Posts tagged with: Apple

Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    We're just a week away from Apple Music going public for consumers, but there are a few software requirements for the service to work. We've covered a ton of news regarding iOS 8.4 beta, and these have served as a platform for us to see what Apple Music will be all about. If you're curious on the progress of this new version of iOS, and its timing for a launch, we've got new rumors on the matter. Sources claim that we should expect iOS 8.4 GM to be seeded to developers today. For those of you not aware, GM, or Gold Master candidate is the term used by Apple to confirm that this is a near ...

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    There's really two types of Apple iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) owners in the world: those who hate the plastic stripes on the back, and those who learned to live with them. The plastic inserts on the back, while arguably unaesthetic, allow the iPhone antenna to get reception. Should the back of the device be all aluminum, reception would be a problem (if not impossible), and this is something Apple had to deal with in case of the iPhone 5, and iPhone 5s as well. According to a United States Patent and Trademark Office filing (source link below), Apple might have invented a material that would ...

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    There are a lot of great uses for smartphones and tablets, from communicating to navigating the world around you, sharing to social media, capturing photos and videos, and much more. One of the most popular uses for mobile devices, particularly tablets, is gaming. But not everybody has the time to sift through the endless list of titles in the App Store for every new game that might come out. Instead, Hayato sorted through his top 5 iOS games that you may not already be familiar with, so you don't have to. There are plenty of well known and great titles — Angry Birds, Temple Run, Crossy ...

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    Apple's iPad mini has been nothing if not a trooper. The tablet launched nearly three years ago, and despite the arrival of not one, but two follow-up models, Apple had continued to make the original mini available to shoppers – that would be like if the iPhone 5 were still part of Apple's lineup. At some point, however, we need to do out with the old to make room for the new, and today we see the first step towards pruning down the company's tablet family, as Apple puts an end to sales of new iPad mini tablets. Beyond disappearing from Apple's website, the first-gen mini is reportedly ...

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    When Apple announced iOS 9, we were surprised to hear that there will be a consumer preview for the first time in iOS history, and eager users itching to try out the new features got excited. But a few weeks later, we still haven't seen one release to the public just yet — likely because Apple wants to put out a more polished beta for the masses, rather than the buggy developer preview that's currently available. But what about those who just can't wait? Typically with iOS developer previews, you have to be a registered developer to gain access and be able to install the system onto ...

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    Does having a watch on your wrist feel a little … weird? Many of us smartphone users found ourselves abandoning watches years ago, since we were already carrying around these fancy gadgets that did a hell of a lot more than just tell the time. But now there's this new era of wearables upon us, and especially as popular devices like the Apple Watch debut, plenty of users who might have dropped their daily-wear watch habits are finding themselves returning to the world of wrist-borne accessories. But if you just can't get back on board with the idea of watches, there may be hope for you ...

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    So far Apple has not provided the media with any solid sales figures for the Apple Watch. Tim Cook hasn't gone further than expressing that he's "thrilled" with the popularity of the watch, and we assume that sales figures aren't at their best with the current retail strategy. Today we get some estimates backed up by solid data, and we also get cost estimates that would make anyone cringe. Slice Intelligence has just revealed a study that's based on scanning the email inboxes of more than 2M panel members. It reveals that in the US alone, Apple has sold 2.7 million Apple Watch units, a ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time talking about security at its WWDC keynote a few days ago, and it makes sense after how bad things got with the recent iCloud security issues it dealt with. As such we've seen the company invest in two-step password authentication for iCloud, in addition to other enhancements that are pointed in that direction. The problem is that it seems iCloud isn't the only insecure Apple service, and today we learn more. A recent study conducted by six researches from Georgia Tech, Indiana University and Peking University expose a series of vulnerabilities that allow ...

