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Leaked Rite Aid docs say Apple Pay may never come

Earlier today, we told you about Rite Aid disallowing Apple Pay from their point of sale terminals. At the time, it seemed to be an NFC issue, wherein Rite Aid was simply not prepared to accept any form of NFC payment (news of Google Wallet not working at Rite Aid bolstered that suspicion). Via leaked documents, we learn that Rite … Continue reading

OS X Yosemite adoption week one: slightly outpacing Mavericks

It’s been one week since Apple’s desktop software OS X Yosemite has been released to the public, and adoption is taking place quick. Word comes from the folks at Chitika where they show OS X 10.10 Yosemite being present on 12.8% of the Apple computers in their ad impression bin. With Mac computers selling at a rate 30% faster here … Continue reading

AT&T’s Apple SIM lock-down undermines iPad LTE flexibility

Apple may be trying to further squeeze out the carriers with Apple SIM, its solution to allowing travelers the easiest access to iPad data plans on local networks, but that doesn’t mean the carriers themselves are going to make it easy. While AT&T and others may be participating with Apple’s multi-carrier SIM scheme, once they’ve got customers signed up they … Continue reading

iPad mini 3 teardown: there’s that pesky NFC again

Immediately following the iFixit teardown of the iPad Air 2, they’ve moved on to the iPad mini 3. This device contains much of the same hardware included in the iPad mini 2 – originally called the iPad mini with Retina Display, but now you’ll find a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a new gold option on the outside, and – surprise! … Continue reading

iTunes sales down 14% — it’s time for Beats!

Apple’s iTunes used to be one of the biggest deals in digital. Prior to streaming music apps and services, we were left to purchase music the traditional route, buying singles or albums via iTunes, which did little more than un-clutter our offices from towers of CDs. Over time, the Spotify, Pandora, and Play Music All Access’ of the world have … Continue reading

Reviews

iPad Air 2 Review – Apple builds a new flagship

Apple is bullish on tablets and, for all it may be the slimmest and lightest of its breed, the iPad Air 2 is undeniably its new heavyweight champion. Dropping weight and bulk while simultaneously gaining power, the iPad Air 2 also dips into the best-selling iPhone 6’s pockets for features like Touch ID and Apple Pay. Question is, though, has … Continue reading

iPad mini 3 Review – Refinement not Revolution

For many tablet fans, Apple’s second-generation iPad mini hit the sweet spot. Keeping the bag- and hand-friendly design of the original iPad mini, but adding a Retina display, it replaced standalone ereaders and held the phablet fort until the iPhone 6 Plus arrived. Technology can’t stand still, though, and so 2014 brings the iPad mini 3. With the changes far … Continue reading

OS X Yosemite Review: Blurred Lines

Apple’s morning may have brought new hardware, but it’s OS X Yosemite that could affect the most people today. The Mac OS update has been punctuated with firsts for Apple, with a hitherto-unknown public beta program, along with new degrees of integration with iOS devices. Officially released today, as a free download the price is certainly right, but does Yosemite … Continue reading

Misfit Flash Review

This is the story of how I became a believer in the activity tracking trend sweeping the smart device environment. While I was baffled that anyone would want to exercise in the first place back when products like Jawbone UP, Fitbit, and the Nike Fuelband were launched. Now I understand. I get why it makes sense to want to track … Continue reading

Inateck Macbook sleeve review: classy, cool, & roomy

Inateck recently forwarded along their felt sleeve for the Macbook, which is available for both the Pro and Air lineup. For those looking to outfit their computer on-the-go, Inateck’s offerings are nice. Good enough to make you drop all other cases, though? Let’s find out!

Sennheiser Urbanite headphones Review

The folks at Sennheiser make some of the finest headphones around. They have for quite a while. But some of the most visible headphones in the world today come from a brand with a big “b” on the eardrums. Do they sound better than Sennheiser’s newest slick-looking set of headphones, the Urbanite? No, they do not.

iOS App Reviews

These two iOS apps practically manage your time for you

Admit it — you are terrible at time management. Even though you make calendar appointments, stuff falls by the wayside. If you’ve ever ran into the “uh oh” situation where you wanted to get things done, but totally forgot, we’ve got a few apps that might help you out. From daily routine to vacation sightseeing, these two can manage your … Continue reading

SketchFactor for iPhone review

We’ve all been there; you’re in an area that might be a bit “sketchy”, and make a mental note not to come back, at least at the time of day you were there. You might let a few friends know, too, but what if you could tell everyone? A controversial new app aims to let you do just that.

Want to be in a comic? Try these three apps

Now that Comic-Con is over, we’re sure there is an unpleasant return to reality. The humdrum droll of real life can get you down, but it doesn’t have to. If you want to animate your life, we’ve got a few apps you might want to check out. Whether it be a quick bit of avatar fun, or taking pics and … Continue reading

William Shatner reviews the Facebook app you can’t have

Curious what Facebook Mentions is like? You’re likely not alone, but also not alone n that you’re just not cool enough to be able to take advantage. One of the coolest guys on earth has reviewed it for you, though. William Shatner, who is probably your hero anyway, compares Mentions to your existing Facebook experience.

This app will clean you out — but that’s a good thing

If you’re like — well, anyone — you’ve got a lot of stuff lying around the house you’re not using. The thought of getting rid of it has crossed your mind, but the exercise of listing on Craigslist (and the subsequent lowball offers) is exhausting. A new app, which is rolling out in Austin and San Francisco ahead of other … Continue reading

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