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Experian Hack Affects Millions of T-Mobile Customers

Oct 1, 2015 7:07 pm

Experian today announced that one of its business units experienced a serious data breach, with hackers acquiring personal information for approximately 15 million T-Mobile users, as T-Mobile was the Experian client that was affected by the hack. While credit card information was not obtained,... [more]

T-Mobile informs customers of security breach with a credit application processor

Oct 1, 2015 4:59 pm

T-Mobile has released a statement about the security breach of Experian, a company that T-Mobile uses to process its credit applications. CEO John Legere says that an investigation has revealed that the records of 15 million people were acquired by a third party between September 1, 2013 and... [more]

What's new on the App Store: Tweetbot 4, Need for Speed, apps from Latino and Hispanic developers

Oct 1, 2015 4:18 pm

Each week, the App Store highlights some of the best new and updated apps. This week, we have Tweetbot 4, Need for Speed: No Limits, and apps from Latino and Hispanic developers. We start this week in new apps with Tweetbot 4, the latest version of the popular third party Twitter app from... [more]

Free App of the Week: Battle your way to glory in Combo Quest

Oct 1, 2015 4:01 pm

The end of the week is upon us, which means it's time for another free app of the week on the App Store. This week, battle your way through an epic action RPG adventure with Combo Quest. Combo Quest puts players in the shoes of a lone knight embarking on a quest to retrieve a relic known as the... [more]

HBO Now gets picture-in-picture and Spotlight support on iOS 9

Oct 1, 2015 2:54 pm

HBO has updated the app for its Now standalone streaming service with support for iOS 9. In addition to general support, you now have the ability to search HBO's content using Spotlight on your iPhone and iPad. Additionally, HBO Now supports iOS 9's picture-in-picture mode on the iPad, allowing... [more]

Jetpack Joyride speeds to Hill Valley with new Back to the Future update

Oct 1, 2015 2:36 pm

The popular side-scrolling endless runner game Jetpack Joyride just got an update that adds a way for players to drive 88 miles an hour and go back to Hill Valley. Yep, the update introduces levels, vehicles and more from the classic Back to the Future movie trilogy: Here's what you can expect:... [more]

Say goodbye to repairing file permissions in El Capitan

Oct 1, 2015 2:27 pm

File permissions problems are no longer a problem in the newest OS X release. Repairing file permissions has long been a standard practice of many old-time Mac users. Debates have raged about its efficacy, but the bottom line is there's always been a way to do it in Apple's Disk Utility app, and... [more]

Aaron Sorkin talks about bringing Steve Jobs to the big screen

Oct 1, 2015 2:11 pm

Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter behind the upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, recently opened up about bringing the late Apple co-founder and CEO to the big screen. Sorkin talks about how resistant he was to the idea of a traditonal biopic, and how that resistance led to the idea to set the film in... [more]

Find My iPhone comes to the rescue

Oct 1, 2015 2:00 pm

My wife, Lynn, texted me from the social dance she helps run every week here in Seattle. A mutual friend’s bag had gone missing containing her wallets, keys, and phone. It seemed to be stolen, but the facts were odd: the place where it’s held doesn’t have random passers-through, and it... [more]

Amazon reportedly plans to stop selling Apple TV box

Oct 1, 2015 1:43 pm

Amazon is reportedly planning to end sales of two popular streaming video products. One of them is Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle, while the other is the Apple TV set-top box. According to Bloomberg: No new listings for the products will be allowed and posting of existing inventory will be... [more]

Apple Pay reportedly launching in Canada by early November

Oct 1, 2015 1:34 pm

A new report once again claims that Apple Pay will be making its way to Canada by the end of the year. Several payment processors have apparently already started advertising that their point-of-sale terminals will support the system. The system will reportedly start rolling out later this month... [more]

Buyers skew towards higher-capacity iPhones, iPhone Upgrade Program shows early popularity

Oct 1, 2015 1:27 pm

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iPhone shoppers are increasingly favoring high-end, 64- and 128-gigabyte models, and showing strong early interest in Apple's new interest-free iPhone Upgrade Program, data from an RBC Capital Markets survey suggests. [more]

OS X 10.11.1 Public Beta 2 is now available

Oct 1, 2015 1:10 pm

Apple has released the second public beta version of OS X 10.11.1 for members of its Beta Software Program. Program members can download the update through the Mac App Store on a computer registered with the program. This is expected to be the first major update to OS X El Capitan though what... [more]

