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

Apr 17
Twitterrific for iOS gets a welcomed update today that notably brings the ability to edit tweets with a simple tap of the “more actions” icon. Of course, in order to get around the fact that Twitter doesn’t actually allow editing of tweets, what the (more…)
Apr 17
We first showed you Photos+ by Justin Williams of Second Gear last December when the app that shows you photo EXIF info debuted. Jonathan Hayes of SilverPine Software, who worked on Sunlit with Manton Reece of Riverfold Software, has since purchased Phot (more…)
Apr 17
Unsurprisingly, Apple appears to be readying a bug fix update to iOS 7.1 called iOS 7.1.1. Numerous visits to 9to5Mac from areas surrounding Apple’s campus on devices running iOS 7.1.1 have appeared in our analytics. The increase in views likely in (more…)
Apr 17
It is my distinct pleasure to have Project Wizards on board this week to sponsor TMO with their awesome project management app, Merlin. Long-time followers of TMO history will note that Project Wizards has been sponsoring our Cirque du Mac party for the p (more…)
Apr 17
The incredibly cool iPhone-based remote control cars for Anki Drive have some new competition because the company has two new models available. The Corax and Hadion models offer new feature to ramp up the competition: Hadion comes with Turbo Boost, and Co (more…)
Apr 17
With the exact date that incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave her position at Burberry still unannounced, some have speculated that the fashion executive may be delaying her departure in order to collect on Burberry share bonuses worth a (more…)
Apr 17
Several UK-based iOS apps — including BBC iPlayer, Sky Go, and Now TV — have suddenly stopped streaming video, the BBC repor (more…)
Apr 17
Apple will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 next Tuesday, April 22 throughout its various retail locations and at its main campus, (more…)
Apr 17
Fortune has its usual roundup of what the analysts are expecting Apple to report in iPhone sales next week, and the forecasts make worrying reading. The overall average is for quarterly sales of 38.2 million, which would represent year-on-year growth (more…)
Apr 17
It’s not quite as clever as it looks, but an app created during a hackathon and spotted by Engadget allows Siri to control web-enabled devices like Nest, services like Spotify and even a Tesla car. It’s not coincidence that the app is named (more…)
Apr 17
As noted by the BBC, some video apps on iOS have inexplicably stopped working today. Videos simply fail to stream, resulting in error messages like the one shown above. The cause of the issue is still unclear, but the bug is affecting multiple high-p (more…)
Apr 17
Apple will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd in its retail stores and on its Cupertino, California campus, according to multiple Apple employees. Earth Day is an annual day of focus on environmental protection and initiatives that has taken place in (more…)
Apr 17
A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches. (more…)
Apr 17
A 3D imaging system-on-a-chip made by PrimeSense, a company acquired by Apple last year, has been spotted inside the prototype of a Google device. Project Tango is an Android phone that uses highly-sensitive 3D motion-tracking and measurement to create a (more…)
Apr 17
Eyefi is expanding the usefulness of its Wi-Fi-equipped SD memory cards, by launching its own cloud storage service. (more…)
Apr 17
New documents unearthed on Wednesday show Apple was toying with a gesture-based unlock function for its mobile devices some four years after the idea was introduced in the Android operating system. Cupertino’s version, however, is arguably far more advanc (more…)
Apr 17
Continuing our look at some of the more interesting devices and services we ran across at Macworld in San Franc (more…)
Apr 17
Productivity software developer Ergonis has announced the release of Typinator 5.9, a mainte (more…)
Apr 16
Apple has quietly added a line on its CarPlay microsite acknowledging that it will indeed support the feature in existing cars through aftermarket systems. Specifically, Alpine and Pioneer are listed under the line “And you’ll soon be able to (more…)
Apr 16
Citing unnamed sources “with knowledge of the product,” Bloomberg is reporting that Apple may enter into a partnership (more…)
Apr 16
Apple is rumored to want $100 more for a larger screen iPhone 6 than iPhones past. Bryan and Jeff say, “Well, duh!” They also take a look at Samsung getting caught fudging its tablet sales and Amazon's hardware ambitions. Come on, let's hear it! W (more…)
Apr 16
Apple and Shazam are teaming up to build a music identification feature natively into iOS, acording to a Bloomberg report. The feature will allow users to find the name and artist of a song that’s playing, likely with the option to download the so (more…)
Apr 16
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who has worked diligently to turn around the veteran search engine’s fortunes with some success (more…)
Apr 16
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has her sights set on Apple's mobile Safari. According to online reports, Ms. Mayer wants to replace Google as the default search option for Apple's mobile devices. (more…)
Apr 16
The latest entry in a growing selection of Thunderbolt 2 capable storage solutions, G-Technology’s G-SPEED Studio and G-RAID Studio RAID arrays incorporate high-capacity 6TB HDDs and ultra-fast I/O into small chassis designs. (more…)
Apr 16
Apple is working on a song identification feature as a new addition to iOS 8, reports (more…)
Apr 16
A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system and is working with Shazam to roll out capability. (more…)
Apr 16
Veteran embedded chip and automotive systems maker Texas Instruments has announced plans to incorporate Apple’s iBeacon t (more…)
Apr 16
Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other a (more…)
Apr 16
