Apple Original Homepage

What the first Apple.com homepage looked like

By on April 17, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

What the first Apple.com homepage looked like

Many of the earliest website designs to populate the web are nothing more than distant and irretrievable memories. While sites like the The Internet Archive Wayback Machine provide a great way to take a stroll back through Internet time, their index only goes back so far.

So it goes with the Apple.com homepage. Archived versions of Apple’s homepage on the Wayback Machine only go back to October 1996, a shame given that Apple had a website up and running for many years prior.

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Apple Pay Launch in Canada

Bringing Apple Pay to other countries will be an agonizingly long process

By on April 17, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Bringing Apple Pay to other countries will be an agonizingly long process

Apple Pay might be the most popular mobile payments solution to date, despite having been available only in the U.S. for a few months, but Apple may have a tougher time bringing it to other markets. A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that Canada might be the next major market to get this unique iPhone and Apple Watch feature, but Apple fans in the country may have to wait for it to arrive for several more months. More →

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Retina MacBook Specs SSD Performance

One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac

By on April 17, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac

Some people have criticized the Retina MacBook since its official announcement both for its lone USB-C port and for the fact that it can’t deliver the same performance as other 2015 laptops. However, these criticisms have often ignored that Apple is giving a preview of the future for its mobile devices. If you want more evidence that the new MacBook is head of its time, look no further than a new discovery made during a recent teardown that shows how it’s better than any other Mac in one crucial aspect. More →

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Apple Watch Performance

Esteemed Apple blogger: Third-party Apple Watch apps ‘suck’ and are ‘really slow’

By on April 17, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

Esteemed Apple blogger: Third-party Apple Watch apps ‘suck’ and are ‘really slow’

During this week’s episode of John Gruber’s podcast, The Talk Show, Gruber sat down with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal to talk all things Apple Watch.

About two hours and 9 minutes into the podcast, both Gruber and Stern began lamenting the poor performance they saw with third-party Apple Watch apps. “It makes me question whether there should be third party apps for it at all yet,” Gruber noted.

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Snapchat Scott Forstall

Ex-iOS boss Scott Forstall resurfaces in a place you wouldn’t expect

By on April 17, 2015 at 12:20 PM.

Ex-iOS boss Scott Forstall resurfaces in a place you wouldn’t expect

In late 2012, Apple’s iOS chief Scott Forstall was unceremoniously let go from the company he helped bring back to greatness. A longtime Steve Jobs lieutenant, Forstall was the key software head responsible for bringing the iPhone into existence, and just as importantly, for developing the first iOS SDK.

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Best Free iPhone Apps Apr 17

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free to download right now

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free to download right now

By on April 17, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

It’s Friday and what better way to kick off your weekend than by installing some paid iPhone apps that you can get for free right now for a limited time! In our latest list, we’ve brought you some great games, photo filter apps and productivity apps. Let’s get started! More →

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Apple Watch How-to Tutorial Workshops

Don’t panic, Apple will teach you how to use the Watch

By on April 17, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Don’t panic, Apple will teach you how to use the Watch

Yes, the Apple Watch is coming soon, and yes, it features a more complex user interface that will require some getting used to. But you don’t have to panic about getting lost in all the swiping, glancing, Force Touching and Digital Crowning that you’ll have to do to get around. Apple has already posted on YouTube detailed videos showing how everything is supposed to work, and if that’s not enough, it’ll also teach you how to use the Watch in its retail stores. More →

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OS X Reviews

Beloved OS X reviewer John Siracusa finally calls it quits after 15 years

By on April 16, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Beloved OS X reviewer John Siracusa finally calls it quits after 15 years

For 15 years now, John Siracusa’s OS X reviews have consistently stood out from the pack. Going all the way back to OS X 10.0 Cheetah, which was released back in April of 2001, Siracusa’s reviews have been lauded for their unparalleled level of insight, detail, and breadth. More →

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Retina MacBook USB-C External Battery Pack

One hidden Retina MacBook feature you can use right away

By on April 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

One hidden Retina MacBook feature you can use right away

Some versions of the Retina MacBook are already available in stores and users have already started exploring Apple’s boldest MacBook design to date. The device has already been dismantled and thoroughly reviewed, but a video overview from 9to5Mac reveals one hidden feature of the 12-inch machine that not many potential buyers may know about.

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Apple Environmental Sustainability

Why Apple just bought 36,000 acres of forest land

By on April 16, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Why Apple just bought 36,000 acres of forest land

Together with The Conservation Fund, Apple on Thursday announced its plan to acquire upwards of 36,000 acres of forest land in the eastern United States, in Maine and North Carolina to be precise. The purpose behind the purchase is that so Apple can exert even further control over its paper supply chain, thus ensuring that the paper used in its packaging and marketing materials come from sustainably managed wood sources.

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Conan O'Brien Apple Watch

Watch: Conan ruthlessly trashes the Apple Watch

By on April 16, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

Watch: Conan ruthlessly trashes the Apple Watch

As opposed to JJ Abrams or, say, Pharrell, Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter wasn’t bestowed with a pre-release Apple Watch. Still, that didn’t stop the comedian from pretending he had one during a decently funny segment on Conan.

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iPhone 6s Rumors: iOS 9 Force Touch

The iPhone 6s will do something your current iPhone can’t… but it’s not really a surprise

By on April 16, 2015 at 12:27 PM.

The iPhone 6s will do something your current iPhone can’t… but it’s not really a surprise

Apple will not unveil the iPhone 6s for a few months, but the first rumors detailing Apple’s next smartphones are already hitting the web. The new iPhones will bring at least one new feature that’s not available on any of the existing iPhones, although this new feature isn’t exactly going to be a complete surprise since Apple is already using it in a few products.

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