According to new a survey done by market research firm Parks Associates (via CNET), Apple desktops have become the most sought after desktop computers this holiday season, beating out longtime holiday desktop leader Dell and other competitors such as HP
Apple and China Mobile have finally reached a deal that will see the world’s biggest mobile carrier offering the iPhone on its network, reports The Wall Street Journal. China Mobile, which has more than 700 million subscribers, is expected to
Activist investor Carl Icahn has filed paperwork to ask Apple shareholders to recommend a $50 billion share repurchase to Apples board of directors. The request is whats called a precatory proposal, meaning even
At its October media event, Apple narrowed down the launch window for its redesigned Mac Pro to December, but with the month having already begun the company has yet to announce a more specific launch date.
Following the seeding of the latest OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 beta to developers yesterday, Apple has now distributed the latest build of the OS to AppleCare employees, reports 9to5Mac. This sort of internal
A number of retailers have noted that the iPad Air was a top seller over the Black Friday shopping weekend, and new data from Localytics indeed shows that to have been the case. Localytics, which tracks the number of new
Exact Editions, a London based digital publishing startup, has begun implementing Apples iBeacon microlocation receivers to deliver location-based access to iOS Newsstand publications, reports TechCrunch. The iBeacon receivers are used as a part of the companys “ByPlace“ service, which can
Following last weeks announcement of Siri Eyes Free integration for select Honda and Acura vehicles, Honda is holding a Google Hangout starting now to announce even deeper integration for the 2014 Honda Civic and 2015 Honda Fit. The new Civic,
Apple has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider) for a system that allows for a personal computing device such as a Mac or iPhone to be controlled through facial detection and recognition, primarily
Following a brief premature appearance in Apples online store over the weekend, FileMaker Pro 13 officially launches today with a number of enhancements including a new FileMaker WebDirect feature that offers access to databases through the Web. Other features include
Following the initial revelation of some details on a new 24-inch 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD display from Dell yesterday, the company has now officially announced that the display launches today in the Americas with a $1399 price tag.
Apple has posted a guide on holiday shipping deadlines on its website notifying shoppers when to place orders for Macs, iPads, iPhones, iPods, and accessories for delivery by December 24, 2013. In the United States, Apples earliest deadlines are for
Though Apples iOS market share numbers have fallen behind Android in the past year, the platform still leads for Black Friday shopping. According to research from IBM Benchmark, iOS users spent an average
OS X 10.9 Mavericks continues to gain popularity, overtaking previous versions of OS X like Mountain Lion and Lion in November of 2013 according to the newest market share data from Net Applications (via The Next Web). First introduced on
Research firm Kantar Worldpanel has released a new report (via TechCrunch) highlighting global smartphone sales over the August-October period, finding that Apples market share in most regions is unsurprisingly now higher when compared to the months leading up to the
President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the Secret Service does not allow him to use Apples iPhone for security reasons, explaining why the leader of the free world still carries around a BlackBerry from 2007.
A report on Wednesday claims Apple and China Mobile have finally inked a deal to sell the popular iPhone on the worlds largest wireless network, with devices heading out to customers later in December.
For the first time ever, more people have Mac desktops on their holiday wish lists than those made by Dell, according to one analytics firm that also has Apple leading in tablets and streaming set-top boxes.
Oracles Java infringement case against Googles Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last years original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Androids original "embrace and extend"
The USB Implementers Forum on Wednesday announced that the USB 3.1 specification will bring with it a new style of connector that can be plugged in in any orientation and will support future USB technologies like USB Power Delivery, high-speed
Just three months after its release, Apples latest mobile operating system is responsible for 74 percent of the internet traffic originating from iOS devices in the U.S. and Canada versus 22 percent for iOS 6, new web analytics data suggests.
Publishers can now promote their magazine apps for iOS by making them available to view for free at specific locations, thanks to a new use for Apples wireless iBeacon technology created by a digital publishing startup company.
Adding to rumors that Apple is seriously considering a larger iPad model, a Chinese website on Tuesday claims Foxconn has built five prototype versions of the alleged 12.9-inch tablet featuring 2K or 4K screen resolutions.
As part of its initiative to bring based Chrome packaged desktop apps to mobile, Google is reportedly preparing a beta release of a toolkit that will help developers create native apps for mobile platforms like Apples iOS.
