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iOS 8.2 Could See Public Release Next Week, Two More Betas of iOS 8.3 to Come
Apple may be planning to release iOS 8.2 to the public as early as next Monday, reports BGR. iOS 8.2 has been in testing since November and notably contains support for
Tim Cook in London to Talk Apple Watch and Visit Covent Garden Retail Store
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday made an unannounced visit to the iconic Apple Store in Covent Garden, a popular shopping and tourist location in London, according to The Telegraph. The chief executive also sat down for an interview with
Apple Faces Ericsson Lawsuit After Refusing Licensing Deal
Apple faces further legal action from Ericsson this week after refusing to accept a licensing deal for its patented LTE technologies, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Swedish networking company
'Click' Aims to Introduce Apple Watch Band Adapter in Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign
Ahead of the Apple Watchs launch, accessory makers are already hoping to create solutions that will allow the device to be used with a wide array of existing watch bands. Click, for example, is an upcoming watchband adapter that will
FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality Rules, Classifies Broadband Service as a Utility
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor by a 3-to-2 decision to enforce net neutrality rules that it claims will help protect freedom of expression and innovation on
Apple Opens Up 'iWork for iCloud' to Everyone, No Apple Device Required
Following a short beta testing period, Apples iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device. As
Apple Targeting Early April Launch Date for Apple Watch
Apple has not provided details on when the Apple Watch might begin shipping to customers beyond the broad April launch date shared by CEO Tim Cook, but new information provided to MacRumors suggests the Apple Watch could see a release
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Sources: Apple's 2015 'iPhone 6s' models to gain Force Touch but no dual-camera system
Apples 2015 family of iPhones are expected to adopt features first introduced in other Apple products, such as the dynamic Force Touch input found on the Apple Watch, but wont include a recently-rumored multi-camera system, AppleInsider has been advised.
Shuttle drivers at Apple, other Silicon Vally tech companies vote for Teamsters representation
In the ongoing Silicon Valley shuttle bus saga, drivers serving five local tech firms, including Apple, voted on Friday to seek representation by the Teamsters union.
Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and t(...)
In an interview published on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his commitment to customer data privacy, saying most consumers likely do not know how dire the situation is, but will be "very offended" when they find out.
Rumor: iOS 8.2 release is imminent from Apple, iOS 8.3 to follow closely behind
iOS 8.2 could be released to the public as soon as next week, while the release of iOS 8.3 may not be far behind, setting the stage for the launch of the Apple Watch in April, according to a new
Tim Cook says Apple Watch will replace electronic car keys, confirms Apple Store revamp
Apple is already attempting to eliminate the need for consumers to carry a wallet and may soon extend its assault to the second pat of the venerable three-pat technique, as Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week that the
Apple's March 9 'Spring Forward' event steals thunder from rivals at Mobile World Congress
Whether intentionally timed or just a matter of coincidence, Apples just-announced March 9 event is likely to overshadow the Mobile World Congress mega-conference in Barcelona, which will take place the preceding week.
Vogue Paris calls the Apple Watch 'a small revolution' in new two-page spread
Apples marketing blitzkrieg for the upcoming Apple Watch has made it to the pages of Vogue Paris, with the latest edition of fashions holy scripture blessing the new device with a two-page spread that calls the Watch "a small revolution"
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Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac
OS X’s clipboard has always been a transient storage place, intended to hold whatever you copy or cut just long enough to paste it somewhere else. Once you copy something else, that new snippet overwrites whatever’s already on your clipboard.
Review: LastPass for Mac protects your passwords but needs polish
The gold standard for password vaults on the Mac is 1Password. Now in its fifth major release, 1Password has matured along with its userbase. One of its most stalwart longtime competitors, LastPass, has had an iOS version, but OS X
Garmin Vivosmart review: Fitness tracking and notifications for less
With the Apple Watch scheduled for an April release, is there still a place in the market for another smartwatch? Garmins latest entry into the field, the Vivosmart, looks to differentiate itself from Apples offering by being a fitness tracker
DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better
I’ve said it countless times: it’s not a question of if you will lose data, but when. Media, such as hard drives, eventually fails. Or you can make the kind of mistake that results in deleted folders or erased disks.
