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'Historical implications' made Apple Watch more difficult to design than original iPhone, Jony Ive says

Oct 31, 2014 8:37 am

Speaking at a live event this week, Apple's chief designer Jony Ive said creating the forthcoming Apple Watch was a "humbling" experience that presented an even greater challenge than designing the iPhone, due to the legacy of traditional wrist watches. [more]

Scoop up this iPhone 6 hard case and holster combo today for only $10.95!

Oct 31, 2014 7:48 am

Made from a durable polycarbonate, this iPhone 6 Shellster provides excellent drop protection thanks to the thick edging and impact resistant shell. The back features a custom patterned texture that gives you an enhanced grip and sports a retractable kickstand. Included is a low-profile swivel... [more]

How to get iTunes Radio working with your Sonos system via AirPlay

Oct 31, 2014 7:19 am

I've had a Sonos system since the beginning of the year and can't imagine my life without it now. Put it this way, I love Sonos. And if I could think of a stronger word, I'd use it. However, one irritation of mine has always been that it doesn't come with built-in AirPlay support. It also doesn't... [more]

BBM update will bring Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

Oct 31, 2014 7:01 am

BlackBerry's instant messaging service BBM will be seeing an update across all OS platforms in the next few days. It has been available through BlackBerry Beta Zone for some users from a few weeks now and it now ready for everyone. The most notable new feature is Timed Messages which allows users... [more]

How to avoid deleting messages when swiping your iPad too briskly

Oct 31, 2014 7:00 am

Reader Nancy Hilton has an iOS issue that she’d like me to take a swipe at. She writes: I upgraded my iPad mini to iOS 8, and suddenly an accidental left swipe mysteriously wipes out an email message. A gentle left-swipe displays More, Flag, and Trash options, but a quicker swipe produces a... [more]

How to pair the Microsoft Band with the iPhone

Oct 31, 2014 6:49 am

What makes the Microsoft Band really cool is that it supports multiple platforms. It works with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. If you have an iPhone, then we're here to show you how to set up the Band with it. We'll run you through it in the video up top, but read on for step-by-step... [more]

Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

Oct 31, 2014 4:44 am

Apple Pay’s eventful early days were full of highs and lows. Excited iPhone users rushed to test the mobile payment service on day one and found it super seamless. Cashier confusion, Bank of America’s double-charging foul-up, and the NFC block at Rite Aid and CVS marred the rollout, but a... [more]

Court rules that cops can compel you to surrender your fingerprint to unlock iPhone

Oct 30, 2014 8:07 pm

A Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge ruled that law enforcement officials can compel you to unlock your smartphone with a fingerprint, but that they can't force you to enter in your passcode or password to unlock your device. Judge Steven Frucci says that obtaining a fingerprint is like obtaining... [more]

Banks exploring their own solutions to compete with Apple Pay

Oct 30, 2014 7:53 pm

It looks like major banks are working on their own mobile payment app that would rival Apple Pay and other solutions on the market today, like Google Wallet and Softcard/ISIS. A MasterCard executive stated that banks are beginning to explore technology that would allow it to offer their own... [more]

iMore show 428: Continuity Konami code

Oct 30, 2014 6:57 pm

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — We've got the new iPad Air 2 and we share our thoughts about the display, performance, and camera. Tim Cook made us proud. The App Store rejected then re-accepted calculator... [more]

How to use Handoff on your Mac

Oct 30, 2014 3:41 pm

Handoff lets you start something on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and pick up right where you left off on one of your other devices. That means you can start an email on your iPhone and pick up right where you left off on your Mac. We've already shown you how to use Handoff for iPhone and iPad so now... [more]

iPad Air 2 vs iPhone 6 camera comparison

Oct 30, 2014 3:15 pm

Anyone who has ever owned a current generation iPhone alongside a current generation iPad is probably already aware of the fact that the iPad's camera has never been given the same treatment. However, the iPad Air 2 may be Apple's attempt at changing that. With an all new 8 megapixel camera on a... [more]

