll be your room key at Hilton hotels. The company is launching a new service where iPhone owners can choose their room and check in, and next year they'll be a (more…)
Jul 28
Facebook has announced today that it will no longer allow messaging in its main mobile application later this week. Instead, any users who wish to take advantage of the company’s messaging platform will have to do so through the standalone Facebook (more…)
Jul 28
Hilton Worldwide has announced that its guests will now be able to use their iOS or Android dev (more…)
Jul 28
A Bitcoin trading app, Blockchain, has been allowed to return to the iOS App Store, reports note. The title was one of severa (more…)
Jul 28
Apple on Monday filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to drop its cross-appeal of California Judge Lucy Koh’s final judgment in its patent trial against Samsung, meaning the company will no longer seek a product ban in that (more…)
Jul 28
Since the beginning of time, well since 2001, the little green button at the top of every OS X window has expanded the current window to take up all available space. OS X Yosemite changes the default behavior of that green button for the first time. (more…)
Jul 28
Two interesting updates hit the App Store on Monday as new Apple subsidiary Beats Music unveiled a number of refinements to the app’s user experience and popular gaming title Clumsy Ninja added a slew of new content. (more…)
Jul 28
Hilton Worldwide, a company that operates thousands of hotels around the globe, today (more…)
Jul 28
Back in January, Apple removed popular Bitcoin app (more…)
Jul 28
Beats Music for iOS was today updated to version 2.2.0, adding several user-requested features. (more…)
Jul 28
Just as news hit this morning that the European Commission approved Apple’s acquisition of Beats, the Beats Music iOS app just received an update with a number of notable new features. Included in version 2.2.0 of the app for iPhone and iPad is the abil (more…)
Jul 28
Apple just bout BookLight and is in the process of buying Swell. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Apple's latest media acquisitions mean for the ebook, news and podcasting world, as well as end users. Plus, bonus ob (more…)
Jul 28
A Chinese repair firm, GeekBar, claims to have obtained photos of the logic boards for Apple’s upcoming 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPho (more…)
Jul 28
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Exclusive: Get an extra $20 to trade in your old iPad at Gazelle ( (more…)
Jul 28
T-Mobile has unveiled a new promotional price plan, one which is taking aim directly at AT&T. In remark (more…)
Jul 28
Apple is on the verge of buying out Swell, a radio and podcast streaming app for iOS, sources say. The deal is reportedly w (more…)
Jul 28
Businesses continue to embrace consumers wielding Apple’s mobile devices, as department store chain Lord & Taylor and German restaurant group Mook have announced new iBeacon-based customer outreach plans, while hoteliers Hilton will allow guests to ch (more…)
Jul 28
The radio news talk show listening app Swell is about to be snapped up by Apple in a US$30 million deal. Swell is known for its ability to build custom news playlists with content from sources such NPR, BBC, and ABC and play back that content through its (more…)
Jul 28
iBeacons seems to be gaining momentum: the same day the Hudson’s Bay Company announced its rollout of the technology to its department stores, upmarket German restaurant group the Mook Group has told the WSJ of its own plans to use iBeacons to rec (more…)
Jul 28
Apple is reportedly planning on giving the Retina MacBook Pro a speed bump on Tuesday with updated Intel Haswell Core i7 processors. The new models will still be available in 13-inch and 15-inch models, and will all come with at least 16 GB RAM.The Mac Ob (more…)
Jul 28
Queuing up at a hotel check-in desk is often the last thing you want to do after a long flight. Starting next year, you’ll be able to bypass the front desk altogether in Hilton hotels, your iPhone serving as as your hotel room key. We’ve see (more…)
Jul 28
It’s not the first department store with plans for iBeacons, but it’s certainly one of the biggest we’ve seen yet deploying the Bluetooth LE beacons that send shoppers location-aware, targeted notifications. Today Hudson’s Bay Company announced th (more…)
Jul 28
Cab-hailing service Uber has patched a hole which allowed passengers to find out their average score based o (more…)
Jul 28
The MacBook Pro refreshes hinted at during the weekend may ship on Tuesday, according to a source for French site Mac (more…)
Jul 28
Apple made a big leap forward in its planned US$3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics and Beats Music when the European Commission announced on Monday that is has approved the deal. The Commission doesn't see a combined Apple and Beats as a serious (more…)
Jul 28
A logic board said to be destined for Apple’s anticipated 5.5-inch iPhone was shown off in a new set of photos on Monday alongside a similar part reportedly headed for a 4.7-inch "iPhone 6." (more…)
Jul 28
Reports from within Apple’s Asian supply chain (via GforGames) again (more…)
Jul 28
The European Commission has today approved Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. The commission said that the buyout passes merger regulations. The commission concluded that Apple and Beats’ combined marketshare in both the (more…)
Jul 28
  GforGames is today running a piece based on a Weibo post, claiming that both the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 and iWatch will be released in December. December would be an extremely unlikely time for Apple to launch a new product. Many people (more…)
Jul 28
A sign spotted by a Mac user at the new Paradise Walk Apple Store in Chongqing , China may ha (more…)
Jul 28
Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup, in both the 13- and 15-inch varieties, is now rumored to receive an update on Tuesday, following a leak that suggested all 15-inch models will come standard with 16 gigabytes of RAM. (more…)
Jul 28
The legislative arm of the European Union ruled on Monday that Apple is allowed to acquire Beats, the premium headphone maker it plans to acquire for $3 billion, as the agreement would not be detrimental to consumers in the organization’s eyes. (more…)
