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Apple Fixes FaceTime on Older Versions of OS X, iOS 6 Still Not Working
Apple tonight released an update for FaceTime on OS X , which resolves connections issues and is recommended for all FaceTime users currently running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The connection
Apple Debuts New 'Gigantic' TV Ad Focusing on iPhone 5s
Apple has debuted a new TV ad alongside Marvels Agents of SHIELD tonight on ABC called Gigantic. The ad, which was first spotted by 9to5Mac, showcases iPhone 5s owners using the device to enhance their lives in multiple ways. With
iWatch May Ultimately Replace iPod, No iPod Updates Expected in 2014
A research note (via Barrons) from Christopher Caso, an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group, reiterates previous analyst reporting about the iWatch, saying Apple is looking to enter production with a pair of screen sizes in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Google Covering Defense Costs and Damage Awards for Four Patents in Apple/Samsung Case
Google is covering lawyer fees and potential damage awards with regards to four patents in the ongoing Apple/Samsung patent case, according to a report from Re/code, quoting deposition testimony from a Google attorney that Apple introduced in court today. The
Apple Allowing Non-Developers to Apply for OS X Beta Program
Alongside iOS 7.1.1, Apple has introduced a new OS X beta program that will see non-developers given an opportunity to download OS X betas before they are released to the public.
iOS 7.1.1 Now Labels Apps with 'In-App Purchases' in Top Charts and Featured Sections
As part of iOS 7.1.1, released earlier today, Apple has implemented some minor changes to the iOS App Store to make it more clear which apps offer in-app purchases. Apple has provided an Offers In-App Purchases disclosure on individual app
Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 With Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes
Apple today released iOS 7.1.1 to the public, a month and a half after releasing its first major update, iOS 7.1. While iOS 7.1 included several visual tweaks along with the addition of CarPlay, Siri improvements, and Touch ID enhancements,
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Apple shows off iPhone 5s multimedia creation prowess in 'Powerful' ad
Apple on Tuesday released a new commercial for its flagship iPhone 5s, showing off the handsets digital media creation capabilities through a slew of music, movie making, translation and exploration apps.
After putting Google on the hook for infringement of iPhone patents, Samsung lied about it
Even more startling than the news from todays trial that Google offered to indemnify Samsung for Androids infringement of Apples iPhones patents is the fact that Samsung falsely stated in court filings that that it had not been "seeking indemnification
Developers get new app content descriptions, rating systems in iTunes Connect update
Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers notifying them of changes to iTunes Connect that may impact how the company rates their apps, including a new rating system for the Brazilian App Store and territory-specific restrictions.
Apple adds 'In-app purchase' warning to iOS App Store, iTunes lists
In a change to the iOS App Store pushed out alongside Tuesdays iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has added labels to listed apps and games that include in-app purchases, with the notifications showing up in both iOS and desktop versions of
Apple patches Heartbleed vulnerability in latest AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule update
In response to the Heartbleed kerfuffle, Apple on Tuesday rolled out a firmware update for all 2013 AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models that protects affected units from the OpenSSL vulnerability.
Google agreed to pick up tab for some Samsung legal fees, take on liability in case of loss
An agreement between Google and Samsung, revealed on Tuesday in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, has the Internet search giant on the hook for legal fees and liability related to up to four Apple patents.
Apple updates iWork apps for iOS with stability improvements and bug fixes
Coming on the heels of Tuesdays iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has issued updates to all iWork for iOS apps with unnamed stability and bug fixes.
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The best timekeeping iOS apps
As someone who runs a freelance consulting business, its important to track my time accurately so that I can bill my clients properly, and there just so happens to be a plethora of standalone timekeeping apps available for iOS.How do you
Insurgency review: Tactical shooter that takes time to learn but is immense fun
There hasn’t been a new tactical shooter on the Mac in a while. But leave it to an independent developer then to dish up some sweet tactical goodness in the form of Insurgency (Steam link). Tactical shooters are defined by
Review: 1Password 4.5 brings a mature security app into the world of iOS 7
In the past couple years, apps that store secure data on a Mac or iOS device have become a pretty common sight; the need for some kind of “secure vault” where you can stash everything from passwords to credit card
IK Multimedia’s iLoud is a Bluetooth speaker even a musician can love
There’s a lot of gear out there for your Apple devices, but how do you know which are worth your time and what’s not worth your money? In our Gear We Love column, Macworld’s editors tell you about the products
Olloclip's 3-in-1 macro lens opens up a whole new tiny world
The iPhone 5s has an excellent array of hardware and software features that make it a great tool for taking photos, but there’s only so much it can do with a fixed lens and a digital zoom. Olloclip’s line of
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls review: Expansion to popular adventure game checks all of the boxes(...)
