0 5h ago

App deals for iOS: Entangler (free), Rayman, System Monitor (free)

The App Store is a constantly-changing place, with new apps joining the catalog, while others adjust their prices to encourage some new sales. App Deals for iOS aims to point you in the direction of apps for your iPhone or iPad that have been reduced in price, making them an essential purchase, or in some cases, even free.

0 6h ago

Pointers: using Do Not Disturb mode for iOS (and even OS X)

The iPhone is a revolutionary device that has very much changed the way we live, but even the best relationships need a little time apart sometimes. It can, however, be difficult to put down the iPhone, simply because it does so very much. In fact, one of the most annoying things about the iPhone is that while I'm busy trying to get some work done or a new high score achieved, the darn thing has to go and ring with a telephone call every now and again, interrupting our concentration.

Posted in: iPhone, software, Apple
0 7h ago

Moog releases $30 Model 15 app that replicates $10,000 synthesizer

Instrument producer Moog has recreated one of its best-known synthesizers as an app for iPhone and iPad. The classic Moog Model 15, which normally sells as a $10,000 instrument has been reproduced with the vast majority of its functionality intact for iOS as the Model 15 app, with the software version of the iconic synthesizer costing music professionals and devotees of the device just $30 to purchase and own.

0 9h ago

Rumor Roundup: Hey, about that 'no headphone jack' thing

We admit to getting a certain amount of glee out of those (frequent) moments when a long-established rumor is contradicted and has to be walked back with torturously-contorted rationalizations. Remember how sure everyone was (and mostly still are) about the idea that Apple will ditch the analog headphone jack in the "iPhone 7" (the one expected to appear this fall)? Oh that's so last week now. Not that it matters -- nobody in their right mind would buy the iPhone 7, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

3 9h ago

Getting closer: five more gift ideas to get Mom with a few days to go

The other day, we gave you a few suggestions for things to get your Mother for her day this weekend. It's now a few days closer to the day, have you made up your mind? Do you really want to be out-classed by your siblings? In this collection, we've picked a few more things that Amazon or similar services will have no problem getting to Mom before Sunday. That said, you'd better get going.

Posted in: gadgets, accessories, audio, iPad
0 10h ago

Daily Deals: 6TB Seagate drive, Samsung 40-inch 4K TV, action camera

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the writing team of MacNN scours online retailers to find discounts, bargains, offers, and promotions for our readers to enjoy. Expired deals have been removed from the list, while the new additions for today include a 40-inch 4K TV from Samsung for $400, a DBPOWER Original EX5000 action camera for $57, and a Seagate 6TB internal hard drive for $240.

Now AAPL Stock: 94.19 ( -0.99 )

Apple mandates June 1 app IPv6 support

Apple has set the deadline for IPv6 support for App Store-supplied software. On June 1, apps thast use a custom networking stack and that are submitted to the app store must support IPv6-only networks. The rule, announced last year as coming soon, will only affect a small portion of submitted applications that do not use the NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs. http://apple.co/24yBTIY

Developer  8h

YouTube Unplugged OTT service coming 2017?

As part of the continuing YouTube evolution, the video streaming service is reportedly considering a paid subscription service that would provide users "over the top" cable TV service. According to sources familiar with the matter, the service has been in the works since 2012, has already made changes to accommodate the live video feeds, and could debut the offering as soon as 2017. http://bloom.bg/1rvx8BW

Industry  9h

Kohls Apple Pay integration with loyalty program

Kohl's customers are now able to pay for their purchases with Kohl's Charge and simultaneously earn loyalty program Yes2You Rewards in conjunction with Apple Pay. The service is currently available in approximately 250 Kohl's stores and is expected to be in all Kohl's stores nationwide later this month, making Kohl's the first retailer to deliver a one-tap checkout that integrates both its private credit card as a form of payment and a loyalty program with Apple Pay. http://yhoo.it/21wEUI6

IPhone apps  16h

AirMap iOS app for drone operators

Provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft AirMap announced today the release of the AirMap app for iOS and Apple Watch. Operators can now access low-altitude airspace advisories, create flights, file digital flight notices to over 80 airports, and manage unmanned aircraft. Building on the success of AirMap's Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS), the AirMap app brings to iOS devices a fully integrated airspace management solution for recreational and commercial drone operators. The app is free. http://apple.co/21wCadD

IPhone apps  16h

BlackBerry video calling available on iOS

BlackBerry has made its video calling feature available to Android and iOS users. The company reports limited availability of the new cross-platform feature for now, citing "because this is the first time we're launching BBM Video calling, and we want to monitor performance, gather feedback, and iron out any kinks that may arise before we roll it out globally." http://blck.by/1ruu4pC

IPhone apps  19h

Apple loses iPhone brand exclusivity in China

Apple has lost its exclusive rights to the 'iPhone' brand in China, the Beijing Municipal High People's Court has ruled. According to Quartz, Chinese company Xintong Tiandi is now free to continue selling its non-smartphone "IPHONE" branded products, which include smartphone cases, among other leather goods. The Chinese court ruled that Xintong Tiandi, which registered the "IPHONE" trademark in 2007, could continue to use the trademark because Apple did not start selling the iPhone in China until 2009. Apple also could not prove that Xintong Tiandi's ongoing use of the trademark would cause Apple material harm. The latest ruling by the Chinese government follows its recent decision to shut down the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store. http://bit.ly/1SNhRmB

IPhone  20h

Bowers & Wilkins bought by EVA Automation

High-end UK audio equipment maker and fixture in Apple retail stores Bowers & Wilkins has been bought out by a California "smart home" tech firm, EVA Automation. Fomer Bowers & Wilkins owner Joe Atkins will continue as CEO of the joint venture, with EVA Automation founder Gordon Yu acting as executive chairman. The two companies said the merger will combine EVA's AV technologies and Bowers & Wilkins' acoustic engineering talents to grow the now-combined firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it is expected that the Bowers & Wilkins brand name will continue. http://yhoo.it/1SLt6zj

Industry  1d