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  • Apple formally takes ownership of 13 percent of Beats from Vivendi/Universal Music Group

    1 August 2014, 9:29 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    Apple’s $3B acquisition of Beats was never going to be completed overnight, and it’s only today that Apple actually completed its purchase of the 13 percent of the company that was owned by Vivendi/Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record…
  • Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family as Beats moves online sales to Apple’s site

    1 August 2014, 9:27 am by: Zac Hall

    Apple has updated its homepage to include a new microsite officially welcoming the Beats Electronics and Beats Music team to the company. The new site marks the first official mention on Apple.com of the Beats acquisition since the initial press release…
  • Delta’s iPad app now allows passengers to stream movies & TV shows during flights

    1 August 2014, 9:06 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    Delta Air Lines has updated its Fly Delta iPad app to allow passengers to stream movies and TV shows from the onboard wifi network. Using wifi to stream movies to iPads was first trialled back in 2011 by Qantas, followed by Hawaiian Airlines almost a year ago…
  • The 12 reasons Apple employees love working for the company

    1 August 2014, 8:31 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    Business Insider did some trawling through the employee reviews site Glassdoor to find out what Apple employees love about working for the company. Perhaps unsurprisingly in a company co-founded by a man who saw his mission as changing the world, the feeling…
  • The Typo iPhone keyboard is back again after lawsuit, but maybe not for long

    1 August 2014, 7:32 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    Seacrest’s Typo, the BlackBerry-like physical keyboard for the iPhone, didn’t last long the first time around. BlackBerry sued, describing it as “a blatant infringement against BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard,” and succeeded in getting an injunction…
  • Wunderlist updated with new layout and real-time list syncing

    31 July 2014, 7:12 pm by: Mark Hearn

    6Wunderkinder released a new version of its Wunderlist productivity app today and according to the company this is the software’s biggest revision yet. Wunderlist 3 ships with over 60 improvements, however its standout changes are a retooled design and…
  • Facebook’s photo messaging app Slingshot updated w/ easier reactions, My People tab, more

    31 July 2014, 4:21 pm by: Zac Hall

    After first launching earlier this month, Facebook has today released a feature update to its new photo messaging app Slingshot. The new version allows users to reply with a reaction to photos without having to first reply with another photo. The launch…
  • Wikipedia app re-launches on App Store ahead of iOS 8 integration

    31 July 2014, 3:44 pm by: Mark Gurman

    The popular online service Wikipedia has re-launched its iOS app with a new native version that features editing and an offline mode. The free app has some unique features other than browsing through Wikipedia entires, as Wikipedia tells us: Fastest way to…
  • Facebook’s now required Messenger gets full screen videos and images

    31 July 2014, 3:04 pm by: Zac Hall

    Facebook released version 9.0 of its Messenger app for iOS today bringing an improvement to how photos and videos are viewed. Previously trapped to a smaller section when shared, photos and videos in messages can now be viewed full screen like you would…
  • Windows Phone browser resorts to masquerading as iOS Safari to fix website issues

    31 July 2014, 2:56 pm by: Benjamin Mayo

    In a rather amusing change, Microsoft has decided to make their Windows Phone user-agent identify as Apple’s iPhone Safari browser. Essentially, browser communicate with webpages using a special identifier to tell the servers what kind of browser they are…
  • Microsoft releases Office for iPad update with PDF exporting, presenter view, third party fonts,…

    31 July 2014, 1:20 pm by: Zac Hall

    Earlier this week Microsoft introduced an updated version of its OneNote app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and today new versions of its Office for iPad suite have been released. Version 1.1 of Office for iPad introduces a list of new features in the first major…
  • Apple’s CDN reportedly goes live w/ 10x current capacity, deals in place w/ Comcast, others

    31 July 2014, 1:05 pm by: Jordan Kahn

    A report today from Streamingmedia.com points to evidence that Apple’s new Content Delivery Network is now live in at least the U.S. and Europe. The news follows a report in May that Apple was negotiating with ISPs in order to build out its own Content…
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: Canon EOS M w/ lens $250, MFi Lightning cables from $8, Staples $40 off $200…