Jul 28
Apple may bolster its streaming media services with the addition of technology and talent from Swell, a personalized news radio application currently available for iPhone, which it is said to have bought for $30 million. (more…)
Jul 28
The unverified photo from a Chinese Apple Store appearing to show a slight refresh to the Retina MacBook Pro launch is accurate, claims French site MacG, citing a reliable source. The site claims that the refreshed models will go on sale tomorrow. The re (more…)
Jul 28
Following yesterday’s reported spotting of (more…)
Jul 28
Following the publication of several photos over the weekend showing what was claimed to be the bare logic board for the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6, (more…)
Jul 28
Microsoft ads seem to make a habit of bashing Apple, even using Siri’s voice to do so – and without the company concerning itself too much about accuracy. Microsoft has now released the 30-second commercial it first showed at its developer (more…)
Jul 28
Apple is close to acquiring talk radio curation service (more…)
Jul 28
Apple appears to be looking to further improve the iTunes Radio service through the $30 million acquisition of a radio application called Swell, Re/code reported early Monday morning. Unlike the $3.2 billion Beats Electronics (and Beats Radio) buyout, ho (more…)
Jul 28
A sign spotted by a Mac user at the new Paradise Walk Apple Store in Chongqing , China may ha (more…)
Jul 27
For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it’s always a tough choice for buyers to get something th (more…)
Jul 27
Apple Retail Stores will soon allow customers to purchase an iPhone through U.S. carrier early upgrade programs including (more…)
Jul 27
A photo out of China on Sunday supposedly shows iPad-based Apple Store signage detailing the anticipated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display refresh, with an updated processor lineup and standard 16GB of RAM across the board. (more…)
Jul 27
E-on Software has announced the release of its Ozone 2014 Personal Learning Edition, a sun and a (more…)
Jul 27
An image posted on a Chinese forum, claimed to have been taken inside of Apple’s new Paradise Walk store, indicates that Apple could be preparing to release an updated line of Retina MacBook Pros in the near-future. The image appears to be from one (more…)
Jul 27
Apple is preparing a significant expansion of its iPhone sales capabilities in its official retail stores, according to sources. Late in August, many Apple Stores in the United States will kick off a pilot program for customers to be able to purchase a n (more…)
Jul 27
An image posted on a Chinese forum, claimed to have been taken inside of Apple’s new Paradise Walk store, indicates that Apple could be preparing to release an updated line of Retina MacBook Pros in the near-future. The image appears to be from one (more…)
Jul 27
Amazon could be preparing to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, according to internal Staples documents hinting at such a launch that we’ve obtained. According to the documents, Staples stores will prepare next m (more…)
Jul 27
A new patent application from Samsung has surfaced in which the company is seeking to claim a patent on a new type of slee (more…)
Jul 27
The Pirate Bay, a popular website linked to illegal torrent downloads, launched a new website last week that aims to make the ex (more…)
Jul 27
Apple may be planning to launch a slightly refreshed line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros complete with faster Haswell processors and 16GB of RAM standard, according to a photo said to have come from the company’s (more…)
Jul 27
In OS X, Spotlight is an effective way to search your entire hard drive for a file or folder, email, or any other file. There are many other things Spotlight can do, and searching for files is just one of them. Spotlight is also capable of looking up dict (more…)
Jul 27
Mac accessories producer Incase has announced the introduction of its newest sleeve case for MacBook Pro and iP (more…)
Jul 26
Apple reported "strong double digit growth" in its Mac sales in the U.S., directly contradicting the earlier estimates published by IDC and Gartner that stated Apple’s U.S. Mac sales fell year-over-year in the June quarter and calling into questio (more…)
Jul 26
Apple is planning to make a number of changes at its retail stores ahead of the upcoming holiday season, which include adjustments to Genius Bar appointments and training for its employees on a new initiative, according to (more…)
Jul 26
Apple is taking a small-step to unifying the attire of its U.S.-based Apple Store employees this upcoming week: the black shirts worn by Apple Store Business Team members for several years will be going into retirement, and all Apple Store employees will (more…)
Jul 26
A new iPhone is shipping in a few months, so that naturally means that there is talk of the new Apple device including NFC capabilities. This time, the claims come via website NoWhereElse.fr, which claims that the above printed circuit board is a legitima (more…)
Jul 26
A series of new photos out of China claims to show the logic board for Apple’s anticipated "iPhone 6," with information accompanying the pictures alleging that the board includes support for ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, as well as near-field communi (more…)
Jul 26
In a letter filed with the US Federal Communications commission regarding the pending net neutrality proposal, pro-cable comp (more…)
Jul 26
Some authors have begun to side with publisher Hachette in its struggle against Amazon. A letter signed by almost 900 (more…)
Jul 26
Claimed internal components for the iPhone 6 are beginning to surface with increasing frequency as it is now likely less than two months until launch. In line with those developments, a (more…)
Jul 26
Though the increase is insignificant in the larger picture of overall global Mac web traffic, new numbers from GoSqu (more…)
Jul 25
On Friday, Apple revealed that it had purchased book analytics and discovery company BookLamp for an undisclosed sum, though Te (more…)
Jul 25
