I Ditched My iPhone and Spent the Summer With Android

For five straight years, I spent an inordinate amount of time staring at the screen of an iPhone. I'm not alone in that, but I am usually quick to buy new models and even quicker to download new operating system updates. Perhaps I'm a little too quick, because earlier this year, my enthusiasm got the best of me. » 9/30/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

iOS 8.1 Code Reveals Apple Pay Settings and (Maybe) Touch ID for iPads

The roll-out of iOS 8 hasn't been a smooth one, but new reports suggest that a fully-fledged 8.1 update may not be far away. MacRumors reports that the first beta developer release of the next iteration of the OS contains setting for Apple Pay, which is set to launch October—along with references to Touch ID for iPad. » 9/30/14 5:30am Yesterday 5:30am

Stop Bending the Apple Store's iPhones

In the wake of the uproar that followed last week's purported iPhone 6 Plus pliability problem, some people have apparently taken it upon themselves to go into Apple Stores and bend iPhones. And while it pains us that this even needs to be said, guys, please: Breaking private property doesn't prove anything. Except… » 9/29/14 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

The man who made Apple possible is in trouble—and you can help him

Perhaps you don't know John Draper aka "Captain Crunch" but, if you're using a MacBook or an iPhone today, it's because of him. He and his blue box were a fundamental inspiration for Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in making Apple. He's now in trouble and needs our help. Woz has written this fascinating article so you… » 9/29/14 10:00am Monday 10:00am

The Best Alternative for Every Pre-Loaded iPhone App

The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there's a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. You still can't delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives… » 9/27/14 12:00pm Saturday 12:00pm

Apple Shows Off Its iPhone Torture Chambers in Wake of Bending Clamor

Apple is in full damage-control mode in the wake of the mini-maybe-not-quite-scandal that ripped through the tech universe after a handful of users complained that their iPhones are prone to bending under duress. As part of its response, Apple has opened up the lab where it conducts durability tests to media outlets… » 9/25/14 7:35pm Thursday 7:35pm