iPad Air 2 review: A great tablet gets better

Apple’s newest tablet is thinner, lighter, faster and now includes the Touch ID sensor. If you liked last year’s iPad Air, you’ll almost certainly like this year’s version, unveiled early last month (along with the 5K Retina iMac) by Apple CEO Tim Cook. The iPad Air 2 features Touch ID, a (much) faster system architecture and an aluminum enclosure that …

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I thought the iPhone 6+ was too big; I was wrong

What happens when a reviewer buys a new phone sight unseen? Mistakes were made. The iPhone 6 lineup has introduced iOS users to new smartphones with bigger (and bigger) displays. I was ready for a larger screen, so quickly opted to buy an iPhone 6 last month, thinking it would be the best match. And indeed I found the iPhone …

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite deep-dive review:

Yosemite deep-dive review: OS X 10.10, otherwise known as Yosemite, is the 11th iteration of the operating system that powers the desktops and laptops created by Apple. This update marks the second version of OS X whose code name is based on a California location instead of a species of cat — and the second time Apple has let loose …

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View from the Playground

This panoramic shot shows off the capabilities of the iPhone 6. I didn’t like the resolution of this photo on twitter so I decided to host it myself. This shot was taken during a hike up the Devil’s Playground Trail to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado.  

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iPhone 6 Review: A major new step in design and performance

Apple’s latest smartphone offers great hardware, but like all current iPhones, has been hurt by annoying iOS 8 glitches. The iPhone 6 (with a 4.7-in. display) and the iPhone 6 Plus (with a 5.5-in display) both feature sleeker case designs (in silver, gold or gray), a second-generation 64-bit chipset, updated camera systems and several other notable improvements. The new iPhones …

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iPhone 6 video: Close-ups and slow-motion action

Here’s a video I shot and cut with an iPhone 6. When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus two weeks ago, Apple execs touted several new camera features, including Focus Pixels, 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second and super slow-motion at a whopping 240 fps. These shots show how well the video captures close-ups and …

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First impressions of the new iPhone 6

iPhone buyers won’t need a second chance to be impressed with Apple’s latest smartphone. This year’s launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus wasn’t exactly the smoothest of rollouts. But that didn’t stop the company from booking an astounding four million in iPhone pre-sales, and it didn’t dissuade thousands of people from standing in line for hours …

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Deep-dive review: iOS 8 packs some snappy new features

Additions to Apple’s new mobile operating system include interactive notifications, an updated Photo app and tighter integration between iOS and OS X devices. It’s almost fall again, and so Apple has released the next generation of software that powers its mobile lineup: iOS 8. As always, this is a free update, and it packs new features and enhancements, both obvious …

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How to decide which iPhone 6 is right for you

With big and bigger models available this year, how you use the iPhone will determine which is best for you. Last year, the big change to the then-new iPhone 5S was the addition of a gold option. This year, Apple upped the ante by offering not one but two screen sizes — both of them larger than the 4-in. screen …

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Hands on: OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta shows off a new look and features

Apple’s latest OS promises a sparkling new design and some very useful features. During this year’s World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) — where software is introduced and released in beta form to developers and enthusiasts — Apple execs revealed that they would ship a public beta of the latest Mac operating system, OS X 10.10, popularly known as Yosemite. Yosemite marks a major …

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