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Apple Seeds Sixth OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developers
Apple today released the sixth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the fifth El Capitan beta and nearly two months after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide
Apple Purchases Massive 43-Acre Development Site in North San Jose
Shortly after leasing a 300,000 square foot campus in North San Jose, Apple has expanded on its real estate holdings in the area, buying a 43-acre development site at 2347 North First Street for more than $138 million. According to
First Firmware Worm Able to Infect Macs Created by Researchers
A team of researchers has created the first firmware worm thats able to infect Macs, reports Wired. Building on Thunderstrike exploits uncovered earlier this year, the worm, dubbed Thunderstrike 2, infects Macs at the firmware level, making it nearly impossible
Apple Reportedly Considers Becoming a Mobile Carrier by Leasing Network Capacity in U.S. and Europe
Apple is currently in early talks to launch its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in both the United States and Europe, according to information gathered by Business Insider. A few sources close to Apple suggest that the company is
More 'iPhone 6s' Display Assembly Photos and Renderings Revealed
Following the release of several photos of a claimed display assembly for the iPhone 6s over the weekend, Macfixit Australia has shared additional images of what appears to be the same display assembly, further suggesting the leaked images to be
iPhone Battery With 1715 mAh Capacity Possibly Destined for 'iPhone 6s' or '6c' Appears
French site Nowhereelse.fr last week shared a photo of a battery appearing very similar to an iPhone battery and labeled as being from Apples usual supplier, but the batterys capacity of 1715 mAh leaves questions as to whether the battery
Apple Testing Service That Allows Siri to Answer Calls and Transcribe Voicemail
Employees at Apple are reportedly putting a new service through its paces, one that would allow Siri to not only answer a missed call instead of a pre-set voicemail message, but give her the ability to record and transcribe those
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Active OS X 10.10 zero-day exploit installs malware without need for system passwords
A week after researchers discovered a new privilege escalation zero-day vulnerability in Apples latest version of OS X, an exploit has appeared allowing nefarious hackers to install adware and malware onto a target Mac
iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry
The iPhone grew as a platform in May to 43.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, encroaching on Android, which shrank slightly to 52.1 percent, according to comScore research data released on Monday.
Apple issues sixth beta of OS X El Capitan to developers
Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of OS X El Capitan, further refining the operating system as it rapidly approaches a fall release date.
Apple pays $138 million for 43-acre building plot in San Jose tech corridor
Apples seemingly insatiable appetite for Silicon Valley office space has reportedly led the company to acquire an undeveloped 43-acre site in San Jose, a deal worth $138 million that could add as much as
Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as Windows PCs, researchers find
Macs can still be successfully attacked using some of the same firmware vulnerabilities affecting many Windows PCs, a new proof-of-concept worm is said to demonstrate.
Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in June, Canalys says
Despite the country being a key market continuing to see tremendous growth, Apple nevertheless lost ground in China to native phonemakers Xiaomi and Huawei during the June quarter, according to Canalys market research data
Deals: New $30-$200 coupons on all of Apple's early-2015 MacBook Pros, plus a free accessory
Back-to-school shoppers this week can use new $30, $100 and $200 coupons to save up to $130 off all of Apples early-2015 MacBook Pros bundled with a free accessory (such as a Free LG
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The Ring Video Doorbell helps keep robbers always guessing
Capture One Pro 8.3 review: Aperture replacement light on library features, strong on editing tools
When Apple discontinued Aperture in favor of Photos for OS X—sacrificing most of the features that appealed to Aperture users—the presumed replacement was Adobe’s Lightroom CC. But not all photographers are drawn to Lightroom.Phase One’s Capture One Pro offers many
OneNote 2016 for Mac review: Intuitive and versatile, but still not up to par with Windows version
It’s been about a year since Microsoft released (and I reviewed) OneNote for Mac, which was, at that time, available only from the Mac App Store. Over the past 14 or so months Microsoft has made numerous incremental changes to
VideoSoap review: Scrub noise out of Camera Roll videos in a single tap
Thanks to the improved optics and image stabilization of recent iPhones, it doesn’t take much effort to shoot great-looking video, especially in the right lighting. Obtaining comparable results for the accompanying audio, on the other hand, requires more than just
TVibes review: Choose the audience for your personal mobile TV station
Unless you can convince friends and loved ones to install TVibes, content will only be viewable by other users you decide to follow.Social media services have come up with a lot of clever ways
PicoBrew Zymatic: Meet the smart appliance that makes beer brewing easy
Sensoria Smart Socks review: Run the other way
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Apple stock now officially in correction territory as it crosses below key technical level
Apple Inc.s stock dropped 2.4% on Monday, to officially enter correction territory...
