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Possible 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Volume/Power Flex Cable and SIM Card Tray Shown in New Images
Weve seen several different parts for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but parts for the larger 5.5-inch version have thus far been in short supply. Apple.club.tw has shared some new images of what might be the first leaked internal parts for
Apple Maintains Tablet Market Share Lead Despite iPad Sales Drop
Apples recent earnings call revealed that iPad sales continue to decline, with the company shipping only 13.3 million iPads during the third fiscal quarter of 2014 (second calendar quarter), compared to 14.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Despite the sales
OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available via Mac App Store Redemption Codes
In line with yesterdays announcement, Apple today made available a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite to consumers who signed up for the companys OS X public beta program. Public beta program members are receiving promo codes via email that
Swatch Denies Report it is Working With Apple on iWatch Wearable
Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group today denied a recent report that it was working with Apple to develop a smartwatch product, reports Reuters. VentureBeat first reported this joint venture, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of Apples plans. A spokeswoman for
Apple Launching 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 After 4.7-Inch Version to Avoid Competition Between Two Models
Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from DigiTimes citing supply chain sources. The different timetables have been set as Apple does
Apple Working With Swatch For iWatch With Multiple Designs, Price Points?
Apple may be working with manufacturing partners like Swatch to create multiple versions of the iWatch that are available in a range of styles and price points, according to a questionable report from VentureBeat, citing a source with knowledge of
Apple in Talks With Credit Card Companies Over Payment Solution, Could Launch Mobile 'Wallet' T(...)
Apples talks with companies in the payment industry have been heating up in recent months, according to a new report from The Information. Apple executives have discussed launching a mobile payment
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Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.
When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opport(...)
Speaking to analysts, Apples chief executive Tim Cook called the companys new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the companys new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.
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Monotony review: Super simple RSS reader for your Mac
With Google Reader gone, the RSS readers that have popped up in its stead—like Feedly and Digg Reader—have largely strived to be fully featured replacements. Monotony (Mac App Store link) seems to revel in
BitPerfect review: Improve your iTunes music sound quality
In spite of the criticism levied against it, I tend to give iTunes the benefit of the doubt. It’s there, it does a serviceable job of managing and playing my music, it functions as a
Dreamweaver CC 2014 review: Web design and development tool gets even more visual
With the latest version of Dreamweaver, Adobe adds even more visual aids—so many that it might be possible to produce Web content without even looking at the application’s code view. But it’s not FrontPage 98 or PageMill 2.0, by a
Snapheal review: Make those background objects in your photos go away
Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2014. Every day (except weekends) from July until September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout
Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly
Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2014. Every weekday from July until September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout free,
Gear We Love: Revo Wireless offers Bluetooth-headphone convenience without the compromise
There’s a lot of gear out there for your Apple devices, but how do you know which are worth your time and what’s not worth your money? In our Gear We Love column, Macworld’s editors tell you about the products
AudioSwitcher 2.16 review: Mac app is an audio source quick-change artist
Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2014. Every day (except weekends) from July until September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout
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U.S. Federal Puppet Denise Cote says she’s troubled by Apple $450 million e-books settlement deal
A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement...
Steve Jobs wins: Apple takes first steps toward IBM acquisition
Apple’s next logical move will be to bring IBM entirely in house...
Random people on Hollywood Boulevard love Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Apple iWatch’
There’s been so much excitement around what’s been called the iWatch...
Apple is planning something huge
One thing is for certain: Money doesnt lie...
iPhone apps claim to repel mosquitoes
You’ve seen the clip on fans, bug repellent bracelets, and candles...
In China, Apple’s focus pays off while Samsung feels painful squeeze
Samsungs strategy of offering everything to counter every price point...
Why Apple should move its product launches
Apple’s results are heavily affected by the sales of its hardware products...
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Crowdfunding Critic: Pond wireless charging system
Historically, MacNN and Electronista have covered few, if any, in-progress crowd-sourced projects. Starting this week, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons were going to look at two projects per week that we find interesting.
iCloud Mail, iTunes, App Store services hit with network glitches
(Updated with spreading service issues) Apple online services have been affected by a pair of problems on Thursday, the companys system status page indicates. Still ongoing is a glitch with iCloud Mail, resulting
SampleTank 3 gets new interface, built-in MIDI engine
IK Multimedia has started shipping SampleTank 3, an upgraded version of its groove workstation for Mac and Windows users. The main addition is a redesigned interface, newly streamlined into three pages: Play, Mix,
Reviews: Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS
Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets and DAC models as there are models of laptop, and
Review: Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS
Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets and DAC models as there are models of laptop, and
OS X Yosemite public beta now available
As promised earlier this week, Apple has begun seeding the first public beta of OS X Yosemite. Access is limited to the first million people entered into the OS X Beta Program. That
Briefly: Oyster for web, mobile web browsers, IFTTT's Square channel
Oyster, an e-book subscription service, has announced its launch of new web and mobile web readers. The expansion marks its second new platform in the past month (with the first launch specifically for
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Profits up, sales soft as Apple reports third-quarter earnings
Even as critics complain the company has lost a step, Apple’s profits keep climbing. The company released its fiscal third-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, reporting revenue of $37.4 billion and a net profit of $7.7 billion—a record June quarter for
The Week in iOS Apps: Government made easy
Government made easyA new app promises to help you make up your mind about big issues—and to let Congress know about it. Plus, we have new apps for gaming, making movies, hearing
The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music
Making sweet musicThis weeks roundup of new iOS accessories includes gear for making music, listening to tunes, and sharing both with your friends.BiteMyAppleThe $60 Desktop Chair
Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services
Just a couple days after a security researcher alleged that iOS contained “backdoor” access to user information, Apple has posted a knowledge base article explaining many of the systems that were under scrutiny.In the article, iOS: About diagnostic capabilities, Apple
Apple: OS X Yosemite public beta arrives Thursday
On Thursday, fall will come early for hundreds of thousands of Mac users when Apple releases its first public beta of OS X Yosemite. The public-beta program, announced during Apple’s annual developer conference in June, lets regular users download and
This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPad sales, China, Beats, IBM, and more
A (very lightly) edited transcript of Tim Cooks comments from Apples Q3 earnings call:Highlights of the June quarterIt’s been a very busy and exciting time at Apple, and I’d like to review some of the highlights of our June quarter.
Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call
Apple reported its quarterly numbers on Tuesday, a mixed bag that saw profits rise up but sales fall short of the mark. Here are five takeaways from the earnings call that followed.Apple’s pouring more money into R&DApple has spent US$3.3
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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 24, 2014
Its the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. Youll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of whats happening
Loop Attachment Straitjacket case: Thin, lightweight protection
Chicago-based Loop Attachment has made a name for itself with inexpensive and versatile cases for Apple products. Their Mummy line has been around for a while, offering wraparound silicone cushioning in an innovative mummy wrap design that
iPhone-yielding, Pope-shaped Cheetos curl will forever change your view of the cheesy snack
Cheesecurlsofinstagram is a wonderful Instagram account that posts pictures of oddly-shaped Cheetos snacks with witty descriptions that nail their appearance. Take, for example, the above shot of Pope Frances curl.After a Sermon, Pope Frances,...
DTS expanding whole home audio choices with new partners and iOS links
DTS, the company which gives us such great audio in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray discs, is continuing a push to make a mark with distributed wireless audio in the home, taking on Sonos, Apples AirPlay,
The iWatch/Swatch rumor that was, and then wasn't
Citing an anonymous source, VentureBeat yesterday posted a spurious report claiming that Apple has been working with Swiss-based watch manufacturer Swatch in an effort to release a varied number of iWatch designs.Apple has been working with at...
Daily Deals for July 24, 2014, featuring expert web developer training
Its time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject
Microsoft still doesn't get why the iPhone succeeded
About two weeks, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella penned a detailed memo to Microsoft employees, a mission statement of sorts, outlining the companys vision and strategy for the future. Upon reading the memo, along with a subsequent interview
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Back up your digital comics with a click, not DRM
If you’ve been wary of joining the digital comics revolution because of digital rights management (DRM) concerns, Comixology, a comics portal and mobile app, is creating a solution. Announced Thursday at the company’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, the new DRM-free…Read
See iTunes 12′s sleek redesign in action
Alongside the fall release of OS X Yosemite, iTunes will be getting its own new look and feel. In today’s video, we show you exactly what to expect in the upcoming iTunes 12. Check out the video above to see…Read
iWatch prank shows how badly Apple fans want to believe
Late night show host and habitual Apple-prankster, Jimmy Kimmel, toasted Apple’s successful earnings report last night with a hilarious iWatch prank that shows just how deliciously potent the Apple Kool-Aid really is. After tossing in a few jabs at the…Read
Angry Birds become Transformers in new action-packed Comic-Con trailer
The Angry Birds are, ahem, transforming yet again in this new trailer from Rovio and Hasbro, released to coincide with San Diego Comic Con this week. You’ve got the red bird cosplaying as a voice-less Optimus Prime, running his way…Read
How to install Yosemite right now without ruining your Mac
  OS X 10.10 Yosemite is gorgeous. It’s the biggest visual overhaul to come to OS X since Aqua, which has caused a rush of Apple fanboys – including our own Leander Kahney -  to jump the gun and install the buttery…Read
OS X Yosemite beta goes public — here’s how to get it
Nearly two months after Apple announced it would release a public beta of OS X Yosemite, participants are finally getting their download notifications, allowing non-developers to access the new Mac operating system for the first time ever. The initial public…Read
Instagram plans to strike down Snapchat with ‘Bolt’
Instagram has accidentally leaked that it’s planning to launch a thunder strike against Snapchat with a new “one tap photo messaging” app of its own called Bolt. A banner announcing the new messaging app was accidentally posted for some users on Android…Read
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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
“Alive Inside” Film Explores Power of Music to Restore Memory
Re/code writes about “Alive Inside,” a documentary that chronicles the experiences of Alzheimer’s patients who have been revitalized through music. The film follows social worker Dan Cohen, whose nonprofit works to bring iPods loaded with personalized playlists to elderly Alzheimer’s
Sue Wagner Joins Apple’s Board of Directors
Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Bill Campbell, the board’s longest-serving member, is retiring after 17 years. Wagner co-founded BlackRock in 1988 and helped it become one of the
Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility
Apple and IBM have announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps, bringing IBM’s big-data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. IBM MobileFirst for
Scripps TV Stations Deliver News in a Flash with Final Cut Pro X
Detroit’s largest broadcaster, WXYZ TV, is now using Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Mac Pro to edit its news programs. And by doing so, it has significantly accelerating the time it takes to move a news story from
Apple Announces Updates to iTunes U
Apple has announced updates to iTunes U, bringing educators and students great new tools to build and experience educational content on iPad. Beginning July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create, edit, and manage entire courses directly
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