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Apple Said to Have Declined Offer From Sony to Host 'The Interview' on iTunes
Sony Pictures recently attempted to enter talks with Apple over distributing its highly-anticipated film The Interview on iTunes, reports The New York Times. The report notes that Apple showed no
Top Downloaded iOS Apps of 2014 Include Minecraft, YouTube, Heads Up and Facebook Messenger
Apple today shared cumulative lists of the best performing apps in the App Store across 2014 with various media sites, highlighting the iPad Top Paid, iPad Top Free, iPhone Top Paid, and iPhone Top Free apps that were most popular
iPhone 6 Demand Remains Strong As Supply Improves
Demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been growing even as Apple has significantly boosted available supply, according to a new survey conducted by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. According to Munster, who surveyed 1,004 U.S. consumers
Tim Cook Named 'CEO of the Year' by CNN
CNN has named Tim Cook as CEO of the Year for 2014, pointing towards a hefty rise in stock price and some record-breaking product launches as the main reasons behind the
Apple Campus 2 Construction Progresses as Parking Garage and Event Theater Take Shape
As work on Apples Campus 2 in Cupertino has continued throughout the fall, the spaceship-shaped structure has rapidly grown from basic foundations to the beginnings of an actual structure. Now, thanks some aerial shots recently taken by AppleInsiders DJI Phantom
Apple Issues Network Time Protocol Security Fix for OS X Users
Apple today released a new security update that’s designed to address a critical security issue with the Network Time Protocol service on OS X. Apple recommends that all users install the update as soon as possible.
Microsoft Launches Site to Lure MacBook Switchers to Surface Pro 3
Microsoft is hoping to lure MacBook users to its Surface Pro 3 with a new site thats aimed at users who are considering switching from an Apple laptop to one of Microsofts surface tablets. Launched over the weekend, Microsofts Making
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Deals: Free Apple Magic Mouse and the lowest prices anywhere on every MacBook + AppleCare bundl(...)
For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with
Deals: Free Apple Magic Mouse and the lowest prices anywhere on every MacBook + AppleCare bundl(...)
For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with
Deals: Free Apple Magic Mouse and the lowest prices anywhere on every MacBook + AppleCare bundl(...)
For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with
Review: Duet Display makes Apple's iPad even more useful for Mac users
Mac users looking to add a little extra screen real estate without sacrificing portability or display quality can now do so with Duet Display, a new app from a group of former Apple engineers that turns an iPad or iPhone
Deals: Free Apple Magic Mouse and the lowest prices anywhere on every MacBook + AppleCare bundl(...)
For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with
Deals: Free Apple Magic Mouse and the lowest prices anywhere on every MacBook + AppleCare bundl(...)
For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with
Deals: Free Apple Magic Mouse and the lowest prices anywhere on every MacBook + AppleCare bundl(...)
For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with
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Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game
Laptop users who occasionally need more screen real estate can benefit from an additional display. And there are quite a few iOS apps (with companion Mac apps) that let you use an iOS device as that display. But, up to
Review: Need a mellow Markdown editor? Typed delivers
Markdown editors come in all shapes and sizes. Typed, the newest entry from Realmac, is a decidedly small one. You won’t find a sidebar of documents or a bevy of exporting options. It doesn’t crowd you with drop-down menus or
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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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from MacDailyNews!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Sony Pictures to distribute “The Interview” online beginning Christmas Eve via Apple TV, de(...)
The Interview will be available online across the United States starting today...
Why I love Microsoft’s fitness band, and what it means for Apple Watch
I’m really digging the Microsoft Band...
Apple Television rumors return again — and why you should ignore them
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has been predicting for four years that Apple will launch...
No, Apple is not updating your Mac without your permission – and it’s not the first time, either
Its a real simple process...
Self-interested retailers continue to fight against Apple Pay and, ultimately, their own customers
We believe Apple’s Apple Pay represents significant progress for mobile-wallet penetration...
Microsoft to Obama administration: The world’s servers are not yours for the taking
Apple said that the tech sector is put at risk of being sanctioned
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More iOS App deals for those last-minute gifts
Although we have mentioned some app bargains in our beyond the last minute gift guide this morning, the elves at MacNN and Electronista have been hunting up some additional discounts by shaking the
Merry Christmas from Electronista and MacNN!
