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Debug 43: Exclusive: Marco Arment breaks his silence on Overcast!

Jul 30, 2014 12:40 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 Marco Arment joins Guy and Rene to talk about his new podcast client, Overcast, getting low level with Core Audio,... [more]

Best invoicing apps for iPhone: Ditch paper and get paid faster!

Jul 30, 2014 12:17 pm

Looking for the best iPhone apps for managing your invoices? Whether you're a contractor or freelancer, one of the most important aspects of running a successful business is invoicing clients on time. Unfortunately, it's something that sometimes is easier said than done. It doesn't help that... [more]

Yahoo Finance redesign will satiate your stock market cravings

Jul 30, 2014 11:54 am

Yahoo's Finance app for the iPhone and iPad has received a major update today that brings with it some new features for financial news and information junkies to check out. Yahoo offers a quick summary of what's included in the new 2.2 version: The updated app for iPhone and iPad now delivers... [more]

Modbook Pro X turns the Retina MacBook Pro into OS X tablet... for a price

Jul 30, 2014 11:26 am

Modbook is back, and this time they're taking their tablet converting-ways to the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. Modbook has for several years been converting MacBooks into the OS X tablet that Apple has so far not released to the world. They've converted the old white MacBooks and the last... [more]

How to use VoiceOver for visual accessibility on iPhone and iPad

Jul 30, 2014 11:11 am

The iPhone and iPad have some great accessibility features for people with hearing and sight impairments that makes using iOS more enjoyable, and less frustrating. For visually impaired individuals, the VoiceOver feature allows your iPhone or iPad to speak selections and add custom gestures so... [more]

Russia wants Apple's source code to prove it's not used for spying

Jul 30, 2014 9:56 am

The Russian government has asked for security cooperation from Apple and enterprise services firm SAP. The proposal would see Apple handing over the source code for their products so Russia could inspect them for backdoors or defects that could be exploited by spy agencies like the NSA. Apple has... [more]

Russian government asks Apple to hand over source code amid spying concerns

Jul 30, 2014 9:16 am

Russia's Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has suggested that Apple should open its source code for government inspection to ensure that the iPhone maker is not complicit in enabling U.S. intelligence services to spy on the world's largest country. [more]

Flir One first look: Shooting thermal imaging pictures of the new MacBook Pro

Jul 30, 2014 9:15 am

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Flir One Some cool gear arrived at the office on Tuesday: new MacBook Pros and the new Flir One ($349) thermal imaging camera for the iPhone 5s. Macworld Lab set up the laptops for benchmark testing, so I took a few pictures of the new $2499 15-inch MacBook Pro as it churned through... [more]

Despicable Me: Minion Rush Jelly update includes new challenges

Jul 30, 2014 9:09 am

A big updated to the adorable endless runner Despicable Me: Minion Rush just landed. The Jelly update has players help out the hapless yellow minions in refining their jelly production. There's a new Jelly Lab with unique challenges to try to beat across all of the game's areas. You'll need to... [more]

Apple Stores will help you save some dough during US state tax holidays

Jul 30, 2014 8:59 am

Both the brick-and-mortar Apple Retail Stores and Apple Online Store will be participating in various state tax holidays around the United States. The holidays, designed to spur sales while giving shoppers a bit of relief, are typically scheduled are the beginning of August, and lop off the state... [more]

Deal of the Day: Incipio MARCO Hard Shell Pouch for iPhone 5/5S

Jul 30, 2014 8:23 am

Today Only: Buy the Incipio MARCO Hard Shell Pouch for iPhone 5/5S and save 43% Designed with a rigid plextonium frame mixed with chrome detailing, the MARCO Pouch provides full protection, functionality and elegance. Inside you'll find a soft, microsuede lining that keeps your entire device safe... [more]

Square getting an EMV chip update for more secure mobile credit card payments

Jul 30, 2014 8:03 am

The little card reader that launched a mobile payments revolution — Square — today unveiled a new version of their card reader that is designed to work with the EMV chipped credit cards. EMV credit cards are a mainstay around the world and just starting to make headway in the United States... [more]

Tablet owners can now enjoy free data, text and voice plans with FreedomPop

Jul 30, 2014 7:52 am

FreedomPop has announced that it will offer 500MB a month of free 4G LTE data for tablets that supports Sprint's network, along with direct sales of Apple's iPad mini and Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 on their website. The deal is the same as FreedomPop's previous offer for smartphones, which... [more]

Virgin Mobile rolls out a fully customizable prepaid plan

Jul 30, 2014 7:25 am

Virgin Mobile will be rolling out a new no-contract wireless plan, sold initially through Walmart. The mobile operator will be offering Americans the ability to activate up to five phone lines for a monthly fee starting from just $7 for each line. Available on August 9th, those who opt for Virgin... [more]

New and updated apps: Skype, Happy Street, Toast Titanium 12 and more!

