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  • News: AT&T locks Apple SIM cards upon activation in iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

    Fri 3:16pm By Phil Dzikiy
    Users who activate Apple’s own SIM card to use an AT&T data plan with the Wi-Fi + Cellular models of iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 are finding the SIM will lock itself to AT&T, and can no longer be used by another network. Though it appeared the SIM card would…
  • News: iTunes music sales down at least 13 percent worldwide

    Fri 2:17pm By Jesse Hollington
    A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that iTunes music sales have fallen by 13 to 14 percent worldwide this year, citing people familiar with the matter. This is in stark contrast to only a 2.1 percent overall dip last year in global revenue from…
  • Daily Deal: The Retro Classics Nintendo + Gameboy iPhone 6/6+ Cases, only $14

    Fri 2:09pm By Dennis Lloyd
    Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up a classic retro Nintendo controller or Gameboy iPhone 6 or 6 Plus case for only $14 – 30% off the regular price. Providing a unique look for your new iPhone, these thin and stylish cases provide added protection without…
  • News: iPad Air 2 includes NFC chip, but likely won’t be used (Updated)

    Fri 12:44pm By Jesse Hollington
    Earlier this week, iFixit's teardown of the iPad Air 2 revealed the unexpected presence of an NXP 65V10 NFC Controller chip. This is the same NFC chip found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, where it is presently used for Apple Pay wireless payments at retail…
  • News: Apps of the Week: Inbox by Gmail, Pixelmator, NHL 2K + more

    Fri 10:10am By Jesse Hollington
    New Apps Inbox by Gmail (Free*) — A new app by Google has been getting a lot of buzz this week for its approach to reinventing the way that e-mail is managed. The key benefit here is Google using its algorithmic magic to try and group your incoming e-mails…
  • First Look: Apple iPad mini 3

    Thu 4:10pm By Phil Dzikiy
    Unlike the iPad Air 2, Apple's iPad mini 3 ($399-$729) has hardly changed at all when compared to its predecessor. The new tablet adds Touch ID and a gold color option with a white face, and now comes solely in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. And that's about…
  • News: iPad mini 3 unboxing and comparison gallery posted

    Thu 3:30pm By Phil Dzikiy
    iLounge has posted an unboxing and comparison gallery for Apple’s new iPad mini 3. In a full photo gallery, we take a closer look at Apple's newest mini tablet, along with photos comparing the iPad mini 3 to other Apple devices. More pictures will be added…
  • News: iPad Air 2 Control Center features separate mute and rotation buttons

    Thu 2:23pm By Jesse Hollington
    With the removal of the side switch from the new iPad Air 2, Apple has added separate mute and rotation buttons to the iOS 8.1 Control Center to replace the missing functionality, exclusive to the new device. The switch itself has had something of an identity…
  • News: GT Advanced announces settlement with Apple

    Thu 11:08am By Phil Dzikiy
    As was reported Wednesday, GT Advanced Technologies has now officially announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Apple. The announcement reveals GT will retain ownership of its production, ancillary, and inventory assets in Mesa, Arizona. GT…
  • News: iPad Air 2 ships with 10W power adapter

    Thu 11:06am By Jesse Hollington
    Our initial look at the iPad Air 2 reveals that Apple is bundling a 10W/2.1A power adapter with its newest iPad model – a step back down from the 12W/2.4A unit that has been included with the last two generations of full-sized iPad models. While a 10W power…
  • News: Olloclip debuts 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus

    Thu 10:49am By Jesse Hollington
    Olloclip has introduced its new 4-in-1 lens system for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ($80), with a new design that works with both the front and rear camera. The package includes fisheye, wide-angle, macro 10X and macro 16X lenses, along with three wearable…
  • First Look: iStabilizer tabArm for iPad + iPad mini

    Thu 10:35am By Phil Dzikiy
    iStabilizer's tabArm ($100) is an articulating arm mount system that can hold any iPad or iPad mini, including the newest iPad Air 2. The total tabArm package includes iStabilizer's tabMount, Clamp, a hot shoe adapter, and an 11" stainless steel articulating…
  • News: iFixit posts iPad Air 2 teardown

    Thu 9:57am By Jesse Hollington
    iFixit has posted its complete teardown of the iPad Air 2, revealing some new details and confirming most of the specs. The article notes that Apple has revised a lot of the hardware from last year's iPad Air, including: a fully laminated 9.7" IPS multi-touch…
  • Daily Deal: Three years of VPN Unlimited Premium, only $19

    Thu 9:13am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering up a three-year subscription to a VPN Unlimited Premium Plan for only $19—that’s 70% off the normal price. VPN Unlimited provides users with access to a secure virtual private network (VPN) which is ideal for…
  • News: Apple Pay Bank of America customers experiencing double-charges

    Wed 2:53pm By Jesse Hollington
    Only two days into its rollout, some Apple Pay users are already reporting a problem with the service. Some Bank of America customers have seen two charges for the same purchase on their credit card statements after using Apple Pay to make transactions, as…
  • First Look: Apple iPad Air 2

    Wed 2:00pm By Jeremy Horwitz
    The Wi-Fi version of the new iPad Air 2 ($499-$829) officially arrived in stores today, and as expected, it has simultaneously reduced the thickness and increased the power of Apple's full-sized iconic tablet. An 18% reduction in thickness was achieved by…
  • News: iPad Air 2 unboxing and comparison gallery posted

    Wed 1:55pm By Jesse Hollington
    iLounge has posted an unboxing gallery for Apple's new iPad Air 2. In a full photo gallery, we take a closer look at the newest full-sized iPad, along with photos comparing the newest Air to other Apple devices.…
  • Daily Deal: The Camera Lens Mug, only $19.99

    Wed 1:30pm By Dennis Lloyd
    In today’s bonus iLounge Deal you can also grab The Camera Lens Mug for only $19.99—60% off the normal price. Carry your favourite beverages in style with this cool and unique mug that also features an extended heat preservation system to keep your hot…
  • News: Apple’s new Maps Connect lets businesses manage listings, request iBeacon indoor mapping

    Wed 11:39am By Jesse Hollington
    Apple has launched Apple Maps Connect, a new online portal to allow local businesses to add or edit their business listings for the Apple Maps service. Targeted at small business owners or their authorized representatives, the service is free and allows users…
  • News: Apple reportedly begins in-store sales of iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

    Wed 10:44am By Jesse Hollington
    Following last week’s launch of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, the new models are reportedly now available for sale in at least some Apple Retail Stores, and initial shipments have begun arriving for customers who pre-ordered the new models. Unboxing videos…
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