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Hands-On With the Apple Watch: A Developer's Experience at Apple's WatchKit Labs
Earlier this month, Apple began inviting a select number of developers to an Apple Watch development lab in Sunnyvale, California, located near the companys main Cupertino campus. Developers were invited to reserve a testing appointment to test their Apple Watch
Apple Hasn't Approached NBC Over Content Deal for Upcoming Streaming TV Service
Over the past couple of weeks, rumors have leaked pointing towards an Apple-branded streaming television service that could include 25 channels for $30 to $40 per month with partners like CBS, ABC, and Fox. NBC and parent company Comcast are
Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out Against Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law
Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent out a series of Tweets condemning Indiana Governor Mike Pences decision to sign a controversial religious freedom bill into law, saying Apple is deeply disappointed in the move and open for everyone. Apple is
'Wunderlist' for Apple Watch Brings To-Do Lists, Agendas and Reminders to Your Wrist
Wunderlist has provided a closer look at its Apple Watch companion app, which appeared on the App Store on Thursday ahead of the devices launch next month. The app is designed with a unique Home View that provides access to
'Citymapper' and 'Transit App' Offer In-Depth Looks at Transit Experiences on Apple Watch
As a few popular iPhone apps begin rolling out updates for their built-in Apple Watch apps ahead of the April 24 launch, a pair of transit-focused services have posted on Medium to share detailed looks into exactly what kind of
Intel's New 3D NAND Technology Allows for Greater Than 10TB Solid-State Drives
Intel and Micron on Thursday announced the availability of new 3D NAND technology that enables high-density flash devices with three times more storage capacity than other NAND technologies in production. 3D NAND technology is also more cost efficient than planar
Apple Announces April 10 Grand Openings for Apple Watch Shops in London, Paris, and Tokyo
Apple today officially announced April 10 grand openings for its three dedicated Apple Watch shops located in high-end department stores in London, Paris, and Tokyo. As previously outlined, the store-within-a-store locations are at Selfridges in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris,
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How Apple's new MacBook gets nearly as much battery life as the MacBook Pro with a battery half(...)
Apple has packed its all-new MacBook with some impressive technology, but its outstanding battery life -- nine hours from a single charge -- may be the most staggering. AppleInsider took a look under the hood to see how they could
Review: 'Becoming Steve Jobs' looks to dispel accepted Jobs myth
With "Becoming Steve Jobs," coauthors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli seek to dismantle perceptions of Jobs the egomaniacal, callous autocrat, replacing accepted opinion with a retelling of the life of a man who they describe -- for better or worse
Apple's new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness
To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.
Google, Johnson & Johnson to partner on surgical robot technology
Google has formed a partnership with medical and consumer goods firm Johnson & Johnson that will see the development of robots to help surgeons in the operating room, according to an announcement made on Friday.
Meerkat works around Twitter social graph, Vine gets 720P update, and Instapaper adds 'speed re(...)
A trio of popular media apps received updates Friday, with live broadcasting app Meerkat gaining upgrades to compete with Twitters Periscope, while Vine moves to 720p video and Instapaper adds Instant Sync and Twitter "textshots."
Apple has not approached Comcast about Web television deal
Amid rumors of an Apple branded streaming television service, Comcast asserts it has not engaged in any discussions with the company about licensing NBCUniversal content to air alongside programs from potential partners ABC, CBS, Fox and more.
Apple's Tim Cook plans to give away all of his money
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has revealed plans to donate the vast majority of his wealth to charity before he dies, saying that he wants to develop a "systematic approach" to philanthropy.