Blizzard has released an iOS (specifically iPad) port of the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft card game. It's a free with IAP game, and looks great on the iPad retina display. (more…)
Apr 16
Re/code reports that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is planning an attempt at persuading Apple to switch its default iOS search engine from Google to her company’s own offering. According to Re/code’s sources, Mayer has built what she hopes will be (more…)
Apr 16
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly working on a plan to convince Apple to change the default iOS search engine from Google to a new Yahoo solution, which could deal a significant blow to Google’s ad income. (more…)
Apr 16
Yahoo is working on two internal projects to optimize its mobile search and monetization in order to convince App (more…)
Apr 16
Google today announced financial results for the quarter that ended in March. The search engine giant reported reported consol (more…)
Apr 16
Microsoft has launched its All-in-One Media Keyboard. Designed for use in the living room, the peripheral of (more…)
Apr 16
Anki Drive, a line of toy race cars that feature iOS compatibility, has updated its Anki Drive ap (more…)
Apr 16
T-Mobile's CEO John Legere is making some crazy moves over at the fourth-place carrier under the company's “Un-Carrier” label. So crazy in fact, they're actually good moves for consumers. (more…)
Apr 16
As AC networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home (more…)
Apr 16
The iPad version of Blizzard’s card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available at App Stores worldwide. The (more…)
Apr 16
Working for Apple is the experience of a lifetime. Most everyone who has had that privilege looks back with affection on the experience – if one ignores the reason for leaving. But a recent article, without having spoken to any former Apple employees, loo (more…)
Apr 16
A new app named Marvel allows creation of app idea prototypes with clickable hotspots, no coding required. This free app and service make it easy to go from napkin sketch to interactive demo in just a few steps. (more…)
Apr 16
Blizzard Entertainment’s digital card trading game (more…)
Apr 16
Storage vendor LaCie , maker of a number of accessories compatible with Apple’s Thunderbolt, announced on Wednesday that data from transactions made through the company’s first-party online store may have been compromised as a result of a security breach (more…)
Apr 16
Fandango 6.0 for iPhone and iPad is out now with a colorful new orange and blue icon replacing the previous white and red version. It also brings the Spotlight carousel to both iPad, a feature previously limited to the iPhone, which lets you swipe through (more…)
Apr 16
Hyundai will support Apple’s CarPlay beginning with 2015-model Sonatas shipping later this year, according to an announc (more…)
Apr 16
Anki Drive, a lineup of iOS-compatible intelligent toy race cars which are exclusive at retail to Apple Stores, expanded on Wednesday with new cars, tracks, and an entirely new race mode. (more…)
Apr 16
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. This weekend’s can’t miss deals: 2-pack of D-Link DCS-930L wirele (more…)
Apr 16
Customers looking to purchase a new CarPlay-equipped vehicle from Hyundai may experience sticker shock, as the company has said that the feature will only be available alongside a navigation system, an upgrade that could cost thousands of dollars. (more…)
Apr 16
Hyundai announced today at the New York International Auto Show its 2015 Sonata will be the first of its vehicles to feature Apple’s new CarPlay technology bringing phone, messaging, music, and navigation functionality from the iPhone to the in-dash (more…)
Apr 16
Jeff Gamet, The Mac Observer's Managing Editor, will be speaking at the Estes Park Internet Computer User Group on Wednesday, April 16, in Estes Park, Colorado. Jeff will talk about this year's Macworld/iWorld Conference, The cool things he found (more…)
Apr 16
Corel has brought its previously iPad-only mobile video editing app, Pinnacle Studio, to the iPhone. The app allows (more…)
Apr 16
Hyundai announced today at the New York International Auto Show its 2015 Sonata will be the first of its vehicles to feature Apple’s new CarPlay technology. Apple rebranded its iOS in the Car feature announced at WWDC in 2013 as CarPlay earlier thi (more…)
Apr 16
Samsung decided to launch its “Next Big Thing” campaign — parodying Apple — in the wake of the death of Apple co-f (more…)
Apr 16
Apple and Samsung are among the smartphone makers that have agreed to comply with CTIA's guidelines calling for a “kill switch” that renders devices useless if lost or stolen. The agreement will take effect in July 2015, and for Apple, it won't in (more…)
Apr 16
Following a brief maintenance period worldwide, Apple’s Online Stores in the (more…)
Apr 16
Texas Instruments announced today that it is adding iBeacon support across its Bluetooth LE chips and development kits. The company is starting by adding support to some of its Bluetooth wireless micro controllers, an automotive connectivity device, and o (more…)
Apr 16
Silicon firm Texas Instruments on Wednesday announced plans to support Apple’s iBeacon microlocation technology across a large swath of TI’s Bluetooth product line, including chips for embedded and automotive applications. (more…)
Apr 16
As AC networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your (more…)
Apr 16
Apple's attempt to dismiss the string of ebook antitrust lawsuits filed against it by several states was shot down by Federal Judge Denise Cote on Tuesday. Several state Attorneys General filed lawsuits accusing Apple of conspiring with publishers to (more…)
Apr 16
The 8GB iPhone 5c is now on sale in 14 more countries, checks show. When the 8GB option first became available last (more…)
Apr 16
You can use Mavericksâ cool Maps program for all sorts of things-getting directions, obviously, or checking out 3D views of cities. But one of the features you may not have known about is the ability to see if thereâs construction, accidents, or other i (more…)
