Both Apple and Samsung are in "advanced talks" with Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) to participate in a standardized embeddable electronic SIM card, according to The Financial Times. If the initiative comes to market, it would make switching one's smartphone between carriers as easy as toggling onscreen controls.
Disney and Pixar's new movie Inside Out is more than an animated feature about a pre-teen girl experiencing the excitement, fear, and sadness of moving away to a new city. It's also a powerful message about how important our emotions are, and that we can find our way back from sadness and depression with the right help. It's also a flat-out fun movie, so TMO found what you'll want on your iPhone or iPad after your kids see the film.
Apple rolled out two updates on Thursday to address Mac security and performance issues. The first update blocks older versions of Flash from running in Safari, the second addresses an issue where the late 2012 model Mac mini wouldn't recognize USB keyboards after waking from sleep.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has flown by Pluto and its moons and sent back preliminary images. However, the best is yet to come as even higher resolution data and images will be radioed back to Earth. Here are four great iOS apps to help you keep up with the news.
Amazon is stacking up the discounts for its Prime Day Deals, so The Mac Observer sifted through the offerings to find some of our favorites. Read on to see what we liked, and remember deals are selling out quickly.
Apple released new iPod touch models on Wednesday with significant updates. The new model includes a faster 64-bit processor, the M8 fitness chip that's in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, 128GB storage, an 8 megapixel camera, and new colors including gold.
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Great updates for the iPod touch, but no Apple Music support for the nano or shuffle. That's too bad.
Apple's online store was replaced with the "We'll be Back" message that usually indicates new products or product updates are on the way. With rumors of an updated iPod touch circulating, we may finally get to see a refresh to the aging iOS-based iPod model.
Diversity in Silicon Valley is a challenge for every company, and that includes Apple, a tech giant that is highly focused on the topic under CEO Tim Cook. Global Human Resources Chief Denise Young Smith spoke at Fortune Brainstorm Tech, where she said that improving diversity has "large scale, complex challenges," adding that "[the lack of diversity] didn't happen overnight, so it's not going to be changed overnight."
Facebook is rumored to be working on a virtual assistant called Moneypenny. Does the world really need Facebook to jump on this bandwagon? Bryan Chaffin argues that the more companies pouring R&D dollars into these kinds of technologies, the better.
Dr. Mac thinks you should just say "no thank you" to the iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas. Find out why in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 132.
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