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Tim Cook Calls 'Religious Freedom' Legislation 'Very Dangerous'
Apple CEO Tim Cook has called recent religious freedom legislation passed in Indiana and Arkansas very dangerous in a public op-ed letter published by The Washington Post. Cook argues that there are nearly 100 pro-discrimination bills in the United States
Apple Won't Allow Swapping of Bands at Apple Watch 'Try-On' Appointments
The Apple Watch will be available for in store previews and Try-On appointments starting on April 10th. The Apple Watch comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and band-types which can make the decision of how to pick a band
Apple Watch for Sale in Retail Stores by Reservation Only, No Walk-In Sales
As the Apple Watch launch approaches, details have been leaking out about how Apple will be handling sales of their new device. According to leaked Apple documentation, the company will not be selling the Apple Watch to walk-in customers at
Hands-On With the Apple Watch: A Developer's Experience at Apple's WatchKit Labs
Earlier this month, Apple began inviting a select number of developers to an Apple Watch development lab in Sunnyvale, California, located near the companys main Cupertino campus. Developers were invited to reserve a testing appointment to test their Apple Watch
Apple Hasn't Approached NBC Over Content Deal for Upcoming Streaming TV Service
Over the past couple of weeks, rumors have leaked pointing towards an Apple-branded streaming television service that could include 25 channels for $30 to $40 per month with partners like CBS, ABC, and Fox. NBC and parent company Comcast are
Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out Against Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law
Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent out a series of Tweets condemning Indiana Governor Mike Pences decision to sign a controversial religious freedom bill into law, saying Apple is deeply disappointed in the move and open for everyone. Apple is
'Wunderlist' for Apple Watch Brings To-Do Lists, Agendas and Reminders to Your Wrist
Wunderlist has provided a closer look at its Apple Watch companion app, which appeared on the App Store on Thursday ahead of the devices launch next month. The app is designed with a unique Home View that provides access to
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Steve Jobs biopic shoots scenes from unveiling of first iMac in 1998
The upcoming film about the life of Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender, will feature scenes reliving his return to the company and the unveiling of the very first iMac.
Cook says discriminatory 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous, calls for action
In an editorial published by The Washington Post on Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook came down hard on a spate of U.S. legislation he believes enables discrimination under the guise religious freedom.
Inside iCloud: Apple Inc has quietly doubled its Reno, Nevada data center site
Apple has greatly expanded its data center near Reno, Nev., about four hours east of Silicon Valley. However, it appears that the companys aggressive growth in iCloud server capacity is only just getting started, with massive room for expansion surrounding
How Apple's new MacBook gets nearly as much battery life as the MacBook Pro with a battery half(...)
Apple has packed its all-new MacBook with some impressive technology, but its outstanding battery life -- nine hours from a single charge -- may be the most staggering. AppleInsider took a look under the hood to see how they could
Review: 'Becoming Steve Jobs' looks to dispel accepted Jobs myth
With "Becoming Steve Jobs," coauthors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli seek to dismantle perceptions of Jobs the egomaniacal, callous autocrat, replacing accepted opinion with a retelling of the life of a man who they describe -- for better or worse
Apple's new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness
To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates.
Google, Johnson & Johnson to partner on surgical robot technology
Google has formed a partnership with medical and consumer goods firm Johnson & Johnson that will see the development of robots to help surgeons in the operating room, according to an announcement made on Friday.
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WhatSize review: Easily shed files on a bloated hard drive
Millions of files lurk in your OS X installation, many of them useful! In an age of spinning hard-drive plenty, in which a 3-terabyte drive is cheap and fits in the space a 250GB or 500GB one did a few
OmniOutliner 2.3 for iOS review: The best outlining app goes universal
A good outline is an evolving idea. It’s a workshop for hammering out the greater shape of something—a paper, presentation, business plan, book, screenplay—by adding, discarding, and rearranging information.And like most ideas, an outline isn’t confined to one location, such
Review: Zagg Slim Book Case and Keyboard for iPad Air
The Zagg Slim Book iPad Air Case with Backlit Keyboard is not only one of the longest-named products I’ve ever encountered, but also a competent Bluetooth keyboard. It offers backlit keys for late night typing sessions. Shortcut keys let you
Hands on with Google Calendar for iPhone: An awesome calendar for Gmail addicts
On Tuesday, Google launched a dedicated calendar app for the iPhone—one of the final missing pieces of Google’s apps suite for iOS. And Google Calendar for iPhone doesn’t disappoint: It’s a gorgeous calendar app that mines your Gmail account to
Withings Aura review: Track your sleep, and possibly your cat's too
Between never-ending Netflix binges and Kindles full of page-turners, we have plenty of distractions to keep us up at night. But you’ll surely regret that decision the next morning if you have a full day of work ahead of you.
Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac
OS X’s clipboard has always been a transient storage place, intended to hold whatever you copy or cut just long enough to paste it somewhere else. Once you copy something else, that new snippet overwrites whatever’s already on your clipboard.
Review: LastPass for Mac protects your passwords but needs polish
The gold standard for password vaults on the Mac is 1Password. Now in its fifth major release, 1Password has matured along with its userbase. One of its most stalwart longtime competitors, LastPass, has had an iOS version, but OS X
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Reservation required to buy Apple Watch in Apple Retail Stores; no walk-in sales
As the Apple Watch launch approaches, details have been leaking out...
Apple CEO Tim Cook says ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous
Indiana conservatives watched their brethren in state after state approve legislation...
Apple TV ‘skinny’ package likely to accelerate cord cutting
Apples ambition to be a dominant player in television is expected to accelerate...
Why Apple’s ResearchKit signals a golden age for health care
Apple has used thoughtful design and its market strength to create a powerful new platform...
The Apple Watch will play with your attention, increasing it in some cases and reducing it in others
How many of us have meant to do one small thing on the iPhone and then...
ifoAppleStore shuts down after 14 years
After following Apple retail for 14 years, I’ve reached a happy ending...
Why there will be lines for the $17,000 gold Apple Watch Edition
We saw this with the iPhone...
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Sony launches Spotify-powered PlayStation Music in 41 countries
The replacement for Sony Music Unlimited is going live on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 today, powered by Spotify. Launching in 41 countries, PlayStation Music provides gamers with access to streaming music,
Weekly Game Replay: Zelda delayed until 2016, Hearthstone, Half-Life 2
Every Sunday, MacNN and Electronista spend some time covering a few of the stories from the wide world of gaming that wasnt mentioned earlier this week. In todays Weekly Game Replay: the next
Hands On: Clips 1.1.3 (iOS)
If you dont happen to know what a clipboard manager is, you need one. If you do and youve also tried out a couple, you know why you need it and you know
Slack reveals intrusion, adds extra security options to accounts
Work-focused messaging service Slack has increased the security of its accounts, following an intrusion to company servers. The company admits on its blog that its servers were accessed by unauthorized users over a
Hands On: Dragon Dictate 4.0.6 (OS X, Windows)
Do not ever give voice recognition software to a writer whos a keyboard junkie. Do not ever give Dragon Dictate to any one who saw how rubbish dictation software was in the 1980s,
Pebble Time completes Kickstarter campaign with $20.3M in pledges
Pebble has finished its second crowdfunding campaign for its second generation of smartwatch, with the Pebble Time bringing in more than $20.3 million in funding from over 78,000 backers on Kickstarter. The final
Apple CEO asks Arkansas governor to veto 'right to discriminate' law
Amidst strong critical and economic reaction to an anti-LGBT law signed by Republican Governor Mike Pence in Indiana, Apple CEO Tim Cook -- recently named as the Worlds Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine
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The Week in iPad Cases: Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and Portenzo
Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and PortenzoThis week’s roundup of new iPad’s cases includes colorful themes from Portenzo, a reliable standby from Body Glove, and a convenient keyboard option
The Week in iOS Apps: Periscope and Stre.am join the videocasting revolution
Periscope and Stre.am join the videocasting revolutionThis week’s roundup includes two new apps that let you broadcast live video straight from your phone. Plus, we have a new “Star Wars” game.
The first Apple Watch apps have arrived, sort of
The Apple Watch won’t launch until late April, but a couple dozen apps have already arrived.As 9to5Mac reports, several app makers are now advertising Watch support in their App Store listings. That means users should be able to download the
You Should Play: Mr. Jump might just be the most difficult one-touch platformer on iOS
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
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Oculus's chief scientist: VR will succeed because your vision sucks
Virtual reality has been just beyond our grasp for decades. The parts to build VR headsets were too expensive, the technology too rudimentary to convince anyone that what they were seeing was real.Virtual reality has become more accessible and less
How Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp coexist under Facebook
Facebook’s $22 billion acquisition of popular messaging app WhatsApp last year raised some eyebrows. Facebook already has a popular messaging app, the in-house Facebook Messenger, not to mention a popular photo-sharing app, Instagram. Why did it need to bring yet
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Auto-complete blunder leaks passport details of world leaders
Australia has proved that it can hold its own against Hillary Clinton any day when it comes to email blunders. The nations immigration department accidentally disclosed the passport numbers and other personal info of every world leader attending
Schools threaten to report parents that let their kids play 18+ games
If your child is playing 18-rated games such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, you could be reported to the police and social services. Thats the message being sent to parents by a group of primary
E-Scooters with swappable batteries will land in Taipei this summer
Scooters dont normally generate much buzz without some kind of gimmick -- unless theyre, say, connected to a well-known company and feature a crazy business model. The all-electric Gogoro Smartscooter fits that description perfectly, as it was crea...
