Apple HR chief Denise Young-Smith emails employees about diversity & inclusion

Apple HR chief Denise Young-Smith emails employees about diversity & inclusion
Apple’s Vice President of Global Human Resources Denise Young-Smith emailed all Apple employees last week regarding diversity and inclusion. The email continues Apple’s recent string of events to promote diversity within the company. In mid-August, Apple released diversity data and held events on campus to promote inclusion. Young-Smith was promoted to head of all Apple […]

In-depth, high-quality hands-on video of iPhone 6 assembled from leaked parts

In-depth, high-quality hands-on video of iPhone 6 assembled from leaked parts
We now have our best look yet at the iPhone 6 until Apple officially launches the device on September 9th. Russia-based YouTuber Rozetked has put together what appears to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (hands on footage of the 5.5-inch model went online this morning) with several of the leaked components that we’ve seen all over the […]

Apple ‘actively investigating’ alleged iCloud hacking that caused celebrity nude photo leak

Apple ‘actively investigating’ alleged iCloud hacking that caused celebrity nude photo leak
Re/code has received a statement from Apple about the alleged hacking incidents. Natalie Kerris says: “We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris. As is the norm with Apple’s public facing commentary, the company has not said much about the situation. Somehow, compromising personal pictures of several celebrities have leaked […]

Review: Apple wireless keyboard for Logic Pro X from EditorsKeys

Review: Apple wireless keyboard for Logic Pro X from EditorsKeys
There are a few companies that make skins specifically for Apple’s keyboards to add icons for the various shortcuts that pros use daily in apps like Logic Pro and Final Cut. I’ve tried a few in the past, but the benefits never seemed to outweigh the tradeoff of putting a clunky rubber skin over Apple’s […]

UK carrier O2 teases new iPhone with funny newspaper ad

UK carrier O2 teases new iPhone with funny newspaper ad
Major United Kingdom-based carrier O2 is teasing the upcoming iPhone 6 launch(es) with a humorous newspaper ad today. The ad is fairly self-explanatory. But to fill in the blanks, the new iPhone will debut at the September 9th Apple event and at least some models will likely become available on September 19th. The bigger, 5.5-inch […]

Plácido Domingo to close iTunes Festival on September 30, show kicking off today with deadmau5

Plácido Domingo to close iTunes Festival on September 30, show kicking off today with deadmau5
Placido Domingo has been announced as the final closing act for Apple’s iTunes Festival London. Apple has also added a few more acts than what had been previously announced, to round out the lineup. This includes The Mirror Trap, Friend Within and the London Electronic Orchestra. The month-long festival starts today at 9 PM UK time (1 […]

New hands-on footage claims to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air’ (Video)

New hands-on footage claims to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air’ (Video)
As the days go by leading up to next week’s September 9th event, the part leaks for Apple’s next flagship handsets keep streaming in. The 5.5-inch model in particular has been getting a lot of attention lately, with multiple sources leaking photos of its casing and supposed components. Today’s offering, courtesy of French site Nowhereelse.fr, […]

New hands-on footage claims to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air’ (Video)

New hands-on footage claims to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air’ (Video)
As the days go by leading up to next week’s September 9th event, the part leaks for Apple’s next flagship handsets keep streaming in. The 5.5-inch model in particular has been getting a lot of attention lately, with multiple sources leaking photos of its casing and supposed components. Today’s offering, courtesy of French site Nowhereelse.fr, […]

PSA: Don’t be surprised (or worried) if AAPL stock dips after iPhone 6 launch …

PSA: Don’t be surprised (or worried) if AAPL stock dips after iPhone 6 launch …
If there’s one thing as certain as the hype when Apple launches a new iPhone, it’s the “Apple is doomed” messages when the new model(s) fail to meet every single analyst prediction, no matter how crazy. Apple could add a matter transporter function to the iPhone 6 and some analyst would be complaining that it […]

Vulnerability in Find My Phone service and weak passwords may explain alleged celebrity photo leaks

Vulnerability in Find My Phone service and weak passwords may explain alleged celebrity photo leaks
The Next Web is reporting that a vulnerability in the Find My Phone service may have allowed attackers to brute-force passwords in order to access the iCloud accounts of celebrities. The vulnerability allegedly discovered in the Find my iPhone service appears to have allowed attackers to use this method to guess passwords repeatedly without any sort […]