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WhatSize review: Easily shed files on a bloated hard drive
Millions of files lurk in your OS X installation, many of them useful! In an age of spinning hard-drive plenty, in which a 3-terabyte drive is cheap and fits in the space a 250GB or 500GB one did a few
OmniOutliner 2.3 for iOS review: The best outlining app goes universal
A good outline is an evolving idea. It’s a workshop for hammering out the greater shape of something—a paper, presentation, business plan, book, screenplay—by adding, discarding, and rearranging information.And like most ideas, an outline isn’t confined to one location, such
Review: Zagg Slim Book Case and Keyboard for iPad Air
The Zagg Slim Book iPad Air Case with Backlit Keyboard is not only one of the longest-named products I’ve ever encountered, but also a competent Bluetooth keyboard. It offers backlit keys for late night typing sessions. Shortcut keys let you
Hands on with Google Calendar for iPhone: An awesome calendar for Gmail addicts
On Tuesday, Google launched a dedicated calendar app for the iPhone—one of the final missing pieces of Google’s apps suite for iOS. And Google Calendar for iPhone doesn’t disappoint: It’s a gorgeous calendar app that mines your Gmail account to
Withings Aura review: Track your sleep, and possibly your cat's too
Between never-ending Netflix binges and Kindles full of page-turners, we have plenty of distractions to keep us up at night. But you’ll surely regret that decision the next morning if you have a full day of work ahead of you.
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
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Apple TV ‘skinny’ package likely to accelerate cord cutting
Apples ambition to be a dominant player in television is expected to accelerate...
Why Apple’s ResearchKit signals a golden age for health care
Apple has used thoughtful design and its market strength to create a powerful new platform...
The Apple Watch will play with your attention, increasing it in some cases and reducing it in others
How many of us have meant to do one small thing on the iPhone and then...
ifoAppleStore shuts down after 14 years
After following Apple retail for 14 years, I’ve reached a happy ending...
Why there will be lines for the $17,000 gold Apple Watch Edition
We saw this with the iPhone...
AT&T’s plan to watch your Web browsing – and what you can do about it
AT&T examines each customer’s Web traffic...
Apple Watch hands-on: A Developer’s Experience at Apple’s WatchKit Labs
The design and the feel of the Apple Watch were described as absolutely amazing...
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Hands On: Dragon Dictate 4.0.6 (OS X, Windows)
Do not ever give voice recognition software to a writer whos a keyboard junkie. Do not ever give Dragon Dictate to any one who saw how rubbish dictation software was in the 1980s,
Pebble Time completes Kickstarter campaign with $20.3M in pledges
Pebble has finished its second crowdfunding campaign for its second generation of smartwatch, with the Pebble Time bringing in more than $20.3 million in funding from over 78,000 backers on Kickstarter. The final
Apple CEO asks Arkansas governor to veto 'right to discriminate' law
Amidst strong critical and economic reaction to an anti-LGBT law signed by Republican Governor Mike Pence in Indiana, Apple CEO Tim Cook -- recently named as the Worlds Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine
Hands On: Nisus Writer Pro 2.1 (OS X)
The very name Nisus may bring you back to the 1990s and if it doesnt, then one look at the software possibly will. Thats cruel: it is nothing less than fantastic that Nisus
Best Buy completes assimilation of Future Shop brand, 66 stores closed
Canadian technology retailer Future Shop has essentially been absorbed into parent company Best Buy overnight. While 66 locations were completely shut down overnight, 65 locations will be reborn as Best Buy stores on
Hands On: Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.6 (OS X)
Nothing digital really exists unless it exists twice. For all that we have these great interconnected cloud services, there is still a hard drive holding on to our data somewhere and all hard
Hands On: Zoidtrip 1.3 (iOS, Android)
Zoidtrip by Arthur Guibert is a game about a squid-like sentient kite … or something. Its a simple arcade style scrolling game of avoiding walls for as long as you possibly can. Its
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The Week in iPad Cases: Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and Portenzo
Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and PortenzoThis week’s roundup of new iPad’s cases includes colorful themes from Portenzo, a reliable standby from Body Glove, and a convenient keyboard option
The Week in iOS Apps: Periscope and Stre.am join the videocasting revolution
Periscope and Stre.am join the videocasting revolutionThis week’s roundup includes two new apps that let you broadcast live video straight from your phone. Plus, we have a new “Star Wars” game.
