Earlier this month, Apple began inviting a select number of developers to an Apple Watch development lab in Sunnyvale, California, located near the companys main Cupertino campus. Developers were invited to reserve a testing appointment to test their Apple Watch
Over the past couple of weeks, rumors have leaked pointing towards an Apple-branded streaming television service that could include 25 channels for $30 to $40 per month with partners like CBS, ABC, and Fox. NBC and parent company Comcast are
Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent out a series of Tweets condemning Indiana Governor Mike Pences decision to sign a controversial religious freedom bill into law, saying Apple is deeply disappointed in the move and open for everyone. Apple is
Wunderlist has provided a closer look at its Apple Watch companion app, which appeared on the App Store on Thursday ahead of the devices launch next month. The app is designed with a unique Home View that provides access to
As a few popular iPhone apps begin rolling out updates for their built-in Apple Watch apps ahead of the April 24 launch, a pair of transit-focused services have posted on Medium to share detailed looks into exactly what kind of
Intel and Micron on Thursday announced the availability of new 3D NAND technology that enables high-density flash devices with three times more storage capacity than other NAND technologies in production. 3D NAND technology is also more cost efficient than planar
Apple today officially announced April 10 grand openings for its three dedicated Apple Watch shops located in high-end department stores in London, Paris, and Tokyo. As previously outlined, the store-within-a-store locations are at Selfridges in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris,
Ahead of the Apple Watchs upcoming April 24 launch, apps that include Apple Watch support are beginning to be released in the App Store. As of today, several popular iOS apps have been updated with built-in Apple Watch apps, including
Amazon on Thursday announced two new unlimited cloud storage plans for Amazon Cloud Drive, enabling users to store an endless amount of photos, videos, movies, music, and files. Amazon users can choose either the Unlimited Photos Plan for $11.99 per
Following the release of Becoming Steve Jobs, an acclaimed biography of the late Apple co-founder, Fortune has named Tim Cook the worlds greatest leader, accompanied by an in-depth profile that reflects on the chief executive in the post-Jobs era. The
Apple is planning on releasing three new iPhone models in the second half of 2015, according to a new report from DigiTimes. The site claims that a 4-inch iPhone model will join the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus.
At todays F8 Facebook Developer Conference, Facebook debuted its new Messenger Platform, a major update to the Messenger service that allows users to send content like GIFs, photos, videos, and more from third-party apps within the Facebook Messenger app for
Rumors about a revamped Apple-branded Beats streaming music service have been circulating since September of last year, but as the launch of the service draws nearer, information on pricing and content has been leaking out. In a detailed report on
As of April 10, Apple will begin scheduling appointments in its retail stores for customers who are interested in trying on the Apple Watch before deciding to pre-order or make a purchase. Weve known that most try-on appointments will be
The recently refreshed 2015 MacBook Air can drive 4K external displays at a refresh rate of 60Hz, as confirmed by Ars Technica. The report claims that Intels new Broadwell processors with integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000 support 4K output at
Flexibits today launched the much-anticipated Fantastical 2 for Mac, a completely new app that overhauls the existing Fantastical for Mac app and introduces a long list of new features. Flexibits CEO Michael Simmons spoke with MacRumors about the new Fantastical
Apple has acquired database company FoundationDB, reports TechCrunch. FoundationDB is a company that develops scalable and fault tolerant databases that support multiple data models. A notice on the companys site says that it has ceased to offer downloads after deciding
When Apple acquired Beats Electronics, several companies that had deals and partnerships with the headphone company were forced to sever their agreements, including Hewlett-Packard (HP). At the time of the acquisition, HP was selling laptops with Beats Audio branded speakers,
To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.
Google has formed a partnership with medical and consumer goods firm Johnson & Johnson that will see the development of robots to help surgeons in the operating room, according to an announcement made on Friday.
A trio of popular media apps received updates Friday, with live broadcasting app Meerkat gaining upgrades to compete with Twitters Periscope, while Vine moves to 720p video and Instapaper adds Instant Sync and Twitter "textshots."
