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Enable And Manage New iOS 7 Beta’s ‘Today’ View On Your Lock Screen [iOS Tips]

iOS 7 beta has a great new feature in the Notification Center system called Today. This is an attempt, perhaps, to counter Google Now with more useful current information available to you right on your iPhone or iPad’s lock screen.<p>You can enable the Summary, Traffic Conditions, Day View, Reminders, …

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AirPort Utility for Mac and iOS Updated with Bug Fix

Both the Mac and iOS versions of AirPort Utility have received an update today, fixing an issue that caused some AirPort Base Stations not to be recognized by the apps.<p>The bug fix follows last month's AirPort Utility update that added support for Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time …

Apple Testing Software Update to Address 2013 MacBook Air Wi-Fi Issues

Last week, it was reported that a growing number of owners of Apple's new MacBook Air were experiencing Wi-Fi issues, with users reporting problems such as dropped connections that require a restart in order to reconnect. It was reported earlier this week that Apple has been replacing affected …

iOS 7 Installs Hit All-Time High for Beta Software

According to mobile publishing company Onswipe (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) adoption of Apple's iOS 7 beta software is ramping up faster than for previous versions.<p>For example, after the iOS 6 beta was released to developers on June 11, 2012, Onswipe noted two weeks later that 0.25% of mobile devices that …

Apple to Hire Former Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve? [Update: Confirmed]

According to a tipster who spoke to <i>AppleInsider</i>, Apple may be planning to hire Paul Deneve, who recently left his post as CEO of French luxury label Yves Saint Laurent to "pursue a career in the technology industry."<p>Deneve, who has worked for a number of luxury labels including Courreges, Nina …

Wii-Style iPhone Game 'Motion Tennis' Hits the App Store

Rolocule, which debuted its Rolomotion concept back in April, has launched its first game that uses the technology. The Rolomotion software is designed to convert an iPhone or an iPod touch into a motion controller, similar to a Nintendo Wii Remote.<p>The first game to use the technology, <i>Motion …

Apple Proposes New Multifunction Input Ports, Could Merge SD Card Slot and USB Port

Apple has applied for a patent on a computer port that combines two connectors such as a USB port and a SD card reader according to an application recently published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and noticed by <i>AppleInsider</i>.<p>The invention, which Apple calls a 'combined input port', adds …

Apple's iTunes Radio Terms With Record Labels Revealed

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Apple sent its iTunes Radio terms to independent record labels last week and the paper was able to review a copy of the contract. It dictates that Apple will pay record labels both in royalties on individual song plays, as well as how much advertising Apple …

New Accessibility Options in iOS 7 Allow iPad or iPhone to Be Controlled with Head Movements

This afternoon, a tipster who spoke to <i>9to5Mac</i> pointed out a new feature in iOS 7's Accessibility menu, which allows iPhone users to control their devices using head movements.<p>The option can be found in the Switch Control area of the Accessibility menu, which is designed for users who need …

Some 2013 MacBook Air Models Exhibit Severe Flickering With Photoshop

Customers on both the MacRumors and Adobe support forums are reporting severe flickering when using some 2013 13" MacBook Air models when using Adobe Photoshop, particularly the larger brush tools.<p>Adobe representative Chris Cox posted on Adobe's support forums that he believes it is a driver or GPU …

TSMC Confirms Deal with Apple to Produce A-Series Chips for Future iOS Devices

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Apple has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to produce some A-series chips for Apple's iOS devices starting in 2014. The article confirms a report from <i>Digitimes</i> published earlier this week regarding the deal.<p>This month, after years …

Sketchy photos claim to show backplate for rumored low-cost iPhone, iPad 5 schematics

This morning, a pair photos claiming to depict the backplate for Apple’s rumored upcoming low-cost iPhone have appeared on the <i>WeiPhone</i> forums. The backplate, which is unverified to be legitimate, appears to be made of a plastic material and is shown in a green color. The overall design of the …

Apple's iMessage encryption hindering DEA's ability to wiretap suspects

A leaked document from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has revealed Apple's iMessage service is hindering its ability to eavesdrop on drug suspects' communications. Obtained by <i>CNET</i>, the DEA's intelligence note — titled 'Apple's iMessages: A Challenge For DEA Intercept' — highlights that …

Apple claims it can't decrypt FaceTime and iMessage data, details extent of government requests

In the wake of the PRISM scandal, Apple has issued a public statement detailing the extent of US government data requests. In the statement, it repeats that it does not provide any agency with direct access to its servers, noting that all requests for customer data need to be backed by a court …

EXCLUSIVE: US spies on Chinese mobile phone companies, steals SMS data: Edward Snowden

