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How to easily clone your Mac using SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner

Apr 24, 2014 9:28 pm

Cloning produces an instantly bootable copy of your hard drive. Here are two popular methods Even if you're backing up your Mac using Time Machine or another method, you may eventually need to clone your hard drive as well. Cloning produces an exact duplicate of your hard drive, bootable from... [more]

Pinterest introduces Guides Search for iPhone and iPad

Apr 24, 2014 8:42 pm

Pinterest, the popular social network for sharing carefully curated collections of everything that interests you, has just updated their iPhone and iPad app to version 3.6 and added a new marquee feature — Guided Search. You can check it out in the videos above and below, but the basic idea is... [more]

Best translation apps for iPhone: iTranslate Voice, iVoice, Google Translate, and more!

Apr 24, 2014 7:50 pm

The best translation apps for world travelers, new language learners, and explorers and scholars everywhere! Whether you're traveling to new and interesting places or trying to talk to new and interesting people at home, thanks to the iPhone, language is no longer an absolute barrier to... [more]

How iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 need to fix iCloud Keychain

Apr 24, 2014 3:23 pm

iCloud Keychain lets you generate, store, and manage strong, unique passwords between your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac. In theory, that's an amazing win for both convenience and security. Unfortunately, it's only in theory. Sadly there are two big problems with iCloud Keychain, one conceptual, one... [more]

J.D. Power survey shows consumers still most satisfied with iPhone on all major U.S. carriers

Apr 24, 2014 2:29 pm

The latest smartphone consumer satisfaction survey from J.D. Power still shows the iPhone coming out with the highest marks on all four major U.S. carriers. The survey, which asks thousands of customers on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon about their satisfaction with their current... [more]

Apple and Google settle with employees over antitrust no-hire case

Apr 24, 2014 1:59 pm

The giants of Silicon Valley have bowed to their employees and settled an antitrust case brought against them over back-room deals to not hire from each other. The settlement, first reported by Reuters, brings to an end a legal battle that could have cost Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe billions... [more]

Creation of Original iPhone Browser Detailed by Former Apple Engineer

Apr 24, 2014 1:46 pm

Countless details on the development of the original iPhone have been shared by various Apple employees in several different publications, but a new story on the creation of the phone's first web browser has surfaced courtesy of Francisco Tolmasky, an early iPhone engineer who interviewed with... [more]

Hands on: Opera Coast iPhone browser offers a different way to view the Web

Apr 24, 2014 1:35 pm

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To delete sites from your home screen, tap on an icon and hold, then drag to the top. Safari is the go-to browser for the vast majority of iPhone users—it’s the default, after all. But there are a few third-party browsers vying for your attention, and the latest is Opera Coast from... [more]

Hulu's app for iOS now controls Hulu on your Xbox One and PlayStation

Apr 24, 2014 1:26 pm

Building on its Chromecast remote control support, Hulu Plus will now let you control video playback on your Xbox One, PS3 or PS4 from your iOS device. Once your Hulu Plus app is updated on your console of choice, you'll notice that it will show up under the "cast" button menu just like a... [more]

Hulu's app for iOS now controls Hulu on your Xbox One and PlayStation

Apr 24, 2014 1:26 pm

Building on its Chromecast remote control support, Hulu Plus will now let you control video playback on your Xbox One, PS3 or PS4 from your iOS device. Once your Hulu Plus app is updated on your console of choice, you'll notice that it will show up under the "cast" button menu just like a... [more]

Early iPhone engineer shares stories of Safari's move to mobile

Apr 24, 2014 12:57 pm

What was it like moving Apple's Safari web browser from the Mac to the original iPhone? More interestingly, what was it like doing it under the attention of Steve Jobs? Former Apple engineer Francisco Tolmasky spoke with Brian X. Chen about it as part of the publicity for his new iOS game, Bonsai... [more]

Apple's iOS 7.1.1 tweaks shown to extend iPhone battery life

Apr 24, 2014 12:35 pm

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system seems to have brought with it enhancements designed to ease strain on the iPhone's battery, as some users are reporting noticeable increases in uptime with iOS 7.1.1. [more]

Your next pull-to-refresh could pull in an ad too

Apr 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Advertising provider Appsfire has a new ad unit, but this one's not always going to be in your face: if only appears when you pull to refresh. Dubbed "Brichter-San", after the Loren Brichter, creator of the pull-to-refresh gesture, the ad unit is hidden until a user performs the gesture. The ads... [more]

Bid for a lunch with Tim Cook, help a good cause

Apr 24, 2014 12:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is offering a lunch date on charity auction site CharityBuzz. The current winning bid sits at $48,000, though the auction still has another 19 days to go. The winner and a guest will be able to snag an hour with Cook for lunch. They'll also have to get through security... [more]

Developers: take this survey, and get a chance to win a free iPhone 5s!

