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Tuesday September 9

13:25
Apple iPhone 6 and Watch press event now live on...

If you were unable to watch Apple's live stream today due to scheduling conflicts or difficulties with the video feed, Apple has now posted the presentation in its entirety for your viewing pleasure. You'll need a recent Mac or iOS device with Safari...

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13:22
Compare iPhone models

Apple has posted a page with a good overview of the four iPhone models and their specs. The pics are interesting and the iPhone 6 Plus seems huge.

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13:20
What Apple Just Did Was Change the World. Again

Not only did Apple introduce two fabulous iPhones the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but also started the process of changing the world with Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Again. John Martellaro ponders the significance.


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13:15
How will you charge the Apple Watch and what will...

We learned a lot about the Apple Watch today, including its powerful health app, but there's one nagging absence of information: How long will the device run before needing to be charged? All of the features listed during the presentation are...

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13:14
∞ Thoughts on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple...

I just walked out of Apple’s keynote introduction of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch. After spending some time in the hands-on area that Apple set up for attendees, I thought I’d give you my thoughts on the products. [...]

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13:10
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-09

Apple's big media event just wrapped up and there was plenty to see. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their first impressions on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, Apple Pay, U2's album launch, and more.


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13:05
ApplePay wireless payment system introduced,...

You’ve been hankering for Apple to incorporate a near-field communication payment system in its devices.

And it’s on its way.

Per The Mac Observer, Apple announced ApplePay, its mobile payment system, during its media Tuesday. The system requires the just announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which include NFC support.

ApplePay and the iPhone 6 lineup rely on a new chip dubbed Secure Element to securely store credit card information, and that data isn’t shared with Apple at any time. Cards registered with iTunes account are automatically available, and users can take photos of other credit cards to add them to ApplePay, too.

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13:00
Ask Ars: When should I plan to upgrade my iPhone?

Do you have any of these older iPhones? Here's our advice on whether it's time for a replacement.

Andrew Cunningham

A new iPhone is here. You've spent most of the day watching Apple's announcement, the coverage around it, the reaction to the announcement and the coverage, and the reactions to those reactions. It's the standard tech news rigmarole, which can be fun, but ultimately doesn't really help people make purchasing decisions.

Let's assume you're a current iPhone owner, and you're being tempted by the new one's wiles. We're here to throw some water on the early adoption fire, to be the voice of reason that tells you whether it's really practical to upgrade or not. Here's a list of all the phones that are going to run iOS 8, and what you should be thinking about if you're looking for a replacement.

iPhone 5S owners: Keep your phone

This recommendation doesn't surprise anyone, right? If you have an iPhone 5S, you didn't buy a phone...

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13:00
Submit Your iOS 8 Apps Today

Prepare your apps for the App Store by downloading the iOS 8 and Xcode 6 GM seeds now. With these latest seeds, Swift is now final and you can submit your iOS apps written with Swift to the App Store. Learn about iOS 8 for Developers.

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13:00
Updated Guidelines Now Available

Check out the latest App Store Review Guidelines before submitting your new or updated apps for review. We review all apps against these guidelines to ensure they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of objectionable material.

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13:00
Submit Your iOS 8 Apps Today

Prepare your apps for the App Store by downloading the iOS 8 and Xcode 6 GM seeds now. With these latest seeds, Swift is now final and you can submit your iOS apps written with Swift to the App Store. Learn about iOS 8 for Developers.

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13:00
Updated Guidelines Now Available

Check out the latest App Store Review Guidelines before submitting your new or updated apps for review. We review all apps against these guidelines to ensure they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of objectionable material.

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13:00
Announcing Apple Pay

Today we announced Apple Pay, an exciting new feature coming soon, which will give users an easy, secure, and private way to pay for physical goods and services in your iOS 8 app using payment information stored in their iOS device. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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13:00
Announcing Apple Pay

Today we announced Apple Pay, an exciting new feature coming soon, which will give users an easy, secure, and private way to pay for physical goods and services in your iOS 8 app using payment information stored in their iOS device. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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13:00
The entire Apple event in just 84 seconds

Hey, you're busy and you don't have time to watch a multi-hour Apple livestream video. No problem! We've done the hard work for you. Here's the entire September 9, 2014 Apple event in just 84 seconds. Have fun!...

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12:59
Apple finally kills off iPod classic after 13 years...

Not mentioned during today's announcements, Apple has quietly removed the venerable iPod classic from its mobile music player lineup, paring down the company's offerings to the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

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12:57
Apple, U2 release 'Songs of Innocence'...

Apple, Universal Music Group and rock band U2 has announced the release of the album, "Songs of Innocence," which Apple is gifting to iTunes Store customers around the world, making it the largest album release ever with over half a billion copies distributed.

The album features 11 new songs from the band and charts their earliest influences from 70s rock and punk rock to early 80s electronica and soul. The album is free for iTunes Store account holders in 119 countries and is available exclusively on iTunes for the next five weeks.

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12:54
Editors’ Notes on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, and...

During today’s official unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, Apple ran through a large number of details on each product, but did not discuss several others. Here are a few items that you might not have heard during the Apple Event. The Apple Watch will come in 38mm tall and 42mm tall case sizes. Silver 316L stainless steel, DLC (diamond-like carbon) space black stainless steel, silver aluminum, space gray aluminum, 18-karat…

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12:50
U2 releases new, full album 'Songs of Innocence...

Apple CEO Tim Cook teased that he had "one more thing" up his sleeve before introducing the Apple Watch at Apple's gargantuan event on Tuesday, but as it turns out, he had two. Legendary rock band U2 took the stage post-Watch to jam out "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)," a track from its new Songs of Innocence album—an album that Apple released to all iTunes users immediately after the performance for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.

Yes, the blockbuster new album from one of the biggest bands in the world is free on iTunes right now. The whole thing. All of it. Seriously, go check it out.

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12:50
Apple updates its website with new product pages for...

Now that Apple's big press event is over, the company has updated its website with product information for all the shiny, new devices it just introduced. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now live on Apple.com and on Apple's retail store for...

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12:45
Apple gifts U2's latest 'Songs of...

U2 took to the stage of the Flint Center and closed out Apple's big iPhone and Watch event. The band debuted a track from its latest album titled "Songs of Innocence." As part of this release, Apple is gifting the 11-song album to all its iTunes...

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12:43
iOS 8 to be available Sept. 17

Apple says iOS 8, "the biggest release since the launch of the App Store," will be available starting Wednesday, Sept. 17 to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users as a free software update.

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12:40
Apple kills iPod Classic in total silence

iPhone 6! iPhone 6 Plus! Apple Watch! Apple Pay! iPod Classic? Yes, in the midst of all the smartphones and watches flying about this morning, Apple took the opportunity to kill off the clickwheel-equipped iPod Classic that has somehow dodged every...

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12:36
Apple Watch announced at media event, device to be...

This definitely fit into the category of “one last thing…” that Apple historically concluded its keynote speeches with, but it might be worth the hype and anticipation.

On Tuesday, Apple announced its long-awaited Apple Watch, a device that the company said will define the emerging wearable devices market.

Per AppleInsider, the device uses a “digital crown”, a physical dial that rests on the right side of the device. Using this, users can interact with the device without a need to touch the screen, which would obscure it.

The crown button also acts as the home button, and can be pressed to return a user to the main screen...

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12:35
First look: Hands-on with the all-new Apple Watch

At the conclusion of Tuesday's keynote presentation, Apple opened up the doors to a hands-on area built specifically for the event, where AppleInsider was able to get a first peek at at the new wearable Apple Watch.

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12:30
Boom! Our huge roundup of iPhone 6 cases and...

It has to be rough to be an iPhone case manufacturer. Every couple of years, you catch wind of a new form factor coming out for Apple's products, and it's back to the CAD package, drawing up new and hopefully different cases to protect the latest out...

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12:25
Apple announces Apple Pay

Apple has announced Apple Pay, a new category of service designed to transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. It work with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and Touch ID.

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12:25
Apple Watch debuts in three editions

Apple on Tuesday introduced the long-awaited "iWatch," now known as Apple Watch. The device features a scratchproof sapphire screen, with a new "crown" dial on the side that allows users to scroll, zoom and doubles as a "home" button. The user interface is both new and familiar, with iOS overtones but arranged in a more organic way. The device has built-in storage, six different watch bands that are interchangeable, and a new "taptic" engine that offers vibration along with sound alerts....



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12:25
Apple unveils new M8 motion co-processor for the...

Apple today introduced its new iPhone 6, updating the hardware across the board. One small improvement is a new M8 motion co-processor that build upon the introductory M7 that debuted with the iPhone 5s.

Similar to the M7, the new M8 is an...

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12:22
Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with...

Apple has introduced two new iPhone models: the larger iPhone 6, and the even-larger iPhone 6 Plus. They aren’t revolutionary, but boast many new and improved features that make them compelling replacements for older iPhone models.

 

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12:22
The iPod classic is finally dead, disappears from...

 

It only took four years, but the iPod classic is finally dead. As part of the Apple website overhaul, the iPod Classic has finally been removed from sale. The new website has been modernized in many ways, but as a byproduct the Classic has been cut from Apple’s lineup.

It was only a matter of time, of course. The last time the iPod Classic was updated at all was in 2008, when storage capacities were adjusted. The design of the iPod Classic dates back to circa 2004. Alas, it is no more. Apple no longer sells a device with a clickwheel.

The iPod shuffle has a four-way button pad that looks like a click...

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12:20
News: Apple now accepting iOS 8 app submissions

Following the release of the iOS 8 GM seed to developers earlier today, Apple has officially announced that developers can now begin submitting apps built with the new iOS 8 SDK to the App Store.

Apple has also posted a set of developer documents covering building apps for the new iPhone models and iOS 8 features, including programming guides for Touch ID, PhotoKit, HealthKit, HomeKit, CloudKit, Handoff, and more. ...

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12:18
Apple Announces Apple Watch, Its New Wearable Device...

Apple today announced its long-rumored wearable device, the Apple Watch, which actually uses the Apple Symbol () followed by "Watch" in its name. Apple's Watch is designed to be both fashionable and functional, available in an array of different color and materials with six different types of watch straps that are easily interchangeable. Prices for the device, which will be available in early 2015, start at $349.

