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iFixit Tears Down iPad Air 2, Confirms Smaller Battery, A8X Chip, and 2GB RAM
Now that the iPad Air 2 is being delivered to customers and showing up in retail Apple Stores, iFixit has acquired one of the new tablets and has begun one of its traditional teardowns to see just whats inside Apples
iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Now Available In Stores via Personal Pickup
Apples new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have begun hitting retail stores, as we reported earlier, and the tablets are now available for in-store pickup for a limited number of retail locations that have received shipments. It appears
Apple Encouraging Chrome and Firefox Users to Download Safari After Installing Yosemite
Chrome and Firefox users that install OS X Yosemite are receiving notifications suggesting they give Safari a try, according to multiple reports on Twitter (via Tom Davenport). After upgrading to Yosemite, Apple is sending popups that read Try the new
Apple Pay Glitch Causes Bank of America Customers to Be Charged Twice for Purchases
With Apple Pay positioned as a brand new service that requires banks, credit card companies, and vendors to all work together, it seems that some glitches in the system are inevitable. Some Bank of America customers have been running into
MasterCard Airs 'Priceless Surprises' World Series Ads Featuring Apple Pay
Earlier this week, Major League Baseball and MasterCard announced a partnership that has seen Apple Pay support roll out at concession stands at ballparks in San Francisco and Kansas City for the World Series. As part of its World Series
iPad Air 2 and Retina Mini iPad 3 Pre-Orders Arrive as Apple Begins In-Store Sales
Following the launch of pre-orders last Friday, Apples new iPad Air 2 and Retina iPad mini 3 models are now making their way into customers hands and onto retail store shelves. According to The Inquirer and reports from MacRumors readers,
Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Top Chinese Official After iCloud Login Harvesting Claims
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a top Chinese government official in Beijing Wednesday to discuss the security of user data, reports Reuters. The meeting comes after web censorship blog
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First look: Pixelmator for iPad takes powerful image editing on-the-go
Popular Mac image editor Pixelmator went mobile on Thursday with an eponymous iPad release that combines two hallmark features users of the desktop version have come to love: a deep powerful toolset in an easy to use interface.
Christian Bale confirmed to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic
In an interview with Bloombergs Emily Chang, Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Christian Bale will play Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in an forthcoming feature film based on Walter Isaacsons biography.
Alleged iPad Air 2 benchmark shows A8X CPU has three cores, 2GB of RAM
Though Apple hasnt revealed the exact specifications of the beefed-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, a new benchmark purports to show the horsepower of the CPU, revealing a triple-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM.
Apple to build 25 new Apple Stores in China in two years
Speaking to a Chinese media on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is planning to open 25 retail locations over the next two years, putting a number on previous promises to triple Apples footprint in the country.
Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Foxconn iPhone factory on China 'road trip'
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday tweeted out of himself sitting with a Foxconn worker putting the finishing touches on a new iPhone 6 model, part of what he calls a "road trip."
Apple to drop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications on Oct. 29 due to POODLE vulnerability
In response to a recently discovered vulnerability with SSL version 3.0, Apple on Wednesday announced through its developer website that it will be removing support for the protocol on its Apple Push Notification server.
Hackers targeting Apple iCloud users in mainland China with 'massive' attack
Hackers have reportedly begun targeting iCloud users in mainland China, utilizing a so-called "man-in-the-middle" approach in an attempt to steal user information, with one group accusing the Chinese government itself of perpetrating the attack.
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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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Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray buys each starting offensive linemen new Apple iMacs
The NFL’s leading rusher who is having a historic start to the season...
Apple promptly calls out ‘patent troll’ after trial win
At trial, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh prohibited Apple from referring to GPNE as a patent troll...
Apple’s Mac surge: 2015 could be even bigger
As strong as Mac sales have been in 2014, 2015 could be even bigger...
U.S. Government approves Samsung Galaxy Devices for classified use
Samsung Electronics announced its solutions have been approved by the United States government...
Apple and GT Advanced settlement: Ending the madness
The best clue to the failure is that only about half of the 2,000 furnaces were operational...
NYT: Macs, iPhones and iPads seamlessly connect in Apple’s silky smooth ecosystem
Late in 2012, when Tim Cook was relatively fresh on the job as Apple’s chief executive...
Apple shares hit new all-time intraday high
Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) today set a new all-time intraday high...