Apr 24, 2014 11:42 am

Hey developers! If you have ten minutes to spare today and happen to want a new smartphone (who doesn't?), then we have something for you: The Developer Economics Survey. Brought to you by our friends at Vision Mobile, this quick survey focuses on developer questions around the things that are... [more]

Apple's 7 for 1 stock split: What you need to know!

Apr 24, 2014 11:12 am

Alongside their Q2 2014 results, Apple announced a 7 for 1 stock split. In other words every share of AAPL will soon become 7 shares of AAPL. Whenever a big company announces a stock split lots of people talk about it as if it's some kind of big deal. It isn't really a big deal at all. Public... [more]

Tim Cook's game with Wall Street: Underpromise and overdeliver

Apr 24, 2014 10:57 am

Tim Cook runs the risk of burning us out with constant promises of new products. Ultimately, he has to underpromise and overdeliver Tim Cook is playing a dangerous game with investors, analysts and tech journalists. We've been hearing for months about how Apple will launch products in new... [more]

Google Glass online orders are still apparently open

Apr 24, 2014 10:53 am

Last week Google Glass ditched the invites and went on sale to anyone and everyone for just one day. That meant that whoever wanted to snag Glass could do so without any caveats, like having to sign up for the Explorer program or wait on an invite. While the Glass page is currently showing the... [more]

How to manage Notification Center banners, popups, badges, and sounds on your iPhone and iPad

Apr 24, 2014 10:42 am

Notification Center alerts you to everything that's happening on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using a combination of banners, popups, badges, and sounds/vibrations. That's great if it's something really important like an alarm, appointment, or iMessage. But when every app and game on your... [more]

Apple Q2 2014: Wow, were we wrong!

Apr 24, 2014 10:13 am

Last night I was all set to review another boring Apple quarter. Many stock followers thought the numbers would arrive in line with guidance (and Street expectations), and that there wouldn't be too much exciting stuff happen on the call. Wow. Were we wrong. [more]

Race for charity in Sidekick Cycle on iOS

Apr 24, 2014 10:12 am

Want to do a little racing and maybe help make a difference in someone’s life? Then look no further than Sidekick Cycle from Global Gaming Initiative. Sidekick Cycle is a 2D racing game in which players bike through obstacle courses filled with ramps and crazy loops. The iOS game has just... [more]

This Week in iOS Apps: Unlimited coffee!

Apr 24, 2014 10:00 am

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Unlimited coffee!This week’s roundup of apps includes ways to buy coffee, plant your garden, plan your tasks, and call a cab. Oh, and everybody’s favorite web-slinger makes an appearance, too. The Amazing Spider-Man 2This is one of those apps that kind of sells itself: The $5 Amazing... [more]

Facebook Expands Mobile App Portfolio with 'Moves' Fitness App Acquisition

Apr 24, 2014 9:51 am

Facebook today announced that it is acquiring mobile fitness app developer ProtoGeo Oy, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Helsinki-based company was founded in January 2012 and launched its first and only app, Moves [iTunes] one year later. The fitness tracking app debuted first for the iPhone... [more]

New and updated apps: Storehouse, Injustice, Wireshark

Apr 24, 2014 9:39 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 a great publishing tool, awesome network analyzer for OS X and a popular DC... [more]

Facebook buys 'Move' fitness tracking app for Apple's iPhone

Apr 24, 2014 9:34 am

Yet another Silicon Valley power entered the "quantified self" race on Thursday when Facebook acquired the developers behind Moves, an iPhone app that allows users to create an "activity diary" by automatically recording walking, cycling, and running. [more]