Apple acquired a company called BookLamp earlier this year for somewhere between $10-15 million, according to information uncovered by TechCrunch. The Idaho-based startup created what was referred to as “Pandora for books,” including a system (more…)
Jul 25
If you're interested in Apple's new programming language announced at WWDC, there are a variety of resources available online now. Kelly Guimont gathered up nine resources to help you get going. (more…)
Jul 25
Looking for something to watch? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll help in this week's Free on iTubes. Yidio, Frequency, and Fan TV. (more…)
Jul 25
Regulatory have revealed that Apple spent another $5 billion during the June quarter as part of its share-repurchase pr (more…)
Jul 25
Apple on Friday confirmed reports that it recently acquired book analytics firm BookLamp — dubbed the "Pandora for Books" — in April to bolster its fight in the e-book sales market, bringing better discovery and analytics to its digital storefro (more…)
Jul 25
The share of Mac-based Web traffic generated by Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite doubled since the company released a beta version to the public on Thursday, though some users are seeing problems downloading the next-generation operating system. (more…)
Jul 25
If you are waiting to install a new OS (such as the Yosemite Public Beta) because you are worried about compatibility issues, check out the Application Compatibility Table over at RoaringApps. There are compatibility charts from Snow Leopard up to Yosemit (more…)
Jul 25
Bose Corporation filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Friday accusing Beats Electronics of willfully infringing on five patents. Bose also launched a parallel lawsuit. Beats is in the process of being acquired by Apple, and (more…)
Jul 25
Browncoats everywhere are celebrating the news that the full cast of Joss Whedon's Firefly are reuniting for Firefly Online (site down as of this writing). io9 reported the news from San Diego Comicon Friday that Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudy (more…)
Jul 25
Starting October 1, Verizon will begin throttling some of its “unlimited” LTE users, according to an official announce (more…)
Jul 25
Beginning with iOS 8 beta 4, Apple is warning owners of iPhoto for iOS that some features may not make the transition to its (more…)
Jul 25
This week in the MacNN forums, Mac Elite “PeterParker” asks “Why isn’t anyone excited about Yosemite?”, to which a variety of answe (more…)
Jul 25
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: Incase’s new Icon sleeve is “the next evolu (more…)
Jul 25
There were a few hurdles in the release of the Yosemite public beta, primarily in people successfully downloading the installer. Now that it's more likely you actually have the installer, Joe Kissell has some tips for you on running a Mac OS Beta. He& (more…)
Jul 25
iPhoneographers, we have a deal for you today called iZZi Slim, a case with a built-in lens kit for your iPhone 5 and 5s. The iZZi Slim included 4 lenses on one attachment, allowing you to switch lenses just by turning them for fast changes. The lenses in (more…)
Jul 25
After passing through U.S. Senate last week, the House of Representatives on Friday cleared a bill regarding cellphone and tablet owners’ rights to unlock their hardware for use on a different carrier’s network. (more…)
Jul 25
During its fiscal Q3 ending in June, Apple spent $5 billion to buy up its own stock off the market. Since the beginning of fiscal 2014, Apple has spent $28 billion to repurchase stock at average share prices between two-thirds and three-quarters of its cu (more…)
Jul 25
We’re one step closer to being able to legally unlock smartphones again, as the United States House of Representatives today (more…)
Jul 25
Starting on October 1st, Verizon will begin throttling some of its unlimited LTE users, according to an official annou (more…)
Jul 25
This week in the MacNN forums Mac Elite “PeterParker” asks “Why isn’t anyone so excited about Yosemite?” to which a variety of answ (more…)
Jul 25
This week at B&H save $300 on the 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro which has been slashed from $3,099 down to $2,799. That discount (more…)
Jul 25
Surprisingly, and avoiding a fight, the House of Representatives has passed bill S517, aiming to make cellphone unlocking legal. (more…)
Jul 25
This week’s Buyer’s Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Retina MacBook Pro, and AppleCare, as well as an array of Apple-related accessories that are currently on sale. (more…)
Jul 25
Today Apple’s online store has a variety of refurbished Mac models on sale starting as low as $719. The refurbished 11.6-inch MacBoo (more…)
Jul 25
After the decision last year to make unlocking smartphone and tablet devices illegal, the US House of Representatives today voted yes to allow the practice to become legal once again. This is already the second time the government has voted on this issue (more…)
Jul 25
Beginning with iOS 8 beta 4, Apple is warning owners of iPhoto for iOS that some features won’t make the transition to its re (more…)
Jul 25
In a court filing discovered today, Bose is suing Beats over noise cancellation headphone technology. Bose claims that Beats (more…)
Jul 25
On the same day that Amazon begins to ship its new, widely-panned Fire Phone to consumers, shares of the online retailing giant are trading down nearly 10 percent after the company posted a $126 million loss on nearly $20 billion in sales in its fiscal se (more…)
Jul 25
Verizon has been throttling unlimited 3G data subscribers for years now, but never 4G LTE users. Until today, when they announced this morning that beginning October 1st, the top 5% of 4G LTE data users who coincidentally meet a series of other factors w (more…)
Jul 25
Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, accusing Beats of infringing on a number of patents related to noise cancellation and other audio technologies (via (more…)
Jul 25
Two of the biggest names in premium headphones –?Bose and soon-to-be-Apple’s Beats — are set to square off in court, with a new lawsuit filed on Friday by Bose alleging that Beats products infringe on its noise canceling patents. (more…)
Jul 25
