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Apple Watch Order Statuses Shifting to 'Preparing for Shipment'
Apple Watch order statuses have begun changing from Processing Items to Preparing for Shipment as Apple gets ready to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered their devices on Friday, April 10. Apple Watch orders that
Apple Watch Charges Begin Showing Up On Credit and Debit Cards
According to multiple tweets and emails received by MacRumors, Apple has just begun charging customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch for their purchases. The charges suggest that early Apple Watch orders will soon shift from Processing Items to Preparing for
Shazam, OneDrive, Porsche, FIFA 15, ESPN, JetBlue and More Apps Updated for Apple Watch
A number of notable apps have been updated with Apple Watch support to start off the week, including Shazam, Microsoft OneDrive, Porsche Car Connect, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team by
First Wave of Apple Watches Begin Shipping Ahead of Friday's Launch
Apple Watch pre-orders are being sent to centralized distribution points across the United States as couriers prepare the shipments to be delivered ahead of the wrist-worn devices launch on April 24, according to a source for MacRumors that has provided
Apple Promotes Environmental Responsibility in New Video
Apple has uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel called Better Starts Here that promotes the companys environmental responsibility throughout its supply chain, data centers and more. Apple emphasizes how it plans to leave the world better than it
iMac Shipping Estimates Slip to 3-5 Business Days for Most Models
iMac shipping estimates have slipped to 3-5 business days on the Apple Online Store in the United States for all models aside from the entry-level 21.5-inch option with a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. The high-end 15-inch Retina MacBook
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
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Apple patents Apple Watch Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet designs
Just before Apple Watch officially hits the street at the end of the week, Apple on Tuesday was granted design patents for its unique Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet device accessories.
Beyonce seen sporting Apple Watch Edition with gold link bracelet
Less than a week after star fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld showed off pictures of his yellow gold Apple Watch Edition with custom all-gold link bracelet, Beyonce was seen at Coachella wearing what appears to be the same combination.
Apple starts charging Apple Watch orders, preparing units for shipping
Ahead of an official Apple Watch launch later this week, Apple on Monday began charging credit and debit cards for customer preorders, while updating order status information as preparing for shipment.
Google to discontinue YouTube support on older iOS devices, Apple TVs
The YouTube app will no longer function on many older iOS devices and Apple TVs after today, a consequence of the YouTube Data API being updated to support newer features, according to an official Google document.
TuneIn, Shazam, RunKeeper among latest apps ready for Apple Watch launch
With Fridays launch of the Apple Watch just days away, major developers are still working to add support to their iPhone apps, some new examples being TuneIn Radio, RunKeeper, Shazam, JetBlue, and Instapaper.
American broadcasters turn up the volume on misguided campaign to enable FM tuners in smartphones
Millions of consumers have switched off their radios in favor of music and commentary streamed over the internet, a trend that many in the terrestrial broadcast industry allege has been bolstered by device makers and wireless carriers who have conspired
Manhattan district attorney grabs attention saying iPhone will become 'device of choice' for te(...)
In a weekend conversation on radio station WNYM/970 AM, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the iPhone "the terrorists communication device of choice," owing to the default disk encryption present in iOS 8.
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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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IT admins need to get ready for Apple Watch to hit the workplace
Were days away from seeing the first batch of Apple Watches appear on wrists...
Women in IT security: ‘It is a lopsided team in the field’
Women account for less than 11 percent of info security jobs...
Apple Watch will win and push Apple above one trillion dollars
Any argument that the Apple Watch segment is too small...
NAB calls for Apple to switch on an iPhone feature you didn’t know you had
While NAB makes it sound like Apple could simply issue an iOS update to flick the switch...
Why Google is the new evil empire
Don’t let the whimsical multicolored logo and don’t be evil mantra fool you...
Analyst: Apple is a cash flow machine
Apple investors should expect a dividend increase and a bigger stock buyback...
Remove caches to fix a slow Finder in OS X 10.10.3
After upgrading to OS X 10.10.3, you may find that navigating the Finder...
