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'Continuity Activation Tool' for Adding Handoff to Older Macs Now Supports Bluetooth 4.0 Dongles
A new update to the community-built Continuity Activation Tool for OS X Yosemite brings Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle support, allowing users of some older model Macs to enable Handoff and other Bluetooth-related Continuity features on their machines without upgrading internal
Fleksy Keyboard for iOS Gains New Extensions, Theme Packs
With iOS 8, Apple began allowing third-party keyboards for the first time, and over the last few months, dozens of feature-rich keyboards have hit the market. With an ever-increasing number of keyboard options available, its becoming increasingly difficult for keyboard
TAG Heuer Announces Smartwatch Plans as Threat From Apple Watch Looms
High-end Swiss watchmakers have generally been publicly dismissive of any threat posed by Apples upcoming smartwatch, but now that the Watch is creeping closer to launch, fashion watch leaders are starting to take notice. According to Reuters, Swiss watchmaker TAG
Apple Wins iPod Antitrust Lawsuit, Found Not Guilty of Harming Consumers
Jury deliberations for the iPod antitrust lawsuit Apple faced in court last week began on Monday, and it appears the jury has already reached a verdict just a day later. As reported by The Verge, the jury has sided with
Minor iOS 8.1.3 Update in the Works Ahead of Apple Watch and iOS 8.2
While Apple is actively beta testing iOS 8.2 with developers well in advance of its public launch in order to provide tools for building Apple Watch apps, it appears there will be at least one more minor software update before
T-Mobile Unveils New 'Data Stash' Program That Allows Unused Data to Rollover Each Month
As part of its new Un-carrier 8.0 announcement, T-Mobile today unveiled its new Data Stash program that allows consumers to roll over their monthly unused data. At the end of the month, consumers will be able to store their unused
Samsung Eyeing LoopPay as Partner for Mobile Payment System to Rival Apple Pay
Samsung may be developing a mobile payment system to rival Apple Pay, reports Re/code. The Korean handset manufacturer reportedly is negotiating with payments startup LoopPay about the system, which it plans to debut it in 2015.
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Google's 'Physical Web' answer to Apple's iBeacons gets first hardware partner
Googles early-stage "Physical Web" project --?an attempt to displace Apples iBeacons with a similar, open-source framework -- is beginning to take shape,?as Turkish hardware firm Blesh is now offering the first Physical Web-compatible Bluetooth beacon hardware.
Apple says 'dozens' of banks and stores signed up for Apple Pay in recent weeks
Apple on Tuesday issued a statement to bring attention to the dozens of companies that threw support behind Apple Pay over the past few weeks, including the addition of ten new banks and an NBA arena.
Bose may take on Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio with new streaming music platform
A reported Bose job listing for a "cloud music services" UX designer suggests the company is working on a next-generation streaming platform to rival Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.
Apple backs Microsoft in data privacy fight against U.S. government
Apple was one of more than 50 private companies and trade associations to sign amicus briefs in support of Microsoft on Monday as the Redmond, Wash., company continues an ongoing court battle with the U.S. government over customer data privacy
Canadian government details antitrust charges against Apple
Just days after Canadas Competition Bureau announced that it would look into the details of Apples contracts with wireless carriers, a newly-uncovered court filing has shed light on the regulators allegations of anti-competitive practices.
