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New Reversible USB Type-C Standard Gains Support for DisplayPort Video
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced a DisplayPort Alternate Mode for the upcoming USB Type-C connector standard, which will let USB-Type C connectors and cables deliver DisplayPort signals. As noted by AnandTech, DisplayPort technology built into USB Type-C
iPhone 6 Plus Display Judged 'Best Smartphone LCD Ever Tested', iPhone 6 Also Solid
DisplayMate, which routinely performs thorough testing of display quality on a variety of electronics, has released its iPhone 6 Display Technology Shoot-Out, taking a look at the performance of Apples latest handsets using new Retina HD technology. While DisplayMates Ray
Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch Notebook Rumored to Gain USB Type C and Fanless Internals
Following a previous report claiming Apples much-rumored 12 ultra-slim notebook is planned to arrive in silver, gold, and space gray color options, Jack March has issued a follow-up report sharing additional
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Top Most Benchmarks and Battery Tests, While 6 Plus Lags in Graphics
AnandTech spent the weekend benchmarking the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, comparing the duo to the iPhone 5s and competing Android handsets. The test results show that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are at the top of the
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top Ten Million in Launch Weekend
Apple today announced that opening weekend sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus topped ten million units, breaking the previous record of nine million units set by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year.
Simultaneous Voice/Data, HD Voice Now Available to Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users
Verizon began rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier this week, enabling voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities for select devices that support the service, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Numerous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC
Apples 20-nanometer A8 processor in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to Chipworks (via iFixit). Chipworks has been analyzing the various parts in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6
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Next-gen USB 3.1 Type-C connector will support DisplayPort, 5K video output
The new USB 3.0 reversible Type-C connector will also support DisplayPort Alternate Mode with screen resolutions of "4K and beyond," the standards setting group behind the technology announced on Monday.
Skype for iPhone, Google Chrome updated with iOS 8 enhancements
The avalanche of app updates bringing compatibility with Apples latest mobile operating system continued with offerings from two of the worlds largest companies on Monday, as Microsoft brought interactive notifications to Skype for iPhone and Google added app extension support
After Apple's record setting launch, analysts predict iPhone 6 will win over Android switchers
Even without launching in China, Apples iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus got off to a record start with 10 million units sold in three days, and analysts on Wall Street reacted Monday with enthusiasm, expressing their high hopes for
Apple surreptitiously adds HomeKit support to recent Apple TVs - report
In addition to a revamped user interface and a new Beats Music app, Apple is said to have given third-generation Apple TVs an intriguing under-the-hood tweak in last weeks software update: compatibility with the companys new HomeKit home automation technology.
Apple announces record sales of 10 million iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus units in first 3 days
The launch weekend for Apples new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was the strongest start yet for the companys smartphone lineup, reaching 10 million units sold in the first three days of availability, and topping last years previous best
Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage
Apple was light on technical specifications in announcing its forthcoming Watch earlier this month, but one analyst has checked with the companys supply chain to find component makers expect the final shipping product to include 512 megabytes of RAM, and
Rounding up some of the newest cases for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Apples decision to move to an all-new --?and larger --?form factor for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus means that buyers will once again be in the market for new cases. AppleInsider rounded up a selection of compatible cases
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Get to know iOS 8: Customize your Notification Center with handy new widgets
Among iOS 8s many new features are some cool ways to let you interact with your apps without actually having to open them. Interactive notifications are one example, and another is the brand-new widgets available in Notification Center. Apple is
Our favorite iOS Apps, September edition
As we do every month, Macworld staffers got together to chat about the best apps they’ve been using recently. Here are some that have recently captured our imaginations (and perhaps a spot on our homescreens), whether they’re tiny apps from
Livescribe 3 review: Turns your handwritten paper notes into digital text in real time
Capturing notes in a classroom lecture or business meeting can sometimes be a daunting task. And, if you’re like me, the race to capture the spoken word and put it on paper can sometimes keep you from listening to what’s
LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 review: Updated drive can't take full advantage of its fastest connection
LaCie updated many of its desktop drives to include the new Thunderbolt 2 specification, and while some of the drives retained the same external design, the 2big Thunderbolt 2 has quite a different look than before. It also features hardware
Mac Gems: Recovery Partition Creator adds OS X Recovery to any drive
One of the best features introduced in Lion (OS X 10.7), and available on every version of OS X since, is OS X Recovery. The OS X installer creates an invisible, bootable, 650MB partition—a portion of a drive that the
Star Walk 2 review: iPad app makes the night sky look better than ever
When Star Walk launched it was one of those only on the iPad kind of apps. Since then many have used it as their digital window to space.Vito Technologies, which built the original, is back with Star Walk 2. While
Review roundup: All the Mac apps in GemFest 2014
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12-inch MacBook Air details: Reversible USB with new non-MagSafe charging method
The 12-inch MacBook Air in Space Grey, Gold, and Silver...
