Apple TV loses ground to Roku and Chromecast, drops to 3rd most popular set-top box in U.S.

A new report compiled by Parker Associates and discovered by Gigaom revealed that the Apple TV has lost some U.S. market share to competitors like the Roku and Chromecast last year, causing it to become only the third most popular device in the category. According to the report, Google’s Chromecast and the Roku streaming device each […]

StatusbarWeather7 adds weather info to status bar on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

StatusbarWeather7 is a new jailbreak tweak that, as you might have already guessed, displays weather information in the status bar on iPhone and iPad. The simple iOS extension is useful if you are looking for the current temperature and conditions at a quick glance. Read ahead for a closer look and video walkthrough of the tweak.  Continue reading […]

Apple Environmental Report: Carbon Footprint Down 3%, 145 U.S. Stores Now Using 100% Renewable Energy

Apple today released its 2014 Environmental Responsibility Report [PDF], posting the new information on its updated Environmental Initiatives website. The report, which covers fiscal 2013, highlights the progress Apple has made towards its environmental goals, which include reducing climate change by using renewable energy sources, using greener materials, and conserving “precious resources.” Apple notes that […]

Report Claims iPhone 6 Will Feature New Dynamic Haptic Feedback Technology

Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature a new haptic feedback technology when it ships later this year, claims Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba (Google Translate, via GforGames). iPhone 6 render by Tomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino Citing inside sources, the report claims that Apple will ship the iPhone 6 with a tactile feedback linear motor, […]

OS X Yosemite Beta Usage Beats Mavericks’ Pace by 4x as New Features and Look Draw Testers

Apple announced OS X Yosemite last month during its worldwide developers conference and released the first beta version of the operating system to developers at the same time. According to web analytics firm Chitika, developer interest in Yosemite is high with an early adoption rate that is significantly greater than its predecessor OS X Mavericks […]

Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

 Just as fitness apps and wearables are gaining real traction, the introduction of Android Wear is giving consumers their first maybe-viable smartwatches. In the coming months and years, this new category will force consumers to make a similar decision as that between Microsoft’s unified approach to operating systems and Apple’s intentional divergence of iOS and […]

Deals: Become a Master iPhone Photographer with these Awesome Accessories

[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.] The iPhone has become a capable replacement for stand alone cameras. There’s no need to lug around another device when you can snap gorgeous shots on the phone that is already in your pocket. But if you want to become a real iPhone […]

Parallels Access 2 review: Control your Mac (or PC) from your iPad or iPhone

Parallels Access 2.0 is a remote-access app that lets you view and control your Mac or Windows machine from any iOS device. You can connect either over a local network, or (as long as both machines are connected to the Internet) over the Internet. Version 2 of Parallels Access includes a new file browser, an […]

Sofa —- upcoming theme from the maker of Gleam

Is there any interest in this theme/redesign I’m doing? The plan is to make this a very large theme and to make the redesign aspect built up so that non-themed apps don’t stick out as much. View post on View post on Thoughts? Attachment 673012 ( More: continued here

Power on for the TSA!

Sure, the long weekend may have seen you and your pals gathered around the barbecue, quaffing sudsy libations and setting things on fire but there was no rest for the gallant latex-gloved, ill-fitting-uniformed members of our own Transportation Security Administration or, well, robots. And don’t get us started on the hard-working Apple engineers who focused—despite […]

Apple Hires Two Former Nike FuelBand Engineers, Possibly for iWatch Team

Earlier this year, Nike significantly downsized its FuelBand team, firing several members of the 80-person team that worked to create its well-known fitness tracker as part of a shift from hardware to software. Apple snapped up two of the former FuelBand team members in June, Ryan Bailey and Jon Gale. As noted by 9to5Mac, Bailey, […]

Intel’s Broadwell Chips for Most Macs Not Shipping Until Early to Mid 2015

Intel’s line of 14-nanometer Broadwell chips, which are expected to be included in future versions of the MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, and iMac, have been further delayed, reports Chinese site VR Zone [Google Translate] (via CPU World). According to the site, while Intel will begin production on its extremely low power Core M processors […]