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iCloud Development Held Up By 'Deep Organizational Issues' at Apple
Development on new features for iCloud is being held up by deep organizational issues, according to a new report from The Information, which suggests organizational problems are complicating iCloud products and holding up releases. Much of The Informations report requires
Apple Details Special (RED) Shopping Day Gift Card Amounts for Black Friday
As part of its campaign announced late yesterday to support the upcoming World AIDS Day, Apple has also confirmed its annual Black Friday sale on November 28, which is branded this year as the (RED) Special Shopping Day Promo.
iPhone 6 Launch Drives Record App Store Downloads in October
Interest in Apples iPhone and iOS platform remains high with continued strong hardware sales driven by the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch pushing App Store downloads to record-setting levels in October, reports mobile marketing firm Fiksu.
Chase Launches Apple Pay Ad Campaign Featuring Jack Antonoff's Bleachers and Small Businesses
Following this past weekends promotion that saw Chase customers being offered free early downloads of David Guettas upcoming album just for adding their cards to Apple Pay, the bank has launched a new national campaign touting Apple Pay. The new
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipments Expected to Rise to 71.5 Million Units in Q4 2014, Drop to 49.4 M(...)
Shipments of Apples iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are expected to surge to 71.5 million units in Q4 2014 before the company decreases shipments to an estimated 49.4 million units in Q1 2015, according to a new report from
Apple Announces World AIDS Day 2014 Campaign for (Product) RED Featuring 'Apps for (RED)' Secti(...)
Apple today announced its campaign for World AIDS Day 2014 done in collaboration with (Product) RED, noting that it will offer a special Apps for (RED) section in the App Store
A8 Chip in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Playing 4K Video
The dual-core A8 chip powering Apples iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appears to be capable of handling 4K video playback, despite the fact that the two iPhones have native resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels, respectively.
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Lack of centralized cloud infrastructure team hampering Apple's development of iCloud services (...)
Apples work-in-progress iCloud Photo Library still hasnt fully realized the original concept, code-named "Hyperion," that was pushed years ago by late company co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a new report.
MythBusters explain the science behind Corning's new shatter-resistant Gorilla Glass 4
Discovery Channels Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage walked through some of the advances made by manufacturer Corning in the latest version of its popular Gorilla Glass line used in Apples iPhone.
Apple reveals Black Friday partnership with Product (RED) for gift card sale
Shoppers that purchase some of Apples most popular products on Friday will also receive a Product (RED) gift card that can be used on the U.S. iTunes Store, Mac App Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.
Apple's iOS App Store reaches record 7.8M daily downloads
Propelled by the launches of new iPhones and iPads, Apples iOS App Store saw daily downloads surge in the month of October, reaching a record 7.8 million downloads per day.
Samsung considering shakeup of mobile division in response to sagging profits, sales
With Samsungs profits plummeting last quarter and sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 coming well short of expectations, the South Korean electronics giant is said to be considering changes in its executive team, particularly among the mobile division that competes
How to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8 with compatible apps and accessories
After a rocky start, Apples built-in Health app now integrates with numerous activity tracking services and hardware to bring all your fitness data into one place. Heres a primer on how to best take advantage of the new wellness platform.
Deals: Free Apple Magic Trackpad and 25-100% off AppleCare with each MacBook, Mac Pro and non-R(...)
As part of its ongoing effort to deliver substantial deals ahead of the Black Friday frenzy, AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apples Authorized Resellers to give away a free Apple Magic Trackpad with every MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac
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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor review: HealthKit compatibility doesn't add much
Like millions of people, I need to keep an eye on my blood pressure. You can check it when you visit your doctor, but many people have “white-coat hypertension.” Just getting their blood pressure measured at the doctor’s office stresses
Review: The Drobo Mini is all about ease of use
If you’re looking for a traditional RAID enclosure, the Drobo Mini probably isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a fast multi-drive enclosure, the Drobo Mini really isn’t for you. The Drobo Mini is geared toward people who don’t know,
Review: Pixelmator for iPad is an affordable image editor that packs a powerful punch
From cropping and straightening to color correcting, retouching, and painting; from creating selections to combining imagery; from blending layers to adding slick effects, shapes, layer styles, and highly customizable text, Pixelmator for iPad truly does it all…for a mere $5.Released
What's eating up your hard drive? These 5 utilities tell all
Whether your Mac has an old-school spinner or high-capacity Fusion Drive, it could always stand to gain a little extra room. Even if you don’t obsessively download full seasons of Breaking Bad, there are countless ways for your hard drive
Rapid Review: Drobo Mini makes protected storage a snap
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App Invasion: Hands on with Google Maps 4.0: Same old maps, new design and features
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Mac Gems: Package-tracking app Deliveries breaks free of the Dashboard
Obsessively tracking packages is something we can all relate to. Yet no matter how often we click Refresh, there’s nothing we can do to speed up the delivery planes, trains, and trucks scurrying around the globe. To give yourself a
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Why the war between Apple and Android is over
With Apple primarily targeting rival Android OEMs...
