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Selfie, Bacon, and Avocado Among Emoji Proposed for Inclusion in 2016's Unicode 9
The Unicode Consortium today released a list of 38 emoji characters that are candidates for inclusion in Unicode 9.0, which is set to be released in the middle of 2016. These represent emoji that could be available on iOS and
New Book Explores How the iPhone Contributed to BlackBerry's Downfall
Over the past several years, BlackBerry has gone from one of the top smartphone manufacturers to a company thats struggling to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market. BlackBerry is hemorrhaging subscribers and losing revenue quarter after quarter as it
Apple Begins Shipping Gold Edition Watches to Early Pre-Order Customers
Starting on Monday of this week, Apple began preparing to ship out the first batch of gold Apple Watch Editions to customers who pre-ordered in April. MacRumors readers have begun seeing credit card charges for the devices and have received
Some Apple Watch Users Experiencing Issues With Inconsistent Heart Rate Data Following Update
Following the release of Watch OS 1.0.1 on Tuesday, Apple Watch users have been noticing a problem concerning the frequency with which the Apple Watch sends heart rate data to the iPhone. Prior to the update, the Apple Watch sent
OS X 10.11 Could Feature Control Center, 'Rootless' Security and More, iOS 9 to Support A5-Base(...)
While OS X Yosemite introduced several new high-profile features, such as Handoff, iCloud Drive and Instant Hotspot, the focus of OS X 10.11 will be on improved stability and performance, new
Apple Watch Orders Estimated to Average 30,000 Per Day in U.S. After Initial Surge
An estimated 2.5 million Apple Watch orders have been processed in the United States in the first five weeks of availability, according to Slice Intelligence (via Quartz). Extrapolating from the e-receipts of about 14,000 online shoppers who use Slices services,
Apple's Desire to Include Local Stations in Streaming TV Service Could Delay Launch Beyond WWDC
Apples desire to provide customers with live programming from local broadcasting stations in the United States could delay the companys plans to launch a streaming TV service in early fall, according to Re/code. The report also cites industry executives that
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Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
New book says BlackBerry ignored iPhone threat because it misunderstood market
An excerpt from an upcoming book on the rise and collapse of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry suggests that while the company -- then known as RIM -- had some appreciation for 2007s first-generation iPhone, it did not see the device
Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iM(...)
Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apples brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free
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PaintCode 2.0 review: Helps developers and designers create great user interfaces
It’s been a little over two years since I last reviewed PixelCut’s $100 PaintCode, a Mac app designed to help developers more easily integrate vector graphics into their software.In the intervening years, Apple’s own operating systems have evolved beyond pixel
Teach your kids (and yourself!) how to code with these iPad apps
Move over, Space Camp: Coding is quickly growing as a popular activity for kids, and not just for those who dream of being programmers when they grow up. The logical thinking required to code can help kids succeed in school
Glass Planner review: iPhone app has the basic tools for keeping your schedule
Countless apps fill the App Store, each one promising to help keep you organized and on task by applying the same basic method, but with a slight twist.Recently highlighted by Apple as best
Paste review: Clipboard manager's stunning UI helps overcome its lack of features
Ever since the earliest days of the Macintosh, the clipboard has been an indispensable part of our workflow. It’s one of the unsung heroes of the modern desktop, but the ephemeral nature of the copy-and-paste model has trained us to
FileMaker 14 review: 30 years old and still innovating
Major improvements to FileMaker’s infrastructure in its last two releases (versions 12 and 13) required a new file format (.fmp12) and sent a lot of developers back to school. FileMaker 14 maintains the existing file format and solidifies some of
HDHomeRun Connect review: Easily stream over-the-air TV to any device on your network
Thousands of hours of free standard-definition and high-definition television streams past most American households every week completely ignored in favor of cable, satellite, and online programming. Over-the-air (OTA) TV switched over to digital right around the time it also seemed
Pomodoro Time review: Elegant productivity timer finds a home on your Mac's menu bar
Sometimes the simplest techniques are the most effective. If you want to lose weight, exercise. If you want to ace tomorrows test, study. And if you want to get to Carnegie Hall, practice,
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Apple A9 chip likely driving Globalfoundries 14-nm expansion
Apple is likely driving the 14-nanometer ramp at Globalfoundries...
