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Apple wearable reportedly only being previewed at iPhone event, shipping next year

Following Re/code’s report earlier this week that Apple will announce its wearable product (iWatch, iBand) alongside new iPhones on September 9th, Re/code now adds that the device won’t actually be available this year.<p>Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few months. …

iPad Sales Total 225 Million Units Since 2010 as Apple Claims 'Significant Innovation' Coming

During today's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared new information on the state of the iPad, including details on overall sales since the product launched a little over four years ago, recent growth in different markets, and hints at future plans. It was revealed earlier that sales of the iPad …

iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite said to launch separately despite tight integration

Even though Apple will begin integrating iOS and OS X in new, mutually beneficial ways with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple currently plans to stagger the releases of the two operating systems, according to people briefed on the plans. iOS 8 will launch in September alongside the iPhone 6, and OS X …

Apple's 'iTime' Patent Hints at Possible iWatch Features

A new patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a device called "iTime" reveals what we might see in the company's …

Apple OS X Yosemite Public beta Begins on July 24

Apple will soon allow any Mac user to download the beta version of OS X Yosemite, the latest version of its desktop operating system.<p>To access Yosemite, you’ll need to head to the OS X Beta Program page and submit your details. As Engadget reports, only one million people will be accepted into the …

Motorola taps 'digital tattoo' for phone security

The nickel-sized piece of tech adheres to your wrist and enables instant unlocking.<p>Motorola is offering a unusual approach to unlocking your smartphone: a piece of circuitry that adheres to your wrist.<p>The so-dubbed "digital tattoo" for the Moto X smartphone was launched Tuesday. It was first …

Wearable Tech

OS X Yosemite preview: the Mac gets a major makeover

The last time Apple released a new version of OS X, we came away feeling a little... underwhelmed. Don't get us wrong: We'll never say no to a free software upgrade. But despite a handful of new apps and features, last year's Mavericks release still felt like the same old OS X. You can't say that …

Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion

Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014. The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans.<p>These people say that the …

Apple rumored to offer pre-paid and month-to-month phone plans in Apple Stores

This is more conveniant than the current system, which requires the customer to bring in a SIM-card that they already purchased, or buy their phone …

Apple Maps may finally be able to do something that Google Maps can’t

Other than possibly finding the Loch Ness monster, there aren’t many good reasons to use Apple Maps instead of Google Maps. However, a recent …

The best Apple vs. Google analysis you’ll read all week

At Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference this week, Apple overwhelmed developers with over 4,000 new APIs, a new programming lanuguage, and …

Apple Maps search may get personal, and much better, thanks to Spotsetter

Apple may be looking to infuse its mapping software with personally relevant results by incorporating social search with technology acquired from the startup Spotsetter.<p>A Friday TechCrunch report said that Apple had acquired Spotsetter. The company provided personalized recommendations for places …

Apple Is Launching A Vast Project To Map The Inside Of Every Large Building It Can

The effort isn't a secret — Apple has been seeding commercial spaces with its iBeacon technology for months.<p>But most people don't know that iBeacon exists, or what it is for. And Apple is using a range of technologies in addition to iBeacon to create its indoor maps. Business Insider asked Apple …

Metal, meet Apple TV: Why iOS 8 seems destined for console gaming

Console-quality games on iOS could be closer than ever, which means a TV-connected device makes even more sense.<p>"Apple's Metal technology in iOS 8 introduces a whole new level of performance that is unmatched in mobile today. With the ability to maximize game performance on the A7, we can deliver a …

Smart TV

Apple iPhone 6 Rumored To Come with Wireless Charging and NFC

Apple is rumored to be working on two new models of the alleged iPhone 6, which will offer a larger screen compared to the current device. We’ve seen …

Gear & Gadgets

At WWDC, more clues for those watching for Apple wristwear

Commentary: Apple made no mention of a watch or related software at this week's developers conference, but it added a few potential pieces to its wearable puzzle.<p>Contrary to some expectations, an iWatch software development kit was not announced this week at Apple's Worldwide Developers …