A global ad campaign to promote Samsung devices, involving soccer stars and an alien invasion story, instead revealed that the fantasy campaigns star manager Franz Beckenbauer tweets from his iPhone, not a Galaxy device.
Popular PDF review and annotation app PDF Expert has been updated with an all-new design and a slew of new features, while RealMacs well-reviewed OS X image collection app makes a move to Apples mobile devices.
With evidence growing that the iPhone could launch on the worlds largest carrier, China Mobile, on Dec. 18, analysts expect big things for Apples financial bottom line in the coming 2014 calendar year.
Japanese automaker Honda on Tuesday announced that the 2014 Civic and 2015 Fit will gain access to the companys new Display Audio system, a 7-inch built-in touchscreen with functionality partially powered by Apples iPhone.
FileMaker, Inc., on Tuesday launched the next major update to its database software, with the new FileMaker 13 packing in more than 50 new features, including WebDirect, an entirely new browser-based technology for easier access.
Like your portable drives with a splash of color? Check out the USB 3.0 bus-powered SSD2go from Angelbird. Angelbird’s online store lets you choose between eight different colors for its case and a second of those colors for its backplate.
The first thing that comes up in my mind when I hear the term “scrapbooking” is the kind of arts-and-crafts project that I used to hate making as a kid—cutting and pasting and collating of images and pictures and articles
The My Passport Slim isn’t flashy, in any sense of the word. In fact, its most distinguishing feature may be its lack of distinguishing features. Its a USB 3.0 bus-powered portable drive built around a standard rotational hard drive with
Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from Macworld U.K. Visit Macworld U.K.’s blog page for the latest Mac news from across the Atlantic.Telltale Games has once again worked its magic to transport you to a compelling universe with a
In the smallish world of USB microphones, there’s an even smaller subset of mics that attempt to address both the Mac OS and iOS platforms. We’ve seen one such microphone in the form of Apogee’s $199 Mic. Blue, makers of
Think about how much time you spend dealing with chunks of text, big and small: the search queries you type into Google, the words and phrases you look up on Wikipedia, the chunks of words you copy from one app
You start with this...Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from Macworld UK. Visit Macworld UK’s blog page for the latest Mac news from across the Atlantic.Disclaimer: The spouse of one of the developers
Your iPhone has become the epicenter of your work and social universe. And if you can keep your iPhone in your pocket, on your desk, or across the room and still send and receive calls from it, so much the
Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from Macworld UK. Visit Macworld UK’s blog page for the latest Mac news from across the Atlantic.Stealth Inc. is a puzzle-platform game for iPhone and iPad that, as its name implies, involves a
As a Web developer and project manager, I maintain lots of notes that I edit, not only on my Mac, but also on my iPhone and iPad. I prefer to keep my notes in plain text format partly for philosophical
When FileMaker relegated Bento to the dustbin, users of the occasionally maligned but rather excellent and exceedingly simple personal database for the Mac and iOS were left wondering what’s next for the collection of Bento data they had accumulated over
I always liked the sleek, useful Mail component of Opera, back when the iconoclastic browser was trying to be all things for all people. Now that Opera’s dramatically slimmed down its browser, it’s turned Opera Mail into a standalone program.