    31 July 2014, 12:04 pm by: Dan DeSilva

    Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates: Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera w/ EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens:…
  • Apple Stores to finally begin iPhone 5s display replacements on August 4th

    31 July 2014, 11:20 am by: Mark Gurman

    Apple will finally begin offering iPhone 5s screen replacements in its official U.S. and Canada retail stores in the coming days, according to several sources. Apple Store Genius Bars are said to have begun taking delivery of large quantities of iPhone 5s…
  • Crowdfunding service Indiegogo launches iPhone app

    31 July 2014, 11:10 am by: Jordan Kahn

    Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo today announced that it’s finally launching an app for iPhone and iPod touch that comes alongside a new look for the website. The app includes features for both users discovering and supporting projects and those managing…
  • Lollapalooza hub featured on Apple TV Red Bull channel ahead of music festival kick off tomorrow

    31 July 2014, 10:53 am by: Zac Hall

    Ahead of Red Bull TV’s global live stream of this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Downtown Chicago, the Apple TV Red Bull TV channel has picked up a dedicated Lollapalooza section hyping the event. Red Bull TV will be exclusively broadcasting the…
  • Timeful for iOS aims to help you make time to get everything done

    31 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Mike Beasley

    If you’ve ever lamented that “there aren’t enough hours in the day” to get everything done, an iOS app called Timeful might just be what you’re looking for. Timeful is a calendar and to-do manager that examines how long each of your to-do items…
  • Security researchers say USB security ‘broken,’ can take over Macs or PCs

    31 July 2014, 8:55 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    The USB standard has a fundamental security flaw that allows an attacker to take over any device it is connected to, whether PC or Mac, say security researchers in a frightening piece by Wired. Describing the proof-of-concept Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell plan…
  • Questionable rumor of iPhone 6 launch on October 14th, iWatch announced the same month?

    31 July 2014, 7:20 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    Apple retail employees are a great resource for advice on picking your Macs and iOS devices, but info on Apple’s secret launch plans for its biggest product launches of the year, not so much. The information was supposedly relayed during what Apple calls an…
  • Shazam for Mac brings instant music recognition and more to your menu bar

    31 July 2014, 3:08 am by: Mike Beasley

    Shazam, the popular music identification app for iOS that was recently integrated into iOS 8’s updated version of Siri, has launched a new Mac application that resides in the menu bar listening for music to identify. Once it has detected a song, you’ll get…
  • FCC throttles Verizon Wireless over plans to throttle customers

    30 July 2014, 5:22 pm by: Mike Beasley

    Following the recent revelation that Verizon Wireless would begin throttling some 4G LTE customers on unlimited data plans, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has sent a letter to the carrier (full text below) expressing his disdain with the policy and question the…
  • Apple seeds first beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 & Safari 7.0.6/6.0.6 to developers

    30 July 2014, 4:05 pm by: Mark Gurman

    Apple today provided a few new seeds to developers. First on the list is the first beta build of the upcoming OS X 10.9.5. The build is labeled as 13F7, and it will likely come as the final update to OS X Mavericks, which will be succeeded by OS X Yosemite in…
  • Apple re-releases MacBook Air EFI 2.9 update after bugs discovered

    30 July 2014, 3:56 pm by: Mark Gurman

    Earlier this month, Apple released a MacBook Air EFI update (version 2.9) with fixes for issues with the laptop waking from sleep. Approximately a week ago, the firmware update was removed by Apple because of bugs causing MacBook Airs to crash. Today, Apple…
  • 1Password debuts extension for third party apps on iOS 8

    30 July 2014, 3:27 pm by: Zac Hall

    The popular password and security management app 1Password has already previewed its iOS 8 extension and Touch ID support for unlocking and accessing its content outside of its iOS app, and today AgileBits has announced its 1Password app extension for third…
  • Apple TV overhaul not expected to debut until 2015

    30 July 2014, 2:49 pm by: Zac Hall

      A new report from The Information published today discussing the next generation of Apple TV says the new set-top box won’t be ready for prime time until at least 2015. This expectancy timeline aligns with previous 9to5Mac reporting on the Apple TV…

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