‘Someone’ Targets Hong Kong Protesters Using Jailbroken iPhones with Malware

3:40 PM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · News

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A "Chinese-speaking entity" has targeted Hong Kong protestors using jailbroken iPhones with a trojan horse malware attack. According to security research firm Lacoon, that unknown entity has launched an attack through social media channels called Xsser mRAT that gets victims to install the malware by claiming to be software to help protestors organize.

New Aerial Shot Shows Apple Campus Construction Underway

2:01 PM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · News

Construction on Apple's new spaceship campus is well underway and even in its current state is something to behold. Thanks to some slick drone flying, we can see just how far along the project is, and it's looking pretty cool.

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Dr. Mac’s Final Showdown

1:40 PM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · News

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: The Final Showdown

I’m now on my tenth day of carrying both new iPhones — one in each front pocket of jeans or shorts —  wherever I go. As I reported last week, I’m about to replace my year-old iPhone 5s with an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Now, after ten days of careful consideration, I believe I’ve got it all figured out. I won’t keep you in suspense: I’m getting... 

Report Claims Gold iPad Coming Soon

11:02 AM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · News

Apple is reportedly ready to introduce a gold iPad as part of its product lineup along side its silver and Space Gray versions. If so, the iPad's color options will match up with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Gold iPads sounds pretty garish, but to be fair, I said the same about gold iPhones and they sell really well.

Apple Tells Developers to Submit their OS X Yosemite-compatible Apps

10:03 AM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · News

Apple is signaling we're much closer to the official launch of OS X Yosemite by telling developers it's time to start submitting their app updates now. Calling for Yosemite-compatible app submissions is one of the last steps ahead of an official rollout, as is the release of Gold Master OS candidates — which has also happened.

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Considering iCloud Drive is essentially hobbled for most iOS 8 users without OS X Yosemite, this launch can't come soon enough.

iTunes Store Adds City of Hope Donation Page for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

9:18 AM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · News

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so Apple is hosting a special donation page on the iTunes Store for the City of Hope cancer and diabetes research and treatment organization. You can make donations through your iTunes Store account ranging from US$5 up to $200.

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It's great to see Apple making it easy to share a little during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Your donations could have a real impact on someone you know.

Apple Reduces Screen Size in Apple Watch Video to Match Website

12:37 AM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · News

Less is More?

Apple republished the Apple Watch video to YouTube with a couple of changes. The first is that the screen size in the renderings of the device is smaller in the new video—that makes the video match the way the device has looked all along on its website. The second change noticed so far is that the Glance screenshot has been altered.

Samsung Calls Galaxy Note 4 Screen Gap a Feature, not a Flaw

7:17 PM, Sep. 30th, 2014 · · News

What do you get when your brand new tablet phone has a noticeable gap between the display and body? In the case of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, you get a feature and not a flaw, and it's a feature that's going to grow over time.

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Apple gets hammered by the media over a few customers complaining about bent iPhones. Samsung ships a smartphone with a screen that doesn't fit flush against the device's body: crickets.