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Apple Watch picks up support from a slew of healthcare apps

Apple Watch gets a healthy boost from slew of healthcare apps

Ahead of the Apple Watch's launch, a large number of healthcare companies have announced today that they will support the wearable with updates to their mobile apps. One of the Apple Watch's main features is its health-tracking abilities, and now companies like Anthem, Kaiser Permanente, and WebMD...
Apple facing lawsuit over artwork featured in 'Start something new' promotion

Apple facing lawsuit over artwork featured in 'Start something new' promotion

Apple is being sued because of artwork featured as part of its "Start something new" campaign. Artist Romero Britto is claiming in his suit that artistic duo Craig & Karl violated his trade dress in their artwork by copying his particular artistic style. Britto's lawsuit, targets not only...
Developers are loving Apple's Swift programming language

Developers are loving Apple's Swift programming language

Apple's new Swift programming language is proving quite popular with developers, according to a new survey. More than three-quarters of the developers currently using Swift have said that they plan to continue using it. Swift has proven more popular than the likes of C++ and Rust, according to the...
Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor updated with support for 3D titles and more

Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor updated with support for 3D titles and more

Apple has released updates for its Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor professional video editing applications. Final Cut Pro 10.2 will now let editors create 3D titles. You can create titles with customizable 3D text, using one of the available templates and the large set of text styles...
How to update Flash on your Mac (if it's already installed)

How to update Flash on your Mac (if it's already installed)

If you get a message to update Adobe Flash on your Mac, use this quick tip to make sure you have the latest version installed. Adobe periodically updates its Flash software with new features and security updates. If you get a message saying Flash is out of date, there's an easy way to tell if...
How to filter and disable notifications for iMessages from unknown senders

How to filter and disable notifications for iMessages from unknown senders

If you frequently receive iMessages from people not stored in your address book, you can quickly filter them out. A lot of us depend on iMessage to communicate with friends, family, clients, and colleagues. That means not every message we receive is attached to someone in our contacts. If you...
CalDigit announces new Tuff USB-C drive, T4 Nano RAID

CalDigit announces new Tuff portable USB-C drive, T4 Nano RAID

CalDigit has announced two new storage products, including a portable USB-C drive ready for your shiny new MacBook. The Tuff is a portable drive built for durability that supports the new USB-C standard. In addition to spinning 2.5-inch hard drives, the Tuff also supports solid state drives (SSD...
Autism awareness, iPad, and changing lives

Autism awareness, iPad, and changing lives

I spent six years working with secondary-aged (14-21 years old) students with autism. It was one of the hardest and most rewarding things I've ever had the privilege to do. At that time, the state of technology for these types of uses was woefully behind where it is today. Granted, we're talking...
MacBook vs. MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air in pictures

MacBook vs. MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air in pictures

The new MacBook sports not so much a radical redesign as a radical refinement. Apple's new MacBook represents nothing more nor less than the next stage of evolution of the laptop, at least how Apple imagines it. With a 12-inch screen, it should be slightly smaller than both the 13-inch MacBooks...
Switch to iPhone: For a more private Google experience

Switch to iPhone: For a more private Google experience

Google values iPhone owners so much they make sure most of their apps run on iOS, and that can be a big advantage. The apps that Google has released for the iPhone include YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Hangouts, Google+, Google Authenticator, Chrome, Google Search, Google Drive, Google Play Music...
Apple Watch

Research firm estimates one million US Apple Watch pre-orders on day one

Research firm Slice Intelligence estimates Apple received just shy of one million Apple Watch pre-orders on Friday's launch day in the US alone. According to the report published by Slice Intelligence: "According to ereceipt data from 9,080 online shoppers, each Apple Watch buyer ordered...
Sprint

Sprint will send representatives to your location to deliver and set up your new iPhone

Sprint is rolling out a more personalized customer service program that involves its representatives visiting a location of your choosing to deliver and configure your new iPhone. The initiative, called Direct 2 You, includes the transfer of content such as contacts, pictures, videos and...
How to set up and use Force Click on the Mac

How to set up and use Force Click on the Mac

The 2015 versions of the MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro come with Apple's all-new Force Touch Trackpad, and that comes with Force Click. A Force Click lets you not only click like you would on a traditional, mechanical trackpad, but press harder to engage a second click, or a range of pressure-...
GoTech Ion

GoTech Ion: Hands-on with the foldable selfie stick

Own a selfie stick? You might want to replace it with the GoTech Ion. This selfie stick fits easily in a pocket or small pocketbook. It folds into less than 8 inches but stretches to 35 inches when it's time to take those fabulous selfies. It makes selfies even more convenient. Watch our GoTech...
iOS apps are secure — it's 'security' advertorials that remain a threat

iOS apps are secure — it's 'security' advertorials that remain a threat

Another day, another CEO from a "security software" company pens a "guest editorial" saying Apple needs to open up to — guess what? — "security software". Just like the last time, the premise is self-serving, the headline spit-take inducing, and it's absolutely not worth rewarding negative...
Understanding the first generation of Apple Watch apps

Understanding the first generation of Apple Watch apps

As devices and capabilities changes, so too does the very definition of "apps". Messages used to be an app I launched constantly. Now it's often something I access through Siri or, more often than not, interactive notifications from anywhere on my iPhone. Likewise, PCalc used to be an app I...
How to set up, sync, backup, and restore with iCloud: The ultimate guide

How to set up, sync, backup, and restore with iCloud: The ultimate guide

One of the most important features of iCloud is the ability to sync, backup, and restore. Over the years, Apple has added more and more layers onto the iCloud service. It integrates with iMessage, makes photos more accessible than ever with iCloud Photo Library, and even lets us share purchases...
Gamers: Get a deal with MacGameStore's "Pay What You Want" bundle (PC games too)

Gamers: Get a deal with MacGameStore's "Pay What You Want" bundle (PC games too)

Are you looking for a good deal on Mac and PC games this weekend? Check out MacGameStore.com's "Pay What You Want" bundle. MacGameStore.com is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the new bundle, and it's also donating 10 percent of the proceeds to the "Stand Up To Cancer" charity. The 10th...
Secret power-saving shortcuts: Six tricks to extend your iPhone battery life

Secret power-saving shortcuts: Six tricks to extend your iPhone battery life

The iPhone gets great battery life and the iPhone 6 Plus gets really great battery life. Apple has done a lot to make everything from their chipsets to their software extremely power efficient. Yet battery life remains the currency of mobile and every feature you use, you pay for with power. If...
The Apple Watch retail experience

The Apple Watch retail experience

Starting today you can make an appointment at your local Apple Retail Store — or simply drop by — and try on an Apple Watch. Orders are online only for now, but the idea of the Apple Watch try-ons is to help you decide if you really want one and which one you really want. It's a way to get some...

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