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Tripmode for Mac frees you from mobile data nightmares

Mobile hotspots can be a lifesaver when you’re traveling and don’t have access to Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, they’re not always the fastest connections, especially once you have a bunch of apps loaded up.<p>TripMode is a minimalist solution for OS X that limits what apps can actually access the Web to make …

Microsoft brings Halo spinoffs to iPhone, iPad, and Windows

Microsoft is bringing its <i>Halo</i> spinoffs to iOS for the first time today. Both the new <i>Halo: Spartan Strike</i> and the existing <i>Halo: Spartan Assault</i> are now available from Apple’s App Store, priced at $5.99 each or $9.99 as a bundle. Microsoft had originally planned to launch <i>Spartan Strike</i> exclusively on …

The best Apple Watch headphones and earphones

Up until now, Bluetooth wireless audio was purely optional for Apple’s devices: every iPad, iPhone, and iPod has shipped with a 3.5mm audio port to connect with wired earbuds and headphones. The Apple Watch is different: it’s Apple’s first fully wireless device, with no user-accessible ports to …

Apple approaches artists to sign exclusive Beats streaming deals

Apple has approached over a dozen high-flying musicians in an attempt to sign them up to exclusive Beats streaming deals.<p>Over a dozen music artists …

InstaMed Delivers Apple Pay to Healthcare

PHILADELPHIA & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InstaMed, the leading Healthcare Payments Network, announced today that Apple Pay, a new …

18 more Apple Watch health and medical apps set to launch

WebMD's Apple Watch app<p>The Apple Watch is set to launch in just a few days. And in the past few weeks, a number of health and wellness-focused …

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9 new Apple technologies for WWDC 2015

Apple watchers know we’ve come a long way since 2014, which means developers at WWDC 2015 on June 8-12 will get to explore a host of new technologies …

Apple Watch apps to know before the watch arrives

—Twitter<p>The Twitter app on the Apple Watch allows you to see your Twitter feed directly on your wrist, get a gentle tap when new tweets are posted, …

The security of smartphone payments

THE Apple Watch has been available to order for less than a week, but by some estimates one million have already been sold. Technophiles are watching …

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How to Change the Default Apple Pay Credit Card on iPhone

Apple Pay will default to using the first credit card or credit card added to an iPhone for purchases, even if you have added multiple cards. Your …

Watch Quest aims to be the first real game for Apple Watch

There have been some Apple Watch games announced — mostly simple affairs, like Nimblebit’s upcoming <i>Letterpad</i> — but nothing truly epic.<p>WayForward Technologies, the veteran developer behind <i>Ducktales Remasters</i>, wants to change that. They’ve just announced that their latest adventure game, <i>Watch Quest</i>, …

Global Apple Watch Orders Surpass 2.3 Million Units Mark

A new report coming out of KGI’s usually reliable Ming-Chi Kuo has Apple selling approximately 2.3 million Apple Watch pre-orders. Existing reports …

IFTTT’s excellent Do apps are coming to the Apple Watch

IFTTT’s already dead simple Do collection of apps is about to get even better: two of the apps have just been supercharged with Apple Watch support, allowing you to run an IFTTT recipe on your watch face with just a single tap.<p>IFTTT, the excellent web automation service that can be used to link …

Win An Apple Watch With Geeky Gadgets Deals

Geeky Gadgets have teamed up with our partners from Stack Commerce and are giving away an <b>Apple Watch up to the value of $750</b>.<p>The Apple Watch comes …

Playing the waiting game with the new MacBook

Apple's showcasing the MacBook at its retail stores, but you can't just walk into an Apple Store (or anywhere else Macs are sold) and walk out with …

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How to hack the new MacBook’s power chime onto the MacBook Air and Pro

You know how the iPhone and iPad plays a little chime when you plug it in? The new MacBook also does that. But sadly, the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro remain completely silent when they connect to juice — which can make it hard to tell when you’ve accidentally knocked the MagSafe loose.<p>If you’ve got …

