OS X Yosemite reportedly launching in late October, 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K desktop also rumored

OS X Yosemite reportedly launching in late October, 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K desktop also rumored

The 12-inch Retina MacBook is one of the biggest unicorns Apple has at this point, and unlike the iPhone 6 hasn’t been besieged by a series of leaks. A new report suggests that Apple could be gearing up to launch it soon, along with a 4K desktop display or iMac. Plans for OS X Yosemite have also been divulged.

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How to secure your iPhone or iPad from unauthorized pairing using Apple Configurator

How to secure your iPhone or iPad from unauthorized pairing using Apple Configurator

Apple was recently accused of creating “backdoor” services in iOS that make it easier for government agencies to spy on users without their knowledge, although the iPhone maker promptly denied those claims in an official response issued yesterday, and followed it up by publishing a support document that provides information about the diagnostic services. Regardless of what you choose to believe, we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide on how to secure your iPhone or iPad from unauthorized pairing using Apple Configurator. 

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Foursquare continues to change, focuses more on discovery and drops check-ins to Swarm only

Foursquare continues to change, focuses more on discovery and drops check-ins to Swarm only

In May of this year, Foursquare officially announced that they’d be making some changes to their check-in app, in that they were moving the action of actually checking in into another app, called Swarm. Now, some more changes are in store for the app, with a bigger focus on discovery.

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Apple reportedly planning mid-September launch for 4.7-inch iPhone 6, 5.5-inch model still up in the air

Apple reportedly planning mid-September launch for 4.7-inch iPhone 6, 5.5-inch model still up in the air

As we near September, everyone is trying to nail down just when we can expect to see Apple announce their new devices and software for public release. A new report lends credence to a mid-September launch for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

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Wallpaper Wednesday: 5 Nintendo-Themed Wallpapers for iPhone

Wallpaper Wednesday: 5 Nintendo-Themed Wallpapers for iPhone

We’re back with another edition of our Wallpaper Wednesday roundup, which we reintroduced because of popular demand. In the past few weeks, we highlighted 5 Mario-themed wallpapers and 5 Pokemon-themed wallpapers for iPhone and iPod touch. This time around, sticking with the same topic, we have 5 Nintendo-themed wallpapers to share.

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iOS 8 Beta 5 could be released on August 4, iOS 8 Beta 6 on August 15

iOS 8 Beta 5 could be released on August 4, iOS 8 Beta 6 on August 15

Following the release of iOS 8 beta 4 a few days ago, a new BGR report claims that the release date for iOS 8 beta 5 is slated for August 4th. Apple will then follow up with the release of iOS 8 beta 6 on August 15th, as the beta testing cycle begins coming to a close. A long wait is then expected until the final iOS 8 GM version arrives. 

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Apple increased spending in R&D by 36%, could signify strong upcoming product lineup

Apple increased spending in R&D by 36%, could signify strong upcoming product lineup

Later this year, Apple is going to release iOS 8, the iPhone 6, and OS X Yosemite. At the same time, we could get new Macs, too. However, a new report strengthens the rumors that something even bigger is on the way.

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Sony invests $345 million to ramp up production of front-facing camera sensors

Sony invests $345 million to ramp up production of front-facing camera sensors

Sony has announced plans to invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) towards increasing production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, in an effort to receive more orders from handset makers for front-facing camera sensors. Sony currently provides Apple with sensors for the rear-facing camera on the iPhone. 

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OS X Yosemite previewed ahead of public beta release tomorrow

OS X Yosemite previewed ahead of public beta release tomorrow

Apple is planning to release the OS X Yosemite public beta tomorrow, providing one million users in the OS X Beta Program with an inside look at the upcoming Mac software. But if you don’t want to give the software a test drive firsthand, a number of publications have now published in-depth previews of OS X Yosemite. 

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Be Ready for iOS 8 By Getting the Perfect Templates for Your Apps [Deals Hub]

Be Ready for iOS 8 By Getting the Perfect Templates for Your Apps [Deals Hub]

For iPhone owners, iOS 8 is on its way soon. It’s an exciting time, with a changing operating system for our smartphones and tablets promising tons of features that we’re all looking forward to. It’s a great time for app developers, too, who are gearing up to release their apps for iOS 8. You can get a leg up on the competition and have your app ready for the latest version of iOS with the 8 for 8 Design Bundle. You can get it on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

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