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This morning, tickets went on sale for Apple’s 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference at $ 1,500 a piece. In a matter of two minutes the conference was sold out, and many developers were left staring at their computer screens with mouths agape.

But it looks like Apple didn’t sell all of the tickets just yet. Apple is reserving tickets and offering them to developers who were able to place their orders online.

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The hardware controller for Leap Motion’s futuristic gesture tech was slated to arrive in stores on May 19th.  Now Leap Motion is having to delay its public release until July 27th. The reason for the delay is the need for more beta testing and integration with partners who will support the gesture-based platform.

In case you haven’t seen any of the demos, Leap Motion is incredibly cool. It allows you to control your Mac using Minority Report-style hand movements.  Developers  [Read More…]

The Owners Of Digg Have Bought Instapaper


Marco Arment has sold his popular read-it-later service Instapaper to Betaworks, the company that recently acquired and rebranded Digg. For years, Instapaper has been a widely-used web service and iOS app for saving links to read later in a clean layout without ads.

Don’t worry, Instapaper won’t be going anywhere. Arment and Betaworks plan to keep developing and maturing the service.

The news was announced on Arment’s blog today:

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Reveal a forgotten websites password in Mac OS X with Keychain access How many times have you forgotten the password to a website? Don’t feel bad because it happens to the best of us. The good news is that if you use the OS X Keychain feature to keep track of login information for websites through your browser (you know when the browser asks to save/store your login information?), you don’t need  [Read More…]

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The Amplifiear from BiteMyApple is a nifty little accessory that clips onto the corner of your iPad and boosts its sound output. It’s specifically moulded to amplify and direct the sound from your iPad’s speaker, and it promises to increase its volume by up to 10 decibels.

Amplifiear by BiteMyApple Category: Accessories Works With: iPads 1-4 Price: $ 24.99

While the iPad’s speaker might not need amplifying in  [Read More…]

What Can Apple Do About WWDC? [Opinion]


Ever since 2008, WWDC tickets have sold out faster and faster. In 2009, tickets to WWDC tickets sold out in a month. In 2010, it took eight days. In 2011, tickets sold out in 12 hours. Last year, they sold out in 2 hours.

This year, though? You needed to record the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it melee of WWDC ticket buying with one of those super highspeed cameras they use to show bullets blasting through  [Read More…]

WWDC 2013 Tickets Sold Out In Just 2 Minutes

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WWDC 2013 is already proving to be Apple’s most popular event ever. After opening ticket sales for the event a mere two minutes ago, Apple has already sold out.

Cult of Mac’s John Brownlee was trying to get a ticket. He says: “I started refreshing ten minutes before WWDC, and when the tickets went live, I was instantly hit with an error message when trying to login  [Read More…]



Many of us thought Twitter was content to watch its Mac app die a slow and painful death, as the company hasn’t updated the app in forever, but new life has been breathed into the app at last.

Twitter just announced an update for the Twitter Mac app that brings Retina display support, better photo sharing, and support for 14 more languages. The app icon also received an update, along with  [Read More…]

CoM - HuluPlus has long enabled us to watch our favourite content when we want on our computers. But what if you could add a whole other layer to your Hulu experience – one that gives you unlimited streaming on a myriad of devices, with access to entire seasons of your favorite series – and all in high-definition?

Well, that’s what Hulu Plus delivers.

Hulu Plus gives you a layer that provides  [Read More…]

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LinkedIn has today launched a new iPhone app called LinkedIn Contacts, which promises to make it easier to stay in touch with your most important relationships. It brings all of your contacts together in one place, then provides you with alerts for birthdays, job changes, and more.

Contacts doesn’t just connect to LinkedIn, but also to Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Evernote, and more to pull information from your emails,  [Read More…]