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9 Swift Resources for iOS 8 Developers

If you're interested in Apple's new programming language announced at WWDC, there are a variety of resources available online now. Here are nine …

Hands-on: Fantastical 2.1 for iPhone & iPad adds snooze, invitation/birthday notifications, keyboard shortcuts, more

We’ve already taken a close look at Fantastical 2 for iPhone and Fantastical 2 for iPad, and today Flexibits is releasing Fantastical 2.1 for both platforms with a list of new features and discounting Fantastical for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Among the list of changes include new snooze functionality, …

Apple Improves iOS 8 Health App With Step Counting and Caffeine Tracking

- Jul 8, 2014<p>Apple has added features to its Health app in the current iOS 8 beta. The app can now access the iPhone 5s’s built-in M7 motion …

Third-Party Mac Icons Reimagined in OS X Yosemite Style

With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced a significant visual change with an iOS 7-like "flat" look and completely redesigned icons. While Apple's icons will see a refresh once Yosemite is released, users will have to wait until third-party companies have updated their icons to …

OS X Yosemite Beta Usage Beats Mavericks' Pace by 4x as New Features and Look Draw Testers

Apple announced OS X Yosemite last month during its worldwide developers conference and released the first beta version of the operating system to developers at the same time. According to web analytics firm <i>Chitika</i>, developer interest in Yosemite is high with an early adoption rate that is …

Apple's Next-Generation A8 Chip Said to Top 2 GHz, Remain Dual-Core

Besides a larger display, Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 also may feature a faster A8 processor that pushes the system-on-a-chip beyond the 2.0 GHz threshold, claims <i>GforGames</i> citing Chinese media source <i>cnBeta</i> [Google Translate].<p>According to the latest information, Apple will reportedly increase the CPU …

Family Sharing: The ultimate guide

Family Sharing lets you share your iTunes, App Store, and iBooks purchases with everyone in your group. You can create child accounts so that kids …

iOS 8: will Apple's new Message leave users confused?

Apple is taking a calculated risk with its iOS 8 software, due in autumn. It's tweaking the Messages app, normally used to send text messages, with pictures or videos attached if you want, so that it can also send short voice snippets.<p>Not only that; it's building in Snapchat-like or WhatsApp-like …

Apple engineers are now blogging about Swift

Apple employees blogging about something publicly is not a usual occurrence, but that's what's happening with engineers who have built Swift, the company's new programming language. Today the company quietly launched a new blog for Swift that promises to bring a "behind-the-scenes look into the …

Intel's Broadwell Chips for Most Macs Not Shipping Until Early to Mid 2015

Intel's line of 14-nanometer Broadwell chips, which are expected to be included in future versions of the MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, and iMac, have been further delayed, reports Chinese site <i>VR Zone</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>CPU World</i>).<p>According to the site, while Intel will begin production on …

Pedal to the Metal: Inside Apple's new graphics technology

Amidst a particularly busy presentation of new technologies at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple’s new graphics technology Metal …

Apple’s ‘flop’ iPhone 5c outsold Galaxy S5 in its first month on sale in UK

Samsung’s newly-launched flagship Galaxy S5 might have hoped to capture some of the iPhone’s market dominance in Britain, but new research figures show that even in its first month it trailed behind sales of the iPhone 5s and even Apple’s so-called “flop” iPhone 5c.<p>The numbers were crunched by …

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Picturelife 3 should be your new super-awesome online photo library

Remember Picturelife? It was one of our top picks for online photo storage when Everpix bit it, and now it has been upgraded to version 3.0. The highlights are a new $15 per month unlimited plan, which is really truly unlimited and can be shared with up to three other family members, plus an …

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Facebook Messenger finally arrives on iPad with free voice calling

Three years after it was released for the iPhone, Facebook has <i>finally</i> brought its Messenger app to the iPad. Like most messaging apps for the iPad, Facebook Messenger features a sidebar of conversation threads with a chat window to the right.<p>Like the iPhone app, Messenger on the iPad will let you …

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 …

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Swift 101 - Swift Meets the Cocoa Touch Framework

Even though Apple has provided the new Swift programming language for building iOS apps, one thing remains the same—we still use the Cocoa Touch Framework libraries to build iOS functionality into our apps. However, since the Cocoa Touch Framework is written in Objective-C, how is this …

WWDC 2014 preview: iOS 8, OS X 10.10, and more!

WWDC 2014 kicks off Monday at 10am PDT with Apple's first keynote of the year. Apple will be streaming it live and iMore will be there bringing you …

Omnifocus 2 for Mac review

Omnifocus, one of the more complex and serious get things done services available for both iOS and Mac, has just been updated to version 2.0 on the …

Scrivener 2: A whole lot more than Microsoft Word [Deals]

Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys. There’s research to collect, fragmented ideas to group, and index cards to shuffle around until you lock down that elusive structure – needless to say most writing software is fired up only …

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How To Block Unwanted Messages in Messages for Mac

- Apr 18, 2014<p>Awhile back we showed you how to block unwanted messages and calls in iOS 7. But what if you’re working on your Mac and the messages …

Runkeeper’s Breeze Is A Beautifully Designed Step-Tracking App

As a guy running upwards of seven miles a day to get in shape for his imminent nuptials, Runkeeper is my favorite exercise tracking app, but you have to consciously remember to use it. But Runkeeper now has a new trick up its sleeve: Breeze, an activity tracker that taps into your iPhone 5s’s M7 …

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Apple driving move to 64-bit mobile processors, TSMC says

Apple has moved the mobile device industry to 64-bit, an executive from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said at an earnings conference.<p>"If you observe the mobile device industry, in the past six months we do see the...conversion to 64-bit [in processors] after the Apple [64-bit A7 processor] …

How Apple Might Become the Ultimate Phone Company

Apple, Google and Microsoft all want to be your phone company. But with both competitors’ communication offerings in disarray, Apple has an opportunity to offer the best, most elegant and integrated communication platform.<p>All they have to do is keep moving in their current direction, make a couple …

Everything you need to know about iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain is Apple's attempt to bring password management to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and even credit cards …