Apple’s recent revamp of the iLife suite has added great new features to each of its Mac and mobile apps, and iMovie for iOS is no exception. The mobile app feels faster and more fluid on both the iPhone and
Sometimes it’s the little things.Introduced in late 2012, the iPad mini was as slow as the iPad 2 (which was then almost two years old). It didn’t have the gorgeous Retina display that Apple had added to the iPad earlier
Do you love Pandora? No, not just enjoy it, but really love it? If so, $5 and a Mac buys you Industrious One’s Muse, a desktop Pandora player that gives you all the Pandora goodness you’d find in a web
Capo is an especially useful tool for musicians wanting to play along with songs residing in their iTunes library. It lets you slow down (or speed up) the tempo of a song without having the pitch of the tune sound
The trackpad on Apple’s MacBook models is pretty great, but trackpads aren’t ideal when it comes to ergonomics—a separate mouse or trackpad, off to the side, is better for your fingers, hands, and wrists. So except for those times when
Photography software for Mac OS X just got a new variation on the theme. Macphun—developers of the popular Snapheal and FX Photo Studio—recently debuted Intensify, a photo editor that specializes in enhancing image details. It works with a variety of image
After trying out Apple’s latest, decidedly meh Mail.app, it’s hard to look at new email contender Unibox (Mac App Store link) without thinking, “This is what Apple should have done.” Its inner workings aren’t quite as smooth as its splendid
A recently discovered botnet has been accused of pilfering over two million logins to popular web services, including Facebook, Gmail, some payroll services, and an assortment of Russian social networking services, according to
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Verizons $130 million buyout of Vodaphones share of Verizon Wireless. The ruling paves the way for Verizons complete ownership of the wireless business when all aspects
The newest version of Samsungs Galaxy S line of flagship devices may well have appeared in online benchmark tests. Fone Arena on Wednesday pointed to new results from GFXBench, showing an as-yet-unannounced Samsung
Googles digital wallet app, Google Wallet, has received an update today for iOS. Google Wallet allows users to shop online and in-store without the need for individual plastic cards for payment or loyalty
(Updated with Twitter comment on buyback cap) Investor Carl Icahn filed a shareholder proposal for an Apple stock buyback on November 26th, a new TIME interview reveals. Icahn has been trying to pressure
Macbundler has launched its latest software bundle for OSX. The current offering gives purchasers the opportunity to purchase Flux 4, Back in Focus, Sharepod, Lucid, Folx, Mirage, Tidy Up, and Airy for $39,
A German retailer, Conrad Electronic, has begun taking pre-orders for the 2013 Mac Pro with an alleged December 16th release date. Quad- and six-core models are listed, priced at €2,999 and €3,999. The
Mac-only software directory, MacUpdate, has released its latest app bundle for the winter holiday season. Containing ten apps (with an addition two bonus apps for early buyers), the bundle is worth nearly $400.
Apple wants to bar Samsung Electronics executives with knowledge of leaked confidential information from negotiating any mobile device licenses for the South Korean company for the next two years.The iPhone maker is also asking a federal court to bar Samsung
A database is useless if your users cant access it, so on Tuesday, FileMaker, Inc. revealed a major update to its FileMaker database platform that allows users to access FileMaker databases through a browser.
Apple has acquired Topsy, a social media analytics company that analyzes a range of data from Twitter, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.Apple paid more than $200 million for Topsy, the Journal said. The company provides a range
Apple doesnt really do sales. It certainly doesnt try to compete with other electronics retailers in slashing its prices on the day after Thanksgiving. But thats not to say it doesnt get into a little bit of Black Friday mania.On
The gadgetIn this week’s roundup of iPhone cases, we bring you a collection of accessories designed to protect while letting your handset’s own design and colors shine through, and we find out what happens when you
When I first gazed upon the radically redesigned, supercharged Mac Pro at Apple’s WWDC last June, my reaction was immediate: “This is my next computer.” The promise of lightning-fast speed combined with the allure of its futuristic cylindrical design seemed
App.net spreads its wingsThis weeks roundup of new and updated iOS apps features some of those other social media services. App.netThis free iPhone app is helping its eponymous service branch out beyond
Wood makes everything betterThis weeks roundup of accessories includes several speakers made more beautiful by using natural materials, as well as docks, keyboards, stands, and more.BlueloungeThe $100 Sanctuary4 is a tablet stand
There’s been a lot of talk about Apple and innovation in the tech press lately, and probably not in a way that Apple would prefer. Elsewhere on Macworld, my colleague Christopher Breen wrote a thoughtufl piece on innovation and iteration—so
Now that Adobe has made Photoshop CC the linchpin of its Creative Cloud subscription strategy, photo enthusiasts are more than ever seeking alternatives to the engine that has driven the modern image-editing industry for more than 20 years.Subscriptions to Photoshop via
Apple is sending a signal that it hasn’t abandoned the professional computing market with the latest Mac Pro, which will ship next month. But the workstation faces competition from its own sibling iMac as computer buyers weigh purchases.Loyalists of Apple’s
No need to ceaselessly refresh Apple’s online store in your browser between now and Friday to see if the company is joining the rest of the retail world in rolling out post-Thanksgiving discounts. Apple confirmed it’s holding a one-day sale
A court in California has ruled against Samsung Electronics’ attempt to stay the proceedings in a patent dispute with Apple, agreeing with Apple that the procedure for reexamination of its patent could take years, and there was no certainty the
