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Apple Debuts New Ads 'Huge' and 'Cameras' Starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake
Apple today debuted two brand new ads called Huge and Cameras, focusing on the larger sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and all of the new features of the highly praised new camera in both devices. Both
iPad Air 2 Rumored to Launch in October, Updated Retina iPad Mini May Come Later
Apple has plans to introduce the next-generation iPad Air in October, according to Taiwans Commercial Times . The site says the updated tablet will enter production in September, shipping next month. Commercial Times also suggests that the next-generation Retina iPad
iOS 8 Users Seeing Issues With Battery Drain, Slow Wi-Fi
Released last week, iOS 8 is Apples latest operating system update, bringing several new features like Continuity, third-party keyboards, Notification Center Widgets, and more. As with any new iOS update, users
Apple Reportedly Planning to Shut Down Beats Music
Apple is planning to discontinue Beats Music, the streaming music service that it acquired as part of an acquisition of Beats Electronics back in May. According to TechCrunch, multiple sources that
New Reversible USB Type-C Standard Gains Support for DisplayPort Video
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced a DisplayPort Alternate Mode for the upcoming USB Type-C connector standard, which will let USB-Type C connectors and cables deliver DisplayPort signals. As noted by AnandTech, DisplayPort technology built into USB Type-C
iPhone 6 Plus Display Judged 'Best Smartphone LCD Ever Tested', iPhone 6 Also Solid
DisplayMate, which routinely performs thorough testing of display quality on a variety of electronics, has released its iPhone 6 Display Technology Shoot-Out, taking a look at the performance of Apples latest handsets using new Retina HD technology. While DisplayMates Ray
Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch Notebook Rumored to Gain USB Type C and Fanless Internals
Following a previous report claiming Apples much-rumored 12 ultra-slim notebook is planned to arrive in silver, gold, and space gray color options, Jack March has issued a follow-up report sharing additional
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Apple again taps Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon for new iPhone 6 ads
Apple on Monday released two new ads highlighting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, calling back Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon to hype the new handsets screen sizes and advanced camera functions.
Profiteers flipping iPhone 6 units to Chinese reportedly to blame for fight at Apple Store
A combination of iPhone 6 launch supply constraints and a modified international rollout schedule have reportedly resulted in a fistfight at a Connecticut Apple Store, where out-of-town groups looking to profit on gray market resales vied for the short-stocked smartphone.
Rumor: Next-gen iPad Air to debut in October, Retina iPad mini in early 2015
A rumor out of East Asia on Monday claims mass production of Apples "iPad Air 2" starts this month ahead of an October release, while the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display could be pushed back into 2015.
Apple customer service hit by massive traffic spike one day after iPhone 6 launch
While Apples customer service team was able to cope with expectedly high traffic on iPhone 6 launch day, the company was apparently overwhelmed by callers a day later, causing wait times to increase to over 20 minutes.
Apple reportedly planning to shut down Beats Music subscription streaming service
Once thought to be a key component of Apples acquisition of Beats, the Beats Music subscription service and accompanying brand will apparently be shuttered, leaving just iTunes-related software services, according to a new report.
Apple's A8-powered iPhone 6 & 6 Plus impress, outperform competing phones in benchmarks
The new silicon at the heart of Apples recently-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has increased the companys lead in smartphone application processor performance, according to data released on Monday, with the A8 improving on the already industry-leading 64-bit
Apple CEO Tim Cook shares 'optimistic' views on reversing climate change & selling green produc(...)