Mac graphic designer Susan Kare offers hand-painted replicas Apple’s legendary pirate flag
Gift-giving season is right around the corner, and we know just...
Xiaomi looking to overtake Apple in smartphones
Last week, Xiaomi CEO Jun Lei said that he expects...
How the billionaires played Apple last quarter
Carl Icahn, David Einhorn, Leon Cooperman, David Tepper, George Soros...
How Apple is absolutely poised to win Black Friday 2014
Apple is poised to win Black Friday and perhaps the holiday shopping season...
Apple’s first China iPhone 6/Plus sales
Apple Inc.s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus just became available in China...
Beleaguered Samsung mulls management shake-up after profit slump
Struggling Samsung Electronics is considering a major change in leadership...
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HitFilm 3 Pro gets new interface design, 3D effects
FXHome has released Hitfilm 3 Pro, a new edition of its combination editing/effects suite for OS X and Windows. The softwares interface has been redesigned, for instance gaining a new editing timeline intended
Older WordPress sites affected by critical cross-site scripting bug
Versions of WordPress 3.0 up to 3.9.2 were discovered to contain a security vulnerability through the comment features on the site, making a large number of installs and servers vulnerable to attack. The
Commerce Bank gains support for Apple Pay
Another financial institution, Commerce Bank, has gained support for Apple Pay mobile payments. The bank operates chiefly in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Colorado. It hasnt made an official announcement, but is now
T-Mobile expands Music Freedom roster to cover 14 more services
T-Mobile has expanded the range of its Music Freedom scheme to include more streaming services. The program, which allows T-Mobile subscribers to listen to music from specific services without using up any of
Monday Deals: reconditioned 27-inch iMacs, Samsung HDTVs
Welcome to the second installment of Monday Deals, which we will be running throughout the holiday shopping period. While it is just four more days until shoppers become uncivilized and argue over who
App Store downloads surge in October off iPhone 6, 6 Plus sales
App Store downloads surged to a record 7.8 million per day for the top 200 free iOS apps in October, says mobile marketing firm Fiksu. That represented a 42 percent increase from September,
Watchmakers issue cease-and-desists to smartwatch face creators
A number of major watch brands have been sending cease-and-desist notices to websites and individuals claimed to be offering smartwatch faces without permission, a report says. Some smartwatches -- particularly ones based on
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Apple’s Black Friday deal: Donations to (RED) AIDS nonprofit with purchase
While other retailers clamor for your cash by throwing their doors open Thanksgiving night, Apple’s Black Friday special appeals to your philanthropic side.As part of a 2-week-long effort to raise money for (RED), the nonprofit organization U2 singer Bono founded
7 apps for hosting a stress-free Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and for many of us, that means entertaining family and cooking up a storm. This can be a recipe for stress, which is the last thing you need leading up to a long
You Should Play: Monster Strike is a delightful mashup of monster battles and pinball
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting
The Week in iPad Cases: Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in between
Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in betweenThis weeks roundup of new iPad cases comes with a collection of great options for those who want ruggedized protection—and a few classic alternatives for everyday use.Encase
The Week in iPhone Cases: American flags, Adidas, leather pouches, and more
Flags, pockets, and pouchesThis weeks roundup of new iPhone cases features patriotic themes and elegant leather solutions for your favorite handset.Fine Art AmericaThe Washington Crossing (all iPhone
Why Uber’s long PR nightmare will end in a user privacy win
Uber is in advanced-stage damage control mode to prove to the world that it actually cares about your privacy, but it’s going to be an uphill battle. The good news for you: The end result will be a strict privacy
The Week in iOS Apps: Honk for roadside assistance!
