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Sep 22 2014 10:51PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

Oh, Beats — we hardly knew ya. For a while there it looked as though Apple would use the Beats streaming music service as its own entity, preferring to keep its own brand attached to iTunes Radio. But that's no longer the case (if it ever was), according to a new report from TechCrunch. Indeed, only a couple of months after acquiring the service in May, Apple is reportedly getting ready to shut it down.

"Many engineers from Beats Music have already been moved off the product and onto other projects at Apple, including iTunes," the report says. "It's not clear when exactly Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre's music service will be shut down or what Apple will do with streaming, but every source with knowledge of the situation that we talked to agreed Apple plans to sunset the Beats Music brand."

These sources allegedly include "several prominent employees at Apple and Beats." It's been thought that Apple acquired Beats for a head start into iTunes music streaming since the day rumors of the buyout first leaked, but recent events seemed to conflict with that initial assessment. After all, Apple recently created a dedicated Beats channel for Apple TV, and it notably added Beats as a "Made By Apple" app.

But some of the signs were there already; indeed, TechCrunch points out that the absence of Beats as a preinstalled app on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus served as a red flag. It's also unclear how this move will affect the headphone side of the business, which Apple has been promoting in its retail stores and via a new dedicated subhead on the online store.

[UPDATE] Not so fast. According to recode.net, the TechCrunch report is in error. Their article states, "Tom Neumayr, Apple’s PR rep, says the TechCrunch story is 'not true' but wouldn’t go beyond that." It's speculated that Beats Music may simply be rebranded.

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Sep 22 2014 10:51PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

Oh, Beats — we hardly knew ya. For a while there it looked as though Apple would use the Beats streaming music service as its own entity, preferring to keep its own brand attached to iTunes Radio. But that's no longer the case (if it ever was), according to a new report from TechCrunch. Indeed, only a couple of months after acquiring the service in May, Apple is reportedly getting ready to shut it down.

"Many engineers from Beats Music have already been moved off the product and onto other projects at Apple, including iTunes," the report says. "It's not clear when exactly Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre's music service will be shut down or what Apple will do with streaming, but every source with knowledge of the situation that we talked to agreed Apple plans to sunset the Beats Music brand."

These sources allegedly include "several prominent employees at Apple and Beats." It's been thought that Apple acquired Beats for a head start into iTunes music streaming since the day rumors of the buyout first leaked, but recent events seemed to conflict with that initial assessment. After all, Apple recently created a dedicated Beats channel for Apple TV, and it notably added Beats as a "Made By Apple" app.

But some of the signs were there already; indeed, TechCrunch points out that the absence of Beats as a preinstalled app on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus served as a red flag. It's also unclear how this move will affect the headphone side of the business, which Apple has been promoting in its retail stores and via a new dedicated subhead on the online store.

Follow this article's writer, Leif Johnson, on Twitter.

Sep 22 2014 10:35PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

If all that hullabaloo about record numbers of preorders and crowded Apple stores didn't tip you off, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are selling quite well. How well? According to a press release sent out by the company this morning, customers acquired more than 10 million of the devices over the weekend. Yes, that's a record.

"Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier," Apple CEO Tim Cook says in the press release. "We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin."

Indeed, those numbers could have been higher if the two devices' release weren't slightly tainted by the low availability we've come to expect from Apple launches over the last couple of years. Cook referred to this unfortunate (but somehow enviable) state of affairs in the release.

"While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible," Cook says. The limited availability issues most strongly affect the iPhone 6 Plus, which is listed as not shipping for three to four weeks across the Apple Online Store.

Still, that's an impressive launch weekend for the Cupertino company, especially considering that the iPhone 5s and 5c together "only" reached 9 million sales during the same timeframe. As usual, Apple didn't provide a breakdown on the sales for each of the devices; we'll likely have to wait until the quarterly earnings call in in October before we learn those numbers.

Follow this article's writer, Leif Johnson, on Twitter.

