Apple Denied Trademark Protection for ‘Touch ID’

4:59 PM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · · Product News

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's application for the trademark of 'Touch ID,' its fingerprint recognition system. The refusal was based on the similarity to a previously registered trademark by Kronos Technology.

iTunes 11.3 Adds iTunes Extras for HD Movies

11:39 AM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · · Product News

Apple released iTunes 11.3 for OS X and Windows on Thursday, adding support for iTunes Extras in HD movies. The company said HD movie extras are available on Apple TV with Software Update 6.2, and will be available in iOS 8 for the iPhone and iPad when it ships this fall.

Quirky Launches Wink Home Automation, Releases Hardware and Software

3:45 PM, Jul. 9th, 2014 · · Product News

Wink, a spinoff of Quirky, has released hardware which is now available at Home Depot and Amazon. There is a free iOS app which controls both the Wink hub, and some of the home automation devices you may already own.

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Glorious! If this thing can help me need less apps for my home automation hardware, this is a wonderful thing indeed.

Lock Down Your Mac Pro with Apple’s New Kensington-compatible Adapter

8:51 AM, Jul. 3rd, 2014 · · Product News

Seeing an empty space on the desk where your expensive new Mac Pro used to be will totally ruin your day, so Apple finally took steps to help keep that from happening by introducing a lock accessory for its pro level tower tube. The Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter was released this week and is compatible with the industry standard Kensington lock system.

Apple Fixes Crashing Issue with iMovie Update for the Mac

9:49 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · · Product News

Apple rolled out iMovie 10.0.4 for the Mac on Tuesday with stability improvements and a fix for issues that could cause the app to crash. iMovie is Apple's consumer-level video editing app and is part of the company's iLife suite.

Brydge Keyboard for iPad Reborn with New Owners

3:40 PM, Jul. 1st, 2014 · · Product News

Interview with Brydge Keyboards

Once upon a time, there was a Kickstarter project called Brydge to build an awesome clamshell, aluminum keyboard for the iPads.  It was funded well beyond expectations and got off to a good start.  But the company went astray and there were many unhappy customers. John Martellaro interviews Nicholas Smith who tells the story about how Brydge was brought under new management that has tried to make everything right again.

Apple Rolls Out Apple TV 6.1.2 Update with Security Fixes

3:08 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · Product News

Along with iOS 7.1.2 and OS X 10.9.4, Apple also rolled out Apple TV 6.1.2 on Monday. The update for Apple's set top streaming entertainment box includes several security-related fixes for second generation and newer models.

Apple Squashes 35 Security Bugs in iOS 7.1.2 for Siri, Webkit, More

2:54 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · Product News

iOS7 Bugs

There weren't that many line items in the iOS 7.1.2 update Apple released on Monday, but the company smushed some 35 security bugs, including 18 memory leak issues in Safari alone. A security flaw that allowed someone to use Siri to view an iPhone's Contacts without a passcode was also addressed, as were a number of issues in WebKit.