Orlando Magic are first NBA team to support Apple Pay for in-arena purchases
The Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association, will become the leagues first team to offer fans the ability to complete transactions with Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well
Pixelmator unveils major updates for iPad and Mac, Fleksy adds extensions and GIFs
Three hefty updates hit the Mac and iOS App Stores this week, as popular Apple-centric image editor Pixelmator added a number of new features and performance fixes on both the iPad and Mac, while third-party iOS keyboard Fleksy introduced extensions
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Workflow for iOS review: An awesome Mac-like app for our post-PC devices
Our iOS devices arent built for efficiency. Unlike OS X, where we can simultaneously work in multiple apps and position windows and folders on our desktops for optimal output, iOS has a far greater focus on individual tasks. Even accomplishing
Data Rescue 4.1 review: Same solid data recovery and a new BootWell feature
For years, Prosoft Engineering has made a great product with its Data Rescue line. The application promises to let you mount and work with the hard drives that ordinarily couldn’t be mounted. It can ignore any and all slow read
Rapid Review: Drobo Mini makes protected storage a snap
Rapid Review: SanDisk's iXpand is your iPhone's new travel buddy
Basis Peak is the perfect activity tracker for hardcore quantified-selfers
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home review: Control everything in your house (eventually)
I’m not sure why coffee tables are called coffee tables. The one in my living room spends more time buried under a pile of remote controls than it does holding up cups of coffee. Of course, the holy grail for
Microsoft Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost
Back in April 2014, I wrote about the first release of Microsoft’s Excel for iPad, and I found it to have a well-designed UI and most of the features of the desktop version. It was missing some things, like the
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iOS 8 mistakes that make you look dumb
Some users have claimed their iOS device runs slower since they installed iOS 8...
Bad guys listening in? Take steps to avoid public Wi-Fi snooping
If you don’t want to provide random people access to your Mac...
2014: Still sick of Android
In March 2012, I publicly called it quits with Android...
Canada court to order Apple to turn over records in iPhone probe
The Federal Court of Canada agreed on Wednesday to order Apple...
IT Enquirer spends two weeks with Apple’s iPad Air 2 and finds ‘silicon perfection’
For my birthday this year, I got an iPad Air 2...
Apple defeats $1 billion iPod antitrust suit in three hours
Apple Inc. quickly dispensed with a $1 billion lawsuit by iPod users...
Google detractors take fight to U.S. state attorneys general
The inner workings of those efforts are outlined in emails obtained by..
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Briefly: Mujjo's gray wallet iPhone case, Google Wallet update
Mujjo has introduced its Leather Wallet Case line-up for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in gray, as part of its Desaturated Collection. The wallet case is designed to hold two to three
Apple Canada ordered to turn over documents in carrier deal probe
The Federal Court of Canada has agreed to order Apples Canadian division to turn over documents to the Competition Bureau, Reuters reports. Apple has already handed over some requested documents, but may not
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Holiday Gift Guide -- gifts for the Apple gadgeteer
Its not too late, but its getting close. In fact its so close, that any helping hand might be welcome for the Apple-centric device lover in your life. Good news! We see every
Hands On: Mujjo Refined Touchscreen Gloves
It shouldnt be a secret that normal, cheap knit gloves actually dont contain enough fabric to prevent a persons finger from interacting with a capacitive screen. This means that, yes, normal knit gloves
Pixelmator Mac, iPad apps get significant updates
Pixelmator Team has released updated Mac and iPad versions of its namesake image editor. The Mac update, v3.3.1, now supports pinch-to-zoom gestures on trackpads, fulfilling a popular demand. Resizing and scrolling options have
Briefly: Instagram filter collection grows, Pebble Android Wear alerts
Instagram has updated its famous photo filters, for the first time in two years. The Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, and Perpetua effects have been added to both the Android and iOS versions of
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Facebook turns on auto-enhancement for iOS photos
There’s a reason Instagram now has more users than Twitter: The photo-sharing app turns your poorly lit images into filtered masterpieces. Facebook is now taking a cue from its subsidiary with a new feature that auto-enhances the photos you upload
The Week in iOS Accessories: Cables, speakers, and more
Cables, speakers, and moreThis weeks roundup of accessories includes our favorite battery ever—it even has wood paneling, like the best station wagons of our childhood.BSX ElectronicsThe $199 JookBox speaker
