Laurens Wijnsma

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Here's The Real Reason Apple's iPad Sales Are So Awful

Why, of all Apple's products, has the iPad turned into such a sales stinker?<p>The counterintuitive answer may be that the iPad is losing sales because it is <i>too</i> good.<p>People use their iPads for a long time, according to Benedict Evans, an analyst at Andreessen Horowitz. Using numbers published by …

Tablets

How To Make Your Own iOS 8 Keyboard

By Michael Grothaus7 minute Read<p>With the arrival of iOS 8, developers will be able to offer custom keyboards. If Android is anything to go by, these …

Apps

Turn your app ideas into reality with The Untouchable iOS 7 Dev Master Bundle [Deals]

Cult of Mac Deals has lined up a tremendous offer that will help you take the iOS apps ideas you’ve conjured up into something very real.<p>With <b>The Untouchable iOS 7 Dev Master Bundle</b>, you’ll get 6 in-depth courses and over 70 hours of app creation training. That’s right – you’ll get a training …

(Product) RED Thanks Apple for Contributions Totaling $75 Million, Explains Recent Comments From Bono

Apple's (Product) RED contributions towards the fight against AIDS now total $75 million, according to a blog post on the (RED) website. The post, which thanks Apple for its generous contributions, notes that the company is (Product) RED's biggest partner.<p>(RED) also addresses commentary from U2 …

12-Inch MacBook Air to Begin Production in 3rd Quarter 2014

Digitimes reports that Apple's new 12" MacBook Air will enter mass production in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Quanta Computer is reportedly responsible for the assembly of the new machine which falls in between the 11" and 13" MacBook Air lines. Their sources have not heard of any changes to the …

Here's What People Would Pay For The iWatch

Although Apple is expected to release its first smartwatch later this year, the truth is we still don't know anything about the device — including how much it will cost. What we can estimate, however, is how much people are willing to pay for it.<p>Earlier this week, investment firm Piper Jaffray …

Piper Jaffray

Apple Planning to Launch New $199 16GB iPod Touch With Rear Camera, Multiple Colors

Apple appears to be planning on launching a new 16GB fifth-generation iPod touch, according to a source that spoke to <i>MacRumors</i>. The new iPod touch would be a 16GB version of the current 32/64GB iPod touch, coming in six different colors with a rear camera and a lower price tag of $199. Separately, …

‘iPhone 6 met 5,5-inch scherm krijgt 128GB opslagvariant’

De iPhone 6 zal volgens geruchten twee varianten krijgen: één met een 4,7-inch-scherm en een groter model met een 5,5-inch-scherm. Steeds meer …

Apple Launches Cheaper $1,099 iMac

Apple has introduced a new cheaper, less-powerful entry-level iMac today.<p>The 21.5-inch machine sports a 1.4GHz (turbo boost up to 2.7GHZ) dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, and at $1,099 it costs $200 less than the 2.7GHZ model above it.<p>Additionally, this base model only has a 500GB hard drive, …

‘Rare’ original iPhone lands on eBay for $15,000

Looking for a little extra summer cash? It might be time to dust off your old iPhone.<p>Some hopeful eBay seller is hawking their “rare” mint-condition, first-generation iPhone with only 4GB of storage — and all they’re asking for is enough money for a down payment on a house.<p>The original iPhone was …

Apple iPhone 6 Rumored To Come with Wireless Charging and NFC

Apple is rumored to be working on two new models of the alleged iPhone 6, which will offer a larger screen compared to the current device. We’ve seen …

Accessory Makers Ramping Up for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6, Sparking Speculation of September Launch

While rumors have pointed to a late 2014 or early 2015 launch of Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model, several months later than a 4.7-inch model, Cantor Fiztgerald analyst Brian White points out in a new research note that companies are already beginning to ramp up their production of …

iOS 8 allows third-party keyboards - appPicker

After several years of requests from developers, Apple has allowed alternative keyboards to be used in iOS 8 system-wide. Users will be able to swap …

Apple reportedly near $3.2 billion Beats acquisition

Apple is reportedly negotiating the purchase of Beats for $3.2 billion, according to a new report from <i>The Financial Times</i>. The deal would include both the streaming Beats Music subscription service, as well as the part of the company that produces headphones and speakers. The move, which would be …