Amid rumors of an Apple branded streaming television service, Comcast asserts it has not engaged in any discussions with the company about licensing NBCUniversal content to air alongside programs from potential partners ABC, CBS, Fox and more.
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday stood in opposition to a new Indiana law that allows businesses in the state to legally discriminate against gays and lesbians, while calling on Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson to veto a similar measure that
Canadian device maker BlackBerry on Friday revealed yet another quarterly decline in hardware sales, moving just 1.6 million smartphones in its fiscal fourth quarter as its once-dominant device business continues to retreat.
The $848 million solar power deal Apple signed with First Solar last month is a better value than some have suggested, according to vice president of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson, who on Thursday pointed to a surge in the amount
This weeks all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this weeks news. Twitter launches Periscope for iPhone, a live streaming app to compete with Meerkat. The issues with iCloud
The U.K.s Court of Appeal has denied Googles request to block lawsuits from British consumers over the search giants disregard for Safari privacy restrictions designed to prevent advertisers from tracking users.
Intel and Micron have announced the launch of a new 3D NAND flash technology, one which could substantially improve the amount of data storage possible in Macs, iPhones, iPads, and numerous other devices.
Authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli visited the Apple Store SoHo in New York on Thursday to read selections from their hotly anticipated biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" and field questions from what quickly became a packed house.
Apple on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented to consumers the amount of storage space iOS 8 uses in newly shipped iPhone and iPad devices, noting plaintiffs failed to provide evidence
In the third week of her promotional Apple Watch diary, posted Thursday, model Christy Turlington Burns made mention of a previously unknown feature of the wearables Workout app that adjusts to a users gait for more accurate results.
Despite finally jumping into the OLED market with the Apple Watch, Apple is not expected to migrate its handset line away from LCD technology in the near future, instead choosing to stick with LTPS-based LCD panels when it debuts its
Critics of so-called "bloatware" will have new fodder thanks to Samsungs forthcoming flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone, which will come preinstalled with a total of 56 applications, including third-party services like Microsoft OneDrive and Whatsapp.
While late Apple cofounder Steve Jobss office remains in situ at the companys Infinite Loop headquarters, a more impressive memorial may be in the works as current chief executive Tim Cook has indicated his desire to name all or part
Millions of files lurk in your OS X installation, many of them useful! In an age of spinning hard-drive plenty, in which a 3-terabyte drive is cheap and fits in the space a 250GB or 500GB one did a few
A good outline is an evolving idea. It’s a workshop for hammering out the greater shape of something—a paper, presentation, business plan, book, screenplay—by adding, discarding, and rearranging information.And like most ideas, an outline isn’t confined to one location, such
The Zagg Slim Book iPad Air Case with Backlit Keyboard is not only one of the longest-named products I’ve ever encountered, but also a competent Bluetooth keyboard. It offers backlit keys for late night typing sessions. Shortcut keys let you
On Tuesday, Google launched a dedicated calendar app for the iPhone—one of the final missing pieces of Google’s apps suite for iOS. And Google Calendar for iPhone doesn’t disappoint: It’s a gorgeous calendar app that mines your Gmail account to
Between never-ending Netflix binges and Kindles full of page-turners, we have plenty of distractions to keep us up at night. But you’ll surely regret that decision the next morning if you have a full day of work ahead of you.
OS X’s clipboard has always been a transient storage place, intended to hold whatever you copy or cut just long enough to paste it somewhere else. Once you copy something else, that new snippet overwrites whatever’s already on your clipboard.
The gold standard for password vaults on the Mac is 1Password. Now in its fifth major release, 1Password has matured along with its userbase. One of its most stalwart longtime competitors, LastPass, has had an iOS version, but OS X
With the Apple Watch scheduled for an April release, is there still a place in the market for another smartwatch? Garmins latest entry into the field, the Vivosmart, looks to differentiate itself from Apples offering by being a fitness tracker
I’ve said it countless times: it’s not a question of if you will lose data, but when. Media, such as hard drives, eventually fails. Or you can make the kind of mistake that results in deleted folders or erased disks.
