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Purported Schematic Suggests 'iPhone 6s' Could Be Slightly Thicker, Retain Home Button
A purported schematic for the so-called iPhone 6s obtained by Engadget Japan (via BGR) reveals that the next-generation smartphone could have a thickness of 7.1mm, a slight increase over the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which measure 6.9mm and
'iPhone 6s' Logic Board Suggests 16GB Base Model and Updated NFC Hardware
New images of the logic board from the next-generation iPhone 6s have been obtained by 9to5Mac, a few days after the site shared photos from an unnamed source which showed that a new, updated Qualcomm LTE chip could be in
How Apple Music's Liking System Works to Customize 'For You' Recommendations
Apple Musics main draw is its focus on curation and its ability to learn about your music preferences to provide recommendations that suit your tastes. Apples new Music app focuses heavily on content discovery, with an entire For You section
'iPhone 6s' Again Rumored to Feature 12MP Camera With 4K Video Recording
A sketchy and unconfirmed internal document posted by an alleged Foxconn employee on Chinese microblogging website Weibo (via PhoneArena) corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone could feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording and 240 FPS slow-motion capabilities.
Jony Ive Officially Takes 'Chief Design Officer' Title at Apple
Apple senior executive Jonathan Ive has officially assumed the role of Chief Design Officer at Apple effective today, after being promoted from his previous role of Senior Vice President of Design nearly six weeks ago. Apple has updated Ives executive
iOS 8.4 Removes Home Sharing for Music
Just a day after the release of iOS 8.4, which includes Apples brand new music service Apple Music, many users on both the MacRumors forums and Apple Support communities are finding
Trent Reznor Shares his Thoughts on Apple Music: 'The Experience is What Matters'
Following Tuesdays launch of Apple Music, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor spoke with music site Pitchfork about his thoughts on the service and his role in its development. Reznor joined Apple in 2014, following the companys acquisition of Beats
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Deals: $500 off 15" MacBook Pro; $480 off 128GB iPad Air LTE, $245-$360 off all new 15" MacBook(...)
For the next 72 hours, readers can grab Apples high-end 15" MacBook Pro (mid-2014) for $1,899 ($600 off), unlocked 128GB iPad Air WiFi+ LTE models for $449 ($480 off), $245-$360 discounts on all mid-2015
Rapper recorded album by posting up at NYC Apple Store every day for 4 months
A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase "demo unit" quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apples SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use
Deals: $500 off 15" MacBook Pro; $480 off 128GB iPad Air LTE, $245-$360 off all new 15" MacBook(...)
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Deals: $500 off 15" MacBook Pro; $480 off 128GB iPad Air LTE, $245-$360 off all new 15" MacBook(...)
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Arccos Golf review: Club sensors and iOS app can pinpoint where your golf game needs work
As a golfer and a techie geek, I’m always interested in gizmos that marry the two together. A few years back, I wrote about GolfSense, which uses a sensor on your golf glove and an app on your iOS device
MindNode 2 review: Makes Mac brainstorming a breeze
The human brain may be great at coming up with ideas, but it’s not always efficient at organizing such information in any meaningful way. That’s where a technique known as mind mapping comes into play, extracting information from your cranium
Sparkle 1.2.3 review: Mac-friendly web design app needs a bit more luster
In the field of Mac web design programs, River SRL’s Sparkle 1.2.3 (Mac App Store link) lands between Blocs’ do-it-for-me ease and Macaw’s free-form flexibility. Like a raw gemstone fresh from the mine, Sparkle’s still a bit rocky from some
QuarkXPress 2015 review: Chock full of new features requested by you
The past several versions of QuarkXPress added features that were most requested in Quark’s user surveys, and QuarkXPress 2015 continues this strategy. For example, they changed its version numbering scheme to indicate the year of release (otherwise this would be
Henge Vertical Dock review: Your Mac laptop stands tall
When I did a review roundup of Thunderbolt 2 docks last May, I decided not to include the Henge Vertical Dock. (This review looks specifically at the Henge MacBook Pro with Retina Display Vertical Dock.)Like the docks in the roundup,
Mikme microphone promises studio quality sound in a tiny package
Capturing good audio isn’t easy. But it’s essential if you’re recording a new track, producing a podcast, or chatting over Skype.If you don’t know the first thing about what makes for a good microphone it can be a long and
Tweetbot 2 review: Twitter Mac app has a crisper design but is a work in progress
When a service you use has its own free software, why turn to a third party for an alternative? The folks at Tapbots continue to answer that question with each update to their Tweetbot client for Twitter, available both in
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Prince Harvey recorded his entire album at the Apple Store
After a second computer failure left him without a means to record his album...
