Talk about a case of the Mondays! The New Year has arrived, and we've got a great collection of apps to divert your attention away from work or school after two weeks of holiday slumber. This week's New App Recap features a new way to use iOS devices as a second Mac display, view Instagram feeds on an iPad, shoot 4K video, sticker Facebook Messenger missives, command the music at your next party, and sell videos to the world. Sit back and bask in our New Year Edition, starting right now!
Word surfaced yesterday that GT Advanced Technologies filed for bankruptcy. The company was responsible for producing the millions of sapphire glass displays that were long rumored to come with the iPhone 6, but missing that deadline threw the company into a tragic spiral that only grows worse with each day. Earlier this morning a report surfaced that the CEO cashed in just before Apple's iPhone 6 announcement, and now reports state that Apple withheld a payment that could have saved it from bankruptcy.
Tuesday's presentation for the iPhone 6 presented extremely few surprises; for the most part, we'd heard accurate rumors about what we would see on stage weeks and months before. But there was one key feature missing from the show, accentuated by Tim Cook's silence regarding the iPhone 6's screen. Where were those sapphire crystal displays we were supposed to see?
It's all but a given now that the next iPhone will feature a sapphire glass display based on the rumors floating around. And like so many things coming out of Cupertino, that news has apparently attracted the attention of competitor Samsung, reports South Korea's ETNews, and now it's looking to bring the displays to its own devices.
The long wait for Mac OS X 10.9.3 ended this morning when Apple released it to general users after close to two months of developer testing. Along with several minor improvements, the update enhances 4K display support for the new Mac Pro and the 15-inch MacBook with Retina display. Also included in the update is a significant improvement to iTunes's podcast interface.
Early adopters of the new Mac Pro have been waiting with bated breath to find out how much Dell plans to charge for its new 4K monitor, which the company promised last month would retail for under $1,000. Turns out, it will be cheaper than expected.
Up until now, Apple has only used sapphire crystal for tiny components, such as the glass that covers the Touch ID button on the new iPhone 5s and a portion of the device's rear camera. But according to TechCrunch, new technology might allow Apple to start using it for iPhone screens much sooner than expected.
OS X Mavericks is finally here, so MacLife proudly presents a series of informative how-tos to keep you updated on what has changed and how to use it. Check back often to learn more about the newest Mac operating system from Apple.
One of the more surprising (and nicer) changes Apple made to OS X with Mavericks was the ability to use any TV or display connected to an Apple TV as a second display for your Mac. All Macs that supported AirPlay mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion now have the ability to use AirPlay-connected TVs as a second display in Mavericks. In this article, we’ll show you how to turn this feature on and configure additional options, like changing where the audio comes from and the size of the secondary display.
If you were among the iPhone users hoping that Apple would switch to sapphire crystal displays over their existing (and breakable) Gorilla Glass displays, we're going to have to disappoint you. According to German news site Tages-Anzeiger, Apple has already tested the sapphire crystal displays and found them unsuitable for mass production.