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Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Camera Roll, and More
Apple today released iOS 8.1, its first major update to iOS 8. First seeded to developers at the end of September, iOS 8.1 brings quite a few significant features to the
Apple's New Retina iMacs Offer Slight Performance Boost Over Non-Retina iMacs
Apples new Retina iMacs, released last Thursday, have been showing up in Geekbench benchmarks, giving us a look at how the new machines performance compares to the non-Retina iMacs released in 2013 and still being sold. A Geekbench 3 result
Apple Pushing for $5 Beats Music Subscriptions as Spotify Debuts Discounted Family Plan
As previously reported, Apple plans to relaunch its recently acquired Beats Music subscription early next year and hopes to offer the service with with a lowered monthly cost. According to new
Apple Expecting In-App Purchases to Make Up Most of Early Apple Pay Activity
Ahead of the launch of Apple Pay tomorrow, The Wall Street Journal has posted an overview of the mobile payments service with some insight from Apple about what it expects from it over the coming months. Apples Senior Vice President
Late 2014 Mac Mini Benchmarks Indicate Decreased Multi-Core Performance
The newly refreshed Mac mini is seeing improved single-core performance over the previous models, but decreased multi-core performance, according to a newly released GeekBench benchmark. John Poole of Primate Labs says that the upper tier Late 2012 Mac minis, which
New 2014 Mac Mini Has Soldered RAM, Not User Replaceable
After going more than two years without an update, Apples Mac mini was refreshed yesterday, adding Haswell processors, Intel HD 5000/Iris graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and PCI-based flash storage options for the
iFixit Tears Down New Retina iMac, Internal Layout Largely the Same as Prior Generation
Though the new iMac with 5K Retina display was just released yesterday, iFixit has already acquired and disassembled one of the new machines, giving us a look at whats underneath the iMacs ultra thin display. Apples newest iMac continues to
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Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, SMS relay, iCloud Photo Library
Right on schedule, Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, bringing the new Apple Pay e-wallet functionality to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. In addition, the update includes the new beta iCloud Photo Library, SMS relay and Instant Hotspot
Microsoft rumored to launch smartwatch this holiday season, beating Apple Watch to market
Microsoft is said to be planning to bring a smartwatch to the market "within the next few weeks," beginning sales ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season and also beating the highly anticipated Apple Watch to store shelves.
Dropbox update adds support for Touch ID login, larger iPhone 6 & 6 Plus screens
Popular cloud storage service Dropbox on Monday updated its official iOS application with support for Touch ID secure logins, as well as native compatibility with the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Earnings preview: Wall Street expects 37M iPhones, 12M iPads sold by Apple in Sept. quarter
Apple is set to report the results of its September quarter later this afternoon, including the first few weeks of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, and market watchers generally expect the company will report revenue of around $40
Apple wants to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month - report
Apple has reportedly pitched music labels a new lower pricing structure for its Beats Music service, arguing that subscriptions could grow considerably if the price could be lowered to just $5 per month.
How Apple Pay is designed to avoid the pitfalls of traditional payment systems
Apple has made security a tentpole of its marketing strategy for Apple Pay, the companys new mobile payment system, which rolls out across the U.S. on Monday. AppleInsider took a look at how Apple Pays design makes it better for
Using widgets in OS X Yosemite's new Notification Center
With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, Notification Center moves beyond notifications aggregation to include a completely new interactive Today view borrowed from iOS, widgets and a refreshed user interface.
