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  • Latest Skype for iPhone update adds new photo features and more

    30 October 2014, 9:25 am by: John Callaham

    Microsoft has announced a new version of Skype for the iPhone that adds a number of new features and improvements, including a way to save or delete photos in its chat UI. Here's what will be included in the 5.7 update, which should be available from iTunes…
  • This durable, low-profile iPhone 5C holster is 50% off the regular price today!

    30 October 2014, 9:22 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    The Seidio Spring Clip Holster holds your iPhone 5C securely in place, and then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches and exposure to outside elements. The rear clip can be rotated in both…
  • Spotify on iPad goes dark with updated design

    30 October 2014, 8:37 am by: Joseph Keller

    Spotify has been updated, at long last bringing an updated design to the iPad version of the app. The design on of Spotify on the iPad now mirrors the updated looks of both the desktop and iPhone app. In addition to the new design, Spotify has also added the…
  • How to make a bootable Yosemite installer drive

    30 October 2014, 8:02 am by: Peter Cohen

    Installing OS X Yosemite is as easy as downloading the installer from the Mac App Store and getting started. But there are times when you might want to create a bootable drive to run the Yosemite installer from, instead. Follow these instructions for details.…
  • Tim Cook opens up about being gay, the importance of equality

    30 October 2014, 7:41 am by: Rich Edmonds

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has penned an op-ed where, for the first time, he opens up about his personal life, his pride in being gay, and how it has helped him develop empathy, and better understand the struggle of minorities and the importance of human rights. From…
  • Microsoft's first fitness tracker works with your iPhone too

    30 October 2014, 7:01 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with the iPhone via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now…
  • EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

    30 October 2014, 4:59 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150…
  • Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

    30 October 2014, 3:55 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    News magazine app Flipboard picked up a major update today, which brings forth a new design as well as the addition of over 30,000 topics. Also new is a curated daily news magazine called The Daily Edition, which features a list of general news stories from a…
  • On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

    30 October 2014, 1:15 am by: Rene Ritchie

    Earlier today PCalc developer James Thomson was advised by Apple that he'd have to update his app to remove its Today view widget functionality. This comes over a month after PCalc, with exactly that functionality, was approved by the App Store review team and…
  • Microsoft Health available for iPhone to sync your (future) Microsoft Band

    29 October 2014, 9:10 pm by: Sam Sabri

    We just saw the official Microsoft Band sync app for Mac, which gave us our first look at Microsoft's fitness tracker. Now we're seeing a new Microsoft Health app on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. These apps allow you to personalize your Microsoft Band and…
  • How to manage your Apple Pay billing and shipping information

    29 October 2014, 8:59 pm by: Allyson Kazmucha

    Apple Pay lets you not only make purchases with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at local retailers that support the service, but also online through many apps, which also supports many more devices. Therefore, it's important to make sure your shipping and…
  • Microsoft's fitness tracker app spotted in Mac App Store ahead of announcement

    29 October 2014, 8:38 pm by: Sam Sabri

    An app called 'Microsoft Band Sync' was just spotted in the Apple Mac App Store and looks to be the companion app for Microsoft's rumored wearable. We're expecting Microsoft to announce some kind of wearable within the coming weeks. Forbes recently reported…
  • Skype for Mac updated to 7.1, brings Yosemite support

    29 October 2014, 7:31 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    After receiving a quick design update just a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft has just released another update for Skype, bringing the program up to version 7.1 with support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Besides support for Yosemite, the update is relatively minor,…
  • CurrentC could switch to NFC, Bluetooth LE tech in the future

    29 October 2014, 7:15 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    It looks like Apple Pay and Google Wallet rival CurrentC, which is backed by some of the largest leading retailers, is looking into NFC for the future. In its current implementation, CurrentC converts banking information into a scannable QR code for payment at…
  • How to switch carriers on the iPad Air 2's Apple SIM

    29 October 2014, 4:41 pm by: Serenity Caldwell

    For those of you who like to surf cellular networks on your iPad over the Wi-Fi variety, the Pad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 come with a special bonus: Apple's self-titled Apple SIM. The nano-SIM is identical to your typical iPad cellular SIM, with one key…
  • Goal Zero Switch 10 and Torch 250 review - solar charging for your iPhone and iPad

    29 October 2014, 4:29 pm by: Simon Sage

    Goal Zero has made a big name for itself as purveyors of a whole family of smartphone-friendly solar chargers, and we got a chance to check out some of their latest products, the Switch 10 battery stick and the larger Torch 250. I had used some of Goal Zero's…
  • How to use Handoff on iPhone and iPad

    29 October 2014, 4:29 pm by: Allyson Kazmucha

    If you're running iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad, you've got a new feature called Handoff, which is part of Continuity. The basic premise of Handoff is that you can start something on your iPhone, and pick up right where you left off on your iPad, or even your…
  • GT Advanced COO blames Apple for bankruptcy in detailed court declaration

    29 October 2014, 4:06 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for GT Advanced Technologies, the company's chief operating officer Daniel Squiller gave some explanation in a Supplemental Declaration to provide information about what went wrong in the deal that would have GTAT produce…
  • Apple reportedly in early talks to bring iPhone to Iran

    29 October 2014, 3:57 pm by: Joseph Keller

    Apple is reportedly looking into selling the iPhone in Iran. The company is supposedly already in preliminary talks with possible distributors in the country, with the primary obstacle being the economic sanctions imposed on Iran due to its nuclear program.…
  • Yosemite adoption does in four days what took Windows 8 two years

    29 October 2014, 2:57 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Cloud backup company Backblaze recently ran some numbers comparing adoption rates between OS X Yosemite and Windows 8, and they came out with some astounding figures. Within just four days of its release, OSX Yosemite had reached a 21 percent adoption rate…
  • Take control of your connected devices with the Harmony Ultimate Home

    29 October 2014, 2:21 pm by: Adam Zeis

    If you have a lot of connected devices in your home, chances are you often look for ways to tie them all together. Most devices have their own specific smartphone apps or remote in tow, making it hard to get everything to work together as one big unit. That's…
  • Great apps every iPad Air 2 owner should download right now!

    29 October 2014, 2:11 pm by: Allyson Kazmucha

    If you own an iPad Air 2, the first thing you'll want to do is load up on great apps that take advantage of the all new A8X processor, Touch ID sensor, updated camera, and more. While all iPad apps available in the App Store will work perfectly fine on your…
  • Apple tells developer of popular iOS 8 widget calculator to remove the widget

    29 October 2014, 1:51 pm by: Derek Kessler

    One of the coolest features of iOS 8 was the inclusion of support for widgets in the Notification Center on iPhone and iPad, but making full use of that feature has landed at least one developer in hot water. James Thomson, developer of the popular calculator…
  • Best games to show off your new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

    29 October 2014, 1:19 pm by: Simon Sage

    The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are fantastic devices with new graphic capabilities thanks to the A8X chip and Metal engine support in iOS 8. If you're itching to get the most out of your new device, here are some of the very best games you'll find in the App…
  • Top iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals for October 29

    29 October 2014, 1:17 pm by: Simon Sage

    We've gathered together some great discounts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, accessories, and devices for you today. We'll keep showing sales that are ongoing after double-checking that they're still active and the price is the same, as well as updating the…

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