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Apple had good intentions by equipping its cellular-based iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 with SIM card options, thereby giving owners the flexibility to choose from a variety of short and long term data plans from different carriers. This can be especially handy if you're an international man (or woman) of mystery who... Read more...
When Apple debuted its A8 SoC, it proved to be a modest tweak of the original A7. Despite packing double the transistors and an improved GPU, the heart of the A8 SoC is the same dual-core Apple "Cyclone" processor tweaked to run at higher clock speeds and with stronger total GPU performance. Given this, many expected... Read more...
One could argue that Apple users are accustomed to paying a premium for their mobile brand of choice, but being charged double for the luxury of using Apple Pay, the Cupterino company's new mobile payment system, is not something anybody signed up for. Yet it happened to roughly 1,000 Bank of America debit card... Read more...
If there's ever a shortage of glue, you can be pretty sure that Apple is partially to blame. When it comes to Apple products, teardown after teardown reveals that the glue-happy company isn't afraid to lather its mobile products with adhesive. We saw it recently with the iPad Air 2, and here again with the recently... Read more...
Despite some fingers being pointed at China for some recent “man-in-the-middle” attacks on Apple, the company is still looking to expand its presence there. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to Chinese news portal Sina.com stating that the company plans to add 25 Apple-brand retail stores in Greater China within... Read more...
If a part goes bad in your PC, you whip off the side panel door, yank out the defective component, and replace it with a working one. But should something inside your tablet give up the ghost, you better cross your fingers it's still under warranty, because in most cases, do-it-yourself (DIY) is going to be difficult... Read more...
Apple recently posted a security bulletin alerting iCloud users to the presence of "intermittent organized network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user information," and though the company didn't publicly point a finger at China, several reports suggested that's where they're coming from. In response to... Read more...
In terms of marketing, the true genius of Steve Jobs is that he was able to create a consumer culture around Apple products in which current owners would always feel compelled to upgrade to the next version. Part of that is due to the planned obsolescence model -- a theory that says Apple intentionally leaves out... Read more...
Attention iOS developers, Apple just dropped the ban hammer on any 32-bit coding aspirations you may have had for new apps you plan to release on Apple's ecosystem. Effective February 1, 2015, all new iOS apps uploaded to the App Store must include 64-bit support and be built with the iOS 8 SDK, which is included in... Read more...
Regarding Apple's financial performance during its fiscal fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014, go ahead and choose whichever adjective floats your boat -- smashing, awesome, fantastic, and the list goes on. By the numbers, it was another record period with Apple collecting $42.1 billion in revenue to the tune of... Read more...
Apple has a history of trying to prevent owners of its products from mucking around inside its devices, and in case you thought the company turned over a new leaf with its Mac Mini system, think again. Though the previous model was relatively easy to service at home -- it scored an 8 out of 10 on iFixIt's teardown... Read more...
We reported this past spring about a Microsoft patent that dropped a major hint about the company's smartwatch plans, and mere weeks later, we learned that we could have been seeing the device launch in the summer. Well, as we're now in the midst of pumpkin season, and no Microsoft smartwatch has showed its face (no... Read more...
Large size smartphones are all the rage these days. Heck, even Apple went big with its recently launched 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus devices, though both sport smaller displays than Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2, which is scheduled to land on AT&T later this week (Friday, October 24, 2014) with various... Read more...
Don't look now, but we might be on the verge of a price war in the streaming music space. Music labels probably won't let that happen to the degree that we'd like, though if Apple is successful in relaunching its Beats Music subscription service at $5 per month as it reportedly wants to do, labels and music artists... Read more...
Apple's aptly-named 'Watch' isn't slated for release until early 2015, but it'd be a horrible thing if the actual development kit wasn't released well before then. After all, if the Watch launches with a small collection of apps, hype could potentially die down to the level of non-existence. Well, during a briefing... Read more...
Just as you won't find any copies of Windows 8.1 or Surface Pro 3 tablets being sold in any Apple Store locations -- Apple and Microsoft are rivals, after all -- the Cupertino outfit is no longer carrying Bose products, either. Like Microsoft, Bose is now a competitor to Apple following the company's $3 billion... Read more...
Apple made a splash during its press event earlier in the week by introducing a new 27-inch iMac model with a 5K "Retina" display. That's not a typo -- at a time when PC sales are still trending in the wrong direction, Apple decided the best way to spark renewed interest into its line of all-in-one systems was by... Read more...
With its latest iMac, Apple's proven that it's keen on skipping over 4K, instead choosing to settle in at 5K. No one could blame you if you thought the differences between 4K and 5K were minimal, but the reality is, 5K boasts nearly 80% more pixels - it's a matter of 8.29 million vs. 14.7 million. 4K in itself is an... Read more...
Apple's propensity for controlled leaks notwithstanding, it would seem that the web team in charge of keeping the company's iTunes Store up to date was a bit too anxious in regards to today's press event. Or sloppy, take your pick. Either way, the world got an early and presumably unplanned look at Apple's forthcoming... Read more...
Today's Apple headlines are dominated by the iPad, but it'd be a sad thing to completely overlook another important release: OS X 10.10, dubbed Yosemite. Its release comes three months after Apple broke tradition by offering a public beta of the software, and perhaps it's that beta period that ensured that Yosemite's... Read more...
For as masterful as Apple is at its controlled leak strategy for new products releases, even the massive Cupertino outfit can't avoid the occasional spoiler (sometimes by its own hands). Or perhaps it can avoid it and simply decided for whatever psychological reason that revealing just about everything there is to... Read more...
Apple developed its Find My iPhone application to help users track down lost or stolen iOS devices, but never could the Cupertino company imagined that its software would be used to save someone's life. Yet, that's exactly what happened when a 28-year-old woman rolled her car 500 feet down an embankment on Mount... Read more...
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