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    Apple chose a rather unconventional route to sell its Apple Watch this year, and many attribute it to low device inventory at launch. The only way you could purchase an Apple Watch was online, and there are customers who are still waiting for their shipment. Following the rumors that Apple Stores were already receiving select Apple Watch models yesterday, things now go official. As of today Apple Stores have begun offering the Apple Watch, though there is still need for a procedure to be followed. First of all you must reserve your device online, and then confirm if there is in-store ...

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    A global wearable device growth of about 125 to 150 percent is expected this year, according to a DigiTimes report, that cites unnamed "sources at Taiwan's supply chain". Said growth, claim the aforementioned sources, is driven mostly by Apple, and its Watch. Despite the fact that a recent survey shows that Apple Watch owners are not likely to recommend the product to those who don't own it yet, Apple's wearable is selling very well, and, sources claim that it will surpass Fitbit (who sold 3.9 million units for 34.2% of the market, according to IDC), in the second quarter of the year, ...

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    You'd assume by the level of demand of the Apple Watch, that the device has proven to be a home run in sales, but we wouldn't bet on that just yet. The fact that Apple evaded the topic at the WWDC 2015 keynote is not a good sign, and it seems we'll have to wait until Cupertino's next quarter results to get solid data. If you're wondering how satisfied users are with the device so far, news don't seem positive. Research firm UserTesting surveyed 52 Apple Watch owners, a small sample indeed, but understandable given how few people own one right now. When users were asked if they'd recommend ...

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    Just like with the iPhone 6, Apple was clearly not prepared for the amount of demand it received with the Apple Watch, and we don't blame the company to a certain degree. Smartwatches have proven to be very late-blooming market, so it made sense for Apple to be conservative about its supply orders for this new product. Up until today you could only order the Apple Watch online and wait for it, but reports claim this changes today. Sources claim that Apple Stores have begun receiving Apple Watch units as of today. We're not given details on what specific models are showing up, but the ...

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    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not only the best selling iPhones in history, but for a brief period also the best selling phones in most markets across the globe. Apple was clearly not prepared for this, spending almost four months in being able to catch up with its sales demand. Apple's ability to produce enough devices was so bad that Tim Cook admitted to it, and it seems Cupertino doesn't want history to repeat itself. Trusted sources claim that Apple is making some significant orders of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to its suppliers. Specific numbers weren't provided, but given ...

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    The iPad Pro, or whatever its name will be, is a device that has been rumored for the longest time. While there's still nothing official about it, the reports are pouring in, especially after the first beta of iOS 9 -- check out our hands-on here -- and the last time we heard the large slate mentioned was regarding the keyboard included with the latest version of Apple's mobile OS. On that exact vein, as people continue to dissect iOS 9 beta, the code reveals more evidence that the iPad Pro might exist in the near future. The image reveals screen resolutions listed inside the code of iOS ...

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    By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the news on Apple Music, the Cupertino-based company’s latest ambition in the music industry. Long story short, it’s a subscription streaming service with millions of songs, its own 24/7 curated radio stations, and a first for Apple — an Android app. But plenty of people, including most of the Pocketnow team, are already plenty happy with a certain musical juggernaut: Spotify. It’s been the number one streaming service for years, but can Apple Music take its seat and replace the green giant for our ears? Let’s start with pricing. Spotify and ...

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    iOS 9 is far more than the conservative update we were expecting, and that's even more evident with the iPad. Apple's new mobile operating system allows you to take much broader advantage of the screen real estate, something which users have begged for in previous updates. We didn't get to see an iPad Pro at this event though, a product where all this functionality would make much more sense, but today we get more evidence of its existence. Famous iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith has just published one of his new discoveries. It seems that the iPad's virtual keyboard is capable of ...

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    For a minute there we didn't think Apple Music would go official at WWDC 2015. Many rumors pointed to some rough negotiations between Cupertino and record labels, and in some cases lobbying to destroy the freemium model all together. The fact that the deal went through has left many of us wondering what Apple ended up negotiating, and today we learn about it. Robert Kondrk, Apple's VP of iTunes has just come on record to confirm that Apple will be sharing 71.5% of the revenue made from Apple Music. Now, notice that since the word revenue is mentioned, those three months of the trial are ...

