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Iterate 76: Michael Simmons of Fantastical and HockeyApp

Oct 24, 2014 9:57 pm

Michael Simmons of Fantastical and HockeyApp joins Seth and Rene to talk about advising on other apps, taking Fantastical to the Today view, the future of HockeyApp, and more! Support Iterate: Use hired.com/iteratepodcast to get a double signing bonus. Save $50 on any Drobo at www.drobostore.com... [more]

New iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 incorporate NFC chip for Apple Pay in apps, but not in-store tap-to-pay transactions

Oct 24, 2014 6:44 pm

Apple's newest iPads feature one of the same chips used by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to handle tap-to-pay NFC transactions, but the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 only support Apple Pay within apps, sparing users the embarrassment of carrying around a gigantic alternative to their credit card. [more]

Sprint expands 'iPhone for Life' plans with new 12-month lease option

Oct 24, 2014 4:28 pm

Adding to its iPhone-specific incentives program, Sprint on Friday announced a new 12-month lease option for its "iPhone for Life" plan, which lets subscribers "rent" a new iPhone for a preset period instead of buying it. [more]

How to Get 'Handoff' Working in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

Oct 24, 2014 3:14 pm

Apple is heavily pushing its new "Continuity" features in OS X Yosemite that improve cross-platform integration between iOS and the Mac. The most significant of the Continuity features is Handoff, which allows OS X and iOS users to start a task on one device and swap to another one nearby to... [more]

How to remove all of your accounts from Apple Pay remotely

Oct 24, 2014 3:03 pm

So you've added all your accounts to Apple Pay and then the unthinkable happens, your iPhone gets lost or stolen. Even though Apple Pay has to be authenticated using your thumbprint in order for someone to charge your card, it's still a good idea to remove all your accounts as an extra measure.... [more]

Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Oct 24, 2014 2:53 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook says bringing the recently launched Apple Pay system to China is his top priority for doing business the country. Apple Pay launched on Monday in the U.S. and allows iPhone 6 users to make “tap-and-go” payments at compatible terminals in retailers. It hasn’t expanded... [more]

Nearly half of Gazelle's early iPhone upgrades ordered Apple's larger, more expensive iPhone 6 Plus

Oct 24, 2014 2:41 pm

In yet another piece of favorable news surrounding Apple's recent entry into the phablet space, the nation's leading electronics buyback service said Friday that almost half of its early 2014 iPhone trade-in customers who pre-ordered a new iPhone 6 chose to purchase one of the larger, more... [more]

US Prepaid Carriers Buyer's Guide

Oct 24, 2014 1:48 pm

Sponsored by MetroPCS With kids back in school and budgets tight, prepaid carriers are often the way to go for anyone with a smartphone. Instead of paying your monthly bill after having used your wireless service, you pay beforehand for a set bucket of data. There are compromises to be made when... [more]

That new multi-carrier SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 will lock to AT&T after activation

Oct 24, 2014 1:28 pm

While the introduction of what amounts to a universal SIM card in the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 brought on celebration of an impending future of easier carrier switching with just one SIM, we're only halfway there. Not only does the SIM not support Verizon, but if you try to activate it on... [more]

Rogers flips the switch on LTE-Advanced in 12 markets

Oct 24, 2014 1:19 pm

It looks like things are about to speed up for our friends in the North—on Rogers at least. The Canadian carrier announced today that it has flipped the switch on LTE-Advanced in several markets throughout the country. Perhaps even better, Rogers is doing all of this on the 700 MHz spectrum,... [more]

Best iPad apps for TV watchers: Couch surfing at its best!

Oct 24, 2014 12:20 pm

If you've got an iPad, you most likely enjoy consuming media on it. For most people, that includes their favorite television shows. With full HD support, not only is the iPad a convenient way to access your favorite content, it looks great too. So if you're looking for the best iPad apps to get... [more]

Rooms by Facebook is a modern take on the message board

Oct 24, 2014 12:13 pm

Rooms is the latest app from Facebook's Creative Labs group. Rooms is a new app that lets you create and find spaces for the things you love. You can create a room about a topic, style it how you want, and invite others to join. Rooms like a miniature forum. You can post text, pictures, and... [more]

Apple reportedly planning to integrate Beats Music with iTunes as music sales decline

