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.
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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.
You may have noticed the new video previews of apps in the iOS App Store. Did you know you can easily make videos just like those by using just your iOS 8 device, a Lightning cable, and your Mac running OS X Yosemite? Here’s how.
Another edition for our iPhone 6 users. The Bokeh effect became popular when iOS 7 became transparent. With the different colors and lighting effects, it looks great on the advanced iOS. Of course, iPhone 6 sized wallpapers can be scaled back for smaller devices.
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.
Re/code reported on Friday that Apple is planning to hold an event on Thursday, October 16, where it will debut new iPads sporting Touch ID, 27-inch iMacs with Retina Displays, and OS X Yosemite.
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Some users have reported experiencing issues in both the iOS and Mac App Stores with apps not finishing a download or not updating properly.
Demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets appears to grow stronger every day, as reservations for Apple’s new flagship devices have reached four million in just one day.
While a Digitimes report says the iPhone 6 Plus makes up 60% of all iPhone 6 shipments, a report from usage tracking company Mixpanel indicates otherwise.