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Get some great Mac games for the holidays (and save money, too)!

Dec 22, 2014 5:55 am

Many of us have some time around the holidays to just relax and have fun. What better way to do it than to kick back and play some awesome games on your Mac? Wether you're buying for yourself or outfitting a new computer for a friend or family member, here's a roundup of the best new releases for... [more]

How to avoid taking lousy iPhone holiday photos

Dec 22, 2014 4:44 am

There’s an old wheeze that’s routinely bandied about in regard to digital photography: “The best camera is the one you have with you.” Ask a qualified photographer about the value of this advice, however, and you might get a less-than-enthusiastic reply along the lines of “Why... [more]

Walt Disney World to Begin Accepting Apple Pay Starting December 24

Dec 22, 2014 4:35 am

Walt Disney World will officially begin accepting Apple Pay starting this Wednesday, December 24, reports WDWMagic (via iMore). The inclusion of Apple Pay will allow users to make purchases at the theme park with an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus, and is a part of Disney's initiative to accept more... [more]

Walt Disney World starts accepting Apple Pay

Dec 22, 2014 1:58 am

Disney announced that it would bring contactless payments to its resorts before Christmas, and is now rolling out the feature this week. Visitors heading to Walt Disney World will now be able to pay using Apple Pay from their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Last year, Disney rolled out MyMagic+,... [more]

Looney Tunes Dash! strategy guide: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Dec 21, 2014 8:55 am

Looney Tunes Dash! is an endless runner game with a twist. Packed with lots of levels, you can work your way through as your favorite Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Tweety, and more. To do you, you'll need to escape from infamous enemies and complete challenging goals.... [more]

Our holiday music favorites

Dec 21, 2014 7:39 am

Holiday music fills our homes, malls, and minds from just about the moment after Thanksgiving until the end of the year. From choirs and orchestras to rock and pop to soundtracks and carollers, it's everywhere and anywhere many of us go. Here are our favorites! Ally: When I think of Christmas... [more]

Add this glossy skin case to your iPhone 5/5S and save 67% today!

Dec 21, 2014 7:00 am

This TPU skin case offers excellent protection and features a special slip-resistant coating enabling you to have a better grip on your iPhone 5/5S. Superbly made, it's the perfect case for protecting your device from scratches and impacts. Get yours in black, blue, pink, clear or green today for... [more]

How to fix a broken Lightning dock in an iPhone 5s

Dec 20, 2014 11:55 am

If you have an iPhone 5s that's out of warranty and won't charge, it's possible the dock assembly itself needs to be replaced. Symptoms of a bad dock can include a faulty headphone jack, inability to charge, Siri being activated randomly while plugged in, or iTunes not recognizing your iPhone 5s.... [more]

iMore show 345: iOS 8 + iPhone 6, three months later!

Dec 20, 2014 11:23 am

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — iMore's best of 2014 for the Mac, and how we're all getting on with iOS8 and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now that we've been using them for 3 months. With Serenity... [more]

Problems streaming iTunes purchases to Apple TV? Try these fixes!

Dec 20, 2014 10:55 am

There's nothing worse than sitting down to watch a movie on the Apple TV and having streaming issues. Lately a lot of users, including myself, have been having issues in particular with iTunes purchases. From playback errors to excruciatingly long wait times for streaming to start, there are a... [more]

What we're watching: Holiday movie and TV favorites

Dec 20, 2014 7:55 am

Holidays are filled with memories and few are as strong as the movies and TV shows we've grown up with and watched again and again with our families and friends. They're what make us laugh and make us cry, what give us thrills and help us chill. Here are some of our favorite holiday fare, along... [more]

Microsoft updates its SNIPP3T iPhone app with new tagging feature and more

Dec 20, 2014 7:30 am

Microsoft has once again updated its iPhone SNIPP3T app that it launched back in October. The app, which offers users a way to keep track of their favorite celebrities with a stream of headlines and social media updates, now lets users place their own messages on news images. Here's a breakdown... [more]

Get these iPhone 6 bumper cases today while they're on sale for just $5.95!