QuickBooks Online Self-Employed review: Untangle your business and personal expenses
QuickBooks Online Self-Employed is a thinned-down version of QuickBooks Online with a very specific focus: Sole proprietors and small business owners who mix business and personal accounts, who pay quarterly taxes, and who need to do quick triage on business
Alfred review: This Mac app launcher continues to shine, but Alfred Remote doesn't stack up
The introduction of the Macintosh back in 1984 helped release us from the bondage of the command-line interface. So, it seems ironic that there’s a relatively new category of Mac productivity apps that lets us control our Macs from the keyboard.
Mail Pilot 2 for iOS review: Gesture-based controls tame your email inbox
Popular email client Mail Pilot treats each message as a task to be checked off your to-do list. Mail Pilot 2, launching Thursday for iPhone and iPad, aims to further increase your productivity with a radically redesigned interface. But in
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Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus to feature Force Touch
And Android, littered across a veritable junkyard full of disparate devices, will not be able to follow....
Apple’s real CarPlay: Cupertino doesn’t need to build cars in order to reinvent driving
Replicating all the manufacturing carmakers already do isn’t where the real opportunity lies...
NYT claims Apple has tough job trying to sell Apple Watch to ‘an uninterested public’ or so(...)
For Apple, the hard part — making a smartwatch — is nearly over...
Apple CEO Tim Cook advocates privacy, says terrorists should be ‘eliminated’
None of us should accept that the government or a company or anybody should have access to all of our private information...
Apple files for new “QuickBoard” trademark in Europe and China
Apples new trademark filing for QuickBoard has been published...
How mighty Apple lost $533 million to an 8th-grade dropout patent troll
Earlier this week Apple Inc. was ordered to pay $532.9 million
Tim Cook shouldn’t be telling people what the Apple Watch can do
Better to let their imaginations run wild...
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Hands On: VLC 2.4.1 (iOS)
VLC has famously been on and off the App Store but its back now and looks likely to stay because the developer is promising another major update besides this weeks soon. Nonetheless, dont
New Jersey man hospitalized by dramatically failed iPhone 5c
An iPhone has reportedly exploded in a Long Island, NY mans pocket, sending him to the burn ward for 10 days. Erik Johnson was given a swath of third degree burns on his
Hands On: Hero Keyboard (iOS)
HERO Keyboard by Corey Stone is a keyboard app that arranges the letters based on the frequency of use in the English language to make it easier for the user to type with
Swiss venture founded to generate Smartwatch reference technology
Precision watch manufacturers are combining forces to combat Silicon Valleys surge into the space. Manufacture Modules Technologies (MMT) is a new Swiss joint venture formed by Fullpower Technologies of Silicon Valley and Union Horlogere Holdings.
Sonic.net CEO praises Title II, FCC refutes telephone pole rate hike
While the debate about this weeks US Federal Communications Commission Title II regulation and Net Neutrality vote rages on publicly and privately. Sonic.net CEO Dane Jasper welcomes Title II, and has said so
Hands On: RemindMeAt (iOS)
Deep in the recesses of Southern California is a path in a park that splits to the left and the right. The left path leads to a duck pond and the right does
Hands On: Airy (OS X, Windows)
The newly-updated Airy - YouTube Downloader for Mac does what almost every word in its title says. It downloads YouTube videos, it runs on a Mac. Run this, grab a YouTube video, and
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The Week in iPad Cases: Rugged protection from Roocase and Kensington, and more
Rugged protection from Roocase and Kensington, and moreThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes cases with bright colors for when you feel like trying out a different look—plus pouches, keyboards, and germ-repellent options
The Week in iOS Apps: Vine and YouTube launch apps for kids
Vine and YouTube launch apps for kidsThis week’s roundup includes two new video apps for children, plus a couple of new offerings more suited to adults. And if you’re somewhere in between,
Apple Watch will start your car one day, Tim Cook says
While we count down the days until the Apple Watch is (presumably) revealed at Apple’s “Spring forward” event March 9, more details about the much-anticipated wearable continue to dribble out. For instance, the smartwatch was designed to be able to
You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds serenity in side-scrolling snow shredding
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting
Why Pebble Time, not Android Wear, is Apple Watch's biggest competition
If you had told me last December that in the first part of 2015, a smartwatch would make headlines across the world, shatter sales records, and create a constant stream of refreshes, hashtags and bad puns, I would have naturally
Social discovery app Vurb keeps your favorite apps in one place
It’s Friday night—time for you and your buddies to hammer out your plans for the evening. You know the drill: you start with a group text, then you launch Yelp to find a restaurant or bar nearby. Oh, there will
The Week in iPhone Cases: Bring out the battery cases!
