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Competitors reportedly take aim as Apple/Google search deal nears expiration

Nov 25, 2014 12:52 pm

It appears that both Yahoo and Microsoft are both lobbying Apple to try and replace Google as the default search engine in Safari. Apple's deal with Google is set to expire early next year, and both Microsoft and Yahoo apparently feel that this is the right time to try to grab a lucrative deal... [more]


Reminder: App Store goes (RED) to help battle AIDS

Nov 25, 2014 12:33 pm

While other retailers are gearing up for Black Friday, Apple and its developers are going (RED) as part of a commitment to fight AIDS, and you can also help by downloading apps that come with special (RED) in-app purchases. Apple's GarageBand and a number of third-party apps are all part of the... [more]


Worldwide Tablet Growth Expected to Slow to 7.2% in 2014 as iPad Sees First Yearly Decline

Nov 25, 2014 11:35 am

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The worldwide tablet tablet market is expected to see a significant decline for 2014, according to reports from the International Data Corporation. The tablet market's year-over-year growth is expected to be 7.2% this year, down from 52.5% in 2013. According to the analysts, one of the central... [more]


Top iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals for November 25

Nov 25, 2014 11:18 am

We've gathered together some great discounts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, accessories, and devices for you today. We'll keep showing sales that are ongoing after double-checking that they're still active and the price is the same, as well as updating the list with anything new that we find. Of... [more]


Haven't updated to iOS 8 yet? Now's the time!

Nov 25, 2014 10:54 am

There's an old saying among computer users who tend towards the conservative — wait for the update to the update. It means that, when a new version of software comes out, they avoid it. They also avoid the urgent update that typically follows it. They avoid until the one comes out that's had... [more]


Unread for iPad relaunches as free app by Castro developer Supertop

Nov 25, 2014 9:43 am

RSS reader Unread for iPad has relaunched under app developer Supertop, known for the Castro podcast player. Supertop purchased Unread from original developer Jared Sinclair earlier this year. Unread is now free to download, with in-app purchases to unlock features. Unread lets you add accounts... [more]


BlackBerry Offering Up to $550 for iPhones in Limited-Time Passport 'Trade-Up' Program

Nov 25, 2014 8:54 am

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Seeking to attract iPhone users to its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry yesterday announced a new Blackberry Trade-Up Program offering customers up to $550 (CA$600) to trade in an iPhone 4s or higher towards the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport. The program begins December 1 and... [more]


T-Mobile pledges to FCC it will be more transparent about data speed caps

Nov 25, 2014 8:42 am

U.S. wireless provider and iPhone carrier T-Mobile this week announced it has reached an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, in which it will be more upfront and honest with customers about its bandwidth speed. [more]


Pushh for iPhone uses selfies to help track your fitness

Nov 25, 2014 8:31 am

Pushh is a new app for iPhone that lets you keep track of your fitness progress through selfies. You can track your progress, share before and after photos, and even create movies. Pushh is easy to use. Open the app, and give it access to your camera. Take a picture of yourself with either the... [more]


Podcast: Thanks, Apple

Nov 25, 2014 8:00 am

In these United States we celebrate Thanksgiving—a time about more than just black Fridays. By way of tribute we talk about Apple’s efforts to assist Project (RED), some of the apps we’re most thankful for, and the many thoughtful people who inhabit our comment threads. Show notes... [more]


Best Cyber Monday shopping apps for iPhone and iPad

Nov 25, 2014 7:55 am

If you want to avoid the chaos and commotion of Black Friday, you can finish all your holiday shopping on Cyber Monday, and right from the comfort of your iPhone and iPad . All you need are the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps for online shopping. From making lists, to price comparisons, to... [more]


Listen to AC/DC's new album right now on iTunes Radio

Nov 25, 2014 7:40 am

AC/DC's new album is coming out next week, but you can listen to it now for free through iTunes. Rock or Bust, the fifteenth studio album from the group, can be streamed in its entirety through the iTunes Store and iTunes Radio. The album has 11 new tracks and clocks in at a little more than... [more]


Traveling for the holidays? This lightning battery pack provides an extra 5200mAh and is 46% off today!

