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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
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Successfully Survive Second Drop Test
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were subjected to their first drop test yesterday after the two devices went on sale in Australia. While the 6 and 6 Plus fared well when dropped on their backs, the screens did see
Tim Cook Helps Kick Off iPhone 6 Sales at Palo Alto Retail Store
With Apples retail stores beginning sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus today, customers have been lining up to either pick up their pre-ordered devices or take their chances on launch-day supplies without reservations. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster
First Impressions of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Sleek Look, Great Display, Unoptimized Apps Blurry, L(...)
While the official reviews of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were published several days ago, with the devices now making their way into customers hands we are starting to see broader first impressions of the larger iPhones.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Go On Sale in U.S. and Canada to Huge Lines
Following launches in a number of other countries around the world earlier today, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have now begun going on sale in the U.S. and Canada, with 8:00 AM Apple launch times in the eastern and
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Get Cracked in First Drop Test
With the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus already underway in several countries, many companies have begun performing tests and benchmarks on the device. PhoneBuff has taken the two devices and put them through a drop test,
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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
Support for Verizon's VoLTE 'HD Voice' and video calls confirmed for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
A few days after Verizon launched its first-generation voice over LTE (VoLTE) system in the U.S., dubbed Advanced Calling 1.0, it was confirmed on Friday that Apples latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models support the carriers suite of services,
Out-of-warranty repairs for iPhone 6 run up to $299, iPhone 6 Plus up to $399
Apple on Friday updated its repairs webpage to reflect current pricing for the iPhone models released today, revealing out-of-warranty fixes could cost up to $299 for the iPhone 6 and up to $329 for the 6 Plus.
TSMC confirmed as manufacturer of Apple's 20nm A8 processor
According to a report on Friday, Apples latest 64-bit A8 system-on-a-chip, currently powering the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., not longtime partner Samsung.
Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJDLive conference in October
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will take top billing in appearing for an interview at the first-ever WSJDLive technology conference, to be held in California in late October.
Goodbye, Camera Roll: Where to find your photos in iOS 8
Apple has reimagined the way photos are stored on your devices with iOS 8, but it has become a source of confusion for users and causes compatibility problems with some third-party apps. AppleInsider took a look at where your photos
Tim Cook unlocks the doors at Apple's Palo Alto store to kick off iPhone 6 sales
As he has done in years past, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was on-hand at his local Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday to help kick off sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well
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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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iPhone 6/Plus polarizer finally lets you view your iPhone in the sun
Of the many things that were announced with Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus...
Apple’s iCloud security nightmare gets worse as more nude celebrity pics leak
If you thought that the hugely successful iPhone 6 launch...
Apple joins Gay Pride parade in Austin, Texas
Apple has once again waved the banner for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights...
Chinese scalpers and publicity seekers replace Apple fans in iPhone 6 queues
You probably have a certain image of someone who would wait in line for an iPhone...
Apple, HP slam patent troll Linex Technologies with $3.6 million each in attorney fees
Northern District of California Court Judge Claudia Wilken has ruled...
Massive iPhone 6/Plus demand challenges Apple assembler Foxconn
The iPhone 6 seems to be running into the same old story...
Cupertino, we have a problem: iPhone 6 lines and the Chinese mafia
Loyal Apple customers at their local Apple Store had a BAD experience, were certainly NOT DELIGHTED, and left feeling DISHEARTENED and DISAPPOINTED...
