Apple event recap: new iPads, Macs and more

By Cody Lee on Oct 16, 2014

Well that’s all folks. Apple’s iPad and Mac event has come, and gone. We’ll continue talking about the announcements made today for many, many weeks, but the keynote itself and all of the speculation and rumors we heard leading up to it, are now over.

A lot has happened in the last 10 hours or so, and we understand that it might have been difficult to keep track of everything. So as usual, we’ve put together an awesome roundup for you of everything important that happened during and after today’s event. Read More

 

Initial iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews rave about displays, battery life

By Cody Lee on Sep 16, 2014

Right after its big iPhone event last Tuesday, Apple gave a select group of journalists early access to its two new handsets: the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices feature larger displays than their predecessor, and both launch this Friday.

The move is a familiar one for the company, who typically gives out products to [favorable] writers for analysis ahead of launch. And as usual, we’ve put together a roundup of excerpts from these reviews to give you an idea of the general consensus. Read More

 

Everything you need to know about iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch

By Cody Lee on Sep 9, 2014

Well, that’s all folks. The ‘historic’ iPhone 6 event has come, and gone. All announcements have been made, all products unveiled, and we finally got to see what was in the mysterious white structure Apple built outside of the Flint Center.

A lot has happened in the last 12 hours, and we understand that it might have been difficult to keep track of everything. So, as usual, we’ve put together this awesome roundup for you of everything important that happened at today’s event. Read More

 

An overview of Apple Watch apps and software

By Cody Lee on Sep 9, 2014

We’re still trying to sift through all of the information Apple dropped on us this morning regarding its new smartwatch, and I have to admit, it’s been tough. There is just so much to this device, and so much it can do, it’s tough to figure out where to begin picking out points of interest to pass along to our readers.

But we knew for sure that we wanted to highlight some of the software features and apps Apple showed off for its Watch today, such as Phone, Messaging, Siri and more. So we put together a brief overview, if you will, highlighting what we thought were some of the Watch applications and features worth noting. Read More

 

This week on iDB: you are not invited

By Sébastien Page on Aug 31, 2014

Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

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Early reviews dump cold water on Amazon Fire Phone

By Cody Lee on Jul 22, 2014

At a media event on June 18, Amazon entered the smartphone fray with the Fire Phone. Sure the company is 7 years late to a market that is largely dominated by a handful of heavyweights, but it hoped the device’s unique features would set it apart.

Tonight, the embargo lifted on early reviews of the handset, and they aren’t pretty. The consensus is that the aforementioned features—tilt scrolling, etc.—are gimmicky at best, and the phone itself is a pain to use. Read on for other initial reactions… Read More

 

The best apps for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 10, 2014

In case you haven’t noticed, Apple quietly introduced a new “Soccer Fever” section on the App Store ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a month-long international soccer tournament that kicks off on June 12th. The section consists of four app categories: Soccer Apps, Soccer Games, Share the Fever and Discover Brazil. We’ve handpicked some of the best World Cup apps for iPhone and iPad from the list ahead…  Read More

 

Gift ideas for Father’s Day

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 7, 2014

Father’s Day is in less than two weeks in many countries around the world. If your dad is anything like mine, he probably has a knack for everything related to cars and the latest tech gadgets. While we’re not here to provide tips on how to stock your dad’s garage with the latest car-related items, we did prepare this detailed roundup of Father’s Day accessories. So if your old man has an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or simply likes tech, check out some great gift ideas ahead. All prices are listed in US dollars… Read More

 

The ultimate WWDC 2014 keynote roundup

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 2, 2014

Ladies and gentleman, we have survived the onslaught of announcements surrounding the WWDC keynote. We have already posted roundups of the major features in iOS 8 and major features in OS X Yosemite, but there is so much other news about the event that it can be overwhelming. That is why we have prepared this concise roundup of everything that has been covered since this afternoon. Take a look… Read More

 

A full breakdown of major OS X Yosemite features

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 2, 2014

While much of the excitement has been surrounding the arrival of iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad, Apple also pleasantly surprised us this afternoon with a more-than-impressive update to its OS X software. First and foremost, the company delivered upon the name OS X Yosemite that most bloggers figured out after a mountain from Yosemite National Park appeared on a WWDC banner at Moscone West. Now let’s dive into all of its features…  Read More

 

A breakdown of all the major new features in iOS 8

By Cody Lee on Jun 2, 2014

Apple just finished up with its huge WWDC keynote, and we’re still sorting through the madness. The company introduced a number of new developer tools and two new platforms (HealthKit and HomeKit), as well as new versions of OS X and iOS.