Diablo III () was a good-but-not-great dungeon crawler that managed to infuriate old fans and failed to satisfy critics clamoring for Blizzard to once again raise the bar. The game demonstrated the well-worn formula of
OmniOutliner 4 Pro review: Top-notch Mac outliner gets a new interface
I admit it. I’m a proud member of the Cult of Outliners. Outlines are the best tool I’ve ever found to create my book and other writing projects, presentations, business plans, and more. My love for outlining programs goes back
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Nike would be smart to outsource their fitness hardware to Apple and the iWatch
Theres a rumor going around that Nike is axing their Nike Fuelband hardware division...
Apple releases OS X Security Update for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion
Apple today released Security Update 2014–002 which fixes...
Google picking up some of Samsung’s legal defense in Apple case
A Google lawyer testified on Tuesday that the software maker...
Apple opens OS X betas to the public
Big news today from Apple...
As phone subsidies fade, Apple’s iPhone sales could be hurt
Apple Inc. charges more for its phones than many companies charge for low-end laptops...
Load up on Apple stock as Android killer looms
Id be tempted to buy on relatively modest weakness or a continuation...
In Aereo Internet TV case, U.S. Supreme Court justices show concern
Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated...
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Apple vs Samsung, Day 10: the home stretch
The biggest news in todays Apple vs Samsung patent trial was the previously-reported revelation of a secret deal between Google and Samsung in which the search and advertising giant not only agreed to
Apple's 'Powerful' new TV commercial showcases iPhone 5s
A new Apple ad premiered tonight on Disney-owned ABC, called Powerful. The 90-second spot (now available on Apples YouTube channel) is the first this year to spotlight the iPhone 5s rather than the
Apple updates iOS Pages, Numbers, Keynote versions
Among other updates issued on Tuesday, Apple has further updated the iOS versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote -- formerly known collectively as iWork apps -- to version 2.2.1, just three weeks after
Apple releases OpenSSL fix for 2013 Airport Extreme, Time Capsule
On Tuesday, Apple -- which had previously said none of its key software, operating systems, websites or web services had been affected by the Heartbleed OpenSSL security flaw -- issued a patch to
Malware steals Apple IDs from jailbroken iPhones, iPads
As has been predicted for some time, a new malware threat exploits the same flaws in iOS that jailbreaking tools use in order to install itself on older jailbroken iPhones and iPads. The
Testimony: Google assisting Samsung in Apple patent lawsuit
Google attorney James Mccoun testified today that the search engine giant agreed to defend Samsung at least in part against some of the claims against it in the ongoing Apple versus Samsung trial.
Briefly: Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, Briefly 1.5 for Mac
OnOne Software has announced the upcoming release of its latest version of Perfect Photo Suite, adding improvements to photo browsing, file-management options, and more. Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 Photo Editor is a full-featured
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Apple releases Heartbleed fix for AirPort Base Stations
Apple on Tuesday patched a bug in its most recent AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models related to the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability discovered earlier this month.The update, AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3, is only for the AirPort Extreme and
Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users
Ever dreamed of an opportunity to try out new versions of OS X before they’re released, but without having to pony up the $99 to become a registered developer? Well, that opportunity’s here: On Tuesday, Apple announced a new initiative,
Why Apple is like a movie studio
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iOS 7.1.1 aims for Touch ID, keyboard fixes
If something about iOS 7.1 just didn’t sit right for you, no worries: Here comes iOS 7.1.1 to give it another shot.The update came down the pipes on Tuesday for all devices compatible with iOS 7, but if you’re expecting
The Week in Mac Apps: Time and again
Time and againTime is of the essence in this week’s app roundup. Whether it’s keeping track of it, knowing when it comes, or just figuring out how much of it is left,
Apple updates environmental progress, focuses on climate change, finite resources
Just in time for Earth Day, Apple has updated its environmental site with the latest information about the many green initiatives it has put in place. Most prominently, the company has assembled a video, narrated by CEO Tim Cook, speaking
Dropbox weaves cloud photo service Loom into Carousel
Another cloud photo service vanishes into acquisition-land: Loom announced on Thursday that it’s joining forces with Dropbox, presumably to beef up the storage company’s newly launched Carousel app and other photographic features.In an email to current Loom subscribers, the Loom
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Viva Mavericks: OS X Beta Seed program now live
Really, who among us hasnt wanted to run a presumptively unstable operating system? Until today, the delights of beta releases of OS X were reserved to those who signed up for Apples developer program (and paid the
Before Macintosh there was Lisa and its incredible demo video
Sitting in the shadow of the revolutionary Apple Macintosh is the Macs lesser known sibling, the Lisa. The Pete Best of the Apple world, Lisa was released in 1983 and discontinued three years later, left behind in
The case that turns your iPhone into an iDroid
Leave it to a game designer to dream up the bulkiest, most awkward iPhone case ever: This is the iDroid. Made to mimic the look of an in-game communicator in the game Metal Gear Solid V: The
A second look at the Dock-It Pro iPad keyboard case ... and a giveaway
Last month, one of my fellow bloggers took a quick look at Parle Innovations Dock-It Pro, a US$159 (introductory price of $129 still available) iPad keyboard case thats quite different from any other case on the market.
