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Apple Decorating Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Ahead of Next Week's Event

Sep 4, 2015 7:27 pm

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Ahead of next week's big iPhone-centric event, Apple has begun decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco where the event will take place. As shared by several Twitter and Instagram users, signs with the Apple logo are beginning to go up, and several Apple-branded flags are... [more]


Rumor Roundup: iPad Pro debut, cheaper gold Apple Watch, more

Sep 4, 2015 5:54 pm

With just days to go before next Wednesday's "Hey Siri" event, speculation on what else might be offered at the event is now running high, with even normally-factual newspapers getting into the speculation game with unnamed sources and unconfirmed reports. We've already run two Rumor Roundups to... [more]


Adobe Says Apple Dominates ‘TV Everywhere’ Viewing

Sep 4, 2015 5:25 pm

Apple devices dominate consumption of "TV Everywhere" viewing, according to a new study by Adobe Digital Index, a research arm of the software maker. Led by the iPad, Apple devices accounted for some 61 percent of such viewing, and Apple claimed three of the top four devices used to watch TV... [more]


Maccast 2015.09.04

Sep 4, 2015 5:20 pm

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 539. Event Speculation: iPhones. Event Speculation: iPads. Event Speculation: Apple TV. Event Speculation: Other Stuff. Latest on Apple Watch sales. 225,000 stolen Apple accounts, not a story. New look at Apple Retail. New... [more]


Daily Deals: HP Officejet Pro printer, Lumix DMC-TS30, 128GB iPad Air

Sep 4, 2015 4:18 pm

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. The new deals joining the still-alive deals on the list include a HP all-in-one Officejet Pro... [more]


Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ event wish list: iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, & a worthy Apple TV update

Sep 4, 2015 4:10 pm

We have only a single clue ahead of next week's Apple media event: “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” Oh, and no shortage of rumors, whispers, and posturing. Apple's keynote is… [more]


Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2, MacBook Air, and More

Sep 4, 2015 3:45 pm

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With Labor Day fast approaching, retailers are offering great discounts on a wide range of Apple products, from the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 to the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro. If you've been waiting for a sale to pick up a laptop or a tablet, now is the time to buy. Many products are... [more]


Make the most of iOS 9’s Split View multitasking on iPad

Sep 4, 2015 3:05 pm

One of the cooler features Apple has brought to El Capitan is the ability to have two apps up at once on the same screen. iOS 9 brings this multitasking joy to your iPad, provided you have the latest and greatest iPad Air 2, since it’s the only device that can currently manage the power... [more]


Make the most of iOS 9’s Split View multitasking on iPad

Sep 4, 2015 3:05 pm

One of the cooler features Apple has brought to El Capitan is the ability to have two apps up at once on the same screen. iOS 9 brings this multitasking joy to your iPad, provided you have the latest and greatest iPad Air 2, since it’s the only device that can currently manage the power... [more]


Real-Time Motion Capture Firm Faceshift May Have Been Acquired by Apple

Sep 4, 2015 2:38 pm

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Based on a few whispers and some research, MacRumors believes that Swiss real-time motion capture firm Faceshift may have been acquired by Apple in recent weeks. Faceshift has been working with game and animation studios, as well as smaller companies, on technology to quickly and accurately... [more]


How to Check iCloud Activation Lock Status of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Sep 4, 2015 2:36 pm

iCloud Activation Lock is a great feature which allows owners to lock down an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and prevent it from being used in the event that a device has been misplaced, stolen, or lost. This is part of the Find My iPhone feature set, and it’s a very welcome addition for... [more]


Worms 4 blasts its way onto the iPhone and iPad

Sep 4, 2015 2:00 pm

Worms 4 the latest game in the Worms series, is now available for iPhone and iPad. Designed specifically with mobile in mind, as well as Apple's Metal graphics framework, Worms 4 offers several improvements to the player experience over previous titles in the series. This includes 80... [more]


A streaming service could increase Apple's dominance of 'TV Everywhere'

Sep 4, 2015 1:49 pm

"TV Everywhere" — the term for customers having access to content through Internet-connected devices such as iPads, iPhones, Macs, and Apple TVs — was up 63% in the last year, according to an Adobe study of 159 billion online video starts. The study shows that Apple already dominates the... [more]


Apple may introduce less expensive gold Apple Watch, new iPad keyboard at September 9th event

Sep 4, 2015 1:29 pm

Apple may still have a few surprises in store for its Sept. 9 event... [more]


Apple said to be prepping new iPad keyboard, Apple Watch finishes

Sep 4, 2015 1:13 pm

Apple is reportedly readying a keyboard accessory for the rumored iPad Pro to go along with expanded keyboard support said to be a part of the larger tablet. The keyboard is apparently set to debut by the end of the year, which would line up with previous reports of the iPad Pro launching in... [more]


Apple may introduce less expensive gold Apple Watch, new iPad keyboard next week - report

Sep 4, 2015 12:32 pm

Apple may still have a few surprises in store for its Sept. 9 event, including a "revamped iPad keyboard" and a less expensive gold variant of the current Apple Watch design, according to The New York Times. [more]