Where no flare has gone beforeIn this week’s Mac app roundup, you’ll find software destined to explore new worlds, fix your photos, help you build some forms, and even find out everything you could possibly ever
Apple has acquired PrimeSense, a developer of 3-D sensors that allow devices to respond to the environment in three dimensions.It is not known for which applications Apple aims to use the PrimeSense technology or the price it has paid for
Hes called Clumsy Ninja, but the feat he pulled off in the App Store surely required a good bit of dexterity. According to developer NatualMotion, the interactive-character game was downloaded 10 million times in
Historically, Apple has never been, nor has it ever wanted to be, an enterprise driven company. Indeed, Steve Jobs never preoccupied himself with selling to the enterprise, and stories abound regarding his
The Incase Compact Backpack (US$79.95) has been a surprisingly pleasant and functional addition to my commuting around the city with my 15-inch MacBook Pro.Unfortunately, my MacBook Pro doesnt fit in my beloved Jost
Yesterday’s biggest news – the biggest I tell you – was the announcement of a new USB plug that can be stuck into its hole any way you like, eliminating one of the many frustrations of USB connectors. But that…Read
You know how you walk into a coffee shop or bar, order a refreshing beverage and then grab a newspaper or magazine to read? Now, thanks to Apple’s iBeacons, you can do the exact same thing, only you can peruse…Read
You know anamorphic, right? It’s a way of getting super widescreen film onto the relatively squarish frame of 35mm film. It’s done by using a special lens on the camera that squeezes the image sideways, and then a reverse lens…Read
Most of us are aware that the iPhone can be an effective security tool; there are countless clips on YouTube proving its worth as a recording device, and FaceTime, Skype and the like allow someone on the other end…Read
Since there are relatively few good alternatives to the iPhone’s stock Mail app, a newcomer to the group usually sparks our curiosity and interest; what’s the cool new spin? Will we actually use it? Will we use it enough…Read
After years of negotiations, Apple and China Mobile have finally closed a deal for the carrier to sell the iPhone. Rumors of the two companies working together started gaining momentum a few months ago with a report from the The Wall…Read
To get you in the mood for the holidays, Apple is giving away an 8-song playlist in the Apple Store iOS app. Free iTunes content has been offered in the Apple Store app for a few months now, and this…Read
Carl Icahn, the richest investor on Wall Street who has been pressing Apple to make a $150 billion stock buyback, has announced the next phase of his master plan. He has submitted a proposal to Apple shareholders that asks them…Read
Conrad Electronic, an authorized Apple reseller in Germany, has begun taking preorders for the new Mac Pro. Availability is listed for Monday, December 16th. Apple has said that the Mac Pro would be available before the end of the year,…Read
For the iPad I use at home, I want minimal bulk. I’m willing to sacrifice protection for that privilege, but I want to be able to use my iPad 3 in as close to the original form factor as possible.…Read
iOS 7 has brought some great new gestural support, like being able to swipe from the left side of the screen to go back a page in apps like Settings, Mail, and Safari. Did you know, though, that you can…Read
Steam Punks likes Mega Man, and hopes you do too. Even the description of the game on the App Store says it was inspired from games like Mega Man X. And, boy, does Steam Punks play like a Mega Man…Read
TimeStamp — Productivity — Free I’m a fan of apps that are basically just a giant button that does one thing easily, so TimeStamp really appeals to me. It’s a productivity tracker that independent contractors can use for invoicing purposes.…Read
The Inner World is one of those “throwback, but in a good way” titles that reminds us of how good we have it nowadays. That sounds harsh, but remember that a time existed in which point-and-click adventures were everywhere. Very…Read
We eat, sleep, and dream Mac apps here and that’s why Cult of Mac Deals is stoked to bring you another amazing offer that’s full of useful tools that will help you on a daily basis. With this exclusive promo…Read
Amazon has today revealed that its family of Kindles brought record sales between Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the third year running. But as usual, the retail giant won’t tell us exactly how many devices it has sold. In…Read
While Android may be running away with the lion’s share of the smartphone market, there’s still no doubt about what rules the roost when it comes to tablets. New data from InfoScout reveals that roughly 40% of iPads sold on…Read
For a fun experiment in data visualization, the good folks over at MobileUnlocked have put together a world map showing how the cost of an iPhone 5s varies around the world. It’s possible to look at this data in both…Read
The official iPhone 5c case isn’t exactly Apple’s most widely acclaimed product design ever. Even if you love it, you have to admit it looks a lot like those brightly-colored, foam rubber shoes with the holes in them known as…Read
Brazenly calling itself the “ultimate defense” for protecting passwords, documents, credit cards, bank accounts details, images, videos, and all your other private stuff, FaceCrypt is being advertized as one of the most secure ways of controlling access to your iOS…Read
Azteca — one of Mexico’s leading broadcasters — produces some of that country’s most popular soap operas, known as telenovelas. To help satisfy growing worldwide demand, Azteca recently rolled out a fast-paced, all-digital video workflow based on Apple’s Final Cut
After an almost decade-long absence, world-class speedskater Bridie Farrell is preparing for a comeback, and iPad is helping her in a big way. Farrell’s coaches are using iPad and the Dartfish Express app for in-depth video analysis of her performance.
