Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay

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In an essay published on Business Week, Tim Cook has come come forth and mentioned that he’s gay. He feels that since now he is the CEO of Apple and the gay community is in the minority, he should come out publicly and write about his sexuality to empower many more. Read More

Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses

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Apple has launched something that will truly help them take their maps business to the next level – small businesses can now get listed on Apple Maps which will make them searchable on Maps. With the new web service called as Maps Connect small business owners would be able to manage their listings on Apple Maps. The service also has an iBeacon-powered indoor mapping tool for setting up indoor positioning in select areas. With Maps Connect, companies can enter their own listings and verify via a phone call or email address. The indoor mapping tool also allows to setup interior views of their businesses on Apple Maps. The locations that have Wi-Fi throughout the building and at least 1 million visitors per year can only currently use the tool for indoor mapping. Read More

iMac With Retina Display Tear Down

newimacteardownTo see what’s in the heart of the new Retina iMac, the team at Fixit tore it down and found out what really drives the powerful machine. To their surprise, apart from the new Retina screen with a 5K display having 14.7 million pixels there was nothing completely new inside. The inner design and components are almost same as previous models. Read More

New iMac With Retina 5K Display Launched

imacApple at an event launched a completely new iMac. The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display has the highest resolution screen in the world. The screen has a 5K display which is seven times more than the pixels of a normal HDTV. The screen of the iMac is built upon the technology Apple uses for its iPhone and iPad. Read More

All About The New iPad Air 2

ipadair2As expected, today Apple unveiled its iPad Air 2 at a special event at Cupertino’s Town Hall. Most of the leaks related to the iPad Air 2 have proved right as the feature set of the device is almost as what most of the rumors said. The iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner than the previous model. Apart from space grey and white color – a third color gold option is also made available for buyers. One of the design changes in the iPad Air 2 includes the removal of mute/rotation lock switch. iPad Air 2 comes with an anti-reflective coating that makes the iPad Air 2’s display 56% less reflective. As leaked before the device has an A8X chip for 40% faster CPU and 2.5x faster GPU performance. It has a M8 motion tracking chip and barometer that is already available now on new iPhones. Read More

New iPad Images Leaked By Apple Itself

newipadApple has done something that we can never expect from the company, they mistakenly updated their iTunes store’s iPad User Guide for iOS 8 with images for “iPad Mini 3″ and “iPad Air 2”. Apple has now reverted the page back to the normal iOS 8 update with the current iPad images. iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are being launched on October 16 at Apple’s Town Hall in Cupertino. The mistake atleast confirms what Apple plans to announce during the upcoming event. Read More

Macworld/iWorld Conference Put On Hiatus

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After last month’s cancelation of Macworld’s print magazine, IDG yesterday announced plans to put its annual Macworld/iWorld Expo “on hiatus”. Initially, the 2015 event was planned for March in San Francisco. Macworld/iWorld Expo has been a regular annual event for last 30 years. For Apple enthusiasts and developers it is one of the major Mac-based trade shows, though it started losing its popularity in the last few years. Since the start Apple used the event for launching its new products, but after 2009 it started hosting its own events which was the major reason for the fall in attendance. Read More

How Apple Pay Will Work At McDonald’s

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After the launch of new products on October 16th, Apple will officially launch the new payment service, Apple Pay, that utilises phones NFC and Touch ID for security on October 18th. Apple has also started the training of its store employees and partners on how the service would work. It has partnered with a few retailers and restaurants which will support Apple Pay service when it’s launched. One such partner is McDonald’s that will have the service available for both dine-in and drive-through. 9to5Mac has sourced the information on how the service would work at McDonald’s drive-through. Read More