First look: Heart rate tracking $199 Microsoft Band connects to Apple's iOS & OS X, will integrate with HealthKit

Oct 30, 2014 2:59 pm

Microsoft issued a surprise on Thursday when it launched a new hardware product dubbed the Microsoft Band, a fitness-focused wrist-worn device that connects to both iOS and OS X, and will also integrate with Apple's HealthKit service and Health app for iPhone. AppleInsider offers a first look at... [more]

Hands-on with the brand new Microsoft Band

Oct 30, 2014 1:52 pm

Last night – in a somewhat bungled outing, no less – Microsoft officially joined the wearable market with the Microsoft Band. More a fitness band with benefits than a smartwatch, the big news for us is, is iOS and Mac support. Through the Microsoft Health app for iOS and OS X – also for... [more]

Top iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals for October 30

Oct 30, 2014 1:50 pm

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]

Instagram finally flips the switch on video ads, launching with big names on board

Oct 30, 2014 1:49 pm

Instagram announced that it was bringing advertisements to users last year, and now the first full-on video ads are starting to arrive. The first ad spots, which land between eight and 15 seconds long, come from big names like Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW, and are shown... [more]

Seth Rogen set to join Christian Bale in Jobs biopic as Steve Wozniak

Oct 30, 2014 1:15 pm

Seth Rogen is set to be Christian Bale's "Robin" in a new biopic about late Apple co-founder Steve Job's life that's based on Walter Isaacson's biography. According to a report on Variety, Rogen is set to star as Steve Wozniak alongside the Batman star in the movie that will be directed by Danny... [more]

iMore's Halloween Contest 2014: Share your photos with #iFright and win!

Oct 30, 2014 1:13 pm

iMore's No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Contest! We have had a fantastic time with our Halloween Contest the last several years, and we can't wait to see how you guys top it this year! While you're out getting spooky, be sure to snap a photo with your iPhone or iPad (you can include other... [more]

Despite Apple's protests, judge orders GT Advanced's bankruptcy papers unsealed

Oct 30, 2014 12:28 pm

In a legal defeat for Apple, a bankruptcy judge has ordered that the papers spelling out the exact reasons why its former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection be unsealed. Apple wanted to keep those papers from being viewed by the public... [more]

iPad Air 2 review

Oct 30, 2014 11:39 am

The iPad Air 2 is Apple's sixth-generation tablet, and the sum total of all the company's insight, experience, and engineering to date. It's as narrow as last year's model, yet even thinner and lighter. Its display is as sharp as ever, but now laminated and even better looking. It's got a camera... [more]

MCX partner Meijer not abandoning Apple Pay, NFC readers stay on

Oct 30, 2014 11:16 am

CurrentC partner Meijer isn't abandoning Apple Pay, unlike most other CurrentC retailers. The regional grocery chain has decided not to switch off its NFC readers, something that has been done in other retailers planning to accept CurrentC, like CVS and RiteAid. Meijer's NFC readers were... [more]

Todoist now connects your task list to everything with IFTTT

Oct 30, 2014 10:55 am

The exemplary task management app Todoist has introduced IFTTT integration today, which means you can do some really cool stuff like have urgent Gmail messages marked as a new task to follow up, or automatically turn your new tasks into calendar items. Triggers available include new task... [more]

Verizon agrees to pay $64.2 million to settle Family SharePlan overcharging claims

Oct 30, 2014 10:53 am

Verizon Wireless has quietly agreed to a settlement of a class action lawsuit that claimed the company was overcharging its Family SharePlan customers. Verizon will pay a total of $64.2 million to its customers and to cover legal fees. The proposed settlement, which was filed last week in US... [more]

Get ready for Halloween with great movies and TV shows from iTunes!

