Apple removes Secret app from Brazilian App Store for not conforming with local laws

Apple removes Secret app from Brazilian App Store for not conforming with local laws
Following a recent ruling that Apple would have ten days to remove the anonymous social app Secret from its Brazilian App Store, Apple has complied with the order. The justification for the removal, according to a source close to the situation, can be found in section 22.1 of the App Store Guidelines: Apps must comply […]

Tim Cook pays a visit to VA hospital in Palo Alto where doctors use iPads to treat veterans

Tim Cook pays a visit to VA hospital in Palo Alto where doctors use iPads to treat veterans
Tim Cook took some time to visit a VA hospital in Palo Alto today, accompanied by Rep. Anna Eshoo of the CA-18 congressional district, according to a photo the executive tweeted. The Palo Alto VA hospital is one of many medical facilities around the country using Apple’s iPads to help treat members of the U.S. […]

iWork for Mac and iOS updated with bug fixes and stability improvements, iMovie for Mac with iCloud fixes

iWork for Mac and iOS updated with bug fixes and stability improvements, iMovie for Mac with iCloud fixes
Apple has published updates to all of the apps in its iWork suite on the Mac and iOS platforms. Pages for iPhone and iPad was bumped to version 2.2.2, while Pages for Mac reached version 5.2.2. Keynote for Mac was updated to version 6.2.2 and its iOS version went to 2.2.2. Both versions of Numbers were also updated, with the […]

Apple confirms: Many iCloud services are down for some people (Update: Resolved)

Apple confirms: Many iCloud services are down for some people (Update: Resolved)
Update: Apple says services have been restored shortly after 3 pm. Readers have been reporting and now Apple has confirmed that many iCloud services are down. The problems began just after 1 PM ET today and appear to run the gamut of Apple’s Cloud services. Thanks: Jake, Dom, Mike and everyone else who sent this in! Filed […]

Apple posts job listing for VoLTE-experienced engineer ahead of expected voice-over-LTE support

Apple posts job listing for VoLTE-experienced engineer ahead of expected voice-over-LTE support
A new set of job listings noticed by LightReading continue to show Apple’s focus on implementing VoLTE, or voice-over-LTE, support for including high quality call quality on new iPhones. Specifically, the job listings seek both a Cellular Systems Protocol Engineer with hands-on experience in wireless technologies including VoLTE and an iOS Wireless Communication Software Engineer with “SIP, RTP, and VoIP […]

Apple talked HealthKit with insurance companies UnitedHealth and Humana

Apple talked HealthKit with insurance companies UnitedHealth and Humana
Bloomberg‘s Adam Satariano has an interesting profile out this morning regarding the usage of wearable fitness devices in work environments. The report says that some companies are offering devices, such as the FitBit, in order to track the fitness of its employees. With that information, companies are able to slice costs off of insurance plans if […]

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 & fresh iTunes 12 beta

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 & fresh iTunes 12 beta
Apple today released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta. The update is available via Software Update on the Mac App Store for those running the initial beta release; the first beta was released at the end of July. It appears Public Beta 2 is nearly the same build as the Developer Preview […]

Sprint announces new $60 unlimited service plan

Sprint announces new $60 unlimited service plan
Breaking up is hard to do. Even if you were never officially together in the first place. Earlier today, T-Mobile announced a new promotion specifically targeting Sprint customers and in turn the Kansas-based carrier has announced a new plan for individual accounts and guess who it’s being directed towards? Starting tomorrow, August 22nd, new and […]

Intuit debuts redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac with free mobile apps

Intuit debuts redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac with free mobile apps
Intuit is out today with a new version of its personal finance app with the release of Quicken 2015 for Mac. The latest version of Quicken boasts an overhauled design to simplify the app as well as “new investment capabilities”, Intuit says. The new Mac version is accompanied by a sync compatible, updated Quicken Money […]

9to5Toys Last Call: Monoprice Lightning keychain $13, Samsung 1TB EVO SSD $380, Hitman GO for iOS $2, more

9to5Toys Last Call: Monoprice Lightning keychain $13, Samsung 1TB EVO SSD $380, Hitman GO for iOS $2, 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: Last Call updates: Logitech speaker systems (refurb): Z506 $41 (orig. $100 new), Z323 $26 (orig. $70 new) Oral-B Precision Black electric toothbrush $106, SentrySafe fire chest/safe $16, more SNK Playmore Android 20th Anniversary $0.99 Sale: The King of Fighters […]

T-Mobile offering Sprint, AT&T and Verizon castaways one year of free unlimited LTE data