Honk for help!This weeks roundup of new and improved apps includes one offering that bills itself as AAA for the app-y generation. Weve got games, photos, maps, and more.The Economist Espresso
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Commerce Bank adds Apple Pay support for personal MasterCards
Apple can add another name to the list of banks supporting its new Apple Pay service. Commerce Bank is now offering support for the service with one major caveat. Commerce customers can only use Apple Pay with
Samsung reportedly mulls leadership change amidst disappointing Galaxy S5 sales
Samsungs mobile division is in trouble. Consumer interest in the companys newest smartphones is falling hard and fast, and with it, profits are declining precipitously. This past October, Samsung divulged that profits from their mobile division...
The new Evernote app for OS X is a joy to use
Evernote updating its software isnt particularly noteworthy; after all the note-keeping service is known for regularly releasing a steady stream of new content and features even to its non-paying customers. The update Evernote released on November...
Black Friday 2014: Best Deals on Apple TV, iPods and other Apple accessories
The biggest shopping day of the year is right around the corner and there are deals aplenty on Apple hardware and accessories. Prepare to save yourself some money with this handy cheat sheet to the best deals
Susan Kare selling replicas of the Mac team's "pirate flag"
If the interior components of the original Macintosh were the heart of the device, then many of the graphic elements designed by Susan Kare were its soul. Kare designed fonts for the Mac, created many of the
Black Friday 2014: Best deals on the iPad Air and iPad mini
Apples iPad models are the focus of most Black Friday sales with promotions on select versions of recent models of the tablet device. Theres will be discounted devices for everyone on your list, even the new iPad
Mythbusters takes on Gorilla Glass in Corning-Supported infomercials
MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman explore the technology of glass with a focus on Cornings revolutionary Gorilla Glass technology. In a multi-part video series, The Glass Age, published on YouTube, the pair discuss the use of
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Short trailer for Jurassic World teases …another trailer
The fourth movie in the Jurassic Park series is slated to terrorize movie screens a full year from now. In order to drum up some excitement for Jurassic World, then, Universal has created this tiny trailer to advertise yet another…Read
For Black Friday, Apple’s iPhone 6 deal shines in sea of meh
Americans are four days away showing how grateful they are for the biggest shopping day of the year, and to draw in more upgrades than ever, Apple is giving away $50 iTunes gift cards with the purchase of every iPhone…Read
Have room to spare and save with The 10 Ft. Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable
It’s a pretty common sight: Using an iOS device that is short on battery life while it’s charging with an even shorter Lightning cable. Now you can get the range of motion you need to comfortably use your iOS device…Read
Luxury watchmakers clamp down on smartwatch copycats
That fancy Rolex face you’ve downloaded for your smartwatch won’t be available for much longer if luxury watchmakers get their way. A number of the world’s leading watch brands are clamping down on copycat faces designed for smartwatches and hope to get them…Read
Apple Pay is so cool, even hipster rockstars are using it
NFC payments might be easy, but up until now it’s fairly safe to say that they’ve never been cool in the conventional sense. Hoping to change that perspective is a new TV spot by Chase bank, which shows Apple Pay being…Read
Trek-worthy gifts for outdoor adventurers
Going gear-shopping for your favorite outdoors-loving friend or family member can be harder than trekking up Mount St. Helens as she’s about to blow. There are so many options, but so much crap. To help you out with your holiday…Read
Apple’s expected to sell a whopping 71.5 million iPhones this Christmas
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most reliable analysts out there as relates to upcoming Apple products. Having called various things correctly in the run-up to the iPhone 6’s release (such as Apple’s sapphire manufacturing issues), he’s…Read
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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
Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display
Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest-resolution display — with 14.7 million pixels. At this resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are more lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail
Apple Updates Mac mini
Apple has updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price, making Apple’s most affordable Mac an even better value. Mac mini now features fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Thunderbolt 2.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on October 17
Apple has announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China beginning October 17 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and an expansive network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple
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