New Apple Watch ads focus on fitness, travel and music

New Apple Watch ads focus on fitness, travel and music

Apple this week rolled out three new ads for Apple Watch, focusing on fitness, travel, and music. The 16-second clips, which end with the tagline “Apps at a tap,” showcase the growing catalog of titles built for Apple Watch, ahead of the introduction of native apps this fall.

Apple seeds OS X El Capitan beta 5 to developers

Apple seeds OS X El Capitan beta 5 to developers

Apple has just released the fifth beta of OS X El Capitan. The beta comes just six days after Apple had released the fourth beta of the OS, which was followed by a public beta release.

Poll: How often do you use Apple Pay?

Poll: How often do you use Apple Pay?

Earlier this month Apple launched Apple Pay in the United Kingdom and also expanded its program in the US to include 35 new banks, credit unions and financial institutions. With the expansion of Apple Pay internationally and its increasing presence domestically in the US, we want to whether you have adopted Apple Pay and, if so, how often do you use the mobile payment service. Do you use it every day? Every week? Or not at all?

Daily App Deals: Grab these limited-time discounts on Hatchi, FX Photo Studio and more (July 27)

Daily App Deals: Grab these limited-time discounts on Hatchi, FX Photo Studio and more (July 27)

We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including Hatchi – A retro virtual pet, FX Photo Studio and others. Some deals may expire quickly — even on the same day of this post. If there is a discounted app that you like, grab it while it is still on sale.

Apple exclusively debuts Keith Richards’ latest solo single ‘Trouble’

Apple exclusively debuts Keith Richards’ latest solo single ‘Trouble’

Apple today continued its string of exclusive Apple Music content with the debut of Keith Richards’ latest single, “Trouble.” The music video is available now only through Apple Music Connect, the company’s musician-focused social network, and can be viewed on Keith Richards’ profile page.

Pandora expands Sponsored Listening program that rewards users for clicking on ads

Pandora expands Sponsored Listening program that rewards users for clicking on ads

Pandora today announced the expansion of its Sponsored Listening program to all advertisers. Introduced in September 2014 as a beta pilot service, the program rewards users with uninterrupted listening for engaging with a brand advertisement.

Apple’s Activation Lock security has variable impact on iPhone thefts

Apple’s Activation Lock security has variable impact on iPhone thefts

Apple introduced Activation Lock as a theft-deterrent measure that would render an iPhone unusable if it were lost or stolen. The technology was included in iOS 7 in order to comply with governmental and law enforcement regulations that aimed to curb the trobling rise in smartphone thefts. Officials believed the smartphone theft rate would plummet if thieves knew they would not be able to resell a stolen phone. Though early reports lauded the success of activation lock in driving down theft rates, a new report by the WSJ paints a less rosy picture of this kill switch technology.

Pay What You Want for this Bundle of Courses that will turn you into a Game Developer [Deals Hub]

Pay What You Want for this Bundle of Courses that will turn you into a Game Developer [Deals Hub]

Games have become an ubiquitous part of our daily routines, whether it’s firing up a console in the living room after a long day of work or pulling up an app on your phone to make a commute go by faster. With the help of the Game Developer Bundle, you can build your own games that others will love. Name your price for it now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

Fix Up Your Phone on Your Own with the Pro Tech Screwdriver and Jimmy Tool Bundle [Deals Hub]

Fix Up Your Phone on Your Own with the Pro Tech Screwdriver and Jimmy Tool Bundle [Deals Hub]

We count on so many different electronic devices throughout the day, it becomes a real hassle when one isn’t working the way we expect it to. Just like with your car or any other necessity, if you know how to fix it yourself, you can get back to your routine that much faster. The Pro Tech Screwdriver Set and Jimmy Tool Bundle has everything you need to keep your devices running. Get it on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

Report claims Apple will launch iPad mini 4 based on iPad Air 2, may also launch iPad Air 3 with A9 chip

Report claims Apple will launch iPad mini 4 based on iPad Air 2, may also launch iPad Air 3 with A9 chip

A report from Mac Otakara claims that the iPad Mini 4 will be a scaled down version of the iPad Air 2, corroborating what previous reports have said about the device.