Apple buys huge, 43-acre development site in San Jose for over $138 million
Apple has been in the market for broad swaths of heavy R&D and industrial space...
Bus drivers for Apple, others demand $27.50 an hour, new pension plan
Five months after unionizing, 75 bus drivers voted Saturday for a proposal...
Thunderstrike 2 worm can infect your Mac without detection, but requires root access
Assuming the attacker already has root control over the machine...
UBS: iPhone sales growth may be better in 2016 than expected
Upgrades are the most reliable indicator...
Analyst: Apple stock in a ‘trough period,’ but can recover
Apple shares moved into correction territory on Monday, falling 11 percent from its recent high...
Apple loses Chinese smartphone crown to iPhone imitator Xiaomi
As market consolidation continues in China...
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Apple spends $138M on 43-acre San Jose development plot
Apples appetite for property is increasing, with a report claiming it has acquired real estate in North San Jose that it could potentially use for even more office space. The purchase, closed last
Introducing two books from MacNN writers
If youve been following our Wednesday Pointers column over the last nine weeks, youll know that the column on that day was devoted to documenting the process of writing a book, and then
Apple pushes out beta 6 of OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Exactly one week after the last developer beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple has issued another update to the forthcoming OS X upgrade, which is scheduled to appear this fall, and
Hands On: Griffin Helo TC Chopper
One of the greatest things about smartphones and Bluetooth-enabled tablets is the sheer amount of crazy gadgets that go along with them. You can control lights, air conditioners, cameras and more, all from
Hacking team creates Thunderstrike-based Mac firmware worm
A new exploit has been developed that could threaten Mac security by leveraging vulnerabilities in firmware rather than software, making the worm nearly impossible to remove. While sounding more ominous than any threat
Daily Deals: Fire TV Stick, 24-inch Dell monitor, Duracell batteries
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. The old
Dr. Dre to release new album as an Apple Music, iTunes exclusive
Following a hiatus from his own music career since 1999s 2001, Apple music executive Andre Young -- better known to the world as rapper, producer, radio host and entrepreneur Dr. Dre -- will
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iPhone 6s rumors: Force Touch, selfie camera, thicker and in pink?
The yearly iPhone refresh is a fact of life, as unmistakeable a sign of fall as back-to-school sales and baseball playoffs. And one thing you can count on just as certainly as a new iPhone is the rumor mill spinning
Report: Apple testing its own mobile service plan in the U.S. and Europe
It’s been almost a decade since Apple first filed a patent to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), but Cupertino’s plan is reportedly still underway.According to Business Insider, Apple is secretly conducting trials to set up its own MVNO
Apple may add voicemail transcription to Siri's abilities
With iOS 9, Apple is working to make Siri a more intuitive, powerful personal assistant. But a new feature not ready for the next major mobile upgrade’s September debut is voicemail transcription, which Cupertino is reportedly readying to roll out
August smart lock turns the Apple Watch into a set of house keys
An Apple Watch can already control your connected light bulbs and thermostat, and now it can let you through the front door as well.Smart door lock maker August has just added Apple Watch support to its iOS app. Users can
The Week in iOS Apps: Angry Birds returns!
Angry Birds return!There’ve been lots of Angry Birds games in recent years, but until this week never a true sequel to the original. Angry Birds 2
This cloud helps Special Olympics track data for 4.8 million athletes.
