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Apple CEO Tim Cook Reflects on Second Anniversary of Steve Jobs’s Passing

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs.<p>His successor, Apple CEO Tim Cook, said today on Twitter that he’ll mark …

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' early home, garage tapped to become historical site

The Los Altos, Calif., home where some of the first Apple computers were built could become a protected historical site.<p>The home and garage where Apple began could soon become a protected historical site.<p>The Los Altos, Calif., home where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs grew up is closing in on the end …

Silicon Valley

Gold iPhone 5s sells for US$10k on eBay

That's quite the markup for a 16GB iPhone 5s that sells for AU$869.<p><b>We assumed that the gold-coloured iPhone 5s would prove popular, but this is a</b> …

Teardown Shows iPhone 5S Costs at Least $199 to Build, $173 for the 5C

New iPhones always gladden the hearts of the analysts at the research firm IHS, because it means it’s time to tear the phones apart.<p>This year’s …

Next-Generation iPad Mini Rear Shell Surfaces in 'Space Gray'

Following Apple's introduction of a new "Space Gray" color to replace the slate color previously used on the iPhone 5 and the company's iPod lineup, many have wondered whether the iPad and iPad mini will be making similar color transitions when they are updated in the near future.<p>Photos of alleged …

Apple Adds 'Designed for iOS 7' Section to App Store

Following the public release of iOS 7, Apple has added a new "Designed for iOS 7" section to its App Store. The section highlights apps that have been updated or released with an iOS 7-style design, including notable offerings like <i>Evernote</i>, <i>OmniFocus 2</i>, and <i>Perfect Weather</i>, a new app released …

iOS 7 Allows Siri to Disable Find My iPhone via Airplane Mode in Security/Convenience Trade-Off

In iOS 7, Siri can change a number of settings on the iPhone, including toggling Bluetooth on and off or changing the screen brightness. As one <i>MacRumors</i> reader noticed, Siri can also activate Airplane Mode, even if a passcode lock is set, allowing a thief to effectively disable Find My iPhone on a …

Apple Increases Over-the-Air App Store Download Limit to 100MB

With iOS 7, Apple now allows app downloads up to 100MB over cellular connections, prompting users to connect to Wi-Fi for larger apps. Apple previously boosted the limit to 50MB with the launch of the third-generation iPad in March 2012. Before that, users could only download 20MB apps over a …

5 great features in iOS 7 you’ll want to try right away

Advertisement<p>54 Comments<p>As promised, Apple(s aapl) released iOS 7 on Wednesday for multiple iOS devices. The software represents a radical departure …

iOS 7 downloads causing network outages at several school campuses, activation server failures

As noticed by BusinessInsider, Apple’s release of iOS 7 today is causing havoc for the networks of several college campuses and other schools where a large number of iOS device users are attempting to download the new OS. Some schools, including Ohio University, is even urging students to delay …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Apple expected to sell 5-6M iPhone 5S, 5Cs this weekend

Apple could pull in equal to or slightly better opening sales than it did last year, according to a new analyst estimate.<p>Apple could be on track to sell more iPhones than it did last year, but not by much, says a new report.<p>Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a note Wednesday afternoon saying …

iPhone

How iOS 7 Screwed Developers Who Make Apps For Both iPhone And Android

While many have framed the redesign to Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 7, as a response to rhetoric that Apple's software has begun to look "stale," "boring," and "outdated," Instapaper founder and early Tumblr employee Marco Arment thinks that Apple had a different strategy …

Apps

Steve Wozniak Thought The First Macintosh Was A 'Lousy Computer' That 'Failed'

In an interview with The Verge's Chris Ziegler, Woz reminisced about the early days at Apple, and cofounder Steve Jobs. He discussed how the Mac compared to its predecessor, the Lisa, the first PC to have a graphical user interface.<p>The story goes that back in 1982, the CEO of Apple at the time, …

Steve Wozniak

Apple iTunes store outage cuts off 20 percent of users

Issue is preventing a sizable portion of Apple's customers from making purchases on the company's music pages.<p>Many users of Apple's iTunes store are being prevented from accessing the site Wednesday evening by a sizable outage.<p>The iTunes store is experiencing a service disruption that is preventing …

Smart TV

Is iOS 7 Buying Time For Apple, Or Stealing Time From Android?

The new design of iOS 7 has already consumed vast virtual column inches on the internet as designers and developers weigh in and tear down the handiwork of Jony Ive and his team at Apple. Forbes.com contributor Haydn Shaughnessey asked the other day if, “Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer …

How much will Apple's new Mac Pro cost?

Apple's upcoming top-of-the-line desktop still doesn't have a price tag, though experts anticipate it will cost more than the current model.<p>Perhaps more mysterious than the stealthy look of Apple's upcoming Mac Pro desktop is its price tag, which has yet to be announced.<p>Apple detailed some of the …

MacBook

Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do. “Just do what’s right.”<p>That’s what Tim Cook told the audience of Apple employees at the memorial for Steve Jobs, following his passing in 2011. Now, nearly two years later, we’re starting to see that plan …

iOS 7 Beta 3 Reportedly Coming on Monday, July 8

<i>BGR</i> reports that Apple is planning to release the third beta version of iOS 7 to its carrier partners on Monday, July 8, with seeding to registered developers expected on the same day.<p>BGR has been informed by trusted sources that iOS 7 beta 3 is currently scheduled to be made available to carriers …

Alleged iPhone 5S Batteries Photographed on Production Line

French site <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> shares [Google translation] a photo of what are claimed to be trays of batteries for the iPhone 5S coming off of a production line. While their identity as iPhone 5S batteries can not be confirmed due to a lack of markings on them, if the claim is true it would be further …

New APIs in iOS 7 Allow Developers to Detect Blinking and Smiling in Photos

In addition to a complete redesign and a slew of new features, Apple's iOS 7 offers a number of APIs for developers, including several camera improvements like zoom capabilities for video.<p>According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, iOS 7 beta 2, which debuted yesterday, added a new function that allows developers to …

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 …

New iOS App Lets You Record What You Heard Five Minutes Ago

Have you ever wished that you could record something that already happened? Your kid’s first words. That perfectly timed comeback. The email address your boss told you to have those important documents sent to within the next 10 minutes. If only there was a way to record the important bits of your …

So, what happens to Passbook in iOS 7?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>At WWDC 2012, Passbook was called a “key feature” of iOS 6. A year later, the Apple keynote went by without a single mention …

Why Apple ditched its skeuomorphic design for iOS7

Are you ready to join the future? That seems to be the subtext of every tech presentation of the 21st century, but for Apple, acknowledged leaders in …

Walmart to Discount iPhone 5 By $60 Beginning Saturday

On Saturday, Walmart will begin offering the iPhone 5 at a $60 discount (from $189 to $129) and the iPhone 4S at a $50 discount (from $89 to $39), reports <i>Mashable</i>. The prices are permanent, available only in-store and require signing a new 2-year contract with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T.<p>We asked …

Photoful Improves On iOS 7’s Photo Gallery With A More Open, Gesture-Based App

Photoful, a new mobile application which is the rebranding and relaunch of the earlier app known as PhotoSocial, is hoping to attract iPhone users who want the Photos experience the new iOS 7 mobile operating system will offer…and then some. As with iOS 7’s re-imagined Photos app, Photoful will …

Study: Apple’s bet on the wrist might be smarter than Google’s bet on the face

A new Forrester study on Google Glass might just show that Apple’s apparent obsession with the wrist might be a better bet than Google’s focus on the face.<p>According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 …