No, Apple isn’t ditching retail store product launches

After Steve Jobs, the original Mac, and the iPhone, launch day queues have to be one of the most recognisably Apple phenomenons of them all: something which speaks not only to the crazy number of sales Apple makes, but also to the devotion of its fanbase.<p>Recently it looked as if Angela Ahrendts was …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free download right now

If you’re on the hunt for solid paid iPhone and iPad that have gone on sale for free, you’ve come to the right place. Today’s list includes seven …

Apple Confirms Sport Bands Include Three Pieces to Adjust Size

Apple has quietly updated the Apple Online Store to list that the Apple Watch Sport ships with one fluoroelastomer band that includes three pieces to make either a Small/Medium (S/M) or Medium/Large (M/L) strap.<p>The updated "what's in the box" section confirms a <i>TechCrunch</i> report from last week that, …

Next-Generation iPhones Could Adopt 7000 Series Aluminum Used in Apple Watch Sport

Apple's next-generation iPhones could adopt 7000 Series aluminum used for the Apple Watch Sport, according to Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i>. The so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" would likely use Apple's custom Series 7000 aluminum alloy, which is designed to be 60% stronger than most …

Apple Watches won’t be available to buy in-store until June at earliest

If you missed out on placing a preorder for an Apple Watch because you thought you’d be able to wait until April 24 and then buy one from your local Apple Store, prepare to be disappointed.<p>That’s because — according to a new memo sent to Apple Store employees by retail chief Angela Ahrendts — no …

Apple just bought a forest 2.5 times the size of Manhattan

When you’re the richest company in the world you can afford to do crazy things: build a spaceship campus, start secret electric car projects, or buy an entire forest.<p>Apple announced today that it’s buying up 36,000 acres of private forest land that will be sustainably harvested and used for its …

Apple’s Android trade-in program is fantastic… as long as you hate money

Do you hate money? If the answer is yes then by all means, use Apple’s new in-house smartphone trade-in program when upgrading from an old Android …

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Have you ordered your Apple Watch yet? Better buy a snap-on cover for it. - The Gadgeteer

Most of the Apple Watch accessories I’ve seen to now have been charging stands, backup batteries, and even pads to lay the Watch on while you’re not …

Mac App Store Bids Adieu to iPhoto and Aperture

It’s the end of an era. Apple has removed both iPhoto and Aperture from the Mac App Store.<p>With the release of OS X 10.10.3, Apple’s new Photos app — designed to replace both iPhoto and Aperture for managing photos and videos on the Mac — became available to all Yosemite users.<p>We all knew the time …

Apple Watch a hit on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

CHICAGO — It didn’t matter that Mel Torgusen had already ordered her Apple Watch at 2 a.m.<p>She still had to be at the Apple Store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile at 10 sharp — just to touch one.<p>“Ever since the announcement, I’ve been counting down the days,” said Torgusen, standing at one of a dozen …

How an in-store Apple Watch demo will make you a believer

SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of people, I took the midnight plunge and bought an Apple Watch before I’d even tried it on.<p>But today, I got to see the device I bought last night. I went down to the flagship Apple Store in San Francisco and tried on a range of watches.<p>I wish I’d done this before, …

Tim Cook flashes his custom Apple Watch at Palo Alto store

Tim Cook was spotted at the Apple Store in Palo Alto this morning, greeting customers who had come in to get a first look at the Apple Watch.<p>The Apple CEO said he was impressed with the enthusiasm behind Apple Watch, stating “customers have been giving us great feedback and orders have been great, …

Apple Watch hands-on and first impressions (Video)

Apple Watch is finally available to preorder, but if you missed the mark at 12:01 a.m. you might be waiting quite a while to get your hands on one. Luckily, Apple is providing try-on appointments that will allow you to get a taste of the experience and feel one out for yourself. Recently, we took …