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Hackers Using Law Enforcement Tools to Access iCloud Backups Unprotected by Two-Factor Authenti(...)
Earlier today, Apple issued a press release stating that an iCloud/Find My iPhone breach had not been responsible for the leak of several private celebrity photos over the weekend, instead pointing
Apple Discussing Mobile Payments Partnership With Nordstrom
Nordstrom may be one of Apples first merchant partners when Apple launches its upcoming mobile payment initiative, reports Bank Innovation. Apple is said to be in talks with Nordstrom about its payments service, suggesting Nordstrom could be one of the
Pre-Launch Adoption of OS X Yosemite 33 Times Higher Than for Mavericks
Adoption of OS X Yosemite is steadily increasing ahead of its fall launch, due to both a system-wide redesign and the introduction of a public beta for the first time. As of August, Yosemite was installed on approximately 2.6 million
Celebrity iCloud Accounts Compromised by Weak Passwords, Not iCloud Breach
A breach of Apples iCloud and Find My iPhone services was not involved in the recent hacking incident that saw the private photos and videos of several celebrities leaked onto the
Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7
Apple today released a new version of OS X Yosemite to developers, two weeks after releasing the sixth Developer Preview and three months after unveiling the new desktop operating system at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The update can be
Prototype 2,915 mAh Battery for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Once Again Shown in Photos
New photos shared by Nowhereelse.fr once again claim to show a 2,915 mAh capacity battery from the 5.5-inch model of the iPhone 6. These details follow an earlier Nowhereelse.fr report that showcased a claimed rear shell from the larger 5.5-inch
iWatch Said to Be at 'Engineering Verification Test' Stage, Components Now in Production
Apples iWatch has reached the engineering verification test (EVT) stage of development and will likely beginning shipping in 2015, according to a new report from Digitimes. While components for the
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China Mobile notches 33K 'iPhone 6' preorders ahead of official launch
China Mobile, the worlds largest cellular carrier by subscribers, began accepting orders for Apples unannounced next-generation iPhone on Tuesday and has subsequently racked up more than 33,000 orders since going live.
Apple reportedly in talks with Nordstrom over mobile payment partnership
Adding to the din of rumors regarding an Apple-branded mobile payments solution, a report on Tuesday claims the Cupertino company is discussing a platform launch partnership with department store giant Nordstrom.
Apple to give $20K in college scholarships as part of diversity initiative
In its push toward a more diverse corporate America, Apple on Tuesday announced two $10,000 scholarships for minority university students looking at future careers in the tech industry.
Apple issues first iCloud for Windows beta with iCloud Drive support
Apple on Tuesday sent AppleSeed program members invitations to download and test a new beta version of iCloud for Windows that includes access to the companys upcoming iCloud Drive feature.
Leak reveals Sony's next iPhone-connected camera lens will feature swappable E-Mount, pop-up flash
Sonys next-generation QX-series external camera accessory, which wirelessly connects to and is controlled by smartphones like Apples iPhone, may include an E-Mount attachment for swapping lenses, as well as a dedicated flash.
With Apple's 'iWatch' around the corner, Wellograph releases sapphire smartwatch
Sapphire is a key component of at least one smartwatch that will make its way into consumers hands this fall, as startup Wellograph on Tuesday officially announced the availability of its fashion-conscious, fitness-tracking wrist-worn device.
Apple says iCloud is safe and secure, stolen celebrity pics were targeted
Apple on Tuesday put out a strong statement in support of the security of its iCloud services, saying that a collection of stolen pictures from celebrity phones was as a result of targeted attacks based on user names, passwords and
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Gear We Love: Twelve South HiRise holds your display, hides your gear
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
PlainTextMenu review: Takes the fuss and muss out of cut-and-paste
If you spend a lot of time copying and pasting formatted text from the Internet or Microsoft Word, you might just adore PlainTextMenu: It strips out colors, formatting, bold text, and all the pesky things that make sharing or pasting
FruitJuice review: Practice good battery health with your MacBook
Leaving your MacBook plugged in all the time—for example, in order to use it with an external monitor while its lid’s shut—can be bad for the battery’s longevity. The Battery Project’s FruitJuice (Mac App Store link) aims to help you
MultiSync EA244UHD review: 4K display's wide color gamut ideal for production
The NEC MultiSync EA244UHD is a 24-inch, 4K desktop monitor. Priced around $1350, the EA244UHD may be expensive, but when connected to a new Mac Pro over Mini DisplayPort, its pixel-doubled resolution can provide you the desktop “retina display” experience
Leafnote review: Focus on writing, not on how to use the app
iOS has changed the way we write. The ultra-minimal, file-free workspaces we use on our iPhones and iPads have gradually made their way to our Macs, making formatting toolbars and nested folders all but obsolete. Leafnote (Mac App Store link)
Otterbox, Mophie, and Duracell pack extra features into iPhone battery cases
NEC MultiSync EA244UHD
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Celeb nudes: Comprehensive review reveals no mention of ‘Find My iPhone’ brute force technique
A number of personal and private nude images from high profile celebrities...
Apple’s iCloud is secure; weak passwords and gullible users are not
The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc...
How to get Apple’s new iPhone 6 for free
Apple is expected to unveil details of the new iPhone 6...
Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus filmed by drone
A DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3- Axis Gimbal...
Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs
Apple, the worlds most valuable company, currently has a market value of...
Can Apple become a services company?
Apple is continuing to race ahead prior to its September 9 press event...
Analyst projects disappointing iPhone 6 sales on opening weekend
The analyst predicts a 28% decrease from total iPhone sales YOY...
