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  • The Week's Hottest Apple News Stories, December 19

    Fri 8:47pm By J Keirn-Swanson
    This is it: the last hottest news stories of the year! Unless something major drops next week, this is it for 2014. So let's see how things go out this December. Looks like the iPhone 6 is continuing as a juggernaut in the marketplace, and — good news —…
  • Apple Pay Reached 1% of All Digital Payment Dollars in November

    Fri 8:23pm By Leif Johnson
    Apple Pay has only been around since October, but according to a new report from ITG, the service has already grabbed 1 percent of the total digital payment dollars spent in the U.S. in November. If the trend continues, the report suggests, Apple has already…
  • After Hacking, Sony Relying on Mac, iOS Devices

    Fri 7:35pm By Leif Johnson
    The devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures continues to cause problems for the company, and it recently made headlines for leading to the company's decision to pull the film The Interview. The attack affected all computers at the company — all, that is,…
  • Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, December 19

    Fri 5:51pm By J Keirn-Swanson
    With the App Store getting ready for the annual holiday break at the end of the year, developers are going crazy with the discounts. We've got some seriously big name titles and some big name houses slashing prices deep and often across the board, so let's…
  • Ask: Create a New OS X Profile Picture

    Fri 1:05pm By Cory Bohon
    Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. In this week's Ask, we let you know how to create a custom picture for your OS X profile, as well as how to update your pic in Messages.QuestionWhen I first set up OS X, I selected one of the…
  • Deals: Make Your Outlets More Powerful with the PowerCube

    Fri 12:00pm By MacLife Staff
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]If you're like us, you have too many items to plug into the wall and not enough sockets nearby to keep everything powered. If you find power strips ugly and annoying and want something with as…
  • Deals: Use Your Voice to Control Your Mac with Dragon Dictate 4

    Fri 12:00pm By MacLife Staff
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]Wish you didn't have to do all the typing yourself when you sat down at the computer? If only you could say the words outloud and your Mac would make them magically appear on the screen. Well,…
  • Morning Report: iPhone 6 Now Ships in a Day, FlowVella, Apple TV ABC Update

    Fri 8:18am By J.R. Bookwalter
    Our Friday Morning Report has some very good news for iPhone 6 shoppers in need of a last-minute holiday gift, as shipping estimates for all but the 128GB models finally improve to a single business day. We're also spreading joy for fans of the Flowboard…
  • New Patent Suggests Apple May Enhance Touch ID Security

    Thu 8:22pm By Leif Johnson
    Apple may be planning to enhance the capabilities of Touch ID for additional security, according to a patent recently published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider). The patent itself was created by Dale R. Setlak, co-founder of…
  • Apple Responds to BBC Criticism of Worker Treatment by Apple's Suppliers

    Thu 7:55pm By Leif Johnson
    BBC One's documentary called "Apple's Broken Promises" aired in the UK today, but ahead of the broadcast, the network published a story detailing what it discovered when it investigated the mines in Indonesia and factories in China where Apple's product…
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