Apple today released its annual 12 Days of Gifts app for iOS devices, setting the stage for the actual giveaway of free content from the companys various digital stores from December 26 through January 6. Apple has offered the giveaway
Over the past several years, Apple has removed, denied, or otherwise prevented a number of Bitcoin-related apps from being available to users on the App Store. Most recently, the company required the developers behind Gliph -- a secure messaging app
Apple has recently expanded iTunes Match availability to several Scandinavian countries, according to both reports on Twitter and tip from a MacRumors reader. iTunes users in Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden now have access to the service, which has a
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today issued a new research report claiming that supplies of the iPhone 5s in Apples U.S. retail stores have reached 100% availability, showing that his survey of 60 locations revealed full availability of all color/capacity/carrier
China Mobile has stated that it will begin taking preorders for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c this coming Thursday, December 12 on its website and at some of its locations in Shanghai, reports The Wall Street Journal. The move
Apple, along with seven other U.S. technology companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, and Google, have published an open letter urging President Barack Obama and members of Congress to reform government
Apple has removed all product placements on its homepage tonight and has instead replaced them with an image of Nelson Mandela, honoring the late South African presidents life a day after he passed at the age of 95.
In its European Apple Online Stores, Apple has begun offering a 32-inch Sharp “4K” Ultra HD LED monitor. Retailing for £3,499.00 or approximately $5,700, the monitor has been available in the U.K. and other European countries since on or before
The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have only been out for a few months, but attention is already turning to Apples plans for the next generation of iPhone, likely to appear in late 2014. Rumors have indicated that a larger,
Following the second victory in its long-running patent lawsuit with Samsung, Apple has filed a motion asking the judge to order Samsung to pay nearly $16 million in legal fees (via Dan Levine). Apple says that its lawsuit with Samsung
Earlier today, Apple launched its iBeacon initiative in its U.S. retail stores, allowing users of the companys iPhone app to opt in to receiving location-specific notifications and access to other information
An image of what might be a MFi (Made for iPhone) controller from computer peripheral manufacturer Razer has been leaked on Twitter by @evleaks, who has been known to provide reliable images in the past.
The Associated Press is reporting that Apple will be launching iBeacon technology in its 254 U.S. retail stores today, with Apple quietly launching an over-the-air update to its Apple Store app to support the integration of the receivers in its
Apple is continuing to see improved iPhone 5s supplies ahead of the holidays, with shipping estimates from the online Apple Store now ranging from one to three days for all carriers, colors, and capacities in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe,
After less than three months on the market, iOS 7 is installed on some 74 percent of devices connecting to the App Store, according to a chart posted on Apples App Store support page for developers. The company puts iOS
Construction on Apples Campus 2 project is underway, with the company continuing its demolition of existing buildings on the site. Demolition began soon after Apple obtained its ancillary permits following an initial unanimous October approval of the project from the
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent that describes a method for forming curved touch sensors with high structural rigidity, suggesting the company is experimenting with curved iOS device displays.
Not much has been heard of former iOS head Scott Forstall since he was fired from Apple in 2012, but a report published on Monday claims to shed some light on the ousted executives activities over the past year.
Popular Internet radio service Pandora has updated their iOS app with a new iOS 7-style design and an alarm clock feature, while Amazons Cloud Drive Photos app has gone universal with support for Apples iPad and iPad mini.
Apple and a consortium of other tech industry giants have signed their names to an open letter addressed to President Obama and members of Congress, calling for substantial reforms to the regulation and oversight of surveillance performed by agencies like
While cyber week sales on Apple products have wound down from the steep discount levels seen this time last week, a new batch Ivy-Bridge MacBook Airs and MacBook Pro Retinas are in the process of being restocked at one of
According to a report from mobile analytics firm Flurry, mobile device users logged 1.3 billion app sessions over Thanksgiving weekend, a 68 percent increase from last year, with photo, video and music apps accounting for half of all usage.
China Mobile denies inking a deal with Apple, throwing cold water on reports claiming the two companies finally reached a partnership agreement that would see the iPhone offered to carriers 740 million subscribers.
Ahead of this months debut of the revamped Mac Pro desktop, which can drive up to three 4K displays, Apple is selling a new 4K "Ultra HD" 32-inch LED IGZO monitor from manufacturer Sharp in its online store.
