Apple released a second golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers on Tuesday. The second GM candidate, released one week after the initial GM candidate, was released alongside a fifth public beta of the new OS to beta testers.
While most drivers believe that using a hands=free system to access their smartphone while driving is safer than directly using the device, a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that hands-free systems, such as Apple’s Siri, still causes a high-level of mental distraction while behind the wheel.
Let’s face it. The iPhone 6 Plus is BIG phone. (Its HUGE!) Many users have found they have a bit of a problem reaching their thumb a-a-a-a-a-ll the way over to the opposite side of the built-in virtual keyboard while typing. The Blink Keyboard from Ethan Long Software may be the answer to your prayers.
Samsung Profits Tumble as They’re Caught Between a Rock (The iPhone) and a Hard Place (Low-End Phones)
The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung is likely to announce a quarterly operating profit drop of up 62% for its fourth consecutive quarterly decline.
Apple claims both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have faster LTE download speeds than the iPhone 5s. Both devices are capable of reaching 150Mbps, thanks to being equipped with the Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE chip, which supports LTE Advanced.
It’s been almost three weeks since the release of Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system, and the adoption rate sits at a mere 47% of all iOS devices. The numbers, from Apple’s App Store support page, indicates iOS users may be wary of the bugs that have plagued the launch of iOS 8.
AgileBits gave some update love to its popular 1Password app for iOS today, bumping it up to version 5.1. The update adds support for the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, displaying more information on the screens of those two devices.
Apple and the City of Cupertino on Monday shared an aerial photo shot of the Apple “Spaceship” Campus 2 construction site. The official shot, which follows a drone video flyover from over the weekend, shows the latest progress on the project.
Facebook has announced it has closed the deal on its acquisition of messaging giant WhatsApp. The deal’s price tag, originally announced for $19 billion, has jumped to $21.8 billion due to Facebook’s rising stock price over the last several months.
An alleged iPhone 6 prototype is up for sale on auction site eBay. High bid is currently $94,100 USD, and climbing. (As of 11AM Easter time.) Auction photos show the device running a different version of iOS, one that looks similar to that of factory test mode, shown in previously leaked images of iPhone 6 prototypes.
Apple partner GT Advanced Tech released a statement on Monday, announcing that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is Apple’s supplier for sapphire glass used for the camera lens cover and the Touch ID sensor found in current iPhone models.
Graphics software maker Adobe has updated almost every one of its iOS apps, and also added a number of new apps to the mix, including mobile video editing app Premier Clip, and brush creator Brush CC.
Apple has now updated its “Xprotect” anti-malware system to identify two different variants of the iWorm malware and prevent them from being installed on a Mac.
The fine folks over at iFixit – the same group that loves to take apart and examine the latest electronic devices just to see what makes them tick – have published repair guides for Apple’s latest and greatest handsets.
Mac users should take note of a new malware flavor, dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, or iWorm, that could let hackers steal data or use infected computers in denial of service attacks on other servers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took time Friday morning to email all employees in order to reflect on the third anniversary of the death of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs.