Auburn University posts video tribute to Tim Cook

Auburn University posts video tribute to Tim Cook

Auburn Universty has posted a video tribute to Tim Cook to follow up the the lifetime achievement award they gave him in Decemebr of 2013. From their YouTube post: “Tim Cook has become one of the most recognizable names in the business world over the past two years when he succeeded Steve Jobs in theContinue Reading

The Top 10 reasons iPhone is better than Android (or Samsung)

The Top 10 reasons iPhone is better than Android (or Samsung)

So it’s been a big week in news so far with Apple announcing the WWDC June 2 and David Letterman announcing that he’s retiring next year. In honour of The Late Show we’d like to present our own Top Ten list. Behold the Top Ten reasons iPhone is better than Android (Insert Drumroll…….) iPhone isContinue Reading

Apple announces WWDC 2014 “Write the code. Change the World.”

Apple announces WWDC 2014 “Write the code. Change the World.”

  Apple has sent out emails to developers over night announcing that this years World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held from June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. This year though to try and make tickets sales more even, Apple is inviting developers to register to be part of a lottery.Continue Reading

Microsoft Office for iPad is finally here but is it too late (and too expensive)?

Microsoft Office for iPad is finally here but is it too late (and too expensive)?

  Microsoft has finally launched Office for the iPad but you’ll need an Office 365 subsciption which will set you back about $119 a year in Australia. I think Microsoft had to bring office to the iPad (and I praise them for doing so)  but I think it’s too late, Apple offers an alternate suiteContinue Reading

3D Flyover finally added for Perth, Australia on Apple maps

3D Flyover finally added for Perth, Australia on Apple maps

  When Apple dumped Google Maps in favour of their own mapping solution when they launched iOS 6 they made a real mess of it but one of the positive things they did do was to introduce “Flyover”. Flyover basically gives you a 3D representation of the city your looking at. Apple launched with onlyContinue Reading

“iOS in the Car” renamed CarPlay and Volvo give you a sneak peak

“iOS in the Car” renamed CarPlay and Volvo give you a sneak peak

  Apple has renamed iOS in the car to CarPlay and Volvo has posted your first glimpse of how it will look: Check out Apples Press release below: “Apple Rolls Out CarPlay Giving Drivers a Smarter, Safer & More Fun Way to Use iPhone in the Car CarPlay Premieres with Leading Auto Manufacturers at theContinue Reading

Samsung parodies Apple’s iPad Air “Pencil” ad

Samsung parodies Apple’s iPad Air “Pencil” ad

Samsung just can’t seem to help themselves – they just have to keep comparing themselves to Apple and that is of course when they actually have an original idea. Their latest ad for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro mocks Apple’s iPad Air “Pencil” ad and sings the praises of multitasking: “Doing two things at onceContinue Reading

Introducing iWatch?

Introducing iWatch?

  There is a heap of speculation out there that Apple may indeed release an “iWatch” this year but in the absence of any real announcements there are a lot of people mocking up concepts of what they believe an iWatch may look like. The latest comes from the Cleveland based design company called Fuse Chicken whoContinue Reading

Images of what could be iPhone 6 prototype leak online

Images of what could be iPhone 6 prototype leak online

  Images have leaked today from China of what appear to be the iPhone 6. There is just no way to tell though if they are real or fake. MacRumors: “It is entirely unclear whether the device in the images is a legitimate iPhone 6 part or a fake. Early prototypes of the iPhone 5sContinue Reading

The perfect Valentines Day present – a bra that can only be opened with true love (and an iPhone)

The perfect Valentines Day present – a bra that can only be opened with true love (and an iPhone)

  Nice find by Cult of Mac - It’s a bra with an electronic clasp that will only open once your iPhone detects that you are in true love: “The bra works by measuring the wearer’s heart rate, and sending the reading to an iPhone app. The app then determines the true-love quotient and – ifContinue Reading

“American Cool’ exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery features Steve Jobs

“American Cool’ exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery features Steve Jobs

From AppleInsider: “Visitors to the National Portrait Gallery’s new “American Cool” exhibit will find late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs highlighted alongside cultural icons like Miles Davis, Paul Newman, and Jay-Z. Jobs is shown in bearded, long-haired form, wearing jeans and a long button-down shirt while riding a motorcycle between meetings on Apple’s campus.” The photoContinue Reading

iTunes Radio is now available in Australia

iTunes Radio is now available in Australia

Australia is the first country outside of the U.S. to get iTunes Radio. You can access it through your Music App on your iPhone or iPad or through iTunes on your Mac. I’ve been using the U.S. version now since it launched and have to say it’s been awesome, replacing for me both Rdio andContinue Reading

Is this what the iPhone 6 looks like ?

Is this what the iPhone 6 looks like ?

  If Apple follows its routine from previous years then we can expect to see a redesigned iPhone 6 announced around October this year. The questions now turn to exactly what can we expect. Most people including myself are hoping for a larger screen. A colleague of mine recently crossed over to the dark sideContinue Reading

Flappy Bird’s creator has had enough and removing the app

Flappy Bird’s creator has had enough and removing the app

Ok, I have to admit, I might be one of the few people that hadn’t downloaded Flappy Birds, the free game by developer Dong Nguyen. The game has an extremely simple premise – tapping on the screen makes a tiny bird flap it’s wings and you then have to navigate through a maze of pipes. SoundsContinue Reading

Apple posts “On the runway with iPhone 5S” video

Apple posts “On the runway with iPhone 5S” video

  Apple has just posted a video to it’s YouTube page entitled “On the runway with the iPhone 5s”. The video shows the Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 collection “shot with stunning clarity. On iPhone 5s.” Enjoy!

