The next time you download an Apple software update for OS X, expect it to run a little more smoothly. Segments of Apple's long-awaited content delivery system are apparently live at last in the U.S. and Europe, and the new service will allow the Cupertino company to delivery content updates and related downloads more easily.
Apple users have long waited for the day when the Cupertino company would start providing iPhone 5s screen replacements inside its retail stores, and evidently that day is Monday. Unfortunately, as with so many things from the folks in Cupertino, it won't come cheap.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Crazy Taxi: City Rush and 80 Days are standouts this week, along with a Pokémon-lookalike and the Guardians of the Galaxy pinball table for Zen Pinball/Marvel Pinball. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
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Dark Energy is probably wondering when battery technology will keep up with everything else. Perhaps that’s why we have the Dark Energy Reservoir, an 8,000mAh battery pack barely bigger than an iPhone...
There may be spec bumps and price drops on the MacBook Pros just out at the Apple Store, but it's never a bad time to look into Apple-certified refurbs. Clean, reliable, and cheaper than what you'd pay for the very latest processor upgrade, it's a great way to save a ton of cash. And if you're looking for the cheapest Mac around, we think we have you covered in our Really Darn Cheap segment.
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There have been countless rumors about the release date of the iPhone 6, but has the elusive day finally been identified? As far as we're concerned, Apple's latest and greatest smartphone can't hit soon enough. We've also got news regarding updates to two popular apps, plus lots of behind-the-scenes rumblings at Beats as their acquisition by Apple comes ever closer to finalization.
More than 25 years ago, Mac owners were introduced to Shadowgate — a medieval fantasy quest that overcame its black-and-white limitations to become one of the most immersive and enjoyable graphic-text adventures of its time. On August 21, Shadowgate is coming back, so we're comparing the classic version of the game to its modern counterpart, accompanied by commentary from one of its co-creators.
For over a year, rumors have run rampant that Apple TV will get a revolutionary relaunch in 2014. But now, The Information reports, we may not see that new device until at least 2015 due to complications with...
If the current events in Russia weren't tense enough, the homeland of Vladimir Putin has now asked Apple to hand over its source codes for iOS devices and Macs so it can sift through them and see if they're being used for spying. This surfaced earlier this week when Peter Engrob Nielsen, Apple's chief representative in Russia, met with Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov.
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If you happen to follow one or more iOS app developers on Twitter, you've probably noticed an uptick in posts about the challenges they face in surviving as independents. One of the most detailed comes from developer Jared Sinclair, who outlined the first year's worth of sales activity for his RSS app Unread, and it's a bit of a sobering view on how even quality titles can fail to produce sustainable income. But that's not the only news this morning; it looks like two members of the Mac family could be getting updates soon.
At this rate, owning an iDevice might be as essential to being a successful doctor as possessing a degree. Only a day after a British hospital reported that its practice of using iPad and iPods to monitor patents' health had led to lower mortality rates, a new crowd-funded project has popped up on IndieGogo claiming that Apple's iPhone might be able to help wipe out malaria on the Indonesian island of Bangka.
Streaming devices from Apple's competitors might be gaining ground (hello, Chromecast), but ever undaunted, the Cupertino company continues to make Apple TV a device worth owning. The iPhone maker has spent the last year or so stuffing the device with new channels, and today it added CNBC and FOX Now to its already impressive list.