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  • Report: Every fitness tracker but Apple's is a privacy nightmare

    Sun 8:12pm By Mike Flaminio
    Aaron Sankin for The Daily Dot:Entitled "Every Step You Fake: A Comparative Analysis of Fitness Tracker Privacy and Security," the report is a collaboration between Canadian privacy watchdog Open Effect and the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab. The teams…
  • Unauthorized Touch ID sensor repairs causing problems

    Sun 8:03pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Guardian: A spokeswoman for Apple told Money (get ready for a jargon overload): "We protect fingerprint data using a secure enclave, which is uniquely paired to the touch ID sensor. When iPhone is serviced by an authorised Apple service provider or Apple…
  • Comcast vs ESPN on skinny cable bundles

    Thu 7:26pm By Mike Flaminio
    Peter Kafka for Re/CodeThat theory gained more credence last month, when ESPN boss John Skipper said the sports programmer had seen subscriber losses in part because of "people trading down to lighter cable packages" that don't include his network.…
  • Mossberg: Apple's apps need work

    Wed 4:05pm By Mike Flaminio
    In the last couple of years, however, I've noticed a gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple's core apps, on both the mobile iOS operating system and its Mac OS X platform. It's almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball…
  • LifeProof announced slim NUUD iPhone 6s/Plus case

    Wed 3:17pm By Mike Flaminio
    LifeProof today announced availability of the new NUUD iPhone case. The NUUD is designed to work with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.…
  • Fitbit announces fashion-focused Alta

    Wed 3:07pm By Mike Flaminio
    Touted as Fitbit's most fashionable fitness tracker, Alta was announced today. The wrist wearable will help users track activities, provide weekly goals, remind you to move throughout the day and automatic sleep tracking.…
  • iPhone 7 rumored to lose camera nub, antenna lines

    Tue 7:41pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors:According to a source who has provided reliable information in the past, the iPhone 7 body will appear very similar to the design used for the iPhone 6 and 6s, with two significant exceptions.…
  • ZAGG announces merger with mophie

    Tue 7:32pm By Mike Flaminio
    ZAGG Inc and mophie inc. announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which ZAGG will acquire mophie. The transaction will leverage the unique strengths of two industry leaders in the mobile accessories sector to create a business with…
  • Future of Google's Nexus to take a page from Apple

    Mon 7:59pm By Mike Flaminio
    Brandon Russell for TechnoBuffalo:It might not happen this year, or even next, but soon Google will have complete control over how its Nexus phones are made. The approach would match Apple's iPhone strategy, treating outside manufacturers as contractors rather…
  • Customer harasses Comcast by monitoring broadband with Raspberry Pi

    Mon 7:41pm By Mike Flaminio
    Reddit user AlekseyPI pay for 150mbps down and 10mbps up. The raspberry pi runs a series of speedtests every hour and stores the data. Whenever the downspeed is below 50mbps the Pi uses a twitter API to send an automatic tweet to Comcast listing the speeds.…
  • Dutch police train eagles to attack drones

    Mon 7:36pm By Mike Flaminio
    Charlie Warzel for BuzzFeed:But no creature harbors as much scorn for quadcopters as the bird of prey -- specifically the eagle, which seems to view drones as a personal affront. And the Dutch are using that to their advantage. The Dutch National Police has…
  • Circuit City to return

    Jan 31, 2016, 7:49 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Engadget (via Twice)The new stores are expected to be targeted at millenials, featuring minimal design aesthetics inside and products such as 3D printers and drones, as well as smartphones, tablets, laptops and headphones.…
  • Report: Apple may produce TV shows

    Jan 31, 2016, 7:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    TheStreet.com:Apple, which is struggling to line up networks and cable channels for its long-delayed "skinny bundle" offering of a lower-priced video service, is trying a new tack and talking with TV producers and Hollywood studios about investing in TV shows…
  • Apple recalls wall adapters destined for select countries

    Jan 28, 2016, 7:18 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple´┐Ż today announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea. In very rare cases, affected Apple two-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk…
  • Microsoft adds Office real-time co-authoring to Dropbox, Box, and other cloud services

    Jan 28, 2016, 7:14 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Microsoft: Since 2013, we've offered real-time co-authoring with Office Online documents stored in Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint Online. Today, we are extending this capability to cloud storage providers in the CSPP program. Real-time co-authoring with…
  • Deliveries app updated to 7.0

    Jan 27, 2016, 8:28 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A huge update for Deliveries. Deliveries is a cool shipping tracking app for iOS. It makes it easy to keep track of various orders and packages. It can link into Amazon to track Amazon order numbers, for example, but it obviously also supports shipping…
  • IAB Chief Blasts Adblock Plus

    Jan 27, 2016, 8:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Randall Rothenberg:"This is what happens when your only motivation, your only metric, is money. For that is what AdBlock Plus is: an old-fashioned extortion racket, gussied up in the flowery but false language of contemporary consumerism."…
  • FCC Chair's interesting comments on unlocking the cable box

    Jan 27, 2016, 8:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    FCC Chair Tom Wheeler:If you've ever signed up for a $99-a-month bundle for cable, phone and Internet and then wondered why your bill is significantly higher, this is a big reason. Even when the company has recovered the cost of the box, you must continue to…
  • Apple boasts 1 billion active devices, growing services business

    Jan 26, 2016, 8:28 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Tim Cook from iMore's transcript of Apple's financial call:Because our customers are very satisfied and engaged, they spend a lot of time on their devices and purchase apps, content, and other services. They also are very likely to buy other Apple products, or…
  • Apple sees iPhone sales lag, also hurt by currency exchange

    Jan 26, 2016, 8:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Matthew Zeitlib for BuzzFeed:iPhone sales peak each year in the holiday season, and they were flat in the last quarter of 2015 relative to the same period a year prior. For the coming quarter, Apple projected revenues between $50 billion and $53 billion, down…
  • Apple's car project reportedly hits rough patch

    Jan 25, 2016, 5:05 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Sam Oliver for Apple Insider:The change was precipitated by a post-holiday progress review conducted by Apple design chief Jony Ive, according to a previously reliable source with knowledge of the team's activities. Ive is said to have "expressed his…
  • Apple rumored to revamp iPhone 5 for smaller screen option

    Jan 24, 2016, 7:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Mark Gurman for 9 to 5 Mac: Instead of releasing a smaller version of the iPhone 6s in order to appease potential customers seeking an iPhone with a screen smaller than 4.7 or 5.5-inches, Apple is upgrading the existing iPhone 5s that was first released in…
  • Oracle lawsuit reveals Google paid $1 billion fee for search

    Jan 24, 2016, 7:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg: Google Inc. is paying Apple Inc. a hefty fee to keep its search bar on the iPhone.…
  • Report: 3-5-percent of iPhones bought under Apple upgrade program

    Jan 24, 2016, 7:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Insider on Piper Jaffray report:CFG announced on Friday that it had $220 million in Apple iPhone loans on its balance sheet at the end of December. To analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, that implies Apple sold about a quarter-million iPhones through…
  • Report: AT&T's CEO says Tim Cook shouldn't have any say in encryption debate

    Jan 21, 2016, 7:12 pm By Mike Flaminio
    AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson in a Wall Street Journal interview:"I don't think it is Silicon Valley's decision to make about whether encryption is the right thing to do. I understand Tim Cook's decision, but I don't think it's his decision to make.…
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