What if the iWatch had a click wheel?

Apple's previous-generation iPod nano stylized as a wearable watch.

One Reddit user has brought up a good point. The famous click wheel, which you will find on almost all iPod models besides the shuffle and the touch, could potentially be a great addition for the rumored Apple iWatch. With the iWatch possibly being round in shape, a click wheel would be a great, intuitive mode of controlling the device, and would mean the rebirth of one of Apple’s most iconic inventions. (more…)

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The iPhone 5c outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone, and every Android flagship in Q4 2013

iOS 7 on iPhone 5CWhile the iPhone 5c may not be performing nearly as well as its big brother, it’s still doing fairly well. So well, even, that according to AppleInsider, the phone sold better than Blackberry, Windows Phone, and every single Android flagship device released in Q4 2013. The phone, most notably, outsold the Samsung Galaxy S4 on half of American top carriers. (more…)

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Would you buy an Apple TV (or any revolutionary TV)?

Apple TV CallRumors have been circulating for quite some time that Apple plans to eventually enter the television market in some way. Steve Jobs’ introduction of the Apple TV set-top box was a bold move, and showed that the living room is definitely a place Apple wants to be one way or another. But what about an actual television set? How would Apple change the way we watch TV, while still making a profitable and affordable device that everyone would feel inclined to buy? We really don’t know whether or not Apple even plans to enter the TV market. But if they did, would you be interested? (more…)

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Speedy Homey speeds up your iPhone in a way you wouldn’t expect

Home2A new tweak by the name of Speedy Homey was recently released, and it speeds up your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad experience in an interesting way. No, it doesn’t try to do any “hardware acceleration” or anything like that. Rather, Speedy Homey simply disables the ability to double-click the device’s home button. (more…)

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Apple considering Spotify-like service, Android app

spotify-logoIt’s been a slow friday in the world of Apple, but some interesting news surfaced this afternoon courtesy of Billboard. Apple is supposedly considering opening up a Spotify-like on-demand streaming service in light of declining music sales, and may also be working on an Android app for said service. (more…)

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iOS 7.1 significantly more stable than 7.0

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The stability enhancements in iOS 7.1 are having a major effect on the number of crashes taking place on Apple’s mobile platform, according to a firm that provides analytics to developers. The firm states that the crash rate for iOS 7.1 is 1.6%, compared with roughly 2% for iOS 7, 6.1, and 6.

So perhaps iOS 7.1 took so long for a reason. Regardless, it’s good to see that Apple is making improvements in its overall platform stability.

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Would you watch Christian Bale in the Steve Jobs movie?

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The man currently at the helm of the Sorkin biopic of Steve Jobs, David Fincher, wants Christian Bale to play the lead role. Bale, who has starred in films such as The PrestigeThe Dark Knight trilogy, and most recently American Hustle, does share a resemblance with a young Steve Jobs.

Personally, this would have me much more excited for the movie than I currently am. No announcements have been made, but it would make sense that Bale would take the job.

[MacRumors]

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Report: EA Games compromised, including Apple IDs and credit cards

Report: EA Games compromised, including Apple IDs and credit cards

EA-LogoJordan Kahn of 9to5Mac writes:

According to a report from internet security and research company Netcraft, hackers have compromised an EA Games server and are currently using it to host a phishing site that steals Apple IDs and more from unsuspecting users.

EA has confirmed to The Verge that it is investigating these reports. In the meantime, it is highly recommended that all users of EA Games on mobile or other platforms take the necessary preventative security measures by changing their passwords and PIN numbers. Also make sure to closely check your credit card statements.

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Samsung attacks iPad in latest TV ad

Samsung has uploaded a new one-minute advertisement to its YouTube channel entitled “it can do that,” in which the South Korean company expressively bashes the iPad in favor of its own Galaxy Pro Series tablets. Samsung refers to the iPad as being unable to do more than one thing at a time, while emphasizing that the Galaxy Pro Series tablets have higher resolution screens than Apple’s well-known Retina display. That’s the tip of the iceberg…  (more…)

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Best Buy to show off Galaxy S5 ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy S5While the Samsung Galaxy S5 does not hit the shelves until April 11th, that isn’t stopping big box electronics retailer Best Buy from showcasing the new smartphone ahead of time.

Beginning on Friday, several of the retail chain’s locations will place product samples of the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch on display for demonstrative purposes. Around 100 stores in 30 markets across the United States will have the samples on hand…  (more…)

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