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Angela Ahrendts attends Apple Store grand opening at World Trade Center in New York City

Exclusive<p>Just a few weeks after opening its first retail store in Brooklyn, Apple debuted its ninth store in New York City on Tuesday, with the new …

Review: TarDisk Pear increases your MacBook’s storage in one-click with an SD card fusion drive

Adding extra storage to a MacBook using an SD card is easy, but it works like a thumb drive or external hard drive and not like your permanent, built-in storage. That means you’ll have to manually manage the storage, dragging files to and from the drive. But TarDisk Pear lets you add extra flash …

Force Touch features in iMovie illustrate the power of ‘bumpy pixels,’ says haptics pioneer

Haptic feedback features found in a recent iMovie update illustrate the power of Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad to provide feedback, not just as an input device, says one of the pioneers of the technology.<p>Freelance film editor Alex Gollner first noticed Apple was using the trackpad to provide …

MacBook Pro

‘Hey Siri’ in iOS 8.3 allows for automatic speakerphone calls

Apple has made a small, but helpful, change in the way that iOS 8.3 can make phone calls via Siri. With the launch of iOS 8.0 last fall, Apple added a feature to Siri that allows users to activate the service hands-free by saying the phrase “Hey Siri” if the phone is plugged into power. However, if …

Beta Testing

How to unlock the Apple Watch Activity app on iOS 8.2, no jailbreak required

A few days ago, we showed you a detailed walkthrough video of iOS 8.2’s Activity App. Today, we’ll show you how you can go hands-on with this brand …

Apple Watch

Get ready for used Apple Watch trade-ins

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Apple Watch is how well its value will stand the test of time. Will Apple offer some sort of upgrade program for the opulent 10K Edition model? Will the tech-laden timepiece on your wrist be obsolete in two years?<p>Gazelle is banking on there being a …

Apple Watch

Siri and App Store will make Apple TV a game-changer

A new Apple TV set-top box is set to arrive this summer at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, according to a new report citing sources familiar with the situation.<p>The upgrade would represent a much-needed “significant overhaul” of the device, letting it go far beyond Apple’s current TV …

Smart TV

We want Mario, Link and Pokemon on our iPhones

Hell just froze over.<p>Nintendo has finally given in to the fact that smartphones have dealt its handheld gaming business a huge blow; the only way they’re going to stay relevant is to release their immensely popular gaming characters and game franchises onto the devices we all have in our …

Retrogaming