Apr 16
As they have done in years past, case makers are once again betting on unconfirmed designs rumored for Apple’s next iPhone, with one manufacturer betting this year’s model will sport a larger display and a sleep/wake button moved to the upper right side. (more…)
Apr 16
Apple has continued to slowly expand availability of its new entry-level 8-gigabyte iPhone 5c model, with the handset debuting in a number of additional countries this week, including Italy and Sweden. (more…)
Apr 16
We learned yesterday from patent trial evidence that Samsung was worried about running ads that directly attacked Apple, wanting Google to do it for them. We now know that it was the death of Steve Jobs which prompted Samsung’s change of mind, ru (more…)
Apr 16
New photos showing what appears to be another case for Apple’s larger-screen iPhone 6 have been (more…)
Apr 16
We’re still months away from Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 6, but ambitious manufactures are already designing accessories based on previous rumors. Additional silicon cases rumored to fit the iPhone 6 were recently published on NoWhereEl (more…)
Apr 16
Following a brief maintenance period worldwide, Apple’s Online Stores in the (more…)
Apr 16
After a brief period of downtime, the Apple Store around the world has now gone back up. Aside from a bit of Mothers Day promotional advertising, there is no change to most regions. For some countries, however, Apple has now made the 8 GB iPhone 5c av (more…)
Apr 16
Samsung executives discussed Steve Jobs’ passing as "unfortunately" having an "unintended benefit for Apple," and at the same time, "our best opportunity to attack iPhone," in internal memos marked "highly confidential," pr (more…)
Apr 16
Not only did Samsung not infringe on Apple’s patents, a parade of witnesses for Samsu (more…)
Apr 16
In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, Samsung continued its defense against by calling on a cavalcade of computer science experts who testified that Apple’s patents were not novel, should not have been granted or did not apply to allege (more…)
Apr 16
Google debuted its Hangouts-based video support service Google Helpouts last fall; today an a (more…)
Apr 16
Fueling speculation that Apple may be planning to expand iTunes Radio to selected countries in the near future, tweets (more…)
Apr 15
A federal judge on Tuesday denied Apple’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by state attorneys general over e-book price fixing, allowing a trial that could cost the company up to $840 million to move forward. (more…)
Apr 15
For observers in Apple’s battle against the US Department of Justice over alleged e-book “price fixing,” it will come (more…)
Apr 15
Just shy of a week after the last release, Apple has issued its seventh beta of the forthcoming maintenance release, 1 (more…)
Apr 15
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. This weekend’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates: Save 40% on S (more…)
Apr 15
Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, among others, have joined with the top five US wireless carriers to (more…)
Apr 15
Approximately one week following the previous beta release, Apple has provided build 13D43 of the upcoming OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to developers. The update is available in the Mac App Store Software Update section for those on earlier betas and can also be (more…)
Apr 15
Apple today seeded build 13D43 of OS X 10.9.3 to developers, just under a week after releasin (more…)
Apr 15
Apple on Tuesday pushed out the latest OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta seed to developers with no known issues and (more…)
Apr 15
Apple has agreed to back a new initiative along with a host of Android manufacturers and all of the major U.S. cellular carriers that would require all smartphones manufactured after July 2015 to come with specific anti-theft features. The program is the (more…)
Apr 15
Check out the RADIUS iPhone5 Case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s from REIGN23. It was originally and successfully funded through Kickstarter, and I think it's a study in minimalist design intended to protect the corners of your iPhone. It's made of T6 (more…)
Apr 15
New confidential internal memos presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial detail a "counter tsunami plan" Samsung hoped to set up in response to Apple’s iPhone 5 launch, in order to distract from its own Galaxy product vulnerabilities it described a (more…)
Apr 15
Intel Corporation today reported first-quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, operating income of $2.5 billion, net income of $1.9 b (more…)
Apr 15
A group of smartphone industry giants, including Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, signed on to a voluntary program spearheaded by the U.S. wireless industry that looks to incorporate anti-theft technology into handsets by July 2015. (more…)
Apr 15
Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung have announced a voluntary agreement to include anti-theft technology on all smartphones beginning next year, (more…)
Apr 15
There's a known issue in Mavericks where a secondary monitor causes Time Machine all manner of grief and heartache. If this is happening to you, we have some suggested workarounds to help you access your backups. (more…)
Apr 15
LaCie warned its customers on Monday of a credit card breach that lasted almost a year. The company said that unauthorized persons gained access to customer transactions that took place between March 27th, 2013 and March 10th, 2014, and that it was taking (more…)
Apr 15
Following a Nikkei report to the effect earlier this week, Alpine has officially confirmed plans to ship aftermarket rece (more…)
Apr 15
Adding to a slew of iPhone 6 related "leaks," a case maker at the 2014 Hong Kong Electronics Fair on Tuesday showed off a tooled metal mockup purportedly representative of Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6. (more…)
Apr 15
As we progress further into 2014, iPhone 6 rumors have begun to pick up, with (more…)
