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This is the Coolest Mac App I’ve Seen in a Long Time, and it’s Ridiculously Simple

Sometimes things don’t have to be very complex to have an impact. In fact, Apple’s entire design esthetic focuses on the “less is more” philosophy, …

Mac App Store

Apple's next big iPhone update will have one incredibly useful feature if you're running out of storage

Once the update is installed, your apps will supposedly re-install automatically.<p>So, if you're trying to update your iPhone's software but the device doesn't have enough space, a popup alert will appear saying:<p>Insufficient Space For Download. In order to make room for the software update, some apps …

iOS

Siri refresh is known internally by geeky Iron Man reference

Apple is using a revamped, custom Apache Mesos scheduler to power its Siri search queries.<p>It’s been given the backronym “J.A.R.V.I.S.” — apparently standing for Just A Rather Very Intelligent Scheduler — and Marvel movie fans will likely recognize the name as a geeky nod to Tony Stark’s intelligent …

Iron Man

A source just told us why Apple may be making a stylus — and why it could be huge

Most people — especially Apple users — think a stylus would be a rubbish idea. Apple founder Steve Jobs famously hated the stylus device. "As soon as you have a stylus, you're dead," he once said (even though Apple once marketed a Newton touchpad that came with a stylus).<p>But Apple has filed two …

Amazing

Duet Display App Half-Price (Do Yourself a Favor and Buy It!)

Let me start by saying Duet Display is the most expensive app I've ever bought (on sale for $7.99), but is worth every penny. <b>Duet Display</b> is on sale because it's featured in the App Store this week under the productivity section. So, since I'm a sucker for productivity apps (maybe it's the illusion …

Amazing

Apple Stores Are Reportedly Installing Custom Safes To House Apple Watches

It’s better to be safe than sorry.<p>I’ve been thinking about the blurred lines between Apple’s luxury tech products and high-end jewelry ever since it was first revealed that Apple Stores average more sales per square foot than iconic diamond retailer Tiffany & Co.<p>Apple is apparently thinking about …

Easy In App Purchases for iOS

Xamarin.iOS makes it easy to use Apple’s StoreKit API to include In App Purchasing in our iOS mobile applications. However, there’s quite a bit of …

Future Versions of Apple Watch to Include Additional Sensors, 'Richer Health Features'

Future versions of the Apple Watch will include "richer health features and additional sensors," according to a new report from <i>Reuters</i>. Though the Apple Watch was only unveiled on Tuesday, the site says that some healthcare professionals who were hoping for "groundbreaking health features" were …

Apple announces Apple Watch pricing and availability

Possibly the most highly anticipated announcement from its special event today, Apple announced that customers will be able to purchase the newly announced Apple Watch starting “early next year” in 2015<i>.</i> The Apple Watch will be available in various configurations differing from collection, size, …

The New iPhones Come September 19 With Better Pricing For Storage

At today’s event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., Apple announced two new sizes of iPhone set for release on September 19, with the option to pre-order beginning September 12.<p>As with previous years, the new iPhone 6 launches for $199 on contract for the 16GB model. But if you want more …

When Apple Did Color Because It Was Delicious, Exciting, And Human

You know what they say about trends: wait five years and they’ll swing back around again. With confirmation that a a gold iPhone 5s will indeed break onto the scene in September to throw a crimp into Apple’s monochromatic streak (madness! Gold rush jokes!), let’s take a look back at all those times …

Microsoft Paid $400 Million For NFL Teams To Use Surface Tablets And A Fox Announcer Called Them iPads

That thingamajiggy that Eli Manning is scratching his family’s legendary forehead over is the Microsoft Surface, the tablet of the future for NFL teams. Last year, Microsoft reportedly paid $400 million to become “The Official Sideline Technology Sponsor of the NFL,” while the Surface and Windows …

Apple's Larger Phones May Be Called iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Though Apple is planning to unveil two iPhones tomorrow, in 4.7 and 5.5-inch varieties, there's been surprisingly little information on what the two devices might be called. According to a new report from <i>Mac Otakara</i> [Google Translate], Apple will refer to the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone as the "iPhone …

Apple May Be Working On A Rewards Program For Its iPhone Payment Platform

That program would incentivize consumers to buy things with Apple's new payment platform, which we expect to learn more about at tomorrow's iPhone launch event. Retailers and businesses would theoretically be able to sign up with Apple's system and provide benefits to loyal customers who use their …

iPhone

Apple takes security to highest level for Sept. 9 event

“We were told that we should erase anything embarrassing from our phones because security will be going through them with a fine-tooth comb.”