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    Even though rumors claimed that iOS 9 would be a very conservative software update focused on ironing bugs, it's actually far from it. Apple spent a great deal of time showing us what its new mobile operating system could do, and it was definitely necessary given the vast amount of changes. That said, believe it or not there is a lot more to iOS 9 than what was announced at the keynote, and we go hands-on to show you what other things changed. Even though iOS 9 looks almost identical to iOS 8 and iOS 7, Apple has made some significant changes to the user interface. You'll notice more ...

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    You could take home a brand new high resolution computer if you win The iMac with 5K Retina Display Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Using the term "high resolution" to describe this machine is an understatement. The iMac up for grabs features a 27-inch display with nearly 15 million pixels, a quad-core processor, and 8GB of RAM so it can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it. For your chance to win, just go to the contest page at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Log in and click on "Enter Now." Then share the contest among your Twitter peeps for a chance to earn bonus entries ...

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    There's no shortage of reasons to choose one mobile operating system over another, and we could compare platform features or supported apps until the cows come home. But for some users, the choice of platform comes down to a matter of principle, and if you strongly feel that users should be able to run the software of their choice, it's hard to recommend iOS. After all, while Google gives Android users the freedom to install third-party apps without any Play Store oversight, with Apple it's the App Store or nothing – no sideloading (jailbreaking notwithstanding) to speak of. At least, ...

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    It's still going to be a few months before we have any hope of checking out the next iPhone, but even with new hardware still out of reach, Apple could still be dropping a few clues about what to expect, hidden in its software. The developer preview of iOS 9 is now available, following its announcement earlier this week, and devs are understandably tearing through it to see what secrets lurk within. One promising avenue concerns camera support, as Apple appears to be putting the framework in place to support some significant front-facer upgrades. An analysis of iOS 9 code reveals a number ...

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    Apple Music has been introduced at this year's WWDC, in an attempt to lure users over from similar offerings on the market, such as Spotify or Tidal. Apple's iTunes has an exhaustive collection of music titles, but you already know that if you are an iPhone or iPad user (even if you're not). While there weren't too many details about the service unveiled at the keynote, some of them surfaced shortly after. One question remained unanswered, and that refers to Apple Music streaming quality. While competitors like Spotify or Beats offer high quality streaming (320kbps for premium ...

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    Even though iOS 9 is all over the news lately, it doesn't mean that Apple isn't going to focus on its products before the fall. We know that iOS 8.4 beta has been in the test bench for the last couple of weeks, and Apple's new music app revamp is just part of the story. Today we learn more about the service to come. Apple has just pushed iOS 8.4 beta 4 to developers, and everything points to this being the OS update that will serve Apple's new music service next month. The company's new music app is not only included in this beta, but there are also other audio enhancements being pushed ...

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    There were strong reports at some point that claimed that Apple's Steve Jobs made a very strong offer to acquire DropBox, and to which the later refused. The rest is history as Apple eventually decided to build its own iCloud service in a way to cover up the horror stories that MobileMe users experienced. iCloud Drive was the latest push in making the service more like DropBox, and today we see that taking shape. In the past iCloud Drive was a service that existed, but oddly had no product placement in your iOS device's home screen. This is a very odd behavior considering how many apps ...

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    Security has become a big topic over the last couple of years, with many products like the Blackphone gaining popularity over this as an added feature. We could say that Apple played its cards right by making TouchID a thing with the iPhone 5s two years ago, but that doesn't seem to be enough for consumers. Cupertino mentioned some security changes coming to iOS 9, and today we learn of another. Yesterday we heard that iCloud will now support two-step verification for a more secure password control, but that was it when it came to what was mentioned for security. As we install iOS 9 on our ...

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