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Apple reaches settlement agreement with sapphire supplier, will continue to evaluate sapphire production

Apple and its former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies have reach an agreement to dissolve the partnership. GTAT, who run the Apple-owned plant in Mesa, Arizona, announced its bankruptcy last month. As part of the settlement agreement, GT Advanced will sell off its remaining sapphire, along with 2,000 sapphire production furnaces, in order to…

iOS 8 Jailbreak released, here’s why you should wait to use it

Yesterday The Pangu Team (the Chinese hackers who brought us the iOS 7.x Jailbreak earlier this year) released the first Jailbreak for iOS 8-8.1. While the Jailbreak does work, there are quite a few reasons why you probably want to wait a few more days to Jailbreak your iOS device(s). For starters, the Jailbreak tool is currently only available for…

Rovio launches Flappy Bird-inspired RETRY worldwide

Rovio, makers of the Angry Birds series of games, has today launched its Flappy Bird-inspired arcade style game RETRY around the globe. After soft-launching the game in Canada, Finland and Poland, the Finnish games maker has taken RETRY global and it is insanely difficult (as the name might suggest). RETRY, released under Rovio’s experimental LVL 11…

Some Apple Pay customers being charged twice for purchases

Apple Pay launched with iOS 8.1 on Monday and many users have been happy using the new mobile payment service on their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in retail stores, However, it has come to light that some Apple Pay users are being charged twice for single transactions. Angry users took to Reddit to after finding double charges on their bank statements and…

iPad Air 2 review roundup: Evolutionary changes in a beautiful package

The embargo lifted last night and tech blogs the world over began publishing their iPad Air 2 reviews. Thoughts on Apple’s newest flagship tablet were generally positive with many praising the new anti-relective screen, the device’s thinner form factor, the inclusion of Touch ID and the speed increase over last year’s model. iPad Air 2 features a profile…

Apple Pay demos show how easy the payment service is to use in the real world

Apple’s new mobile payment service, Apple Pay, launched with iOS 8.1 yesterday. Now that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users have had chance to test out the service in the real world for almost 24 hours, a number of initial test videos and first impressions have made their way on to the ‘net. Below are TechCrunch’s Kyle Russell’s thoughts on his first uses of…

Apple to developers: Apps must be built for iOS 8, 64-bit

While some Apple followers were busy following their quarterly financial report, developers were seeing some other news. In a short news post to the Developer Portal, Apple gave a deadline for future app submissions to support 64-bit architectures and be built against the iOS 8 SDK. Starting February 1, 2015, Apple is requiring that all apps…