We thought things had gone a little too far when we heard that Apple had introduced an app section within the iOS App Store dedicated to taking selfies. The practice of taking a photo of yourself has – for one reason or another – grown immensely popular in the last six months, leaving Apple with no option but to try and capitalize on it by curating a selection of the finest selfie based apps out there. If, like us, you thought that things couldn’t get any crazier, then allow us to introduce you to S.E.L.F.I.E, the world’s first magical mirror that can capture your photo (read: selfie) and post it to Twitter.

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Thanks to extensions, browsers like Firefox and Chrome can be tailored to suit the needs of the individual users. Once a mere component of the wider computing experience, our browsers are like an OS unto themselves, and every element – irrespective of whether it may be aesthetic or function-related – can be adjusted by means of the many thousands of extensions available.

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There’s been plenty of speculation recently surrounding Apple’s product plans for the remainder of the year. Conjecture and Internet based chit-chat continues to grow regarding what may or may not be included in iOS 8. Most of which will be either confirmed or denied when we get our first glimpse of the firmware in June at WWDC 2014. There’s also mounting speculation about the fruit company’s plans for the next-generation iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 6, with most focus being specifically placed on the device’s display dimensions. Ming-Chi Kuo, of KGI Securities fame, has added fuel to that fire and put the cat amongst the pigeons by releasing a product timeline, indicating that Q3 could be a huge period for Apple.

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The fact that Dropbox forked out a cool $100 million to acquire Mailbox last year is a testament to how highly regarded the app is, but while it’s now seen as the go-to email solution for those rocking an iOS device, the fact that it’s only available on the iTunes App Store is very limiting. But when a company pays such vast sums of money to acquire something, expansion is generally forthcoming, and as such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Dropbox has released the Mailbox app for Android, as well as announcing a desktop version.

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We had a rough idea that this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) would kick off in June because, well.. it nearly always does. But with the Cupertino company having last week finally put any ambiguity to rest by officially announcing the WWDC 2014 event, we’re now firmly fixated on what will be uncovered from June 2nd. Adding to the melting pot of information we already have regarding iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, more intriguing tidbits have emerged with regards to what Apple might have in store for this summer and beyond.

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Even though Apple’s continued effort to push proprietary mediums of physical connectivity goes against the ideals of many commentators, technologists and mobile users in general, there’s no doubt that the Lightning dock connection system is the most pleasurable to use on the market right now. The reason for this is its reversibility, which makes the process of hooking up a device just that little bit less tedious, but with USB 3.1, connections via non-Apple gadgets will soon improve in terms of both speed and overall design. On Wednesday, the USB Implementers Forum showcased two new USB 3.1 connector standards, demonstrating how regular USB connectors will soon follow the lead established by Apple.

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Apple is famed across the land for making beautiful products with a premium look and feel. The iPhone and iPad range are beautifully put together and instantly stand head and shoulders above the competition in that respect. Accessories like the Time Machine, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad have clearly had a lot of design research applied to them. Even the Apple TV is beautiful in its own simplistic kind of way. That leads us nicely onto the company’s range of Mac computers. The MacBook and iMac are stunning to look at, but what if we had the option to purchase a sleek and mysterious looking black version of the MacBook Air?

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It’s an accepted fact that lithium-ion batteries – by their very nature – will degrade over time. Even if you buy a smartphone and it manages to live up to the outlandish, exaggerated claims made by the manufacturer with regards to how long it can run between charges, we know that after a year or two, retention will decrease considerably. A new power bank, which goes by the name of the BatteryBox, aims to change the current state of play with a revolutionary, energy efficient ‘BatteryOS’ that prevents degradation and keeps powering your devices efficiently – even five years after you begin using it.

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The MacBook Air is arguably Apple’s best portable computer. It’s thin, it’s light and it’s powerful enough for the vast majority of people to do everything they could ever want to. But it’s lacking one thing, and it’s the one thing that people want enough to upgrade to a MacBook Pro for, and that’s the Retina display.

