February 15, 2014
February 12, 2014
February 9, 2014
As expected, developer Dong Nguyen has removed his popular Flappy bird app from the App Store as of around Noon ET. While the app still shows up in iTunes, it isn’t available for download. Those who’ve downloaded it already will be able to continue playing.
It isn’t exactly clear why Nguyen removed the popular app but it seems like the Developer didn’t find the negatives of being in the limelight to his liking. In a series of Tweets yesterday, Nguyen said that “I cannot take this anymore.” and “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”
It is estimated that the app was earning him hundreds of thousands of dollars per day. He said he wasn’t interested in selling the app and it will likely spawn many ripoffs.
January 28, 2014
Virgin Mobile is knocking another 20% off their marked down iPhones yielding the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the unsubsidized phones (that’s another 10% less than this weekend’s mention).
- iPhone 5s is $439.99/519.99/599.99 for the 16/32/64GB.
- iPhone 5c is $359.99/439.99 for 16/32GB.
- Note you can also pick up an iPhone 4 for $159.99 shipped.
Note Apple charges $650 for an unlocked iPhone 5s and $550 for an iPhone 5c so savings is around $200/iPhone. While the iPhones are unsubsidized, Virgin does offer extremely competitive plans on the Sprint 4G LTE network starting at $30/month for unlimited text/data. expand full story
January 26, 2014
January 21, 2014
(also don’t forget the Parallels Bundle!)
Stack Social is running another ‘Name your own price bundle’ with some solid offerings starting at $1 and an email address (Update: Now over $3 and rising!). The price goes up as people buy it so it is best to get in early.
The bundle includes:
- Snagit For Mac ($50) – The #1 Rated Screen Capture tool for Mac
- Flux 4 ($140) – Powerful Mac Web Design Made Easy
- Jump Desktop ($30) – Connect and Share With Any Computer in the World
- Boom For Mac ($7) – System-Wide Volume Booster
- MacX Video Converter Pro ($50) – Convert Any Video Format (including YouTube) for
- Playback Across All Apple Devices
- Tunes Cleaner ($30) – Easily Delete Duplicate Songs to Revitalize Your iTunes
- Mariner Write ($50) – A Streamlined, Simple Editor for your Mac
- CameraBag 2 ($20) – Ultimate Desktop Photo Editing
- Chronicle 5 ($15) – Never Worry About Your Bills Again
- Folx Pro ($20) – An Easier and Faster Way to Download Files & Torrents
- Elite Keylogger Pro ($49) – The Undetectable Keystroke Logger for Mac
If you are feeling generous, 10% of all sales go to a charity of you choice – so get in early, and get on the leaderboard (which qualifies you to enter a drawing for a MacBook Air). expand full story
January 15, 2014
September 22, 2013
September 21, 2013
This morning, Bloomberg Businessweek has published the entirety of its interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Earlier this week, the magazine gave us a look at its conversation with Cook, Jony Ive, and Craig Federighi, though today’s article is a much more extensive look at the thoughts from Cook.
Notably, Cook discusses the new fingerprint scanner Touch ID system in the iPhone 5s. Cook seems to enjoy that users can unlock their iPhone with the touch of a fingerprint, but he seems to imply that purchases with Touch ID are the bigger picture. He notes that Touch ID can now be used to download items from Apple’s online media stores, but it seems that purchases will become even more important as the technology continues to develop:
September 19, 2013
September 5, 2013
Specials.9to5Toys.com this month has a “Name Yor own Price Bundle” which is a bit of a misnomer since you’ll need to pay above the average which is currently below $10. You’ll get Camtasia which allows you to “Easily Create Stunning Screen Captures & Video Recordings” and well as CrossOver which allows you to run Windows programs on your Mac for the sub $10 price. Then there are 8 more great Mac Apps. At below $10, you can’t miss.
September 2, 2013
August 29, 2013
A news report out of Baltimore demonstrates the level of counterfeit Apple products that are being sold right under our noses in malls, some of which undoubtedly share space with an Apple Store.
Officers said they raided the Cyberion store and the ST Tech Pros kiosk last Friday and recovered hundreds of fake Apple products that were being sold as authentic factory replacements.”These organizations that make these products are using substandard materials. They are doing everything they can to make them look like the real thing,” said Greg Shipley with the Maryland State Police.
While this particular bust may have been an isolated incident, if you’ve been to a US mall in the past few years, you’ve likely seen kiosks with fake Apple products. They are everywhere.
The items recovered from the Baltimore Mall included: expand full story
August 14, 2013
With the rumored September 10th Apple keynote just weeks away, the rumor mill is in high gear and, as per usual, expectations will be soaring higher than ever as the date nears. For some products, a refresh or introduction is all but confirmed. For others, there only exists speculation or mere wishful thinking for even a mention at the keynote. Below you’ll find the opinions of some 9to5Mac staffers. expand full story
August 13, 2013
From 9to5Toys.com: Apple is offering a rare sale on iTunes movie bundles yielding the lowest prices we’ve seen on digital downloads of 25 popular movie collections. Save even more by snagging a 20% off $60 iTunes gift card at ebay: $48. Bundles are available in SD/HD and start at $9.99 making a lot of these “buy one get two free” pricing (US Only). (Update: We’re hearing Apple is changing prices on many of these) Here’s the full list via: