apple

Devs Are Already Using The Apple Watch's Hidden Port To Charge It Faster

Developers just illustrated that the Apple Watch’s six-pin accessory port is not only capable of charging the wristable — it actually charges it faster than the inductive charger.


Turn Off Read Receipts

Rumour has it, Apple wants to give you the option to use read receipts on a contact-by-contact basis in iMessage. This is a dreadfully bad idea that will undoubtedly destroy relationships, estrange friends, and piss off teens. Why? Because read receipts are awful, and making them more sophisticated is bullshit.


Apple May Be Creating A Google Now Alternative For iOS 9

The iPhone’s big software version for 2015 seems surprisingly dull. Security and stability are always good things, but iOS 9 had appeared to be more about maintenance than a makeover. However, a new rumour about a feature called “Proactive” suggests iOS 9 might have a few tricks up its sleeve.


A Special Text Message Can Crash Any iPhone It's Sent To

A newly discovered bug seems to cause Messages on iOS to crash when a specific string of text is received — and if it happens while the phone is locked, it also seems to reboot the iPhone too.


Apple Data Centre Building Catches Fire

A building owned by Apple in Mesa, Arizona, caught fire today. The fire is reportedly out, according to multiple source, but you can still see the smouldering building and firefighters working the scene in images from the likes of NBC 12.


iOS 9 Features, Leaks And Release Date: What We Know So Far

It’s a busy year for Apple. The super-shiny (and incredibly expensive) Apple Watch hit shops last month and the smart money and rumour-merchants have it on good authority that a brand new iPhone model may be touching down as early as August. In the middle of that we have the World Wide Developer Conference, also known as WWDC. It’s there that we’re likely to see new software for all your iOS devices. Here’s what we know about iOS 9 so far.


iOS 9 Optimisations Could Deliver Better Performance For Older Devices

Apple’s iOS updates have a reputation for degrading the performance of slower devices. On one hand, it makes sense — more features require extra grunt. On the other, given the strict range of phones and tablets the company has, surely it can take a bit of time to tune its updates for specific hardware? Well, iOS 9 could signal a shift in Apple’s attitude towards optimising the platform for the likes of the iPhone 4S.


Crazy Rumour: Kanye Might Dump Jay Z's Tidal To Launch Swish On Beats

Here’s a ludicrous rumour we’re going to explore just for the heck of it because the thought of Kanye West and Apple and Dr. Dre doing something together makes me want to throw a cartoonishly large old-time cash register off a building just to watch millions float away in the wind.


Apple Prophet Says New iPhone Is Coming

We are apparently so desperate as a civilisation for news of the next iPhone that there are Apple diviners who specialize in predicting when it will come. Now the best of these diviners, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, says he’s convinced the new iPhone is coming in August.


Bacon, Selfie And 36 Other Brand-New Emoji Are On The Way

It has already been a great year for emoji. Apple recently began supporting a refresh of certain characters, including more racially and gender-diverse people as well as a few new emoji like an Apple Watch and a taco. Now 38 brand-new emoji are coming!