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Jony Ive Named Chief Design Officer at Apple, Alan Dye and Richard Howarth Take Over Day-to-Day(...)
Apple today announced the appointment of Jony Ive to a newly created position of Chief Design Officer, allowing him to continue overseeing design aspects of numerous projects within the company while turning over the day-to-day management of the design teams
Selfie, Bacon, and Avocado Among Emoji Proposed for Inclusion in 2016's Unicode 9
The Unicode Consortium today released a list of 38 emoji characters that are candidates for inclusion in Unicode 9.0, which is set to be released in the middle of 2016. These represent emoji that could be available on iOS and
New Book Explores How the iPhone Contributed to BlackBerry's Downfall
Over the past several years, BlackBerry has gone from one of the top smartphone manufacturers to a company thats struggling to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market. BlackBerry is hemorrhaging subscribers and losing revenue quarter after quarter as it
Apple Begins Shipping Gold Edition Watches to Early Pre-Order Customers
Starting on Monday of this week, Apple began preparing to ship out the first batch of gold Apple Watch Editions to customers who pre-ordered in April. MacRumors readers have begun seeing credit card charges for the devices and have received
Some Apple Watch Users Experiencing Issues With Inconsistent Heart Rate Data Following Update
Following the release of Watch OS 1.0.1 on Tuesday, Apple Watch users have been noticing a problem concerning the frequency with which the Apple Watch sends heart rate data to the iPhone. Prior to the update, the Apple Watch sent
OS X 10.11 Could Feature Control Center, 'Rootless' Security and More, iOS 9 to Support A5-Base(...)
While OS X Yosemite introduced several new high-profile features, such as Handoff, iCloud Drive and Instant Hotspot, the focus of OS X 10.11 will be on improved stability and performance, new
Apple Watch Orders Estimated to Average 30,000 Per Day in U.S. After Initial Surge
An estimated 2.5 million Apple Watch orders have been processed in the United States in the first five weeks of availability, according to Slice Intelligence (via Quartz). Extrapolating from the e-receipts of about 14,000 online shoppers who use Slices services,
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Apple's multitouch 'fusion keyboard' invention with multitouch keys could replace touchpads
Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent describing a dual-purpose keyboard that sports touch sensors overlaid atop mechanical keys depressible to two more levels, affording users both multitouch gesture control and conventional key entry without having to remove their hands
Apple's Jony Ive promoted to 'Chief Design Officer,' to work on Apple Stores
Longtime Apple designer Jony Ive has been promoted from SVP of Design to a new position called Chief Design Officer, which will see the star designer relinquish day-to-day industrial design and user interface duties to oversee various projects including the
Charter said to be nearing $55B deal to buy Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications is on the verge of buying out rival Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal worth approximately $55.1 billion, a report said on Monday.
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
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TripMode review: Tethered Mac? Your wallet will love this data monitoring app
Ever since it was possible to tether a computer to a cell modem, its also been possible to blow through ones monthly or service-plan limit and either run out of mobile data, be throttled to a trickle, or face expensive
13-inch MacBook Air review: Apple's affordable laptop nicely blends performance and portability
Now that there’s a new ultra portable laptop in town in the form of the 12-inch MacBook, what’s the deal with the MacBook Air? It’s still an active part of Apple’s lineup, and in case you missed it, was updated
Thunderbolt 2 docks roundup: The easy way to connect to your Mac laptop
The major change since I last did a roundup of Thunderbolt docks is that the latest docks use Thunderbolt 2, which makes them aligned with Apple’s Thunderbolt 2 implementation in its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.The market has also grown
13-inch MacBook Air review: Apple's affordable laptop nicely blends performance and portability
Now that there’s a new ultra portable laptop in town in the form of the 12-inch MacBook, what’s the deal with the MacBook Air? It’s still an active part of Apple’s lineup, and in case you missed it, was updated
PaintCode 2.0 review: Helps developers and designers create great user interfaces
It’s been a little over two years since I last reviewed PixelCut’s $100 PaintCode, a Mac app designed to help developers more easily integrate vector graphics into their software.In the intervening years, Apple’s own operating systems have evolved beyond pixel
Teach your kids (and yourself!) how to code with these iPad apps
Move over, Space Camp: Coding is quickly growing as a popular activity for kids, and not just for those who dream of being programmers when they grow up. The logical thinking required to code can help kids succeed in school
Glass Planner review: iPhone app has the basic tools for keeping your schedule
Countless apps fill the App Store, each one promising to help keep you organized and on task by applying the same basic method, but with a slight twist.Recently highlighted by Apple as best
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Jony Ive promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer’
Tim Cook has announced to Apple employees regarding promotions for Jony Ive...
