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One reason not to buy an iPhone 6 Plus -- skinny jeans

1 hour 42 min ago
This parody video from YouTube user Court Dunn hilariously shows the problems a skinny jeans wearer will face when he tries to pocket his new iPhone 6 Plus. Wonder if JNCO jeans is preparing for its big comeback?...

Apple publishes privacy and security page; Cook pens open letter to customers

2 hours 42 min ago
Ahead of the iPhone 6 launch, and in the wake of the iCloud celebrity hacking saga, Apple on Wednesday evening put up a new privacy page on its website which aims to assure customers that their private information is safeguarded by rigorous security...

Rumor Roundup: Crystalline dreams

3 hours 42 min ago
Apple Pay may mean the end of physical bank cards within 2-3 years, argues Moven CEO (9to5 Mac) Source: Some CEO Chance it's true: None This is a case of a guy whose eyes are bigger than his stomach (or brain). Apple Pay seems cool and all, and...

Yahoo updates its weather app

4 hours 42 min ago
Amid all the other software excitement this week, Yahoo has updated its popular Yahoo Weather App. The company says, "By using technology typically only experienced in video games, Yahoo is taking the award-winning experience for iPhone, iPad and...

Amazingly fast and file transfer with Send Anywhere

Wed, 2014-09-17 16:30
I don't typically think of moving files between devices as being very difficult. Then again, I'm an old geezer and remember "sneakernet"-moving files by physically carrying them around on floppy discs because there was no network. It's really not...

Tim Cook gives a brief history of Apple Watch's development

Wed, 2014-09-17 16:00
Business Week's new interview with Tim Cook offers a great deal of insight into the CEO's role at Apple and the development of the iPhone 6. What may be most interesting to Apple devotees however is the brief history of the Apple Watch's development...

All-Star Basketball fails to make it off the bench

Wed, 2014-09-17 15:30
All-Star Basketball is a free arcade basketball game. It's simple, quick, and easy to play, but it rarely does much to satisfy. The graphics are nice, and it really does look like your player is shooting a basketball at a hoop, but that's really the...

Apple rolls out Apple TV software update with "Family Sharing" support and dedicated "Beats" channel

Wed, 2014-09-17 15:20
Apple's servers are being put to the test today. In addition to the release of iOS 8, Apple earlier today also rolled out a software update for Apple TV which brings with it a number of enhancements. First, the Apple TV design interface has been...

Apple releases statement on iOS 8 HealthKit issues

Wed, 2014-09-17 15:00
Apple has released a statement regarding today's issues with their new HealthKit framework, which was released today alongside iOS 8. The company began pulling apps today from the App Store that sync with the HealthKit framework, leading users to...

The iOS 8 Health app: What can you do with it today?

Wed, 2014-09-17 14:30
Note: At the time of this post Apple has acknowledged issues with HealthKit have delayed numerous third-party health apps. One of the big announcements out of WWDC 2014 was the iOS 8 Health app and the entire HealthKit framework. The framework is...

Tim Cook says Steve Jobs' office is still Steve Jobs' office

Wed, 2014-09-17 14:00
Although he passed away in 2011, the memory of Steve Jobs still touches everything that Apple does. His presence isn't just felt in the products of the company, but in his old office as well. In a new interview with Business Week about the iPhone 6,...

Corner the fantasy football market with Stadium Stock Exchange

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:30
At this time of year it appears just about everyone is involved in fantasy football in one way or another. You can enter a league and draft or buy your individual players who score points for you. In an app I reviewed earlier, Big Play Scoring, users...

You have to delete your photos twice in iOS 8

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:15
If you've successfully updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8 today you'll notice a change in the way the system deals with your photos. Instead of immediately deleting them when asked, the photos you choose for elimination fall into a "Recently...

EyeEm Camera gets a host of new features just in time for iOS 8

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:00
There will be flood of iOS app updates today, but the latest from photography app EyeEm is sure to inspire photo fiends to get clicking. The update introduces a reworked camera function that combines your camera roll and camera to show images in...

iOS 8 brings new 3rd party keyboards and Swype is one of the coolest

Wed, 2014-09-17 12:45
Users of iOS 8 no longer have to be happy with just the default Apple keyboard. Developers are now allowed to create keyboards with features Apple that doesn't provide, and we'll see a catalog of new keyboards now that iOS 8 is out. Dave Caolo...

iOS 8 has arrived, and these apps are ready

Wed, 2014-09-17 12:15
Now that iOS 8 release day is here, developers are releasing updated versions of their apps that take advantage of its new features. I've collected several here for you to explore, and I'll be adding more throughout the day. Is there one that I...

1Password 5 now available for your downloading pleasure

Wed, 2014-09-17 12:15
So many people use AgileBits' 1Password app to keep track of the hundreds -- nay, thousands -- of passwords in their lives that this is worthy of a separate announcement. 1Password 5 has just dropped in the App Store, and you can pick up your copy...

Hands-on with the $1000 Vizzywig 4K app

Wed, 2014-09-17 12:00
Yes, you saw that correctly. A US$1000 app. One. Thousand. Dollars. Now, before you say that it's a gimmick and something that only rich people will buy, let me explain a little bit about the Vizzywig 4K app and what it does. This app turns an...

iOS 8 is here! Read our complete guide to Apple's new mobile OS

Wed, 2014-09-17 11:45
Over the past several weeks, TUAW bloggers have been trying out all of the new features in iOS 8 to see how they work and how they'll make your mobile life easier. Now that iOS 8 is officially available, here's a list of all of our detailed write-ups...

Foxconn already struggling to keep up with overwhelming iPhone demand

Wed, 2014-09-17 11:30
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are monsters. They're both far bigger than any previously released iPhone and the 6 Plus model in particular is gargantuan. They're also both monsters in the sense that demand for them is already off the charts....