HoverBar 3 Twelve South splash

Way back in September of 2012, I wrote a fairly lengthy review of the HoverBar by Twelve South. The device is a mounting mechanism for iPad. It is not a new contender to the mountable space, certainly not two years later, but it is a well designed product. Twelve South, a South Carolina based company, limits their product development to a low number each year, ensuring proper care is spent on each device they launch.

The HoverBar 3 is an intentional upgrade on the previous generation. The 22″ arm extends from a bi-directional assembly that screws into a metal clamp. Overall, the design and assembly is almost exactly the same. Where the new generation differs is the compatibility for iPad 2nd – 4th generation, iPad Air, and both versions of iPad mini.... Read the rest of this post here


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Let's Talk iOS podcast cover (no matrix effect)

Episode 44: We break down the recent iCloud celebrity photo theft, next week’s Apple event, the latest iPhone 6 rumors, including mobile payments, and, of course, the iWatch.

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After nearly 24 hours of silence, Apple has finally commented on the alleged iCloud hack that led to a massive leak yesterday of nude celebrity photos. The Cupertino-based company says that it is aware of the reports and is “actively investigating” the claim.

“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris told Recode in a statement. She did not, however, provide any additional details on the attack, or if iCloud was even the source of the photos.... Read the rest of this post here


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O2 (funny iPhone 6 ad 002)

Cat humor is making the jump from the Internet to print in a cheeky new newspaper advertisement by Telefónica-owned British carrier O2. The ad amusingly teases the next iPhone, which will be announced next Tuesday.

A quick photo of the advertisement has been shared on Twitter Monday morning by Tom Warren, Senior Reporter for the technology website The Verge.

“Our O2 Gurus can help you master your smart devices,” reads the ad’s copy. “Unless it’s the new … as it’s not out until … / …. / …”.

Jump past the fold for the full scan of the advertisement.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple EasyPay concept (Ricardo Del Toro 002)

A flurry of reports in recent days from the likes of Re/code, WiredFinancial Times, Bloomberg and The Information have pointed to Apple eyeing a pay-by-touch iPhone technology by partnering with some of the world’s biggest payment processors and credit card companies like AmEx, MasterCard and Visa.

The mobile payment feature is thought to involve technologies such as NFC and Touch ID and tap into a pool of more than the 800 million iTunes accounts with credit cards on file.

The question is, do you see yourself using the iPhone 6 as your wallet? Or, maybe you’re the type of person who prefers sticking to plastic and good ol’ cash?... Read the rest of this post here


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Anand Lal Shimpi (headshot 001)

Revered technology journalist Anand Lal Shimpi, who founded the well-regarded hardware review website AnandTech seventeen years ago, will be joining Apple to work on undisclosed projects.

The hire was first reported on by Re/code on Sunday evening after Shimpi announced his departure from AnandTech in a blog post.

Just to clear up any confusion about the hire, a spokesperson for Apple has officially confirmed that Shimpi would be soon on the company’s payroll, but stopped short of providing specifics as to what his new role at Apple might entail.... Read the rest of this post here


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iPhone 6 rear shell (5.5 inch, NowhereElse 001)

French publication NowhereElse.fr today published a purported video which seemingly shows off an alleged rear shell thought to be for the bigger iPhone 6 model, giving fans a good look at how the rumored 5.5-inch handset might feel in one’s hand.

The publication adds that the bigger iPhone has inherited the ‘Air’ moniker, first used in respect to iOS devices with the release of the iPad Air.

The iPhone maker is expected to announce the iPhone 6 alongside a wearable device at a media event scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, at Cupertino’s Flint Center for the Performing Arts.... Read the rest of this post here


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Find My iPhone situation

According to The Next Web this morning, Apple has allegedly patched a security hole in the Find My iPhone service which allowed nefarious users to brute-force Apple ID passwords, according to Twitter user @hackappcom who posted a proof of concept titled ‘iBrute’ to GitHub on Saturday.

This should be good news for celebrities who reported their iCloud accounts being hacked and saw their nude pictures posted online.

As Cody told you yesterday, Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and several other celebrities found themselves in the middle of a major nude photo leak after attackers apparently exploited a vulnerability in Apple’s Find My iPhone service.... Read the rest of this post here


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USB regular vs reversible (Sonny Dickson 001)

KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to clients issued Monday postulated that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 is “not likely” to ship with a more powerful power adapter.

Furthermore, he made the same assertion regarding the rumored Lightning cable which recently leaked out with reversible design on the USB side.

According to the analyst note obtained by AppleInsider, Kuo thinks the fully reversible Lightning cable would not be viable, citing “cost concerns” and ”limited improvements to overall user experience” that such changes would bring.... Read the rest of this post here


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Fitcubs 1

Sure, you are doing a great job of staying fit. You eat right, exercise everyday, and have all the latest gadgets from Fitbit to track your activities. But, what about your kids? Fitcubs is a tracking app that lets you monitor your children’s activity via Fitbit and lets you reward them for meeting goals. You don’t have to fight with your kids to get them to stay fit.... Read the rest of this post here


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