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Debug 45: Jim Ray on the Web and BBQ

Aug 27, 2014 4:34 pm

Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Jim Ray joins Guy and Rene to talk about his actually joby job and ends up talking about everything from the web, to San... [more]

Cricket offering $100 account credit if you leave T-Mobile or MetroPCS

Aug 27, 2014 4:24 pm

AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless is now luring away T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers by offering an account credit promotion if you switch from those rivals. T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers who switch to Cricket Wireless will get a $100 account credit when they port over for each line with a... [more]

Samsung tries to pre-empt Apple's next big phone launch with a Galaxy "sexy secretary in a short skirt". Wait, what?

Aug 27, 2014 4:07 pm

Apple is almost certainly gearing up to launch a bigger iPhone 6 next month. Their competition, Samsung, is gearing up to launch an update to their big phone. The difference between the two is that Apple hasn't just posted four videos teasing the name of their next big phone nor the release date... [more]

The best Mac repair tools

Aug 27, 2014 2:48 pm

You have a Mac, or maybe you're responsible for taking care of them at your business. You need an toolkit of apps that help you get out of trouble when your Mac's not working right. This is my pick for the most indispensable Mac apps you can have. DiskWarrior 4 When it comes to rebuilding and... [more]

TextExpander is the latest custom keyboard announced for iOS 8 launch

Aug 27, 2014 2:40 pm

TextExpander has announced that its custom keyboard will be coming when iOS 8 gets publicly released. Tapping into Apple's new extensions, TextExpander allows you to quickly type information by entering shortcuts, essentially it's typing by shorthand. "TextExpander touch 3, coming on the heels... [more]

Apple Denied Sales Ban on Samsung Devices From Second Patent Trial

Aug 27, 2014 2:27 pm

Apple has again been denied a permanent injunction on Samsung products that infringe on its smartphone patents, reports Bloomberg. Judge Lucy Koh today rejected Apple's plea for a sales ban on nine different Samsung devices involved in the second Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial.... [more]

Nimblebit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

Aug 27, 2014 2:09 pm

The sequel to Nimblebit's popular free-to-play tower building game Tiny Tower is now available for download worldwide after soft launching in several countries earlier this summer. Tiny Tower Vegas incorporates the same tower building gameplay found in the original game, melding it with several... [more]

Endomondo Life app offers all-day fitness tracking

Aug 27, 2014 1:56 pm

Endomondo, which has long been doing fitness tracking through GPS and accelerometer readings, has released a new app exclusively for the iPhone 5s which aims to emulate a lot of what wearable fitness trackers do. The iPhone 5s has an M7 coprocessor which can quietly hum along all day with minimal... [more]

TwistedRun takes your fingers on a marathon

Aug 27, 2014 1:49 pm

Though you may not be able to run as fast as Bruce Jenner in his glory days, TwistedRun hopes to transform your fingers so you can take on the race tracks with agility in this new virtual running game. The game is like an obstacle course where your fingers guide and control the runner through... [more]

Apple Online Store shoppers can now get an iPhone 5s for $0 down through AT&T Next

Aug 27, 2014 12:55 pm

AT&T's Next payment plans are now an option for iPhone buyers using the Apple Online Store. The plans, which allow shoppers to pay for their phone over an installment plan over several months instead of paying part upfront and having the rest subsidized into their monthly payments, were... [more]

Samsung hypes Note 4 by copying Apple's iPhone 5c "for the colorful" ads

Aug 27, 2014 12:41 pm

With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c. [more]

Report: Apple wearable on track for September debut

Aug 27, 2014 12:25 pm

The big reveal for Apple’s first wearable device may be just a couple weeks away, according to one reporter with a strong track record for Apple product timing.Quoting no one in particular—not even unnamed sources—John Paczkowski at Re/code reports that Apple will announce the wearable on... [more]

iWatch: Five problems I'd like to have solved by an Apple wearable

Aug 27, 2014 11:59 am

If the iPhone and iPad have taught us anything it's that no one can predict what an Apple product will be like no matter how obvious it later seems in hindsight. Such will almost certainly be the case with the iWatch, or iBand, or whatever Apple ultimately calls their wearable, if/when they... [more]