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Apple to drop support of SSL 3.0 due to POODLE vulnerability
In a note to developers, Apple has announced that due to a serious security flaw in SSL version 3.0, the company will be dropping support for the protocol beginning Wednesday, October 29 for
Tim Cook posts photo from latest China visit
Apple CEO Tim Cook has posted a picture from his latest trip to China on Twitter, showing him sharing a laugh with a factory worker named Zhang Fan, who helps assemble the iPhone
Twitter introduces Digits, a new way to log into applications
Twitter started putting the pieces into place to distance users from password requirements with the announcement of Digits. The company unveiled the new platform at its first mobile developer conference in San Francisco
Apple found not guilty of infringing on expired GPNE patents
Non-practicing entity GPNE, which had tried to sue Apple over alleged infringement of expired pager-related 3G wireless patents, has come away completely empty-handed after a jury exonerated Apple of all charges. The firm,
Teardown of iPad Air 2 by iFixit confirms 2GB RAM, smaller battery
A new teardown of the iPad Air 2 has confirmed much of what was speculated about the device, but has also revealed some minor surprises. The team at iFixit have rated the new
AT&T reveals third quarter earnings, falls short of estimates
AT&Ts quarterly results fell short of industry projections when the company announced $32.9 billion in revenue for the third quarter of 2014. The resulting earnings per share (EPS) was $0.63, missing the projected
Google debuts Inbox as tool for managing email with automated bundling
Google has started to invite people to try out its new email service, one that has been in development for a number of years. Made by the same team behind Gmail, Inbox aims
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Cashiers don't understand Apple Pay and it's totally adorable
Apple Pay is so easy to use it’s almost not worth writing about. It’s laughably fast and stupidly simple. So simple it’s confusing the heck out of clerks and cashiers nationwide! Here’s how it works: You walk up to the
The Week in Mac Apps: All aboard the midnight train to Yosemite
All aboard the midnight train to YosemiteThis week’s roundup of new and updated Mac apps comes hot on the heels of OS X Yosemite’s launch, which means that many of our favorite software apps
The Week in iOS Accessories: New products for new iPads
New products for new iPadsThis weeks roundup of iOS accessories includes a number of new items to accompany Apples latest generation of iPads.BelkinBelkin is updating its QODE line of
10 iPad Air 2 reviews in 10 quintessential quotes
Apple’s just-announced tablets, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, haven’t hit store shelves yet, but the early reviews are in.After four days with the devices, most outlets were impressed by the slimmed-down iPad Air 2 but would recommend
Apple reportedly building rewards program to boost Apple Pay use
Apple watchers and tech journalists have been working their way through the list of Apple Pay partners to make sure the mobile payments service works as promised. But beyond the first burst of excitement, how can Apple convince regular folks
How to fix the four most annoying quirks of Yosemite
OS X 10.10 Yosemite is out, and, while there aren’t many surprises in the interface—which Apple has been showing off since June—users are getting their first tastes of the new look and new features. And many of them are finding
Vine gets an iOS 8 update as its stars head off to Hollywood
Vine’s last major iOS update finally let you upload clips from your Camera Roll, which was a major functional improvement. The video-sharing app, which lets you shoot six-second loops, dropped version 3.0 on Tuesday: An iOS 8 update that takes
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Apple launches Maps Connect to let businesses add details to their Maps listing
Apple Maps has experienced some growing pains over the years, but with time the app has become a useful GPS solution. Of course theres always room for improvement, which is why Apple has launched Maps Connect. Maps
Siri can guess sports odds and thinks the Royals will win the World Series
Siri has another neat trick you may not have known about -- gambling speculation. If you ask Siri who is going to win the World Series? it will tell you exactly who is currently predicted to win.
Google's new app Inbox brings Google Now styled filters to your email
Google has debuted a new email filtering app called Inbox which compiles pieces of information from your Gmail account and groups them together for faster access. It allows you to quickly find travel plans, photos, documents, or
Addressing Mac OS X Yosemite's most annoying "features"
Mac OS X Yosemite has been in the wild for about a week now, just long enough for tech bloggers and many users to find things that frankly drive them nuts about the new OS. Longtime Macworld
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
Splash Brush Colorbook app beats the mess of a real one
Splash Brush Colorbook is an educational coloring book app for pre-schoolers and Kindergarten kids that incorporates letters and numbers into the coloring. Each letter and number is linked with a visual representation, like A for ant, and
iPad Air 2 review roundup
iPad Air 2 reviews started making the rounds yesterday and, as one might expect, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Below is a quick roundup from some of the more notable hands-on reviews.Brad Molen of Engadget:Strap on your
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China’s going to get another 25 Apple Stores by 2016
Here in 2014, news of a new Apple Store in the U.S. may be nothing special, but when you hear that Cupertino plans to open 25 retail stores in China in the next two years you sit up and pay attention!…Read
Iron Man takes on the Hulk in leaked Age of Ultron trailer
It’s hard not to contain our excitement for the upcoming Joss Whedon joint, Avengers: Age of Ultron, especially with this new leaked trailer. It’s not the high-quality one you’ll likely see when Marvel Studios puts the official trailer up on…Read
Museum pays record-breaking $905,000 for Apple-1
An ultra-rare working 1976 Apple-1 computer — thought to be one of the first 50 ever produced — has sold at auction for an incredible $750,000, around twice the expected asking price. The computer was part of Bonhams History of…Read
The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available at Apple Stores
Apple announced its newest lineup of iPads last week without giving a specific launch date, but if you didn’t get in on the pre-order action you can just go to your local Apple Store and pick up a new unit…Read
Meet Inbox: Google tries to reinvent email yet again
Google announced Wednesday a new way to manage email: Inbox by Google. It’s a refinement of Google’s already pretty rad Gmail service, and it’s headed up by the folks, like Jim Denis, who used to work for Sparrow, a fantastic…Read
Apple might have snatched up Pin Drop team to boost Maps
Apple appears to have acquihired the small team behind Pin Drop, a location-bookmarking app set to close down at the end of the month. Based on a series of deleted tweets and a redacted blog post, Cult of Mac has reason…Read
Learn to take jaw dropping photographic shots with Adobe KnowHow
Chances are, you’ve got a camera within a few feet of you at all times. Cameras are built into our smart phones, tablets, and many of us have have dedicated cameras for our photographic needs. With all these cameras, shouldn’t…Read
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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
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
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