Apple Siri Distracted Driving

Apple fights back against claims that Siri is distracting drivers

By on November 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Apple fights back against claims that Siri is distracting drivers

Back in October, researchers from the University of Utah released findings which showed smartphone personal assistants weren’t much safer than texting while driving. They found hands-free technology to be distracting and overly-complex, harping on Siri specifically as one of the least intuitive methods of interacting with technology through voice commands. More →

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Apple Store Black Friday Gift Cards

Apple looks set to disappoint you again on Black Friday

By on November 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Apple looks set to disappoint you again on Black Friday

As we’ve mentioned before, you shouldn’t buy things at the Apple Store on Black Friday if you’re expecting a bargain. AppleInsider reports that Apple’s Black Friday gift card program is back this year, as it once again seems that Apple won’t be offering any in-store Black Friday discounts on its products. More →

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Best iPhone iPad Apps

5 incredible iPhone and iPad apps you have to check out right now (11/24)

5 incredible iPhone and iPad apps you have to check out right now (11/24)

By on November 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

We’re trying something new this week. In addition to our regularly scheduled paid apps gone free, we’re going to introduce you to some of the best premium iPhone and iPad apps as well — apps that are worth a few of your hard-earned dollars.

This week, we’ve combed through Apple’s Apps for (RED) collection to find the very best apps for you to download. Plus, all of the proceeds collected from the participating apps from November 24th – December 7th will be donated directly to the PRODUCT(RED) campaign. There’s never been a better time to pick up some of the App Store’s best games and productivity tools.

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iPhone 6 A8 Processor 4K Video

Your iPhone 6 has a hidden feature that Apple never mentioned

By on November 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Your iPhone 6 has a hidden feature that Apple never mentioned

Apple tends to be pretty thorough when it comes to breaking down all the bells and whistles that it adds to its new devices but it turns out the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both have a feature that Apple never bothered to mention: The ability to play back 4K video. The Unofficial Apple Weblog points us to a recent discovery the developers of Mac video upload app WALTR, who found that the A8 processors found in Apple’s new iPhone models offer 4K video playback, despite the fact that Apple never once announced this feature. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

By on November 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

While people are always on the hunt for good deals, Thanksgiving week is known for being the one week each year that people devote the most time to bargain hunting. Retailers across the country offer some of their best sale prices of the year to woo customers, but you don’t need to battle crowds to get deals this week. In fact you can save $72 right now without moving an inch, because we’ve got a great list for you today showcasing eight nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. More →

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Black Friday 2014 iPhone 6

Here’s where to find the best Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone 6

Here’s where to find the best Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone 6

By on November 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Apple launched its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets this past September, and the company enjoyed record September-quarter sales as a result. If you’re an Apple fan who managed to exercise restraint and hold off on buying a next-generation iPhone, however, prepare to be rewarded handsomely.

Apple’s own Black Friday deals are always pretty lackluster, but this year several Apple retail partners are taking matters into their own hands. Black Friday 2014 brings with it a number of awesome deals on Apple’s iPhone 6, and we’ve collected four widely-available bargains in particular that you’ll want to make note of. More →

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iPhone Holiday Quarter Sales 71 Million

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

By on November 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

Things have been going pretty well for Apple’s iPhone business this year and this holiday shopping season is shaping up to be its biggest yet. Per 9to5Mac, KGI Securities has released a new research note estimating that Apple will sell 71.5 million iPhones this holiday quarter, headlined by blowout sales from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

That figure would crush the record 51 million iPhones Apple sold last year during the holiday quarter. More →

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Cortana vs. Siri Commercial

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

By on November 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

Microsoft might not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to smartphone sales, but that isn’t stopping the PC giant from repeatedly claiming that its personal assistant is superior to Siri. In the latest commercial from Microsoft, Cortana and Siri have yet another conversation.

This time around, Cortana is curious to find out how Siri has changed since moving over to the iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, Siri’s answers are less than satisfying.

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iOS 8 Security Flaw

Here’s why the iPhone ‘Masque Attack’ security flaw is so scary

By on November 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM.

Here’s why the iPhone ‘Masque Attack’ security flaw is so scary

Earlier this month, researchers at cybersecurity firm FireEye discovered a vulnerability in the iOS operating system which could allow hackers to replace legitimate apps with malicious copies, giving them access to any data the user entered into the hacked app. These “Masque Attacks” were enough of a threat to convince the U.S. government to release a statement warning iPhone users to avoid downloading apps from third-party sources until the issue could be resolved.

Apple was quick to issue its own response, downplaying the severity of the vulnerability, but further research by Trend Micro seems to indicate that the threat is even more serious that originally reported. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

By on November 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

It’s time to finish the week strong with one last batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. Yesterday’s post brought you seven paid apps regularly worth more than $60 that were all on sale for free — and some of them can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today, we have eight new apps for you and there are some great ones to choose from. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Order Shipping

You might get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas after all

By on November 21, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

You might get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas after all

During its latest earnings call, Apple revealed that it’s selling every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus it can make, suggesting that some buyers might not be able to get their desired iPhone 6 model in time for the holidays, as the company wasn’t sure when it’ll be able to catch up with demand. Since launching the new iPhones, Apple’s estimated shipping times for orders placed on its online store reached seven to ten business days for the iPhone 6 and up to four weeks for the iPhone 6 Plus, no matter what capacity versions, colors, or carrier options, without seeing any improvement. More →

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Deadline iOS 8 and Apple Watch

Video: This Apple Watch app will tell you when you’re going to die

By on November 20, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Video: This Apple Watch app will tell you when you’re going to die

Remember Deadline? That sweet $0.99 iPhone app that uses various tools at its disposal to tell you when you’re going to die, and even offers you a timer so you know how much time you have left on Earth? Well, Alaric Cole, the developer behind Deadline, has already put the WatchKit SDK Apple released earlier this week to good use to come up with a test version of Deadline, recording a short video using the iOS Simulator to show it in action. More →

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