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Microsoft rolling out beta invites for Skype on the web

Microsoft is providing yet another way to keep in contact with friends and family by releasing invites for the "Skype for Web" beta. It's a fully featured Skype experience but is instead powered by your favorite web browser. Not only are basic text conversations supported, but both video and...
Amazon Photo

Amazon Cloud Drive users can now buy access to unlimited storage

Amazon is allowing people who sign up for its Amazon Cloud Drive service the option to pay for an unlimited amount of storage for photos, videos and other files. Amazon has two subscription options for this new service. One offers an unlimited amount of space for photos, with 5GB of extra space...
Twitter launches Periscope, an app for broadcasting live video from your phone

Twitter launches Periscope, an app for broadcasting live video from your iPhone

Periscope, the live-streaming video app purchased by Twitter, is now available to let you broadcast your life to the world. Periscope lets you both broadcast and watch real-time video from your iPhone. Your followers can watch and comment, and by tapping on the video as they watch, they can send...
Why does my iPhone or iPad freeze when I delete apps?

iPhone or iPad freezing when you delete apps? Here's the work-around!

You touch and hold an icon to put your iPhone or iPad into jiggly mode, tap the X button to delete an app, and then... nothing. Literally nothing. Everything just freezes up and seems to hang for a while. Eventually the confirm delete dialog box pops up, but it takes way longer than it should....
Beatport

Beatport's new app will drop the ultimate bass on your iPhone and iPad

Beatport will dock at the Apple harbour by launching a new app for those who enjoy dance music. The online music resource recently launched a new free streaming service, which these new apps will compliment. It plans to become the number one destination for not only music fans, but also DJs...
iMore show 450: Leaping off the menu

iMore show 450: Leaping off the menu

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — MacBook buyers guide, iOS 8 six months later, Apple TV follow up, Fantastical 2, photo accessories, Apple Watch update, and more! Support the iMore show: Go to lynda.com/...
iCloud

Reported acquisition of big data analytics firm Acunu highlights Apple's push to improve cloud services

Apple reportedly acquired U.K.-based big data analytics firm Acunu back in 2013, with the company's tools said to bolster back-end data infrastructure for services such as iCloud. News of Acunu's acquisition comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Apple acquired database software...
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone trade-in program reported to launch in China, Foxconn to buy and resell used devices

The program in China will reportedly involve Apple selling traded-in iPhones directly to Foxconn, who will then refurbish and resell the devices via its own channels. According to Bloomberg: Under the China program, retail staff at Apple outlets will assess an iPhone's condition before...
Which iCloud services are you using?

Which iCloud services are you using?

iCloud offers numerous services, including mail, contacts, and calendars, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, Backup, iCloud Keychain, and Find my iPhone. Which iCloud features do you use? If you have an Apple ID, including an iTunes account, you have an iCloud account. You just have to use it...
Apple Stores will reportedly give Apple Watch Edition customers extra hands-on time

Apple Stores will reportedly give Apple Watch Edition customers extra hands-on time

Apple will reportedly allow customers interested in the most expensive variant of the Apple Watch 30 minutes of hands-on time to check it out. The expanded appointment window for the Apple Watch Edition would be double the standard 15-minute window offered to customers trying out other models....
VisionTek Wallet Drive review: Great looking, great storing

VisionTek Wallet Drive review: Great looking, great storing

Having a 2.5-inch hard drive/SSD sled comes in really handy. When it looks great, it's even better. Whether you're a field tech or an armchair computer mechanic who occasionally has to do some triage on a hurting system, having a 2.5-inch USB drive sled in your tool kit is mandatory. VisionTek's...
Apple's rumored streaming music service may include revamped iTunes Radio, exclusive albums

Apple's streaming music plans may include a revamped iTunes Radio, exclusive albums

Apple's rumored music streaming plans may include a revamped iTunes Radio, as well as exclusive album launch deals for the upcoming service. While a new report from The New York TImes largely focuses on a number of previously rumored details about Apple's streaming music plans, it does point to...
Fitbits

The Fitbit mobile app now lets you sync multiple trackers to your account

File this one under first-world problems but if you are like us and own multiple Fitbit trackers (collect them all!) you no longer have to decide which to wear. In a backend update, Fitbit has thrown the switch to let users synchronize multiple Fitbit Trackers to their account through the mobile...
CNNgo lands on the Apple TV with live news, but you'll need a cable subscription

CNNgo comes to the Apple TV with live news, but you'll need a cable subscription

A new channel from CNN, CNNgo, as been added to the Apple TV. The app offers both on-demand and live content. CNNgo lets you watch CNN programming live on your Apple TV. Simply select the Live TV section from the menu at the top of the app. The guide will show you what's on CNN now, as well as...
No Apple Watch mixing-and-matching come April 10 — collections are it

No Apple Watch mixing-and-matching come April 10 — collections are it

The Apple Online Store previews all of the Apple Watch case and band combinations, grouped into collections. Despite that, some have hoped, come pre-order time, they'd still be able to to mix-and-match cases and bands to get any combination they liked, without having to buy any additional bands....
Messenger Platform lets developers hook their apps into Facebook Messenger

Messenger Platform lets developers hook their apps into Facebook Messenger

Facebook has announced Messenger Platform for developers at their F8 developers conference. The platform allows developers to tie their apps into Facebook Messenger. While using Facebook Messenger, users will be able to find new apps to use with the service by tapping the three dots in the...
Facebook wants sharing to be easier and better

Facebook wants to dramatically simplify the process of sharing to Facebook

At today's Facebook F8 developers conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled that they're working to make sharing to their network simpler and better. The new "share sheets" that Facebook is working on will unify sharing across the primary Facebook apps, including Facebook Groups and...
How the Apple Watch will be your personal trainer

How the Apple Watch will be your personal trainer

Information broker. Health tracker. Digital wallet. Communicator. Remote Control. It's all one product. It's the Apple Watch. Each of those features — individually or in combination — appeal to different people. For some, the ability to track activity and heart rate to measure walking, running,...
Members of UK Parliament to receive iPad Air 2 following May elections

Members of UK Parliament to receive iPad Air 2 following May elections

All 650 members of the British House of Commons will be given an iPad Air 2 following the general elections in May. The distribution of iPads is part of a hardware refresh announced by the House of Commons Commission. The refresh will also include a new laptop for each member. iPads have been in...
Apple Watch

Booking for Apple Watch try-on times won't start until April 10

A new report says that Apple won't be offering customers a chance to book appointments to try out their upcoming Apple Watch at their local Apple Store before April 10. The company had already announced that April 10 would be the first day that interested Apple Watch buyers could come try out the...

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