Briton sues Apple over lost iPhone 5 photos and data, wins £1,200 ($1,810) compensation

What’s the monetary value of honeymoon photos, 15 years worth of contacts, and other data stored on your iPhone? Following a successful U.K. lawsuit against Apple by Deric White, the answer is “at least £1,200 ($1,810).” According to a report in the Standard, White took his iPhone 5 to the Apple Store on Regent Street to resolve […]

Gift Guide: The best stocking stuffers for the Apple lover on your list

There’s no need to go straight to stuffing your stockings with socks and other go-to but boring gifts. If you have an Apple lover on your list, there are a ton of great must-haves for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users that can be had for under $10, $25, or $50. And if you’d rather […]

ConnectSense Smart Outlet lets Siri control two HomeKit Wi-Fi wall sockets, USB charge iPads

Leapfrogging the one-device HomeKit “smart plugs” previously released by iHome, ConnectSense has debuted the Smart Outlet with Apple HomeKit ($80), which combines two Siri-controlled wall power outlets with a 2.4-Amp USB port. Using Wi-Fi, the Smart Outlet lets you separately monitor and control each of the three-prong outlets, while the side-mounted USB port has enough power to […]

9to5Toys Last Call: 256GB Retina MacBook Pro $1,250, Lightning car charger $10, 128GB SD card $40, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: Monoprice MHD Sport 2.0 Action Camera $110 (Reg. $160) or w/ Live View Remote $150 (Reg. $180) 12-month Newegg Premier […]

Chrome for iOS adds 3D Touch shortcuts, better hardware keyboard support

A few weeks ago we noticed that Google has started testing pre-release versions of Chrome through Apple’s TestFlight beta distribution service, and today the version in testing then has been released to everyone through the App Store. The latest version of Chrome for iOS takes advantage of Apple’s new pressure sensitive iPhone 6s displays and […]

Sketch joins parade of developers abandoning Mac App Store in favor of direct sales

The developers of the UI design tool Sketch have announced their decision to exit the Mac App Store, following in the footsteps of many other software makers, such as Panic. The company cited a number of factors that contributed to this decision, including strict limitations placed on apps sold through the digital storefront—the same reason […]

Adobe Creative Cloud update adds 3D modelling tool Fuse – and waves goodbye to Flash

Adobe’s latest update to its Creative Cloud software suite introduces a new 3D modelling tool, Fuse – and renames Flash Professional CC as Adobe Animate CC in recognition of the fact that HTML5 has now become the dominant standard for web-based animated content. Steve would be pleased. Creating realistic 3D faces and bodies has always […]

Google Hangouts now lets you reply on the Apple Watch; Twitch brings Whispers to iOS

Google has updated its Hangout app to allow you to reply direct from the Notifications screen – and as Engadget noted, that also means you can now send replies from your Apple Watch. As usual with Watch apps, that means either choosing from a range of canned responses, or dictating a reply using Siri …  You’ll […]