Latest Stories

00 intro

The Week in iPad Cases: New folios for the iPad Pro

This week's roundup of new iPad cases features a few new folios for the iPad Pro, from Incase—Incipio, Patchworks, and more.

Start making sense: In your Apple criticism

Criticism is fine, but ranting isn't helpful.

apple

The week in Apple news: Apple's Q2 results, Apple Watch 2 rumors, CareKit apps, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending April 29, 2016.

weekiniosapps copy 100525534 gallery 100578408 gallery copy 3

The Week in iOS apps: Sure, play a mean pinball

This week's roundup includes two new games that bring the pleasure of pinball to your iOS device.

appletv setup primary

How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

google trips

Google begins beta test of Trips, a new travel companion app

The app is in a limited trial with Local Guides participants, but screenshots give us hints about what Google is working on.

Mobile networks cell tower

FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

usb c 2

Imagining a totally wireless MacBook or iPhone

Someday one port will seem like one port too many.

jelly

Biz Stone's Jelly app relaunches, promising to revolutionize search

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone takes a second shot with Jelly, which he described as a failure in its first iteration.

spying eye

Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to a rule to give judges the authority to issue warrants to remotely search computers whose locations are concealed using technology.

real boxing app store

Why does Apple’s App Store use ‘Get’ for free apps?

A reader wonders about the different labels in the App Store for download, notably ‘Get’ versus ‘Open’.

laptop user

Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing apps, accessing your Wish List, and duplicate playlists

Apple often changes the way iTunes works. Kirk McElhearn is here to help you figure out how to manage your iTunes library.

keychain el cap icon

Why not pick Keychain instead of 1Password or LastPass?

Keychain has a number of excellent features, but it's not as easy to invoke nor as diverse as 1Password, LastPass, and other third-party password ecosystems.

iphone security lockscreen thinkstockphotos 456090717

Phone hackers for hire: A peek into the discreet, lucrative business tapped by the FBI

When the FBI paid someone to crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, it didn’t just deftly bypass Apple’s objections. It also made the public aware of the business side of hacking—a business that is apparently as lucrative as it is discreet.