STOLEN: iPad Prototype, Prescription Drugs, $7500 Cash—Oh, Also a Man

“Some heartless monster stole an iPad prototype from an Apple developer’s home in Cupertino,” begins nearly every article written about the incident. It’s still at large! They took drugs and money! Did we mention the iPad? Oh—and a man was also kidnapped. But please do let us know if you hear anything about that iPad. » 4/30/15 5:55pm Thursday 5:55pm

Apple Wants To Make Navigation Like A Friend Reading You Directions

Apple has filed for a patent titled “Humanized Navigation Instructions for Mapping Applications.” It’s exactly what it sounds like, nixing voice prompts that say, “turn right in 600 feet” to “make the next right after the McDonalds.” And it could explain its fleet of sensor-laden minivans.
» 4/28/15 4:31pm Tuesday 4:31pm

iOS vs Android: The 2015 Edition

It’s been 7 years, and the great iOS vs Android debate rumbles on—in internet forums and real life. But these platforms have come a long way even in the last year or two. Do the old arguments still apply? What features separate iOS 8.3 from Android 5.1 Lollipop? We used a Nexus 6 and an iPhone 6 to investigate.
» 4/27/15 3:41pm Monday 3:41pm

All the Ridiculous Adjectives Jony Ive Used to Describe the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch reviews are beginning to pour in. All those ratings, specs, and comparisons are way too much noise to pay attention to. A more serene, peaceful way of absorbing the essence of Apple Watch is by listening to every adjective the illustrious Jony Ive has used to describe the device. » 4/24/15 6:00pm 4/24/15 6:00pm

An Adorable Felt Apple Watch That Never Needs Charging

You caved on the iPod Touch, and maybe even bought your kid a cheap tablet, but how are you going to explain to them that there's no way you're buying them a $500+ Apple Watch? Easy, you just make an adorable felt alternative like Hiné Mizushima did and tell them it's powered by their imagination so it never needs… » 4/24/15 5:30pm 4/24/15 5:30pm

Watch All the Ways Apple's Tried to Teach Us How to Use Its Products

The Apple Watch starts hitting wrists today with one of the most incredibly enormous user guides ever produced for an Apple product: 23 topics, almost 100 pages, not even including the 10 videos to teach people how to use this thing. Apple started creating “guided tours” for its new products back in 1984—here are some… » 4/24/15 3:40pm 4/24/15 3:40pm

Why I Bought the Apple Watch Even Though It Makes No Damn Sense

Even though I know better and am fully aware of the very real technological limitations and have read all the tepid reviews on the stupid thing and know that first generation Apple products aren’t worth the trouble and like most humans, enjoy having a bigger number than a smaller number in my bank account, I still… » 4/24/15 11:35am 4/24/15 11:35am

Watch Tim Cook Dancing to Happy for Earth Day

On Earth Day—which was yesterday, in case you missed it—there’s a lot be happy about. Enough to encourage Tim Cook on to the dance floor, in fact. Joined by Eddie Cue and Phil Schiller, the Apple CEO danced to Happy—played live by Pharrell, naturally. This is Apple HQ after all. The result is really quite sweet. [… » 4/23/15 3:30am 4/23/15 3:30am