Tim Cook Memo

Here’s the full internal memo that Tim Cook sent to Apple employees for the holidays

By about 5 hours ago.

Here’s the full internal memo that Tim Cook sent to Apple employees for the holidays

Apple certainly has a lot to be thankful for this year. The company’s stock is up 39% year to date, its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus represent the biggest smartphone launch in history, and Apple is still the most valuable technology company in history. It takes the hard work of tens of thousands of people to achieve such staggering success, of course, and CEO Tim Cook took a moment earlier this week to thank them all ahead of the holidays. More →

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Apple just released iOS 8.2 beta 3

By about 5 hours ago.

Apple just released iOS 8.2 beta 3

If you’re a developer — or one of the tens of thousands of non-developers with an iOS developer account — we have some good news for you: Apple just released a new version of its iOS software. iOS 8.2 beta 3 is now available as an over-the-air (OTA) download for users with compatible devices. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $41!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $41!)

By about 7 hours ago.

Yesterday’s post included a huge list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps that were all on sale for free for a limited time — and if you hurry, you can still download several of them for free. Today is a new day, however, and we have a fresh list of eight more apps that are regularly worth $41 all together, but each and every one of them is now a free download for a limited time. Want them all? You’d better hurry because these sales could be over at any minute. More →

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Apple Pay European Launch

Apple Pay marches toward the future with big new launch

By about 10 hours ago.

Apple Pay marches toward the future with big new launch

After launching it in the U.S. as a limited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature — as it needs certain hardware components to work — Apple Pay has quickly become a success product for the company, surpassing in popularity similar mobile payments solutions that have been available to some smartphone users for years. Unsurprisingly, Apple doesn’t want to limit Apple Pay support to iPhone 6 units sold in the U.S., and the company plans to expand to more regions of the world, including Europe, according to a job listing found by iClarified. More →

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How To Use Apple Pay

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to using Apple Pay

By on December 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM.

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to using Apple Pay

Apple Pay is the future. You can fight it all you want, but as we have discussed several times here on BGR in the past, services like Apple Pay will be the primary means of transactions in the United States at some point in the future. It will be a while until they truly proliferate, as we said when covering a cool new smart card called Coin, but these services will proliferate.

As fantastic a job as Apple did making its mobile payment solution as easy as possible to use, there are still some things that won’t be obvious to every iPhone owner out there. But don’t worry — we’ve found the most comprehensive guide on the planet to using Apple Pay, and it has everything you need to know. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

By on December 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM.

This has been a great week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free, and with Christmas right around the corner, we all need to save as much money as possible right now. Tuesday’s list included eight nifty iOS apps on sale — and you can still grab some for free if you hurry — and now we’re back with another 10 paid apps that are all free for a limited time. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Wallpapers

81 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

81 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

By on December 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM.

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might not pack as many pixels on their displays as the quad HD screens on smartphones like the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but there’s absolutely no question that in terms of display quality, the iPhones are two of the best in the business. The screens are bright and clear, and colors are far more bold and vivid than they are on most other smartphone displays.

So an important issue arises: How do you find beautiful high-resolution wallpapers that make the most of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ stunning screens?

That’s where we come in. More →

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Hidden OS X Features

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X.

We recently told you how to access a nifty paint app that Apple hid on your Mac, and now we have a list to share that identifies 10 interesting OS X features that you might not have known about. More →

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iOS 8.1.3 Update Release Date

Apple has a surprise iOS 8.1 update in store

By on December 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple has a surprise iOS 8.1 update in store

Apple has already issued iOS 8.2 betas to developers, with iOS 8.2 expected to be the second major iOS 8 update following the recently released iOS 8.1.2, but the company is apparently also working on an iOS 8.1.3 update that should be released before iOS 8.2 is ready for the masses. More →

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Apple Pay Support Expands

Apple Pay is already much bigger than you thought

By on December 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Apple Pay is already much bigger than you thought

This week, Apple announced that its Apple Pay service has grown once again to support dozens of new businesses, including banks, grocery stores, big-box retailers and even Orlando’s Amway Center. With 10 more banks signing on, Apple says that it now supports the cards which constitute about 90% of all credit card purchases in the United States. More →

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Apple iTunes Antitrust Suit Verdict

Apple wins big in $1 billion iTunes antitrust suit

By on December 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM.

Apple wins big in $1 billion iTunes antitrust suit

It looks like draconian digital rights management practices that included deleting songs from some users’ iPods if they came from rival stores wasn’t enough to convince a jury that Apple violated antitrust regulations. The New York Times’ Bruce X. Chen reports via Twitter that a jury has tossed out a years-old lawsuit against Apple that alleged the company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to make sure its iTunes Store remained the dominant marketplace for digital music. More →

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Apple iPhone 7 Concept Pictures

This ‘iPhone 7′ concept shows just how much better the iPhone can get

By on December 16, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

This ‘iPhone 7′ concept shows just how much better the iPhone can get

The iPhone 6 is one of the world’s best smartphones but there’s always room for improvement. As we’ve noted before, one area where Apple could actually take a page from LG’s newest smartphones is the way LG maximizes its devices’ display space while eliminating as much extra space around the display as possible. More →

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