Just because an analyst says Apple could be doomed doesn't mean we'll all be using Android smartphones in three years. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet dissect what Noster Capital's Pedro de Noronha really meant when he said App (more…)
Jul 25
Judge Denise Cote, the Federal Judge who ruled Apple orchestrated a conspiracy with publishers to drive up the price of books, is concerned that the settlement the iPhone and iPad maker agreed to in a related class action lawsuit will be unfair to consume (more…)
Jul 25
Starting in iOS 8 beta 4, which was released this past Monday to developers, Apple has begun notifying users of the soon-to-be-defunct iPhoto for iOS to migrate their iPhoto data to the totally revamped Photos app in iOS 8, as part of Apple’s new ph (more…)
Jul 25
Bose has filed a legal complaint against Beats Electronics over the use of noise-cancelling technology used in their headphones, according to CNBC. BREAKING: Bose sues Apple's Beats over noise-canceling headphone patents. (via @CNBCJosh) $AAPL— (more…)
Jul 25
After announcing its OS X beta program at WWDC in June, Apple yesterday (more…)
Jul 25
Lyft has conceded many of its talking points to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), but has forged an agre (more…)
Jul 25
Data from Apple’s 10-Q filing with the SEC indicates that Apple spent $15.4 billion on manufacturing and components (more…)
Jul 25
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: Updates: WD My Book 4TB Hard Drive $130 shipped (orig. $240) Fash (more…)
Jul 25
Amazon's digital comicbook distribution company comiXology announced on Thursday that is is now offering customers DRM-free copies of the comics they buy for backup. Users can download PDF and CBZ versions of the comics they have already purchased, al (more…)
Jul 25
Although mass production of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is underway, other Apple products due this fall — including n (more…)
Jul 25
As it nears the completion of a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, drone makers Helico Aerospace announced this week that their forthcoming AirDog drone — which automatically follows users as they do things like wakeboarding or skiing — will gai (more…)
Jul 25
It’s that time of the week again! Time for Friday Deals! Every Friday, we’re going to take a look at sales, and bring you (more…)
Jul 25
People don’t always appreciate the degree of dedication and devotion to duty that can be required to carry out a review. In order to test the BACtrack Vio keyfob breathalyzer, I was forced to drink wine on a number of different occasions, the most r (more…)
Jul 25
Apple is building its first-ever “open-air” provisional store in Switzerland, a local report says. Macprime notes that (more…)
Jul 25
Looking at Apple’s quarterly SEC quarterly filing, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley believes Apple’s revenue is poised to explode in the coming quarters. Huberty based her prediction on increases in Apple’s off-balance sheet commitments, which have a histor (more…)
Jul 25
Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty says that an analysis of Apple’s recent SEC filing strongly suggests that the company has not only made a big bet on the success of the iPhone 6, with large advance orders, but also that it is likely to launch t (more…)
Jul 25
For todayâs Quick Tip, weâre going to cover a little-known feature of OS X Recovery-repairing your Home folder permissions. If your Documents folder wonât let you edit files or an application is telling you that you donât have permission to save somet (more…)
Jul 25
A Friday morning rumor out of the Far East suggests that only one of Apple’s next-generation handsets — the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" — will be ready for launch at the company’s anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will alle (more…)
Jul 25
The data in Apple’s recently released 10-Q filing reveals the company has invested heavily in manufacturing and component purchases as it gears up for a series of highly anticipated major product launches this fall, including a next-generation iPhone and (more…)
Jul 25
China media sources (via GforGames) report that mass produc (more…)
Jul 25
Data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development reveals that there are now as many mobile Internet connections as there are people in the USA. While not everyone has a mobile data SIM or dongle, those with multiple devices ma (more…)
Jul 25
Just as we thought Apple’s long-running ebooks suit might finally be settled, the out-of-court agreement has been thrown into doubt. The judge required to approve the settlement terms has expressed concern that they may be unfair to consumers, repo (more…)
Jul 25
ComiXology, the digital comic book retailer owned by Amazon, is now allowing users to make backups of some downloa (more…)
Jul 25
Apple is pushing OS X Yosemite public beta users access to the new iTunes 12 beta. Developers were granted access to the iTunes 12 (more…)
Jul 25
The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming (more…)
Jul 25
Google has updated its Gmail for iOS (free) to allow users to leverage (more…)
Jul 24
In an unsurprising move, US District Court Judge Denise Cote hinted that she may overrule a settlement worked out betwe (more…)
Jul 24
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates: Apple iPad Air 64GB WiFi (Space Gray) $580 shi (more…)
Jul 24
A new set of pictures from a Taiwanese enthusiast site could provide the first evidence of the existence of a 5.5 (more…)
Jul 24
Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, ain't got no truck with these newfangled tech companies, including Apple. The problem, he said, is that you don't know where they'll be in 5 to 10 years. Even Apple, according to (more…)
Jul 24
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could soon have a chance to act on Chairman Tom Wheeler’s promise to overturn sta (more…)
Jul 24
U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Thursday said she is concerned about the terms of Apple’s settlement with a class of consumers due hundreds of millions of dollars over e-book price fixing, claiming certain provisions could allow reduce the amount (more…)
Jul 24
