Georgi Obretenov

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Get rid of iOS 10's annoying Handwriting feature in Messages

Tired of the Handwriting canvas showing up every time you rotate your phone? Read this.<p>While there's a ton of fun features in Messages on iOS 10, there's one feature that seems to draw the ire of nearly all users: the Handwriting canvas.<p>Thankfully, there's a couple of methods to hide this annoying …

App Store

Big battery could be a huge draw for iPhone 8 upgraders

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty is predicting big things for iPhone 8 sales once Apple finally unveils the device this fall.<p>In her latest research note to clients, the Wall Street analyst predicts that the edge-to-edge OLED display and longer battery life on the iPhone 8 will accelerate …

IPhone 8

10 of the Best Cheap iPhone 6 Cases

If you’re not one to spend a fortune on a smartphone case, then you’re in luck! We’ve compiled some of the best cheap iPhone 6 cases around. And by …

Award-winning task manager Things is free for a week

Every week Apple selects a paid app to become its “Free App of the Week” in the App Store, and it usually makes for a decent deal. But this week is the best promotion so far.<p>Things by Cultured Code, an Apple Design Award-winning task manager, is completely free through next Friday. That’s a total …

Apps

Expand Your MacBook Air With A MicroSD Card Reader

MacBooks are spectacular laptops. Most people will swear by them and love the way the work and the design they present. However, one complaint you …

iOS 8.1.1 Brings Bug Fixes, Hope For iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Device Owners

iOS 8 .1.1 is now available, as the first update since Apple’s launch of Apple Pay on the platform. It includes a number of bug fixes, improved overall stability, and, most importantly, performance improvements for older devices including the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. These devices, while technically …

The iPhone 6 Is Selling Like Crazy

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus accounted for 90% of iPhone sales during that time, according to the survey, meaning practically everyone buying an iPhone got the latest and greatest model. That's up from 84% of buyers choosing the iPhone 5S or 5C during the first 30 days last year.<p>UBS found that Chinese …

5 basic OS X Yosemite tricks everyone needs to know

OS X Yosemite is packed with new features. Unfortunately, not everybody knows every single trick to squeeze the latest, greatest functionality out of Apple’s new system software.<p>In today’s instructional Cult of Mac video, we share five basic OS X Yosemite tricks that everyone needs to know. We’ll …

Operating Systems

Exploit lets attackers replace your iPhone's apps with malware (update: Apple response)

Apparently, it's the season for novel iOS security exploits. Researchers at FireEye say they've discovered a vulnerability, nicknamed "Masque Attack," that lets malicious websites replace legitimate apps with malware. If ne'er-do-wells have an enterprise developer account or your device's universal …

The Toughest & Slimmest iPhone 6 Cases

I've shared with you how important it is to protect your iDevices—I was recently able to upgrade to the new iPhone 6 ($299) and received $295 from Gazelle for my "old" iPhone 5S because it was in stellar condition. My new iPhone 6 cost me $4 because I kept a case and screen protector on it at all …

Phones

20% off iTunes Cards from PayPal Digital Gift

Need a discount on music, movies, apps, and updates in the iTunes Store? Today you can get 20% off both the iTunes $25 code and $100 code.<p>Presumably …

Here’s how iOS 8.0.2 compares to iOS 7 on an iPhone 4s

Apple is still supporting the iPhone 4s when it comes to new software, despite the fact that it is now outdated by several generations. But while iOS 8 is technically usable by iPhone 4s owners, just how fast can it run compared to iOS 7?<p>Finding the answer to this question is the basis of a new …

iPhone

Meet the new iPhones: bigger screens but thinner, faster, smarter and cheaper

As expected, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer more screen space, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens respectively.<p>The exciting thing?<p>Apple has pulled off a major engineering miracle: they’re also thinner, faster and smarter than their older cousins — and you don’t have to be richer to get …

Mobile Technology

Apple.com is back with new redesign and page for Apple Watch

Apple’s live broadcast of today’s keynote was one of the worst of all-time, but if you didn’t catch all the detail of the Apple Watch you can now head to Apple.com/watch to learn all the deets on Apple’s new wearable.<p>Apple Watch doesn’t launch until 2015 and there’s still no word on battery life, …

