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Unreleased 'Mid 2014' Mac Mini Referenced on Apple Support Page
An Apple support page on Boot Camp was updated yesterday to include a mention of a mid-2014 Mac mini, perhaps hinting that a refresh of the desktop computer might be in the works. First noticed by 9to5Mac, a cached version
15-Inch Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro Benchmark Shows Decent Entry-Level Speed Gains
Apples newly refreshed Retina MacBook Pros, released this morning, have already begun showing up in Geekbench benchmarks, offering a look at the performance boost of the updated machines compared to their predecessors. A GeekBench 3 result for the entry-level 15-inch
Apple's Smartphone Market Share Slips as Huawei, Lenovo Make Gains
Apples growth in the overall worldwide smartphone market continues to slow as it loses ground to smaller Chinese vendors releasing more affordable devices, even as the smartphone market itself grows substantially. According to IDCs latest estimates, worldwide smartphone sales for
Ford Transitioning From BlackBerries to iPhones for Employees
Ford Motor Company is planning to transition its corporate employees from BlackBerry to Apple, providing approximately 3,300 workers with iPhones by the end of the year, reports Bloomberg. According to Ford spokesperson Sara Tatchio, Ford is also aiming to get
Rumored iWatch Supplier TPK's Q3 Forecast Falls Flat Amid Reports of Production Issues
Details discussed during a recent earnings conference call by Apple supplier TPK Holdings suggest the production of the iWatch is behind schedule, reports UDN via GforGames. According to earlier rumors, the iWatch may debut in late 2014 with the latest
Apple TV Updated with CNBC and FOX NOW Channels
Apple today added two more channels to the Apple TV, delivering financial news channel CNBC and network FOX NOW to the platform. CNBC offers access to a live stream of
Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard
As indicated over the weekend and yesterday, Apple today launch refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros.The new notebooks feature faster versions of Intels Haswell processors, as all 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard while all 15-inch
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Review: Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad
Rapoos E6300 Bluetooth keyboard is billed as the perfect complement to Apples iPad, with device-specific shortcuts, a slim profile and extended battery life, but the hardware falls far short of expectations.
Instagram launches Snapchat competitor 'Bolt' in select markets, US not included
A week after rumors that Instagram would launch Bolt, the Facebook-owned company soft launched the new time-restricted image and video messaging app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.
How to get the lowest prices on Apple's mid-2014 MacBook Pros with instant coupons
Apples much-anticipated 2014 family of MacBook Pros introduced Tuesday are on their way to the companys largest authorized resellers, and AI has teamed up with MacMall to offer the lowest prices anywhere on not only the five standard retail configurations
Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display models unboxed, SSDs speed tested
Hours after Apple released its refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, aftermarket parts reseller Other World Computing has SSD speed test results for both 13-inch and 15-inch models, as well as photos of a partial teardown.
Apple references unannounced 'mid-2014' Mac mini in Support Pages document
In an update to a support document regarding Boot Camp compatibility on Monday, Apple added reference to an as-yet-unannounced "mid-2014" Mac mini, suggesting the company is -- or was -- planning a long overdue refresh of its smallest desktop offering.
Apple confirms purchase of personalized talk radio service Swell, shuts down app
Apple has indeed purchased Swell, a personalized news radio application, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after promptly shutting removing the free download from the iOS App Store.