Apr 15
Following a number of leaks claiming to show prototypes, cases, and manufacturing tools for the next-generation iPhone, today yet another leak of a physical iPhone 6 mockup has popped up via Japanese blog Macotakara.jp. The site posted images from the Hon (more…)
Apr 15
Feral Interactive has announced today that Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut has been re (more…)
Apr 15
Japanese aftermarket manufacturer Alpine confirmed on Tuesday that it will be the second car audio maker to bring Apple’s CarPlay to aftermarket receivers with products set to launch in the U.S. and Europe later this year. (more…)
Apr 15
Rapooâs E2700 Keyboard for computers contains a built-in touch pad on the right side. It's not quite a full-size keyboard being only 10-inches wide, including the touchpad. With it, right-handed users can sit back and relax while they compute, never (more…)
Apr 15
A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store Tuesday as Google brought its Helpouts live video tutorial service to iOS and A&E Networks launched live streaming of its A&E and History channels to the iPad. (more…)
Apr 15
Google has added yet another app to its collection of iPhone apps today. This time it’s Google Helpouts, which connects users over its Hangouts service to experts knowledgeable in a specific subject for tutoring. Google’s Helpouts service firs (more…)
Apr 15
Through the decades, we've never known anything else but Microsoft Word for Windows and Mac. On the iPad, it's, right away, the familiar workings of Word, with cross-platform file compatibility. But it's also developed with many of the key tec (more…)
Apr 15
Last week we had reports of Amazon building a smartphone, this week we have more details and pictures, including notable features such as a 4.7â screen, 720p resolution, and six cameras. Yes, six.The Mac Observer Spin: Amazon's smartphone sounds more (more…)
Apr 15
Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has revealed the new Pentax 645Z magnesium alloy-bodied medium-format DSLR. The new ca (more…)
Apr 15
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. This weekend’s can’t miss deals: Speck and Incase Apple accessori (more…)
Apr 15
Apple appears to be readying for a UK iTunes Radio launch in the near future. As indicated by this tweet, Apple’s director of iAd Paul Wright has recently been visiting media marketing agencies to discuss iAd in relation to iTunes Radio. Bloomb (more…)
Apr 15
A&E has updated two of its iOS apps — History, and the network’s namesake — with support for watching live TV. Previo (more…)
Apr 15
Pricing on Microsoft’s Office 365 service became a little more affordable for individual users on Tuesday, as the company launched a new "Personal" subscription plan priced at $69.99 per year. (more…)
Apr 15
Microsoft is launching a cheaper ‘Personal’ Office 366 subscription today that will give you access to the cloud services and mobile apps for $69/year or $6.99/month opposed to the $99/year Home subscription. The new Personal subscription only provide (more…)
Apr 15
A&E Networks has just updated iOS apps for two of its most popular TV channels, A&E and History, with the ability to watch live TV on both iPhone and iPad. The apps, which previously provided full episodes and clips on-demand to users in the US, w (more…)
Apr 15
Pioneer is tossing its hat into Apple's CarPlay ring with five aftermarket receivers for cars that don't ship with the feature pre-installed. CarPlay is Apple's in-dash system for linking your iPhone to your car for music playback, driving dir (more…)
Apr 15
Microsoft has launched a new cheaper tier of its Office 365 subscription service, aimed at individuals wanting to use the pr (more…)
Apr 15
A series of snapshots hit the web Tuesday showing what is alleged to be a prototype of Amazon’s upcoming first-party smartphone, with a 4.7-inch display and 6 cameras that are said to power a unique three-dimensional user interface. (more…)
Apr 15
Audio specialist Pioneer has announced plans to ship five Apple CarPlay-compatible receivers this summer. The new models (more…)
Apr 15
This week in the MacNN forums, members help other long time users and Fresh-Faced Recruits resolve problems. Forum members try to a (more…)
Apr 15
MacMall.com has dropped the price on the 27-inch iMac from $1,800 down to $1,400. Until 4/30/14, a $100 mail-in-rebate offer drops (more…)
Apr 15
Whether it’s legitimate or not, a newly revealed front panel claimed to be for Apple’s next-generation iPhone appears to show a part for a 5.1-inch display with a screen ratio of 16 to 9. (more…)
Apr 15
This week Apple’s online store has a wide selection of refurbished iPad and iPod models on sale. Right now the refurbished 16GB iPad (more…)
Apr 15
With Apple in the midst of its second major court battle with Samsung over alleged patent violations, and all but one of the five claims relating to Android rather than to anything Samsung-specific, it’s gotten me wondering whether further cases of (more…)
Apr 15
Apple may be planning on shipping 9 million iWatch smartwatches in 2014, assuming information from insider sources is correct. That figure comes from a report that LG is the only supplier for the flexible displays Apple plans to use, and that it has 9 mil (more…)
Apr 15
Following reports yesterday that car electronics manufacturer Alpine was planning to launch aftermarket CarPlay units in the fall, Pioneer issued a press release today confirming a firmware update for existing in-dash systems. Pioneer will be bringing App (more…)
Apr 15
Today, Condé Nast’s Epicurious becomes the latest to take advantage of iBeacons in-store by teaming up with inMarket to beam location-based notifications and offers to shoppers in retail environments. I previously wrote about inMarket,  an in-store (more…)
Apr 15
Michael Bromwich, the monitor Federal Judge Denise Cote placed in Apple to ensure the company doesn't engage in antitrust-related behavior, said that the iPhone and iPad maker is now far more cooperative compared to when he first started his job last (more…)
