Read about the new iPhones and the Apple Watch in Macworld’s November Digital Edition

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition. Available as single copies or with a yearlong subscription, the Digital Edition comes in two forms: Enhanced and Replica. […]

Will Apple Lose Siri’s Core Tech To Samsung?

An anonymous reader writes Apple bought Siri in 2010, but its core technology is owned by Nuance, maker of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Now Samsung is looking to buy Nuance. From the article: “This past June, Nuance and Samsung began merger talks, but nothing came of it. At the time, the two companies said talks had ‘slowed’ […]

New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet

An anonymous reader writes New malware targeting Mac machines, opening backdoors on them and roping them into a botnet currently numbering around 17,000 zombies has been spotted. The malware, dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, targets computers running OS X and makes extensive use of encryption in its routines, Dr. Web researchers noted. What’s even more interesting is that […]

Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards

Nerval’s Lobster writes Apple touts the Swift programming language as easy to use, thanks in large part to features such as Interface Builder, a visual designer provided in Xcode that allows a developer to visually design storyboards. In theory, this simplifies the process of designing both screens and the connections between screens, as it needs […]

Rumor: Apple will unveil new iPads at an Oct 16 event

Despite the implausible rumor that the next-gen iPad Air may not debut until early 2015, Re/code reports on Friday that Apple will hold another special press event on October 16. That’s a Thursday, which is not the most common day to have an Apple event, but no matter. Apple declined to officially confirm the information […]

Nixeus VUE27D DisplayPort Monitor review: Big, bargain monitor cuts too many corners

The Nixeus VUE27D is an affordable, 27-inch desktop LCD display that combines an LED-backlit IPS panel with one of the crappiest stands I’ve seen. Nixeus takes an interesting approach here: Use high-quality components where it counts (screen and backlight), but keep the price down by cutting back on features such as speakers, webcams, input options, […]

Ask the iTunes Guy: When a large iOS update won’t fit your iPhone

In these columns I sometimes deal with questions that have complex answers—using AppleScripts or other workarounds to get iTunes to do what you want, for example. This week I’ve chosen some very simple questions that, nevertheless, perplex many iTunes users. I look at updating an iOS device to iOS 8 if you don’t have a […]

Taptic, haptics, and the body fantastic: The real Apple Watch revolution

The next user interface requires your body. You will literally feel signals chock-full of timely, contextual data delivered from all manner of touchscreens, gadgets and wearables. It’s called haptics, and while it’s been around for years, most notably in game controllers, the Apple Watch is set to deliver this technology to the masses. Haptic technology—haptics—uses force upon the skin to […]

Facebook reportedly working on a community-focused health app

Facebook is reportedly working on its own health app, but don’t expect the network to follow in Apple’s footsteps by tracking your vitals. Facebook’s health initiative is all about community. While the app is in the early stages of development, Facebook is reportedly taking a cue from the way people already use the network to […]

Grading the rumors on Mac mini updates, iPad delays, and MacBook colors

BREAKING NEWS: Apple might update some of its products! Or it might not. Some updates you might have expected to be coming, some might be coming later than you thought. Other updates feature features that you might find surprising. More updates on these possible updates as updates come in! The little Mac that could What’s […]

The outrage gap: How Apple always gets top billing

Attention pundits! Your Apple bias is showing. First, in outrage over bendable iPhones, then in a matter of security. Then we learn what Steve Jobs would have thought about Apple’s new product names. From some dude. Getting bent Writing for the Huffington Post, Shelly Palmer unleashes a charming euphemism to describe how Apple is treating […]

Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

blottsie writes Apple knew as early as March 2014 of a security hole that left the personal data of iCloud users vulnerable, according to leaked emails between the company and a noted security researcher. In a March 26 email, security researcher Ibrahim Balic tells an Apple official that he’s successfully bypassed a security feature designed […]