Popular iOS comic book app comiXology on Thursday sent out emails to existing customers, notifying them of a new DRM-free backup download service for content from certain publishers. (more…)
Jul 24
A new set of images out of the Far East published on Thursday supposedly show a trio of flex cables bound for the rumored 5.5-inch jumbo-sized version of Apple’s "iPhone 6," as well as a set of unfinished micro-SIM card trays. (more…)
Jul 24
We’ve seen several different parts for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but parts for the larger 5.5-inch version have thus far been in short supply. (more…)
Jul 24
[Updated with spreading service issues] Apple online services have been affected by a pair of problems on Thursday, the compa (more…)
Jul 24
Historically, MacNN and Electronista have covered few, if any, in-progress crowd-sourced projects unless there was something unu (more…)
Jul 24
Early last year, Beats announced it would be renovating an abandoned warehouse in Southern California to become its newest office. Located in Culver City, just minutes from Los Angeles, the area purchased measures in at a whopping 105,000 square feet and (more…)
Jul 24
We have a deal on an audio recorder and editor for your Mac called TwistedWave. You might remember Mark Greentree's review of the iOS version for TMO in 2012 where it got 4 stars. TwistedWave supports a huge amount of file formats, including WAV, AIFF (more…)
Jul 24
Celebrating their 200th show (in hexadecimal, anyway!), your two favorite geeks dig deep this week to help solve issues regarding remote management, slow networks, the Finder and much more. That, and listen in as both John and Dave get hexed! Download tod (more…)
Jul 24
(Updated with spreading service issues) Apple online services have been affected by a pair of problems on Thursday, the compa (more…)
Jul 24
When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM’s mobile strategy th (more…)
Jul 24
IK Multimedia has started shipping SampleTank 3, an upgraded version of its “groove workstation” for Mac and Windows users. (more…)
Jul 24
For those who are succeeding where others have failed at getting their hands on the public beta of Yosemite, make sure you disable TRIM before installing on a 3rd party solid state drives (SSDs). Users are reporting that having TRIM controls enabled will (more…)
Jul 24
Heavy users of Google’s web services suite will be pleased with the latest update to the company’s Gmail app for iOS, which adds two new features that more tightly couple Gmail with Google Drive. (more…)
Jul 24
iCloud Mail is currently experiencing service issues. The conflict has been impacting users for more than an hour and is currently ongoing according to Apple’s system status page. “Users may experience slower than normal response when using iC (more…)
Jul 24
If you're planning on downloading Apple's just released public beta of OS X Yosemite, think again. The public beta site crashed thanks to heavy traffic only hours after the beta was released and eventually Apple replaced the error users saw with i (more…)
Jul 24
Earlier today Apple opened up its public beta program for the upcoming OS X Yosemite release allowing the public to download the beta build from the Mac App Store. Those who signed up for the program received a code through Apple’s Beta Program website, (more…)
Jul 24
Google today updated its Gmail for iOS app to version 3.14159, adding improved integration with (more…)
Jul 24
A functional “Wico6″ iPhone 6 clone has made its way into a detailed hands-on video published by YouTuber Danny Winget. This functional clone mimics Apple’s iPhone in almost every way possible, all the way down to the packaging and acces (more…)
Jul 24
Word on the street says Apple is teaming up with Visa and other transaction processing companies to turn the iPhone 6 into your new digital wallet. Bryan Chaffin, Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont look at the prospect of using our iPhones as credit cards, a (more…)
Jul 24
Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one — a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many (more…)
Jul 24
Kamcord, the SDK that lets iOS developers offer gameplay recording and sharing functionality, is today launching a redesigned community iOS app while announcing some impressive new milestones for the service. Kamcord’s Eric Edelman tells me the company (more…)
Jul 24
Taotronics CODE Donut Bluetooth 3.0 portable battery powered speaker should be a hit with teens and tweens because it is colorful, unique, and has satisfactory sound with good bass. It includes a microphone, and it allows the user to take phone calls when (more…)
Jul 24
Oyster, an e-book subscription service, has announced its launch of new web and mobile web read (more…)
Jul 24
Members of Apple’s OS X beta testing program can now use redemption codes to download the public beta of Yosemite, the next-generation Mac operating system set to debut this fall. (more…)
Jul 24
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel covered Apple’s upcoming smart watch on (more…)
Jul 24
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Timbuk2 1-Day Sale up to 50% off: Messenger Bags, Backpacks, more (more…)
Jul 24
Instagram is reportedly working on a new photo sharing app called “Bolt,” according to screenshots that surfaced online today (via The Verge). The leak comes from an advertisement for the app that appeared inside of the Instagram for Android app (pict (more…)
Jul 24
Apple is reportedly working on a deal with Visa to have everything in place to make the iPhone 6 your new digital wallet this fall. The agreement would let iPhone owners pay for products and services just as they would with their credit card, but from the (more…)
Jul 24
As promised, Apple released a public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday. The beta gives Mac users the opportunity to participate in the testing process, and get a taste of what's in store, before the new operating system officially ships this fall.The (more…)
Jul 24
Both NowhereElse.fr and Apple.club.tw have published images of a myriad of alleged iPhone 6 components. This includes pictures of home buttons, ribbon cables and other elements of the device. Yet another photo of the iPhone 6 design is also included, t (more…)
Jul 24