There are six different Watch face colors and materials: Stainless Steel, Silver Aluminum, 18-Karat Yellow Gold, Space Black Stainless Steel, Space Gray Aluminum, and 18-Karat Rose Gold.

There's the Apple Watch collection, which has stainless steel or space black stainless steel cases combined with a range of metal and leather bands, the Watch Sport collection, which includes anodized aluminum cases in silver or space gray with colorful, durable bands, and the Apple Watch Edition, which includes 18-karat gold cases in yellow or rose with "exquisitely...

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12:17
Apple Announces 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-Inch...

At its special media event today, Apple announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Apple is touting a "Retina HD Display" on both phones, as the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 features a 1334 x 750 display at 326 pixels-per-inch while the iPhone 6 Plus features a 1920 x 1080 display at 401 ppi. The iPhone 6 is said to have more than 1 million pixels, while the iPhone 6 Plus is said to have 2 million pixels.

“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry and we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it.”The new models feature a...

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12:17
NextWorth says iPhone 6 to double trade-in volumes...

Major design changes to Apple's new iPhone 6 lineup introduced Tuesday are expected to trigger a more than twofold increase in the number of consumers trading in old iPhones for cash this year, according to NextWorth (which is also offering AI readers an additional $20 cash bonus coupon on recent models).

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12:16
Gallery: the Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook went the "one more thing" route at the end of the company's Flint Center media event today and revealed the Apple Watch, the company's first-ever dedicated wearable. Cook said that Apple had to go back to the drawing board in order to create interfaces that worked with a tiny screen, meaning that the company had a lot to reveal—and explain—during the (long) presentation.

Apple Watch launches "early next year" at a starting price point of $349, so in-depth reviews won't appear for some time. For now, though, we have gathered the few pictures we do have into one place. Together, they illustrate many common functions of the watch.

Ars reporters on site at Apple's media event will weigh in later today with hands-on pictures and impressions of the new device.

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12:16
Apple quietly discontinues iPod classic

Apple appears to have quietly discontinued its venerable iPod classic following today’s event. The iPod Product and iPod Apple Store pages no longer show any references to the older device, nor does it appear on Apple’s refurbished iPod listings. The iPod classic was originally released in 2007 and last updated in 2009, and although it has remained on sale until now, it has been almost entirely ignored by Apple, and raised questions each…

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12:15
Apple Seeds iOS 8 Golden Master to Developers Ahead...

Following today's media event, Apple has seeded the golden master (GM) version of iOS 8 to developers. The golden master represents the final version of iOS 8 that will be released to the public on September 17, two days ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6.

The update is available through Apple's over-the-air updating mechanism on iOS devices and it can also be downloaded via the iOS Developer Center. Apple has also seeded a golden master version of the new Apple TV software and Xcode 6.

Prior to the launch of the golden master, Apple seeded five iOS 8 betas to developers, with the fifth beta released on August 4.

iOS 8 introduces a range of new features, including improved integration with OS X through Continuity, a Health app, Family Sharing features, interactive notifications, a new QuickType Keyboard and improvements to several...

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12:15
The Apple Watch health app is an incredible tool for...

Apple has been pushing an increased emphasis on health since this year's WWDC event, but the Health app for its Apple Watch is officially their biggest move yet. The app's goal is to motivate people to be more healthy and active, regardless of what...

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12:13
Apple unveils the AppleWatch

Apple has unveiled Apple Watch, which it calls its "most personal device ever." It boasts a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown that provides a way to scroll, zoom and navigate.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the Digital Crown is Apple’s most revolutionary navigation tool since the iPod Click Wheel and iPhone Multi-Touch. The Apple Watch will enable you to communicate in new ways right from your wrist by sending and receiving messages, answering calls to your iPhone, and with Digital Touch, sending something as personal as your own heartbeat.

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12:11
Apple introduces Apple Pay mobile payment platform

Apple today announced Apple Pay, its long-awaited mobile payment system. The technology relies on a mix of Passbook, Touch ID, and new NFC and "Secure Element" hardware in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Users can add credit cards from their iTunes account, or take a photo of one and verify it with the bank. A credit card number isn't stored on a phone or shared, and transactions are tokenized, as was rumored. Should a phone be stolen, Find My iPhone can be used to disable purchasing functions, eliminating the need to cancel cards. Cashiers don't see any of the transaction data....



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12:10
News: Apple releases iOS 8 GM seed to developers

Apple has released its Gold Master seed of iOS 8 to registered developers. Listed as build 12A365, the GM build is normally the last to be seeded prior to the software’s official launch, expected on September 17, and as such can be used to submit iOS 8 applications to the App Store for review. It is unclear whether the iOS 8 GM seed will be made available as an over-the-air software update, as has been the case with past iOS beta releases, however…

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12:09
Apple announces iPhone 6, 6 Plus handsets, offers...

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets have been announced over at Apple’s media event.

And you could have one within your paws come the 19th.

Per Mac|Life, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil W. Schiller introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which will be available for preorder on September 12th, with in-store availability coming September 19th.

In addition to a Retina Display HD and A8 processor, Schiller outlined a new addition to the iPhone 6′s M8 coprocessor lineup with a new barometer sensor, which measures relative elevation from air pressure — perfect for capturing footsteps moving up or down stairs, for example.

Wireless has also been further...

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12:06
Apple releases iOS 8 GM ahead of Sep. 17 public...

Following today’s announcements, Apple has released the golden master version of iOS 8. The last iOS 8 beta seed for developers was released on August 4th with the push of iOS 8 beta 5. 9to5Mac previously reported to expect iOS 8 beta 5 to be the final developer beta before today’s iOS 8 GM seed.

iOS 8 is scheduled to be released over-the-air next week on September 17th for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 7 with a list of new features including iCloud Drive; a new Health app; support for app extensions and third party keyboards; continuity features that bridge iPhone, iPad, and Mac; new Family Sharing functionality; and more. iOS...

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12:06
Apple Watch features include fitness tracking, Apple...

Promising that the Apple Watch will "redefine what people expect from a watch," Apple showcased a wide variety of functions for its upcoming wearable device on Tuesday, including built-in fitness tracking, support for secure Apple Pay wireless transactions, and even a unique MagSafe-style inductive charging cable.

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12:05
Apple publishes new iPhone 6, Apple Watch pages on...

Apple has just wrapped up its media event and has pushed several new pages online. The first is a new page dedicated to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the second is a page for the Apple Watch. But Apple has gone even further, revealing a whole new look for its entire website that features a flattened navigation bar.

A new page about the U2 “Songs of Innocence” album is also live, and includes details on how to redeem your free copy of the album.

Apple has also, for the first time ever, released an iPhone-optimized version of its site. Check it out below:

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12:01
Apple releases latest U2 album as free iTunes...

During today’s event, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U2’s Bono jointly announced that Apple and U2 will be distributing the bands’ latest album, Songs of Innocence, to all 500 million iTunes customers, entirely free of charge. Cook noted that this is the largest album release of all time, with a simultaneous launch in 119 countries. Users should be able to find the new album in their iTunes Music library and also available on iTunes Radio…

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11:59
Apple Watch to start at $349, with 3 versions, 2...

Briefly mentioned at the end of today’s official announcement of the Apple Watch, Apple has set the “starting” price of the wearable device at $349, noting that it will come in three different versions, each with two sizes, and with six watch band options. The two different sizes will enable Apple Watch to be worn fashionably by men (generally larger) and women (generally smaller), while the three versions differ in the metal and…

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11:59
U2’s New Album Debuts on iTunes Store as Free...

U2 fans that also happen to be iTunes Store customers got a special treat at the end of Apple's special media event on Tuesday when the band closed out the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch introduction, and then announced that its new album will be available exclusively through iTunes as a free download. The album will be available exclusively through the iTunes Store through October 13.


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11:57
Apple offering new U2 album Songs of Innocence for...

As previously rumored, U2 announced today that its new album Songs of Innocence will be available for free. The news came in an announcement on stage with Apple CEO Tim Cook and the band following a performance at the company’s iPhone and Apple Watch event earlier today. Rather than bundling the album with new iPhone models as rumored, Apple is making the album available for free to download on iTunes for all users.

Apple says the new album is the largest album release ever with every iTunes Store customer in 119 countries getting access to the album for free. The album will also be available for free on iTunes Radio and Beats Music. The offer is available through October 13.

Apple also showed a new commercial shot with the band...

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11:56
Apple announces the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, featuring two new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays.

The new smartphones feature a precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms with the shaped glass of the display. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are engineered to be the thinnest ever, delivering a bigger display in a design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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11:50
Apple Watch available in early 2015, prices starting...

Apple today announced the new Apple Watch and confirmed the device will be available early in 2015 with a starting price of US$349. Leaning heavily on the watch side, the new Watch will be available in two different sizes and three different...

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11:46
Apple Watch starts at $349 and launches in early 2015

Promising it will be "worth the wait," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday that his company's upcoming smart wearable device, the Apple Watch, will go on sale in early 2015 with a starting price of $349.

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11:46
Apple Watch to include built-in Messaging,...

Apple today announced the new Apple Watch with a sapphire display and a UI that combines both a physical dial and a touchscreen for control. The new Watch will ship with a handful of built-in applications including a Messaging app with emoji support...

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11:45
Apple announces WatchKit for Apple Watch, demos...

After the unveiling of Apple Watch during the Sept. 9 iPhone launch event, Apple announced WatchKit for Apple Watch. This is a new development kit will allow developers to create interesting and exciting ways to use the Apple Watch hardware and software in their apps.

WatchKit allows integration for Actionable notifications, WatchKit apps, and Glances. During the keynote, Apple demonstrated Facebook and Twitter functionality with Apple Watch along with other apps with the ability to unlock a hotel door, get transit directions, post to Pinterest, find your car, change the...