Apple celebrates 30 years of the Mac with this film shot in one day around the world

Apple celebrates 30 years of the Mac with this film shot in one day around the world

  Apple launched arguably the most famous ad in super bowl history promoting the Mac 30 years ago and to celebrate they have just posted this video titled 1.24.14 on their YouTube channel which was shot around the world in a single day using iPhones starting in Melbourne, Australia and finishing in Los Angeles. Thirty yearsContinue Reading

Apple rumoured to launch bigger screen iPhones this year

Apple rumoured to launch bigger screen iPhones this year

(Photo: ADR Studio) Apple could be developing 2 bigger iPhones to launch later this year. Gizmodo reports: “Rumors of larger iPhones that take a page from the Android phablet handbook have been swirling around for a while now, andthe WSJ is now chiming in with reports that two are coming this year. One with a screen biggerContinue Reading

How to block adult content and websites on the iPhone and iPad in iOS 7

How to block adult content and websites on the iPhone and iPad in iOS 7

(Photo: Brad Flickinger - flickr) My little girl has had her iPad since she was two years old (yes I know I’m one of those parents), most of the games she plays are educational and we also use it to read books together. Her 6th birthday is coming up and I was showing her for the firstContinue Reading

Skip the check-in and unlock your hotel room with your iPhone

Skip the check-in and unlock your hotel room with your iPhone

  This is just too cool – Starwood Hotels & Resorts are letting your unlock your hotel rooms with your iPhone. The Wall Street Journal reports: “Guests arriving at the Aloft Hotel in Manhattan or one in Silicon Valley will soon be able to do something hotels have dreamed about offering for years: walk pastContinue Reading

Apple boasts 57.6 Billion in revenues for Q1 2014.

Apple boasts 57.6 Billion in revenues for Q1 2014.

Apple defies their critics once again. 9to5Mac reports: “Apple reported record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion, which lands between its guidance for the quarter of $55-$58B and estimates by analysts averaging approximately $58.1B. It also reported net quarterly profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. Those numbers compare to the revenue of $54.5 billion and net profit ofContinue Reading

The OtterBox Armor Series waterproof case for iPhone 5 has been my go to case for Summer

The OtterBox Armor Series waterproof case for iPhone 5 has been my go to case for Summer

  I’ve been looking for the perfect case to protect my iPhone 5s this Summer and my last case the Siedio OBEX waterproof case just didn’t fill my with enough confidence for me to use for any extend period of time. That has all changed now that I have received my review unit of the OtterBoxContinue Reading

Celebrating 30 years of the Macintosh

Celebrating 30 years of the Macintosh

  Apple is celebrating thirty years of the Mac and are marking the event in a heap of ways. To Start they have taken over the home page to explore 30 years of innovation in the Mac.   The feature pages take you through every single milestone in the Mac’s history from the launch ofContinue Reading

Photos leaked of the new Apple flagship store in Brisbane

Photos leaked of the new Apple flagship store in Brisbane

An anonymous poster has leaked these photos of Apple’s new flagship store in Brisbane, Australia. The store is due to open this Friday and will be Apple’s 22nd store in Australia.  

Aaron Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs” movie is a step closer

Aaron Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs” movie is a step closer

Variety has confirmed that the Steve Jobs movie is a step closer with Aaron Sorkin having turned in the script to Sony pictures. The movie has been rumoured to take place across three 30 minute scenes with each one focusing on what happens behind the scenes of a major product launch or keynote that SteveContinue Reading

Apple posts new iPad ad – “What will your verse be?”

Apple posts new iPad ad – “What will your verse be?”

Apple has posted a new ad to their YouTube channel promoting the iPad using a quote from the film – Dead Poet’s Society by Robin Williams. “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled withContinue Reading

Yahoo has updated their weather app to now be available on the iPad

Yahoo has updated their weather app to now be available on the iPad

  I’ve been looking for a good weather app for my iPad for ages. The stock app for the iPhone is fine but I’ve always loved Yahoo!’s weather app and have been longing for it to come over to the iPad. Finally my wishes have been granted as they have updated their app to be universalContinue Reading

Apple has posted a touching ad for Christmas called “Misunderstood”

Apple has posted a touching ad for Christmas called “Misunderstood”

  Apple has knocked this ad out of the ball park! Called “Misunderstood” the ad focuses on a teenage boy who seems disinterested in all the holiday celebration going on around him until the reveal. I have to admit it might of brought just a little tear to my eye but then again I’m notContinue Reading

Could Apple launch their rumoured iWatch in Oct 2014?

Could Apple launch their rumoured iWatch in Oct 2014?

  Chinese website C Technology is reporting that Apple is planning to release their highly rumoured iWatch alongside the iPhone 6 at a media event in October 2014. They go on to say that Apple has been testing two screen sizes and is working on wireless charging for the device. They are looking at waysContinue Reading

50 Voice commands you can use Siri for in iOS 7

50 Voice commands you can use Siri for in iOS 7

  PhoneBuff have put together a great video showcasing 50 different commands that Siri is cable of in iOS 7.  I bet you don’t know all of them – I didn’t! (Source: PhoneBuff, Photo:AppleInsider)  

Apple posts a tribute to Nelson Mandela on it’s website

Apple posts a tribute to Nelson Mandela on it’s website

  Apple has posted a tribute to Nelson Mandela on it’s websites around the world. The former we South African president passed away on Dec 5 at the age of 95.