Apple rumored to show iWatch device with iPhone 6 September 9

Aug 27, 2014 11:37 am

Apple's long-rumored wearable — the iWatch — has been pegged for a September 9 launch alongside the long-rumored iPhone 6. The device is expected to be more than just a "smartwatch", however, with significant health and fitness integration with HealthKit. John Paczkowski of Re/code also... [more]

Apple expected to unveil 'iWatch' alongside 'iPhone 6' at Sept. 9 event

Aug 27, 2014 11:24 am

Apple's hotly anticipated "iWatch" may be introduced to the public sooner than expected, with a new report claiming the device will be formally unveiled at an anticipated Sept. 9 event, where the next-generation iPhone is also expected to debut. [more]

Asphalt 8 adds Dubai courses and new cars

Aug 27, 2014 11:09 am

Asphalt 8's latest update hit the App Store today, packing new courses set in Dubai, five new cars, and a whole new season with 74 events. Twitch integration has also burrowed a bit deeper with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad (4th generation) support. Other updates since launch have added courses... [more]

How to invert screen colors for visual accessibility on iPhone and iPad

Aug 27, 2014 11:00 am

For certain individuals that are visually impaired, inverting the colors of the iPhone and iPad screen may make text easier to read, particularly for users who are colorblind, or partially colorblind. The ability to invert screen colors is a built-in accessibility option that comes with all... [more]

Apple adds AT&T Next as online payment option for iPhone buyers

Aug 27, 2014 10:49 am

Apple on Thursday quietly added a new payment option to its online storefront, giving AT&T subscribers who are in the market for a new iPhone the ability to make their purchase using installments through the carrier's AT&T Next program. [more]

History of iPhone 5: The biggest thing to happen to iPhone

Aug 27, 2014 9:35 am

Leading up to the iPhone 6 event we're updating and expanding our series on the history of the iPhone, continuing with the biggest thing to happen since the original — the iPhone 5 WWDC once again came and went without any new iPhone announcements, re-affirming that that 2011 hadn't be a... [more]

Deal of the Day: TYLT POWERPLANT 5200mAh Lightning Battery Pack

Aug 27, 2014 8:42 am

Today Only: Buy the TYLT POWERPLANT 5200mAh Lightning Battery Pack and save 41% Designed for high-demand power users, the POWERPLANT 5200mAh Battery Pack can rapidly charge two devices simultaneously. Convenient LEDs indicate the remaining battery capacity so you can ensure you're never stranded... [more]

New, updated, and discounted apps: Asphalt 8, The Walking Dead Pinball, and more!

Aug 27, 2014 8:32 am

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got Google's newest app — a replacement for PowerPoint and Keynote, some cheap... [more]

The Week in IOS Accessories: Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo

Aug 27, 2014 8:30 am

Rock and Roll, Hoochie KooThis week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes new ways to play both guitar and drums, as well as the usual array of cables, chargers, and more. BiteMyAppleYou know the tilt-shift effect on Instagram? The $70 Lensbaby lens for iPhone creates kind of an... [more]

You won't believe what we talk about on this week's podcast!!!

Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am

Things have been a little quiet in Cupertino in the last week but that doesn’t mean the technology world has stopped spinning. In this week’s podcast we address issues including iPhone 5 battery replacements, John Gruber’s number crunching, Facebook as arbiter of worthy headlines, why... [more]

Quotebook, a digital book for all your favorite quotes

Aug 27, 2014 7:48 am

We all have our favorite quotes, and the newly overhauled Quotebook app aims to help us store and organize them all. The app, with characteristic clean design we expect from Lickability, makes it easy to keep all of your favorite quotes in one place, with ratings, sources, tagging, and more.... [more]

Dropbox becomes more competitive with revamped pricing and storage upgrades

Aug 27, 2014 7:43 am

Dropbox is going after Microsoft's OneDrive and Google Drive's paid cloud storage services, thanks to a big change for Dropbox Pro. Today the company revealed it is cutting the price for the service down to $9.99 a month for 1 TB of storage space. Before today, Dropbox Pro offered just 100 MB of... [more]

T-Mobile adds six streaming services to Music Freedom program

Aug 27, 2014 7:37 am

T-Mobile announced its first expansion to the Music Freedom program, which sees the addition of six new streaming services — AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio and Songza. The Un-carrier also announced that support for Google Play Music will be available later this year... [more]

Labor Day Sale: Save 20% on iPhone and iPad accessories!

