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Rumor Roundup: Validity not confirmed

New report says iWatch will be significantly cheaper than expected (BGR) BGR once again plays fast and loose with the definition of "report" by citing some analyst's evidence-free predictions of how much the nonexistent iWatch will cost. The...

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Rumor Roundup: Fourth-power stupid

iWatch cost could be subsidized by health insurers, analyst suggests (9to5 Mac) According to some analyst: "We continue to believe it is possible the product (iWatch) is backstopped by some sort of insurance subsidization model similar to the...

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Rumor Roundup: Pod people

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV (BGR) From the article: "If rumors and reports from Apple analysts are to be believed" - I'll stop you right there at the first sentence, BGR. They're not. They most certainly are not...

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Daily App: WeathrClip brings the current weather conditions to your Mac's Menu Bar

What better place for a weather app than your menu bar, allowing you to see the current outside temperature with additional details available at a click. One simple, but effective weather app for your menu bar is WeathrClip by Gavin...

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Rumor Roundup: Unreleased Apple product 'delayed' (again)

IPHONE 6 LEAK: This could be our first look at the completely redesigned iPhone 6 (BGR) BGR wants us to believe that some guy's 3D rendering, based on "leaked" blueprints of dubious provenance, counts as a "first look" at the iPhone 6. While the...

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Rumor Roundup: Bigger isn't necessarily better

There's not much happening with Apple rumors at the moment; only two worth mentioning came out in the past few days. iPhone 6 Reportedly Launching 'As Early As September' in 4.7- and 5.5-Inch Sizes (MacRumors) Writers for Japanese business...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Multiple sources saying pretty much the same thing'

Apple to Move Production of iPhone Batteries to Automated Lines (MacRumors) "[...] according to a report from DigiTimes." BZZZZT! Next! New leak may finally reveal Apple's iPhone 6 design (BGR) From the article: "A user on 9to5Mac's discussion...

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bloc'd is a highly addictive riff on Tetris that you should download right now

Tetris is the first game I remember someone being addicted to. After weeks of being made fun of by my father as a child for how much I was playing the game, I awoke one night to sounds coming from downstairs. The sound was my father at 2AM furiously...

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Rumor Roundup: "Flop"

Here's a riddle: when is a flop not a flop? Easy: when it sells a metric load of units and makes tons of money. Don't try telling that to some people, though. Their skulls are far too thick, and the contents of those skulls... the less said about...

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Rumor Roundup: ALL CAPS EMPHASIS

MAKE YOUR HEADLINES STAND OUT with words RANDOMLY capitalized in your HEADLINES. All of the MOST SUCCESSFUL BLOGS are doing it. YOU CAN TOO. This is Healthbook, Apple's major first step into health & fitness tracking (9to5 Mac) Buried deep in...

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Rumor Roundup: No TV for you

Digitimes makes its "triumphant" return to the rumor scene this week and manages to make itself look even more ridiculous than usual. No, I didn't think that was possible either. Digitimes likely way off the mark with sapphire production estimates...

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Daily App: Crossfader lets you try your hand at being a DJ

Crossfader is a fun tool for music lovers who want an easy way to mix tracks. The app uses the gyroscope in your iPhone as your mixing tool, allowing you to get creative as you move. The main screen of the app provides access to your DJ profile,...

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Rumor Roundup: Questionable content

It's been a pretty slow week for rumors, and there's been a surprising lack of pie-in-the-sky speculation about the iWatch lately. iOS 7.1 builds for two new iPads 4,3 and 4,6 released, likely minor hardware revisions (9to5 Mac) Two unreleased...

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Daily App: Shady allows you to dim your Mac's overly bright display

Shady is a handy OS X utility that sits in your menu bar and allows you to dim your Mac's screen beyond what is available is OS X. It's useful for Mac owners whose eyes are sensitive to light or for nighttime use when you don't want to light up the...

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Rumor Roundup: Assumes facts most definitely not in evidence

This Roundup is going to make it seem like I'm singling out one particular publication and picking on them because they're an easy target. This is not the case; over the past few days, they've been the only target. No one else in my rogue's gallery...

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Rumor Roundup: 1573rd time's the charm

Apple adding hundreds of new engineers and operations staff in China to speed development of larger iPhones (9to5 Mac) The Wall Street Journal says Apple is on a hiring spree in Asia, and they claim this means Apple will perform "faster and more...

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