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You can now install popular automatic screen brightness app Flux on iPhone and iPad

With iOS 9, it is now possible to install screen brightness app Flux (or f.lux). Flux adjusts screen brightness and color depending on the time of day automatically, so you aren’t blasted with bright light at bedtime or early in the morning. Due to App Store restrictions, Flux has been only …

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iCloud Photos on the web goes live leading up to iOS 8.1 release

While iOS 8.1 isn’t officially going to be released to the public until Monday, several reports across the internet are saying that Apple’s Photos app within the web-based iCloud website has now gone live for those using the iOS 8.1 beta. The interface looks a lot like that of the Photos app on …

First beta version iOS 8.1 hits Apple’s developer center with design tweaks and bug fixes

Apple has just released iOS 8.1 beta 1 on its developer center. The update has a build number of 12B401. As we reportedly earlier, the company is also working on iOS 8.2 and 8.3 for release in the future. The release is available for all iOS 8-compatible devices, including the Apple TV.<p>We’ll keep …

Cultured Code previews Things system extension for iOS 8

Cultured Code’s task management app Things has yet to receive an update on iPhone or iPad to fit in with Apple’s design direction introduced with iOS 7 as a major new version has long been in development, but it looks like users of Things will soon get a bit of relief in the form of an iOS 8 system …

iPhone 6's NFC chip may do far more than just mobile payments

All the conversation about the NFC (near field communication) chip in the iPhone 6 has so far centered around enabling mobile payments. But that’s not all we should be talking about.<p>NFC is a technology standard that specifies a set of radio frequencies used by two devices in close physical …

Rebecca Minkoff To Debut Tech-Enabled Jewelry

Rebecca Minkoff, the fashion brand known for elegant accessories with a downtown edge, is following in the footsteps of competitors like Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch and designing a line of five wearable devices that will launch this fall.<p>“Our girl wants to wear bracelets and jewelry and …

Apple Loop: iPhone 6 Expected To Ship With 128 GB Storage, NFC, and Biometrics; No iWatch Until 2015; And A Look Inside Apple's PR Team

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the announcement of the announcement, some thoughts on the resulting speculation, what could be in the iPhone 6 design, a look inside the PR team at Apple, how long until the iWatch reaches consumers, NFC …

What to Expect from Apple's Big Event on September 9th

The iPhone 6 is almost guaranteed but what about the iWatch?<p>Now that we know for sure that Apple’s big event is happening on September 9th, the rumor …

iPhone 6 Information Leak Sourced from Foxconn Details Dimensions of 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions

French Apple website <i>IGen.fr</i> (Google Translate) has shared a variety of new details about Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, including dimensions for each model, info about the protruding camera ring on the rear of both devices, and more. The photos appear to be of internal information residing in a Foxconn …

Rumored NFC Chip for iPhone 6 Highlighted in Claimed Schematic

Rumors of near field communications (NFC) support for the iPhone surface nearly every year, and this year's iPhone 6 rumors are no different, with reports split on whether the device will include the short-range communications technology frequently used for mobile payments. A couple of new reports …

If rumours are right, the newest iPhone may boast a ultra-hard-wearing sapphire screen. If so, it'll join the bewildering array of precious materials contained in the modern smartphone<p>It's late August, and joining Goodwood and the Notting Hill Carnival is the newest seasonal event on the calendar: …

Apple activates screen sharing over iMessage accounts in latest Yosemite beta

In June, we noted that Apple is adding a handy new feature to the upcoming OS X Yosemite: the ability for iMessage/Apple ID users to screen share via the Messages app. Screen sharing was a hallmark of early versions of Apple’s Mac “iChat” application, but it has always required an Aol Instant …

Here's The Best Look So Far At The iPhone 6 (And Some Hints About Its Resolution)

The intrepid folks at Apple products customizer Feld & Volk have provided us with the best look yet at what a fully assembled iPhone 6 looks like. By combining various leaked parts into an assembled whole, the result shows off curved edges like on the current generation iPads. Echoing Apple’s …

Reversible USB Could Be iPhone 6’s Biggest Little New Feature

When the iPhone 6 arrives, likely in September at Apple’s upcoming special event, a lot of people will be looking for a larger screen as the core feature to get excited about. But one change that could actually have more of an impact in terms of daily use could be a new, rumored reversible …

WWDC 2014: 8 hidden gems in Apple's iOS 8

Apple unveiled iOS 8 on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference, but the company only scratched the surface of the hundreds of changes coming to its iPhone and iPad operating system.<p>There were several highlights at Apple's keynote event, but there are even more hidden gems that the tech giant …

More Photos Point Toward 1,810 mAh Battery for 4.7-Inch iPhone 6

Last month, a photo surfaced showing what looked very much in line with Apple's usual iPhone battery design but with a capacity of 1,810 mAh, higher than the 1,560 mAh battery found in the iPhone 5s. Speculation naturally pointed toward the new battery being for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, with a number …

Microsoft already has new Xbox One feature updates planned through October

Microsoft’s wizards are busy brewing update potions for the company’s latest home console, and they already have enough stuff for several upgrades over the next few months.<p>Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed that his team has prepared enough new features for the system to release substantial updates …

Another Image of New Lightning Cable with Reversible USB Connector Surfaces

Earlier this week, photos claiming to be of a new Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector surfaced. The images were said to be sourced from Apple supplier Foxconn, and were shown in a production stage. Now, frequent iOS device part leaker Sonny Dickson shares a new photo of the accessory, …

Sony Working on Multimedia App for Consoles: PS4 MP3 Playback Finally Coming?

At the moment the PS4 is slightly weak on its multimedia features, due to the lack of MP3 playback capabilities and other gaps here and there. Turns …

PS4 is Best-Selling Console For Five Months Straight in US

Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 lead a big jump in game sales.<p>PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in North America for the month of May, which …

Missing PS4 Features Still Coming, Sony Says

Way back in February of 2013, Sony indicated that the PS4 gamers would be able to put their console in sleep mode while playing a game and briskly …

The PS4 Now Supports Pre-Loading

You'll now be able to download and install many digital PS4 games before they come out—like you can on the PC—thanks to a new pre-loading plan that …

Destiny's PlayStation scoop - exclusive content won't land on Xbox until at least Fall 2015 - PlayStation Universe

It appears that the PS3 and PS4 exclusive content for Destiny will be a timed-exclusive and will eventually land on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but not …

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PS4 vs. Xbox One in the U.S.: Here's a state-by-state breakdown of the console war

Xbox One is cool on the coasts, but the heartland belongs to PlayStation 4.<p>The gaming-friendly folks over at the Movoto blog, which takes an irreverent look at real estate and pop culture, went through the data to figure out which console is the most popular in the United States: Xbox One, …

PlayStation Now Prices Are Currently Insane

Sony has added prices to the beta for their PlayStation Now streaming service, and though these are experimental numbers—it's a beta, after all—the …

iOS 8 could feature alternate UI, with different font types

For years Apple has taken the view that you tell customers what they want, rather than waiting for them to ask. In terms of UI, this meant picking out the “right” option for interface elements, as opposed to allowing users the ability to edit them themselves.<p>That may be changing in iOS 8, as the …

iOS 8 features split-screen apps support, developer says

iOS 8, the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, may come with side-by-side app support after all.<p>App developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted Monday that Apple's iOS 8 software development kit has code built into it that allows users to run multiple apps simultaneously on the display. …

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