Dec 20, 2014 7:00 am

Made from a glossy and matte double molded polycarbonate, this durable frame conforms perfectly around the iPhone 6 to provide casual protection against minor drops. The bumper even slightly elevates the phone from flat surfaces, keeping it safe from unwanted scratches and scuffs. [more]

Review: Yuneec E-Go, an iPhone-connected electric skateboard

Dec 19, 2014 10:31 pm

The Yuneec E-Go electric skateboard certainly is not your typical Bluetooth smartphone accessory, but this highly mobile mode of transportation is the most fun we've ever had using our iPhone. [more]

Art Set Pro review: It's fun, but is it fantastic?

Dec 19, 2014 8:20 pm

When I reviewed ArtRage some of you asked me to take a look Art Set Pro as well. Since I'm not one to back down from a challenge, I coughed up the $6.99 and downloaded myself a copy. So, was it worth it? Well… At first glance, Art Set Pro looks fantastic. In fact, I couldn't wait to launch it... [more]

Social TV app tvtag goes antisocial and will shut down

Dec 19, 2014 4:11 pm

Social TV app tvtag for iOS will be shutting down by the end of the year. The service debuted under the name GetGlue about four years ago and recently evolved its branding to tvtag. Effective January 1, tvtag.com will no longer be accessible and the tvtag mobile apps will cease to function. We... [more]

Apple Pay has three times as many active new users as PayPal

Dec 19, 2014 3:19 pm

A new research examining mobile payment trends since the October 20th launch of Apple Pay shows that Apple is gaining traction in the space. In the month of November, Apple Pay captured 1 percent of the digital payment dollars and among new users, Apple Pay was used regularly three times as much... [more]

What's on Serenity's Yosemite Dock right now

Dec 19, 2014 2:30 pm

First things first: Left-side Dock, forever. I know there are some people who prefer having their Dock along the bottom of the screen, but when you're rocking an 11-inch Air, a bottom Dock takes up valuable screen space. And to borrow from the Doctor: side Docks are cool. When it comes to the... [more]

Kate Winslet reportedly in talks to play female lead in Jobs biopic

Dec 19, 2014 2:16 pm

Kate Winslet is now reported to be in negotiations for the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. Prior to Winslet, actress Natalie Portman was reported to have been considered for the role. If Winslet is cast for the part, she will be joining actors Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen. Variety... [more]

Audioengine B2 review: Premium Bluetooth sound from compact speaker

Dec 19, 2014 2:00 pm

Audioengine's wired speaker systems and digital to analog converters (DACs) have distinguished them among computing audio mavens looking for excellent sound quality without spending ridiculous amounts of money. The B2 is the company's wireless Bluetooth speaker system: It packs big sound into a... [more]

TIDAL music service now streams on Sonos

Dec 19, 2014 1:58 pm

Sonos now supports music streaming service TIDAL on its wireless speaker system. TIDAL bills itself as the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial. TIDAL has announced that the integration with Sonos is now live in the U.S. and Canada, and... [more]

Facebook's new Stickered for Messenger will let you slap stickers onto any photo

Dec 19, 2014 1:15 pm

If you've not had enough of stickers inside Facebook Messenger, get ready for stickers on your photos. Facebook's Stickered for Messenger does just that — it lets you place stickers on photos and send them via Messenger. Not only can you slap on whatever sticker you like, you also will get to... [more]

DIRECTV customers can access FOX NOW, FXNOW, Nat Geo TV on iOS and Apple TV

Dec 19, 2014 12:50 pm

DIRECTV is bringing live streaming to its subscribers who also use the FOX Now, FXNOW, and Nat Geo TV apps on mobile and Apple TV. Additionally, the satellite provider says that feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel, and Nat Geo Wild can be streamed away from home through the... [more]

T-Mobile to Pay $90M to Settle With FTC Over Cramming Accusation

Dec 19, 2014 12:01 pm

Earlier this year, the United States Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against T-Mobile, accusing the carrier of "cramming" or charging customers for unauthorized SMS subscriptions that delivered information like horoscopes for prices up to $9.99 per month. Though T-Mobile... [more]

Tech traveling tips: What to take, what to leave, and how to manage it all

Dec 19, 2014 11:00 am

Most of us make our gadgets and tech a priority when packing for a trip. From iPads and iPhones to cameras and chargers, there's a lot to keep track of. With the holiday season upon us, we figured there's no better time to share our favorite products and tips for traveling with gadgets. We've got... [more]

Order any accessory for your iPhone or iPad and save 20% on the entire cart!

