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iMore show 434: Award winning

iMore show 434: Award winning

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Earlier this week we released our iMore best of 2014 awards and now we're getting together to read them out loud and offer some expanded thoughts and commentary. From iPhone 6...
New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

Apple has sent out an email to iTunes Connect developers announcing a change in how taxes are calculated for App Store purchases in the European Union. Starting January 1, 2015, Apple will charge customers the value-added tax, or VAT, rate based on the country in which they reside rather than...
Apple raises $20 million for AIDS research with Product Red initiative

Apple raises $20 million for AIDS research with Product Red initiative

It looks like Apple's Product Red initiative turned out to be a major success. In total, the tech juggernaut reportedly raised more than $20 million for AIDS research through donations from portions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday proceeds, as well as partnerships with (RED)-branded apps. The...
App Store and the need for sloppier search

App Store and the need for sloppier search

The App Store was introduced in 2008 and, as of this year, there are well over one million apps for iPhone and iPad. While Apple has scaled their ability to serve those apps to hundreds of millions of customers, search is still a frequent cause for complaint. Gedeon Maheux, writing for Gedblog...
Apple Pay job posting hints at broad global expansion

Apple Pay job posting hints at broad global expansion

A London job posting for an Apple Pay intern hints at Apple's plans to expand its digital wallet service beyond the U.S. where it launched. According to the posting for an intern based in London, Apple is looking to expand its payment services to Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa. The job...
Echoes for iOS turns your iPhone into an intercom

Echoes for iOS turns your iPhone into an intercom

Echoes has finally made its way over to iOS from the Mac to turn your existing Macs and iOS devices into a home intercom network. With Echoes, you can send quick voice messages to other Mac and iOS users on your local network without having to setup the app or dial a connection. Echoes for iOS...
Waze updated with iOS 8 widget support

Waze updated with widget support, ability to report ice and floods on the road

Waze has been updated for iOS 8, bringing widget support for the Notification Center. Additionally, the updated version also features a new layout, allowing you to easily share your drive and follow your ETA. Additionally, with the winter season ahead, Waze drivers will also be able to report...
Judge rules against making Steve Jobs' taped deposition public

Judge rules against making Steve Jobs' taped deposition public

Apple may have scored a major victory in its recent iTunes antitrust case this week, but the wins keep on coming. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers said on Wednesday that Steve Jobs' deposition, videotaped shortly before his death in 2011, will not be made public. Judge Rogers...
Badland celebrates 20 million players with new 'Daydream' level pack

Badland releases new 'Daydream' level pack

Badland, the dark and moody hit iOS game from developer Frogmind, is celebrating hitting 20 million players today with the release of the "Daydream" level pack. Included in the pack are 10 new levels, 30 new missions, and 5 new achievements. As an added holiday bonus, you can pick up the new pack...
Grids gets major overhaul to bring better Instagram experience to Macs

Grids gets major overhaul to bring better Instagram experience to Macs

Grids for Mac has received a major update to bring even better Instagram support. Along with a wealth of new features, support for multiple accounts, 3 new layouts, and improvements in Grids 2.0, the app now also uses secured calls so that it can support more likes and comments than the first...
Run old-school console games on the Mac with OpenEmu

Run old-school console games on the Mac with OpenEmu

I'm 45, and I've been gaming on consoles since the Magnavox Odyssey. Many of the games I've played over the years represent a huge investment of time and a huge return of pleasure in playing, so I keep them. I keep them on shelves in my office, I keep them in bins in my basement. I don't get rid...
Apple goes behind the scenes of 'The Song'

Apple goes behind the scenes of 'The Song'

There's no denying that Apple caused a few tears to be shed when it released its latest ad, titled "The Song," earlier this week. Today, however, Apple is giving us a little peek at what went into the making of the ad, revealing the tools used to bring together both the new and old. While...
iOS 8

Apple will require 64-bit support for updates to existing iOS apps by June 1, 2015

Apple has sent out word to their third-party app developers that any updates to their existing iOS apps must be made with the iOS 8 SDK and offer 64-bit support by June 1, 2015. This news comes just a few months after Apple announced that any new iOS 8 apps submitted to iTunes for publication...
Drafts gets its widget back in version 4.0.6

Drafts gets its widget back in version 4.0.6

Despite releasing an update just yesterday that saw its Notification Center widget removed, Drafts has updated to version 4.0.6 today with the widget restored. Apple had previously requested that the widget be removed or changed due to button behavior, but the buttons are back with this update...
Best Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone: Protection and convenience all in one!

Best Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone and iPad

When Apple first introduced Touch ID in 2013, the company initially only allowed using it for unlocking your iPhone and confirming App Store purchases. Now, thanks to iOS 8, app developers can securely take advantage of Touch ID to protect and secure purchases, notes, passwords, and other kinds...
Best phones

Check out our brand new best phones guides!

We've had a flurry of carrier-themed guides for best phones crossing the front page of Android Central lately. We wanted to round them all up for you here and give a bit of insight to our thinking when putting them together. Yes, iPhone shows up in many of them. Each one of our guides runs...
Federal Court of Canada orders Apple to turn over documents in antitrust probe

Federal Court of Canada orders Apple to turn over documents in antitrust probe

Canada's Federal Court has ordered Apple to give documents to the Canadian Competition Bureau, which is looking into the possibility that Apple unfairly used its market position to increase iPhone sales. The Bureau thinks that agreements between carriers and Apple may have harmed competition by...
Microsoft Xim

Microsoft's Xim photo sharing app now supports Apple TV

Microsoft will release an update for its recently-launched smartphone photo-sharing app Xim later today that adds support for displaying those images for a number of TV set-top boxes and sticks, including Apple TV. Other devices that will now work with the Xim app include Google's Chromecast,...
Carcassonne cools off with new Winter edition in latest update

Carcassonne cools off with new Winter edition in latest update

Carcassonne for iPhone and iPad has gotten a little colder with its 4.0 update. The digital version of the classic board game introduces the new Winter Edition, complete with new themed tiles and the Gingerbread Man expansion. The game has also been enhanced for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus...
How to enable or disable automatic updates for Passbook cards

How to enable or disable automatic updates for Passbook cards

Many different Passbook cards auto-update on their own without requiring you to do anything: Your balance will refresh on your Starbucks card, and if your gate changes at the airport, Passbook will alert you appropriately. If a pass isn't automatically updating, however, or you'd rather manually...

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