5 hours ago
Iterate 73: David Smith of Developing Perspective
David Smith of Developing Perspective… and Underscore fame joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk Pedometer+, Feed Wrangler, Pod Wrangler, and many and varied App Store business approaches.
6 hours ago
Coin, the one credit card to rule them all, now available for backers, sort of
Coin — the sort of physical digital that aims to replace all the other cards in your wallet — is now available for backers to claim. (We're one of them.) There are a few caveats, though. One is that while the iOS app will be ready Aug. 28, the Android app won't drop until Sept. 25.
9 hours ago
Apple offers free replacement program for defective iPhone 5 batteries
Apple is now offering a free replacement battery program for select iPhone 5 models that may come with a defective battery. Those units either experience shortened battery life or require more frequent charging, according to Apple. If you think your phone is affected, you should visit the Apple support page in the source link to check your serial number and see if it qualifies for free battery replacement.
9 hours ago
Doctor Who season 8 debuts this weekend, get a season pass now on iTunes or Amazon!
This weekend Peter Capaldi takes over as the the twelfth Doctor in the BBC's hugely successful science fiction series, Doctor Who. He's an older Doctor by modern standards, but then David Tenant and Matt Smith were mere babes compared to the classics. He'll be teaming up with Jenna Coleman who returns as the impossible girl, Clara Oswald, and according to the tease, this Doctor is looking for redemption in all the dark places.
You can grab a season pass right now on iTunes or Amazon so you don't miss an episode. You can also catch up on previous seasons on Netflix, and check out the Review podcast where for the last 7 weeks Dave Wiskus and I have been sharing our thoughts leading up to the return of everyone's favorite TARDIS.
10 hours ago
How to enable and disable notification banners on the Mac
OS X's Notification Center puts you in touch with what's happening on your Mac and elsewhere in the world — displaying banners, alerts, badge notifications and lock screen notifications to let you know what's going on. Notification banners — those little bubbles of information that appear in the upper right corner of your screen — can be helpful but they can also be distracting, so here's how you can turn them off.
12 hours ago
How to replace the battery in an iPhone 5s
A bad battery can severely diminish how long you can go on a full charge. If you own an iPhone 5s and either didn't opt for AppleCare or just prefer doing things on your own in order to save some money, a DIY battery replacement isn't terribly difficult. Not only that, buying the battery on your own and replacing it costs a fraction of what you'll pay for an out of warranty repair. So if you've been experiencing less than stellar battery life, we can help you replace your iPhone 5s' battery in under 30 minutes!
13 hours ago
Apple extends Volume Purchase Program to Denmark, Ireland, and more
Apple has expanded the App Store's Volume Purchasing Program to several new countries. Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates are all now included in the program.
15 hours ago
History of iPhone: Apple reinvents the phone
Leading up to the iPhone 6 event we're updating and expanding our series on the history of the iPhone, starting with the original!
On January 9, 2007 the late Steve Jobs put sneaker to Macworld stage to give one of the most incredible keynote presentations of his life — a life filled with incredible keynotes — and in the history of consumer electronics. There, he said he would be introducing a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet device. But it wasn't three products. It was one product. We got it. It was the iPhone.
16 hours ago
iPhone #ALSIceBucketChallenge proves Samsung marketing clueless. Again.
Earlier today Samsung marketing thought it would be a good idea to have the Galaxy S5 take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge — which has succeeded in generating record donations for an incredibly worthy cause — and use it not only to advertise their phone, but to try to do it at the expense of their competition, including the iPhone. The problem obvious to anyone outside Samsung marketing — aside from the stupefying perversion of charity — is that the conditions under which they performed the challenge were pretty much fine for any of the competing phones they called out, including the iPhone. To prove it, I took 15 minutes and made the video above (after taking 45 min. to shake my head first).
I donated to ALS when I made my own video last week. I'm donating again today. I only hope Samsung marketing and everyone who made their ill-considered video is, at the very least, breaking open their massive bank accounts to help out as well.
16 hours ago
How to block and report iMessage spam to Apple
There's reportedly been a recent increase in iMessage spam. Since iMessage works like carrier SMS/MMS, and not like social networks where you have to request/accept contacts, anyone with your phone number or email address can send to you. Since there's a desktop iMessage for Mac, it's more convenient than SMS/MMS to send as well. And, well, some human beings simply suck. Fortunately, you can block any number or address that sends you spam, and you can report their iMessages straight to Apple. It takes a few steps, but rage makes them easy to get through!
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