RunKeeper for iOS adds 'Goal Coach' for personalized guidance and motivation

Apr 24, 2014 9:00 am

Popular iPhone fitness application RunKeeper saw a significant update on Thursday with the addition of "Goal Coach," a new free feature that allows users to set achievable but challenging goals as they train. [more]

Stop freaking out: The iPad isn't dying

Apr 24, 2014 9:00 am

By any normal measure, it was a good quarter for Apple: Revenues and earnings beat analyst estimates handily, iPhone sales were robust, even the good old Mac eked out a nice little gain. But CEO Tim Cook still seemed to be on the defensive from the get-go, all because of the iPad.Second-quarter... [more]

'Beats Music' Tops App Store Music Chart as In-App Subscriptions Spark Interest

Apr 24, 2014 8:30 am

As noted by Billboard, the Beats Music app [iTunes] for the iPhone climbed to the top of the iOS Music charts on Wednesday, amid grumblings that the streaming music service is struggling to attract customers. Founded by music producer Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, Beats Music launched its... [more]

Prong battery case for iPhone 5/5s includes built-in wall jack

Apr 24, 2014 8:18 am

Battery cases are great — they extend the usability of your iPhone for hours past what you get with the built in battery. But when the battery case runs out of juice, you're hosed, at least until you can charge it back up. Prong aims to fix that with the PWR case for iPhone 5 and 5s, coming... [more]

Third Eye Crime crosses puzzle and stealth with film noir and psychics on iOS

Apr 24, 2014 8:10 am

Third Eye Crime just hit the App Store today, offering a refreshing mix of stealth and line-tracing puzzle gaming. Players have to guide a psychic detective/burglar through some particularly sticky situations. This involves drawing a path through a winding maze so that patrolling goons don't... [more]

Deal of the Day: Griffin Technology Reveal Case for iPhone 5/5S

Apr 24, 2014 8:04 am

For today only, purchase the Griffin Technology Reveal Case for iPhone 5/5S and save 40% off the list price! The back of this case is made of a thin polycarbonate that's completely transparent, so it's almost as if you don't even have a case around your iPhone. The edges are made of a slim... [more]

Apple CEO Tim Cook: It's better to be the best than to be the first

Apr 24, 2014 8:01 am

It'll be ready when it's ready. That's essentially what Apple CEO Tim Cook is saying about Apple's new products. He's been teasing that Apple is exploring new product categories for some time now, though he hasn't given many indications of what those new products might be, or let along when they... [more]

The Week in iOS Accessories: Wireless wonders

Apr 24, 2014 8:00 am

Wireless wondersThis week's round up of new accessories for your iPhone and iPad is flush with wireless functionality, including everything from speakers to alarms to utilizing Siri in a brand-new way. AdessoThe $80 Campagno Air Blueooth 3.0 Scissor-Switch Keyboard & Folio “includes a... [more]

Wall Street impressed by Apple's surprise second quarter, analysts see stock headed to new highs

Apr 24, 2014 7:23 am

Apple's second-quarter earnings report was packed with surprises that delighted investors on Wall Street, prompting some analysts to respond by raising their price targets for the iPhone maker's stock. [more]

Debug 34: Sexism in tech

Apr 24, 2014 7:11 am

Serenity Caldwell of Macworld, Jessie Char of Pacific Helm, Georgia Dow of ZEN & TECH, and Brianna Wu of Giant Space Kat share their experiences with sexism in the tech industry, from coworkers to clients to conventions to culture and beyond. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download... [more]

Verizon Wireless's Q1 2014 results see $21 billion in revenue and 539,000 postpaid subscribers

Apr 24, 2014 6:33 am

Verizon's first quarter results are in, and mirroring rival AT&T, they saw some rather impressive growth. Verizon as a whole saw $30 billion in revenue, but even with their substantial non-cellular businesses, Verizon Wireless accounted for a whopping $20.9 billion of that income. That's an... [more]

Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing now free on the App Store

Apr 24, 2014 6:23 am

Sega has just announced that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. What's more is both new and veteran racers can look to expect more content added to the intense title next week. Wreck-It Ralph and Metal sonic will join the collection... [more]

