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JBL Clip Review: Powerful audio performance with clip-on portability

My expectations are fairly low for portable Bluetooth speakers. They all usually sound about the same, don’t quite reach the volume levels you realistically need and the audio quality is generally lacking. It’s not surprising when the main focus is portability that these aspects end up being sacrificed in the process of getting there. In the case…

Rumor: ‘iPad Pro’ to feature 12.2-inch screen, stereo speakers top and bottom, 7mm thinness

We’ve heard numerous rumors surrounding the as-yet-unreleased ‘iPad Pro’ for some time. The mythical larger iPad model which is said to be in the works was recently “pushed back” in the most recent report as Apple focused on catching up with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus demand. Now, a fresh report is coming out of Japanese blog Mac Otakara claiming that the product…

Apple Watch launching in “Spring 2015,” says Angela Ahrendts

Apple Watch will launch in Spring 2015 according to the company’s Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts. In a video, transcribed by an unnamed source for 9to5Mac, Ahrendts refers to the launch timeline for Apple’s wearable indicating the device will debut slightly later than previously expected. Since its unveiling in…

Imagining a landscape lock screen in iOS 8 [Concept]

One of the main selling points for Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus is how software can take advantage of that larger canvas in iOS 8. Through utilizing a 2-pane, iPad-like landscape layout, apps can present a more productive environment and display more content — a useful differentiator between the 6 Plus and its 4.7-inch little brother. Apple has taken…

The TiP Weekly: Mobile payment wars, Tim Cook comes out, and more…

Hello and welcome to the first installment of The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we’re going to be bringing you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of it as a…

Police can force you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, but not with your passcode, says US judge

Police in the US can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint, but not with your passcode, according a Virginian judge. Steven Frucci, a Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judge, ruled that a criminal defendant can be made to give up his or her fingerprint in order to unlock their phone as part of a criminal investigation. The logic for…

How to: Jailbreak your iOS 8 device(s)

Last week I posted an article detailing all the reasons why you shouldn’t use the latest Pangu release to jailbreak your iOS 8 device(s). Since then, a lot has changed and there are essentially no reasons why you should hold off jailbreaking any longer. The Pangu Jailbreak now includes a user-friendly method of installing Cydia and all of the bugs I…

Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be gay”

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook has opened up about his sexuality for the first time, writing “I’m proud to be gay.” The piece, entitled Tim Cook Speaks Up, is a first person account from the Apple CEO and contains details about his personal life that Cook had previously chosen to keep private. While I have never denied my sexuality,…

Apple Pay competitor CurrentC hacked

CurrentC, the mobile payment service from the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) consortium, has been hacked, according to Business Insider. The Apple Pay competitor, backed by large US retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and Target, which is let to launch to the public, has already seen user data leaked to unauthorized third-parties. CurrentC has begun…