Apple Watch

Threes!, Monument Valley and more games win Apple Design Awards

Nearly half of the of the 12 apps lauded in the Apple Design Awards 2014 are iOS games, the company revealed during its annual Worldwide Developer's Conference.<p>Apple bestows the awards on "exceptional" apps that combine "design and technology in creative, compelling and powerful ways." The five …

Geek on the Street at WWDC: Here are Apple developers’ favorite new features

Apple unleashed a number of new updates at its annual Worldide Developer Conference in San Francisco yesterday, and developers for the Mac, iPhone …

Apple reportedly paving the way for Lightning headphones, but benefits are unclear

Pretty soon, you may be plugging new headphones into the iPhone's Lightning port. Apple is reportedly expanding its Made for iPhone program with new terms that allow manufacturers to make headphones that link with iOS devices via the small connector— first introduced with the iPhone 5 in 2012.</i> …

With iOS 8, Apple Focusing on Discovery, Curation Improvements for App Store – MacStories

Announced during yesterday’s keynote, the App Store app in iOS 8 will focus on discovery and search result presentation, potentially bringing important and useful changes for the next five years of the App Store.<p>The App Store launched to 800 apps and quickly grew to host more than 1.2 million. Over …

Apps

Listen To This: Apple To Soon Enable Lightning-Connected Headphones For iOS Devices

Amid speculations of its plans for its acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, Apple is apparently developing a new technology that will …

Facebook Couldn't Kill Snapchat. Can Apple?

Here-today-gone-in-10-seconds photo-sharing app Snapchat has been doing its best to dig itself a shallow grave, with a series of pretty significant problems for an app built to appeal to privacy-lovers. In January, a hacker published a list of millions of Snapchat’s users and their phone numbers. …

Why Apple Must Think Small For The iWatch

New technologies don't become popular with the masses unless they're sexy. And that's exactly the obstacle that smartwatch makers — including Apple, which will reportedly release its own entrant later this year— must overcome.<p>Smartwatch technologies are still in their early stages of maturation …

Wearable Tech

Tim Cook Gathers The Software And Hardware For An Apple TV Gaming Console

Apple’s WWDC conference is not about revealing new hardware, it’s about the new building blocks that developers can use to make best use of any new hardware that will be available later in the year. So let’s play join the dots on the subject of Apple TV.<p>One of the presentations at this year’s WWDC …

Canadian embassy staffer’s car torched in Kiev

A car belonging to a staff member of the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine was set ablaze Friday in what appeared to be retribution for her attendance at anti-government rallies in Kiev.<p>"An arson attack on the car of locally engaged staff was reported to police and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The …

Best iOS apps honoured in 2014 Apple Design Awards

Apple has announced the winners of its 2014 Design Awards, with a list of 12 spectacular apps that represent the best on the iTunes app store.<p>Every year at WWDC, Apple rewards the best apps launched for its platforms in the previous year: apps that showcase exceptional visual design, and that use …

Apps

Apple Is Mysteriously Silent About Its Mass Surveillance System For Shoppers

iBeacons are tiny devices that can be installed anywhere — store shelves or shop windows, for instance — and use Bluetooth to detect when you walk by with an iPhone in your pocket. Once they sense you, iBeacons can send you offers or updates, assuming you have the system turned on. Arguably, …

In iOS 8, Apple Has Ditched Yahoo For The Weather Channel

Another minor (but significant) change to have appeared in iOS 8 concerns the Weather app. Now, Apple is listing The Weather Channel as the provider …

The Best Designed iPhone Apps In The World, According To Apple

At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced latest the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards. The award recognizes innovative Mac and iOS apps that raise the bar in "creative, powerful, and compelling ways."<p>Past winners have included Paper by FiftyThree, Evernote, Cut the Rope, and …

Apple Dumps Yahoo Weather For Weather Channel In The New iPhone Software

Developers have begun to tinker and further explore Apple's newest operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 8, and it's come to light that Apple has found a new data source for its iPhone's Weather app — The Weather Channel.<p>In iOS 7, Apple used information from Yahoo Weather to power the …

Weather