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Here's Apple's Best Of 2014 For Australia

Every year, Apple comes out and names its “Best Of 2014″. The music, movies, TV shows and apps it thinks rose above the competition for a particular year. The list has now been localised for Australia. Here’s what took out top honours in 2014.


This Tweak Puts CarPlay On Your iPhone Without An External Screen

The CarPlay interface is undoubtedly better for using while driving than the regular ‘ole screen. But unless you’ve got a shiny new car (or one of the expensive aftermarket dashes), chances are you don’t have anything to pair your iPhone with. But this tweak gives you an idea of what CarPlay would look like running on just your handset.


The Discontinued iPod Classic Is Currently The Most Expensive iPod

When Apple quietly killed off the iPod Classic earlier this year, there was a small outcry from Apple loyalists with sizeable music collections. And if current prices are anything to go buy, it looks like some people haven’t given up on the dream of owning one.


Apple Deleted Competitors' Songs From Your iPod

During a court hearing in Oakland, California, it’s come to light that, between 2007 and 2009, Apple deleted tracks downloaded from rival music services off of iPods. According to attorney Patrick Coughlin, users who downloaded music from other services and then tried to sync them to their iPod using iTunes would receive an error message.


JB Hi-Fi Is Selling 32GB iPhone 5Cs For Stupidly Cheap

Need a new iPhone? Don’t want to pay through the nose for a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, or even for the 5S? The lesser iPhone 5C is a perfectly good phone — and it has the distinction of a unique Apple design, with that beautiful fluoro plastic chassis — and at the moment, you can get a top of the line model for a genuine bargain.


Steve Jobs Will Testify From Beyond The Grave Via A 2011 Recording

The long-running case against Apple for allegedly forcing iTunes users to use iPods is about to come to a head only nearly a decade too late, with a deposition from Jobs recorded six months before his death in 2011 the cornerstone of the case.


Apple Patents Method To Make iPhones Fall Like A Cat

Apple can’t stop dreaming up with ways to keep its glass screens from cracking. The latest attempt comes in the form of a pretty bombastic patent, which was just approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Basically, it would make your iPhone fall like a cat.


Apple's Homemade Fonts, Ranked

Apple recently debuted one of its first in-house fonts in nearly 20 years. The tech company’s most frequently-used typefaces now are Myriad, Lucida Grande, Avenir and Helvetica Neue, all brought in from third parties. But in its early days, graphic designers like Susan Kare helped Apple stand apart from competitors by designing original fonts.


US Authorities Use 18th Century Law To Force Apple To Unlock Encrypted Phones

The US Department of Justice is going to absurd lengths in order to unlock encrypted smartphones. It’s using a law from the 1700s to force Apple and at least one other company to cooperate with law enforcement officials in investigations dealing with locked, encrypted phones. And the courts, so far, are letting it happen.


'iPad Air Plus' Leak Supposedly Details Apple's Upcoming Mega Tab

This weekend, a leak from Japanese magazine Mac Fan (subsequently picked up by Macotakara) reveals what they believe to be schematics and specs surrounding Apple’s rumoured 12.2-inch tablet, the same mega tablet that Bloomberg reported was coming back in August.