Apple Internal Documents Show Customers Want Bigger iPhones

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The ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple has resulted in sharing of internal Apple documents that otherwise would never become public knowledge. The slides, provided by Re/Code via 9to5Mac, were from a presentation that looks to have taken place in April, 2013. The slides reinforce the persistant rumors that the iPhone 6 will come with bigger displays, possibly different models offering either a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. … [Read more...]

How to setup parental controls on Apple TV

setup parental controls on apple tv

Like many families, our Apple TV is connected to our family room television, accessible to my wife and our daugther. It makes it easy to watch all sorts of free programming (with subscription) including HBO GO, Netflix, assorted Disney channels. If you own an Apple TV, then you know it's also connected to the iTunes Store, making it easy to purchase or rent movies or TV shows. In some cases, it's too easy. Easy for kids who might know how to search, find and buy a program. From personal experience, it's also easy for a toddler to grab the remote and within a few button presses, order a movie rental. As my 24-hour windows to watch a movie that I have no interest in watching concludes, I thought it might be a good idea to setup parental … [Read more...]

How to mirror your Mac to Apple TV using AirPlay

Enable Mirroring to Apple TV

The crowded field of media streamers got even more crowded with the addition of the Amazon Fire TV. While there are a number of good options for streaming media, the Apple TV remains the one that works incredibly well within the Apple ecosystem. One of the many cool things you can do is to mirror the the display on your Mac to Apple TV, letting you wirelessly connect and use your HDTV as a display. While it's not practical for everyday use, there are certainly instances where this can be a useful feature. The Apple TV can serve as full-proof accessory when you need to make a big presentation. And when I say big, I mean 60-inch HDTV big. Here's how to mirror your Mac to Apple TV using AirPlay. … [Read more...]

Nest Protect Sales Halted, Wave Feature Disabled With New Update

Nest Protect

Sales of the Nest Protect smoke + carbon monoxide alarm have been suspended after laboratory testing surfaced that revealed the 'wave' feature could be unintentionally activated, resulting in the delay of an alarm if there was a real fire. The company has announced that all sales of the Nest Protect have been halted and have released a software update that disables the feature. … [Read more...]

Apple WWDC 2014 Begins June 2nd, Tickets Available Through Random Drawing

WWDC 2014

Apple today announced the dates for the 2014 WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), with the conference taking place from June 2nd through June 6th. Demand for the event has consistently exceeded capacity, resulting in a shift in how Apple will distribute tickets. Developers interested in attending can purchase tickets now through April 7th at 10:00 AM PST, but that does not guarantee entry. A random drawing will take place and those awarded tickets will be notified by 5:00 PM PST on April 7th. … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Display Manufacturing To Start In May With 4.7-inch Screen

iPhone 6 concept

According to supply chain sources, Reuters is reporting that suppliers for Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 will begin manufacturing 4.7-inch screens as early as May. The rumored iPhone 6 will reportedly ship later this year in two sizes, both significantly larger than the current and previous generations. The current iPhone 5s/5c models feature a 4-inch display. The new iPhone 6 would come in two sizes, boasting large 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. … [Read more...]

Swiss Watchmakers, Employees Not Receptive To Apple’s Courtship

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According to a Financial Times report (subscription required), Apple is one of many companies interesting in tapping Swiss watchmakers for help with manufacturing smartwatch products, who have not been receptive to their advances. Apple is alledgedly seeking partnerships with companies who have years of watch-making experience, in hopes they experience could help with the product development of the rumored iWatch.   Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch, has not been particularly bullish about a proposed iWatch, suggesting it wouldn't be a revolutionary product. Hayek revealed that several companies invovled in smart wearables have reached out to Swatch. "We have been in discussions – not ever initiated by us – with practically all … [Read more...]

Microsoft Office Finally Comes To iPad, Requires Office 365 For Creating, Editing

Office for iPad

As we expected, Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of Office for iPad, bringing an end to the long wait for the popular productivity suite. Office is being made available as three separate app. The App Store currently offers PowerPoint, Excel and Word. These apps are joined by an updated version of OneNote, a digital notebook which is intended to compete with Evernote. The trio of Office apps are available for free, but they require an Office 365 subscription, currently priced at $99 per year, in order to edit or create documents. … [Read more...]