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Review: Notability for Mac brings ink to the desktop
For anyone who reaches for a pen and paper to take notes, reaching for an iPad app like Notability is already an adjustment, let alone a Mac, which of course doesnt even have a touchscreen.On iOS, Notability is a popular
Pentax K-50 review: A decent entry-level DSLR that braves the elements
A year since its release, Ricoh Imaging’s Pentax K-50 still touts something that no other consumer grade entry-level SLR camera offers: weather sealing. While it’s not enough protection to save you if you dunk the camera in a pool, this
Nikon D3300 review: Solid compact DSLR for beginner and pro alike
The Nikon D3300 offers a pleasing set of features for newbies as well as power users, especially given its relatively low price and compact size. At just $650 (including 18-55mm VR II lens), the D3300 is a strong choice for
Canon EOS T5i review: This entry-level DSLR is particularly great for video
Among Canon’s entry-level SLR offerings, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is the strongest pick if you’re interested in capturing video as well as still images. Its articulating, swing-out high-resolution touchscreen display really helps when capturing video and stills at a
Review: 5 entry-level DSLRs under $900
You’ve seen others toting them, those bulky black cameras hanging heavily around the neck. No way you can slip one of these into your pocket, as you would a cell phone or even a point-and-shoot. So you make do with
Canon EOS T5 review: Entry-level DSLR offers basics and value, but not much more
The Canon EOS Rebel T5 is an appealing entry-level SLR option that offers a good, inexpensive entry point for those graduating from a point-and-shoot. At $550, the T5 strikes a good value-versus-power proposition: It has far more versatility and control
Sony Alpha a58 review: A feature-packed entry-level DSLR great for beginners
When it first came out last year, the Sony Alpha a58 was aimed at the middle ground between newcomers to DSLRs and more advanced enthusiasts. It replaced two previous models from Sony, and its healthy selection of features reflected the
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Apple releases iOS 8.1
Apple today released iOS 8.1 which...
Massive iPhone, iPad uptake looms: Apple+IBM deal could reach 42 million new users
Apples partnership with IBM may well be one of the more lucrative technology deals...
Apple wants to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month
In its negotiations with record labels, Apple has said that its best iTunes customers...
Forget the iPad Air 2, I’m waiting for iPad Pro
As a self-proclaimed tablet addict...
Analysts: Apple to post record quarterly earnings today
“Here I’ve got the collected fiscal Q4 estimates of 33 Apple analysts — 21 professionals and 12 amateurs. They are all to a man (and one woman) predicting record Q4 sales and earnings (up 7.1%… Read More
3 out of 4 consumers want Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus over Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4
On Oct. 17, mobile open market Goodmobile announced the results of its survey...
All eyes on Apple as company reports Q414 earnings today
Apple is scheduled to announce fiscal fourth-quarter earnings today...
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iOS 8.1 available
Apple has released iOS 8.1 to the public. More details shortly.
Chinese government hijacking iCloud, Microsoft logins, reports say
Chinas state firewall is currently hijacking attempts to visit iCloud.com or Microsofts login gateway, login.live.com, redirecting people to dummy websites, reports say. People visiting iCloud.com through Firefox or Chrome will see a warning
Apple pushing for $5 monthly fees in move to relaunch Beats Music
In preparation for relaunching Beats Music next year, Apple is currently pushing record labels to allow lowering monthly subscription fees from $10 to $5, sources say. The companys marketing pitch is allegedly that
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Most early Apple Pay transactions likely to be in-app, Apple says
The lions share of early Apple Pay transactions will probably be in-app, rather than ones made at retail stores, admits Apples senior VP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue. Over the weekend
Benchmark estimate suggests decreased Mac mini multi-core performance
The refreshed Mac mini may offer a significant dip in performance compared to earlier iterations, a report claims. A blog post from the Geekbench benchmark suite suggests that, though the new Haswell-based systems
Spotify introduces multi-user discounts in Family subscriptions
Spotify is adding a new subscription option to its plan roster, one which covers multiple users. Spotify Family will provide access to the premium version of the music streaming service to up to
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Apple, Spotify aim to push streaming prices down
Spotify’s new family plan gives you two premium accounts for $15 a month. Apple reportedly has a cheaper service in the works, which indicates the market for $9.99-a-month music streaming subscriptions isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Meet Flic, the iOS photo manager for lazy people
In September, when everyone was freaking out about making room on their phones for the iOS 8 install, I knew exactly what my storage issue was without even having to look at my iPhone’s usage stats: Photos. I never clean
Why Apple Pay is Apple’s most important product in years