U2’s Bono talks 885 million iTunes accounts, new music format, and ‘haters’
Over the weekend, U2 frontman Bono sat down for an interview with Dave Fanning...
Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus: Why millions are missing in action
More than half (57%) said they were in the queue to buy the iPhone 6 Plus....
Man jumped by thieves in broad daylight after buying Apple iPhone 6 in Baltimore mall…
Just minutes after buying an iPhone 6, thieves attack a man...
Analyst: Apple Watch to offer 4GB storage, possible 8GB version, and 512MB of RAM
Apple may offer an 8-gigabyte version of the Watch...
Camera test: Apple’s iPhone 6 still won’t beat a DSLR (but it’s close)
Apples iPhone 6 is a mighty fine camera, indeed...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: We could have sold more iPhone 6/Plus units
Early sales of Apple’s new iPhones have lived up to high expectations...
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China blocks privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo
The privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo is unable to be used in China. Selling itself as a service which does not collect personal information about its users, DuckDuckGo has been inaccessible in the country
Rumor has 12-inch MacBook Air dropping most ports, getting USB Type C
Apples thinner, 12-inch MacBook Air will forego many of the ports seen on current MacBooks, a new report claims. The claim comes from the same site that suggested the computer will come in
Apps: LaunchBar, Monosnap, Audio Hijack Pro
HomeKit support present in latest Apple TV firmware, source says
The latest Apple TV firmware also includes support for HomeKit, the home automation platform built into iOS 8, a source for Forbes notes. Apple hasnt promoted the fact, and the source suggests this
iPhone 6/6 Plus sales topped 10 million in three days, Apple says
During their launch weekend, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus achieved 10 million in unit sales, Apple says. The number bests the companys previous iPhone record, some 9 million achieved by the 5s
Tim Cook to speak at Climate Week NYC at 12PM Eastern
Apple CEO Tim Cook is due to speak at the Climate Week NYC conference at 12PM Eastern time, or 9AM Pacific. The conference is an annual gathering themed around sustainability, and for 2014
Briefly: Bluetooth blood pressure monitor, Pantera case for iPhone 6
Pyle Audio has announced the introduction of its new Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor (PHBPB20). The monitor and its accompanying integrated app are designed to provide users pulse rate and systolic and diastolic pressures.
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Record broken: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales top 10 million in opening weekend
Another year, another record breaking debut for the latest iPhone. Apple announced on Monday that it sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models combined after the first weekend of availability—a new record for launch weekend iPhone sales.
Camera test: The iPhone 6 still won't beat a DSLR -- but it's close
While I don’t have any formal photography training, to say that I enjoy taking pictures is an understatement. I’ve been obsessed with digital photography and filmmaking ever since I picked up my first Olympus 2-megapixel camera, and that love has
Video: iPhone 6 versus iPhone 5s
The Week in iPad Cases: A diamond is forever
A diamond is foreverThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases comes with a great selection of everything from the fashionable to the practical—proof positive that a even a new crop of iPhones can’t stop
You Should Play: Pako
With crashes, high-speed chases, and hairpin turns, Pako is not just your average endless runner. It is an endless getaway game, where escape is impossible—how long until your car chase ends in a crash depends upon your skill. Pako has
Got an iPhone 6? Do these 10 things first
It’s here! Your iPhone is here! Did you hug the UPS man? Thing Zero to do as you rip it out of the box is to not drop it, whatever you do. (Did you see that poor Australian kid? Ouch.