Apple on Friday enabled iBeacon location-aware transmitters at all of its U.S. retail stores, giving the company the ability to easily provide product information and allow shoppers to quickly check out via their iPhone. But initial tests by AppleInsider show
Apple on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court seeking to recover nearly $16 million of its $60 million in attorneys fees related to the companys long-running patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.
iPad trade-ins through Gazelle grew a whopping 175 percent over Black Friday weekend as presumed upgraders sought cash for their older models, supporting Apples belief that the iPad will be the hottest holiday gift this year.
A pair of forthcoming iPhone accessories have been revealed, as purported images of a new Made for iPhone game controller --?this time from major gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer --?have hit the internet, while Typo, a new iPhone keyboard case, has
Piasa’s Grilly the Cheese is a side-scrolling runner game where you play as a grilled cheese sandwich. Now, there’s no backstory as to why Grilly has left his home. Maybe he barely escaped the grubby hands of a little boy
I recently had a problem with one of my mail accounts (and before you ask, no, it wasn’t Gmail under Mavericks). The issue was that the account, which is provided by Dreamhost, is located on a mail server named one
Pencil is FiftyThree’s first foray into the stylus market, and the company has made it an exciting one: The dual-sided aluminum pen integrates deeply with FiftyThree’s Paper app to provide extra tools and control you might not get from simply
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
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
Potentially dispelling the rumors and false starts, China Mobile is taking preorders for iPhones on Thursday in Shanghai, according to an advertisement that briefly appeared on its website and a call placed to
The iTunes Match service, a yearly-subscription service from Apple that allows users to store and stream more than 25,000 songs from their own library (regardless of original source) has arrived in four new
Former iOS chief Scott Forstall has been spending the past year mostly travelling and advising new startup companies, according to a report from the new subscription news website The Information. He has reportedly
Following a fire severely damaging YouTube user Ghostlyrichs Samsung Galaxy S4, the Korean manufacturer wanted proof that the device was damaged in the manner that the user reported, prior to any replacement or
Released at the end of last week, Crono officially launched its e-mail application MailDeck for iPad. Offering effective e-mail organization based on the relevant content the user receives. Featuring three view modes -
Eight tech giants, including industry competitors Apple, Google and Microsoft, have joined forces to demand reforms to the US governments surveillance tactics. In an open letter sent to President Barack Obama and members
Multi-Grammy award-award winning musician LeAnn Rimes has released a video for her new single that was shot entirely on Apples iPhone. Jim Dalrymples The Loop carried a story on Sunday showcasing Rimes video
Every Apple Store in the U.S. is offering a one-hour introductory course in computer programming on Wednesday, part of a national effort to expand computer science education.The event is part of Computer Science Education Week, a celebration and campaign in
According to a chart posted on Apples developer website, iOS 7 is now installed on 74 percent of all active mobile devices manufactured by the tech giant. iOS 6 still powers 22 percent of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models
Apple has incurred legal costs of over $60 million in its court battle against Samsung in California, and the bill is still rising.The figure was revealed in filings made late Thursday by Apple’s lawyers with the U.S. District Court for
Walk into an Apple Store from now on, and your phone might start trying to sell you those sweet earphones you’ve been looking at for awhile. Apple on Friday morning activated its new iBeacons system at all 254 stores in
The Final-est Fantasy!This weeks roundup of apps includes the latest generation of a beloved game series and the beginning of a new Disney franchise. Also: ways to organize your email and your gifts this holiday
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
The Square credit card reader is already a huge hit with small businesses, so an upgrade to the hardware is definitely cause for a little early holiday celebration. The company revealed and all-new version
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 DealsThe Black
There are crazy crowdfunding campaigns, and then there are crazy crowdfunding campaigns. The Smarty Ring falls into the latter category, and since its Indiegogo project has raised less than half of its goal with
Apple, along with AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo! have published an open letter calling for US government surveillance reform. The letter is addressed to President Obama
