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The best and most extensive iPhone 6 Plus camera review you’ll ever see

We have seen a number of photography experts and professional photographers review the camera on Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet. Apple’s iPhones …

How to use OS X Yosemite to send texts from your Mac

In the past, using the Messages app on a Mac could be an irritating experience. And what if a friend dared to send a green-bubble text from an Android phone? When texting from your Mac, messaging those friends wasn’t possible until now.<p>In today’s Cult of Mac video, find out how to enable Text …

Operating Systems

Apple just got another huge player to support Apple Pay

Apple Pay rolled out on Monday to a great deal of fanfare, but launching the service was only half the battle. Now Apple is faced with the enormous …

This is the future of iTunes

It’s been a few months since Apple acquired Beats Electronics, but the merging of products and services has only just begun. One of the first …

iTunes music sales drop for second straight year

Apple revolutionized the music industry with the introduction of iTunes in 2003, but even Cupertino is having trouble selling albums these days.<p>iTunes revenue dropped 13% over the last year reports the Wall Street Journal, marking the second straight year that Apple’s digital music sales have …

Wall Street

This app will hack Continuity to work on your older Mac

Continuity is one of the best features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, allowing your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to all operate more seamlessly together than ever before. But there’s a problem: Continuity requires Bluetooth 4.0 LE to work, and many older Macs don’t have it.<p>But don’t despair. A new tool has …

MacBook Air

How to remotely remove your credit and debit cards from Apple Pay

Apple Pay offers many security advantages, including single-use tokens and authentication via Touch ID fingerprint scan or pin code. However, if you …

Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8

The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly …

Beats Music Will Become Part Of iTunes Next Year

Apple will shut down Beats Music and relaunch it next year under the iTunes brand, according to The Wall Street Journal's Hannah Karp.<p>Last month, …

AT&T Confirms Apple SIM Gets Locked to Its Network, but Says Switching Carriers Still Easy

Ma Bell confirms that customers who use the latest iPad on AT&T's network will need a separate SIM card to switch to another carrier.<p>One of the big changes with the latest iPad was the arrival of the Apple SIM, which lets customers buy an iPad and then choose with which carrier they want to use …

Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products

Well, we guess congratulations are in order. According to <i>Re/code</i>, Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president at Google who used to just be in charge of the Chrome, Android, and web apps teams now basically has control of almost every other Google product division of note. Search? Google+? Ads? Even …

Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space - video

Google's vice president Alan Eustace sky dives from the edge of space, breaking the world altitude record previously set by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. Wearing a specially designed spacesuit, Eustace jumps from 130,000ft over the southern New Mexico desert, reaching a top speed of 822mph …

Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete

Since its creation, the Amazon Appstore stood apart, banned from being offered in the official store for Android apps, Google Play, until now... sort of. When Amazon recently updated its main Android app, it got a new "Apps & Games" department that duplicates the content found in the standalone …

Chitika: OS X Yosemite adoption rate slightly higher than Mavericks in first week

New numbers released by analytics firm Chitika have revealed that public adoption of OS X Yosemite has been very similar to that of its predecessor, Mavericks. According to the stats, Mavericks achieved an install base of 12.4% in North America in its first week. Yosemite is performing slightly …

Google search finally adds information about video games

Google has expanded its search engine with the capability to recognize video games. If your query references a game, a new Knowledge Graph panel on the right-hand side of Google’s search results page will offer more information, including the series it belongs to, initial release date, supported …

Microsoft Lumia device 'coming soon', but cheap phones keep Nokia name

Microsoft is a step closer to ditching the Nokia name from its Lumia Windows Phones, but will keep the name for entry-level devices.<p>The first Lumia device to lose the Nokia name is coming soon, says Microsoft, but the Nokia brand isn't disappearing from phones completely -- it'll still adorn …

Mobile Technology

AT&T Locking Apple Interchangeable SIMs in iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 [Updated]

Apple's new Apple SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iPad mini 3 is designed to be universal, usable across a variety of wireless carriers in the US and UK, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and UK's EE.<p>According to user reports in the <i>MacRumors</i> forums and on Twitter, however, AT&T is not …

Google leads major investment in Magic Leap, creator of ‘jaw-dropping’ AR tech

A team of deep-pocketed investors led by Google is funding augmented-reality startup Magic Leap to the tune of $542 million.<p>The arrangement, which …

Apple to require iOS apps and updates to use iOS 8 SDK and include 64-bit support from February 2015

Apple has today notified developers about some upcoming rules regarding App Store submission, via its developer news portal. From 1st February 2015, newly-submitted apps and updates must be built against Apple’s iOS 8 SDK. This is not particularly surprising: Apple required similar adoption of the …

Apple is America’s favorite stock—except in five states

Apple’s omnipresent position in the American psyche extends far beyond consumer devices: America’s biggest company by market value is also it’s most widely held stock.<p>Or at least that’s the conclusion to be drawn from the results of a survey of 161,000 Americans released last week by FutureAdvisor, …

Bank of America

Here Are All The Places That Accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay, Apple's answer to mobile payments, was finally released on Monday. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be able to use Apple Pay in stores once they upgrade to iOS 8.1.<p>Apple Pay connects with your credit and debit cards and allows you to make payments by touching your phone to an NFC-enabled …

Apple Beats On iPhone Sales, But iPads Aren't Looking So Great

Apple earnings for the third quarter of 2014 are out.<p>The big number everyone has been waiting for: iPhone sales, especially since these numbers reflect the first few weeks of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales. This is Apple's most important and profitable business.<p>Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones last …

Apple announces Q4 2014 revenue of $42.1b: 39m iPhones, 12.3m iPads, 5.5m Macs

Apple today announced its Q4 2014 earnings results reporting that the company earned $42.1 billion in revenue and $8.5 billion in profit during the quarter.<p>“Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of …

As Apple Pay launches, others reimagine the credit card

Apple's payment system rolls out at some retailers and promises more protection from hackers. But Zwipe and Plastc have other ideas for changing the way we pay.

Apple Pay

App Store Downloads Top 85 Billion, Revenue Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company’s FY Q4 2014 earnings call that Apple’s cumulative App Store downloads have now topped 85 billion up from 60 billion around a year ago. The number was announced alongside news of Apple’s massive quarter, and its record-breaking sales of the …

Spotify announces family plans for up to 5 users

Spotify has announced new plans designed for families of up to five members, which was one of its most requested features.<p>Pretty much anyone in a family has experienced fighting over a shared account that stops playing music when someone else starts listening elsewhere, so the company is …

Apple Q4 2014 earnings: revenue surges on huge iPhone 6 sales

New phone means new money for Apple — lots of it<p>Apple, once the darling of Wall Street with a ballooning stock price, has disappointed investors in recent quarters with slowdown on its growth. But this quarter, it surprised with a blowout, posting earnings of $8.5 billion on revenue of $42.1 …

Apple releases Bash security flaw patch for OS X

Apple just released updates to squelch the bash UNIX shell exploit. The updates close a security hole that allowed hackers to remotely take over a computer using SSH (Secure Shell, a networking protocol).<p>The exploit does require that a computer be available on the internet (like a web server) so …

Bug in iOS 8's 'Reset All Settings' Option Also Erases iCloud Drive Documents

It appears that there may be a serious bug with the "Reset All Settings" option in iOS 8, causing users who activate the feature to lose all of their iWork documents stored in iCloud Drive. According to multiple posters on the <i>MacRumors</i> forums, using the "Reset All Settings" option under General --> …