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  • Hands-On Review of the Revamped Adonit Jot Pro and Jot Mini Styluses

    30 January 2015, 5:02 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple has never shown much interest in styluses, even as companies like Samsung and Microsoft have embraced them as major selling points for smartphones and tablets. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs even went as far as saying "If you see a stylus, they blew it," on…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iMac, Retina MacBook Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

    30 January 2015, 4:51 pm by: Juli Clover

    Deals have been a bit sparse in recent weeks following the holidays, but we expect things to pick up somewhat in February and March now that we're solidly into the new year.…
  • 'Vine Kids' for iOS Launches With Streamlined Interface and Focus on Kid-Friendly Content

    30 January 2015, 1:26 pm by: Mitchel Broussard

    Six-second video sharing service Vine today announced Vine Kids, an app that skews towards a younger generation and is meant to act as a hub for kid-friendly content that may be harder to discover on the original app.…
  • Apple Launches 'Get Productive' Promotion for iOS and Mac With Discounted Productivity Apps

    29 January 2015, 7:48 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple's iOS and Mac App Stores were today updated with new "Get Productive" sections, offering discounted prices on many popular productivity apps for iOS devices and Macs.…
  • Elgato Recalls Some Smart Power Battery Packs Due to Overheating

    29 January 2015, 2:51 pm by: Juli Clover

    Elgato recently announced that it is recalling some of its Smart Power 6000 mAh battery packs, as they can overheat while recharging. The company sent out notices to app users today, letting them know about the recall.…
  • Facebook for iOS Gains Foursquare-Style 'Place Tips' Recommendations

    29 January 2015, 1:21 pm by: Juli Clover

    Facebook for iOS is gaining a major new feature today, which is designed to provide Foursquare-style recommendations on the places that users visit. Called Place Tips, the tool will offer up posts and photos that a user's friends have shared at the same…
  • Increased Switcher Rate From Android to iPhone Appears Focused Outside the U.S.

    29 January 2015, 9:27 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    Following Apple's earnings call on Tuesday in which Tim Cook stated the company "saw more new customers to iPhone than we've ever seen before," research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) today released (via Fortune) a report delving into the…
  • Microsoft Launches Outlook for iOS with iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo Mail Support

    29 January 2015, 4:10 am by: Richard Padilla

    Microsoft today launched its official Outlook app for iOS, which allows users to easily view and organize their email inbox, calendars, attachments, and more under one unified view. The app works with Microsoft's own Outlook.com and Office 365 services, while…
  • New 'SlatePro TechDesk SE' Comes Equipped with Built-In iPhone Dock, Mac Air Vents and Whiteboard

    28 January 2015, 5:46 pm by: Juli Clover

    Back in March of 2014, iSkelter launched the SlatePro TechDesk on Kickstarter, which was designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.…
  • Hands-On First Impressions of Pushbullet for iOS, Mac, and Safari

    28 January 2015, 3:25 pm by: Joe Rossignol

    Following the release of Pushbullet for iOS, Mac, and Safari, we have been testing out the new software to see how well it keeps notifications, links, photos and other files in sync between devices. Pushbullet is the marriage of AirDrop, Notifyr and other OS X…
  • Facebook's 'Paper' App for iOS Updated With Photo Sharing Improvements

    28 January 2015, 2:42 pm by: Juli Clover

    Facebook today updated its Paper app to version 1.2.5, adding several improvements to the app's photo management capabilities. It's now possible for users to access their "Favorited" photos album on iOS for faster sharing of preferred photos, and the Camera…
  • YouTube Begins Using HTML5 Instead of Flash for Default Video Playback

    28 January 2015, 10:19 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    YouTube yesterday announced it has begun using HTML5 video by default for all playback on its website, marking a substantial step in its gradual move away from Flash. The company states the new default will work in most popular web browsers including Safari.…
  • FCC Warns Hotels About Intentionally Blocking Wi-Fi Hotspots

    28 January 2015, 9:27 am by: Joe Rossignol

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday issued a public enforcement advisory that warns hotel chains and other commercial establishments about intentionally blocking or interfering with Wi-Fi hotspots. The FCC's Enforcement Bureau claims that…
  • iPod Shuffle Shipping Times Improve to 5-7 Days in Europe Following Reports of Supplier Change

    28 January 2015, 8:14 am by: Joe Rossignol

    Earlier this month, the iPod shuffle's shipping estimates slipped to 7-10 days in the United States, Europe and other regions, leading to speculation as to whether the portable media player would soon be discontinued or was going through reported supplier…
  • iOS 8.1.3 Fixes Exploits Used by TaiG Jailbreak

    27 January 2015, 6:53 pm by: Juli Clover

    It appears that today's iOS 8.1.3 update fixes many of the exploits that were used for the iOS 8 TaiG jailbreak, which worked up until iOS 8.1.2. The earlier Pangu jailbreak was disabled with the iOS 8.1.1 update that was released on November 17.…
  • Tim Cook: Apple Has Sold More Than 1 Billion iOS Devices

    27 January 2015, 5:15 pm by: Joe Rossignol

    Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed on Tuesday during the company's quarterly earnings call that it has sold more than 1 billion iOS devices to date since launching the original iPhone over seven years ago. According to Cook, the impressive milestone, which accounts…
  • Apple Pay Responsible for Two of Every Three Contactless Payments on Visa, MasterCard, and American…

    27 January 2015, 5:04 pm by: Juli Clover

    Since its introduction in October, Apple Pay has accounted for two of every three dollars spent through contactless payments on Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook who shared the information during the company's earnings…
  • 'Pushbullet' Brings Notification Syncing and Easy File Transfers to iOS, Mac, and Safari

    27 January 2015, 4:25 pm by: Joe Rossignol

    Pushbullet has long been one of the more popular third-party solutions for keeping notifications, links, photos and other files in sync between a smartphone or tablet and computer, although one important feature it has lacked until now is support for Apple…
  • How to Watch Super Bowl XLIX on Your iPad or Computer

    27 January 2015, 3:43 pm by: Juli Clover

    Super Bowl XLIX is airing this Sunday, with the New England Patriots facing off against the Seattle Seahawks. If you don't have a cable subscription, you might be worried about missing the game -- but rest easy, there are several ways to watch if you have an…
  • 'Alfred Remote' Turns iOS Devices Into Remote Controls for Macs

    27 January 2015, 11:52 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    Running with Crayons today announced Alfred Remote, an iOS app that turns an iPhone or iPad into a remote control for various tasks on a user's Mac, from controlling a screensaver to launching apps (via The Verge).…

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