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2014

Apple updates Support Communities forum with instant search box, streamlined UI

Thursday June 19, 2014

Apple on Thursday updated its forum-style Support Communities webpage with a new dual-purpose text input box that can both search and post questions, as well as and a fresh look more in line with other pages on the company's website.

Third-party chargers, Lightning cables reportedly damage iPhone power management IC

Thursday June 19, 2014

An iOS device repair company in the UK reports third-party charging accessories are causing damage to a critical power management component in Apple's iPhone 5, rendering the handset inoperable.

Apple issues OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks beta to developers with no major changes

Thursday June 19, 2014

Apple on Thursday seeded a new beta build of the upcoming OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks maintenance update, with the latest version coming with minor bug fixes and minor tweaks.

Rumor: Apple's 'iWatch' to have 'slightly rectangular' 2.5" display, wireless charging

Thursday June 19, 2014

A fresh set of rumors about Apple's anticipated "iWatch" were supplied on Thursday by mainstream media outlet, which was told by an unnamed source that the device will boast wireless charging capabilities, and will sport a slightly rectangular watch face.

EA begins huge iOS sale, Microsoft tweaks Skype with new version

Thursday June 19, 2014

Massive game publisher Electronic Arts has put nearly its entire iOS library on sale -- including blockbuster titles like Mirror's Edge and Need for Speed-- while Microsoft's Skype issued a maintenance update for its recently revamped VoIP app.

Video shows high-quality 3D render of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2

Thursday June 19, 2014

With construction of Apple's massive new corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif., now underway, a 3D design shop has offered an advanced rendering, showcasing what Campus 2 is expected to look like once it's completed in 2016.

Review: iRig Voice microphone and EZ Voice app for iOS

Thursday June 19, 2014

The iRig Voice microphone and accompanying EZ Voice app for iOS are the latest products from IK Multimedia intended for non-professional musicians who want to sing along with their favorite songs. Together they work well, and can make homemade karaoke recording a lot of fun.

New Apple Maps Flyover city tours uncovered, shown off in iOS 8 beta

Thursday June 19, 2014

Apple looks set to give virtual vacationers a new way to experience some of the world's great cities from above with Flyover city tours, pre-made aerial guides that take viewers on a digital sightseeing trip using Apple's 3D Flyover technology.

Apple & GTAT open second sapphire manufacturing facility in Massachusetts

Thursday June 19, 2014

Apple's much-ballyhooed sapphire plant in Arizona is not its only production facility for the crystalline material, according to a new regulatory filing from manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies, as the two companies have also opened a secondary location in Salem, Mass.

Disney's 'Star Wars Scene Maker' lets users recreate iconic movie scenes on their iPad

Thursday June 19, 2014

"Star Wars" fanatics can relive their love of the original trilogy in an entirely new way on Apple's iPad thanks to the new "Star Wars Scene Maker" app from Disney, which allows users to re-imagine and re-create scenes from the films.

Apple invents iPhone camera lens actuator made of artificial muscle

Thursday June 19, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for a method of constructing a camera lens actuator that uses a single artificial muscle structure rather than traditional motors to control focus and aperture size.

Apple invention uses iPhone and wearable sensors to monitor activities, automate alarms and notifications

Thursday June 19, 2014

A batch of Apple patent filings published on Thursday describe a system of interconnected sensors -- some being wearable devices -- that work with an iPhone hub to monitor activity levels, dynamically set or cancel alarms and manage push notification settings, among other automated tasks.

Rhapsody and T-Mobile launch subscription-based 'unRadio' streaming music app

Wednesday June 18, 2014

Finishing off its "Un-Carrier 5.0" event in Seattle, Wash. on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced a new subscription-based ad-free Internet radio service and app called Rhapsody unRadio that will be offered for free to the carrier's Unlimited 4G LTE customers.

T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom' lets users stream music for free from services like iTunes Radio

Wednesday June 18, 2014

In an announcement during the "Un-Carrier 5.0" press conference on Wednesday, T-Mobile skipped the wait and went straight to "Un-Carrier 6.0," a program that lets customers stream music from top Internet radio services without having the data used count against their allotted monthly plans.

T-Mobile partners with Apple to offer free week-long iPhone 5s 'test drive' to nab potential customers

Wednesday June 18, 2014

Ahead of T-Mobile's "Un-Carrier 5.0" event on Wednesday, CEO John Legere said his company is partnering with Apple to give potential customers a free iPhone 5s with unlimited data to "test drive" on its network for one week.

Teardown of Apple's low-end iMac reveals non-upgradeable soldered RAM

Wednesday June 18, 2014

Hours after Apple released its low-cost 21.5-inch iMac on Wednesday, a teardown of the all-in-one desktop reveals users will be unable to easily upgrade system memory as the compute's RAM modules are soldered onto the logic board.

Marbel electric skateboard lets you control your ride with an iOS app

Wednesday June 18, 2014

City commuters who prefer to get from their homes to their offices by longboard will soon have a new, lighter option that works with their iOS device in the form of the Marbel electric skateboard, which is seeking last-minute funding on Kickstarter where it has already blown past its initial goal.

Amazon announces Fire Phone with 4.7" 3D head tracking display & Firefly smart scanner, exclusive to AT&T

Wednesday June 18, 2014

Amazon announced its long awaited entrance into the smartphone market on Wednesday in unveiling the new Fire Phone, a device the retailer plans to pit against Apple's iPhone by integrating advanced head tracking technology for dynamic 3D content viewing, as well as new scanning functions that intelligently interpret data from the physical world.

Apple TV price drops by as much as $30 in the UK & Europe, Mac mini also sees cuts

Wednesday June 18, 2014

Apple appears to have chosen this week to revisit its pricing strategy around the world as the company lowered overseas prices for its Mac mini desktop, iMac all-in-one, and Apple TV streaming device by as much as $80.

Hands-on: Adobe's Lightroom for iPhone, 'Photoshop Mix' for iPad take powerful image editing mobile

Wednesday June 18, 2014

Adobe on Wednesday added two new apps to its growing lineup of mobile photo editing tools, including a made-for-iPhone port of Lightroom and a new tool called Photoshop Mix that can handle photo cutouts, composites and effects.