Nov 25, 2014 7:37 am

Designed for high-demand power users, the POWERPLANT can rapidly charge one mobile device or simultaneously charge two mobile devices at the same time. Convenient LEDs indicate the remaining battery capacity so you can ensure you're never stranded without juice. Get yours on sale today for only... [more]


Peter's Favorite Things: 2014 Gift Guide

Nov 25, 2014 7:16 am

With the holidays upon us, it's time for everyone at iMore to share our favorite things to help inspire your ideas for shopping on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season. With the Mobile Nations gift guide already posted and Rene's Favorite Things available, I figured I'd throw in my two... [more]


Facebook's Rooms lets you view activity, select custom sounds, and more

Nov 25, 2014 7:01 am

Rooms, the latest app to come out of Facebook Labs, has been updated to version 1.1 today, adding new sound customization, an activity dashboard, and notifications. There are also a number of bug fixes and performance optimizations. The new activity dashboard lets you track activity in rooms... [more]


Amazon expands its PickUp service to include over 10,000 Post Offices in the UK

Nov 25, 2014 5:12 am

Amazon has announced that its PickUp service has expanded to include more than 10,000 Post Offices across the UK, boosting the number of supported locations to over 16,000. Rather than relying on couriers, customers can opt for Royal Mail's Local Collect to have their packages delivered to a... [more]


Borrow free e-books from your library with OverDrive and 3M Cloud Library

Nov 25, 2014 4:13 am

I was recently listening to public radio show Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! while waiting for my bus when author Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame came on as a guest. I became intrigued enough to downloaded her second book to my iPhone 6 Plus then and there, and powered through the... [more]


Universal buys Steve Jobs biopic, Michael Fassbender cast in the lead role

Nov 25, 2014 12:16 am

As rumored last week, Universal Studios has finalized the purchase of the Steve Jobs biopic from Sony for a reported $30 million. Scripted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, the movie is set to star Michael Fassbender in the lead role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A deal has... [more]


How to let others add photos to your shared Photo Streams

Nov 24, 2014 9:06 pm

iCloud Photo Sharing lets you easily share photos with other iPhone and iPad owners in what's called a shared Photo Stream. Once you create the stream and they join it, they can view, comment, and like any photos you add. And, if you like, you can even let other people add photos to your shared... [more]


Indiegogo project Pinć VR makes your iPhone a window to the virtual world

Nov 24, 2014 8:15 pm

A new project on Indiegogo called Pinć is looking to transform the iPhone into an enhanced virtual reality experience. As a wearable , Pinć is a goggle-like device that allows you to mount your iPhone to your head. Similar to Samsung's Gear VR for the rival Galaxy Note 4, Pinć allows iPhone... [more]


Apple's latest iPhone 6 ads focus on Continuity, gaming prowess

Nov 24, 2014 7:58 pm

Apple on Monday released a pair of commercials shot with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, one covering iOS and OS X Continuity features and another highlighting the iPhone's gaming capabilities. [more]


iPhone teams up with iPad, Mac in Apple ad to highlight Continuity

Nov 24, 2014 7:43 pm

In its latest ad, Apple is pairing the new iPhone with the Mac and iPad to showcase one of the cool features that is enabled by iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Dubbed Continuity, the feature allows iPhone owners to take and answer a call or reply to a text message sent to their phones from a Mac... [more]


iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners complain of easily scratched screens

Nov 24, 2014 5:15 pm

A growing number of iPhone 6 owners are complaining that their recently-purchased handsets are exhibiting slight surface scratching not seen with previous models, with some alleging flaws in material and design. [more]


Twitter's new search API closed to third-party apps

Nov 24, 2014 3:32 pm

Remember that fancy new feature that allows you to search every tweet ever posted that Twitter announced last week? Well if you're one of the many users of third-party Twitter apps, prepare to be disappointed: Twitter's new search API won't be open to third-party clients, much to the frustration... [more]


Stunning iPhone 6 display result of improved glass bonding

Nov 24, 2014 2:53 pm

What makes the iPhone 6's display striking is that Apple has improved the application for bonding the glass to the display from the last generation iPhone 5s. The latest report examines the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6 displays under a microscope and finds that the iPhone 6 looks more pleasing... [more]


