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The TiP Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Hello and welcome to the 2014 TiP Holiday Gift Guide! The holidays are fast approaching and, as the period is a time of giving, we’ve rounded up some of the best iPhone and iPad accessories for the technology aficionado in your family. The items in this list span a broad price range — from $59.99 to $299.95 — so there should be something for most…

ProTube Jailbreak tweak makes its way to the App Store [Review]

ProTube is a new app that just went live on the App Store late last week. If the name sounds familiar, you may remember it as a popular Jailbreak app that gave YouTube a few highly-requested features. Somehow developer Jonas Gessner was able to get the updated version on the official App Store. The app features a design that is a bit of a departure of…

BlackBerry wants you to ‘Trade Up’ from your iPhone to a Passport, offering up to $550 for old devices

Has the BlackBerry Passport got you itching to switch back to a QWERTY-clad smartphone? If so, BlackBerry has got a deal for you. The company is set to launch its Trade Up program on December 1 and is offering iPhone users up to $550 in credit when they trade in the device for the newly-launched Passport. The BlackBerry Passport Trade Up initiative…

Apple releases new “Reservations” and “Gamers” advertisements

As we approach Black Friday and the holiday season, advertisements will be vying for our attention more than usual. Apple has released two new TV advertisements today, titled “Reservations” and “Gamers.” They continue the series of ads featuring Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. The advertisements follow the signature Apple model of showing the product…

Black Friday Apple Store deals surface

As part of Apple’s freshly announced (RED) campaign, Apple stores across the United States will have some deals for customers on Black Friday. The day has been deemed “(RED) Special Shopping Day” by Apple. While prices will seemingly stay the same, most Apple products will come with an iTunes gift card, and Apple will donate some of the purchase to (RED)….

Twelve South promises mega discounts in company’s first Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales

Twelve South, makers of fine accessories for Apple products, will be participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales. Not only is the company opting not to sit out of the biggest shopping days of the year, it has promised to offer some of the “biggest deals of the company’s history.” Twelve South is keeping tight lipped on what products will…

Turn your iPhone 6 into a virtual reality headset with Pinć for just $99

Meet Pinć, a $99 iPhone 6 case that turns your device into a virtual reality headset. The headset, combined with a free app and optical control rings worn on the finger, promises to give you Minority Report-style software interactions. Cordon Media, the team behind Pinć (pronounced pinch), aim to take virtual reality mainstream by offering a solution…

KGI: Apple to sell 71.5 million iPhones in Q4, iPhone 6 sales double 6 Plus

Apple is forecast to sell 71.5 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to strong seasonal demand, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). The figure is buoyed by strong demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but the analyst believes that shipments will decrease drastically for Q1 2015. For comparison, Apple sold 51…

Apple announces (RED) campaign for World AIDS Day, will donate portion of Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales

Apple has officially announced its campaign for World AIDS Day 2014 for (RED). As well as a plethora of popular apps turning (RED) as part of the campaign to raise funds and awareness for the charity, Apple will be donating a portion of its holiday sales from its retail and online stores. The Cupertino company will be donating a percentage of proceeds…

Tons of apps turn (RED) in App Store updates

In support of PRODUCT(RED), many of the App Store’s most popular apps are being updated with various limited edition features. These updated apps are most easily identified by new app icons, which have been modified with a (RED) theme. Most apps offer some kind of in-app purchase that will add functionality or a different aesthetic to the app. These…

Twelve South SurfacePad for iPhone 6/6 Plus review

Few accessory companies have earned as much space in my office as Twelve South. Having a manufacturer focussed on – and dedicated purely to – making great products for Apple devices is refreshing. Too many big companies try and make every single type of case for every single device. Not Twelve South. Its products are unique, and you won’t find anything…

The TiP Weekly: iOS 8.2, WatchKit, Ollie Giveaway, and more…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for 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 bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…