Apple & Cupertino share new Campus 2 aerial shot showing construction progress

Apple & Cupertino share new Campus 2 aerial shot showing construction progress
Apple today has shared an updated official aerial shot of construction progress on its Campus 2 facility set to be complete by the end of 2016. The new shot, posted to the City of Cupertino’s website, provides a different angle and wider view of the surrounding campus compared to the last aerial photo from earlier this […]

Betaworks launches ‘#Homescreen’ to make app sharing and discovery easier

Betaworks launches ‘#Homescreen’ to make app sharing and discovery easier
If you have ever caught yourself peering at someone else’s iPhone home screen, be it the person sitting next to you on the subway or in a college lecture hall, look no further. New York-based startup studio and venture capital firm Betaworks on Monday released a new app called #Homescreen for sharing your iPhone home screen […]

Apple adds Commerce Bank support to Apple Pay, personal MasterCards only

Apple adds Commerce Bank support to Apple Pay, personal MasterCards only
Apple has been rolling out support for its new Apple Pay payments service to more and more banks in recent weeks. The latest addition was America First Credit Union making an announcement late last week, but Apple has since updated its support document over the weekend to also announce support for Commerce Bank.  Commerce Bank, […]

Apple Black Friday: (RED) charity gift cards on select purchases, but much better deals at Best Buy, Target, Walmart & others

Apple Black Friday: (RED) charity gift cards on select purchases, but much better deals at Best Buy, Target, Walmart & others
Apple announced last night its campaign to support World AIDS Day 2014 with a series of App Store promotions and plans to donate a portion of Apple Store sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to the Global Fund to support the fight against AIDS. Specifically for November 28th, or Black Friday, Apple shared that […]

Don’t expect to get a virtual Omega, Cartier or other big-name watch face on your Apple Watch

Don’t expect to get a virtual Omega, Cartier or other big-name watch face on your Apple Watch
Anyone thinking that their Apple Watch might provide a virtual copy of a well-known watch face is likely to be disappointed, reports TorrentFreak: big-name watchmakers are issuing cease-and-desist notices to those creating smartwatch versions of their designs. Big brands including Omega, Tissot, Certina and Mondaine have taken exception to ‘pirate’ faces being made available for cutting edge smartwatches.  […]

New Chase ad for Apple Pay focuses on small businesses, features Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers band

New Chase ad for Apple Pay focuses on small businesses, features Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers band
Ad Age reports that Chase is running its first TV ad for Apple Pay, focusing on use in small businesses, and featuring Fun lead guitarist Jack Antonoff’s side indie band Bleachers. The ad, out of creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi, features members of indie pop band Bleachers roaming Los Angeles in the hours leading up to […]

Report: App Store downloads surge to highest ever in October following iPhone 6/6 Plus launch

Report: App Store downloads surge to highest ever in October following iPhone 6/6 Plus launch
According to the latest data from Fiksu, the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus alongside iOS 8 accounted for a massive increase and an all-time high for app downloads. Specifically, the report points to a 42 percent increase from the previous month among the top 200 free iOS apps tracked by the company. Around 7.8 […]

Apple defends safety of Siri use while driving after university study rated it highly distracting

Apple defends safety of Siri use while driving after university study rated it highly distracting
  Apple has responded to a University of Utah study which criticized the safety of using Siri while driving, stating that it didn’t test the company’s in-car versions, Siri Eyes Free and CarPlay. Of the six speech-recognition systems tested by researchers, Siri was found to be the worst for driver distraction. The study hooked up […]

Hands-on with Pinć, a $99 VR headset for iPhone 6 w/ Minority Report-style user interfaces (Video)

Hands-on with Pinć, a $99 VR headset for iPhone 6 w/ Minority Report-style user interfaces (Video)
Last week I met up with the people behind Pinć (Pinch), an under development VR headset that utilizes Minority Report-style user interfaces opposed to the mostly gaming experiences we’ve seen thus far from the competition. There are also a few other big differentiators for Pinc: it doubles as an iPhone case, uses hand gestures tracked […]

iPhones at Virgin Mobile nowhere to be found this holiday shopping season (Update)

iPhones at Virgin Mobile nowhere to be found this holiday shopping season (Update)
If you are planning on purchasing a new iPhone at Virgin Mobile this holiday shopping season, you are all but out of luck. While it somehow still sells the over three-year-old iPhone 4s, the prepaid carrier has not added the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to its smartphone lineup and lists last year’s iPhone 5s […]

