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Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is here

After previewing its productivity suite to testers for the past four months, Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is now available to anyone with an Office 365 subscription.<p>Microsoft announced this morning that the final version of Office 2016 is ready for primetime, marking the biggest update to come to …

Microsoft Office

Apple Launches Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Earphones in Apple Watch Sport Band Colors

Somewhat lost among all of the announcements coming out of WWDC last week, Apple on Monday introduced a new set of colors for the Beats Powerbeats2 wireless in-ear headphones, with the new colors matching the Apple Watch sport band options of black, white, blue, green, and pink.<p>Carrying the same …

OS X 10.11 El Capitan – Everything you need to know

Apple announced their next iteration to OS X, named El Capitan. Here are the highlighted features.<b>Split View on El Capitan</b>Similar to what we saw on …

Apps

Next iPhone Camera to Offer Bigger Resolution by Using Smaller Pixels

As many advancements as Apple has brought out recently, the camera has remained pretty stagnant. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer the same 8 megapixel resolution as the iPhone 5s. At least the larger iPhone 6 Plus offers optical image stabilization. In fact, as the phones got thinner, Apple …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 7 concept features a home button built into the screen

Given the enormous success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple’s going to have to pull out all the stops if it hopes to boost sales further with its next major iPhone redesign. This iPhone 7 concept, created by designer extraordinaire Martin Hajek, certainly presents enough of a “wow” factor to do it!<p>…

IPhone 7

Apple soon to be worth more than $1tn, financial analysts predict

Apple has been valued at more than $1tn – almost three times as much as Google, the US’s second most valuable company.<p>Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday said they thought Apple’s shares – which are currently trading at about $127, valuing the company at $733bn – could soon be worth $180 each, …

How to fix a slow or frozen iPhone or iPad

Last year, Apple switched from prioritizing performance to prioritizing battery health on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and …

Apple once again alerts iOS 8 app developers to upcoming 64-bit requirement

Apple on Monday posted a note to the News and Updates section of its Developer website reminding app makers that starting Feb. 1, all new iOS 8 …

iOS

Rumor: Apple May Hold Special Event on February 24

There's not much to go on, and not many blogs have picked this up. Yet I pass it along, given that I'd love to think that Apple may be offering a special event soon. According to <i>Tgaap</i>, Apple may be holding a special event on February 24. They aren't clear on the date, though, nor on what will be …

What to do if you lost or forgot your iPad passcode

So you created an awesome passcode for your iPad. You were extremely proud of this passcode, too. For once, you selected one that wasn’t a birthday, or anniversary or special day that was easy to remember. You finally listened to all the published articles about how important it is to use arbitrary …

How to set up your new Mac

Press the <b>Power button</b> on your Mac to turn it on.<p>Select a <b>language</b>.<p>This is the language that your computer will be written in across the system.<p>Click</b> …

Rumor: iPhone 6S will be faster; iOS 9 will get big update

It has only been about four months since the slimmer, taller iPhone 6 made its debut — and there are already rumblings about what to expect with the …

This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

The year 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn’t just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized – Snapchat, Target, and Sony Entertainment all showed us that no one is immune. And don’t get me started on the NSA. It’s our responsibility as internet explorers to …

Mathematics

Apple's New 'Mothership'

Apple Chief Steve Jobs compares it to a space ship. Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has called it the 'mothership. Whatever it is, it's not like the other guy's corporate campus. Apple wants to build a new campus in Cupertino, California with enough room for 13,000 employees. Here's a peek at the …

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

Smartwatches

Apple posts new aerial shot showing Campus 2 construction progress

Following the last updated aerial shot of its under construction “Campus 2” earlier this month, Apple today shared a new shot that shows significant progress being made on the main structure and surrounding campus. As always, Apple shared the shot through the City of Cupertino’s webpage that …

Tim Cook

Unlock your Mac using Touch ID on your iOS device

With the launch of iOS 8, Apple introduced a new feature called Handoff. The feature connects your nearby iOS and OS X devices to each other, making it possible to seamlessly switch between devices while not having to worry about losing your place or work.<p>One feature missing from Handoff is the …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

