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Apple May Have Acquired iPad Publishing Platform Prss
Apple may have acquired Prss, a Dutch-based company that created a web app aimed to help people design magazines for Apples Newsstand and other magazine platforms, reports iCulture . While there is no solid proof of the acquisition at this
Ron Johnson Launching Gadget Delivery Service, Poaching Apple Employees
Apples former retail chief Ron Johnson is planning to launch a high-end, on-demand delivery service for gadgets, reports The Informations Jessica Lessin. The startup has reportedly been described as Best Buys
'Industry Scuttlebutt' Hints Apple May Be Planning February Revamp for Beats Music
Apple might be planning to unveil both its revamped music subscription service and its new branding alongside the upcoming 2015 Grammy Awards, reports Re/code, citing some industry scuttlebutt.When will Apple show
Apple TV Gains New FXNOW Channel
Apple today added the FXNOW channel to the Apple TV, providing users with content from the FXNOW network. Previously rumored in July, the new FXNOW channel is the on-demand portion of the FX, FXX, and FXM television channels, all of
iPhone 6 Component Costs Estimated to Begin at $200, Samsung Supplying Some A8 Chips
As it routinely does for new devices, IHS iSuppli has taken apart the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in an effort to estimate Apples costs for the components included in
iOS 8.0.1 to Address Bugs With Phone, Keyboard, Videos in Safari, and More
Earlier this month, it was reported that Apple was preparing to seed carrier partners with iOS 8.0.1 even before the media event officially announcing launch dates for iOS 8 and the
Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Accidentally Bending Their iPhones in Pockets
As highlighted in a few reports shared in the MacRumors forums, a small but growing number of iPhone 6 Plus owners have reportedly bent their phones after carrying the devices in their pockets just days after launch. In one instance,
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Apple supposedly acquires e-magazine publishing firm Prss to bolster Newsstand
A report on Tuesday claims Apple has purchased erstwhile magazine app authoring firm Prss in what appears to be an "acquihire" for talent and resources.
Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson to launch gadget delivery service, report says
According to a report on Tuesday, former Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson is looking to open an on-demand delivery service for electronic devices, a sector currently being explored by the likes of Amazon, Google and others.
'Sons of Anarchy,' 'American Horror Story' come to Apple TV with new FXNOW channel
Apple on Tuesday added FXNOW, the on-demand arm of popular basic cable network FX, to the Apple TVs stable of content providers, bringing shows like Louie, Sons of Anarchy, and American Horror Story to viewers.
Apple to address problems with keyboards, VPN, more in iOS 8.0.1 - report
The first maintenance update for Apples latest mobile operating system could come sooner, rather than later, as the company is again said to have seeded carrier partners with iOS 8.0.1 to fixes a number of issues that have cropped up
Samsung still reportedly supplying 40% of Apple A8 chips for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is handling the lions share of building A8 chips for Apples latest iPhones, longtime partner Samsung is still reportedly a major contributor, accounting for an estimated 40 percent of production.
Apple paces field in PC consumer satisfaction for 11th consecutive year
Despite booking a modest 3 percent year-over-year decline, Apple has once again claimed the top spot in the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index rankings of personal computer manufacturers.
As iPhone 6 units are smuggled through 'Twinkie boxes,' Chinese government says regulatory appr(...)
The Chinese government reportedly signaled on Tuesday that Apples iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon be granted regulatory approval, potentially putting to a stop the massive -- and unique -- smuggling efforts currently underway to satisfy demand.
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Painter 2015: Faster, more stable, incredible new brush tools
It’d be easy to begin by rhetorically asking how “the world’s most authentic digital art studio” (as Corel has described Painter) could get any better. But that wouldn’t be an honest question. If you’ve ever used Painter, which is geared
Xscope 4.0: do-it-all tool that every graphics pro should have
Achieving pixel perfection is a challenge that plagues developers and designers alike—the capability to measure, examine, and discover every last detail of your onscreen designs is often what makes it possible for great apps and great graphics to become a
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
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DxOMark reviews iPhone 6/Plus: ‘Apple sets gold standard for smartphone image quality’
Achieving the highest overall DxOMark Mobile score to date, the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
First animated GIF keyboard approved by Apple for iOS devices
Since the launch of iOS 8 last week, there’s been a huge run on custom keyboards...
Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus are retail’s Grinch
U.S. consumers will spend nearly $14 billion on iPhones, almost 2/3rds of the YOY growth in U.S. retail spending last Christmas...
Apple’s Watch marks its transformation into a fashion brand
In spite of never once uttering the word ‘smartwatch,’ Apple is now...
Wall Street cheers impressive iPhone 6/Plus sales, expects Apple to take share from Android phones
Analysts continue to triangulate expectations for Apple after the company...
No, by safeguarding user’s privacy, Apple is not picking a fight with the U.S. or any other g(...)
Apple is setting a precedent that users, and not companies, should hold the keys to their own devices...
Caution: Some users have accidentally bent their iPhone 6 Plus in pockets
A small but growing number of iPhone 6 Plus owners have reportedly bent...
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Ron Johnson recruiting former Apple staff for new delivery firm
Former Apple retail head and later JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson is working on a high-end, on-demand delivery service for gadgets, says The Information, citing sources in contact with him. Johnson has allegedly
Apple TV gets promised FX Now app channel
Apple has silently updated the Apple TV with an expected FX Now app channel. The app offers on-demand streaming of content from FX, FXX, and FXM. Viewers must however authenticate a cable subscription
Samsung exiting Europe PC market; sales continue in US, elsewhere
Following continued dismal sales in Europe of computer hardware, electronics giant manufacturer has ceased sales in the region, effective immediately. The sales stop includes the companys popular Ativ line, as well as the
Apple may rebrand Beats Music in February, rumors hint
Apple could announce a new, rebranded version of Beats Music in February, according to industry scuttlebutt heard by Re/codes John Paczkowski. No other information has leaked, but its speculated that the switch may
Briefly: Evernote for Mac update, VUE and PlantFactory 2014.6
Evernote has announced the release of its updated productivity software for OS X. Offering users the ability to write, collect, find and present information in a centralized workspace, Evernote assists in organizing data
Briefly: Cooler Master Novatouch TKL keyboard, Grid 2 OS X release
Cooler Masters Novatouch TKL tenkeyless keyboard hit the market in the United States, offering consumers a new switch type that the company calls hybrid capacitive. The Novatouch is meant not only to be
Canon launches five models in new Maxify inkjet line, with AirPrint
Digital imaging company Canon announced today five models in the new Maxify series of Wireless Inkjet printers. Released today are the Maxify MB5320 Wireless Inkjet Small Office All-In-One (AIO) printer, the MB5020 Wireless
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Talko looks like a solution to the problem that iOS 8's Messages has already solved
Oh dear. On Tuesday, software giant Ray Ozzie launched Talko, an app that promises to “save the telephone call”—and basically copies Apple’s iOS 8 Messages feature in the process.On the surface, Talko is a wonderful app. Think of it as
Why I'm returning my iPhone 6 (well, maybe)
Like many (many, many) people, I preordered a new iPhone 6 as soon as I possibly could. I didn’t choose the iPhone 6 Plus, the clown-shoe version of this device, but went for the standard-sized model. I’ve often desired to
iPhone 6 pocket problems: Some buyers report that sitting down bends phones
The iPhone 6 Plus is a sizable phone, so large that it doesn’t fit in smaller pockets. But some buyers are finding a problem other than the fit: When they sit down for extended periods of time with the 6
The Week in Mac Apps: 9 tools for productivity
Show of lightsIn this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a tool that keeps your files in place, a beautiful photo editor, and a program that tells you where all your storage
iOS 8 adoption nears 50 percent after just 6 days
iPhone and iPad users still flock to download the latest version of iOS as it becomes available, but perhaps not as quickly as before.According to Apples developer portal, iOS 8 adoption now stands at 46 percent, while 49 percent of
Why Apple needs Beats Music to keep its street cred
Apple isn’t shutting down Beats Music, the streaming music service it snagged as part of its $3 billion deal to acquire Beats Electronics, but it needs to do something with the Spotify rival.Reports of Beats Music’s imminent demise swirled around