Jul 30, 2014 6:57 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 updates to popular apps like Skype and Kindle, new content for the lovable city... [more]

Sprint's first quarter 2014 results show they finally turned a profit

Jul 30, 2014 6:45 am

Sprint today released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, detailing a net income of $23 million, the best result in over seven years. The US mobile operator also confirmed that 3G network maintenance was largely complete, while LTE coverage expands to cover approximately 254... [more]

Three UK launches Wi-Fi calling app, inTouch

Jul 30, 2014 6:36 am

UK carrier Three now has a Wi-Fi calling app for iOS. The app, called Three inTouch, lets Three subscribers place phone calls with their existing Three number over Wi-Fi, even if they don't have a cellular signal. And it's all done at no cost, regardless of whether you're on a contract or prepaid... [more]

iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Jul 29, 2014 10:55 pm

An open-source project has released the first free application for the iPhone that scrambles voice calls, which would thwart government surveillance or eavesdropping by hackers.Signal comes from Open Whisper Systems, which developed RedPhone and TextSecure, both Android applications that encrypt... [more]

How to restore contacts from iCloud to your iPhone or iPad

Jul 29, 2014 9:51 pm

If you use iCloud to back up your contacts, you can quickly bring them down to a new iPhone or iPad in a matter of seconds. There have also been reports of contacts mysteriously disappearing completely, which may require you to push them back down from iCloud again. Regardless of the situation,... [more]

Hardware: The often overlooked aspect of accessibility

Jul 29, 2014 9:14 pm

Steve Jobs was fond of saying often that if hardware is the brains of a device, then software is its soul. This statement is true insofar that software is what really makes a device and its ecosystem — one needn't look any further than iOS to see that — and is what designers, developers, and... [more]

How to use Safari's Reading List feature on your Mac

Jul 29, 2014 8:52 pm

In OS X Mavericks Apple introduced the Reading List in Apple's Safari web browser. Reading List makes it easier to find content you'd like to read when you get a chance. What's more, Reading List synchronizes between your iOS and Mac devices, so you can pick up and read from anywhere. Here's how... [more]

Instagram's Snapchat Competitor 'Bolt' Soft Launches in Three Countries

Jul 29, 2014 3:49 pm

Instagram today soft-launched its new Snapchat competitor Bolt in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand. First hinted at last week, Bolt is a one tap photo and video messaging app that allows users to send temporal images to friends, much like Snapchat. As described by The Verge, Bolt is a... [more]

Instagram launches Bolt picture messaging service, but only in select countries

Jul 29, 2014 3:02 pm

Following up less than a week after it prematurely let the cat out of the bag, Instagram's new messaging service, named Bolt, is now available for users in some countries. It's what can basically be described as a Snapchat clone, where you sign in and quickly send pictures back and forth between... [more]

'Signal' for iOS Lets Users Make Encrypted Voice Calls for Free

Jul 29, 2014 2:57 pm

Open source software group Open Whisper Systems today released a new encrypted phone app called Signal, which is designed to allow its users to make secure calls on the iPhone at no cost. Using end-to-end encryption, Signal secures iPhone conversations so third-parties cannot listen in. Signal... [more]

theScore update adds better baseball tracking

Jul 29, 2014 1:58 pm

Sports tracking app theScore has received a hefty update today, hitting version 4.3 with some major enhancements for baseball fans. These include better box scores, more detail, and better data visualization. MLB box scores now offer more in-depth stats and graphics for games, and charts for... [more]

