9to5Toys Last Call: Speck iPhone 6/Plus cases 50% off, PlayStation 4 $329, Retina MacBook Pro $550 off, more

9to5Toys Last Call: Speck iPhone 6/Plus cases 50% off, PlayStation 4 $329, Retina MacBook Pro $550 off, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the brand new 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: Speck CandyShell iPhone 6/Plus cases in multiple colors/styles from $17 Prime shipped (50% off) PlayStation 4 hits all-time price low of […]

Apple releases critical NTP Security Update for OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, & Mountain Lion

Apple releases critical NTP Security Update for OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, & Mountain Lion
Apple today released an OS X NTP Security Update for Mac users running 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, and 10.8 Mountain Lion. The update is recommended for all users and fixes a “critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service for OS X,” according to Apple. Check the Updates tab of the Mac […]

Microsoft continues to target the MacBook Air w/ new Surface Pro 3 ‘Switch’ site

Microsoft continues to target the MacBook Air w/ new Surface Pro 3 ‘Switch’ site
Microsoft has never been shy about trying to convert MacBook Air users into Surface Pro 3 users. Despite being in a room filled with MacBooks, Microsoft targeted Apple’s laptop head-on at its initial Surface Pro 3 announcement event. Now Microsoft is further highlighting the differences between the MacBook Air and Surface Pro 3 with a […]

Review: Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus hangs wide-angle + macro lenses from your neck

Review: Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus hangs wide-angle + macro lenses from your neck
Olloclip isn’t the only maker of lenses for iPhone cameras, but after testing options from a dozen vendors, it’s the one I’d call the best at delivering reliably good combinations of quality and practicality. Its latest accessory is the 4-in-1 Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus ($80), an updated continuation of its longest-running and most popular series of iPhone lenses. […]

Apple Pay in-app checkout added to Ticketmaster, LoungeBuddy, more

Apple Pay in-app checkout added to Ticketmaster, LoungeBuddy, more
While retailers and venues have steadily been rolling out Apple Pay support for buying goods in the real world, Apple Pay is possibly even more popular with checking out for physical goods and services within apps. This week’s additions include Apple Pay in-app checkout support on iOS with Ticketmaster, LoungeBuddy, and more. Ticketmaster, which provides you with […]

Google+ iOS app adds higher resolution experience for iPhone 6/6 Plus Retina screens, more

Google+ iOS app adds higher resolution experience for iPhone 6/6 Plus Retina screens, more
Google today updated its Google+ app for iPhone and iPad adding support for the higher resolution screens on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In addition to the Retina imagery for the new iPhones, the app gains a few new features for both iPhone and iPad users in addition to the usual performance improvements and […]

Apple expands its social presence with new iTunes Tumblr blog

Apple expands its social presence with new iTunes Tumblr blog
In an interesting move, Apple has today launched a Tumblr blog for iTunes. The ‘blog’ runs a highly customized theme that more closely reflects Apple’s own website than a typical Tumblr page. The page features music, movies, TV and books content, with individual posts consisting of images, videos and animated GIFs of artists. Tumblr users can reblog these […]

Russian Apple Online Store returns … with iPhone 6 prices now 35% higher compared to a week ago

Russian Apple Online Store returns … with iPhone 6 prices now 35% higher compared to a week ago
After a week of being inactive, the Russian Apple Online Store is now back online with customers freely able to purchase products from the site once again. Apple abruptly stopped trading in the region last week due to significant currency exchange rate fluctuations that meant the company had to readjust prices. Apple has indeed raised prices significantly. The iPhone 6 […]

Interesting combination iPhone 6 stand/power case ‘iStand 6′ crowdsourcing campaign starts today

Interesting combination iPhone 6 stand/power case ‘iStand 6′ crowdsourcing campaign starts today
An Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign for iStand 6, an MFi-certified combined power case and stand for the iPhone 6, starts today – with early bird pricing starting at just $40. The iStand 6 is the first all-in-one case for the iPhone 6 with MFi certificate. In addition to providing top of the line protection, the iStand 6 […]

Accidental iPhone developer gets handed lemons by life, makes lemonade

Accidental iPhone developer gets handed lemons by life, makes lemonade
If there were prizes for turning a horrible experience into a positive one, Mark Major, a Reddit user who goes by the handle Kindlingapp, would have to win one. After breaking his back in a freak accident at a construction site, he decided to turn the experience into an iPhone game Plummet under the name Broken Back […]