Dec 19, 2014 10:49 am

Our last minute shopping sale is still going on here at iMore, offering you 20% off everything in the store until midnight, December 21 We've got accessories for the most popular Apple devices like the iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPhone 6 Plus and many more. Pick up a new car charger and vehicle mount... [more]

Flyover for Apple Maps Expanded to Include New Cities in France, Sweden and Netherlands

Dec 19, 2014 10:42 am

As noted by Dutch website iCulture and reported by iGen.fr, Apple has recently added several new European locations to its Flyover feature for Maps, including Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Malmö in Sweden, and Strasbourg, Dijon, and Turin in France. This expansion follows a similar update... [more]

T-Mobile will pay $90 million to settle "cramming" charges

Dec 19, 2014 10:37 am

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has settled charges levied by the FTC and FCC that they charged customers for unwanted services, a settlement that comes to the tune of at least $90 million. The practice, known as "cramming", stemmed from third-party services from "premium SMS" providers for wallpapers,... [more]

BBC documentary highlights conditions at a Chinese iPhone factory, but is it all Apple's fault?

Dec 19, 2014 10:31 am

I’ve worked at a lot of different jobs in my life, but there are a few I’d never like to try: picking crops on a farm, working in a chicken processing plant, and working in any kind of factory. The relentless assembly lines and the noise of the machines would be hard to deal with. Even those... [more]

Apple Watch, WatchKit, and Accessibility

Dec 19, 2014 9:55 am

Ever since rumors started swirling that Apple was working on a wearable device, I've often thought about what such a device would mean for people with disabilities. My curiosity is so high, in fact, that I've even written about the possibilities. Make no mistake, for users with disabilities such... [more]

NSFW: Special Magenta Snowflake

Dec 19, 2014 9:30 am

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome. Every few weeks, T-Mobile USA tries to... [more]

Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing ringtones and explicit radio

Dec 19, 2014 9:00 am

Another iOS update, another round of bugs. This time, a recent update to iOS 8 deleted ringtones and alert tones. I explain how to get them back. I also look at using multiple Apple IDs in the iTunes Store and App Store, discuss not being able to block iTunes Radio, and look at a question about... [more]

Save 25% today on these durable iPhone 6 skin cases in black, purple or pink!

Dec 19, 2014 8:19 am

Made of a semi-flexible material, the Belkin Grip Skin wraps around the back and sides of your iPhone 6, making sure to shield the major impact points. It's soft yet easy to handle, helping to prevent drops when you least expect them, and its slim design makes it nice to keep in your pocket as... [more]

CalDigit's Thunderbolt Station 2 now available for pre-order at $169

Dec 19, 2014 8:17 am

CalDigit has announced Thunderbolt Station 2, the latest iteration of their Thunderbolt hub, now compatible with Thunderbolt 2. The hub features a variety of ports so you can plug in whatever type of accessory you might need. CalDigit emphasizes the Thunderbolt Station's support for 4K... [more]

Georgia's favorite things: 2014 gift guide

Dec 19, 2014 7:55 am

I'm not just going to write about my favorite things for the holidays — I'm going to show them to you. That's right, for my 2014 gift guide, I'm doing a video. So, sit back, relax, grab a holiday beverage, and enjoy my picks for the geeks in your life! Then check out the links below! X Arcade... [more]

Apple comes out swinging against BBC labor report, says no other company does more for workers

Dec 19, 2014 7:22 am

Apple is not happy about the recent report from the BBC alleging worker mistreatment at factories assembling Apple's devices. The report alleged, for instance, that workers fell asleep during their long shifts on iPhone 6 production lines, or were made to work several days in a row without a day... [more]

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: 3 months later

Dec 19, 2014 6:55 am

Three months ago we published our iPhone 6 review and iPhone 6 Plus review, diving deep into Apple's big and bigger new phones. We took our time and tested everything from the new screens to the new cameras to the new chipsets. But now we've lived with these phones for weeks at a time and we've... [more]

Perfect your mobile driving skills in Top Gear: Extreme Parking

Dec 19, 2014 6:49 am

Do you have difficulties parking your vehicle while out and about? If so, Top Gear: Extreme Parking is now available on iPhone and iPad to help out by taking the task of parking and throwing in some ridiculous vehicles, precision skill development and some strange obstacle courses. Co-developed... [more]

