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  • App-specific passwords coming to iCloud for third-party app sync

    16 September 2014, 9:16 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    If you use a third-party app that stores and synchronizes data with iCloud, Apple will soon require you to use specific passwords for those apps to access information in iCloud. This will allow your actual iCloud password to be masked while still granting…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review roundup

    16 September 2014, 9:02 pm by: Rene Ritchie

    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Apple's latest, greatest — and this year bigger and biggest — new phones. They held their annual event just last Tuesday and that means this Tuesday, tonight, those who scored advanced review units are free to share their…
  • SwiftKey for iOS review: An Android favorite comes to iPhone and iPad

    16 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: Allyson Kazmucha

    SwiftKey has been one of the most popular alternative keyboards on Android for years, and one of the best selling apps of all time in Google Play. With an incredibly fast and accurate prediction engine, SwiftKey can not only correct misspellings, but make…
  • Second Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose now ready for streaming

    16 September 2014, 8:21 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Did you miss Tim Cook's second interview with Charlie Rose where the Apple CEO talked about diversity, privacy, and the collaboration with U2? If you did, or if you just want to re-watch the interview in all its glory, the video has been posted for streaming.…
  • Announcing the winners in our 15 Years of Mobile Nations contest!

    16 September 2014, 5:48 pm by: Marcus Adolfsson

    September 9th, 2014, marked 15 years since the Mobile Nations story began, with the launch of Visor Central. A lot has changed in mobile tech in the years since, but one thing definitely has not — the passion of this great community. The response to our…
  • Clash of Clans update summons Lava Hound and increases upgrade caps

    16 September 2014, 3:30 pm by: Simon Sage

    A really big update to the hit casual game Clash of Clans introduces a new unit and increases the maximum upgradeable level on many others. The Lava Hound is a new type of flying tank that can take the hits while other units move in for the kill. You'll need…
  • Two-factor authentication returns to iCloud

    16 September 2014, 3:20 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Ahead of its iOS 8 roll-out on Wednesday, Apple has revived the two-factor authentication security system for iCloud. Two-factor authentication will bring increased security to iCloud by allowing users to tie in a verified SMS number or connected device,…
  • iPhone pre-orders mean Apple is lined up for another record holiday season

    16 September 2014, 3:04 pm by: Chris Umiastowski

    Yesterday Apple announced iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders topped 4 million within 24 hours. We told you that this beats the prior record, set by the iPhone 5 launch, where Apple sold had advance orders of only half that many phones. Not that 2 million was a…
  • VirnetX's $368 million FaceTime patent lawsuit against Apple dismissed

    16 September 2014, 2:28 pm by: Simon Sage

    The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington has dismissed VirnetX's patent claims against Apple's FaceTime technology, and along with it their claim to $368 million in royalties. Apple has been fighting against against this patent holding company…
  • Connectedly Show 04: Digital Knob - Apple Watch Super Show!

    16 September 2014, 1:50 pm by: Adam Zeis

    In this episode of the Connectedly Show, I was joined by Kevin, Phil, and Rene to talk all about smartwatches. We covered everything from the new Android Wear devices to the even newer Apple Watch and everything in between. More and more smartwatches are…
  • China Mobile exec says they don't know when they will sell the iPhone 6

    16 September 2014, 1:50 pm by: John Callaham

    A top executive at China Mobile reportedly said this week that the largest wireless carrier in the world doesn't yet know when they will start selling the iPhone 6, saying the provider is concentrating on selling cheap no-contract smartphones this quarter.…
  • Microsoft's new Bluetooth keyboard plays nice with Android, iOS, and Windows

    16 September 2014, 1:03 pm by: Simon Sage

    Microsoft has announced a new compact Bluetooth keyboard with a dedicated switch to jump between Android, iOS, and Windows modes. Doing so will make sure the keyboard's home key does what it's supposed to when connected to your device. The included cover can…
  • Microsoft confirms iOS 8 extension support for OneNote on iPhone and iPad

