Apple releases iTunes 12.1 with OS X Notification Center widget, syncing improvements, and more

Apple releases iTunes 12.1 with OS X Notification Center widget, syncing improvements, and more
Apple has released a new update for iTunes on OS X that introduces support for a Notification Center widget. The widget will allow users to control their music and buy songs from iTunes Radio directly from the system-wide panel. iTunes 12.1 also includes a “quick tour” feature that runs on the app’s second launch. It’s […]

Apple discounts nineteen of the most popular productivity apps for iOS

Apple discounts nineteen of the most popular productivity apps for iOS
From 9to5Toys.com: As usual, we’ve been tracking the best iOS price drops and freebies all week. About 48 hours ago we began to notice an influx of price drops for big name productivity apps. And now we know why. Apple has just unveiled its Get Productive App Store sale which features 19 insanely popular iOS productivity apps. […]

Steve Jobs biopic filming at Flint Center for key Macintosh unveiling scene (Pictures)

Steve Jobs biopic filming at Flint Center for key Macintosh unveiling scene (Pictures)
Filming for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin has been spotted at the Flint Center at De Anza college, the venue where Steve Jobs unveiled the original Mac in 1984. A reader sent in the images above showing the outside of the Flint Center being decorated by the film crew with retro Apple […]

Uber is giving away Mophie Power Reserve battery packs in Phoenix this weekend ahead of the Super Bowl

Uber is giving away Mophie Power Reserve battery packs in Phoenix this weekend ahead of the Super Bowl
Uber, the app-based transportation service which lets you request a ride from your iPhone, is running a pretty interesting promotion in Phoenix, Arizona starting today through Saturday for Super Bowl XLIX . Between 10 am and 6 pm each day, Uber will offer to deliver a free Mophie Power Reserve ($49.95 1350mAh battery charger) to its […]

Yahoo app for iPhone gets a new look with focus on magazine content

Yahoo app for iPhone gets a new look with focus on magazine content
The Yahoo app for iPhone is getting a new look today that the company says puts a bigger focus on magazine content with “beautiful images and engaging features that make content from our ten digital magazines even more fun.” New features included in the redesigned app to make the magazine experience more interactive include the […]

Opinion: Apple’s pricing and sales experience will make or break Apple Watch

Opinion: Apple’s pricing and sales experience will make or break Apple Watch
It has a date — sort of. And it has a price — mostly. But less than three months before its release, the Apple Watch is still enigmatic in ways that the similarly pre-announced iPhone and iPad were not. Apple still hasn’t said more than one thing (“starting at $349″) about how the 34 different […]

9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes Free App of the Week, Sony storage up to 60% off, much more

9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes Free App of the Week, Sony storage up to 60% off, much more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates: iTunes Free App of the Week: ProCam 2 ($1.99 value) Apple discounts nineteen of the most popular productivity apps for iOS ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh power […]

Widespread iTunes Connect issue presenting wrong user name and apps for developers (Update: Resolved)

Widespread iTunes Connect issue presenting wrong user name and apps for developers (Update: Resolved)
iTunes Connect, Apple’s portal where developers manage software published on the App Store, is presenting many users with a widespread issue this morning. Several users are reporting logging in with their own credentials and being presented with both the name and apps of other iTunes Connect users, including upcoming, unreleased versions of apps. 9to5Mac has corroborated […]

First gameplay footage of ‘Sid Meier’s Starships’ for Mac and iPad (Video)

First gameplay footage of ‘Sid Meier’s Starships’ for Mac and iPad (Video)
2K and developer Firaxis recently announced Sid Meier’s Starships, an intriguing new interstellar strategy game coming early this year on Mac, iPad and PC. Today we get the first gameplay footage from the upcoming title as part of the Firaxis Games Megapanel at PAX South.  The hour-long video above includes the entire panel discussion with […]

SoundCloud releases redesigned iPad app with new features, removes audio recording

SoundCloud releases redesigned iPad app with new features, removes audio recording
SoundCloud today released a brand new iPad app that has been completely redesigned to offer a better experience for users uploading, sharing, and listening to music through the service. You’ll have access to just about all the SoundCloud features available on desktop including the ability to build a Collection, explore genres, edit and view profiles, […]

Huge iPhone growth is more than a one-off blip, argues Tim Cook, with most still to upgrade

