Stefan Dellis

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Apple Music reportedly tops 10 million paying subscribers

According to the Financial Times, Apple has passed 10 million paying subscribers for Apple Music. Apple Music launched in June 2015 with a three month free trial. Since the launch, Apple announced it has 6.5 million paying subscribers in October. In November, Apple launched Apple Music on Android …

Apple Maps now dominates Google Maps on iOS devices

It’s hard to think of too many Apple-related bombs bigger than Apple Maps, the disastrous mapping service introduced in 2012, which resulted in widespread ridicule, at least one major executive leaving the company, and Tim Cook himself recommending that customers use rival services.<p>But just a few …

74.1% of all Android users are vulnerable to government surveillance

Apple has taken a huge stand with the U.S. government, claiming they won’t – and can’t – remotely unlock encrypted devices running iOS 8 or higher. …

Google forgot to search for ‘sophisticated logo design’

Google revealed it’s getting a new logo today that ditches its rough edges for a more simplified (some would say childish) design. The change comes …

Best games for Apple TV

Tim Cook says next-generation of kids will have no idea what cash is

Tim Cook is so bullish on Apple Pay, the CEO predicted that the next generation of children “will not know what money is”, on a recent visit to the across the pond.<p>The death of cash will happen sooner than expected, says Cook who told students at Trinity College Dublin that their kids will have no …

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

Google will let companies target ads using your email address

Google will soon let advertisers tap into one of the most lucrative types of ad targeting: email addresses. The search giant is rolling out a new tool called Customer Match, which lets advertisers use a list of email addresses to target specific users across Google services. To be targeted through …

Apple sold record 13 million iPhone 6s units this weekend

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have sold a record 13 million handsets in their first three days on the market, according to Apple.<p>“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook.<p>Reviews for the iPhone …

Hipstamatic launches massive upgrade to its iOS photo app just in time for the iPhone 6s

Despite the domination of Instagram over the formerly square instant camera landscape, Hipstamatic — the original retro shooter — has maintained a core of loyal followers. Today, and not coincidentally timed to coincide with the arrival of the iPhone 6s, Hipstamatic is releasing a completely …

Mobile Photography

iOS 9 breaks records with 50% adoption in just 5 days

iOS 9 has only been out since last Wednesday, but already it’s smashing records — being named the fastest case of iOS adoption in history, with more than 50 percent of devices already using iOS 9.<p>“iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software …

iPhone 6s pre-orders on course to beat last year’s record

Apple is reportedly on track to beat 2014’s record-smashing 10 million+ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders, according to a statement released by the company.<p>“Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world,” a …

Apple Store

Why leave? Apple Music is great right now

What the hell, internet? Apple Music, for all its growing pains and glitches, is a fantastic music streaming service.<p>It’s free unlimited music now, cheaper unlimited music later, and Apple Music is undoubtedly going to get better, especially if you’re already tied into Apple’s ecosystem.<p>If you take …

Apple Music

This Man Is Alive Today Because Of Siri

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New iCloud.com feature lets users restore recently deleted files, contacts and calendars

Apple has quietly added a new data restore feature to iCloud.com, enabling users to rollback accidentally deleted documents, calendar changes and contacts. The new ‘Restore Files’, ‘Restore Contacts’ and ‘Restore Calendars’ features are hidden in iCloud.com Advanced Settings pane.<p>Seemingly …

Kaspersky Antivirus accused of creating fake malware for over 10 years

Here’s a crazy report: Kaspersky Lab, makers of a popular antivirus service, might have created fake malware for over ten years to harm its competitors. The software was benign, but Kaspersky fooled other antivirus software into marking it as infected.<p>Two ex-employees told Reuters that the …

Kaspersky Lab

One major way that Macbooks will always beat Windows laptops

Beyond the iPhone-friendly features, it's probably the thing I miss most about my MacBook during my ongoing experiment with only using Windows 10.<p>The MacBook touchpad is a slab of textured, acid-treated glass over metal with a nice grip. Thanks to Apple's manufacturing magic, it feels like metal to …

AT&T WiFi Calling Now Available for Some iOS 9 Users

The most recent iOS 9 beta added WiFi calling options for AT&T subscribers, but when the beta was released last week, the feature was not functional.<p>As of today, some users in the <i>MacRumors</i> forums who are running iOS 9 noticed a different message when attempting to activate the feature, and just …

Wi-Fi

Apple Music is crushing it with 11 million subscribers

Apple Music may have attracted criticism from big name Apple pundits recently, but it’s still killing it when it comes to subscribers.<p>According to a new interview with Eddy Cue, Apple has secured 11 million trial members so far, with 2 million of these opting for the $14.99 monthly family plan …

Pei Wei now accepts Apple Pay at nearly 200 locations

Got a hunkering for “Asian-inspired” food but left your wallet at home? If you live near a Pei Wei, ditching your credit card won’t be a problem, as the fast-casual restaurant chain will begin accepting Apple Pay at all of its 197 stores in the United States.<p>Pei Wei announced its plans to support …

Apple Pay

Apple wants Siri to take your voicemails in iOS 10

Siri is looking for a way to stop you ever having to listen to your voicemails again, according to a new report.<p>Apple is reportedly testing a new smart voicemail feature which, among other innovations, would allow Siri to answer your calls and then transcribe the voicemails as text messages.<p>Having …

Dr. Dre’s first album in 16 years will be an Apple Music exclusive

Apple Music may have come under fire from big-name Apple commentators but you can’t say that the service hasn’t delivered when it comes to artist exclusives.<p>Over the weekend, Dr. Dre announced on his Beats 1 show <i>The Pharmacy</i> what, for long-time hip-hop fans, may be the most exciting exclusive of …

Apple is in talks to become a wireless carrier

The absolute worst part of buying an iPhone every year is having to deal with AT&T and Verizon in order to qualify for Apple’s latest device. That could soon be a thing of the past, though, as Apple is looking to launch its own wireless network so users wouldn’t have to deal with traditional …

Wireless

36 empty iMac boxes taped together = human iMac hamster wheel!

Looking for a fun weekend project? Got 36 iMac boxes lying around? Make yourself an iMac hamster wheel.<p>Redditor studercinema posted this incredible picture of two school IT dudes riding three dozen iMac boxes in a giant rolling circle.<p>How is this possible? It turns out an empty iMac box has a ten …

New Apple TV 'to be launched alongside iPhone 6s'

The next Apple TV will be launched alongside the next generation of iPhones in the autumn, paving the way for a digital TV subscription service in the near future, according to reports<p>Apple is planning to launch a revamped Apple TV alongside the next iPhones in the autumn, according to …

Samsung hit with lawsuit for crazy amounts of smartphone bloatware

Samsung phones have been bogged-down with bloatware for as long as they’ve been around, but a Chinese consumer protection group is doing more than …

Migrating from Rdio or Spotify to Apple Music now takes just one click

Maybe you’re like me, and you’re interested in trying Apple Music. Maybe, though, you feel locked in to Rdio or Spotify, because over the years you’ve set up an extensive library of favorites and playlists. Favorites and playlists you count on.<p>Well, good news! Migrating your whole life to Apple …

Apple Music

Apple Music already has half Spotify’s subscriber numbers

Some of the streaming numbers on Apple Music’s biggest tracks — particularly on newer hip-hop songs — are said to be rivalling the number of listens on Spotify, according to a new report.<p>Apple Music has only been around for a month, but music label insiders claim it has already surprised people by …