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A8 Chip in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Playing 4K Video
The dual-core A8 chip powering Apples iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appears to be capable of handling 4K video playback, despite the fact that the two iPhones have native resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels, respectively.
OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Users Experiencing Issues With YouTube Videos in Safari
The latest update to OS X Yosemite, 10.10.1, appears to be causing some users to be unable to play YouTube videos in Safari. According to threads on the Apple Support forums and Googles Product forums, some users that attempt to
Microsoft Pits Cortana Against Siri in New Ad Showcasing Contextual Reminders, Traffic Alerts
Microsoft today launched a new video advertisement that compares its Cortana virtual assistant to Apples own digital assistant, Siri, showcasing Cortanas contextual reminders and traffic alerts, two functions that Siri does not have. In the ad, entitled Siri vs. Cortana:
iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Uploading Capabilities
Following two weeks of testing on the iCloud beta site for developers, the consumer-facing iCloud.com site has gained support for uploading images to iCloud Photo Library (via iFun.de ). Before the addition of the new uploading tool, the standard iCloud.com
Square Announces Plans to Begin Accepting Apple Pay in 2015
Speaking with CNN, Square founder Jack Dorsey confirmed that the payment processing service will support Apple Pay in the coming months, bringing Apple Pay to small business owners. In the interview, Dorsey reiterates his opinion that he does not view
Chase Offers Apple Pay Users Free David Guetta Songs as More Retailers Jump Onboard
Credit card issuer and major bank Chase has been one of the highest profile Apple Pay partners since the service was announced in September and launched one month ago. This weekend, the bank has launched a plan to entice more
iWork for iCloud Updated with Eight New Languages, 50 Fonts and Improved Document Editing
Apple today updated iWork for iCloud with support for up to eight new languages and more than 50 new fonts. The changes were added to the cloud-based versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote and were first reported by German blog
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Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount (...)
Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apples iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome
Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount (...)
Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apples iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome
Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount (...)
Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apples iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome
Microsoft highlights lack of new Siri features to promote Cortana in new ad
Microsoft on Friday released a short ad bashing lack of enhancing Siri when it released the latest iPhone 6 models, expectedly touting Windows Phone-based Cortana virtual assistant technology.
Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount (...)
Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apples iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome
Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount (...)
Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apples iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome
Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount (...)
Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apples iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome
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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor review: HealthKit compatibility doesn't add much
Like millions of people, I need to keep an eye on my blood pressure. You can check it when you visit your doctor, but many people have “white-coat hypertension.” Just getting their blood pressure measured at the doctor’s office stresses
Review: The Drobo Mini is all about ease of use
If you’re looking for a traditional RAID enclosure, the Drobo Mini probably isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a fast multi-drive enclosure, the Drobo Mini really isn’t for you. The Drobo Mini is geared toward people who don’t know,
Review: Pixelmator for iPad is an affordable image editor that packs a powerful punch
From cropping and straightening to color correcting, retouching, and painting; from creating selections to combining imagery; from blending layers to adding slick effects, shapes, layer styles, and highly customizable text, Pixelmator for iPad truly does it all…for a mere $5.Released
What's eating up your hard drive? These 5 utilities tell all
Whether your Mac has an old-school spinner or high-capacity Fusion Drive, it could always stand to gain a little extra room. Even if you don’t obsessively download full seasons of Breaking Bad, there are countless ways for your hard drive
Rapid Review: Drobo Mini makes protected storage a snap
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App Invasion: Hands on with Google Maps 4.0: Same old maps, new design and features
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Mac Gems: Package-tracking app Deliveries breaks free of the Dashboard
Obsessively tracking packages is something we can all relate to. Yet no matter how often we click Refresh, there’s nothing we can do to speed up the delivery planes, trains, and trucks scurrying around the globe. To give yourself a
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FCC hopes its rules for so-called ‘net neutrality’ survive inevitable litigation
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Friday...
Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as vexing Wi-Fi issues persist
Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers...
The secret life of passwords
With so little privacy, passwords may soon be tomorrow’s eight-track player...
EU parliament ‘poised to call’ for Google’s breakup
The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google...
Two months later, there’s still a wait to buy the Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came out on Sept. 19 in the U.S. and...
Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval
A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Incs agreement...
iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus sales update
Over the last nine weeks as iPhone 6 Plus supply has ramped up...