8 games optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Whats in a game?If you picked up an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus over the weekend, youre probably enjoying its larger display and refined build—we certainly are. But one thing you might
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FXNOW channel added to the Apple TV lineup
A few weeks ago we reported that FXNOW would soon be making its way to the Apple TV. Well, friends, that day has come.Apple today added the FXNOW channel to the ever expanding Apple TV lineup. FXNOW
Daily Deals for September 23, 2014, featuring The Mobile Cloth Z5 Pack
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
Jack Dorsey: New Square register will accept both Apple Pay and Bitcoin
Apple Pay wont be active until sometime next month, but companies in the payment space are already reacting to the newest kid on the block. Some, like PayPal, have resorted to fear-mongering. Others, like Square, are making
Rachio Iro proves that smart home devices saves resources, money
Back in June I wrote about the Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller, a US$249/$299 (depending on number of zones) intelligent sprinkler controller with an accompanying app that allows amazing control over your yard irrigation. Iro adjusts to
iPhone gets powerful endorsement from Mother Nature
The critics love the iPhone 6, but nature seems to be quite satisfied with the previous generation of Apples smartphone. As you can see in the video below, the iPhone is quite the popular venue for this
How iOS 8 Safari makes it simple to view the desktop version of a mobile website
Safari in iOS 8 has a nifty -- and dare I say, amazing -- new feature which makes it much easier to a) add a site to your list of favorites and b) more easily access the
iOS 8 adoption nears 50% after slow start
Despite getting off to a bit of a slow start -- perhaps thanks to a larger-than-ever-before space requirement -- iOS 8 seems to be doing just fine its its quest to conquer every iDevice it can. Apple
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Ex-Apple VP Ron Johnson is taking on retail shopping with gadget delivery startup
Ron Johnson revolutionized the retail shopping world when he left Target in 2000 to join Apple and design the entire Apple Store shopping experience with Steve Jobs. Now, coming off a 17-month stint as the CEO of JC Penney, Ron…Read
Apple to reveal rebranded version of Beats Music in February
Apple isn’t shutting down Beats Music service, the stream music service it bought in May, but the company isn’t planning to keep the brand name around much longer, reports Recode’s John Paczkowski who says Apple’s rebranding of the streaming music…Read
Square plans to add Apple Pay and Bitcoin support to next register
Apple Pay is threatening to put mobile payments companies like Square and PayPal out of business when it launches next month, but according to Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, Apple Pay isn’t actually a threat to his company. Dorsey revealed yesterday…Read
Get bent: The shocking history of bent smartphones
Bend-Gate is slowly taking over the Internet this morning as Apple fans have discovered the startling fact that when pressure is applied to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus frame it bends – just like every other smartphone ever made…Read
CarPlay is still on track to arrive in 2014
Apple consolidated the lineup of CarPlay partners on its website this morning and left of mention of 2014 availability which has led some Apple fans to conclude that CarPlay’s 2014 launch has been delayed, however, Cult of Mac has learned…Read
Have internet access on the go with The Karma Go 4G LTE Hotspot
Having access to the internet is just about as necessary to us these days as eating and breathing fresh air. When we are away from home, we rely on our mobile data plans and, for our mobile computers, wi-fi to…Read
Minecraft creator Mojang is releasing Scrolls on iPad soon
Mojang, the now Microsoft-owned developer behind the hit game Minecraft, has a new game coming to the iPad. And good news! It’ll be getting a price drop across all platforms when it does. Called Scrolls, it’s a hex-tiled collectible card…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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