Rumor: Sapphire display seen as unlikely for 'iPhone 6' amid production woes
Sapphire display covers have yet to begin winding their way through Apples supply chain thanks to poor yield rates for sapphire ingot and problems with the processing of the material, according to a new report, which suggests that Apple is
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Staff Picks: Customize your public radio experience with NPR One
I love working from home, and all its myriad perks, but without a commute to sit through, I often miss out on my daily NPR fix. I’ve tried to address this gap using Hourly News, but this Mac app limits
Oyen Digital Shadow Mini review: a $600 1TB portable SSD that's a great deal
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Folder Tidy review: End the chaos of your unorganized Mac files
As long as the Mac has stored files in virtual folders, those folders have been messy. So over the years, a variety of products have come along to help you clean those folders up. Hazel is perhaps the best known
Staff Picks: Revolution 60 is the most ambitious iOS game you'll play this year
As I’ve mentioned previously in this column, it takes a very specific kind of iOS game to grab my interest. I’m not a huge fan of first person shooters or clunky free-to-play titles; multi-touch puzzle games and the occasional 2D
LogViewer for Time Machine review: Find Time Machine info in OS X system logs
OS X’s built-in Time Machine feature makes backing up your important data a relatively painless process: You just connect a drive to your Mac, tell the OS to use that drive for Time Machine, and then, to quote a famous
Buying guide: Find the best iPad keyboard
Editor’s note: We regularly update this buying guide to reflect the latest accessories on the market and to remove products that are no longer available. We’ve noted recent additions and removals in each section.For serious typing sessions—or if you just
Numi 2.0.1 review: Not your typical Mac calculator
If there’s one constant across every Mac we’ve ever used, it’s the calculator. From System 1 to Yosemite, there’s always been a basic number cruncher baked right into the operating system, but for the most part, the calculators on our
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Apple lists unannounced Mac mini model on support page
Apple seems to have inadvertently referenced a new model of Mac mini...
Why Apple’s iPad could be your next home theater
Future iPads may feature one or two projectors...
Apple granted patent for multi-view FaceTime video conferencing system for the enterprise
Apples surprising video conferencing system is to compete with Microsofts Round Table Conferencing device...
Apple TV offers first local content television channel in Latin America, Esporte Interativo Plus
The offering of the Esporte Interativo Plus, whose programmes include soccers UEFA Champions League...
Ford dumps beleaguered BlackBerry for Apple iPhones: ‘We are going to get everyone on iPhones’
We are going to get everyone on iPhones...
Sonnet now shipping new xMac Pro Server
Sonnet is now shipping its new xMac Pro Server with a Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express...
Is Apple’s now even less expensive non-Retina MacBook Pro worth buying?
One of the biggest decision-making factors when considering whether to buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro...
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Review: Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker
Finding a speaker purpose build for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, it doesnt mean that its the right speaker for the
Reviews: Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker
Finding a speaker purpose build for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, it doesnt mean that its the right speaker for the
Briefly: Grovemade's metal iPhone docks, Kindle for iOS 4.4
Accessories producer Grovemade has announced the introduction of a limited edition run of iPhone docks comprised of metal. Called the Black Dock, the new product is available with a solid steel or brass
Microsoft rolls out major update of OneNote for iPad, iPhone, Mac
Microsoft on Tuesday issued a significant update of its free note-taking application, OneNote. The new version, 2.3, adds a number of user-requested features, including the ability to insert files into notes, add PDF
IDC: Chinese smartphone makers inching up in shipments
On the release of its first set of statistics following last months report of a two percent drop in Mac sales (that turned out to be a 16 percent gain), IDC has made
Twitter posts beats expected second quarter revenue with $312 million
Twitter released its quarterly results today, showing a strong surge in business during the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. The company posted revenues of $312 million, compared to only $139 million
Amazon reveals motives in Hatchette war: forcing lower e-book prices
Painting itself in an altruistic, pro-consumer light, Amazon in a post posing as an update on the Hatchette standoff -- that has prevented customers from buying print or e-book editions from the publisher
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Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations
Apple’s been on a bit of an acquisition kick over the last couple years, and it seems to be continuing apace. This week, the company has confirmed the acquisition of two separate firms, both of which may help improve the
The Week in Mac Accessories: Bountiful bags
Bountiful bagsThis weeks roundup of new Mac gear includes new options for carrying your MacBook, as well as a way to protect it from spilled milk.Bluelounge
The Week in Mac Apps: Quacks like a … file
Quacks like a … fileIn this week’s Mac app roundup, you’ll find a duck that likes to move your data around, a phone that doesn’t need dusting, and a tower that knows
Fox, CNBC, others now streaming on Apple TV
The Apple TV might not yet rival the hundreds of channels on your cable box, but that’s not to say they aren’t getting close. On Tuesday morning, the company added a few more options to its set-top streaming box, including
Apple bumps MacBook Pro processors across the line
Been holding out for the latest update to the MacBook Pro line? Hold out no longer: Apple on Tuesday quietly issued a small speed bump to its professional notebook line, bringing new processors to the laptops.The upgrades see the intro-level
The Week in iPad Cases: A distinguished teacup
A distinguished teacupThere’s a cup with a monocle in this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, alongside a few cats and some amazing plastic bubbles. And did we mention the monocle-wearing cup?Apple
Bose sues Beats over headphone patents
Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a $3 billion dollar deal. In its complaint, Bose alleges that the “active noise cancellation” system in Beats Studio and Studio
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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 29, 2014
Its the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. Youll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of whats happening
Gifit puts a library of GIFs in your pocket without taking up space
GIFs, the animated images you see every day on the internet, have become their own odd form of communication online. A quick sweep through the comments section of most websites will show you a sea of Beyonce
Ask TUAW Live is on the air at 5 PM ET today!