'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' 0.12 Update Should Hit iOS Around September 8th

Sep 4, 2015 12:30 pm

It's almost official, Minecraft: Pocket Edition's [$6.99] 0.12 update should hit our iPhones and iPads next week, and I'm very excited about it. As I've mentioned in the past, I've played countless hours of Minecraft on PC, and although I've played MCPE quite a bit too, it never clicked in the... [more]


Apple Planning Revamped iPad Keyboard, New Metal Finishes for Apple Watch

Sep 4, 2015 12:05 pm

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Accompanying the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and next-generation Apple TV set to be announced next week, Apple is also planning a revamped iPad keyboard and new metal finishes for the Apple Watch Sport, including a less expensive gold version, according to The New York Times.... [more]


Skype for iOS and Android gets a redesign

Sep 4, 2015 12:02 pm

Skype for iPhone, iPad and Android has received design updates which follow the design languages of these platforms. Rather than following the Windows Phone design style like before, the new apps incorporate native design languages for the platforms such as Material design for Android. Along with... [more]


9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13” Retina MacBook Pro $1,150, iPad Air Cellular 128GB $429, Philips Hue Lightstrip Kit $120, more

Sep 4, 2015 12:00 pm

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Best Buy Labor Day Sale Early Access: Retina MacBook Pro... [more]


Analyst: “Hey Siri” Media Event no Game Changer for AAPL

Sep 4, 2015 11:52 am

Apple will most likely show off new iPhone and iPad models, along with a new Apple TV, at its September 9 media event, but Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um thinks it may not live up to expectations. He sees a lack of a product line that brings in significant revenue like the iPhone as an issue, and... [more]


Best Buy sale shaves $100 off 16GB iPad Mini 3

Sep 4, 2015 11:32 am

The sale comes a few days before Apple is expected to release the iPad Mini 4. Should you buy it or wait for the new model? [more]


iPad Pro: What to expect on September 9th

Sep 4, 2015 11:03 am

At an Apple event on September 9th, the Cupertino giant is expected to announce... [more]


The Week in iPad Cases: Moshi’s compact messenger bag will streamline your life

Sep 4, 2015 11:00 am

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Bag, backpack, or shoulder bag? This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes unique cases from Booq, Speck, and STM, plus classic looks from Targus, Griffin, and CaseCrown. BooqManufactured with a water-repellent fabric, the Cobra Squeeze backpack (all iPad models; $195) has plenty of... [more]


The Week in iPad Cases: Moshi’s compact messenger bag will streamline your life

Sep 4, 2015 11:00 am

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Bag, backpack, or shoulder bag? This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes unique cases from Booq, Speck, and STM, plus classic looks from Targus, Griffin, and CaseCrown. BooqManufactured with a water-repellent fabric, the Cobra Squeeze backpack (all iPad models; $195) has plenty of... [more]


On RSS readers and the much exaggerated "death" of RSS

Sep 4, 2015 10:43 am

by Dan MorenOver at Daring Fireball, John Gruber responds to my post on the new NetNewsWire: RSS readers exploded in popularity a decade ago, and Dan is right that their use has died down dramatically. But I think “RSS is dead” is the new “email is dead”. And I know from my server... [more]


The Extremely-Daunting Edition

Sep 4, 2015 10:36 am

The Growing iOS SDK, by David Smith There was a time when I felt like I knew my way around pretty much every non-game SDK available on iOS. Now I often find myself stumbling across frameworks that are completely foreign to me, which is both kind of exciting but also extremely daunting. Don’t... [more]


Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event Roundup: Upgraded iPhone 6s, Bigger iPad Pro, Revamped Apple TV + Apple Watch updates

Sep 4, 2015 10:31 am

Apple’s Wednesday, September 9th event is shaping up to be one of the largest in the company’s history. The Cupertino-based company is planning to unveil several major new products on stage, including a pair of new iPhones with revamped internals, a sequel to the Apple TV, a larger... [more]


Vocabubble lets Kids Discover the Alphabet and Enrich their Vocabulary

Sep 4, 2015 9:55 am

Marbotic today introduces Vocabubble 1.0.1 for iPad, its first app to discover the alphabet on the tablet by having fun with gorgeous old engravings. With Vocabubble, children from 3 to 7 years discover new words in a quirky and fun universe: artichoke, iguana, Zeus, or even tablet. Each letter... [more]


History of iPhone 4S: The most amazing iPhone yet

Sep 4, 2015 9:00 am

On the eve of iPhone 6s, we're updating and expanding our history of iPhone series—continuing with the most amazing one yet — the iPhone 4s! Nothing about 2011 was normal for Apple. Tim Cook had introduced the Verizon iPhone 4 at the beginning of the year and Apple had finally shipped the... [more]


Apple's iPhone and more launch: Join us September 9 (live blog)

Sep 4, 2015 8:00 am

The tech giant is expected to show off the iPhone 6S and may update the iPad, Apple TV and other products for good measure. [more]