Virtual bulletin board Yik Yak updates to make upvoting easier than ever

Nov 24, 2014 2:01 pm

Social bulletin board app Yik Yak has recently been updated to bring better notifications, a new card design, and an easier upvote feature to allow you to highlight what you like. Rather than sharing content with people you know like other social networks, Yik Yak's claim to fame is that you can... [more]


T-Mobile agrees to display correct speed test results for throttled customers

Nov 24, 2014 1:54 pm

T-Mobile took a big step forward today in the realm of transparency over customer data allotments and throttling. A statement released by the FCC indicates that T-Mobile will begin providing a link to a speed test that will provide accurate results for users who have already been throttled for... [more]


Share and discover new apps with #Homescreen by Betaworks

Nov 24, 2014 1:33 pm

Betaworks has launched a new project and app called #Homescreen. The app allows you to share your Home screen with other iPhone users, while the website allows you to view shared screens and discover new apps. The app is very straight forward. After granting it permission to access your photos,... [more]


MythBusters explain the science behind Corning's new shatter-resistant Gorilla Glass 4

Nov 24, 2014 1:16 pm

Discovery Channel's Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage walked through some of the advances made by manufacturer Corning in the latest version of its popular Gorilla Glass line used in Apple's iPhone. [more]


City of Cupertino provides Apple Campus 2 construction update, new aerial photo in tow

Nov 24, 2014 12:40 pm

The city of Cupertino, Calififornia has posted a new ariel image of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 building that's currently under construction. The photo, supplied by Apple, was taken at a slightly different angle than a similar image taken from a drone earlier in November. The "spaceship" design is... [more]


Apple Pay adds Commerce Bank MasterCard support

Nov 24, 2014 11:16 am

The Apple Pay system has quietly added another US bank to its list of supported institutions. Commerce Bank, which has branches in a number of states, mostly in the Midwest, is now listed on Apple's support site, but just for its MasterCard. While Commerce Bank also has a Visa credit card, it is... [more]


Apple buyers guide: How to pick the perfect iPhone, iPad, or Mac!

Nov 24, 2014 11:13 am

We're entering the biggest shopping and gift-giving season of the year and that means it's also one of the biggest Apple shopping and gifting seasons of the year. There are going to be a lot of iPhones, a lot of iPads, and a lot of Macs on a lot of lists. With great shopping, however, comes great... [more]


How to disable notifications for shared Photo Streams

Nov 24, 2014 11:06 am

iCloud Photo Sharing is a great way to share photos with friends and family who also use iPhones and iPads. However, the more shared Photo Streams you are a part of, the more notifications you will receive. That means each and every time someone adds photos, you'll be notified. If at some point... [more]


Top iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals for November 24

Nov 24, 2014 11:03 am

We've gathered together some great discounts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, accessories, and devices for you today. We'll keep showing sales that are ongoing after double-checking that they're still active and the price is the same, as well as updating the list with anything new that we find. Of... [more]


Luxury Watchmakers Cracking Down on 'Pirated' Smartwatch Faces

Nov 24, 2014 9:38 am

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As smartwatches based on Android Wear and other operating systems continue to proliferate, users have been increasingly looking to download digital likenesses of high-end watch faces onto their favorite wearable tech devices. The luxury watchmakers behind the real-world design of the digital... [more]


Apple's iOS App Store reaches record 7.8M daily downloads

Nov 24, 2014 9:26 am

Propelled by the launches of new iPhones and iPads, Apple's iOS App Store saw daily downloads surge in the month of October, reaching a record 7.8 million downloads per day. [more]


T-Mobile Music Freedom adds 14 more services to free streaming

Nov 24, 2014 9:19 am

T-Mobile has added 14 more Internet audio streaming services to its Music Freedom program, which allows customers to stream as much as they want from those companies without having it count against their data package. Google Play Music, Xbox Music and SoundCloud, were picked by the general... [more]


Marvel's Venom will soon be terrorising Zen Studio Pinball games

Nov 24, 2014 8:35 am

Zen Studios, the developer and publisher behind the likes of Zen Pinball 2 and CastleStorm, has today announced the studio's latest pinball table. This new table stars Marvel's Venom, Spider-Man's arch-nemesis. Venom pinball will be coming soon to Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2, and Marvel Pinball on... [more]