Pessimistic, questionable iPhone supplier rumor sends shares of Apple further downward

Oct 1, 2015 12:53 pm

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Shares of Apple stock fell more than 2 percent in early trading Thursday, following a highly questionable report from the Far East claiming that Apple's integrated circuit suppliers are concerned over the prospect of fewer iPhone-related chip orders. [more]

PCalc for Mac adds El Capitan support and new layouts

Oct 1, 2015 12:35 pm

PCalc, the powerful calculator app for Mac, is now ready for OS X El Capitan with version 4.3. PCalc has also added new layouts that take after the new split screen view on the iPad app. You'll also find a number of other improvements, as well as some bug fixes. Here's everything in PCalc 4.3:... [more]

Tweetbot 4 gets active on iPhone and... iPad!

Oct 1, 2015 12:11 pm

Tweetbot 4 melds new Twitter features to it's excellent interface and brings it all to the iPhone and—insert your own "finally!"—the iPad . I've been using the Tweetbot 4 beta for a while and it manages to be both the same and different. I was originally drawn to Tweetbot on iPhone because... [more]

'Tweetbot 4' Debuts With Universal iPad Support, Split-Screen Multitasking and New Activity View

Oct 1, 2015 12:11 pm

Tapbots today launched its long-awaited Tweetbot 4 update, which brings a slew of important changes to the popular Twitter client. Most notably, today's update expands support to the iPad, making Tweetbot 4 a universal app for the first time and bringing an updated look to the tablet version of... [more]

Hands on: Pressure-sensitive drawing with a stylus on the iPhone 6s

Oct 1, 2015 12:07 pm

If you have a stylus you like drawing with on your iPad, you can use it on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. During my iPhone 6s testing, I came across a wonderful fact for those who like sketching with something other than their finger: Any iPhone or iPad stylus can take full advantage of 3D... [more]

Save 38% today on this leather holster for iPhone 6/6s

Oct 1, 2015 11:40 am

The genuine leather look and feel of these quality holsters add a professional style to your iPhone 6/6s while at your side. The interior is lined with a soft fabric, and the fixed belt clip on the back works for belts and pockets. On sale for $36.95 [more]

Verizon launches its Go90 mobile video app and sharing service

Oct 1, 2015 11:20 am

As previously reported, Verizon has now launched its Go90 mobile video app and service. The free, ad-supported service is aimed at the 18-to-34-year-old market, offering them access to on-demand video from a host of cable TV and Internet content providers like Comedy Central, Food Network, ESPN,... [more]

Former Boeing CFO James Bell becomes newest member of Apple's Board of Directors

Oct 1, 2015 10:59 am

Apple has announced that James Bell, the former CFO and Corporate President of The Boeing Company, has joined its Board of Directors. Bell spent 38 years at Boeing, with Apple CEO and board member Tim Cook praising his experience in finance and strategic planning. Bell is also a member of the... [more]

Apple 'trying to fix' problem of iPhone roaming charges, says SVP Eddy Cue

Oct 1, 2015 10:48 am

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Though obstacles with partners remain, Apple has made some progress in addressing the issue of carrier roaming charges for iPhone owners, and continues to work toward a solution that will be beneficial to consumers, senior VP Eddy Cue has revealed. [more]

The catechism’s out of the bag: Apple is a religion

Oct 1, 2015 10:00 am

You tried to deny it, Apple fans, but you’re about to get schooled, because now a professor says Apple is a religion. Yes, your arms are too short to box with these contentions that you think Steve Jobs is God. “We asked a cultural historian: Are Apple Stores the new temples” (tip o’ the... [more]

Next Issue becomes Texture, offers a curated magazine experience just for you

Oct 1, 2015 9:48 am

Next Issue, the magazine publisher-backed app that let you read all of your favorite magazines for a single subscription fee, has been updated with a new name, a new look, and new features. Now called Texture, the app hopes to provide a more engaging experience by highlighting the latest hot... [more]

Custom complications on watchOS 2: Explained

Oct 1, 2015 9:25 am

"Complications" is a term used to describe anything on a watch face that goes beyond telling the time. Calendar was the first Apple Watch complication that showed time keeping beyond what even a mechanical or digital watch could do. Now, with watchOS 2, Apple is letting third-party App Store apps... [more]