Apple Music: Save songs, albums and playlists for offline listening
Save yourself significant amounts of money on data charges...
Hats off to Web advertising – no, really
What if everyone is wrong about ads?
Apple Pay expected to go live in the UK on July 14th
Apple is planning to enable its Apple Pay iPhone mobile payments...
iTunes 12.2 is mangling network-shared libraries
Over the period of time since iTunes 12.2 was released...
Don’t give up on your Apple Watch just yet
You may have read that some people are giving up on the Apple Watch...
Finding clues to the next Apple TV in iOS 9
Something is coming, and there are clues in the upcoming iOS 9...
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Microsoft reportedly close to RTM Windows 10 build finalization
Microsoft is allegedly close to finalizing software included in the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 10, one that it will be providing to manufacturers to install on their computers, notebooks, and
App Update: iWatermark Pro, Pixy, HoudahSpot, more
App development has taken off in the last few years, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the latest versions. To help all of you out, we here at MacNN
Briefly: Apple Pay UK on July 14, Apple posts SF Pride video
A memo to supermarket chain Waitrose employees (and seemingly confirmed by Apple UK training documents) appears to reveal that Apple Pay in the UK will launch on July 14, albeit with varying restrictions
Paypal enters into agreement to buy money transfer service Xoom
Digital money transfer providers PayPal and Xoom have announced a definitive agreement under which PayPal will acquire Xoom for $25 per share in cash or an approximate $890 million enterprise value. The transaction
Mac Game Review: Lego Jurassic Park
Welcome to Jurassic Park! -- Richard Attenboroughs John Hammond beckons us to enjoy what was supposed to be, and did eventually become, Disneyland meets the zoo meets the natural history museum. Of course,
Polaroid upgrades Cube camera with Wi-Fi remote access
Polaroid is opening up a second generation of its compact Cube action camera up for preorder. The Polaroid Cube+ is another small video camera, measuring the same 35mm in each direction as the
Samsung ships 2TB 850 Pro, Evo 2.5-inch solid state drives
Samsung Electronics today expanded its retail SSD line, and has introduced the 2TB versions of its 850 Pro and 850 Evo solid state drives (SSDs). Samsung guarantees the 2TB 850 Pro for 10
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What Apple Music Connect needs to succeed
Apple Music’s Connect is designed to foster connections between artists and fans, but there’s not much to love yet on either front. For listeners, Connect is pretty bare-bones and hasn’t offered much in the way of new content. Musician and
The Week in iPad Cases: HEX's Supply Sonic Backpack has all the space you need
...plus keyboard cases, standard hard shells, and more!This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes cases with extra padding from Belkin and OtterBox, keyboard cases from The Snugg and M-Edge, lovely bags and backpacks
The Week in iOS Apps: Tweetbot, Snapchat, Hangouts get big upgrades
New upgrades to old favoritesThis week’s roundup of iOS includes fresh upgrades for some of your favorite apps—plus a few new apps for those of you impressed by
Apple needs a television advocate
We’ve barely delved into Apple’s latest grand experiment with online media, but I’m already looking forward to the next one. I’ve spoken of my hopes for Apple’s rumored television service in the past, but after a few days with Apple
The 10 Mac games you need to play from June 2015
Junes Mac gamesSummer might be an ideal time to get out and catch some rays, but that doesn’t mean that you should abandon quality time playing games on your Mac. And if you have a
The Week in iPhone Cases: Optrix's Body Glove Pro is a must for underwater photography
...plus more photography cases, a case for outdoor use, and more!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a carabiner case from Beeline, classic styles from Case-Mate, Incipio, and Incase, and much more.Beeline
iOS 8.4 nixes Home Sharing for music, at least for now
iTunes users who rely on Home Sharing to stream their songs to other networked devices may want to hold off on iOS 8.4.As several users in Apple’s forums have pointed out, the latest version of iOS doesn’t support Home Sharing
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Check out Predator's gory moves in 'Mortal Kombat X'