Huge iPhone growth is more than a one-off blip, argues Tim Cook, with most still to upgrade
Updated quote with WSJ correction: Corrected the wording in the third paragraph of my Apple story from yesterday. I misunderstood Tim Cook's comments. http://t.co/fAW3esQW0F — Daisuke Wakabayashi (@daiwaka) January 29, 2015 While few would expect the record-breaking surge in iPhone sales generated by the larger-screened models to continue into subsequent quarters, Tim Cook argued in a WSJ […]

Apple’s Back to School sale returns to Australia and New Zealand w/ gift card promo

Apple’s Back to School sale returns to Australia and New Zealand w/ gift card promo
Apple’s annual Back to School sale in Australia and New Zealand has gone live with a promotion for qualifying students to receive Apple Store credit with the purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Similar to last year, the Back to School sale includes the usual education pricing on Macs and iPads, but this year Apple is […]

Sundance Film Festival hit movie was filmed entirely with the iPhone 5s and an $8 app

Sundance Film Festival hit movie was filmed entirely with the iPhone 5s and an $8 app
Tangerine, a gritty movie that proved a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, was filmed entirely using three iPhone 5s phones and the $8 app FiLMiC Pro – albeit with the help of Steadicams and clip-on external lenses… Filmmaker Sean Baker insisted to SlashFilm that using iPhones wasn’t just a marketing gimmick, nor done entirely because of […]

China accused of protectionism through new cybersecurity rules aimed at western tech companies

China accused of protectionism through new cybersecurity rules aimed at western tech companies
The NY Times reports that the Chinese government has adopted a set of supposed cybersecurity regulations on western companies selling technology to banks. These requirements are so absurd that it would be impossible for companies like Apple to comply. The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret […]

Apple now leads the luxury gift market in China, taking the #1 slot from Hermès

Apple now leads the luxury gift market in China, taking the #1 slot from Hermès
Apple is on rather a roll at the moment. A new world record for quarterly profits. Best-selling smartphone maker in China. Joint leader of the global smartphone market. Record-breaking app store earnings. Now Reuters reports that it’s picked up a new accolade, leading the luxury goods market in China. Apple Inc has taken the number one luxury gifting […]

Microsoft launches revamped Outlook mail app based on Acompli for iOS [Video]

Microsoft launches revamped Outlook mail app based on Acompli for iOS [Video]
Microsoft announced plans today to launch a new app for its Outlook email service on iOS. The app is based on the Acompli software that the company purchased in December for $200 million. The app includes “email triage” features found in the old app as well as new features to help appeal to a wider audience, […]

Apple ties for title of world’s largest smartphone vendor in Q4 2014

Apple ties for title of world’s largest smartphone vendor in Q4 2014
Following on the heels of a record-breaking quarter for Apple, Strategy Analytics has crunched the numbers and crowned Apple the king of the smartphone vendors for Q4 2014—or rather, one of the kings. It seems the Cupertino company managed to tie rival Samsung for the title. Both companies shipped 74.5 million handsets during the quarter, […]

Jawbone introduces marketplace for partner apps and hardware

Jawbone introduces marketplace for partner apps and hardware
Fitness gadget maker Jawbone announced today that it has launched a new “partner marketplace” for third-party apps and hardware that work together in an attempt to embrace the “Internet of Things.” The new store features “smart home” products like the Nest Learning Thermostat and other automation tools, such as Automatic’s driving assistant. Software, like the Sleepio […]

GitHub repository for installing Apple Watch ‘San Francisco’ font on Mac removed after takedown notice

GitHub repository for installing Apple Watch ‘San Francisco’ font on Mac removed after takedown notice
When Apple released WatchKit in November giving developers time to prepare apps for the upcoming Apple Watch, it included the custom San Francisco font displayed on the Watch. Shortly after, instructions appeared on GitHub showing how to install the San Francisco font from the Apple Watch onto a Mac with OS X Yosemite since Apple […]

Watch Super Bowl XLIX live streams on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV

Watch Super Bowl XLIX live streams on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV
Super Bowl XLIX with the Seahawks vs. the Patriots kicks off this weekend on February 1st and we’re already getting prepared with a handy list of links for watching on all your Apple devices. Head below for details on how to watch the game from iPhone, iPad, or Mac. iPhone:  NFL Mobile app Verizon will […]