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12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Again Rumored to Have Oxide LCD Display
Apples much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro could have Oxide LCD display technology and will enter mass production in the third quarter of 2015, according to DigiTimes. The report, citing sources within the
BMW Denies Report of Electric Car Discussions With Apple
German carmaker BMW on Thursday denied that its discussions with Apple involved developing an electric car, according to Reuters. German automotive magazine Auto Motor und Sport reported hours earlier that Apple and BMW were in close negotiations about developing the
June WWDC Launch Looking More Likely for 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air
Despite rumors earlier this week suggesting the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air could see a launch during Apples upcoming March 9 media event, The Wall Street Journal tonight released a report indicating the notebook wont be shipping until Q2 2015. The
Apple May Include USB 3.0 Ports on Upcoming 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro'
Following up on a report from earlier today claiming Apple has pushed back its plans for the so-called iPad Pro, asking suppliers to begin production in September rather than this quarter, The Wall Street Journal weighs in with its own
Apple Delaying Production on Larger-Screened 'iPad Pro' Until September
Apple has opted delay production on the rumored larger-screened iPad Pro due to issues with display panel supply, reports Bloomberg. Manufacturing on the tablet will reportedly begin in September, rather than earlier in the year.Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is
Apple Putting Banners Up at Yerba Buena Center Ahead of March 9 Event
Apple began its efforts to decorate the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco yesterday, putting up the scaffolding that would allow workers to hang colorful banners and logos, and as of today, the first decorations have gone
HBO and Apple in Talks for $15/Month Apple TV Streaming Service Launching in April
HBO is in talks with Apple over a partnership that would see its upcoming standalone web-only subscription television package available on the Apple TV, reports Michael Learmonth, writing for International Business Times. CNBC has also confirmed that Apple and HBO
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BMW denies talks with Apple connected to producing a new car
Recent negotiations between Apple and BMW werent connected to developing a car, a BMW spokesman has said, citing discussions between the two parties as part of "regular talks."
Apple researching device waterproofing via vapor deposition, silicone seals
A U.S. patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple is actively researching ways to make its products more resistant to moisture, suggesting future iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch products could be more resistant to exposure to moisture.
Rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display to launch in Q2, report says
While rumors surrounding Apples purported 12-inch MacBook Air have died down amid Apple Watch hype, a new report on Wednesday claims partner manufacturers have already started mass production of the device in preparation of a second quarter launch.
Apple's 'iPad Pro' might include USB expansion ports, new fast charging tech
Following reports that claimed Apple was forced to push back its production timeline for a larger 12.9-inch iPad, new rumors suggest the company is looking to incorporate USB 3.0 connectivity and possibly ports for keyboards and a mouse.
Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple Inc in Taiwan
Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan.
Judges skeptical Apple suffered irreparable harm from Samsung patent infringement
Apples litigious crusade against Samsung trundled along in U.S. appellate court on Wednesday, but judges were skeptical of an argument claiming continued patent infringement by Samsung is causing Apple irreparable harm.
Apple reportedly pushes production of 'iPad Pro' to September due to
A report on Wednesday claims Apple has pushed back plans to start mass production of a 12.9-inch iPad model due to poor display yields, with a new ramp up cycle set to start in September.
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Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac
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.
Review: LastPass for Mac protects your passwords but needs polish
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
Garmin Vivosmart review: Fitness tracking and notifications for less
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
DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better
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 review: Untangle your business and personal expenses
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
Alfred review: This Mac app launcher continues to shine, but Alfred Remote doesn't stack up
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.
Mail Pilot 2 for iOS review: Gesture-based controls tame your email inbox
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
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Apple urges court to force Samsung to remove patented iPhone features from its phones
Apple urged a U.S. appeals court to force Samsung Electronics to stop copying iPhone...
Apple Watch wins gold in 2015 iF Design Awards: ‘An altogether extraordinary piece of design’
The Apple Watch isnt even for sale, yet its already won a major design award...
Deutsche Bank: Apple Watch could be $26 billion per year business by 2018
The Apple Watch may be a $26 billion business by 2018...
BMW: Our talks with Apple don’t involve developing or building a car
German carmaker BMW said on Thursday its talks with technology giant Apple...
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google: Who wins and who loses
Apple will become the first trillion dollar market cap company...
Apple delays 12.9-inch-screen iPad due to display panel production issues, sources say
Apple will delay the start of manufacturing for a larger-screened iPad...
Apple hanging banners at Yerba Buena Center for ‘Spring Forward’ March 9th special event
Apple has begun hanging banners outside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts...
