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Apple's (Product) RED Holiday Campaign Raised $20 Million to Fight AIDS
For this years World AIDS Day campaign, Apple ran several (Product) RED promotions, providing a (RED) section in the App Store and donating a portion of all retail and online sales from Friday, November 28 and Monday, December 1. According
Job Listing Confirms Apple Pay Expansion is Underway, Led by London Team
Apples newly introduced payment initiative Apple Pay is currently only available in the United States, but the company has said that it is working hard to bring the feature to additional countries. A new job listing for an Apple Pay
Judge Rules Steve Jobs Deposition Video Will Not See Public Release
The Steve Jobs deposition video that played a key role in the iPod antitrust trial Apple faced in court last week will not see a public release, ruled by District Court
Apple Allows 'Drafts' App to Reinstate Notification Center Widget
Earlier this month, Apple asked note-taking app Drafts to remove its Notification Center widget, which offered simple tools for opening up the Drafts app and creating a new note. At the time, the removal request seemed highly questionable, because a
Apple Shares Behind the Scenes Look at New Holiday Ad 'The Song'
Over the weekend, Apple released a touching new holiday ad called The Song, focusing on a woman who found an old record of her grandmother singing a love song to her grandfather, which she then enhanced with her own vocals
'Continuity Activation Tool' for Adding Handoff to Older Macs Now Supports Bluetooth 4.0 Dongles
A new update to the community-built Continuity Activation Tool for OS X Yosemite brings Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle support, allowing users of some older model Macs to enable Handoff and other Bluetooth-related Continuity features on their machines without upgrading internal
Fleksy Keyboard for iOS Gains New Extensions, Theme Packs
With iOS 8, Apple began allowing third-party keyboards for the first time, and over the last few months, dozens of feature-rich keyboards have hit the market. With an ever-increasing number of keyboard options available, its becoming increasingly difficult for keyboard
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Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch Apple Pay competitor in 2015
In a bid to catch up with Apple Pay, Samsung is said to have turned to a startup company, LoopPay, in hopes of debuting its own mobile payments service with wide compatibility in 2015.
Canada court orders Apple divulge documents in iPhone anti-competition probe
The Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday said it will order Apple to release documents to the countrys Competition Bureau as part of an ongoing investigation into possible anticompetitive practices regarding iPhone partner carrier contracts.
Apple's World AIDS Day campaign raised over $20M for (RED) foundation
In a note to employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the companys World Aids Day campaign generated significant proceeds, enough to make a more than $20 million quarterly donation to (PRODUCT) RED.
Apple to instate country-specific app taxes in EU starting Jan. 1
In an email sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple reminded developers of an upcoming value-added tax (VAT) rate policy change that will see customers pay fees based on their country of residence rather than other EU locales
Apple Pay job listing hints at upcoming international rollout in EMEIA
According to an Apple corporate job listing discovered on Wednesday, the tech giant is seeking an intern to assist in Apple Pays EMEIA rollout, suggesting an expansion of the mobile payments solution is coming soon.
Judge rules videotaped Steve Jobs deposition to remain out of public eye
After successfully defending a long-running antitrust case related to the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, Apple on Wednesday won a separate fight to keep videotaped deposition from late company cofounder Steve Jobs sealed.
Apple issues Safari 8.0.3, 7.1.3 and 6.2.3 betas to developers with bug fixes, general improvements
Apple on Wednesday seeded new Safari beta builds to developers, including Safari 8.0.3 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.3 for Mavericks and 6.2.3 for Mountain Lion, with improvements to browser extensions and more.
