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The next episode: What Apple will announce on Sept 9

Sep 4, 2015 7:31 am

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Apple can’t revolutionize everything every single year, and with next week’s big event covering such maintenance releases as the iPhone 6s, iOS 9, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, you might conclude there won’t be much to blow you away. Well, maybe so—and maybe not. It’s pretty much a lock... [more]


WhatsApp now has 900 million active monthly users

Sep 4, 2015 7:08 am

After Facebook announcing earlier this month that it witnessed one billion daily active users, it is now WhatsApp's turn to share some usage figures. According to co-founder Jan Koum, the service now has 900 million active users, up from 800 million in the month of April. Acquired by Facebook... [more]


The perfect Siri 2.0 needs to be ready for Apple TV and third-party apps

Sep 4, 2015 7:07 am

If Apple’s typically cryptic invitation to its upcoming media event is any indication, come September 9 we’re going to be talking about some improvements to Siri, the intelligent assistant that’s been a marquis feature of the iPhone since the introduction of the iPhone 4s back in October... [more]


Ask the iTunes Guy: Will Apple Music disappear, audiobook dates, spending limits, and more

Sep 4, 2015 7:00 am

In this week’s column, I look at a grab bag of questions. Readers have asked how to check or uncheck all the songs in their iTunes library. Will Apple Music music ever disappear? Why can’t they enter a year for their audiobooks in iTunes? And how can they keep their daughter from spending too... [more]


On the road again: Five free iOS apps to make your next trip less bumpy

Sep 4, 2015 6:30 am

If you’re planning on hitting the road this Labor Day Weekend, don’t plan on being alone. AAA estimates you’ll be sharing the asphalt with more than 35.5 million other drivers looking for summer’s last hurrah. But luckily, you’re an iPhone user, which means you have an advantage over... [more]


Firefox for iOS Soft Launches in New Zealand

Sep 3, 2015 8:17 pm

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Mozilla released the first public preview of Firefox for iOS on the App Store in New Zealand today. The company aims to collect feedback on Firefox for iOS in the country, and eventually a few others, to help make improvements and add new features to the browser prior to a worldwide launch later... [more]


Sphero Announces iPhone-Controlled BB-8 Droid From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Sep 3, 2015 7:26 pm

Sphero, the company responsible for creating robotic balls that can be controlled by iPhones, today announced a remote-controlled BB-8, a droid from the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." While BB-8 can be controlled with an iPhone, it also comes with a patrol mode that allows... [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]


Logitech launches affordable Bluetooth mouse and keyboard combo

Sep 3, 2015 4:17 pm

Logitech has launched a new Bluetooth mouse and keyboard for those who require wireless peripherals for mobile use. Ideal solutions for hardware without a physical mouse/trackpad and keyboard, the new Logitech K380 keyboard and M535 mouse bring some interesting features to the table, as well as... [more]


What's new on the App Store: Big Duolingo update, new indie games, productivity discounts

Sep 3, 2015 4:12 pm

Each week, the App Store highlights some of the best new and updated apps. This week, there's a big update to Duolingo, new indie games, and get discounts on productivity apps. This week in the App Store, we start off with a major update to language education app Duolingo, which has added 30... [more]


Free App of the Week: Test your skills on the pitch with Flick Kick Football

Sep 3, 2015 4:06 pm

The end of the week is upon us, which means it's time for another free app of the week on the App Store. This week you can sit back and practice your soccer skills with Flick Kick Football. Flick Kick Football is a relatively simple game that tasks you with taking on a wall of defenders as you... [more]


Latest comScore figures show iPhone growing and cementing US marketshare

Sep 3, 2015 4:02 pm

Updated comScore analytics data published on Thursday suggests that Apple's U.S. smartphone share is still increasing in the U.S., despite the imminent arrival of new models. [more]


Game Insight will reinvent city building games with My Country 3D on iOS

Sep 3, 2015 3:57 pm

While licensed city builders like The Simpsons Tapped Out do big business, original titles like Game Insight's My Country series have their own loyal audience as well. 2020: My Country is still going strong with fresh updates two years after release, in fact. Today Game Insight announced the next... [more]