Oct 24, 2014 11:53 am

As digital music sales drop, Apple may be looking to rebuild its subscription-based Beats Music and integrate it completely into iTunes. Apple's digital music sales reportedly fell between 13 and 14 percent this year. The integration of Beats Music into iTunes would reportedly take place some... [more]

iPad buyers' guide

Oct 24, 2014 11:07 am

There's a lot to consider before you buy or upgrade to a new tablet, even a new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini-3. What's more important, portability or display size? Can you live with an older, cheaper model or do you really need something more future-proof? Which color and what capacity is best for... [more]

iPad mini 3 tear down reveals that it's mostly the same as the iPad mini 2

Oct 24, 2014 10:56 am

The iPad mini 3 is now the latest Apple device to get the tear-down treatment. iFixit opened the device up to get a look inside, and found what amounts to last year's iPad mini with the addition of a Touch ID sensor, as well as a gold option. The iPad mini 3 still utilizes the Apple A7... [more]

iPad Air 2 vs. MacBook Air: Which Apple ultra-portable should you get?

Oct 24, 2014 10:23 am

Apple has two products designated as "Air", the MacBook Air, updated last June with the latest generation Intel Haswell processors, and the brand new iPad Air 2, introduced in October with a custom Apple A8X chipset. Both are ultra light, super thin, and have insanely great battery life, but one... [more]

How to take time-lapse videos with iPhone or iPad

Oct 24, 2014 9:56 am

If you've ever seen a video of clouds rolling across a sky quickly, you're already familiar with the wonders of time-lapse captures. Photos are taken at intervals over time in order to put together a high speed video of sorts. If you have an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPad Air 2, you... [more]

Top iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals for October 24

Oct 24, 2014 9:40 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]

iPad Air 2 teardown reveals mystery NFC chip

Oct 24, 2014 9:27 am

A teardown of Apple's iPad Air 2 turned up a surprise: an NFC module. According to iFixit, the NXP 65V10 NFC Controller is the same one that Apple uses for Apple Pay in its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The same chip also appears inside Apple's iPad Mini 3, iFixit found. Apple Pay lets users... [more]

Sprint iPhone for Life plan will now let you upgrade annually, iPhone 5s added to the mix

Oct 24, 2014 9:25 am

Sprint is adjusting their iPhone for Life rental plan, giving customers the option of upgrading yearly, rather than every two years. Customers will be able to rent the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on a twelve-month plan beginning November 14. Pricing for the yearly upgrade path starts at $30 per... [more]

Deezer acquires Stitcher, adding talk radio and podcasts to its collection

Oct 24, 2014 9:06 am

Cross-platform music streaming and discovery service Deezer has purchased Stitcher. The company plans to aid efforts worldwide and break into the US by acquiring the podcast and talk radio service to provide more content on its own platform. Fear not if you already enjoy content through Stitcher... [more]

Pick up this versatile iPhone 5/5S flip cover today and save 63% off the list price!

Oct 24, 2014 8:59 am

The FlipBack case is the smart and perfect choice for full protection of your device. Its 2 in 1 solution offers the standard protection of a case, plus a flexible cover that protects your iPhone 5's screen and keeps your messages, calls and app updates private. Get yours in black, blue, green or... [more]

iMore show 427: iPad & Mac buyers' guide

Oct 24, 2014 8:20 am

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — Which iPad model should you get, iPad Air or iPad mini? In what color and at which capacity? Which desktop Mac, iMac mac mini will best fit your needs, and with which options?... [more]

Tim Cook says Apple working on bringing Apple Pay to China

Oct 24, 2014 6:59 am

Tim Cook reiterated the importance of the Chinese market on the last day of his trip to China, saying that Apple wants everything they do to work in the country. This includes Apple Pay. While Apple is in the process of figuring out how the payment system will work in China, Cook said that they... [more]

The Week in iPhone Cases: Belt, pouch, or bumper?

Oct 24, 2014 5:00 am

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Belt, pouch, or bumper?This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has something for every occasion, whether you need a holster to use while working out, want a wallet case for buying a quick snack at the nearest convenience store (that doesn't accept Apple Pay), or are in the market for a... [more]

iHeartRadio for iOS Updated with Support for CarPlay

Oct 24, 2014 4:19 am

Radio streaming service iHeartRadio has updated its official iOS app to include support for Apple's CarPlay iOS vehicle integration feature. Users can now search and play any live or favorited radio station through their CarPlay-compatible in-dash car system, and can also listen to archived... [more]

Weekly Photo Contest: Pumpkin!

