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More 'iPhone 6s' Part Photos Surface as Production Ramps Up
With less than two months before Apple is expected to launch the so-called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, new photos of leaked components for the next-generation smartphones continue to surface from within the supply chain. The images support rumors
First Volkswagen Cars With CarPlay Support Arriving at Dealerships
Volkswagen today announced that its first 2016 cars with CarPlay support are arriving at dealerships this week, equipped with the companys next-generation CarPlay-enabled MIB-II infotainment system. In addition to supporting CarPlay, the MIB-II system also includes support for Android Auto
Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan Public Beta
Apple today seeded the third beta OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second set of beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public
iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% as Tablet Market Continues to Decline
The latest numbers from market research firm IDCs Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be
AT&T Urges FCC to Drop $100 Million Fine, Says Data Throttling Doesn't Harm Customers
Last month the United States Federal Communications Commission announced that it would fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about its unlimited data plans and not adequately warning customers about throttling their data speeds. AT&T has since responded, arguing that
Intel and Micron Unveil New Memory Class That's 1,000 Times Faster Than Current Technology
Intel and Micron today announced 3D Xpoint, a new class of memory that the companies are calling a major breakthrough in memory process technology. 3D Xpoint (pronounced cross point) is said to be up to 1,000 times faster and more
Apple Watch Leading to Healthy Lifestyle Changes Among Early Adopters
Less than four months after the Apple Watch launched, many early adopters are finding that the wrist-worn device has motivated them to make healthy lifestyle changes. From walking and exercising more often to making healthier choices and playing more sports,
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iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory without making your iPhone forget it
Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the
Apple inks deal for first major office space in San Francisco
Apple has reportedly signed a deal to lease 76,000 square feet of office space in San Franciscos SoMa neighborhood, marking its first real push into the citys office market.
Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple
Taiwan-based integrated circuit manufacturers are said to be betting big on the new reversible USB Type-C connector, thanks in part to Apples early embrace of the port in its forward thinking 12-inch MacBook with
Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market
Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry -- including both smartphones and feature phones -- saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping
Latest Android security exploit could leave more than half of current devices 'dead' & unusable
Yet another serious Android security issue was publicized this week, with the latest exploit rendering devices "lifeless," and said to affect more than half of units currently on the market.
Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen texture through haptic feedback
According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is investigating an advanced tablet stylus design capable of simulating the texture of displayed graphics as it moves across a display surface.
Inside iOS 9: Notification Center streamlined with app alerts sorted by date, Apple Watch batte(...)
A number of small but significant tweaks to the Notification Center in iOS 9 have made Apples catch-all drop down menu more useful and efficient, including an easier way to remove all app notifications
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VideoSoap review: Scrub noise out of Camera Roll videos in a single tap
Thanks to the improved optics and image stabilization of recent iPhones, it doesn’t take much effort to shoot great-looking video, especially in the right lighting. Obtaining comparable results for the accompanying audio, on the other hand, requires more than just
TVibes review: Choose the audience for your personal mobile TV station
Unless you can convince friends and loved ones to install TVibes, content will only be viewable by other users you decide to follow.Social media services have come up with a lot of clever ways
PicoBrew Zymatic: Meet the smart appliance that makes beer brewing easy
Sensoria Smart Socks review: Run the other way
What's in my bag: STM Dux, OtterBox Symmetry, and Velvetwire Powerline
As I’ve aged, I’ve learned things about myself: I get sleepy at 3:30 in the afternoon. I don’t like coconut. I need to keep my gadgets in a case. And I will lose cables like it’s my job. (But it’s
Dart review: Give it time to evolve, and Dart may be the future of email
It’s hard to pinpoint when it happened, but email has turned from a modern, convenient form of communication into an awful nuisance. It’s not just spam and unwanted solicitations; without strict attention, emails that actually need to be dealt with
PowerPoint 2016 for Mac review: New interface and features make PowerPoint pleasant
As I use PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, the word that keeps popping into my head is pleasant. Nearly everything about the massive visual overhaul from the previous version (PowerPoint 2011 for Mac ) seems clearer, friendlier, and more modern. It
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Malformed video files can be used to crash half of all Android phones
An attack that puts more than 50 percent of Android phones into a persistent vegetative state...