What to expect from today's big Apple event

Apple's next event is tonight, and we're so excited we could fly over to Cupertino right now (one of us actually has, incidentally).<p>For the first …

Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone/iWatch event later today

The Apple Store has gone down ahead of Apple’s latest media event at 10 AM PDT today. Apple is widely expected to announce two new iPhones and a brand new wearable device. Interestingly, Apple has finally dropped the linen from its ‘We’ll be back’ page, finally modernizing it with a post-iOS 7 …

Famed designer Marc Newson is joining BFF Jony Ive at Apple

Famed designer Marc Newson is joining his BFF Jony Ive to serve as part of Ive’s famed design team, reports Vanity Fair, filling a hole at Apple vacated by Steve Jobs: someone brilliant enough for Ive to bounce ideas off.<p>Ive and Newson have been close friends for years, but rather than joining him …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

KGI report claims both iPhone 6 models to offer 128GB storage; iPad Air 2 launch on same day

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a report this morning, states that both 4.7- and 5.5-inch models of the iPhone 6 will be launched next week and will both offer 128GB storage option. If Apple retains its usual three-tier structure this would suggest 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models – though it could be that …

5 Awesome Things Apple's New iPhone 6 Is Rumored to Have

It’s Apple devotees’ favorite time of the year again.<p>Apple appears set to roll out its new iPhone this month, with a planned Sept. 9 event likely to …

Apple confirms 9 September event - expect new iPhone and wearable

The tech industry expects that Apple’s next smartphone, which will feature a larger screen, will be launched at the event in Cupertino<p>Apple will hold its highly anticipated iPhone 6 launch event on 9 September, the company has confirmed.<p>The invite features a close-up image of the top of the Apple …

4 Ways Tim Cook Has Changed Apple as CEO

When Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO on August 24, 2011, the company’s future was anything but certain. The tech giant had become the most …

Apple iPhone 6 Schematics Leaked From Apple Supplier

Apple iPhone 6 is just a few weeks away, but that shouldn’t stop the rumor mill from leaking every single bit of information it can. We’ve see leaked …

Apple will reportedly announce its next iPhone on September 9th

Grab that box of sodium chloride, folks -- it's rumor time. <i>Re/Code</i> is reporting that Apple will hold its next iPhone event on September 9th. And while any publication can pull a date out of the hat and report on it, this particular entity has a good track record predicting Apple events (even when …

The NomadPlus turns your iPhone charger into a battery pack

When you hit the road, you take your iPhone charger. If you’re hitting the road for a long time, you might also take a portable battery along with it.<p>So redundant. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way for you to roll up your charger and your portable battery pack into a single device? Now, …

Uniti wants to be the ultimate stand for all your Apple devices

Particularly with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite set to make all your Apple devices work together better than ever, it’s important to have a neat way of keeping your iPhone, iPad and Mac in close proximity.<p>Looking to solve the problem of messy desktops, a new Kickstarter project aims to create the first …

Neat

Refreshed Retina MacBook Pros get a speed and memory boost

As expected, Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro line received its first refresh since October — adding speedier Haswell chips to its 13-inch and 15-inch models. The 13-inch notebooks now boast 8GB of RAM as standard, while the 15-inch models feature 16GB of RAM.<p>The minor refresh, which comes right in the …

Computer Hardware

Flappy Bird is now playable on the Apple II

The <i>Flappy Bird</i> phenomenon will never die. Although the game has been pulled from the App Store, the addictive little <i>Bird</i> has spawned a million clones, and been ported to all manner of devices, including Android and Windows Phone smartphones, as well as the Mac.<p>But what you’re about to see might …

Apple II

This gold Putin edition iPhone 5s will set you back a cool $4,360

Unless someone’s *ahem* Putin us on, this 18-carat gold plated iPhone 5s featuring the visage of Russia’s controversial president is currently selling for around $4,363.<p>Called the Caviar iPhone 5s Supremo Putin, it is the work of luxury jewellery house Perla Penna, and is available only in …

iPhone

Apple kills development of Aperture and iPhoto for OS X

Apple gave developers an early preview of its upcoming Photos app this month at WWDC, but what it didn’t tell anyone is that new app for iOS will also overthrow Apple’s iPhoto and Aperture apps for OS X.<p>A new Photos app for OS X isn’t expected to land on Macs until next year, but in a statement …

Apple