Darren Flynn

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Happy 10th Anniversary, App Store!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the App Store for iOS devices, which launched on July 10, 2008, just a day before the iPhone 3G came out. The iPhone 3G was the device Apple used to debut the App Store, with the new functionality built into the iPhone 3G's operating system, iPhone OS 2.<p>Prior to …

Apps

iOS 11.4.1 Update Now Available – Includes USB Restricted Mode, Bug Fixes

- Jul 9, 2018<p>Apple on Monday released iOS 11.4.1 to the public. The update, the fifteenth update to the iOS 11 mobile operating system since its …

Beta Testing

Mozilla wants to make Firefox your iOS password manager

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Drug takers using Apple Watch and Fitbit to monitor heart-rate; doctors say false sense of security

The heart-rate monitor on the Apple Watch is useful for everything from tracking workouts to detecting a wide range of medical conditions, but one group of people have seemingly found another use for it: attempting to make recreational drug usage safer …<p><i>CNBC</i> reports that users of cocaine, ecstasy, …

Heart Rates

Apple’s iOS App Store changed the way we think about software

Ten years ago today, Apple officially launched the iOS App Store and -- for better or worse -- it helped rewrite the rules of society. The iPhone, which debuted about a year prior, came with just north of twelve built-in apps to start. But with the coming of iOS 2.0 and the App Store, the sort of …

Apps

New iPad Ads Illustrate Multiple Uses for New 9.7-inch iPad

- Jul 10, 2018<p>Apple on Monday posted four new 15-second ad spots promoting its lower-cost 9.7-inch iPad as being perfect for education and travel.<p>The …

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iPhone 8 replacement to get iPhone X style edge-to-edge screen

Last year, only Apple’s OLED iPhone X was the recipient of the edge-to-edge infinite display. Owners of the regular iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, meanwhile, had to endure the indignity of the old fashioned iPhone design, complete with bezel.<p>That appears set to change with the 2018-era iPhone refresh, …

Mobile Technology

Apple's new USB security feature has a major loophole

Apple's new USB Restricted Mode, which dropped with the iOS 11.4.1 release yesterday, may not be as secure as previously thought. The feature is designed to protect iPhones against USB devices used by law enforcement to crack your passcode, and works by disabling USB access after the phone has been …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple’s Redesigned macOS Name, Images, Reportedly Found On Servers Before WWDC

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Video screenshot via Apple<br>Features of upcoming products appear to hold a higher risk of escaping to …

Best Buy launches pre-WWDC Apple sale w/ deals on latest iPads, MacBooks, iPhone, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Ahead of WWDC kicking off in San Jose tomorrow, Best Buy has launched a new Apple-focused shopping event with deals on the latest …

Apple’s About to Make Your iPhone Cooler (And Help You Use It Less)

Just shy of 10 years after the debut of the App store, Apple seems to feel conflicted about the hyperconnected world it has helped create. The most …

Augmented Reality

How To Quickly View the Battery Level of Connected Bluetooth Devices in iOS 11

- Apr 11, 2018<p>There are a large number of Bluetooth capable devices that connect wirelessly to your iPhone and iPad. Such devices include the Apple …

Here’s what Zuck’s notes said about Apple

At his Senate hearings Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg was armed and ready to fire on Tim Cook. The senators didn’t bring him up.<p>From notes captured by an …

How to back up your Apple Watch

Most Apple Watch owners don’t know how to back up their Apple Watch, nor does Apple make it clear how one would go about that process.. Read along as we walk you through how to back up your Apple Watch.<p>This will be especially useful if you’re looking to upgrade your iPhone any time soon. Your …

Unseen Steve Jobs interview shares business secrets

Who wouldn’t have wanted Steve Jobs to have visited their university class for a casual Q&A with the students? That’s what folks at MIT were lucky enough to experience in 1992.<p>Running NeXT at the time, Jobs stopped by to drop some wisdom on everything from his thoughts on leaving Apple to the state …

Pro Tip: Pin Safari’s tabs so you can find them faster

Ever lost a tab in Safari? You have like a million of the things open, and you end up scrubbing a two-finger trackpad swirl over the entire tab bar, shifting those things around so that you can read their labels, and you still can’t track down the <i>Cult of Mac</i> website in there. Well here’s good news: …