Apple dives into SoMa for first big San Francisco office lease
Apple Inc. reached an agreement to rent about 76,000 square feet of office space..
The Steve Jobs you never saw: Amazing photos of the Silicon Valley revolution
In 1985, the year that Steve Jobs was forced out of Apple...
Top Gear’s Clarkson, Hammond and May sign with Amazon Prime for new show to debut in 2016
Jeremy Clarkson said the move was like climbing out of a biplane and into a spaceship...
Apple iPhone shipments show impressive growth as Samsung falls
Global smartphone shipments grew 15 percent annually to reach 340 million units...
Apple patent application reveals smart stylus with texture sensing capabilities, 3D image gener(...)
A stylus with texture capture, advanced haptic feedback and more importantly an inertial measurement unit...
The future’s not looking too bright for Apple News
I’ve had it on my iPad and iPhone for weeks, and it’s already gathering dust...
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Apple opens fourth retail location in Hong Kong
Apple has opened up its latest Apple Store in China, with the Canton Road location in Hong Kongs Tsim Sha Tsui district being the fourth outlet for the city. CEO Tim Cook took
App Update: AudioSwitcher, Invisible, MP3 Toolkit, more
App development has taken off in the last few years, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the latest versions. To help all of you out, we here at MacNN
Review: HP 14-inch 14-x030nr Chromebook
Were mostly Mac users here, right? So, If youre like us, and you are, chances are youve come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also,
Reviews: HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook
If youre like us, chances are youve come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, youve probably come to realize that your smartphone or tablet
MacNN Deals: Three discounted productivity software packages
Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the highlights within our own MacNN Deals store. Todays trio of offers are discounted software packages for your Mac that
Samsung takes another beating in second quarter financial results
Samsung has endured yet another poor showing in its latest quarterly financial results, confirming warnings the manufacturer issued earlier this month. The Korean electronics giant achieved sales of 48.54 trillion won ($4.1 billion)
D-Link launches DWA-192 spherical 802.11ac USB adapter
Networking company D-Link today announced it is now shipping the spherical AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192). Designed to bring faster speeds and extended range to laptops and desktop PCs, the DWA-192 boasts 3x3
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The Week in Mac Accessories: A bevy of MacBook bags
A bevy of bagsThis week’s roundup contains a variety of new ways to tote your Mac laptop around campus and to work.BlueloungeThe
Podcast 467: Apple earnings, Apple Pay, and shadenfreude
Apple makes a lot of money every quarter, but Wall Street is never satisfied—whats up with that? And will the iPad ever break out of its sales slump? And how many Apple Watches did Apple sell? And how great is
Yahoo Livetext offers texting with video...without sound
The mime community must feel validated today, because Yahoo has released a video texting app aimed right at them. Called Yahoo Livetext, it combines one-to-one texting with live video…without sound.Basically, you’re sending each other text messages while also watching each
Apple Music in iOS 9 gets a much-needed redesign
Remember the good old days when the only thing you could do to a song was play it? When Apple Music first launched in iOS 8.4 on June 30, the streaming service was bombarded with hidden menus and a wild array
Hands-on with Maps in iOS 9: Introducing public transit and more accurate data
Apple’s native Maps app currently sits in a folder called Junk on the second page of my home screen, where I banished it as soon as it launched close to three years ago. At the time, I lived in San
The Week in Mac Apps: Get the perfect brew going with Roaster
...plus file cleanup, security apps, and more!This week’s roundup of new Mac apps serves up a way to reduce the stress of walking down the aisle, an app that teaches the art of brewing
T-Mobile's new iPhone promo solves the “buy now or wait” dilemma
If youre debating whether to buy an iPhone 6 now or wait for the inevitable hardware refresh this fall, T-Mobile is trying to make that decision a lot easier.The carrier is extending the $15 per month promotional pricing for its
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Formula 1 driver joins video game racing team
Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, Project Cars and other racing games offer a surprisingly realistic depiction of motorsport. It should come as no surprise then to hear that professional drivers are starting to use these virtual depictions as training
'Mr. Robot' creator on the evils of Facebook and hackers in Hollywood
Youd be forgiven for being skeptical about Mr. Robot, USAs new hacker thriller starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater. In general, movies and TV shows havent done a great job of portraying hackers, and really, technology of any
Luxury smartwatch maker Olio adds 24k gold to its repertoire
Back in March, Olio introduced a new kind of smartwatch to the world: the Model One. Olio aimed to set itself apart from other smartwatches by going premium; really premium. Were talking surgical grade stainless steel, precision forged
Prince is still using Spotify to promote new music, one song at a time
Prince may have pulled his music from nearly every streaming service, but thats not stopping the artist from using them for promotional purposes. He has a new single, titled Stare, thats available for streaming as a Spotify exclusive.