QuickBooks Online Self-Employed is a thinned-down version of QuickBooks Online with a very specific focus: Sole proprietors and small business owners who mix business and personal accounts, who pay quarterly taxes, and who need to do quick triage on business
The introduction of the Macintosh back in 1984 helped release us from the bondage of the command-line interface. So, it seems ironic that there’s a relatively new category of Mac productivity apps that lets us control our Macs from the keyboard.
Popular email client Mail Pilot treats each message as a task to be checked off your to-do list. Mail Pilot 2, launching Thursday for iPhone and iPad, aims to further increase your productivity with a radically redesigned interface. But in
The BrydgeAir keyboard is unlike any iPad accessory I’ve used before. With integrated speakers underneath a backlit keyboard with a 180-degree hinge, it makes your iPad feel like a laptop, and that’s the entire point.In a market of nearly identical
Rarely is watching the Super Bowl a solitary experience—usually, you and your buddies are crammed into someones living room, huddled around the snack table and shouting at the TV with every play. So, if the party gets a little too hectic,
Charging is an integral part of life. No matter where I go I’m forever scouting outlets and lugging around expansion packs to make sure I have enough juice to get through the day. My battery percentage is constantly on my
I love to bake, but it can be such a finicky process. Add too much baking soda? Your cookies are ruined. Try to substitute regular milk for buttermilk? Disaster. It doesn’t allow for interpretation the same way cooking does. That’s
Canadian technology retailer Future Shop has essentially been absorbed into parent company Best Buy overnight. While 66 locations were completely shut down overnight, 65 locations will be reborn as Best Buy stores on
Welcome to Daily Deals, our regular look at the discounts, offers, sales, and other money-saving items for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As usual, we recap the still-active deals from over
Micron Technology and Intel today revealed the availability of their 3D NAND technology, the worlds highest-density flash memory. This new 3D NAND technology, which was jointly developed by Intel and Micron, stacks layers
On Thursday, Fortune magazine named Apple CEO Tim Cook to the top spot of its Worlds 50 Greatest Leaders, which largely refers to business and industry leaders rather than government officials. The honor
Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and PortenzoThis week’s roundup of new iPad’s cases includes colorful themes from Portenzo, a reliable standby from Body Glove, and a convenient keyboard option
The Apple Watch won’t launch until late April, but a couple dozen apps have already arrived.As 9to5Mac reports, several app makers are now advertising Watch support in their App Store listings. That means users should be able to download the
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting
Virtual reality has been just beyond our grasp for decades. The parts to build VR headsets were too expensive, the technology too rudimentary to convince anyone that what they were seeing was real.Virtual reality has become more accessible and less
Facebook’s $22 billion acquisition of popular messaging app WhatsApp last year raised some eyebrows. Facebook already has a popular messaging app, the in-house Facebook Messenger, not to mention a popular photo-sharing app, Instagram. Why did it need to bring yet
In a post on March 23, Google’s security team explained that it had discovered that someone was delivering digital certificates to users for Google domains that weren’t authorized by Google. A quick investigation discovered that a Chinese certificate authority (CA),
Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors take a crack at designing casesThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you stunning designs from the runway, plus ultra-protective cases from OtterBox and Lifeproof.Diane
Live video streaming app Meerkat took Twitter by storm during SXSW earlier in March, and now Twitter has released its response. On Thursday, Twitter introduced Periscope, its own live video streaming app that will compete directly with Meerkat.Twitters plan for
If you’re still manually digging around in folders looking for apps to launch and documents to open, it’s time to stop. You can save tremendous amounts of time and energy by using a launcher utility instead, which can open apps
Finding new apps is easy. Remembering to use them more than once? Not gonna happen.Facebook found a new way to point you toward new, must-have apps with app install ads in News Feed. The ads are a hit, accounting for
Coming soon to a News Feed near you: More videos from brands and content creators, instead of your friends. Facebook rolled out an update to its Video API on Wednesday, and went over the details during a session at the
