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First iPad Mini Reviews: "Shockingly Nice to Hold", Non-Retina Display, Pricier than Rivals

First iPad Mini Reviews: "Shockingly Nice to Hold", Non-Retina Display, Pricier than Rivals

The embargo has just lifted on the first iPad Mini reviews. Apple has provided some publications with an early review unit of the iPad Mini. We are collecting some of the more interesting points from each review, but you can click each title to read the full writeup. The iPad Mini will officially launch on November 2nd and will likely be available … [Read more...]

Review roundup: iPad mini and fourth-gen iPad reviews hit the web

Ahead of the iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad becoming available to customers Friday, early reviews of both devices have hit the web. You can see in the collection below that the reviews are fairly positive, discussing how great the build quality is, the lightness of the tablet, and how well it fits in your hand. Starting with the iPad … [Read more...]

iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad software hits Apple’s server ahead of launch

Ahead of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad landing in customers’ hands on Friday, software for both devices has hit the company’s servers. Obviously there isn’t much we can do with the software at this point, but it does give us a look at the build numbers: iPad2,5 (iPad2,5) version 6.0 (Build 10A406), Download iPad3,4 … [Read more...]

Google Search app gets expanded voice features

Google Search app gets expanded voice features

Not content to let Siri be the only big name in voice assisted search on iOS, the Google Search app has been updated with voice recognition features that bring it almost in line with Apple's own offering. The new search feature lets you verbally request information like weather reports, sports scores, and even driving directions -- using Google … [Read more...]

Hurricane Sandy propels emergency apps to top of App Store

Hurricane Sandy propels emergency apps to top of App Store

It's difficult to determine just how useful your iPhone could be in an emergency situation until that circumstance descends upon you. In the last 48 hours, millions of people living along the East Coast have looked to their smartphones for a bit of assistance and nowhere is this more apparent than on the App Store. TechCrunch noticed today that … [Read more...]

Targus buys premium accessory maker Sena Cases

Targus buys premium accessory maker Sena Cases

Prolific accessory maker Targus is no slouch when it comes to making attractive products, but when it came to upping its game in the realm of high-end iPhone and iPad cases it opted to acquire an established brand rather than start from scratch. That name is Sena Cases, a California firm known for its exquisitely crafted leather … [Read more...]

Daily Update for October 30, 2012

Daily Update for October 30, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Flash) or the non-Flash link below. To subscribe to … [Read more...]

Google Search App Brings Siri-Competitor to iPhone

Google Search App Brings Siri-Competitor to iPhone

Google has given its iOS app a new search feature that squares it directly at Apple's Siri. Google even calls it the "most advanced voice search" on iOS. Google gives a number of examples of how the service can be used. - "What does Yankee Stadium look like?" Google will show you hundreds of pictures instantly. - "Play me a trailer of the upcoming … [Read more...]

iTunes 11 pushed back until November

iTunes 11 -- initially set to launch this month -- has been pushed back to November. Of course, since today is Oct. 30, that's no big surprise. "The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right," Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr told "Macworld" (www.macworld.com). "We look forward to releasing this … [Read more...]

iTunes 11 delayed until November

iTunes 11 delayed until November

Apple has confirmed to CNET that the launch of iTunes 11 will be delayed just a bit. According to Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr: "The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right. We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface, … [Read more...]

Apple: iTunes Refresh Delayed through November

Apple: iTunes Refresh Delayed through November

Well, if you were eagerly anticipating the redesigned iTunes this month, you're just going to have to wait a little longer. Apple has revealed the next major update to its media player and marketplace won't arrive until sometime before the "end of November."The iTunes redesign was originally mentioned during the September 12 media event, alongside … [Read more...]

Resellers Receiving iPad Mini and iPad Shipments Ahead of Friday’s Launch

Resellers Receiving iPad Mini and iPad Shipments Ahead of Friday's Launch

MacRumors has received word from several Apple reseller partners that they have already begun receiving shipments of Wi-Fi iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad models ahead of their launch scheduled for this Friday, November 2. We're hearing mixed news on stocks, with one reseller indicating that it has received roughly 500 iPad minis but no … [Read more...]

Once again, iMessage down for many users along with Game Center, iTunes Match and App Store [Updated]

Following its October 25th outage, Apple’s iMessage service is down for many users this afternoon. Our readers and several people on Twitter are expressing their annoyance over the problem. These iMessage outages seem to be happening on a weekly basis, spanning for a few hours. Additionally, readers are reporting that Game Center, iTunes … [Read more...]

Apple says iTunes 11 has been delayed until November to “get it right”

At its September media event Apple showed off the new iTunes 11, software complete with a redesigned player, new mini player, redesigned store, preview history, iCloud integration, and more. Apple promised the new iTunes was going to be released during October, however, an Apple spokesperson speaking to CNET just announced that Apple has delayed … [Read more...]

iTunes 11 Delayed, Will Arrive By End of November

iTunes 11 Delayed, Will Arrive By End of November

An Apple spokesperson says iTunes 11 will be late and should ship by the end of November, according to a report from CNET. The software had been expected by the end of October. This follows recent analysis of Apple's recent executive reorganization moves suggesting that the company had been burned by schedule-driven software releases recently, and … [Read more...]

Deals: Stay Safe with MacKeeper

Deals: Stay Safe with MacKeeper

[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]How do you keep your Mac safe? The easiest way, of course, would be to not use it at all and keep it locked away in an impenetrable fortress. But that's no fun. You want to be able to use your Mac while keeping it in optimal working conditions. This would be a conundrum for most, … [Read more...]

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