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Apple posts major Logic Pro X update with new sounds, AirDrop support and more

Apple released a significant update for Logic Pro X Wednesday afternoon, bringing the popular pro audio software to version 10.1. The update includes …

This widget lets you play Minesweeper directly from Notification Center

Minesweeper Widget Edition is a new app launching in the App Store today that, as you might have guessed, brings a playable Minesweeper widget to the …

Apps

iOS 8 adoption slowing, now sits at 69 percent

The rate at which people are upgrading their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices to iOS 8 is slowing in the post-holiday season. As noted on Apple’s …

Dropbox buys Office document-editing app CloudOn, service shutting down in March

Dropbox has snapped up CloudOn, a cloud-based Microsoft Office document editing application. The company said in a blog post announcing the deal that …

Microsoft Office

Apple acquires British media analytics company Semetric ahead of Beats Music relaunch

According to The Guardian newspaper Wednesday, Apple has acquired British media analytics firm Semetric ahead of Beats Music relaunch.<p>Semetric’s …

TV shows

Apple doubles lobbying in Washington ahead of Apple Watch release

Apple has increased its lobbying presence in Washington heavily following the release of Apple Pay, and the impending release of the Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

Microsoft says Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, with a caveat

Realizing Windows has long been losing its momentum ever since that Vista train wreck in 2005, the Redmond-based software giant surprised attendees …

You can now use WhatsApp in Google Chrome, support for more browsers coming soon

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app with more than 700 million monthly active users, can now be used in a web browser. As …

Apple once again reminds developers of upcoming 64-bit app rules

Apple has issued an email to registered iOS app developers on Tuesday reminding them all iOS apps will need to include 64-bit support for the latest …

Apple shows interest in eye-tracking and advanced gaze control interfaces

Not that Apple’s patent filings are indicative of anything more than a vague direction it <i>might</i> take at <i>some</i> point in the future, but today’s patent …

Augmented Reality

How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using Mac OS X

It is now possible to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using a Mac, and this has been confirmed by iDownloadBlog. Up until this point, no Mac option existed for …

Apple.com celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Apple is celebrating Martin Luther King Day with an appropriate graphics on its homepage.<p>Furthermore, the company is encouraging its employees, who …

Black History

Check out the original 1995 Apple Watch!

Contrary to popular belief, the iPhone maker’s upcoming Apple Watch is not the first wrist-worn watch the company has created.<p>Back in 1995, two years …

Samsung's Galaxy S6 rumored to adopt touch-based fingerprint sensor akin to Touch ID

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will include a much-improved fingerprint sensor which takes cues from Apple’s Touch ID in that it …

Apple's Swift Programming Language Proving Popular With Developers

Apple's new Swift programming language is growing rapidly in popularity according to RedMonk's latest Programming Language Rankings. The analysis ranks the future popularity of programming languages based on the amount of discussion on Stack Overflow and the usage on Github.<p>As expected, the top …

Objective-C

Bowling Central teams up with your Apple TV for Wii-like bowling action

Rolocule, the veteran developers behind games like Motion Tennis and Dance Party, is back with perhaps its most ambitious title ever called Bowling …

Monument Valley devs reveal $5.8M in revenue and other interesting stats

Mobile game developers Ustwo published a blog post today revealing some interesting figures on their hit game Monument Valley. For those unfamiliar …

App Store

The million dollar jailbreak

A controversy quickly followed the release of the evasi0n7 jailbreak, when the evad3rs released it a year ago. The group of hackers responsible for …

Apple testing iOS 9 prototype builds, weblogs hint

Just as our own analytics showed a very clear spike of traffic emanating from devices running Apple’s unreleased iOS 8.1.3, now word comes that …

Dynamics theme brings awesome new dynamic wallpaper options to the iPhone

In the past I’ve wondered why Apple seems to neglect its dynamic theme options, yet every year there are new static themes available for iOS. …

Latest iOS 8.2 beta adds pairing with Apple Watch, confirms dedicated Watch app

If you need more proof the Apple Watch is launching in March as recently reported, here it is.<p>Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac just discovered that installing …

How to troubleshoot jailbreak tweak crashes with CrashReporter

Yesterday, I installed a jailbreak tweak called SafariRefresh. I’ve covered that tweak before on the blog, but after using it last night, it caused …

Apple files another patent for Kinect-like technology for Apple TV, Mac

Apple was granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday that puts new motion-sensing hardware and software to use, much like the …

BlackBerry's official Twitter account accidentally tweets from iPhone

Someone at BlackBerry made a hilarious mess up on Tuesday when plugging the new BlackBerry Classic in a tweet that was sent on an iPhone.<p>While …

Social Media

TextBlade physical multitouch keyboard collapses to just a third of iPhone size

If you’re in the market for a physical keyboard for your iOS device but can’t stand the size of existing offerings, a company called WayTools may …

Samsung makes offer to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion

Samsung has recently approached BlackBerry with an acquisition offer, reports Reuters. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the outlet says that …

BlackBerry

Burstio turns your burst photos into videos or animated GIFs

Bustio is a new app released in the App Store that will turn your burst photos into animated GIFs or videos, which you can then save to your Camera …

GIF Animations

Piracy on iOS: 60% of Monument Valley installs on iPhone and iPad not paid for

Even though this particular data point is a few days old now, I think it’s highly relevant in light of Apple’s glowing App Store stats revealed …

Flick Scroll: a promising new jailbreak tweak that could change how we scroll

The concept of <b>Flick Scroll</b> is a great one: being able to use a simple flick gesture on a scrollable view to align the page exactly where you want it. …

CES 2015: Griffin unveils reversible USB Lightning cable since Apple hasn't

With CES 2015 winding down, accessory maker Griffin has unveiled a $29.99 Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector, allowing users to plug in …

CES