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Birth of the iPhone: How Apple turned clunky prototypes into a truly magical device

The world had never seen anything like the iPhone when Apple launched the device on June 29, 2007. But the touchscreen device that blew everyone’s minds immediately didn’t come about so easily.<p>The iPhone was the result of years of arduous work by Apple’s industrial designers. They labored over a …

Product Design

Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression is more affordable than ever with the Seaboard Block MIDI …

How to deal with iPhone calendar spam

You may have noticed a handful of suspicious push notifications on your iPhone over the weekend -- calendar invites for deals and sales from users with obviously real names like "kcmgweqeq" and "nfbtz."<p>These invites are exactly what they look like: spam! Your iCloud calendar app is set up to …

Apps

Why Apple Inc. Didnt Include OLED Displays on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Image source: Apple.<p>With this year's iPhones, <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) made a number of enhancements to the displays -- a critical part of the user experience -- relative to last year's models. The new displays support the much wider DCI-P3 color gamut for better color saturation and are substantially …

12 beautiful apps that just won Apple design awards

Apple is all about style, so to win a design award from the company is a pretty big deal indeed. A total of 12 Apple Design Award winners were …

Here's why the iPhone always wins

AP<p>It wasn't a good day for the iPhone.<p>In its earnings report for last quarter, Apple said it expects iPhone sales to slow down this year. It'll be …

Tim Cook says new Apple TV coming next week, reveals 6.5m paying Apple Music subscribers

As expected, Tim Cook today took the stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference for an interview. During his time on stage, Cook discussed a variety of topics, ranging from iPhone to Apple Watch and to Apple Music. The main points are below:<p>New Apple TV available next Monday, Oct. 26, …

Apple releases iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch — here’s a full walkthrough of all the new features

After a few months in beta, Apple has today released iOS 9 to the world for everyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Download the update from Settings on your iOS device, then tap ‘General’ and select ‘Software Update’. The required free space for installing iOS 9 is a lot lower than iOS 8, at …

Apple releases iOS 8.4 with Apple Music, Beats 1, and all-new Music app

As promised, Apple has just released the iOS 8.4 software update featuring an all-new Music app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to the public after testing with developers since mid-April. While it includes smaller changes throughout, the update primarily delivers an overhauled Music app with <b>Apple</b> …

How to turn a great idea into an iPhone app

You get an idea for the next great app. Move over, Snapchat. Move over, Twitter. Move over, Instagram. This is going to be a big deal.<p>But there's one thing you don't know. How to get it from your head into the App Store, onto the 700 million iPhones Apple has sold, and onwards towards glory, fame, …

If operating systems were books, then the Macbook (and OS X in general) is the mystery genre, with Steve Jobs the Sir Conan Doyle, Sherlock and …

Personal Computers

How to watch today’s Apple WWDC event live

Apple will likely reveal new operating systems for the iPhone and Mac, a new music streaming service, and a new app developers kit for the Apple Watch today at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in California. Here’s how to tune in:<p>The event is scheduled to begin at 10am Pacific time, 1pm …

Apple

Pixelmator's photo-editing app is coming to the iPhone

After testing the waters on Mac and iPad successfully, Pixelmator is now bringing its highly rated image editor to Apple's iPhone. Finally. Most notably, the application will feature new editing elements to assist while you're on the go, including a distort tool that lets you warp a photo to your …

Duet Apple Watch Dock (video)

A new Apple Watch dock has launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this week called the Duet, which is aiming to raise $25,000 during …

Apple Watch

Video: iOS 9 concept reimagines one of the iPhone’s most important features

Apple will undoubtedly show off the future of iOS at WWDC in June, but until iOS 9 is unveiled in all its glory, creative designers will likely …

Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6 face off in performance tests – and the results may shock you

Pitting a brand new octa-core monster of a flagship Android phone with 3GB of RAM against a dual-core iPhone with 1GB of RAM doesn’t seem like it …

How to Set Up and Use Apple's New Photos App in OS X Yosemite

Last week, Apple released an update to Yosemite that includes a new Photos app . This app is a working replacement for iPhoto, and does much better …

These 30 essential iPhone 6 tricks and tips will help you master it

Life is hard enough without having to factor in modern technology. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were two of the most lauded and intuitive smartphones to …

Don’t be fooled: The new Retina MacBook is more than just benchmarks

The Retina MacBook went through its first benchmark test and some people are already freaking out about it after finding out the extremely thin and …

Apple's iPad turns 5: a brief history

All eyes may be on the Apple Watch, but it's worth remembering the first iPad went on sale five years ago today in the US, and changed the tablet market forever<p>"iPad," Steve Jobs said, as he held the tablet aloft on stage in California, "is our most advanced technology in a magical and …

Turn your iPhone 6 into a Game Boy with this April Fools prank that turned into a real product

When Hyperkin first teased the design for the device on Reddit, most thought it was an April Fools' Day prank — and it was — but Hyperkin has since decided to create and sell the device, and it's calling it the "Smart Boy."<p>The Smart Boy will allow people to insert their iPhone 6 into the device, …

Pushbullet brings your Mac and iOS devices even closer

There’s no doubt that technology like iOS 8’s Continuity feature make it easier to transfer work between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. However, nothing about Apple’s creation comes close to matching the sheer, unadulterated excellence that is Pushbullet.<p>Coming freshly off a $1.5 million dose of …

Apps

Collapsible 'TextBlade' Keyboard for iOS Devices Uses Just Eight Smart MultiTouch Keys

WayTools today debuted the TextBlade, a compact, collapsible keyboard that's just a third of the size of an iPhone. Instead of using traditional keyboard layout, it uses "next-gen key switch technology" to allow users to type using just eight large smart keys that represent the entire …

Despite lawsuit, Apple's iOS 8 storage is actually far more efficient than Google's Android, Samsung's Galaxy, Microsoft Windows

Editorial<p>There's something about Apple that makes people lose their minds, particularly people who are journalists. The most likely explanation is …

Mobile Devices

Kickstarter of the Week: Next Keyboard Claims to be the ‘Perfect Keyboard’ for the iPhone

- Dec 28, 2014<p>A new app, claiming to be the “perfect keyboard” for the iPhone, has already more than tripled its Kickstarter funding goal with 27 …

Pro tip: Troubleshooting 8 known iOS 8 issues

Jesus Vigo reviews eight documented issues affecting iOS 8 and offers troubleshooting tips to work through them.<p>iOS 8 has arguably been both a …

Batteries

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new …

20 iPad Apps That Will Make Your Android Friends Jealous

We've collected the best iPad-only apps that aren't available on Android tablets, and there's a little bit of everything.<p>From apps like "Workflow that increase your productivity to some exciting games with cutting-edge graphics, you're bound to find something you'll like.

Gartner: iPhone sees growth while Samsung continues to slow, Apple to have record Q4

Gartner today published its third quarter numbers, showing overall growth in the smartphone market and a strong quarter for Apple. Mobile devices overall saw as many as 456 million sold with smartphones taking a 301 million slice of that pie, which comes out to a solid 66% (up 20% from last year). …

One of the best Yosemite features is now available on even older Macs

Even though Apple’s 2014 OS X update is compatible with many Mac models, including older machines dating back to 2007, not all the new features …