'Opera Coast' WebKit-Based Browser Now Available for iPhone

Apr 24, 2014 6:00 am

Back in September, Opera Software released its Coast WebKit-based browser for the iPad and now the company is debuting a new version of the browser designed for Apple's iPhones. Like the iPad version of the app, Opera Coast for iPhone has been optimized for the touchscreen. Initiating a search... [more]

Prong Debuts iPhone 'PWR Case' With Built-In Plug and Backup Battery

Apr 24, 2014 5:00 am

Prong, the company behind the iPhone case with a built-in plug for easy charging, today announced an expansion to its product line up, debuting the Prong PWR case. Like its existing PocketPlug combo cases, the PWR case includes an integrated plug for charging the iPhone, but it also comes... [more]

Future Apple devices may boast environmental sensor suite with built-in thermometer

Apr 24, 2014 4:24 am

A pair of documents unearthed on Thursday detail Apple's ambitions to make the iPhone -- or rumored iWatch -- a one-stop-shop for gathering all kinds of data, including information about a user's surrounding environment. [more]

iMore show 399: Apple Q2 2014 results

Apr 23, 2014 9:52 pm

Rene and Peter go over Apple's Q2 2014 financial results including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, the conference call that followed, and the weekly news. Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly: Audio Show notes Apple announces Q2 2014 earnings: 43.7 million iPhones,... [more]

Lillium Purse for iPad mini by Intrepid Bag Co. review

Apr 23, 2014 9:27 pm

The Intrepid Bag Co.'s Lillium Purse is really cool. It's a side satchel purse designed for the iPad mini. It's gorgeous leather on the outside and soft suede inside to protect against scratches. There are two pockets, one for your iPad mini, and one for anything else, including an iPhone or... [more]

Weekly photo contest: Bugs!

Apr 23, 2014 8:19 pm

With spring on its way in, that can also mean a larger percentage of bugs that come out with the warmer weather. While we don't necessarily want them in our homes, they can make for some pretty awesome shots outdoors. That's your task this week, get outside and see what you can find. This is an... [more]

Purportedly 'leaked' iPhone 6 case compared with iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Note 3 in video

Apr 23, 2014 8:07 pm

A video published on Wednesday compares a case supposedly built to wrap Apple's next-generation iPhone with Google's LG-made Nexus 5 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet, offering new perspective on the device's possible size. [more]

This is Tim: Apple's CEO on the iPad, Apple TV, future products, and China

Apr 23, 2014 7:21 pm

The iPhone was key in driving our stronger-than-expected results. We sold almost 44 million iPhones, setting a new March-quarter record. These strong results were broad-based, both from a product point of view, with demand for each of our three iPhones stronger than its predecessor, and from a... [more]

iPad luring in new users: over 2/3 of Apple's iPad buyers were new to iPad

Apr 23, 2014 7:17 pm

Over two thirds of people registering an iPad in the last six months were new to iPad, while over half of those registering iPhone were new to iPhone, Tim Cook revealed, highlighting the attraction and loyalty effects Apple is observing in its products. [more]

Why is Apple TV no longer a 'hobby'? 20 million reasons!

Apr 23, 2014 5:59 pm

During the Q2 2014 conference call today, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, was asked about the Apple TV and why it was no longer being saddled with the "hobby" label from Apple. Cook responded by re-iterating a point made back at Apple's annual general shareholder meeting, that the Apple TV + digital... [more]

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' may sport curved edges, display glass

Apr 23, 2014 5:29 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple's next-generation iPhone may employ a curved chassis design and accompanying display glass, a vast departure from the substantially squared-off design used on existing Apple handsets. [more]

Apple: iPad Sales at High End of 'Internal Expectations', 2/3 of Users New to Device

Apr 23, 2014 4:02 pm

During its financial results conference call for the first calendar quarter and second fiscal quarter of 2014, Apple shared new details on the state of the iPad, including information on sales expectations, the launch of Microsoft Office for the device, the education market, and the use of the... [more]

Cook confronts analysts on iPad sales

Apr 23, 2014 3:35 pm

No sooner did Apple announce its second quarter 2014 financial results than financial analysts and reporters called it a miss, because iPad sales were lower than analysts' expectations. In his preamble during the conference call to discuss those results, Apple CEO Tim Cook took a moment to... [more]

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