We brought you a terrific list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free on Tuesday, and some of them are still free downloads if you rush on …

iPhone 6s Rumored to Include 2GB of Faster RAM and 'Force Touch' Technology

Apple may boost the amount of internal RAM and use faster LPDDR4 RAM technology in its next-generation iPhone 6s, claims <i>TechNews Taiwan</i> (via <i>G Gor Games</i>). These RAM modules offer low power consumption and a significant performance increase over the 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM used in the current-generation …

Mobile Technology

Tip of the Day: Horizontal iPhone 6 Keyboard Has Forward and Backward Cursor Buttons

Navigating around in a document can be challenging on your phone because it's hard to get around the page. You don't have to be frustrated by that anymore as your iPhone 6 hooks you up with an easier way to zip around the screen.<p>Simply hold your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in a horizontal position while …

KGI: Apple likely to sell stylus accessory alongside 12-inch ‘iPad Pro’

According to a new report by KGI, Apple will soon introduce a stylus accessory for its iPad products, targeted at the expected (but still officially unconfirmed) larger-screened ~12 inch iPad Pro. Both products are quoted for release sometime this year, with KGI most recently quoting a Q2 launch …

IPad Pro

What's Coming From Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, 12-Inch MacBook and More

Thanks to the iPhone 6, the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite, and iOS 8, 2014 was a major year for Apple. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus brought new screen sizes and a radical redesign, while iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite introduced deep integration between Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems.<p>…

iOS 8 available for iPhone and iPad on September 17th

Apple’s latest iOS 8 update will be available on September 17th for existing iPhones and iPads. iOS 8 might not be the big visual overhaul that iOS 7 was, but it adds in a number of important features and changes for existing iPhones and the company’s new iPhone 6. The overarching theme is a bond …

Apple's big event: Here's what to expect

<b>Update: Apple has unveiled two new iPhones, a mobile payment system and its first smartwatch.</b> <b>Read more...</b><p>After months of anticipation, the tech industry event of 2014 is upon us: Apple's product launch day.<p>The tech giant has said almost nothing publicly about what's in store Tuesday, but industry …

Apple ups iCloud security following celebrity hack, adding alerts and boosting two-factor authentication

Apple is to start notifying users when someone tries to restore iCloud data to a new device, in the wake of last week’s big celebrity nude selfie …

September 9: The beginning — or the beginning of the end — of the Tim Cook Era

It’s going to be a big show in Cupertino September 9th. We’ll see at least one new phone. But most importantly we’ll see what could be called the first product of the Cook era, an Apple smartwatch.<p>The unveiling will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, the same venue where the world got its …

Apple Finalizes Lineup for 2014 iTunes Festival in London, Starts Tonight

Apple has posted its final lineup for this year's iTunes Festival in London, which starts tonight and now includes acts such as Placido Domingo, SBTRKT, Friend Within, Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra, Imelda May and The Mirror Trap. Deadmau5 will headline tonight's list of opening acts as …

Apple announces special event for September 9th: ‘Wish we could say more’

Apple has just sent out press invites for its latest event, via The Loop, where the company is expected to announce the iPhone 6. The event is scheduled for 10 AM Pacific Time on September 9th. Atypically, Apple is holding the event at a new venue, the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in …

Apple makes Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list for 8th consecutive year

Apple might have dropped from #38 to #88 this year on Fortune’s list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies published today, but it’s also making the list for its 8th consecutive year. That means Apple has now been on the list more than any other company and also has the longest streak of consecutive …

Apple Again Expanding Reno Data Center as Plans for Downtown Facility Stall

Apple is once again expanding its Reno, Nevada data center, adding several new data cluster buildings, reports <i>Reno Gazette Journal</i>. The upcoming expansion was documented in building permits filed recently with Washoe County.<p>This new round of expansion is expected to kick off the third phase of …