Concept imagines Apple TV 4 UI w/ Siri, App Store, and more ahead of next week’s refresh

Concept imagines Apple TV 4 UI w/ Siri, App Store, and more ahead of next week’s refresh
Ahead of a next-generation Apple TV expected to get an official unveiling at Apple’s press event next week, this concept from Andrew Ambrosino imagines a revamped user interface for the device. We’ve reported extensively on the yet-to-be-announced, next-generation Apple TV and much of the concept from Ambrosino takes into account our reports regarding new features […]

GoPro app for iPhone & iPad gets smart editing feature to create & share clips

GoPro app for iPhone & iPad gets smart editing feature to create & share clips
The official GoPro app for iPhone and iPad gets an update today which brings a new smart editing feature to let users create and share clips instantly from within the app. Previously users resorted to third-party apps for similar functionality with GoPro camera hardware. The new feature will let users instantly create edited versions of their videos […]

Instagram enhances its Direct messaging feature w/ chat threads, giant emoji, more

Instagram enhances its Direct messaging feature w/ chat threads, giant emoji, more
After mostly letting it sit stagnant for nearly two years, Instagram is ready to show its Direct messaging feature some love. Instagram Direct, which lets you share photos, videos, and messages privately with other Instagram users, was seen as a play at Snapchat and similar apps when it launched in 2013, but it’s so far experienced limited […]

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone 6/Plus cases from $5, AirPort Express (refurb) $50, SteelSeries iOS controller $45, more

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone 6/Plus cases from $5, AirPort Express (refurb) $50, SteelSeries iOS controller $45, 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: Ringke iPhone 6/Plus Cases from $5 shipped in multiple colors/styles, more Apple AirPort Express Dual-Band 802.11n Wireless Router (refurbished): $50 shipped (Orig. $99) Amazon Gold […]

LinkedIn revamps messaging experience on iOS with redesigned app

LinkedIn revamps messaging experience on iOS with redesigned app
LinkedIn, the popular social network for connecting business people, has announced that its messaging experience is getting a serious design overhaul from today. Unlike the previous inbox, messages will no longer follow a traditional email format. Instead, it’s turned towards a messaging app design similar to Facebook Messenger. LinkedIn has built everything from scratch, from the […]

Beats President Luke Wood talks Apple acquisition: the two companies shared the same DNA

Beats President Luke Wood talks Apple acquisition: the two companies shared the same DNA
Beats President Luke Wood, who runs the audio products side of the business, told Mashable that the acquisition was a great fit because the company shared DNA with Apple. We’re looking at our little audio slice of the world and trying to focus on creating a stellar product experience. I think that’s also the fundamental DNA […]

Amazon Prime Video now offers downloads for offline viewing on iPhone and iPad users

Amazon Prime Video now offers downloads for offline viewing on iPhone and iPad users
Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service previously only allowed users of Amazon’s own Fire-branded Android devices to download content for offline viewing, but today the company announced it’s expanding that privilege to all iOS and Android users. Users will be able to download both TVs and movies (Amazon didn’t mention if there are any restrictions), and […]

Review: Adonit’s new Jot Dash finally makes digital iPad styluses pen-thin and right-priced

Review: Adonit’s new Jot Dash finally makes digital iPad styluses pen-thin and right-priced
I keep a box with around 20 iPad styluses next to my desk, so every time a new stylus arrives, I can easily compare it against its predecessors and rivals. There hasn’t been much functional innovation in the category for a couple of years, but stylus form factors, batteries, and buttons have changed, generally getting simpler and smaller after […]

Former Beats 1 head Ian Rogers joining the French luxury group behind Louis Vuitton and Bvlgari

Former Beats 1 head Ian Rogers joining the French luxury group behind Louis Vuitton and Bvlgari
It was a surprise to learn last week that Apple Music exec and Beats 1 head Ian Rogers was leaving Apple just two months after the launch of the company’s streaming music service. What’s equally surprising is where he’s going: Re/code reports that he is joining French luxury giant LVMH. Rogers will leave California and move to […]

‘Next generation’ Apple Store redesigns to start rolling out this fall, Memphis one of the first in the US