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Hands On: Scan Me (iOS)
Scan Me by organize.me is an app that will create a multi-page PDF by taking pictures, convert those pictures to text, and scan QR codes. While the other two features are good to
Briefly: Imgur iOS app relaunches, Sling TV gains AMC, IFC
Imgur, the image hosting service, has launched a new app for iOS devices. The free app provides quick access to popular images on the service, as well as voting and commenting on individual
Briefly: Yerba Buena gets signage, iTunes tweaked for indie labels
Crews are putting up banners, signs, and other decorations to transform the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco into an Apple auditorium for the March 9 Spring Forward event, where Apple is expected
Hands On: Sopio (iOS)
Sopio by Lightwood is an app version of a card game of the same name. Lightwood is no stranger to developing Sopio apps for iOS; theyve had a free Sopio score tracker app
Hands On: Duckie Deck Card Wars (iOS)
Generally, Duckie Deck games tend to be more on the lighter side of problem solving and gameplay, intended for children between ages two and four. Duckie Deck Card Wars, however, is designed for
Apple in talks to add streaming HBO service to Apple TV
According to a new report, Apple is in talks with movie and original program service HBO to bring its streaming service, called HBO Now, to Apple TV as a standalone subscription service that
Screenshots of refreshed MacBook Air stats hint at Broadwell update
A Chinese site has posted images not of the forthcoming refreshed MacBook Air itself, but of its specifications gleaned from the About this Mac dialog. The images are said to be from a
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Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you
It’s time to officially ditch PowerPoint as your go-to tool for building slideshow presentations. Slideshow-building app Haiku Deck’s latest feature, Haiku Deck Zuru, practically builds a slideshow for you, extracting the must-know information from your notes and putting it together
The Week in iPhone Cases: Extreme protection from Laza, a music-inspired case from Anvil, and more!
Pick your case!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has a bit of everything: Cases with radiation shields for extra safety, a mirror-sticking solution for the adventurous type, multi-purpose pouches, and hardcore protective shells.Anvil
Watch this space: Apple is about to fill all the holes in the Apple Watch story
Only a few more days until Tim Cook will stride onto the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and show off his Apple Watch. You know, again. We got the broad strokes in September, but the watches
Apple Watch: 3 big questions Apple still needs to answer
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The Week in Mac Accessories: Better bags for your MacBook
Better bags for your MacBookThis weeks roundup features several different bags for toting your laptop around. Plus: A cool new standing desk, external storage solutions, and more.Brenthavien
4 things iPhoto can do that Photos can't (yet)
While it’s true that Apple is phasing out iPhoto in favor of its new Photos app, iPhoto is still an incredibly powerful program and includes many features you likely know nothing about. If you don’t plan on moving to Yosemite
Apple's new Maps patent guides your car around cell phone dead spots
Every day when I drive over the Bay Bridge, I lose my wireless signal, just briefly. This is the firstest of first-world problems, and some days I don’t notice, but often I’m streaming music on a shuffle, and the track
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So long, and thanks for all the fish
As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget,
There's magic everywhere
The past couple of articles Ive written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying Apple is doomed. I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that
Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service
Back in the early days of December, 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger.
The end of an era
The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOLs possible plans.Those of you who pay attention to authors bylines on
Mac 101: Option-select those columns
Its fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because its one of the first whoa, how did you do that? tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day.
Remember the GT Advanced sapphire facility? It's going to be a command center for Apple
CNBC reported today that the GT Advanced plant in Mesa, Arizona, originally tasked with the job of making sapphire for screens, buttons, and other bits and pieces of Apple gear, is now going to be taken over by
Well I hope Neil Young will remember, an iPhone man don't need him around anyhow
Remember Neil Youngs PonoPlayer? The Kickstarter campaign for the vintage rockers revolution in music listening raised a huge US$6.2 million, with notables like Norah Jones, Elvis Costello and Tom Petty spouting about how the new $400 music playi...
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Here come the Apple Watch fart apps
Oh god. What else is there to say? The first Apple Watch fart app is already in development. Called Fart Watch, the app looks to be a glorified Whoopee Cushion. The idea is you put your iPhone underneath someone’s seat…Read
6 audacious fan films that could teach Hollywood a lesson
Fan films are the ultimate way for fans to pay tribute to the characters they love; giving devotees the chance to show how the characters they love should be portrayed without the creativity-sapping “benefit” of focus groups, hack screenwriters, and overpaid producers.…Read
The Wankband aims to be the Apple Watch of masturbation
Every wearable maker out there right now is trying to figure out how they’re going to compete with the Apple Watch once it lands. Leave it to online adult site PornHub, though, to actually figure it out: they’ve just unveiled…Read
12-inch MacBook Air may arrive in time for WWDC
Apple could launch its eagerly-anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air around the time of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. Claiming to have spoken with unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal writes that Apple will release its first refresh of the…Read
“Microsoft tech support” scammer threatens murder in Canada
Apple’s customer service is tops. Go into any Apple Store, and a Genius will be happy to assist you with even the most trivial of technical support problems. I bet the guy on the other end of this call from…Read
Indie dev hopes Zombie Match Defense will chew its way to the top
SAN FRANCISCO — After his best friend deemed it impossible to make a fun game using the oversaturated staples of mobile gaming — match three, tower defense and zombies — indie developer Jake Sones made a bet. Now Sones and…Read
The makers of Monument Valley want to redesign your car dashboard
What do you do as a second act after creating one of the most beautiful iOS games in history? If you’re Ustwo, the devs behind the Cult of Mac favorite Monument Valley, the answer is simple: you redesign the car…Read
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A New Take on Feature Film Post-Production
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 Reports Record First Quarter Results
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
App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records
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
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
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