MacBook and Mac with Touchscreen Display

Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen Mac

By on October 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen Mac

In an interview with CNET following Apple’s iPad and Mac event on Thursday, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, who talked about Apple’s iOS 8 and OS X operating systems during the keynote, said Apple isn’t likely to make a Mac or Macbook computer with a touchscreen display anytime soon. More →

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Apple Stephen Colbert Security

Video: Apple triples down on secrecy with help from Stephen Colbert

By on October 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Video: Apple triples down on secrecy with help from Stephen Colbert

On Thursday, Apple held an event and unveiled the new iPad mini 3, iPad Air 2 and a refreshed iMac with a 5K Retina display. Apple executives weren’t all business while on stage in California, however, as Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi took some time to reveal to the world that Apple has enlisted Stephen Colbert as its new “chief of secrecy.” More →

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iPhone 6 Lines

Tons of people are still lining up to buy the iPhone 6

By on October 17, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Tons of people are still lining up to buy the iPhone 6

You’re not going to believe this: people are still buying the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Alright, maybe that isn’t much of a shock, but it’s pretty incredible to see that iPhone fans are actually still lining up at the Apple Store in New York City to pick up a new phone. Walter Piecyk, an analyst at BTIG, tweeted pictures on Friday of anxious consumers lined up around the block on Fifth Avenue waiting for their chance to buy an iPhone 6. More →

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Yosemite System and Features Requirements

Yosemite’s coolest new features won’t be available on all Macs

By on October 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Yosemite’s coolest new features won’t be available on all Macs

Apple has finally released its new desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, which comes with a variety of interesting features, but not all of them will be available to all Mac users. In the OS X Yosemite upgrade instructions posted on its website, Apple has also listed feature requirements that note which Mac models can support some of Yosemite’s coolest features, including Continuity and Handoff. More →

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iOS 8.1 Download

Everything new that Apple added in iOS 8.1

By on October 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Everything new that Apple added in iOS 8.1

Apple made plenty of big announcements during its press conference Thursday — along with one ridiculously small announcement — and details surrounding its first big revision of iOS 8 were among them. While it may look just like Apple’s previous mobile software version, iOS 8.1 is a huge deal, mainly because it will finally bring Apple Pay to iPhones and iPads. Apple announced that it is already working with more than 500 partners on its mobile payment solution, and down the road it could clearly be a huge boost for Apple’s bottom line and an added convenience for Apple’s customers.

But Apple Pay isn’t the only new addition in iOS 8.1. More →

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Apple vs GTAT: iPhone Sapphire

Newly uncovered internal documents show how hard it is to work with Apple

By on October 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Newly uncovered internal documents show how hard it is to work with Apple

Contrary to rumors and speculations, neither the iPhone 6 nor the iPhone 6 Plus came with a sapphire display on board, and soon after Apple launched its 2014 iPhones, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) filed for bankruptcy. Apple appeared to be surprised by the news, as GTAT should have provided sapphire for Apple’s devices, but GTAT seems to indicate Apple’s draconian contract is to blame for its downfall.

At the same time, the leaked parts of the contract show Apple intended to make sure it’ll have a steady supply of sapphire from its partner, having considered this material choice more than two years ago. They also show how difficult it can be to work with Apple. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Pants Pocket

Brilliant Chinese carrier hires an on-site tailor to expand iPhone 6 Plus buyers’ pockets

By on October 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Brilliant Chinese carrier hires an on-site tailor to expand iPhone 6 Plus buyers’ pockets

Worried that your iPhone 6 Plus might feel uncomfortable to carry around — or worse, that it might get bent — thanks to your small pants pockets? You don’t have to worry about it if you buy the device from Chinese carrier Unicom. Business Insider notices that China’s People’s Daily has posted a picture of an iPhone 6 launch event at a Unicom store in which the carrier has hired a tailor to enlarge buyers’ pockets on site to help them more easily carry the device around in their pants. More →

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Featured
Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $35!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $35!)

By on October 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Another week is almost behind us, but not before we sneak in one last round of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. Yesterday’s list brought us seven solid apps worth a combined $35 (hurry and you can still download a few of them for free), and now we have another seven apps to share with you that normally would cost you another $35 all together, but right now every single one of them can be had for free. More →

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iPad Air 2 Release Date

You can preorder the brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 starting right now

By on October 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM.

You can preorder the brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 starting right now

The leadup to iPad preorders isn’t exactly the insanity we see when new iPhones are about to go on sale, but it’s still an exciting time for Apple fans. Now, however, the wait is over and Apple’s brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are both available for purchase ahead of their respective launches next week. More →

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How Thin Is The iPad Air 2

You’ll be amazed by how much the iPad has evolved in just four years

By on October 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM.

You’ll be amazed by how much the iPad has evolved in just four years

Remember when the first iPad came out and Steve Jobs boasted about how thin, light and, yes, “magical” it was? Well it’s now more than four years since the first iPad came out and the device that wowed the tech world back in 2010 looks positively bulky compared to what Apple just unveiled this week in the form of the iPad Air 2. More →

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iOS 8 Features

This secret iOS 8 trick makes typing on the iPhone much easier

By on October 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM.

This secret iOS 8 trick makes typing on the iPhone much easier

Apple’s big iOS 8 update features hundreds of new tidbits that users will be learning for months to come, and we have tried to regularly share tips and tricks that draw attention to the best iOS 8 has to offer. Of course, as new things pop up we’ll continue to share them with you in an effort to help you get the most out of your iPhones, iPads and iPod touch handhelds running iOS 8.

The latest little trick to come to our attention is one that most people definitely won’t know about, but it could help you save tons of time and aggravation while typing on an iPhone or iPad. More →

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Steve Jobs Childhood Home Instagram

13 Apple fanboys have made epic pilgrimages to Steve Jobs’ childhood home in just the last year

By on October 17, 2014 at 10:01 AM.

13 Apple fanboys have made epic pilgrimages to Steve Jobs’ childhood home in just the last year

When you’re an Apple fanboy, you’re willing to go to great lengths to show your devotion to the brand. That devotion could lead you to make a pilgrimage to Steve Jobs’ childhood home to take pictures in front it… and not even consider doing such a thing the least bit creepy.

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