Gear & Gadgets

Shatterproof and water-resistant? Full iPhone 6 spec list contains surprises

Bad news for anyone in the cellphone repair business!<p>A full list of the iPhone 6 specs we’ve received from a source in China says not only is the iPhone 6 water-resistant but that the screen is shatterproof.<p>Not “scratch-resistant” or even “scratch-proof,” but “shatter proof,” which suggests the new …

Mobile Technology

Apple wearable to run third-party apps, big developers already seeded SDK

Apple’s upcoming wearable device, based on iOS, will run third-party applications and, furthermore, may come equipped with an App Store, according to two sources with knowledge of the new device. It is currently unclear if the App Store will be full-fledged, like on the iPhone and iPad, or if it …

Yes, there really are people sitting in line to get the unannounced iPhone 6

CNBC.com reports that Brian Ceballo and Joseph Cruz were the first people in line today outside the store, with the goal of beating the previous …

What Will the iWatch Look Like?

We're all (patiently?) waiting for the next iPhone to be announced, and the rumor mills go back and forth on whether an iWatch will be announced at the same time. Such a watch might not look like a traditional watch, or like other smart watches from Samsung, Motorola and others. Instead, according …

Wearable Tech

Line already forming for iPhone 6 at Fifth Avenue Apple Store - (Sep 03)

Now AAPL Stock: The symbol you provided (<b>"AAPL"</b>) doesn't appear to be registered<p>Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit<p>Apple supplier Cirrus Logic …

What if the iWatch’s design is based on the iPhone 6? (Gallery)

We now know that “Switzerland is in trouble” thanks to Apple design head Jony Ive, but what exactly will the Apple wearable look like? Nobody has been able to provide a good feel (yet) of the appearance, but a new concept by designer Martin Hajek points us into a potentially solid direction: a …

Apple confirms 9 September event - expect new iPhone and wearable

The tech industry expects that Apple’s next smartphone, which will feature a larger screen, will be launched at the event in Cupertino<p>Apple will hold its highly anticipated iPhone 6 launch event on 9 September, the company has confirmed.<p>The invite features a close-up image of the top of the Apple …

Apple iWatch Won’t Hit Retail Until Early 2015 (Rumor)

Previously, we heard that the iWatch is expected to see the light of the day on September 9th along with the new iPhone 6. However, it may take a …

Homemade exoskeleton lets a man lift big cinder blocks with ease

Think you need the budget of the military or a megacorporation to make an exoskeleton for heavy lifting? Nope -- all you need is some standard parts and the know-how to put them together. James Hobson (aka The Hacksmith) has finished a homemade robotic suit whose pneumatic cylinders let him curl …

Apple explains why apps get rejected from the App Store

One of the great mysteries of the App Store is why certain apps get rejected and why others don’t. Apple has let a surprising number of ripoffs and clones through the store’s iron gates, yet some developers face rejection for seemingly innocent apps.<p>“Before you develop your app, it’s important to …

Apps

Why Apple Is Launching The iPhone And iWatch At The Same Time

This is a bit of a stunner since Apple normally likes to keep the spotlight on one major product for each media event. We would have expected Apple to announce the iPhone 6 in September, then a month later come back with the iWatch in its own even.<p>Ken Segall, a former Apple advertising executive, …

Amazing

September 9: The beginning — or the beginning of the end — of the Tim Cook Era

It’s going to be a big show in Cupertino September 9th. We’ll see at least one new phone. But most importantly we’ll see what could be called the first product of the Cook era, an Apple smartwatch.<p>The unveiling will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, the same venue where the world got its …

Disputed Apple iPhone 6 Quick Start Guide Leaks, Source Claims 128GB Model

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>MacRumors has questioned the veracity of this leak on two counts. First, they clarify that the date on the iPhone 5S calendar icon “corresponds to the date when iOS 7 debuted, Monday, June 10,” not the date of the phone announcement. This makes sense because it is the software that is</i> …

Apple iWatch Coming in September, But You'll Have to Wait to Buy It, Report Says

<i>UPDATED: 4:25 p.m. ET: In the run-up to Apple’s Sept. 9 event, iWatch leaks are turning into a torrent of information. According to Re/Code, Apple</i> …