Taking part in the Climate Week NYC kickoff on Monday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed a self-described "optimistic" outlook on his companys ability to affect climate change, saying that he believes that consumers, when given the choice, will do
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Get to know iOS 8: Customize your Notification Center with handy new widgets
Among iOS 8s many new features are some cool ways to let you interact with your apps without actually having to open them. Interactive notifications are one example, and another is the brand-new widgets available in Notification Center. Apple is
Our favorite iOS Apps, September edition
As we do every month, Macworld staffers got together to chat about the best apps they’ve been using recently. Here are some that have recently captured our imaginations (and perhaps a spot on our homescreens), whether they’re tiny apps from
Livescribe 3 review: Turns your handwritten paper notes into digital text in real time
Capturing notes in a classroom lecture or business meeting can sometimes be a daunting task. And, if you’re like me, the race to capture the spoken word and put it on paper can sometimes keep you from listening to what’s
LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 review: Updated drive can't take full advantage of its fastest connection
LaCie updated many of its desktop drives to include the new Thunderbolt 2 specification, and while some of the drives retained the same external design, the 2big Thunderbolt 2 has quite a different look than before. It also features hardware
Mac Gems: Recovery Partition Creator adds OS X Recovery to any drive
One of the best features introduced in Lion (OS X 10.7), and available on every version of OS X since, is OS X Recovery. The OS X installer creates an invisible, bootable, 650MB partition—a portion of a drive that the
Star Walk 2 review: iPad app makes the night sky look better than ever
When Star Walk launched it was one of those only on the iPad kind of apps. Since then many have used it as their digital window to space.Vito Technologies, which built the original, is back with Star Walk 2. While
Review roundup: All the Mac apps in GemFest 2014
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Apple’s rivals in disarray, cannot compete with 64-bit iPhone 6/Plus
The lack of effective competition sets Apple up nicely for huge iPhone unit sales...
Foxconn CEO disappointed with current-gen iPhone-assembling robots; next-gen ‘Foxbots’ in t(...)
Foxconn – who is responsible for assembling the new iPhones – is failing to meet the high demand...
No, you cannot charge your iPhone 6/Plus in a microwave oven
Crudely imitating the look of other Apple informative ads, the hoax...
Why I might return Apple’s enormous iPhone 6 Plus
As I stood in line at my local AT&T store Friday morning...
Desperate Microsoft, Google, Samsung on an Apple-bashing advertising spree
This weekend I spent some time watching college football and some of the NFL...
Apple to shut down Beats Music, sources say
Apple will discontinue the streaming music service Beats Music...
Apple engineers are testing Apple Watch in the wild
Apple engineers are reportedly already sporting Apple Watch...
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New iPhone 6 models best the competition, analysis sites say
Early tests from PC performance sites Toms Hardware and AnandTech have revealed that early iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers arent just buying style and elegance -- theyre also getting a smartphone
Sprint calls iPhone 6 launch 'most successful in history'
New Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure on Monday tweeted that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this past weekend was the most successful iPhone launch in our history, in a
New iOS 8 hits 30 percent adoption, iPhone 6 outselling 6 Plus
Apple has seen a near-doubling of user adoption of iOS 8 since it rocketed to 20 percent during its first two days of availability, and is now sitting at around 36 percent after
Podfather Fadell mourns discontinuation of iPod Classic
In a new interview for the magazine Fast Company, former Apple executive and head of the original iPod project Tony Fadell, now CEO of Nest at Google, mentions his sense of loss that
Adobe acquires photo-editing app, mobile SDK developer Aviary
Adobe announced that it acquired a developer of software development kits (SDK) for photo-editing and third-party mobile software. Aviarys SDKs are to be folded into the Adobe Creative SDK, which the company is
Beats Music headed towards shutdown, sources say
Despite recent efforts to promote the streaming service, Apple is planning to discontinue Beats Music, sources within Apple and Beats say. Many Beats Music engineers have reportedly been diverted to other projects, such
USB Type-C to support DisplayPort Alternate Mode, '4K and beyond'
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced today that it has been working with the USB 3.0 Promoter Group to create a new DisplayPort mode that works in conjunction with USB Type-C. The
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iPhone 6 Plus Display is the best there is (well, almost)
Samsung’s recent Galaxy Note 4 apparently edged out the recent Apple iPhone 6 Plus in terms of display quality, even though the analyst reviewing it basically called Apple’s displays the best he’s seen to date.In a report released Monday, DisplayMate’s Raymond Soneira—who
Record broken: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales top 10 million in opening weekend
Another year, another record breaking debut for the latest iPhone. Apple announced on Monday that it sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models combined after the first weekend of availability—a new record for launch weekend iPhone sales.