Plants vs. Zombies 2 gets wizardly in Dark Ages Part 2

Jul 29, 2014 1:57 pm

Plants vs. Zombies 2 has had another content update, continuing on the original Dark Ages update we saw back at E3. Dark Ages Part 2 introduces a new boss battle, a new Arthurian challenge, two new plants (magnetshroom and peanut), 10 new levels, and both a wizard zombie and a king zombie who are... [more]

Apple has confirmed the acquisition of Swell

Jul 29, 2014 1:39 pm

On Monday, unconfirmed reports that Apple had acquired Swell, a popular radio and podcast compiler app available for both iPhone and iPad, began circulating from various sources. At the time, Re/Code had noted the deal was worth around $30M and while the financial details surrounding the... [more]

Rumor: Sapphire display seen as unlikely for 'iPhone 6' amid production woes

Jul 29, 2014 1:15 pm

Sapphire display covers have yet to begin winding their way through Apple's supply chain thanks to poor yield rates for sapphire ingot and problems with the processing of the material, according to a new report, which suggests that Apple is unlikely to ship a sapphire-covered device in large... [more]

Kindle for iOS Updated With Syncing and Navigation Improvements

Jul 29, 2014 1:08 pm

Amazon today updated its Kindle for iOS app to version 4.4, adding several features that have been requested by Amazon customers to make both sync and navigation within the app easier. Books will now sync to the most recent page read across all Kindle devices and Kindle apps that are... [more]

Ford ditches BlackBerry for Apple, will deploy 9,300 iPhones among employees

Jul 29, 2014 12:55 pm

Apple can now count the Ford Motor Co. among those who are embracing its iOS platform, as the automaker has revealed it will equip more than 9,000 workers with iPhones over the next two years. [more]

Catch Lollapalooza live with Red Bull TV

Jul 29, 2014 12:54 pm

The Lollapalooza music festival kicks off in Chicago in a few days, but for those that can't make it, Red Bull has you covered. As part of a partnership, Red Bull will be live streaming the festival to a number of devices this weekend. Any device with a Red Bull TV app will be able to watch... [more]

Ford ditching BlackBerry for iPhone company-wide

Jul 29, 2014 12:26 pm

3,300 Ford employees currently using a BlackBerry will be getting a company-issued iPhone before the end of the year, and 6,000 will be replacing their flip phones with iOS devices in the next two year. Ford spokesperson Sara Tatchio commented on the switch. "We are going to get everyone on... [more]

Unread dev provides a look at the harsh realities of indie app development

Jul 29, 2014 11:53 am

Jared Sinclair, the developer behind RSS reader app Unread, has provided a detailed account of Unread's first year of existance. It's a sobering look at the state of indie app development and the market for pay up front apps. Sinclair goes in-depth about the stress of creating Unread, and the... [more]

Best flowchart apps for iPad: Create diagrams and charts easier than ever!

Jul 29, 2014 11:35 am

Looking for the best iPad apps to help you turn mindmapping and creating charts and diagrams into less of a headache? If you're giving a presentation or just in the beginning stages of starting a project, flowcharts and diagrams can be immensely useful when it comes to conveying and sharing ideas... [more]

Echoes is a modern take on the PA system

Jul 29, 2014 11:32 am

Echoes is a new take on voice announcements using your Mac. The app lets you send voice announcements to other computers on your local network without any fuss. To get started, select the menu bar icon. From there, you can announce to all connected computers, or select which individual... [more]

OneNote for iPhone and iPad updated with new file insert feature and more

Jul 29, 2014 11:02 am

Microsoft has a new and major update for its OneNote note taking app for iPhone and iPad users, allowing people to insert files into notes and more. The new 2.3 version of OneNote for iOS has the following change log: Insert Files - You asked, we listened. Now you can insert files into your... [more]

Asana for iPhone and iPad gets massive UI update

Jul 29, 2014 10:21 am

Asana's group collaboration and task management app for iOS has been totally revamped in an impressive way. It still lets users work together on shared projects, monitor deadlines, assign tasks, and fling related files back and forth, but the experience has changed a fair bit. There's now a home... [more]

Retina MacBook Pros get mild processor bump and pricing change; will Mac users keep buying?

