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Apple & IBM partnership delivers 3 new enterprise iOS apps

Apple and IBM today unveiled three new enterprise apps developed for iOS as part of their ongoing ‘IBM MobileFirst for iOS’ partnership. The new apps include Advisor Alerts, Passenger Care, and Dynamic Buy. The three apps, a combination of both iPhone and iPad software, join the original set of 10 …

Everyone Is Getting Way Too Offended by This Hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' ISIS Sketch

It's a scene we've seen a thousand times before: A nervous father drives his precious daughter to the drop-off point to say goodbye. Be it college, …

Swype keyboard launching on iOS 8 today for 99 cents

Apple will release iOS 8 for download later today, and you won't be waiting long for the first third-party keyboards to hit the App Store. In fact, there won't be any waiting at all. Swype will be available for 99 cents starting Wednesday, kicking off a competition between developers and Apple's …

SwiftKey's Systemwide Gesture Keyboard Launching Alongside iOS 8 for Free

Earlier this year, popular Android alternative keyboard maker SwiftKey expanded to iOS with a note-taking app integrating the company's gesture keyboard. And with Apple opening up iOS to systemwide third-party keyboard as part of iOS 8, SwiftKey is ready to expand its presence.<p>In a blog post and …

How Steve Jobs prepared Apple for controversies like Bendgate

The infamous iPhone 6 “bending video” may have reached close to 47 million hits on YouTube, but Apple has seemingly escaped Bendgate without any lasting damage — just as it has with every “gate” incident before it.<p>In a new blog post entitled “The Joy of Apple Slamming,” former Apple ad exec Ken …

A GIF is worth a thousand words thanks to an iOS custom keyboard

Admittedly there are some things better said with a GIF than with words. But the folks behind PopKey seem to think that <i>everything</i> can be said better with a short looped animation. The app is a custom keyboard for iOS 8 that swaps letters and numbers for your favorite reaction GIFs. Did your friend …

Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.<p>I like that it will come in two sizes, so the watch won't feel giant on smaller hands, as some competing watches do.<p>I also like that Apple will offer a variety of straps and materials, so fitness …

RIP Click Wheel: Apple discontinues the iPod classic

Every time Apple holds one of its keynotes, we think to ourselves, "Maybe this is the year they'll kill off the iPod classic." Finally, after a years-long stay of execution, Apple's oldest living media player is going the way of the dodo. The company just reopened its online store after announcing …

Hands-on with the Apple Watch, sort of

The Apple Watch is real and thank heavens it’s not called the iWatch. But it is entering a very crowded market, and during my very short time with it in demo mode, it seemed to have the same issue as watches from LG and Samsung. Too thick.<p>The watch comes in two sizes. I tried out the larger one. …

WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Option to Archive Chats

WhatsApp has rolled out a sizeable update to its iPhone app today, despite arriving with a seemingly insignificant “2.11.9” version number.<p>Rather than a few large changes, WhatsApp has made a bevy of small improvements to fine-tune its experience on iOS. Conversations and groups can now be archived …

8 Apple Keynotes That Shook the Tech Industry

Apple keynote events are known as the best shows in the industry. They are well rehearsed, perfectly presented and highly anticipated events. Too bad we only have a few of them a year.<p>For those of you who want to get in the mood for the next one here is our selection of the 5 most exiting Apple …

Here's The Historical Significance of Apple's Big iPhone 6 Event

That's a big deal. The historic site is where a bowtie-wearing 28-year-old Steve Jobs first took the stage to unveil the world's first truly personal computer: The Macintosh.<p>And in the same way that unveiling in January 1984 effectively drove the crowd in attendance into a frenzy — and put Apple on …

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Despite denial from band, U2 still set to perform at Apple event tomorrow says New York Times

Recent rumors that indicated U2 would be involved in the launch of tomorrow’s iPhone 6 and iWatch have been shot down by the band, but the New York Times said today the musicians will in fact have a role in the event. According to three sources who spoke to the Times, U2 is scheduled to perform …

Microsoft Preparing to Add Share Extension Support to OneNote for iOS 8

When iOS 8 is released to the public this fall, users will be able to take advantage of several new operating system features, including app extensions. App extensions are designed to allow third-party apps to share services with other apps, letting apps work together and interface in ways that …