The first Apple Watch apps have arrived, sort of
The Apple Watch won’t launch until late April, but a couple dozen apps have already arrived.As 9to5Mac reports, several app makers are now advertising Watch support in their App Store listings. That means users should be able to download the
You Should Play: Mr. Jump might just be the most difficult one-touch platformer on iOS
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
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Oculus's chief scientist: VR will succeed because your vision sucks
Virtual reality has been just beyond our grasp for decades. The parts to build VR headsets were too expensive, the technology too rudimentary to convince anyone that what they were seeing was real.Virtual reality has become more accessible and less
How Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp coexist under Facebook
Facebook’s $22 billion acquisition of popular messaging app WhatsApp last year raised some eyebrows. Facebook already has a popular messaging app, the in-house Facebook Messenger, not to mention a popular photo-sharing app, Instagram. Why did it need to bring yet
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NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program
The National Security Agency may present a united front when it defends against criticism of its bulk phone data collection, but its now clear that there has been at least some doubt within the ranks. Associated Press sources
Life with the Moto 360: has Motorola's smartwatch turned a corner?
When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldnt make up for the smartwatchs all-too-short battery life and undercooked software. Times have changed, though. Motorola trotted out...
Why Final Fantasy XV's main playable characters are all men
Final Fantasy XVs playable demo confirmed suspicions that the long-awaited games core playable characters are all, well, men. For those wondering, even just a bit, why the creators came to that decision when previous main titles featured mixed-gend...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: e-paper shoes, superhighways and solar ovens
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the weeks most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- its the Week in Green.Fans of green cars are eagerly awaiting the release of the Tesla Model X,
HTC's One E9+ is its latest phablet with a stunning screen
Just like that, HTC has quietly -- well, maybe unintentionally -- unveiled its latest phablet on its China website. With some minor differences, the One E9+ is pretty much what we saw on the certification database earlier this
The EU wants to remove regional limits on digital goods
Think regional locks on movie streaming and other digital goods are silly? So does the European Commission. Its outlining a new strategy (the Digital Single Market) that would prevent companies from geo-blocking online services when its not truly
Uber will pay for taxi licenses to keep operating in Germany
Uber is only willing to bend German law so far, it seems. The ridesharing outfit tells Wirtschafts Woche that itll get around a court-ordered ban on its unlicensed services (such as UberX) by creating a new service that
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Make your Mac safer for your kids
Keeping your kids safe on your computer is one of the more important things you can focus on as a parent. Mac OS X has a great tool built right in to do just that: Parental Controls. It’s fairly easy…Read
Best deals of the week: Save 94% on the Learn To Code Bundle & more
Right now you can save a bundle on cool stuff to make your Apple computing experience the best yet. Learn a new coding language, get a handy dandy Bluetooth speaker for your iOS device, or back up your Mac’s data…Read
The most awesome new apps you might have missed this week
Hot deals ending soon: VPN protection for life, Dragon Dictate, BatteryBox & more
You’ll find supremely awesome deals on cool products for your Mac, iOS device, and more every single day at Cult of Mac Deals. The offers at Cult of Mac Deals are so good, though, that they just cannot stick around…Read
How Wunderlist works on the Apple Watch
Wunderlist is already one of the best apps to get things done on your iPhone, and soon, it will be just as good on the Apple Watch. In a post on their official blog, Berlin-based Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder goes into…Read
How App Store optimization can harm indie developers
I followed the advice of an App Store optimization expert last year in an attempt to promote my iPhone app. Big mistake. It felt wrong at the time, and it did more harm than good. Now I’ve learned to trust…Read
ifo Apple Store, the best Apple retail blog, is ending
Well, this is a bummer. Gary Allen, perhaps the most respected voice and enterprising reporter in the Apple Community when it comes to Apple’s retail presence worldwide, is retiring from the blog he founded, ifo Apple Store. Founded in 2001,…Read
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Apple Unveils All-New MacBook
Apple today unveiled the all-new MacBook, a thinner and lighter line of notebooks available in gold, silver, and space gray aluminum finishes. MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display; a full-size keyboard; the all-new Force Touch trackpad; a compact USB-C port
Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air
Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air. “Today, the popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Air all received significant upgrades,” said Philip Schiller,
Apple Introduces ResearchKit, Giving Medical Researchers New Tools
Apple today announced ResearchKit, an open-source software framework designed for medical and health research that can help doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps. World-class research institutions have already developed apps with
HBO NOW Premiering in April; Subscription Available to Apple Customers
Apple and HBO today announced HBO NOW is premiering next month, making an HBO subscription available directly to Apple customers for the first time ever. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV users can purchase HBO NOW directly in-app as
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
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