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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    Apple's latest system software has hit developer hands today, with iOS 8.3 beta 2 on its way out now. For the moment, this is still dev-only; the rumors of public participation in iOS betas will still have to wait, and to be fair we heard those wouldn't be coming until next month, anyway. As those with access to the beta start updating their devices and taking a look at what's new, a big push forward towards adding some much-needed diversity in modern messaging is being noticed, as Apple expands its emoji support to add a veritable rainbow of new skin tones. From white to black and ...

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    The Apple Watch is going to be one hell of a premium product when it goes up for sale in the next few weeks, with even the base model costing more than the majority of smartwatches already on the market. And as you start moving up into the fancier and fancier models, that price tag is only going to grow. But just how high will it get? Shortly after Apple made its wearable official back in September, we checked out a well-reasoned analysis that suggested we'd see the gold-bodied Apple Watch Edition sell for somewhere around $5,000. As retail availability looms, people in the know are ...

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    Smartphone companies have been giving users unprecedented levels of access to in-development software, going back months and months now. Google released its Android L preview back in June of last year, long before the Lollipop name was even confirmed, and earlier this month we saw Microsoft draw back the curtain on the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. Now Apple could be looking to get a piece of that action for itself, as reports claim that the company is just about to introduce iOS public betas. Apple already has experience with public betas on the desktop side, inviting users to ...

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    Since we're just a few weeks away from Apple's launch of the Apple Watch, it's only logical for the company to begin its famous advertising push. We saw how the company used the humor and talent of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake to promote the iPhone 6 in the TV ads, so we don't expect any less of a push for the company's new Apple Watch, and today we get to learn part of the company's strategy. Since the Apple Watch is a fashionable wearable that also focuses on providing users with health information, Apple has decided to choose former Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel to ...

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    When asking yourself if it would be better for you to choose the color and trim of your smartphone, or to have a designer decide that for you, you'd assume that having a choice is better. Sadly after the second year of Moto Maker's lukewarm existence, it seems that people don't want to bother with the need to choose. Apple's SVP of design, Jony Ive claimed this very thing in a recent profile by the New Yorker, and it did leave some sour competitors. Even though Ive asked not to directly mention Motorola in his recent critique, his statement made things more than obvious. Ive stated that: ...

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    The Pocketnow Deals Store is pleased to offer The MacBook Pro Giveaway, where one lucky person will win a brand new Apple notebook computer. If you’ve been searching for a new laptop, then look no further. Why buy one with your own cash when you can win one for free? Up for grabs is the popular and stylish 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display featuring a 2.6GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash storage. This behemoth can handle pretty much anything you throw at it with ease, even processor intensive tasks such as video editing and rendering. It’s ready to go ...

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    It seems that along with the departure of Scott Forstall as Apple's VP of iOS software, so did the company's focus on Siri. We've seen Apple launch updates to iOS 7 and iOS 8, and the most we've seen from Siri is a new "Hey Siri" function that doesn't necessarily work as current competitors like the Moto X do. Still, we do know that the Apple Watch will rely heavily on Siri, and it's only fair that Apple brings some updates. In the embedded video you'll notice two recordings of Siri, the first one with the current voice, and the second recording with a newer one that's apparently slated ...

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    Even though we've got a few players in the VR headset business like Samsung and Oculus, this is still a niche market that needs traction to take off. Microsoft's vision of what a VR headset should be has gotten a lot of us surprised as well, but as much promise as the HoloLens brings, we still have to see a final product to judge if it'll revolutionize anything. Apple is always open to pick up on slow markets and propose smarter solutions, and it seems a VR headset is the next way to go. Apple was just granted a patent for its own VR headset, but if you thought this would be a ...

