Apple giving Facebook and others early access to Apple Watch

Apple has given certain companies early access to the Apple Watch to help them fine-tune their application for the smartwatch. The list of companies include Facebook, United Continental Holdings Inc., BMW and more.

Office for Mac 2016 Preview now available to download

Microsoft has released the public beta of Office for Mac 2016 on its Microsoft Office webpage, most notably bringing a redesign and Retina support to the suite of apps. The beta can be downloaded for free and provides an alternative to Apple’s iWork suite.

iOS 8.2 release notes leaks ahead of next week’s launch

Backtracking on its previous report which claimed iOS 8.2 would be released for public consumption this week, BGR is now claiming that the software will be released to the public next week.

iPad Pro rumored to adopt oxide LCD display tech

Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be equipped with a new “Oxide LCD” display, according to sources in the company’s supply chain. The vast majority of the panels are to be produced by Sharp, but LG Display or Samsung could become additional suppliers.

Researchers discover ‘FREAK’ software security flaw, Apple says fix is coming soon

A new exploit dubbed ‘FREAK Attack’ — which stands for “Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys” — that takes advantage of a security flaw dating back to the 1990s will be patched soon by Apple.

This site lets you play with interactive Apple Watch apps early

WatchAware, a new website dedicated to the Apple Watch, lets you play with upcoming Apple Watch apps ahead of the wearable’s release next month. The interactive demos give potential buyers a brief glimpse at what they can expect from Apple’s device beyond its built-in features.

Apple’s retail sales strategy for Apple Watch revealed

Ahead of next week’s Apple Watch event, Apple has begun training its retail employees on how to position the new device to customers. In a new report this afternoon, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman shares 3 key points from their training including key features, iPhone compatibility and style.

AT&T’s Modio LTE Case for the iPad mini goes on sale March 20 for $49.99 with a contract

AT&T has announced the AT&T Modio LTE Case for the Wi-Fi iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini. The case will be available starting Friday, March 20th at AT&T retail stores, www.att.com, and select retailers.

Android Wear to support iPhone and iPad soon

Google is ostensibly working on an iPhone app that will bring iOS compatibility to all Android Wear-driven smartwatches on the market. Google’s Android-powered software platform for wearable devices launched a year ago without official support for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac devices. Word of a possible solution came Tuesday via 01Net and was passed along to us by French blog iPhon.fr.

10 Awesome tweaks not on default Cydia repos

Default Cydia repos offers hundreds of jailbreak tweaks/themes that most of us need it. However, there is still some awesome tweaks that you really need to install on your iPhone and they are not found on default Cydia repos..

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Public Beta with Photos app is now available for download

The first beta of the forthcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 software update which contains the long-expected Photos for Mac application, is now available via the AppleSeed Public Beta service.

Comex Releases Alpha Build of Cydia Substrate Alternative 'Substitute'

Today, Comex made good on his promise and released an alpha build of Substitute—the hacker’s polarizing new Cydia Substrate replacement for jailbroken iPhones. Back in January, it was revealed that Comex was helping the iMods team—a crew that is working on a Cydia replacement—with some of the necessary fundamentals to get the project off the ground.

Apple Watch makes its debut in Hong Kong’s fashion magazine East Touch

Multi-page editorial coverage of the Apple Watch in the world’s top fashion magazines continues with a new cover appearance and multi-page spread in Hong Kong street fashion and lifestyle magazine East Touch this month, Hype Beast reported Monday.

Tim Cook: there is no reason why you would have to choose between privacy and security

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on the final leg of his tour of Isreal and Europe and has been speaking to UK publication The Telegraph about a range of things including Apple customers’ privacy and of all things, terrorism.

How to force your iPhone to landscape mode while watching videos

You know that whenever you want to watch a video on your iPhone while in landscape mode, you will always have to make sure that you've disabled the rotation lock which can be found at the control center.

Apple reportedly planning Force Touch for 2015 ‘iPhone 6s’ lineup

Well known Apple blogger, John Gruber had claimed, that the next generation iPhones, unofficially dubbed iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, will come with the biggest camera jump ever.

Samsung is even copying Apple EarPods for the Galaxy S6

Samsung has had a tendency to get blamed for copying in the past, especially when it comes to Apple products. While that doldrum has quieted a bit as of late, it may get fired up again here soon.

iOS 8.2 beta 2 is no longer being signed [Warning]

Bad news for would-be jailbreakers of iOS 8.2 beta 1 or beta 2—both firmwares are no longer being signed. There seems to be conflicting reports going around about whether or not Apple has killed access to beta 1, beta 2, or both beta firmwares, but I can personally confirm that Apple has shut down access to both.

Apple will live stream the ‘Spring forward’ event on March 9

Apple updated its website this morning to announce that it will be providing a live video stream of its upcoming March 9th event. On a new Live page at Apple.com, the company has posted the ‘Spring Forward’ image it’s been sending out to media outlets, inviting users to join it at 10 am PDT that day for a “special event.”

Tim Cook: Apple Watch will replace car keys, battery will last whole day and other tidbits

During his London stop on his international tour, Tim Cook revealed a fair bit about the Apple Watch in an interview with the The Telegraph.
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