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First iPad Air 2 Reviews: 'Ridiculously Fast', 'Vibrant Display', Thinner Profile Comes at the (...)
Following Apples October 16 event that saw the debut of the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, Apple provided multiple publications with review units. The embargo has now lifted on review posts, so weve gathered some of the
Apple and GT Advanced Reach Deal to End Partnership, GT to Sell Furnaces to Pay Debt
GT Advanced and Apple have reached a deal that will see the two companies dissolving their partnership, according to documents submitted to the court earlier today, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to GT Advanced attorney Luc Despins, the agreement
iPad Air 2 Up to 55% Faster Than iPhone 6, Up to 68% Faster Than iPad Air
A short time ago, we highlighted a new benchmark appearing to show an iPad Air 2 device carrying an A8X chip with a triple-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. While we mentioned that the enhanced specs have
iPad Air 2 Benchmark Points to A8X Chip With Triple-Core 1.5 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM
While Apple touted the power of the new A8X chip used in the iPad Air 2 at the companys media event last week, the company as usual opted not to disclose exact specifications on the part, leaving the details up
High-End Retina 5K iMac Benchmarked Faster Than Low-End Mac Pro
Yesterday, Primate Labs highlighted some Geekbench 3 benchmarking results for the new 3.5 GHz 27-inch Retina 5K iMac, unsurprisingly showing the machine performing better than slower-clocked Core i5 chips in non-Retina models but below that of high-end Core i7 chips
Apple Aware of iCloud Login Harvesting in China, Launches Browser Security Guide
Earlier this week, web censorship blog Great Fire suggested that hackers aligned with Chinese authorities were using man-in-the-middle attacks in order to harvest Apple ID information from Chinese users that visited Apples iCloud.com website. In a newly released support document
Apple Reportedly Preparing Holiday Launch of Apple Pay Loyalty Rewards Program
Apple may have its rumored loyalty rewards program ready for the holiday shopping season, claims Bank Innovation. The loyalty program originally was thought to be launching alongside Apple Pay 2.0 in
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IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet sha(...)
Apple isnt just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBMs Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while
IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet sha(...)
Apple isnt just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBMs Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while
IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet sha(...)
Apple isnt just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBMs Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while
IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet sha(...)
Apple isnt just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBMs Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while
IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet sha(...)
Apple isnt just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBMs Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while
IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet sha(...)
Apple isnt just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBMs Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while
IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet sha(...)
Apple isnt just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBMs Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while
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Review: Notability for Mac brings ink to the desktop
For anyone who reaches for a pen and paper to take notes, reaching for an iPad app like Notability is already an adjustment, let alone a Mac, which of course doesnt even have a touchscreen.On iOS, Notability is a popular
Pentax K-50 review: A decent entry-level DSLR that braves the elements
A year since its release, Ricoh Imaging’s Pentax K-50 still touts something that no other consumer grade entry-level SLR camera offers: weather sealing. While it’s not enough protection to save you if you dunk the camera in a pool, this
Nikon D3300 review: Solid compact DSLR for beginner and pro alike
The Nikon D3300 offers a pleasing set of features for newbies as well as power users, especially given its relatively low price and compact size. At just $650 (including 18-55mm VR II lens), the D3300 is a strong choice for
Canon EOS T5i review: This entry-level DSLR is particularly great for video
Among Canon’s entry-level SLR offerings, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is the strongest pick if you’re interested in capturing video as well as still images. Its articulating, swing-out high-resolution touchscreen display really helps when capturing video and stills at a
Review: 5 entry-level DSLRs under $900
You’ve seen others toting them, those bulky black cameras hanging heavily around the neck. No way you can slip one of these into your pocket, as you would a cell phone or even a point-and-shoot. So you make do with
Canon EOS T5 review: Entry-level DSLR offers basics and value, but not much more
The Canon EOS Rebel T5 is an appealing entry-level SLR option that offers a good, inexpensive entry point for those graduating from a point-and-shoot. At $550, the T5 strikes a good value-versus-power proposition: It has far more versatility and control
Sony Alpha a58 review: A feature-packed entry-level DSLR great for beginners
When it first came out last year, the Sony Alpha a58 was aimed at the middle ground between newcomers to DSLRs and more advanced enthusiasts. It replaced two previous models from Sony, and its healthy selection of features reflected the
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GT Advanced, Apple ink deal for ‘amicable’ split-up
GT Advanced Technologies has signed a pact with Apple Inc...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘My own judgment is that iPad has a great future’
Weve sold 237 million iPads in just over four years...