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LoopPay CardCase review: The best mobile payments system aside from Apple Pay
Mobile wallets are finally starting to get some traction. Apple Pay is driving new interest in digital payments, but relatively few people actually have an iPhone 6. Even if you do, you’re likely to find that Apple Pay far from
Workflow for iOS review: An awesome Mac-like app for our post-PC devices
Our iOS devices arent built for efficiency. Unlike OS X, where we can simultaneously work in multiple apps and position windows and folders on our desktops for optimal output, iOS has a far greater focus on individual tasks. Even accomplishing
Data Rescue 4.1 review: Same solid data recovery and a new BootWell feature
For years, Prosoft Engineering has made a great product with its Data Rescue line. The application promises to let you mount and work with the hard drives that ordinarily couldn’t be mounted. It can ignore any and all slow read
Rapid Review: Drobo Mini makes protected storage a snap
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Rapid Review: SanDisk's iXpand is your iPhone's new travel buddy
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Basis Peak is the perfect activity tracker for hardcore quantified-selfers
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Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home review: Control everything in your house (eventually)
I’m not sure why coffee tables are called coffee tables. The one in my living room spends more time buried under a pile of remote controls than it does holding up cups of coffee. Of course, the holy grail for
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Apple’s patented idea of flexible displays doubling as speakers could happen with new Gorilla(...)
This past summer Apple was granted a patent for flexible displays with...
Apple’s irrepressible Mac poised for all-time quarterly sales record
Apple surprised the investor community in October with record breaking...
Judge rules videotaped Steve Jobs deposition to remain sealed
After successfully defending a long-running antitrust case, Apple won...
Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster: Apple Television likely coming in 2016
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has not yet given up hope that Apple will deliver...
Apple’s behind-the-scenes for ‘The Song’ ad: From Voice-O-Graph to GarageBand
A new behind-the-scenes video Apple has just published shows...
Are iOS and OS X heading towards a merger?
This is where Microsoft started with Windows 8, or at least tried, but...
Ten reasons why Apple Macs are better than Windows PCs
Obviously, Apple Macs are better than Windows PCs...
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Hands On: Mazec – Handwriting Input Method (iOS)
People must really dislike Apples on-screen keyboard for iPhones and iPads, because the instant we could try alternatives, we got alternatives. Some seem different for the sake of being different. Some, like TextExpanders
Review: Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker
For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solutions. While consumers often compromise in battery life, design or sound, the sub-$100 market offers
Reviews: Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker
For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solutions. While consumers often compromise in battery life, design or sound, the sub-$100 market offers
Tim Cook: Apple World AIDS Day campaign raised $20 million
In a memo to all employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the recent (Product) RED campaign, which ran through app upgrade purchases, in-store items and online accessories during the run-up to
Hands On: Default Folder X (OS X)
If Apple has its way, then one day we will never save another document -- and we will never think about where it went. It will just be there when we want to
Hands On: SuperSync (OS X, Windows)
Apples iTunes media player has been around since 2001 -- meaning that for many users, its likely that their library has traversed multiple system upgrades, duplicating and splintering across a variety of drives
Uber announces 'greater investment' in screening, safety standards
In response to the concerns of customers, legal troubles and bans in multiple markets around the world, rideshare/taxi service Uber has begun a study into ways to better screen drivers and improve overall
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Editor’s Picks: Our favorite cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Case, or no case?The great case debate: Though it’s a shame to cover up your shiny, pretty new iPhone, the downside is that you risk dropping it or getting it all scratched
Facebook turns on auto-enhancement for iOS photos
There’s a reason Instagram now has more users than Twitter: The photo-sharing app turns your poorly lit images into filtered masterpieces. Facebook is now taking a cue from its subsidiary with a new feature that auto-enhances the photos you upload
The Week in iOS Accessories: Cables, speakers, and more
Cables, speakers, and moreThis weeks roundup of accessories includes our favorite battery ever—it even has wood paneling, like the best station wagons of our childhood.BSX ElectronicsThe $199 JookBox speaker
The Macworld staff's very favorite iOS apps of 2014
The cream of the cropImage by Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr Just when we thought we had reached peak app, 2014 brought us a fresh round of iOS awesomeness we cant live without. Messaging apps and social
Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making
A jury decided Tuesday that Apple wasn’t trying to monopolize digital music when it added FairPlay, a digital rights management technology, to songs itsold on iTunes. The class-action suit against Apple was a decade in the making, but it took