Best iPhone and iPad apps for holiday travelers

Nov 24, 2014 8:15 am

Looking for the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps to take with you on your travels this holiday season? From booking a place to stay to renting cars, from passing the time on the trip to getting directions once you arrive, there are a lot of great choices on the App Store. Here are the ones you... [more]


Samsung considering shakeup of mobile division in response to sagging profits, sales

Nov 24, 2014 7:52 am

With Samsung's profits plummeting last quarter and sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 coming well short of expectations, the South Korean electronics giant is said to be considering changes in its executive team, particularly among the mobile division that competes with Apple's iPhone and iPad. [more]


Enjoy see-through protection for your iPhone 6 Plus and save 49% today!

Nov 24, 2014 7:22 am

The transparent design of the Naked Tough Case from Case-Mate gives your iPhone 6 Plus clear protection that lets the original look of your device shine though! This clear case comes in 3 colors that include a shock absorbing bumper that fits inside the shell for extra protection against drops. [more]


Apple says CarPlay isn't as distracting as recent university study found

Nov 24, 2014 7:15 am

Apple has responded to a study published by the University of Utah, which found that Apple CarPlay could be up to four times more distracting than driving alone. In the response, Apple stated researchers at the university failed to test both Siri Eyes Free and CarPlay. Utah University... [more]


How Apple keeps your SMS/MMS and call relays private and secure

Nov 24, 2014 7:14 am

With Continuity you can relay your SMS/MMS and calls from your iPhone to your iPad or Mac. That means, if your iPhone isn't close by, you don't have to go running for it just to take or make a text or call. As long as you have an iPhone and are logged into the same Apple ID on all your devices,... [more]


Apple Pay TV ads from Chase will start airing today featuring pop band Bleachers

Nov 24, 2014 6:40 am

Chase is debuting their first commercial featuring Apple Pay. The ad stars indie band Bleachers, and features the group going through the day before a show, doing things like getting a haircut, eating a meal, and more, and paying for all of it with their Chase cards through Apple Pay. Apple had... [more]


How to request a refund for an iTunes or App Store purchase

Nov 24, 2014 6:25 am

Whether you purchased something by mistake, got double billed, or feel like you didn't get what you paid for, if there ever comes a time when you need to ask for a refund from iTunes or the App Store, here's how to do it! How to get a refund from iTunes or the App Store Launch iTunes on either... [more]


BT in early talks to purchase O2 or EE

Nov 24, 2014 4:53 am

According to reports, British Telecom is in early talks with Telefonica to purchase O2, the same mobile operator it released back in 2001. Not only has BT set its sights on O2, but the UK's largest network EE has also been offered in a separate deal. BT has confirmed to Spanish press that... [more]


7 apps for hosting a stress-free Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2014 4:30 am

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and for many of us, that means entertaining family and cooking up a storm. This can be a recipe for stress, which is the last thing you need leading up to a long holiday weekend. Luckily, a little planning can make Turkey Day much more manageable—all you... [more]


Apple joins (RED) campaign for World AIDS Day, will donate percentage of proceeds from Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Nov 23, 2014 8:34 pm

Following the product (RED) takeover of the App Store earlier today, Apple has announced a broader involvement in the campaign leading up to World AIDS Day. On Black Friday, November 28, Apple will be giving out special product (RED) gift certificates in the U.S., a percentage of which will be... [more]


Apple's forecast to sell 71.5M iPhones units in Q4, iPhone 6 sales more than double iPhone 6 Plus

Nov 23, 2014 7:32 pm

On the back of strong seasonal demand, Apple is forecast to ship over 71.5 million iPhones in quarter four, but will see a drop in demand to below 50 million units during the first quarter of 2015, one analyst says. [more]


Handbrake adds new encoders, filters, and scalers in jump to version 0.10

Nov 23, 2014 5:59 pm

The Handbrake video encoding software has received an update, jumping to version 0.10. With the new software version, the makers of Handbrake are bringing a few notable new features as well as some under the hood improvements, such as new encoders, filters, and scalers along with bug fixes: Here... [more]


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