Bring out the battery cases!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you new battery cases from Otterbox, Unu, and BuQu, plus some interesting multi-purpose cases and a way to mount your iPhone in
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So long, and thanks for all the fish
As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget,
There's magic everywhere
The past couple of articles Ive written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying Apple is doomed. I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that
Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service
Back in the early days of December, 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger.
The end of an era
The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOLs possible plans.Those of you who pay attention to authors bylines on
Mac 101: Option-select those columns
Its fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because its one of the first whoa, how did you do that? tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day.
Remember the GT Advanced sapphire facility? It's going to be a command center for Apple
CNBC reported today that the GT Advanced plant in Mesa, Arizona, originally tasked with the job of making sapphire for screens, buttons, and other bits and pieces of Apple gear, is now going to be taken over by
Well I hope Neil Young will remember, an iPhone man don't need him around anyhow
Remember Neil Youngs PonoPlayer? The Kickstarter campaign for the vintage rockers revolution in music listening raised a huge US$6.2 million, with notables like Norah Jones, Elvis Costello and Tom Petty spouting about how the new $400 music playi...
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VLC, Vesper, and other awesome apps you might have missed
Save up to 77% on some of our favorite bluetooth accessories
Cult of Mac Deals has all kinds of gadgets – speakers, headphones, keyboards, and more – that connect to your device with a Bluetooth connection. Check them out today as these are limited time offers. The Bluetooth Shower Speaker The…Read
Chinese Android phone takes copying Apple to another level
Forget Comcast, ZTE takes the cake with the most blatant Apple-ripoff-of-the-month award. The Chinese company’s latest handset, the Blade S6, is clearly… inspired by the iPhone. While it doesn’t have the identical chamfered edges of Samsung’s upcoming phone, it does…Read
Crystal Baller: Rewind this week’s wildest Apple Watch rumors
We get slammed 24/7 with new Apple rumors. Some are accurate, most are not. To give you a clue about what’s really coming out of Cupertino in the future, we’re busting out our rumor debunker each week to blow up…Read
Last chance to Pay What You Want for the Learn to Design Bundle
Cult of Mac Deals is proud to offer the Pay What You Want: Learn to Design Bundle, a package of elite level web design courses valued at $840, for one shockingly low price. Hurry though, this offer expires tomorrow night! With…Read
Apple Watch will eventually replace your car keys
During his whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaving little breadcrumbs of Apple Watch revelations. There was the confirmation that the Watch will be showerproof in Germany, and now Cook has said it…Read
Monohm’s circular smartphone is designed to look like a pocket watch
Samsung’s three-sided display may make the Galaxy S6 Edge a little different, but it won’t be the most unique smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Monohm, a company based in Berkeley, California, that makes “heirloom electronics,” will…Read
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A New Take on Feature Film Post-Production
After researching several workflows, directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra decided to edit “Focus” — a major new Warner Bros. film starring Will Smith — entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. Final
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare
App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records
The first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store. Apple customers worldwide spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever
Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our
Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in
Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade
Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look
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