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Drafts iOS widget to be removed as Apple decides Notification Center buttons apparently now off limits

It seems Apple has ordered yet another developer to make changes to his app’s Notification Center widget even after it was approved for sale and adopted by countless users. Previously the company’s indecisiveness on the purpose of widgets led to an app called Launcher being pulled from sale, and a …

Second Bite: Can Apple clear its name in the ebooks drama?

When Apple goes before a federal appeals court on Dec. 15, trying to overturn the ebooks price-fixing judgment the Justice Department won against it …

August’s Smart Lock Goes On Sale Online And At Apple Retail Stores For $250

After more than a year since it was first announced, the August Smart Lock is finally going on sale. The device will be shipping to pre-order customers and will also be available for purchase on the August website and in Apple retail locations for $249.99.<p>The home automation company was founded by …

Apple Is Bringing Back the Beloved Camera Roll with iOS 8.1

Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. And apparently, Apple also giveth back.<p>At Apple’s Town Hall event today, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering said the company will restore the Camera Roll to its Photos app as part of the updates to iOS 8.1.<p>“We are bring back …

Here's How Apple's Newest iPads Compare To Their Biggest Competitors

Apple just unveiled two new tablets, the iPad Air 2 and third-generation iPad Mini.<p>Both tablets are very similar to their predecessors but come with some internal improvements. Not to mention that both tablets come with Touch ID in the home button, just like Apple's newer iPhones.<p>Here's a look at …

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iCloud.com Photos app said to be coming next week alongside iOS 8.1

Earlier this month Apple published some support documents that referred to an iCloud.com-based Photos web app for managing a photo library. It was discovered that when the URL for the app was entered into the beta version of the iCloud site, it produced an error message rather than simply …

The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display – MacStories

At Apple's media event yesterday, Apple unveiled a new high-end iMac that includes a Retina 5K display. Starting at US$2499 it includes the 5K display with a resolution of 5120x2880, a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive and an AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor …

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Here's How Apple Pay Could Get You To Spend More

The launch is a huge win for 220,000 participating retailers because it's likely Apple Pay will get shoppers to spend more money, writes Kyle Stock at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>"Researchers have long found that shoppers spend more the further they get from handling actual currency and tend to better …

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Apple's new iPads can jump across LTE from Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and EE

After years of rumors that Apple would introduce its own type of SIM card, it appears to have snuck the tech into today's new iPad announcement (there's a history here, the original iPad introduced the Micro SIM). The Apple website says LTE-equipped models of its new tablets (sold in the US and UK) …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

Capture 360-degree videos with this surveillance blazer

If Google Glass and lifelogging cameras aren't enough to make you feel safe, then maybe what you really need is a surveillance blazer. See, nothing can get past the camera-dotted jacket above -- not when it can capture 360 videos of your environment <i>and</i> instantly upload it to the internet with the …

Unfortunately, no clever gadget can keep you entirely safe online

Since the revelations last year of widespread snooping into personal communications by US spying authorities, Silicon Valley has seen a wave of privacy-focused startups. Many of these companies have used Tor, the open-source network that allows users to browse the web anonymously by encrypting the …

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6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Oyster Brings Its Netflix For Books To Android

New York-based startup Oyster just released its reading app for Android devices — the app works on both phones and tablets, such as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.<p>As a reminder, Oyster is an unlimited subscription service for ebooks. For $9.95 a month, you get access to more than 500,000 books on your …

Oyster, the 'Netflix for books,' has finally arrived on Android

The popular service brings its buffet-style e-book subscription to more devices.<p>The popular book-subscription service Oyster has finally arrived on Android devices, Amazon's Kindle Fire, and the Barnes & Noble Nook HD.<p>Launching today, the Android iteration of " the Netflix for books" sports a new, …

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Computers Teach Themselves to Play Pac-Man

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iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Limited to 5.5" Model as LG Struggles with iWatch Display Power Draw?

With conflicting opinions about whether Apple and partner GT Advanced Technologies will have enough sapphire crystal production ramped up for both rumored iPhone 6 models and the iWatch, Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> is now weighing in [Google Translate, via <i>G 4 Games</i>] with its own claims that only …

'Parallels Access' Brings Remote Desktop Access to iPhone

Parallels has updated its <i>Parallels Access</i> app, which allows iPad users access their Mac or Windows desktops on their tablets, with iPhone support, allowing iPhone users to also access their desktops on the go.<p>“Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we …

Amazon’s Top-Secret Gadget Lab Is Building Plenty, But A Thinner Kindle Could Be The Coolest

Amazon is apparently working away on a lot more besides the upcoming smartphone with the 3D interface at its Lab126 hardware R&D facility. A new Businessweek profile details some of the work that went into creating the new smartphone, as well as a few other efforts, including a speech-controlled …

Apple Offers Discounts on Hachette Pre-Orders Amid Publisher's Dispute With Amazon

Apple is offering discounts on several popular e-books from Hachette Book Group, the publisher currently embroiled in a dispute with Amazon. As noted by <i>Re/code</i>, Apple is promoting a sale on several Hachette titles under a "Popular Pre-Orders: $9.99 or Less" section in the book section of the iTunes …

'US Only': 2 Words That Make Most Early Adopters' Blood Boil

There are two words that strike fear into the heart of most* early adopters around the world: ‘US only.’<p>Yes, there’s nothing we hate more than to read about a cool new app or gadget only to discover that it’s only available in the USA. Seriously, it’s infuriating. <i>*Since most people in the world</i> …

Apple promoting Hachette pre-orders via iBooks as Amazon continues dispute with publisher

As you may already know, Amazon and Hachette Book Group have been disputing over profit-sharing which has resulted into changes in how Amazon handles book inventory, pre-order sales, and listings.<p>Re/code points out that Apple has a timely sale being promoted in the iBooks store, however, which is …

Fantastic Dinosaurs HD app review: a fabulous educational experience

Introduction<p>It seems that kids are just naturally interested in dinosaurs and everything related to them. Why not encourage that interest in learning …

Top iPad apps on sale

Find daily discounts on top iPad apps here as we scan the store to select only the best apps with super savings on their normal price. Sign up to our …

The best iPhone apps for bodybuilding

Did you know your iPhone can be one of your most important tools for bodybuilding? If you're looking to plan your diet, track workouts and macros, …

Millions Flock to Telegram Messaging App After WhatsApp Outage

Telegram, a messaging app that emphasizes privacy and security, added millions of new users Sunday, following WhatsApp's biggest outage in years.<p>The …

The Monster and the Cat HD app review: an interactive story book with multiple endings

Introduction<p>Interactive children’s books in the App Store are getting more and more popular, and all these books are finding new ways to try and …

Microsoft’s Aggressive Platform Push

Microsoft recently announced a number of changes to its Windows 8.x and Windows Phone platforms that underscore it is doubling down on Windows.<p>Breaking Friday was the news that Microsoft will lower the per-device cost to OEMs to ship Windows 8.x on less expensive devices. Bloomberg’s Dina Bass …