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Report: Yosemite already accounting for 3.3 percent of all Macs
Thanks in large part to the release of two public betas in a program that was limited to one million signups, the forthcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite is now running on approximately 2.6
Some AppleSeed testers gain access to new iCloud for Windows beta
Selected AppleSeed public testers are being contacted by Apple via email and being offered the opportunity to download and test a new beta seed of iCloud for Windows, which was announced earlier this
Apple opens 'Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity' scholarship
Apple has launched a new Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity scholarship, according to the companys job listings page. The program is named after Apples Product Integrity group, and offers successful minority applicants up
AT&T complains about unfairness of municipal broadband to FCC
Given the opportunity to petition against the expansion of municipal broadband expansion in Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC, AT&T has taken the opportunity to remind the government of its role in the state
Atlanta to get Cumberland Mall Apple Store on Saturday
Apple has announced plans to launch a new US store this Saturday, this time in Atlanta, Georgias Cumberland Mall. The shop will open at 10AM that day, and in keeping with regular hours
Google Enterprise services rebranding as 'Google for Work'
Google is rebranding its efforts for enterprise. In a blog post heralding the change Chairman Eric Schmidt noted that the business focused offerings from the search engine giant will now be known as
Apple: Celebrity photo leaks not result of iCloud breach
Apple has issued a new follow-up statement on this weeks celebrity photo leaks via iCloud. After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a
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Apple says iCloud flaw not at root of celebrity photo hack
Addressing a widespread hack of celebrities’ photos, Apple on Tuesday issued an update on its investigation into the incident and said that it was continuing to work with law enforcement on the matter.According to the company, more than 40 hours
Why Apple’s mobile-payments system might actually work
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The Week in Mac Apps: At school with Fido in the cloud
At school with Fido in the cloudThis week’s Mac app roundup is an eclectic collection of software that can help you learn new words, type them more quickly, keep an eye on
Apple to hold press event on September 9
We’ve heard rumor after rumor, but now it’s official: Apple will be holding a press event on September 9, kicking off at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern. Invitations dispatched to press on Thursday morning were even more cryptic than usual,
iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos to leak
A funny thing happened on the Internet Sunday as a cache of nude photos of Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, and other big-name stars made their way onto 4chan, as BuzzFeed notes. Reports indicate that this leak may have been the
The Week in Mac Accessories: Bags and bytes
Bags and bytesIn our latest roundup of new Mac gear, weve got all kinds of ways to carry your MacBook, plus mega-storage, colorful mice, standing desks, and more.Booq
New page on Apple's website explains common reasons for App Store rejection
App Store rejections may not be the hot-button issue it was a few years ago, but for developers, it’s still a chief area of concern. To give app makers a little clarity and direction, Apple published a new page to
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Slices of Apple episode 4: Customer Service part 2
Apple Stores in Los Angeles see an influx of demanding customers. Apple has been a part of entertainment for years, and even has a group assigned to making sure Apple products appear in TV and movies. In
Lenka for iOS creates stunning black and white images
Lenka (US$2.99) is a simple app to help you create dramatic black and white images. The app was developed by famed photographer Kevin Abosch and its starkly simple. To begin with, you frame your photo, which is
Inateck Portable USB 3.0 Hub with SD card reader is fast, light and versatile
A lot of the USB 3.0 hubs we see here at the TUAW Labs have two things in common -- theyre fairly good sized and they can only be used as a USB 3.0 hub. Accessory manufacturer
And you wonder why Apple bought Beats...
Apples $3 billion acquisition of Beats caught almost everyone off guard. Not only was the purchase price drastically higher than what Apple typically spends for acquisitions, but Apples interest in Beats in and of itself was the
Radiohead releases new music through PolyFauna app
This past February, Radiohead released their first iOS app, an experimental music and art project called PolyFauna. Using music from their King of Limbs recording session as the background for abstract and evolving visuals, the app was
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab
Sims 4 hasn't made a home on OS X, and I'm OK with that
Todays big release of Sims 4 was not celebrated by OS X devotees thanks to EAs decision to make the game a Windows-only affair, at least for the time being. An FAQ posted on the Sims 4
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Cultured Code’s iOS 8 extension proves that Things isn’t dead
Like your favorite 90s song, Things by Cultured Code is the todo app that many remember fondly, but can’t deny its outdatedness. Once an app worthy of an Apple Design Award, Things has languished in its pre-iOS 7 state for far…Read
Apple looks to partner with Nordstrom on new mobile payments platform
The iPhone 6 is gearing up to replace your wallet and as part of the initiative to get its upcoming mobile payments system off to a head start, Apple is reportedly in talks with Nordstrom regarding a potential payments partnership.…Read
Meet the police forensic tool pervs used to steal celebrity iCloud nude photos
Blame for the flood of celebrity nude photos that hit the Internet has been rotating from the pervy hackers that ripped the pics, to Apple, to the creator of iBrute, but while the FBI and Apple continue to investigate the…Read
Radiohead’s trippy app delivers unexpected new tunes
UK-based rock band Radiohead just updated their Polyfauna app, originally released at the end of this past January, with all new audio and visual content. The What’s New section of the iTunes description says, simply, “Entirely new.” If you’re a…Read
OS X Yosemite looks better than ever in beta 7
Today Apple released the seventh update to its developer build of OS X Yosemite. With the public release of Yosemite expected to arrive around October, Apple is polishing some of the finer details to get the OS ready for prime…Read
Reddit or not, here comes the official Ask Me Anything app
Reddit AMAs (Ask Me Anythings) are everywhere, attracting even the likes of President Obama (who answered his questions on a MacBook) to respond to questions fielded by users from around the globe. Up until now there have been some pretty great…Read
Netflix adds option to recommend shows to your Facebook friends
Trying to figure out what to watch on Netflix can take nearly as long as actually watching the show you finally pick, but a new update to Netflix could make your selection process a little quicker with recommendations from your…Read
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Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook
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
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