Apple Pay: How to activate and use it outside of the U.S.A.
Apple Pay launched on Monday with iOS 8.1, allowing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus...
Wall Street Journal reviews Apple iMac Retina 5K: ‘Oh boy, will you want one’
Using the Retina iMac lets you see, for the first time, every pixel...
Ars Technica reviews OS X Yosemite: A great victory for the newly collaborative Apple
Apple no longer views the Mac in isolation, and neither should you...
Digital Photography Review: Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus offers a very good smartphone camera
Weve considered every aspect of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera...
China denies involvement in ‘man-in-the-middle’ iCloud attack
The Chinese government has denied reports that it was involved in an attempt...
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Apple SEC filing reveals executive RSU bonuses, lobbying costs
In its latest SEC 10-Q filing, Apple has revealed certain company details -- including the fact that it still spends a small fraction of the money other tech firms do on Washington lobbying,
Cook reveals surprising $17B AAPL stock buyback in Q4
During its conference call to analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that the company had spent $17 billion in the fourth fiscal quarter on further stock buybacks, the largest amount since the March
Early benchmarks show Retina iMac processor's power against Mac Pros
Early benchmarks of the new iMacs show the Retina 5K iMac as having high enough performance to beat the 2013 Mac Pro in some tasks, suggesting that in some cases it may be
GT Advanced, Apple strike deal to 'amicably' part ways
After much bickering in court during bankruptcy proceedings that took Apple and Wall Street by surprise, former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies has worked out an agreement with the iPhone maker that will
Briefly: Alpine Headphones, iDevices iShower2
A new set of consumer headphones was released by Alpine Electronics that sets out to bring the concert experience to users in order to feel their music. The patented TKR3 full frequency immersion
Apple says it's aware of Chinese iCloud hijacks, servers not affected
Apple is aware of intermittent organized network attacks against people trying to sign into iCloud.com, says Dow Jones. It insists however that iCloud servers havent been breached, and that people using iOS or
Briefly: Civilization Beyond Earth data, Total War: Shogun 2 expansion
The latest installment of the Civilization franchise from developer Firaxis Civilization: Beyond Earth, today has a slightly narrowed release date for OS X as well as declared hardware and OS requirements. While the
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Vine gets an iOS 8 update as its stars head off to Hollywood
Vine’s last major iOS update finally let you upload clips from your Camera Roll, which was a major functional improvement. The video-sharing app, which lets you shoot six-second loops, dropped version 3.0 on Tuesday: An iOS 8 update that takes
Apple says Yosemite’s Spotlight Suggestions don’t violate your privacy
Apple’s Spotlight feature got a tune-up for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The search function now scours the Internet as well as your hard drive when you type queries into the Spotlight bar (with a little help from Bing).
New Mac mini restricts RAM and storage upgrades, but hints at PCIe SSD possibilities
Mac mini fans recently rejoiced after Apple updated the storied compact Mac after two years without a major overhaul. But for DIY types, the new Mac mini is a mixed bag offering both heartache and promise.The teardown experts over at
Second-screen apps for every World Series fan
The World Series has returned, with the San Francisco Giants set to battle the Kansas City Royals for baseball supremacy.And thanks to second-screen apps, you don’t have to be merely a passive viewer of the this year’s Fall Classic. These
Continuity, cannibals, and Apple Pay: 6 key takeaways from Apple's Q4 earnings
The news was nearly all sunshine during Apple’s fourth-quarter 2014 earnings call on Monday, with sluggish iPad sales the one black spot on the otherwise blazing sun of record-setting revenue. You can listen to the whole call, including the question-and-answer
Apps to discover and learn more about classical music
Classical music is proving to withstand the tests of time, so you might be wondering how an app can help get you more in touch with this rich, inspiring art form. Sure, you may already consider yourself a classical music
iOS 8.1 arrives, which means Apple Pay is live
Forget minor updates like iOS 8.01 and 8.02. We were waiting for 8.1, which is packed with major features like Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and support for Continuity so your phone and your Mac will work in perfect harmony.
