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iPhone 6's bendiness is no big deal

Some iPhone 6 Plus users are discovering their handsets do something Apple isn't advertising: Bending.<p>Yes, a few phablets are bowing slightly after …

Goodbye, iPod Classic

As the tech world watched the birth of the Apple Watch on Tuesday, another iconic device from the Cupertino company was being laid to rest.<p>The iPod Classic, the (relatively) big and blocky version of Apple's music player that represented the straightest line back to its original form, was quietly …

The Apple Watch Is A Luxury Item, And That's How Apple Will Make It A Success

That's the new Apple Watch, which is starting to sound more like a luxury item than an essential gadget. And I suspect that's exactly how the device will be seen at first when it launches early next year.<p>First, there's the price. It starts at $349, but that's for the base model. The Apple Watch …

New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation.<p>The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store …

Apple Investigating Possible iCloud Involvement In Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly investigating the possible breach of several iCloud accounts, where hundreds of nude photos were taken and …

Radiohead stoke anticipation with PolyFauna app update

Radiohead have updated PolyFauna, their seven-month-old tablet and smartphone app, with an array of new visuals and atmospheric sounds. The surprise upgrade means that PolyFauna is no longer just a companion to 2011’s The King of Limbs: it has its own original music, including unreleased vocals by …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From August 2014

From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in August.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Photo Sphere Camera (Google)<p>Google introduced a dedicated Photo Sphere Camera …

Apple's iOS ads are about to take over your whole screen

Two new ad formats from Apple are designed to take up every pixel<p>Apple's assuredly making phones with bigger screen sizes, and ahead of that, its ads are getting bigger too. Today the company announced two new ad formats for developers as part of its iAd platform: full-screen interstitial banner …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

Apple 'to release biggest-ever iPad'

Apple to start making iPad with 12.9-inch screen early next year, with the iPhone 6 also set for a larger display<p><b>Apple</b> is boosting the screen sizes on its most popular gadgets, with the largest-ever iPad going into production early next year, according to reports.<p>The tech giant will begin making a …

Tim Cook

Apple’s new replacement program will fix the bad battery in your iPhone 5

Apple has launched a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices that “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”<p>If that sounds like you and you bought your iPhone 5 between September 2012 and January 2013, you …

App security flaw makes your iPhone call without asking

If you're an iPhone user, you may want to be cautious about opening messages that contain phone numbers in the near future; they may cost you a lot of money. Developer Andrei Neculaesei notes that maliciously coded links in some apps will abuse the "tel" web handler (which covers dialing) to …

China Telecom leaks the iPhone 6 on Weibo

<b>Correction at 8 a.m. PT August 25</b><i>: The image used in China Telecom's Weibo post is concept art -- as pointed out by CNET readers.</i><p>Call it a big oops moment followed by a bigger oops moment.<p>Last week, it seemed that the next iPhone and an official tagline -- "Even Better" -- had been outed by carrier …

Mobile Technology

So why isn't there more app store competition?

If you want to download an app on your phone, you'll most likely head to a marketplace owned by Apple or Google. It'll be tough for any wireless carrier to establish an alternative.<p>When consumers want to download applications on their smartphones and tablets, it's usually Google or Apple that's …

iPhone 6 camera bulge may not be that bad after all

We all love to pontificate about what the iPhone 6 will be, but one thing that has fans a bit worried is the camera. We’ve heard conflicting reports …

The world’s largest Apple Store is coming to Dubai

Apple still hasn’t opened an official store in the Middle East, but its about to make a huge retail splash by building its largest store ever amid the futuristic skyscrapers of Dubai.<br>Job listings posted to Apple’s career’s site last week indicated that Apple is interested in pursuing retail …

More Evidence That The iPhone 6 Could Be Apple's First Smartphone With NFC

NFC is a technology that allows you to share information or perform an action by simply tapping your phone against another compatible device or sensor.<p>It is most commonly used for making payments with your phone or for sharing photos or contacts with another phone by tapping the two devices …

Apple Adds Beats Music to App Store List of 'Apps Made by Apple'

Following Apple's official acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, the Beats Music iOS app has been added to Apple's App Store listing of "Apps Made by Apple," giving the app high-profile placement to encourage downloads.<p>This section of the iTunes Store, which also houses Apple-designed …

Apple invents a mouse that knows how hard you’re hitting ‘Send’

Mice are dumb. When you think about it, it’s just up, down, on, off, right, left. I want a mouse that can tell when I’m doing one of those mouse clicks that means “BOO-ya!!” Like when I finish a devastatingly funny/snarky tweet that the world needs to see RIGHT NOW.<p>Looks like somebody’s finally …

Will iWatch Add $9 Billion To Apple's Top Line?

I admire the way Apple used to innovate — that is to introduce a much better product into a huge existing market and then take a big share of its profits. Last time Apple innovated was in January 2010 when it started selling the iPad.<p>Some suggest that the iWatch is the next Apple innovation — …

Apple Loop: How Much Will The iPhone 6 Cost, Should You Buy The iPhone 6, And Will We See A Sapphire iWatch In September?

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the expected price of the two iPhone 6 models, why you need to decide which smartphone is for you, the features people are expecting (and hoping for) in the new iPhone, how large the smartwatch market is, will …

Apple’s sweet spot is the people who buy iPads and laptops together

IPad sales are falling—but the sky is not. We’re merely dealing with a healthy case of expectations adjustment.<p><b>The tablet computer has always felt inevitable.</b> The desire to harness the power of a computer in the comfortable form of a letter-size tablet with a keyboard, or perhaps a stylus for more …

Will Big Battery In 5.5-inch iPhone 6L Buy Full HD Video Or Just Less Wall Hugging?

Two rumored developments about the larger of the two expected iPhone 6 models emerged this weekend. First, a 2915 mAh battery (85% larger than the one in the current iPhone 5S) was leaked that seems to fit with a previously leaked chipset that would fit the 5.5-inch form factor. Second, a Chinese …

Shazam for Mac brings instant music recognition and more to your menu bar

Shazam, the popular music identification app for iOS that was recently integrated into iOS 8’s updated version of Siri, has launched a new Mac application that resides in the menu bar listening for music to identify. Once it has detected a song, you’ll get a notification with the name, artist, and …

Alleged Photo of Tweaked iPhone 6 Touch ID Posted Online

Yet more evidence that Apple is gearing up to begin manufacturing the iPhone 6 is the appearance online of a photo said to be the Touch ID sensor that will be used in the new phone.<p>Not much information is available, but according to <i>AppleInsider</i>, the photo reveals that the internal layout of the …

9 reasons Apple’s stock will keep rising

Apple Inc. is a force on Wall Street, with a cult-like appeal for investors and consumers.<p>As such, I make a habit of checking in on Apple AAPL, …

Bose Suing Apple’s Beats Audio Over Noise Cancelling Tech

Apple is in the middle of purchasing Beats Audio in a deal which is worth $3 billion, and now it looks like Apple and Beats will end up in court, as …

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.<p>The exploded view of the home button which doubles as a fingerprint sensor is …

Your iPhone addiction will rot your kid’s brain: Put your devices away, moms and dads

iPads and other devices aren’t really interactive. An expert on the need to read to kids<p>For years, parents have been inundated with research about the value of reading with children. There is a prescriptive nature to some of the advice: Administer vitamins, apply sunblock, read the requisite …

12 Ways To Make Your iPhone Run Faster

If your iPhone feels like it's running a bit slow, there's usually a problem that can be easily solved.<p>Two years of everyday use can take a toll on your iPhone, but these tips and tricks should be able to hold you over until your next upgrade.