2011 MacBook Pro Yosemite

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

By about 5 hours ago.

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

One of the coolest features of Yosemite, is Continuity / Handoff, which lets iOS and OS X device users continue a certain action even after switching devices — including placing phone calls and sending regular text messages on a Mac. Unfortunately, not all Macs and MacBook models can support it, as older models do not have Bluetooth 4.0 LE chips inside. Luckily, after some digging, a Mac user revealed on MacRumors’ forum that 2011 MacBook Pros can support Continuity / Handoff features after a little tinkering. More →

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iPad Air 2 Benchmark A8X CPU

Benchmark suggests the iPad Air 2 will be even more powerful than you imagined

By about 7 hours ago.

Benchmark suggests the iPad Air 2 will be even more powerful than you imagined

Apple has yet to officially release the exact specifications for the pumped-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, but these new benchmarks show the immense power that iPad Air 2 will have by suggesting the device’s CPU will have 2GB of RAM and 3-core CPU.

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Apple Pay: How to Activate and Use

Apple Pay works in countries outside the U.S. with this simple trick

By about 8 hours ago.

Apple Pay works in countries outside the U.S. with this simple trick

Activated via the recent iOS 8.1 update, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ new contactless payment functionality better known as Apple Pay is only available to U.S. customers at this time, at least according to Apple. But MacRumors reveals that Apple Pay also works internationally, but a small trick is required to enable it. More →

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Apple China iCloud Attack

Apple falls victim to an iCloud attack from the Chinese government, servers not affected

By about 9 hours ago.

Apple falls victim to an iCloud attack from the Chinese government, servers not affected

The Chinese government is currently staging an attack on Apple’s iCloud, according to Internet censorship monitor Greatfire.org. The report claims that this main-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is an attempt to gain access to the private information of Chinese citizens, including texts, pictures and contacts. The attack coincides with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. More →

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Apple Watch Sales

Will we ever know if the Apple Watch is a smash hit or a flop?

By about 9 hours ago.

Will we ever know if the Apple Watch is a smash hit or a flop?

Apple is far from launching its first smartwatch in stores, but once it starts selling its various Apple Watch models it might not brag with sales numbers as it usually does with its most popular products. Specifically, Business Insider points out that the Apple Watch won’t have its own product category, at least when it comes to announcing quarterly results, as the device will be part of a category of devices that also includes the Apple TV and iPods. More →

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How To Make Phone Calls Yosemite

How to make and receive phone calls on your computer with Yosemite and iOS 8

By about 10 hours ago.

How to make and receive phone calls on your computer with Yosemite and iOS 8

After previewing OS X 10.10 Yosemite this past summer during its annual WWDC developer conference, Apple finally released its new desktop software to an eager public last week. Yosemite features a complete visual overhaul and plenty of new functionality as well, but the most talked-about new feature set is definitely Continuity, which is a series of features that integrate Mac computers more deeply with iPhones and iPads. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get for free right now

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get for free right now

By on October 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM.

We shared a terrific list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps on Monday that were normally worth a combined $60 but were all on sale for free for a limited time. In fact, if you hurry, you can still download a few of them for free. Tuesday brings a new batch of software sales though, and this time we have another seven iOS apps regularly worth $18 all together, but each and every one of them is free for a limited time. More →

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Yosemite Spotlight Search Data Collection

Why you shouldn’t be worried that Yosemite is tracking you (and what to do if you are)

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM.

Why you shouldn’t be worried that Yosemite is tracking you (and what to do if you are)

Following the official release of Apple’s latest desktop operating system, news broke that OS X Yosemite secretly sends Spotlight search data to Apple (including location information), even though the company doubled down on privacy and security more than once in recent weeks. However, things aren’t as bad as you might think, and Apple’s data collection is done in a specific way that actually prevents the company from tracking you. Finally, data collection isn’t covert because Apple clearly explains it, and it can be easily turned off if you so desire, something Apple also explains how to do. More →

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Set Up Apple Pay

A guide to setting up Apple Pay on your iPhone or iPad

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

A guide to setting up Apple Pay on your iPhone or iPad

The rollout of the latest updates for Apple’s mobile operating system hasn’t been quite as smooth as expected, but with iOS 8.1, it looks like Apple is back on track. The biggest addition to iOS in 8.1 is Apple Pay, the company’s attempt to replace all of your credit cards, debit cards and gift cards with an easy-to-use mobile service. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Sold Out

This is one ‘problem’ Apple is happy to have

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

This is one ‘problem’ Apple is happy to have

Apple on Monday announced record results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus having played a crucial role despite being available in stores for only 10 days during the period. The company sold more than 10 million units during launch weekend, and that doesn’t even include China. The phones were released in the largest market in the world about a month later, where they were met with huge demand, with many buyers purchasing the phablet version, according to unofficial estimates.

Following its previous reports that largely said the same thing, Digitimes is again saying that Apple is going to increase iPhone 6 Plus manufacturing volumes in order to “satisfy strong demand from China.” More →

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Christmas Sales

You might not be able to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stores this Christmas

By on October 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

You might not be able to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stores this Christmas

In case you’re planning to buy an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for yourself or a special someone this Christmas, you should consider placing an order as fast as possible, to actually be able to have it shipped, wrapped, and neatly hidden underneath a Christmas tree. Otherwise, finding an iPhone 6, and especially iPhone 6 Plus, in stores right before Christmas is something less likely to happen, as Apple is selling everything it can manufacture. Tim Cook said during Apple’s Q4 conference call that the company can’t determine yet whether supply will meet demand this quarter. More →

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Tim Cook Letter

Here’s the letter CEO Tim Cook sent to employees following Apple’s monster Q4

By on October 21, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Here’s the letter CEO Tim Cook sent to employees following Apple’s monster Q4

Apple absolutely crushed its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings. Even the most bullish estimates were light when Apple revealed on Monday that it racked up a massive $8.5 billion net profit on $42.12 billion in sales — both records for the September quarter. The company sold 39.3 million new iPhone handsets in the quarter, which was also a record that was undoubtedly made possible by Apple’s huge iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch last month.

To congratulate his team on Apple’s record-smashing quarter, Cook sent the following internal letter to his staff: More →

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