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Jony Ive Reveals Exclusive Apple Watch Sport Bands at Milan Design Week
Earlier today the Apple Watch went on display at Milans Salone Del Mobile Design, with Apple SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and design consult Marc Newson in attendance. Now, it appears that Jony Ive also made it to the
WWDC 2015 Lottery Ends, Winners Begin Receiving Confirmation Emails
Developer demand for Apples annual Worldwide Developers Conference always exceeds ticket supply, so Apple holds a lottery to determine which developers will win the chance to go to the conference. This year, Apple accepted lottery entries from April 14 until
Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall is Now a Broadway Producer
Former Apple iOS chief turned Snapchat advisor Scott Forstall has taken on a new project, according to his first ever tweet on Twitter. Forstall is co-producing the upcoming Broadway musical Fun Home, a show that opens this Sunday.
Apple Pay Launch in Canada Planned for November
Apple Pay is planned to launch in Canada in November, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report claims Apple is in negotiations with six Canadian banks about launching the mobile
Apple Watch Goes on Display in Milan, Phil Schiller and Marc Newson on Hand
After being announced to appear at Milans Salone Del Mobile Design Fair earlier in the week, today the Apple Watch was displayed for the first time to the public, outside of a retail store or pop up shop, at the
Apple Watch With Custom Red Sport Band, Folding UK Plug Spotted in New Photos
British cyclist and former professional rugby player Will Carling has shared a pair of new photos on Twitter that appear to reveal two unreleased Apple products. The first photo shows a stainless steel Apple Watch with what looks like a
Apple Stores to Offer 'Apple Watch Basics' Workshops Beginning April 24
Starting on April 24, it appears that Apple will be offering Apple Watch Basics workshops in some of its retail stores around the world, helping customers who begin receiving their watches on that day to learn how to use them.
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Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models
In a quiet update to Apples dedicated CarPlay webpage, legendary German automaker Porsche was added to a rolling list of companies promising support for the iOS-based infotainment system.
How to enable Apple's Handoff feature between your iOS devices and Mac
One of the key features of Continuity across Apple devices is Handoff. Handoff allows Apples first-party apps and any third party developers to send an apps data seamlessly between devices so you can "pick up where you left off."
Jony Ive and Marc Newson reveal special Apple Watch Sport Band colors at Milan gala
Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson were on hand in Italy to attend a high-fashion coming out party for Apple Watch at upscale Milanese restaurant Carlo e Camilla. During the festivities, important guests were provided early copies of Apple
Roommates stab each other with beer bottles in iPhone vs. Android dispute
Two men in Tulsa, Okla. were hospitalized on Friday after stabbing each other in a fight over the superiority of iPhones versus Android devices, according to a local ABC TV affiliate.
Apple sends out ticket confirmations to WWDC 2015 lottery winners
Apple on Friday began sending out Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 ticket confirmations to lucky developers who were selected at random after registering to attend the annual event scheduled for June.
Apple suppliers extend Lightning cable production to Brazil and Vietnam
Hardware manufacturers responsible for supplying Apples official Lightning to USB cable accessory have moved production beyond China and into Brazil and Vietnam, according to an updated Support Pages document.
Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall takes to Twitter for first time, announces Broadway musical
In a marked departure from his former career at Apple, Scott Forstall posted on Twitter for the first time on Friday to announce his role as a co-producer in an upcoming Broadway musical, Fun Home.
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Zagg Folio review: iPad Air 2 keyboard case can boost your productivity
Wireless keyboards for the iPad come in all shapes and sizes. Some duplicate Apple’s Smart Cover approach by only covering the screen when it’s not in use. Others forgo attaching to the iPad, letting users decide which case to use.