    16 September 2014, 12:40 pm by: John Callaham

    As rumored last week, Microsoft now has confirmed it will offer an update this week for the OneNote note taking software for the iPhone and iPad that adds share extension support for iOS 8. Microsoft says that once iOS 8 is launched on Wednesday, the new…
  • Automatic teams up with Ford for an amazing connected car experience

    16 September 2014, 12:34 pm by: Adam Zeis

    Today Automatic has announced that they are teaming up with Ford to offer an awesome connected car experience. Automatic's Link currently attaches to an OBD port of most newer cars, reporting back data to your smartphone like MPG, miles traveled and your own…
  • New, updated and discounted apps: Rapture, Vizzywig, Chroisen 2

    16 September 2014, 12:24 pm by: Peter Cohen

    Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new strategy game inspired by the…
  • Apple Stores reportedly have new and improved strategies to help iPhone 6 buyers Friday

    16 September 2014, 12:21 pm by: John Callaham

    With the iPhone 6 retail launch now less than three days away, a reportedly leaked document shows what Apple Stores, and their employees, have planned to make sure the launch of the smartphone goes as smoothly as possible on Friday. There will almost…
  • Chinese Foxconn worker accused of stealing and selling iPhone 6 shells

    16 September 2014, 11:53 am by: John Callaham

    A worker at one of Foxconn's factories in China was reportedly detained and accused by local law enforcement of stealing six shells for Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 and selling them to a buyer for $160 each. The report claims that police detained the man, who is…
  • Deal of the Day: Versio Mobile Skin Case for iPhone 5/5S

    16 September 2014, 10:01 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    This iPhone 5 skin case is made from a stretchable TPU that features argyle patterns on a glossy exterior and openings for the display, camera, speakers and charging port. You can choose from smoke, clear, blue and pink, each absorbing impacts from top to…
  • Mix by FiftyThree allows artists to share and rework iPad masterpieces

    16 September 2014, 9:51 am by: Simon Sage

    FiftyThree has announced a new online art network called Mix, where artists using their signature Bluetooth stylus, the Pencil, and their well-loved drawing app, Paper, can share their pieces and add to existing ones. You can already take a look at some of the…
  • NFC chip in iPhone 6 reported locked to Apple Pay for now

    16 September 2014, 5:59 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Apple finally introduced NFC technology in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but it looks like you won't be able to use it for anything besides Apple Pay, at least not yet. That's according to Cult of Mac, who claims to have received confirmation from an Apple…
  • Tim Cook opens up about privacy and diversity at Apple in latest interview with Charlie Rose

    15 September 2014, 8:08 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    With all the fuss about the recent iCloud hack, Apple CEO Tim Cook used his second interview with PBS host Charlie Rose to address issues around privacy. In addition to telling Rose and consumers how Apple is protecting your information, Cook also discussed…
  • Your iPhone 6 needs a case, so here are ten of them!

    15 September 2014, 4:39 pm by: Peter Cohen

    Your iPhone 6 is on pre-order and should be in your hands Friday (or maybe soon thereafter). But do you have a case for it? If not, you should! You need to keep your iPhone 6 looking new and protected from dents and dings. Here's a roundup of ten iPhone 6…
  • Apple lets iTunes users delete free U2 album from music library and purchases

    15 September 2014, 2:39 pm by: John Callaham

    Apple has now posted an official procedure on how to remove the new, and at the moment free, U2 album Songs of Innocence from a user's iTunes music library and purchases. The company automatically added the album last week for people who access iTunes with an…
  • National Transportation Safety Board calls for U.S. ban on distracted driving

    15 September 2014, 2:35 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is advocating the elimination of distractions while in a transportation vehicle. Citing disasters, sometimes fatal, that could have been avoided if the operator of their transport vehicle, whether that's…
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 and Developer Preview 8 released

    15 September 2014, 2:07 pm by: Joseph Keller

    Apple has released both the third public beta, along with the eighth developer preview for OS X Yosemite. If you're already on the public beta, open the Mac App Store and check for updates. The public beta began in July, with the second beta arriving late last…

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