With holiday shopping season well underway, Apple has chosen a good (and likely not coincidental) time to finally catch up with U.S. demand for the iPhone 5s. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said on Monday that his bi-weekly checks of…Read
As Black Friday approaches, Cult of Mac Deals continues to deliver the goods at a fraction of the regular price. This offer is, once again, no excpetion. This hand-picked Mac bundle includes 8 top apps valued at $401 – and…Read
When I saw Tunnel Escape in the App Store my first thought was that it looked a lot like the magic carpet sequence in the Super Nintendo version of Disney’s Aladdin (which is the best version, do not bring your…Read
It has become somewhat of an old joke, but Microsoft’s retail stores are essentially ghost towns. Every once in awhile you’ll see a side by side comparison of an Apple Store filled with busy shoppers sitting right next to a…Read
Today Square unveiled its new card reader with a design that’s nearly twice as thin as the original. By ditching clunky stock components in the first Square Reader, the mobile payments pioneer has created a smoother card swiping experience and…Read
The latest game in the Adventure Time series of mobile games will go live on Google Play, the Amazon App Store, and in Apple’s own iTunes App Store this Thursday, according to Cartoon Network. You’ll get to play as main…Read
The clock app in iOS 7 is pretty straightforward. There’s an alarm, stopwatch, timer, and a world clock. The latter allows you to add any number of cities to your list and your iOS device will tell you the time…Read
Reminders are delightful thing. Apple’s implementation syncs across the Mac to iPhones and iPads, and if you log in to iCloud.com, you can share Reminders with friends, family, co-workers, and the like. They’re super useful. Sometimes, though, you might want…Read
Emergency Exit — Utilities — $0.99 If you’re like me, you never go into a new building without knowing how to leave as quickly and safely as possible. I usually apply this skill at parties, which is why I don’t…Read
We all aspire to be more than we are, to mold ourselves into our own perfect forms and escape the limits thrust upon us by circumstance or luck. But we can’t always do it on our own. Sometimes, we need…Read
Pandora released an update for it’s iOS app today that brings its UI inline with iOS 7′s minimal aesthetic. The free update isn’t just a new coat of paint though as the company also included a neat new alarm feature…Read
With the busy holiday season upon us, there’s plenty of driving to and from destinations where you’ll get together with family and friends. Cult of Mac Deals has partnered up with Cobra Electronics to assemble a combination that makes the…Read
China Mobile is finally set to begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c later this week, according to advertisements on its website. Apple’s latest smartphone will be one of a handful of devices that support the…Read
Hoping to recreate the success Instagram has had doing a similar thing to still images, new app Spotliter Video allows users to add a range of effects to videos shot using iOS devices. The free app was developed by Netomat,…Read
If you think back to the iPhone launch in 2007, one of the things Steve Jobs was most proud of was the fact that the phone didn’t feature any kind of fixed, built-in keyboard in the manner of the BlackBerry…Read
It was back in the good old days of 2012, that we reported that Apple’s App Store had received more than 1 million submissions. Well, it took between then and now for that number to mean that there are 1…Read
Are you an Android user with $57,000 to spare proving that the gold iPhone 5s isn’t the gaudiest phone around? Well, you may be pleased then to hear about a new line of blinged-up phones from Swiss designer Alessandro Savelli.…Read
Steve Jobs once said in an interview that everyone in America should learn programming. Well, if you’re interested in coding, but don’t know where to start, your local Apple Store may be the place for you. Over the weekend, Apple…Read
Since revelations of NSA eavesdropping surfaced earlier this year with the Edward Snowden leaks, Apple has been at the forefront of a tech company push-back demanding reforms. The company is joining a number of other industry giant — including Google,…Read
Ever wanted to take a tour of Apple’s secret Industrial Design studio in Cupertino? Now you can — a virtual one, anyway — just for writing a review of my new book about Jony Ive. It doesn’t even have to…Read
As a part of Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15), code.org is organizing a worldwide campaign to get 10 million students of all ages to participate in the Hour of Code. It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to
Apple has rolled out iBeacon technology at its 254 Apple Stores in the U.S., enabling shoppers to receive iPhone notifications about products and services via the Apple Store app. As the Associated Press reports, iBeacon transmitters use Bluetooth wireless technology
Mark Post, the owner of Riviera Racing, uses iPad to get up to speed for thousand-mile off-road endurance races such as the Baja 1000. Preparation is complicated, and logistics can be daunting. During the race, the MotionX GPS HD app
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,