Apple working constantly to improve Apple Music

Sep 3, 2015 3:45 pm

Apple's head of iTunes International, Oliver Schusser, gave an interview recently in which he spoke about Apple's continual efforts to improve its Apple Music streaming service. The company is constantly gathering feedback from users around the world, and planning improvements to the overall... [more]


Apple Music team working on fixes, improvements through end of 2015, says iTunes VP

Sep 3, 2015 2:59 pm

Apple still has "a bit of homework to be done" throughout the rest of 2015 to improve Apple Music, including fixing problems with the service's interface and handling of local iTunes libraries, an iTunes International VP said on Thursday. [more]


'Steve Jobs' biopic to premiere at Telluride Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 5

Sep 3, 2015 2:48 pm

The upcoming and highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic will be shown for the first time to the public as part of the 42nd annual Telluride Film Festival. The movie, which centers on Apple's late co-founder, played by Michael Fassbender, will be shown at the festival in Telluride, Colorado on... [more]


The Week in iPhone Cases: Getting close to September 9...

Sep 3, 2015 2:30 pm

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...plus, More and Spigen's designs for the next generation of iPhonesThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features wallets, camo patterns, and battery packs from Speck, PureGear, SwitchEasy, and more! Plus, we’ll show you a sneak peak of cases designed for Apple’s next iPhone.... [more]


4K iMac reportedly on track for October launch

Sep 3, 2015 2:11 pm

Apple is reportedly preparing to introduce a new high-resolution iMac into its lineup. The company is said to readying a new model of its 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop with a 4K display. The new model could arrive by the end of October, coinciding with the release of OS X El Capitan. From... [more]


NetNewsWire returns to both Mac and iPhone with sync, bookmarking, and more

Sep 3, 2015 1:55 pm

NetNewsWire, once the RSS reader of choice for many a Mac user, has made its return with NetNewsWire 4. It includes a new interface for OS X Yosemite, bookmarking for articles, and critically missing from previous versions, its own sync service. There's also a version of NetNewsWire 4 for iPhone... [more]


Samsung Gear S2 versus Apple Watch

Sep 3, 2015 1:13 pm

There's a new smartwatch in town. [custom:ifa2015] Since the launch of the Apple Watch, there hasn't been much in the way of true competition. Sure, Samsung had their older (and weirder) Gear S2 smartwatch with its relatively large curved rectangular display and built-in 3G radio. And sure,... [more]


Intel's grand Skylake unveiling promises faster, more efficient Macs

Sep 3, 2015 1:04 pm

A gradual rollout means you shouldn't hold your breath for new Mac hardware, though. Intel used this week IFA event in Berlin to unveiled its full line of Skylake processors. They're the sixth generation of Intel's Core processor technology, which powers the Mac and countless PC compatible... [more]


Google introduces new Street View app to let you tour and capture locations in 360-degrees

Sep 3, 2015 12:56 pm

Google has announced a standalone Street View app, outside of Google Maps, which now allows you to both explore and capture 360-degree views of your favorite places. Previously, Street View was a part of Google Maps, but this new release brings it out on its own. With the app, you will now be... [more]


App Store gaming gets an official Twitter account of its own

Sep 3, 2015 12:32 pm

While Apple has long maintained a Twitter account for the App Store, promoting new apps, deals, and more, the company now offers an account devoted specifically to games on the store. The account, registered in July, made its first public appearance today, offering a simple message and a GIF.... [more]


Griffin introduces new Survivor cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Sep 3, 2015 11:54 am

[custom:ifa2015] Popular iPhone accessory maker Griffin has debuted new additions to its Survivor line of cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new Survivor lineup comes in two types, the Summit, a rugged case for the outdoors, and the Journey, a slim case meant to offer both protection... [more]


Skype Updates iOS and Android Apps With New Design, Improved Messaging, and Enhanced Search

Sep 3, 2015 11:28 am

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Skype today announced a new update for both its iOS and Android mobile apps that introduce a new design experience, a few tweaks to the service's messaging functions, and some enhanced search functionality. The new update, version 6.0, promises to be a "simple, familiar" experience for Skype... [more]


