iPad math app comes with real human tutor

The fifth-grader who just last year was at least one grade behind in math is now a year ahead and helping his classmates. Sebastian Johnson’s grasp and meteoric understanding of math did not happen because of the tutor he met with twice each week. It was, his father Fred said, because of an iPad app […]

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The secret messaging app getting 1 million downloads a day

Harvard classmates Lei Guo and Oliver Hayen created what could have been just another messaging app. They knew they had something unique, as every app development team claims, so they put it in the hands of 2,000 people and hit launch. Within 30 days, their app SOMA Messenger had 10 million users and has been […]

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Review: Logitech’s Create keyboard case turns iPad Pro into a bona fide laptop

The iPad Pro is being hailed as “a new kind of computer,” but as some have noted, it’s really the top half of a new kind of computer. Missing is the bottom half — the keyboard. Apple has a solution for that — the $169 Smart Keyboard, which turns the iPad Pro into a laptop […]

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Tim Cook: 40 Million People are Using Apple News

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple News usage numbers for the first time during today’s fourth quarter earnings call, announcing the service has approximately 40 million users.

Cook did not specify whether that number represented people who use the Apple News app on a regular basis or if it simply measured the number of people who have accessed the app at one point or another, so it’s still difficult to gauge the popularity of Apple News.

Introduced alongside iOS 9, Apple News was initially restricted to the United States, but with the launch of iOS 9.1, Apple News expanded to the UK and Australia for the first time.

Apple News is an all-new app for iOS 9 that’s designed to aggregate stories from a wide range of sources into a single mobile-friendly format for the iPhone and the iPad. It’s similar in design to magazine-style news apps like Flipboard and Zite and replaces the previous Apple Newsstand app.

Apple has partnered with dozens of publications for Apple News, like The New York Times, CNN, ESPN, The Atlantic, The Daily Mail, Slate, and more. To get the latest news and rumors from MacRumors, make sure to add MacRumors to Apple News by clicking the link.

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How to get ready for your iOS 9 upgrade the right way

Whether you’re getting a new iPhone 6s or not, you’re going to want to upgrade to iOS 9 to take advantage of everything Apple’s new mobile operating system has to offer. iOS 9 is ready to revolutionize your mobile life, but there are a few things you should do before making the leap. Here’s how […]

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Why the iPad desperately needs a stylus

The case has clearly been made that a stylus should never be a device’s main method of input. Fingers prevail for everyday uses, especially revolving around content consumption. But isn’t it possible that in some cases an iPad stylus might enhance the experience? If you’ve been keeping up with Apple news over the years, you […]

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Why Apple’s Active Calories don’t add up (and how you can change that)

Have you ever noticed that some of your workout data is missing from the Health app on your iPhone? Apple’s Health app is designed to provide a central hub for all your fitness apps to save and share their data. You might assume this means all your Active Calories are added together, regardless of which […]

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