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11:43
Apple announces Apple Watch pricing and availability

Possibly the most highly anticipated announcement from its special event today, Apple announced that customers will be able to purchase the newly announced Apple Watch starting “early next year” in 2015The Apple Watch will be available in various configurations differing from collection, size, and band. Price wise the wearable will start at $349 and go up. Compatibility for the Apple Watch and iPhone, which it requires, works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Compatibility goes back to support the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s as well.

The announcement-to-availability gap is...

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11:40
Apple Previews the New Apple Watch

It’s not just about time. It’s past time. And future time, as Apple previews a wristwatch from the future — literally, since the Apple Watch won’t come out until early 2015.

 

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11:38
Apple Watch revolutionizes emojis with live edited...

Apple Watch is already a groundbreaking device, but for those of you who text, there is obviously one feature that's even more important than biometrics or interactivity. We're speaking, of course, of the real-time emoji editor.

With Apple Watch...

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11:31
Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile...

Today at Apple's September press conference, they announced the new iPhone 6 models. There are two of them — the iPhone 6 is 4.7" at 1334x750, and the iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5" at 1920x1080. Both phones are thinner than earlier models: 5S: 7.6mm, 6: 6.9mm, 6 Plus: 7.1mm. The phones have a new-generation chip, the 64-bit A8. Apple says the new phones have a 25% faster CPU, 50% faster GPU, and they're 50% more energy efficient (though they were careful to say the phones have "equal or better" battery life to the 5S). Apple upgrade the phones' wireless capabilities, moving voice calls to LTE and also enabling voice calls over Wi-Fi. The phones ship on September 19th, preceded by the release of iOS 8 on September 17th. Apple also announced its entry into the payments market with "Apple Pay." They're trying to replace traditional credit card payments with holding an iPhone up to a scanner instead. It uses NFC and the iPhone's TouchID fingerprint scanner. Users can take a picture of their...

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11:28
Apple announces September 17th launch date for iOS 8

The details of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets are beginning to come in, but right now, there’s definitive word about iOS 8.

Per Macworld, Apple on Tuesday announced that the next version of its mobile operating system will officially launch on Tuesday, September 17th.

Originally introduced during this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference back in June, iOS 8 offers only incremental changes over its predecessor’s design language, but introduces a slew of new technologies that are destined to have a significant impact on Apple’s mobile ecosystem, such as Handoff, which allows users to seamlessly transfer their work between all the devices they own, a one-handed mode that can help users...

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11:23
How big is the iPhone 6 Plus? Find out with our...

Aurich Lawson

When Apple announced that it would finally make a large iPhone to compete against all the large Android phones, my first thought was, "Will it even fit in my pocket?" It's hard to get a sense of what things look like in real life from seeing them on a computer screen, even when they're placed next to other objects for scale.

So I grabbed Apple's official press shot of the iPhone 5S compared with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and I whipped up some quick wireframe drawings to scale. You can print them out, cut around the edges with a pair of scissors, and hold the paper outlines in your hand to see just what each size really feels like.

Spoiler alert: the iPhone 6 Plus feels huge.

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11:18
Apple Pay Aims to Disrupt Payment Industry

With the triple promise of “easy, secure, private,” Apple announced Apple Pay, a mobile payment system that takes advantage of the Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 6 and also works in the forthcoming Apple Watch. With Apple’s market clout behind it, Apple Pay could be the nudge the payment industry needs to move beyond today’s insecure credit card system.

 

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11:16
iPhone 6 introduces Apple Pay turning your phone...

With the iPhone 6, Apple is taking on mobile payments in a big way. Every day Americans make 200 million transactions using credit cards. Apple wants to simplify that. Rather than take your card out of your wallet or purse and swipe it in the machine...

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11:13
Apple Watch: Apple's smartwatch redefines the...

The rumors were true, and although we didn't actually see the device or any single hint of it before today, the iWatch exists, and it's called "Apple Watch." Tim Cook just showed off the device for the first time with an amazing video that showed a...

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11:12
Apple Moves into Wearable Tech with Introduction of...

Apple announced the Apple Watch at its live media event on Tuesday, bringing and end to rumors that the company has been working on a smart watch device. Not only does it interact with iOS 8 devices, but it also tracks health information, and will be available in two sizes and several colors.


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11:10
Apple Pay aims to replace your wallet with an iPhone

Apple’s event in Cupertino on Tuesday wasn’t all about iPhones. CEO Tim Cook also took the stage to launch the company’s new wallet-killer technology, Apple Pay.

It's a new payment system that works using NFC (near-field communication technology), so all you have to do is hold your phone to a sensor at the cash register, then use TouchID to complete the purchase. Apple Pay will be exclusive to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, because the new phones are equipped with the requisite NFC radio antenna.

Apple is also opening an Apple Pay API to developers in iOS 8, and will officially launch its wallet replacement as an update to the new OS next month.

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11:09
Meet Apple Watch, the new Apple smartwatch with a...

It’s called the Apple Watch, it looks like a luxurious synthesis of technology and traditional timepiece craftsmanship, and it uses a “digital crown” to navigate through lists and zoom in on data. Apple finally announced its long-awaited smartwatch on Tuesday, and, boom, just like that, the center of gravity of the shaky wearables market has shifted in a seismic reset.

No, not because the watch looks that revolutionary. It’s because this is an Apple smartwatch. And for better or worse, this is the new wearable’s most important feature.

The new Apple “this changes everything” device starts at $350, and will be available early next year. But here’s the kicker for potential fence sitters: Apple Watch supports the new Apple Pay system, so you can quickly purchase items from retailers ranging from Bloomingdales to Staples with a flick of your wrist.

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11:08
iPhone gets new camera sensor with improved...

You knew that Apple would improve the camera in the new iPhone, and it has. The iPhone 6 will feature a completely redesigned sensor, not adding more megapixels, which is a bit of a surprise, but adding new tech to make photos better.

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11:06
Apple Announces 'Apple Pay' Mobile Payment...

At a special media event today, Apple announced its new Apple Pay payment solution for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which utilizes the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a new "Secure Element" functionality, and the built-in NFC antenna in conjunction with a credit card stored on iTunes. Apple Pay will also be compatible with the just-announced Apple Watch.

To make a payment, users hold the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to a receiver while holding the Touch ID home button. Apple states that card numbers will only be stored or shared in Secure Element, and if an iPhone is ever lost or stolen, Find my iPhone can suspend all payments. Apple is also touting privacy, stating that it does not record what users bought or how much they paid. Cashiers also do not see a name, credit card number, or security code.“Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you’re using Apple Pay in a store,...

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11:01
Apple reveals long-rumored Apple Watch

On Tuesday, Apple finally unveiled the Apple Watch, the company's first dedicated wearable device.

Once rumored for an October reveal, the Watch was only recently linked to today's iPhone announcement event, and while it follows devices from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, and LG, the Watch stands out thanks to its total integration with the iPhone and iOS ecosystem. The Apple Watch comes in two different sizes—one larger and one smaller.

According to CEO Tim Cook, the Apple Watch has been in development for a considerable amount of time and required a reassessment of how users interact with devices. Not content to take the iPhone experience and simply shrink it to wrist-like proportions, the Apple Watch discards traditional gesture controls like pinch-to-zoom, since they are impractical in the tiny form factor. Instead, the primary means of interaction...

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10:59
Apple announces 4.7-, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models

As expected, Apple has formally debuted the long-speculated 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ models at its press event this morning in Cupertino. The new models will take their place as the flagship phones, featuring much higher-density screens of one million pixels (for the iPhone 6, a 1334x750 resolution) and two million pixels (for the 6+, a FullHD 1920x1080 resolution). The new iPhones are both thinner than any previous model, at 6.9mm and 7.1mm, respectively, and come with up to 128GB capacity....



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10:57
iOS 8 update available publicly on September 17

Apple today announced that it is rolling out iOS 8 to public starting September 17, two days ahead of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch. Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier this year at WWDC with significant changes to the underlying OS, including a new...

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10:57
News: Apple debuts Apple Watch

Apple has officially introduced Apple Watch, a wearable device referred to as the iWatch until now. The watch has a square display. Coming in silver and gold with a number of different watch straps, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple Watch is “the most personal device” Apple has ever created. As expected, Apple Watch is also being billed as a health and fitness device. The Apple Watch uses a digital crown — a type of dial — on the side…

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10:56
Live: Apple's Sept. 9th iPhone/iWatch event

Apple is today hosting a special event at the Frank Center in Cupertino. Tune into our live blog to follow along -- the event starts at 10AM Pacific time, or 1PM Eastern. The company is expected to announce new iPhones, the iWatch, and possibly surprises such as a mobile payment system....



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10:55
Apple to release iOS 8 to device users on Sept. 17

Apple on Tuesday announced the official release date for its next-generation iOS 8 mobile operating system, with user able to update on Sept. 17.

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10:54
Apple unveils Touch ID-based 'Apple Pay'...

Apple will enter the mobile payment space in a big way with this month's launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which will ship with integrated near-field communications technology to allow secure wireless payments through a service called Apple Pay.

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10:50
Apple unveils Apple Pay mobile payment platform

Megan Geuss

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled Apple Pay, a new mobile payment platform built into every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It will launch in October as a free update to iOS 8, and it will be supported by 220,000 merchants that already support contactless payments.

"Our mission is to replace your wallet, starting by focusing on payments," Cook said before showing a brief demonstration video of an iPhone user holding the phone up to a sensor at a payment kiosk. "That's it!" Cook said, and then he showed the video once more for those who may have "blinked and missed it." Like other payment apps, Apple Pay will support taking photos of credit cards to import their information.

Retailers are already poised to support Apple Pay. Megan Geuss

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue confirmed that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models will support Apple Pay thanks to NFC, along with a new chip called the Secure Element that stores...

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10:50
iOS 8 to launch on September 17

Apple on Tuesday announced that the next version of its mobile operating system will officially launch on September 17th, just ahead of the company's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

Speaking at today’s special event, held at Cupertino’s Flint Center for the Performing Arts, vice president Phil Schiller showcased some of iOS 8’s new tricks, including support for a new landscape mode on the company’s iPhone Plus, as well as a new one-handed mode to help users better interact with the larger screens that will make their appearance on new handsets.

