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This new free iPhone app is trying to transform texting

By on February 20, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

This new free iPhone app is trying to transform texting

Photo and video messaging is enjoying a huge resurgence right now as apps like Snapchat focus on fun new ways to communicate. Many popular apps that offer photo and video messaging are still heavily reliant on a text element for communication, mixing all three means of chatting together into one app. Now, however, a new app has just launched on Thursday that gives iPhone users a fun, fast and free way to communicate using only short video messages. More →

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Apple iOS 8 iOS 9 Public Beta

Why Apple plans to give you unprecedented early access to iOS 9

By on February 20, 2015 at 10:55 AM.

Why Apple plans to give you unprecedented early access to iOS 9

Apple likes keeping things close to the vest but it turns out the company will do something unprecedented in the history of iOS to fix bugs: It will have public betas for future iOS releases. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple plans to launch a public beta program for iOS 8.3 and iOS 9, thus marking the first time iOS betas will be open to public input. Normally Apple has closed betas that are open only to a small circle of developers, but given the recent increase in serious bugs that have accompanied recent iOS releases, it sounds like the company wants to cast a wider net to help it root out flaws. More →

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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

By on February 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM.

Another week has come and gone, but it’s not over just yet. Before you pack things in and get ready to enjoy your weekend, we have one last list of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. Yesterday’s list was easily one of the best ones this week, and several of the apps on that list can still be downloaded for free if you hurry.

Of course today, we have eight more paid apps that can be downloaded for free right now. More →

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Apple Watch Release

To sell the Apple Watch, Apple may go where it has never been before

By on February 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

To sell the Apple Watch, Apple may go where it has never been before

One of the more interesting facets of the impending Apple Watch launch centers on where the device will be sold. While Apple traditionally sells consumer devices which fit right in at brick and mortar retail shops like Best Buy, the Apple Watch represents an entirely different type of product altogether.

With the high-end models rumored to cost thousands of dollars, the Apple Watch is as much about personal luxury as it is about technology. To that end, one of the looming questions surrounding the Apple Watch launch is whether or not Apple might try to place select models in high-end department stores and watch boutiques. More →

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Apple Car Launch Date

Bloomberg: The Apple Car is real, and Apple wants to launch it by 2020

By on February 19, 2015 at 7:50 PM.

Bloomberg: The Apple Car is real, and Apple wants to launch it by 2020

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… and this fire could set an entire industry ablaze. The Wall Street Journal reported it, Reuters reported it, Financial Times reported it and now Bloomberg is getting in on the action. The news organization on Thursday night issued a report stating that Apple is indeed working on building its own car and it hopes to release the vehicle by 2020.

Maybe. More →

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Apple Car Prototype Photos

High-resolution photos show the gear atop Apple’s mystery van

By on February 19, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

High-resolution photos show the gear atop Apple’s mystery van

Less than a week ago, we were unconvinced by the rumors of Apple developing its own car, but it’s impossible to ignore the mounting evidence.

We’ve already seen two videos of the Apple car prototype in action, taking the form of an unassuming minivan with some incredibly conspicuous roof-mounted machinery, and now AppleInsider has received high-resolution photos from one of its readers that managed to get up close and personal with the car. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Cases

This clever case may have just rendered one of my favorite iPhone accessories obsolete

By on February 19, 2015 at 2:50 PM.

This clever case may have just rendered one of my favorite iPhone accessories obsolete

For third-party accessory makers, Apple’s iPhone lineup is a gold mine. This is especially true for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are by far the most slippery and accident-prone iPhones to date. There are tons of options out there, and we try to cover some of the best of the bunch from time to time, simply because a protective case is such a necessity for Apple’s latest iPhones. In the recent past, for example, we’ve shown you some beautiful iPhone cases you’ve never heard of as well as 3 awesome iPhone 6 cases that are perfect for people who hate iPhone cases.

Now, we’re back with a creative new option to protect your iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and it might just render one of my favorite iPhone accessories obsolete. More →

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Apple Car Rumors

A closer look at the team working on Apple’s rumored car project

By on February 19, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

A closer look at the team working on Apple’s rumored car project

Whether or not you believe Apple has plans to enter the car business, it’s getting increasingly hard to ignore the vast number of notable auto-related hires the company has made in recent months. Indeed, we recently reported that Apple now finds itself subject to a lawsuit for poaching 5 Ph.D scientists from A123 Systems, a company specializing in advanced car battery technologies.

And just last week, the Financial Times reported that Apple recently hired Johann Jungwirth, the former CEO and President of Mercedes-Benz’s Research and Development wing. What’s more, a recent report from The Wall Street Journal indicated that Apple now has hundreds of employees working on an electric car initiative. More →

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Best iPhone Widgets

This great free iPhone widget adds a full phone app to Notification Center

By on February 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

This great free iPhone widget adds a full phone app to Notification Center

Apple’s introduction of widget support in iOS 8 came as a surprise to some people, but it still wasn’t the true widget support many power iPhone users had been clamoring for. Instead of allowing developers to build widgets that might provide zero-touch access to information on the home screen, Apple added a widget section to the Today tab in Notification Center. It’s a compromise that added widgets to iOS without harming battery life, though iOS widgets aren’t quite as useful as widgets on other platforms like Android.

Every once in a while, however, we come across a very cool widget that makes iOS 8 seem like new all over again. More →

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7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (huge $66 value!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (huge $66 value!)

By on February 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

Yesterday’s list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps was a solid one indeed, and several of them are still free downloads if you hurry over to that post. Today, however, we have what is hands down our best list of the week. It only has seven apps on it, but they’re all terrific and normally they would cost you a combined $66 to download.

For a short time, however, each and every one can be had for free. More →

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Apple Watch Launch

Apple Watch advertising push begins with a supermodel

By on February 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Apple Watch advertising push begins with a supermodel

With the Apple Watch set to hit store shelves this April, Apple’s U.S.-based advertising push is about to kick into high gear. Now, seeing as how the Apple Watch is as much about personal fashion and health as it is about consumer technology, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Apple has tapped supermodel (and former Victoria’s Secret Angel) Candice Swanepoel to wear the highly anticipated device on the March cover of SELF magazine.

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Apple Car Rumors

More proof Apple is working on car battery technology

By on February 19, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

More proof Apple is working on car battery technology

A new lawsuit against Apple seemingly lends even more credence to the somewhat incredulous rumor that the company is working on developing an electric car. Originally spotted by 9to5Mac, a company called A123 Systems is suing Apple for hiring five key Ph.D scientists who were researching advanced battery technologies for them. According to the suit, the employees are in violation of non-compete agreements which precludes them from engaging in substantially similar battery research for other companies.

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