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Adobe Illustrator Line & Photoshop Sketch iPad apps gain Pencil/Wacom stylus support, auto save, more

Adobe updated two of its creative iPad apps today with new features and additional Bluetooth stylus support. Both Illustrator Line and Photoshop Sketch were updated to version 2.1 and picked up support for FiftyThree’s Pencil Bluetooth stylus and Wacom’s Intuos Creative Bluetooth stylus when drawing in each app. Both new app versions also added the ability to auto save […]

Siri creator Adam Cheyer tells the story of its creation in this hour long video

While the video is at times technical and “in the weeds” it is a great overview of the creation of Siri that I hadn’t yet seen.  Mixed in are anecdotes about Apple, Steve Jobs and other players that made the technology happen. Walking backward in time, Adam discussed the technical history of Siri as well […]

McDonald’s increases sales by beaming offers to smartphones using iBeacons

McDonald’s is testing Bluetooth beacon-based offers in at least some of its locations as it pilots beacon platform Piper that works with both iOS devices using Apple’s iBeacon framework and other mobile devices. Piper announced today that it’s testing its beacon platform in McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Georgia and pushing deals out to users that […]

Tim Cook makes personal donation to LGBT equality campaign in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a “generous personal financial investment” in Project One America, an LGBT equality campaign focused on three Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin announced the donation on the civil rights organization’s blog today. Show More Summary

iOS 8.2 brings back blood glucose tracking, explains Health data

In addition to supporting WatchKit and the Apple Watch, the iOS 8.2 software update will re-introduce some previously removed features in Apple’s Health app on iOS 8 as well as provide some feature enhancements. As discovered in the latest iOS 8.2 beta for developers, Apple is reintroducing support for blood glucose tracking through the iOS 8 Health […]

Apple says ‘no other company doing as much’ in response to BBC supply chain profile

Ahead of a BBC special exploring work conditions in Apple’s supply chain airing tonight, BBC.com today published a story revealing the results of its investigation. The new outlet went undercover into Apple’s supply chain and claims “Apple’s promises to protect workers were routinely broken” while citing a number of workplace violations: It found standards on […]

Yahoo iOS app adds local news, comments, & new side-swipe navigation

Yahoo announced an update to its Yahoo iOS app today that adds local news, commenting, and UI tweaks to the company’s app for accessing news and other Yahoo services. Want to know more about what’s going on around you? Today we’re bringing local news to your fingertips with the Yahoo App. As you move around […]

Apple seeds third iOS 8.2 beta to developers

Apple today released the third iOS 8.2 beta to developers for testing. The first iOS 8.2 beta was previously released alongside WatchKit to allow developers to test app functionality ahead of the upcoming Apple Watch release while the second release went out last week. We’ll update with any significant changes found in the latest iOS 8.2 […]

9to5 Guide: The best iPad stands, docks, and cases with built-in stands

iPads need stands. Whether you’re watching videos, long-form typing, or making FaceTime calls, it’s a chore to hold the iPad upright for extended blocks of time. To address that need, Apple launched the first iPad with regular and keyboard docks, but quickly gave up on them in favor of simpler folding lids called Smart Covers. […]

Watch Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Oprah Moment’, gifting The Tonight Show audience iPad Air 2’s

Alongside Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon has become the voice of the iPhone 6 with Apple releasing a continuous series of ads featuring both entertainers. Fallon also sits behind a MacBook on the set of The Tonight Show on NBC, something that he brought over from his time hosting Late Night on NBC. Now Fallon’s Tonight Show is […]

Dutch city of Rotterdam gets the first 3D Apple Maps imagery and Flyover tour in the country

Apple Maps has brought 3D imagery and a Flyover tour to the Netherlands for the first time, with Rotterdam leading the way. The second-largest city in the country, and home to one of the largest ports in the world, Rotterdam may have been selected for the proliferation of funky architecture. Dutch site iculture put together the […]

Sony “stuck in 1992? after hacks – except for Macs, iPads and iPhones

A Sony employee has described the company as being “stuck in 1992? following the massive hacks, with employees desperately trying to avoid using any technology that could be compromised, reports TechCrunch. “Some people had to send faxes. They were dragging old printers out of storage to cut checks,” she said. “It was crazy.” The company […]

Algoriddim releases djay Pro for Mac w/ Spotify integration, 4 deck support, iCloud syncing, more

Algoriddim is ending the year with a bang with the launch of djay Pro for Mac — its most powerful version of the popular music mixing app.  Spotify integration added access to over 20 million songs for djay users in May, and Algoriddim released djay for Android for the first time this part October. With the release of […]

Phone Breaker iCloud-hacking software now supports 2FA, allows access to WhatsApp & iWork files

Elcomsoft’s Phone Breaker software, used by law enforcement agencies but also thought to have been used by iCloud hackers to access celebrity nudes, has been updated to support accounts using two-factor authentication, reports MacWorld. It can also now access WhatsApp message files and iWork documents. It’s not as scary as it sounds – the software […]

Review: Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones rival my much-loved B&W P5s

When I put together my premium headphone gift guide, a commentator suggested that there was one more pair that deserved to make the list: the $399 Master & Dynamics MH40. The visual design had initially led me to assume these were semi-open cans – and thus not ideal for mobile use – but I found this […]

Apple announces changes to European App Store taxes to take effect January 1st

Apple has sent an email to iOS developers informing them of upcoming changes to the way taxes are handled on European App Store purchases. Rather than use the same VAT rate across the entire European Union, Apple will now calculate the charges based on the customer’s home country. This could lead to a rise in […]

Tim Cook praises Apple’s accomplishments, reveals $20 million (PRODUCT)RED donation in holiday email

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a company-wide email today recapping the year’s accomplishments and looking forward to 2015. Cook praises the “most innovative lineup ever” and expresses his pride in the hard work his employees have put into each product. The executive highlights this year’s 30th anniversary of the Mac and the release of the latest iPhones, […]

Apple looking for London-based ‘Apple Pay Intern’ to help expand service into Europe

A new UK job listing posted on Apple’s website and uncovered by iClarified indicates that the company is planning to expands its payment service into Europe and elsewhere. It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Apple wants to put its iPhone 6-based payment system into as many hands worldwide as possible, but this is one […]

Dom’s last minute top tech gift guide (Video)

So you’ve waited until the last minute to pick up gift, eh? Well don’t worry, we’ve put together a handful of great gifts for the techie in your life. This gift guide isn’t going to be Apple-specific, but it’s definitely aimed at all of the tech fans out there… There’s nothing better than last minute […]

‘Thinking Cleaner’ aims to combine iOS 8’s HomeKit with your Roomba

A new product on Kickstarter is aiming to integrate iOS 8’s new HomeKit features into the Roomba automated vacuum cleaner (which our own Ben Lovejoy listed as one of the best home automation gifts for 2014). That product is the Thinking Cleaner, which is basically a new faceplate for your Roomba. Inside the faceplate, however, are […]

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