Originally introduced during this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference back in June, iOS 8 offers only incremental changes over its predecessor’s design language, but introduces a slew of new technologies that are destined to have a significant impact on Apple’s mobile ecosystem, such as Handoff,...

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10:48
Apple to Release iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch...

Apple's iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will be available on September 17, two days ahead of the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ship date. iOS 8 includes several new features such as HealthKit and HomeKit.


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10:47
Apple unveils ApplePay mobile payment system

Apple has formally introduced its own mobile payment system, ApplePay. CEO Tim Cook described the “outdated and vulnerable magnetic stripe interface” on credit cards before introducing the system. A short demo was shown — twice — illustrating the ease and quickness of the payment process.

Apple Pay uses NFC, Touch ID, and the new Secure Element.

Developing…...

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10:47
Apple drops iPhone 5c to $0, iPhone 5s to $99

During its introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple today announced that the iPhone 5c will become its “free” on contract phone, while the iPhone 5s will become a “starting at $99” model. It appears that the iPhone 5c will only be available in one capacity—perhaps 16GB—while the iPhone 5s will come in more than one capacity....

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10:46
Apple Announces ApplePay iPhone Mobile Payment System

Apple announced ApplePay, its mobile payment system, at a live event Tuesday. The system requires the just announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which include NFC support.


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10:43
Apple to release iOS 8 on September 17

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CUPERTINO, CA—Apple has officially announced a release date for iOS 8, the latest version of the operating system that powers iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The new software launches on September 17, and as we've written before it will be available on the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, and 5S; the iPad 2, both Retina iPads, the iPad Air, and both iPad minis; the fifth-generation iPod touch; and all revisions of the third-generation Apple TV.

While iOS 7 was all about a complete, comprehensive visual refresh, iOS 8 focuses more on the underlying components of the operating system. The most important of these are the new Extensions, which will allow...

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10:39
Apple shows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases

Silicone rubber and leather cases were introduced for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus today. Each will come in a variety of different colors. Prices have not yet been announced....

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10:35
News: Apple sets iOS 8 release date

During today’s event, Apple announced the official release date for iOS 8, the next generation of the company’s mobile operating system. Originally unveiled at WWDC in June, iOS 8 adds several significant enhancements such as new Health and Home Automation frameworks, an iCloud-based Photo Library, Family Sharing, and more. iOS 8 is compatible with the iPhone 4S and later, fifth-generation iPod, iPad 2 and later models, and all iPad mini…

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10:31
Apple announces new wireless technologies in iPhone...

Apple has announced several new wireless features for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, including faster Wi-Fi that achieves speeds of up to 3x faster than previous models. New LTE technology is also preset, allowing speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Perhaps more importantly, Voice over LTE calling has been enabled, and can take advantage of the new Wi-Fi hardware to place calls over a Wi-Fi connection while still using your cellular phone number. T-Mobile is one of the first carriers rolling this out in the United States.

The iPhone 6 will operate on over 200 carriers on 20 different LTE bands.

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10:29
Apple: App Store’s 1.3 million apps should ‘just...

During the iPhone 6 launch event, Apple announced that the 1.3 million apps available on the App Store should “just work” on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that are expected to be released soon. This is possible thanks to the Auto Layout that was introduced at WWDC…

Everything should be seamless for the user and apps should automatically adjust to the screen sizes that will be available with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. For more...

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10:29
Apple announces next-generation M8, barometer in...

Apple has added the next-generation of motion tracking to its iPhone 6. The new device can measure elevation, such as tracking flights of stairs, using an inbuilt barometer. It works by analyzing relative air pressure.

All of this information will appear in the iPhone’s Health app, tracking how often you climb stairs and other related metrics. The chip can also differentiate between running and walking distances, as shown below.


Image via The Verge

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10:25
Apple announces new A8 chip w/ up to 25% faster CPU...

Alongside new iPhone 6 models, Apple introduced the new A8 chip to power both devices. The company says its new system-on-a-chip has 2 billion transistors over 1 billion transistors from the A7 chip introduced last year with the iPhone 5s and iPad Air/iPad mini with Retina display. The actual A8 chip has a 13% smaller footprint making more room in the device for other components. Performance wise, the A8 chip boasts up to 25% faster CPU and up to 50% graphics performance. Compared to the first iPhone’s process the A8 is 50x faster.

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10:12
Apple’s Live Streaming Undergoing Massive Fail,...

Apple is experiencing a rare bit of massive FAIL with the live streaming for Tuesday's media event. From having two audio feeds during the pre-show to a live Chinese translation that makes it hard to hear Apple's executives to the stream itself dropping out to intermittent outages of Apple's site itself, this has so far been a catastrophe for a company that normally gets everything right. And Twitter is in full meltdown over it.


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10:10
Apple announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

CUPERTINO, CA—As expected, Apple has just updated its iPhone lineup with brand-new handsets. While last year's 5C and 5S were both variants of 2012's iPhone 5, the new phones feature a redesigned chassis made to hold their larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. The new enclosures are thinner, too, with the iPhone 6 measuring 6.9mm and the Plus coming out to 7.1mm—both thinner than the iPhone 5S's 7.6mm.

This is just the second time that Apple has changed the size of the iPhone's screen since the original model was introduced back in 2007, and it's the first time Apple has changed the width of its screens—the 4-inch iPhone 5 design just made the previous 3.5-inch displays taller. The new phones are better-suited to compete against ever-increasing screen sizes from Android phone OEMs like Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola. According to Apple slides revealed during the Apple vs...

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10:09
Apple officially debuts iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Calling it the “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone,” Tim Cook today introduced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are the same devices previously leaked. They are glass-fronted, with anodized aluminum backs and stainless steel Apple logos. The new iPhone 6 comes in two screen sizes—4.7” and 5.5”—which Apple is calling “Retina HD displays,” “new in every way,” and SRGB…

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10:09
Apple Unveils Larger Screen iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus...

Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday during its special media event. True to the rumors, the new models are available with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, plus Apple is keeping the 4-inch iPhone 5S in its lineup, too.


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09:50
Ruminations on Apple’s Media Event: It’s Not an ‘...

The iPod wasn't just another MP3 player, the iPhone wasn't just another smartphone and the iPad wasn't a tablet computer. So then, the 'iWatch' won't be yet another a smart watch -- even if it wraps around your wrist and tells you the time. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous throws in his two cents about today's Apple announcement just in time for you to tell him just how wrong he was.


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09:45
TUAW Liveblog of the September 9, 2014 Apple Event
09:35
Take a quick peek at the media frenzy outside Apple...

With less than 30 minutes to go until Apple reveals what secret products it's been working on, the tech news media has congregated in Cupertino, next to a giant mysterious white box, awaiting the big event. AppleInsider offers a quick peek at the scene as we count down to showtime.

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09:28
Tweet storm: Follow Apple's big event, 140...

What will Tim Cook announce at Apple's fall event? An iPhone? Two iPhones? Two iPhones and an iPod Shuffle?We'll find out Tuesday, starting at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. We'll keep this page updated with all of the highlights and some commentary, pulled straight from the source in Cupertino and from social media. 

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09:19
Live from Apple's "Wish We Could Say More...

Join us as we join Apple on Sept 9, 2014 for its "Wish We Could Say More" media event, in which the company is widely expected to unveil multiple "iPhone 6" models, preview its so-called "iWatch," and introduce a mobile payment platform backed by the industry's most respected players.

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09:15
Alleged iPhone 6 benchmarks indicate 1.38GHz A8 chip...

A Chinese Weibo user -- who over the weekend claimed to have posted photos and videos of a working iPhone 6 -- has now posted benchmarks, indicating that the device will have a 1.38GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. Although it will presumably be a dual-core 64-bit processor, like the A7 in the iPhone 5s, the specifications may potentially come as a disappointment. Rival smartphones are typically 32-bit, but often equipped with quad-core chips rated over 2GHz and with at least 2GB of RAM....



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09:13
NuMac Solutions announces Blu-Ray disc burner for...

NuMac Solutions has announced its optical disc burning solution for Apple's new Mac Pro. The NMBDR6x supports reading and writing of Blu-Rays, DVDs, and CDs.

It stands less than two inches tall from top to bottom, and features a round, low-profile aluminum enclosure designed to sit beneath the Mac Pro. The slot load design has no tray to get in the way or break off. To help reduce clutter, both power and data are sent via the single USB cable.

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09:02
EditShare unveils XStream EFS enterprise scale-out...

EditShare (www.editshare.com) has announced the EditShare XStream EFS, a new enterprise storage solution aimed at media markets. Demonstrated for the first time at IBC2014, it's a distributed scale-out file system designed from the ground up to support large-scale media workgroups requiring high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing and multiplatform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K and beyond. 

According to Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare, XStream EFS features include:

° High-performance, low-latency storage;

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09:00
Excel Power Map September update

Each month we strive to improve Excel Power Map with features that matter most to you, so you can tell richer and more creative stories with your data. This month we are rolling out two big features, Power Map Filtering and Custom Maps, to make your experience using Power Map easier and more exciting!

If you have an Office 365 subscription with automatic updates enabled, you should receive this update soon. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled in Excel, go to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.

Power Map is part of the powerful and interactive data visualization features within Excel, which are enhanced with Power BI for Office 365, our cloud-based solution for analyzing, visualizing and sharing data insights.

Power Map Filtering enhancements

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08:41
Live Coverage of Apple's September 2014 iPhone...

Apple's highly anticipated September media event is being held today at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, the site of the unveiling of the original Macintosh and iMac.

Photo via TouchArcade
The event begins at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time, and Apple is expected to unveil several new products including the iPhone 6 and an "iWatch" wearable device.

Apple will be providing a live video stream on its website for Mac and iOS users and via Apple TV, and the company is also sharing some photos and live blog updates on its event page.

Live Video Stream of Apple's September 2014 iPhone 6 and iWatch...

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08:35
Apple shares dedicated page w/ updates from today’s...

In addition to hyping today’s event with a countdown on the home page, Apple has debuted a dedicated page on its website to presumably break down the announcements shared by the company later today. The microsite so far includes photographs, captions, and a tweet from Apple CEO Tim Cook hyping the event under the header Apple Live. The blog-style page marks a first for Apple and how it presents its special events. Each tile, for instance, can be shared across the web with support for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, email, and URL linking.