The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 22, 2014
Its the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. Youll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of whats happening
Five stunning landscape photos taken with an iPhone for Earth Day
Its Earth Day today so it is only fitting that we spend some time admiring our wonderful planet. Here are five wonderful landscape photos taken with an iPhone for those who cant make it outside, but wish
Blue Sky for iOS lets you visualize clearer air
Blue Sky is a free iOS app coming out of China, where skies are often gray and air pollution is often out of control. Of course, China isnt alone with that problem. Blue Sky is sponsored by
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Lytro Illum, The First Light-Field Camera Worth Buying
Lytro’s new Illum field Camera is the first of its products you’ll want to buy. The original Lytro Field Camera was a nice proof of concept, but the low resolution images were pretty crappy, and the unit itself was one…Read
Get Great Apps And Support A Cause With The Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle 5.0
Cult of Mac Deals regularly offers “name your own price” bundles, and we’ve got another here for you that assembles 9 apps and an iOS course that really deliver the goods…and the savings! These types of bundles are time-limited opportunities…Read
Apple Issues Heartbleed Fix For Airport Base Stations
Apple has released security patches to fix the Heartbleed bug on your Airport base stations, and SSL-based security updates for your Apple TV and your Mac. You should probably go and update all of them as soon as possible. Don’t…Read
Apple’s Latest iPhone 5s Ad Jams To The Pixies
Apple has aired a new ad for the iPhone 5s titled “Powerful.” It’s the first TV spot dedicated solely to the 5s since “Metal Mastered” last fall. This new ad showcases the iPhone helping with creative tasks live music. The…Read
Green Is The New White For Apple On Earth Day
Under the watchful eye of Tim Cook Apple’s gone from the most powerful tech company in the world to the most green. Yesterday’s new ad shone the spotlight on Apple’s environmental practices but the true celebrations of going green kicked…Read
Apple Opens OS X Beta Seed Program To Include Everyone
If pangs of jealousy hit you every time developers start waxing poetic about new OS X goodies found in a new beta update, your time has finally come to join in on the fun. Starting this afternoon Apple has opened…Read
How To Disable Phone Noise Cancelation On iPhone
Apple added a noise cancelation feature to iOS 7, originally exclusively to iPhone 5s devices, but now available to (at least) older iPhone 5 phones as well in iOS 7.1. Some folks find that this adds a weird, uncomfortable sensation…Read
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Apple Outlines Progress of Environmental Efforts
To coincide with Earth Day, Apple has launched an entirely new version of its Environmental Responsibility website. The site outlines how the company is reducing its impact on climate change, using greener materials, and conserving resources. A video narrated by
Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to iPhone
Re/code writes about the benefits of Made for iPhone hearing aids for people such as 29-year-old Dusty Dorey, who enjoys visiting his local pub where his hearing aid automatically compensates for the noise levels inside. The article describes the built-in
Using Tablets to Reach Kids With Autism
CNN describes how iPad devices are helping autistic children learn communication and social skills. The article features an app called Flummox & Friends, created by Christa Dahlstrom, who was inspired by her autistic son to create a fully scripted TV
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 in San Francisco
Apple has announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At the conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X.
Apple Leads Shift Toward Cleaner Internet
A Greenpeace study shows that Apple leads the way in making the Internet greener and more sustainable, according to The Telegraph. Greenpeace’s “Clicking Clean” report looked at 19 major tech companies and concluded that Apple — with all its data
San Francisco Giants Hope iBeacon Hits a Home Run with Fans
Starting this baseball season, the San Francisco Giants are adopting Apple’s iBeacon technology to send offers and alerts directly to fans’ iOS 7 devices while they’re at AT&T Park, reports Engadget. This is the first year Major League Baseball has
iPad Writes a New Game Plan for Concussions
To help diagnose sports-related concussions, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is using an iPad app that can measure and monitor symptoms moments after an athlete gets hurt. With iPad and the C3 Logix app, trainers can visualize an injury’s effect on
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