Apr 15
New photos may have revealed more components for the next-generation iPhone, usually nicknamed the iPhone 6. An image (more…)
Apr 15
Display manufacturers will make more money in 2014 from the screens found in mobile phones, tablets, and laptop computers than those in television sets for the first time as consumers increasingly demand higher-quality displays in mobile devices, accordin (more…)
Apr 15
Apple’s forthcoming CarPlay standard for in-vehicle dashboards won’t be limited to new cars, as Pioneer announced on Tuesday that it will be bringing five aftermarket options for customers to install in their existing vehicles this summer. (more…)
Apr 15
With Apple’s Passbook quickly becoming the de facto way for developers to create digital tickets, store cards and passes, Microsoft capitalized on ways to strip the data from .pkpass files and recompile them on handsets running Windows Phone 8.1. (more…)
Apr 15
Another interesting revelation from the ongoing Apple vs Samsung patent trial: concerned about launching attack ads on a company that was a customer as well as a competitor, Samsung sought to persuade Google to “launch a campaign against Apple.̶ (more…)
Apr 15
A picture claiming to be of an “iPhone 6″ front panel has surfaced on a Chinese forum after appearing being posted without context on Weibo. Details surrounding the image are not clear, but the forum poster claims that it originates from  (more…)
Apr 15
While most mobile devices rely on GPS for mapping and navigation, the system only works outdoors and in range of satellite timing signals. However, new technology from Apple could extend accurate positioning indoors without need for additional hardware as (more…)
Apr 15
An alleged photo of what appears to be a front panel from Apple’s larger-screen (more…)
Apr 15
According to a recent report from Korean publication Naver, LG is once again rumored to be the sole supplier of flexible displays for Apple’s upcoming iWatch. First discovered by GforGames, the report seems to back up a rumor from January suggesting (more…)
Apr 15
Over the weekend, Judge Lucy Koh turned down Samsung’s request for a summary judgement in the Samsung-Apple second pat (more…)
Apr 15
A single photo of what appears to be a larger than normal iPhone front glass showed up on Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Tuesday, offering what could be the first look at Apple’s next-generation handset. (more…)
Apr 15
LG will be the sole supplier for flexible displays to be used in the (more…)
Apr 15
Users in Ecuador have provided evidence that iTunes Radio is now sporadically available in the South American country, (more…)
Apr 15
Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed monitor for Apple’s anti-trust compliance policies, demonstrated a marked change (more…)
Apr 15
Music discovery service Pandora has released an update for its iOS app, adding an alarm clock (more…)
Apr 15
Continuing to grind through its long list of expert witnesses on Monday, Samsung brought up two company executives, as well as three Google engineers, to further its case of non-infringement of five Apple patents. (more…)
Apr 14
The world of Bitcoin mining can be confusing if you're new. You'll need to buy specialized mining gear based on ASICs, but the good news is that there are several entry-level options available, and you can run them from your Mac, a Windows PC, or (more…)
Apr 14
Apple may be testing a rollout of iTunes Radio services in Latin America as reports on Monday note the feature is up and running in at least one country in the region. (more…)
Apr 14
Apple’s court-appointed external compliance monitor Michael Bromwich on Monday issued his first report to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote, noting a marked improvement in relations between himself and the Cupertino, Calif. company. (more…)
Apr 14
Those hoping for a reunion of the team that made The Social Network into a critical and commercial success will be d (more…)
Apr 14
Sim City 4′s original release on OS X had a bum rap, mostly as a virtue of timing. The first release in 2003 was aimed at the Po (more…)
Apr 14
Each day until April 25 Digiarty is giving away 500 copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro in their Easter Treat giveaway. Simply download the zip file, install the software, open the text file containing the registration number and enter it in. This title has a r (more…)
Apr 14
Apple’s court-appointed anti-trust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich on Monday issued his first report to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote, noting a marked improvement in relations between himself and the Cupertino, Calif. company. (more…)
Apr 14
The pen source Mozilla foundation has selected a new interim CEO and appointee to the Mozilla corporation Board of Directo (more…)
Apr 14
Sony on Monday pushed out a firmware update for its iOS-compatible DSC-QX10/QX100 "lens-style" cameras, adding a half-press to focus function to the device’s on-board shutter release, higher resolution MP4 video recording and other minor enhanceme (more…)
Apr 14
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. This weekend’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates: Nintendo anno (more…)
Apr 14
Screens, the popular and powerful VNC client for OS X (with an iOS counterpart), has been updated to version 3.0, introducing a host of new features. But the update is more than just a few new features crammed into old software. The entire app has been (more…)
Apr 14
Famed director David Fincher is out of contention for Sony's Steve Jobs movie due to what the studio called his “ridiculous” demand for US$10 million up front. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony was tense about the fee and his demand of total c (more…)
Apr 14
Apple is reportedly pushing carriers for a US$100 increase in the price it plans to charge for the iPhone 6. Carriers have been resistent to raising the iPhone's price, but will likely succumb and pass on the cost to their customers, according to Jeff (more…)
