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Tim Cook interview: Apple Watch, values, corporate culture and critics

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken part in an extensive interview with Fast Company, discussing everything from Apple Watch to Steve Jobs to Apple’s new Spaceship campus. On Steve Jobs’ legacy at Apple, Cook states that his desire to the best products still fuels the company today: Several other things are a consequence of that philosophy, starting with a…

Nintendo bringing Mario, other titles to smartphones and tablets

The Pokémon Trading Card Game for iPad Your favorite Nintendo games will be landing on smartphones and tablets in the near future, reports The Wall Street Journal. Having staunchly refused to port its popular game franchises to other platforms in the past, Nintendo today announced that it will begin creating games for smart devices, like iPhone and…

Want an iPhone? Trade in that Android at an Apple Store

According to sources through 9to5Mac, Apple will soon be expanding their current trade-in program at Apple retail stores. In an effort to boost sales of iPhones through their official retail channel, Apple will offer gift cards for non-iPhones that users trade in, including Android devices. The original iPhone trade-in program began in 2013 when…

Reuters: ‘Only’ 25% of Americans plan on buying Apple Watch

According to a Reuters poll, 25% of Americans plan on buying Apple Watch. As Rene Ritchie at iMore states, that’s a whopping amount — perhaps around 60 million if you account for just US adults — for a product that has not yet launched and for a device in a category that is not yet mainstream. Even better, for Apple, is that 13% of survey participants…

Take a look at the hidden Activity app in iOS 8.2

So the Fitness app does exist on 8.2, it’s just hidden until you connect an Apple Watch pic.twitter.com/R1BgnKYRHe — Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) March 12, 2015 iOS 8.2, released to the public on Monday, brought with it a new stock app called Apple Watch that acts as a companion for the wrist-worn wearable. But hidden within iOS 8.2 code lies another…

Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant coming to iOS

Microsoft is planning to bring Cortana to iOS (and Android). The digital assistant feature currently found on Windows Phone devices is said to be landing on phones and tablets from competing platforms in the form of a standalone app, reports Reuters. The Redmond-based company is working on improving Cortana using research from an artificial…

Apple opens up iOS 8.3 in public beta program

Lots of things have changed at Apple over the past year. One of those is the inclusion of a public beta program. Initially started before the release of Mavericks, the public beta program allowed non-developers to test out the latest OS X software. Today, Apple has included iOS 8.3 in the public beta program. Users simply need to go to Apple’s…

Enlight is a new, powerful photo editing app from the makers of Facetune

If you’re a keen iPhoneographer — particularly if you’re one that loves a good selfie — then you will no doubt have heard of and used Facetune, the excellent image editing app for touching up your facial snaps. The makers of that app, Lightricks, are back with a brand new offering called Enlight that builds on the technologies of Facetune,…