Conan O’Brien Shows Us All How To Make Our Very Own iPad Out Of Nothing [Video]

You know you’ve truly made it when you’re the butt of the joke on something like Conan O’Brien’s late night TV show, and Apple has found itself in that particular position on more than a few occasions. We’re not sure the folks in Cupertino will be laughing quite so hard though.

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Faster And More Reliable iOS / OS X Downloads Are Now Possible, Here’s Why

According to reports, Apple has just rolled out its upgraded Content Delivery Network, or CDN, and to us, this equates to faster and more efficient downloads from the company’s servers. With speeds into the terabits per second, it’s quite a substantial bump, and although we tend to focus mainly on the products and software that Apple churns out, this is a more than welcome improvement to the back-end.

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Next-Gen Qi Wireless Charger Will Charge Your Device From A Distance

As with the idea of packing a camera into a mobile device all those years ago, wireless charging facilities have been met with the usual dose of skepticism. But while they mightn’t yet be viewed as a necessity, more and more consumers are on the lookout for this feature, and with technologies now advancing, it may well be that soon, we’ll all be ditching those darned wires. Inductive, predominately Qi-based charging solutions have made real headway in the market, but given how inductive charging – by its very nature – requires the device to be in contact with the charging mat, it’s not…

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Microsoft Office For iPad Receives Major Update, Here’s What Is New

It did take a while for Microsoft to come through with Office for iPad, but with the latest update to the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps, they’re now much more competent than ever before. After the fallout with Windows 8, the software maker has built up a favorable reputation for actually listening to the concerns of consumers, and having taken on board the numerous critiques of the Office apps for iPad, has delivered quite a significant bump to each, pushing the version numbers up to 1.1 in the process.

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Shazam Brings Its Always-On Song / TV Show Recognition To The Mac [Download Link]

Shazam is just a great service. The days of sitting there for hours trying to remember a song your heard earlier, or pestering a friend to see if they know the title / artist, or even Googling fragments of the lyrics – yes, we’ve all been there – are long gone. The music recognition app works its magic in seconds, retaining information on tracks that it tags, and more recently, has broadened its horizons to incorporate TV shows and advertisements. Today, after having had the iOS / Android apps out for a good couple of years now, a Mac version has just been released, and the inconspicuous app…

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1Password + iOS 8 Extensions + Touch ID = Game Changer [Video]

AgileBits, the well-known Canadian development company behind the extremely popular 1Password suite of apps, has today officially lifted the cover on its 1Password app extension for apps developed with Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 SDK. The official introduction of a powerful new set of developer tools at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference not only reignited the passion within the world of iOS, but also paved the way for developers like AgileBits to extend the functionality of existing software to provide additional power to users. The new extension will finally make it possible for…

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Russia Wants Apple To Hand Over iOS And OS X Source Code Over Spying Concerns

Sometimes you read something and then have to make sure that it’s not April 1st, but alas, today is not April Fools Day and unfortunately, this report from Reuters appears to be far from a joke. If it is indeed accurate, the Russian government has apparently asked Apple to hand over the source code for both iOS and the OS X in a bid to try and make sure that neither can be used to spy on it.

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How To Get Apple Products Tax-Free In U.S. [Limited Time Only]

In the coming weeks, some parts of the United States will be offering what has become known as a ‘tax-free weekend’ during which select products can be bought without having to pay tax on them. That sounds like the kind of thing that we could get behind, and Apple is trying to make sure that those living in the right state are able to take advantage of the situation by, you guessed it, buying some shiny new Apple gear.

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Video Shows iPhone 6 Next To iPhone 5S And Nexus 5, One-Handed Use Demonstrated

If you’re growing tired of the iPhone 6 rumors, mockups and supposed leaks, then today isn’t going to be your day. Hot in the heels of so much talk about the unannounced iPhone 6 so far, we’ve got another video that shows something of a rarity – the iPhone 6 in a rather fetching gold sheen along with Space Gray model next to current iPhone 5s and Nexus 5.

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Modbook Pro X Can Turn Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A OS X Tablet [Video]

Does that iPad Air just not cut it for you? Do you really, and we mean really need more power than an iPad can afford or simply need to use so-called real apps? Is money no object in the pursuit of something that Apple is unwilling to offer?

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