Tim Bajarin: Apple likely to see serious iPhone growth through 2016
Right after Apple announced record-breaking, first quarter iPhone sales...
$10,000 Apple Watch Edition unboxed; may soon be destroyed
To see what Apple provides its richest customers...
Apple+IBM: Enterprise apps go wearable on Apple Watch
IBM and Apple’s mobile business apps have come to the Apple Watch at last...
Privacy of 500 million Android users at risk: Data on phones can’t be wiped
On Android devices, private text messages, images, videos and email details can be recovered, even after a total wipe...
The many ways Apple’s iPhone is better than Android handsets
Even in instances where the same exact app is available on the iPhone and on Android...
Steve Jobs: A cottage industry of movies and books
Three weeks after the mercurial Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died...
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Editorial: FCC, lawsuits, Net Neutrality, and The Bill of Rights
AT&T and several trade organizations in the telecom and cable industry have publicly posted statements of issues they intend to raise as part of their lawsuits against the FCCs ruling mandating net neutrality.
Hands On: Carbo 1.0 (iOS)
Its full title in the App Store is Carbo – Handwriting in the Digital Age and youre already thinking iPads, stylus or scribbling on the screen but youre wrong. This is not another
OWC ships Accelsior S PCIe 4x card for direct installation of one SSD
Mac and PC technology company Other World Computing last week announced the the Accelsior S, a new PCIe card with direct mount support for a 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The latest addition to
Daily Deals: Long Weekend Edition
Hello and welcome to an unusual edition of Daily Deals. Typically, the staff of MacNN and Electronista do not provide a deals post on a Saturday or Sunday, but since retailers are offering
Hands On: Apple Watch Calculator Smackdown
The fact that Apple Watch only shows its face when you turn your wrist or use the Digital Crown makes us flashback to the 1970s when the first-ever digital watches needed a good
Google 'smart toy' patent under fire from privacy groups
A recently published patent from Google is drawing concern from privacy groups. The patent for Agent Interfaces for Interactive Electronics that support Social Cues effectively describes a toy or doll that can analyze
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Uber's first autonomous car goes out for a test drive
If everything goes according to Uber’s master plan, pretty soon you won’t have to sit through having to make small talk with a human when you take one of their rides.The ride-sharing giant has set up a research and development
The Week in iOS Apps: WinIt lets you fight your parking tickets
Just say no to parking ticketsThis week’s apps includes an offering that lets you fight parking tickets; there are also transit and photography apps, and much more.To
Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all
Apple’s long-rumored streaming video service could be slipping away once again, as the company reportedly struggles to get TV programmers on board.Apple wanted to launch the service in the fall with roughly 25 channels, priced around $30 to $40 per
You Should Play: Does Not Commute turns a time-shifted traffic jam into fun
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
Smart uses for smart albums in Photos for OS X
While it may be satisfying for the OCD within you to manually organize your digital mementos into albums in Photos, you can automate the process using smart albums. These albums self-populate based on criteria you set, so when Photos detects
The Week in iPad Cases: Travel light with Case Logic’s new carrying case
...plus rugged cases, cases for kids, and moreThis week’s roundup of new iPad case features a number of folio options from OtterBox, Pelican, Targus, and Kensington, a kid-friendly alternative from Khomo, and much more.Case
Do you need to care if Apple changes its system font? (Spoiler: Nah.)