Apple to donate portion of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to Global Fund to Fight AIDS

Apple to donate portion of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to Global Fund to Fight AIDS
Apple has just announced a significant campaign to support World AIDS Day 2014 as part of its long-running (RED) program. The company will donate to the Global Fund to fight AIDS based on proceeds from its new Apps for (RED) section on the App Store, as well as a portion of online and retail sales made on […]

KGI: Apple to sell over 71M iPhones in holiday quarter, followed by sub-50M to start 2015

KGI: Apple to sell over 71M iPhones in holiday quarter, followed by sub-50M to start 2015
KGI Research’s Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the few analyst/firms with a respectable record on Apple forecasts, updated its iPhone sales expectation numbers this weekend for the holiday quarter and Q1 of 2015. Strong iPhone shipments in 4Q14. We forecast overall iPhone shipments will surge 82% QoQ to 71.5mn units in 4Q14, given robust demand for iPhone […]

HandBrake Open Source video transcoder v0.10 released with hundreds of new features including H.265 and VP8 encoding

HandBrake Open Source video transcoder v0.10 released with hundreds of new features including H.265 and VP8 encoding
The developers of Handbrake just announced the 0.10 update to their extremely popular and useful Open Source video transcoding product. Originally focused on ripping DVDs, the product now can be used for transcribing many different types of files/codecs to almost any other. Today’s headliner updates include H.265 and VP8 encoding. The LibAV AAC encoder is now the […]

GarageBand, Star Walk, Threes and more apps go (RED) until December 7th, all proceeds going to charity

GarageBand, Star Walk, Threes and more apps go (RED) until December 7th, all proceeds going to charity
A range of apps have been updated today with limited-time promotions, in aid of the (RED) charity. Apple has participated in the event with an update to GarageBand, offering a limited-edition In-App Purchase that makes over 300 new drum, guitar, synth and bass loops available as an In-App Purchase. All proceeds from the sale of this expansion pack go directly […]

iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device

iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device
Sometimes you may need to print something from your iOS device. In this how-to article I will discuss how to wirelessly print from your iOS device. First of all you need an AirPrint compatible printer. Apple does not make printers. Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Samsung, and Zink offer a variety of AirPrint […]

Review: Jawbone UP 24, a smart fitness band that gets you up 24/7

Review: Jawbone UP 24, a smart fitness band that gets you up 24/7
The Jawbone UP bracelet has been on the market for three years receiving improvements every year. The Jawbone UP 24 received a major update: Bluetooth LE. Initially to sync the data onto the phone, the user had to plug the band into the phone’s headphone jack and wait, typically about fifteen seconds, for the data […]

Apple’s A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can reportedly handle 4K video playback

Apple’s A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can reportedly handle 4K video playback
When Apple debuted the A8 processor that would be used in its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it appears the company decided to omit one big detail: the chip, according to a new discovery by the developers behind the app WALTR. Using that app, they found that it was possible to load 4K videos onto […]

This week’s Apple Pay arrivals: Sephora, tickets.com, Disney Store app, Square coming in 2015

This week’s Apple Pay arrivals: Sephora, tickets.com, Disney Store app, Square coming in 2015
Apple is steadily rolling out more support for banking and card issuer partners since first launching its new Apple Pay payments service last month. The other part of the equation is retailers and app developers supporting the service and this week saw the rollout of additional support including announcements from Sephora, venues that utilize tickets.com, […]

Here’s a look at the earliest version of the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown… from IBM

Here’s a look at the earliest version of the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown… from IBM
If I told you about a touchscreen smartwatch with a crown-driven interface and a UI based on circles (despite the square display) that can allow you to view your contacts, calendars, and more, you’d probably have a pretty good idea what I was referring to: the upcoming Apple Watch. But actually, you’d be wrong. I’m […]

9to5Toys Last Call: Seiki 40″ HDTV w/ USB $200, The Whole Pantry for iOS free, Intel 240GB SSD $110, more

9to5Toys Last Call: Seiki 40″ HDTV w/ USB $200, The Whole Pantry for iOS free, Intel 240GB SSD $110, 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: Seiki 40″ 1080P LED HDTV w/ USB & 3 HDMI inputs: $200 shipped more Free iOS app courtesy of Apple Store: The […]