This clouds helps Special Olympics track data for 4.8 million athletes.
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Hacks turn Square's reader into a card-stealing machine
As helpful as a Square Reader may be for purchases at trendy stores, you'll want to watch out -- in the right circumstances, they can also be used to steal your credit card info. Security researchers have
Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently
Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation,
'Gunjack,' a VR space shooter that puts you in the cockpit
You're sitting in the pilot seat of a cutting-edge spacecraft outfitted with two heavy-duty turrets. The inky universe expands around you and begins to populate with enemy ships: You pull the triggers and shoot them down, gathering
Matchstick's Firefox OS-based TV dongle is dead
Bad news if you backed Matchstick's crowdfunded, Firefox OS-powered TV adapter: it's not going to happen. The team has cancelled its would-be Chromecast rival after realizing that implementing copyright protection will require "significantly more"...
Matchstick's Firefox OS-based TV dongle is dead
Bad news if you backed Matchsticks crowdfunded, Firefox OS-powered TV adapter: its not going to happen. The team has cancelled its would-be Chromecast rival after realizing that implementing copyright protection will require significantly more wo...
Twitter tries out a dedicated News tab
If youre noticing a new tab at the bottom of your Twitter app for iOS and Android, youre not alone. The social network is experimenting with a Featured News tab that surfaces trending news items in its mobile
FDA approves a drug made using 3D printing
You might be familiar with the concept of 3D-printed medical equipment, but youre going to have to get used to seeing 3D-printed medicine, too. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved its first drug manufactured using 3D
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Dr Dre’s first album in 16 years will be an Apple Music exclusive
Apple Music may have come under fire from big-name Apple commentators including Jim Dalrymple and John Gruber, but you can’t say that the service hasn’t delivered when it comes to artist exclusives. Over the weekend, Dr. Dre announced on his
Apple wants Siri to take your voicemails in iOS 10
Siri is looking for a way to stop you ever having to listen to your voicemails again, according to a new report. Apple is reportedly testing a new smart voicemail feature which, among other innovations, would allow Siri to answer
The iOS 8.4 jailbreak app is now available on Mac
Attention: jailbreakers and would-be jailbreakers! TaiG, the Chinese jailbreaking team that has been thanked in Apple patch notes for exposing iOS vulnerabilities, has just released a new jailbreak tool for Mac that will allow you to run unsigned code on
Fully-assembled iPhone 6s display could prove Force Touch is incoming
GeekBar – a generally reliable Chinese site behind a series of schematic and parts leaks about upcoming Apple releases – has published new images of what they claim is a fully-assembled display for the iPhone 6s. The three photos show
Save up to 50% on some of our favorite MFi-certified lightning cables
Let’s face it – your stock, rubberized Lightning cable often comes up short and just doesn’t last very long. Whatever the gripe, the durable, extra-long and versatile alternatives in this roundup will meet your mobile-charging needs. Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable – 28% off
Cult of Mac Magazine: Welcome to the new site, plus Apple TV’s big update
We have the technology. We can make the Cult of Mac website better than it was. Better, stronger, faster. We can and we did (and it didn’t cost us $6 million, either). In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac
Worms 3, Guerilla Filmmaker, and others awesome apps of the week
It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for Cult of Mac to run down the week’s best apps. From guerrilla filmmaking to guerrilla warfare, and silent messaging apps to RSS readers, we think we’ve got something for everyone. Check out
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Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of
Apple Introduces Best iPod touch Yet
Apple has introduced the best iPod touch yet and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink, and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8-megapixel iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD
Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.
Apple today unveiled Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, and
Apple Previews iOS 9
Apple today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features
Apple Announces News App for iPhone and iPad
Apple today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and
Apple Announces OS X El Capitan
Apple today announced OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. Building on last year’s release of OS X Yosemite, El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps,
Apple Previews New Apple Watch Software
Apple today previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch, giving developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch. Starting today, developers can take advantage of innovative hardware features of
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