Aug 27, 2014 7:10 am

Most of you will be enjoying your Labor Day Monday at home firing up the grill with friends and family, and most importantly: not at work. And that's the way it should be! We're celebrating our nation's work-free holiday this year by giving you 20% off all accessories at iMore! That includes... [more]

How to tweak the Mac's display settings for visual impairments

Aug 27, 2014 7:04 am

A few weeks ago a customer came in to the Apple reseller store I spend my weekends working in. She was a long time Mac user who'd had an older Mac and recently upgraded. But ever since she got her new Mac, she'd been experiencing powerful headaches that made it all but impossible to use the... [more]

Touch ID in iOS 8: Explained

Aug 26, 2014 10:49 pm

Touch ID is the name of Apple's personal fingerprint identity sensor. It's what currently lets you authenticate yourself to unlock your iPhone 5s and authorize iTunes and App Store purchases on your account. With iOS 8, Apple is making an application programming interface (API) available to... [more]

T-Mobile to reportedly slash up to $50 off iPhone models starting Aug. 27

Aug 26, 2014 7:28 pm

As iPhone resellers dump existing stock in preparation of an impending next-generation refresh, U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile will supposedly cut up to $50 off device-only pricing in an across-the-line sale, according to leaked internal documents. [more]

T-Mobile to cut prices on iPhones by up to $50 starting Wednesday

Aug 26, 2014 6:47 pm

A leaked memo sent to T-Mobile team members today reveals that the wireless carrier plans to cut the price on all of its iPhone models by up to $50 starting on Wednesday. The memo, as posted by Tmonews, shows that the price cut will affect the iPhone 4 and 4s and the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c models.... [more]

iPhone-controlled August Smart Lock finally starts shipping to preorder customers

Aug 26, 2014 5:26 pm

After nearly a year's wait, Yves Behar-designed August Smart Locks finally started shipping out to preorder customers on Tuesday and the company plans to have supply ready for a wider launch by October. [more]

PayPal offers 25% savings on iTunes gift cards for UK customers

Aug 26, 2014 4:44 pm

UK shoppers looking to score a deal on iTunes gift cards, which can be used to shop for movies, music, apps, magazines, and iBooks, can head over to PayPal where you'll get 25% off of the value of your purchase. The cards are available in denominations of £15, 25, 50, or 100 so after the... [more]

Will a bigger iPhone push iPad buyers towards the Air... or Pro?

Aug 26, 2014 4:13 pm

The iPhone 6, which is presumably going to be announced next month, is also presumably going to have a larger screen — 4.7- and/or 5.5-inches larger according to rumors. When you get towards 5.5, you become as much mini tablet as you do big phone. Apple already makes a mini tablet, of course... [more]

August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

Aug 26, 2014 3:56 pm

After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer Yves Béhar. At August, our... [more]

Enter now for a chance to win $500 towards your iPhone 6!

Aug 26, 2014 3:26 pm

Leave an awesome comment below for your chance to win $500 towards your iPhone 6! Apple is expected to be announcing the next generation iPhone — call it iPhone 6 — on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and iMore is going to be the absolute best place to get everything you need to know!. Seriously,... [more]

AT&T shuffles key excutives; Glenn Lurie now leads Mobility business

Aug 26, 2014 3:25 pm

AT&T has just shuffled its leadership giving former AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega a promotion and letting Glenn Lurie fill his old role. Under the reorganization, Ralph de la Vega will now lead the new Mobility and Business Solutions group. The news comes just after AT&T rival... [more]

Rumored circular True Tone flash for 4.7" and 5.5" 'iPhone 6' detailed in new photos

Aug 26, 2014 3:08 pm

Seemingly confirming ongoing rumors that Apple's next iPhone will feature a redesigned 'True Tone' flash unit, an electronics wholesaler on Tuesday published high-resolution pictures of circular dual-LED flash assemblies supposedly bound for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" models. [more]

