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Researchers Find New 'FREAK' Security Flaw, Apple Says Fix Coming Soon
Researchers have recently uncovered a major security flaw in software created by companies like Google and Apple, leaving many devices vulnerable to hacking attempts, reports The Washington Post. Called FREAK (Factoring
Apple Shifting Security Team From Contractors to Full-Time Employees
Apple has decided to hire the majority of its day-to-day security staff in Silicon valley as full-time employees, a company spokeswoman confirmed to the San Jose Mercury News. Many of the security guards that Apple has hired in the past
Apple Surpassed Samsung as World's Largest Smartphone Maker in Fourth Quarter
The latest numbers from research firm Gartner reveal that Apple surpassed Samsung in worldwide smartphone sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 to become the worlds largest smartphone maker. Samsung lost
Google Reportedly Preparing Android Wear for iPhone and iPad
Google is reportedly preparing to release an Android Wear app on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, according to French technology website 01net (via iPhon.fr). The report
Apple-Google Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Nears $415 Million Settlement
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in a San Jose, California courtroom on Monday raised no objections about a $415 million settlement that would end an ongoing anti-poaching class-action
Apple Launches Worldwide 'Shot on iPhone 6' Ad Campaign Spanning Magazines, Billboards and More
Apple has launched a worldwide Shot on iPhone 6 advertising campaign involving 77 photographers, 70 cities and 24 countries, with iPhone 6 photography to be featured in magazines, newspapers, billboards, transit posters and more. The large-scale marketing initiative has started
Upcoming Steve Jobs Book Promises 'Sensational' New Stories, Launches March 24
Theres a new Steve Jobs book set to be published later this month, penned by Brent Schlender, a reporter who interviewed Jobs several times throughout his life and became close to
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BitTorrent Sync gains new look, Mint for iOS picks up bill reminders, Sonos adds simpler Room access
A trio of important app updates were released onto the iOS App Store Wednesday, adding a new Pro service for BitTorrents Sync file sharing, interface refinements for Sonos Controller on iOS, and bill reminders for Intuits iOS budget tracker, Mint.
Upcoming Steve Jobs biography dives deep into Apple cofounder's life, features interviews with (...)
An upcoming biography about Steve Jobs promises an intimate portrait of the late tech guru told through extensive interviews with Jobs inner circle, including current Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP of Design Jony Ive and Jobs widow Laurene Powell Jobs,
Upcoming Steve Jobs biography dives deep into Apple cofounder's life, features interviews with (...)
An upcoming biography about Steve Jobs promises an intimate portrait of the late tech guru told through extensive interviews with Jobs inner circle, including current Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP of Design Jony Ive and Jobs widow Laurene Powell Jobs,
Aerial footage shows off temporary building at site of Apple's March 9 event, likely Apple Watc(...)
Apple is building an annex to San Franciscos Yerba Buena Center, where the company is expected to further detail Apple Watch at a special event next week, fueling speculation that the construction will yield a large demonstration area for attendees.
Upcoming Steve Jobs biography dives deep into Apple cofounder's life, features interviews with (...)
An upcoming biography about Steve Jobs promises an intimate portrait of the late tech guru told through extensive interviews with Jobs inner circle, including current Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP of Design Jony Ive and Jobs widow Laurene Powell Jobs,
Upcoming Steve Jobs biography dives deep into Apple cofounder's life, features interviews with (...)
An upcoming biography about Steve Jobs promises an intimate portrait of the late tech guru told through extensive interviews with Jobs inner circle, including current Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP of Design Jony Ive and Jobs widow Laurene Powell Jobs,
Killer Deal: Free LG optical drive, Free Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones, and up to $350(...)
For a limited time, weve teamed up with one of Apples authorized resellers to give away $200 in accessories -- a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones -- with the purchase of any
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Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac
OS X’s clipboard has always been a transient storage place, intended to hold whatever you copy or cut just long enough to paste it somewhere else. Once you copy something else, that new snippet overwrites whatever’s already on your clipboard.
