iOS 9 Public Beta 2

Apple releases second public iOS 9 beta – go download it right now

By on July 22, 2015 at 1:24 PM.

Apple releases second public iOS 9 beta – go download it right now

About 24 hours ago, Apple seeded the fourth iOS 9 beta to developers, which included several minor additions such as Picture in Picture support for video podcasts, an adjusted Handoff UI and the return of Home Sharing. Today, Apple let non-developers in on the fun as well with the release of iOS 9 public beta 2. More →

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iOS 9 Best Features

iOS 9: All the best new features and additions we’ve discovered so far

iOS 9: All the best new features and additions we’ve discovered so far

By on July 22, 2015 at 12:55 PM.

Now that we’re a few weeks out from the release of iOS 8.4, it’s time to look ahead to the future of Apple’s mobile operating system. Back in June, Apple unveiled iOS 9 and announced that the update would begin rolling out to the public in the fall. Since then, we’ve seen four beta releases and the launch of a public beta.

As you might recall, Apple issued six separate beta releases for iOS 8, the last of which dropped in August — a month before the final public launch of the software. Providing Apple is working on a similar timeline in 2015, we’ve likely seen most of what the company has to offer in iOS 9 already, so we’re going to take this opportunity to round up all of the most interesting features we’ve discovered since the first beta rolled out in early June. More →

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How To Install iOS 9 Beta

How to install iOS 9 beta 4 right now without a developer account

By on July 22, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

How to install iOS 9 beta 4 right now without a developer account

For the first time ever, Apple is giving the general public free access to beta versions of its latest iOS software. The first public beta of iOS 9 was released earlier this month, and it gives Apple fans a chance to see what’s coming to the next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus later this year.

But if you want the latest and greatest Apple has to offer, the public beta isn’t going to cut it — you still need a paid developer account to access the latest iOS 9 betas as Apple releases them. Or do you? More →

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iPhone Vs Android

iPhone 6 triggers record number of Android switchers

By on July 22, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

iPhone 6 triggers record number of Android switchers

iPhone sales during Apple’s most recent quarter skyrocketed 35% year over year, an impressive figure attributable, in part, to a record number of Android switchers opting to see what life is like within the confines of the iOS ecosystem.

News of the uptick in Android to iPhone migration was relayed by Tim Cook who, during Apple’s earnings conference call yesterday, said that Apple over the last three months saw the “highest switcher rate from Android that we’ve ever measured.” Cook seemed genuinely pleased with the data point, making a point of mentioning it two other times during the call.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today only

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today only

By on July 22, 2015 at 10:05 AM.

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one, and there are still some solid freebies in there that you can grab if you hurry back to that post. Today is a new day, of course, which means we’ve got a whole new list of sales to share with you. More →

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iPhone Tricks

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

By on July 22, 2015 at 9:15 AM.

If Apple included a paper user manual with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that included explanations of each and every feature, it would be the size of a phone book. The iOS platform simply packs too many features to cover them all at once, but that’s one of the great things about it. Even if you’ve been an iPhone user for years, there are still hidden features that are waiting to be discovered.

Today, we’re going to help you discover 10 such features, and you may never look at your phone the same way again. More →

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Apple Watch Developers

NYT hit-piece on the Apple Watch lacks some much needed context

By on July 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

NYT hit-piece on the Apple Watch lacks some much needed context

If you missed it earlier, The New York Times on Monday ran a rather slanted Apple Watch piece arguing that developer disinterest in the Apple Watch speaks to the overall cloud of doubt which continues to hover over Apple’s new wearable.

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Tim Cook Twitter Apple Photos

Disappointed in Apple? Tweeting at Tim Cook is surprisingly effective

By on July 21, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Disappointed in Apple? Tweeting at Tim Cook is surprisingly effective

Have you ever tagged a CEO or a company in a Twitter message out of sheer frustration? Maybe Delta lost your luggage or you found a glass shard in your salad at Panera Bread. Whatever the case, it can be a decent way to blow off steam, but every once in a while, the subject of the complaint will actually get the message. More →

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Apple Earnings

iPhone is king as Apple earnings top expectations

By on July 21, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

iPhone is king as Apple earnings top expectations

Apple just released its earnings report for the company’s June quarter and, per usual, Apple surpassed analyst expectations, albeit slightly. For the quarter gone by, Apple posted a net profit of $10.7 billion on revenue of $49.6 billion. Earnings per share, meanwhile, checked in at $1.85.

In the build-up to Apple’s earnings report, analysts were anticipating revenue of $49.5 billion and EPS of $1.81.

By way of contrast, Apple during the same quarter a year-ago posted profits of $7.7 billion on the back of $37.4 billion in revenue. Meanwhile, Apple’s EPS a year ago checked in at $1.28.

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iPhone 7 Touch ID Home Button

Breakthrough innovation could pave the way for a radically redesigned iPhone

By on July 21, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Breakthrough innovation could pave the way for a radically redesigned iPhone

Apple is already looking at ways of radically changing the iPhone design, although we’re virtually certain that any big changes won’t occur this year. However, new glass technology developed by one company might come in handy if Apple is really serious about making radical changes to the iPhone’s iconic home button. More →

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Apple Car Self Driving

Apple hires another major talent for its top-secret car project

By on July 21, 2015 at 8:50 AM.

Apple hires another major talent for its top-secret car project

With nearly $200 billion in the bank and an R&D budget that’s never been larger, Apple is reportedly making big moves to beef up its growing team of auto industry experts. While we’ve seen reports pointing to Apple’s desire to build an electric car, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal relays that Apple is seriously exploring autonomous vehicle technologies as well.

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Podcasts iPhone

Podcasting: Another area where the iPhone trounces Android

By on July 20, 2015 at 8:25 PM.

Podcasting: Another area where the iPhone trounces Android

Well, you can add podcasting to the growing list of items where the iPhone outpaces Android. According to a recent report from Clammr, 82% of all podcast listening occurs on the iPhone compared to just 16% for Android. This figure is made all the more impressive given Android’s marketshare superiority.

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