Author Archives: Joe Rossignol

Bose headphones and speakers removed from Apple Store

Bose headphones and speakers removed from Apple Store

Earlier this year, Apple acquired Beats Electronics and thereby added a popular brand of headphones and speakers to its product lineup. As such, especially given the recent litigation between the two companies, it is unsurprising that Apple has followed through with its plans of removing all Bose headphones and speakers from Apple Stores.

Report claims OS X Yosemite early adoption is 67% faster than Mavericks

Report claims OS X Yosemite early adoption is 67% faster than Mavericks

While the install base might still be somewhat small compared to what it will be in some months from now, analytics reveal that OS X Yosemite is being adopted by Mac users quicker than OS X Mavericks was this time last year. With a completely redesigned user interface and impressive set of new features that further bridge the gap between iOS and OS X, the news is perhaps unsurprising.

Do I need to update to OS X Yosemite public release from GM Candidate 3 or Public Beta 6?

Do I need to update to OS X Yosemite public release from GM Candidate 3 or Public Beta 6?

If you are currently running either OS X Yosemite Golden Master Release Candidate 3 or Public Beta 6 and wondering how to upgrade to the final release seeded to the public on Thursday afternoon, the answer is that you are already running it. That’s right: Apple considers both pre-release software versions to be equivalent to the final version of OS X Yosemite released on the Mac App Store a matter of hours ago.

Chinese store selling iPhone 6 offers to make your pant pockets bigger

Chinese store selling iPhone 6 offers to make your pant pockets bigger

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched last month, the smartphones were put through a pocketability test to see how comfortable carrying the two smartphones were in skinny jeans and otherwise. While the iPhone 6 is pretty much your average sized smartphone with its 4.7-inch display, the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus belongs more to the phablet category and isn’t as easily pocketable.

iOS 8.1 launch will enable SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot support on OS X Yosemite

iOS 8.1 launch will enable SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot support on OS X Yosemite

Following several months of beta testing over the summer, OS X Yosemite was publicly released on Thursday afternoon as a free software update through the Mac App Store. If you have upgraded to the latest operating system already, keep in mind that support for the Continuity features SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot will not be enabled until iOS 8.1 is seeded next week.

Apple Store is down ahead of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Pre-orders

Apple Store is down ahead of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Pre-orders

The online Apple Store has been taken down and replaced with the standard “we’ll be back” slogan this morning, likely as the company prepares to update the website to allow for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders that are starting today. 

iPad, Mac and OS X Yosemite Event Roundup: All the news and announcements from today’s event

iPad, Mac and OS X Yosemite Event Roundup: All the news and announcements from today’s event

As the clock in the top-right menu bar on my Mac approaches midnight, I am sitting here in an exhaustive state after the second Apple event in as many months ushered in a whirlwind of announcements pertaining to new iPads, new Macs, OS X Yosemite and more. It was an eventful day to say the least, no pun intended.

Apple discontinues Mac mini server, max storage option now 1TB

Apple discontinues Mac mini server, max storage option now 1TB

It has been an eventful day for Apple to say the least, following its special product event this afternoon in which the company introduced new iPads, new Macs and followed through with the public release of OS X Yosemite. As the dust starts to settle, it appears that Apple has quietly discontinued the Mac mini server by removing it from sale hours ago.

iMac with Retina 5K Display First Impressions and Hands-on Videos

iMac with Retina 5K Display First Impressions and Hands-on Videos

A growing number of users have been hoping for a high-resolution desktop-class display from Apple over the years. While I was personally wanted to see a high-resolution Thunderbolt Display released, the announcement of the all-new iMac with Retina 5K display was equally, if not more, impressive than what I expected from Apple this afternoon.

iPad Air 2 First Impressions and Hands-On Videos

iPad Air 2 First Impressions and Hands-On Videos

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple this afternoon announced the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 at its Town Hall auditorium in Cupertino. Apple claims that the iPad Air 2 is the world’s thinnest tablet at just 6.1mm thick, which is astonishingly thin when you compare it to the already slim iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that launched last month.