Apple could sell record 67M iPhones in December quarter, survey suggests

Dec 19, 2014 6:24 am

If Apple can build enough units to satisfy consumer demand, it could sell as many as 67 million iPhones this quarter, crushing the company's previous all-time sales record, according to a new survey conducted by Morgan Stanley. [more]

The Week in iPhone Cases: Multi-functional and elegant designs for everyone

Dec 19, 2014 6:00 am

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Multi-functional and elegant designs for everyoneThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has a focus on versatility. These cases can carry your credit cards, provide a comfortable way to watch movies, and more. Plus, of course, we included a selection of classy cases for everyday use.... [more]

Case-Mate Barely There review: The iPhone 6 case for case-haters!

Dec 19, 2014 5:55 am

Case-Mat has always made a lot of great cases, but Barely There has always been my favorite. That's because I have a strong aversion to cases. So, the idea of a case that's really barely there holds a lot of appeal. However, the iPhone 6 is so thin, could barely still be too much? The Barely... [more]

Send last-minute holiday photo cards right from your iPhone or iPad

Dec 19, 2014 4:38 am

Oh crap—it’s less than a week until Christmas. Seriously, when did that happen? I barely registered it was getting so late in December until the holiday cards started showing up in my mailbox. I love getting cards (especially photo cards), but the thought of sitting down and doing a mass... [more]

Apple's 10 biggest hits, misses, and head-scratchers of 2014

Dec 19, 2014 4:35 am

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Setting the stage for 2015Apple had a blockbuster year. New iPhones, new iPads, a mobile payment solution that might actually change the way we pay, and an entirely new product category in Apple Watch.That’s not to say there weren’t missteps: iOS 8.0.1, anyone?We recap the year in Apple, from... [more]

Cellular voice and SMS can reportedly be listened in on, FaceTime and iMessage safe

Dec 18, 2014 8:20 pm

Security researchers in Germany have reportedly discovered two ways to both capture and decrypt voice and SMS communications that travel over SS7, a set of protocols used by phone systems. The Washington Post The flaws discovered by the German researchers are actually functions built into SS7... [more]

Firmware update brings better accuracy to Fitbit Surge

Dec 18, 2014 7:59 pm

Fibit has announced a new firmware update for its latest Surge, which the company describes as a "superwatch." With the latest version 9.2 firmware, the Fitbit Surge gains better accuracy with step counts, battery level indicator, and also GPS tracking. Additionally, runs that are being tracked... [more]

Watch ABC updated on Apple TV to bring recently aired full episodes

Dec 18, 2014 6:28 pm

The Watch ABC channel on Apple TV has been updated to give viewers access to recently aired shows on the ABC network. With the update, Apple TV users will be able to stream full episodes of TV shows a week after the airing date. Along with this capability, ABC also tweaked some features inside... [more]

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship times drop to one day, Retina 5K iMac back in stock

Dec 18, 2014 6:22 pm

Apple appears to be catching up with demand for its latest devices as the Online Apple Store on Thursday shows one-day ship times for most iPhone 6 Plus storage configurations, 1 to 3 days for iPhone 6 and immediate availability for the Retina 5K iMac. [more]

Photo Editing App 'Brushstroke' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Dec 18, 2014 6:01 pm

Popular photo editing app Brushstroke has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available to download for free for the first time since its March 2014 launch. Normally, the app is priced at $2.99, prior to today, it's lowest price was $0.99. Brushstroke, as the... [more]

Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg reportedly joins Jobs biopic in supporting role

Dec 18, 2014 5:19 pm

It looks like casting for supporting roles in the Steve Jobs biopic has begun. Michael Stuhlbarg is said to be joining Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in the movie. Stuhlburg, of Boardwalk Empire fame, is reported to be playing the role of Andy Hertzfeld, one of... [more]

Instagram follower count just drop? Here's why!

Dec 18, 2014 4:58 pm

Shortly after announcing that it had reached 300 million users last week, Instagram stated that it would be adding verified accounts and cracking down hard on spammers. Well it appears that the hammer has officially started coming down, and users are in an uproar over their lost followers. In... [more]

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