iOS 8 Widgets PCalc

Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind

By , about 10 hours ago.

Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind

Good news: It looks like you’ll still be able to whip out your iOS 8-powered iPhone or iPad, head to Notification Center, and perform some quick calculations on a calculator widget that you previously placed in the Today section. TechCrunch now reports that Apple has decided against an earlier decision to reject calculator apps from building iOS 8 widgets, which should come as a relief to apps like PCalc that first started complaining about Apple’s widget policies earlier this week. More →

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iOS 8.1 Bugs

How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

By about 11 hours ago.

How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

Apple’s latest version of iOS is a huge improvement over other recent builds. It’s a particularly substantial improvement over iOS 8.0.1, which bricked about 30,000 iPhones in late September. As solid as iOS 8.1 is, however, the software still has some bugs that can be a big headache for iPhone and iPad users around the world.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are already things you can do to address all of iOS 8.1’s most troublesome bugs. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $23!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $23!)

By on October 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

It’s been a great week so far for paid iPhone and iPad apps that were made available for free for a limited time, and a few good ones from Wednesday’s post are still free if you hurry. Thursday is another day, however, and today we have another batch of seven apps to share. Want to download $23 worth of nifty iOS apps without paying a dime? Scroll through the list below and hurry before these limited-time sales end. More →

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What It's Like To Work At Apple

Anonymous Apple employees reveal what it’s like to work for Tim Cook

Anonymous Apple employees reveal what it’s like to work for Tim Cook

By on October 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Despite the fact that all of its products now leak long before they are formally announced, Apple remains one of the most secretive technology companies in the world. Of course, it makes sense that the most valuable company in the United States would want to protect its secret sauce, so one can’t exactly blame Apple for closing itself off to the public, for the most part.

Then again, when a company is as secretive as Apple, it makes the private bits and pieces that do manage to trickle out far more tantalizing — and some juicy bits and pieces were shared recently when several anonymous Apple employees shared some details surrounding what it’s like to work for Apple CEO Tim Cook. More →

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Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay Video

Video: This is why Tim Cook finally decided to come out as gay

By on October 30, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

Video: This is why Tim Cook finally decided to come out as gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped an unexpected surprise on Thursday morning when he decided to finally come out as gay. Even though Cook’s sexuality has long been a topic of speculation, the Apple boss put all doubts to rest in a heartfelt essay in Bloomberg Businessweek where he talked about his experiences as a gay man and how they’ve shaped what he sees as his role as CEO of Apple. More →

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Tim Cook on Being Gay and Equality

This is the most important and inspirational personal announcement Tim Cook has ever made

By on October 30, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

This is the most important and inspirational personal announcement Tim Cook has ever made

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday made a surprising announcement in an opinion piece on Bloomberg Businessweek, which is very much in line with his many public notes in the recent past about diversity at the workplace. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Cook said  in the essay. More →

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Apple Retina 5K iMac Price

Apple’s Retina 5K iMac seems pricey at $2,499 – here’s why it’s really a killer deal

By on October 29, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Apple’s Retina 5K iMac seems pricey at $2,499 – here’s why it’s really a killer deal

Obviously not everyone can afford to spend $2,500 on a large monitor with a resolution of 4K or higher. But if you do feel like throwing that kind of cash around at a beautiful display, Apple’s new iMac with a Retina 5K display really is a killer deal. We mention this because 9to5Mac on Wednesday flagged an impressive looking LG 4K monitor that measures in at 31 inches and costs the exact same price as the Retina 5K iMac… but it’s also just a monitor and not an all-in-one desktop computer. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Android Smartphones

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

By on October 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

A new report from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech reveals that huge iPhone 6 demand helped Apple last quarter, with the company seeing market share increases in various European markets. However, Apple’s market share actually dropped in Apple’s home country during the period, hitting 32.6% in the September quarter, a 3.3% drop compared to last year. More →

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WatchSpring Download

Video: You can get Apple’s gorgeous Apple Watch interface on your iPhone right now

By on October 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM.

Video: You can get Apple’s gorgeous Apple Watch interface on your iPhone right now

Last week, we showed you a few images of what Apple’s new Apple Watch interface might look like on an iPhone. Usability would certainly take a hit in some important areas, but Apple’s zooming UI does a good job of using available display real estate to its fullest extent. And of course, the zooming effect is also pretty cool.

Well, it didn’t take long for developers to get cracking on making the zooming Apple Watch interface a reality for iPhone users, and it’s already available as a free download — with two big caveats. More →

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Cheap iPhones and Macs

Stop dreaming about Apple making cheap iPhones and Macs

By on October 29, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Stop dreaming about Apple making cheap iPhones and Macs

Even though Apple has reduced the prices of its Macs over the years, the company isn’t willing to create cheap iPhones and Macs just for the sake of gaining more customers. At least that’s Apple’s Greg Joswiak said during an interview with Re/code at the Code/Mobile conference. More →

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Apple Pay vs. MCX CurrentC

This might be the reason MCX retailers won’t let you use Apple Pay, even if they want to

By on October 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

This might be the reason MCX retailers won’t let you use Apple Pay, even if they want to

Apple’s Apple Pay is a successful new product for the company, with the payment solution having needed just a week to become more popular than all other mobile payment platforms combined, at least in the U.S. That said, not all retailers are eager to let customers pay with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in their stores, with the MCX group — which includes Walmart, Best Buy, Sears, Target, Gap, CVS, Rite Aid, and many others — not supporting Apple Pay at this time.

The New York Times has apparently learned the one thing that’s keeping many of these stores from supporting Apple Pay right now, though MCX is somewhat disputing it. More →

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Apple Vs. Amazon Walmart

Has Apple found the perfect weapon to fight both Walmart and Amazon?

By on October 29, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

Has Apple found the perfect weapon to fight both Walmart and Amazon?

Apple is edging closer to declaring an all-out war against mega retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and CVS with its payment system. The big shopping chains do not want Apple butting into their customer relationship and have already rejected the use of Apple Pay. Yet despite the stringent opposition from the leading bricks and mortar players, Apple Pay is already more popular than all other NFC solutions combined after only one week of availability. More →

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