Apple Pay Video

Video: This is the first TV commercial for Apple Pay

By on October 23, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Video: This is the first TV commercial for Apple Pay

Is Apple Pay the future of the payment industry? Is it just an overhyped fad that will eventually vanish from sight like Google Wallet? Early indications certainly seem to suggest that the former may in fact be the case, but we won’t know for certain for quite some time. In the meantime, the early response to Apple’s mobile wallet solution has been tremendous as users continue to enjoy this frictionless mobile payment solution in the few establishments where Apple Pay is currently accepted.

Now, as companies begin a campaigns in support of Apple’s payment solution, the first TV commercial featuring Apple Pay has been aired. More →

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Steve Jobs: Aaron Sorkin and Christian Bale

This is the next Steve Jobs

By on October 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM.

This is the next Steve Jobs

Many people still wonder what Steve Jobs would do today if he were still at the helm of Apple, even though Tim Cook has proven time and time again that he can run Apple like nobody else, perhaps even better in some ways than its iconic co-founder and former leader. But people are still fascinated with the genius that pushed Apple’s limits for so many years, and Aaron Sorkin thinks he found the next Jobs for his upcoming retelling of the epic story. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free right now (save $42!)

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free right now (save $42!)

By on October 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

The week is almost over but there are still plenty of awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps to be enjoyed for free. Wednesday’s list had eight nifty apps — some of which are still on sale if you hurry — and Thursday brings another seven apps regularly worth a combined $42. For a limited time, however, each and every one of them is completely free to download. More →

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iPad Air 2 Review

The Boy Genius Report: iPad Air 2 is as monumental as original iPhone

The Boy Genius Report: iPad Air 2 is as monumental as original iPhone

By on October 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM.

It’s easy to get excited about Apple products. They get faster, thinner, lighter, smaller, better, more beautiful and more functional. But every so often Apple introduces a pivotal product, one that might be from a brand new product category, or one from an existing product that is just so much better it can’t help but impress.

The iPad Air 2 is that product right now. It is better than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and I would go as far as to say it’s the best thing Apple has ever made. More →

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iOS 8.1 Features

This hidden iOS 8 trick will add a great dimming effect to your iPhone’s screen

This hidden iOS 8 trick will add a great dimming effect to your iPhone’s screen

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

Like every other smartphone on the planet, the auto-brightness feature on Apple’s iPhone models including the iPhone 6 never works quite the way people want it too. The bright settings are too bright and the dim settings are too dim, so despite the obvious benefits to battery life, many users disable auto-brightness in their iPhone’s display settings. This means that any time a user wants to adjust the screen brightness on his or her phone, a trip into the Settings app or a swipe up to open Control Center is needed.

But there’s a cool hidden trick that will make it fast and easy to instantly dim your screen anytime you want. More →

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iPar Air 2 iFixit Teadown

This might just be the most amazing thing about the iPad Air 2

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

This might just be the most amazing thing about the iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is officially available in stores, so it’s not really surprising to see the guys over at iFixit publish their official iPad Air 2 teardown. The slimmer-than-ever iPad Air 2 can be easily torn apart if you’ve got the right tools, but it’s not easy to repair, receiving a 2 out of 10 repaiarability score from the teardown experts. However, iFixit did manage to shed more light on the internal components of the iPad Air 2, many of which have been detailed in previous leaks and reports.

In the process, however, the publication made some interesting discoveries. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Review

The best and most extensive iPhone 6 Plus camera review you’ll ever see

The best and most extensive iPhone 6 Plus camera review you’ll ever see

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

We have seen a number of photography experts and professional photographers review the camera on Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet. Apple’s iPhones are widely known for being among the best in the business when it comes to smartphone camera quality, and the optics on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the best Apple has ever used. Since only the 6 Plus includes optical image stabilization (OIS), this is the handset photographers typically focus on when reviewing Apple’s latest handsets.

Reviews up to this point have been great. We have seen a number of respected photography experts review the iPhone 6 Plus camera and sing it praise, and we’ve even seen some photo samples that are so incredible it’s hard to believe they were captured by a smartphone.

But now, we finally have the iPhone 6 Plus camera review we have been waiting for. More →

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Apple Nike Fitness Band

Video: Nike CEO hints that Apple and Nike are working ‘stealth’ new wearable gadgets

By on October 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

Video: Nike CEO hints that Apple and Nike are working ‘stealth’ new wearable gadgets

Nike and Apple have a long history together, so as the worlds of fitness and technology continue to collide, it stands to reason that these two giants of their respective industries would come together once again. Of course when Nike discontinued its fitness band recently, rumors swirled suggesting that the company would move away from hardware as a new partnership with Apple was formed. Now, according to some not-so-subtle hints in a recent interview, Nike CEO Mark Parker indicated that there are indeed some exciting things to come from Apple and Nike. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Supply

Apple figured out what it needs to do to increase iPhone 6 Plus supply

By on October 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Apple figured out what it needs to do to increase iPhone 6 Plus supply

After claiming in many reports that Apple was trying to increase iPhone 6 Plus production to meet huge demand in China and other markets, Digitimes is back with a new report that explains what Apple plans to do to actually increase iPhone phablet supply. More →

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Retina iMac vs. Original Mac

Mac evolution: From Mac to 5K Retina iMac in a single image

By on October 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Mac evolution: From Mac to 5K Retina iMac in a single image

Apple’s most recent OS X desktop, the 27-inch iMac with Retina display is already available for purchase and has been praised in many reviews so far for its amazing display, even though most regular users might not find any actual use for a 5,120 x 2,880 screen just yet. However, to further show how much the Mac evolved in its 30 years, Kent Akgungor posted two overlapping images on Things of Interest that show the original Mac’s display resolution on top of the current Retina iMac’s screen resolution. More →

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iOS and Android Encryption

Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBI

By on October 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBI

Apple has more than once reminded customers it values their security and privacy and has been reassuring them that they won’t become the company’s “product” and that their data will be safely encrypted. Similarly, Google also said it will encrypt Android devices by default. Since then, the FBI and others have complained that Apple and Google will be basically helping bad guys get away with bad things thanks to encrypted devices. More →

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Apple Maps Connect

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

By on October 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

For years, Apple has been doing everything in its power to make Apple Maps the app of choice for traveling iPhone owners. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most reliable companion, which is why Apple is putting the power to edit its service into the hands of small business owners. Apple Maps Connect allows businesses to add content directly into the mapping service free of charge straight from their browsers. More →

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