Siri: Features for Autism Patients

This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be

By on October 20, 2014 at 1:24 PM.

This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be

Siri, Google Now and Cortana are the three main voice-based virtual assistants available on competing mobile operating system from Apple, Google and Microsoft, respectively. While there’s fierce competition between them as each company tries to improve its own assistant solution and beat the others, there’s one way these advanced apps can help without necessarily having to be extremely accurate and fast.

For at least one autistic boy, Siri has become a best friend and a virtual companion that has all the time in the world to patiently answer all his queries, one way or another. More →

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iOS 8.1 Download

iOS 8.1 has been released – here’s how to download it right now!

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

iOS 8.1 has been released – here’s how to download it right now!

As promised, Apple has just released the latest and greatest version of its smartphone and tablet operating system, iOS 8.1. It’s not quite the tremendous leap forward that iOS 8 was compared to iOS 7, of course, but it brings a bunch of great new features and fixes with it, and it probably won’t brick your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus like iOS 8.0.1 did. More →

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Yosemite Guide

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM.

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

Apple on Thursday finally released the latest and greatest version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The new software features a complete visual overhaul, with all new graphical elements that bring parts of the flat new look in iOS to Mac computers. But beyond the visual changes, Yosemite is packed full of great new features that add tons of new functionality to Apple’s desktop and laptop computers.

Now, you just have to learn it all. More →

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Apple Q4 2014 Earnings Preview

Apple is expected to crush its Q4 earnings record today

By on October 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Apple is expected to crush its Q4 earnings record today

For a company that’s “doomed,” Apple sure seems to make a lot of money. Fortune has put together a survey of several analysts’ projections for Apple’s soon-to-be-announced fourth quarter earnings and literally every single one of them expects Apple will post a record Q4. More →

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Featured
Top 10 iOS 8 Apps

The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets

The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets

By on October 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

Home screen widget support probably isn’t anywhere near the top of most iPhone and iPad users’ wish lists in terms of missing iOS features, but a vocal minority has been begging for widget functionality ever since Android was first released. As opposed to static icons that are merely shortcuts to apps, home screen widgets offer a variety of additional functionality, namely access to zero-touch information that is updated automatically without any effort needed on the user’s part.

While home screen widgets still haven’t been added to Apple’s mobile platform in iOS 8, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad OS does finally add widget support to the Today view in Apple’s Notification Center. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $60!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $60!)

By on October 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

Welcome to another week of iPhone and iPad app sales, and today we’re kicking things off with a particularly awesome batch of apps. Developers constantly offer limited-time sales on their paid apps in an effort to drum up added interest, and it’s quite difficult to find and sort through all those sales to identify the best apps out there. Luckily, BGR is here to do the dirty work for you. Monday’s list includes eight nifty apps that are regularly worth a combined $60, but you can get each and every one for free if you hurry up and download them right away. More →

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iPad Air 2 vs iPad mini 3 vs iPad Air vs iPad mini 2

Apple now makes 56 different iPads – here’s how to choose the right one for you

By on October 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple now makes 56 different iPads – here’s how to choose the right one for you

Apple last week unveiled two new iPad models, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 — though only the iPad Air 2 received a significant upgrade — making the new devices available for purchase almost immediately. Many older models are still officially available on Apple’s site and in stores, including the original iPad mini that sells for just $249.

As Forbes points out, from $249 to $829 there are 56 different iPad configurations to choose from, with users having to decide on various factors including size (two options), memory (four choices, but not available across the board), colors (up to three versions), wireless connectivity (two options), and whether they need a fingerprint scanner in their iPad or not. More →

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OS X Yosemite Download

You can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

By on October 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

You can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

Apple on Thursday released the final build of OS X Yosemite, which became available to Mac users as a free download from the Mac App Store. However, not all Mac users were able to install it on their devices, as their Mac App Store apps would not make the update available. In case you’re one of those people still checking to see whether the update is ready, you should know there’s a simple explanation of why you can’t update: You’re already running it. Just click on that download button (as in the image above), and your Mac will tell you that you’re already running OS X 10.10. More →

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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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