Although Apple’s iPad is still the leading tablet globally, the company is continuing to lose marketshare, according (more…)
Jul 24
The tablet market remains Apple’s to lose, according to new data released Thursday, as the Cupertino company commanded almost 27 percent of tablet shipments in the second quarter of 2014 — nearly 10 percentage points more than rival Samsung, its closest (more…)
Jul 24
While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as (more…)
Jul 24
The mobile payment service Square is getting even smarter thanks to the automation service If This Then That. An entirely new set of possibilities for features that will benefit merchants and mobile payment customers has been unlocked thanks to Squa (more…)
Jul 24
iPhone 5S sales may not be as strong as most analysts would like, but that's nothing to worry about, according to Canaccord Genuity's Michael Walkley, because the iPhone 6 is coming and everybody wants one.The Mac Observer Spin: Analysts are putti (more…)
Jul 24
With Apple’s Q3 earnings call this week revealing iPad sales of 13.3 million units for the quarter and Tim Cook making a point of defending the category, today we get a look at how Apple is doing overall with IDC’s latest numbers for worldwide tablet (more…)
Jul 24
Apple will open its next Chinese store in the city of Wuxi on August 2nd, at 10AM, according to an official listing. The (more…)
Jul 24
Swatch has quickly denied a report that it’s working with Apple on iWatch-related projects, according to Reuters. A sp (more…)
Jul 24
Small businesses using Square’s popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers now have a new way to connect the payments system to their other business processes, as Square and IFTTT on Thursday unveiled a new Square channel for the web automatio (more…)
Jul 24
Google is adding a new option to the Google Maps app for Android and iOS, providing suggestions for nearby locati (more…)
Jul 24
Apple is interested in dynamically adjusting iOS notifications based on a user’s physical activity, such as silencing an iPhone or perhaps even a mythical "iWatch" when the user is exercising, or bugging them to get moving after an extended period (more…)
Jul 24
Pixite is out today with a new photo editing app for iPhone and iPad called Matter. The app allows you to embed and manipulate 3D objects in your photography or photos from others to give your photos an impressive science fiction effect. This is achieved (more…)
Jul 24
Insider sources are claiming the fashion watch maker Swatch has teamed up with Apple to help the iPhone and iPad maker bring the rumored iWatch to market. Swatch, however, says that's not true and that the closest it has come to working with any smart (more…)
Jul 24
Component orders by Apple for the iPhone 6 are a significant factor in the current thriving state of a number of Asian economies, say analysts and government officials cited by the WSJ. Analysts expect companies from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea that su (more…)
Jul 24
‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout,’ the game embarrassingly leaked by competition winners given early access to it, is now available on iTunes. First seen in a trailer in early June, Gameloft claims that the latest installment is the best yet. Step (more…)
Jul 24
Swiss watchmaker Swatch has moved to quickly extinguish rumors that claimed it is working with Apple on the company’s hotly anticipated "iWatch." (more…)
Jul 24
Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group today denied a recent report that it was working with Apple to develop a smartwatch product, reports (more…)
Jul 24
Supply-chain rumors are can be unreliable sources at the best of times, but never more so than when they claim to offer insight into Apple’s strategic plans. DigiTimes is claiming that Apple will be launching the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models of the iP (more…)
Jul 24
When Apple made a big fuss over the ability of the Mac Pro to support three 4K displays, it signalled that it could only be a matter of time before the company created its own. As I predicted back in October of last year, the company made no attempt to (more…)
Jul 24
Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from (more…)
Jul 24
Booq has announced the release of its newest laptop backpack offering this week: the Cobra pack. (more…)
Jul 24
Apple announced through its website on Wednesday that it will be opening a new retail outlet in Wuxi, China at the Center 66 mall, the company’s 12th brick-and-mortar store in the country. (more…)
Jul 24
Earlier this month Apple seeded the first beta versions of Safari 7.1 (for Mavericks) and 6.2 (for Mountain Lion) to developers. Tonight a second beta has been published. Interestingly, aside from the focus areas outlined with the previous beta, Apple is (more…)
Jul 24
Apple has officially announced plans to open its new Wuxi, China retail store on August 2nd, according to a listing on the company’s website. The new establishment, which will be the 12th official Apple retail store in the country, will be located i (more…)
Jul 24
Apple has seeded developers with new versions of Safari 7.1 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for (more…)
Jul 24
Apple late Wednesday seeded to developers new builds of Safari 7.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, asking developers focus on credit card and password autofill features. (more…)
Jul 24
Griffin Technology has announced the release of a new rugged case for use with iPad Air. The (more…)
Jul 24
Though Swatch is perhaps best-known these days for pooh-poohing the idea that Apple’s forthcoming “iWatch” health devic (more…)
Jul 23
Philips recently introduced its first physical control accessory for the Hue Wireless Lighting system in Hue Tap, a battery-less four-button switch that connects directly to a Hue bridge for control of bulbs, light strips and more. (more…)
Jul 23
Despite some disappointments in Apple’s latest quarterly earnings report, analysts appear to be satisfied that the comp (more…)
Jul 23
  For the past few months there have been a host of leaked schematics and dummies of the next-generation iPhone. While the veracity of those leaks won’t be fully confirmed until Apple shows the device off to the public later this year, at least (more…)