The Macworld staff's very favorite iOS apps of 2014
The cream of the cropImage by Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr Just when we thought we had reached peak app, 2014 brought us a fresh round of iOS awesomeness we cant live without. Messaging apps and social
Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making
A jury decided Tuesday that Apple wasn’t trying to monopolize digital music when it added FairPlay, a digital rights management technology, to songs itsold on iTunes. The class-action suit against Apple was a decade in the making, but it took
Instagram adds five new filters and gives you control over the list
December is always the blurriest month, our vision clouded by snowstorms and twinkle lights. Instagram on Tuesday rolled out an update that introduces five new filters, and a new method of previewing all the filters by seeing them over a
Apple Pay wins over more banks, still seeking retailers
Customers of Chase, MasterCard, and Bank of America have already seen a major promotional push for Apple Pay, but now smaller banks and credit card providers are getting on board.Apple now supports the cards that comprise 90 percent of credit
How Fancred is challenging Facebook for your sports fandom
Unless you’re a diehard sports fan, you probably haven’t heard of Fancred—yet. The sports fan-focused social network is quietly building momentum in a quest to do for sports what LinkedIn has done for professionals.“We think we’re building the world’s largest
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Today is the last day to order iPhoto book's before Christmas
If you wanted to order a book of your photos through iPhoto this holiday season, today is the last day to so before the cut off. Customers who purchase a iPhoto book today, December 17, will need to
Boiling an iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola, for science
In case you didnt know: Destroying expensive things has become its own little subgenre on YouTube in recent years, and the iPhone is one of the gadgets that content creators absolutely love to torture in all kinds of,
Gene Munster predicts! This time, Apple television coming in 2016
For all the fun we Apple bloggers have with Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munsters insistence that Apples going to come out with some sort of amazing smart TV, you have to hand it to the man for two
Flickr Find: A monitor of monstrous measurements
We often laud our smartphones and tablets for being thin, but we often forget that monitor technology has seen perhaps the greatest slim down in recent years. Case in point -- take a look at this vintage 20-inch
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 them
Apple closes Russian online store due to ruble fluctuations
Apple has stopped selling iPads, iPhones and other products on its Russian website due to the extreme fluctuations in the ruble, reports Bloomberg. Since the start of the week, the Russian currency has lost up to 20 percent
NANPISA: A Video Journey
NANPISA is an interactive journey into real-world issues and educational subject matter. When players select a category, they are presented with a series of video clips that relate to that subject matter and after the clip, players answer
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Orlando Magic will be first NBA team to offer Apple Pay
Apple Pay made its debut in Major League Baseball just in time for the world series. Now the NBA is about to get its first look at how Apple’s mobile wallet can speed up concession stand lines, as the Orlando…Read
Flatworms in space might hold key to human immortality
Flatworms are the darlings of the molecular biology field. What scientist doesn’t love a species that can lose an organ or body part — even its head — and grow it back? It’s quite a trick. We’ll see if they…Read
Microsoft’s incredible photo sharing app gains Apple TV support
Microsoft’s Xin is already one of the best ways to share photos between devices, even if you’re on Android or iPhone, but it’s getting even better today for iPhone users with a new update that adds Apple TV support, plus a ton…Read
You could win the hottest wearable of 2015 with The Apple Watch Giveaway
Analysts agree that 2015 will see the wearable technology sector dominate the consumer electronics landscape. Expected to lead the charge will be the highly anticipated Apple Watch, slated for release early next year. You could be one of the very first…Read
Leather ‘taco’ will stop keys from scratching your iPhone
You probably spent a lot on your iPhone, and you don’t want something like your car and house keys scratching it up when you cram all of them into the same pocket. Sure, you could slap a screen protector on…Read
7 beautiful workplaces that put yours to shame
Tasty gifts for the cooks on your list
Surely you know one of these people: They’re not intimidated by a complicated recipe, and they can turn a handful of random ingredients into something delectable. They stare dreamily at the windows when they walk by Sur La Table or…Read
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Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
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 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
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