Matias Ergo Pro review: Even adjustable keyboards aren't one size fits all
The Matias Ergo Pro is the latest keyboard that tries to help computer users with a well-known problem: keyboards aren’t designed for hands. Instead, typists since the late 1800s through the present have had to adapt themselves to the demands
ControlAir review: A touch-free future is here, as long as you have enough light
PC makers really tried to make touchscreen computers a thing in recent years, but it’s little surprise why those efforts have largely failed. Hunching over a keyboard pawing greasy mitts all over the display doesn’t exactly inspire a great user
Exolens for iPhone 6 review: Lens kit widens your iPhone 6's point of view
ExoLens is a lens system built for the iPhone 6, intended to give you more shooting flexibility than the standard iPhone lens. The kit comes with an aluminum bracket that slides over your phone, and a pair of lenses that
BusyContacts review: Keep your contacts close, and their social media feeds even closer
Keeping your contacts wrangled can be a challenge, especially when you have to hop between Mail, your calendar, your contacts, and social media apps to keep tabs on everything that might be going on in your personal orbit. BusyContacts, a
Review: The new 12-inch MacBook is a laptop without an ecosystem
Apple’s often been a company that pushes new technology into a world that’s reluctant to receive it or doesn’t know what to make of it. It’s a company that’s often designing for what it sees as the world of the
Moment Lenses review: These top-notch iPhone camera lenses are a traveler's dream
The iPhone makes for a pretty good camera on its own, but adding an additional lens can really help your photos shine. Moment’s $100 Wide Lens and $100 Tele Lens offer something a little different—unlike other iPhone camera lenses that
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OS X Yosemite review: 6 months later
Time flies: Its been six months since OS X Yosemites launch...
Apple begins notifying winners of 2015 WWDC ticket lottery
On Friday, lucky recipients started receiving emails that they had been selected at random...
Apple unveils exclusive Apple Watch Sport Bands in Milan
Apple’s PR tour for the Apple Watch doesn’t appear to be slowing down...
Apple brass: A bargain at $281 million
Ahrendts was awarded $82.6 million last year, making her the highest-paid executive at Apple...
Surprising things I learned at the Apple Store — and one thing that was no surprise at all
Yesterday, I visited my local Apple Store...
Dream of $1 trillion valuation for Apple slips away
Remember all the talk about Apple racing to be the first company...
Even in South Korea, Samsung sees weak response to the Galaxy S6
If it were me, I’d buy the iPhone 6. The Galaxy S6 battery runs out quickly...
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Apple now notifying winners of 2015 WWDC ticket lottery
On Friday, lucky recipients started receiving emails that they had been selected at random in a ticket lottery to register for the companys annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, which will start
Report: Apple improves revenue for devs over Android in 2015
A new report by analytics firm App Annie has revealed that Apple and Google, as the progenitors of iOS and Android respectively, are locked in a roughly stalemated battle when it comes to
Hands On: Sue Doku 2.0.0 (iOS)
Bad news for fellow addicts of the iPad game Sue Doku: its been updated, and is now a universal app. You do hear that term a lot, and it often isnt explained, so
Giveaway: Win 1 of 5 copies of DiRT 3 racing
Earlier this year Feral Interactive released their latest racing game, DiRT 3 for Mac. We got our hands on a copy for review a few weeks back and had some fun taking this
Apple Watch: Basics class, Schiller and Newson in Italy, sales poll
Although the unexpected sellout of the Apple Watch will put a crimp of unavailability in the works, Apple is going ahead with new Apple Watch Basics workshops at some of its retail stores
Forums: OSX compatibility, iPhone screen replacements and more
This week in the MacNN Forums, Moderator andi*pandi& recently scored a white MacBook and discovered they are able to upgrade the OS for free, but wonders if 10.10 would run like a dead
Apple deals: iPods, iPads and accessories
At Apples online store right now, take advantage of price cuts on refurbished iPods, iPads and Apple Accessories. The 5th generation refurbished 16GB iPod touch is now only $149 after a $30 price
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Report: Apple Pay on its way to Canada this fall
Apple is in talks with Canada’s six largest banks to smooth the way for Apple Pay’s debut up north this November.According to a Friday report in the Wall Street Journal, Canada’s big banks are balking at Apple’s mobile payment service.
The Week in iOS App: Hail Halo!
Hail Halo!This week’s roundup of apps includes the arrival of Halo on iOS with two new games. Plus, big updates from Any.Do, Tumblr, and more.Any.DoAny.Do has
Apple makes it official: Steve Dowling is the company's new PR chief
Steve Dowling has been leading Apple’s communications team for six months, and now the long-time public relations exec is now officially the company’s Vice President of Communications. Apple Steve Dowling is officially head of
You should play: Naught Reawakening spins the platforming genre upside-down with this riveting (...)
