Apple Church Of Scientology Cult Comparison

Acclaimed filmmaker explains how Apple operates like the Church of Scientology

By about 4 hours ago.

Acclaimed filmmaker explains how Apple operates like the Church of Scientology

Filmmaker Alex Gibney has won wide acclaim for his in-depth documentaries about the collapse of Enron, the use of torture by American officials in the war on terror, and the Church of Scientology. Now Gibney has turned his attention to Steve Jobs, the iconic late Apple cofounder who is the subject of his latest documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. Given his past dealings with both Apple and the Church of Scientology, Gibney draws disturbing parallels between the two, although he emphasizes that Scientology’s misdeeds are far more serious than anything Apple has ever done. More →

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Apple iPhone MacBook Fuel Cell Battery

Meet the major breakthrough that could end iPhone battery complaints for good

By about 6 hours ago.

Meet the major breakthrough that could end iPhone battery complaints for good

What’s the worst thing about our smartphones? You guessed it: Battery life. We travel with chargers, battery packs and/or spares, and we constantly chase plugs and hug walls. The only thing that’s probably worse than no battery life is not having any Internet – but at least that would conserve whatever charge is left in the smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Mobile device makers are doing their best trying to come up with smart ways of improving batteries, but nobody has found the miracle formula yet. Not even Apple, whose battery life on new iPhones is more than decent. But the company is studying an absolutely cool way of fixing iPhone and MacBook battery worries once and for all – and this technology might prove to be a game-changer for iPhones. More →

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iPhone 6s History

With the iPhone 6s days away, it’s time to look back at all of Apple’s ‘S’ phones

By about 7 hours ago.

With the iPhone 6s days away, it’s time to look back at all of Apple’s ‘S’ phones

Next week’s big iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus unveiling is easily the most hotly anticipated tech event of the year among Apple fans. Tens of millions of people around the world are waiting with bated breath to see what Apple has in store for its next-generation iPhone lineup.

Of course, we already know just about everything there is to know thanks to a series of reports from multiple reliable Apple insiders, so there likely isn’t much mystery left for enthusiastic tech fans who follow the latest news. On the plus side, Apple’s next iPhones will feature better cameras, faster processors and twice as much RAM as last year’s models. There’s also some bad news, though: The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be thicker than their predecessors, and they won’t pack bigger batteries.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s stop for a moment to take a look back at Apple’s previous “S” updates. More →

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Apple Watch Bands

Making the Apple Watch mine

Making the Apple Watch mine

By about 9 hours ago.

I’ve come full circle.

I was probably 10 or 11 years old when I first fell in love with watches. I noticed a peculiar looking device on my grandfather’s wrist and upon further investigation, I came to learn that it was a digital watch with a special sensor that could read your pulse. I had absolutely no reason to ever know my pulse, but I was blown away by the fact that I could hold my finger on a watch and have it tell me how fast my heart was beating.

I ended up getting the same watch for my birthday a few months later, and so began my decades-long love affair with watches. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By about 10 hours ago.

You made it, dear readers: it’s finally Friday. Back to school week always seems like it takes an eternity to get through, but now you can sit back and relax, knowing that the long Labor Day weekend is ahead. Of course, you’ll need something to fill your time over the three-day weekend, so why not check out this great list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now, and find some sweet new apps to check out this weekend.

And if 10 apps aren’t enough for you, you’ll find several more freebies in yesterday’s post. More →

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Best iPhone Widgets

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

By about 11 hours ago.

On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but it’s buried in the Notification Center and so many people have forgotten widgets are even there. While Apple’s implementation of widgets isn’t quite as functional as Google’s widget support in Android, widgets can still add tremendous value to the iOS experience, and yesterday’s post gave you 10 great examples of apps that do just that.