Instagram’s new feature mimics Portrait Mode on older iPhones

Getting perfect Portrait Mode photos no longer requires an iPhone with two camera lenses.<p>Instagram revealed a new feature today that mimics the blurry depth of field on Portrait Mode photos, only it works on older iPhones and even Android smartphones.<p>The new ‘Focus’ camera format on Instagram can …

Week’s best Apple deals: Save on new and refurbished MacBooks

This week you can find big discounts on the MackBook Pro and a refurbished MacBook Air. Plus, you can save big on refurbished iPhones, discounted iTunes gift cards, and combo charging stands for your Apple gear.<p>MacBook Pro i7 15-inch Retina laptop with 2TB SSD for $2,956<p>There are many reasons to …

Tim Cook gives Saudi prince firsthand tour of Apple Park

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Apple’s new headquarters in California as part of his tour across the western U.S., during which he aims to change the country’s perspective on Saudi Arabia.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand for Salman’s tour of the newly completed Apple Park. The prince …

How to leave Facebook and Twitter while staying social

Facebook tracks your every move and sells the information to people who try to fix elections. Twitter is destroying the fabric of democracy, and doesn’t care. And even if you leave Facebook, it owns Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the biggest social networks outside of itself and Twitter. And now …

FTC: Third-party repairs don’t invalidate your iPhone warranty

The Federal Trade Commission warned companies today not to tell customers that using independent repair facilities invalidates the warranties on their phones, video game consoles, or cars. Doing so is a violation of U.S. law.<p>It’s not clear if Apple was singled out by the watchdog agency. But it …

Apple must shell out $502.6 million to feed ‘patent troll’

Apple must pay $502.6 million to patent holding company (read: so-called “patent troll”) VirnetX Holding Corp., a federal jury in Texas has ordered.<p>This is the latest installment in a dispute that now stretches back eight years. The patents Apple has allegedly infringed one include ones related to …

Forget HomePod — check out Ikea’s amazing new home speaker

Ikea’s new Eneby speaker may not pack the smarts of a HomePod or an Amazon Echo, but it’s great-looking and it’s pretty cheap. The new range of Ikea Bluetooth speakers starts at $49. If all you want is a nice, easy speaker for the living room, kitchen, or even the backyard, you should take a …

Day of reckoning looms for old, slow Apple Watch apps

The latest watchOS beta warns that support will end soon for applications that haven’t been updated for years. This is part of an ongoing push by Apple to get all third-party apps that were written for the first-generation Software Development Kit updated to something more recent.<p>Unfortunately, …

Zuck is prepared to drag Apple into Facebook’s congressional hearing

Steve Jobs once promised a “thermonuclear war” against Google. Here in 2018, it seems more like Apple is in more of a Cold War with fellow tech giant Facebook — based on recent comments made by both companies.<p>While we’ve argued before that the congressional investigation of Facebook only helps …

Fortnite on iOS gets Port-a-Fort, squad commands and more

<i>Fortnite Battle Royale’s</i> weekly content update has rolled out on iOS, adding the new Port-a-Fort grenade, squad commands, and more.<p>Epic has also addressed a whole bunch of pesky bugs — including one that caused weapons to hover in the air when switching quickly between items. There are big changes …

Apple might be losing its lead in augmented reality to China

While ARKit gave Apple an early lead when it comes to augmented reality apps, a highly respected analyst thinks a Chinese company has nearly caught up.<p>As evidence, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo points out that the AR version of enormously popular game <i>Honour of Kings</i> will land on iPhone and …

Instagram will soon let you download all your old photos

Leaving Instagram is about to get a lot easier.<p>With pressure rising on its parent company to give users access to all of their data, Instagram says it plans to release a tool that will let you download all of the content you’ve shared on the social network.<p>“We are building a new data portability …

Haunting Russian game The Mooseman is coming to iOS

<i>The Mooseman</i>, a beautifully evocative 2D adventure game, is coming to iOS next month.<p>Having launched on Steam last year, the game is already a proven winner with players. Boasting a gorgeous wintry palette and plenty of Russian lore thrown in for good measure, <i>The Mooseman</i> puts you in control of a …

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Here’s what Apple Watch may look like with bigger display

The Apple Watch is set to get some of its biggest upgrades ever this year, including a bigger, brighter display.<p>Rumors have suggested Apple plans to increase the display on the Apple Watch Series 4 by about 15%. The move could add more room for a bigger battery, but a new concept mockup of the …