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Apple officially welcomes Beats as acquisition clears

Months after the initial rumors and subsequent confirmation of the acquisition of Beats, Apple has officially welcomed them to the fold. With a special page on their website, Apple welcomed Beats Music and Beats Electronics, proclaiming the common love that both companies have: music. Apple’s welcome message, which can be found on its own page, is…

Apple posts new iOS tips site

One of the new additions coming to iOS with iOS 8 this fall is a Tips application. This application will show users different tips for their device and notify them when new ones become available. While not necessarily useful for iOS power users, it will be valuable for those that are not tech-savvy and could use a way to learn new functionality for…

Typo comes back with Typo 2, pre-order now for $99

You may remember back in March when Ryan Seacrest’s Typo keyboards were banned due to an injunction from phone maker BlackBerry. Unsurprisingly, the keyboard case was found to infringe on BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard design. It’s now 4 months later and we have the Typo 2. The Typo team is hoping a few design changes made with Typo 2 will be enough…

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…