Both Glenn and Susie use their Apple TVs every single day. So were excited about the prospect of a hardware refresh—which, lets face it, is long overdue, especially if Apple TV is destined to be a HomeKit hub, and to
Facebook’s mission of connecting the world is really about connecting everyone to Facebook, even when you’re not actually using the network. At the company’s annual F8 conference for app developers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced new tools that will bring
Alternative energy!We’ve got two iPhone accessories this week that power up the phone through alternative means—one through hand-cranking, the other through solar. Also: A bunch of new Apple Watch gadgets to enjoy.Calypso Crystal
At its best, Apple has the ability to make stuff that reaches right around the rational, pragmatic part of your brain to grab your amygdala and squeeze it till the juice runs out. The 12-inch PowerBook G4 was such a
New filters and fancy editing tools are fine, but if you want to get really creative with your Instagram snapshots and videos, you have to turn to a third-party app. So the photo-sharing network is taking back control—and keeping you
Members of the US House of Representatives hoping to get a look at Hillary Clintons personal email server just got a big disappointment. Clintons attorney has confirmed to a House committee on Benghazi that, after handing over work-related
Smartwatches are growing ever more capable by the day. Sometimes, though, theres no harm in a little focus. Enter Emvio, a watch with one core goal: to help you manage stress. There are no message notifications or apps,
Best Buy is a mainstay of tech shopping in the US, but it knows that its small potatoes in Canada -- it kept the countrys better-known Future Shop chain going for years after a takeover, even after opening
Intrepid folks running Chrome OS beta will soon get to test a huge new feature thats not quite ready for stable release: Chrome Launcher 2.0. This version looks more like a new tab on the Chrome browser than
Russia is teaming up with the USA to build ISS 2.0 once the current ones funding runs out in 2024 -- at least according to Russia Today and state news agency TASS. The countrys space agency, Roscosmos threatened
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a high-tech solution to the bane of adolescence: acne. Acne occurs when the skins pores become clogged. Conventional remedies generally involve stripping the skin of sebum -- the waxy substance naturall...
In todays Daily Roundup you can learn about the best cheap WiFi router from our friends at The Wirecutter, read about Tim Cook planning to donate his fortune to charity and how new memory technology may allow SSDs
Daring biohackers from Californias Science for the Masses collective have just performed the worlds first night vision-enabling Shine Job. They employed a chemical called Chlorin e6 (Ce6), which is extracted from deep sea fish and occasionally us...
Nintendos Legend of Zelda game in development for Wii U is no longer due out in 2015, producer Eiji Aonuma announced in a video (embedded after the break) today. I must apologize to you all that were expecting
Take the edge off of a full work week with a bit of Super Mario 64, available for download or playable right in your browser thanks to ingenious Unity developer Roystan Ross. He calls it Super Mario 64
When youve got a hot new online platform, you inevitably become a target for hackers. Thats the lesson Slack, a popular business collaboration tool, learned when it discovered an intrusion in its systems last February. As a result,
This might be one of the least invasive sight aids for the visually impaired that weve spotted: its a camera that sits in the shirt pocket, Her-style, and uses auditory alerts to warn when the user approaches obstacles.
The Philco Predicta television is a 1950s design icon and one of the most easily recognizable television models in history, what with its detached picture tube and nearly flat screen. Unfortunately, finding a working example these days is
Artists and comedians have been doing some truly amazing things with Vine since it launched as a Twitter product two years ago, but those mesmerizing slices of life that eat up your day in six second increments have
Valve, the company that spawned Steam, Team Fortress 2, Portal and Half-Life, will hand out dev kits of its Vive virtual reality headset to select developers at no cost, company spokesperson Doug Lombardi tells Ars Technica. Valve plans
Googles mysterious facility, Google X, is churning out next level technologies -- a self-driving car, delivery drones and Internet balloons. Its Life Sciences division is now teaming up with Ethicon, one of Johnson & Johnsons medical device compani...