Apple shared last week that today’s special event will be live streamed, and this morning the Apple Events channel was revived on Apple TV. We’re expecting to...

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08:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Suspension of disbelief

Suspension of disbelief

In this week’s roundup of new and updated Mac apps, we bring you ways to keep your drive clean, draw like a pro, and finally finish that movie you’ve always dreamt of writing.

Animated Knots 4.0

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between a clove hitch and a half hitch is, or if you spend more time undoing your knots than tying them, Grog’s $5 Animated Knots gives you a full rundown of many popular ligatures used in everything from fishing to bushcraft.

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08:30
Yes, Martha, the Apple Store is down until after the...

So it shall forever be, the Apple Store is down in advance of Apple's latest event. An event the company calls "historic," no less! We can't wait to see what's in the box. Join us here for live coverage....

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08:26
Mayo Clinic to demonstrate HealthKit at Apple iPhone...

The Mayo Clinic will make an appearance at today's Apple press event in order to demonstrate integration with iOS 8's HealthKit platform, according to the Star Tribune. Mayo was one of the first partners announced for HealthKit at WWDC, where an example given was a patient recording blood pressure, and unusual readings being automatically forwarded to a doctor. It's unclear what exactly will be shown today, but presumably a more elaborate demonstration will be involved....



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08:25
Apple Granted 47 Patents Today Covering Liquid Metal...

Prior to Apple's great event that's scheduled for later this morning – The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover patents relating to 3D modelling, liquid metal and a free form cutting machine that creates the unibody for the MacBook Pro and more.

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08:23
iPhone Apps: SoundHound Infinity, Where To?,...
08:06
News Hub and Live Blog: Apple’s ‘wish we could say...

It’s September 9th, and you know what that means: Apple’s biggest event in several years is happening today. We’re expecting Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team of executives to discuss two new and larger iPhone models, a mobile payments system, and of course, a fashion/health/fitness-centric wearable device. We’ll be following along and providing articles with the latest news throughout the day. This News Hub will embed the latest action from the ground at the Flint Center in Cupertino and provide an easy access view of the latest news articles. You can also follow us on Twitter at @9to5Mac for quick updates as they break, and all our updates below:

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08:00
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

THE RHYTHM OF FIGHTERS...

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07:40
Ember 1.8.1 - Versatile digital scrapbook. (Demo)

Ember (formerly LittleSnapper) is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you: websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organize them into relevant collections, annotate the images you need to give feedback on, and share your images to your favorite web services.

  • Organise your ideas and design inspiration. Drag in images from your Mac and around the web, and organise them into Collections. Apply tags to images, and build Smart Collections based on the tags and other metadata in your library.
  • Subscribe to your favourite websites. Subscriptions allow you to visually browse the web. Images can be saved to your Ember library, and shared with friends and co-workers.
  • Build a scrapbook of designs you love. Save websites to your Ember library from Safari and Chrome with the powerful browser extensions. Ember doesn't need to be running, and you can...

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07:37
Court Denies Retrial in Second Apple v Samsung...

Apple's motion for for judgement as a matter of law or a retrial in its second patent infringement case against Samsung was denied on Monday. The iPhone and iPad maker had hoped to find a way to get a ruling more in its favor in the case, but it appears the U.S. Federal Court wasn't swayed by the company's arguments.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple's series of wins in its ongoing patent infringement fight with Samsung have all been slowly eroding away. Samsung's drag-it-out strategy seems to be paying off because the longer the legal fight continues the less Apple looks like a winner.


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07:29
News: Daily Deal: Get the AluPen Twist Stylus+Pen...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the AluPen Twist, a convenient and sleek stylus and ballpoint pen combination for your iPad or iPhone. The AluPen Twist offers you the convenience of a stylus for your touchscreen and in just a twist, a high-quality ballpoint pen appears for quick note taking and jotting down all those brilliant ideas. Made from high-quality ABS/aluminum construction with a tapered design, AluPen Twist isn’t simply ergonomic…

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07:22
Under the Apple Hype Machine, Amazon Drops Fire...

Whatever it is that Apple's going to announce a few hours from now, it seems Amazon has decided it's probably not going to send people rushing to buy its Fire phone. Amazon's cut the price of the phone from $199 to 99 cents. At that price, the Fire phone comes with free Amazon Prime membership, too -- but also a 2-year contract with (exclusive carrier) AT&T. Writes ExtremeTech: Whether that’s going to be enough to stimulate sales is an open question — $450 unlocked is still a tough sell for a device that is overmatched by products like the cheaper Nexus 5, or the recently unveiled $500 second-gen Moto X. In August, adoption data from advertising agency Chitika claimed that total Amazon Fire Phone sales were paltry, representing just 0.015-0.02% of phones in use, or fewer than 30,000 phones. That number will have doubtlessly ticked up slightly since then, and it’s true that Amazon’s partners, like AT&T, have aggressively pushed the phone in online stores.

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07:16
HP's 'Chromebook Killer' Delivers a...


HP on Monday unveiled the Windows-based Stream laptop some have referred to as a "Chromebook killer," but instead of sporting the $199 price that was expected, it will cost $299. Featuring a 1366 x 768 display, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of local storage, the new 14-inch machine is powered by an AMD A4 Micro processor with a fanless design. It comes with 100 GB of space on Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service for two years, included at no additional cost for a limited time.

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07:13
Live Apple event coverage

MacNN will be covering today's Apple press event live. Tune in here to follow along; the event gets underway at 10AM Pacific time, 1PM Eastern.



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07:12
News: Mayo Clinic to play role in today’s Apple event

Renowned Minnesota-based medical group the Mayo Clinic will reportedly be “at (Apple’s) side” during today’s event, according to the Star Tribune. Mayo will demonstrate how Apple’s iOS 8 Health app can mesh with a major health center system. According to the article, Mayo and Apple “have been working together for about two years.” An August report noted Apple has discussed its HealthKit with other providers,…

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07:09
The iPhone 5 ad that Apple wants you to forget

Ahhhh, it seems like just yesterday when 4-inches was the perfect screen size for everyone’s thumbs no matter how big or small you were. Well, today Apple is expected to move up the screen size ladder a few rungs to 4.7 and 5.5 inches – a pretty big leap.

So what about the commercial above that aired at the launch of the iPhone 5? Perhaps Apple has a plan for that.

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07:08
Apple Store goes down, Apple TV channel goes up...

The online Apple store has gone down temporarily ahead of today's press event. Apple regularly takes the store offline just before an event so that product pages can be put in place without spoiling announcements. Typically, the store only returns after the event is completely finished....



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07:00
Watch today's Apple event on Apple TV

Apple has added its Events channel to the Apple TV ahead of today's press event. The channel appears before each major event and is dedicated to streaming the presentation live. It will remain on the Apple TV for a short time after the event for...

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06:33
AppleInsider introduces new mobile edition designed...

Just in time for what is shaping up to be Apple's biggest keynote in years, AppleInsider introduces a major revamp to its mobile website, bringing fast HTML5 support, new content sections and a powerful redesign inspired by the latest version of Apple's iOS.

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06:30
How Apple fans view announcement events

This humorous comic from Brian Gordon of Fowl Language Comics captures the excitement and enthusiasm that surrounds each Apple product announcement event. You can view or even buy the full-size version along with Gordon's other comics on his website...

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06:29
News: Alleged iPhone 6 benchmarks: 1.4 GHz dual-core...

Following what appeared to be a leak of a fully operational 4.7” iPhone 6 in China, a Weibo user has posted alleged results from a Geekbench 3 test on the device. The tests show a 1.4 GHz dual-core A8 chip that is “almost 20 percent more powerful” than the previous A7 chip. Reportedly, the device will continue to contain 1GB of RAM, and an 8MP camera that is said to feature an improvement in low-light image quality despite remaining…

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06:21
News: Apple Events channel returns to Apple TV for...

Following Apple’s announcement last week that today’s event will be live streamed, the Apple Events channel has returned to the Apple TV, allowing viewers to view the live stream on a television via Apple’s set-top box. The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and Apple is expected to reveal its newest iPhones, debut the iWatch, and announce an official release date for iOS 8, amongst other announcements....

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06:16
Apple Granted a Patent for a Security Enclave...

Prior to Apple's great event that's scheduled for later this morning – The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we specifically highlight Apple's Security Enclave Processor that will be essential in a future iWallet application.

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06:10
TMO Live Coverage: Apple’s Sept 9 Media Event

Apple's September 9 media event is only hours away and The Mac Observer is on location to bring you the latest news and announcements. The company is expected to show off the iPhone 6 as well as the iWatch, and may very well have more surprises in store, too.


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06:05
WD introduces Cold-Data-Storage HDDs optimized for...

WD (www.wd.com) has announced its WD Ae line of hard drives designed for the unique operating characteristics of the emerging archive tier within web-scale datacenters.

Built on a platform to achieve optimal total cost of ownership (TCO), WD Ae hard drives utilize the lowest possible power consumption and a Progressive Capacity model to enable a new tier of storage for large-scale cloud infrastructures, says Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, storage technology, WD.

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06:00
ABC News teases "exclusive access"...

Well it's not as if we really need any more reason to get pumped up for Apple's mega event tomorrow. Not only did Eddy Cue state earlier this year that Apple's product pipeline in 2014 is the best he's seen in 25 years, but we also have this...

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05:53
Nancy Pelosi writes FCC, calls for Title II...

House Minority Leader (D-CA) Nancy Pelosi has called for broadband to be reclassified as a public utility, under Title II legislation. Instead of railing against the Internet Service Providers themselves, the Pelosi wants the reclassification as she is concerned that upcoming Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rulings will result in discrimination against consumers and innovators relying on an unfettered Internet to survive....



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05:50
Apple TV gets Live Stream Channel for Sept 9 Media...

Apple's Special Events channel appeared again on Apple TV Tuesday morning leading up to the company's media presentation at the Flint Center in Cupertino. The channel will live stream today's iPhone 6 and iWatch launch, and includes recordings from past events, too.


