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The best Apple Watch accessories: bands, cases, docks, screen protectors & more

Apple Watch preorders, reservations, and sales are set to kick off in the coming weeks, so we’ve prepared a running list of the best accessories available to purchase and preorder online.<p>Companies aren’t waiting around for an official Apple third-party accessory program for the device, as a long …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

The Art Of Anticipation: Why Apple Stores' Retail Customer Service Is Better Than Yours

To bind customers to you through customer service and the customer experience requires what I call ‘‘The Art of Anticipation.’’<p>Most any business can pull off <i>satisfactory</i> customer service, or at least can pull it off some of the time. But <i>anticipatory</i> customer service is a different ball game, even …

How an iPod Can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The concept is elegantly simple: Provide a dementia sufferer with an MP3 player that has been loaded with music tailored to their taste. Let them …

Here's How You Can Vastly Increase The Number Of Shows And Movies You Can Get On Netflix

Say hello to Hola.<p>A free browser extension, Hola allows you to visit websites that are otherwise blocked in your country.<p>For Netflix subscribers, that includes the U.K. version of the site, along with a bunch of other versions, all of which have their own ever-evolving libraries of TV and</b> …

Televisions

Flexible Sapphire Glass And Simpler OS Will Make iWatch More Fuelband Than Gear

Tim Cook acknowledged in an ABC interview yesterday that Apple has something big going on in Arizona concerning sapphire glass, but stopped short of admitting that a forthcoming iWatch might be a major beneficiary of the new material. A number of other factors conspire to make me think that to be …

Why 2014 will be Apple’s year of big reveals

2013 was a very Apple-y year, in that incremental improvements were pretty much all Apple rolled out. This kind of refinement and polish is one of the things the company does best. It’s easy to forget, for example, that Steve Jobs once unveiled a version of the Mac OS in which the only major …

MacBook Air

Review: 1Password 4 for Mac is a massive, feature-packed update

Back in December, AgileBits released 1Password 4 for iPhone and iPad. The app presented a completely revamped take on password security, but lacked feature parity with the Mac version of the software.<p>Today, 1Password for Mac has been updated to version 4, bringing a ton of new features to the Mac. …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

iOS 7 beta 4 refines design of call buttons

The latest beta for iOS 7 highlights several subtle but notable changes since the third beta.<p>Apple continues to refine certain elements in iOS 7 as seen in the fourth beta released on Monday.<p>The phone buttons that appear in response to an incoming call are now less text-heavy, as noted by …

iOS

Apple Wants to Sell More iPhones Through Its Own Stores — But Can It?

Apple sells a lot of iPhones through its retail stores — but not nearly as many as it would like. Indeed, at a recent gathering of Apple Store …

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

iOS 7 is the essence of less

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>And if simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.<p>The most powerful man in the room doesn’t need a loud voice. The securely rich don’t need to flaunt their wealth. The cool kids are the ones who aren’t trying to be cool. …

Apple CEO Tim Cook's full 81-minute interview on Apple, Android, TV, Google Glass, and more

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage yesterday at the All Things Digital conference, saying that Apple is “absolutely not” in trouble, even though the company is losing market share, facing challenges from various governments due to Apple’s tax avoidance, and facing a growing sense in the market that, …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned.<p>I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world …

Apple had designed iPhone 5 before death of Steve Jobs

Apple's next two iPhones had already been designed before Steve Jobs died in October 2011, according to comments apparently made by a liaison officer …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Apps

Apple will reportedly launch iRadio by Summer

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch its own web-based music streaming service, and one that will rival Pandora. The new music service will be …

Pandora

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Apple wants to move all of your "content" to the iCloud, so the Touch is probably safe, but the rumors about the Classic's demise have been churning for years.<p>Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, …

Endangered Species

Why Apple Doesn't Own the iPad Mini Trademark

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple is usually very protective of their intellectual property, so they're probably pretty pissed …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Apple ‘Pushing Hard’ for Summer Release of New ‘iRadio’ Music Streaming Service

We’ve heard a lot of reports about Apple’s rumored streaming radio service lately – and many of those reports have come from credible sources. Today, …