FCC throttles Verizon Wireless over plans to throttle customers

FCC throttles Verizon Wireless over plans to throttle customers
Following the recent revelation that Verizon Wireless would begin throttling some 4G LTE customers on unlimited data plans, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has sent a letter to the carrier (full text below) expressing his disdain with the policy and question the necessity of throttling only customers on unlimited plans. In the letter, Wheeler asks Verizon CEO Daniel […]

Apple seeds first beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 & Safari 7.0.6/6.0.6 to developers

Apple seeds first beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 & Safari 7.0.6/6.0.6 to developers
Apple today provided a few new seeds to developers. First on the list is the first beta build of the upcoming OS X 10.9.5. The build is labeled as 13F7, and it will likely come as the final update to OS X Mavericks, which will be succeeded by OS X Yosemite in October. The update […]

Apple re-releases MacBook Air EFI 2.9 update after bugs discovered

Apple re-releases MacBook Air EFI 2.9 update after bugs discovered
Earlier this month, Apple released a MacBook Air EFI update (version 2.9) with fixes for issues with the laptop waking from sleep. Approximately a week ago, the firmware update was removed by Apple because of bugs causing MacBook Airs to crash. Today, Apple has re-released the update with fixes as version 2.9.1: This update replaces […]

1Password debuts extension for third party apps on iOS 8

1Password debuts extension for third party apps on iOS 8
The popular password and security management app 1Password has already previewed its iOS 8 extension and Touch ID support for unlocking and accessing its content outside of its iOS app, and today AgileBits has announced its 1Password app extension for third party apps as you can see in the video above. The feature is a […]

Apple TV overhaul not expected to debut until 2015

Apple TV overhaul not expected to debut until 2015
  A new report from The Information published today discussing the next generation of Apple TV says the new set-top box won’t be ready for prime time until at least 2015. This expectancy timeline aligns with previous 9to5Mac reporting on the Apple TV development progress. According to the report, Apple employees managing the project have informed […]

Heads rolling at Beats as Apple eliminating redundant positions, Ian Rogers & Trent Reznor to stay on

Heads rolling at Beats as Apple eliminating redundant positions, Ian Rogers & Trent Reznor to stay on
As Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music nears completion this financial quarter, the Cupertino and Santa Monica, California-based companies have begun work on transitioning select employees and technology resources from Beats to Apple, according to sources briefed on the transition. Apple executives have visited Beats’ Southern California headquarters this week and last week to […]

Modbook announces $4k 15-inch pen-based OS X tablet built w/ new Retina MacBooks

Modbook announces $4k 15-inch pen-based OS X tablet built w/ new Retina MacBooks
Following up the last Modbook Pro tablet the company is currently selling made from a converted mid-2012 MacBook Pro, today Modbook is back with the announcement of a 15-inch ModBook tablet that uses the new Retina MacBooks Apple just refreshed this week as its guts. For those of you unfamiliar with the company, it first […]

Yahoo Finance updated with new design, pre- and after-market data, news section, more

Yahoo Finance updated with new design, pre- and after-market data, news section, more
Yahoo has released a new version of its Finance app for iPhone and iPad featuring the addition of a new tab bar for quicker navigation and other visual changes. The update still features the basement view on the left as well as the search view for adding stocks to your watch list on the right, […]

9to5Toys Last Call: NomadPlus 50% off, Design Mac bundle w/ Poser 10, Ember, Pixa, TotalFinder, etc: $40, more

9to5Toys Last Call: NomadPlus 50% off, Design Mac bundle w/ Poser 10, Ember, Pixa, TotalFinder, etc: $40, more
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: PQI MFi Certified white 1.3 ft Lightning to USB Cable $7.99 shipped w/coupon code "EMCPCHA79" bit.ly/1Av7X2h http://t.co/yDJXx7UCsF— 9to5Toys (@9to5toys) July 29, 2014   Last Call updates: Turn your Apple USB wall plug into […]

Russia requests Apple provide access to source code

Russia requests Apple provide access to source code
Reuters reports that Russia has asked Apple to provide the government with access to the company’s source code to make sure its iOS devices and Macs aren’t used for spying. The report claims the proposal came earlier this month when an Apple executive in Russia met with the country’s Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov and others: […]

Square announces new EMV chip reader for more secure mobile credit and debit card payments