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    We've continuously discussed how the state of wearables is, in an odd way, disappointing. The added value of notifications in a watch doesn't seem to be as appealing as the industry would think, and many of us have set our expectations in the Apple Watch as the device that will change that. We're just a few months away from the official launch teased by Tim Cook, but it seems that this won't be the product Apple intended. In a lengthy article, the Wall Street Journal has shared some inside information on how the Apple Watch is not what the company envisioned. Apple’s original plan was to ...

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    Apple decided to drop the name "Computer" from its name a couple of years ago, mainly when it branched out to products like the iPhone and iPad. Today we see the company expand to new categories like the Apple Watch, something we should be able to test later this year. Tim Cook has teased that we haven't seen the best of Apple's roadmap yet, and some new reports claim that the next challenge is huge. Some of the recent reports on an Apple van full of cameras sounded more like an Apple "Street View" project, but it eventually evolved into an Apple Car project. Today the Wall Street Journal ...

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    Apple is definitely not a company that can be trusted when it comes to the leaks of its product roadmap. Just a few years ago the company assured the public that it didn't believe in 7-inch tablets, and well, the iPad mini can help us prove our point. Apple also claimed that the existence of a computer with a touch screen would not be optimal for the user when it launched the 11-inch MacBook Air, but with all the leaks of a larger 12-inch iPad Air Plus or iPad Pro, it seems the company is on the verge of contradicting itself again. New leaks show us that Chinese companies are already ...

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    If you've spent any time at all playing games on your smartphone, you might have a love-hate relationship with in-app purchases. On one hand, they make plenty of titles available for free that might otherwise be paid downloads, exposing us to lots of new apps. But then again, feeling like you're being constantly nickel-and-dimed as you try to make progress through an app can be an endless source of frustration, driving some gamers to avoid titles based around in-app purchases altogether. Now Apple's even going so far as to highlight games with the selling point that you won't be bothered ...

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    Being part of the Apple ecosystem has its benefits, so long as you’re willing to invest in them. One of the products that takes the most advantage of this is actually the most underrated as well, the Apple TV and its marriage with AirPlay. Years ago, AirPlay was originally known as AirTunes, mainly because you could stream your music to any stereo system if you connected it to an Airport Express, all through a Wi-Fi connection that provides better reception over long distances than Bluetooth. The concept evolved into AirPlay once the Apple TV could take this streaming features a step ...

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    Despite the push we feel to keep more and more of our content in the cloud, phone storage has still been pushing its way up over the past year, and while we may not be fully past the days when manufacturers feel justified giving a flagship model a paltry 16GB of flash, the arrival of new larger-capacity options like the 128GB you can find on current-gen iPhones is more than welcome. With our phones now able to store more content locally, developers are being given clearance to better take advantage of all that space, and today we learn of Apple doubling its app limit for iOS software. It ...

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    It's surreal to think that the same company that was roughly 90 days from going bankrupt back in 1997, is now considered the most valuable company in the world. Even more surreal is the fact that Microsoft was one of the companies that helped boost credibility back into Apple as part of Steve Jobs' turn around plan, and that now Apple is worth more than both Microsoft and Google combined. Apple's stock is on a rise after certain records were broken yesterday, and the numbers are just crazy. Apple became the first US company in history to close stock market trading with $700 billion in ...

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    Even though the cost of an iPhone is very similar to what customers will spend on any other flagship in the United States, in a good portion of the rest of the world, an iPhone is considered to be a luxury item that's sold at a steeper price, and as such, is attractive for theft. Countries like the United States have enforced laws that require OEMs to provide users with the ability to fully block a smartphone if stolen, and Apple was one of the pioneers of this service with its Activation Lock features on iOS 7. Today, more than a year after these services were implemented, we learn just ...

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    Remember how the spotting of an Apple-leased van full of cameras last week spurred rumors of Cupertino working on its own version of street view? Well, those assumptions were really just assumptions at a time when Google is working on its own self-driving car. The sky is the limit as to what Apple is planning with the leased vehicle, but new sources claim the project is bigger than expected. The source of last week's report was reportedly contacted directly by an Apple Employee who chose to remain in secret for obvious reasons, and spilled the beans on what to expect. Apparently, even ...

