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Sony's pulled PS Vita ad is embarrassing for everyone

The Remote Play feature the PS4 shares with the PS Vita and Xperia Z series smartphones is a fun, if imperfect, little addition to the hardware's capabilities, especially when your TV needs some freeing up. We're glad it exists. But one of Sony's latest ads playing up the feature misses the mark by …

Not the upgrade we were hoping for: The 2014 Mac Mini reviewed

Removed features and Intel's convoluted CPU lineup make the Mini less versatile.<p>Mid-tier 2014 Mac mini, as reviewed<p>OS<p>OS X 10.10.0<p>CPU<p>Dual-core 2.6GHz …

A visual tour of OS X Yosemite’s changes

Yosemite's new look is finalized. Here's how it stacks up to Mavericks.<p>John Siracusa's gigantic review of OS X Yosemite tells you everything you need …

Swift 101: Demystifying Swift's Initializers (Part 1)

<i>Now that Apple has officially released Xcode 6 and the NDA has been lifted, it's time to dive deeper into Swift—Apple's new language for building iOS apps. Learning how to properly use initializers in Swift can be daunting at first. Swift's requirement that all stored properties in a class are</i> …

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus drop and drown test results are in

As of this writing, millions of people are likely already fretting over their new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, picking out all manner of clunky cases to protect their new investment. But at least a handful of folks out there are torturing Apple's latest and greatest instead.<p>After much waiting, …

Where to buy the last iPod classics as Apple stops online sales

Now that the iPod classic, the last of Apple’s legacy clickwheel iPods, is no longer for sale from Apple, this might be your last chance to get your hands on the device. While you can’t get one from Apple, there are still a few spots to purchase remaining stock:<p><b>Walmart:</b><p><b>$239 160GB (Black)</b> <b></b><b>$249 160GB</b> …

iPhone 6 ads: Fallon, Timberlake, tittering

I have spent the last 24 hours picking up random objects, in order to get an advance feel of which size iPhone 6 to get.<p>Will the Plus feel like a slice of toast held sideways? Will the mere 4.7-inch version feel like my iPhone 5 is stretching and yawning?<p>You might, however, have been lucky enough …

Is the Apple Watch a game changer?

The long-anticipated Apple smartwatch became a reality this week when the tech giant unveiled its entry into the growing wearable-tech field.<p>The Apple Watch, which comes in three styles and two sizes with multiple options for colors and wristbands, was expected to energize a market that's been slow …

iOS apps to get first Swift push into a new era

Get ready for the first round of iOS apps built on Swift, the new coding language from Apple that's intended to make apps faster and more stable.<p>Apple said Tuesday that Swift version 1.0 has gone "gold master", a milestone that means developers can start submitting their iOS apps using it to the …

With new smartwatch, Apple buys itself some time

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple may have shown rivals its hand by unveiling its first smartwatch months before it hits the market. But it also made sure consumers had a reason to wait for its launch.<p>By announcing its first-ever smartwatch more than a quarter before it's available for purchase, Apple …

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Samsung Asks NYC Street-Goers to Compare Galaxy Tab S and iPad Air in New Ad

Samsung has debuted a new video on its YouTube channel comparing its new Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air on the streets of New York City. As first spotted by <i>iGeneration</i> (Google Translate), the video involves a host asking street-goers to use the Galaxy Tab S, highlighting the tablet's display, weight, …

Is Apple’s CloudKit open and flexible enough for the enterprise?

At this year’s WWDC, Apple made a big announcement: the introduction of its new CloudKit developer framework. The word “new” might be misleading — this isn’t Apple’s first foray into cloud application programming interfaces (APIs). The API set for iCloud was previously available to developers, …