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OS X Yosemite vs iOS 8 Adoption: A Lot Ahead, A Little Ahead

October 25, 2014 | 8

While iOS 8 adoption looks a little anemic compared to last year’s iOS 7, OS X Yosemite buy is high. In fact, the view from Tim Cook’s corner office — Mister Humble probably doesn’t have a corner office — … Read More

iMac Retina Reviews: Best Desktop Available

October 24, 2014 |

All of the reviewers I could find were, to varying degrees, blown away by the new iMac Retina 5K. That’s due to the simple fact they spent serious quality time with Apple’s newest desktop and learned just how deep … Read More

Walking War Robots iOS Game Review

October 24, 2014 | 2

Mobile multiplayer action gaming can be a thing of misery. Overhyped, underwhelming games built on shaky netcode and nonsensical matchmaking, most of the time we’re left disappointed and annoyed. Walking War Robots does well to buck that trend, and … Read More

Fire Phone Failure Sparks Massive $544M Amazon Loss

October 23, 2014 |

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos always seems to get a bye from investors. Earnings, sales and product reports that lack hard data yet overloaded with jargony happy talk have been the norm. However, following Amazon’s just reported $544 million quarterly loss, … Read More

5 Ways to Get Web Traffic That Converts

October 23, 2014 |

Driving more traffic to your website or blog is all well and good — so long as that traffic stops, stays a while, and opts in to whatever it is you have to offer. Unfortunately, a lot of the … Read More

The Most Overlooked Aspects of Disaster Recovery Plans: How to Avoid Unintentional Gaps

October 23, 2014 |

In the wake of a number of high profile disasters, both natural and manmade, most companies now realize the importance of developing comprehensive disaster recovery plans. Identifying, understanding and assessing risks, and developing an effective response, is a vital … Read More

Naked Pics of Celebrities: What’s Not Safe in the Cloud?

October 23, 2014 |

Cyber attackers recently posted nude photos of a number of celebrities, most notably Jennifer Lawrence. The hack set the media ablaze and sparked widespread victim blaming. Many media personalities said that if celebrities didn’t want intimate photos leaked, they … Read More

iOS 8 Problems: Lots of FUD, Little Real Fire

October 22, 2014 |

Mothers save your children! Men gather your women folk and babies, bolt the door and don’t open it for anyone or anything. Set your iThings to AirPlane mode and cower low because iOS 8 problems and doom, doom, doom … Read More

iPad Air 2 with A8X Is Way Faster Than iPhone 6, Android Tabs

October 21, 2014 |

If you had any doubts whatsoever, the hard data will silence them. Yes, the iPad Air 2 is not only 68 percent faster than last year’s full-size Apple slab. It is also 55 percent zippier than the iPhone 6. … Read More

Fruit Hoops Free iOS Game Review

October 21, 2014 |

We all love Fruit Ninja. Cheerful, flashy fun based on a strikingly simple idea, Halfbrick Studios’ slasher made perfect use of the touch interface. A quick look at Fruit Hoops shows signs of Fruit Ninja flavor, but don’t let … Read More

Calculator X iPad Review – The iPad Calculator You Need

October 21, 2014 |

One of the standard features on the iPhone that hasn’t yet made the transition to the iPad is Apple’s native calculator app. This has opened up space for a variety of developers to create some super sized calculators for extra … Read More

Apple Q4 2014 Results: Mac, iPhone Up; iPad, iPod Down

October 20, 2014 |

Another triumphant earnings report for Apple. Yes, iPad sales were down again, but that was expected. What came in ahead of expectations of were both Mac (+21%) and iPhone sales (+16%). Quite naturally, Apple Q4 2014 also saw record … Read More

iOS 8.1 Is Here: Get the Inside Info on Apple Pay, More

October 20, 2014 |

As promised, Apple’s first major iOS 8 Update has shipped today and it’s with features, fixes and, of course, the company game changing Apple Pay mobile payments system. What’s new, fixed and/or exciting in iOS 8.1? Step inside, my … Read More

Life Organizer iOS App Review

October 20, 2014 |

Who still carries an actual diary around with them these days? Sure, some people enjoy the tactile act of striking a line through items on a scribbled To-Do list, or scrawling important appointments on a big desktop planner, but … Read More

Bose Banned from All Apple Stores

October 20, 2014 | 4

No highs, no mids, no lows and definitely no Bose. Last week’s rumor that the Beats vs Bose battle for the $100-plus headphone was getting personal has come true. Yes, Bose products have been banned and removed from both … Read More

