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Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers to Also Head Up iTunes Radio
Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats was finalized today, and as the two companies merge into one, the positions some former Beats employees will take on at Apple are becoming clearer.
Obama Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Into Law, iPhone Unlocking No Longer Illegal
United States President Barack Obama will today sign a bill that makes cell phone unlocking legal again, writing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law following its unanimous approval by the Senate and House of Representatives. Obama
Apple Welcomes Beats to the Family as Beats Electronics Closes Its Online Store
Apple today updated its website with a new page celebrating its acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music.Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place
Home Button and Sensor Flex Cables From 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Shown in New Photos
Nowhereelse.fr has published several high-resolution images purportedly showing flex cables from both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. These latest images add to the growing number of flex cables and other internal components for the iPhone 6 that have
Initial iWatch Shipments May Be Limited Due to Sapphire Issues, Half of Devices May Use Glass D(...)
Echoing his earlier iWatch predictions, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today suggested (via AppleInsider) that Apples iWatch will be available in limited quantities in 2014, with only three million devices hitting store shelves before the end of the year. Kuo
Microsoft's Office for iPad Apps Gain New Picture Tools, Fonts, and Ability to Send Files as PDFs
Microsofts Office for iPad apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint received a major update today that adds several new user-requested features to each app. All three apps have gained the ability to export files as PDFs, and each one has
Apple's Content Delivery Network Now Live, Making Faster OS X/iOS Downloads Possible
Apples content delivery network is now live in the US and Europe, reports analyst Dan Rayburn of Frost & Sullivan (Via ArsTechnica). The CDN may deliver multiple terabits of data per second, allowing Apple to more efficiently to distribute software
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HP partners with Gilt, Michael Bastian to build iOS-compatible high-fashion smartwatch
Amidst a quickly growing smartwatch market, Hewlett-Packard is throwing its hat into the ring with a fashion-forward iOS and Android-compatible device made in partnership with Gilt and designer Michael Bastian.
Apple and Beats introduce 'Pills' characters to Siri in first official ad
Apple subsidiary Beats on Friday uploaded a short 30-second spot to its Twitter account featuring two of its animated "Pill" creatures and the Siri virtual assistant, marking the first collaborative ad effort since Apple bought the audio company in May.
Apple refutes Beats layoff rumors, says every employee offered a job
Countering an earlier rumor, a report on Friday cites an Apple spokesperson as saying the company is not laying off Beats employees as part of the audio firms assimilation, and is instead trying to keep everyone on board.
Microsoft sues Samsung over unpaid Android patent royalties
Microsoft on Friday filed a lawsuit with a New York district court, claiming Samsung is in breach of a patent cross-licensing contract and has failed to pay an undisclosed amount in royalty payments.
Apple wins preliminary approval for $450M e-books settlement
In an apparent change of heart, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday granted preliminary approval for Apples $450 million settlement going to a class of consumers over e-book price fixing in the iBookstore.
President Obama signs bill making it once again legal to unlock cell phones
President Obama on Friday put his signature to to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, a bill resolving a number of legal conflicts under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that previously presented legal challenges for consumers seeking to
Brains behind subscription Beats Music to also oversee Apple's iTunes Radio
Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will assume control of Apples iTunes Radio service, according to a new report, uniting both of Apples streaming music services under a single executive as the company gears up for a renewed assault on incumbent
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Light Up review: Put a spotlight on your photos and slide presentations
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words—and that’s why creative professionals of all stripes like to communicate their ideas in the form of an image. As it turns out, however, a thousand words can be a
Illustrator CC2014 review: Adobe continues to add refinements that benefit illustrators
Adobe continues to refine its flagship illustration tool with Illustrator CC 2014, a minor update with just a handful of feature additions. Interestingly, many more new features were introduced to the vector app with the mid-cycle Illustrator CC 17.1 update
Notifier Pro for Gmail review: You've got Gmail notifications on your Mac's menu bar
Google has been cleaning house of services and features over the last year or so, with Google Reader and iGoogle among the most notable casualties. While not so widely mourned, the recent scrapping of Google Notifier was also disappointing, as
InDesign CC 2014 review: Better e-book tools, easier workflows
In reviews of previous versions of InDesign, the looming question was always, “Is this version worth the cost of the upgrade or can I skip it?” But with Adobe’s switch to the Creative Cloud subscription model, this question is meaningless.
