All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apple’

First Guy to Buy an iPhone 6 Is a Huge Butterfingers

Today’s the day for Apple fanatics. Those who chose not to pre-order the new iPhones are have been standing in lines across the world for hours – oftentimes overnight – just to get their hands on the coveted devices on launch day. In Perth, a man named Jack Cooksey was the first person in the city to buy one. And …

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iPhone 6 Release Day Arrives, and You Better Hope You Pre-Ordered the 6 Plus

It’s iPhone 6 release day, and as is the case with many Apple product launches, people are lining up at stores around the world to get their hands on the new devices. Of course, if you pre-ordered your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus you can just sit back and wait for it to arrive in the mail. It …

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U2’s Mandatory iTunes Album Thing Was ‘Punk Rock…Disruptive’

It’s only Thursday, but U2 lead guitarist Edge has already won quote-of-the-week. It comes in an upcoming interview with Time (paywall), via Re/code. Here’s what Edge had to say concerning the recent deal with Apple that saw the company push free copies of the band’s 13th studio album to all iTunes users – “[It was] actually incredibly subversive. It’s really …

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Tim Cook Promises That Apple’s Protecting Your Privacy

Maybe it’s the NSA and the government’s now-public surveillance initiative. Maybe it’s because the company just introduced and new iOS and a new payment solution that requires people to put themselves out there. Maybe it’s Jennifer Lawrence nudes. Whatever it is, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written a letter to Apple users assuring them that their privacy is at the …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 6 – Which is Better?

This year’s new iPhone models will hit stores tomorrow. Pre-orders of the devices have already broken Apple’s previous records, meaning sales are likely to set new records as well. The only question remaining is, given the relatively incremental improvements seen in this year’s model, is the iPhone still the best smartphone on the market? Looking at those pre-order figures, it’s …

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Steve Jobs’ Old Office Hasn’t Been Touched Since His Death

If you are wondering about the amount of reverence the folks at Apple have for late co-founder Steve Jobs, you really shouldn’t be. But to put it bluntly, it’s a lot. Take this little anecdote from Bloomberg’s extensive interview with current CEO Tim Cook: Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs’s office. After his death in 2011, Tim Cook, his friend …

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New iPads, OS X Yosemite Coming Oct 21, Says Report

Apparently there’s just one more thing…after the one more thing. According to to report from The Daily Dot, Apple is not done launching new products this year. According to those ubiquitous “sources familiar with the matter,” Apple is planning on holding another big press event – this time on October 21 – to unveil some new hardware and officially launch …

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iPhone 6, 6 Plus Reviews Overwhelmingly Positive

Apple’s new iPhones – the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – are getting rave reviews from the tech media, as expected. The tech media loves its iPhones, and these are after all the “biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone,” as Tim Cook put it. Everyone and their mothers are voicing their opinions on the devices now, …

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New iPhones to Drive Record Smartphone Shipments

The incredible smartphone market growth seen over the past seven years has begun to slow, but sales of the devices are still increasing. Major tech manufacturers are still relying on the segment for a significant portion of their device sales, though smartphone prices are dropping and the quality of high-end devices is improving at a slower rate. Market research firm …

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Here’s How to Delete That U2 Album from Your iTunes

Reviews of legendary band U2’s 13th studio album Songs of Innocence have been mixed, but the response by many iTunes users who were gifted a free copy last week has been anything but. If you’re one of the growing chorus of people who’d rather not be stuck with an album you didn’t ask for – free or not – Apple …

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Apple Pay Will Be the Only Use for Your Shiny New iPhone’s NFC

Although Near Field Communication (NFC) has plenty of uses, from sharing data to pairing and operating apps and household objects, the only function of NFC that you’re going to be able to utilize with your shiny new iPhone 6 is Apple Pay. The company confirmed to Cult of Mac that the NFC chip in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone …

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Apple Watch to Drive Smart Watch Adoption

The long-awaited Apple Watch is finally here. Apple last week officially unveiled its first smart watch, immediately propelling what was a tech-geek fashion statement into the mainstream. The Apple Watch shares many software features with established smart watch brands such as the Sony SmartWatch and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. Where Apple’s product shines, as always, is in its hardware design. The …

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