T-Mobile offering Sprint, AT&T and Verizon castaways one year of free unlimited LTE data
After an unsuccessful union with Sprint, T-Mobile is going after its former suitor’s customers, as well as its other competitors’ subcribers in the wireless world. Today, the magenta-colored carrier announced an aggressive promotional campaign that offers a free year of LTE data to castaways from AT&T, Verizon and of course Sprint. Starting on August 29th, whenever […]

Apple files to kick off expanded, potentially ‘jewelry’-classified sapphire production this month

Apple files to kick off expanded, potentially ‘jewelry’-classified sapphire production this month
Apple and State of Arizona filings have come to light today that indicate Apple is rapidly expanding its Mesa, Arizona operations and GT-Advanced sapphire crystal production. PTT Research Senior Analyst and GTAT investor Matt Margolis shared the new documents from his latest research with 9to5Mac. The first interesting piece of the filings is a letter from […]

Google Play Music for iPhone updated w/ ability to remove music on-the-go, improved playback, more

Google Play Music for iPhone updated w/ ability to remove music on-the-go, improved playback, more
It’s been just over a month since the last big update to Google Play Music for iPhone, and today the Google Play Music team is rolling out another update with new features and improvements. The latest release brings the version number to 1.3.2.2559 for those keeping track at home, and adds a handful of new […]

iBooks Store promoting George Orwell after Amazon incorrectly cites author in ebooks dispute

iBooks Store promoting George Orwell after Amazon incorrectly cites author in ebooks dispute
Is Apple once again using an iBooks promotion to quietly poke fun at Amazon’s ebooks dispute with the publisher Hachette? Re/code thinks so as it points out the iBooks Store this week is featuring famed author George Orwell for no other apparent reason. So how do the dots connect back to Amazon? Earlier this month, the Amazon Books […]

LucasArts’ ‘Star Wars: Commander’ is a free-to-play iOS shooter, invading US right now

LucasArts’ ‘Star Wars: Commander’ is a free-to-play iOS shooter, invading US right now
A new Star Wars game from the now Disney-owned LucasArts is landing on iPhones and iPads, and it’s a free-to-play combat strategy game (which won’t be free for too long if you don’t have the patience to wait real time for your structures to be built). The game is called Star Wars: Commander, and while it’s […]

Q Design introduces QBracelet, a fashion accessory that charges your mobile devices

Q Design introduces QBracelet, a fashion accessory that charges your mobile devices
New startup Q Designs seeks to help solve a problem that many people have: we sometimes need to power our mobile electronic devices, but we don’t want to carry external battery packs or bulky charging cases. Q Designs’ solution, the QBracelet, looks like an ordinary bracelet, but it is actually a high-tech charger that can […]

Calls to Apple confirm: Apple TV promotion and upcoming iTunes Festival wipe out Store stock, still available for shipping

Calls to Apple confirm: Apple TV promotion and upcoming iTunes Festival wipe out Store stock, still available for shipping
The Apple TV is showing up as ‘Unavailable for pickup’ at Apple Stores across the U.S., with multiple NY Apple Stores we called saying that in-store stocks had been exhausted by demand created by the promotion offering $25 iTunes credit with every purchase, along with that generated by the upcoming London iTunes festival as well as the recent Lollapalooza livestream. Apple has […]

128GB iPhone 6? Leaked schematics suggest it may happen

128GB iPhone 6? Leaked schematics suggest it may happen
  GeekBar’s Weibo account just posted (via G4Games) schematics which appear to show an iPhone 6 model with 128GB of NAND Flash storage. The images, above and another below, show that Apple may finally blow out the storage on the iPhone and bring it in line with the iPad Air. It also presents the question […]

iMessage “being taken over by spammers,” accounts for almost a third of mobile spam

iMessage “being taken over by spammers,” accounts for almost a third of mobile spam
Security company Cloudmark claims that almost a third of mobile spam messages are now being sent via iMessage thanks to the ease with which they can be sent from a Mac, reports Wired. Thanks to one particularly aggressive campaign from a junk mailer, [iMessage spam] accounts for more than 30 percent of all mobile spam messages [...] […]

Walmart temporarily cuts 16 GB iPhone 5c price to $.97, iPhone 5s now $79

Walmart temporarily cuts 16 GB iPhone 5c price to $.97, iPhone 5s now $79
Walmart has cut the prices of both of the current iPhone models substantially in what looks like some early prep for the iPhone 6, which is expected next month. As noted by Engadget, you’ll be able to get the 16 GB model of the iPhone 5c for only $.97. No, that’s not a typo. The […]