Apple's Mobile Payments Initiative May Include Rewards Program

Apple may be developing a rewards program as part of its mobile payments initiative, reports <i>Bank Innovation</i>. Apple is reportedly working on a pilot program that will see it developing partnerships with multiple retailers, which goes hand in hand with several previous loyalty program rumors. A …

Alleged leak of iWatch component drawings & specs surface ahead of tomorrow’s unveiling

A set of images have appeared online today (via Reddit) allegedly showing CAD drawings for various components of Apple’s yet to be announced wearable product. The images, which include a watermark from one of Apple’s longtime manufacturing partners Quanta, show various mic and speaker components …

8 Things You'll Love About Apple's New iOS 8

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With one day to go, a flurry of additional iPhone 6 videos posted

In the final run-up to the official launch of the iPhone 6, we’ve been seeing a number of videos of what appear to be the real thing. With just one day to go, <i>Miaopai</i> has just posted no fewer than 17 short videos claiming to show the Chinese version of the iPhone 6 in use.<p>We don’t learn anything …

Apple - follow the mobile money

<b>On Tuesday in Cupertino, Apple's Tim Cook may finally step out of the shadow left by Steve Jobs. In what is being billed as the company's most important announcement for years, the understated chief executive will unveil the iPhone 6, and the "new category" that he has been promising all year, some</b> …

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5.5-inch iPhone 6 may run landscape apps with more productive iPad-like interface

While the 4.7-inch version of the upcoming iPhone 6 will seemingly function as a large version of the current iPhone interface, it appears that the larger model with a 5.5-inch display could run software in landscape mode with an iPad-like user interface (portrait views likely remain unchanged). …

Blitz Lets You Create Shortcuts To Your Favorite iOS Apps

Presenting on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco hackathon this afternoon was the team from an iOS app called Blitz, which aims to offer Notification Screen shortcuts to specific pages and functions within your iOS apps. For example, you could save a shortcut that, when tapped, would …

WeChat helps Apple rack up bonus points in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc has a lot for which to thank people like Deng.<p>A WeChat app icon is pictured in Beijing, in this December 5, 2013 file picture illustration. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic<p>A Beijing-based quality analyst, she gave only her surname as she’s embarrassed by how much money she …

The Tech Rapture? Why Tuesday Sept. 9 is the nexus of all things high-tech

Everything is happening on Tuesday Sept. 9 in the world of technology and gaming. It feels like a nexus of events that are somehow all tied together.<p>And while days like this used to seem busy for just tech journalists or Silicon Valley, now the whole world is watching. I think of it as the Rapture …

Apple and Disney Stores upgrading iBeacons and NFC scanners ahead of iPhone 6 launch

Apple and longtime partner Disney this week are bolstering their stores with upgraded versions of iBeacon sensors and NFC readers, according to sources. Apple Stores have had iBeacons stationed throughout showroom floors for several months as a way to pinpoint exactly where a customer is within the …

With iWatch and new iPhones, Apple CEO Tim Cook faces defining moment

Three years into his tenure running one of the world’s most important companies,<p>Tim Cookis on the eve of a defining moment.<p>On Tuesday, if numerous reports are correct,<p>Applewill unveil its long-awaited smartwatch, along with two bigger versions of theiPhone. Also expected are a mobile payment …

Former GT Employee Appears to Confirm Apple's Plans for Sapphire Display Covers

While it is commonly taken as a foregone conclusion that the sapphire partnership between Apple and GT Advanced Technologies is focused on iPhone display covers, it bears noting that the two companies have never publicly confirmed what the sapphire will be used for.<p>Sapphire is already used to …

Apple wearable to run third-party apps, big developers already seeded SDK

Apple’s upcoming wearable device, based on iOS, will run third-party applications and, furthermore, may come equipped with an App Store, according to two sources with knowledge of the new device. It is currently unclear if the App Store will be full-fledged, like on the iPhone and iPad, or if it …

The iWatch Won't Be What You Expect it to Be

They say that the only thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history.<p>With the highly anticipated and expected launch of the ‘iWatch’ (or whatever it ends up being called) next week, everybody has an idea of what to expect, and competitors are already rushing products to …

Video: Apple Inc.'s new design team, Ive and Newson, on Charlie Rose

Jony Ive and Marc Newson, Apple’s latest high-profile hire, are old friends. The two industrial designers made a media splash together late last year …