The US government is hacking Chinese mobile phone companies to steal millions of text messages, Edward Snowden has told the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. …

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Another Working Apple 1 Heads to Auction with $500,000 Estimate

The <i>Associated Press</i> reports that yet another working Apple 1 from 1976 is headed to auction, with Christie's placing a $300,000 opening bid and $500,000 estimate on the machine. The machine is owned by Ted Perry, a retired school psychologist from Sacramento, California who acquired it in a swap …

Next-Generation 13-Inch MacBook Pro Benchmarked with Modest Performance Gains

As we noted last week, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference came and went without seeing the introduction of updated MacBook Pro models, to the surprise and disappointment of many observers.<p>But just like with Apple's upcoming Mac Pro, benchmarks for an updated MacBook Pro have begun appearing in …

Apple's New Mac Pro Begins Showing Up in Benchmarks

While Apple offered a sneak peek at its dramatically redesigned Mac Pro at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the new machine is not scheduled to launch until "later this year" and the company has yet to reveal detailed specs and pricing information.<p>But if a new Geekbench result is authentic, it …

Jony Ive Gets Title Change, Now Senior Vice President of Design

Following the launch of the Jony Ive-led streamlining of the iOS user interface, the designer himself has seen his job title receive a redesign as well. Ive is now the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple; previously, he was SVP of Industrial Design.<p>Ive received a promotion of sorts back in …

Steve Jobs Ponders His Legacy In Never-Before-Seen 1994 Video

EverySteveJobsVideo (<i>via The Loop</i>) today released a never-before-seen video of Steve Jobs in 1994, while he was at NeXT, pondering his legacy in the personal computer field and whether he thought he would be remembered for his work in the future.<p>While Jobs is primarily talking about his …

New Airport Extreme teardown reveals 3.5 inch slot for DIY goodness

Apple probably chose to save some money and, rather than design a smaller case for their new Airport Extreme, they just used the case for the new Time Capsule with the hard drive and connectors pulled out. That means the Airport Extremes (we’re still saying ‘Extremes’, huh?) have a 3.5 inch drive …

Apple's Mac Pro to Be Assembled by Flextronics in Fort Worth, Texas?

Last December, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple would be bringing some Mac production back to the United States. He offered more details on the effort last month, and earlier this week the company announced that its radically redesigned Mac Pro coming later this year will be the product line …

Steve Jobs Didn't Want an iBookstore, but the iPad and Eddy Cue Changed His Mind

Testifying in court yesterday as part of the ongoing e-books price fixing trial, Apple senior vice president for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue offered some perspective on the history of iBooks and the iBookstore, noting that Steve Jobs was initially opposed to such a project. As shared by</i> …

Apple Allowed Developers to Test a Prerelease Mac Pro Hidden Inside a Metal Box

Before Phil Schiller gave the world a sneak peek of the new Mac Pro at WWDC this week, Apple allowed select developers to come to its Cupertino headquarters to test out their software on preproduction hardware.<p><i>AppleInsider</i> spoke with employees of The Foundry, a firm that develops high end rendering …

Alternate Icons on iOS 7 Website Likely Old Marketing Material

After Apple debuted iOS 7 on Monday, the website for the new operating system displayed a set of icons that were different from the icons found in the current version of iOS 7.<p>Apple has since updated the website, but the Weather, Passport, and Reminders apps looked notably different, with the …

Apple's New AirPort Extreme Offers No Innovation

Tags:<p>802.11ac<br>• Apple<br>• Broadcom<br>• WiFi<p><b>Apple's</b> new <b>Airport Extreme</b> doesn't offer anything new for those looking to trade up to draft 802.11ac.<p>The ME918LL/A …

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I’m Marco Arment: a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.<p>One of my favorite patterns in our industry is when the old and …

The rise of Apple's Craig Federighi

Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote saw the company announce its very latest mobile and desktop developments, but it also gave one of its executives the chance to shine. While Tim Cook and Eddy Cue appeared at home on the stage, it was Craig Federighi who won plaudits from critics with his natural (and often …

Haswell-Based MacBook Airs See Minor Speed Boosts Alongside Battery Life Focus

With the introduction of its new Haswell-based MacBook Air models yesterday, Apple revealed a strong emphasis on battery life, pushing the rated operating time from five hours to nine hours on the 11-inch model and from seven hours to 12 hours on the 13-inch model.<p>Even with the focus on battery …

New Maps Icons Show Apple's 'Spaceship' Campus Location

As a part of iOS 7's major redesign, shown off at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote yesterday, the company redesigned the icons of all of the core Apple apps, giving them a simpler and cleaner look.<p><i>9to5Mac</i> notes that the icons for both the iOS 7 Maps app and the new Maps app coming in …