Camera test: The iPhone 6 still won't beat a DSLR -- but it's close
While I don’t have any formal photography training, to say that I enjoy taking pictures is an understatement. I’ve been obsessed with digital photography and filmmaking ever since I picked up my first Olympus 2-megapixel camera, and that love has
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The Week in iPad Cases: A diamond is forever
A diamond is foreverThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases comes with a great selection of everything from the fashionable to the practical—proof positive that a even a new crop of iPhones can’t stop
You Should Play: Pako
With crashes, high-speed chases, and hairpin turns, Pako is not just your average endless runner. It is an endless getaway game, where escape is impossible—how long until your car chase ends in a crash depends upon your skill. Pako has
Got an iPhone 6? Do these 10 things first
It’s here! Your iPhone is here! Did you hug the UPS man? Thing Zero to do as you rip it out of the box is to not drop it, whatever you do. (Did you see that poor Australian kid? Ouch.
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Want a waterproof Apple Watch? Liquipel will offer nano-coating
Most of us here at TUAW were baffled by the lack of waterproofing on Apples upcoming Watch. This is a device that will always be on your wrist, will accompany you to the shower if you forget
Speck cases for iPhone 6: Review and giveaway
Lucky you! Youre going to see a pile of reviews of new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus accessories over the next couple of months. One of the more respected names in the accessory business for Mac and
This floppy bulldog's true beauty is found with the iPhone 6 slow motion camera
The iPhone 6 introduced Apples first 240 frame per second slow motion video camera into the pockets of users lucky enough to pick one up. One of those iPhone 6 owners has posted the single best advertisement
Poorly designed, MemoPics memory game is still fun, unique
MemoPics is a free game for iPhone and iPad that gets inspiration from the classic memory match games in which you keep flipping over cards until you find all the matching pairs and eliminate the cards. That
Scanbot for iOS gets an update and improves your scans
Scanbot (US$1.99) advertises it can pretty much eliminate your desktop scanner, and its hard to argue with that. My colleague Steve Sande looked at an earlier version of Scanbot and was impressed (he scans all paperwork that
Shape up your golf game with Putting Bootcamp
The old adage is drive for show and putt for dough and refers to pro golfers where the best putters often make the most money. Well that also applies to us amateurs who are trying to best
6Tracker.com will notify you when your local Apple Store has the iPhone 6.
With over 10 million of Apples new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models sold in the first weekend alone, its understandable that Apple Stores are facing supply issues. You could call the Apple Store every day to
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iPhone 6 usage tops 6 Plus following launch weekend sales
Given how constrained supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus have been, it should come as no surprise that Apple’s biggest smartphone isn’t being used the most right now. While Apple won’t say how many of each model it’s sold, mobile…Read
Apple engineers have begun testing Apple Watch in the wild
Apple’s first timepiece isn’t expected to hit stores until early 2015, but if you live in certain parts of Silicon Valley, you just might see Apple Watch dangling on a few lucky wrists. Reports of Apple Watch sightings have started…Read
World’s first 24-karat gold iPhone 6 is ready for masters of the universe
While the rest of us waited to get an iPhone 6 over launch weekend, an elite few were anticipating an exclusive variant: a custom 24-karat gold version of Apple’s next-generation handset. The waiting list of exclusive customers includes music industry…Read
Apple reportedly plans to pull the plug on Beats Music
Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronic was supposedly anchored by the killer music service Tim Cook has touted in recent interviews, but according to a report from TechCrunch, Apple’s brand new music streaming service is already scheduled to be…Read
How to master Messages in iOS 8
I’ve pretty much become a full-time texter these days, using Apple’s Messages app on my Mac and iPhone to send iMessages (to friends and contacts who use iOS or OS X) as well as regular text messages (to people outside…Read
Fanless 12-inch MacBook with reversible USB allegedly coming mid-2015
One of the less frequent—yet just as persistent—rumors in the Apple universe is the notion of 12-inch MacBook Air with a completely redesigned exterior. Much like how Apple has gone back to the rounded design of the original iPhone with…Read
Watch 14 iPhones and iPads do elaborate dance in this clever music video
The Ukrainie-based indie band Brunettes Shoot Blondes have created a clever music video that uses iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and even an iPod nano to tell a fascinating animated love story. The video for the band’s single, ‘Knock Knock’, uses 14…Read
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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,
Apple and U2 Release Album Exclusively for iTunes Store Customers
Apple, Universal Music Group, and legendary rock band U2 have announced the release of the album “Songs of Innocence,” which Apple is gifting to iTunes Store customers around the world, making it the largest album release ever with over half
Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London
Apple today announced that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde, and many more of the world’s biggest artists will headline this year’s iTunes Festival. Returning to the
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