Sep 22 2014 10:21PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

Sep 22 2014 10:04PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

Sep 22 2014 9:03PM EST | Source: Geek.com
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It looks like summer is officially over, and not because there’s Pumpkin Spice everything all around you. The fall season for television is starting this week, and the combination of impressive new shows […]

Sep 22 2014 8:32PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Sep 22 2014 7:38PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
SAN JOSE Calif. (Reuters) - ARM Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars on Monday defended the British chip designer's smartphone graphics technology connected to a patent suit by Nvidia Corp against Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm.

Sep 22 2014 7:22PM EST | Source: CNET iPhone Atlas
The bigger-screen iPhones take off at a record-setting pace. Apparently consumers are happy that Apple decided to live large.






Sep 22 2014 7:07PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

Sep 22 2014 6:28PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!

Recent OS X updates have made our Macs more power-efficient, but it hasn't addressed the biggest power concern on portables: the display. In this article, we'll show you a few tips to get the most out of your battery life by putting the display to sleep when it's not in use.

Putting Display to Sleep When Not in Use

Ensuring that your display sleeps often when on battery power can help ensure you're conserving the most energy. Fortunately, OS X lets you customize these settings very easily. Simply navigate to System Preferences > Energy Saver.

Once here, set the slider for "Turn display off after" to the lowest setting you feel comfortable using. Once the computer has been inactive for the set time allotment, then the display only will turn off (this will not turn off your computer unless you have set the computer to sleep as well).

Because the display drains the most power on your Mac during normal usage, then it is important to set it to sleep as soon as possible after you stop using your Mac. This will help ensure that you're preserving as much battery life as you can.

Using Hot Corner to Put Display to Sleep

If you know you're going to be away from your computer for an extended period of time, then you can set a hot corner (a place on your screen that performs an action when you hover your mouse over top). To do this, open System Preferences > Mission Control > Hot Corners.


In this view, pick a corner you wish to use as a Hot Corner, then select "Put Display to Sleep" from the action drop-down menu.

Now, whenever you mouse down to the Hot Corner designated to put the display to sleep, the display will go to sleep, while the computer remains awake.

Sep 22 2014 5:47PM EST | Source: CNET iPhone Atlas
It's a little limited and a little buggy, but when it comes to fast and easy typing, nothing beats swiping.






Sep 22 2014 5:42PM EST | Source: CNET iPhone Atlas
It's a little limited and a little buggy, but when it comes to fast and easy typing, nothing beats swiping.






Sep 22 2014 5:35PM EST | Source: CNET iPhone Atlas
If you went the prepaid route and ordered T-Mobile's no-contract iPhone 6, you may have no idea what to do once it arrives.






Sep 22 2014 5:19PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

Sep 22 2014 5:00PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

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The new camera on the iPhone 6 is more impressive than ever, but it's hard to replace a DSLR with the lens on a phone. It becomes all the more possible when you have the StackSocial Universal Lens Kit, giving your iPhone or any smartphone three new perspectives to see the world from. You can get it for just $24.99.
The iPhone is going to be in your hands a lot, which isn't great for the clumsiest among us. Don't let your iPhone 6's screen fall victim to a big drop or even every day wear and tear. Cover it with Rhino Shield to get extra protection from damage and smudges. You can get it for just $19.99.

Sep 22 2014 4:48PM EST | Source: CNET iPhone Atlas
Apple could still see a boost once it begins selling the new iPhones in China, which has been delayed by regulators.






Sep 22 2014 3:38PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - Sony Corp said PlayStation TV set-top box, which allows users to access movies and TV episodes from the PlayStation store, will hit stores in the United States and Canada on Oct. 14.

Sep 22 2014 3:29PM EST | Source: Geek.com
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While it may be easy for some of us to openly mock those who still use smartphones to make calls, it really is something that happens from time to time. The next big […]

Sep 22 2014 3:24PM EST | Source: CNET Android Atlas
Come Friday, the new metal-framed smartphone is up for grabs exclusively on AT&T's website and at its retail stores.






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