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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,
T-Mobile Adds Apple Music to Music Freedom, Offers Free 'iPhone 6s' Upgrade With iPhone 6 Trade-In
T-Mobile today announced that it has added Apple Music to Music Freedom, allowing Simple Choice customers to listen to the streaming music service without the cellular data counting against their monthly 4G LTE data plan. Apple Music joins dozens of
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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
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
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
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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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...
Spotify polls remaining subscribers about Apple Music
Spotify’s survey started out by asking...
Samsung offers downbeat outlook for year ahead of new Apple iPhones
Samsungs mobile business booked a 38 percent decline...
Security journalist: Goodbye, Android, hello Apple iPhone!
Last week, I was hanging out with some hackers and security experts at a conference...
Apple’s ‘spaceship’ Campus 2 to feature visitor’s center with observation deck, cafe an(...)
Previously unreported plans for a new visitor’s center...
Study: Frequent social media use linked to poor mental health in teens
Most members of Generation Z cant imagine life without Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter...
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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
Briefly: HBO Now on Verizon FiOS, Amazon Dash Button sales
Verizon has started to sell HBOs standalone streaming service, HBO Now, to its FiOS broadband customers. Following the lapsing of Apples exclusivity period, Verizon is providing a 30-day free trial of the $15
Windows 10 upgrades use large amounts of bandwidth, issues arise
Microsofts distribution of Windows 10 to users may be causing issues for some Internet users, due to the sheer amount of bandwidth being used. While Microsoft has apparently put a lot of effort
Volkswagen now shipping first models with built-in CarPlay support
As promised roughly a year after CarPlay was unveiled, German car maker Volkswagen is now shipping automobiles that include a next-generation infotainment system called MIB-II that includes support for both CarPlay and Android
Apple releases third public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan
About 48 hours after offering a fifth developer beta of this falls OS X 10.11 upgrade, Apple has made a public beta version available to registered testers, just a week after the last
Verizon wireline union votes to strike over possible benefit cuts
Verizon wireline workers, including telephone, cable, and FiOS service workers have voted to strike along the east coast of the US should the union see the need during the ongoing contract negotiation. Over
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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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Google's testing pollution-sensing gear in its Street View cars
A firm that builds environmental sensors is teaming up with Google to turn Street View cars into mobile pollution sniffers. Three of the search engines mapping vehicles have been equipped with hardware to measure harmful compounds in the
Former US national security officials back end-to-end encryption
Three former US national security officials have given their support to end-to-end encryption and criticised claims that the government should have backdoor access or duplicate decryption keys. Mike McConnell, a former director of the National Secu...
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The thirteenth 'Angry Birds' game is 'Angry Birds 2'
It might have the number two in its name, but dont be fooled: the new Angry Birds game is just the latest in a seemingly endless trickle of apps featuring Rovios feathered friends. Weve seen Angry Birds interpretations
CA offers $75,000 to catch firefighter-interrupting drone pilots
Officials in Californias San Bernardino County are tired of drones grounding their airborne firefighting efforts, thats why theyve decided to take action. Theyre now offering a total of $75,000 in rewards to catch the pilots who flew their
Tesco's self-service checkouts are getting a lot less irritating
You dont step up to a self-service supermarket checkout unless youre ready to gamble. Either you hit the jackpot and escape in record time, or you end up wildly hailing the nearest assistant while the infernal machines repetitive
Graphene kirigami could lead to flexible, nanoscale machines
Graphenes looking more and more like an all-around wonder material that can be used to make armor tougher than kevlar, thin light bulbs, long-lasting batteries and even high-tech tattoos. Now, a team of Cornell physicists have discovered that
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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
Apple will let visitors drop in for coffee at its ‘spaceship’ campus
Apple’s forthcoming $5 billion “spaceship” Apple campus may be designed to squeeze in a massive 13,000 employees, or the equivalent of 35 fully-filled Boeing 747s, but don’t worry: it’s got plenty of space for you, too. According to Apple’s plans for the new
Russia is Putin its foot down about gay emojis
When iOS 8.3 introduced new gay-friendly emojis, one person no doubt responding with a :( sad face was Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin’s not taking it lying down, however. According to Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor, the President has requested a full pro-Kremlin
Apple still determined to bring sapphire displays to iPhone
It would be easy to think that Apple’s sapphire iPhone dreams went down the pan when GT Advanced Technologies went bust, but Apple’s nothing if not persistent. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple describing
NFL sacks Tom Brady for switching to iPhone 6
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that he is upholding the four game suspension the league gave Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate earlier this year, all because the four-time Super Bowl champion refused to hand over his cellphone. The
El Capitan’s third public beta is now available
The third public beta of Apple’s upcoming operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, was seeded to public testers today, one week after the release of El Capitan beta 2. The new operating system which was announced at WWDC, was
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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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