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iPad mini 4 Roundup Updated
Weve updated our iPad mini roundup with all the details on Apples next-generation 7.9-inch tablet. The iPad mini 4 is expected to be thinner and lighter with an iPad Air-style redesign, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a gapless laminated display
Apple Music Ads Going Up Around the World as Apple Music is Added to Billboard Top Charts
Apple has kicked off a worldwide advertising campaign for its new streaming music service, with advertisements showing up in various cities like San Francisco, Tokyo, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Billboards in San Francisco have been updated with new
Apple Seeds Fourth OS X El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, nearly one week after seeding the third beta and just under a month after providing the first OS X El Capitan beta to the public
Apple Denies Rumors of Plans to Launch MVNO Carrier Services
Apple this morning directly responded to a recent rumor that the company would begin planning to launch its own MVNO service in both the United States and Europe, stating that it
Taylor Swift Shares Behind-the-Scenes Details of Her Apple Music Letter
In an interview for the September cover story of Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift reveals her thoughts and reasoning behind the letter she wrote to Apple concerning the lack
Sixth OS X El Capitan Beta Includes More Hints to 4K 21.5-inch Retina iMac
Apples sixth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta, released on Monday, includes a few lines of code that yet again reference the possibility of a forthcoming 4K 21.5-inch Retina iMac, as discovered by Consomac . A similar occurance happened back
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
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Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers
Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.
Taylor Swift says she was surprised by positive response to Apple Music letter
Pop musician Taylor Swift was surprised by the positive response to an open letter criticizing Apple Music royalties, including Apples quick decision to reverse course, according to an interview published on Tuesday.
RBC reiterates $150 target for Apple stock, expects huge 'iPhone 6s' launch
Amid continued losses for Apple stock, investment firm RBC Capital Markets has remained steadfast with its $150 price target, once again on Tuesday advising investors to buy in ahead of the anticipated "iPhone 6s"
Oxeye, Minecraft's Mojang to release new Cobalt multiplayer platformer for Mac in October
Cobalt, a long-gestating multiplayer action platformer jointly developed by indie studio Oxeye and Minecraft creators Mojang, is set to drop on the Mac this October alongside the Xbox and PC.
Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Apple on Tuesday provided public OS X beta testers with the fourth pre-release build of El Capitan, its forthcoming free Mac operating system update set to launch this fall.
B&H's Back-To-School sale knocks $100 off iPad minis & 13" MacBook, $200 off 15" MacBook Pros
Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is holding its Back to School Savings event this week, with $100 discounts on some current-generation iPads and 11- & 13-inch MacBooks, as well as $200 discounts on several
Apple denies rumor that it is looking to launch its own cellular service
In a rare move, Apple on Tuesday responded to a questionable rumor, outright denying that its planning to start its own mobile virtual operator network and become a wireless provider, much like MetroPCS or
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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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Analysts: This is the catalyst to push Apple higher
While many investors have concerns about tough comparisons...
Why Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6s/Plus will generate 20% growth
Apple stock is a freaking bargain at these levels...
Apple stock implosion shreds $113.4 billion and counting
The Apple sell off essentially erases more than the entire market value of Nike or or McDonalds...
Is Apple doomed in China, or what?
China has been weighing heavily on Apple lately...
About all of those reports that Apple is in dire straits
Quarter after quarter, Apple Inc. reports record sales...
Apple: No, we’re not planning to become a MVNO
Four years ago, an Apple patent surfaced that outlined how the consumer electronics company...
Taylor Swift calls Spotify a ‘start-up with no cash flow’
Taylor Swift’s recent missive to Apple...
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Apple's iPhone gains share in US, continues growth but slips in China
Apples iOS platform continued a streak of strong growth in both the US and China, according to new ComScore and Canalys report issued yesterday, taking share away from Android. However, while still seeing
Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan
As reported yesterday, the sixth developer beta for OS X 10.11 El Capitan has given way to a fourth public beta, available to pre-registered testers who signed up through the Appleseed program. Both
App Update: Monosnap, Net Monitor, iBackupBot, 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: Vaio Win 10 compatibility unknown, Open Internet appeal Dec 4
Sony has strongly advised against upgrading its computer line previously built for Windows 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10. In a service advisory for its users, the company states that there is a
Another 40 US institutions add support for Apple Pay
Another 43 US banks and credit unions are now supporting Apple Pay, according to the iPhone makers partner website, with the total number of partners now at 465. The list does not include
Apple refutes Cupertino-lead MVNO rumors with definitive statement
In a rare refusal, Apple has shot down rumors that it is developing its own mobile service. In a terse statement, the company said in response to a Business Insider report yesterday that
Opinion: Evernote chose the wrong free feature to mess with
As of July 15, if you use the free version of Evernote you can no longer email into it: you cant forward an email to store in your Evernote account, you cant use
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Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Less than a week after releasing the third public beta, Apple has released the fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan.Apple doesn’t provide any details as to what’s been updated in the new beta, but the company does
Tested: Six third-party Apple Watch bands
One of the greatest features of the Apple Watch is its band design: If you don’t like the band that you ordered with your Watch, just swap it out for something new. While Apple has a ton of great-looking options,
This $9300 analog watch has an Apple Watch strapped to its back like a papoose
I’m reviewing the Pebble Time right now, but I’ve kept wearing my Apple Watch, and let me tell you: I feel pretty silly wearing two of these things. But that’s nowhere near the pinnacle of silliness: the Pinnacle, a line
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
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1TB My Passport Cinema drive puts 4K Ultra HD movies in your pocket
New super high-res televisions are already here, but with Ultra HD Blu-ray still yet to debut, the best available way to get 4K video on that screen is with streaming and, now, downloading. Western Digital has a
'Destiny' ditches Dinklage
Before Destiny officially launched on consoles, it launched a meme: That wizard came from the moon! The phrase, which was printed on Bungie-sanctioned t-shirts (and sold like hotcakes), spawned from Peter Dinklage's awkward, non-committal voice act...
Sony's RX100 IV is still the point-and-shoot to beat
Does the world need another point-and-shoot camera? Sony seems to think so. Despite an influx of smartphones that have put sophisticated imaging features in people's pockets, the company is still keen on improving its flagship compact shooter,
Super-fast projector may be key to holodeck-like rooms
Projection mapping theoretically adds a Holodeck-like level of immersion to simulations, but current projectors are simply too slow to keep up with fast-moving people. That won't be an issue if University of Tokyo researchers have their way.
Twitch bans streamer who faked his own swatting
There are a couple things you probably shouldn't do to celebrate acquiring 800,000 followers on Twitch. Faking your own swatting at the end of a 24-hour live event, as streamer Trick2g recently did, is at the top
Behind the wheel of Logitech's G29 Driving Force controller
While gamers are still waiting for any official word on a PlayStation 4 entry in the venerable Gran Turismo series, there's still plenty of racing to be done on Sony's current-gen console. The recent release of Project
Toshiba's new flash chips hold twice the data
Judging by recent announcements, we're about to enter a golden age of fast, nearly unlimited storage for all the high-res selfies you can shoot. Following an announcement by Intel and Micron last week, Toshiba and partner SanDisk
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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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