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Sony reveals four sound bars, two receivers shipping this summer
Sony has revealed a collection of four new sound bars and two A/V receivers to its home cinema audio range. The HT-ST9, HT-NT3, HT-CT780, and HT-CT380 sound bars and STR-DN860 and STR-DN1060 receivers
Latest Apple environmental report out, shows larger carbon footprint
The 2015 edition of Apples annual Environmental Responsibility Report covering calendar 2014 is out, and as usual highlights the companys efforts to reduce, reuse, or mitigate its use of rare materials and its
Apple now charging cards, preparing to ship first Apple Watch orders
Some of the estimated 2.3 million who were able to order an Apple Watch on the first day of availability before the global inventory sold out in mere hours may soon be getting
Daily Deals: iPad Air 2 Retina, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge, Kindle Fire HD 7
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista trawl the Internet for discounts, offers, and sales on electronic goods for you, the discerning reader. Since it is the
Review: Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor
Neurio Home Intelligence is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a homes breaker box, monitors electricity usage and allows the homeowner to see at a glance if they left the oven
Reviews: Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor
The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a homes breaker box, monitors electricity usage and allows the homeowner to see at a glance if
Micromat uses more sensors for Mac diagnostics in TechTool Pro 8
Micromat has launched the eighth version of its Mac troubleshooting utility, adding more functionality to the software. TechTool Pro 8 builds upon the previous versions ability to test core components of the Macs
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How the Apple Watch heart rate sensor works, according to Apple
If you’re curious how the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor works, the company is now happy to explain.A new support document on Apple’s website describes exactly how the watch measures your pulse, how often the readings happen, and what factors
Got a new MacBook? USB Target Disk Mode works with the right cable (which Apple doesn't sell)
On Friday, you might have read my and executive editor Susie Ochs’s experiences with our out-of-the-box, retail purchased MacBooks. We had a lot of glitches in setup and configuration, many confirmed by other MacBook owners and some by people who
Halo comes to iOS, but it's not the same shooter you know from Xbox
Microsoft’s kinder, gentler turn in recent months has seen the company bring many of its familiar apps to other platforms, with robust versions of Office and Outlook leading the charge to the iOS App Store. Still, none of the prior
3 easy ways to share a Mac's screen, great for long-distance tech support
Part of the beauty of buying a Mac is that it will mostly live up to Apples classic mantra: “It just works.” (At least when compared to systems running Windows, that is. Or when you’re trying to set up the
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
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Google's letting armchair monster hunters explore Loch Ness
For decades, people have searched for signs of Nessie in the murky depths of Loch Ness. Photos and videos have emerged over the years alongside supposed sightings, but theyve ultimately failed to prove the mythical beasts existence. Is
BBC Sport widget delivers the news without annoying you
If youre a serious ports fan, keeping up with the latest results, injuries and transfers can feel like a full-time job. Plenty of apps offer this information in one place, but then youre often left with two options:
This box transmits emotions to your hand
This slightly unwieldy looking machine can apparently deliver emotions to your hand through mid-air haptics, pinpointing areas on your palm that are attuned to certain emotions, and stimulating them. A study from the University Of Sussex used an
'Full House' revival is official, will arrive on Netflix in 2016
Whatever happened to predictability? Well, if you had paid attention to the rumors surrounding Netflixs upcoming roster of shows, youd have seen this recent news coming from everywhere you look. Yep, that Full House sequel we heard about
YouTube app will soon stop working on older smart TVs and iOS devices
If you own a smart TV or an iOS device thats getting a bit long in the tooth, you may need to do some upgrading this week if you want to continue using the YouTube app. Due to
Gamestop's going retro with classic consoles and games
Gamestop is trying a new tactic as it faces increased competition from the likes of Gamefly, Amazon and other online retailers: its going oldschool. IGN reports that beginning April 24, the company will once again begin accepting classic
Daily Roundup: Nokia making phones again, Sony wants better selfies and more!
Today, read how Nokia is planning to get back into the phone game, ponder why Sonys added image-stabilization technology to the front of its new flagship phone and get all the details on the best vaporizers around --
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Beyonce shows off Apple Watch band you can’t have at Coachella
The latest celebrity to flaunt an Apple Watch is none other than Queen B herself. Today Beyonce posted photos of herself at Coachella wearing the 18-karat Apple Watch Edition and a custom band you can’t buy. One of iTunes’ most…Read
1,500 iOS apps have this serious security flaw. Find out if your iPhone’s at risk.
A serious security flaw affecting approximately 1,500 iOS apps makes them vulnerable to hackers looking to swipe passwords, bank account info and other sensitive data, according to a new report. The bug, which security analytics firm SourceDNA identified last month,…Read
Order status change indicates Apple Watches on the way
Apple Watches are a step closer to hitting our wrists. Some who pre-ordered watches earlier this month took to Twitter Monday to excitedly report that their order statuses changed from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment.” Depending how quickly you…Read
Virtual teardown shows what makes Apple Watch tick
Like an autopsy performed on a cadaver that’s yet to be born, slick new renderings dissect the Apple Watch and show off its shiny guts. Since few normal people have an actual Apple Watch in hand, concept artist Martin Hajek…Read
Take better selfies with your iPhone’s timer mode
It can be tricky to get the best shot when taking a selfie or group shot with your iPhone. If you want a better angle than the length of your arm can provide (or your ridiculous selfie-stick will telescope to),…Read
New platform offers visual artists a chance to put their stamp on it
There are many ways for photographers to display and share work: Build a website, post on Facebook, spread your brand on Instagram or create a repository on Flickr. But the few mentioned above are not perfect, especially when it comes…Read
Control a Star Wars droid with your iPhone, you will
Soon you’ll be able to control the cute new robotic star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with your iPhone. The toy version of BB-8, the droid with an R2-D2-style head perched precariously atop a rolling round body, will pop…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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