Oct 30, 2014 10:38 am

Halloween's upon us once again. In between handing out candy for the little trick or treaters who come to your door, maybe you'd like to curl up on the couch in front of the Apple TV (or your Mac or iPad) with some spooky shows to get you in the mood. Of course, horror's best when you mix it with... [more]

Calculator widgets will be allowed in Today view

Oct 30, 2014 10:32 am

Yesterday PCalc developer James Thomson heard that he'd have to remove the calculator widget from his app. There as some concern, apparently, that calculators were too heavy for the Today view extension system. Today, iMore has heard that the situation has been re-evaluated and that Apple will... [more]

Spotify brings its new look to iPad, Skype update lets users save and delete chat photos

Oct 30, 2014 10:19 am

Popular music subscription service Spotify updated its official iPad app on Thursday with a new look in line with its iPhone client, while also giving users access to the "Your Music" feature. In addition, Microsoft's Skype for iPhone was also updated with the ability to save and delete... [more]

iMore show 428 LIVE! 11am PT, 2pm ET — Join us!

Oct 30, 2014 9:52 am

Join Serenity, Ally, and Rene for the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! Including our thoughts on the new iPads, new Macs, and... the news! Want to be part of the show? Join us live right here at 11am PT, 2pm ET Email us at podcast@imore.com Tweet us @imore with hashtag #askimore [more]

Star Wars: Galactic Defense pits stormtroopers against rebel scum

Oct 30, 2014 9:43 am

If you've ever wanted a strategy game with wookiees, now you've got it thanks to Star Wars: Galactic Defense. Pick light side or dark side, chose up to three classic heroes, and set up your towers against waves of enemies. There are stages set in familiar locations like Hoth and Tatooine and a... [more]

The any.do iPhone app gets updated with new features and Premium subscription

Oct 30, 2014 9:34 am

The popular any.do note taking and to-do list app got a major update today for the iPhone to version 2.0, with a new design, additional features and a way to add even more functions via a Premium subscription. Here's a break down of what's new: Premium features including attaching files and... [more]

Skype for iPhone Updated With 'Smarter and Faster' Chat and Photo Management Tools

Oct 30, 2014 9:34 am

Closely following its optimization for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month, Skype has updated its Skype app for iOS with faster loading times for chat, new options for saving photos, and general UI tweaks that allow users to easily browse their People lists. In the Skype 5.7 for iPhone... [more]

NXP hopes Apple's adoption of NFC will encourage automakers to use its chips to replace car keys

Oct 30, 2014 8:51 am

Chipmaker NXP, which is believed to supply the near-field communications chips found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, hopes automakers will adopt its technology, potentially enabling future car owners to unlock and even start their car with their smartphone. [more]

Latest Skype for iPhone update adds new photo features and more

Oct 30, 2014 7:25 am

Microsoft has announced a new version of Skype for the iPhone that adds a number of new features and improvements, including a way to save or delete photos in its chat UI. Here's what will be included in the 5.7 update, which should be available from iTunes sometime today: Save and delete photo... [more]

This durable, low-profile iPhone 5C holster is 50% off the regular price today!

Oct 30, 2014 7:22 am

The Seidio Spring Clip Holster holds your iPhone 5C securely in place, and then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches and exposure to outside elements. The rear clip can be rotated in both vertical and horizontal positions for... [more]

Spotify on iPad goes dark with updated design

Oct 30, 2014 6:37 am

Spotify has been updated, at long last bringing an updated design to the iPad version of the app. The design on of Spotify on the iPad now mirrors the updated looks of both the desktop and iPhone app. In addition to the new design, Spotify has also added the My Music section to the iPad. My... [more]

How to make a bootable Yosemite installer drive

Oct 30, 2014 6:02 am

Installing OS X Yosemite is as easy as downloading the installer from the Mac App Store and getting started. But there are times when you might want to create a bootable drive to run the Yosemite installer from, instead. Follow these instructions for details. Installing Yosemite from a bootable... [more]

Tim Cook opens up about being gay, the importance of equality

Oct 30, 2014 5:41 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has penned an op-ed where, for the first time, he opens up about his personal life, his pride in being gay, and how it has helped him develop empathy, and better understand the struggle of minorities and the importance of human rights. All things, he realized, that were worth... [more]

