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32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympic History

From record besting...to gender testing.<p>The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring …

Swiss TV Station Replaces Cameras with iPhones and Selfie Sticks

iPhones may not be very good at photographing lunar eclipses, but apparently they’re just fine for television news broadcasts. A local TV news …

USDOT

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

What Apple employees really think about the company's internal corporate culture

Apple has a reputation for being extremely secretive in its day-to-day operations. So secretive, in fact, that some employees didn't know they were working on the first iPad until Steve Jobs unveiled it on stage.<p>That makes us all wonder what it must be like to work for Apple.<p>We know it can be …

iOS 9 review: an upgrade to jump for, or skip?

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The running app cards are bigger, making it easier to see what’s happening before tapping into an app.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/630f1aff8e93a6e2d0269d913e5e9cdede668b47/0_0_2100_1259/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>Public …

Apps

Apple's Event Revealed This One Truth About the Company

Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum …

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Apple wants the Apple TV to be a games console. But can it be trusted?

Apple would like to see its new set-top box become the next Nintendo Wii. But it’s questionable whether the company really understands gaming<p>With the launch of the new Apple TV, Apple has positioned its set-top box as the heir to the Nintendo Wii, bringing accessible casual gaming into the living …

Smart TV

Why the iPad Pro could be good for Microsoft

Apple Inc.'s new iPad — though not expected to sell like crazy — could lift the entire market for large, touchscreen slates, boosting the fortunes of Microsoft, Dell and several other hardware makers.<p>Going on sale in November, the iPad Pro comes with features and accessories designed to make it …

Apple is not following Jobs' script and that's OK

“Who wants a stylus? You have to get them and put them away, you lose them. Yuck. Nobody wants a stylus.”<p>It was 2007 and a still-robust Steve Jobs …

Marketing firm 6S asks Apple to call new phone the iPhone 7

Apple is holding an event September 9 to announce its next line of iPhones (among other things), and one marketing firm is hoping the company has a last-minute change of heart on what it's planning to call the next iPhone .<p>That firm, 6S Marketing in New York, has launched a creative and amusing …

Marketing

Apple Decorating Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Ahead of Next Week's Event

Ahead of next week's big iPhone-centric event, Apple has begun decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco where the event will take place. As shared by several Twitter and Instagram users, signs with the Apple logo are beginning to go up, and several Apple-branded flags are flying.<p>…

The One Thing Apple Understands is Photography

Only a Luddite would still categorize Apple as a computer company. Indeed, the company officially changed its name in 2007, dropping “Computer” and …

Intel's Skylake Processor Lineup for Retina MacBook Revealed

Following a closer look at Intel's upcoming Skylake processor lineup for the MacBook Air, <i>CPU World</i> has shared new details about sixth-generation Core M chips appropriate for the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Intel reportedly may brand the low-power Skylake-Y chips as Core m3, Core m5 and Core m7 based on …

iPhone 6S Camera Will Shoot 12MP Photos and 4K Videos, Report Says

The iPhone may be set for a significant upgrade in the camera department when the next model is announced. It will reportedly shoot higher resolution …

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Apple admits fault causes 'blurry' photos on some iPhone 6 Plus

Company blames bad iSight camera component but says that only ‘a small percentage’ of devices are affected<p>If you’ve had a run of blurry photos taken with an iPhone 6 Plus smartphone, the problem may not be your photographic skills.<p>Apple has launched a camera replacement programme for the device …

Mobile Technology

If Apple moves the iPod to store shelves, it probably means some cool stuff is coming

According to a recent report, Apple is readying some in-store changes that will see the iPod go from tabletop to buried somewhere on a shelf.<p>From 9to5Mac:<p>Typically reserved for accessories like Apple Watch bands, headphones, and iPhone cases, Apple Store accessory walls will now be home to the …

20 best new iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

Microsoft Translator, InboxVudu, MSTY, Morpholio Journal, Monsters Ate My Metropolis, Loot & Legends, March of Empires and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest new iPhone and iPad apps and games. All prices are correct at the time of writing, with “IAP” indicating use of …

