iOS 8 Update Release

iOS 8 already installed on nearly half of all iOS devices

iOS 8 already installed on nearly half of all iOS devices

By about 18 mins ago.

iOS 8’s initial adoption numbers may have been a little sluggish, according to reports, but Apple now says on its developer support pages that 46% of active iOS devices have been updated to its latest mobile operating system, “as measured by the App Store on September 21, 2014.” More →

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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs LG G3

How to temporarily hide your nude selfies on an iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 or G3

How to temporarily hide your nude selfies on an iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 or G3

By about 1 hour ago.

Apple last week made an important privacy statement and told customers that it values their privacy and it further wants to help them secure personal data including messages, calls and photos by encrypting them. Similarly, Google plans to turn on personal data encryption by default in Android L to further guard user data. On top of these default practices available in iOS 8 and coming to future Android devices, The Associated Press has highlighted other means that can help iOS and Android users (at least on some devices) to protect their photos, at least temporarily. More →

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Hit List

iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Pictures

You have to check out some of the amazing pictures being taken with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

You have to check out some of the amazing pictures being taken with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By about 10 hours ago.

iPhones may not have as many megapixels as a lot of cameras on high-end Android phones, but repeated photography shootouts have shown that the device’s camera typically punches above its weight and can still deliver fantastic photos despite having lesser top-line specs. Now with the debut of both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, it looks like Apple has delivered its best smartphone camera yet and fans over at MacRumors this past weekend started posting some stunning photos they’ve taken with their new iPhones. More →

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Sony Xperia Z3 Remote Play

How to get the Xperia Z3’s coolest feature on any Android phone

How to get the Xperia Z3’s coolest feature on any Android phone

By about 11 hours ago.

Sony is about to be very unhappy with the XDA Developers community. It seems that an XDA forum member who goes by the name of XperiaPlaystation has figured out how to port the Sony Xperia Z3’s PlayStation 4 Remote Play feature over to any Android device, despite the fact that Sony has said that it wants the feature to remain an exclusive to its smartphones. More →

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Game Changers

U2's Bono on Apple iTunes Music

Bono wants to help Apple reach 1 billion iTunes subscribers

Bono wants to help Apple reach 1 billion iTunes subscribers

By about 12 hours ago.

In an interview with Dave Fanning on Irish radio station 2FM, U2’s Bono revealed that the band wants to help Apple get to 1 billion iTunes subscribers, TUAW reports. Apple currently has 885 million users according to the well-informed musician, who has been in the news quite a bit lately because of the free U2 album download “scandal.” More →

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iPhone 6 Sales Chart

One chart shows you how incredible the iPhone 6’s sales numbers really are

One chart shows you how incredible the iPhone 6’s sales numbers really are

By on September 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

So we already know that Apple sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units over the weekend, which in itself is a hugely impressive achievement. However, Apple’s massive weekend iPhone sales only look more impressive if you compare them with sales of past product launches, as Asymco’s Horace Dediu did on Monday when he posted the following chart on Twitter. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Release Date

Mysterious feature teased for rumored Retina MacBook Air

Mysterious feature teased for rumored Retina MacBook Air

By on September 22, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

The MacBook Air family is going to get a smaller, slimmer and significantly improved family member at some point in the future, and a new report from Jack March reveals that Apple’s upcoming 12-inch Retina MacBook Air will offer users a complete redesign. More →

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Google iOS App

Google’s best iOS app got even better with a big update

Google’s best iOS app got even better with a big update

By on September 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

It seems odd since Google and Apple are huge rivals, but Google is indeed one of the best software companies in the world when it comes to iOS apps. Google’s apps — at least, the ones that are updated regularly — always feature beautiful designs and great functionality. In fact, some might argue that Google’s iOS apps are even better than Apple’s own iOS apps. Personally, I can say that Google’s Search app in particular is easily one of the apps I use most often. It brings Google’s incredible Google Now functionality to iOS and it makes searching the web a breeze; I rarely use Safari at all on my iPhone, opting instead to do a quick search with Google’s nifty app to visit a website.

And thanks to a recent update, Google’s iOS Search app is now better than ever. More →

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Apple Watch Specs

Apple Watch will reportedly have pretty unimpressive specs

Apple Watch will reportedly have pretty unimpressive specs

By on September 22, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Apple usually doesn’t compete with rivals when it comes to certain hardware choices it makes for its iOS products, including processor cores and clockspeed, memory or megapixels, though some have said that might change with the Apple Watch. In a note released on Monday to investors, and obtained by AppleInsider, Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri says Apple’s first smartwatch will have 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, in its most basic versions. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Battery Life

Don’t expect the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to win any battery life contests

Don’t expect the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to win any battery life contests

By on September 22, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are in the hands of millions of buyers, people are putting them through all sorts of experiences including accidental or intentional drop tests and detailed teardowns, but also battery life tests. In fact, Phone Arena has put both devices through its regular battery measurements that use “a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage,” publishing its findings and updating its battery life smartphone rankings to accommodate the new arrivals. More →

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iPhone 6 Launch Black Market

The hidden dark side of the iPhone 6 launch

The hidden dark side of the iPhone 6 launch

By on September 22, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

Earlier on Monday we learned that Apple shattered all previous iPhone launch records, as customers couldn’t wait to get their device over its launch weekend. People were willing to wake up in the middle of the night to make sure they get their desired iPhone model or to stay in line for days to grab one in the store come launch Friday. But unlike in previous years when lines were filled with more anxious fans waiting to get the next iPhone model than people looking to make a quick buck, the iPhone 6’s launch seems to have had a darker story, as you can see on a video that went viral on YouTube. More →

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Apple Beats Music Streaming App

New report claims Apple is already planning to shut down Beats Music

New report claims Apple is already planning to shut down Beats Music

By on September 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM.

Well, this is somewhat unexpected — TechCrunch’s sources are saying that Apple is planning to shut down the Beats Music streaming app that it acquired when it bought Beats for $3 billion earlier this year. The only way that this report would make any kind of sense would be if Apple were simply folding Beats Music into iTunes — there is simply no way that Apple would consider abandoning a music streaming service at a time when it’s working to regain some of the influence over the music industry that it’s lost ever since the rise of Pandora, Spotify and other popular streaming services. More →

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iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Display Comparison

Frequent Apple critic says the company has finally upped its game with the iPhone 6

Frequent Apple critic says the company has finally upped its game with the iPhone 6

By on September 22, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

DisplayMate president Raymond Soneira has never been shy about slamming Apple when he thinks that it’s released a device with an inferior display — recall last year, for instance, he ripped the Retina iPad mini for “lagging” behind both the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. Now that he’s gotten his hands on the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6, however, he’s happy to report that Apple has finally taken a big leap forward in terms of display quality that he’s been waiting to see since the release of the iPhone 4 all the way back in 2010. More →

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