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Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables
Nike plans to cease making wearable hardware, as it has fired the majority of its 80-person team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker. Instead, the company will focus its efforts on fitness software, according to an unnamed source that spoke
Apple Offering Some Developers Second Chance to Buy Unclaimed WWDC Tickets
Apple is offering some developers a chance to buy unclaimed WWDC tickets, according to a report from 9to5Mac and several Twitter users. Apple has emailed certain developers to offer them WWDC tickets, giving them 24 hours to pay the $1,599
Apple's Shazam Partnership Could Boost Advertising Efforts
Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple has plans to integrate song identification features into iOS 8 through a partnership with audio discovery platform Shazam, but as suggested by media professor Aram Sinnreich, Apples ambitions may go beyond simple music
Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with Integrated Display Shown in New Photos
Following the leak of an alleged iPhone 6 front panel earlier this week, the iPad is now getting its turn with a pair of photos showing what is said to be a front panel for the next-generation iPad Air, shared
Analysts Predict Q2 2014 Decline in iPad Sales, Slight Increase in iPhone Sales
Sales of Apples iPad and iPhone remained strong during the holiday season with record quarterly sales reported in Q1 2014. Analyst predictions for Apples second quarter of its fiscal year suggest iPhone sales may rise slightly, while iPad sales may
New iPhone 6 Renderings Based on Recent Info Show Design Changes
After showing off a concept for a sapphire-glass backed “iPhone Air” earlier this month, French Apple website Nowhereelse.fr • Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Build 13D43 to Developers
FaceTime Not Working for Many iOS 6 Users
Apples FaceTime appears to be malfunctioning for iPhone and iPad users with devices running iOS 6, according to multiple tips received by MacRumors as well as a MacRumors forum post and a thread on the Apple Support Communities. It appears
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Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics
In an industry captivated by cheap commodity components, Apples ability to command healthy profit margins for "magical," premium priced products designed to delight users--rather than just solve basic problems in a cost effective way--has confounded analysts and pundits for the
Samsung experts say Apple's patented features not valuable in trial
During the Apple v. Samsung trial on Friday, Samsung continued its defense by calling on a number of expert witnesses who asserted Apple has grossly exaggerated the value assigned to each of its patents-in-suit.
Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team
A rumor on Friday claims Nike is planning to shut down its wearable fitness tracking division and has started by laying off as many as 55 people from the FuelBand team.
Beats Music enables in-app subscriptions with latest update in bid for more users
Beats Music, the streaming radio division of the Beats empire, updated its iOS app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple 30 percent for the opportunity.
Facebook updates Paper app with notifications, photo comments, 'new story' buttons, more
Facebook on Friday rolled out a an update to its newsreader-style alternative Paper, adding a number of new features that bring the app more in line with the companys flagship iOS title.
Apple offers unclaimed WWDC tickets to select developers
Apple on Friday began sending out emails asking developers who were not selected in this years WWDC 2014 ticket lottery if they would like to purchase passes that have gone unclaimed by those originally selected to attend.
Apple Maps adds Flyover 3D modeling of Berkeley, East Bay
Apple has expanded its 3D Maps Flyover support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley, the University of California birthplace of the flavor of Unix used in OS X and iOS.
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Olloclip's 3-in-1 macro lens opens up a whole new tiny world
The iPhone 5s has an excellent array of hardware and software features that make it a great tool for taking photos, but there’s only so much it can do with a fixed lens and a digital zoom. Olloclip’s line of
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls review: Expansion to popular adventure game checks all of the boxes(...)
Diablo III () was a good-but-not-great dungeon crawler that managed to infuriate old fans and failed to satisfy critics clamoring for Blizzard to once again raise the bar. The game demonstrated the well-worn formula of
OmniOutliner 4 Pro review: Top-notch Mac outliner gets a new interface
I admit it. I’m a proud member of the Cult of Outliners. Outlines are the best tool I’ve ever found to create my book and other writing projects, presentations, business plans, and more. My love for outlining programs goes back
Surgeon Simulator review: Entertainingly grisly iPad game
One key factor when evaluating PC and console games ported to iPad or iPhone is how well the controls have been adapted from keyboard, mouse and/or joypad to a touchscreen. But in this case that doesn’t really apply, because the
Canon Pixma Pro-10 review: Professional-quality photo prints, right on your desk
The Canon Pixma Pro-10 is a printer aimed at professionals and dedicated enthusiasts who value beautiful photographic prints and want to make them themselves. Sending your prints out to a pro lab will probably cost less and give you more
Name Mangler review: The file renamer for Mac power users
If you deal with lots of files (and who doesn’t?), there are surely times when you have to rename a whole bunch of them at the same time. (A classic example: a bunch of image files with less-than-helpful names such
Adobe Lightroom mobile review: A strong start, but still a work-in-progress
Adobe brings touch and gesture navigation to Lightroom mobile. Helpful overlays introduce you to the new gestures.For as many image editing and organizing apps as we’ve seen on iOS, none has come
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Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, to stop making wearable hardware
Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable-hardware efforts...