9to5Mac reported yesterday that Apple may switch out the system font used in OS X and iOS from Helvetica Neue to San Francisco, the font it developed in-house for the Apple Watch. And if you listen very carefully, that faint
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Charter and Time Warner Cable agree on $55 billion merger
Time Warner Cable (TWC) has leaped into the arms Charter Communications in a merger valued at $55 billion, confirming previous rumors. Thats considerably more than the $45 billion Comcast proposed to pay for TWC in a controversial deal
Samsung patented a laptop-smartphone dock with dual OSes
Combination laptop-tablet not enough? Want even more gadget overlap? Then try ASUS still incoming Windows laptop/Android phone hybrid. We (half) joke, because Samsungs patented something along those very lines. In the Korean manufacturers case, a ...
Microsoft cheaps out after Nokia phone saves a life
There are plenty of tales on how Nokia phones -- now under Microsoft -- have saved peoples lives, with the latest one coming from China, where a man managed to survive a collapsed wall courtesy of his Lumia
Roku brings smarter search features to UK set-top boxes
Roku faces growing competition in the UK, but for now its streaming set-top boxes are still some of the best on the market. To help it fend off Apple, Amazon, Google and others, the company is introducing new
Sony's Xperia Z3+ is a familiar flagship
Sony announced the Xperia Z4 for Japan last month, but this isnt it. Well it is, but internationally Sony wants it to be known as the Xperia Z3+. Truth be told, thats a more appropriate name for the
All of Logitech's hub-based Harmony remotes now control your home
You no longer have to be quite so picky about which of Logitechs Harmony remotes you use to control your smart home. The company is trotting out an update that gives the Harmony Ultimate Hub the same home
Chevy still has 6,000 unsold last-gen Volt hybrids
The 2016 Chevy Volt promises to be a much better hybrid than its predecessor, with a lower price and better performance... and unfortunately for GM, that improvement might be hurting sales of the outgoing model. The Detroit Free
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Jony Ive will have an even bigger influence over Apple’s image in new design role
Jony Ive received a nice gift for the Memorial Day weekend: a promotion to the role of Chief Design Officer at Apple, which will broaden his design duties at Apple while handing day-to-day running of the design team to long-time…Read
Save 63% on big style and sound in the Veho Bluetooth Speaker
Got an audiophile dad? Your search for a Father’s Day gift ends here, with the Veho leather Bluetooth speaker. This retro-style piece is the rare Bluetooth speaker that doesn’t make design an afterthought, housing six watts of high-fidelity sound and…Read
iPhone 6s camera could use Sony tech for improved low-light snapping
Rumors that the iPhone 6s will be getting a vastly improved camera are picking up steam. According to a new report coming out of China, the next-generation Apple handset will boast a 12MP camera with a special Sony sensor to…Read
‘How did they do that?’ New book reveals BlackBerry’s response to original iPhone
Living in a world where the iPhone dominates, and rivals don’t so much compete by doing things differently but by offering cut-rate versions of the same core technology, it can be easy to forget how much of a disruption Apple’s…Read
Foxconn may be planning new iPhone-building factories in India
The India government has previously blocked Apple from opening any brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the country because Apple don’t manufacture any products in India. That could be about to change, however, thanks to a recent rumor claiming that Foxconn has been…Read
Rapper explains why Jay Z is smearing Apple with the race card
Rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z made waves when he claimed that there is a racially-motivated component to why Apple and others are “hating on” his new Tidal streaming music service. But if you thought the whole hip hop community would…Read
Best deals of the week: Save 75% on PhoneClean & more
Ready to snap up Cult of Mac’s best deals of the week at huge discounts? Reclaim space on your phone, learn how to build Apple Watch apps and so much more. Read on to learn about our best deals of…Read
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Apple Introduces 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad and New $1999 iMac with Retina 5(...)
Apple today updated the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life, and faster discrete graphics. Apple also introduced a new $1,999 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K
Apple Announces New Environmental Initiatives in China
Apple today announced an expansion of its renewable energy and environmental protection initiatives in China, including a new multiyear project with World Wildlife Fund to significantly increase responsibly managed forests across China. The new program aims to protect as much
Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28. The company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of
Apple Expands Capital Return Program to $200 Billion
Apple today announced that its board of directors has authorized an increase of more than 50 percent to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of $200 billion
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8
Apple today announced it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed live to developers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100
Apple Announces ResearchKit Available to Medical Researchers
Apple today announced that ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research, is now available. Medical researchers will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps, and developers can also contribute new research modules to the
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor
Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging, and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improved
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