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OS X Yosemite available from today!

After being unveiled at WWDC in June, Apple has finally announced the public availability of OS X Yosemite. And if you’ve been waiting, the wait is over: you can download Yosemite today. OS X Yosemite is the next major release to OS X, Apple’s desktop operating system. This update brings a new visual design that gives the Mac a clean, fresher look….

Apple publicly unveils upcoming iOS 8.1 features

At Apple’s event, Craig Federighi talked about iOS 8.1, their upcoming update to iOS 8. As expected, iOS 8.1 will enable Apple Pay on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple Pay was announced as being available on Monday, and it is likely iOS 8.1 will be made available then, too. Additionally, iOS 8.1 will bring with it a public beta of iCloud…

WatchKit SDK available in November for Apple Watch app developers

Apple revealed today at its media event that its WatchKit Software Development Kit will be made available in November. That means, next month, app developers will be able to begin creating software for the platform. It is interesting that the company is giving developers access to the SDK so far ahead of time. It means that app devs have a great deal…

Apple Pay to launch on Monday, October 20th

Apple has kicked off its special event by announcing that Apple Pay will launch on Monday, October 20th in the US. Tim Cook has also revealed that Apple has added 500 additional banks to the Apple Pay line up since the announcement during WWDC earlier this year. They’ve also partnered with some additional retailers to support Apple Pay beginning on…

Why I’m looking forward to today’s Apple event

Today, Apple is expected to unveil new iPads with built-in Touch ID and announce the public release of OS X Yosemite and potentially the iOS 8.1 update. Some people have said that, with the rumors and leaks, there isn’t anything exciting about today’s event. While we don’t know what surprises Apple may have in store, given what we know already, I’m very…

Apple Store goes down ahead of today’s media event!

The Apple Online Store is down ahead of today’s media event. When it returns later today, we expect to see new pages for updated iPads, Macs and hopefully some surprises… Apple usually takes the store down before a major event, so this is nothing out of the ordinary. The company generally takes it down ahead of time in order to update all of its pages…

Beats’ Jimmy Iovine can’t believe his luck following NFL headphone ban

Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has responded to the NFL’s controversial banning of Beats headphones due to the league’s sponsorship from Bose. Players are no longer allowed to wear Beats branded gear before or after games as Bose becomes “official headphone” for the NFL. But the ban has not damaged the company, with players opting to continue to wear the…