Apple isn't concerned with how many people continue their subscriptions to Apple Music

Oct 1, 2015 9:10 am

Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue sat down with London newspaper Evening Standard to talk about Apple's efforts with music services, the iPhone 6s, as well as tackling international roaming charges. During the interview, Cue explained how the company is in... [more]

In-depth review: Apple's iPhone 6s & 6s Plus with 3D Touch

Oct 1, 2015 8:46 am

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Last year's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus introduced a larger, slimmer form factor housing higher resolution Retina HD screens and improvements in processors, cameras and wireless. While Apple's latest 6s and 6s Plus models look virtually identical, the company has significantly improved nearly... [more]

32 free iOS apps that take advantage of 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s

Oct 1, 2015 6:30 am

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Deep touch to launch shortcutsOne of the cornerstone features of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is 3D Touch. This new touchscreen functionality allows for you to access an app’s Quick Action shortcuts right from the Home screen before fully launching the app. It also gives you new ways to... [more]

How and when to capture 4K video on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Oct 1, 2015 6:00 am

Now that there’s an iPhone that can shoot 4K video—yes, yes, Android users, we see that face you’re making—we thought it was time to put together a nice, simple guide to 4K video, explaining what it is, what it means, and how—and when—to use it. The basics: What is 4K? Firstly, the... [more]

BBC finally ditching Adobe Flash in favor of HTML5 for iPlayer video playback

Oct 1, 2015 5:38 am

The BBC is slowly moving away from Adobe's Flash plugin for iPlayer. The company has rolled out HTML5 playback support for those who'd prefer to test out the arguably more secure platform. While the BBC will provide the choice between the two options, it has noted that Flash will not be removed... [more]

You can now order and pay for your coffee directly from the Starbucks app

Oct 1, 2015 5:02 am

The official Starbucks app for iOS has been updated earlier this week, giving you the ability to pay for your drinks straight from the app. The feature allows you to select, customize, and pay for your drinks before heading to the store to collect the coffee. Initially available to customers in... [more]

How to organize iPhone 6s photos in iOS 9

Sep 30, 2015 11:28 pm

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With iPhone 6s' 12MP iSight and 5MP FaceTime cameras, Apple bumped the specs of the world's most popular digital shooter, giving users a good excuse to create mountains of data. Using iOS 9's built-in Photos app can help you manage this flood of photographs from the moment you press the... [more]

Latest Vainglory update brings new hero, season structure, and more

Sep 30, 2015 9:02 pm

If you're a Vainglory fan, your mobile MOBA experience is about to get quite a bit better. Developer Super Evil Megacorp has released patch 1.9 for the game, bringing a new hero, the addition of teams and guilds, and heralding the beginning of a new season structure. Here's the full breakdown of... [more]

Logitech Debuts New 'Logi Circle' Home Monitoring Camera

Sep 30, 2015 8:14 pm

Logitech today announced its entry into the home security and monitoring market with the Circle Portable Home Connection Camera, which is debuting under its new Logi brand. The palm-sized Circle is a connected camera that's designed to let users monitor and interact with pets, children, and... [more]

Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9

Sep 30, 2015 7:27 pm

Apple today stopped signing iOS 8.4.1 and the first version of iOS 9 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, meaning users can no longer upgrade or downgrade to those versions of iOS using iTunes. Apple is now signing iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 only. Users who have upgraded to iOS 9 are now unable... [more]

Ballistic Case Company unveils new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus cases

Sep 30, 2015 4:34 pm

The Ballistic Case Company has announced a new lineup of cases for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The Jewel, Jewel Spark, Urbanite, Explorer, Tough Jacket, Tough Jacket MAXX and Hard Core Tactical Series are all meant to provide heavy-duty protection against drops, and have all been drop test... [more]

Apple pulls iFixit's app from iOS store after it published new Apple TV teardown

Sep 30, 2015 4:27 pm

iFixit, the well-known hardware site that regularly tears down popular gadgets and devices, apparently went too far when it published a teardown of a developer unit of the upcoming Apple TV set-top box and its Siri Remote. As a result, Apple has pulled iFixit's iOS app from its App Store. In a... [more]

Things for Mac gains support for El Capitan, Force Touch on newer Macs

Sep 30, 2015 3:48 pm

Things, the Mac task manager from Cultured Code, has updated with support for OS X El Capitan. Things 2.8 adds support for El Capitan's Split View mode, along with the new San Francisco system font. This update also brings support for Force Touch on compatible Macs. Here's a list of everything... [more]

