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If you have spent more than a few hours walking the upscale shopping districts of Greater China, you will have no doubt seen first hand an obsession with gold — Lucky Golden Promtion, Golden Horse Film Festival, Golden Way Travel, etc. Likewise, Hello Kitty is an equally pervasive affliction. So, when I saw purported images of a Hello Kitty Pink iPhone 6s, it seemed like destiny. While Apple does sell the gold iPhone 5s, iPhone…

Given how competitive the set top box space is and that the Apple TV hasn’t been substantively updated since March 2012, Cupertino’s 2015 Apple TV remake is hotly anticipated. That means buzz that is requited by thankfully informed “speculation” from one of the most accurate rumorologists around! Apple bête noir Mark Gurman has pulled together a thoroughgoing look at the 2015 Apple TV, detailing the specs, features: • New Hardware, Visual Design — After five years of…

The overwhelming response to Apple Music, especially Beats 1 radio, has been positive. Regardless, a range of mostly small issues have popped and iOS 8.4.1 has been released to address a majority of those problems. For what it’s worth, my kids are absolutely loving it and I have been hugely enjoying saying the magic words, “Siri, play _____” and have Apple Music play whatever I want. In fact, Siri and Apple Music even found Elton…

It is that time of the year, folks. Secret, unannounced and perhaps illussionary Apple products begin showing up in webserver log files. And, according to at least one market data firm, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been seen online. Last year’s new Apple smartphones (iPhone 6, iPhone 6s) carry the internal iPhone 7,2 and iPhone 7,1 identifier numbers. That said, mobile marketing firm Fiksu spotted two new Apple smartphone identifiers in its…

Before Apple Music launched, regulators in the US and Europe probed the Apple’s dealings with the music labels and found them blameless. However, it is increasingly clear that the music labels were pushing Apple Music and now Spotify to drop freemium, advertiser supported plans. According to a European Commission investigation, Apple did not collude with the music labels in launching Apple Music without a permanent freemium, advertiser supported plan. The music labels, however, are clearly…

Remember the Bendgate guy, aka Lou? The one who bent an iPhone 6 Plus with his hands and started the whole Bendgate tempest in teapot? Well, he is back with a new video featuring a purported iPhone 6s back plate. And, this time around, Lou believes Apple has strengthened the iPhone 6s and, one presumes, the iPhone 6s Plus so that they are no longer susceptible to bending. http://youtu.be/bSMUGGu7l-4 Specifically, the back plate for the…

Hangouts 4 for iOS has been out for a month. Apparently, that’s the way it is or was. Hangouts 4 for Android is here, ready for download for your Nexus, Galaxy, HTC, LG, or, should you be so lucky, OnePlus Android device. Google bless their month late and dollar short souls have announced and shipped Hangouts 4 for Andorid. Today, we’re releasing Google Hangouts 4.0 for Android, with a fresh new look, improved speed, and…

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 9 and the venue will probably be San Francisco”s Yerba Buena Center. Tim Cook will kick off the company”s Fall Apple Event at 10am sharpish. Expect news, big news about the iPhone 6s, iPad mini 4 and an all-new Apple TV. When it comes to Apple rumorology, there are two big names — KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo and BuzzFeed journo John Paczkowski. Today”s Apple Event rumor comes via…

While OS X El Capitan Beta (link below) development seems to wrapping up, Apple is still tweaking, as well as adding new features to its mobile operating system. iOS 9 Beta 5 [Build 13A4325c] has been seeded to developers and there’s a whole lotta new, including beautiful new wallpapers. iOS 9 Beta 5, that’s Beta 3 to public testers, includes AT&T WiFi calling. That will be really cool when AT&T actually gets ’round to supporting…

The Galaxy S6 set the trend and now the Galaxy Note 5 follows along in form. That is, the Note 5 following the styling of the S6, and won’t include either a removable battery or SD card slot. And, as previously noted on Tapscape, Samsung will introduce if not immediately ship the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on Thursday, August 13. In the here and now, have a good look at the Note…

Are you running OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta? At least for the moment, you don’t have to worry about Thunderstrike 2, a new and actually virulent bit o’ malware. Thunderstrike 2 infects peripheral device and Mac firmware, and can be spread via a range of mechanisms. Wired and pretty much the entire tech press are reporting on Thunderstrike 2, an exploit that is actively being exploited in the wild. There have been examples of…

In a bit more than a month, Apple will reveal its 2015 iPhone update. In the meantime, Tapscape has iPhone 6s rumors, leaks and speculation. The latest out of Apple’s ever leaky China supply are trio of photos of the iPhone 6s display assembly. Weibo, China’s very own Twitter knock-off-ish, is home to GeekBar, who has published a trio of spy iPhone 6s display assembly (above). While these parts appear virtually identical to the current…

Apple’s number competitor delivered disappointing results and faces a touch second half 2015. Regardless, Samsung is promising to fight back by producing more Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones and by giving buyers a healthy, but as yet undetermined Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 discount. Love or hate Apple, the iPhone 6 has performed above and beyond expectations. Although investors gave Apple a $60 billion haircut, the company nevertheless delivered record setting results on strong Mac and…