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With Beats, Apple Has Its Next iPod

Apple on Wednesday confirmed it is buying Beats for $3 billion.<p>When acquisition talks between Beats and Apple leaked approximately three weeks ago, …

Oppo's N1 Mini makes iPhones look tiny

The N1 isn't exactly a household name, so allow us to refresh your memory: it's a CyanogenMod phone with a selfie-friendly swivel camera made by Chinese manufacturer Oppo. Well, its creator just announced a mini version of the device -- except it's not exactly something you'd call small. Oppo …

The iPhone 6 Had Better Be Amazing And Cheap, Because Apple Is Losing The War To Android

And if that is the case, can a mobile device that serves such a small minority of the planet stay relevant in the years to come? To put it in its bluntest terms, what is the point of launching the new Candy Crush Saga on a platform that hardly anyone — in a global sense — uses?<p>The question is not …

Profit

Boomerang Produces High-Quality Sound

The <b>FAVI Boomerang ($79.99 on Amazon)</b> is a dual wireless Bluetooth speaker with NFC connect. It's a portable home theater for your iPad. Honestly, I was shocked at how fabulous the sound quality was when I tested it out.<p>I paired it with my iPad and chose a random movie to watch. I don't watch movies …

Home Theater

Are you Ready for some Action? Film Your Summer Escapades with Your iPhone.

Are you the daring type? Are you ready for action this summer? Have you had it with not being able to record your summer adventures during those times when you need both hands free? A new Kickstarter success story has come up with a very affordable way to remedy the situation, one that allows you …

Handsfree

6 Can't-Miss Apps: Sunrise Calendar for Android and More

Slidely Capture<p>Reeder 2<p>Stache<p>Sunrise Calendar<p>The Guardian<p><i>TwoDots</i><p>Between Google unveiling its self-driving car and Apple acquiring Beats, you may have …

My year of the iPad, six months in

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>In early January I wrote a post about “Why 2014 will be the year of the iPad for me.” Rather than let that post …

People in Techie Cities Favor Apple Devices Over Android, Study Says

People in tech hubs like San Francisco, New York tend to favor iPhones, study says.<p>People who live in tech hubs such as the Bay Area or New York tend to prefer Apple mobile devices over those running Google’s Android operating system, according to new data from Crittercism, a mobile application …

Leaked OS X images might be first glimpse of the Mac's future

With a new Control Center and revamped Dock, it's looking closer to iOS than ever<p>We're but a few hours away from Apple's WWDC-opening keynote where Tim Cook and company will reveal the latest updates and upgrades to their products. Potentially preempting one of those announcements, however, is a …

Apple WWDC 2014: What to Expect

If you use an iPhone, iPad or Mac, Monday is the day everything changes.<p>At 10 a.m. local time, an Apple executive — probably CEO Tim Cook — will trot …

Apple Events Channel Now Available on Apple TV to Stream Today’s Keynote – MacStories

Club MacStories offers exclusive access to <b>extra MacStories content</b>, delivered every week; it's also a way to support us directly.<p>Club MacStories will help you discover the best apps for your devices and get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Plus, it's made in Italy.<p>Starting at $5/month, …

Smart TV

iPad Deals: iPad Air 64GB WiFi $580 (Reg. $699), free $50 Target gift card w/ iPad Air, Retina iPad mini $369 plus $20 Target GC

<b>Update (6/2 2pm):</b> Walmart has the Apple iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi (Space Gray or White) for only $249 (Reg. $269) for in-store pickup only<p><b>Update (6/2 11:30am):</b> Altatac (Top Rated Plus seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers a 64GB iPad Air WiFi for $579.99 shipped (Reg. $699)<p>Target offers free gift cards …

iOS 8 is a major under-the-hood update, Apple provides no hint of a bigger iPhone

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>As expected, Apple(s appl) announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, at its annual WWDC event in San …

Video: Hands-on with interactive notifications (quick reply) in iOS 8

It’s been a long time coming, but Apple has finally implemented useful notification features in iOS 8. Interactive notifications are essentially Apple’s version of quick reply (or quick actions) that will be available for a wide variety of apps when iOS 8 is released. We’ve had some time to explore …

