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WWDC: how Apple won back our hearts

<b>"For a company that was never gone, Apple sure is back."</b> So tweeted technology entrepreneur Aaron Levie. Spoiler alert: on Monday at WWDC, Apple won …

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 …

Twitter users go gaga over OS X Mavericks and iOS 7

The Twittersphere has spoken: Apple's WWDC keynote was full of winners -- and one loser.<p>Apple can still put on a show -- at least according to your tweets. The Twittersphere erupted in utter elation over the unveiling of OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 during Apple's keynote address at its annual …

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What Apple Didn't Announce At WWDC

Apple’s keynote at the World Wide Developers Conference yesterday was notable for the many products the company announced. Also, for the ones it didn’t.<p>In two hours yesterday, Apple gave consumers and developers a slew of new products to get excited about. Completely new versions of both its …

Designers Think Apple's New Flat iOS Look Is 'Ugly' and 'Harsh' and Blinding

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After years of complaints about Apple's cheesy, outdated, and decidedly "skeuomorphic" iPhone …

iOS 7 borrows heavily from its competition, but should we care?

If you were online at all yesterday, you probably heard at least a little bit about Apple’s latest iOS 7. The new UI is completely redesigned and transforms the aging platform into something modern and fresh. At the same time, it also looks very familiar.<p>Some of this is because at it’s heart it is …

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A Designer Has Already Come Up With A Way To Improve Apple's New iPhone Icons

Apple's new iPhone software is being received with cautious optimism.<p>A lot of people think the redesign is pretty good, but they're finding flaws. However, most people are withholding judgement until they get their hands on it.<p>There is one exception to the cautious optimism: The new icon Apple made …

Should I Wait to Buy My Next iPhone?

Back in the summer of 2011, I bought an iPhone 4. Yup, that’s right, just three months before Apple unveiled iPhone 4S and Siri, I plunked down $200 …

Five Great Ways To Use Accessibility Features For Your Own Benefit, Even If You Don’t Have A Disability [Feature]

Accessibility is a priority to the designers and engineers at Apple. They have built some amazing software right into each operating system, from OS X to iOS, all for no etra charge and no need to add extra programs on to be able to use the products if you have a visual, hearing, motor, or …

Why iOS 7 Will Be A Jony Ive Masterpiece On Our All-New CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Jony Ive’s huge sweeping iOS 7 changes; Apple Television and the Ring of Power; our favorite April Fools pranks; and careful, your iPad might be giving you Gorilla Arm… all that and the best listener shout out ever on this minty-fresh episode of The CultCast!<p>Stream or …

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28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

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Google Chrome update brings better spell-checking and some bug fixes

The latest Google Chrome update on the stable release channel reached version 26, with the most important change it brings being the improved spell-checker.<p>Namely, the “Ask Google for suggestions” feature has been significantly improved, as it now offers spelling suggestions, whether we’re talking …

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BlackBerry’s Android Bet Is Paying Off

BlackBerry’s App World now touts 100,000 BB10 applications. An impressive number for a platform just months old. But out of those 100,000 applications, roughly 20% are Android apps, simply ported over rather than being coded specifically for BlackBerry 10.<p>This is a win for BlackBerry. It’s a big …

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

The next-generation iPhone should start shipping by the end of June, followed by a low-cost iPhone in the September quarter, says analyst Gene Munster.<p>Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster …

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How the T-Mobile iPhone 5 Changes the Game

In case you haven't heard, there's a new iPhone in town. T-Mobile announced today it would begin selling the iPhone 5, becoming the last major …