Apple iBeacon Advertising Stats

Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way

By about 9 hours ago.

Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way

There was a great deal of interest surrounding Apple’s iBeacons when they launched alongside iOS 7 late last year, but as they are still in the initial stages of deployment, we haven’t seen much data regarding their effectiveness. Advertisers claimed that the potential for iBeacons as a new platform was vast, and now we’re finally beginning to see the results. 9to5Mac shares a report from InMarket, a company currently installing iBeacons in grocery stores, which illustrates the point of the advertisers perfectly. More →

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Yosemite and 12-inch Retina MacBook Air

Yosemite and Apple’s best Macs yet are reportedly launching this fall

By about 11 hours ago.

Yosemite and Apple’s best Macs yet are reportedly launching this fall

Apple will release the public OS X Yosemite beta on Thursday, with 9to5Mac reporting that the final version will be released as a free download via the Mac App Store at some point in late October, possibly alongside new Macs that will come with high-resolution displays. More →

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iOS 8 Beta 5

iOS 8 beta 5 to be released August 4th, beta 6 on August 15th

By on July 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM.

iOS 8 beta 5 to be released August 4th, beta 6 on August 15th

According to our sources, Apple is nearing the end of the beta testing cycle for iOS 8. We are told that the company plans to seed iOS 8 beta 5 to developers on August 4th, and a final version of the OS, iOS 8 beta 6 on August 15th. After that we most likely are going to have a lull of several weeks until Apple is ready to release the iOS 8 GM (this is the final version, barring any unforeseen emergency fixes / problems). The latest version of Apple’s upcoming mobile software, iOS 8 beta 4, is the most stable and smooth out of all the releases so far, and it also incorporates new design and user interface tweaks, bug fixes and feature enhancements.

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iPhone 6 Release Date Details

Report from solid source points to iPhone 6 release in mid-September

By on July 23, 2014 at 10:52 AM.

Report from solid source points to iPhone 6 release in mid-September

Reports surrounding Apple’s impending iPhone 6 announcement keep rolling in. 9to5Mac reports that Apple is “tentatively” planning to host a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and everything we need to know about the full version of iOS 8. According to the sources, the event will most likely be held during either the second or third week of September, but manufacturing issues could delay Apple’s schedule. More →

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OS X Yosemite Beta Download

Want to start using OS X Yosemite before it launches this fall? Here’s how you can

By on July 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM.

Want to start using OS X Yosemite before it launches this fall? Here’s how you can

Developers and people with access to developer accounts have already been able to try out the OS X Yosemite in beta form for more than a month, but soon Apple will make the beta version of its new OS available to a much wider audience. As promised at WWDC 2014, Apple will roll out a free Yosemite public beta release this summer, so anyone who’s interested in running Apple’s latest operating system on a Mac can test drive it before it’s released this fall.

The company told The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple that the public beta will be released on Thursday, July 24th. More →

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Top 5 iPhone Tips

5 awesome iPhone and iPad tricks you won’t believe you ever lived without

5 awesome iPhone and iPad tricks you won’t believe you ever lived without

By on July 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Smartphones have completely changed the ways we work and play, but a problem has developed over the years: there are so many features and so much functionality packed into these nifty devices that it is impossible for anyone to remember it all. As a result, many of the features we might find incredibly useful often go undiscovered. Here at BGR, we try to help as often as we can but offering tips and tricks of our own, and also by bringing things to your attention when other sites offer useful tips — and here’s one we couldn’t pass on sharing. More →

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iOS 8 and Yosemite Release Date

Why it makes sense for iOS 8 and Yosemite to launch separately

By on July 23, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Why it makes sense for iOS 8 and Yosemite to launch separately

Apple’s new operating systems for mobile devices and computers will not launch simultaneously, 9to5Mac has learned from sources familiar with the matter, but that’s not necessarily surprising, even though iOS and OS X will be tied together more than ever once iOS 8 and Yosemite are released. More →

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Apple's iOS Backdoor Features

Apple denies intentionally compromising iOS security, explains ‘backdoor’ features

By on July 23, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Apple denies intentionally compromising iOS security, explains ‘backdoor’ features

Following an extensive security report from an iOS forensic and security expert that questioned some of Apple’s iOS tools when it comes to the user’s security and privacy (see his questions in the image above), Apple has taken another step to address “backdoor” concerns on top of stating that it’s not working with anyone to include backdoors in any of its products. More →

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iOS 8 Beta 4 Features: EU Internet

iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for Europe

By on July 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM.

iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for Europe

Among the new features added to iOS 8 beta 4, Apple’s latest iOS 8 pre-release version that was released to developers on Monday, there’s nifty a new setting ready to handle roaming in the European Union, Cult of Mac reports. More →

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iPhone 6 Parts Leak

This is one of the biggest iPhone 6 leaks we’ve seen so far

By on July 22, 2014 at 5:19 PM.

This is one of the biggest iPhone 6 leaks we’ve seen so far

We’re more certain than ever that the iPhone 6 is less than two months from release, which means the leaks will likely continue unabated until Apple finally takes the stage this fall. On Tuesday, Apple.club.tw dropped one of the most substantial leaks we’ve seen so far, including images of the Lightning flex cable, headphone parts and the endlessly leaked rear shell for the iPhone 6 body. More →

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Apple Earnings Q3 2014

Apple posts monster Q3 profit on $37.43 in revenue, beats estimates

Apple posts monster Q3 profit on $37.43 in revenue, beats estimates

By on July 22, 2014 at 4:31 PM.

Apple’s stock has been soaring lately, up more than 24% over the past three months. Shares took off in late April when Apple announced a 7-for-1 split that would take place in early June, and the stock has kept climbing gradually ever since, inching closer to an all-time high that now sits just north of $100 after adjusting for the split. And if Apple managed the blowout quarter some industry watchers are expecting it to report on Tuesday afternoon, $100 might not be far behind. More →

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iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Release Date

Why Apple’s iPhone 6 should launch on September 12th

By on July 22, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

Why Apple’s iPhone 6 should launch on September 12th

While some reports say the next-gen iPhones will be launched on September 19th – not to mention that some retailers already offer pre-order options of the iPhone 6, despite the fact that it doesn’t yet exist – Business Insider has a different take on when the iPhone 6 should be released. More →

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