The dust is still settling after Apple’s iPhone event, where we saw the stunning iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the phones broke sales records all over the globe. They’re still sold out in every Apple
How and where to use Apple Pay with your iPhone 6
Roughly one month after we first saw a demo of Tim Cook scanning an iPhone at a cash register to buy stuff, Apple Pay has arrived for the rest of us to check out. But before you go blowing your entire
Known NFC spoofing techniques probably wouldn't work with Apple Pay
Apple Pay is poised to turn how we pay for goods at a retail store on its head. The new Apple Pay system lets you make purchases with the cards in your iTunes Store account. When you bring your iPhone
The Week in iOS Apps: Using your new iPhone's barometer
Using your new iPhones barometerThis weeks roundup of apps includes one offering that turns iPhone 6 users into an army of weather data collectors—who needs TV meteorologists when you can create your own weather
iFixit tears down the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display
Those screwdriver-wielding destructacons at iFixit have posted their teardown of the brand-new iMac with Retina 5K Display. On a scale of 1 to 10, it has a repairability score of 5, which is the same as its lower-resolution sibling, the
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Apple reportedly wants to lower the price of Beats Music to $5 per month
Re/Code today adds more color to a previous report claiming that Apple is hoping to secure a lower monthly rate for its Beats Music app.According to the report, Apple is urging record labels to agree to a
Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay support, expanded Continuity features
Apple today released iOS 8.1, bringing the version out of beta and making it available to the public. As announced last week, the latest version of iOS brings Apple Pay to supported devices and adds Photo Library
Analysts get their Q4 Apple earnings estimates in line
Apple is scheduled to reveal its Q4 earnings today at 5PM EST, which means analysts far and wide are weighing in on what numbers they expect Tim Cook and company to reveal. The consensus seems to be
Conan debuts a "first look" at Christian Bale as Steve Jobs
The rumor that Christian Bale would play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic was confirmed this week, and the crack team over at Conan already have a trailer for the film. Apparently the film will take place
New 2014 Mac mini models ship with soldered, non-user upgradeable RAM
According to Macminicolos Brian Stucki, the new Mac mini is a nice upgrade over previous models, but there are a few drawbacks potential buyers should know about before hitting the purchase button.The biggest detractor in the 2014
iFixit teardown of iMac with 5K Retina display reveals hardware similar to 2013 iMac
The repair and teardown experts at iFixit recently cracked open Apples new 27-inch Retina iMac with Retina 5K display. The 2014 iMac model earned an iFixit Repairability Score of 5 out of 10, with 10 being the
Rumor Roundup: Stephen Colbert has his work cut out for him
iPhone rumors start out stupid and outlandish in the early part of the yearly cycle. The closer we get to the actual announcement, the less stupid and outlandish they get -- with the notable exception of analysts,
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Everything you can buy with Apple Pay starting today
Apple Pay is finally here, and while Eddie Cue says in-app purchases will make up most of the purchases during launch, there are tons of things that you can buy in the real world right now. iPhone 6 and 6…Read
iOS 8.1 out now with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and more
As promised, Apple released iOS 8.1 today with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and other changes. Available now via Software Update, iOS 8.1 adds setup instructions for using Apple Pay on compatible devices. Users will also notice additional Continuity features enabled for use…Read
New iOS 8.1 features you need to know
iOS 8.1 is now available to the public and along with bringing Apple Pay into the wild, the major update is packed with new features that bring harmony to your iPhone and Mac workflow. Instant Hotspot and SMS Relay connect your iPhone…Read
Enter to win a 27 inch Thunderbolt monitor and more with The Dream Desk Giveaway
Got a MacBook that you just love but find that the screen sometimes leaves you wanting more? Ever dream about owning a huge 27 inch Thunderbolt monitor so you can work with every pixel unhindered? You could make that dream…Read
Apple could sell record-breaking 62 million iPhones this quarter
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be Apple’s best-selling iPhones in history, racking up a massive 10 million+ sales in their first weekend alone, but how does this massive success translate into numbers going forward? Ahead of today’s Apple…Read
Apple aiming for $5 Beats Music streaming subscriptions
Having helped pioneer the concept of the $0.99 music track on iTunes, Apple is now trying to bring down the price of streaming music. According to a new report published by Re/code, Apple is pushing music labels for extensive price…Read
You can no longer add more RAM to the Mac mini
Thinking of buying Apple’s new Mac mini? Make sure you get plenty of RAM when you place your order. Unlike its predecessors, the new machine’s RAM is soldered to the logic board, so you’re unable to add your own later…Read
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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
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,
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