Samsung running out of time against Apple in court
Samsung spent much of this week attempting to pick apart Apples argument it had copied features from iPhones, iPods, and iPads...
How Apple dodged the Heartbleed bullet
In 2011, Apple told its developers that it would be...
How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter?
Nearly half of the 34 Apple analysts...
Alleged iPad Air 2 front panel with integrated display shown in new photos
The part appears to include an integrated display...
Through a Google Glass, darkly; surveillance of, by, and for the people
The first time I saw someone wearing Google Glass in the wild, I was...
Apple iCloud sparks divorce cases by exposing cheating spouses
Cloud-based software, including Apple’s iCloud...
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Briefly: Facebook's Paper, Skitch for iOS updated
Facebooks Paper for iOS app has received its first major update since its release, adding notifications for birthdays and events. Paper allows users to view their Facebook News Feed as well as other
Apple vs. Samsung, day eight: Pushing the judge's boundaries
The eighth full day of the Samsung-Apple patent trial went through another raft of witnesses as Samsung struggles to make its case inside its allotted limit of 25 hours -- a problem that
Nike fires entire wearables division, cuts planned FuelBand revision
In an unexpected move, Nike has opted to fire as many as 70 members of its Digital Sport division who were focused on hardware development and will not release a now-cancelled new version
Apple now offering unclaimed WWDC tickets to developers
Following the lapse of the deadline for Worldwide Developers Conference ticket lottery winners to pay for their entry, Apple has begun emailing other developers with a chance to purchase unclaimed tickets. The emails
Apple adds 3D Flyovers of San Francisco East Bay, Berkeley to Maps app
Apple has again expanded its Maps program for both iOS and OS X by adding 3D Flyover support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley
Review: Booqpad for iPad Air
Before we get rolling, Ill confess: Ive never understood the purpose of cases like the Booqpad. If youve got a tablet, surely part of the point is being able to ditch paper entirely.
Reviews: Booqpad for iPad Air
Before we get rolling, Ill confess: Ive never understood the purpose of cases like the Booqpad. If youve got a tablet, surely part of the point is being able to ditch paper entirely.
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The Week in iPad Cases: Big grip, small hands
Big grip, small handsThere’s a big case in this week’s roundup that’s designed specifically for small hands, while others bring together materials, from plastics to natural woods, to keep your tablet safe
Mac Pro shipping delays won't sink Apple profits
Even four months after the Mac Pro’s initial release, Apple appears to be having problems making enough of the high-end cylindrical desktop computer. The company’s store currently shows shipping times of 4-5 weeks for all Mac Pro models, even the stock
The Week in iPhone Cases: Space and nature
Space and natureOne of the cases in this week’s roundup celebrates the upcoming Earth Day in collaboration with a famous Mouse, while another has enough space-age materials to launch into space.Brando
Reading List: What's that song?
From our keyboard to your eyes, we’re here to round up the top Apple-related stories on the Web this Thursday.Apple Said to Prepare Song-ID Feature for IPhone SoftwarePlaying Name that Tune might get a little easier in iOS 8, according
The Week in iOS Apps: Play ball!
Play ball!This week’s roundup of new and updates apps includes stuff for baseball fans, foodies, and lovers of “Duck Dynasty.” Theres something for everyone.A&E/History ChannelFolks
First look: Adobe Lightroom mobile for iPad
In 2013, Adobe’s Tom Hogarty teased an iOS app that could edit raw-formatted photos on an iPad. Nearly a year later, that proof of concept has matured into Lightroom mobile 1.0, an iOS extension of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 that
Report: Yahoo hoping to woo Apple away from Google
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How to port your Google Voice number to your iPhone
Earlier this week, I saw this post from @GrowlVoice:As of today, Google has officially shut off GrowlVoices access to Google Voice as part of their integration of Google Voice into Hangouts.Google has also shut off 3rd-party access
Spoiler Shield is the first line of defense against spoilers
Chances are good that if youve followed a big hit show -- say Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, or Scandal -- at some point the internet has ruined a big plot twist. Youve got the episode DVRd
Caturday: Gabby at work
Maybe shes checking owner/photographer Jim Koepnicks bank account, retouching a photo of her beautiful self, or just wondering what this thing is that her human spends a lot of time staring at, but Gabby seems to be
Weed like to show you this spliffy 420 Audio High-Fi Bluetooth speaker
What happens when cannabis meets high-tech? You get PR blasts for 4/20 with headlines like 420 Audio packs dank sound with new High-Fi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. While wed like to write this off as a hallucination from
The Mac hole
Ive gotten upset with Safari in the past, but this might be taking things a bit too far....
