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As You Were: Apple And Waze Aren’t In Buy-Out Talks


Yesterday, we reported with intense skepticism the “rumor” (in actuality, baseless speculation) that Apple had offered Waze, the social turn-by-turn navigation company, $ 500 million in a potential buy-out deal.

The deal didn’t make a lot of sense for a number of reasons, and now, it looks we were right to scoff. Techcrunch — the same publication that initially publicized the so-called Apple/Waze “deal” — is now saying that no deal has  [Read More...]

35% Of U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Now Own An iPhone



The battle for smartphone supremacy between iOS and Android has been going on for years now, and even though a host of other manufacturers and operating systems have been introduced, no one has been able to slow down the popularity of the iPhone and Android.

The iPhone continued to increase its marketshare at the end of 2012 according to the latest analysis from comScore. While other platforms shrank in size, Apple’s  [Read More...]


Are you ready for the glory that is Ashton Kutcher doing his best Steve Jobs impression? He’s got the hair. The clothes. An LSD lovin smile. And the smolder.

jOBS will make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival to a select audience, but the Ashton Kutcher starred film will get a wide release in April 2013.

Ashton Kutcher is set to star as Steve Jobs in the jOBS bio-pic that will  [Read More...]



If you want your iPad mini to feel extra special, or if you’re worried about friends coming over and scratching it, or stealing it, this heavy-duty acrylic security base looks just like the ones Apple uses to keep hardware safe at the Apple Store.

The iPad Mini Security Base can turn your iPad mini into a kiosk display, or protect it from thieves with its tamper-proof screws, while still giving you full  [Read More...]

CoM - CleanMyMac

So you got a new Mac over the holidays. (Or your old Mac makes you wish that you did.)

Well today’s Cult of Mac Deals offer will keep that newly-minted Mac running like the day it was unboxed and get your old Mac running like new again. With this exclusive promotion you’ll get the CleanMyMac Double Pack which will keep two of your Macs clean and free of clutter –  [Read More...]

iPhone Volume AirPlay

When you’re using your iPad and want to send the signal up to the big TV in your living room via Apple TV and AirPlay, you can double click on the Home button, swipe to the right, and you’ll see the Media bar, with the brightness, volume, orientation lock, and AirPlay destination settings.

But on the iPhone, when you swipe once to the right, all you’ll see is the orientation  [Read More...]


Apple and Samsung are the only two smartphone manufacturers currently seeing any growth in the United States. The pair are slowly eating away at the market share held by their rivals, including LG, Motorola, Research in Motion, and HTC. In the three months leading up to November 2012, Samsung increased its market share from 25.7% to 26.9%, but Apple is catching up with the Cupertino company enjoying slightly more growth.

Apple’s share  [Read More...]


Microsoft has beaten Apple and Google to the acquisition of R2 Studios, a small home entertainment technology startup from the founder of Sling Media. R2 is famous for an Android app that allows users to control things like lighting and appliances throughout their homes, and its thought the company’s technology will help Microsoft push its Xbox console even further into home entertainment.

People familiar with the matter have today confirmed the deal to The  [Read More...]


If you believe all the rumors you read about the next iPhone, then you’re probably expecting it to come in all kinds of sizes and a wide variety of colors. The latest claims that Apple is set to ditch the iPhone 5′s in-cell touch technology after just one year in favor of a new “touch-on-display” technology from Chimei Innolux. According to the report, the move will prevent the interference issues Apple has had with  [Read More...]

Parental Controls are built right in to OS X, and they’re a great way for parents to set time limits for their children. My daughter is quickly becoming a teenager, what with her wanting to be online playing games or emailing friends and such at all hours of the day and night. The answer for us was to set her older Macbook up with time limits, using Parental Controls to only allow  [Read More...]