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When Apple decided to ditch Google Maps as its iOS mapping software of choice it caused quite the stir. With Google’s mapping technology almost ubiquitous at this point, and with us all being so familiar with it, the thought of losing it on iOS was rather worrisome. As it turned out we didn’t have to wait too long before Google brought Maps to iOS as a standalone app, but all the hooks inside iOS still point to Apple Maps, for better or for worse.

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Over the last few weeks we have seen a lot of attention being paid to the future of Apple’s mobile hardware and software. The annual speculation surrounding the next iteration of iOS has inevitably reared it’s head ahead of this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. We’ve also been hearing about a number of possible inclusions that could form part of the next-generation iPhone. However, if mobile isn’t your thing then a new post on Weiphone that outlines the purported future of Apple’s MacBook lineup could be of extreme interest.

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The introduction of the radically-redesigned iOS 7 brought a shock to the system of many everyday iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users back in September, but after the previous year’s Maps fiasco and the subsequent shake-up this led to in the iOS design team, the techies among us saw it coming. With Jony Ive’s influence now apparent throughout the company’s mobile OS, we fully expect OS X to follow suit given Apple’s craving for uniformity, and designer Danny Giebe has presented us with a concept idea of what this may look like.

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Satya Nadella, the recently-appointed CEO of Microsoft and the third since its inception, was chosen for the role by the board for a variety of reasons. One of his core strengths – his heavy involvement in the company’s cloud services – was seen as the vital tool needed to carry the company forward into the cloud-based era, and already, we’re seeing evidence of the rationale behind his appointment. Today, Microsoft released a new, free OneNote app for Mac, a further free OneNote utility for its own Windows OS, and notably, a cloud-based API facilitating the integration of both first and third-party apps with with OneNote.

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The beauty of Kickstarter is that it makes it possible for people to launch products that would normally never see the light of day. In the technology arena especially, we’ve seen all kinds of awesome and not-so-awesome things come out of the crowd-sourcing funding machine that is Kickstarter. We’re not really sure which side of that fence we’re going to put the SlatePro desk just yet, but it sure looks nice.

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We’ve all been in the predicament whereby we’re so consumed by work at our desktops that we forget to charge our mobile devices, and when the time to leave just seems to creep up on us, we’re left cursing the fact that we’ll have to spend the remainder of the day rationing those precious last few droplets of juice. But while a battery alert is easy enough to miss or ignore when we’re frantically trying to keep atop our email inboxes or compose documents, desktop notifications are a little harder to shake off. With this in mind, iBetterCharge seeks to ensure that we don’t leave our iPhone or iPad bereft of battery by pushing alerts straight to the OS X Notification Center, and not only does the app presents itself as a novel idea, but it’s also executed to perfection.

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After pulling together internal resources and rushing out a public release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 download to fix the infamous “goto fail” security flaw, Apple has today made another Mavericks related launch.

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It’s been a long time since F1 2012 raced into the Mac App Store, and now, finally, Feral Interactive is back with the OS X release of F1 2013. As ever, it’s a white-knuckle ride of covering every corner, chicane, and pit-stop of every track worldwide, and with official drivers to match, you can relive the highs and lows of the 2013 Formula 1 season on your Mac.

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iTunes Radio, which launched alongside iOS 7 late last year, touts itself as a great service for music lovers to explore and discover new artists. However, unlike standard iTunes music tracks, users don’t have the freedom of being able to move songs across different devices, for listening to at any time, anywhere. However, thanks to a little app called AirPlay Recorder, users can record the streaming audio for offline enjoyment, and for a one-off price of $9.99, you can create your very own, finely-tuned, all-weathers iTunes Radio.

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Apple just released iTunes 11.1.5 for Windows and OS X and is available for download immediately. More details regarding what the update brings and where to download it from can be found right here.

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Apple has finally flipped the switch and made the OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks download available to the end users today. Details on what the update brings and how to download or update can be found below.

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