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Apple shows off iPad Air 2’s music making capabilities in edgy new TV ad

Timed to coincide with Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Apple debuted a new ad campaign for iPad Air 2. Entitled ‘Make Music with iPad’, the edgy video ad focuses on music creation with artist Elliphant. iPad is changing how we live, work, and create more and more each day. For recording artist Elliphant, it’s liberating her to make music in a radical new way….

Form meets function: Truffol Station 7 USB hub review

You might recall earlier in the year I reviewed a USB charging hub from Truffol: the Station 5. I loved most everything about it, from the striking design to the multiplicity of charging ports to its compact footprint saving space on my desk. Needless to say, when it came to using Truffol’s other USB hub, the Station 7, I had high expectations….

App Refresh: New, updated and discounted apps and games

Every single day, new content, app updates, brand new games and special offers hit the App Store. Each week, Apple does its best to highlight some of that content on its front page but a lot of great stuff slips through the net. With App Refresh, we round up the most recent app and game releases, discounts and updates we think are worth you checking…

Employee poaching war: Apple and Tesla lure each other’s top talent

Apple and Tesla are working hard to poach each other’s top talent, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The premium electric car manufacturer has hired 150 employees from Apple, more than any other company — including other automakers. Parallels are often drawn between late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, both being…

New Photos app appears in latest OS X pre-release seed

At WWDC 2014, Apple spoke about a new Photos app that would replace iPhoto for managing photo libraries. This would bring the Mac’s photo management in line with what is available on iOS 8, something that makes sense with Apple’s recent endeavors to improve collaboration and communication between the two platforms. While initially rumored for an early…

Apple working on its own web TV service

Apple’s keen interest in the TV market is no secret. Ever since Steve Jobs famously said he’d “cracked” the TV experience in his Walter Isaacson-penned biography, the world (especially Gene Munster) has waited with baited breath for Apple to launch a fully-fledge television. Despite expectations, Apple has continued on with its “hobby” project — the…

Rumor: Apple to hold special media event in late February [Updated]

Apple is said to be hosting a special media event in late February, according to French Apple blog iGen. Sources indicate Tuesday, February 24th, could be the specific date Apple has selected for the event which would likely focus on Apple’s upcoming line of wearable devices as well as the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air. Tim Cook has previously stated that…

Apple’s Beats Music rebrand to feature deep iOS integration, Android app, $7.99/month subscription, more

Since Apple purchased the Beats Music streaming service as part of the company’s $3 billion acquisition of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Beats, little has been said publicly about the company’s plans for the service. Rumors of a rebrand to the Beats Music app have been swirling for a while now but a new report from Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has shed more light on…

iOS 8 Adoption Continues to Grow

Four months after its public release, iOS 8 is now on almost three quarters of all iOS devices, coming in at 72%. Apple’s Developer Support site shows this information in comparison to older versions, with iOS 7 coming in at 25%. This is in comparison to last month, where iOS 8 was reported on just under 70% of devices. There’s no surprise that last…