OS Experience jailbreak tweak brings OS X-like features to iOS

OS Experience is a new jailbreak tweak for iPad that adds an extensive OS X experience to iOS. This tweak has been in development for quite some time and was actually announced before the iOS 7 jailbreak was released. Since then, the developer has been hard at work perfecting OS Experience to be …

GOkey is Lightning-kabel, accu, usb-stick en slimme sleutelbos in één

De GOkey is in het eerste opzicht een wat bijzonder ogende Lightning-kabel. Het snoer zit in een rond stuk plastic verborgen, en kan worden …

Apple onderzoekt fysieke iPhone-knoppen met touchpanelen

Apple heeft overwogen om aanraakpanelen op de fysieke knoppen van bijvoorbeeld de iPhone te plaatsen, om zo beter te zien hoe je een knop exact …

Supply chained: Apple's sapphire production will be hard to copy

Apple opened the door to machined-aluminum electronics, will it do the same for sapphire glass?<p>Though abundant in nature and everyday items like soda cans, aluminum didn’t figure prominently in modern electronics until just a few years ago. Then Steve Jobs discovered an appreciation for the metal, …

Oprichter beveiligingsbedrijf: ‘Ik lees alleen nog e-mail op iPad’

De oprichter van het Amerikaanse beveiligingsbedrijf Mandiant leest zijn e-mail alleen nog op een iPad. Daarmee probeert hij te voorkomen dat hackers …

Sunday Tips: iOS 7 for your outdated iPhones & iPod touches

Most people these days have a spare, old and unused iPhone or iPod touch gathering dust somewhere in a drawer, but it’s time to breathe new life into your retro Apple device by updating it to iOS 7 … almost.<p>Cult of Mac’s Ste Smith shows you how to install Whited00r onto your Apple device to bring …

Slingshot – Share your iOS screen With Anyone on Any Platform

Here at MacTrast we are big fans of Squirrels. Yes, those too, but we’re referring to the developer of such great apps as AirParrot and Reflector …

Apple hires CEO of indoor positioning firm Wifarer as it continues testing indoor mapping features

TechCrunch reports today that the CEO and founder of Wifarer, a company working on innovative indoor positioning technology, has has left for a leadership role at Apple.<p>If a CEO and co-founder quits his indoor positioning startup to work for Apple, should his staff and customers be concerned? …

Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus 2 Project Continues to Move Forward (PHOTO)

A new aerial photo from KCBS news and traffic reporter Ron Cervi shows that construction on Apple’s new ‘Spaceship” Campus 2 is moving along nicely, …

iOS 7.1.1 Touch ID is not only more accurate, but faster

We knew Apple had improved Touch ID recognition in iOS 7.1.1, but now – thanks to Redditor iOSecure – we know how and why.<p>Apparently, the reason that accuracy would decay over time was down to users screwing up their first scans, when the auto-correction feature needed a perfect start to work …

Apple-patent beschrijft mogelijke onderdelen en assemblage iWatch

Hoe de verwachte iWatch eruit gaat zien kunnen we tot nu toe alleen naar gissen. Het is dan ook niet verrassend dat er vrijwel dagelijks weer nieuwe …

Apple maakt MacBook Air-modellen goedkoper en voorziet ze van nieuwe cpu

Apple heeft de 11"- en 13"-instapmodellen van de MacBook Air-laptops een upgrade gegeven. De notebooks krijgen voortaan de beschikking over de …

Unlike Android, iPhone users are totally safe from mobile malware

For years Macs have had the reputation of being less susceptible to malware than PCs. According to a new report, that also holds true when it comes to iPhones.<p>Research by Finnish security firm F-Secure looked at reports of mobile malware detected in the first quarter of 2014. Of the 277 new threats …

Apple's MacBook Air is now faster and $100 cheaper

Apple has refreshed its MacBook Air lineup today, and the laptops now include Intel's latest Haswell processors. The entry-level model is now slightly faster with a 1.4GHz Core i5 chip instead of the 1.3GHz processor that was shipping yesterday. Those small speed bumps extend to the faster, …

Apple AirPort Base Station & Time Capsule 7.7.3

Apple heeft nieuwe firmware vrijgegeven voor het AirPort Base Station en de Time Capsule. Het apparaat controleert zelf eens per week of er een …

Nieuwe Apple-patenten beschrijven mogelijke sensoren voor iWatch

In een tweetal patentaanvragen probeert Apple mogelijk de functies voor de iWatch vast te leggen. In het eerste patent wordt een sensor beschreven …