This morning Google updated their standard Google Search app for iPhone, making it more Chromecast friendly than ever before. Inside the Google app, Google Now for personalized TV recommendations appear. You’ll also get traffic information now - but it’s all about Chromecast, really.
The iPhone 6 Plus -- we've seen a million leaks of bits and parts that were all said to belong to the handset, but the folks at iFixit are giving us our first official look at the phone's innards. They've just wrapped up their teardown of the larger iPhone 6 model (check out our review), and we've got all the details for you after the jump.
Prepare to cringe, Apple fans: the first iPhone 6 sold in Perth, Australia has made an unfortunate entrance into the world. During an interview on live television, the buyer was opening the box to show off the phone, only for a case of butter fingers to send it flying.
Your next set of Apple EarPods may be a bit different. A recently published patent filing shows that Apple is working on some interesting new features for their earbuds, including bone conduction. The headset may also have noise canceling features, but lacks something many have been wanting to see.
The final countdown is on. Apple has a record number of pre-orders under its belt for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and as Friday - and thus the first deliveries - fast approaches, many are anticipating a new iOS 8 smartphone in their lives tomorrow. Question is, with the huge changes involved in this generation, does everybody understand quite what they're getting?
All this chatter about iOS 8, and it seems everyone is slow to upgrade! Via several sources who track which OS is in use on their network, we find that iOS 8 is not yet widely used, and is seeing a slower uptake than iOS 6 or iOS 7 before it.
Chitika, Mixpanel, Appsee, and Tapjoy are all networks who provide information about OS use based on their ad networks. Through charts they have provided, we see that iOS 8 is on a slow march to its eventual takeover. There could be a variety of reasons for this slow iOS 8 adoption rate, which we’ll unceremoniously jump right into!
In an interview set to be published in full in Time Magazine on the 29th of this month, Bono and U2 have spoken up on the "punk rock" nature of their deal with Apple. He suggests that Apple’s relationship with U2 is like "the Medicis’ patronage of Michelangelo." The full interview also includes the rest of the band: The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.
The next generation in monopod technology is here - the Selfie Arm. Made by Satechi to allow you to take advanced selfies as often and as professionally as you want, this device works with most smartphones on the market today. Ellen wishes she had this when she snapped the Galaxy Note 3 selfie earlier this year.
This morning you may have seen the instructions for Apple Wave, a feature you’ve likely never heard of before for iOS 8. That’s because it is not real. Like our favorite iOS 7 waterproofing hoax, this feature is the idea of a trickster hoping to get you to toss your iPhone in the microwave, thereby blowing it up.
Apple has introduced a new privacy website detailing the company's stance on government data requests and steps it has taken to protect its customers' information. To kick it off comes a message from Tim Cook, who says, "Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of all our hardware, software, and services."