Apps

Report Reveals iPhone 6s Force Touch Details

<i>9To5Mac</i> has interviewed people familiar with how Force Touch will work on the forthcoming iPhone 6s and has posted a detailed description. The big news is that it will be functionally different from the Apple Watch. Whereas the Apple Watch uses Force Touch to reveal additional options, on the …

Apple is considering a huge change to the next iPhone — here's how app makers are getting ready

Analysts and industry watchers expect the iPhone 6S will add Force Touch, which would let users press the screen like a button, to deliver a different command than simply touching the screen.<p>Apple hasn't confirmed this, but analysts that monitor the company's supply chain regularly and reporters …

iOS 9 Public Beta 3 Arrives With Support For AT&T Wi-Fi Calling, New Wallpapers, Wi-Fi Assist And More

For the first time, Apple this year allowed the public to participate in beta testing the forthcoming version of its new mobile operating system, iOS 9. And now, the company has pushed out the latest release, iOS 9 Public Beta 3. The update comes only only a few weeks after the Public Beta 2 build, …

Wi-Fi

20 best new iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

Ruby by Glow, A Game of Thrones, MyHeart Counts, Prune, Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon, Angry Birds 2 and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest new iPhone and iPad apps and games. All prices are correct at the time of writing, with “IAP” indicating use of in-app …

Apple Music has 11m listeners five weeks after launching

Spotify rival is still in its free trial period, so the real crunch will come when those users are prompted to pay<p>Apple’s new music streaming service, Apple Music, has attracted 11 million trialists since its launch at the end of June, the company has announced.<p>The figure was revealed by Apple …

Apple Music

Apple Testing Service That Allows Siri to Answer Calls and Transcribe Voicemail

Employees at Apple are reportedly putting a new service through its paces, one that would allow Siri to not only answer a missed call instead of a pre-set voicemail message, but give her the ability to record and transcribe those message for users to read as text later (via <i>Business Insider</i>). The …

A leaked video appears to show how IBM and Apple agreed on a massive Macbook deal

The leaked video, which was shown on MacRumors, appears to show IBM CIO Jeff Smith recounting the story of a bar-side chat he had with Apple's CIO Niall O'Connor about a potential deal to deploy 200,000 MacBooks at IBM.<p>IBM already agreed to buy about 50,000 MacBooks by the end of this year, …

Claimed 'iPhone 6s' Display Assembly Revealed in New Photos

Chinese phone repair company GeekBar has shared a series of three photos today (via <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i>) showing what is claimed to be a display assembly for the upcoming "iPhone 6s".<p>While the photos do not confirm that the device will be equipped with Force Touch sensing as has been rumored, they do …

Apple releases new, faster, iPod touch with 8MP camera and 128 GB option, new Nano/Shuffle colors

As we reported this morning, Apple has today launched a new version of the iPod touch, featuring a 64-bit A8 CPU. This breaks a long run of neglect for Apple’s cheapest iOS device, which last received an update way back in 2012. It will be a huge leap in performance over the previous iPod touch …

Apple Finally Fixes The iPhone Keyboard’s Worst Flaw In iOS 9

It’s the little things in life.<p>Like, you know, being able to tell if your keyboard is currently set to use capital letters or not.<p>With iOS 9, Apple is finally fixing one of the platform’s strangest quirks: the keyboard will no longer appear to be all caps, all the time.<p>If you’re an Android user, or …

Touchscreens

iPhone’s encryption is so good, not even cops can get past it

Law enforcement has a love-hate relationship with the iPhone. Features like Activation Lock have helped crack down on smartphone thefts, but there’s always the lurking threat of someone asking Siri about 9/11 and accidentally dialling 911 in the process.<p>The latest issue police are butting heads …

Apple is bumping the iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs

When Apple first revealed iTunes Match -- the service that lets you add your own, non-Apple purchased music to iTunes -- the 25,000 song limit probably seemed huge. That was way back in 2011, however, and Apple VP Eddy Cue has revealed that when iOS 9 arrives this fall, Match will support up to …

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best Response Ever

The Twitterverse lost their marbles Monday night over a fabulous in-joke from the tech wizards at Apple. Feel the burn.<p>Siri has always been too …