US backpedals on plan to regulate hacking software
After a huge outcry from the security community, the US government will re-write proposed regulations on software used to hack smartphones and computers, according to Reuters. The Department of Commerce wants to heavily restrict the development and t...
Living with Cortana, Windows 10's thoughtful, flaky assistant
Hey Cortana, give me a printout of Oyster smiling.Its a joke, couched in a bit of memetic stoner humor, but I couldnt help myself. After all, Cortana -- the digital assistant baked into Windows 10 -- feels like
'Fallout 4' won't support user mods this fall
One of the biggest surprises from E3 this year was that Fallout 4 would support user mods across PC and Xbox One. Thats still in the cards, but it definitely wont happen at launch. Of course, thats because
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Streamline and safeguard your Mac’s hard drive with Drive Genius 4 at 50% off
We trust our Macs to be solid and reliable, but what if there’s a problem lurking under its silvery hood? Drive Genius is an award-winning app that leads the market in maintaining, optimizing, preventing and even reversing problems in your
Angry Birds 2 flings its way onto the App Store
Rovio has churned out more sequels to its Angry Bird franchise than any developers on the planet. They even have sequels to the sequels (we see you Angry Birds Star Wars II), but six years after the original was released,
Apple is opening its first big office in San Francisco
Construction on Apple’s gigantic spaceship headquarters in Cupertino is coming along nicely, but the iPhone-maker is looking to take its first big bite of San Francisco real-estate. Apple has reached an agreement to rent about 76,00 square feet of office
Apple invents texture-sensing stylus for future iPads
Steve Jobs was famously opposed to including a stylus with the iPad, but even he might have changed his mind had he caught a glimpse of the futuristic texture-sensing input device Apple just patented. According to a pair of patent applications published
Leica invented autofocus, then abandoned it
Legendary German camera maker Leica spent nearly 20 years patenting technology that would take focusing out of the hands of photographers. As with the 35 mm still camera the company created in 1925, Leica stood ready to once again revolutionize
Apple’s the no. 1 IoT company, despite not making any devices
Google may have poured billions into buying smart thermostat maker Nest Labs, but according to a new piece of consumer research, Apple’s the company most people think of when it comes to Internet of Things devices. Conducted by ThroughTek, a
Selfie sticks rob Hollywood badasses of all menace
The Internet has gone crazy for both Photoshop and selfie sticks over the past couple of days. It all started when a couple of Twitter users started posting modified images of some of the toughest characters in movies with their
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Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of
Apple Introduces Best iPod touch Yet
Apple has introduced the best iPod touch yet and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink, and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8-megapixel iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD
Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.
Apple today unveiled Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, and
Apple Previews iOS 9
Apple today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features
Apple Announces News App for iPhone and iPad
Apple today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and
Apple Announces OS X El Capitan
Apple today announced OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. Building on last year’s release of OS X Yosemite, El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps,
Apple Previews New Apple Watch Software
Apple today previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch, giving developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch. Starting today, developers can take advantage of innovative hardware features of
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