Analyst says not to expect reversible USB Lightning connector to ship with iPhone 6

Analyst says not to expect reversible USB Lightning connector to ship with iPhone 6
In a new report, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said not to expect the redesigned Lightning connector or power adaptor to feature as part of the iPhone 6’s package, quoting cost reasons. The new Lightning connector was intriguing in that it was reversible on both ends, including a specially-designed USB connector so that it could be inserted both […]

Countless celebrity nude photo leaks being blamed on supposed iCloud hack (Updated)

Countless celebrity nude photo leaks being blamed on supposed iCloud hack (Updated)
A plethora of reports are swirling around the internet that countless private celebrity photos have leaked (no, we’re not going to link you), and—what are as of right now baseless—rumors claim that someone found a vulnerability in Apple’s iCloud platform and exploited it to obtain the images. Of the celebrities reportedly involved are Jennifer Lawrence, Kate […]

Founder Anand Shimpi latest Apple hire from hardware review site AnandTech

Founder Anand Shimpi latest Apple hire from hardware review site AnandTech
  AnandTech founder and EiC Anand Shimpi announced last night via a post on the site that he had decided to retire from technology journalism, but didn’t specify what he’d be doing instead. Today, Re/code reports that Shimpi will be going to Apple, as confirmed by the tech firm’s representative, though his exact role is still […]

iOS 7 How-to: Manage your iCloud storage space from an iOS device

iOS 7 How-to: Manage your iCloud storage space from an iOS device
  Apple gives all iCloud users 5 GB of iCloud storage. For most users, this is more than plenty of space, but for some, it isn’t nearly enough. This space is used for iOS device backups, iWork and other documents, and email if you are using a @mac.com, @me.com or @icloud.com address. In this article, […]

Apple has reached agreements w/ American Express & MasterCard to work on iPhone payments system

Apple has reached agreements w/ American Express & MasterCard to work on iPhone payments system
We reported in May that Apple was expected to launch an iPhone payments system with the iPhone 6 and iOS 8. Apple wants to replace yet another daily tool with your iPhone: your wallet. Executives from the Cupertino-based technology company have begun discussions with directors from retail store chains about a mobile payments service, according to a […]

Apple highlighting top ten reasons apps get rejected on new developer page

Apple highlighting top ten reasons apps get rejected on new developer page
As noticed by Apfelpage, Apple has published a new page to be more open about why it rejects apps. A chart at the bottom of the page shows the top ten reasons for app rejection in the last seven days; such as lack of information, crashes or bugs encountered, complicated user interfaces. Around 60% of rejections come from violation of […]

Apple ‘spaceship’ campus construction caught on film by flying drone

Apple ‘spaceship’ campus construction caught on film by flying drone
The 8-minute video, highlighted by Apple Spotlight and embedded below, shows the latest progress on Apple’s Campus 2. Although the spaceship site is cordoned off by high walls to prevent pictures at street level, a GoPro-equipped drone has no trouble getting the aerial shots seen in the video. Images of the campus were last seen in July… In that time, […]

Apple execs discuss $400 price point for wearable with the media, what do you think?

Apple execs discuss $400 price point for wearable with the media, what do you think?
Re/code via sources unknown says today that Apple has been considering the $400 price point for its wearable, expected to be announced on September 9th and available for sale in 2015. Apple executives have discussed charging around $400 for the company’s new wearable device. Pricing has yet to be finalized for the forthcoming product, which is expected […]

Support for 3x image assets found in latest iOS 8 beta ahead of larger display iPhone 6

Support for 3x image assets found in latest iOS 8 beta ahead of larger display iPhone 6
Developer James Thompson has found an interesting behavior in the latest iOS 8 beta, giving even more weight to the reports that indicate the iPhone 6 will feature a new resolution, featuring a new ‘pixel-tripling’ scaling factor of 3. In May, 9to5Mac first broke news of Apple testing a new screen resolution for an upcoming iPhone, which used a 3x […]

Someone assembled their own iPhone 6 using leaked parts (Video)

Someone assembled their own iPhone 6 using leaked parts (Video)
Following photos that surfaced this morning showing much more subtle antenna breaks on the back of a supposed production model iPhone 6, a video of a device based on the upcoming flagship has surfaced thanks to Feld & Volk, an association of designers and engineers who create luxury custom versions of Apple’s most popular handsets. But what’s […]