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Apple Targeting March for Apple Watch Launch, Retail Training Begins Next Month

While Apple has yet to publicly announce a specific launch date for the Apple Watch beyond "Early 2015", sources speaking to <i>9to5Mac</i> say the company is currently planning for a March debut in the initial wave of countries. Sources in the retail segment indicate that select store employees will …

CES 2015: iSketchnote Transfers Pen and Paper Sketches and Notes to iPad Instantly

iSketchnote demonstrated its iPad note digitization product at CES 2015, showing users a way to automatically transfer notes and sketches created with a real pen into digital files that can be edited and shared on the iPad. <br>The note digitization is mainly handled by the Slate, which is a …

6 Mobile Apps to Kick-start Your 2015 Productivity

A serial entrepreneur shares his top picks for a more productive 2015.<p>Many of us are making a point to be more productive in 2015. Here are some of the best apps available for iOS and Android to help you this year insanely productive:<p>1. Contactually<p>For years I've been a huge fan of Contactually, …

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Withings Activité Pop brings classic look to sporty fitness tracker market

LAS VEGAS — Smart gadget company Withings, known for its smart scale and a recent foray into fashionable smart watches, is back with another …

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Best iPad Apps of 2014

(Apologies that this post is around a week later than usual. I had a bit of a health scare during Christmas week and very low energy for a fair few days. Feeling fine now.)<p>This has been another year of notable milestones for the iPad – 225 million iPads sold, over 650,000 iPad apps in the App …

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Apple Loop: Samsung Beats Apple Meme, iOS Wins Christmas, iPhone 6 Plus Is 2014's Best Smartphone

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers Apple’s consumer satisfactions core, Christmas activations, the iPhone 6 Plus as smartphone of the year, new returns policy in iTunes, tales of the iPhone Mini, Apple Pay’s UK adventure, a lawsuit over storage, …

Why we should expect a gradual rollout for Apple Watch

As the company’s first major new product category since the iPad, Apple fans are understandably excited about getting their hands on an Apple Watch sometime in 2015.<p>But while Apple has so far given just “early 2015” as a vague launch date, a look at the Apple Watch micro-sites for around the world …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master

Evernote is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the …

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16 Essential Apps For Your New Android And iPhone 6

So you’ve unwrapped, unboxed and cuddled your new smartphone to death. Candy Crush? Check. Instagram? Check. Staring at the screen wide-eyed and full of excitement but have no idea what to do next? Check.<p>As the new toy honeymoon begins to fade, you’ll probably want to actually use your handset in …

Ten tips for taking great iPhone photos

Here are ten great tips for making the most of your iPhone photography.The iPhone is a fantastic device for snapping pictures: It has excellent …

My Must-Have iPhone Apps, 2014 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past four years, I’ve been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year only features my must-have iPad and iPhone apps.</i><p>The …

One Reason The Apple Watch Will Succeed When All Other Smart Watches Have Failed

When he died, I inherited his watches, which are pretty nice. One is a Rolex, one is from Tag Heuer. These aren't $20,000 watches — the guy was a school teacher — but they're still pretty expensive.<p>At the time, I didn't wear a watch. But, since it was an heirloom, I decided to start wearing the …

iPhone 6 Vs Galaxy S5 Review: Apple Gatecrashes Samsung

iPhone vs Galaxy is arguably the smartphone sector’s biggest rivalry, but in 2014 it has been taken to a new level. Apple finally enlarged the iPhone to compete with the Galaxy range head on and it has been a technological bloodbath. My iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 review proved incredibly close …

Apple Leak Confirms New iOS Version

Five versions of iOS 8 have now been released and major update ‘iOS 8.2’ has also been seen on video ahead of its expected launch early next year. But in the meantime a significant number of iPhone and iPad owners are still affected by WiFi, Bluetooth and battery issues. But it appears Apple has a …

The Talk Show: 2014 Year in Review

I was delighted to join John Gruber on The Talk Show this week to discuss everything that happened with Apple in 2014.<p>Special guest Rene Ritchie …

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs …

Marshall Woburn: This Bluetooth speaker is built to rock

Marshall Woburn Bluetooth speaker review<p>Classic looks conceal Bluetooth power<p>An old interface is new again<p>Details matter<p>Built to last and blast<p>Back …

Get started with your brand new iOS device

You've just unboxed a shiny new iOS device -- your first! -- and you're staring at it with ample excitement and a tinge of fear. Fear of the unknown, of technology and that you'll mess something up.<p>It's OK -- natural, even -- to feel that way; new technology is intimidating. We've all been there, …

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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

7 Top Tips To Get The Most From Your Wonderful New iPhone

Once more, Christmas Day dawns and no doubt countless smartphones are being unwrapped around the world. For some these phone be ’same again with a slightly bigger number’ as the familiar wins out. For others the new smartphone will be their introduction into a new ecosystem. The last few years have …

These are the top free and paid iOS apps of 2014

Apple has finally posted its lists of the best performing apps of the year, revealing all of the must-have iPhone and iPad apps, whether free or …

7 Must-Haves for iPhone Photographers

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Yet another report claims Apple may release 3 flagship iPhones in 2015

Although Apple’s new iPhones are “bigger than big,” the company seemingly recognizes that some people still prefer its smaller devices that fit …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now (save $51!)

Christmas Eve isn’t until tomorrow but we’re celebrating early here at BGR with an awesome list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all available …

Top Downloaded iOS Apps of 2014 Include Minecraft, YouTube, Heads Up and Facebook Messenger

Apple today shared cumulative lists of the best performing apps in the App Store across 2014 with various media sites and on iTunes, highlighting the iPad Top Paid, iPad Top Free, iPhone Top Paid, and iPhone Top Free apps that were most popular with consumers this year.<p>The number one free iPhone …

How Apple TV might Handoff media to your iPad

Features like Handoff demonstrate just how useful it is to be able to chop and change tasks between different Apple devices, perhaps starting an email on your iPad and continuing it on your Mac.<p>A similar thing may soon be possible with your Apple TV, as a patent published today shows how Apple has …

Apple Might Release 3 New iPhone Models Next Year

But the fruit company might one-up itself in 2015 with yet <i>another</i> model to be released alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus successors.<p>Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri claims Apple has been working on a new 4-inch iPhone model that might release in 2015, Apple Insider reports.<p>Arcuri …

The best iPad apps of 2014

From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps for Apple’s tablet in the last 12 months<p>• <b>The best iPhone apps of 2014</b><br>• <b>The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014</b><p>If you want more from a photo-editing app than simple filters and cropping, Pixelmator is just the thing: a powerful …

65 of the Best iOS Apps From 2014

Another year, another great set of new apps that hit the iOS store. As you unwrap your new iPhone or iPad, get these apps installed on your new device!<p>More of an Android person? Check out 60 of the best Android apps launched in 2014.<p>Productivity<p>Workflow<p>“Europe's leading digital technology …

Next Keyboard could be the first iOS 8 keyboard done right

The proliferation of incredibly varied, feature-rich software keyboards has proven that Apple did the right move opening up iOS 8 to third-party …