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What would you change about Control Center?

What would you change about Control Center?

Control Center is a way to get at all your toggles, sliders, buttons, and basic actions, all in one place. Since it's debut in iOS 7 back in 2013, Control Center hasn't changed much. Pull it up from the bottom of the screen and you get quick access to a variety of options. The top row gives you...
The Talk Show 114 with Serenity Caldwell

The Talk Show 114 with Serenity Caldwell

Two of the smartest Apple minds I know on The Talk Show this week: Serenity Caldwell and John Gruber. They talk MacBook, Photos for Mac, the PowerBook Duo, and (of course) the Apple Watch. Special guest Serenity Caldwell joins the show. Topics include...
Latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air models drop Boot Camp support for Windows 7

Latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air models drop Boot Camp support for Windows 7

Apple's most recent 13-inch MacBook Pro, along with both of the new MacBook Air models, ship without Boot Camp support for Windows 7. Boot Camp allows Mac users to install Windows on a hard drive partition. On Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, as well as the most recent...
NSFW: Apple Watch, turning the corner, and betting on the future

NSFW: Apple Watch, turning the corner, and betting on the future

I'm curious about how Apple Watch technology will evolve. I'm also excited to see the third party market. I admit that I'm later to the Apple Watch game than some of my colleagues. It was only recently that I had an epiphany about how the Apple Watch could really change things for me. I'm...
Author of 'Becoming Steve Jobs' talks about his time with the Apple co-founder

Author of 'Becoming Steve Jobs' talks about his time with the Apple co-founder

Brent Schlender, co-author of the upcoming Becoming Steve Jobs, opens up about his relationship with Jobs in the new book. Jobs and Schlender first met in 1986 as Jobs was trying to get publicity for NeXT. Schlender, who at the time was working for The Wall Street Journal, refused to do a story...
Image of Apple Store in-ear headphone demo kit reportedly surfaces

Image of Apple Store in-ear headphone demo kit reportedly surfaces

We may have gotten our first look at the Demo Kits that will be used to allow customers to try on in-ear headphones in Apple Retail Stores. Apple's intention to let customers try on in-ear headsets in their stores was reported earlier this month. The Demo Kit were reported to consist of six pairs...
Best iPhone apps to help you plan the perfect wedding

Best iPhone apps to help you plan the perfect wedding

Need help planning your wedding? These iPhone apps are sure to help you plan the perfect day you'll never forget! Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, for both you and your partner. For most of us that also means a ton of things to get done between now and then. That'...
New Apple TV will reportedly debut in June with an App Store and Siri

New Apple TV will reportedly debut in June with an App Store and Siri

Apple once again rumored to revamp Apple TV, this time for WWDC in June. The specs are pretty much the same as previous reports — a modern chipset, an App Store, HomeKit, and Siri. Which makes sense given the last update was March, 2012 and Apple has updated a lot of their core technologies since...
BBM for iPhone

BBM Protected now supports the iPhone for more secure messaging

BlackBerry is now offering its BBM Protected services for the iPhone. This will allow smartphone owners to access a more secure enterprise-based version of its BBM messaging service. Here's how BlackBerry describes the new BBM service : BBM Protected offers an enterprise-grade secure instant...
Forget Apple fanboys, what about Apple doomsayers?

Forget Apple fanboys, what about Apple doomsayers?

Apple zealots are one thing, but Apple doomsayers might be worse. This week, on The Network: John Moltz wonders why we ever mixed church and tech. Stop me if you've heard this one: Apple is just like a relig— STOP. Yeah, you've heard it. Apple is just like a religion. And its customers are...
Take a look at Apple's secret health and fitness lab for the Apple Watch

Take a look at Apple's secret health and fitness lab for the Apple Watch

Apple has been using a specialized fitness lab to collect data for the Apple Watch, making sure that it can gather the most accurate readings possible. The lab, which has now been shown to the public for the first time, includes exercise equipment, specialized rooms, and diagnostic equipment...
Grab this Lightning car charger today while it's 50% off the regular price!

Grab this Lightning car charger today while it's 50% off the regular price!

Dressed in a brilliant white with chrome accents, this lightning car charger plugs into your vehicle's DC outlet and features an extra USB port on the other end for charging another device as well as your lightning-compatible iPhone or iPad. Available today for only $14.95
What we want to see from the next Apple TV

What we want to see from the next Apple TV

Apple just dropped the price of the Apple TV to $69 and announced an exclusive deal to bring HBO Now to customers just in time for Game of Thrones. But Apple also said that this was just the beginning. We've talked a little about the possible future of Apple TV, but it's a broad topic and that...
Siri and the potential for 'Voice ID'

Siri and the potential for 'Voice ID'

Yell "Hey, Siri!" on podcast — or out loud at an event — and you'll get dozens of complaints from people whose phones suddenly went into voice mode. That might sound like an edge-case for Siri, Apple's personal digital assistant, but here's something more common — a family charging station with...
Google Places API launches for iOS in beta, lets you share your location using place names

Google Places API launches for iOS in beta, lets you share your location using place names

The Places API gives iOS developers access to better location pickers, which means that users will soon be able to share their location using real place names instead of latitude and longitude. Google is detailing the launch of a beta program for the search giant's Places API on iOS. The API...
Apple reportedly looking to sweep antivirus apps from the iOS App Store

Apple reportedly looking to sweep antivirus apps from the iOS App Store

It looks as though Apple may be in the process of removing anti-virus apps from the iOS App Store. A number of virus scanners have been removed from the app store recently. One of the apps affected was VirusBarrier, whose developer, Intego, wrote in a blog post that the removal is part of a larger...
The 'inside story' of Apple's ResearchKit

The 'inside story' of Apple's ResearchKit

ResearchKit seemed to come out of nowhere, but it only seemed that way... Medical research needed a way to reach more people more effectively. Tear-tag flyers on bulletin boards just weren't cutting it. The future was clearly in mobile devices — the personal technology more and more people had...
Apple's bringing smarter and automated iAds to iTunes Radio

Apple's bringing smarter and automated iAds to iTunes Radio

Apple today has extended automated iAd purchasing to iTunes Radio, along with the introduction of a new ad-targeting system called Customer Match. The news was reported by AdAge, which says: Starting on Thursday, Apple is extending its mobile advertising network to iTunes Radio, its web...
iPhoto for Mac update prepares for transition to the new Photos app

iPhoto for Mac update prepares for transition to the new Photos app

iPhoto for Mac nabbed an update today that fixes a couple of bugs and, more importantly, sets the stage for an easier transition to the Photos app coming later this spring. Here's what's changed and fixed in iPhoto version 9.6.1: Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the...
Medium now lets you write and post directly from your iPhone or iPad

Medium now lets you write and post directly from your iOS device

If you're a fan of the blogging platform Medium, you'll be stoked to know that the iOS app for the service will now let you write and post blog posts right from your iPhone or iPad. In addition, today's update brings a few other notable features, including the ability to read short posts...

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