Apr 14
David Fincher might be out for director of Sony’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic as a report from The Hollywood Reporter claims sources close to the project say Sony is currently shopping for a replacement. The report claims Fincher is asking for “aggress (more…)
Apr 14
Forbes contributor Chuck Jones spelled out his predictions about Appleâs March quarter in a reasonable sounding piece based on Apple's own guidance and reality. Kelly is very confused about how this got posted. (more…)
Apr 14
The Social Network director David Fincher will not direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic, (more…)
Apr 14
Director David Fincher will not reteam with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin for Sony’s upcoming big-budget Steve Jobs biopic, according to a report on Monday. The duo collaborated on the Academy Award winning "The Social Network." (more…)
Apr 14
Amazon updated its Cloud Drive Photos app today to version 3.0 bringing an iOS 7-friendly and a number of features and improvements. With the redesign comes a new navigation view that now contains toggles between photos, videos, and both. This view also i (more…)
Apr 14
When news of the heartbleed OpenSSL flaw hit the Web last week, it send the online security community into a tizzy, and rightly so. The Mac Observer shared some tips on what you can do to protect yourself, and now we have some more help keep your private (more…)
Apr 14
Consumers looking for a way to take advantage of Apple’s new CarPlay infotainment offering without buying a new vehicle may soon be able to do so, as aftermarket manufacturer Alpine is said to preparing a CarPlay-compatible receiver for release later this (more…)
Apr 14
Normally $50, our friends at Stack Social and Parallels have worked with us to get the price down to just $15. Fifty and fifteen may share a lot of sounds a letters, but one of them leaves an extra thirty-five bucks in your pocket, and that's the deal (more…)
Apr 14
The Windows Phone 8.1 preview version of Microsoft Wallet actually supports Passbook files from iOS, reports say. i (more…)
Apr 14
Canada’s tax administration has reported that around 900 people have had personal data stolen, with the miscreants making off (more…)
Apr 14
Facebook is working to provide financial services, such as allowing users to send money to each other, according to a repo (more…)
Apr 14
With Apple’s Passbook quickly becoming the de facto way for developers to create digital tickets, store cards and passes, Microsoft has found a way to strip the data from .pkpass files and recompile them on handsets running Windows Phone 8.1. (more…)
Apr 14
WPcentral notes that the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update introduces support for Apple’s Passbook iOS app, allowing users to load coupons, tickets, boarding passes, etc, designed for Passbook into the Microsoft Wallet app. While the Microsoft Walle (more…)
Apr 14
Microsoft has added support for Apple’s Passbook passes in (more…)
Apr 14
Social media behemoth Facebook is reportedly nearing a deal with Irish authorities that would allow the company to offer its European users electronic payment and remittance services ahead of Apple’s hotly-anticipated entry into the market. (more…)
Apr 14
With recent rumors and hires suggesting Apple may be planning to build its own custom baseband chips for future iPhones, moving away from off-the-shelf silicon from companies like Qualcomm, one analyst thinks it’s a highly unlikely route for Apple to take (more…)
Apr 14
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. This weekend’s can’t miss deals: SanDisk Connect Wireless iOS/And (more…)
Apr 14
After introducing a new alarm clock feature for iPhone users back in December, streaming music service Pandora today updated its iPad app with the same functionality. The app already let users fall asleep to music using a Sleep Timer feature, and with to (more…)
Apr 14
I love clever ideas, and the folks at Juiceboxx, Inc. have a dandy one in their self-titled product, Juiceboxx on Kickstarter. This is a plastic enclosure for your MacBook Pro or Air charger that gives it more structure for the thin cable that connects to (more…)
Apr 14
In October 2013 Blacksmith-Labs out of Canada introduced their first iPhone holsters made from premium quality leather and metal alloy belt clips. The design concept is modern minimalist and it is different from any other case design this reviewer has see (more…)
Apr 14
Apple is aiming to use hydroelectric energy to power its Prineville, Oregon data center, and has purchased a power plant to make that happen. The company recently bought a hydroelectric plant that's under construction near its data center and will use (more…)
Apr 14
The proliferation of 802.11ac routers has begun in earnest. After an initial deployment by Apple, the second wave of refine (more…)
Apr 14
Apple has been asking carriers for approval to raise the base subsidized price of the iPhone 6 from $199 to $29 (more…)
Apr 14
After introducing a new alarm clock feature for iPhone users back in December, streaming music service Pandora today updated its iPad app with the same functionality. The app already let users fall asleep to music using a Sleep Timer feature, and with to (more…)
Apr 14
Initially I was all set to tell you about the Han in Carbonite Rug, because that is an awesome thing and it warms my heart to live in a world where it exists. But when I went to the What's New page over at ThinkGeek, I was distracted by something even (more…)
Apr 14
Alpine is scheduled to ship an aftermarket car system that includes Apple's CarPlay integration. Plans are to release the system this fall for US$500-700, making CarPlay an option for those who aren't in the market for a new car.The Mac Observer S (more…)
Apr 14
T-Mobile will be eliminating overage fees on all of its consumer plans, the carrier has revealed in its thi (more…)
Apr 14
T-Mobile is kicking off a new campaign targeting overage fees as part of its ongoing (more…)
Apr 14
