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Apple orders insane number of new iPhones, but 5.5-inch model faces setbacks

Apple is asking its manufacturing partners to make a record 70-80 million units of the iPhone 6 for the holiday season, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. What’s interesting is that Apple isn’t having suppliers make the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models simultaneously.<p>While it looks like Apple is expecting …

iPad Sales Total 225 Million Units Since 2010 as Apple Claims 'Significant Innovation' Coming

During today's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared new information on the state of the iPad, including details on overall sales since the product launched a little over four years ago, recent growth in different markets, and hints at future plans. It was revealed earlier that sales of the iPad …

iOS 7's Activation Lock Feature Helping Reduce iPhone Theft in Three Major Cities

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that Apple's Activation Lock feature in iOS 7 has led to a "significant" reduction of iPhone-related theft in New York, London, and San Francisco, reports <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>Measuring crime after Apple introduced Activation Lock alongside …

Watching kids trying to figure out how to use an old Apple II is totally hilarious

In Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, there is a scene in which a tribe of early hominids, having encountered an extraterrestrial Monolith for the first time, are suddenly evolved to the next stage of human consciousness, and are capable of using tools for the first …

Another Awesome Apple iWatch Concept

We have featured various Apple iWatch concepts on Geeky Gadgets, the latest one was created by Mindspi Vision, and it comes with an interesting …

Apple Releases Update to iTunes Version 11.2.2 – Fixes Unexpected Podcast Downloading

- May 28, 2014<p>Apple on Wednesday released an update for iTunes, bringing the application up to version 11.2.2. The minor update fixes an issue that …

Rumored Split-Screen Multitasking Feature for iOS 8 Not Ready for WWDC Preview

The rumored split-screen multitasking feature said to be coming with iOS 8 is still a work in progress and won't be previewed at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, according to Brian Chen of the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>Designed for the iPad Air and possibly a larger-screened iPad to be …

Apple's WWDC banners show iOS 8, next OS X are coming

Apple’s 25th annual developers conference kicks off next week, and as usual, the company’s spent the past week putting up large, colorful banners all over the Moscone West building in San Francisco. That includes large Apple logos to the two sides of the three story building, as well as product …

How to fix Apple's iMessage bug

Apple recently has been under fire for a bug that is preventing users from receiving text messages when they switch from an iPhone to an Android or Windows Phone device and keep the same phone number. The problem has actually been around since iMessage first debuted in late 2011.<p>Apple said in a …

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WWDC 2014: Apple Debuts iOS 8 – HealthKit, Third-Party Keyboards, HomeKit, and Much More

- Jun 2, 2014<p>Apple officially introduced iOS 8 at their WWDC 2014 Keynote address on Monday. New features for the mobile OS include support for …

8 huge new features in iOS 8 that Apple didn't talk about today

From Wi-Fi calling to a new keyboard for the blind, sometimes the best things are hidden<p>Apple announced iOS 8 with great fanfare today, revealing many new features and a number of significant changes to the platform. Things like HealthKit, new extensibility options, and HomeKit got a lot of …

Apple Announces Significant SDK Improvements with New 'Swift' Programming Language, CloudKit and More

Apple devoted the last third of its keynote address at the Worldwide Developer Conference today to improvements for its Software Development Kit (SDK), launching a new programming language called Swift, and development kits for health, home automation, iCloud and inter-app operability.<p>The …

AirPlay no longer requires a Wi-Fi network in iOS 8

Apple has made yet more improvements to AirPlay in iOS 8 by enabling compatible devices to make direct connections with each other for content streaming. This eliminates AirPlay’s reliance on a Wi-Fi network and fixes one of its biggest limitations.<p>In previous versions of iOS — including the latest …

Pebble Watch Gets Version 2.2 Update – Adds iBeacon Support, Music Volume Controls, More

- Jun 5, 2014<p>Our favorite smartwatch – the Pebble – received an update this week. The new firmware adds iBeacon support, the ability to reorder the …

Death And Taxes | SPIN

EPA director Scott Pruitt is the latest member of the Trump administration to be accused of unethical behavior, in his case, renting out a room…<p>John …

iOS 8 scans credit card details using iPhone camera

Apple hasn't cracked the mobile payments market yet, but the iPhone maker is aiming to make online orders a little easier. <i>9to5Mac</i> has discovered a new feature in iOS 8 that allows Safari users to scan a credit card with an iPhone camera. The new option is visible at sites like Amazon when you …

Apple TV likely to gain Continuity this fall, allowing tighter integration with Mac & iOS

Alongside the introduction of the current Apple TV design in fall 2010, Apple launched AirPlay. In short, AirPlay allows a user to watch a movie, listen to a song, or view a photo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (or Mac in some cases) and stream that content to the Apple TV. AirPlay typically works …

Google's Nest is officially in competition with Apple HomeKit

"Works with Nest" is a set of APIs that manufacturers of light bulbs, cars, laundry machines, or whatever else you can think of, will be able to …

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Twitter Is Experimenting With A New Way To Retweet

The best thing about Twitter is that it forces users to embrace brevity thanks to its 140-character updates. It’s also the worst thing about Twitter, turning loquacious tweeters into Twitter stream hogs – as with the disaster that is the multi-part running commentary known as the Tweetstorm. But …

Apple TV adds channels for ABC News, AOL, PBS Kids, and a redesigned Flickr app

Apple TV owners are getting a few new options for content this month, led by ABC News and AOL. The former offers both live and on-demand news feeds, mixing in entertainment coverage, original programming, and live hourly updates. You'll also find highlights from ABC News' programming lineup …

Apple kicks Aperture (and iPhoto) to the curb; are we ready for Photos?

Apple's plan to kill Aperture (and iPhoto) for Photos will cost it goodwill with Mac-using photography pros<p>Federighi showed off some image retouching …

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Apple hires TAG Heuer marketing exec ahead of rumored 'Swiss-made' iWatch launch

Apple has hired the sales director for Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer. The man was apparently hired to help launch Apple's long-rumored iWatch, thought …

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