According to research firm Chitika, Mac OS X Yosemite is quite the hit. Apple only announced it during last month's WWDC, but already the early adoption rates for the developer preview of the upcoming operating system are already outpacing the adoption rates for the developer preview of OS X Mavericks.
Apple has done a lot to establish Apple TV as something other than a "hobby" over the past couple of years, but the latest research from Parks Associates indicates all that work hasn't been quite enough. Though Apple's diminutive entertainment box has been around for seven years now, it's slipping behind Chromecast and Roku in the U.S. in terms of recent sales and adoption rates.
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If you're in the market for a deal on an Apple Certified Refurbished unlocked iPhone 5 complete with a one-year warranty, look no further than the Factory Outlet eBay Store, where deals can be had for as little as $449.
Could this spell the end of the "Framily"? CNET reported Tuesday that Sprint is quietly testing less-expensive versions of the more traditional family plans offered by rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, presumably in an effort to share all of that unlimited data with loved ones. And there are plenty of other items of interest for our mid-week recap, so buckle up, click through, and enjoy the ride!
When filmmaking was in its infancy, making transitions was a tricky prospect. You had to do it all “in the real world,” so to speak, by superimposing two projected videos and recording the result. These days, with the advent of digital desktop video editing, the process is infinitely simpler. You can choose where to apply the transition, alter it as you please, and even replace it with a different one that’s more to your liking. In comparison to what you had to work with before, your options are practically limitless, and using it’s all fairly easy to do, too.
Apple has been attempting to distance itself from Google for some time now, and the latest service destined to be cut appears to be the maps for the iCloud version of Find My iPhone. Google has always provided the maps for the service until now, but iPhoneBlog.de noticed earlier today that Apple has started using its own navigation service for the beta version of the browser-based utility.
As hard as may be to believe in these days of rampant iPhone thefts, sometimes lost iPhones make their way back to their owners through sheer human goodness alone. Take the case of Kevin Whitney, a farmer in Chickasha, Oklahoma. As Gizmodo reports, Whitney lost his phone in a grain pit last October and he got it back after it made its way to the other side of the world.
Thanks to Siri, we’re all getting familiar with voice recognition. Where the technology really comes into its own, though — in a business sense — is in OS X, where Dragon Dictate is the long-time leader in converting what you say into neatly typed documents and accurately executed commands.
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Last week's iOS 7.1.2 update introduced improvements for iBeacon, third-party accessories, and mail attachments, but apparently some international users are finding the patch also messed up their calendars.
Now here's an unfortunate case of being the wrong brand at the wrong time: The CEO of ISIS Mobile Wallet announced Monday that the company is planning to rebrand as a result of the conflict taking place in Iraq. As you may recall, a militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has also been frequently referenced by the acronym ISIS, and the mobile wallet service is apparently uncomfortable with such an association. No word on what the new brand will be as yet, but while you're guessing, have a look back at our recap of the last 24 hours!
Apple released the third beta build of iOS 8 today after a three-week lack of updates, and it's full of tweaks that were neither in previous updates nor mentioned in the keynote at WWDC 2014. While there's nothing earth-shattering about the update, it does include a number of modifications to settings and the UI as well as an option to switch on iCloud Drive. Cult of Mac and MacRumors have nice rundowns of all the changes included in the update.