With just a few weeks left in 2013, Apples stock has finally rebounded to set a new 52-week high of $575.14 earlier today, although it has since pulled back by a few dollars. Apples stock price peaked at just over
Apple has filed for a United States patent detailing a smart dock that would allow users to access voice recognition functions such as Siri once a compatible device is connected, reports AppleInsider. The patent describes the dock as composing of
AT&T has announced that it will be introducing new “Mobile Share Value Plans“ on December 8, which includes an option for no annual contracts that brings a $15 monthly discount to shared data customers that meet one of four requirements.
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
Apples realistic -- and historically conservative -- guidance provided to investors likely does not include projected revenue from the companys anticipated impending launch of the iPhone on China Mobile, suggesting to one analyst that shares of AAPL have great upside
Wireless customers who bring their own device, buy a handset without a subsidy, or have their current contract expire will see their monthly bill drop by an average of $15 per month, AT&T announced on Thursday.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a full-function "smart dock" that continually listens for cues to activate and communicate with the voice recognition functions of docked devices, like the iPhone and iPad.
Apples acquisition of tweet analytics firm Topsy is suggested to have all kinds of potential applications for the company, but in particular indicates both its closer embrace of social networking and its need for tools to glean meaningful value from
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.
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
Google has finally allowed Gmail and Google Calendar users to download a copy of all data on the services. E-mails and messages from Gmail, along with appointments and other notices within Google Calendar,
Today booq has announced its latest photographers carrying pack, the Python slimpack. Tailored to keep all gear safely secured and easily accessible, the Python slimpack possesses multiple padded pockets and a main camera
Boxcryptor has released an OS X client for its self-titled encryption software. The tool is used to encrypt files before uploading them to a cloud storage service, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive,
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 is close to signing a deal to distribute iPhones through China Mobile, a deal that would give the company access to as many as 700 million potential new customers in the world’s most populous country.The Wall Street Journal reported
Stand and deliverThis weeks roundup of iOS accessories includes several new ways to let you display and use your iOS device in hands-free fashion.AirTurnThe $49 Manos Universal Tablet Mount fits onto most
There are snapshots and photo albums, but it seems like there’s nothing in between—at least for still images. Except, that’s not true.Collages are a great way to showcase a small group of photos that tell a story in a unique
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
Its time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.TUAWs Daily DealsHotline Miami
Marketing research firm Parks Associates has released its annual survey of top consumer electronics that are planned for holiday purchases and, for the first time ever, Apples desktops have overtaken Dell to be the
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
I almost wrote off Numerity. Numerity by Zedarus Games Category: iOS Games Works With: iPhone, iPad Price: $0.99 (promotional price down from $1.99) After about 10 minutes with the hidden-number game, I thought it was ridiculously easy and almost insulting.…Read
Miami, 1989. You receive a mysterious voicemail on your answering machine – and before you know what’s going on, you’re covered in blood standing over a slew of mangled bodies. This is only the beginning. Hotline Miami is a high-octane…Read
What happens when you’re so clumsy that not even the most protective cases on the market can prevent you from damaging your smartphone? You give it an airbag, of course. That’s what Honda did. The company has built a concept…Read
AT&T’s new Mobile Share Value Plans are now official, and they’re not only going to save you cash on your data, but they’re going to make your monthly rates even cheaper if you already own a cellphone and you’re happy…Read
Sure, you can open up Apple’s Maps app on your iPhone (or iPad, but really, who does that?) and enable live traffic information with a tap or two. It’s super helpful while you’re on the road, and helps you avoid…Read
Movable Ink — a New York City-based company whose technology allows clients to create more relevant email marketing campaigns — has put together this data visualization graphic, showing the United States divided by whether they prefer using smartphones and tablets…Read
Although not a new technology by any means, fingerprint scanners have historically been hamstrung by issues that have caused their sensors to degrade relatively rapidly, no longer being able to correctly read a fingerprint after only a few months. When…Read
Essential media player application Plex is now out in a new version for iOS users — adding support for the latest firmware along with a refreshed media component. With the expected iOS 7 “look and feel” newly incorporated, Plex 3.3…Read
One of the most popular series of games for home consoles is Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, in which a 21st Century cyberpunk is tasked with recovering memories of his ancestors from the past. The plot doesn’t make a lot of sense,…Read
If you’re a Google Glass Explorer who paid $1,500 to get your hands on the device early, then you can expect to receive an email from Google inviting you to upgrade to the latest model free of charge. The design…Read
One of the more popular app Kickstarter campaigns in recent memory is the one for Mail Pilot, an app that allows you to tame your inbox by treating it like a to-do list. In April, Mail Pilot was released for…Read
Forbes contributor Mark Fidelman has posted an article arguing that Microsoft’s new mobile strategy will help it overtake Apple within three years. Fidelman’s case comes down both to the possibility of “seamless integration” with Windows 8.1, Office 365 and Xbox…Read
When Barack Obama first made his run at the United States presidency way back in 2008, much fuss was made about how this president was so cool, he used a Blackberry. Seems laughable now, doesn’t it? Yet at the time,…Read
This goldie-lookin Lightning cable seems absurd at first, a piece of shiny nonsense that surely costs a fortune, aimed squarely at the kind of fools that pay real money for Swarovski crystal and Vertu phones. But in fact it’s…Read
Last night’s South Park episode depicted a shirtless Bill Gates — revealing the Microsoft co-founder to have a tattoo reading “RIP Steve Jobs 2011″. A screen capture taken from the episode — which concerned warring Black Friday factions fighting over…Read
Great news for corrupt restaurant employees and criminal scum everywhere: you can now use the latest Google Wallet app to skim credit cards right into your iPhone. In theory at least. And without actually recording the magnetic strip. But…Read
Indian-based Reliance Retail will shut down 16 of its 20 Apple premium reseller stores because they do not comply with the strict guidelines set out by Apple. Apple dictates that its official stores have a standardized design featuring high ceilings,…Read
One of my favorite parts of the Kanex Multi-Sync keyboard I reviewed in October. In fact, I said that “Kanex could sell it as a standalone product and do well.” And guess what? You can now buy it, in…Read
Did Apple invent the “app”? In terms of coining the word — or coming up with the idea of software — the obvious answer is that of course they didn’t. But did Apple’s approach to apps — seen most readily…Read
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
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,