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05:22
What are your purchase plans for the iPhone 6? (Poll)

Last time we asked you, back in April, we’d seen only reports and alleged molds for the two different sizes of iPhone 6. At that stage, 60 percent of you planned to buy the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, with just under a third eyeing-up the 5.5-inch model. A further 8 percent were planning to stick with existing models, and two percent expecting to get a Droid.

Since then we’ve of course seen a huge number of leaked parts, and even what appear to be working versions of the 4.7-inch model. Both models are now expected to go on sale on 19th September, so we thought it would be interesting to...

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05:17
Alleged 'iPhone 6' benchmark suggests...

A Chinese user who claims to have gotten their hands on a functioning "iPhone 6" has posted pictures taken with the device's camera, along with benchmarks suggesting that Apple's next-generation "A8" processor will boast a gigabyte of RAM and will run at a speed of 1.4 gigahertz.

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05:14
Apple TV special events channel launches hours ahead...

As Apple gears up for what at least one national news channel has called a "historic" announcement, the iPhone maker has re-added its own Special Events channel the Apple TV, providing interested consumers with another avenue for watching the event unfold live.

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05:10
Apple Store Offline Ahead of iPhone 6 Media Event

Apple's online store closed its virtual doors Tuesday morning ahead of the company's highly anticipated media event. The company is expected to introduce the iPhone 6 today, along with its first product in the wearable tech market.


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05:04
Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone/iWatch event...

The Apple Store has gone down ahead of Apple’s latest media event at 10 AM PDT today. Apple is widely expected to announce two new iPhones and a brand new wearable device. Interestingly, Apple has finally dropped the linen from its ‘We’ll be back’ page, finally modernizing it with a post-iOS 7 stark white design.

When the store goes back up, it will likely include information about Apple’s latest announcements. Information about preorders for the new phones is not known. If Apples follows its traditional patterns, the iPhone 6 should be available for preorder this coming Friday, with a launch a week later. Meanwhile, the iWatch is not expected to be available for sale anytime soon.

Although the Apple Store...

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04:58
USPTO Grants Apple an iDevice Waterproofing Patent

Prior to Apple's great event that's scheduled for later this morning – The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple today. In this particular report we specifically cover Apple's latest iDevice related waterproofing invention. It's been rumored that Apple may introduce the iPhone 6 with this new feature. Will it be introduced today? We'll know in just a few hours.

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04:24
Kool Tools: LaCie's 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2

LaCie's 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in a 48TB is the fastest, highest–capacity Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on the market with speeds of up to 1330 MB/s and eight Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disks. With a single Thunderbolt cable you can get 48TB of storage.

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04:08
Microsoft pays millions for NFL to use Surface,...

[VIDEO] > Microsoft may be understandably peeved about this after committing to spend $400 million on an exclusive advertising and equipment deal with the NFL, but then the networks that cover the games aren’t under the league’s control. Educating their commentators may be as important to Microsoft as enlightening the rest of the world to the Surface’s advantages.

I disagree. These announcers are well educated. Watch the video below. They know an iPad-like device when they see one.

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04:03
Revenues from tablet games to triple

New data from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) says that by 2019 worldwide revenues from tablet games will reach US$13.3 billion – a threefold rise on the 2014 figure of $3.6 billion.

The research group says that growth will be fueled by a number of key factors including improved storage capacity of devices, better graphical capabilities, increasing mobile broadband penetration and consumers’ preference for convenience and ubiquity. Juniper says that the next year could be critical for smaller, independent games developers.

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03:52
Apple to Provide Live Video of Today's Special...

Ahead of today's special media event, Apple has once again made its "Apple Events" channel available on the Apple TV.

Image credit: MacStories
Apple will also be streaming the event live on its website, and users will need to be running Safari on Mac/iOS in order to watch the stream.

Apple is expected to unveil the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 alongside the iWatch, and will likely provide updates on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Apple's keynote kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, and MacRumors will also be providing a live blog, live tweets via the...

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03:48
Jawbone opens Up fitness tracker API to other...

Data from the Jawbone Up and Up24 fitness trackers could be used by more apps and devices in the future, courtesy of the device's new API. The company's platform, itself called Up, will be able to incorporate data from multiple devices and sources, including Fitbit, Android Wear smartwatches, and devices compatible with Apple's HealthKit....



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03:34
Alleged iPhone 6 Geekbench Results Reveal 1.4 GHz...

Over the weekend, Weibo user zzray showed off an apparently working 4.7-inch iPhone 6, offering a first look at the device. Now, the user has also posted more information about the device (Google Translate, via GforGames), including results from a Geekbench 3 test that reveal a 1.4 GHz ARM processor and 1 GB of RAM for the device.

The results show that the iPhone 6 scored a 1633 on the single-core test and a 2920 on the multi-core test, which is greater than the 1305 single-core and 2347 dual-core Geekbench 3...

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03:21
Apple Wins a Patent for an Oculus Rift-Like Display...

Prior to Apple's great event that's scheduled for later this morning – the US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple today. In this particular report we specifically cover Apple's invention relating to a personal head mounted display system. The system could be used for watching movies to give users the experience that they were actually in a theater. The system could also ...

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03:18
Geekbench 3.2.0 - Measure processor and memory...

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

Version 3.2.0:

  • Added support for AArch32 processors on Android.
  • Added benchmark comparison charts on Android.
  • Redesigned benchmark results view to increase information density.



  • OS X 10.6.6 or later



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03:07
Apple Events channel added to Apple TV for iPhone /...

 


Image via @SonnyDickson

Apple announced on Thursday that it will broadcast this year’s iPhone event live for Safari and Apple TV users, and today Apple TV has revived the dedicated Apple Events channel for viewing the announcement live during the event. The channel usually remains for a short time after the event for on-demand viewing. As always, we’ll be live blogging Apple’s event for those who cannot view the live stream and posting major announcements as they develop throughout the event.

As for what to expect...

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03:00
The most personal device you own

Pavan Rajam, writing about a potential iWatch and its place in your device ecosystem:

The smartphone is easily the most personal device we own today. It is our life in our pockets. It is our connection to the rest of the world. We take them with us and use them where ever we can.

There is simply no guarantee that the person using a smartphone is the person to whom it belongs.

Not the case with your watch, which is a much more personal device.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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02:32
Supposed iPhone 6 ran through Geekbench, once again...


The same person who posted the original convincing videos of a working iPhone 6 is back with some more analysis, after having the device for a couple of days. In particular, zzray ran his device through Geekbench to try and find out some technical specifications. The supposed Geekbench results say that the device (with identifier iPhone 7,2) has 1 GB of RAM and an ARM processor clocked at 1.4 GHz.

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02:28
∞ Apple Special Event streaming live today at 10a PDT

The event will stream live from Apple’s web site:

Live video from our special event will be right here. And so will a whole lot more.
Join us at Apple.com on September 9 at 10 a.m. PDT to follow every

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00:46
Apple partner Mayo Clinic to reportedly demo...

Minnesota-based healthcare provider Mayo Clinic will be part of Apple's special media event on Tuesday, one report says, suggesting medical systems solutions will play a major role in today's product announcements.

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Monday September 8

23:54
Apple expanding Siri team, adding new technologies

More evidence of earlier speculation that Apple was developing its own Siri engine to replace the licensed one from Nuance emerged on Monday, as a local newspaper reported that Apple is expanding its Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Siri operations with recent hires from Nuance and VoiceSignal Technologies, a company now owned by Nuance. The team would be staying in the same building, but moving to larger quarters on the upper floors -- enough for 65 workers, reports say....



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23:44
Mayo Clinic will reportedly take part in HealthKit...

Apple first unveiled its Health application and associated HealthKit framework during WWDC earlier this year with a quote from Dr. John H. Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic, a development partner for the iOS Health platform. Now a new report from the Star Tribune claims that the Mayo Clinic will have a role in revealing the next-generation health capabilities of an upcoming device at tomorrow’s event.

It’s not yet clear whether this will happen during a look at iOS 8...

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23:33
Mayo Clinic to Reportedly Help Present iOS 8's...

Minnesota-based medical group Mayo Clinic will be at Apple's special media event tomorrow to demonstrate how iOS 8's new Health app can benefit medical professionals, reports the Star Tribune. The paper states that Mayo will show how data from the Health app can flow into a sophisticated management system of a major health center.

Apple and Mayo Clinic have reportedly been working together for two years. The medical group's CEO Dr. John H. Noseworthy was quoted as saying that Apple's Health and HealthKit development tools have the potential to "revolutionize how the health industry interacts with people" when both were introduced at WWDC this past June.

Last month, Apple was also said to be...

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22:17
Disney stores being fitted with upgraded iBeacons,...

Ahead of an expected announcement of an Apple-led mobile payments solution, there have been new reports that prominent retailers such as Disney Stores, McDonald's and Apple's own retail stores have joined the ranks of businesses receiving new, upgraded NFC readers and iBeacon sensors as required. The system, if successful, could offer a future alternative to the planned move to a "chip and PIN" credit- and debit-card system already widely in use in Canada and Europe....



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21:52
Apple and IBM Focusing on Feedback-Driven Apps and...

This past July, Apple and IBM announced an exclusive enterprise mobility partnership that would see both companies collaborating on a series of new business apps and services. As a part of the agreement, IBM would begin selling iOS devices to its corporate customers, create iOS apps, and provide cloud services, while Apple would offer a new AppleCare service tailored to specific enterprise needs.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty (Apple/Paul Sakuma)
Now, in an interview with Tech Pro Research, IBM executive Glenn Finch has given new details on the company's partnership with Apple, including how its enterprise apps will fit into the iOS ecosystem. According to Finch, IBM will create a hundred apps across a number of industries...

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20:58
Prelude to Tomorrow’s Big-Ass iPhone Apple Event

The iPhones

Here’s what I expect. Two new iPhones, one 4.7 inches, the other 5.5. Same internal specs on both — same A8 SoC, same cameras, same guts. The only difference will be the screen (and the software implications that result from it). I think my predictions on display resolutions from a few weeks ago are still looking good:

  • 4.7-inch display: 1334 × 750, 326 PPI @2x
  • 5.5-inch display: 2208 × 1242, 461 PPI @3x

(More on that @2x/@3x difference in a moment.)