PayPal Offers 25% Off iTunes Gift Cards in the UK

Aug 26, 2014 2:24 pm

PayPal is currently offering 25 percent off digital iTunes cards in the United Kingdom, allowing users to purchase iTunes codes for the App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store at a discount. Under the terms of the deal, an £15 iTunes card drops to £11.25, while a £25 card... [more]

IFTTT launches Eyefi channel

Aug 26, 2014 2:14 pm

IFTTT (If This Then That) has kicked off a new channel for Eyefi SD cards. That means when you take a shot with your dedicated camera that's using an Eyefi card, in addition to shunting it to your iPhone or iPad as normal, you can automate all sorts of actions once that picture hits the cloud.... [more]

How to quickly find and delete duplicate contacts on iPhone and iPad

Aug 26, 2014 2:04 pm

While iCloud does a pretty good job of organizing and managing our contacts, sometimes things can go wrong. Even if you don't use iCloud, contact management is far from perfect. One of the most common issues people experience is duplicate contacts. You can obviously go through one by one and... [more]

Apple reportedly making a 12.9 inch iPad for production in early 2015

Aug 26, 2014 1:34 pm

A new report from Bloomberg claims Apple is developing a much larger iPad that could enter production sometime in the first quarter of 2015. The story says the display on this iPad could be as large as 12.9 inches. Bloomberg's story, which cites unnamed sources, claims Apple has been working... [more]

You can now text money with Square Cash

Aug 26, 2014 12:40 pm

Square Cash, the app from retail point-of-sale developer Square that lets you email money directly to your friends, has been update to let you text money directly to your friends. As before, Square Cash does this free of charge, and you can send a Square Cash text to any phone number to transfer... [more]

The top iOS 8 features for business users

Aug 26, 2014 12:40 pm

When it shows up in the coming weeks, Apple’s iOS 8 is set to bring several new features, including its HealthKit and HomeKit platforms, to the iPhone and iPad. Many of the advances are consumer-oriented and focused on creating a seamless experience across iOS devices and Macs running the... [more]

Could the iPad replace the Cintiq on illustrator's desks?

Aug 26, 2014 12:36 pm

Some graphic designers, digital illustrators, artists and others use expensive, specialized graphics pads like Wacom's Cintiq, which integrate a flat panel display into a digitized tablet surface suitable for use with a specialized stylus. With Apple's focus on continuity between iOS 8 and OS X... [more]

Researchers: iPhones, iPads connected to Windows PCs are at risk

Aug 26, 2014 12:15 pm

Attackers could compromise iPads and iPhones on a large scale through the infected computers that make up botnets, researchers say. Nearly a quarter of zombie computers that make up certain known botnets eventually connect with Apple iOS devices, making these phones and tablets vulnerable to... [more]

Best iPad apps for Instagram: See all your favorites shots, and selfies, on the big screen!

Aug 26, 2014 11:37 am

While Instagram may only be officially supported on the iPhone, that doesn't mean it doesn't belong on your iPad too. The larger screen begs to have photos views on it and Instagram is no exception. Luckily, lots of App Store developers have stepped up to fill in the app. Unfortunately some... [more]

Archos launches a connected weather station, light bulbs and beanies that will play your tunes

Aug 26, 2014 11:31 am

In addition to today's announcement of new Android phones and tablets and new Windows Phones from Archos, the company is expanding their connected home line with a new home weather station. The spherical pair of devices, due to be announced at IFA 2014 is designed to work with both Android and... [more]

Instagram Launches Time Lapse 'Hyperlapse' Video App

Aug 26, 2014 10:51 am

Instagram today launched a new standalone video app called Hyperlapse, which is designed to allow users to capture high-quality time lapse videos enhanced with built-in stabilization features. According to the app's description, the image stabilization allows users to create "polished" time lapse... [more]

Lync Mobile for iPad adds four video streams in new update

Aug 26, 2014 10:41 am

Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Lync Mobile for both the iPad and iPhone versions that includes a new feature, Gallery View, that enables users of the business-themed messaging and video conferencing app to watch up to four video streams at once on the iPad version. Microsoft says of... [more]

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