Happy 35th birthday, Pac-Man!
Pac-Man, the biggest arcade game of all time, turns 35 today...
Man survives shotgun attack – thanks to his green iPhone 5c
A man miraculously survived being shot near his home with a sawed-off shotgun...
Apple iPhone powers profits for Asian component makers
As Apple basks in the unprecedented demand for its latest iPhones...
Apple vs. Google: The mapping war that’s just beginning or something
Apple Inc. might soon be launching the public transportation directions...
Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus more dominant than anyone thought possible
Apple released both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in September 2014...
Losing the Signal: The inside story of how Apple’s revolutionary iPhone crippled BlackBerry
It’s OK — we’ll be fine...
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Briefly: Pebble Time ships May 27, HBO Now discounts considered
The Pebble Time smartwatch will start shipping to backers of its Kickstarter campaign from May 27, the company has revealed. In mass production since the start of this month, backers of the Pebble
Hands On: Aftershokz Bluez conduction headphones
Headphones, the humble hero of every day life. Boring commute on public transportation? Just pop in your headphones and listen to an audio book. Noisy construction outside of your window? Slip your headphones
AT&T to drop two-year contracts through third-party sellers
AT&T, one of the US largest carriers, has opted to make a significant change to its arrangements with third-party resellers of its services, including franchises and agents such as Apple, Walmart, and others.
Apple Game Roundup: Game of Thrones, Heroes of the Storm, more
On Tuesdays and Fridays, MacNN takes a few minutes to round up important goings-on in the Mac and iOS gaming world. In todays entry we look at the release date for Telltales Game
Daily Deals: ViewSonic Projector, Acer Chromebook, Logitech speaker
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers for discounts, offers, sales, and bundles on hardware, software, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. Our
Forums: 15-inch MBP updates, wireless mouse problems and more
This week in the MacNN forums, members discussed the recent updates to the 15-inch MBP in a thread started by Moderator P in which he points out some of the changes that have
Apple deals: Macs from $419
Right now at Apples online store, save big on refurbished Macs, with prices starting as low as $419. The refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and
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The Week in iOS Apps: WinIt lets you fight your parking tickets
Just say no to parking ticketsThis week’s apps includes an offering that lets you fight parking tickets; there are also transit and photography apps, and much more.To
Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all
Apple’s long-rumored streaming video service could be slipping away once again, as the company reportedly struggles to get TV programmers on board.Apple wanted to launch the service in the fall with roughly 25 channels, priced around $30 to $40 per
You Should Play: Does Not Commute turns a time-shifted traffic jam into fun
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting
Smart uses for smart albums in Photos for OS X
While it may be satisfying for the OCD within you to manually organize your digital mementos into albums in Photos, you can automate the process using smart albums. These albums self-populate based on criteria you set, so when Photos detects
The Week in iPad Cases: Travel light with Case Logic’s new carrying case
...plus rugged cases, cases for kids, and moreThis week’s roundup of new iPad case features a number of folio options from OtterBox, Pelican, Targus, and Kensington, a kid-friendly alternative from Khomo, and much more.Case
Do you need to care if Apple changes its system font? (Spoiler: Nah.)
9to5Mac reported yesterday that Apple may switch out the system font used in OS X and iOS from Helvetica Neue to San Francisco, the font it developed in-house for the Apple Watch. And if you listen very carefully, that faint
Split-screen mode could be a huge selling point for the rumored iPad Pro
Apple fans would never deign to carry a Surface Pro, but Microsoft’s advanced tablet has a lot to offer. PCWorld’s Mark Hachman swears by his Surface Pro 3, praising its light weight, generous 12-inch screen size, and improved Type Cover.
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Meat your match with this Tinder-swiping steak
Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century meat markets and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinders getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called Tender, was built by four students at Leiden Universit...
