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AT&T locks Apple SIM in new iPads, thereby defeating its purpose

The Apple SIM in the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 is based on an awesome idea—who doesn’t want to switch carriers with a tap of the screen? But the actual utility of the Apple SIM is pretty muddled, as evidenced … Read more ›

Review: ArmorGuard Bike Kit for iPhone 5/5s/5c

For those who do more with their phone than post pictures of their lunch. The post Review: ArmorGuard Bike Kit for iPhone 5/5s/5c appeared first on AppleTell.

Amazing Looksery app changes your face in real time

Sometimes the capabilities in our iPhones amazes me. Looksery takes real-time video from your iPhone camera and detects your face's geometry. It then overlays a number of effects, some creepy, so you can send spooky pics or wacky videos to your...

Air New Zealand uses The Hobbit to make the most epic air safety video ever

Tired of the same old boring pitch that flight attendants have to give you in accordance with FAA regulations? Well, Air New Zealand decided to make its own briefing a lot more epic in the latest video for the official … Read more ›

Creators of ‘Room’ say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action

Facebook’s new ‘Rooms’ app                              Room Inc’s ‘Room’ app Following the launch of Facebook’s new “Rooms” app for iPhone, the company behind a similar piece of software called “Room” is claiming the social media outlet copied its intellectual property. The Room application, which like […]

Apple Submits Revised Plans for Second Phase of New Campus Construction

Apple has submitted Apple Campus Phase 2 architectural and site refinement plans to the City of Cupertino, signaling its readiness to begin the second phase of construction on its spaceship campus as soon as first phase constructionShow More Summary

Apple shortens iBooks review times, allows more promo codes for authors

Apple today emailed out registered authors for iBooks to announce some interesting changes and enhancements to the program. Some notable enhancements, via Apple’s email: To help you get your book to readers quickly, we review 95 percent of all book submissions within one business day. Note that you do not need an ISBN to deliver […]

How to use OS X Yosemite to send texts from your Mac

In the past, using the Messages app on a Mac could be an irritating experience. And what if a friend dared to send a green-bubble text from an Android phone? When texting from your Mac, messaging those friends wasn’t possible … Read more ›

Civilization: Beyond Earth pre-orders launch for Mac

After a brief delay, Civilization: Beyond Earth is finally coming to Mac this holiday season. Pre-orders have launched for the Mac version of the game via developer Aspyr's online game store GameAgent.com. As a bonus, all GameAgent pre-orders will...

Ralph Nader tells Apple to screw investors, not workers

Ralph Nader has a message for Tim Cook: Stop listening to Carl Icahn. In a scathing letter to Tim Cook published in today’s Wall Street Journal, the former presidential candidate takes Apple’s CEO to task for bending to the will … Read more ›

AT&T Locking Apple Interchangeable SIMs in iPad Air 2 and Retina Mini 3

Apple's new Apple SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iPad mini 3 is designed to be universal, usable across a variety of wireless carriers in the US and UK, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and UK's EE. According to user reports...Show More Summary

See the unseen with the Seek Thermal Camera for iPhone

It's like gaining a new sense! The post See the unseen with the Seek Thermal Camera for iPhone appeared first on AppleTell.

iPad Mini 3 Teardown Reveals NFC Controller for Apple Pay, Hot Glued Home Button

After tearing down the iPad Air 2 earlier this week, iFixit has now moved on to the iPad mini 3, which also received a minor update during Apple's October 16 iPad event. Unlike the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3 saw few internal improvements,...Show More Summary

iTunes music sales drop for second straight year

Apple revolutionized the music industry with the introduction of iTunes in 2003, but even Cupertino is having trouble selling albums these days. iTunes revenue dropped 13% over the last year reports the Wall Street Journal, marking the second straight year … Read more ›

Amazon Rewards Visa card now works with Apple Pay

Consumers with Visa's Amazon Rewards card can now use the card with Apple Pay, according to a report from MacRumors. Compatibility with Apple Pay was seemingly green-lit today, and should help alleviate a number of frustrated Amazon Rewards card...

Amazon Rewards credit card now supports Apple Pay

Today Amazon added Apple Pay support for its Amazon.com Rewards Visa through Chase, an interesting omission given that Chase was a day-one launch partner with Apple Pay. While some speculated that Amazon intentionally opted out of Apple Pay, the company … Read more ›

Apple locks up top execs until 2019 with $27M golden handcuffs

Apple will be holding onto its top executives until at least 2019, if the granting of new stock options by the Apple board have anything to do with it. Angela Ahrendts, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, CFO Luca Maestri, VP … Read more ›

Source: NFC chip in new iPads just the Secure Element for Apple Pay

Teardowns of Apple’s new iPad Air 2 revealed an NFC chip that wasn’t officially announced by Apple, but sources close to the situation confirmed it’s only being used as a Secure Element for Apple Pay in-app purchases. Apple describes the Secure Element on its website, which is used to securely store account numbers associated with […]

iTunes Digital Music Sales Fall 13 Percent as Apple Prepares Beats Music Refresh

Apple's digital music sales continue to spiral downward, falling more than 13 percent worldwide thus far in 2014, reports The Wall Street Journal. Last year, digital music sales dropped for the first time since iTunes opened in 2003,...Show More Summary

Taste the Apple rainbow

The Apple logo is a fairly common subject of custom pastry artists -- the Apple pie jokes write themselves -- but rarely do any intrepid chefs attempt to recreate the colorful retro look. Flickr user Pingiwingi knocked it out of the park with this...

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