Instagram adds five new filters and gives you control over the list
December is always the blurriest month, our vision clouded by snowstorms and twinkle lights. Instagram on Tuesday rolled out an update that introduces five new filters, and a new method of previewing all the filters by seeing them over a
Apple Pay wins over more banks, still seeking retailers
Customers of Chase, MasterCard, and Bank of America have already seen a major promotional push for Apple Pay, but now smaller banks and credit card providers are getting on board.Apple now supports the cards that comprise 90 percent of credit
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Giveaway: Rip those DVDs for free with MacX DVD Ripper Pro
DVDs are so ... 1990s. Wouldnt you love to be able to move all of those movies you purchased over to your Mac or iOS device? Digiarty and TUAW are giving away 500 free copies of MacX DVD
X-Plane 10 is out for iOS and it is terrific
X-Plane is the premier flight simulator for Mac, Windows and Linux computers as well as iOS. Its accurate enough to have received FAA certification for some phases of flight training, and TUAW editor Steve Sande even mentioned seeing
New job posting points to Apple Pay expansion across the globe
Though Apple Pay initially debuted as a U.S.-only service, Apple executives havent exactly been shy about their desire to expand the service into other parts of the world. In a sign that such efforts are picking up steam,
Pad & Quill's Bella Fino wallet case for iPhone 6 Plus
Yesterday I reviewed the Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 6 Plus and loved it; today, were going to take a look at how another case manufacturer handles the big iPhone with leather. That manufacturer is Pad & Quill,
Petcube: Watch and play with your pet when you're away
Petcube (US$199.00) is a webcam with a difference. It is aimed at pet owners who want to keep track of their pets, communicate with them, and even play with them when you are away. Who doesnt wonder how
This stunning 4K video was captured with an iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 twins are 4K capable, but so far the apps that claim to record video in such an ultra-sharp resolution have fallen a bit short of perfection. This clip, captured with the ProCam 2 app and
This man's jeans show the scars of multiple phone upgrades
It wasnt until the advent of Bendgate that iOS users in mass started to question of how the iPhone interacts with tight pants. While normally this question is asked to take into consideration the damage that might be
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Apple’s holiday RED campaign pushes total AIDS donations past $100 million
Apple’s World AIDS week campaign has earned a big donation for Bono’s Product RED charity this month. The holiday project RED promotions that ran during two of the busiest shopping days of the year – Black Friday until Cyber Monday…Read
The retro backstory behind Apple’s holiday TV ad
Apple just posted a video on its YouTube channel to explain how they made the most recent TV ad for the holidays, “The Song.” In the ad, a young woman uses GarageBand to sing a duet with her grandmother’s recording…Read
Orlando Magic will be first NBA team to offer Apple Pay
Apple Pay made its debut in Major League Baseball just in time for the world series. Now the NBA is about to get its first look at how Apple’s mobile wallet can speed up concession stand lines, as the Orlando…Read
Flatworms in space might hold key to human immortality
Flatworms are the darlings of the molecular biology field. What scientist doesn’t love a species that can lose an organ or body part — even its head — and grow it back? It’s quite a trick. We’ll see if they…Read
Microsoft’s incredible photo sharing app gains Apple TV support
Microsoft’s Xin is already one of the best ways to share photos between devices, even if you’re on Android or iPhone, but it’s getting even better today for iPhone users with a new update that adds Apple TV support, plus a ton…Read
You could win the hottest wearable of 2015 with The Apple Watch Giveaway
Analysts agree that 2015 will see the wearable technology sector dominate the consumer electronics landscape. Expected to lead the charge will be the highly anticipated Apple Watch, slated for release early next year. You could be one of the very first…Read
Leather ‘taco’ will stop keys from scratching your iPhone
You probably spent a lot on your iPhone, and you don’t want something like your car and house keys scratching it up when you cram all of them into the same pocket. Sure, you could slap a screen protector on…Read
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Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our
Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in
Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade
Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look
Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display
Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest-resolution display — with 14.7 million pixels. At this resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are more lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail
Apple Updates Mac mini
Apple has updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price, making Apple’s most affordable Mac an even better value. Mac mini now features fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Thunderbolt 2.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on October 17
Apple has announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China beginning October 17 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and an expansive network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple
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