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2014

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.

Options for backing up your Mac before installing OS X Yosemite

Friday October 17, 2014

New software is exciting, but it's not nearly as fun if something goes wrong during the installation, necessitating a downgrade or --worse --starting from scratch and being forced to recover your data. AppleInsider took a look at some of the options for backing up your Mac before installing OS X Yosemite.

Apple's online store begins taking preorders for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Friday October 17, 2014

Ahead of next week's launch, Apple's online store on Friday began taking presales of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, its new Touch ID-equipped tablets being introduced for the holiday shopping season.

Yosemite updaters will need to wait for Monday's iOS 8.1 launch for SMS relay & Instant Hotspot

Friday October 17, 2014

Users who have updated to Apple's newly launched OS X Yosemite Mac operating system won't be able to use the highly anticipated SMS relay or Instant Hotspot features for a few more days, as support can be found in the forthcoming iOS 8.1 update for iPhone.

Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus met with orderly launch day lines in China

Friday October 17, 2014

Nearly one month after Apple first debuted the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in nine countries, the next-generation handsets finally went on sale to an eager Chinese customer base on Friday.

Adobe Lightroom plug-in eases transition from Aperture, streamlines photo library imports

Thursday October 16, 2014

Seemingly timed to coincide with the launch of OS X Yosemite, Adobe on Thursday announced availability of a Lightroom plug-in that streamlines the process of importing Aperture photo libraries.

Apple updates iLife suite for Mac with app redesigns, OS X Yosemite support

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple on Thursday released updated versions of iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand for Mac, bringing refreshed designs, new features and support for the newly released OS X Yosemite operating system.

Apple's iPad Air 2 eschews physical orientation lock switch in favor of software control

Thursday October 16, 2014

A lot of attention has been paid to the iPad Air 2's slimmed-down design, but one of the most striking changes -- the removal of the orientation lock/mute switch -- is a significant evolution in Apple's design philosophy.

GT Advanced to axe more than 700 jobs at Arizona sapphire plant

Thursday October 16, 2014

Embattled sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Thursday announced it will be eliminating more than 700 jobs at its plant in Mesa, Arizona, with the mass layoffs scheduled for completion by Dec. 15.

Apple discontinues Mac mini server, limits storage options with latest hardware refresh

Thursday October 16, 2014

With Thursday's Mac mini refresh, the addition of new processors and a lower cost of entry seemingly comes at a price, as Apple no longer offers storage expansion options beyond 1TB and has axed the server model altogether.

Revamped iWork apps for Mac, iOS roll out with Handoff and iCloud Drive support

Thursday October 16, 2014

Continuing the stream of software updates launched on Thursday tied to the launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple released redesigned iWork for Mac and iOS suites with built-in support for iOS Continuity features and iCloud Drive.

Apple releases iTunes 12.0.1 designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Thursday October 16, 2014

Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company's new Mac operating system.

Apple posts iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and 'Evolution of Retina' promo videos online

Thursday October 16, 2014

Following Thursday's big reveal, Apple posted a trio of promotional videos taken from the product launch event to its YouTube page, touting the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with 5K Retina display.

Apple's OS X Yosemite now available for free download with Continuity features, iTunes 12, more

Thursday October 16, 2014

As promised, Apple's next-generation OS X Yosemite Mac operating system is now available for download through the Mac App Store, bringing with it a host of enhancements like iOS Continuity, a redesigned UI, iTunes 12 and more.

First look: Hands-on with Apple's new iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

Thursday October 16, 2014

The iPad Air and iPad mini have both been outfitted by Apple with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, but it's clear that Apple is positioning its flagship iPad Air 2 as the tablet to beat, boasting a beefed-up A8X CPU, improved camera, thinner design, and anti-reflective laminated display.

Apple's iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and OS X Yosemite event now available for streaming

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple has posted to its website an on-demand version of Thursday's special event that saw the introduction of new iPads, a Retina display iMac, revamped Mac mini and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Apple adds Office Depot, others to growing list of retailers who've pledged support for ApplePay

Thursday October 16, 2014

With Apple's announcement that its NFC-based Apple Pay service will launch in the U.S. on Monday, Oct. 20, AppleInsider has rounded up a list of establishments at which consumers will be able to test out the new mobile payment platform.

First look: Eyes-on with the new iMac's super-resolution 5K Retina display

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple's all-in-one desktop received a major upgrade on Thursday with the unveiling of the new iMac, featuring an ultra-high-resolution 5K Retina display that will be a major selling point for professional users working with high-resolution images.

Apple unveils new multi-carrier 'Apple SIM' bundled with new iPads

Thursday October 16, 2014

The next-generation iPad Air will ship with a multitude of new features -- like the A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a fully-laminated display -- but there is one addition that the company did not reveal on stage: a preinstalled "Apple SIM" that will be recognized by wireless providers around the world.