Permanent 2 review: updated iPad spreadsheet gets more useful, less quirky
When I previously looked at Permanent (2.0 mice), I concluded that the iPad spreadsheet app had potential, but that potential was mostly untapped. The app simply lacked many features—printing, cell styling, pinch-to-zoom, deleting rows and columns, and more—you’d expect from
Cloud Commander review: A sanity-saving single point of access to your cloud storage
Once you’ve connected your accounts, double-click one to open it in the Cloud Commander window. From there you can drag and drop files and folders to and from that service, either moving or copying
Premiere Pro CC 2014 review: New features allow video editors to do more
If you’ve been caught in an embarrassing situation by the local 6 o’clock news crew, then you’ll appreciate that professional video editors often must protect the innocent by obscuring people’s faces in broadcasts, and in some cases, they may need
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Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalty payments
On Friday, Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Samsung...
iPhone unlocking again legal in U.S. as Obama signs cellphone unlocking bill into law
It first became illegal to unlock a cell phone in January of 2013...
Apple $450 million e-book settlement wins court approval
Apple Inc on Friday won preliminary court approval for...
Google barge heads for the scrap yard
The so-called Google barge, once envisioned as a floating showroom for Google Glass...
Report: Google’s Android the ‘preferred platform’ for terrorists
Global Islamic Media Front, another arm of Al Qaeda...
Samsung sheds $15 billion on shrinking earnings
Samsung Electronics Co. slumped a second day in Seoul, pushing the loss of market value...
No, iPad sales are not slumping
On the whole, Apples June quarter was a huge success...
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Beats, Apple post self-deprecating video celebrating union
A brief video has been posted by new Apple employee Dr. Dre on the Beats Twitter account that both celebrates and pokes fun at the union of the two companies. The video, which
Apple retail chief Ahrendts issues memo, visits Grand Central store
Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Dame Angela Ahrendts dropped by the Grand Central Station Apple Store this afternoon to talk with workers and learn more about the operation there.
Judge offers preliminary approval of Apple, states e-book settlement
Having just raised doubts about the fairness of the proposed settlement between Apple and a coalition of states attorneys general and consumer groups over the alleged e-book price fixing scandal, US District Judge
Briefly: Delta Airlines' iOS in-flight entertainment, Chameleon 8.5
Delta Airlines today release an update for both of its Fly Delta iOS app, now allowing access to free in-flight entertainment content. Available through its new Delta Studio initiative, the service will be
Forums: iOS 8 questions and discussion
With the Beta release of Yosemite in the hands of a million Mac owners, and questions about that subsiding the next big question in the MacNN forums is about the future of iOS
Apple deals: refurbished Macs from $719
This week at Apples online store save big on refurbished Mac models starting as low as $719. The 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.3GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB
DealNN: MBPs, iMacs, cameras, and more
Adorama.com currently has the previous generation Retina 13.3-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $2,250. That s $150 less than their regular price of $2,400, and $250 off the MSRP of $2,500. This MacBook
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Judge approves Apple e-books price-fixing settlement
A U.S. district court judge has given preliminary approval for Apple to pay a $450 million settlement for its role in an ebooks price-fixing conspiracy.Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on
Tim Cook welcomes Beats to the Apple family
It was just back in late May that Apple announced it was buying Beats Electronics and Beats Music, but on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook officially welcomed the company to the Apple family.Cook posted a welcome message on Twitter and
The Week in iPhone Cases: Icons and symbols
Icons and SymbolsThis weeks roundup of new iPhone cases brings you beautiful 3-D printing, a wavy case inspired by sports, and see-through protection.3DLTThe
Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live--with paid connection to Comcast
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The Week in iOS Apps: Jazz greats
Jazz greatsThis week’s roundup of new apps includes a celebration of Blue Note, one of the greatest labels in jazz—and music—history. But if thats too heady for you, weve also got Sharknado.Blue
First look: Shazam for Mac
As you may have heard, Shazam’s music recognition technology will be incorporated into Siri in iOS 8. Having the ability to identify a song playing in the background (and then purchase it via the iTunes Store) is powerful for mobile
iOS 8 preview: AgileBits releases 1Password extension
Ah, Wednesday: Time for middle-of-the-week celebrations, new comics, and… iOS 8 extensions? Yes, indeed: AgileBits, the developers behind 1Password, have released a Github repository containing all the stuff that other app makers need to include a 1Password extension in their
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President Obama signs cell phone unlocking bill into law
The White House today announced that President Obama was signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law after the bill passed successfully through both the House and Senate.Today, President Obama will sign into...