The latest iOS apps for Sept. 4

Sep 4, 2015 7:02 am

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. SAHM, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, has announced THRIVE, a new, free mobile app as part of a... [more]


The latest iOS apps for Sept. 4

Sep 4, 2015 7:02 am

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. SAHM, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, has announced THRIVE, a new, free mobile app as part of a... [more]


Mozilla is ready to test Firefox on iOS, but only in New Zealand

Sep 3, 2015 8:07 pm

iPhone and iPads owners looking for a browser alternative are one step closer to seeing Mozilla's option on their devices, but right now a "preview" of the app is only available in New Zealand. In a blog post it says this limitation is so it can ga... [more]


Mozilla launches first public preview for Firefox on iPhone and iPad

Sep 3, 2015 6:50 pm

Mozilla has announced that the first public preview of its Firefox browser for iPhone and iPad is now available — so long as you call New Zealand home. Mozilla will initially collect feedback from users in New Zealand before rolling the public preview out to more countries ahead of a full... [more]


Microsoft updates Skype iPhone & iPad apps with overhauled interfaces, more

Sep 3, 2015 4:44 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released major updates of its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, redesigning their interfaces for better ease-of-use and more visual appeal, while giving iPad users access to options like location sharing and interactive notifications. [more]


Apple set to unleash powerful iPad Pro with jumbo-display

Sep 3, 2015 4:31 pm

Apple is going to super-size its iPad tablet lineup next week... [more]


Apple set to unleash powerful iPad Pro with jumbo-display

Sep 3, 2015 4:31 pm

Apple is going to super-size its iPad tablet lineup next week... [more]


Last Chance to Pay What You Want for the Mac Power User Bundle

Sep 3, 2015 3:10 pm

The Mac Power User Bundle features ten apps designed to make your Mac more productive and useful. Pay anything, even a penny, and you get two of the apps. If you beat the average price, you get all ten. And if you hit the top ten at any point in the deal, you get five entries in our iPad Air 2... [more]


Return of the NetNewsWire

Sep 3, 2015 2:28 pm

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by Dan Moren Ready for a blast from the past? NetNewsWire, the venerable RSS reader, is back, with a release of version 4.0. It launches with both a $10 Mac app and a $4 iOS app, supported by a cloud syncing service. Longtime Mac users will probably have fond memories of the app, once the... [more]


Why Apple’s iPad and Apple Watch may outshine iPhone at September 9 event

Sep 3, 2015 2:01 pm

Most speculation about Apple’s upcoming press event has focused on the iPhone... [more]


Look out, iPad Pro: Samsung teases its own big-screen tablet

Sep 3, 2015 1:42 pm

The Korean company showed a brief video of something it calls the Galaxy View but says it won't share more details until October. [more]


I don’t want an iPad Pro, I want an OS X tablet

Sep 3, 2015 12:58 pm

Reports are circulating that Apple is preparing to unveil a larger, enterprise and power-user focused iPad Pro... [more]


How to Fix Crashing Apps on iPhone & iPad

Sep 3, 2015 12:52 pm

Though iPhone and iPad apps are generally very stable, sometimes you’ll encounter an application that crashes at random. In iOS, a crashing app usually presents as an app that seems to quit itself immediately, returning back to the Home Screen of the device without user intent. An app crash... [more]


9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Air w/ LTE $300, iOS 9/Swift 2 Course Developer Bundle $49, 1Password for Mac $35, more

Sep 3, 2015 11:57 am

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Apple iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular (AT&T or Verizon) for... [more]


Skype beefs up iPad app, adds material design to Android

Sep 3, 2015 11:54 am

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Microsoft-owned Skype is getting fancier on mobile devices, rolling out some serious overhauls for the messaging app on both Android and iOS—including iPad-specific improvements. Here are the details.Skype 6.0 for Android Skype 6.0 for Android. On Android, Skype 6.0 adds a material design... [more]


Skype beefs up iPad app, adds material design to Android

Sep 3, 2015 11:54 am

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Microsoft-owned Skype is getting fancier on mobile devices, rolling out some serious overhauls for the messaging app on both Android and iOS—including iPad-specific improvements. Here are the details.Skype 6.0 for Android Skype 6.0 for Android. On Android, Skype 6.0 adds a material design... [more]


Pre-event Apple rumor roundup: A song of iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs

Sep 3, 2015 11:16 am

The countdown clock is ticking, and the new products are taking shape. [more]


Skype 6 for iPhone and iPad brings simpler navigation in latest redesign

Sep 3, 2015 11:13 am

Just over a year ago Microsoft shipped a completely redesigned version of Skype for iPhone, iPad, and Android in version 5.0 that looked a lot more like a Windows Phone app than previous versions, adding back old features and introducing new features in updates that followed. Now with version... [more]


Having Your Own Star Wars BB-8 Droid Really is That Cool

Sep 3, 2015 10:52 am

Even though Star Wars The Force Awakes isn't due in theaters until December 18 everyone wants to get their own BB-8 droid, and now you can. Sphero designed the little ball droid that rolls around in the next Star Wars movie, and now they have a smaller remote control version you can send... [more]


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