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
Don't expect to buy an Apple Watch in-store until June
Good news: If you preordered an Apple Watch on April 10 and saw an April 24-May 8 estimated shipping date, you might actually get a Watch on the 24th. Bad news: If you holding off on preordering a Watch until
The Week in iPhone Cases: Feast your eyes on Gresso's $5000 18-karat gold iPhone 6 case
...plus battery packs, clear cases, and moreThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features a pricey little number from Gresso, the latest battery cases from Mophie and Ventev, a unique one-handed accessory from Portenzo,
Baseball app GameChanger brings major league scorekeeping to little league games
My junior year of high school was the last year I would play competitive baseball. As the season came to a close, I sat in the last row of the team bus on a return trip from a game that
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ESPN objects to Verizon's flexible FiOS TV plans
You may like Verizons more flexible FiOS TV packages, but ESPN sure doesnt. The Disney-owned sports network claims that these offerings break contracts which prevent carriers from putting ESPN and ESPN2 into a separate sports package -- typically,
Comcast's gigabit internet hits northern California in June
Comcast is bringing its twice-as-fast-as-Google-Fiber internet service to northern California. Potential customers will need installation of professional-grade equipment to access it and, youll have to be near its fiber network -- Fresno, Monterey, ...
Windows 10's phone maps help you find things to do
To put it mildly, Windows Phones official mapping options are... basic. However, Microsoft is promising a better experience with the mobile Maps app in Windows 10. Get a recent preview version of Windows 10 and youll see a
Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready
In case you wanted another behind-the-scenes look at how Googles internet-by-balloon service is doing, now is your chance. The Project Loon team posted a new video showing everything from how it manages its balloon fleet, the balloon creation
FCC vote clears the way for lower-cost mobile data
Dont look now, but you may soon have more options for mobile internet access beyond the usual wireless carriers. The FCC has voted in favor of rules that not only make a wide 100MHz slice of 3.5GHz spectrum
The world as a work of digital art
As curious creatures, we attempt to understand the world around us in many ways and nowadays that usually boils down to big data visualization. Whether were creating models of large-scale systems or breaking down reality into wireframes and
Recommended Reading: The problem with Record Store Day
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, youll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the
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Hot deals ending soon: Get the Satechi 4 Port USB Hub for $20; Plus much more
Save big on top selling gear and services every day at Cult of Mac Deals. This is your last chance to cash in and save on the Satechi Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub, a 2 year subscription to NordVPN,…Read
Is Nike and Apple’s relationship on the rocks?
Apple’s new Activity and Fitness apps for Apple Watch might signal the end of the company’s long partnership with Nike. So what does this mean for the millions of us who were introduced to Nike+ by Apple in 2006 and…Read
Add all your videos to your iTunes library with iFlicks
This post is brought to you by iFlicks. Are all your videos hidden in a bunch of folders or stored haphazardly in the cloud? Wouldn’t you rather they were all as easy to sort and locate as your iTunes content,…Read
Thin is in: The 2015 MacBook hands-on review
Imagine an iPad Air sliced in half. The top half peels up to reveal a pin-sharp high-res screen. The other half has a full-size keyboard that’s almost flat. This is the new MacBook; Apple’s latest crazy thin laptop that, as…Read
See Batman’s armored batsuit in first Batman v Superman trailer
If Batman’s going to take on Superman, he’s going to need some extra protection and firepower. The first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gives us our a glimpse of the armored batsuit — complete with glowing white…Read
10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know
In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is…Read
You’ll never believe what ex-Apple VP Scott Forstall is up to now
We’re starting to learn more about what excommunicated Apple executive Scott Forstall is up to after years of flying under the radar. The former head of iOS is an advisor to Snapchat, and although he will likely continue to be involved…Read
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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8
Apple today announced it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed live to developers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100
Apple Announces ResearchKit Available to Medical Researchers
Apple today announced that ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research, is now available. Medical researchers will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps, and developers can also contribute new research modules to the
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor
Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging, and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improved
Apple Unveils All-New MacBook
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 Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air
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 Introduces ResearchKit, Giving Medical Researchers New Tools
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
HBO NOW Premiering in April; Subscription Available to Apple Customers
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
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