New iPhone 6 Plus shipments to take several weeks
If you didnt preorder an iPhone 6 Plus, prepare for a lengthy wait.Several wireless carriers and Apples online store are reporting delays of several weeks to two months for the larger of the two new iPhones.T-Mobile, for example, got out
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iPhone 6 tops competition in benchmarks, battery life
Apples annual iPhone update always brings with it a nice bump in specs, and this year is no different. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are currently being put through their paces by the benchmarking gurus at
Three days with the iPhone 6 Plus
Ive now had enough time with the iPhone 6 Plus to really get a feel for the device, so I thought Id follow up Fridays quick look with a more detailed look at whats to like or
iOS 8 app switcher good. Recent contacts bad.
While many people may love the recent contacts feature in the iOS 8 app switching jump screen, I personally dont. Showing a bunch of names and faces each time I want to move from app-to-app isnt my
Daily Deals for September 22, 2014, featuring Wireless Feather Buds
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 to
Screenshot shows the immensity of the iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 Plus is an enormous phone, and this screenshot posted on Twitter by Brian Henderson puts Apples bigger than bigger tagline into perspective.Screenshot from the original iPhone compared to a screenshot from an iPhone 6
iOS 8 adoption may be low, but iPhone 6 adoption is picking up the slack
iOS 8 adoption may be off to a slower start than iOS 7, but consumers seem to be picking up the iPhone 6 models in droves. Just when you might have assumed that the days of consumers
Some of the best slow-motion video samples from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
One of the most fun features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is the slow motion video capture that now offers a stunning 240FPS option. With the new iPhone models now in the hands of
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iPhone 6 Plus has best LCD display you can hold in your palm
The display rating experts at DisplayMate got intimately acquainted with Apple’s bigger than big display over the weekend, and after thorough testing, the LCD experts pronounced Apple’s 5.5-inch display the best performing LCD display they’ve ever tested on a smartphone.…Read
Don’t try this at home: How to fix protruding lens on iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the thinnest iPhones Apple’s ever made, but all that design perfection is slightly tainted by the protruding camera that makes it annoying to use it on a flat surface. Slapping a case on…Read
Killer deals on accessories for your iPhone: BT ear buds, screen protector, more
Your iPhone makes a bold statement about you. No matter if you have the brand new iPhone 6 or an earlier version, it says that you are a person of style, who wants the best of the best at all…Read
How to transfer your data from Android to your new iPhone
The first batch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have already made their hands to millions of consumers in the United States and other major markets of the world. There is no denying the fact that many…Read
The father of the iPod, Tony Fadell, mourns the death of the iPod Classic
In 2004, at the height of the original iPod’s success, Apple started asking itself internally what would eventually kill the iPod. Whatever it was, Cupertino wanted to make sure that they stayed ahead of the curve. What did Apple think…Read
Regret updating to iOS 8? You can still downgrade
Do you hate iOS 8? Maybe you’re an iPhone 4s owner who made the mistake of believing Apple when they said that iOS 8 supported your device, or maybe you’re just a luddite who hates change! Either way, you’re in…Read
Apple sold 10 million+ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets over launch weekend
After an “unprecedented” order for manufacturers, record-breaking preorders, and a monster first day on sale, how did the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus do over its first weekend? Incredibly well, says proud parent Apple, which put out a press release…Read
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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
Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — the Biggest Advancements in iPhone History
Apple has announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design.
Apple Announces Apple Pay
Apple has announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure, and private way to pay. Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a groundbreaking NFC antenna design,
Apple and U2 Release Album Exclusively for iTunes Store Customers
Apple, Universal Music Group, and legendary rock band U2 have announced the release of the album “Songs of Innocence,” which Apple is gifting to iTunes Store customers around the world, making it the largest album release ever with over half
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
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