Review: LastPass for Mac protects your passwords but needs polish
The gold standard for password vaults on the Mac is 1Password. Now in its fifth major release, 1Password has matured along with its userbase. One of its most stalwart longtime competitors, LastPass, has had an iOS version, but OS X
Garmin Vivosmart review: Fitness tracking and notifications for less
With the Apple Watch scheduled for an April release, is there still a place in the market for another smartwatch? Garmins latest entry into the field, the Vivosmart, looks to differentiate itself from Apples offering by being a fitness tracker
DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better
I’ve said it countless times: it’s not a question of if you will lose data, but when. Media, such as hard drives, eventually fails. Or you can make the kind of mistake that results in deleted folders or erased disks.
QuickBooks Online Self-Employed review: Untangle your business and personal expenses
QuickBooks Online Self-Employed is a thinned-down version of QuickBooks Online with a very specific focus: Sole proprietors and small business owners who mix business and personal accounts, who pay quarterly taxes, and who need to do quick triage on business
Alfred review: This Mac app launcher continues to shine, but Alfred Remote doesn't stack up
The introduction of the Macintosh back in 1984 helped release us from the bondage of the command-line interface. So, it seems ironic that there’s a relatively new category of Mac productivity apps that lets us control our Macs from the keyboard.
Mail Pilot 2 for iOS review: Gesture-based controls tame your email inbox
Popular email client Mail Pilot treats each message as a task to be checked off your to-do list. Mail Pilot 2, launching Thursday for iPhone and iPad, aims to further increase your productivity with a radically redesigned interface. But in
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Apple and Google may disrupt car industry
The traditional motor industry would be foolish to ignore moves by Apple...
UBS: Billions at stake for Google on Apple default search deal
This could be bad news for Google...
Apple stock is making regular Americans rich
Being an Apple fan has paid off handsomely...
Apple unveils all-new Photos app in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Public Beta
Like many of the changes Apple has introduced to OS X, Photos resembles...
Analysts’ 2015 Apple Watch sales estimates are all over the map
Analysts we asked to estimate how many Apple Watches the company would sell...
Gartner: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus drove Apple past Samsung in Q4 worldwide smartphone sales
Samsung lost the No. 1 spot to Apple in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter...
Gruber: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ is a remarkable new book
This is the book about Steve Jobs that the world deserves...
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Google investors worry that Apple will not renew iOS search deal
Being the default search engine option in iOS is such an important position that losing it could cost Google around 10 percent of its gross annual revenue, according to a new analysis by
Forums: clean installs, contact access and more
Yesterday in the MacNN forums, one Fresh-Faced Recruit was asking other members how they might go about doing a clean install of the OS on a 2010 MacBook Pro that they dont have
Apple deals: Macs from $419
Today at Apples online store, find big savings on refurbished Macs with prices as low as $419. The refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB
Daily Deals: Linksys routers, Sennheiser headphones, Dell 4K monitor
Welcome to Daily Deals, the weekday post when the staff of MacNN and Electronista search for discounts and deals on hardware, software, games, gadgets, and other tech for you, our discerning readers. Today,
Nikon Coolpix P900 camera boasts 83x optical zoom with 16MP sensor
Alongside the new Nikon D7200 DSLR shown at the Mobile World Congress yesterday, the imaging company announced the Coolpix P900, a point-and-shoot camera with a 83x optical zoom. The 16MP shooter also includes
PayPal acquires Paydiant, adds NFC to Here card reader
PayPal has made two announcements relating to mobile payments at Mobile World Congress, including an acquisition. The company has purchased Paydiant, a startup that provides mobile wallet services to retailers and banks for
House Judiciary Committee writes FCC; threatens anti Title-II law
The US House Judiciary Committee has sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission head Tom Wheeler, claiming that the new net neutrality proposal is the most oppressive and backward regulatory option possible. The
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BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features
More than two years after its initial public release, BitTorrent Sync has been updated to version 2.0 and dropped its “beta” designation. Based on the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol, it enables users to securely sync folders among their own devices and
Lumoid's home try-on box lets you test wearables as you'd actually use them
It’s impossible to truly know how you’ll take to a device until you live with it for a while. That might be true for all gadgets—including smartphones—but especially so with wearables, which might be strapped to your wrist or affixed
Think Retro: I'm bringing back the floppy drive
However much you love your Mac, I’m willing to bet there’s at least one hardware feature you want to add to it—and quite possibly one or two that you wouldn’t mind losing. On my trusty old 2008 MacBook Pro, for