Review: Just Mobile’s TopGum adds glam + a magnetic charging base to a 6,000mAh battery

Review: Just Mobile’s TopGum adds glam + a magnetic charging base to a 6,000mAh battery
The secret to understanding USB battery pricing is that you tend to get what you pay for: cheap batteries lose their charges faster and can bulge and leak over time. Other companies specialize in selling atypically nice batteries that last longer and work better. Just Mobile is a leader in quality batteries: for the past six years, its […]

As expected, Walt Disney World will start accepting Apple Pay in time for the holidays

As expected, Walt Disney World will start accepting Apple Pay in time for the holidays
Following in the footsteps of the Disney Stores, Walt Disney World will be accepting Apple Pay from 24th December, reports the company. Initially, most stores, quick service restaurants, bars and ticket sales booths will be included. Any locations that use portable payment terminals, such as table service restaurants, will be added later. To identify payment […]

Latest Digitimes rumor on 12-inch MacBook Air: entering mass-production in Q1 2015

Latest Digitimes rumor on 12-inch MacBook Air: entering mass-production in Q1 2015
Digitimes is claiming that the long-expected 12-inch MacBook Air will be entering mass-production in the first quarter of 2015 “following a pilot production at the end of 2014.” It should be noted this is the same source that predicted the machine would be launched in October, claiming at the time that shipments had already begun. Digitimes […]

Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts pens holiday note: “Let peace begin with me”

Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts pens holiday note: “Let peace begin with me”
Burberry CEO-turned-Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts returned to posting on her LinkedIn blog after nearly five months over the weekend with a holiday message to her followers: “Let peace begin with me.” In the blog post, Ahrendts wrote about her effort to share a leadership lesson relevant to the holidays, something which she admits she […]

Apple releases new public OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta (build 14C81h)

Apple releases new public OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta (build 14C81h)
Readers report Apple has started rolling out a new public beta release of its 10.10.2 OS X Yosemite beta (build 14C81h). Developers received the third build of 10.10.2 earlier this month (build 14C81f). Today’s beta release follows beta 3, which was released earlier this month. Not much seems to have changed between the two builds, but Apple […]

Review: iHome’s iBN10 sheds the dock and alarms for a minimalist new four-speaker design

Review: iHome’s iBN10 sheds the dock and alarms for a minimalist new four-speaker design
I’ve reviewed a lot of iHome clock radios over the past nine years. They weren’t all formulaic, but there was a very clear evolutionary line from the original 2005-vintage, iPod-only iH5 to the iPad-ready iDL95 released last year: take two speakers, stick a clock in the middle, center a dock on the top, then make the […]

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 15% off, Samsung 40″ LED HDTV $298, Sony on-ear headphones from $8, more

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 15% off, Samsung 40″ LED HDTV $298, Sony on-ear headphones from $8, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the brand new 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: Get 15% off iPad Air 2 at Target stores Samsung 40-inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED HDTV: $298 shipped (Reg. $400) Amazon Gold […]

Apple Pay claimed 1% of November’s digital payment dollars, new report says

Apple Pay claimed 1% of November’s digital payment dollars, new report says
A new report from ITG has revealed that Apple Pay was responsible for 1% of the total digital payment dollars spent in November. The study also found that 60% of new Apple Pay customers used the service multiple times throughout the month, while competing services like PayPal see only 20% of customers do the same. Additionally, […]

DirecTV subscribers now have access to Fox Now, FXNow, & Nat Geo via Apple TV & iOS apps

DirecTV subscribers now have access to Fox Now, FXNow, & Nat Geo via Apple TV & iOS apps
DirecTV announced a partnership with Fox Networks today that will see its subscribers gain access to content in Fox Now, FXNow, and Nat Geo TV apps on both Apple TV and iOS in addition to other platforms. Fox Now and FXNow both have iOS apps and Apple TV apps, while Nat Geo TV is available […]

Savage Interactive debuts Procreate Pocket, bringing iPad illustration tools to larger-screened iPhones

Savage Interactive debuts Procreate Pocket, bringing iPad illustration tools to larger-screened iPhones
Demonstrating the types of apps that will increasingly migrate from Apple’s tablets to its larger iPhone 6 models, Savage Interactive has released Procreate Pocket ($3), a shrunken-down version of its signature iPad app Procreate. Widely admired for its professional-grade drawing tools, Procreate previously enabled tablet users to compose multi-layer illustrations using numerous brushes and a […]