Oct 23, 2014 11:48 pm

Photo submission by JB01 Every October our minds turn to Halloween and Autumn, and a big part of this season for a lot of people is pumpkins! From carving jack o' lanterns with the family to baking delicious pies, drinking Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the kids making pumpkin crafts at... [more]

Retina 5K iMac unboxing and hands on!

Oct 23, 2014 7:22 pm

The new Retina 5K iMac is here, and just like it says on the box, the big new feature is BIG — 5K big — a massive new Retina display. So, how much difference do all those pixels really make? We're busy reviewing it now, so if you have any requests, or any questions, fire away! [more]

iPhone 6 Plus users report persistent unexplained crashing issues, possibly tied to large app libraries

Oct 23, 2014 5:50 pm

A number of iPhone 6 Plus users have reported an issue in which the phone inexplicably crashes or enters a reboot loop, prompting many to take it in to Apple for service, where it is usually swapped out for a new unit. Some owners are on their fourth replacement 6 Plus. [more]

How to set a default payment card with Apple Pay

Oct 23, 2014 5:48 pm

If you're using Apple Pay on your iPhone or iPad, you may have already realized that you can add multiple cards that you can toggle between when making purchases. Even better yet, for times when you don't want to launch Passbook at all, or just to make the process even quicker, you can choose a... [more]

Not so exclusive: Google sends out a truckload of Inbox invites

Oct 23, 2014 5:43 pm

Well, that didn't last all that long. It seems most people who requested an invite to the new Inbox app from Google are receiving notifications indicating that they're into the cool kids club. As the wave of invites rolled out, the @inboxbygmail Twitter account confirmed that they have "left the... [more]

iPad mini 3 unboxing and hands-on!

Oct 23, 2014 5:37 pm

The iPad mini 3 brings Touch ID and Apple Pay, a new gold finish, and lower cost 64GB and 128GB options to Apple's smaller tablet. Here's what's in the box, and a full hands-on tour of the new hardware! We're busy reviewing it now, so if you have any requests, or any questions, fire away! [more]

iPad Air 2 unboxing and hands-on!

Oct 23, 2014 5:09 pm

The new iPad Air 2 is here with its gold finish, laminated Retina display, and monstrous new triple-core Apple A8X processor. Here's what's in the box, and a full hands-on tour of the new hardware! We're busy reviewing it now, so if you have any requests, or any questions, fire away! [more]

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3: A history in pictures

Oct 23, 2014 4:23 pm

The iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 3 are the latest in a line of Apple tablets that stretch back to the original, introduced by Steve Jobs in January of 2010. Since then they've gotten lighter, thinner, narrower, and even smaller. The port has changed. The displays have gone Retina. The data speeds... [more]

How to sell your old iPad so you can buy the new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

Oct 23, 2014 4:13 pm

How to sell your old iPad, and get the most money you can to put towards your new iPad! So you've already got an iPad but have your sights set on purchasing a new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3. Lucky for you, iPads hold their value extremely well which means that you can fairly easily trade your old... [more]

How to sell your old iPad so you can buy the new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

Oct 23, 2014 4:13 pm

How to sell your old iPad, and get the most money you can to put towards your new iPad! So you've already got an iPad but have your sights set on purchasing a new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3. Lucky for you, iPads hold their value extremely well which means that you can fairly easily trade your old... [more]

Powerful Image Editing App 'Pixelmator' Comes to the iPad

Oct 23, 2014 2:56 pm

Pixelmator, a popular Photoshop replacement on the Mac, was released for the iPad today. The image editing iOS app is similar to the Mac app, incorporating many of the same tools to allow users to retouch and enhance photos and images. The app includes a complete set of painting tools and a... [more]

Ingress celebrates two year birthday with new monthly event "First Saturdays"

Oct 23, 2014 1:56 pm

Real-world adventure game Ingress will be celebrating its second birthday this year, and it's doing so in style. Google's Niantic Labs, which runs the game, will be kicking off the celebration with a new monthly event series called "First Saturdays" which will serve to bring new Ingress "agents"... [more]

