What's new in iOS 8.4

Apple released iOS 8.4 this morning, bringing enhancements and fixes to the mobile OS and the launch of Apple's new music-streaming service, Apple Music. You can update now by going to Software Update and starting the download on your iOS devices. We already know that iOS 9 is coming this fall, so…


Report: iPhones with Force Touch have entered production

Apple's manufacturers have reportedly started production on the next-generation iPhones, and they're apparently bringing over Force Touch pressure-sensitive screens from the Apple Watch. According to a Bloomberg report, manufacturing is already underway and will ramp up even more in July. Apple…


The next Ubuntu phone is here, but you'll need an invite

Another Ubuntu phone, another unusual launch. After the BQ Aquaris E4.5, which debuted with a series of online flash sales, Canonical is following up with an invite-only handset built by Meizu. Yep, the same Meizu that once hoped to release an Ubuntu phone in 2014. The new MX4 "Ubuntu Edition" has…


New Apple patent could hide iPhone 6's antenna cutouts

For a product line known for high-end looks, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have one slight eyesore: you can see the antenna cutouts. The plastic outlines on the top and bottom of the iPhone 6 are actually antennas meant to let wireless signals in and out. But a new Apple patent application suggests the…


A next-gen Apple Watch could come with more style options but no battery improvements

The Apple Watch has only been widely available for two months, but the rumor mill about next-generation models has already been fast and furious. According to a 9to5Mac report, a second-generation Apple Watch will be able to do much more without requiring a tether to an iPhone. In fact, we might…


Samsung pledges to fix keyboard security vulnerability within days

If your rocking a Samsung smartphone, you could be vulnerable to hackers, thanks to a preinstalled keyboard on your device. The vulnerability was discovered by Ryan Welton from mobile security specialists NowSecure. The issue is with the preinstalled Swift keyboard which looks for language pack…


Sony's latest flagship phone can tell which headphones you're using

If you've ever found the music from your smartphone to be lacking, Sony wants your attention with the Xperia Z4v. Sony's latest flagship phone, exclusive to Verizon in the U.S., can actually detect what kind of headphones you're listening with, optimizing the music or gameplay so you'll hear the…


BlackBerry considers releasing Android phone, says report

BlackBerry may be looking to Google's Android operating system to power an upcoming smartphone. The struggling smartphone maker could run Android on an "upcoming slider device" that will likely be released this fall, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing sources "familiar with the matter." The…


Apple is building its own version of Google Street View for Apple Maps

At its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple announced plans to update its Maps app with transit directions, and now, the company revealed it's working on its own version of Google Maps' Street View. The company launched a new website to let people know it will be "driving vehicles…


Apple debuts iOS 9: Battery enhancements, smarter Siri and more

Apple just revealed the latest version of iOS at its Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 9, which will roll out to iPhones and iPads later this year, adds a suite of new features to the operating system. With a smarter Siri, battery enhancements and other performance improvements, iOS 9 is…