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Throwback Tech: iPod Classic 5th generation

Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of different tech gadgets and accessories and I’m sure many of you have as well. If you’re like me, you find it hard to part with some of these old gadgets. I’ve never been able to pinpoint why I’m such a hoarder when it comes to gadgets, but it may be due in part to the fact that I’m a self-confessed tech…

AgileBits shows off upcoming 1Password iOS 8 App Extension

AgileBits recently uploaded a video (seen above) to their Vimeo account, showing off a new App Extension in the works for its popular password management app 1Password. For those who are unaware, iOS 8 introduces new API’s that allow developers to easily communicate with other apps through the use of App Extensions via the Share Sheet. What this…

Apple reportedly downsizing Beats team [Rumor]

A report has surfaced this afternoon claiming Apple has begun offering certain Beats employees positions at Apple, roughly two months after its Beats acquisition. The report comes from tech blog iMore and cites “anonymous sources” that claim Apple executives have been seen visiting Beats Headquarters in Santa Monica, California. The Apple executives…

How often do you/will you upgrade your iPad? [Poll]

Thanks to carrier subsidies, many people have come into a new iPhone with the mindset that they will replace it in two years. This isn’t true for everyone, as some people either need want the latest and greatest as soon as it comes out, or have enough extra cash to afford buying a new device every year. However, when it comes to iPads, people use…

Apple promoting tax-free holiday purchases in the US

    Apple will cut sales tax charges for purchases made in-store and online during the tax-free holiday, which in most states is August 1 to August 3. Tax-free purchases are also eligible to take advantage of Apple’s “Back to School” promotion, which gives consumers the addition of an Apple Store gift card when they purchase a Mac, an…

Instagram launches Bolt, its Snapchat competitor, in selected regions

Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched its new app Bolt in selected regions. Bolt, a Snapchat-style messaging app, is the latest attempt by Instagram and its owners Facebook to dethrone Snapchat as the ephemeral messaging app of choice. Instagram has quietly launched the one-tap photo sharing app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, for…

Why do we ruin all of Apple’s surprises?

In a brief hiatus from tech blogging, forced upon me as I moved house, I’ve taken a good deal of time to think about the nature of Apple’s product launches, and how our community engages with new products before they’re released. I’m essentially talking about the countless leaks and rumors we receive every day, documenting the next iPhone’s form factor, its…

Here’s how large Apple’s iPhone and iPad businesses are

While analyst opinions can sway on whether or not Apple has a ‘successful’ quarter, there is one thing that is very clear: Apple is making a lot of money.  On their earnings call on July 22nd, Apple announced revenue of $37.43 billion and $7.7 billion profit.  Even though some are concerned that iPad sales growth is slowing, Apple is still continuing to…