Tag Archive: Secret


Apple signed a secret 4K video deal with Sony in 2013

Apple may not have any immediate plans to support 4K content in its next-generation Apple TV, but if true, the decision wasn’t one the company came to lightly without weighing up all the options. In fact, according to a document leaked… Read more ›

#ProTip: One simple secret for designing better things

Cult of Mac is at WWDC and AltConf, fishing for ProTips. The world’s biggest gathering of Apple developers is a rich hunting ground filled with alpha geeks, experts par excellence. What’s a ProTip? A ProTip is a nugget of knowledge,… Read more ›

Court keeps cellphone network ‘kill switch’ a secret

It only took one sentence for the United States Court of Appeals to keep the federal government’s emergency plan to disable cellular service a secret. It was a very long sentence, but it got the job done. This ruling reinforces… Read more ›

The retail Apple Watch may still have its secret port

Last month, we reported that the Apple Watch boasted a secret port that could be used in the future to unlock cool accessories… and, maybe, jailbreak the Apple Watch. Later reports, though, indicated that this port was an Apple-only diagnostic… Read more ›

How to unlock iOS 8.3’s secret Spock emoji

iOS 8.3 includes some huge advancements to emoji with the inclusion of more racially diverse characters, but Star Trek fans might be more interested in a new emoji that makes it easier to tell your friends to “live long, and… Read more ›

ICYMI: Inside Apple’s secret health lab

This week, Alex has a quick look inside Apple’s secret health lab, Leander has some of his own thoughts about the hot new Becoming Steve Jobs book, Luke has important info about how hackers are brute-forcing simple passwords, Rob gives… Read more ›

Instagram’s new Layout app has an unsettling secret

What happens when a multi-billion-dollar social network steals your app’s name? Independent developer Mike Swanson asked that question Monday when he learned that Instagram had released Layout, the Facebook-owned company’s new iPhone app for creating photo collages. “I was very surprised,”… Read more ›

Inside Apple’s top secret health lab

Apple rarely gives tours of its facilities, but it showed ABC News the inner workings of its top secret health lab for the purpose of hyping the upcoming Apple Watch. Located in an unassuming lot near its Cupertino headquarters on 1… Read more ›

We’re still waiting for the unbelievably gorgeous 12-inch MacBook to ship, but our friends at iFixit have already done a teardown on the updated MacBook Pro, revealing the secret sauce behind the new Force Touch Trackpad and Taptic Engine that both new… Read more ›

Devs work in top secret Apple lab to make Watch apps

How do you make Apple Watch apps without access to the actual device? For many developers, it doesn’t get better than the simulation tools Apple provides and some cardboard cutouts. But for a select few, Apple has given the opportunity… Read more ›