T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

Oct 23, 2014 1:52 pm

T-Mobile wants its phones, tablets, and devices to work better in your homes and buildings, and to do so it is petitioning the FCC to make that happen. The Un-carrier wants to be able to buy more low-band spectrum to improve in-building coverage in the next FCC auction, and T-Mobile wants the FCC... [more]

Facebook Announces Anonymous Chat App 'Rooms'

Oct 23, 2014 1:31 pm

Facebook today announced the release of a new anonymous sharing app called Rooms, which will allow users to create an anonymous invite-only chat room based around any theme. Rooms is a standalone app that is not integrated with Facebook and does not require a Facebook login. No personally... [more]

Popular Japanese physics RPG Monster Strike now available in English

Oct 23, 2014 1:15 pm

Monster Strike has enjoyed a 4.3 star rating out of a whooping 1.6 million reviews on the Japanese App Store alone, and now players in North America and elsewhere can see what all the fuss is about. Monster Strike is effectively a marble-flicking game about hitting and eliminating targets that... [more]

Continuity and Spotlight highlight the need to closely examine where our data goes

Oct 23, 2014 1:09 pm

On Monday, I dutifully installed iOS 8.1 to enable Apple Pay on my iPhone 6, intending to test it out later in the day. (Spoiler: I did not.) This also let me turn on Continuity, the suite of seamless connection features between iOS and Mac OS X devices signed into the same iCloud account. My... [more]

Apple's TestFlight Beta Testing Service Now Available for Developers

Oct 23, 2014 12:51 pm

Apple today began notifying developers that its TestFlight Beta Testing platform is now live and available for immediate use. TestFlight Beta Testing is designed to make it easier for developers to invite users to test pre-release versions of apps.You can now invite up to 1,000 testers to beta... [more]

TestFlight lets developers send up to 1,000 invites to beta test apps

Oct 23, 2014 12:32 pm

Apple's TestFlight program now allows developers to send out emails via the iTunes Connect app to up to 1,000 beta testers. TestFlight allows developers to test their apps before releasing them to the App Store with up to 25 internal members of the team and 1,000 external testers through an email... [more]

Race into the future with Anki Drive

Oct 23, 2014 12:12 pm

It's something you may have seen during your travels on the internet or a trip to the Apple Store. Anki Drive is one of the coolest connected toys on the market today. It takes the classic action of slot cars and brings it into the future with power-ups, weapons, battle mode and more. If you're... [more]

Visa announces additional banks which will be supporting Apple Pay

Oct 23, 2014 11:49 am

Visa has announced a whole slew of banks that will be supporting Apple Pay "in the coming weeks". It's a long list, with hundreds of institutions on board. Bank of America, Capital One, Citi Bank, Chase and Wells Fargo Bank are already Apple Pay-ready through Visa. You can get the full list of... [more]

iMore show 427 LIVE! 11am PT, 2pm ET — Join us!

Oct 23, 2014 11:49 am

Join Serenity, Peter, Ally, and Rene for the new iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, Mac mini, and Retina 5K iMac! Want to be part of the show? Join us live right here at 11am PT, 2pm ET, 7pm GMT Email us at podcast@imore.com Tweet us @imore with hashtag #askimore [more]

Republique's third episode sneaks onto App Store

Oct 23, 2014 11:17 am

Republique, a beautiful stealth adventure game, has released its third episode called Ones and Zeroes. In it, you'll find new hacking abilities, a new weapon to defend yourself against the Prizrak guards, and some fantastic-looking new environments, not to mention the continuation of a... [more]

Troubleshoot iCloud Photo Library: How to sync images from your computer or iPhoto

Oct 23, 2014 11:11 am

Apple has long had trouble balancing its iCloud sync service with manual iTunes syncing, to no one's surprise. Sync is hard, and when you offer users multiple ways to put data on their devices, something's bound to get borked in the process. iCloud Photo Library is no exception—the service... [more]

How to turn off Find My iPhone remotely and bypass Activation Lock

Oct 23, 2014 10:42 am

If you're running iOS 7 or higher on your iPhone or iPad, Find My iPhone now comes with a feature called Activation Lock that prevents someone from wiping and using your device without your authorization. While it's a great theft deterrent, it can create a problem if you sell or get rid of a... [more]

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