We’ve covered a lot of the new iOS 8 features individually, but given the sheer amount of things announced today, we thought it’d be helpful to create a roundup of everything you need to know about the update, which will publicly launch this fall… Read More

 

WWDC roundup: what to expect from Apple’s keynote

By Cody Lee on Jun 1, 2014

We’re now less than 24 hours away from Apple’s highly anticipated WWDC 2014 keynote. Beginning at 10 AM PST tomorrow, Tim Cook and other executives will take the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to give us all a glimpse of the company’s future.

We don’t know exactly what’s going to be talked about, outside of new versions of OS X and iOS, but the rumor mill has provided us with a bevy of possibilities. So, as we do every year, we’ve put together a roundup of all the things we’re expecting Apple to announce… Read More

 

Tim Cook interviews offer more details on Beats acquisition

By Cody Lee on May 28, 2014

In addition to giving comments for the press release and writing a memo to employees, Tim Cook apparently invited a handful of high profile journalists to Apple’s Cupertino headquarters today to talk about the just-announced Beats acquisition.

Cook spoke with reporters from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times and other publications this afternoon on the Beats buyout. And we’ve rounded up some of the more interesting tidbits from each interview, below… Read More

 

The best Instagram apps for iPad

By Joe Rossignol on May 24, 2014

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks for sharing photos and short videos, with official apps available for iPhone, Windows Phone and Android smartphones. But one device that still lacks a native Instagram app is the iPad, as the Facebook-owned company has yet to update the iPhone version to have universal support for the Apple tablet lineup.

As you might expect, a number of iOS developers have taken advantage of this shortcoming by releasing their own third-party Instagram apps for iPad on the App Store. In an effort to save you the trouble of looking through the storefront yourself for these apps, read ahead for a roundup of four of the best Instagram apps for iPad…  Read More

 

App Recap: 12 apps to get your weekend started

By Joe Rossignol on May 16, 2014

Yesterday was such a busy day on the App Store, that many of the new app and game releases have poured over into today’s edition of App Recap. In this roundup, we highlight an interesting new platform game called Flurf alongside over a half dozen other noteworthy games for iPhone and iPad. App Recap covers the most important developments on the App Store, including new, updated and discounted apps. We’ve got a dozen apps to get your weekend started ahead…  Read More

 

App Recap: 20 apps for iOS gamers and more

By Joe Rossignol on May 15, 2014

Thursday is always an extremely busy day on the App Store, and this week is no different. There are dozens of new apps and games that just hit the storefront, and we’ve rounded up all of the noteworthy ones in this column. App Recap promotes new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, extending upon the thorough app coverage provided by Christian, Cody, Lory and our team of writers throughout the week. Join us ahead as we run through 20 new must-have apps…  Read More

 

App Recap: 11 new, updated and on sale apps

By Joe Rossignol on May 14, 2014

It’s the middle of the week and we have eleven new, updated and discounted apps to highlight in today’s edition of App Recap. A mix of new games and useful productivity apps for iPhone and iPad make up this roundup, which supplements the more in-depth App Store coverage that Christian, Cody, Lory and our other staff writers deliver on a daily basis. Without further ado, here are the 11 apps that made today’s cut…  Read More

 

App Recap: over a dozen new, updated and discounted apps to look at

By Joe Rossignol on May 13, 2014

Tuesday’s edition of App Recap, which promotes new, updated and discounted apps on the App Store, highlights several productivity apps for making day-to-day tasks easier. Boximize takes note-taking to the next level, MovieLaLa helps you discover new movies, Logacal redefines your calendar, Quickminder simplifies reminders, Castro enhances your podcast experience and more. App Recap is posted mid-day and builds upon the more detailed app coverage that Lory, Christian, Cody and our other writers keep us informed with. We’ve got 14 apps on the docket today…  Read More

 

App Recap: 10 apps to start off your week

By Joe Rossignol on May 12, 2014

After a rather eventful week on the App Store, the first edition of App Recap this week starts off on a bit of a slower pace. Nevertheless, we still have a roundup of new, updated and discounted apps that are worth looking at. App Recap is posted mid-day as an extension of the in-depth app coverage that our team of writers, including Lory, Christian and Cody, provide throughout the day. Take a look at today’s featured apps…  Read More

 

Some theories on why Apple would want to buy Beats

By Cody Lee on May 11, 2014

Since word got out last Thursday that Apple is in the final stages of purchasing Beats Electronics, it seems like everyone and their dog has written an op-ed on why Tim Cook and company would want to spend $3 billion on the headphone-maker.

While I normally love playing armchair analyst on topics like this, I’ve decided this time not to add to the noise. Instead, I’ve rounded up a handful of some of the better theories I’ve seen around the web on why an Apple-Beats deal makes any sense… Read More

 
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