Score 57% off this 2A Lightning Charger with USB Port today

Sep 3, 2015 10:59 am

This dual output car charger works great with any Lightning device. Whether you're charging a tablet or smartphone, you'll get a quick and efficient charge without overheating or overcharging. The additional USB port is even illuminated for easy access during the evening. Grab one today for only... [more]


Key 'iPhone 6s' upgrades reaffirmed to be Force Touch, rose gold color, improved cameras & Touch ID

Sep 3, 2015 10:44 am

When Apple announces its next-generation iPhones next week in San Francisco, the sales pitch for consumers will almost certainly include Force Touch, a new color option, and upgrades for Touch ID and the already class-leading camera system. [more]


Skype gets a new design and enhanced search on iPhone and iPad

Sep 3, 2015 10:36 am

Microsoft has just launched version 6.0 of its popular Skype messaging app for both the iPhone and iPad. Users will be able to check out a new design for the app in this update, along with other improvements. Here's what Microsoft says is new with Skype 6.0: Redesigned for iPhone and iPad –... [more]


Airbnb picks up Apple Watch support for easier messaging

Sep 3, 2015 10:22 am

Rental service Airbnb has updated its app for iPhone and iPad, adding support for the Apple Watch. Airbnb for Apple Watch allows you access to the messaging service, which lets hosts and travelers communicate. You can get booking requests, respond to messages, and more. As a host, when you... [more]


Apple shows continued interest in fuel cell-powered devices with weeklong battery life

Sep 3, 2015 10:07 am

Apple has showed continued interest in using hydrogen fuel cell technology to power its portable devices, echoing a functional iPhone 6 powered by hydrogen that was showcased just last week. [more]


Griffin Expands Survivor Lineup With Two New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases

Sep 3, 2015 10:00 am

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Griffin today announced an expansion of its popular Survivor case lineup for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, introducing the new Survivor Summit and the Survivor Journey. Like its existing Survivor cases, both the Summit and the Journey offer military grade protection for Apple's iPhones. The... [more]


Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus is a flexible way to add ambience to your home

Sep 3, 2015 9:53 am

Philips has combined a flexible design with advanced lighting technology to launch the new Hue Lightstrip Plus. This new lighting fixture can be shaped, bent, even cut, and extended by up to 10 meters to introduce ambience to spaces throughout the home. If you're tired of relying on standard... [more]


Labor Day Sale: 20% off accessories at the iMore Store!

Sep 3, 2015 9:48 am

We're slashing prices this entire week on iPhone and iPad accessories, so getcha some while they're on the cheap. Some of us will be enjoying our long Labor Day weekend by grilling up some BBQ with friends and family or getting our splash on at the beach. No matter how you spend your day off,... [more]


DaisyDisk gets a Yosemite makeover, shows what's eating your disk space much faster

Sep 3, 2015 9:43 am

DaisyDisk, a utility for helping you recover space on your hard drive, has hit version 4.0 with several major improvements, particularly to scanning speed, which is now up to 20x faster than the previous version. Additionally, the app has refreshed its look, brining it in line with the style of... [more]


Apple Sells Over 1 Million Apple Watches in China, Increases 'iPhone 6s' Orders Ahead of Launch

Sep 3, 2015 9:29 am

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Apple is believed to have sold over over 1.07 million Apple Watches in China, according to data analysis company TalkingData (via Business Insider). The company uses a monitoring platform supported by over 80,000 mobile apps -- including the country's most popular app WeChat, with over 1 billion... [more]


BB-8 by Sphero is every Star Wars fan's dream robot

Sep 3, 2015 9:00 am

When the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed to the world, a whole lot of people had the same thought about one of the little robots in the trailer. It looked suspiciously like a giant Sphero robot with a little floating head on top, so naturally a ton of people asked... [more]


History of iPhone 4: Changing everything — again

Sep 3, 2015 9:00 am

On the eve of iPhone 6s, we're updating and expanding our history of iPhone series—continuing with the iPhone 4 that changed everything—again! Steve Jobs returned to the WWDC keynote stage on June 7, 2010. He'd introduced the iPad earlier in the year, and kicked things off with an update on... [more]