In a new video, Bloomberg.com reports that Apple has teamed up with Sportstec, a software program that provides quick edits of basketball game footage on an iOS device. The program lets players and coaches, who are provided with iPads, look
The Procter & Gamble Company — a Fortune 500 firm that makes products such as Tide, Ivory soap, Pampers, and Crest — is using iPad and iPhone to improve its productivity and sales all around the world. The company has
Tech columnist Ed Baig took to the court to test a new “smart basketball” equipped with nine sensors that communicate with an iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth wireless technology. The 94Fifty basketball and associated iOS app, made by InfoMotion Sports
In a CNET article, author Chris Matyszczyk discusses a survey that puts iPhone at the top of young people’s holiday gift list. The survey, conducted for shopping website Ebates, asked 12- to 17-year-olds which gadget they most crave, and iPhone
The first iPad Air reviews are in from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and others. And the reaction is overwhelmingly positive.Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal says iPad Air is “raising the bar,” calling
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
In a recent Los Angeles Times story, technology reporter Chris O’Brien highlights examples of how businesses are using iPad and describes how the device is becoming a force in the workplace. He notes that iPad “helped Apple stake out a
Apple today launched the all-new Mac Pro. Designed around an innovative unified thermal core, the Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors with up to 12 cores, dual workstation-class GPUs, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast
Apple today announced that its groundbreaking iWork productivity apps and award-winning iLife creativity apps have been completely redesigned to take full advantage of OS X Mavericks and iOS 7. Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand have been updated to
Apple today updated iMac to bring numerous high-performance enhancements to the world’s leading all-in-one desktop. iMac now features fourth-generation Intel Core processors, new graphics, and next-generation Wi-Fi. In addition, it now supports PCIe-based flash storage, making its Fusion Drive and
Apple has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, three days after their September 20 launch. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the
The first iPhone and iOS 7 reviews are in from news organizations including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times:Walter S. Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal recommends iPhone 5s “for anyone looking for a premium,
For the second straight year, French post-production house Xtrem Productions covered the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance car race using Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software on Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computers. Using footage from multiple trackside and handheld
Apple today announced iPhone 5s, the most advanced iPhone yet. With its new A7 chip, iPhone 5s is the first smartphone with 64-bit technology, providing blazing-fast performance when launching apps, editing photos, or playing graphic-intensive games. iPhone 5s features an
Apple today announced that iOS 7 will be available starting September 18 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users as a free software update. iOS 7 has a completely redesigned user interface and hundreds of new features, including Control Center,
Apple today introduced iPhone 5c, featuring an all-new design in five colors — blue, green, pink, yellow and white. iPhone 5c is built on a foundation of familiar features like the 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance of the A6
Technology writer Nilay Patel of The Verge takes a close look at Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air, which he calls “the best overall laptop on the market.” He notes that “the backlit keyboard is solid-feeling and comfortable, and Apple’s multitouch glass
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter ended June 29, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.3 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion, or $7.47 per diluted share. Apple sold 31.2 million iPhones,