Readdle, the developer behind popular Calendar apps for iPhone and iPad, today updated both its free Calendars by Readdle and the $2.99 Calendars 5 with a number of notable new features. First up, both apps get an updated iPad UI that includes a number of (more…)
Apr 14
(Updated with Nowhereelse mold photo) Photos posted to Chinese site Sina Weibo show what appear to be schematics and c (more…)
Apr 14
Just days after pictures surfaced of what were said to be molds for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, a new photograph has emerged that gives a clearer indication of the parts’ scale and sheds light on the possible physical dimensions of the new handset. (more…)
Apr 14
Analyst Peter Misek, via StreetInsider, is saying that Apple is looking to raise iPhone 6 prices by as much as $100. Misek claims that Apple has been actively negotiating the increase with carrier partners. Misek says that Apple can leverage the iPho (more…)
Apr 14
Following a number of new initiatives launched last week including its new Simple Starter plan and new perks for tablet users, T-Mobile issued a press release today calling for an end to overages and urging consumers to sign a petition for AT&T, Sprin (more…)
Apr 14
  Pictures of supposed iPhone 6 production tooling leaked out yesterday. However, the initial images of the molds were blurry and lacked context. A new picture from Nowhereelse.fr compare the molds directly to an iPhone 4s. The new device is subs (more…)
Apr 14
BlackBerry has added itself to the list of companies working to fix issues caused by the ‘Heartbleed’ OpenSSL security flaw (more…)
Apr 14
nds4ios has released a special version of the app that runs on non-jailbroken devices using a sneaky workaround. As the app is not available in the App Store, previously the app could only be installed on jailbroken devices, such as through the Cydia (more…)
Apr 14
This will be good news for a lot of graphic designers on the Mac. Bohemian Coding today released version 3.0 of its digital design app Sketch bringing new features and improvements. Here’s the list of features from Sketch 3: NEW IN VERSION 3:- Sym (more…)
Apr 14
With heartbleed posing such a serious security risk for everyone that spends any time online, ScreenCastsOnline is doing what it can to help out by offering a 1Password tutorial for free. 1Password is an app that helps you create strong passwords, manages (more…)
Apr 14
Car audio and navigation company Alpine will start selling its first aftermarket CarPlay upgrade in the fall, accord (more…)
Apr 14
Apple has apparently shown interest in raising the price of its next generation of iPhone models by $100, and has sought approval from carriers to do so, according to one Wall Street analyst. (more…)
Apr 14
Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100, claims Jefferies analyst Peter Misek (Via (more…)
Apr 14
Just as Apple seems to have switched its attention away from standalone music players in favor of its iPhone and iPad businesses, (more…)
Apr 14
In March, Mercedes-Benz said that it had plans to offer aftermarket CarPlay units by the end of 2014. As noticed by MacRumors, a Nikkei report from Saturday reveals that car electronics manufacturer Alpine has similar plans. Alpine will begin sellin (more…)
Apr 14
Microsoft and Japanese gaming firm KLab Inc. have revealed (more…)
Apr 14
Before and after versions of Google’s internal "software functional requirements" documents released in the Apple vs Samsung trial this week show that prior to Apple’s 2007 iPhone debut, Google’s vision for Android was a simple button phone runnin (more…)
Apr 14
Before and after versions of Google’s internal "software functional requirements" documents released in the Apple vs Samsung trial this week show that prior to Apple’s 2007 iPhone debut, Google’s vision for Android was a simple button phone runnin (more…)
Apr 14
Wireless printing app for iPhone, Printer Pro, has announced that it has been localized into nin (more…)
Apr 14
Car electronics manufacturer Alpine will begin selling a standalone aftermarket console that will support Apple’s (more…)
Apr 13
Auki is a new iOS 7 style quick reply tweak available for iPhone and iPod touch. (more…)
Apr 13
A prominent patent law blogger has again raised the argument that Apple’s patented features have very little value, while stopping short of saying that Samsung should just stop using the infringing technology. (more…)
Apr 13
John and Dave kick off this Sunday's show with a discussion about upgrading your older Macs with SSDs, the first in a series about the topic. Then it's onto sharing advice from your two favorite geeks and your fellow listeners about being a comput (more…)
Apr 13
NDS4iOS, a Nintendo DS emulator that runs on both non-jailbroken and jailbroken iOS devices, is now available to install through an over-the air download, reports (more…)
Apr 13
A set of photos published to the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Sunday allegedly show detailed schematics, CAD renderings and physical manufacturing molds for Apple’s next-generation iPhone. (more…)
Apr 13
Photos of Apple’s new “Building 4″ office building located at its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland have surfaced on the website of (more…)
Apr 13
A new set of leaks showing alleged manufacturing molds and chassis sketches of the iPhone 6 have surfaced on Chinese microblogging site (more…)
Apr 13
TypeStatus for Mac will provide simple system-wide notifications in the OS X menu bar when your iMessage has been read or someone is typing a response. (more…)
Apr 13
A new batch of photos appearing on the Weibo social network claim to show new production schematics and die for manufacturing the body of the iPhone 6 inside a Foxoconn facility, as noted by GforGames. A few of the photos (below) definitely show some sort (more…)
Apr 13
Following Apple CEO Tim Cook being honored with Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement award last December, the university in Alabama from which Tim Cook graduated has shared a video profiling the Apple CEO and his imp (more…)
Apr 13
