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2014

Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, SMS relay, iCloud Photo Library

Monday October 20, 2014

Right on schedule, Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, bringing the new Apple Pay e-wallet functionality to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. In addition, the update includes the new beta iCloud Photo Library, SMS relay and Instant Hotspot when paired with a Mac or iPad, and the return of the Camera Roll in the Photos app.

Microsoft rumored to launch smartwatch this holiday season, beating Apple Watch to market

Monday October 20, 2014

Microsoft is said to be planning to bring a smartwatch to the market "within the next few weeks," beginning sales ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season and also beating the highly anticipated Apple Watch to store shelves.

Dropbox update adds support for Touch ID login, larger iPhone 6 & 6 Plus screens

Monday October 20, 2014

Popular cloud storage service Dropbox on Monday updated its official iOS application with support for Touch ID secure logins, as well as native compatibility with the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Earnings preview: Wall Street expects 37M iPhones, 12M iPads sold by Apple in Sept. quarter

Monday October 20, 2014

Apple is set to report the results of its September quarter later this afternoon, including the first few weeks of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, and market watchers generally expect the company will report revenue of around $40 billion for the three-month period.

Apple wants to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month - report

Monday October 20, 2014

Apple has reportedly pitched music labels a new lower pricing structure for its Beats Music service, arguing that subscriptions could grow considerably if the price could be lowered to just $5 per month.

How Apple Pay is designed to avoid the pitfalls of traditional payment systems

Monday October 20, 2014

Apple has made security a tentpole of its marketing strategy for Apple Pay, the company's new mobile payment system, which rolls out across the U.S. on Monday. AppleInsider took a look at how Apple Pay's design makes it better for consumers.

Using widgets in OS X Yosemite's new Notification Center

Sunday October 19, 2014

With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, Notification Center moves beyond notifications aggregation to include a completely new interactive Today view borrowed from iOS, widgets and a refreshed user interface.

Editorial: A friendlier Apple Inc now invites media through its Infinite Loop front door

Saturday October 18, 2014

At this week's Apple Event showing off the company's newest iPads and Macs, invited members of the media weren't directed around the back of Apple's Infinite Loop campus to the Town Hall door, as usual. They were greeted at the front door and led through the private campus courtyard.

Apple launches iCloud Photos beta Web client ahead of iOS 8.1 rollout

Saturday October 18, 2014

Apple on Saturday launched a beta version of iCloud Photos for iCloud.com users, activating the photo and video storage and syncing service planned to officially roll out on Monday with the debut of iOS 8.1.

How to activate 'Dark mode' in OS X Yosemite

Saturday October 18, 2014

While a seemingly minor addition, Apple's inclusion of a so-called "Dark Mode" in OS X Yosemite, which basically flips the translucent menu bar and dock from light gray to black, answers the call of many longtime Mac users.

Full video of Jony Ive's Vanity Fair interview posted online

Saturday October 18, 2014

Vanity Fair on Friday posted to YouTube the full 25-minute video of an interview with Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive, who discussed a range of topics at the publication's New Establishment Summit, including his beginnings at Apple and "copycat" devices.

iCloud Drive allows OS X Yosemite users to store any type of file in the cloud

Saturday October 18, 2014

The launch of OS X Yosemite has brought online Apple's new iCloud Drive, which not only automatically syncs data from Mac and iOS applications, but also for the first time allows Mac users to upload and organize any file types on their own.

Teardown of 27" Retina iMac reveals identical parts, construction as last-gen model

Friday October 17, 2014

The team at iFixit recently completed a teardown of Apple's new iMac with 5K Retina display and found the all-in-one to be nearly identical to previous models, save for the ultra high-resolution screen.

Exclusive video: Apple's new "spaceship" Campus 2 is figuratively taking off

Friday October 17, 2014

In yesterday's keynote, Apple's software chief Craig Federighi joked about rumors of the new Apple Campus 2 being an actual spaceship capable of literally taking off. The project is, however, figuratively taking off, with incredible progress visible over just the last month, evident particularly in the parking structures now under construction.

Apple's new Mac mini lacks user-replaceable memory

Friday October 17, 2014

An early assessment of Apple's late-2014 Mac mini found that the headless desktop does not come with user-replaceable RAM, but does include user-serviceable hard drives.

How to use Mail Drop and Markup to send large emails in OS X Yosemite

Friday October 17, 2014

With OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced a host of useful features for creating and sending emails, including Mail Drop and Markup, which allows users to send messages up to 5GB in size and annotate attached files before sending.

American Express prepares customers for Apple Pay launch, details setup procedure

Friday October 17, 2014

In an email sent out to credit card holders on Friday, American Express announced integration with Apple Pay and outlined steps users need to take in order to get the payment system up and running on their mobile device.

Apple removes all Bose products from its online store

Friday October 17, 2014

Following the news that a lawsuit between Apple's Beats and Bose had been settled, all Bose products -- including both headphones and speakers --have been removed from Apple's online store.

Handoff in OS X Yosemite makes it easy to transition between your Mac, iPhone & iPad

Friday October 17, 2014

This week's launch of OS X Yosemite enables Mac users to tap into the Handoff function introduced last month with iOS 8, making it simple to jump back and forth between a Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Here's how to set up Handoff and use it.

How to place and answer iPhone calls on your Mac with OS X Yosemite

Friday October 17, 2014

With Apple's newly released OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, users can be alerted to incoming calls to their iPhone on their Mac, and even answer a call and carry a conversation through their Mac in a simple, seamless process.