Tim Cook teases Apple Watch launch apps, and its debut in Germany
The world waits with baited breath for more details about the Apple Watch, which should be revealed at a special event in San Francisco next Monday. But Tim Cook is just as anxious as we are to get this party
Get your hands on Photos for OS X with Yosemite 10.10.3 public beta release
If you’re dying to get your hands on an early version of Photos for Mac, Apple just released the first public beta of Yosemite 10.10.3. The brand new iCloud-based Photos app is 10.10.3’s biggest new feature, replacing both Aperture and
The 11 Mac games you need to play from February 2015
These games will keep you playing well into March (and beyond)February might be the shortest month of the year, but new and interesting Mac games haven’t been in short supply. Our latest roundup has massive
The Week in iPad Cases: Rugged protection from Roocase and Kensington, and more
Rugged protection from Roocase and Kensington, and moreThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes cases with bright colors for when you feel like trying out a different look—plus pouches, keyboards, and germ-repellent options
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So long, and thanks for all the fish
As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget,
There's magic everywhere
The past couple of articles Ive written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying Apple is doomed. I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that
Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service
Back in the early days of December, 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger.
The end of an era
The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOLs possible plans.Those of you who pay attention to authors bylines on
Mac 101: Option-select those columns
Its fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because its one of the first whoa, how did you do that? tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day.
Remember the GT Advanced sapphire facility? It's going to be a command center for Apple
CNBC reported today that the GT Advanced plant in Mesa, Arizona, originally tasked with the job of making sapphire for screens, buttons, and other bits and pieces of Apple gear, is now going to be taken over by
Well I hope Neil Young will remember, an iPhone man don't need him around anyhow
Remember Neil Youngs PonoPlayer? The Kickstarter campaign for the vintage rockers revolution in music listening raised a huge US$6.2 million, with notables like Norah Jones, Elvis Costello and Tom Petty spouting about how the new $400 music playi...
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Galaxy S6 shames iPhone 6 in image stabilization test
If you need a smartphone camera that can capture a steady image even when you’re not, you’ll want to choose Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 over the iPhone 6. At least, that’s what the South Korean company hopes to prove with the…Read
Apple rejected Buzz Aldrin’s space app for having too much Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin was one of the first humans to step foot on the moon. Now he’s trying to make the big leap toward becoming an iOS developer, but Apple keeps rejecting his app, Buzz Aldrin’s Space Manager Program, because of…Read
Google ‘preparing’ Android Wear support for iPhone
Google’s efforts to counter the threat of the Apple Watch will begin with bringing Android Wear support to iPhone. Sources claim the search giant is now “preparing” an Android Wear app for iOS, and it could be announced at Google I/O…Read
Pebble’s Apple Watch competitor is the most funded Kickstarter ever
Pebble gave its Kickstarter project an extra bump this morning with the new Pebble Time Steel model that just pushed the project over the mark to become the most funded Kickstarter project ever. Pebble Time project has raked in $13,617,054,…Read
Apple could surprise us with its 12-inch MacBook Air next week
The Apple Watch is expected to be the main attraction at next week’s ‘Spring Forward’ event, but according to a new report, the long-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air could make a surprise appearance at the Yerba Buena Center for the…Read
Last chance to save 92% on the White Hat Security Hacker Bundle
With the White Hat Security Hacker Bundle, you will learn the skills needed to protect your online presence from those who would do you  harm. For a limited time, you can get the White Hat Security Hacker Bundle at 92%…Read
Live long and prosperous: Canadians pay tribute to Spock with $5 bill
From the Vulcan salute by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to the pancake artist who created a batter likeness of Mr. Spock, the tributes to the late Leonard Nimoy have been touching and creative. Canadians have gone as…Read
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A New Take on Feature Film Post-Production
After researching several workflows, directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra decided to edit “Focus” — a major new Warner Bros. film starring Will Smith — entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. Final
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare
App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records
The first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store. Apple customers worldwide spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever
Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our
Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in
Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade
Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look
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