Apple Sinks After WWDC Lacks New 'iWatch'

For Apple, the reality of new product releases rarely matches the hype.<p>While rumors swirled for months about smart watches, smart TVs, and other new hardware products, Apple revealed only software upgrades on Monday at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Impressive software updates …

Will.i.am: Apple-Beats deal opens doors

Black Eye Peas pop star and Beats Electronics founding shareholder Will.I.Am discusses Apple's purchase of Beats for $3.2 bn (£2bn)<p><b>Apple</b> has bought Dr Dre's Beats heaphones company in a move that Beats shareholder Will.I.Am said will enable further development of consumer electronics.<p>He said: "I …

Celebrity Gossip

Updated App Store guidelines suggest possible U-turn on Apple’s ban on Bitcoin apps

Apple may be planning a reversal of its policy of banning Bitcoin apps from the App Store. <i>Reuters</i> noted that the company has updated its review guidelines to with an admittedly vague statement suggesting that apps dealing in virtual currencies may in future be permitted.<p>Apps may facilitate …

Apple store workers’ lawsuit over bag and gadget searches can go to trial, judge rules

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>A federal judge refused to dismiss lawsuits brought by Apple(s aapl) store employees who are seeking wages for the time they …

iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

Apple showed off a lot of new stuff today, so much so that it’s actually hard to process. But from a macro perspective, one thing is clear: iOS 8 actually represents much more of a shift than did iOS 7 last year, despite the fact that the visual changes in iOS 7 threw users and Apple-watchers for a …

Microsoft says it would love to work with Apple to bring iMessage support to Windows

Over the past few months, Snapchat has been facing the consequences of a controversial redesign. Today, a new survey shows just how much that redesign has affected the public’s perception of Snapchat, but the company is also starting to rollout some changes to its app’s design…<p>expand full …

Apple Watch

Foursquare Execs Depart Amid The Company's Big Strategic Shift

Just two weeks after Foursquare split up its flagship application, the company itself is making significant changes. Chief operating officer Evan Cohen and business development head Holger Luedorf are leaving the company after four years, Recode reports.<p>The move comes at a crucial time for the …

Inside HealthKit: Apple’s Answer to the Quantified You

Apple’s plan to help apps, third party devices and healthcare services collect, quantify and share your health data is ambitious and, if it works as …

Apple Introduces iOS 8 And Texting Will Never Be The Same

Apple introduced its latest update to the iPhone operating system, iOS 8, at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. If you're a big texter, some of the changes should make your life a lot easier. iOS 8 will be available for the iPhone 4S and above this fall.<p>If …

Apple Isn't A Hardware Or Software Company - It's An Ecosystem Company

There seems to be an ongoing debate among pundits on whether Apple is a hardware or a software company.<p>Apple critics like to portray it as a hardware company and how its competitive advantage is built on shaky ground, as there will always be a new gadget that a competitor develops which could be …

Craig Federighi is Apple's new Steve Jobs

When Steve Jobs passed away in October 2011, Apple lost more than its CEO: It lost the charismatic face of the company.<p>But Apple (AAPL) has found its voice again in its dynamo engineering chief Craig Federighi.<p>Federighi spent nearly 1 hour and 17 minutes on stage during Apple's two-hour Worldwide …

Future Macs could lose the cables as Intel demos next-generation wireless charging, docking & displays

If you’re like me and love technology but hate the rats nest of cables it requires, we could be in for some good news. Intel has demonstrated a system that could be incorporated into future computers that allows wireless connectivity for power, displays, and connection to accessories like external …

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

Apple's on-stage HealthKit goof proves it still has to earn the trust of the health community

Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, an image flashed up on the screen behind VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. It was a screen shot from Apple’s new Health app (or a mockup thereof), showing a user’s blood glucose level.<p>But Apple biffed the measurement for blood glucose …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

Apple’s New Fitness-Focused iPhone 5s Ad Premieres During Game 1 of Stanley Cup FInals

Apple’s new fitness-focused ad for the iPhone 5s debuted last night during game one of the Stanley Cup finals. The new commercial focuses on fitness …