Fraudster's phoney email tricked prison into releasing him
In the movies, a daring prison escape usually involves a carefully orchestrated plan filled with intricate tunnels, ingenious bribes and chaotic distractions. But for Neil Moore, performing a similar breakout in the real world was so much simpler.
If you want to buy an Apple Watch in-store, you'll need a reservation
Even if youre not laying down thousands of dollars for the VIP treatment, if youre looking for an Apple Watch (and youre shopping in old-school bricks-and-mortar style), you wont be able casually dip into an Apple store and
PlayStation's Spotify-powered music service starts today
Good riddance Music Unlimited; welcome to the party, PlayStation Music. The Spotify-powered music service goes live on PlayStation devices in 41 nations starting today. As weve reported previously, this means even if youre listening to Spotifys fr...
Exhibition lets you go hands-on with 40 years of gadgets
Want to experience exactly how much gadgets have evolved in the last 40 years? The Interface Experience at the Bard Graduate Center in New York has more than 25 seminal devices representing different computing eras, including the graphical
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It took 800 Nanoblocks to build this insanely accurate Apple Watch replica
Okay, this is pretty cool: a 2.6x scale model of an Apple Watch built entirely out of Nanoblocks, the tiny building blocks made popular in Japan, but with a growing international following. With the smallest brick being 4mm x 4mm x 5mm, creating this…Read
Tim Cook’s newspaper editorial slams anti-gay discrimination
Among the biggest differences between Steve Jobs and Tim Cook as leaders of Apple is Cook’s willingness to use his platform as CEO to push positive social change. Having last week shamed Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” bill — which potentially…Read
Apple hopes to stop China from ripping off its best retail store yet
As can be seen everywhere from Xiaomi’s not-so-original smartphone designs to the number of knockoff Apple Watches already available for sale, Apple has a problem with ripoffs in China. But having recently unveiled its stunning new West Lake store in Hangzhou — featuring…Read
FDA is taking a ‘hands-off approach’ to Apple Watch
The FDA is in a tough spot when it comes to health-tracking wearables. As the U.S. government agency in charge of regulating medical device, it can’t be seen to promote health-oriented technology that doesn’t demonstrably do what it claims, but…Read
Make your Mac safer for your kids
Keeping your kids safe on your computer is one of the more important things you can focus on as a parent. Mac OS X has a great tool built right in to do just that: Parental Controls. It’s fairly easy…Read
Best deals of the week: Save 94% on the Learn To Code Bundle & more
Right now you can save a bundle on cool stuff to make your Apple computing experience the best yet. Learn a new coding language, get a handy dandy Bluetooth speaker for your iOS device, or back up your Mac’s data…Read
The most awesome new apps you might have missed this week
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Apple Unveils All-New MacBook
Apple today unveiled the all-new MacBook, a thinner and lighter line of notebooks available in gold, silver, and space gray aluminum finishes. MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display; a full-size keyboard; the all-new Force Touch trackpad; a compact USB-C port
Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air
Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air. “Today, the popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Air all received significant upgrades,” said Philip Schiller,
Apple Introduces ResearchKit, Giving Medical Researchers New Tools
Apple today announced ResearchKit, an open-source software framework designed for medical and health research that can help doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps. World-class research institutions have already developed apps with
HBO NOW Premiering in April; Subscription Available to Apple Customers
Apple and HBO today announced HBO NOW is premiering next month, making an HBO subscription available directly to Apple customers for the first time ever. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV users can purchase HBO NOW directly in-app as
A New Take on Feature Film Post-Production
After researching several workflows, directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra decided to edit “Focus” — a major new Warner Bros. film starring Will Smith — entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. Final
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare
App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records
The first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store. Apple customers worldwide spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever
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