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Designer Marc Newson reveals little about his secret project with Apple

Famed designer Marc Newson, and close friend of Apple designer Jony Ive, attracted a lot of questions when he was hired by Apple. Newson was hired before Apple had announced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, and it was unclear what his role will be at the time. Now Newson himself offers some details, saying that he was hired to work on a specific project, which he cannot elaborate upon.

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Apple Store app gets iPhone 6 optimizations in latest update

Apple has finally updated the Apple Store app to optimize it for the iPhone 6 along with delivering an iOS compatibility update. This update should help make the Apple Store app display crisper text and images on the larger screen of the iPhone 6.

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Verizon won't throttle its heaviest unlimited data users after all

Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may see their data speeds temporarily reduced, but after public backlash the carrier is now reversing its policy so that there will be no throttling.

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Following its rivals, Verizon brings more data to More Everything plans

Following the lead of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless will now be giving subscribers of its More Everything plans even more data, though you'll have to sign up this month to qualify. More data begins with the 12 GB plan, which will now net you a 15 GB data bucket each month, and goes all the way up to the 50 GB data plan, which through the promotion will double your data to a whopping 100 GB to consume. That's a lot of Netflix streaming to consume each month!

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Jony Ive talks Apple Watch in new interview

Jony Ive talked about Apple's foray into fashion with the Apple Watch in a new interview with Vogue. Conducted weeks before the device's unveiling at on September 9, the interview goes over the details about the Apple Watch revealed at the event, as well as providing insight into the design of the watch. In particlular, Ive stresses the tactile nature of the device, and the importance of the materials used in making it, not just in the watch but the bands as well.

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Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses

Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint's 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign up by October 31 in order to take advantage of the offer. Existing customers can take advantage of the promotion by visiting a Sprint retail store or call Sprint customer support.

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Blizzard previews Hearthstone's first full expansion

Blizzard has started talking about plans for the next expansion to it's free-to-play digital trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game's first add-on, Curse of Naxxramas, arrived earlier this year with a new single-player campaign, but the upcoming new content would be a full expansion, with over 100 new cards for everyone to play with. While Naxxramus was designed with a single-player focus, Hearthstone's first expansion will have something for new and veteran players, according to Polygon:

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Pebble and Pebble Steel now available for purchase in the UK

The popular smartwatch has skimmed its way to UK shores. Both the Pebble and Pebble Steel are now available for purchase without having to pay out to cover import fees (thanks to stock shipping from within the EU). Consumers are able to pick up their own Pebble from participating retailers.

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EE upgrades a further 18 towns in the UK to blinding 4G speeds

EE today announced the mobile network has launched 4G in 18 new towns across the UK, including Sandhurst. This takes the total number of major towns and cities with LTE connectivity through the company to 281 – reported to be over 75 percent of the UK population.

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Apple calls on developers to submit Yosemite apps to Mac App Store

As OS X Yosemite is nearing release, Apple is now calling on developers to submit apps that are optimized for and compatible with the new OS for review in the Mac App Store. The call for app submissions come on the heels of Apple making a gold master build of OS X Yosemite for developers to download earlier today.

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