‘Next generation’ Apple Store redesigns to start rolling out this fall, Memphis one of the first in the US
A planning permission meeting for a new Apple Store in Memphis has seemingly revealed more information about Apple’s plans for its retail stores. According to the Apple representative, the Memphis project represents one of the first ‘next generation’ Apple Store designs that Apple is rolling out around the world, starting in the fall. The Memphis store will be part […]

Glass-backed iMacs a future possibility as Apple granted a patent for fused-glass housings

Glass-backed iMacs a future possibility as Apple granted a patent for fused-glass housings
Apple could be considering not just a return to glass-backed iPhones, but even replacing the aluminum backs of iMacs and monitors with glass at some stage, reveals a newly-granted patent published today. One of the illustrations appears to show an iMac-style device, while others show something looking like an iPhone (below) …  A return to […]

iOS jailbreak malware stole 225,000 Apple IDs across 18 countries, but it’s unlikely you’re at risk

iOS jailbreak malware stole 225,000 Apple IDs across 18 countries, but it’s unlikely you’re at risk
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have discovered that a piece of iOS malware successfully stole more than 225,000 Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken phones, using them to make purchases from the official App Store. The malware, dubbed KeyRaider, also has the ability to remotely lock jailbroken iOS devices in order to hold them to ransom. […]

UK Apple Pay users can now spend up to £30 in one transaction

UK Apple Pay users can now spend up to £30 in one transaction
Users of Apple Pay in the UK can now spend an extra £10 per contactless transaction, bringing the limit up to a total of £30, thanks to new contactless policy. Until today, the maximum spend on almost all Apple Pay transactions was £20. The £30 total now exceeds the average cost of a supermarket trip making it possible for […]

Apple reportedly preparing in-house video productions, bid on Top Gear successor

Apple reportedly preparing in-house video productions, bid on Top Gear successor
According to a new report out of Variety, Apple is looking to enter the TV and movie production industry in a way similar to how Netflix has recently done. The report claims that Apple has been looking to hire both actors and directors to create production divisions that would produce exclusive long-form content in-house. Specific […]

Android Wear on iOS: Setup and first impressions [Video]

Android Wear on iOS: Setup and first impressions [Video]
Android Wear finally has iOS support after Google pushed its iPhone-compatible software to the App Store. This means that Android has beaten Apple Watch to the cross-platform game. Or, at least it would, if iOS didn’t restrict it to a state of almost uselessness. The only device officially supported is the LG Watch Urbane although — as […]

Former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced to cut 40% of workforce as restructuring continues

Former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced to cut 40% of workforce as restructuring continues
Nearly a year ago, Apple’s sapphire supplier GT Advanced Tech announced that it was filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, with the company parting ways with Apple as part of the restructuring. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that GT Advanced Tech will be reducing its workforce by another 40 percent in an effort to […]

Apple gives new look at Campus 2 construction progress in updated aerial photo

Apple gives new look at Campus 2 construction progress in updated aerial photo
In an updated aerial photo published today, Apple gives us our latest look at construction progress on its new ‘Campus 2’ building in Cupertino. In the photo, we get a closer look at new developments on the main building, as well as the surrounding campus including a planned 1,000 seat auditorium, 300,000 square foot R&D […]

Apple TV catches Game Pass service featuring live preseason football games on updated NFL app

Apple TV catches Game Pass service featuring live preseason football games on updated NFL app
Apple TV users may notice a new coat of paint on the NFL app today. That’s because the set-top box’s NFL channel has received a major update that adds the new Game Pass feature for football fans. We first learned last month that the NFL’s Game Pass service was headed to Apple TV. Game Pass […]

Google+ for iOS updated with ‘Collections’ feature

Google+ for iOS updated with ‘Collections’ feature
Google+ Collections, a feature that lets like-minded Google+ users connect in forums organized by topic, today comes to iOS devices after first rolling out for Android and web users a few months back. Users can create Collections for topics they’re interested in and follow Collections created by other users to keep track of posts related […]

Apple unveils major Cisco partnership to create iOS “fast lane” for enterprise customers

Apple unveils major Cisco partnership to create iOS “fast lane” for enterprise customers
Apple has announced a new partnership with Cisco that will result in a “fast lane” for enterprise customers using iOS devices on Cisco’s networks and push iPhone and iPad into Cisco’s enterprise environments. At a joint event today, Tim Cook reportedly said Apple is “all in on the enterprise” while calling the Cisco deal “the Holy […]