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Get iOS 9 Picture-In-Picture Video Mode On Mac OS X, Here's How

Apple undeniably introduced a number of great features when it launched iOS 9 for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices across the world. Advanced …

On Apple’s Insurmountable Platform Advantage

Since the iPhone 6s was released last month anyone who has used the device says it feels like magic. Apple – as a platform company – is so far above …

Steve Ballmer

iOS 9 tips: Apple makes it easier than ever to request a desktop site in Safari

Tips<p>Users beta testing iOS 9 can access a new, somewhat hidden feature in the mobile Safari browser, making it easier than ever to request the …

Why Apple’s Beats 1 radio station is great, and you should tune in

So far, Beats 1 has been absolutely great. I’m a fan, and it’s been less than 24 hours!<p>Apple’s new global, 24/7 radio station is everything I hoped for — a discovery-oriented platform showcasing what’s new and what’s good. Of all the features of Apple’s big update to its Music services, Beats 1 is …

Music Industry

Apple is about to take over the music market, and it can't be stopped

<b>Apple Music will inevitably become huge.</b><p>It will grow thanks to a few factors:<p><b>First, subscription music services are the future</b>. This trend will benefit Apple Music along with its competitors.<p>I only recently came to appreciate these services (which offer recommendations within a vast music library …

Music Industry

iOS 9 allows users to temporarily delete apps to free up space for software updates

A new iOS 9 feature added in beta 1 was only discovered when users attempted to update to beta 2 earlier today. This new feature will allow the operating system to intelligently delete applications if you don’t have enough free space to perform a software update. Once the update is complete, the …

iOS

Apple becomes Promoter Member of Bluetooth Special Interest Group, gaining more influence over the technology

Earlier in the year, the Bluetooth SIG appointed an Apple employee as secretary of the board. The two institutions are developing their relationship further today with the announcement that Apple is now a Promoter Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. This is the highest level with the …

Internet of Things

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

Apps

How to add scroll gestures to your Mac's Dock

Make your Dock easier to use by adding scroll gestures to your trackpad or Magic Mouse<p>If you're using any Mac laptop, or a desktop Mac equipped with …

iOS

Understanding Apple and privacy

A lot of people are getting a lot of things wrong about Apple's stance on privacy and security, and what it means for the future.<p>This debate isn't …

Tim Cook Speaks on Privacy, Encryption, and Guarding Customer Information

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke remotely at the Information Center’s Champions of Freedom event in Washington on Monday, where he talked about privacy, …

How to add spaces to your Mac's Dock using Terminal

Want to better separate the apps within your Dock? Try adding a space to break them up.<p>I've set up spaces to separate the apps I use: My Internet …

How to calibrate Apple Watch for accurate Workout and Activity tracking

I recently listed seven cool things your Apple Watch is able to do on its own, without its connected iPhone, among them tracking your activity and …

Designing for Android: an iOS developer’s perspective

As an iOS developer, I’m frequently asked, “When are you going to do an Android version?” Like it is just a matter of time.<p>But the truth is, we’ll probably never support Android. While there are sound business rationales for this, my motives are rooted in design philosophy.<p>The commercial and …

Matched

Why Apple is obsessed with gold: It's all about Asia

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook often promotes the company’s green initiatives and socially progressive policies, but if look at what the company is putting in …

What The Apple Watch Could Be

What is the Apple Watch? The simple answer is Apple’s first smartwatch. In fact Apple calls it its “most personal device ever”. But early reviewers have wrestled with the <i>raison d’être</i> of the Apple Watch.<p>“Do you want another tiny computer in your life that you have to worry about and charge every …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

16 awesome accessories for your new Apple Watch

Here comes the Apple Watch accessory parade<p>So, you just preordered your first Apple Watch. Now what? You’ll need some accessories for it, of course! …

Apple Watch Bliss, but Only After a Steep Learning Curve

Why Apple is the Toyota of hi-tech

As Apple’s new smartwatch shows, very few rival companies can make such complex products in huge volumes<p>Three weeks from now, a strange phenomenon may be observed on British high streets and in upmarket shopping arcades. Long lines of youngish people will form orderly queues in the vicinity of a …

Smartwatches

How App Store optimization can harm indie developers

I followed the advice of an App Store optimization expert last year in an attempt to promote my iPhone app. Big mistake. It felt wrong at the time, and it did more harm than good. Now I’ve learned to trust my gut instincts instead.<p>Marketing gurus and snake oil salesmen have been selling search …

Apps

Secret Apple Watch controls: How to use the Digital Crown and side button!

For a tiny device, the Apple Watch has a lot you can do with buttons, gestures, and taps.<p>In some ways, the iPhone X takes after the Apple Watch's …

What else can Apple do?

With a market capitalization of $751 billion (and possibly a trillion in a few years), Apple attracts attention every time it launches something… …

Opinion: Don’t hold your breath for real Nintendo games on your iPhone or iPad

My feelings for Nintendo are complicated. I’ve loved its games ever since the original Donkey Kong, owned every Nintendo console (including the Virtual Boy), and recommended the Wii U as the best game console for families and kids. But if I was mildly displeased with Nintendo as a company during …

Retrogaming

15 Shortcuts You Can Do With Apple's New Trackpad

Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pros have a new Force Touch trackpad that adds pressure sensitivity. With that comes all kinds of new gestures and …

How Apple spun success out of its every failure

Anyone who’s followed Apple for a long time knows the company has not always been the kind of world-beating success it is today. An entire book could be written about Apple’s failures over the years — and there are the doomsday predictions to prove it.<p>But Apple has succeeded in taking those …

Spun

New book explores personal evolution of Steve Jobs, features interviews with Jony Ive, Tim Cook

Becoming Steve Jobs is a new book coming later this month that explores how Steve Jobs became one of the leading figures in technology and business …

Switch to iPhone: For better apps

When people switch from Android to iPhone, one of the reasons they cite the most is — quality of apps.<p>That's just why there's never been a better …