I think the 5.5-inch model will have a starting price $100 higher, and that the new iPhone lineup will look like this (based on U.S. subsidized prices, with two-year carrier contracts):

  • New 5.5-inch iPhone: $299/399/499
  • New 4.7-inch iPhone: $199/299/399
  • iPhone 5S: $99
  • iPhone 5C: “free”

I suspect now the whole point of the iPhone 5C was to get...

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20:27
NYT claims U2 denial a ruse, band will appear at...

Despite denials by the band themselves, The New York Times on Monday reported that the rock group will play "a significant part" in the Tuesday media event for Apple, possibly performing songs from the group's latest album and announcing some form of tie-up on one of the new devices. A previous report that the next U2 album would come pre-loaded on the next iPhone continues to be unlikely, as Apple has a long history of avoiding promotionally-motivated "bloatware."...



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19:23
ABC News Launches Video Teaser about their Exclusive...

You know tomorrow is going to a historic day for Apple when they've lined-up ABC News to reveal more of the details behind Apple's historic announcement. It has to be an announcement far beyond just the iPhone 6. It's a teaser that really makes you wonder ....

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19:12
ABC teases exclusive post-event interview, calls...

Apple plans on making a "groundbreaking" announcement tomorrow, alongside its introduction of new iPhones and a possible "iWatch," according to ABC News. The network plans to run a post-announcement special segment at 6:30PM in most time zones hosted by its lead anchor David Muir -- who has apparently been given special insider access to the event and what Apple has planned. The teaser trailer infers that Muir will be interviewing Apple executives, possibly including CEO Tim Cook....



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19:06
Chitika Charts-Out iOS 7 Web Traffic Stats Prior to...

On September 9, 2014, Apple is expected to announce one or more new iPhone models, along with some news regarding the availability of the newest editions of iOS and OS X. Going into the event, usage-based stats show that Apple has done a noteworthy job managing its own mobile ecosystem from an adoption standpoint. This report covers iOS web traffic statistics while we cheer on Apple's Next-Gen IP leaping to Life.

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19:00
Apple begins sending alert emails to users when...

Days after Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal that Apple needs to be more vigilant about iCloud security, word comes that Apple has started sending users alert emails whenever iCloud detects a browser-based login. Notably, the enhanced security...

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18:21
Bringing stroke Back

Stroke got moved, so dug this up and am reprinting with the latest and greatest location.

Network Utility has a port scanner – it’s built in and really easy to use. Sure, stroke isn’t nmap, but it’s not trying to be… Since Network Utility is distributed with every copy of Mac OS X it stands to reason that every copy of Mac OS X has the ability to scan a port without using a GUI tool.  Enter one of the best named tools in Mac OS X, stroke.  Stroke is the command line back-end to the Port Scan tab of Network Utility.  To use stroke, you will need to cd into the Network Utility application bundle and then cd into Contents and then Resources.

Once you are at “/System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Network Utility.app/Contents/Resources”, you will need to provide stroke with an IP address (or name), followed by the first port to scan and then the last (or the same number twice if your range is only one IP address.  For example, if you want to port scan port 80 on your...

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18:00
Lemur Monitors BlueDriver: Get to know your vehicle...

A while back I wrote about Automatic's device and app for tracking your driving. Now comes a similar device for troubleshooting your favorite vehicles through an iOS app -- the US$99.99 Lemur Monitors BlueDriver. As with the Automatic device,...

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17:36
The hidden structure of the Apple keynote

Quartz:

One of Apple’s most successful products—which rarely gets recognized as such—is made not of aluminum and glass, but of words and pictures. The Apple keynote is the tool the company uses a few times a year to unveil its other products to millions of people.

To understand their hidden structure, Quartz reviewed more than a dozen Apple keynotes, logging and analyzing key elements. Here’s what we found.

Those of us who have attended these events in person have often remarked on the similarities in structure and tone from one to the next.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:35
First CarPlay-equipped vehicles now on the road from...

Although Apple still lists a number of car companies as delivering vehicles incorporating its CarPlay technology before the end of the year (and indeed one model is definitely in production), luxury carmaker Ferrari has beaten the others to the punch with the deliveries of the first cars to feature the iOS integration into built-in infortainment systems. The Ferrari FF and California T are the first models with CarPlay as standard, and are hitting the road as of today....



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17:18
Home Depot confirms data breach for United States,...

The initial investigation by Home Depot into the intrusion of its payment data systems has revealed that its systems were indeed breached. The home improvement retailer began looking into the breach of its systems after it noticed irregular activity and subsequent sale of its customer data last week. The Home Depot was apparently hit by the same malware responsible for the breach of Target's systems....



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17:16
Despite denial from band, U2 still set to perform at...

Recent rumors that indicated U2 would be involved in the launch of tomorrow’s iPhone 6 and iWatch have been shot down by the band, but the New York Times said today the musicians will in fact have a role in the event. According to three sources who spoke to the Times, U2 is scheduled to perform during the event and announce an “integration” of its upcoming album with one of Apple’s new devices.

Apple and U2...

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17:14
NYT resurrects U2 rumor, says band to play '...

After rock group U2 seemingly debunked rumors that it was somehow attached to Apple's media event slated for tomorrow, The New York Times on Monday claims the rock group will indeed contribute by performing cuts from its next album and announce a device partnership.

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17:02
U2 Said to Play 'Significant Part' in...

Last week, rumors suggested that Apple was planning to involve U2 in its upcoming iPhone 6 launch, with the band possibly performing at the event or including its new album on the iPhone 6. Those rumors were later dismissed by a U2 spokesperson, but it appears U2 may indeed be a part of tomorrow's event.

According to a new report from The New York Times, U2 will play a "significant part" in Apple's event at the Flint Center. Not only will U2 play at the event, its upcoming album will be integrated into Apple's products.

Bono with Steve Jobs at 2004 U2 iPod event courtesy of The New York TimesExtending a decade-long connection with Apple, U2 will play a significant part in Apple's event, which will be held at a performing arts center in Cupertino, Calif., the company's home base,...

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17:00
Video: Every Steve Jobs "boom" in under...

Steve Jobs will forever be remembered for his contributions to technology and business, but there's another, slightly more whimsical, distinction the Apple founder was known for. We're speaking of course of his "boom." During live demonstrations,...

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16:30
Star Clash: Battle by connecting the dots

Star Clash is an exciting puzzle combat game with a gorgeous anime art style. You connect stars to form shapes you can use to attack opponents with or heal yourself. There are a number of special stars which help players, but the challenge is to not...

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16:01
ABC News teases David Muir special with exclusive...

ABC News has posted a new video (seen above) teasing an exclusive look at Apple’s “historic” iPhone 6 announcement tomorrow. The special will air on ABC at 6:30 PM and will be hosted by David Muir, who the network says is the only network television anchor with an invitation to the press event.

We’re not quite sure how “exclusive” the details in the special will be, however, given that by 6:30 PM even the smallest details of the event and perhaps even any unannounced new items to appear on Apple’s website will have been thouroughly documented already. However, it’s quite possible that Muir will sit down with an executive such as CEO Tim Cook to discuss the event and the impact it will have on Apple’s future. Muir has...

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16:00
Fuzel Collage creator goes universal and adds many...

I was enthusiastic about Fuzel Collage last year when I looked at it. It's been updated to version 3 now, and it has finally become a universal app so iPad users can get in on the creative collage-making fun.

The new version is a complete redesign,...

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15:58
How To Prepare Devices For An iOS 8 Upgrade

We know iOS 8 is coming, and we're pretty sure there's a new iPhone in the near future as well. Kelly explains how to technologically prepare devices for iOS 8 (emotionally preparing is a totally different process).


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15:53
ABC News teases report of 'historic' Apple...

On the eve of Apple's big media event, ABC News on Monday posted a teaser spot for an exclusive report covering what the broadcaster calls a "historic announcement."

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15:49
Couples Can't Keep Their Hands Off Each Other...


Worried about the NSA spying on your smartphone? How about online hackers? Truth be told, the greatest threat to your confidential information is a lot closer to you -- namely, your partner. That's what a recent survey of more than 13,000 people in the United States revealed. Avast last week reported its findings. Among them: The majority of women snoop on their men's phones just because they're curious, but a third of married women peek at their hubby's mobile to see if he's faithful. Paranoia? Maybe not.

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15:38
Briefly: WhatsApp update, Google Play Movies and TV...

Smartphone messenger app WhatsApp has released a major update of its version for iOS. Using a 3G or WiFi connection, WhatsApp allows users to send messages to other WhatsApp users in lieu of SMS. Featuring a new archival function, users can elect to save chats and groups as archives. WhatsApp v2.11.9 includes several additions specific to photo and video content; users can add captions, trim videos prior to sharing, capturing content can be done faster with a new access button, and slow-motion videos can be shared if using an iPhone 5s. User location is supported, with satellite and hybrid map...

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15:30
Special TUAW deal: Get a little bit more for your...

Hey TUAW readers, if you're getting rid of your iPhone at the last minute before tomorrow's announcements, here's a special deal you unlock with the code of "TUAW" (no quotes, just use our name!) at iCracked and get $20 added to any trade-in valued...

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15:26
Star Walk 2 review: iPad app makes the night sky...

Macworld:

When Star Walk launched it was one of those “only on the iPad” kind of apps. Since then many have used it as their digital window to space.

Vito Technologies, which built the original, is back with Star Walk 2. While it may not seem like there is much to improve on, the developers have taken the time to find enough enhancements and new features to justify an entirely new app.

Not only has Star Walk been my go to astronomy app, it was the app I always used to “show off” how cool the iPad was. I’ll be buying this version, too.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:15
Apple homepage redirecting users to Apple.com/live

As if anyone needed further proof that tomorrow's Apple announcements are going to be huge, Apple's landing page now redirects users to the company's Apple.com/live page which features a countdown timer to tomorrow's event -- which will conveniently...

