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Why your Apple ID isn’t as safe as Apple says it is

By on January 14, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Why your Apple ID isn’t as safe as Apple says it is

In early September last year, just before Apple launched its new iPhones and iOS operating system, the company was hit by a huge data breach scandal — naked pictures of many celebrities stolen directly from their iCloud photos appeared online — even though iTunes itself was not cracked by hackers, who employed other means to get access to those accounts. Apple still felt like it had to explain its stance on privacy and security in the days and weeks that followed. The company assured users their data is safe from hackers and spy agencies, further urging them to use the improved two-factor authentication features for their Apple IDs. More →

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12-inch MacBook Air Release Date Q1 2015

12-inch MacBook Air launch may happen sooner than you think

By on January 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

12-inch MacBook Air launch may happen sooner than you think

Apple may soon launch the brand new 12-inch MacBook Air version, a slimmer, redesigned version of Apple’s iconic laptop model, with Digitimes saying that Taiwan-based Quanta Computer has already started volume production of the new version. More →

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Apple Minority Report 3D UI

Apple might be working on that crazy ‘Minority Report’ 3D UI you’ve been dreaming of

By on January 13, 2015 at 12:55 PM.

Apple might be working on that crazy ‘Minority Report’ 3D UI you’ve been dreaming of

One of the highlights of the 2002 movie Minority Report movie starring Tom Cruise is the impressive 3D gesture-based computer interface the cops use to dig for clues that help them solve murders before they happen. For years, some people have been waiting for tech companies to be able to actually create such a method of interacting with computers, and various game console makers have are already selling hardware and software that can interpret your gestures in real-time.

But Apple may be looking to bring this particular UI to computers and TVs at some point in the future, according to a patent awarded on Tuesday to Apple, first seen by AppleInsider. More →

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WayTools TextBlade

This tiny magnetic keyboard might be the coolest iPhone accessory we’ve ever seen

By on January 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

This tiny magnetic keyboard might be the coolest iPhone accessory we’ve ever seen

Typing on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is now a much better experience than it has been in the past, thanks largely to two main points. First, the screens on Apple’s latest iPhones are larger, which means the tap targets on the keyboard are bigger and easier to hit while typing quickly. Also, the software keyboard itself is much better in iOS 8 than it has ever been before.

But the simple fact of the matter is that typing on glass with no tactile response will never be as good an experience as typing on a real physical keyboard, but size and portability will always be an issue. That’s exactly why the new TextBlade keyboard from WayTools is so intriguing. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $56!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $56!)

By on January 13, 2015 at 10:25 AM.

According to just about every Apple analyst out there, Apple had a killer quarter to finish out the calendar year in 2014. The company is expected to have sold more combined iPhones and iPads than ever before, which means there are tens of millions of people out there who just got their hands on new iOS devices. Of course, what better way to celebrate all those new phones and tablets than by filling them with awesome paid apps that are on sale for free for a limited time.

Today, we’ve got eight apps that normally cost a combined $56 to buy, but each and every one of them is free if you hurry. More →

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iPhone 6 Review

These are all the best and worst things about the iPhone 6

These are all the best and worst things about the iPhone 6

By on January 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Apple’s iPhone 6 was released more than three months ago now, but it’s still seemingly selling as quickly as Apple’s manufacturing partners can build it. Millions upon millions of people are still buying the new phone each month, and tens of millions more will purchase the phone over the course of the next few months.

If you fall into the latter category, or if you’re considering an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus purchase and still on the fence, there’s certainly no shortage of coverage to check out — here’s our iPhone 6 review from back in September, for example. But those of you looking for more recent impressions after a longer period of usage now have a great new option. More →

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Smartphones with Sapphire Glass

An Apple supplier just debuted a phone with an ‘unbreakable’ sapphire screen

By on January 13, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

An Apple supplier just debuted a phone with an ‘unbreakable’ sapphire screen

Chinese company Desay has launched a new Android smartphone in the region, The Wall Street Journal reports, which offers high-end specs, a very affordable price, and an ultra-durable sapphire screen. Interestingly, Desay already has a supply business with Apple as a partner, although the company is believed to be focused on providing batteries for the iPhone maker. More →

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Apple Watch Early Photo

Is this our first look at the Apple Watch in the wild?

By on January 12, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Is this our first look at the Apple Watch in the wild?

The highly anticipated Apple Watch still doesn’t have a release date, but that hasn’t stopped at least one member of the fashion world from snagging a picture of the wearable device early. On Monday, k3ith of the MacRumors Forums shared an image from Vogue international editor Suzy Menkes’ Instagram which clearly shows off someone wearing an Apple Watch. More →

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iOS 9 Rumors: iOS 9 Testing

Apple might already be testing its next major iPhone operating system

By on January 12, 2015 at 3:06 PM.

Apple might already be testing its next major iPhone operating system

Apple hasn’t had a chance yet to fix all performance issues and bugs some users have encountered in iOS 8, not to mention release other iOS 8 features such as Apple Watch support, but the company is already rumored to be testing internally early versions of iOS 9, its next-gen mobile operating system that’s supposed to be unveiled at WWDC 2015. Czech language online publication letemsvetemapplem says it already has proof that iOS 9 is in testing, having spotted the new OS in its analytics. More →

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iOS 8.2 Beta 4 Download Released

Apple just released iOS 8.2 beta 4

By on January 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

Apple just released iOS 8.2 beta 4

Apple on Monday released a new beta version of iOS 8.2, version 4, which developers and anyone else with access to a developer account can install right away on iPhones and iPads compatible with iOS 8. The update is available over-the-air (OTA), just like previous versions. More →

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iPhone Study: How Addictive

Psychologists find being separated from your iPhone makes you unhappy and stupid

By on January 12, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Psychologists find being separated from your iPhone makes you unhappy and stupid

The iPhone isn’t just a handy device that helps you do important chores, connect with friends and family, and waste plenty of energy and time on various procrastination-enabling activities. The iPhone is increasingly becoming part of who you are, and whenever you’re not in its proximity, it’s likely you don’t feel complete. At least that appears to be the conclusion of a new study from The University of Missouri. More →

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2014 Top Cameras on Flickr

Apple is the second most popular camera maker on Flickr… and it doesn’t even make cameras

By on January 12, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Apple is the second most popular camera maker on Flickr… and it doesn’t even make cameras

Flickr, an online photo sharing service used by more than 100 million unique users last year, who uploaded more than 10 billion photos in 2014, revealed camera rankings for the previous 12 months, The Next Web reveals, with Apple coming up as a big winner. More →

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