Jul 23
A new report is claiming that Apple is accelerating its plans for a grand “digital wallet” mobile payments syste (more…)
Jul 23
I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t sell a premium dock for iOS devices. There’s such an attention to detail when it comes to product design at Apple, yet they continue to sell a dinky plastic dock for select devices. I’ve never b (more…)
Jul 23
A new rumor that popped up today from VentureBeat claims that Apple is working with Swatch and Timex to create different styles of its upcoming iWatch. The rumor puts Apple’s wearable plans in-line with Google’s: the Mountain View company ma (more…)
Jul 23
There's a lot happening with Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited ebook service, so Jeff and Bryan invited Dave Hamilton on to go even deeper into the discussion they started on TMO's Daily Observations podscast last week. The result is a serious loo (more…)
Jul 23
It turns out that winning an early access to game isn’t enough to satisfy every fan as mobile developer Gameloft recently learned. (more…)
Jul 23
Apple may be working with manufacturing partners like Swatch to create multiple versions of the iWatch that are available in a range of styles and price points, according to a questionable report from (more…)
Jul 23
Apple was granted a patent on a smart watch dubbed “iTime” on Tuesday. The patent describes a wristband with embedded electronics that can be accessed by “a mobile electronic device.” It describes several implementations, including versions where the mobi (more…)
Jul 23
Facebook released its quarterly earnings for the second quarter of 2014, showing a large increase year-over-year. Revenues (more…)
Jul 23
As rumors of Apple’s anticipated entry into the smartwatch sector mount, a report on Wednesday claims Cupertino has been collaborating with Swatch and other major traditional watchmakers to release a range of branded products that appeal to a wider swath (more…)
Jul 23
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates: Marvel Unlimited digital comic subscription $0 (more…)
Jul 23
The Information has a new report out discussing Apple’s progress on a mobile wallet payments service. The post echoes reporting by 9to5Mac earlier in the year. The report says the service may launch this fall, enabling iPhone users to pay for (more…)
Jul 23
In a public notice to Internet service providers, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reminded business that they canno (more…)
Jul 23
Communications giant AT&T has released its quarterly earnings report for its second quarter of the fiscal year. AT&T’s co (more…)
Jul 23
A report on Wednesday claims Apple is accelerating work on a mobile payments system, or digital wallet, that could be ready by this fall, allowing customers to pay for physical goods with their iPhone instead of a credit card or cash. (more…)
Jul 23
Apple’s talks with companies in the payment industry have been heating up in recent months, (more…)
Jul 23
The UAG Scout Case for iPad Air provides rugged, full coverage and a built-in stand. An added plus is the oversize buttons. It meets military MIL-SPEC drop standards. (more…)
Jul 23
Savage Interactive has released v2.1 of Procreate, its professional-level illustration app for the iPad. The update is a maj (more…)
Jul 23
I have a deal aimed at developers today called The 8 For 8 Design Bundle. It's a collection of eight UI kits all designed iOS 8. Combined, it includes more than 700 hand-crafted UI elements, all of which were designed to meet Apple's Human Interfa (more…)
Jul 23
OS X Yosemite — which is going into public beta tomorrow — should eventually ship in late October, sources clai (more…)
Jul 23
OS X provides scripting languages like Perl, Python and Ruby. Apple continues to support legacy Python 2.x only, but for those who need Python 3 (now at 3.4.1), John Martellaro explains how to get it, install it, and still keep Apple's default install (more…)
Jul 23
Following Apple’s record earnings report this week, investment firm RBC Capital Markets raised its price target to $110, recommending that investors buy ahead of what is expected to be a "busy fall" for the iPhone maker. (more…)
Jul 23
Fantastical 2 for the iPhone and the iPad were today updated to version 2.1, add (more…)
Jul 23
While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources. Apple plans to continue rel (more…)
Jul 23
It's Apple earnings report time, so Jeff Gamet invited Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro on to share their perspective on the company's conference call with investors and analysts. They also took a look at a new class action lawsuit alleging Apple (more…)
Jul 23
Apple’s spending on research and development jumped 36 percent year-over-year in the June quarter to $1.6 billion, (more…)
Jul 23
Following an earlier report on the launch of the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, (more…)
Jul 23
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Fantastical 2 calendar app for iPhone, iPad and Mac up to 50% off (more…)
Jul 23
Security researchers at Zscaler claim to have found a security flaw in CNN’s iPhone app that exposes personal login and passwords of its users. The CNN app for iPhone, which includes an iReport feature that allows users to sign-up and submit news storie (more…)
Jul 23
Sony has announced plans to invest 35 billion yen, or about $345 million, on scaling up production of image sensors for (more…)
Jul 23
Apple will release the promised public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday, July 24. The beta will be in line with the version developers are currently using, at least for now, but devs will get updates at a faster pace.The Mac Observer Spin: Getting early (more…)
Jul 23
As e-commerce behemoth Amazon gears up for the release of its first-ever smartphone on Friday, technology journalists have begun to weigh in with their thoughts on the device — and the returns don’t look good for Jeff Bezos’s brainchild. (more…)
Jul 23
Apple continues to invest heavily in research in development, with a 36 percent year-over-year increase seen last quarter, helping the company reach $4.36 billion in total R&D costs so far this fiscal year. (more…)
Jul 23
