Apple outlines new advanced Apple TV remote interface for iOS in new patent application

Apple outlines new advanced Apple TV remote interface for iOS in new patent application

While the Apple TV technically comes with a physical remote inside the box, sometimes utilizing your iOS-based device can be just as handy. A patent application showcases Apple’s idea for making that software option a bit more robust.

Own the Skis with the Micro Drone 2.0, the Remote-Controlled Quad-Copter [Deals Hub]

Own the Skis with the Micro Drone 2.0, the Remote-Controlled Quad-Copter [Deals Hub]

Usually when we think about things to do on our phones, it’s all about productivity. But every now and then you have to have a little fun with your phone, too. Take to the skies with the new and improved Micro Drone 2.0 from Extreme Fliers, now equipped with a camera. It’s the most fun you can have on your iPhone outside of your favorite games, and it’s on sale now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

Samsung says you can sit on the Galaxy Note 4 as much as you want and it won’t bend

Samsung says you can sit on the Galaxy Note 4 as much as you want and it won’t bend

Ever since the official launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, “bend tests” have become more than commonplace on the internet, as everyone tries to find out just how durable Apple’s new flagships are. Samsung is getting ahead of the game, thanks to a new video published to one of their YouTube channels.

iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Speed Test

iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Speed Test

You may have seen quite a few performance benchmarks, which have shown that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus that come with just a dual-core processor and 1GB RAM outperform Android flagships that come with higher clocked quad-core processors with lot more RAM.

Chinese carriers report 2 million reservations for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in first six hours of early signups

Chinese carriers report 2 million reservations for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in first six hours of early signups

Before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launched in the United States and other countries, it was repotted that China would not be part of the initial launch window, which was set for September 19. Now that a launch date has been confirmed, though, Chinese carriers are seeing plenty of interest in Apple’s newest flagships.

Samsung will begin manufacturing Apple’s next-gen A9 processor before end of 2014

Samsung will begin manufacturing Apple’s next-gen A9 processor before end of 2014

In early August, it was reported that Samsung’s semiconductor business had begun to see business slipping after Apple had chosen another company for its current-generation A8 processor. However, the president of Samsung’s semiconductor arm seems a bright future on the horizon.

Pioneer’s NEX-2014 in-dash multimedia receivers now offer CarPlay

Pioneer’s NEX-2014 in-dash multimedia receivers now offer CarPlay

Pioneer has become the first company to officially support Apple’s CarPlay system, thanks to a firmware update that has been sent out to its 5 in-dash multimedia receivers within the NEX-2014 lineup.

Apple adds tool to check if Activation Lock is activated via iCloud website

Apple adds tool to check if Activation Lock is activated via iCloud website

Activation Lock is a tool that was introduced with iOS 7, and was subsequently turned on by default with the launch of iOS 8, and now Apple has launched a tool for individuals to find out if an iOS device has been locked to an account.

Marc Newson’s role at Apple is for a specific project and only part-time

Marc Newson’s role at Apple is for a specific project and only part-time

In early September, it was revealed that long-time friend of Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson would be joining Apple, but the details at the time were light. Now, Newson has opened up a bit, even if a few important bits are still missing.

OS X Yosemite GM has support for SMS Forwarding when paired to iOS 8.1

OS X Yosemite GM has support for SMS Forwarding when paired to iOS 8.1

In mid-September it was revealed that the Continuity featured tied to SMS Forwarding would be “delayed” until October. The reason was pretty obvious: a lack of OS X Yosemite for public consumption.