Big time: 9 apps that take advantage of the iPhone 6 Plus screen

Living large Image by Apple Feel like stretching out those fingers a little? The new iPhone 6 Plus stands 6.22 inches tall and uses a 5.5-inch display that can give your digits a nice workout. Fortunately, several new apps do more than just stretch out to the new screen size—they sport refined interfaces and gestures […]

Three theories why iOS 8 adoption is slow on the uptake

Nearly three weeks after Apple rolled out its latest mobile operating system, the company says less than half of visits to its App Store come from devices with iOS 8 installed. Just 47 percent have upgraded, while 47 percent are still running iOS 7 (and 6 percent are clinging to even earlier versions). These figures […]

Review: Wunderlist 3 for iOS and OS X shines at delegation

To-do list apps have stiff competition, from the supremely sophisticated OmniFocus to the simple yet elegant Clear. But none seems to be as wildly popular as Wunderkinder’s Wunderlist (available for Mac and iOS), which even has Ira Glass singing its praises as his tool of choice. To read this article in full or to leave […]

Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

First time accepted submitter chasm22 writes EU Regulators are apparently set to accuse Apple and the Irish government of entering into several sweetheart deals that left Apple with lower taxes than what it legally owed. If the ruling is upheld, Apple could owe billions in back taxes. Interestingly, it seems that the Irish government would […]

Tzukuri’s smart sunglasses send alerts when you’ve left them behind

A new company called Tzukuri claims to have created “unloseable” sunglasses, using tracking beacons embedded in the frame. The glasses use Apple’s iBeacon technology to pair with a nearby iPhone, letting the two devices communicate over Bluetooth LE. As users move farther away from the glasses, they receive a series of three iPhone notifications in […]

Having problems connecting your Belkin router to the Internet? (They’re fixed)

Is your Belkin router suddenly not connecting to the Internet? If so, there may be a relatively simply fix that will solve the problem. For some unknown reason—most likely a firmware update, but this hasn’t yet been confirmed—several models of Belkin routers have simply started refusing to connect to the Internet. A Reddit thread on […]

iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors

First time accepted submitter Kexel writes Security researchers have claimed to discover the first Apple iOS Trojan attack in a move to thwart the communications of pro-democracy Hong Kong activists. From the article: “The malicious software, known as Xsser, is capable of stealing text messages, photos, call logs, passwords and other data from Apple mobile […]

Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

An anonymous reader writes: Over the past several days, we’ve been hearing reports about some amount of users noticing that their brand new iPhone 6 Plus is bending in their pockets. The pictures and videos shown so far have kicked off an investigation, and Consumer Reports has done one of the more scientific tests so […]

Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

An anonymous reader writes: A U.S. district judge ruled last week that a decade-old antitrust lawsuit regarding Apple’s FairPlay DRM can move forward to a jury trial (PDF). The plaintiffs claim that in 2004, when “Real Networks launched a new version of RealPlayer that competed with iTunes,” Apple issued an update to iTunes that prevented […]

Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

mrspoonsi writes GT Advanced Technologies is filing for bankruptcy. In an announcement on Monday, GT Advanced, which makes sapphire displays that many investors hoped would be in Apple’s newest iPhone, said that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In early September, shares of GT Advanced got crushed after the company’s sapphire displays were not […]

Adobe’s latest Creative Cloud updates bridge desktop and mobile

Adobe might not be the first name that springs to mind when you think smartphone and tablet apps, despite a gradual encroachment into mobile over the last few years. On Monday, the revered software publisher solidified that commitment with the launch of nine new and updated apps and connected services. The timing coincides with the […]

Apple Yet To Push Patch For “Shellshock” Bug

An anonymous reader writes “Open source operating systems vulnerable to the Shellshock bug have already pushed two patches to fix the vulnerability, but Apple has yet to issue one for Mac OS X. Ars Technica speculates that licensing issues may be giving Apple pause: “[T]he current [bash] version is released under the GNU Public License […]