Sonys PlayStation 4 is selling incredibly well, but an early price drop suggests its smaller cousin isnt doing so well in the UK. The PlayStation TV has always been a peculiar proposition, offering an easy way to play
You’ll find supremely awesome deals on cool products for your Mac, iOS device, and more every single day at Cult of Mac Deals. The offers at Cult of Mac Deals are so good, though, that they just cannot stick around…Read
Wunderlist is already one of the best apps to get things done on your iPhone, and soon, it will be just as good on the Apple Watch. In a post on their official blog, Berlin-based Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder goes into…Read
I followed the advice of an App Store optimization expert last year in an attempt to promote my iPhone app. Big mistake. It felt wrong at the time, and it did more harm than good. Now I’ve learned to trust…Read
Well, this is a bummer. Gary Allen, perhaps the most respected voice and enterprising reporter in the Apple Community when it comes to Apple’s retail presence worldwide, is retiring from the blog he founded, ifo Apple Store. Founded in 2001,…Read
Excited that Nintendo is planning on releasing iPhone games in a new collaboration with mobile developer DeNA? Here’s a taste of what it could end up being like: Nintendo’s gaming classic Super Mario 64 running on an iPhone! Yesterday, Unity…Read
I pretty much love Apple and Lego in equal measure, so the idea of somehow combining the two is never going to fail to win my approval. Assuming that I’m not the only person to feel this way, allow…Read
It turns out Apple isn’t talking with NBCUniversal about partnering for its forthcoming TV service. At least not yet. How do we know? Because Comcast, NBCUniversal’s parent company, hasn’t been approached by Apple at all. But that doesn’t mean NBCUniversal’s…Read
Apple’s Tim Cook has been very public about his stance on gay rights. Now he’s calling out the state of Indiana’s highly controversial “religious freedom” bill, which Governor Mike Pence signed into law yesterday. “Apple is open for everyone,” tweeted…Read
Slack, the cool new communications app that many of the world’s top companies have flocked to, just revealed that it’s been hacked. Attackers were able to access a Slack database, the company said Friday morning. There’s no indication the hackers…Read
Slack, the cool new communications app that many of the world’s top companies have flocked to, just announced that it’s been hacked. The company announced on Friday morning that attackers were able to access a Slack database. Slack says there’s…Read
Whether it’s arguing over market share vs. profit margins, or Google Now vs. Siri, the war between Android and iOS users can sometimes can a bit heated. But up until today, no matter how anti-Apple the crowd, I’ve never heard…Read
If you are an iPhone user then you already know that there’s about a million and a half individual accessories that you can buy for it. Chargers, stands, docking stations, tripods and more can be had in a range of…Read
When I think of young Steve Jobs, I typically picture the long-haired hippie who worked at Atari or the brilliant-but-immature co-founder who started Apple with Steve Wozniak. But here’s something I’ve not seen before: a photo of Jobs as a…Read
About the only you can’t print on a 3D printer is a time machine. However, the creators at Formlabs have managed to bring forward a staple from many 1950s living rooms. OK, so 3D printing a miniaturized replica of a…Read
This week: more rumors of a souped-up Apple TV coming in June, and we examine the softer side of Steve Jobs, as described in a new unofficial, Apple-backed biography. Plus: Skynet is the stuff of movies, but Elon Musk, Steven…Read
This week, Alex has a quick look inside Apple’s secret health lab, Leander has some of his own thoughts about the hot new Becoming Steve Jobs book, Luke has important info about how hackers are brute-forcing simple passwords, Rob gives…Read
YouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two. Videos shot…Read
iOS 8.2 was released to the public over a week ago, and already, jailbreakers are champing at the bit for a jailbreak solution that works with the latest and greatest version of Apple’s new operating system. Now it seems as…Read
Apple today unveiled the all-new MacBook, a thinner and lighter line of notebooks available in gold, silver, and space gray aluminum finishes. MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display; a full-size keyboard; the all-new Force Touch trackpad; a compact USB-C port
Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air. “Today, the popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Air all received significant upgrades,” said Philip Schiller,
Apple today announced ResearchKit, an open-source software framework designed for medical and health research that can help doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps. World-class research institutions have already developed apps with
Apple and HBO today announced HBO NOW is premiering next month, making an HBO subscription available directly to Apple customers for the first time ever. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV users can purchase HBO NOW directly in-app as
After researching several workflows, directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra decided to edit “Focus” — a major new Warner Bros. film starring Will Smith — entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. Final
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare
The first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store. Apple customers worldwide spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our
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 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
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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, 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 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 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