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The Best Free And Cheap Apps In The App Store Sixth Anniversary Sale

Apple has gotten in the wonderful little habit of discounting some of its most beloved App Store fare for its birthday, and this year is no different. In honour of the sixth anniversary of the App Store, Apple developers have kindly discounted a whole slew of gems for you. We’ve picked out the best of the bunch.


China Says The iPhone Is A Security Threat

China’s (massively influential) state broadcaster has decided that the iPhone is a “national security concern” because of its location-tracking functionality. It said that the data recorded by iOS could help “people” — by which we assume it means “Americans” — gain knowledge of the broader situation in China or “even state secrets.”


High Quality Images Of The iPhone 6's Supposed Rear Shell

We’ve started seeing some leaks of iPhone 6 components recently, and now there are high quality images and video of what purports to be the rear casing of a forthcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6.


Why You've Never Heard Of This Typeface That Defined The 1980s

Apple, Trapper Keeper and Reebok: Three of the most well-known brands of the 1980s, and three companies that used the same futuristic-looking typeface to do it. So why isn’t the typeface a classic like other period pieces *cough*Helvetica*cough*? Fate is a funny thing.


Everything We Think We Know About the Apple iWatch

2014: the year of the wearable? From Google’s Glass to Android Wear and all manner of fitness trackers in between, mobile devices will be slithering out of the primordial soup that’s splashing around in your pocket, and most will be making their way onto your wrist.


Apple Patent Describes How To Create Seamless All-Glass Devices

Imagine a phone or tablet encased in one solid, seamless, curved slab of glass: hell to repair, but heaven, surely, in the hand. Well, a new patent obtained by Apple describes how it might manufacture such a thing, if it were ever to choose to.


Apple's New Secret eBay Store Is Selling Cheap Refurbished iPhones

Just like the odd eBay storefront that popped up last year, a new site called Factory Outlet eBay Store is selling refurbished Apple products, and, despite any official Apple branding, is almost definitely the result of a partnership between Apple and eBay. And it’s selling iPhones for cheap.


Inspecting Mac OS X Yosemite's Icons

Last month Apple released a preview of their new operating system, OS X Yosemite. Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, Yosemite features a significant visual change. Apple has added the familiar blur and translucent materials, a cleaner looking user interface, a new system font and updated icons.


Facebook Messenger Finally Comes To The iPad

It’s taken its time getting it out to us, but Facebook has finally pulled its socks up and pushed out a universal build of its Messenger app for iOS devices. iPad users can now chat and send silly stickers to their pals just like they can on an iPhone.


6 Early iPhone Mockups That Were Dead Wrong

It’s Apple rumour season — really, when is it not? — and that means it’s also the season of mockups. But the next time you see an appealing iWatch mockup, keep in mind how deeply, deeply wrong most of us have been at guessing what the future of Apple might look like.