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The future of iPad

At that time, netbooks had a strong market presence. Apple was pressured to respond but the company was loath to embrace the chintzy plastic, slow …

Apple

Yet again, a federally mandated safety technology might have prevented a major train disaster

Tuesday night's derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional 188 has claimed at least seven lives, injuring dozens more. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has now taken over the investigation — which could last weeks, or months — but <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is already reporting that the …

Trains

Photographer Both Praised and Criticized for Ending Unlawful Search in 7 Seconds

For more than a decade, Brooklyn-based professional photographer Shawn Thomas has been an outspoken activist for photographers’ rights to photograph …

Michael Fassbender responds to doubts that he can play Steve Jobs

It’s no secret that Michael Fassbender — the actor probably best-known for playing Magneto in <i>X-Men: First Class</i> and <i>Days of Future Past</i> — wasn’t writer Aaron Sorkin’s first choice for the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic.<p>But in a new interview, Fassbender says the screenwriter’s early lack …

How To Save an Email as a Draft in the Mail App

Writing and sending Emails from your iPhone or iPad is a quick and simple way to keep up with your correspondence while on the go. But sometimes you need to finish what you've started at another time.<p>Say you’ve opened the Mail app, clicked on the compose icon in the bottom right corner, and started …

How-To: Clean your iOS device with free downloads, recovering lost space

When Apple was designing the Mac app iDVD, then-CEO Steve Jobs directed his development team to build a dead-simple DVD-burning application: instead of a mess of options and windows, Jobs wanted one window with one button marked “Burn,” which would be pressed once the desired video file was …

Apps

Charming Newborn Photos Taken with Dad are Created Without Photoshop

Polish parents Ania Waluda and Michal Zawer are both photographers. So, when it came to newborn photos of their daughter Emilia, they decided to get creative. They captured these whimsical images featuring Zawer and his little girl, and it appears as though she's magically floating in mid-air. This …

How Apple Watch uses green light to take your pulse

Apple Watch promises to be the most personal device you’ve ever strapped on by keeping track of everything from your movement to your heart rate, 24 hours a day.<p>Mixing high tech with high fashion can be tricky, but in a new support document, Apple details how it uses what’s known as …

Apple Watch

Jony Ive on Apple Watch alchemy and working with robots

Apple Watch might be the most controversial product Cupertino’s ever launched, but according to Jony Ive, Apple’s been on this path since the Jobs and Woz founded the company.<p>The Apple design boss and Marc Newson opened the inaugural Condé Nast International Luxury Conference today in Florence, …

Jony Ive

Apple highlights latest efforts ‘to leave the world better than we found it’

Apple is leading the charge in environmental responsibility, and it’s only just getting started.<p>That’s the message from the company’s 2015 progress report, which details all the ways Apple is striving “to leave the world better than we found it.”<p>100 percent of the company’s U.S. operations and 87 …

Flashlight and other awesome Mac and iOS app updates you might have missed last week

How to create entirely separate photo libraries in Photos

One of the cooler hidden features of Photos (and iPhoto before it) is the ability to create more than one photo library. You can make one for your home photos, work photos, photos from a different camera, or those racy photos you don’t want the kids tripping over.<p>It’s pretty simple, but not totally …

Libraries

Noiseless brings powerful noise reduction to images on your Mac

<b>Macphun Launches Powerful, New, Noise Reduction App, N​oiseless</b><p><i>Advanced algorithms, elegant design, fast, one­click noise reduction pre­sets and</i> …

Tutorials

Apple Confirms Retina MacBook Build-to-Order Pricing for 1.3 GHz Processor

Apple this morning released full pricing information for the Retina MacBook to reseller partners such as Expercom, confirming prices of the new 12-inch MacBook for customers who plan to opt for beefed-up processors in the checkout process when the device launches this Friday, April 10.<p>As stated …

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I made a bold move from iPhone to Android, and I completely regret it

