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  • Kanex introduce new MultiSync wireless keyboards

    Thu 3:53pm By Mike Flaminio
    Kanex announced Thursday its new MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard. The wireless keyboard is capable of syncing with up to four devices via Bluetooth. This makes it possible to link multiple Macs and mobile devices to a single keyboard. Devices can be switched…
  • Report: iPhone 7 to exclusively made by TSMC, utilize 10nm

    Thu 3:43pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Electronic Times via 9 to 5 Mac:According to a report from South Korean news outlet The Electronic Times, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, better known as TSMC, has reached a deal with Apple to be the sole provider of the processor used in…
  • iDevices sells iGrill to Weber

    Wed 8:18pm By Mike Flaminio
    iDevices today announced that it is selling its cooking app-enabled devices to grill maker Weber. The acquisition includes the iGrill, iGrill mini, Kitchen Thermometer, and Kitchen Thermometer mini.…
  • Stand-alone HBO Now has 800,000 subscribers

    Wed 3:53pm By Mike Flaminio
    Peter Kafka for Re/Code:The Internet demanded it for years, and last year HBO finally gave it to them. But so far, only 800,000 people have subscribed to HBO Now, the pay TV channel's Web-based service.…
  • Bill aims to stop states from banning iPhone encryption

    Wed 3:46pm By Mike Flaminio
    More encryption news...…
  • FBI says it doesn't want encryption back door, just access to encrypted data

    Tue 8:24pm By Mike Flaminio
    Dawn Chmielewski for re/code:FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he doesn't want government-mandated "backdoor" access to secure devices -- he just wants companies to turn over encrypted messages.…
  • Report: Apple TV may gain Siri dictation, Bluetooth keyboard support

    Tue 8:01pm By Mike Flaminio
    Juli Clover for MacRumors:With the new dictation option, it's now possible for Apple TV owners to dictate text and spell user names and passwords rather than typing them. After installing tvOS 9.2 beta 3, users are prompted to enable or disable dictation.…
  • OS X Notes may gain support for Evernote imports

    Tue 7:45pm By Mike Flaminio
    Mikey Campbell for Apple Insider:Notes' import function first showed up as a file menu option in the first OS X 10.11.4 beta builds released last month, gaining additional extension support in subsequent seeds. It is unknown how far Apple plans to extend…
  • VLC turns 15

    Mon 5:01pm By Mike Flaminio
    Jean-Baptiste Kempf:If you've been to one of my talks, (if you haven't, you should come to one), you know that the project that became VideoLAN and VLC, is almost 5 years older than that, and was called Network 2000.…
  • 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

    Feb 4, 2016, 7:26 pm 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

    Feb 3, 2016, 4:05 pm 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

    Feb 3, 2016, 3:17 pm 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

    Feb 3, 2016, 3:07 pm 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

    Feb 2, 2016, 7:41 pm 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

    Feb 2, 2016, 7:32 pm 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

    Feb 1, 2016, 7:59 pm 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

    Feb 1, 2016, 7:41 pm 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

    Feb 1, 2016, 7:36 pm 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…
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