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Calling all iOS and OSX Developers: Take the Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey and win!

Calling all iOS and OSX Developers: Take the Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey and win!

If you're a developer, take this 10-minute survey and you could win some really great prizes! It's that time of year again, and our friends at Vision Mobile need 10 minutes of your time to participate in the 8th edition of their Developer Economics Survey. If you're not familiar with the survey...
Add texture and grip to your iPhone 6 Plus with these durable hard cases; on sale for just $7.95!

Add texture and grip to your iPhone 6 Plus with these durable hard cases; on sale for just $7.95!

Made from a smooth and durable polycarbonate, this iPhone 6 Plus Snap On Case provides excellent drop protection thanks to the thick edging and impact resistant shell. The back features a custom patterned texture that gives you an enhanced grip and a fold-out kickstand. Available in black or...
iOS 8.1.1 on iPad gives back 500MB of storage space

iOS 8.1.1 on iPad gives back 500MB of storage space

iOS 8.1.1 not only provides bug fixes and performance improvements, especially for iPhone 4s and iPad 2, but it also comes with a nice surprise for all iPad owners — it returns about half a gigabyte of storage space. After hearing about it from several readers last night, I tested it on a couple...
How to use AirDrop with older Macs

How to use AirDrop with older Macs

We love AirDrop, which allows people to wirelessly share files between their Macs and iOS devices. But, as with Continuity's other features, pre-2012 Macs are feeling a bit left out. Sadly, there's no way to convince an older Mac to share a file with your iPhone or iPad, but you can transfer...
iPhone lightning port

Apple will reportedly let third-party devices access its iOS Lightning port

Third-party accessory makers for the iPhone and iPad may soon have a new, and welcome, option for their products. A new report claims that Apple will soon allow devices to connect to the Lightning port that previously could only be accessed by Apple's own products. 9to5Mac reports that this...
How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

Handoff is part of Continuity, which is designed to make iPhones, iPads, and Macs work together more quickly, easily, and seamlessly than ever before. Rather than putting the same interface across all their devices, or making the web the center of the universe, Handoff is keeping things personal...
Apple Pay

Apple exec Eddy Cue goes on Apple Pay spending spree to show just how easy it is to use

Apple executive Eddy Cue met up with Rich DeMuro from The Tech Report to show off just how seamless and easy Apple Pay is to use for consumers. The service was used to not only purchase a new iPad from an Apple Store, but also products from other supporting establishments. What was...
Are you using a custom keyboard on your iPhone?

Are you using a custom keyboard on your iPhone?

Are you using a custom keyboard on your iPhone? When iOS 8 shipped with custom keyboard support, it was a dream come true for anyone and everyone who'd fallen in love with SwiftKey, Swype, or any of the other established players. It also turned out to be a boon for emoji and animated GIF...
Wirelurker host taken down as China arrests three suspects

Wirelurker host taken down as China arrests three suspects

Chinese authorities have taken down a site that hosts the Wirelurker malware and three suspects were arrested. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Public Security announced on Sina Weibo that the suspects were charged with conspiring to use malware for illegal profits. According to Security Week...
OWC introduces new ThunderBay 4 mini drive enclosures

OWC introduces Thunderbolt-enabled 'ThunderBay 4 mini' external drive enclosure

Other World Computing, the makers of Thunderbolt-enabled external drive enclosures, have announced a new product today called the ThunderBay 4 mini. The enclosure comes in two flavors, a standard edition and a RAID 5 edition, and sports a small footprint for increased portability. Key features...
Apple now selling Ecobee3 alongside Nest ahead of Homekit debut

Apple now selling Ecobee3 alongside Nest ahead of Homekit debut

Ahead of the launch of HomeKit devices, Apple has started selling the Ecobee3 smart thermostat in its online and physical stores. The Ecobee3 will share shelf space at Apple with the competing Google-owned Nest Learning Thermostat, showing Apple is starting to expand the category with more...
Apple asks home automation device-makers to submit product plans ahead of HomeKit launch

Apple reportedly starts accepting home automation product plans for approval ahead of HomeKit launch

Apple had reportedly asked device-makers to submit home automation product plans for approval at the MFi Summit in China last week as part of the HomeKit program. This would be one of the final steps before HomeKit home automation products begin shipping. As was reported by 9to5 Mac: Apple...
How to turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad

How to turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad

With iCloud, Apple has made it easier than every to backup your iPhone or iPad. iCloud backups are stored on Apple's servers, so if your iPhone or iPad ever gets broken, lost, or stolen, you can rest assured that all your photos, accounts, documents, Health data, HomeKit configurations, and other...
Sony to take smartphone photography to the next level with stacked CMOS sensor

Sony to take smartphone photography to the next level with stacked CMOS sensor

Sony has today unveiled a new stacked CMOS sensor for mobile devices. The company's imaging tech for smartphones has produced impressive results in the past and the EXMOR RS IMX230 sensor is billed as the next big step in mobile photography. Sporting the same number of pixels as the shooter found...
You can now send money to your friends through Snapchat

You can now send money to your friends through Snapchat

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could instantly send cash to your friends with the same service you use to send ephemeral pictures? Well you're in luck because Snapchat has announced a new feature today called 'Snapcash.' The new service will allow you to instantly send money to your...
WhatsApp Messenger gets support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

WhatsApp Messenger gets support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

WhatsApp Messenger has been updated to version 2.11.14, and is now ready for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This update also fixes a number of bugs that would cause the app to crash. You can download WhatsApp 2.11.14 from the App Store right now. Free - Download Now
Sway

Microsoft launches Sway for iPhone... but only in New Zealand?!

A few weeks ago, Microsoft launched a web-based preview version of Sway, a new multimedia presentation app that's also the newest member of its Office software family. Today, Microsoft announced that it has launched a Sway app just for the iPhone, but there's a big catch; it's only available for...
Best weather apps for iPad

Best weather apps for iPad

If you're looking for the best iPad apps to tell you all about the weather, including temperature and forecast, you're not alone. The iPad, unlike the iPhone, doesn't include a built-in Weather app. That means, if you're at all curious about sunrise or sunset, chance for precipitation, or...
Twitter's co-founder's new social network is for captions

Super! is a new quasi-social network built around caption-prompted photos

In case you didn't think you had a reason for another photo-oriented social network on your iPhone (hello, Instagram, Imugr, 500px, et al), there's a new one from serial entrepreneur and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone: Super! The app (which we're just going to call "Super", no exclamation, for...
AT&T's latest Mobile Share promo gives you 15 GB for the price of 10 GB

AT&T's latest Mobile Share promo gives you 15 GB for the price of 10 GB

Starting tomorrow, November 18, AT&T will be running a limited-time promotion to bring more data to its 10 GB Mobile Share plan. For the same price that you would be paying on the 10 GB Mobile Share package, which comes with unlimited talk and text, AT&T will throw in an extra 5 GB...

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