Samsung’s latest ad entitled “Every Day is Day One” is really, really nice. The cinematography is top notch and the soundtrack makes it even richer (a cover of David Bowie’s “Absolute Beginners”). It features Samsung&# (more…)
Jul 23
With Apple reporting lower-than-expected iPad sales for the second quarter in a row, it’s likely that Tim Cook will be once again be called on to reassure investors that the decline in year-on-year sales won’t continue indefinitely. Cook has b (more…)
Jul 23
We’ve already taken a close look at Fantastical 2 for iPhone and Fantastical 2 for iPad, and today Flexibits is releasing Fantastical 2.1 for both platforms with a list of new features and discounting Fantastical for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Among t (more…)
Jul 23
Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014. The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according t (more…)
Jul 23
Apple reported US$37.4 billion in revenue for its third fiscal quarter and 35.2 million iPhones sold, coming in below Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um's expectation of $38.2 billion. That may be disappointing, but it doesn't spell certain doom for A (more…)
Jul 23
The first public beta of OS X Yosemite will be made available on Thursday, July 24th, Apple has revealed in a mee (more…)
Jul 23
Apple made a significant investment into research and development (more…)
Jul 23
FiftyThree, the developers behind the popular drawing app Paper, today announced its releasing an SDK that will let all developers take advantage of its Pencil stylus for iOS devices. First launched last year alongside an update to Paper, Pencil is a $60 (more…)
Jul 23
In addition to launching a redesigned version on Android, Fleksy today has given us a first look at its upcoming keyboard offering for Apple’s iOS 8. iOS 8 launches this fall with several new iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch features, including the abil (more…)
Jul 23
As we reported Apple was readying for release this month, Apple has shared that it will open the public beta version of OS X Yosemite tomorrow, July 24th, for users wanting to preview the upcoming version of the Mac operating system ahead of its release (more…)
Jul 23
Thereâs a secret to fixing red-eye on images within iPhoto-and it leaves a certain frustrating pupil-size slider in the dust. In this Quick Tip, weâll go over how to use this fast little repair tool. (more…)
Jul 23
In another step to address concerns of possible backdoors in iOS, Apple has published a newdocument explaining what th (more…)
Jul 23
The first public beta of Apple’s forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update, known as Yosemite, will become available to download on Thursday, July 24 for testing ahead of its scheduled release this fall. (more…)
Jul 23
In a coordinated release today, a number of publications have released official overviews of the latest OS X Yosemite beta build alongside word of Apple’s plans to open up the (more…)
Jul 23
While Wall Street may have been slightly disappointed by some of the numbers Apple reported yesterday, they should feel reassured by Apple stabilising and growing its gross margins, say Apple bulls - analysts who expect the stock price to rise. Business (more…)
Jul 23
Finding the right case to protect your gadgets can be an expensive hit-or-miss affair. With plastic smartphone cases typically (more…)
Jul 23
Though Apple’s June quarter results were slightly below Wall Street expectations, investors expressed greater concern over the company’s guidance for the current September quarter, but they were also pleased by improving gross margins, chalking up the res (more…)
Jul 23
Here’s how Apple’s Q3 results stack up against the analyst expectations compiled by Fortune. Revenue grew 6 percent, but Wall Street was expecting more. Earnings per share was marginally higher than expected, at $1.28 per diluted share. Gro (more…)
Jul 23
Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed during Tuesday’s conference call with analysts that Apple had acqu (more…)
Jul 23
A firmware update, issued on Monday for “Mid-2011″ MacBook Air models running OS X 10.9.2 and later, app (more…)
Jul 23
Finding the right case to protect your gadgets can be an expensive hit-or-miss affair. With plastic smartphone cases typically (more…)
Jul 23
One of the most surprising things analysts heard on Tuesday in Apple’s quarterly earnings conference call that was low (more…)
Jul 23
Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with ligh (more…)
Jul 23
In what appears to be a response to allegations of installing "backdoor" services with the intent to harvest data from iOS devices, Apple on Tuesday posted to its website an explanation of three diagnostics capabilities built in to the mobile OS. (more…)
Jul 22
Earlier this week, Apple denied claims that it had hidden secret backdoors in its iOS platform that could allow the government or malicious users to extract a variety of critical and personal details about a device’s user from an iPhone or iPad, so (more…)
Jul 22
According to new from television writer Jason Lynch, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices will gain the FXNow on-demand service wit (more…)
Jul 22
Earlier this week, forensic expert Jonathan Zdziarski attracted attention for (more…)
Jul 22
Amazon has finally stepped into the ring to take on the current champions of the smartphone market with its own device, the Fire Phone. In what essentially boils down to a smaller version of the Kindle Fire tablet, the Fire Phone packs a custom-built oper (more…)
Jul 22
While Apple wrestles with a lawsuit alleging an improper “gentleman’s agreement” that prevented it and other tech firm (more…)
Jul 22
While iOS and Mac OS X have traditionally followed different release schedules, Apple’s recently announced Continuity features suggested it was possible for Apple’s two operating systems to debut at the same time. However, Apple is planning to stagger the (more…)
Jul 22
Even though Apple will begin integrating iOS and OS X in new, mutually beneficial ways with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple currently plans to stagger the releases of the two operating systems, according to people briefed on the plans. iOS 8 will launch in (more…)