Ashley Bowskill

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The new MacBook Air is cheaper and faster, but is it worth buying?

Now faster and cheaper, the MacBook Air is Apple's best laptop value. But is it right for you?<p>On a scale of mild to wild, this upgrade is squarely on …

Jury Finds Samsung Infringed on Some Apple Patents – Awards Apple $119.6M

Following three days of deliberations the jury in the second Apple v. Samsung patent trial reached a verdict. They found that Samsung infringed on …

New Apple TV and iWatch will be MIA at WWDC next month

Those hoping to get a peek at Apple’s game-changing future products at next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference reportedly need to “dial back [their] expectations or be disappointed.”<p>Despite Tim Cook’s promise from the WWDC stage last year that Cupertino would enter “new product categories,” no …

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Apple wants to take your old iPhone and give you a new iPhone

As reported on 9 to 5 Mac, Apple is specifically targeting current iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s owners by offering larger than normal trade-in …

Kickstarter: Augment modular charging solution for iPhone 5/5s reinvents the battery case (Video)

Augment is a new case series from Rubix that puts a spin on the traditional battery case. Rubix is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to produce this product line, but don’t let that get you down. This is definitely worthy of your hard-earned cash if you’d like to have the benefits of a …

Sparkbeats iPhone 5/5s case shines a light on notifications: A TUAW Video Review

It's always fun to see former Kickstarter projects make it to market -- kind of like seeing a kid you mentored graduate from college. That's the situation with Sparkbeats (US$49.99), a unique iPhone 5/5s case that started with a successful Kickstarter campaign and is now available on …

Following $119 million judgement, Apple seeks retrial and injunction against Samsung products

In the wake of its nearly $120 million judgement against Samsung, Apple continues to go on the attack. In a motion filed this past Friday, Apple argues for a retrial on the damages amount. Recall that at the outset of Apple and Samsung's second California litigation, Apple was seeking upwards of $2 …

The iPhone Is Still The Best Smartphone

I see a lot of phones in my work here at TechCrunch, and I’m genuinely impressed with where the average level of quality is at compared to where it was even just five years ago. I’ve seen Android mature so much in that time that it’s amazing – but for all the work Android OEMs have done in terms of …

Deals: Enter To Win a MacBook Air

A MacBook Air is about the closest laptop relative to an iPad – especially the 11 inch model. And today our featured iPad Insight Deal offers a chance to enter to win a free one. Here’s the details on the giveaway offer:<p><b>Win An 11″ MacBook Air!</b><p><i>Whether in a classroom, office, plane, around the house,</i> …

12-inch ‘iPad Air Plus’ schematics point to spring 2015 release

Enough reports have accumulated for us to say with fair certainty that there will be a larger iPad ‘Pro’ in the first half of next year, although nothing super concrete has been agreed upon regarding specs.<p>Now Japanese magazine Mac Fan has published what it claims are schematics for the “iPad Air …

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No Cold Coffee, Only HOT!

Regular YD-ers know about my coffee addiction and how I love my cuppa joe by my side. According to my survey there are two kinda tea/coffee drinkers, …

Stylishly Segmented Seating

Designed to mimic the protective nature of a mother’s womb, the Segment chair offers users a shell-like sanctuary of relaxation for the body and …

Ballo Stool

<i>Ballo</i> is a multifunctional stool that promotes workspace flexibility, freedom of movement and comfort. It has a compact central column and …

Designer Sylvain Viau Imagines the Hover Cars We Were Promised | Colossal

<p>For his ongoing series Flying Cars, French designer Sylvain Viau digitally edits photographs of cars into sleek, wheel-less hover cars that appear …

Corner Clock

<i>Corner Clock</i> is designed to be installed in a ceiling corner, so it can be seen from any point in the room. It comes with a stand, and can be used as …

INKO the Hand Tattooed Capacitive iPad Cover

Besides a few outlier designs it’s safe to say once you’ve seen on iPad cover, you’ve pretty much seen them all. INKO by industrial designer …

Third-party bands, replacement straps, & battery packs for Apple Watch

With no official support from Apple, the third-party strap market for Apple Watch is still a bit of a wild-west, but there are some companies making it possible and offering inexpensive alternatives to Apple’s own bands.<p>Apple might have its own exclusive strap colors available for a select few, but …

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With iOS 9 around the corner, iOS 8 adoption stops dead in its tracks

Apple just announced WWDC 2015 today, when the company will presumably unveil iOS 9. Yet with iOS 9 on horizon, a significant number of iPhone and iPad users still haven’t bothered upgrading to iOS 8, with just 79% of all iOS users running it.<p>That number’s up just 1% in the last two weeks, which is …

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Calling Dick Tracy: Glide iOS app brings live video messages to Apple Watch

Glide, the app that lets users send live video messages, today becomes the first to bring the feature to Apple Watch. With an update to Glide’s iOS app, users of Apple Watch will be able to receive live videos messages right on their wrist, although it’s a one-way experience for Apple Watch as the …

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Apple surveys Apple Watch customers to see if try-on appointments lead to sales

Apple is taking a different approach to pre-orders and sales for Apple Watch, which has a lot to do with the product being Apple’s first fashion accessory. For that reason, many customers will actually want to try the Apple Watch on in person before making the purchase. To get a feel for the new …

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Target settles with MasterCard for $19M over data breach

The money will compensate financial institutions that had to cancel credit-card accounts and issue replacement cards with new account numbers following the 2013 data breach at the retail giant.<p>Target has ended a dispute with MasterCard over the 2013 data breach at the retail giant's stores by …

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Accessory makers are solving Apple's MacBook problem

We like Apple's 12-inch MacBook with its sleek look, high-res screen and scant mass -- but we have a big problem with the single USB-C port. For one, it doubles as the lone power connector, meaning you can't even charge your MacBook and transfer files at the same time. Another issue is finding …

Apple Stores to run Watch workshops

The free Apple Watch Basics workshop will kick off on April 24, the same day the watch itself officially launches.<p>New owners of the Apple Watch can enroll in free workshops at Apple Stores to learn how to use the wearable device.<p>As of Thursday, the websites for some Apple Stores have been …

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Daily Deals: $110 Off an iPad Air 2, $350 PS4, Xbox Live for $40

Get Apple's tablet without Apple's price.<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>Save $110 on an iPad Air 2</b><p>$110 less than if …

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