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  • Hands-on with the Osmo game system for iPad

    1 October 2014, 7:27 pm by: Mark Guim

    Osmo (playosmo.com) is a hardware gaming device for kids that connects to any iPad. They have just started shipping after getting more than $2 million in pre-orders from over 2,000 schools. How does it work? It turns physical objects and interactions into…
  • Designer Marc Newson reveals little about his secret project with Apple

    1 October 2014, 5:55 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Famed designer Marc Newson, and close friend of Apple designer Jony Ive, attracted a lot of questions when he was hired by Apple. Newson was hired before Apple had announced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, and it was unclear what his role will be at the time.…
  • How to set messages to automatically delete themselves in iOS 8

    1 October 2014, 5:16 pm by: Allyson Kazmucha

    One of the largest culprits when it comes to chewing through the storage on your iPhone or iPad is the Messages app. From regular text messages to iMessages to photos, videos, and audio notes, they all take up space. In some cases, several gigabytes. However,…
  • Apple Store app gets iPhone 6 optimizations in latest update

    1 October 2014, 5:06 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Apple has finally updated the Apple Store app to optimize it for the iPhone 6 along with delivering an iOS compatibility update. This update should help make the Apple Store app display crisper text and images on the larger screen of the iPhone 6. This likely…
  • Verizon won't throttle its heaviest unlimited data users after all

    1 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may…
  • Following its rivals, Verizon brings more data to More Everything plans

    1 October 2014, 3:13 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Following the lead of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless will now be giving subscribers of its More Everything plans even more data, though you'll have to sign up this month to qualify. More data begins with the 12 GB plan, which will now net you a 15 GB data…
  • Tweetbot 3.5 adds iOS 8 support with extensions, interactive notifications

    1 October 2014, 2:20 pm by: Joseph Keller

    Tweetbot for iPhone has updated to version 3.5, adding support both for iOS 8 as well as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Tweetbot now supports extensions, interactive notifications, and more. Third party extensions can now be used inside Tweetbot. To access…
  • Wunderlist 3.3.1 brings Dropbox support and fixes

    1 October 2014, 1:36 pm by: Joseph Keller

    Task manager Wunderlist has updated to version 3.1.1, adding support for Dropbox. You can now add a file from Dropbox to any of your items. Dropbox support lets you add a link ot a file in Dropbox as an attachement. Tap the paperclip down at the bottom of a…
  • iPhone 6 Review

    1 October 2014, 1:09 pm by: Rene Ritchie

    There's that scene at the very beginning of Star Wars, where you see the blockade runner fleeing towards a planet, and it looks pretty big. Then you start seeing the Star Destroyer, and seeing it, and seeing it, and it redefines your whole perception of big.…
  • I will finally cancel my print magazine subscriptions when Apple releases a 12.9" iPad

    1 October 2014, 12:32 pm by: Kevin Michaluk

    With word surfacing today that Apple may release a 12.9" version of the iPad in 2015, I'd be adding something stiffer than cream to my morning cup of jo if I were an executive on the print side of the magazine industry. Digital media has been attacking print…
  • Assassin's Creed Identity for iPhone and iPad soft launches in Australia and New Zealand

    1 October 2014, 11:39 am by: Joseph Keller

    Ubisoft has soft-launched Assassin's Creed: Identity, the latest Assassin's Creed mobile game for iPhone and iPad, in Australia and New Zealand. While there have been Assassin's Creed games on iOS before, Identity is the first to bring the third-person action…
  • New, updated, and discounted apps: Pokemon TCG and more!

    1 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Simon Sage

    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! There's an official free-to-play Pokemon card game now…
  • How to generate and manage app-specific passwords with iCloud

    1 October 2014, 11:01 am by: Allyson Kazmucha

    Apple has increased security around iCloud and how apps and devices can access your data. One of the newest forms of iCloud security is the use of app-specific passwords. Essentially, any apps that don't support two-step verification, if you have it enabled,…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to come with bonus business card holder?

    1 October 2014, 10:52 am by: Rene Ritchie

    While some segment of the internet is still coming down off its yearly collective iPhone launch apoplexy, another big phone looks like it might be poised to make big headlines. Turns out the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a surprise bonus feature — it can double…
  • Jony Ive talks Apple Watch in new interview

    1 October 2014, 10:40 am by: Joseph Keller

    Jony Ive talked about Apple's foray into fashion with the Apple Watch in a new interview with Vogue. Conducted weeks before the device's unveiling at on September 9, the interview goes over the details about the Apple Watch revealed at the event, as well as…
  • These fancy iPhone 5S flip covers come in 4 colors and are marked down 63% today!

    1 October 2014, 10:17 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    The front cover of the RevJams FlipBack Case features a 3-panel design that allows you to fold it into a personal viewing stand. The back is treated with a scratch resistant UV plastic coating that's easy to grip and looks amazing. Get yours in black, blue,…
  • Apps stuck downloading after restoring from iCloud? Here's the fix!

    1 October 2014, 10:07 am by: Allyson Kazmucha

    While iCloud is the most convenient way to restore your data to a new iPhone or iPad, that doesn't mean it's always the most reliable. One of the largest complaints I hear from users is that after restoring, a few apps get stuck installing and can't be deleted…
  • Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses

    1 October 2014, 9:52 am by: Joseph Keller

    Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint's 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign…
  • Blizzard previews Hearthstone's first full expansion

    1 October 2014, 8:36 am by: Joseph Keller

    Blizzard has started talking about plans for the next expansion to it's free-to-play digital trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game's first add-on, Curse of Naxxramas, arrived earlier this year with a new single-player campaign, but the…
  • Pebble and Pebble Steel now available for purchase in the UK

    1 October 2014, 7:32 am by: Rich Edmonds

    The popular smartwatch has skimmed its way to UK shores. Both the Pebble and Pebble Steel are now available for purchase without having to pay out to cover import fees (thanks to stock shipping from within the EU). Consumers are able to pick up their own…
  • EE upgrades a further 18 towns in the UK to blinding 4G speeds

    1 October 2014, 4:18 am by: Rich Edmonds

    EE today announced the mobile network has launched 4G in 18 new towns across the UK, including Sandhurst. This takes the total number of major towns and cities with LTE connectivity through the company to 281 – reported to be over 75 percent of the UK…
  • iPad reportedly getting a gold paint job this month, 12.9-inch variant launching in 2015

    1 October 2014, 4:06 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Always wanted a gold color variant of the iPad to match your gold iPhone? Your wish is about to come true, as Apple is reportedly announcing a 9.7-inch iPad with a gold color option later this month. According to Bloomberg: New versions of the company's…
  • Spyware targets Hong Kong protestors using Android, jailbroken iPhones or iPads

    1 October 2014, 1:48 am by: Rene Ritchie

    There's a new kind of spyware going around called Xsser that's reportedly targeting protestors in Hong Kong. The spyware — which appears to have ties to Android malware discovered last week — is installed via a Debian package and requires a victim's iPhone…
  • Apple calls on developers to submit Yosemite apps to Mac App Store

    30 September 2014, 9:02 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    As OS X Yosemite is nearing release, Apple is now calling on developers to submit apps that are optimized for and compatible with the new OS for review in the Mac App Store. The call for app submissions come on the heels of Apple making a gold master build of…
  • Best Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone: Protection and convenience all in one!

    30 September 2014, 4:28 pm by: Allyson Kazmucha

    When Apple first introduced Touch ID in 2013, they only allowed you to utilize it for unlocking your iPhone and for confirming App Store purchases. Now, thanks to iOS 8, app developers can securely take advantage of Touch ID to protect and secure purchases,…

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