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iOttie Easy Flex 3 review: A versatile mount for your iPhone

If you use your iPhone for its satellite navigation capabilities in your car, or if you like to have an easily adjustable mount for your device on your desk, you’ve probably heard of iOttie — makers of a number of mounts and stands for smartphones. The company’s Easy Flex 3 is its latest attempt to revolutionize the mounting experience. The Easy…

Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 (and Yosemite 10.10.1) beta to developers

Developers, get to downloading. iOS 8.1.1 beta was just released by Apple, a very late-night release compared to usual for the company. The change log seems to consist mainly of bug fixes, and probably places nicely with the Yosemite 10.10.1 beta that was released earlier today as well. Yosemite 10.10.1 is also out for developers, and should appear as…

Southwest Airlines announces new in-flight Beats Music service

Aboard the Beats Music branded Southwest Boeing 737, the airline announced a brand new service in partnership with Beats Music today. The in-flight music service will allow all passengers to access a slimmed-down version of Beats Music, free of charge. This announcement shows that Beats Music is making moves to get ahead, which also makes previous…

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…