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The iDevice Default Setting You Probably Weren't Aware Of

Many people don't realize that when they install an app onto their iDevice that by default, it's data is added to their iCloud backup. I didn't realize this until very recently and I've had an iPhone since November 2012!<p>Every iDevice user gets 5 GB of free iCloud storage from Apple. This is not 5 …

Apps

How iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 need to fix iCloud Keychain

Re-authentication<p>The first problem with iCloud Keychain is that it doesn't demand re-authentication before it works. That means, as long as your …

iPhone 6 could be just as thin as iPod touch, according to leaked case

Our friend Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy has another video examining the alleged iPhone 6 case he got from sources overseas.<p>This time, he got the inclination to compare the case to the current iPod touch. And what he found is pretty interesting.<p>Surprise! The fifth-gen iPod touch slid perfectly …

IPad Air

Apple Is Serious About Doing Mobile Payments, But Don’t Expect Anything Soon

We’ve known that Apple has been interested in mobile payments for some time. Now the company is interviewing potential candidates to lead the initiative, according to a new report from Re/code.<p>Apple’s head of e-commerce, Jennifer Bailey, has reportedly been meeting with executives in the payments …

Exclusive games just the latest battleground for Apple, Google, and Amazon

Are the best games on Android or are the best games on iPhone? That's a question that's becoming increasingly important to both Apple and Google, and …

Naked buttons

Apologies for the delay on this episode folks. As you'll hear during the show, I dropped my Retina MacBook Pro and it's still in with Apple for …

Weird Prototype Case Hints at Cheaper, Plastic iPhone 6c

This mockup of a case suggests that Apple might be working on a successor to the iPhone 5c, the cheaper iPhone that supposedly flopped.<p>On display at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, the case appears to be designed for a large-screen iPhone. But that phone does not appear to be the iPhone 6, which is …

Mobile Technology

Another Alleged iPhone 6 Case Surfaces with Cutouts for Moved Power Button, New Volume Controls

New photos showing what appears to be another case for Apple's larger-screen iPhone 6 have been posted by <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate]. While details about the case's exact length are unknown, the images are said to have come from a Chinese accessory maker and show a case designed for the …

'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.<p>Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are …

Samsung Saw Opportunity in Steve Jobs' Death, Emails Reveal

It's not a smoking gun in legal terms, but a series of emails that leaked out of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung trial Wednesday certainly didn't show …

Yahoo Sets Sights On Bumping Google From Apple's Mobile Products, Report Says

Yahoo's efforts to reinvent its search reportedly have some grand ambitions.<p>CEO Marissa Mayer wants to supplant Google as Apple's default search on …

3D imaging system that might be destined for future Apple television spotted in Google prototype

A 3D imaging system-on-a-chip made by PrimeSense, a company acquired by Apple last year, has been spotted inside the prototype of a Google device.<p>Project Tango is an Android phone that uses highly-sensitive 3D motion-tracking and measurement to create automatic maps of interior locations. After …

Latest unverified photos from Weibo claim to show iPhone 6 schematics, production tools

A new batch of photos appearing on the Weibo social network claim to show new production schematics and die for manufacturing the body of the iPhone 6 inside a Foxoconn facility, as noted by <i>GforGames</i>. A few of the photos (below) definitely show some sort of technical design documents, though we …

iWatch cost could be subsidized by health insurers, analyst suggests

(iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton)<p>Apple could be planning to subsidize the cost of its upcoming wearable product through health insurers, Cowan & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri speculates.<p>“We continue to believe it is possible the product (iWatch) is backstopped by some sort of insurance subsidization …

Alleged Images of iPhone 6 Chassis and Manufacturing Molds Surface

A new set of leaks showing alleged manufacturing molds and chassis sketches of the iPhone 6 have surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>].<p>The photos are said to come from a factory belonging to Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, as the first set of images show …

Fickle teens love Apple more than ever, survey shows

A Piper Jaffray survey finds 61 percent of US teens have iPhones, up from 48 percent last year. It's also almost double the percentage from two years ago. Are other brands really losing among teens?<p>The last time teenagers were consistent was the first time teenagers were consistent.<p>Their winds of …

Teens

As rumors point to major iTunes renovations, Apple goes on hiring spree

Amidst a flurry of reports and speculation regarding Apple’s iTunes Music Store and Radio strategy in the past few weeks, Apple has begun posting job listings indicating they are gearing up for major improvements to iTunes.<p>Four listings on Apple’s Jobs page show they are interested in hiring iTunes …

Record labels reportedly underwhelmed by iTunes Radio, want more change from Apple

There are two places in the world — the movie and record industries — where it's apparently permissible to be stunned that people will stop paying …

More Proof That Apple's Next iPhone Is Going To Be Huge

The launch of the next iPhone is probably still months away. Nonetheless, interest in Apple’s next handset appears to be growing, according to …

Apple Expected To Bring Touch ID To Its iPads Later This Year

If you’ve been holding out for a fingerprint-scanning iPad Air or iPad mini, the good news is that Apple is expected to bring Touch ID to both …

Conquering The Fashion World Is What The iWatch Is Really About

When we think about the iWatch, we tend to think of a little smartphone that you wear on your wrist, or at least a bit of technology, but if the latest reports are anything to go by, Apple’s iWatch play is going to much bigger than that: with the iWatch, Apple intends to do nothing less than …

Wearable Tech

Didn't get tickets for WWDC? Go to AltConf instead

Don't despair if you didn't get WWDC tickets. There's something cool going on right next door, and it's totally free<p>Now that Apple's announced the …

Apple sending out emails to lucky WWDC lotto winners

If you were among those waiting to see if you got chosen in the WWDC 2014 ticket lottery, you’ll want to keep an eye on your email accounts. Apple …

Heartbleed, the new OpenSSL hack: How does it affect OS X and iOS?

An OpenSSL exploit leaves vulnerable countless Internet services that rely on data encryption. Is your Mac or your iOS device vulnerable?<p>So Mac users …

Apple reportedly considering “dramatic overhaul” of iTunes to help fight rising competition

Billboard has a report out today claiming Apple is considering “the most dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store in more than a decade” due to lack of traction with its new iTunes Radio service launched in September of last year.<p>According to the report, which cites executives close to the …

Jony Ive shakes up Apple’s software design group, iPhone interface creator Greg Christie departing

Following friction between top Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie and Senior Vice President Jony Ive, Apple’s hardware and software design is being dramatically shaken up, according to sources familiar with the matter. After adding human interface design direction to his …

Apple reportedly planning massive Q3 rollout for iWatch, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV updates

KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a timeline indicating that Apple is planning a massive rollout for multiple new products in Q3 2014. According to the Kuo, the only thing we can expect to see in the first half of the year is a small iMac update. Starting at the end of the third …

Apple signing up new ad agencies to battle Samsung, report says

The rumours follow courtroom-revealed emails that show Apple is worried about Samsung's "in the zone" marketing.<p>Apple is on the cusp of adding a brace of new ad agencies to its marketing roster, according to fresh rumours concerning the iPhone-maker's heated battle with Samsung.<p>Four new agencies …

Marketing