How to turn a dead iPod into an upgraded budget music player
When a beloved piece of technology dies, its often hard to let go. Weve all seen basements and closets cluttered with the corpses of burned-out hardware that once served us well. Perhaps youve got a drawer somewhere
Pelican ProGear Voyager iPhone 5/5s case: Solid protection at a reasonable price
Pelican Products, Inc. today announced a new rough-and-tough case for the iPhone 5 and 5s -- the Pelican ProGear Voyager (US$50). The case will only be available at AT&T retail stores and through a special AT&T website,
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Saturday Deals Roundup: The BookMark Backup Battery And MONOCLE Speaker
We’re in the midst of a holiday weekend, and Cult of Mac Deals has some great offers that are worth exploring while you’ve got time to spare! The BookMark by Vorson is one of the thinnest backup battery solution on…Read
How Sometimes You Die Became The Surprise Hit Game Of 2014
To be or not to be? That’s the question posed by Sometimes You Die — a game powered by existential angst that’s tearing up the charts. While a game that constantly questions its own raison d’être sounds more like a…Read
Baby Panda Malware Stealing Apple IDs And Passwords
A new malware campaign targetting users of jailbroken iOS devices has been discovered by reddit users. Called “Unflod Baby Panda,” the malware hooks into all running processes of jailbroken devices and tries to steal their Apple ID and corresponding password.…Read
Nike Fires Majority Of FuelBand Team, Prepares To Exit Wearable Tech Business
Nike is dismantling the hardware team behind its FuelBand fitness tracker, according to a new report. The sportswear company — which features Tim Cook on its board of executives — reportedly fired between 70 and 80% of the 70-person hardware…Read
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Is Good Enough You’ll Stick Around
Despite being Cult of Mac’s resident comic book fan, I’ll admit that I was apprehensive about Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by Gameloft Category: iOS Games Works With: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Price: $4.99 A movie…Read
This Week In Weird: 5 Games You Won’t Believe Exist
Hundreds of new games come out every week in the App Store. A select few are the next must-play title that everyone will be talking about (and ripping off) for the foreseeable future. Most of them are perfectly decent but…Read
Hearthstone Is Our iOS Game Of The Week
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft came out on iPad this week, and I can’t seem to stop playing it. The amazingly well-balanced digital collectible card battling game has got its hooks in me and won’t let up. This is the same…Read
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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 in San Francisco
Apple has announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At the conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X.
Apple Leads Shift Toward Cleaner Internet
A Greenpeace study shows that Apple leads the way in making the Internet greener and more sustainable, according to The Telegraph. Greenpeace’s “Clicking Clean” report looked at 19 major tech companies and concluded that Apple — with all its data
San Francisco Giants Hope iBeacon Hits a Home Run with Fans
Starting this baseball season, the San Francisco Giants are adopting Apple’s iBeacon technology to send offers and alerts directly to fans’ iOS 7 devices while they’re at AT&T Park, reports Engadget. This is the first year Major League Baseball has
iPad Writes a New Game Plan for Concussions
To help diagnose sports-related concussions, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is using an iPad app that can measure and monitor symptoms moments after an athlete gets hurt. With iPad and the C3 Logix app, trainers can visualize an injury’s effect on
NPR Shows And Newscasts Now Available On iTunes Radio
Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other shows are now available via a new 24-hour NPR streaming station on iTunes Radio. And later this spring, NPR is planning to expand the station to include streams of member stations in the
Apple Updates Most Affordable 9.7-inch iPad with Retina display, Improved Cameras, and Enhanced(...)
Apple has announced that iPad with Retina display replaces iPad 2 as the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. “Now for $399 customers can get iPad with
CNN: Can Apple Help Make Hearing Aids Cool?
Apple and Danish company GN ReSound have teamed up to introduce a hearing aid that’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, reports CNN.com. The LiNX hearing aid works with the accessibility options in iOS 7, letting users control it
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