Opinion: Smart Connector is the future but Apple & accessory makers need to work together

Opinion: Smart Connector is the future but Apple & accessory makers need to work together
Alongside the iPad Pro last November, Apple introduced a new connectivity option for users with the Smart Connector. Originally, Apple only touted the connection as being good for easily pairing things like keyboards to the iPad. We’ve since lea...

Tim Cook calls Wall Street response to Q2 earnings a ‘huge overreaction’ in CNBC interview

Tim Cook calls Wall Street response to Q2 earnings a ‘huge overreaction’ in CNBC interview
[UPDATE: Video below.] As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook this evening appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer to discuss the recent news surrounding the company’s second quarter earnings results. The company reported $50.6 billion in r...

Opinion: MacBook Pro owners, it’s time to consider a 4K display

Opinion: MacBook Pro owners, it’s time to consider a 4K display
If you own a MacBook Pro with Retina Display and desire extra screen real estate, then a 4K monitor can be a good investment, especially as the price of such monitors continue to dwindle. Why should you consider a 4K display instead of a cheaper moni...

Quitter: a new Mac app from the creator of Instapaper [Video]

Quitter: a new Mac app from the creator of Instapaper [Video]
Marco Arment is well known for working at Tumblr, creating Instapaper and Overcast, and for being a fairly prolific podcaster. Needless to say, he’s dabbled his toes in lot of different areas. One area that has remained virtually untouched by...

Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear in interview on CNBC’s Mad Money tonight

Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear in interview on CNBC’s Mad Money tonight
Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to appear on CNBC’s Mad Money program tonight following Apple’s Q2 earnings earlier this month where the company reported declines across the board. more…Filed under: iOS Devices

More Coach designer Apple Watch band photos + details leak ahead of launch later this year

More Coach designer Apple Watch band photos + details leak ahead of launch later this year
Last week a rumor surfaced that designer brand Coach has a collection of Apple Watch bands in the works for later this year, and today the source of that report, Haute Écriture, has additional details to share including new photos. more…File...

eBay refreshing mobile apps with updated design + speed improvements

eBay refreshing mobile apps with updated design + speed improvements
eBay has begun rolling out major UI and overall app improvements to its mobile applications today. Most notable will be both iOS and Android apps seeing a redesign of the main navigation menu. Previous versions of both mobile apps utilized a custom ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 4 $299, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro $1,600, Huawei Smartwatch $250, more

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 4 $299, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro $1,600, Huawei Smartwatch $250, 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: Best Buy’s...

Jony Ive opens Apple sponsored Met Gala event in NYC

Jony Ive opens Apple sponsored Met Gala event in NYC
Last fall we learned that Apple would sponsor this year’s Met Gala with Jony Ive serving as a co-chair for the event. Today the Chief Design Officer at Apple is in New York City speaking before an audience ahead of the annual fundraising event ...

Chinese report indicates iPhone 7 to have slightly larger battery than iPhone 6s

Chinese report indicates iPhone 7 to have slightly larger battery than iPhone 6s
A Weibo report has surfaced that indicates the iPhone 7 may have a slightly larger battery than the current generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. According to the poster, the iPhone 7 will include a battery with a 1735 mAH capacity and iPhone 7 ...

Mini Review: Schatzii Bullet – tiny, stylish, expensive, limited battery-life (but with a partial solution)

Mini Review: Schatzii Bullet – tiny, stylish, expensive, limited battery-life (but with a partial solution)
If there was one thing I would have sworn you could never interest me in trying, it was yet another Bluetooth earpiece. There are about a zillion of these available (well, 45,322 according to Amazon), and for the most part my view has always been tha...

Apple Campus 2 drone flyover shows progress on the Theatre, solar panels, R&D facility & more [Video]

Apple Campus 2 drone flyover shows progress on the Theatre, solar panels, R&D facility & more [Video]
In the latest drone flyover video of Apple’s under-construction Campus 2, this one sent in by Matthew Roberts, we get a close-up look at progress made in recent weeks on the new Apple headquarters set to open early next year. more…Filed under...

Comment: Atari co-founder’s ‘easy to learn, difficult to master’ approach may just be the missing link in mobile gaming

Comment: Atari co-founder’s ‘easy to learn, difficult to master’ approach may just be the missing link in mobile gaming
I’m not much of a gamer, but I think Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell may have put his finger on what is often missing from mobile games – a lesson he last week told the Guardian many have yet to learn from the early arcade games. “Whe...

FBI granted federal court warrant forcing suspect to unlock iPhone using Touch ID

FBI granted federal court warrant forcing suspect to unlock iPhone using Touch ID
For the first time in a federal case, a suspect has been ordered to use her fingerprint to unlock her iPhone using Touch ID. The LA Times reports that a federal judge signed a warrant allowing the FBI to compel a suspect in an identity theft case to...

Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad for Mother’s Day

Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad for Mother’s Day
Apple today uploaded its latest ad to YouTube. The ad returns to the company’s popular “Shot on iPhone” campaign and focuses on Mother’s Day, which is one week away from today. The touching video comes in at 30-seconds long and...

Apple agrees to analyze contents of iPhone found in boat of missing teens

Apple agrees to analyze contents of iPhone found in boat of missing teens
An iPhone 6 is at the center of an investigation of two missing Florida teens. Last July, 14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen set out on a boat trip in the Atlantic Ocean, but both of the bodies went missing and boys never returned. The Unit...

This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, AAPL Q2 earnings, Apple Music releases, new apps & more

This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, AAPL Q2 earnings, Apple Music releases, new apps & more
There was lots of news for Apple this week with the company’s Q2 2016 earnings representing some notable declines across the board despite reporting $50.6 billion in revenue and $10.5 billion in profit. But readers were more interested in the ...

How-To: Find your MacBook’s battery cycle count and learn what it means about its battery life

How-To: Find your MacBook’s battery cycle count and learn what it means about its battery life
Recently I noticed that my Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display seemed to be dying at a faster clip. Naturally, I assumed that the battery might be going bad. After checking the battery cycle count, I learned that I was probably wrong about the b...

Developer hacks Apple Watch to boot and run Windows 95

Developer hacks Apple Watch to boot and run Windows 95
Developer Nick Lee has managed to hack a working version of Windows 95 onto his Apple Watch. The utility of this is close to zero — but it is hilarious to watch. It highlights how smart wristwatches like Apple Watch are now as powerful as (if n...

Review: Aukey EP-B20 Bluetooth Headset – inexpensive, but worth it?

Review: Aukey EP-B20 Bluetooth Headset – inexpensive, but worth it?
If you’re looking for a pair of inexpensive wireless earbuds for workouts, then Aukey’s EP-B20 Bluetooth Headset is worth a look. These aren’t the most prestigious earbuds that you can pick up, but they sound decent, feel great in e...