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Apple Pay works in overseas (if you pretend you're in America)
Beau Giles is a web developer and blogger based out of Sydney, Australia who wanted to know if hed be able to use the new Apple Pay system in his home countrys NFC payment points. After a
Cirqle for iPhone offers social photo sharing
Social and photography are two very crowded markets in the App Store. Getting noticed is the first trick; gathering a following is the next. The developers of Cirqle for iPhone (free) are hoping their combination of communal
T-Mobile offering iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 for $0 down
T-Mobile has announced it will begin to take pre-orders of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 starting on Wednesday, October 22. Using T-Mobiles Simple Choice plan T-Mobile customers will be able to get a 16GB
What's Apple doing with the iPad Mini 3?
To say that Apple glossed over the iPad Mini 3 last week would be putting it mildly. All told, Apple spent exactly 35 seconds on the device. And with good reason, the iPad Mini 3 is essentially
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
MLB announces that Apple Pay will work at both World Series stadiums
Major League Baseball in recent years has been particularly receptive to new technologies, as evidenced by its forward thinking MLB.com At Bat app and its early support of digital ticketing via Apples Passbook app.So with the World
Apple just sold more Macs than iPods for the first time in a decade
The iPad and iPhone are both selling extremely well these days, but Apples other portable, the iPod, is having a rough go of things. Being replaced by smartphones as the default mobile music player of choice, the
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Early reviews of latest iPads praise new hardware, but wish for more
Preorders for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will start arriving on doorsteps as soon as tomorrow, and now a flood of early reviews has hit the web. There’s a general theme throughout the dozen or so reviews…Read
Apple and GT Advanced Technologies amicably part ways
Apple is in the market for a new sapphire supplier. GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have reached an agreement that will see the two companies amicably parting ways, after the sapphire supplier filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month.…Read
Turn your game audio up to 11 with these Bluetooth cans
I typically try out a new product for review without reading any of the documentation or media relations stuff that the folks who send us such things want us to look at. I want to have as pristine an experience…Read
Apple explains how to keep yourself safe from phishing hacks on the web
Recent reports of iCloud phishing attempts in China illustrate just how important it is always verify that you’re logging into legitimate websites before you enter your precious passwords. To help, Apple today outlined how users can protect themselves from phishing…Read
Apple Pay’s innovative loyalty program could supercharge holiday shopping
Apple Pay is set to completely change the way we pay for things at the register, and to reward early adopters’ use of the new mobile payments system, Apple is planning to launch a new Apple Pay loyalty program in…Read
BBC’s fact-tastic data-dicing tool puts your tiny life in perspective
Wondering how many solar eclipses there have been since the day you were born? How about when your next birthday on Mercury is? Perhaps you want to know how much Earth’s population has changed since your very special day. You…Read
iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders start delivering tomorrow
Apple mysteriously didn’t mention an exact launch date for the iPad Air 2 or the iPad mini 3, but if you pre-ordered your new tablet last week, it could be on your doorstep as soon as tomorrow. Apple customers who…Read
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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
Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display
Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest-resolution display — with 14.7 million pixels. At this resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are more lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail
Apple Updates Mac mini
Apple has updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price, making Apple’s most affordable Mac an even better value. Mac mini now features fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Thunderbolt 2.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on October 17
Apple has announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China beginning October 17 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and an expansive network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple
Apple Unveils Apple Watch — Apple’s Most Personal Device Ever
Apple has unveiled Apple Watch — its most personal device ever — featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a beautiful design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking. Apple Watch introduces a specially designed and
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