Tim Cook opens up about being gay, the importance of equality

Oct 30, 2014 5:41 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has penned an op-ed where, for the first time, he opens up about his personal life, his pride in being gay, and how it has helped him develop empathy, and better understand the struggle of minorities and the importance of human rights. From Bloomberg: I don't consider myself... [more]

Microsoft's first fitness tracker works with your iPhone too

Oct 30, 2014 5:01 am

Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with the iPhone via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now available on iTunes. The Microsoft Band... [more]

Use these apps to keep your little monsters safe on Halloween

Oct 30, 2014 5:00 am

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If you’re a parent, Halloween can be an unsettling mix of emotions. Sure, your kids are having a great time roaming the neighborhood and stuffing themselves with candy, but being a parent you’re of course worried about their safety, especially if this is the first Halloween that you’re... [more]

Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

Oct 30, 2014 4:30 am

Spoiler Alert: OmniFocus 2 for iPad isn’t for everyone. If all you need to keep track of is a grocery list and a few one-off tasks each day, OmniFocus isn’t really the task manager you are looking for. On the other hand, if you juggle multiple areas of responsibility, and frequently need to... [more]

How Newsstand failed The Magazine, and what Apple should do

Oct 30, 2014 4:26 am

Apple’s Newsstand was introduced with iOS 5 as a place for apps designed to deliver content in the form of a periodical—whether continuously as new articles or in the form or regularly produced issues—to gain superpowers. A Newsstand app could change its cover each issue, update images on... [more]

EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

Oct 30, 2014 2:59 am

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device. The... [more]

Flipboard for iOS Updated with New 'Topics' Feature and Redesigned Look

Oct 30, 2014 2:30 am

Flipboard today updated its iOS app to version 3.0, bringing a refreshed design along with a number of new features for gathering and consuming content. The app now allows users to choose from over 30,000 topics to follow, with each topic containing stories from publishers, websites, and... [more]

Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

Oct 30, 2014 1:55 am

News magazine app Flipboard picked up a major update today, which brings forth a new design as well as the addition of over 30,000 topics. Also new is a curated daily news magazine called The Daily Edition, which features a list of general news stories from a variety of categories. Here's the... [more]

On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

Oct 29, 2014 11:15 pm

Earlier today PCalc developer James Thomson was advised by Apple that he'd have to update his app to remove its Today view widget functionality. This comes over a month after PCalc, with exactly that functionality, was approved by the App Store review team and featured by the App Store editorial... [more]

Microsoft Health available for iPhone to sync your (future) Microsoft Band

Oct 29, 2014 7:10 pm

We just saw the official Microsoft Band sync app for Mac, which gave us our first look at Microsoft's fitness tracker. Now we're seeing a new Microsoft Health app on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. These apps allow you to personalize your Microsoft Band and offer fitness tracking thanks to the... [more]

How to manage your Apple Pay billing and shipping information

Oct 29, 2014 6:59 pm

Apple Pay lets you not only make purchases with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at local retailers that support the service, but also online through many apps, which also supports many more devices. Therefore, it's important to make sure your shipping and billing information is correct so... [more]

Microsoft's fitness tracker app spotted in Mac App Store ahead of announcement

Oct 29, 2014 6:38 pm

An app called 'Microsoft Band Sync' was just spotted in the Apple Mac App Store and looks to be the companion app for Microsoft's rumored wearable. We're expecting Microsoft to announce some kind of wearable within the coming weeks. Forbes recently reported that the fitness-oriented band would be... [more]

Apple in early talks to sell iPhone in Iran, report says

Oct 29, 2014 6:09 pm

Almost one year after the U.S. began to loosen sanctions on exports to Iran, Apple is reportedly in early stage talks with distributors to start official sales of its products in the country. [more]

Skype for Mac updated to 7.1, brings Yosemite support

Oct 29, 2014 5:31 pm

After receiving a quick design update just a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft has just released another update for Skype, bringing the program up to version 7.1 with support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Besides support for Yosemite, the update is relatively minor, bringing bug fixes along with an... [more]

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