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  • Cellular voice and SMS can reportedly be listened in on, FaceTime and iMessage safe

    Thu 10:20pm By Rene Ritchie
    Security researchers in Germany have reportedly discovered two ways to both capture and decrypt voice and SMS communications that travel over SS7, a set of protocols used by phone systems. The Washington Post The flaws discovered by the German researchers…
  • Firmware update brings better accuracy to Fitbit Surge

    Thu 9:59pm By Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    Fibit has announced a new firmware update for its latest Surge, which the company describes as a "superwatch." With the latest version 9.2 firmware, the Fitbit Surge gains better accuracy with step counts, battery level indicator, and also GPS tracking.…
  • Watch ABC updated on Apple TV to bring recently aired full episodes

    Thu 8:28pm By Chuong H Nguyen
    The Watch ABC channel on Apple TV has been updated to give viewers access to recently aired shows on the ABC network. With the update, Apple TV users will be able to stream full episodes of TV shows a week after the airing date. Along with this capability, ABC…
  • Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg reportedly joins Jobs biopic in supporting role

    Thu 7:19pm By Chuong H Nguyen
    It looks like casting for supporting roles in the Steve Jobs biopic has begun. Michael Stuhlbarg is said to be joining Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in the movie. Stuhlburg, of Boardwalk Empire fame, is reported to be playing…
  • Instagram follower count just drop? Here's why!

    Thu 6:58pm By Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    Shortly after announcing that it had reached 300 million users last week, Instagram stated that it would be adding verified accounts and cracking down hard on spammers. Well it appears that the hammer has officially started coming down, and users are in an…
  • How to record phone calls on your Mac

    Thu 5:25pm By Serenity Caldwell
    If you're in a business — as I am — where you occasionally conduct interviews over the phone, or want to remember brainstorming sessions with a friend, you may wish to record your calls. In the past, this was a bit of a pain with iPhone calls, since iOS…
  • Microsoft updates Bing apps for iPhone and iPad with new designs and more

    Thu 5:20pm By John Callaham
    Microsoft has updated the Bing apps for the iPhone and iPad today, offering up some revamped designs for the search engine apps. Microsoft says: On iPhone, we completely redesigned the home screen of the app. Due to the larger size of the new iPhones, we…
  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus now ship in as little as 1 business day

    Thu 5:18pm By Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    If you've somehow held off on picking up a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus so far, it looks like you still might be able to snag one before the holidays are over. Shipping times for both devices have improved dramatically to 1-3 days for the 16GB and 64GB iPhone 6…
  • McDonald's trial uses beacons to guide passersby to McNuggets

    Thu 5:18pm By Chuong H Nguyen
    McDonald's trial with beacons in Columbus, GA to guide customers to its stores is a success. The company announced that using Bluetooth LE and an app developed by beacons supplier Piper, it was able to increase sales of McNuggets by roughly 8 percent in the…
  • 500px update adds built-in camera, Lightroom editor

    Thu 4:47pm By Chuong H Nguyen
    500px has announced that its updated iOS app adds more capabilities for the mobile photographer. The update brings a number of new and notable features, including a built-in camera so you can snap shots directly within the app, a professional photo editor,…
  • Secret app updated with chat and communities

    Thu 4:13pm By Simon Sage
    Secret's anonymous confession app has had a significant overhaul in both style and function. In addition to being able to spill the beans about anything without fear of reprisal, now you can enter private conversations with other anonymous users. You can also…
  • Undercover documentary finds Apple suppliers in violation of labor agreement

    Thu 3:56pm By Chuong H Nguyen
    The BBC is set to air an undercover investigation into Apple's supply chain with findings that there were multiple violations of Apple's promises to protect workers. Titled Apple's Broken Promises, BBC Panorama explored both the Pegatron manufacturing facility…
  • Airmail 2 for Mac review: Email exactly the way you want it

    Thu 3:49pm By Allyson Kazmucha
    When I reviewed Airmail last year, it was arguably the best mail app available for the Mac. Since then, I've used a handful of other apps before ultimately settling on the Mailbox for Mac beta. However, Airmail 2 just landed, combining the same advanced…
  • Tim Cook makes 'generous' donation to Southern LGBT equality group

    Thu 3:29pm By Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    An LGBT equality group in the Southern U.S. has picked up an important backer today: Tim Cook. Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which runs the Project One America initiative that fights for LGBT equality in Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi, announced today that…
  • Angry Birds Epic intros player-versus-player duels

    Thu 3:14pm By Simon Sage
    Turn-based fantasy strategy game Angry Birds Epic has a new player-versus-player system, complete with different leagues and leaderboards. Players gather in the arena on Terence's ship and have to defend their banner while attacking those of their opponent.…
  • The Hit List 2 now syncs with Mac, available for $9.99 through December 31st

    Thu 1:47pm By Adam Zeis
    The Hit List 2 for iPhone is hot off the press and available at an introductory price of $9.99. The first major release of The Hit List since Karelia acquired the Potion Factory, this version brings along sync with the Mac app, task cards, task list shortcuts,…
  • My Om Nom offers your own pet from Cut the Rope

    Thu 1:41pm By Simon Sage
    The folks behind the well-loved physics puzzle series, Cut the Rope, have released a new game called My Om Nom. In it, you get your own adorable little green alien to feed, dress up, and play around with. There are a few simple games to enjoy, but most of it…
  • iOS 8.2 beta 3 now available OTA for developers

    Thu 1:01pm By Adam Zeis
    Apple has just released iOS 8.2 Beta 3 as an OTA update for developers or anyone taking part in the iOS 8 beta program. This one has the usual round of "bug fixes and other improvements", but if you spot anything new be sure to drop a comment here and let us…
  • Verizon now lets you text Starbucks to your friends

    Thu 12:01pm By Adam Zeis
    Verizon is helping users give the gift of Starbucks this holiday season. Through the Verizon Messages app, users can send an Starbucks eGift card of $5, $10, or $15 to virtually anyone on any U.S. carrier. The cost of the card is billed to the senders account,…
  • Flipboard gets Flowboard to rebrand after trademark spat

    Thu 11:42am By Simon Sage
    Flowboard's slick app for creating presentations will be known as FlowVella from here on out. The change comes at the heels of a trademark court ruling in favor of Flipboard, the popular story aggregator. At the same time, FlowVella is launching a new App…
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