Ask TUAW Live will air today, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT. You can check here for showtimes in your area. Were taking your questions now via the Ask TUAW feedback form, Twitter, Facebook or
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab
Daily Deals for July 29, 2014, featuring two deals ending soon!
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. All prices are USD and subject
Effects Studio for iOS takes photo effects to the max
There are so many apps for editing and adding special effects that its pretty hard to keep track of them all. Ive reviewed so many that they can become a misty blur. Effects Studio (US$0.99) takes adding
Get all the flash storage you could ever want with the new Drobo Mini
If youre a creative type who needs a ridiculous amount of storage, theres a good chance youre already familiar with Drobo storage arrays. With todays launch of the Drobo Mini with SSD, the company is upping the
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Get over $900 worth of creative software with The Productive Design Mac Bundle
If you work and play in creative environments, you already know that design software can be pretty darned expensive. Still, if you want to be the best designer you can be, you’re going to need that software, so you have…Read
Flickr boosts chances to make money from your pics
Flickr has just jumped into the photo licensing market with both feet, hoping to help you sell your stunning photos to a variety of “photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds.” Image licensing isn’t a new idea for Flickr,…Read
Instagram trial runs Bolt, its one-tap messaging app aimed at Snapchat
Instagram has begun rolling out a brand new app called Bolt. After the app’s name and icon recently leaked, Bolt has become available for download in the New Zealand, Singapore, and South African App Stores. Bolt is basically a direct competitor…Read
Confirmed: Apple acquires podcast recommendation app Swell
It was recently reported that Apple was buying Swell, an iPhone app that took a Pandora approach to playing podcasts. The acquisition was said to cost around $30 million, and the app has since been taken off the App Store. Now Apple has…Read
Ford plans to ditch Blackberry for thousands of iPhones by end of 2014
Apple scored a major corporate client today in Ford, the second largest U.S. automaker. Ford has announced that it is switching from Blackerry to the iPhone, and new iPhones will be in the hands of thousands of employees by the…Read
Why the iWatch may be Santa’s last-minute gift this December
Although Apple is still expected to unveil the iWatch to the world at an October event, the actual release of the wearable may coincide with the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 closer to Christmas. A key parts supplier in Asia for…Read
Why the iPad could be your next home theater
In an age in which the latest movies can be watched on your iPad or even iPhone, it’s questionable exactly what the point of going to an actual movie theatre is. Unless you’re a fan of seeing movies projected, that is.…Read
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Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London
Apple today announced that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde, and many more of the world’s biggest artists will headline this year’s iTunes Festival. Returning to the
“Alive Inside” Film Explores Power of Music to Restore Memory
Re/code writes about “Alive Inside,” a documentary that chronicles the experiences of Alzheimer’s patients who have been revitalized through music. The film follows social worker Dan Cohen, whose nonprofit works to bring iPods loaded with personalized playlists to elderly Alzheimer’s
Sue Wagner Joins Apple’s Board of Directors
Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Bill Campbell, the board’s longest-serving member, is retiring after 17 years. Wagner co-founded BlackRock in 1988 and helped it become one of the
Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility
Apple and IBM have announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps, bringing IBM’s big-data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. IBM MobileFirst for
Scripps TV Stations Deliver News in a Flash with Final Cut Pro X
Detroit’s largest broadcaster, WXYZ TV, is now using Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Mac Pro to edit its news programs. And by doing so, it has significantly accelerating the time it takes to move a news story from
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