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Apple commemorates World AIDS Day with (PRODUCT)RED

Apple commemorates World AIDS Day with (PRODUCT)RED

24 November, 2014 | comments (5)

Apple is commemorating the World AIDS Day in a big way. The company has partnered with (PRODUCT)RED to give part of the earnings for the next two weeks to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. If you open the App Store today, you'll notice it has...

Tags: Apple


Apple Watch features in Time magazine's top inventions of 2014

Apple Watch features in Time magazine's top inventions of 2014

23 November, 2014 | comments (144)

Time Magazine has released its list of the 25 Best Inventions of 2014, with Apple Watch, Blackphone, Surface Pro 3, and Selfie stick making it to the list. Apple Watch "wholly reimagines the computer for the wrist, using a novel interface...

Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Time


WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

20 November, 2014 | comments (33)

Did you know that Apple uses one fourth of the world's supply of sapphire, just to protect the cameras and fingerprint readers of its iPhones? This statistic gives you some insight in how monumental the task of covering the new large screens would...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

19 November, 2014 | comments (35)

Apple dropped the “free” moniker from the apps and games in the App Store. Effective immediately, the “FREE” button on the apps and games that don’t require payment will make way to a “GET” replacement. The move acknowledges the in-app...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Display Mate crowns Galaxy Note 4 display Best of the Best

Display Mate crowns Galaxy Note 4 display Best of the Best

19 November, 2014 | comments (67)

A couple of months ago Display Mate proclaimed the Apple iPhone 6 display as the "best-performing LCD", it has done more testing and now the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earns the "best of the best" title. As part of a shootout it went up against the...


Next iPhone to allegedly have a two-lens camera system

Next iPhone to allegedly have a two-lens camera system

19 November, 2014 | comments (78)

The next iPhone camera is going to be a doozy. According to John Gruber, Apple is working on a dual lens camera system for the rear camera of the next iPhone, which he heard "from a birdie of a birdie". "The specific thing I heard is that...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple Watch display resolution revealed in WatchKit SDK

Apple Watch display resolution revealed in WatchKit SDK

18 November, 2014 | comments (20)

Apple released the highly anticipated WatchKit SDK to developers. The Apple Watch app development suite is available alongside iOS 8.2 Beta to registered app creators. As expected, WatchKit reveals quite a few juicy bits about the upcoming...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Samsung and Apple reach a chip manufacturing agreement

Samsung and Apple reach a chip manufacturing agreement

17 November, 2014 | comments (65)

Apple and Samsung have reached a chip manufacturing agreement. Worth billions of dollars, the deal will make Samsung the primary supplier of application processors for Apple from 2016 onwards. The deal will see the Korean giant manufacture...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


iOS 8.1.1 now rolling out, has fixes for iPhone 4s and iPad 2

iOS 8.1.1 now rolling out, has fixes for iPhone 4s and iPad 2

17 November, 2014 | comments (86)

Apple has just started pushing out the update to iOS 8.1.1 to all supported devices. Every Apple device that supports iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 will get the iOS 8.1.1 update. Depending on the model of the product you're applying it to, the size will vary...


iPhone 6 is selling three times better than iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 is selling three times better than iPhone 6 Plus

14 November, 2014 | comments (117)

Although it's been selling a lot of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units, Apple doesn't like to break down the numbers by model. So effectively we have no way of telling how many of those millions of units moved are iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Not an...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Apple releases deregister tool to unlink your number from iMessage

Apple releases deregister tool to unlink your number from iMessage

10 November, 2014 | comments (32)

If you switched away from an iPhone, you may have issues receiving SMS sent by someone from an iOS device to your number, as those may still be sent to your iMessage account. The solution for this was to switch off the iMessage feature on your old...

Tags: Apple, iOS


New malware affects Apple iOS devices in China

New malware affects Apple iOS devices in China

05 November, 2014 | comments (75)

Large number of Apple iOS devices in China have been affected by a new malware. Named WireLurker, it affects mobile devices through repackaged applications for Mac OS X. The bug has affected hundreds of thousands of users who have...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Stainless steel Apple Watch to cost $500, gold model $4,000

Stainless steel Apple Watch to cost $500, gold model $4,000

05 November, 2014 | comments (44)

The stainless steel version of the Apple Watch is going to start at $500, a new rumor claims. While that may be expensive for a smartwatch, it's going to be a lot less than what you'll need to pay for the gold variation - between $4,000 and $5,000....

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Apple Watch coming spring 2015, says Apple Retail SVP

Apple Watch coming spring 2015, says Apple Retail SVP

03 November, 2014 | comments (29)

Apple Watch was introduced last September alongside the new Apple iPhone 6 duet. The long awaited smartwatch was demonstrated extensively but its release date was mentioned as just "early 2015". Well, as it seems the Apple Watch might not be coming...

Tags: Apple, iOS


iPhone 6 sales plateau in the UK, iPhone 6 Plus still going strong

iPhone 6 sales plateau in the UK, iPhone 6 Plus still going strong

03 November, 2014 | comments (59)

According to information obtained by FoneArena, the iPhone 6 isn't selling as well as the iPhone 6 Plus in the UK. Carphone Warehouse's inventory system has shown more than 20,000 iPhone 6 units idling in the company's storage...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPhone 6 to get a $100 price cut with upcoming promo

Apple iPhone 6 to get a $100 price cut with upcoming promo

02 November, 2014 | comments (45)

The holiday season and Black Friday are upon us, kicking off November 28 this year. The retailers are already working on their promo offers and the Sam's Club one is particularly interesting. It seems iPhone 6 will be one of its hot promotions this...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


iOS 8.x now on half of iDevices, adoption still slow

iOS 8.x now on half of iDevices, adoption still slow

29 October, 2014 | comments (48)

Early this month Fiksu reported that iOS 8 adoption is slower than the gains demonstrated by iOS 6 and 7 in their first weeks after launch. Apple launched iOS 8.1 (which adds Apple Pay and Continuity) and the good news is that version 8.x is now on...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple and Android fans on reddit join forces to boycott CurrentC

Apple and Android fans on reddit join forces to boycott CurrentC

27 October, 2014 | comments (63)

In a shocking turn of events, Apple and Android fans on reddit have joined forces to collectively boycott the unethical blocking of NFC payment system by certain retailers, which affects both Apple Pay and Google Wallet users. If you're not...

Tags: Apple, Google


Some major retailers are not keen on supporting Apple Pay

Some major retailers are not keen on supporting Apple Pay

25 October, 2014 | comments (80)

Despite the major hype that Apple Pay is generating, the payment system might still have difficult time to establish itself as a major player. A number of high-profile retailers including the likes of BestBuy, Walmart, and Rite Aid will not support...

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AT&T doesn't play nice, locks the Apple SIM

AT&T doesn't play nice, locks the Apple SIM

25 October, 2014 | comments (39)

Alongside the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Apple introduced the Apple SIM - a way to use just one SIM card and switch between carriers and their services. However AT&T doesn't want to play along and will lock the SIM to only its services. Users...