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Amazon Prime annual membership discounted to $72 for one day only

If you're looking to become an Amazon Prime member, now is the time to do it as the retailer is offering the annual membership for just $72, down from its usual price of $99. In addition to the discount on the membership, Amazon is streaming all ten episodes of its original series Transparent for...
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Largest Apple Store in Asia officially opens doors in Hangzhou, China

Apple has officially opened doors to the public at its Westlake store in Hangzhou, China. The Westlake Apple Store is one of five retail stores opening in the country before the Chinese New Year, which falls on February 19. Apple has promoted the launch of the store – which is the largest Apple...
'Thunderstrike' attack also fixed in OS X 10.10.2

'Thunderstrike' attack also fixed in OS X 10.10.2

"Thunderstrike" is the name for an attack that can target Mac hardware via the Thunderbolt port. Apple had previously updated the Retina 5K iMac and 2014 Mac mini to partially secure them against Thunderstrike. Now, the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 will fix the problem for all recent Macs...
Why haven't you updated to iOS 8?

Why haven't you updated to iOS 8?

Why haven't you updated to iOS 8? According to Apple, as of January 19, 2015, 69% of devices — iPhones, iPads, and iPods touch — currently accessing the App Store are running iOS 8. That leaves 28% still running iOS 7, and 3% running iOS 6 or earlier. The iPhone 4, originally released in 2010,...
HD audio is only valuable for the remastering

HD audio is only valuable for the remastering

There's been a lot of buzz about "HD audio" lately — some even rumored that it would be included in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — but the dirty little music secret is this: Humans can't appreciate the difference if all you're bringing to the track is more bits. Dave Hamilton does a great job...
How to modify OS X's Finder toolbar

How to modify OS X's Finder toolbar

There are things we all take for granted, because we see them so often. One of those is the toolbar that graces every open window in OS X's Finder. Did you know the Finder toolbar is customizable? Here's how. Here's the OS X Yosemite Finder toolbar in its unadulterated default glory. Four...
HomeKit ramp isn't fast or slow — it's arriving exactly when it means to

HomeKit ramp isn't fast or slow — it's arriving exactly when it means to

Last week, after CES 2015, I wrote about what was taking HomeKit accessories time to hit the shelves. Today, Recode has written about what, in their opinion, is behind the "slow ramp". There's some interesting information in there about chipset availability from Broadcom but, before we can talk...
11 amazing action extensions for iPhone

11 amazing action extensions for iPhone

iOS has let us copy, paste, and print for quite some time now, but iOS 8 shook things up, allowing developers to build action extensions right into their apps that make them more useful and intuitive than ever. With action extensions, you no longer have to copy a password from your favorite...
Here's why Apple might make a stylus for the iPad

Here's why Apple might make a stylus for the iPad

There's been a lot of talk lately about styluses — specifically, an Apple-branded stylus pen that might ship alongside the rumored iPad Pro. As an artist, frequent note-taker, and all-around scribbler, I've wanted a Wacom-esque pressure-sensitive stylus since the iPad's release. I wrote about...
Apple hires digital retail exec from Burberry for 'Special Projects'

Apple hires digital retail exec from Burberry for 'special projects'

Apple has made a new hire from Burberry, the fashion house once run by current Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts. According to his Twitter and LinkdIn profiles, Chester Chipperfield, previously Burberry's Vice President of Digital and Interactive Design, will now be working on Special Projects...
Today you can save 43% on these metal bumper cases for iPhone 6

Today you can save 43% on these metal bumper cases for iPhone 6

The TETRA Case adds an advanced design to your typical bumper case with its geometrically shaped corners and CNC-machined aluminum edging. Even with the combination of aluminum and shock absorbent TPU, this case is amazingly thin and lightweight. Comes in 6 colors and is only $16.95 today!
Task manager Any.do arrives on the Mac

Task management app Any.do arrives on the Mac

Task manager Any.do is now available as a native Mac app. Previously available on desktop as a Chrome extension, Any.do lets you sync and maintain your to-do list across your devices. The Mac app includes many features of the mobile version, including voice entry, auto-suggest, and real-time list...
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Sprint's guaranteeing a $200 minimum smartphone trade-in credit for T-Mobile switchers

Sprint's taking the fight straight to T-Mobile and is offering customers of the Un-carrier a guaranteed minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current working T-Mobile smartphone. That's in addition to the current contract buy-out offer (though T-Mobile ditched traditional contracts nearly two...
Apple products will reportedly undergo security inspection by Chinese officials

Apple products will reportedly undergo security inspection by Chinese officials

Apple will reportedly allow the Chinese government to conduct security inspections of the products the company sells in China. The inspections would be a way to curb worries that other governments are using Apple products for surveillance against China. The vast majority of Apple's products (with...
How to control what iOS apps can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts

How to control which iPhone and iPad apps can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts

We use Facebook and Twitter for more than just talking with our virtual social communities these days. We use them to login to other sites, to comment, to register — to host our digital identity. That's why it's a good idea to check and control which iPhone and iPad apps have access to your...
iPad Air 2 review: Three months later

iPad Air 2 review: Three months later

The iPad Air 2 took Apple's thinnest and lightest full-sized tablet ever and made it even thinner and lighter. It also laminated the screen to make the pixels look like they were floating inside the glass, added Touch ID, and 8 megapixel iSight camera, and introduced the Apple A8X — a custom...
NSFW: My son gets a PC, and I get a lesson in how to build it

NSFW: My son gets a PC, and I get a lesson in how to build it

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome. A lot of you wrote in to comment on my...
60: Melton & Ganatra episode III: Shipping software

60: Melton & Ganatra episode III: Shipping software

Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Don Melton, former Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, and Nitin Ganatra, former Director of iOS Apps at Apple,...
Apple Pay your way to the SuperBowl: Eleven amazing apps for travel and parties

Apple Pay your way to the SuperBowl: Eleven amazing apps for travel and parties

Apple Pay — or Pay if you're fancy — makes it both easier and safer to pay for things in everyday life and online. That can come in particularly handy when traveling or when getting ready to party. Whether it's for the SuperBowl this weekend or for a great group of friends any day of the week,...
Latest OS X 10.10.2 beta kills Google-disclosed vulnerabilities dead

Latest OS X 10.10.2 beta kills Google-disclosed vulnerabilities dead

Google's Project Zero research program has disclosed and released proof-of-concept code for a series of 0day — previously unknown — vulnerabilities found in Apple's OS X operating system for the Mac. These exploits are all fixed in OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, now in beta. Here's a report on the...

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