Apple has ruled my personal technological world for years. My first smartphone was an iPhone 3G back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Around that time I also got my first MacBook, one of those white plastic beauties. Both devices blew my mind at the time.<p>I remember endless conversations with a …

JEB BUSH: Net neutrality is 'one of the craziest ideas I've ever heard'

"The idea of regulating access to the internet with a 1934 law is one of the craziest ideas I've ever heard," Bush said.<p>Bush is referring to the Communications Act of 1934, which regulated "interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as …

Apple's Oscar Ad Shot Entirely on an iPad

Apple debuted a new iPad ad to air during tonight's Oscar's. Apple highlights the new ad on their website which features students at Los Angeles County High School, using the iPad to write, produce, shoot, score, and edit films. It features a voiceover from Martin Scorsese and is called "Make a …

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

This was the thing that made Steve Jobs so great

One of the few men who could call himself Steve Jobs' boss, former Apple CEO John Sculley, talks about why in his new book, "Moonshot."<p>"Steve was not an engineer — he just saw different things that people were working on and connected the dots between them," Sculley wrote in his new book, notes the …

Apple 'Excited' About HomeKit Partners Despite Slow Rollout

It's been more than six months since Apple first introduced HomeKit at its June 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, but HomeKit-compatible products have yet to hit store shelves and may not do so until this spring, almost a year after Apple first detailed its home automation system.<p>HomeKit's …

HomeKit

5 smartphone innovations coming in 2015

Think that brand-new smartphone in your pocket is pretty cool? In just a few short months it’ll be officially obsolete. In early 2015, the first …

A Chinese Startup Made This Gorgeous iPhone Clone That's Thinner Than Any Phone In The World

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

Samsung Gear S review: an ambitious and painfully flawed smartwatch

Samsung's wearables strategy seems to be: "Throw everything at a wall and see what sticks." In a little over 12 months, the electronics giant has launched six -- yes, <i>six</i> -- different smartwatches, each with its own unique personality. The latest is the Samsung Gear S, and its particular claim to …

US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service

It's official: the US Navy has entered the future. Vice Admiral John Miller tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport, has been using the Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf since late August. The high-tech arsenal is no threat to larger vessels, but it's …

Is the Nexus 6 camera any good? DxOMark thinks so

The Nexus 6 is making its rounds on all of the review channels this week, next up, the folks at DxOMark have put the new 13MP camera to the test. I’ll just go ahead and spoil the rest of this article right now, the Nexus 6 did quite well, landing in 6th place of all smartphones ever tested.<p>DxOMark, …

9 Weird, Hidden Design Quirks That Show Apple's Incredible Attention To Detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user, or are only useful to a relative handful of people using the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic.<p>But Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

CurrentC’s death grip on partners is starting to slip

The launch of Apple Pay was met with resistance by retailers hoping to kill the new payments solution, but after just one week of waging a war on Apple Pay, MCX is already starting to see its death grip on CurrentC supporters begin to weaken.<p>Meijer, a popular supermarket chain in the Midwest, says …

Apple Pay

Why Apple Pay Is the Most Secure Payment Platform on the Planet

When Apple Pay officially launched earlier this week with the release of iOS 8.1, many rushed to local participating retailers to be among the first …

iPad Air 2 Up to 55% Faster Than iPhone 6, Up to 68% Faster Than iPad Air

A short time ago, we highlighted a new benchmark appearing to show an iPad Air 2 device carrying an A8X chip with a triple-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM.<p>While we mentioned that the enhanced specs have led to huge performance gains compared to the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, …

Here's the phone dialer Apple should have included with OS X Yosemite

Hands down, one of the best aspects of OS X 10.10 Yosemite is the interplay it allows between Macs and iOS devices. Using your MacBook as a speakerphone for iPhone calls is a pretty cool feeling — and it really does "just work" in true Apple fashion. (SMS relay and other Continuity features can be …