Social Gaming points to a Changing Scene

October 20, 2014 |

The phrase “online gaming” means different things to different people. If you ask anyone whose gaming is centred around a console then you can pretty much guarantee what their version is going to be. That side of the story is what … Read More

iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 Reviewed, Compared

October 17, 2014 | 2

Did you watch Tim Cook’s “lackluster” Apple Event keynote on Thursday? The considered opinion of the internet is that iPad Air 2 is still pretty awesome and, because the iPad mini 3 didn’t get the same upgrades, it sucks. … Read More

iMac Retina 5K Ships Today, Mac mini Gets Fresh, too

October 16, 2014 | 2

As Tapscape previously reported, Apple has introduced and shipped the iMac Retina 5K. Though the company has gotten grief in recent years for ignoring its pro Mac customer base, the iMac Retina 5K is definitely targeted at those critical … Read More

iOS 8.1 Ships Monday, Apple Trumpets Lagging Adoption

October 16, 2014 | 3

Monday, really? I had already written the headline “TODAY” and Craig Federighi went and changed it without even a moment’s consultation. So, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch fans and freaks, Apple’s first milestone iOS 8 update will arrive on … Read More

iOS 8 Adoption Still Hovers Below 50%

October 15, 2014 | 2

Unlike previous versions of iOS, iOS 8 adoption has stalled South of 50 percent. Generally speaking iOS adoption at four weeks has hit 70 plus percent and is rising. iOS 8 adoption has remained stubbornly low.

What’s up with … Read More

Spikko iOS App Review

October 15, 2014 |

Here’s a treat for international operators, worldwide business types, or even dodgy folks who want to stay under the radar. Spikko effectively turns your phone into a global call switchboard, allowing you to create fictitious international landline numbers to both … Read More

Sandworm Patch Available, You Should Get It Right Now

October 15, 2014 |

So, a bunch of Russian hackers used a previously unknown Windows vulnerability to hack NATO, as well as very sensitive parts of the Ukraine and Poland’s digital infrastructure. Why the heck should you care? Because the exploit the Ruskies … Read More

How Apple Pay Will Work at McDonald’s

October 14, 2014 |

When Apple Pay launches, purportedly on Saturday, October 18, McDonald’s will be among the retail establishments accepting iPhones as a valid form a payment. But what does that physically mean? Will you need to handover your precious $650 iPhone … Read More

Dropbox Hacked or Not, Snowden Called It

October 14, 2014 | 5

While you could make this stuff up, it wouldn’t be any crazier than the truth. In an interview with the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, Edward Snowden warned that Dropbox, Facebook, Google et al are enemies of privacy. And, here … Read More

Retina iPad mini 2: Touch ID, A8 Chip, New Smart Covers

October 13, 2014 |

Tapscape has reported again and again on the rumored 2014 iPad Air. However, the grapevine has been largely silent on 2014 iPad mini 2. That said, the lack of info indicated that Apple’s smaller Retina tablet wouldn’t be release … Read More

‘Steve Jobs Took Our Jobs,’ Says Politician

October 13, 2014 | 3

For decades, Finland’s economy was built on two pillars — Nokia and paper manufacturing. Given that Apple has played a leading role in killing both industries — iPhone displaced Nokia and iPad helped to greatly reduce paper demand — … Read More

Smart Doctor Schedule iOS App Review

October 13, 2014 |

The modern connected world means near endless opportunities to connect people. This can be based on frivolous social interactions, but it can also be an invaluable tool for conducting business or streamlining important activities – something like Smart Doctor … Read More

EaseUS MobiSaver Mac App Review

October 13, 2014 |

As we become more and more attached to our mobile devices – and the huge troves of data stored on them – the data recovery software market has grown exponentially. We live in fear of accidentally deleting our beloved photos … Read More

A8X to Power iPad Air 2

October 12, 2014 |

Everything you need to know about the second generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina will be announced Thursday. Moreover, this year’s Mac + iPad Apple Event will be streamed. You can wait to learn more about the … Read More

Snappening: 200K Users’ Pictures, Videos Exposed

October 11, 2014 |

And, in case you haven’t figured this out yet, everything that you transmit and/or store on the internet, in the cloud or an internet connected device is vulnerable, everything. Think The Fappening is a big deal? Yes it is, … Read More

Beats vs Bose: NFL Ban Benefits Beats, Patent Tiff Settled

October 11, 2014 |

The reality TV soap opera that is the Beats vs Bose competition for NFL hearts and minds seems to be winding down. And, the clear winner is? Bose came into this competition with the Super Bowl champion quarterback, but … Read More

Prepaid iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Coming to Boost

October 10, 2014 | 2

The prepaid smartphone biz hasn’t turned out to be the revolution some people expected. Nevertheless, if you have the upfront cash, getting a prepaid iPhone 6 or prepaid iPhone 6 Plus can save you serious coin, think hundreds, over … Read More