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iPad Air 2 Review: When Thin Actually Means Something

iPad Air 2 Review: When Thin Actually Means Something

Gadgets get thinner every year. That's a given. But the iPad Air 2 crosses a threshold where thin makes a difference.

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iMac With Retina 5K Display Review: Do Those Extra Pixels Really Matter?

iMac With Retina 5K Display Review: Do Those Extra Pixels Really Matter?

Resolution is often misunderstood. You instinctively know that you want more of it, even when its real utility doesn't live up to the marketing hype. And Apple's new $2500 iMac has a lot of hype to live up to.

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Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay

Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay

Tim Cook has written an editorial for Bloomberg Businessweek today which speaks frankly about his sexual orientation. "Let me be clear," he explains. "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."

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Apple: Don't Expect To See Our SIM In iPhones Any Time Soon

Apple: Don't Expect To See Our SIM In iPhones Any Time Soon

If you buy a new iPad from your friendly local Apple store, you might notice that you get an Apple SIM inside , rather than a regular 'ole one from Verizon or T-Mobile or whatever. Sadly, for those of you thinking that heralded the demise of SIM cards as we know them, Apple's VP for iPhone has a message for ya: not so fast.

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Apple Watch Accessories Are Already Out of Control

Apple Watch Accessories Are Already Out of Control

Whenever Apple announces something new, companies will use the most basic specs revealed onstage to take a stab at making What You Need to go with it. But the Apple Watch is even crazier; despite not even existing yet, more than a few companies are already accessorizing for it.

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The Worst iOS 8.1 Bugs and How to Fix Them

The Worst iOS 8.1 Bugs and How to Fix Them

How's that new iOS 8.1 update working out for you? We've scoured the forums and social media channels of the wider Web to identify some of the key issues that people are having, ready to provide you with some solutions. If your iOS 8.1 experience is less than stellar so far, try the fixes we've laid out below.

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Microsoft Is Bringing OS X-Style Trackpad Gestures to Windows 10

Microsoft Is Bringing OS X-Style Trackpad Gestures to Windows 10

One big issue in switching from OS X to Windows is the lack of coherent and consistent trackpad gestures in Windows. But Microsoft seems to be putting an end to that, by borrowing the best multi-finger swiping tricks from Apple.

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Tim Cook Talks Privacy, Watch Batteries and the Future of TV

Tim Cook Talks Privacy, Watch Batteries and the Future of TV

In a rare public interview, Tim Cooks spoke to the Wall Street Journal's Gerard Baker at the newspaper's 2014 global technology conference last night. Here are a few choice cuts.

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Tim Cook: Apple Pay Is Already The Leader In Contactless Payments

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Is Already The Leader In Contactless Payments

Apple Pay has only been live for one week , but Apple's already got some welcome news — according to Mr Cook himself, Apple's fledgling payment system has hit the ground running, and already overshadows other NFC payment systems. Score one for Cupertino.

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Apple Pay May Only Be the Start of Apple's NFC Ambitions

Apple Pay May Only Be the Start of Apple's NFC Ambitions

It may have taken Apple a few years to finally adopt NFC on its smartphones, but now that it's here, the company is running with it. Apple's NFC-powered payment system, Apple Pay, officially launched a week ago today , and a new report from The Information says more NFC abilities may be coming.

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9 of the Biggest Mess Ups in Tech History

9 of the Biggest Mess Ups in Tech History

Technology is tough to create and even tougher to predict. What can seem like a breakthrough product one minute, can quickly turn into a nightmarish mistake.

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Report: Beats Music Will Fold Into iTunes As Music Sales Plummet 

Report: Beats Music Will Fold Into iTunes As Music Sales Plummet 

The Wall Street Journal reports digital music sales in Apple's iTunes will be down 13 to 14 percent in 2014. That's a huge hit to the recording industry's brightest spot.

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Apple and Its Sapphire Supplier Have Officially Broken Up

Apple and Its Sapphire Supplier Have Officially Broken Up

Apple's relationship with GT Advanced Technologies, the company slated to make its sapphire screens, is over. First, GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy , then closed a pair of its plants , and now a settlement has officially freed the company of its exclusivity obligations to Cupertino.

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This Bench Is Built Using Two Power Mac G5s

This Bench Is Built Using Two Power Mac G5s

The Apple Power Mac G5 was an iconic computer—but, launched back in 2003, it's since been superseded by the Mac Pro. So what better way to celebrate its long and useful life than using its bold looks elsewhere in the office?

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iPad Air 2 Teardown: Slimmer Body, Smaller Battery

iPad Air 2 Teardown: Slimmer Body, Smaller Battery

The iPad Air 2 is probably most impressive for its design. The original was super slim, and somehow Apple managed to make the new iteration even thinner. But as iFixit's teardown of the new tablet reveals, that hot design comes with a smaller battery.

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Some Bank of America Customers Are Getting Double Charged With Apple Pay

Some Bank of America Customers Are Getting Double Charged With Apple Pay

A nifty new payment system is not without its quirks. A few early adopters who used Apple Pay to stock up on Halloween candy ended up getting charged two times per transaction. For now, however, it only seems to be those who used Bank of America debit cards.

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Apple Quietly Launched a Business Listings Service For Maps

Apple Quietly Launched a Business Listings Service For Maps

In the immediate wake of all the iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite hubbub, Apple took a step in Yelp's direction by launching a new service called Apple Maps Connect. Like Yelp, Apple Maps Connect lets people add small business listings to a directory. Unlike Yelp, that entire directory lives inside Apple Maps—for now.

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There's Already an iOS 8.1 Jailbreak For the iPhone 6

There's Already an iOS 8.1 Jailbreak For the iPhone 6

Some people sure do work quick. Team Pangu has just made available a jailbreak for iOS 8.1—and it works on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2, along with older devices.

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How to Make Sure You're Visiting the Real iCloud Page

How to Make Sure You're Visiting the Real iCloud Page

Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud , Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you're visiting the genuine iCloud page. Here's what you need to know.

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iPad Air 2 Meta-Review: Great, But No Must-Have Upgrades

iPad Air 2 Meta-Review: Great, But No Must-Have Upgrades

Thinner than a pencil! More powerful than an original iPad Air! Able to tell your identity from a single fingerprint! The iPad Air 2 is here , and early reviews agree that it's better than ever. Not necessarily good enough to upgrade from a previous iPad, mind you, because iPads are forever .

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The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.10)

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.10)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine, and installing OS X all on your own.

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How to Try Out Apple's New Photo Storage Service Now

How to Try Out Apple's New Photo Storage Service Now

There's no end to the list of services wanting to store your photos—Flickr, Google+, Dropbox, Facebook—and Apple knows it needs to up its game. Enter iCloud Photo Library, available in beta form now on any device running iOS 8.1. It won't be available on the desktop until the OS X Photos app upgrade arrives early next year, but you can get started with the service today.

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Mac Mini 2014 Teardown: Minor Tweaks and Major Upgrade Headaches

Mac Mini 2014 Teardown: Minor Tweaks and Major Upgrade Headaches

We're glad to know that the Mac Mini is back —but has it changed much inside? Fortunately, iFixit has torn the sucker apart to find out what lurks within.

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No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever

No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever

Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the iPad. Tablets aren't dying; they just live forever.

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Can You Get Handoff to Work in OS X Yosemite?

Can You Get Handoff to Work in OS X Yosemite?

When Apple first announced OS X Yosemite, Handoff was one of the features I was most excited about. And then this week, when the Yosemite update arrived, I was stoked to use it. Unfortunately, I can't—and not just because of compatibility issues , either.

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