State Dept. releases some of Hillary Clinton's emails
Worried that your own inbox isnt keeping you busy enough? Following a judges request to release emails from Hillary Clintons private account on a rolling basis, the State Department posted some 296 of them to its Freedom of
'Mad Max' meets 'Mario Kart' in this rad mash-up
Mad Max: Fury Road is already one of the years best movies, but you know what was missing in all of director George Millers gear grinding under the desert sun? Mario Karts banana peels and green shells. Check
Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history
No, this isnt some guerilla marketing campaign for Back to the Futures upcoming pseudo-anniversary. Its a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew hoverboard. He recently piloted this prototype near...
Oculus founder sued for using confidential information
Palmer Luckey and his company, Oculus VR Inc, are being sued yet again. Total Recall Technologies, a company in Hawaii, is accusing Luckey of violating a confidentiality agreement that he signed as a former employee of the company.
HBO Now survey points to possible subscription discounts
Paying $15 a month for HBO Now is a pretty good deal, especially if youre a cord cutter who yearns for your weekly fix of Game of Thrones. But what if even that price is a little too
Microsoft tests cloud-based clipboard app that syncs across platforms
This turned out to be quite the week for unannounced Microsoft apps. News of a light-weight email solution broke cover a few days ago, and today another pair of productivity apps were tipped. Thanks to @h0x0d on Twitter
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See an Apple Watch hater nearly choke to death mid-rant (NSFW)
When you’re ranting about Apple and its products, don’t forget to breathe. One incredibly angry man learned that crucial lesson the hard way: His profanity-laden diatribe about the Apple Watch ended when he broke into a coughing fit. You can…Read
ICYMI: New Apple gear, real and imagined
We’ve got a host of new stuff to show off this week, from Killian’s look at the new MacBook and iMac lines to Luke’s exploration of all things bacon (emoji). We’ve got Rob’s essential Apple Watch tips, a new credit-card…Read
Meet the robot that will assemble your future iPhones – and everything else
UC Berkley researchers have hit a major milestone in the creation of usable AI. They’ve created a new set of algorithms that will allow robots to learn through trial and error — much like humans learn new tasks. With this…Read
Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which wearable platform deserves a spot on your wrist?
With Apple Watch still sold out and Google reportedly gearing up to deliver Android Wear support for iPhone at Google I/O next week, it’s time for two of the hottest wearable platforms to face off. Apple Watch is selling 30,000 units every day in…Read
Apple II and Cinema Display combine to create a retro gaming heaven
If you grew up in the 80’s one of your earliest video gaming memories was probably playing Oregon Trail on an old Apple II or Macintosh, but you haven’t experienced Oregon Trail until you’ve played it on a 27-inch Apple…Read
Save 85% on the fastest way to convert DVDs and videos and play them anywhere
Play any video, on any device. This bundle at Cult of Mac Deals makes it easy to convert videos and rip DVDs for playback on all of your Apple and Android devices. It’s also one of the fastest solutions you’ll…Read
No lightsabers were used to carve these Star Wars wax figures
Voltaire was the first. Now Vader. Madam Tussaud’s has been in the business of meticulously sculpting life-like models of the famous since 1777. Now, in a gallery far, far away (well, London), the wax museum has produced 11 famous sets…Read
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Apple Introduces 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad and New $1999 iMac with Retina 5(...)
Apple today updated the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life, and faster discrete graphics. Apple also introduced a new $1,999 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K
Apple Announces New Environmental Initiatives in China
Apple today announced an expansion of its renewable energy and environmental protection initiatives in China, including a new multiyear project with World Wildlife Fund to significantly increase responsibly managed forests across China. The new program aims to protect as much
Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28. The company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of
Apple Expands Capital Return Program to $200 Billion
Apple today announced that its board of directors has authorized an increase of more than 50 percent to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of $200 billion
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8
Apple today announced it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed live to developers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100
Apple Announces ResearchKit Available to Medical Researchers
Apple today announced that ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research, is now available. Medical researchers will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps, and developers can also contribute new research modules to the
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor
Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging, and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improved
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