Jul 29, 2014 9:53 am

A bit more than a week ago, Intel offered new Core i5 and Core i7 chips to augment its line of "Haswell"-era microprocessors. Apple wasted no time getting the new chips into its own production; on Tuesday the company introduced refreshed Retina MacBook Pros containing the new processors. Are... [more]

Tampa man charged with scamming $309,768 from Apple retail stores

Jul 29, 2014 9:32 am

Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. of Tampa has been charged with scamming a total of $309,768 from a number of Apple's retail stores located in 16 states, according to recently revealed federal court documents. The 24 year old Parrish Jr is accused of taking that massive amount from Apple, in the form... [more]

Asana brings its teamwork features to iPhones and iPads

Jul 29, 2014 9:30 am

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Asana, one of the older and most full-featured web-based teamwork tools, is launching an iOS app that promises almost all the functionality of the full-blown desktop browser service. Expected to be live this morning in the iTunes App Store, the new iOS app replaces one that had only limited... [more]

How to restrict access to iTunes, App Store, and iBooks with parental controls for iPhone and iPad

Jul 29, 2014 8:58 am

Before letting a child or teenager loose with an iPhone or iPad, you may decide that you don't want them to be able to purchase content without your consent. If blocking in-app purchases isn't enough, you can completely limit their access to the App Store, iTunes, and iBooks through restrictions.... [more]

Apple TV adds FOX Now, CNBC to channel lineup

Jul 29, 2014 8:34 am

The Apple TV has added a couple of new sections today, FOX Now and CNBC. Both channels allow you to watch on-demand content from both providers, and require you to sign in and activate your Apple TV with your cable provider before you can use them completely. FOX Now is an on-demand portal to... [more]

Deal of the Day: Versio 3.4A Lightning Car Charger w/ USB Port

Jul 29, 2014 8:21 am

Today Only: Buy the Versio 3.4A Lightning Car Charger w/ USB Port and save 46% This charger not only provides the quickest and most efficient 12W charge available, but also protects from overcharging and overheating. An extra USB port grants a second device to be charged and the coiled cable... [more]

New and updated apps: Monument Valley, Instagram, Kairobotica and more!

Jul 29, 2014 7:51 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 new games, updates to some favorites and loads of other stuff! New iOS apps... [more]

Rumor: 'iWatch' production hits snags, will not begin until Q4 2014

Jul 29, 2014 7:37 am

Executives at longtime Apple supplier TPK -- thought to have been selected by the iPhone maker to manufacture touch modules for the so-called "iWatch" -- are said to have revised earlier forecasts for a profit uptick in the third quarter, pushing the expected surge back by three months in... [more]

Apple expanding AppleCare+ warranties internationally, now available in Mexico & Sweden

Jul 29, 2014 7:17 am

AppleCare+ warranty coverage for iPhone, iPad and iPod is now available to customers in both Mexico and Sweden, expanding international availability of the optional two-year program. [more]

Why sapphire iPhone screens could be Apple's next big thing

Jul 29, 2014 6:00 am

Many years ago, when Apple’s idea of a smartphone was the Rokr and the company wasn’t yet racking in billions of dollars by the bucketful, a friend of mine came to me with a rather unique problem: The plastic screen of his iPod classic—back then, still just “an iPod”—had melted. A... [more]

Spotify pushes out update for iPhone and iPad with new equalizer to boot

Jul 29, 2014 4:25 am

The popular music streaming service Spotify has rolled out an update for the iOS platform. Today's release (bumping the listed app up to version 1.5.0) includes a new equalizer for users to play around with, alongside a redesigned Artist page for iPad owners. As well as changes noted above, the... [more]

Apple Expands AppleCare+ to Cover iPhones and iPads in Mexico and Sweden

Jul 29, 2014 4:06 am

Apple today expanded its AppleCare+ program to two new countries, bringing the program to cover iPhones and iPads in Mexico and Sweden. In Mexico, AppleCare+ coverage for the iPhone and iPad are priced at 1,599 pesos. Meanwhile, AppleCare+ for the iPhone and iPad in Sweden are priced at 799... [more]

Apple refreshes its Retina MacBook Pro line-up with improved hardware

Jul 29, 2014 3:46 am

Apple has today unveiled new units in its MacBook Pro range of Retina laptops. The units sport improved (and newer) Intel Haswell processors, coupled with increased RAM as standard options. 13-inch Pro models come with 8GB of RAM minimum, while the larger 15-inch options pack 16GB. Not only are... [more]

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