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European parliament wants to break Google search from rest of company
The European Parliament is looking to break Google apart into multiple sections, according to a draft motion discovered by the Financial Times. The proposal seeks to separate Googles search engines from other commercial
Target claims no responsibility for 'Black Friday' data theft in court
Five banks are suing retailer Target over the infamous Black Friday data breach in a federal lawsuit. In a hearing yesterday before US District Judge Paul Magnuson, Target claimed that the banks losses
FCC Chairman sees Net Neutrality lawsuits by 'big dog' ISPs coming
US Federal Communications Commission head Tom Wheeler said that there is a specific reason why the regulatory group is taking its time with the net neutrality discussion. Speaking at a meeting on Friday,
Hands On: Carrot Talking Task List (iOS)
For those who would welcome robot overlords, Carrot, by Grailr, promises to keep you on task! Weve all been there; those days when absolutely nothing seems to get done. But what if there
Square, Sephora, Tickets.com, Disney app add support for Apple Pay
In addition to todays announcement by Square that it will bring support for Apple Pay to its app and systems early next year, a number of other merchants have also unveiled Apple Pay
Briefly: Stopcam launches, Satechi's 10-port USB 3.0 hub
Cloud-based video system, Spotcam, has announced the debut of its home surveillance system with remote access. Featuring a WiFi-enabled camera with two-way audio, users can view live or recorded footage of their home
Judge approves $450M e-book pricing settlement between Apple, states
Federal court Judge Denise Cote has approved Apples $450 million e-book suit settlement offer with US states. The agreement, proposed in July, will settle allegations made in 33 states and territories, with $400
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You Should Play: Monster Strike is a delightful mashup of monster battles and pinball
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
The Week in iPad Cases: Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in between
Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in betweenThis weeks roundup of new iPad cases comes with a collection of great options for those who want ruggedized protection—and a few classic alternatives for everyday use.Encase
The Week in iPhone Cases: American flags, Adidas, leather pouches, and more
Flags, pockets, and pouchesThis weeks roundup of new iPhone cases features patriotic themes and elegant leather solutions for your favorite handset.Fine Art AmericaThe Washington Crossing (all iPhone
Why Uber’s long PR nightmare will end in a user privacy win
Uber is in advanced-stage damage control mode to prove to the world that it actually cares about your privacy, but it’s going to be an uphill battle. The good news for you: The end result will be a strict privacy
The Week in iOS Apps: Honk for roadside assistance!
Honk for help!This weeks roundup of new and improved apps includes one offering that bills itself as AAA for the app-y generation. Weve got games, photos, maps, and more.The Economist Espresso
Private I: It's time to encrypt everything
If we’ve learned anything from the last few years, it’s that given the opportunity to snoop on or scarf up our data or our metadata, criminals, business, and governments have a lot in common. They may have different ends that
NightOwl goes back to bar basics to scoop up fed-up Foursquare users
Foursquare and Yelp have solved local search. Pick a business, especially a bar or restaurant, and you can find just out just about any detail using either app, from tips and photos to recommendations and rewards. But a new start-up,
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Mr. iPhone, meet Mr. Coffee
You know whats been missing in our lives? An Internet-connected, app-controlled coffeemaker. And thats why the good folks at Belkin and appliance manufacturer Jarden Corporation have teamed up to bring the world the Mr. Coffee 10-cup Smart
Swipe N Clean: A low-cost and efficient iOS photo editor
Swipe N Clean (US$0.99) is a new full-featured photo editor for iOS that is easy to use and can be a one-stop app for many iOS photographers.The app contains 75 filters, tools for cropping, adding text and
Caturday... or is it Bunday?
Whats neither a cat for Caturday or a dog for the Dog Days of Summer? If youre John-Paul and Nicole Clough of Oxford, England, its a rabbit for Bunday! John-Paul says:Just sending this on the off-chance, as
Flipping Dice: Don't flip out
Flipping Dice(free) is a Match 3 type of game where players flip 24 dice, trying to get up to six of the same numbers in a row. Players can tap on individual dice or tap in the
Today 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
Battle enemy robots with your own in Ironkill
Ironkill is a fighting game between warrior robots that you get to build and fight. There isnt much of a storyline but there doesnt have to be, its all about the action. Travel across the world to
Daily Deals for November 21, 2014, featuring the Panther Spy Drone UFO
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
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Hot deals ending soon: NetSpot Pro, Smart Travel Router, MIGHTY Speaker, more
There are dozens of killer bargains on some of the best tech the internet has to offer at Cult of Mac Deals. The deals are so good, they can only be offered for a limited time. Today we put the…Read
Release your inner iPhone 6 artist with Paper Camera app
Paper Camera is just plain fun. Plenty of photo apps let you apply filters after the fact, but this one performs its manipulative magic inside your camera, transforming your images in real-time before your dazzled eyes. The filters are robust,…Read
Dirty emoji make sexting simple (NSFW)
With packages of dirty emoji filed under group headings like Teen Dream and Fetish 101, the artistically perverted designers at Flirtmoji are ready to help the masses up their sexting game. Anatomically correct emoji, plus classic icons of the sexual…Read
Amazon unleashes more deals than you can handle for Black Friday week
When it comes to Black Friday shopping online, no one does it bigger than Amazon. Starting today, Amazon’s Black Friday hub will be featuring new deals literally every 10 minutes, which is probably too much for the feeble human brain…Read
Siri uses sick rhyming skills to dis Cortana
Microsoft has assaulted Siri with a wave of ads pitting the popular digital assistant against Windows Phone’s Cortana, and while Siri repeatedly gets topped in areas like traffic alerts and reminders, she’s got some secret rhyming skills Cortana can’t top.…Read
Goat Simulator gets even weirder with MMO herd mode
What’s better than goats? Goats you can control in a weird physics-simulator, of course. What’s better than that? A full-on massively multiplayer online version of the goat sim. Duh. The hilarious developers at Coffee Stain Studios (Sanctum, Sanctum 2) just…Read
From pixels to polygons: the fascinating evolution of video game graphics
If you’ve been alive in the past fifty years or so, you’ve played a video game. It’s a primarily visual art form that uses current-day technologies to provide ever-evolving gaming experiences across generations. This new series of short, ten-minute videos…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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