Predator -- the Invisible Eviscerator; the Brutalizer in the Brush -- creeps into Mortal Kombat X tomorrow, July 7th, for anyone who owns the $30 Kombat Pack as well as the full game. For everyone else, the Dreadlocked
Reddit offers an olive branch to moderators: 'we apologize'
Reddit didnt curry any favor with its legions of users when it sacked its much-admired director of communications, but its at least trying to make amends. Company chief Ellen Pao has issued an apology that also includes changes
Uber pushes for rule changes by using drivers as mail couriers
Uber is no stranger to using grassroots campaigns to push for pro-ridesharing regulation, but it just took things one step further: its turning its app into a political activism tool. If you live in St. Louis, you now
Batgirl joins 'Batman: Arkham Knight' on July 14th
Gotham, get ready. The first bit of DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight stars Batgirl, and its due to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 14th for $7 in North America (£5.80 in the UK). This is
Why it makes sense for Reddit to decentralize, a la Bitcoin
Imagine a version of Reddit thats fully peer-to-peer like BitTorrent, and which relies on small Bitcoin transactions to function. Thats something the company was actually considering last year, according to Ryan Charles, Reddits former cryptocurre...
Instagram's storing HD images but won't let you see them
According to The Verge, Instagram has begun storing images at 1080 x 1080 pixels, far larger than the standard 640 x 640 pixels they are stored as now. The thing is, you cant actually see the larger images
Amazon's Cloud Drive storage service gets dedicated mobile apps
While Amazon already offered mobile apps for sorting your photos and music parked in its Cloud Drive repository, there wasnt an option for getting at all of your stored files. Late last week, a dedicated Cloud Drive app
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‘iPhone 6 ended my season’ cries NBA player Matt Bonner
This is not an Onion article, though you may have been fooled into thinking that given the preposterous headline. NBA forward Matt Bonner has won two championship rings with the San Antonio Spurs, but after suffering his worst shooting percentage…Read
Bing takes on Apple, Google with redesigned Maps experience
If you’ve ever tried to plan a trip using one of the big two digital mapping systems from Apple or Google, you know what a pain it can be to flip back and forth between the different parts of your…Read
Microsoft’s new app lets you poll friends to plan events
Microsoft has been killing it on iOS with its lineup of premium productivity apps. Now the company is trying to make organizing group outings a lot more fun with is new app Tossup from the Microsoft Garage. Out today on…Read
Apple Watch swim app works — but it will void your warranty
The Apple Watch isn’t completely waterproof, so it makes sense that you won’t find a swimming option in the Workouts app. But that hasn’t stopped one development team from building their own way to track aquatic exercises on the wearable.…Read
Instagram photos are getting a high-res upgrade
My biggest gripe with Instagram is the app takes my big beautiful pictures and compresses them down to a low 640×640 resolution. It looks like the company is preparing to change that in near future though, by now storing images…Read
Amazon takes on Dropbox with Cloud Drive app
Amazon is getting more serious about taking a piece of the cloud storage action. Over the holiday weekend, the company released its Amazon Cloud Drive app for iOS, letting you finally access your files in Amazon’s cloud from your iPhone or iPad.…Read
Oreo’s new cookie takes a bite out of Apple’s playbook
Every summer Oreo comes out with a crazy new limited edition cookie to get you to stuff your face with more delicious cream filling. This year’s no different except instead of using watermelon, birthday cake, or lemon creme filling to…Read
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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
Apple Pay Giving Shoppers Even More Ways to Pay
Apple today announced Apple Pay is adding support for rewards programs and store-issued credit and debit cards with iOS 9. Apple Pay will also give shoppers more ways to pay in the U.S., expanding merchant acceptance to over one million
Apple Pay Coming to the UK
Apple today announced that starting next month, Apple Pay will be available to customers in the UK, bringing them the easy, secure and private way to pay. At launch, over 250,000 locations will accept Apple Pay, with support from eight
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