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Turtle Beach releases Ear Force Z60 gaming headset for PC, Mac
Turtle Beach released the Ear Force Z60 headset last week, a pair of headphones that the company first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Made to handle the surround sound needs
Google easing up on mandatory Google+ signups for new Gmail accounts
Google is no longer forcing users to create a Google+ profile when setting up a new Gmail account according to a report from marketing blog Wordstream. By easing up on the mandatory setup
Google petitions FCC for NM desert testing of broadcast-capable drones
Google has filed a plan to test broadcast drones in the skies of New Mexico. A filing with the US Federal Communications Commission, one of the regulatory agencies that needs to be involved
Home Depot transaction security reportedly ramshackle since 2008
Following the revelation that 56 million credit card transactions were stolen by miscreants, more information is coming out about the hack and the companys reportedly long-term lackadaisical security. According to employees familiar with
Former NBA star arrested for $14,000 theft through Apple self-checkout
Former Arizona Suns professional basketball player Rex Chapman was arrested on Friday and accused of shoplifting $14,000 in Apple merchandise using Apples self-checkout system. Apple store employees reported the player, after recognizing him
New Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' headset shown, 'massive leap' over DK2
Today at the Oculus Connect conference, Oculus Vice President of Product Nate Mitchell not only showed the third version of the Oculus Rift, the Crescent Bay, but also revealed that the nascent platform
Apple, HP slam patent troll with $3.6 million each in attorney fees
Northern District of California Court Judge Claudia Wilken has ruled that non-practicing entity Linex Technologies must pay Apple, Aruba, Meru, Ruckus, and HP millions in attorney fees after pursuing a patent case that
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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
Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store line to launch iPhone 6 sales
What’s an even bigger deal for Apple fans than getting the iPhone 6 on launch day? Taking a selfie with Apple CEO Tim Cook.The chief executive walked the line of several hundred people outside the company’s Palo Alto, California, store
Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6
This article was updated to add video. Tim Cook appeared at the Palo Alto Apple Store shortly after the video aired.Apple fans were out early in full force in Boston and New York Friday morning to buy the larger screen
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Last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW you don't want to miss
Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Heres a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed:Apple has a
This Weekend 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
All the best hardware and app reviews last week on TUAW
Last week was a busy one with new hardware and apps making their way into TUAWs virtual office. Heres a quick roundup of our recent reviews you may have missed.App ReviewsStay organized and creative with the free
Watch a speed test of every iPhone from 6+ to 2G
Its that time again. Thats right, its time to test the new iPhone against every previous generation. The fine folks at the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro have posted a new video showing a test between all ten versions
Former NBA player Rex Chapman arrested after stealing over $14,000 in merchandise from an Apple(...)
AZfamily is reporting that former NBA star Rex Chapman was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona yesterday after stealing over $14,000 in Apple merchandise from an Apple retail store over the course of a few weeks. Chapman subsequently pawned
Stay organized and creative with the free version of NoteLedge
The NoteLedge iPad app, free in the App Store with in-app purchases, is built around inspiring creativity, not staying organized. Of course, its great for that too.Unfortunately, NoteLedge gives a bad first impression. It immediately prompts you...
Sorry Samsung, report indicates that Apple's new A8 processor is being manufactured at TSMC
After nearly three years of reports, rumors, and scoops which never panned out, its been confirmed that Apples new A8 processor is in fact being manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC).Latest news from @Chipworks: The A8 processor was...
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How far has the iPhone’s display come? This screenshot says it all
The iPhone has come a long way since its original 3.5-inch, 480 x 320 display. Now the iPhone 6 Plus ships with a massive 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 “Retina HD” display with individual pixels that are basically indiscernible to the…Read
Best deals of the week: Bluetooth headphones, game dev training, and more
It’s the end of the week and, as always, we are highlighting a few of the deals that were featured in the past seven days to ensure that you don’t miss out on anything. If these deals don’t strike your…Read
iCloud Drive comes to Windows before the Mac
Steve Jobs once said that iTunes on Windows was like giving someone ice water in hell. Now Windows users are getting the latest version of iCloud before the Mac faithful. Apple has already rolled out iCloud Drive, its new cloud…Read
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus finally allow for simultaneous voice and data on Verizon
One of the cons of owning a smartphone on Verizon has been the inability to make a call and use data at the same time. The old restriction is finally going away with the introduction of Voice over LTE (VoLTE)…Read
Apple raises repair costs for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
With every new iPhone purchase, it’s important to weigh the cost of repairs against the value of Apple’s extended warranty. This year, Apple has raised repair costs for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Here’s the complete cost breakdown for…Read
Deals ending soon on Mac apps, gear, and more!
Cult of Mac Deals is dedicated to bringing you the best in new tech gadgets, software, and services at rock bottom prices. As we continually introduce new products, we also have to say goodbye to the ones that have been…Read
How to use iOS 8 like a boss
You don’t need a new iPhone to enjoy the awesome power of iOS 8. Loaded with new features and built-in apps, Apple’s latest mobile OS is its most powerful yet. As intuitive as it is, there are plenty of tips…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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