Following that post, I received a number of emails from readers who were excited to find some nifty new iPhone and iPad widgets, but also who wanted to recommend a few additional apps that people might not have heard of. In this post, I’ll share five of the more obscure recommendations I found in those emails — and be sure to keep sending in your recommendations via email or to @zacharye on Twitter. More →

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Apple Vs Netflix

This is how much it would cost Apple to develop 10 quality original TV shows

By on September 4, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

This is how much it would cost Apple to develop 10 quality original TV shows

The Apple rumor mill this week took a short break from all things iPhone related to deliver a startling revelation about Apple potentially wanting to develop and produce its own lineup of original programming.

According to one source who spoke to Variety, Apple is exploring the idea of creating “development and production divisions” capable of churning out long-form content “in a bid to compete with Netflix.”

With that bombshell of a rumor now dangling overhead, I thought it’d be helpful to take a look at how much it would cost Apple to get into the TV production business. As a yardstick, I took a look at the costs involved in producing some of the more popular long-form TV shows that have aired over the past few years. Suffice it to say, TV production is not cheap. At the same time, Apple is essentially printing money at this point so perhaps that won’t be much of an issue.

Let’s dive in and look at the numbers.

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Apple Music Usability Issues

Apple admits ‘there’s a lot of work to be done’ when it comes to Apple Music

By on September 3, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Apple admits ‘there’s a lot of work to be done’ when it comes to Apple Music

Apple is thankfully not turning a deaf ear to the myriad of complaints users have expressed thus far about Apple Music, the company’s nascent music streaming service. In an interview with The Guardian, iTunes VP Oliver Schusser said that the company is working hard to address a number of usability and performance issues before bringing the music service to Android.

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Apple vs Android Market Share

The iPhone 6 keeps winning Android converts, even with the iPhone 6s just a week away

By on September 3, 2015 at 7:40 PM.

The iPhone 6 keeps winning Android converts, even with the iPhone 6s just a week away

Anyone who keeps an eye on the smartphone industry is aware of the iPhone’s dominance, but the latest comScore report shows that Apple’s market share has continued to grow throughout 2015. According to the data, Apple’s percentage of the U.S. smartphone market grew from 43.1% to 44.2% between April and July of this year. More →

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iPhone 7 6s Marketing

Apple asked to not call its new phone the ‘iPhone 6s’ for the silliest possible reason

By on September 3, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Apple asked to not call its new phone the ‘iPhone 6s’ for the silliest possible reason

Apple’s next iPhone will likely be named iPhone 6s. The company is expected to launch an “S” generation of iPhones every two years, following a major redesign, and that seems to be the case for 2015. The upcoming iPhone 6s might offer a bigger “S” upgrade than any previous such model, but that might not be enough for Apple to call it the iPhone 7 all of a sudden.

However, one company is deeply affected by the iPhone 6s name choice and is urging Apple to go with iPhone 7 on September 9th as the official name of the 2015 iPhone – just check the image above, taken in New York’s Times Square. More →

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iPhone 6s Camera Features

iPhone 6s camera update will be the biggest in years, says acclaimed photographer

By on September 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

iPhone 6s camera update will be the biggest in years, says acclaimed photographer

Apple over the past few years has devoted a ton of engineering resources towards ensuring that the iPhone camera remains best in class. Through a combination of subtle hardware improvements and clever software advances, each successive iPhone model has brought with it huge improvements in camera quality. With the iPhone 6s release just around the corner, camera quality on Apple’s iconic smartphone is about to take another huge leap forward.

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Best Apple Stock App Replacements

The best alternatives to Apple’s stock iPhone apps, as chosen by iOS users

The best alternatives to Apple’s stock iPhone apps, as chosen by iOS users

By on September 3, 2015 at 2:26 PM.

Apple makes some of the best hardware in the smartphone market, but the software isn’t always up to snuff. That’s not to say that the stock apps on the iPhone and iPad aren’t effective, it’s just that other developers have taken the basic concepts and run with them to the point that better alternative exist for nearly every app on the iPhone. More →

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