Report: iPhone 6 to Feature NFC for Mobile Payments

Report: iPhone 6 to Feature NFC for Mobile Payments

Let’s count how many times the iPhone 6 has been rumored to feature NFC capabilities in recent months: one, two, three, four, five, six and seven times. But with so many iPhone with NFC rumors failing to materialize in recent years, there is still skepticism as to whether these reports are true. According to sources for Wired, they just might be. 

Apple granted patent for iconic Fifth Avenue glass cube retail store

Apple granted patent for iconic Fifth Avenue glass cube retail store

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple with a patent for the iconic design of its Fifth Avenue glass cube retail store in New York, eight years since the award-winning store first opened its doors. Apple originally filed for the patent in October 2012, crediting late co-founder Steve Jobs and a half dozen others as inventors. 

Go From Zero To Hero with the Ultimate Game Developer Bundle [Deals Hub]

Go From Zero To Hero with the Ultimate Game Developer Bundle [Deals Hub]

Mobile devices are becoming legitimate platforms for gaming. You probably have a few favorite titles that you play to get you through the day, whether it be during down time or to get you through a long commute. But we bet there’s an idea or two for a great game floating around in your head that would look much better on the screen of a smartphone or tablet. You can become a game developer with this bundle of training courses, on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

BioShock for iPhone and iPad now available on App Store

BioShock for iPhone and iPad now available on App Store

Following through on plans teased earlier this summer, the critically acclaimed first-person shooter game BioShock is now available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. iPod touch users are being left out of the fun, as the game does not support the third-generation through fifth-generation versions of the portable media player. We’ve got a full rundown of the game ahead. 

Steve Wozniak believes Apple can make wearables compelling to the mass market

Steve Wozniak believes Apple can make wearables compelling to the mass market

Back in July, Steve “Woz” Wozniak opined on his thoughts on wearables, and noted his own disdain for the Galaxy Gear wearable he owned for only a day. Now he’s back with thoughts on Apple, and a potential changing market.

iOS 8 Preview: Spotlight gets even smarter with location and context awareness

iOS 8 Preview: Spotlight gets even smarter with location and context awareness

Apple introduced Spotlight, its system wide search feature in iOS 3 in 2009 (when it was still called iPhone OS 3).

In iOS 7, Apple made it a lot easier to access Spotlight by allowing users to access it from every Home screen, rather than being able to access it only by swiping left on the first Home screen.

Apple denied yet again a sales ban on Samsung smartphones

Apple denied yet again a sales ban on Samsung smartphones

At the end of 2013, Apple filed another motion asking for an injunction against Samsung devices, and since then has been denied on multiple occasions. Today, a new report states that Apple has yet again been denied a sales ban on Samsung smartphones.

Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 fifth beta to developers

Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 fifth beta to developers

It began on July 30, with the first beta for OS X Mavericks being seeded out to developers, and continued to August 19 with the fourth beta being released. Now, Apple’s released the fifth beta for the pre-release software.

Apple reportedly ‘prioritizing image quality over battery life’ in iWatch

Apple reportedly ‘prioritizing image quality over battery life’ in iWatch

Details about the iWatch, the name most often used for Apple’s upcoming wearable, are strikingly few and far between at this point. But, a new report suggests that Apple may be making some big compromises when it comes to the device’s battery.