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15:00
Disk App: Free up storage on your Mac in seconds

I'm a big skeptic when it comes to disk cleaning apps that claim to free up storage on your Mac. My experience in the past has been that the apps are slow, tend to delete files that are required to make your Mac operate properly, they're expensive...

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14:49
Apple may be partnering with merchants on rewards...

Apple is starting a pilot program that will form partnerships with merchants, possibly involving a rewards program for its mobile payment system, sources say. One of the people indicates that the InterContinental Hotels Group is one party involved in talks. The sources also remark, however, that Apple has only just begun hiring towards the project, and that while it could be announced tomorrow, it might be postponed until more partners have been signed and media coverage moves beyond iCloud's celebrity photo leaks....



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14:48
Comcast serving injected JavaScript ads through...

It appears that Comcast decided to serve advertisements to people that connect their devices to the more than 3.5 million public Wi-Fi hotspots spread throughout the United States. Ars Technica discovered that the Internet service provider (ISP) has been injecting JavaScript advertisements into websites using the Xfinity Wi-Fi services by altering the data stream when webpages are called....



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14:37
Apple reportedly building out Boston Siri team,...

A report on Monday claims Apple is bolstering its Siri research team in Cambridge, Mass., bringing in new blood and expanding into a larger office as the company weens off Nuance-based technology.

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14:37
Amazon Hacks $200 from Fire Phone - Free Under...

Amazon has dropped the price of the Fire Phone-the company's foray into smartphones-to free, just six weeks after its release. It's also one day before an Apple media event where the company is expected to unveil the next iPhone.

The Mac Observer Spin: The question becomes whether or not Amazon is making any money at that price, and the answer is probably no. Of course, not making a profit is Amazon's primary business model, so we'll have to see where this goes.


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14:33
Last Chance to Pre-Order Complete iOS 8 + Swift...

Today's the last day for the Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course (Pre-Order) from Bitfountain at $79. This is a learning-by-doing course designed to teach you how to code for iOS 8 using Apple's new Swift developing language. It includes more than 350 videos with 36.5 hours of content. During the course, you'll make 14 iOS 8 apps and learn how to connect with third party APIs, use Appel's graphical interface builder, work with core data, and a lot more. The course will be released once Apple releases iOS 8 to the public, and this preorder price makes it inexpensive.


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14:30
Rocking All Over The World crowdsources rock history

Rocking All Over the World is a free app for iPhone and iPad that asks you to help crowdsource rock history. Everybody has their own experiences, memories, and pictures from events they've attended. This app asks everyone to share those things to...

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14:21
Apple Reportedly Working on Rewards Program for...

Apple will launch a "pilot program for merchant partnerships," according "multiple sources with knowledge of the program" cited by Bank Innovation. The financial industry magazine said the program could be a rewards program for shoppers tied to the mobile payment system the company is expected to launch during a media event on Tuesday, September 9th.


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14:15
Apple CarPlay ships first in Ferrari sports cars

Apple CarPlay is finally here—in a car that most of us will never drive. 

Ferrari's long-anticipated roll-out of its iPhone-car interface slowly began on Monday, with the delivery of a CarPlay-equipped sports car (the model was unspecified) to an unnamed "client" in Italy. He might have looked something like the gentleman in this clip from a video released by Ferrari today. 

Image: Ferrari

The typical older male Ferrari driver will use Apple CarPlay to make calls, messaging, and navigation safer while driving. 

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please...

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14:08
Report claims Apple expanding Boston office working...

According to a report from BetaBoston, Apple’s team in Boston working on its Siri speech recognition technology looks to be expanding as the company reportedly leases a new 13,000 square foot office. The report, which cites real estate sources, says the new office at One Broadway is in the Cambridge Innovation Center where Apple currently has a small team occupying two smaller offices:

The three realtors with whom I spoke all said they didn’t believe a build-out of the space had yet begun. Figuring about 200...

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14:00
BlueLounge Soba

BlueLounge has introduced Soba ($25), a new cable management system. The total Soba package contains a 10-foot fabric tube, two end caps, three mounting caps, one Y-split cap, five rubber bands, and one zipper tool. Soba can bundle up to three cables in its tubing, and it comes in black or white. The zipper tool is used to easily open the tube and secure the cables — it's not terribly intuitive at first, but there's a guide available on BlueLounge's…

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14:00
The Joy of Tech sums up Apple Event Essentials in...

Tomorrow is the big day. We finally get to see the iPhone 6 and will hopefully also get a peek at the future of Apple's wearable tech. Apple fans will be live blogging, chugging coffee, and refreshing like mad throughout the day feasting on...

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13:56
WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone updated w/ photo...

The latest update to the popular, Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger app for iPhone hit the App Store with a long list of new features for users including the ability to share slow-mo videos from the iPhone 5s and trim clips down right in the app without having to edit the video in the Photos app.

Chatting with photos also received improvements with the ability to add captions and snap and share photos even faster added. Improvements and changes to location sharing, app wallpapers, and new notification tones are included. The latest version also allows users to move chat logs and contact groups away to an archive. Complete list of changes below…...

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13:50
Rumor: Apple to release both 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch...

While no one knows exactly what Apple will announce at its media event tomorrow, the Europeans seem to have a few decent guesses. Per MacRumors, French web site iGen.fr claims Apple may begin selling both of its iPhone 6 models at the same time. According to the report, which is based on the same source who accurately predicted previous Apple product launches, the two models would go on sale starting Friday, September 19th. That has been the...

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13:41
Apple rumored to launch loyalty rewards program...

Apple is reportedly looking to roll out a so-called "iWallet" loyalty program in cooperation with merchants and retailers that could be announced at Tuesday's special media event.



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13:30
War Memory: A Battle To Remember is somewhat...

War Memory: A Battle To Remember ranks among the most literal titles for any game in history. This game, which is free to users of iOS 6.0 (or later) on the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone, takes the classic exercise of flipping over panels that display...

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13:20
Star Walk 2 for iOS Suffers a Myriad of User...

Star Walk 2 is the next generation of the venerable sky charting program by Vito Technology that was launched in 2008. This iOS app has been well received throughout the years, but the new release suffers from too many user interface and usability errors, and its does not fare well compared to the competition at the same price.


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13:17
Apple Expanding Boston-Based Research Team Working...

Last year, we highlighted a profile of Apple's Boston-area speech technology team speculated to be working on enhancements to Siri. The group's efforts appear to have been ramping up since that time, with a June report claiming Apple is seeking to eventually move away from the Nuance-powered system currently used for Siri.

Apple's team in Cambridge appears to still be growing, with BetaBoston reporting Apple has leased 13,000 square feet of new space to house the team.Several commercial realtors tell me that the Cupertino company has leased more than half a floor at One Broadway, an MIT-owned building that also houses Facebook’s small local...

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13:09
5.5-inch iPhone to launch on Sept. 19 in limited...

The 5.5-inch iPhone -- possibly called the iPhone 6 Plus -- should ship alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 on September 19, says French site iGen. It's indicated however that quantities of the 5.5-inch model will be limited. Past reports have suggested that the phone has experienced production problems, and indeed the device has been seen in far fewer leaks than its 4.7-inch sibling....



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Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

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Attachment Tamer gives you control over attachment handling in Apple Mail. It fixes the most annoying Apple Mail flaws, ensures compatibility with other email software, and allows you to set up how... Read more
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Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes. Duplicate Annihilator detects... Read more
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jAlbum Pro has all the features you love in jAlbum, but comes with a commercial license. With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!... Read more
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With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code! Beginner-friendly, with pro results Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design... Read more
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Quicken 2015 helps you manage all your personal finances in one place, so you can see where you're spending and where you can save. Quicken automatically categorizes your financial transactions,... Read more
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iMazing (formerly DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can: Copy music to and... Read more
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Apple Xcode is Apple Computer's integrated development environment (IDE) for OS X. The full Xcode package is free to ADC members and includes all the tools you need to create, debug, and optimize... Read more
Apple Safari 7.1 - Apple's Web brow...
Apple Safari in OS X Mavericks brings you all-new ways to find and enjoy the best of the web. It works with iCloud to give you a seamless browsing experience across all your devices. It looks out for... Read more
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Talisman Has Gone Universal – Can Now be...
Talisman Has Gone Universal – Can Now be Played on the iPhone Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Tap Army Review
Tap Army Review By Jennifer Allen on September 19th, 2014 Our Rating: :: SHOOT EM ALLUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Mindless but fun, Tap Army is a lane-based shooter that should help you relieve some stress.   | Read more »
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Goat Simulator Review
Goat Simulator Review By Lee Hamlet on September 19th, 2014 Our Rating: :: THE GRUFFEST OF BILLY GOATSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Unleash chaos as a grumpy goat in this humorous but short-lived casual game.   | Read more »
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Apple Names Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle as the Essential Bundle on the App Store Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 19th, 2014 [ permalink | Read more »
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Previous-generation 15-inch 2.0GHz Retina Mac...
B&H Photo has leftover previous-generation 15″ 2.0GHz Retina MacBook Pros now available for $1599 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $400 off original MSRP. B&H... Read more
21″ 2.7GHz iMac available for $1179, save $12...
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Apple began pushing out iOS 8 updates to eligible devices around 1pm ET on September 17, 2014. However, unlike with iOS 7, which boasted a wide variety of differences from its predecessor iOS 6, in... Read more
LIkely Final Definitive OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks...
Apple has released what will almost certainly be the last incremental version number update of OS X 10.9 Mavericks (save for futire security updates) before OS X 10.10 Yosemite is released next month... Read more
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On Sep 9th, CEO Tim Cook unveiled Apple Pay, along with the new iPhone 6 and iWatch. Apple Pay is a newly developed technology that utilizes a near field communication (NFC) to enable customer... Read more
Amazon Introduces Two All-New Kindles
Amazon on Thursday introduced the 7th generation of its Kindle dedicated e-reader device: Kindle Voyage, its top-of-the-line e-reader, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20% faster processor, twice the... Read more
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Purchase a new Mac or iPad at The Apple Store for Education and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free,... Read more
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B&H Photo has the new 2014 13″ 2.8GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1699.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. They’ll also include free copies of Parallels Desktop and LoJack for... Read more

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