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Apple says CarPlay isn't as distracting as recent university study found

Apple has responded to a study published by the University of Utah, which found that Apple CarPlay could be up to four times more distracting than …

How to get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases

If you experience a problem with music, movies, TV shows, books, or apps you purchase from iTunes or the App Store, you can request a refund directly …

Stunning iPhone 6 display result of improved glass bonding

What makes the iPhone 6's display striking is that Apple has improved the application for bonding the glass to the display from the last generation …

Apple Releases Two New iPhone 6 Ads: 'Reservations' and 'Gamers'

Apple today launched two new ads featuring the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are once again voiced by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake and highlight features like the iPhone 6's gaming capabilities and its ability to relay phone calls to Macs and iPads.<p>In the first humorous ad, entitled …

Apple debuts new iPhone TV spots featuring Continuity functions and Vainglory gameplay

Apple premiered two new TV ads for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus tonight featuring the duo of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The first of the two, “Reservations,” shows off iOS 8’s new Continuity features that allow users to place phone calls from any iCloud-connected device.<p>In the ad, Timberlake …

Top Apple Maps app manager for Watch, iOS & OS X exits for Uber

Apple is having trouble retaining top talent in its Maps division.<p>We’re told that a notable number of exits have occurred on the Maps team over the last several months with a large portion of those engineers heading to ride-sharing startup Uber. The most notable Apple employee to recently depart is …

These are the most popular non-Apple apps people keep on their homescreens

You don’t need to go any further than iTunes to see the most popular iPhone apps, but a couple of days after Betaworks launched #Homescreen, an app which allows people to share their homescreens on Twitter, we thought it would be interesting to check the results so far. The above image was the …

Justice Department pushes unnamed smartphone maker to help crack passcodes

Apple is big on secrecy: both its own and its users’. Earlier this year, the company tweaked its software to ensure that even Apple would be unable to crack a passcode set by one of its customers.<p>“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” …

Apple Reportedly Relying More Heavily on Samsung for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Components

Industry sources indicate Apple is planning to lean heavily on Samsung as a component supplier for both new iPhone 6 builds and the upcoming Apple Watch, reports <i>BusinessKorea</i> (via <i>G for Games</i>). If true, this would be a marked change from Apple's reported goal of lessening its reliance on Samsung by …

Apple premieres another new iPhone ad, this time focusing on iOS 8’s voice message feature

Following the release of two new iPhone ads earlier this week, Apple has put out yet another commercial for the iPhone 6. Like the others, “Voice Text” features Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and pop star Justin Timberlake discussing the newest features on Apple’s smartphone.<p>In this ad, Fallon and …

Back of iDevices set to lose ugly FCC markings as E-Label Act signed by President Obama

Apple’s master of minimalism Jony Ive probably hates the fact that the company is legally required to mark the back of iPhones and iPads with a bunch of regulatory stampings, but as of today the largest of them – the FCC approval symbols – will no longer be required.<p>The E-Label Act first proposed …

How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it

Here is how to wipe your personal data from a mobile device the right way before trading up to a new model.<p>Trading in or selling your old mobile device? Wipe it the right way to reduce the risk of personal data falling into the wrong hands.<p>Remember that no method apart from physically destroying …

Windows Phone

Upcoming port brings CarPlay to iPhone/iPad without an external display

Developer Adam Bell has published a preview of his latest project that attempts to allow CarPlay, Apple’s iOS feature usually reserved for in-car entertainment systems, to run directly on iOS devices.<p>Bell notes in a post that the port of CarPlay running on top of SpringBoard is “buggy at the …

Awesome iOS 8 widgets that make your Today screen worth tapping

Convenience — Apple Watch's killer feature

Apple did all those and one better:<p>Communicating<p>With the Apple Watch, we'll be able to keep track of our steps, buy something with Apple Pay, pause …

Nintendo patent hints at official Game Boy emulator for mobile phones

TechCrunch points to a newly published patent filed by Nintendo that shows the company is interested in bringing Game Boy titles to mobile devices through emulation technology. Many emulators exist online to mimic old consoles and allow gamers to play back catalogs of games converted to ROM files …

How iPads are making airports less terrible

What if airports weren’t miserable gauntlets of long lines, heat-lamp food, and ambient anxiety?<p>OTG Management, a company that runs airport restaurants, has been redesigning airport facilities around the country using Apple devices and custom software to make travel less hellish. Now the company is …

Apple iPhone 6 review: iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent ecosystem of apps, and Apple Pay is a smooth, secure …

Mobile Technology

Apple retail store signage goes (RED) for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1

Like it did last year, Apple’s participation in this year’s Worlds AIDS Day will include changing the iconic glowing white Apple logo that hangs outside its retail stores to red in order to raise awareness for the fight against AIDS. The new red Apple signage is already up at Apple’s Australian …

For one day only, T-Mobile will offer free memory upgrades on new iPhone purchases

Here's a quick list of what T-Mobile is offering today:<p>iPhone 6 64GB for the price of an iPhone 6 16 GB<br>• iPhone 5s 64GB for the price of an iPhone 5s …

20 top iOS 8 tips and tricks

Apple's mobile department has finally got its house in order with the release of iOS 8.1.1. Issues like battery drain and sluggish performance on …

Apps

Some Tips You Might Not Know About The iPhone 6 And iOS 8.1

For those who have purchased the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, most likely spent a lot of time or a fair bit of time figuring out all the features …

App Store
Apple Watch

Watch Steve Wozniak use iPhone 6 to magically unlock a hotel room

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is about to become a reality TV star. If you’re curious to see what watching <i>The Woz</i> might be like when it airs, Starwood Hotels just shot a quick video of Woz demonstrating their SPG app to magically unlock his hotel room at the W in Hollywood.<p>The SPG app seeks makes …

Apple Patents 'Anti-falling' Phone Tech

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and now it's safer!<p>The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple US the rights to patent …

iPhone 6 Plus has dominated US phablet sales since its launch

A new report from the research firm Kantar World Panel claims that sales of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus have already claimed 41% of all "phablet" …

OWC announces 1TB SSD for MacBook Pro with Retina display

OWC has announced that it is now shipping 1TB solid-state drive upgrades for the first-generation MacBook Pro with Retina display. The Aura 6G SSD …

Apple is working on VR gaming & user interfaces for future products, Oculus and Leap experts wanted

<b>Update:</b> Apple removed the job listings, but we have screenshots below.<p>Following our discovery that Apple was looking to hire app engineers to build virtual reality experiences, new job listings give us more insight into its interest in building VR gaming experiences and “cinematic user interfaces” …

Mozilla confirms Firefox for iOS to be released in the future

For over four years, Mozilla has expressed that it has no interest in porting its Firefox web browser to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Under the leadership of new chief executive Chris Beard, however, that mindset appears to have changed, as TechCrunch reports that Mozilla has recognized a need …

Google’s reCAPTCHA (Mostly) Does Away With Those Annoying CAPTCHAs

The end of the CAPTCHA is nigh — and very few tears will be shed for them. As Google today announced, those ubiquitous forms that make you prove you are human by typing in barely legible words and house numbers will soon be replaced with a single click — at least on sites that use Google’s …