Square announces new EMV chip reader for more secure mobile credit and debit card payments
Today, Square announced a new version of its popular mobile payment system that will support EMV chipped credit cards. EMV is a joint effort from MasterCard and Visa to help improve security credit and debit card transactions and is set to become a standard in the US by October 2015. In addition to EMV-equipped credit cards, […]

Apple lets customers in nine states know how to buy Macs and/or accessories tax-free

Apple lets customers in nine states know how to buy Macs and/or accessories tax-free
Apple is emailing customers in nine states that offer sales tax holidays to let them know they have an upcoming opportunity to buy Macs and/or accessories tax-free. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee all offer dates on which you can buy at least some Apple gear free from sales tax.  The […]

Apple profiled for renewable energy in sapphire factory, says supply-chain is now the focus

Apple profiled for renewable energy in sapphire factory, says supply-chain is now the focus
After showing more journalists around its solar-powered North Carolina data center (where it is building a third solar farm), Apple says that its new focus for renewable energy is its supply chain. The Guardian reports that the sapphire factory in Arizona forms part of this initiative. The company is also moving to install solar and geothermal power at a […]

FreedomPop brings its free voice, text & data plans to tablets including a $319 iPad mini

FreedomPop brings its free voice, text & data plans to tablets including a $319 iPad mini
  FreedomPop, the carrier offering free and cheap data plans on Sprint’s network, today announced that it’s bringing its free voice, data, and text plans to tablet users starting with the iPad mini and Samsung Tab 3. Since LTE iPads only support data over their cellular connection, the carrier provides iPad users with Apple headsets […]

AeroPress Timer app completely revamped to help you make the perfect cup of coffee

AeroPress Timer app completely revamped to help you make the perfect cup of coffee
The freemium companion app to the amazing and popular $25 Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker has been completely redesigned, with new gesture-based navigation, brewing tips, a timer that tells you exactly when to add water, two-cup recipes and the ability to share recipes and photos on Twitter and Facebook. AeroPress Timer is the perfect companion […]

Apple support page also listed as yet unseen ‘mid-2014 iMac 27′

Apple support page also listed as yet unseen ‘mid-2014 iMac 27′
The same Bootcamp support page that either reveals an upcoming Mac mini refresh or a misprint also listed an iMac 27-inch mid-2014′ model before the page was updated – spotted by French site Consomac. The model was listed above the 21.5-inch mid-2014 iMac released last month. That model was a low-end one, with a 1.4GHz dual-core i5 […]

Microsoft OneNote iPhone, iPad, & Mac apps updated with new features

Microsoft OneNote iPhone, iPad, & Mac apps updated with new features
Microsoft updated its OneNote apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac today with a number of highly requested features including the ability to insert files, lock and unlock protected sections, PDF printouts, and much more. In addition, the update also includes the ability to organize notebooks by moving and reordering sections and pages, support for formatted text […]

Instagram soft launches previously rumored ‘Bolt’ one-tap photo messaging app

Instagram soft launches previously rumored ‘Bolt’ one-tap photo messaging app
Following a leak earlier this week that appeared to show an upcoming photo messaging app from Instagram, today the app officially launches in a short list of countries abroad (via TechCrunch). The app, which is reportedly a Snapchat competitor of sorts with one-tap photo messaging, is rolling out today for users in Singapore, South Africa, […]

Mid-2014 Mac mini listed on Apple Support page, but no 2014 Mac mini in sight

Mid-2014 Mac mini listed on Apple Support page, but no 2014 Mac mini in sight
  Apple seems to have inadvertently referenced a new model of Mac mini on an Apple Support page. The page was last modified yesterday, presumably to include information on the new MacBook Pro’s but instead lists “Mac mini (Mid 2014)” as a supported machine. There is a possibility that this is simply a human error on Apple’s part, of course, […]

Ford will distribute 6,000 iPhones to employees over the next 2 years

Ford will distribute 6,000 iPhones to employees over the next 2 years
Ford’s recently departed CEO and President Alan Mulally may have just joined Google’s Board of Directors, but the automobile company is handing its smartphone allegiance over to Apple. A Ford spokesperson tells Bloomberg the automobile manufacturer is positioned to replace its employee BlackBerry smartphones with company-issued iPhones to be used by its global workforce. “We are going to […]