Merry Christmas Eve, Electronista and MacNN readers! Large portions of the US and Canada are dealing with some pretty nasty travel weather, so if youre reading us from there, please be careful! Otherwise,
Hands On: Starlight: Find Stars and Constellations (iOS)
There are billions and billions of stars in the night sky, and most of us can identify at least a few of them. However, it isnt always easy. Those among us who have
Embattled Sony Pictures 'The Interview' given wide online release
Sony and others have unveiled a massive effort to make the Sony Pictures title The Interview available online. Googles YouTube Movies paid service paved the way with its announcement a bit earlier today,
iPhone Apps: OmniFocus for iPhone, Copies for iPad, Rdio
Hands On: Scrolls (OS X, Windows, Android)
Scrolls has finally been released to the adulation of gamers everywhere. The game was created by Mojang, the developers behind Minecraft, and written by Jerry Holkins, the writer of Penny Arcade. Scrolls feels
Uber indicted in South Korea for breaking local transportation laws
South Korea has become the latest country to fight against the rise of ride-hailing service Uber, by indicting the local subsidiary and CEO Travis Kalanick shortly after launch. The company is said to
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The first 10 apps to install on your brand-new Mac
It used to be all the rage to photograph in excruciating detail the “unboxing” of a new piece of gear, especially hardware that few people (or no one else) yet had. Unboxing was great, but it’s sort of like a
Apple's 10 biggest hits, misses, and head-scratchers of 2014
Setting the stage for 2015Apple had a blockbuster year. New iPhones, new iPads, a mobile payment solution that might actually change the way we pay, and an entirely new product category in Apple Watch.That’s
Our favorite free iOS games of 2014
Why pay to play?We’ve all played plenty of bad free games—in many cases, games that seem really awesome, but have some insidious or poorly designed freemium model that ruins gameplay. Luckily, developers are learning
The Week in iOS Accessories: Mood lighting, jump-measuring, and more
Mood lighting, jump-measuring, and moreThis weeks roundup of accessories includes a new way to make sure you have the best mood lighting available—control it from your iPhone! Plus, cables, stands, and more.BiteMyApple
10 apps for creating your own holiday traditions
Stop me if this sounds familiar: One of my family’s holiday traditions involves all of us sitting around the table fiddling with our phones, occasionally looking up to eat or drink, while my mother (futilely) attempts to get us to
Think Retro: How HyperCard inspired a generation of future developers
Almost by necessity, Apple grew out of the homebrew movement, in which enthusiasts swapped knowledge and parts for building computers, and were as much tinkerers and electrical engineers as they were users.That attitude, though—that you could do anything you liked
Think Retro: Remembering HyperCard
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My favorite apps of 2014: Mike Wehner
I dont know about you, but 2014 sure sped by for me. It seems like just yesterday I was putting together my list of best apps of 2013, and here I am writing the next chapter now. But
Daily Deals for December 24, 2014, Get Amazing Apple Bundles and Pay What You Want!
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 change.
How to watch The Interview on your iPhone or Apple TV
While Apple isnt distributing The Interview via iTunes, you can simply buy the movie on YouTube. If youve never purchased video through YouTube Movies youll of course have to enter credit card info, but isnt that a small
Tracking Santa's journey on your favorite Apple device
Photo Credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty ImagesAbout now, the kids are probably bouncing off the walls in anticipation of the overnight visit by a bearded guy in a red suit -- AKA Santa Claus. Fortunately, there are a handful of
Dear Apple, please bring the iPhone 4s into the future
Theres something awful about being in love with an outdated piece of technology, but I will hold onto my iPhone 4s until the day it dies. You may find yourself asking why, but the answer is simple. The
NYT reports that Apple declined Sony offer to host "The Interview" on iTunes
Photo Credit: Korean Central News AgencyThe New York Times reported yesterday that the Sony Pictures comedy film The Interview would be released in a limited run at theaters throughout the country. Locked away in a single paragraph of
NTP bug fix was Apple's first ever automated security update
On Monday December 22, Apple released a new security update fixing security issues affecting NTP (network time protocol) in OS X. While updates are a common occurrence for any computer user, Mondays update was a first for Apple
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5 bite-size TV series you can watch in a day
Now that you have some time off for the holidays, you might be looking for something to do. Sure, you could spend some time with your family, but honestly, how long can you do that before you’re trying to escape…Read
Why you should watch The Interview (even if it might suck)
Whether you head to a theater or stream it in the comfort of your home, you really ought to watch The Interview this weekend. The action-comedy, about two journalists on a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has…Read
The Interview isn’t on iTunes, but it’s still easy to watch on Apple TV
The Interview has been made available for streaming and purchase online ahead of its theatrical release Christmas Day. YouTube Movies, Google Play, Xbox Videos, and a dedicated website are all offering the controversial comedy for $5.99 to rent and $14.99…Read
Name Your Own Price: Get amazing bundles and pay what you want
Every once in a while, Cult of Mac Deals offers the chance for customers to get an even better deal than usual. They are called Name Your Own Price bundles, and with them you have the chance to get something…Read
Spend Christmas Eve tracking Santa’s journey from your iPhone
There are plenty of festive apps out there, but one of the quirkiest and most fun is the NORAD Tracks Santa app, which lets you keep real time tabs on Jolly Old Saint Nick as he carries out his gift-dispensing journey…Read
Exclusive: Apple could rely on Foxconn for its sapphire iPhone screens
Foxconn might get in on Apple’s sapphire producing business, according to a source speaking with Cult of Mac. While Foxconn has no actual experience growing sapphire, it is reportedly very interested in the material, and has been actively pursuing various sapphire related patents…Read
Load up your iPad with 2014’s best comics
From perfect superhero books to quirky indie hits, the comics scene circa 2014 is about as varied as it’s ever been. If you’re looking for some four-color reading recommendations over the holidays, look no further than Cult of Mac’s list…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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