The Defective Tech That Killed the iPhone's Sapphire Screens

The saga of Apple's disappearing sapphire screens seems to have finally offered some concrete answers. According to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, the screens' supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, wasn't just mismanaged—the product they were putting out was pretty much unusable. » 11/19/14 6:13pm Wednesday 6:13pm

Why App Store Apps Now Say "Get" Instead of "Free"

Peruse the digital wares of the OSX or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labeled as "free" now say "get." It's a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. "Get" apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven't changed either. "Get" is just a more accurate… » 11/19/14 5:15pm Wednesday 5:15pm

Apple's Superstar Designer Marc Newson Redesigned This Classic Shotgun

The design world hyperventilated when it was announced that Marc Newson would be going to work with his best bud Jony Ive at Apple. But that doesn't mean all of his work will be done inside the spaceship, and now Newson has revealed another project: Redesigning one of the most iconic firearms in history. » 11/14/14 12:11pm 11/14/14 12:11pm

Apple Says So-Called Security Flaw Isn't Actually a Security Flaw

Earlier this week, the internet was up in arms about a new iOS vulnerability, dubbed 'Masque Attack', that was discovered by security firm FireEye. Apple have released a statement to iMore pointing out that Masque Attack isn't really a flaw at all, and that it's 'not aware' of anyone who's actually been affected by… » 11/14/14 1:00am 11/14/14 1:00am

Apple Must Face a Lawsuit Over Disappearing iMessages After All

When Adrienne Moore switched from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S5, her messages from Apple users started going missing. This isn't unusual; iMessage purgatory became such an issue that Apple recently released a quiet fix. But Apple wasn't quick enough: A judge decided this week that Apple must face Moore's lawsuit. » 11/11/14 5:05pm 11/11/14 5:05pm

Ben Heck Shows You How To Build an Apple-1 Replica From Scratch

Few of us have the $905,000 needed to purchase one of the remaining original Apple-1 computers that *Steve Wozniak built in Steve Jobs' garage, but modder-extraordinaire Ben Heck has the next best thing: a new three-part series of tutorial videos showing you how to build a fully-functional Apple-1 replica from scratch. » 11/10/14 11:08am 11/10/14 11:08am

Yosemite Maimed My Older MacBook. How's It Working For You?

My 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive thing I own. I've used it every day, often for well over eight hours, since January 2011, except the two weeks I went to Ecuador last summer when I left it at home (and felt moderate to severe separation anxiety). I love this thing as much as a human can love a laptop. And… » 11/10/14 11:03am 11/10/14 11:03am

Apple Finally Has a Tool to Escape From iMessage Purgatory

If you've ever switched from an iPhone to absolutely any other phone at all, you know that getting your texts out of the infuriating black hole of dead iMessage numbers can be hell. At long last, Apple's heard our prayers (and hours upon hours of customer service calls) and released an online tool that makes the whole… » 11/09/14 6:53pm 11/09/14 6:53pm

Broke Ex-Apple Sapphire Supplier Says Apple Pulled a Bait-and-Switch

When Apple and GT Technologies first struck a deal for GT to produce sapphire for Apple's products, GT announced the deal with excitement. Now that GT has filed for bankruptcy, the company is painting the deal in very a different light. GT COO David Squiller condemned Apple for pulling a "bait and switch" resulting in… » 11/07/14 4:19pm 11/07/14 4:19pm