Well, iOS 8.1 seemed to have gotten off with a less glitchy start than a few other software launches lately, and Apple Pay seems to be making the news. Will you be using your iPhone 6 at the checkout counter? Not if you go to one drug store. Meanwhile, it's beginning to look a lot like October out there, and at least ten apps want to get you ready for the season.
The Apple Power Mac G5 was a head-turner when it first appeared back in 2003. Slick, crafted from sturdy aluminum, and tough, it seemed to embody the term "industrial design." Macs have changed a lot since then, but German designer Klaus Geiger sees no reason why such an iconic design should fade away or be confined to specialty collections. As such, he's "upcycled" several old units for a project and transformed them into contemporary furniture.
An iOS public beta may still be the stuff of legend, but Apple today ensured that developers could get easy widespread feedback for their prerelease iOS apps by extending the amount of people who can test them through TestFlight. Initially showcased at WWDC back in June, TestFlight now allows third-party developers to invite up to 1,000 members of the public to best test their apps ahead of launch.
Apple this afternoon released its financial report for Q4 2014 ahead of a media event elaborating on the numbers, and the numbers themselves were as big as expected in the wake of evidence of impressive iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales. All total, the company reported $42.1 billion in revenue (with 60 percent of it coming from international markets), which amounts to an impressive $8.5 billion in profits. What's more, that's up considerably from the $37.5 billion Apple reported last year.
If all goes well, today could mark the beginning of a bright new future for Apple. The Cupertino company today rolled out its long-awaited iOS 8.1 patch, which at last unleashes Apple Pay out into the wild for use at companies like Walgreens and McDonald's. It's a big step for both Apple and its users, so if you're nervous about jumping in blindly, be sure to check out the handy guide we've prepared.
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
We've covered a lot of Terminal tips and tricks on this site over the years, and the basis behind all of those tips was the use of the Terminal in OS X. In Yosemite, the Terminal sports a slightly different user interface, and a new icon, but that's not all that's new with one of our favorite power-user tools on the Mac. There's a few other changes under the hood that will leave power users everywhere wondering how they lived without thm. Let's delve in and see what's new.
Following the updates for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage again to introduce the updates for the iPad. "The technology is jam packed in this incredibly thin and light package," he said, noting that the device is "everywhere" and that 225 million have been sold to date. "It's transforming the way we communicate," he added.
Persistent rumors over the last few months have suggested that we'll see a Retina MacBook Air at the media event on Thursday, October 16, but one report claims that we shouldn't get our hopes up. According to sources, Apple has no plans to unveil the device at the event.
Apple today rolled out a new look for the main iTunes Store for those using iTunes 12 in the Yosemite beta just days ahead of the operating system's expected launch, and it champions the "flatter" look that's been so popular at the Cupertino company lately. That brings the design of the site more in line with the flat look of Yosemite itself.
"It's been way too long," read the invitations Apple sent out this morning for its upcoming media event, and the invitations themselves confirm some rumors we've heard over the last few days. As expected, Apple's next big event will take place at the company's Town Hall auditorium on its Cupertino campus on October 16, and it'll start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.