Beats' head of subscription-music service is now in charge of iTunes Radio
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has appointed Ian Rogers, the head of Beats subscription-music service, to run iTunes Radio. Three executives from Beats -- Rogers, Dr. Dre, and Jimmy Iovine -- joined Apple as
Grovemade Walnut Keyboard Tray: Beautiful and functional
Portland-based Grovemade has done it again, with a beautiful and functional desk accessory for your Apple Wireless Keyboard. The Grovemade Walnut Keyboard Tray (US$59) provides a nice-looking hutch for your keyboard while providing storage for...
Monitor overkill?
A wise man once told me that for every additional monitor on your desk, your productivity is cut in half. If thats true, then nobody is getting any work done in this office.Im all for having an
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
How to assemble an iPad the Conan O'Brien way
Conan OBriens Team Coco DIY series recruits comedic actor Matt Walsh to show you how to assemble your own iPad using only household items. One word of caution -- dont try this at home. Save it for the
Daily Deals for August 1, 2014, featuring Flip PDF For Mac
Its time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject
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Microsoft sues Samsung for not paying up on IP use
One of the world’s top tech companies is suing Samsung for patent violations, only this time its not Apple. Microsoft announced this afternoon that it filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the U.S. District Court of Southern District of New…Read
Apple’s $450 million e-book settlement scores preliminary approval
U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has granted Preliminary approval to Apple’s proposed $450 million settlement for claims that it colluded with the five major U.S. publishers to increase e-book prices. The settlement fee is still pending the appeal of Judge Cote’s 2013…Read
Apple’s protesters, the new OS X tablet and the rest of this week’s hottest news
Watch today’s Cult of Mac news roundup for details on how one popular group of protestors are picketing Steve Jobs and Apple itself. Plus, get info on a new Snapchat clone from Instagram, news on unlocking your iPhone and even how one…Read
President Obama makes smartphone unlocking legal again
A new smartphone unlocking bill has made its way through the Senate and House of Representatives, and now it’s getting the seal approval from President Obama. Today The White House announced that Obama will sign the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and…Read
Wunderlist 3 ships with brand new design, new pro features, and more
One of the App Store’s most beloved to-do apps, Wunderlist, has received a major redesign and a ton of new features. Wunderlist 3 boats a more polished design on desktop and mobile, new icon, 30 new backgrounds, real-time sync, smart…Read
Free in-flight TV and movies land on Delta’s iPad app
Who needs a tiny screen behind the seat in front of you when everyone has a smartphone or tablet? Beginning today, Delta is rolling out free in-flight movies and TV shows for flyers through its Fly Delta app. The service…Read
Flappy Bird is back, but only on Amazon Fire TV
Dong Nguyen’s runaway viral hit mobile game, Flappy Bird, is back in a new form, but this time it’s only on Fire TV, Amazon’s answer to the Roku and Apple TV devices. The new game, titled Flappy Birds: Family, is…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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