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    Even though Apple Pay hasn't taken the world by storm, that's not the only reason why people care about Apple's Touch ID. In addition to making the process of unlocking an iPhone and iPad much easier, it's also proven to be a very important security tool for many third-party applications at the moment. You'd wonder what exactly can Apple improve from this feature on future iOS devices, and the answer is actually quite extensive. KGI research has been famous for many of its Apple predictions, and today's round of assumptions focuses on Touch ID and its future. The firm predicts that the ...

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    Third-party accessory makers don't always have it too easy. When there's a big high-profile smartphone getting ready to launch, they all want to have products ready to go as soon as it hits stores, but the manufacturers behind these handsets can be quite secretive about their designs. As a result, companies like those who make cases sometimes find themselves going behind the phone manufacturer to try and get some early insight into upcoming products – just look at last year and all the months of iPhone 6 cases we checked out leading up to Apple's eventual launch. We might not be so lucky ...

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    Today's a busy rumor day when it comes to Apple's mobile operating system. On one side we've seen Apple seed iOS 8.3 to developers today with a couple of significant improvements, even though we've also heard that iOS 9 will be Apple's most conservative iOS update in years. Whatever the case may be, it seems that there will be another version of iOS launched in-between, and it also proves to be important. Sources claim that Apple is also working on launching iOS 8.4 after the launch of the Apple Watch, and that the main-course meal here will be a new music service. We've heard that Apple ...

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    Last week we found ourselves talking about a big upcoming release for Apple's mobile devices, as rumors looked into the company's plans for distributing iOS 8.2. And while we're still anticipating a release sometime in March, getting Apple devices ready to work with the company's soon-to-hit-retail smartwatch, today we're looking a little further out towards subsequent software releases, as Apple begins seeding the first iOS 8.3 beta to its developer community. So what's new in 8.3? Well, so far devs have spotted things like a new scrollable layout for selecting emoji to be inserted in ...

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    We're at least 4 months away from Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, where the company usually shows us its next version of both its desktop and mobile operating systems, and another 8 months away from a possible launch. Many of you may consider Apple to be conservative when it comes to the visual aspect of both operating systems, but aggressive features like Continuity and Hand-off are still not on the radar of any of its competitors. That being said, it seems that the company is planning to settle down for the next launch. Even though Apple has been famous for offering the most ...

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    You can find special offers on cool stuff every day at the Pocketnow Deals Store. For a limited time, get trained in app design for the yet-to-be-released Apple Watch, get typing on the go with the myType Bluetooth Keyboard, and get high flying fun with the Blade Pico Double-Flip Drone. Mammoth Interactive ‘Apple Watch’ App Builder Course The highly anticipated Apple Watch will be hitting store shelves soon. It features an entirely new interface that requires apps to be developed in a whole new way. That’s why the Pocketnow Deals Store is happy to introduce the Mammoth Interactive ...

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    We're slowly working our way to the launch of Apple's Watch, which means that it's about time that the company got started testing the device's iOS companion app. And that's exactly what it's evidently been doing, having bundled into the latest iOS 8.2 beta an early build of the app that developer Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to expose alongside AppleInsider. This has brought us some new Apple Watch information that was previously unknown, though we're still left with questions that will likely only be answered at the unveil event. Right off the bat, it should be noted that the ...

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    At this point most of us are done trying to predict why Apple would spend $3.2 billion in acquiring Beats. Surely the company's headphones fit well in Apple's over-marketed and high-end mentality, but what about the whole Beats Music business? Well, remember those old rumors of Apple wanting to sell iTunes music on Android? It seems Cupertino finally figured out an elegant solution. To start with the basics, this report starts with the basics, by painting a grim picture for the future of Beats Music on iOS devices. It seems that Apple is planning to ditch the Beats Music brand as a ...

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