JustWatch review: TV guide for all of your streaming services

Sep 3, 2015 8:00 am

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After searching for a title in JustWatch, you’ll see at a glance where it’s available to stream, rent, or purchase only a tap away.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here [more]


How to print a single page of a document in iOS

Sep 3, 2015 7:28 am

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Scott Randell asks a perfectly reasonable question about iOS printing: How can I print just a single page of a document from my iPhone or iPad? As much as I look, I can seem to find an article on how to do this. The standard print dialog (in this case, from Safari) doesn’t offer a... [more]


Walk on the mild side: Android Wear comes to iOS

Sep 3, 2015 6:55 am

Are you someone who thinks the smartphone in their pocket should look great while the smartwatch on their wrist should look like a can of clams? Well, your day has come! Writing for the International Business Times, Mike Brown makes the case for using an Android Wear smartwatch with your... [more]


What does Apple have in store for Windows users?

Sep 3, 2015 6:30 am

It's that time again. Apple has sent out invitations to its September 9 new product event, and tech journalists are reading the tea leaves, checking the colors and tagline of the invitation for clues as to what's coming. Apple is messing with us this time, suggesting we ask Siri for some hints,... [more]


Philips Launches Brighter, Expandable 'Hue Lightstrip Plus'

Sep 3, 2015 6:00 am

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Philips today expanded its Hue lighting lineup with the launch of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, which adds new white lighting options to the colorful mood lighting introduced with the original Philips Hue Lightstrip. Like the first LightStrip, the new Lightstrip Plus is a two-meter... [more]


Samsung launches next-generation SmartThings smart home automation hub

Sep 3, 2015 5:44 am

At IFA, Samsung unveiled the second-generation SmartThings smart home automation hub, which will be available from later today in the US. The open ecosystem allows the SmartThings Hub to connect to a variety of sensors and accessories from a range of manufacturers. The Hub has a beefier... [more]


Unkilled is the new zombie shooter from the makers of the Dead Trigger series

Sep 3, 2015 4:00 am

Developer Madfinger Games, best know as the creators of the zombie-themed Dead Trigger shooter series, have just launched their previously announced game Unkilled. While both Unkilled and the Dead Trigger games both center on the player shooting zombies, Madfinger claims they have done their best... [more]


Apple supplier Japan Display alludes to increased iPhone orders ahead of Sept. 9 event

Sep 3, 2015 3:33 am

Japan Display CEO Mitsuru Homma dropped some clues regarding Apple's upcoming iPhone release on Thursday, saying his company's biggest client, widely thought to be Apple, is increasing orders despite a soft Chinese market. [more]


New 'iPhone 6s' photos reportedly confirm slightly larger design

Sep 2, 2015 7:21 pm

A set of photos posted to the Web on Wednesday supposedly show a next-generation iPhone partially assembled from leaked parts being measured with a pair of calipers, revealing the device is slightly larger than current models in all dimensions. [more]


CBS Sports to Stream Super Bowl 50, Other NFL Games Free on Apple TV

Sep 2, 2015 7:14 pm

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CBS Sports this week announced it will expand its streaming NFL coverage on the Apple TV, with plans to stream two regular season games, four playoff games, and Super Bowl 50. The games will be available on laptops, computers, and tablets via CBSSports.com, in addition to being available on... [more]


How to Move Your Data From Android to iOS

Sep 2, 2015 6:46 pm

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In just a couple of weeks, Apple is going to make it ridiculously easy for Android users to switch to iOS with an upcoming app alongside iOS 9 called "Move to iOS." It will give Android users the ability to wirelessly migrate contacts, message history, photos and videos, web browser saves, mail,... [more]


The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, and more added to Apple Music Festival lineup

Sep 2, 2015 6:14 pm

In a series of tweets, the Apple Music Twitter account has confirmed some more big names coming to the Apple Music Festival this month. The new artists added to the list include James Bay, The Weeknd, Leon Bridges, Take That, and the Chemical Brothers. The Apple Music Festival was announced in... [more]


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