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Apple's Initial Sapphire Production to Target iWatch, Not iPhone 6?

Evidence has made clear that Apple is investing heavily in sapphire for its future products with the company working with partner GT Advanced Technologies to start production of the material in a new Arizona plant. Earlier reports suggested the sapphire is likely for the next-generation iPhone, but</i> …

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What apps are still missing from the iPhone and iPad App Store?

When you look at Windows Phone or BlackBerry 10 it's easy to see the well-known iOS and Android apps that are missing from their respective app …

Apps

How to rate songs for better results with iTunes Radio

Rating songs in iTunes Radio can help it serve up music that's better suited to your tastes. So instead of just skipping through songs next time you …

Smart TV

How To Restrict Facebook Auto-Playing Videos To Wi-Fi Only [iOS Tips]

Facebook’s main iOS app has just added a feature to automatically play videos–sans sound–when you swipe the video preview onto your screen.<p>If you have data caps, or just don’t want to waste your cellular bandwidth on videos you don’t want to see anyway, there’s a simple way to restrict the …

iOS Apps

A new Apple TV may be on the way - what features are you hoping for?

If a new Apple TV is coming, what new features would you like to see? Here's my wish list<p>Rumors abound that Apple is going to roll out a new Apple TV …

Smart TV

Apple doubles up on Sony camera parts; Is a better front facing camera on its way?

It appears that Apple is preparing to double the number of camera components that it orders from Sony. The two companies are said to currently be in …

Front-Facing Camera

5 great games to help you forget Flappy Bird

The best iPhone and iPad games to get your mind off Flappy Bird's demise<p>Now that the absolutely insane Flappy Bird title is gone from the App Store, …

In-App Purchases

Former Apple Designer Explains Why He Quit His Dream Job

It’s not every day that you hear a story of someone quitting their “dream job,” especially at Apple. While people leave the company all the time, hearing anything about it publicly is very rare. Apple’s thick veil of secrecy extends to everything it does, including the talent it gains and loses.<p>A …

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iPod Wins A Gold Medal In Sochi Olympic Games (Really!)

There’s talk that the iPod is dead, but not so. Although Apple’s selling less of its iconic MP3 player than it has in years, there’s at least one place where iPods are worth their weight in gold: Sochi, where an Olypic athlete nicknamed ‘iPod’ has brought home the gold.<p>Although as of writing, NBC …

Apple Granted Patent Related To iPhone Text Selection [Patent]

It’s easy to forget just how much the iPhone changed things. Today saw the publishing of one of the iPhone’s most familiar patents — its gesture/touch-based text selection tool.<p>Describing a new way of selecting text using gestures on a multi-touch sensitive display screen, the patent, which was …

Olympic Snowboarder’s iPhone Crashes After Being Bombarded By Nude Photos From Fans

Getting so many naked pictures from beautiful, nubile women that are in love with you that your iPhone crashes? That sounds like one of those good problems to me… and to Russian snowboarding athlete Alexey Sobolev, whose iPhone was bombarded by nude pics after he put his phone number on his helmet …

Pics

New Tweak Lets You Turn Your iOS Keyboard Blue [Jailbreak]

Fancy a blue virtual keyboard for your iOS 7 device? If so, the appropriately named Cydia tweak BlueBoard may just be the tweak for you.<p>Once installed, users need to launch the Settings app and respring the device to get the tweak up and running. The tweak affects both keyboards within iOS 7, so …

iOS

Your iPhone Can Now Alert You Every Time The U.S Launches A Drone Attack [Video]

New app Metadata+ tells you whenever a drone strike kills somebody overseas.<p>Working by pulling data from the UK’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the app plots the location of each strike on a map, and then sends a push notification when an attack takes place.<p>If that doesn’t strike you as …

Apple Reportedly Launching Two New iPhones with Larger Flat Sapphire Displays in September

Apple will reportedly release two versions of its next-generation iPhone featuring 4.7 and 5.5-inch sapphire screens in September, reports the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. Citing industry insiders who have "seen the prototypes," the publication also states that both phones will feature a pixel density …

iPad Air conquers all in tablet battery test with 11-13 hour showing

Apple boasted about maintaining its 10-hour iPad battery-life in the new iPad Air despite an overall thinner and faster design, but how does it compare to other tablets? Most reviews had good things to say about battery life (many even experiencing more than 10 hours), but it’s interesting to see …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

Customer Experience

Versatile TogoDock Turns Any Surface Into Portable iPhone Dock and Charger

Fuse Chicken, the company behind the multi-function Une Bobine iPhone stand, today launched a new product on crowd-funding site Indiegogo. Called the TogoDock, Fuse Chicken’s newest iPhone accessory combines a magnet-laden mount with an integrated charging cable, allowing users to turn any surface …

New Any Landing game employs in-app purchase cap

Strange Flavour's newest iOS game appears in the App Store today. Any Landing puts you in the pilot's seat of an airplane that's doomed on its …

In-App Purchases

These Mockups Give a Peek at What Apple’s iOS 8 ‘Healthbook’ App MIGHT Look Like

- Feb 12, 2014<p>MacTrast doesn’t usually show “mockups” of rumored software that hasn’t even been officially announced, but the excitement around …

Smartphones are now a 95% Android-iOS global duopoly w/ Android closing in on 80% by itself

Research firm IDC is out today with its latest report on the worldwide smartphone market highlighting shipments and marketshare by operating system for last quarter and all of 2013. Together Android and iOS made up around 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in the last quarter of 2013 (up from 91.2% …

iOS Dominates Enterprise Market with 73% of Mobile Device Activations

iOS devices accounted for 73 percent of all enterprise mobile device activations and grabbed the top ten spots for most popular devices in the fourth quarter of 2013, reports Good Technology in its Mobility Index Report for Q4 2013.<p>From a device perspective, we continued to see an increase in iOS …

Why Wall Street should pay attention to Apple's growing iTunes revenue

Over at Asymco blog, Horace Dediu wrote a wonderful post that examines the size and growth of Apple’s iTunes business. This business includes the …

Wall Street

The future of the Mac: What will the next 30 years bring us?

Does the Mac have staying power to last another 30 years or are its best years behind it?<p>With the Mac's 30th anniversary now receding into our rear …

Mobile Devices

Apple Likely to Slim Down iPhone and iPad with Thinner and Lighter Backlights

As Apple continues its quest to make its iOS devices thinner and lighter, the company will take advantage of advancements in LED backlighting technology to shift to thinner components for the iPhone 6 and upcoming iPad models, according to a report from <i>LEDinside</i>, a division of research firm …

VSCO 3.0 gets more social, keeps focus on great pictures

VSCO Cam has been updated to version 3.0, becoming more social and adding the VSCO Grid right into the app, among other improvements. VSCO has added …

Apps

Video Shows Discovery of Steve Jobs' Lisa Mouse Inside 30-Year-Old Aspen Time Tube

National Geographic Channel show <i>Diggers</i> last year unearthed a time capsule containing a piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia that's been buried for 30 years. A video obtained by <i>CNET</i> shows the excavation and opening of this renowned canister.<p>The time capsule, known as the "Aspen Time Tube", was buried in …

How to set the calendar's start day of the week on iPhone and iPad

While most of us consider Sunday as the official start of the week, there are lots of reasons some people would want the Calendar app to show …

Calendars

Who says there are no Mac games? 10 places where you can buy them right now!

If you're new to the Macintosh, or even if you've had one for a while, you may be interested in putting the work aside from time to time and playing …

App Store