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Give Your Mac A Voice-activated Self Destruct Command (Just Like Star Trek)

OS X Yosemite has a new feature called Dictation Commands. This allows you to press Function key twice, speak your command, and then have the …

Operating Systems

Apple may be about to take on Google with its own search engine

Having gone “thermonuclear war” on Google after it discovered that it was following Apple into smartphones, Apple may be about to turn the tables on its Mountain View rivals — by entering the search engine business.<p>Apple is currently looking to hire an engineering project manager for something …

Safari (Browser)

The iPhone was a ‘flop’… and look where Apple is now

What does success look like? Well, it looks exactly like the iPhone. I just can’t seem to get this ridiculously stupid <i>CNN</i> article from earlier this …

Harvard Business Review: Apple is in trouble and it’s trying to hide it by reporting record profits

When Apple announced its record-crushing earnings last week, we wondered where were all the people who had been doom-mongering about the company for …

Meet your new favorite calendar app for iOS

The killer feature is the direct login for trouble-free two-way sync between Calendars 5 and Google Calendar.

Calendars

ISPs, wireless carriers, and Washington insiders react to FCC's net neutrality proposal

With FCC chairman Tom Wheeler now firmly planted behind the idea of classifying internet providers under Title II, we're expecting a massive reaction to his new plan for preserving net neutrality. ISPs have been arguing against the Title II approach for months, warning it could risk jobs and stifle …

How the iPad Air 2 became Federico Viticci's main computer

We recently did our iPad Air 2: three months later roundtable, chatting about why and what we liked about Apple's latest tablet. Federico Viticci has …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time

Another day, another list of cool paid iPhone and iPad apps you can download without paying a cent — and today’s list is our biggest of the week. …

Apple Working on New Beats Music Service Integrated into OS X and iOS, Available on Android

Apple is working on a new Beats-based paid music streaming service that will be deeply integrated into iTunes on Mac and the stock Music app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>. The report claims that the Apple-designed streaming service will also be available for Android and …

Smart TV

Apple to Build $2B Global Command Center in Arizona

Apple will build a $2 billion global command center in Mesa, Arizona, the company announced Monday.<p>The new facility is expected to employ 150 full-time Apple employees and will hire 300 to 500 construction and trade jobs, according to a news release from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. The tech giant said …

Renewable Energy

Apple releases iOS 8.2 beta 5 with WatchKit changes

Today Apple seeded the fifth beta of iOS 8.2 to developers. While nothing too significant seems to have been added, there are some updates to WatchKit.<p>Apple’s API for the forthcoming Watch debuted in the first iOS 8.2 beta, and it’s been getting updates with each beta release.<p>Developers can now …

Smartwatches

Apple just released iOS 8.2 beta 5 for download

iOS 8.2 is on its way but it looks like Apple is still trying to work out some critical issues. The company on Monday released iOS 8.2 beta 5, which …

Gorgeous GIFs show what your favorite apps may look like on the Apple Watch

One of the things we’re most looking forward to seeing on the Apple Watch is how our favorite apps will work on the device. <i>The Verge</i> draws our …

Apps

Leaked schematics may have just blown the lid off of Apple’s 13-inch ‘iPad Plus’

Apple is expected to launch a 13-inch tablet at some point later this year, and a new report from China offers schematics for the bigger tablet, as …

Delete your unwanted iPhone photos in one quick purge

We all need to get rid of photos from our iPhones from time to time, and iOS 8 makes it pretty simple to select a single or group of photos and delete. Deleting a photo at a time is all well and good, as is tapping a bunch of them and then deleting. But what if you want to just seriously delete a …

Mobile Photography

9 reasons why iPhones are better than Android phones

But if you're having trouble deciding between iPhone and Android, here are some ways the iPhone trumps Android.

Mobile Technology

Apple Stores will adopt jewelry-store security for gold Apple Watch Edition

Apple is planning to give high-end versions of the Apple Watch special treatment at retail locations when they're available this spring.<p>According to</i> …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $78!)

We’re starting off February with a bang on Monday, bringing you a terrific list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. It …

Apps

How to add tags to your dock in OS X Yosemite

Tags are metadata you apply to your existing files to make it easier to find them later. You can create whatever tags you need, and use them where it …

Clash of Clans: Top 8 tips, tricks, and cheats!

If you're not familiar with Clash of Clans, it's a game where you build forts with gold and elixir resources. Buildings are dragged and dropped, …

Three year-old shoots both parents after reaching into mother's purse for iPod and finding gun

Boy's eight-months pregnant mother and father injured by single bullet in latest incident when young American child shoots a relative's gun<p>An American toddler shot his father and his heavily pregnant mother with a single bullet after reaching into her purse for an iPod but pulling out a loaded …

Guns

Apple Loop: iOS 8.1.3 Angers Users, Outlook Arrives On iOS, Record-Breaking iPhone Sales

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the Q1 2015 results from Cupertino, how many people in the world bought an iPhone, iOS 8.1.3 fails to fix any of the big bugs, don’t install the latest OS, Outlook’s stunning debut on iOS, Tim Cook’s monopoly …

Apple Watch

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Mobile Devices

iPhone 6 vs BlackBerry Classic Review: The Past And Future Smartphones Fight

If you want to get mythical over it, at one point BlackBerry was the future of mobile computing. Now Apple’s iPhone is the future. The two manufacturers have seen wildly different levels of success over the last few years. While Apple sells an iPhone to one in every one hundred people in the world, …

Consumer Tech

iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.1.3 Review

The iOS 8.1.3 update is arriving as a notification on many iPhone 6 Plus and other devices this weekend with bug fixes and other small updates as …

iPhone & iPad App Price Drops – February 1, 2015

Great apps are even better when they’re on sale! We’ve selected 44 iPhone and iPad apps that are over 30% off.<p>This app deal alert includes <i>Adventure</i> …

How to Hide a Specific User Account from Login Screens of OS X

Mac users who have multiple user accounts on a single machine may sometimes wish to hide a specific user account from appearing on the login screens …

Operating Systems

Why Apple keeps winning in style

Technically Incorrect: As technology becomes more fixated on fashion, the maker of the iPhone and the Apple Watch is well placed to take advantage.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The money men took notes and couldn't suppress their …

Jony Ive

Apple Stores May Be Outfitted With Special Safes for Gold Apple Watches

As we get closer to Apple Watch's official launch, more details are becoming clearer and clearer. For one, we're pretty certain they'll be shipping …