Tim Martin

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KGI: 5.5-inch iPhone 6 likely to be delayed until after October, possibly until 2015

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has provided accurate Apple product information in the past (timing aside), has released a new research note predicting that supply constraints on key components may result in a serious delay in the release of the larger iPhone 6 model with a 5.5-inch …

iPad may be one source of growing issue of nickel allergies in children, suggests Washington Post (Updated)

A report in the medical journal Pediatrics claims that the allergic reaction of an 11-year-old boy may have been due to the nickel in his iPad, with the Washington Post saying that the case appears to be just one example of many.<p>The boy, treated at a San Diego hospital, had a history of skin …

Cool New App Lets You Make Futuristic Comics on the Fly

Last week, Pocket Gems' storytelling app Episode registered its 500,000th writer—not bad for a product that launched less than six months ago. While …

Apple is set to release iOS 8 beta 4 on July 28

Apple is likely to release iOS 8 beta 4 to developers on Monday, July 28. The company released iOS 8 beta 3 on Monday, July 7.<p>Last year, iOS 7 beta 4 …

Mother left child in hot vehicle in Publix parking lot because he had pink eye, cops say

Cops: Mom left child in hot vehicle because he had pink eye<p>Monique Rivers Williams (Orange County Jail )<p>July 11, 2014|By David Harris and Tiffany …

Crime

Ventriloquist Veronica Chaos Has Sex With Her Dummy Slappy (NSFW)

Veronica Chaos is definitely taking ventriloquism into new places -- like the bedroom.<p>For the past year, the 26-year-old former stripper has been doing online ventriloquism shows that climax with her having sex with a dummy, "Slappy."<p>"He's bad cop and I'm good cop. He's the misogynist and I'm the …

The best iPad apps for blogging

Blogging is a process. First you need to come up with a topic, then you must pull your thoughts together into writing, find some images or …

Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Retina MacBook Pro, iPad, Apple Accessories, and More

There are some good deals on Apple-related accessories this week, as well as some decent discounts on the Retina MacBook Pro and an iPad deal from Target that includes free gift cards.<p><b>Retina MacBook Pro</b><p>Like last week, several retailers are offering $100 to $150 off most Retina MacBook Pro models. …

Apple engineers are now blogging about Swift

Apple employees blogging about something publicly is not a usual occurrence, but that's what's happening with engineers who have built Swift, the company's new programming language. Today the company quietly launched a new blog for Swift that promises to bring a "behind-the-scenes look into the …

Leaked iPhone 6 sapphire screen tough, but not unbreakable

Recent videos claim to show the supposed sapphire screen withstanding some intense abuse -- but it's not invincible.<p>Earlier this week, I nearly had an anxiety attack over the prospect that the expected iPhone 6 would sport a sapphire screen impervious to even the most creative methods of …

Mobile Technology

Apple paid out over $3 billion to small businesses last year through SupplierPay program

Apple’s operations chief said today that the company paid out over $3 billion to small businesses that supplied Apple with parts for its products in 2013. That money was split up between around 7,000 different suppliers as part of the SupplierPay program started by the White House.<p>SupplierPay is an …

China says that the iPhone is a national security threat

The iPhone brings untold billions of dollars of industry into China thanks to the manufacturing jobs it creates, but that hasn’t stopped the Chinese Government — through their state-controlled media mouthpieces — from calling the device a “national security concern.”<p>Why? Because iOS can track your …

Crystal Baller: iPhone 6 has a ‘secret weapon’ and 7 other crazy Apple rumors

Batteries

Rumor: iWatch Coming in November

On Thursday <i>9To5Mac</i> passed along a prognostication from market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the iWatch will be available in November. Kuo has been relatively accurate in the past, so his investor reports have credibility. He had originally predicted that it would appear in late September, but has …

Wearable Tech

iPhone 6’s big roar scares off smaller smartphone makers

Someone looking for a meme worthy video could do worse than overlaying the soundtrack of a Savannah wildlife documentary with footage of tech companies vying for users to buy their next big smartphone.<p>Just like a lion feeds first, while the scavengers hang around and wait for scraps of spare meat …

Family Sharing: The ultimate guide

Family Sharing lets you share your iTunes, App Store, and iBooks purchases with everyone in your group. You can create child accounts so that kids …

Smartphone Manufacturers 'Lukewarm' on Sapphire, Call Material Impractical Due to Cost and Supply

Rumors have suggested that Apple is using the sapphire garnered from its partnership with GT Advanced to produce sapphire crystal displays for the iPhone 6, and if true, such a move would normally inspire competitors to produce their own devices with sapphire displays.<p>It does not appear, however, …

Best travel guide apps for iPhone: Foursquare, Gogobot, Jetpac City Guides, and more!

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you get around and find cool things to do while traveling? Travel guide apps are a great way to get the …

Bye Google Maps: Apple brings its Maps to the web for Find my iPhone

<b>Update:</b> Apple appears to be testing or slowly rolling out the feature as some users report still seeing Google Maps. Apple Maps are live on the iCloud.com beta site and available for some users on the main iCloud.com site as well.<p>Almost two years after replacing Google Maps with its own Maps app in …

Leaked SIM trays reveal future iPhone 6 color options

From its flexible but hard-as-nails Sapphire glass display, to its larger form factor, we’ve seen a lot of apparent leaks regarding the upcoming iPhone 6 — cluing us in on what we can expect from Apple’s next-generation smartphone. Now a new set of component pictures, including what seems to be a …

Mobile Technology

How to manage your iTunes account on your iPhone and iPad

All of your iTunes purchases are available on all of your supported devices, as long as you are signed into them with the same Apple ID. You can also …

Awesome Video Shows Indestructible Sapphire Crystal Front Panel of iPhone 6

It's a known fact that Apple has invested heavily in sapphire crystal and plans to increasingly use it in their products. This material is virtually impossible to scratch. And for months there have been rumors that the front panel of the iPhone 6 will be made of sapphire crystal or will have a …

Mobile Technology

Hands on: Minor refinements boost major improvements in iOS 8 beta 3

The latest iOS 8 beta serves up many minor tweaks that put a friendly, usable face on the major improvements at the heart of the mobile operating system. In today’s video, we take a quick look at iOS 8 beta 3. We’ll show you the latest upgrades to the software to give you an idea what to expect to …

iOS

Apple Hires Two Former Nike FuelBand Engineers, Possibly for iWatch Team

Earlier this year, Nike significantly downsized its FuelBand team, firing several members of the 80-person team that worked to create its well-known fitness tracker as part of a shift from hardware to software.<p>Apple snapped up two of the former FuelBand team members in June, Ryan Bailey and Jon …