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New iOS 8.3 beta builds available

Apple has seeded new builds of iOS 8.3 beta to both developers and public beta. For developers, this is the fourth available seed. For the public, this is the second update since the initial iOS 8.3 public beta that was made available two weeks ago. This update is very similar to previous iOS 8.3 beta releases. This update will include new Emoji…

Apple Watch sales process: Fashion over function

There has been much talk surrounding how exactly Apple will sell its new line of wearables in it retail stores. We already knew the company will be offering in-store previews from April 10th to enable customers to try the device on for themselves before the April 24th launch, a report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman today shed some more light on how Apple…

TED, Tastemade and Young Hollywood channels land on Apple TV

Apple TV gained some new channels today in the form of TED, Tastemade and Young Hollywood. The new channels come just three months after Apple added Fusion, UFC, The Scene and Daily Motion channels to its set-top box. The TED channel gives Apple TV owners easy access to TED Talks from the non-profit organization covering topics like eduction, science,…

Instagram releases new collage app, Layout

For many, Instagram is a great social network to share photos with friends, family, and the general public, whether you like to apply photo filters or not. There are times, though, when we want to share several images in a collage. While such collage apps have existed before, Instagram is tackling this themselves.  Now, a new app called Layout from…

Apple Watch makes its fashion debut Down Under in Elle Australia

Apple Watch graced the pages of Elle Australia today as the publication showed off ways to ‘style the Apple Watch’ as Apple continues to focus on the fashion market for the wearable. April’s issue of Elle contains an Apple Watch feature written by Sara Smith who was provided three models of Watch “under high security” by Apple. While it might seem…

Twelve South’s Andrew Green on his love of Apple products, creating HiRise for Apple Watch [Interview]

“Is it iOS?” asks Andrew Green as we sit and ponder the software running on Apple’s upcoming Watch wearables. “Most of what it does is tied directly to your iPhone, so is Watch simply an accessory?” Indeed, the ties to iOS are undeniable. While Apple Watch runs its own Watch OS, it is based heavily on iOS and runs third-party apps that live on your iPhone…

Secret Apple Watch Fitness Lab Explored by ‘Good Morning America’

One of Apple’s most secret testing facilities was revealed in a TV spot by Good Morning America.  It is a fitness facility used exclusively by Apple staff, where individuals are connected to sensors and monitors to better understand how the body reacts to different forms of exercise. The best part: none of the Apple employees involved in the testing…

Hands On: ZAGG Slim Book keyboard case for iPad [CU Exposed 2015]

By now, you’ll be well aware of ZAGG and its range of Bluetooth keyboards for iPad. The company offers a variety of styles for iPad productivity fiends, many of which have been very highly regarded by the press (us included). The company’s latest foray into iPad keyboards is the Slim Book. As the name suggests, ZAGG’s Slim Book is a thin,…

iOS 8 now on 77% of iOS devices

After being available for over five months, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 77% of iOS devices. Adoption continues to improve for the latest operating system, but it lags behind the adoption rate iOS 7 had last year. By this time last year, iOS 7 was running on approximately 88% of iOS devices. Meanwhile, iOS 7 is still reported on 20%…

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…