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Apple Launching 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 After 4.7-Inch Version to Avoid Competition Between Two Models
Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from DigiTimes citing supply chain sources. The different timetables have been set as Apple does
Apple Working With Swatch For iWatch With Multiple Designs, Price Points?
Apple may be working with manufacturing partners like Swatch to create multiple versions of the iWatch that are available in a range of styles and price points, according to a questionable report from VentureBeat, citing a source with knowledge of
Apple in Talks With Credit Card Companies Over Payment Solution, Could Launch Mobile 'Wallet' T(...)
Apples talks with companies in the payment industry have been heating up in recent months, according to a new report from The Information. Apple executives have discussed launching a mobile payment
OS X Yosemite to Launch in Late October, 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K Desktop in the Works
Following an earlier report on the launch of the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, 9to5Mac has released a second report with details on OS X Yosemite and Apples fall Mac plans. As has been previously mentioned, OS X Yosemite will
Apple Planning Mid-September Event for 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, Timing of 5.5-Inch Model Unclear
According to 9to5Mac, Apple is putting the finishing touches on iOS 8 in advance of a September iPhone and iOS 8 launch event. Based on current projections, Apple is unsurprisingly tentatively planning to hold this iPhone-oriented event in mid-September. In
Apple's 36% Boost in Research and Development Spending Points to Strong Product Pipeline
Apple made a significant investment into research and development this past quarter, increasing spending in the category by 36 percent over the same quarter last year, reports Financial Times. As noted by BTIG Research analyst Walt Piecyk, Apples $1.6 billion
OS X Yosemite Public Beta Launches Tomorrow, July 24
In a coordinated release today, a number of publications have released official overviews of the latest OS X Yosemite beta build alongside word of Apples plans to open up the public beta tomorrow, July 24. As noted by The Loop,
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Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
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Dreamweaver CC 2014 review: Web design and development tool gets even more visual
With the latest version of Dreamweaver, Adobe adds even more visual aids—so many that it might be possible to produce Web content without even looking at the application’s code view. But it’s not FrontPage 98 or PageMill 2.0, by a
Snapheal review: Make those background objects in your photos go away
Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2014. Every day (except weekends) from July until September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout
Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly
Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2014. Every weekday from July until September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout free,
Gear We Love: Revo Wireless offers Bluetooth-headphone convenience without the compromise
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
AudioSwitcher 2.16 review: Mac app is an audio source quick-change artist
Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2014. Every day (except weekends) from July until September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout
Monster Digital OverDrive Thunderbolt review: a 1TB portable SSD for a reasonable price
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Parcel 1.2.2 review: Where in the world is your package? Use this Mac app to find out
Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2014. Every day (except weekends) from July until September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout
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Apple, Swatch reportedly working together on multiple ‘iWatch’ models
Apple has been working with at least one partner, Swatch...
Apple’s next-gen iPhone prompts economists to up Taiwan GDP estimates
Economists are raising their forecasts of Taiwan’s GDP on upbeat sales prospects for Apple’s upcoming new iPhones...
Apple set new all-time R&D spending record last quarter
Without question, Apple certainly has some big plans ahead...
Apple’s ‘iWallet’ could debut as soon as this fall
Apple is accelerating work on a mobile payments system, or digital wallet...
Apple preps fitness and health wristband, 4K desktop, all-new 12-inch Retina MacBook, sources say
Apple is planning to unveil its long-in-the-works fitness and health...
Apple pounds final nail in beleaguered BlackBerry’s coffin
Apple+IBM: For BlackBerry in particular it is a match made in hell...
Apple shares hit new 52-week high
Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $2.48, or 2.62%, to...
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Briefly: Booq's Cobra pack, NatureArt 6.0 released
Booq has announced the release of its newest laptop backpack offering this week: the Cobra pack. Comprised of a 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior with a water-repellent coating, items within the pack are
Briefly: New Griffin iPad Air case, new apps for FiftyThree's Pencil
Griffin Technology has announced the release of a new rugged case for use with iPad Air. The Survivor Slim aims to deliver protection for all conditions, featuring a shatter-resistant shell and silicone bumper
Rumor: Apple working with Swatch, Timex, more for 'iWatches'
Though Swatch is perhaps best-known these days for pooh-poohing the idea that Apples forthcoming iWatch health device would be a revolution, a new rumor from anonymous sources claims that the Swiss watchmaker may
RBC follows others, raises AAPL to $110 by year's end
Despite some disappointments in Apples latest quarterly earnings report, analysts appear to be satisfied that the companys overall financial picture is in order, particularly on the strength of rising margins and strong developing
Report: Apple could debut payments system, e-wallet with iPhone 6
A new report is claiming that Apple is accelerating its plans for a grand digital wallet mobile payments system, which could even be ready to debut in the same time frame as the
Gameloft early access contest for Modern Combat 5 results in piracy
It turns out that winning an early access to game isnt enough to satisfy every fan as mobile developer Gameloft recently learned. In a contest that gave fans access to Modern Combat 5:
Facebook hits $2.9 billion in second quarter revenues, up 61 percent
Facebook released its quarterly earnings for the second quarter of 2014, showing a large increase year-over-year. Revenues topped out at $2.9 billion, a staggering $1.1 billion, or 61 percent, increase from 2013. The
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The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music
Making sweet musicThis weeks roundup of new iOS accessories includes gear for making music, listening to tunes, and sharing both with your friends.BiteMyAppleThe $60 Desktop Chair
Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services
Just a couple days after a security researcher alleged that iOS contained “backdoor” access to user information, Apple has posted a knowledge base article explaining many of the systems that were under scrutiny.In the article, iOS: About diagnostic capabilities, Apple
Apple: OS X Yosemite public beta arrives Thursday
On Thursday, fall will come early for hundreds of thousands of Mac users when Apple releases its first public beta of OS X Yosemite. The public-beta program, announced during Apple’s annual developer conference in June, lets regular users download and
This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPad sales, China, Beats, IBM, and more
A (very lightly) edited transcript of Tim Cooks comments from Apples Q3 earnings call:Highlights of the June quarterIt’s been a very busy and exciting time at Apple, and I’d like to review some of the highlights of our June quarter.
Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call
Apple reported its quarterly numbers on Tuesday, a mixed bag that saw profits rise up but sales fall short of the mark. Here are five takeaways from the earnings call that followed.Apple’s pouring more money into R&DApple has spent US$3.3
Live analysis: Apple Q3 FY14 financial results
Macworlds live coverage of Apples financial results for the third quarter. How many iPads, iPhones, and Macs did the company sell? How healthy were its profits? Well have all the details right here. window.cilAsyncInit = function() {cilEmbedManager.init()};(function() {if (window.cilVwRand === undefined)
Apple responds to troubling allegations of iOS 'backdoor'
Information security has never been a more sensitive subject than it is these days, so it’s little surprise that allegations from a security researcher that iOS contains a “backdoor” permitting access to users’ information provoked a strong response from Apple.Those
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Want to download old iPhone firmware? Here's where to find it
Do you miss your old firmware? Do you have an old device that for some reason you want to run like its 2009? Well iOS fans, you are in luck. The folks over at TechArrival have compiled
Say goodbye to Foursquare check-ins tomorrow
OK, Im depressed. For years, Ive enjoyed using Foursquare to check in at restaurants, airport gates, hotels, and even my own home. During that time, I became mayor at a number of different locations and loved getting
The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 23, 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
Felix FlipBook Air is a delightfully different iPad case/stand
So many of the iPad cases and stands that I review here at TUAW are so alike in looks and functionality that its hard to get excited about them. When something different shows up, I definitely take
TUAW TV Live: The penultimate episode
Its the penultimate TUAW TV Live, one of your last chances to watch the hosts talking about everything in general and nothing in particular. Today well talk a bit about the OS X Yosemite general public beta
Apple TV will carry every Simpsons episode via FXNOW within 12 months
TV writer and editor Jason Lynch tweeted this past Monday that FXNOW will make its way to the Apple TV within the next 12 months.FXNOW is Foxs on-demand video service which features content from FX, FXX, and
Truefilm: Capable photo editor for iOS with unique features
I am always on the prowl for something a little different in a photo editor, and Truefilm (US$0.99) meets the requirements with a comprehensive suite of tools at a low price. The emphasis in this app is
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BlackBerry users reminded that calling the police won’t charge their phone
BlackBerry users have been warned that calling the emergency services will not charge their phone battery after some were fooled by bogus information that was circulated online. British Police have reminded users that unnecessary calls waste resources and could put lives in danger. “Hoax 999 of any…Read
Apple might enlist Swatch to give iWatch fun faces
We’ve been waiting all year for Apple to finally reveal its long-rumored wearable creation, but if the big iWatch event ever does happen this year, we might be getting a lot more smartwatches than expected. Swatch and other watch makers…Read
Apple’s mobile payments solution could arrive in the iPhone 6 this fall
Apple’s big plan for mobile payments could debut as early as the iPhone 6 this fall, according to a new report from The Information. While the company has been in talks with major players in the payments industry for a…Read
Take control of your data (and wallet) with these iOS tips
When surfing the web or using one of your favorite applications, chances are your iPhone is burning through mobile data. Unless you have unlimited data on your wireless plan, this can quickly become a costly habit. Luckily, it’s easy to…Read
Apple’s $425 million spike in R&D spending points to new products in pipeline
Eddie Cue thinks 2014 will be the best product pipeline Apple’s had in 25 years, and according to the company’s latest filings with the SEC, they’re certainly pouring enough money into R&D back him up. Apple increased spending in research in development…Read
Sony invests $345 million to capitalize on selfie demand
The most important camera upgrade on the iPhone 6 won’t be on in the back, it’ll be the front-facing selfie-cam, and Sony says it’s ready to spend $345 million to make sure it has enough image sensors for the iPhone…Read
Give yourself the tools to build amazing iOS 8 applications
More than ever before, our connected world is a mobile one. What good is having a strong web presence if it isn’t optimized for use with mobile devices? That’s where having your own app comes into play. It allows your…Read
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Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London
Apple today announced that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde, and many more of the world’s biggest artists will headline this year’s iTunes Festival. Returning to the
“Alive Inside” Film Explores Power of Music to Restore Memory
Re/code writes about “Alive Inside,” a documentary that chronicles the experiences of Alzheimer’s patients who have been revitalized through music. The film follows social worker Dan Cohen, whose nonprofit works to bring iPods loaded with personalized playlists to elderly Alzheimer’s
Sue Wagner Joins Apple’s Board of Directors
Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Bill Campbell, the board’s longest-serving member, is retiring after 17 years. Wagner co-founded BlackRock in 1988 and helped it become one of the
Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility
Apple and IBM have announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps, bringing IBM’s big-data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. IBM MobileFirst for
Scripps TV Stations Deliver News in a Flash with Final Cut Pro X
Detroit’s largest broadcaster, WXYZ TV, is now using Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Mac Pro to edit its news programs. And by doing so, it has significantly accelerating the time it takes to move a news story from
Apple Announces Updates to iTunes U
Apple has announced updates to iTunes U, bringing educators and students great new tools to build and experience educational content on iPad. Beginning July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create, edit, and manage entire courses directly
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