iPhone Chess

Chess champion caught cheating by hiding an iPhone in the bathroom

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Chess champion caught cheating by hiding an iPhone in the bathroom

A 25-year-old chess champion named Gaioz Nigalidze was recently caught cheating via his iPhone while playing at the 17th annual Dubai Open Chess Tournament.

According to tournament investigators, Nigalidze made suspiciously frequent trips to a bathroom stall where, come to find out, he had hidden his iPhone behind a toilet, appropriately wrapped and concealed in wads of toilet paper.

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ResearchKit for iPhone 6 and iOS 8

Apple’s potentially life-saving ResearchKit is now available to the public

By on April 14, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Apple’s potentially life-saving ResearchKit is now available to the public

During its big Apple Watch announcement last month, Apple also unveiled a major new iPhone-related initiative that could make a real difference for medical research and treatments in the near future. And on Tuesday, Apple revealed that this new app framework is now available to anyone interested in developing special research apps for the iPhone. More →

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Apple Watch Use Cases

It’s going to take a long time before we learn what the Apple Watch is good for

By on April 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

It’s going to take a long time before we learn what the Apple Watch is good for

While articulating compelling use cases for the iPhone was relatively simple, the same can’t be said for the upcoming Apple Watch. Sure, we know that Apple’s upcoming wearable will help free us from the shackles of our smartphone, and yeah, we know that it’s only a matter of time before the Apple Watch App Store is brimming with all sorts of applications that we can’t even dream of today.

Still, there’s no getting around the fact that the Apple Watch itself is an accessory, self-evident in the fact that it requires an iPhone to run properly.

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Apple LinX Acquisition iPhone Cameras

Apple just made a big move that could take next-gen iPhone cameras to the next level

By on April 14, 2015 at 4:24 PM.

Apple just made a big move that could take next-gen iPhone cameras to the next level

Apple today confirmed to the Wall Street Journal its $20 million acquisition of LinX Computational Imaging, a company with some incredible camera technology. Based out of Israel, LinX manufactures miniature cameras which boast of superior camera performance in a number of different areas, including low light situations, shutter lag, color fidelity, and more.

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Apple Watch Relese Date Retail Stores

Will Apple be able to clean up its Apple Watch launch date mess in time?

By on April 14, 2015 at 3:42 PM.

Will Apple be able to clean up its Apple Watch launch date mess in time?

Apple is apparently concerned with the Apple Watch launch mess it created: For the first time ever, one of its products won’t even be available for purchase on the one day it should start selling in stores, one MacRumors reader found out, after personally emailing Tim Cook. And Apple is apparently looking for a fix for that on top of trying to ship your Apple Watch earlier than that annoying June estimate you may have received.  More →

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Opinions
Apple Watch Launch April

The Apple Watch’s April 24th launch date is a misleading joke

By on April 14, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

The Apple Watch’s April 24th launch date is a misleading joke

When Tim Cook first unveiled the Apple Watch this past September, nailing down a release date for the device quickly became a murky mess. At first, all we heard was that the device would launch in early 2015. This, of course, provided no particular guidance as the launch window could have been anywhere from January to June.

Then the rumor mill got to work. First we heard reports that Apple was aiming to launch the device in early February. Once that came and went, we started hearing rumblings about a launch in early March. Then, finally, Apple finally put all rumors to rest when it announced a release date of April 24 at its second Apple Watch event

Problem solved?

Not quite.

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Featured
Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

By on April 14, 2015 at 10:31 AM.

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps was a terrific one, and a few of the apps on that list can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today’s list might be even better though, with seven paid iOS apps — including a few that are pretty popular — that are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →

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iOS 8.4 Music App Video

Hands-on video of Apple’s brand new music player app in iOS 8.4

By on April 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Hands-on video of Apple’s brand new music player app in iOS 8.4

Yesterday, Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.4, a welcome sign that Apple hasn’t yet started to ignore iOS 8 functionality and performance at the expense of iOS 9. As we noted yesterday, the most notable aspect of iOS 8.4 is a completely new music app which will likely form the backbone for Apple’s upcoming Beats music streaming service.

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Apple Watch 1980s

If the Apple Watch came out in the 1980s, it would look exactly like this

By on April 13, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

If the Apple Watch came out in the 1980s, it would look exactly like this

With all of the Apple Watch reviews now out in the wild, it appears that Apple may very well have another hit on its hands. Though not every reviewer labeled the Apple Watch a “must have” device a’la the iPhone, most were blown away with the technological wizardry involved in packing in so much functionality into a device small enough be worn around one’s wrist.

But what if the Apple Watch was released in the 1980s? What might that look like?

Well, wonder no more.

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Apple Watch Preorder Try-on Reservation

Once you’ve tried on an Apple Watch you’re very likely to buy it

By on April 13, 2015 at 3:57 PM.

Once you’ve tried on an Apple Watch you’re very likely to buy it

The Apple Watch seems to be selling well so far, according to most estimates. Cowen and Company on Monday estimated Apple’s opening weekend Apple Watch sales may amount to 1 million units, AppleInsider reports, which puts it in line with a recent study from Slice Intelligence that also estimated opening-weekend sales of 1 million devices. However, Cowen went a step further and discovered Apple’s secret to making interested customers into buyers.

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Xiaomi Counterfeiters

Oh, the irony: Xiaomi is fuming about rivals ripping off its designs

By on April 13, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

Oh, the irony: Xiaomi is fuming about rivals ripping off its designs

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has a rich history of blatantly copying both Apple software and hardware, a skill it has perfected to such an extent that it’s become quite the profitable entity — to the tune of $45 billion. In fact, in China, Xiaomi is now sells more phones than both Samsung and Apple.

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