A listing of Silicon Valley’s top companies points out that Apple now brings in more revenue ($174 billion) than second place Hewlett Packard and third place Google combined, and earns more money ($37 billion) than the rest of the top five together. (more…)
Apr 13
As the technology behind 3D printing improves, market leader MakerBot continues to expand its lineup of devices, and is working to enhance its connectivity with Apple’s iOS ecosystem. (more…)
Apr 13
Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook was profiled in a new video published by the Auburn University Alumni Association, which has recognized Cook in a Lifetime Achievement Award. (more…)
Apr 13
After recently adding support for eight additional languages, Readdles’ Printer Pro app for iPhone is going free for the next 24 hours. If you haven’t already tried Printer Pro, then now is a great time. The app allows you to print content con (more…)
Apr 13
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. This weekend’s can’t miss deals: Updates: Apple iPad Air 16GB WiF (more…)
Apr 13
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. This weekend’s can’t miss deals: Heartbleed Sale: 1Password for M (more…)
Apr 13
A new app for filtering YouTube videos has been released for iOS, entitled Dipper. Users of Dip (more…)
Apr 12
Sprint customers may soon be receiving a discount on Spotify, as part of a deal between the two companies, a (more…)
Apr 12
In order to help power its Prineville, Oregon data center with renewable energy as promised, Apple has taken over a (more…)
Apr 12
Apple is expanding its use of clean energy to power its iCloud data centers, with the company’s Prineville, Ore., facility now flanked by a small hydroelectric project acquired by the iPhone maker. (more…)
Apr 12
OregonLive notes that government filings from last week show Apple has taken over a hydroelectric project near its Oregon data center. Apple has previously reported that it powers its data centers entirely on renewable energy. The hydroelectric plant in (more…)
Apr 12
(iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton) Apple could be planning to subsidize the cost of its upcoming wearable product through health insurers, Cowan & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri speculates. “We continue to believe it is possible the product (iWatch) (more…)
Apr 12
As reports of the severity of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug has spread, so have the rumors. A report from Bloomberg claimed that the US (more…)
Apr 12
Have you ever wanted to create your own custom travel itinerary map? It turns out it's pretty easy, and itâs built into every Mac. Sandro Cuccia shows you how. (more…)
Apr 12
When Amazon launched its Fire TV earlier this month, the company positioned casual gaming as one of the set-top streamer’s "bonus" features. In this review follow-up, AppleInsider picks up the controller to find out if mobile gaming is ready for t (more…)
Apr 12
At the end of the twelth day of the Apple-Samsung trial, and fifth day of testimony, Apple rested its case against Sams (more…)
Apr 11
A confidential report from Samsung dug up by Apple lawyers has — for the second time in as many trials — re (more…)
Apr 11
We've gathered 24 different Bitcoin “faucets”-websites that pay out free Bitcoins just for loading up a page full of ads-and tested them to make sure they actually pay out. We started off with eight sites, but this update adds several more bringing th (more…)
Apr 11
MS Word is here!!But do you really need it? Vern Seward points out three free iOS alternatives in this week's Free on iTunes. Textilus Free, Docs Unlimited Free, and Easy Writer Lite. (more…)
Apr 11
Samsung on Friday brought up VP of Android Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer as its first witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial in a bid to prove the Korean company’s devices did not copy Apple’s. The main argument: Google invented c (more…)
Apr 11
Amazon has a smartphone in the works. We've heard this before, but now we're hearing about it from people who say they have seen it in real life and then told The Wall Street Journal about it.The Mac Observer Spin: Amazon's had a busy year in (more…)
Apr 11
Following this week’s revelations that Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller is unhappy with the direction of the company’s advertising and agency, and that Apple is considering hiring as many as four new digital agencies to further enhance (more…)
Apr 11
Apple’s presentation to the jury in the second Apple-Samsung patent trial is over, with attorneys for the iPhon (more…)
Apr 11
Apple lawyers on Friday concluded their side of arguments in the latest spat with Samsung, bringing the initial phase of the company’s case to a close after five days of court proceedings. (more…)
Apr 11
It was reported on Friday that Wolff Olins Global CEO Karl Heiselman has been hired away by Apple and will start working in a new marketing communications position in May. (more…)
Apr 11
Remember the good ol’ days when FaceTime wasn’t included with each Mac? Back then, you had to download a bit of software from the Mac App Store in order to make video calls to iPhone owners (though iChat could still do Mac-to-Mac calls). Even (more…)
Apr 11
Bryan Chaffin is a nut for LED lights. They use produce less waste heat than incandescent bulbs and use less power than a Compact Flourescent Light (CFL) bulb, both excellent features in a light source. That's why he was so excited to check out NuGree (more…)
Apr 11
When system administrators scrambled earlier this week to patch a serious security flaw in the SSL protocol, they assumed it was to protect against hackers and criminals from gathering user names, passwords, and other pieces of sensitive data on the Inter (more…)
Apr 11
Samsung has been caught wallowing in their own truthiness, according to court documents released as part of the current Samsung vs Apple court case.The Mac Observer Spin: What!? Samsung didnât let facts get in the way of what it told people? Fetch me my (more…)