Review: Xistwear's Stretchy Bands Look Great With the Stainless Steel Apple Watch

Sep 30, 2015 3:47 pm

Six months after the Apple Watch launched, there are dozens if not hundreds of different third-party band options on the market, allowing users to customize their watches with looks beyond what Apple offers. Xistwear has created a line of stretchy stainless steel Apple Watch bands in a range of... [more]

Skype for Mac updated with OS X El Capitan and Split View mode support

Sep 30, 2015 3:22 pm

Microsoft has just released the latest version of its Skype messaging app for the Mac. As you might expect, the new 7.13 adds support for the recently-launched OS X El Capitan and it also supports the Split View multitasking mode in that OS as well. In addition, Microsoft says: We've also made... [more]

iOS 9.1 Public Beta 3 now available for Beta Software Program members

Sep 30, 2015 3:03 pm

Hot on the heels of the developer release, Apple has pushed out iOS 9.1 Public Beta 3 to members of its Beta Software Program. The update is available as an over-the-air download on devices with the previous beta installed. Only a few details about the update have been unveiled so far, with new... [more]

Podcast 476: Please don’t squeeze the iPhone

Sep 30, 2015 2:42 pm

Jason Snell, proprietor of Six Colors, joins Glenn this week to talk about the release of El Capitan and the two new iPhones, all of which Jason tested over a very, very busy couple of weeks and published reviews of earlier this week. El Capitan is ready for business in a way that we can't... [more]

How to install OS X El Capitan over the El Cap GM beta seed

Sep 30, 2015 2:37 pm

Want to upgrade to the production version of OS X El Capitan? Here's how to go about doing it. OS X El Capitan is here for the masses, and for beta users, that means a chance to once again live on the production software seed. The OS X El Capitan GM is a few version numbers behind the production... [more]

10 tiny features I love about OS X El Capitan

Sep 30, 2015 2:07 pm

Here are the coolest little features hiding away in OS X El Capitan. OS X El Capitan is here, and we're super-excited about it. I've been using the OS X beta for a few months now, and I love how solid El Capitan feels. But moreover, I love all the little bits hidden away in it. So without further... [more]

iPhone 6s sees increased water resistance thanks to adhesive and seals

Sep 30, 2015 2:06 pm

The iPhone 6s isn't waterproof, but that doesn't mean that Apple didn't put additional effort into protecting it from the elements. iFixit, known for its repair guides and device teardowns, opened up Apple's latest phone once again to investigate its potential water resistance. iFixit found... [more]

OS X El Capitan now available for download

Sep 30, 2015 1:43 pm

OS X El Capitan, the latest version of Apple's operating system for the Mac, is now available for download. The update is free through the Mac App Store, and is available for owners of Macs from 2009 or later, as well as some models from 2007 and 2008. Also known as OS X 10.11, El Capitan... [more]

Facebook will soon support short videos as profile images

Sep 30, 2015 1:41 pm

Facebook will soon allow its over 1 billion users to put in a short video as their profile picture that can be seen on their mobile apps. The social network is slowly rolling out this feature, along with other new additions for its profile section. Facebook stated: Soon, you'll be able to film... [more]

OS X El Capitan FAQ: What you need to know!

Sep 30, 2015 1:39 pm

If you have OS X El Capitan questions, we have your answers! OS X El Capitan has been shown off, previewed, and is about ready to hit the Mac App Store. Over the last few months, we've gotten a lot of questions, and that means we're going to be providing a lot of answers! OS X El Capitan: Our... [more]

Apple solves more iOS 9 problems with iOS 9.0.2

Sep 30, 2015 1:30 pm

Apple is in full bug-fixing mode, pushing iOS 9.0.2 out today to solve a handful of problems. This is the second update to iOS 9 in two weeks.Here are all the issues you can expect iOS 9.0.2 to fix, according to Apple: Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage... [more]

TextWrangler 5 brings OS X El Capitan support, new Find Differences workflow, and more

Sep 30, 2015 1:25 pm

Bare Bones Software, developer of Mac apps such as BBEdit and Yojimbo, has updated its TextWrangler text editor. TextWrangler 5.0 offers full compatibility with OS X El Capitan, a completely overhauled Find Differences system, and other enhancements. TextWrangler 5.0 features a new Find... [more]

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