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  • Apple marks 1 billion iPhones sold

    Wed 9:14pm By Mike Flaminio
    At an employee meeting in Cupertino this morning, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple recently sold the billionth iPhone.…
  • Apple to team up with Parkopedia for Maps improvements

    Wed 9:05pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Map users will be able to view key information about parking garages and lots around the world. In addition, users will have the option to click through to Parkopedia's website and iOS app to view more detailed information including pricing, user…
  • Report: Carpool Karaoke coming to Apple Music

    Tue 9:56pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Apple has secured an agreement for exclusive version of CBS's Carpool Karaoke from the Late Late Show with James Corden.The viral segment that broke out on the Late Late Show With James Corden is being turned into its…
  • Adobe Lightroom for Apple TV

    Tue 9:43pm By Mike Flaminio
    Adobe: With this Lightroom for Apple TV release, you'll be able to share your photos one by one in a slideshow, with the ability to stop and zoom in to see all the detail within your photo. Quickly navigate through all your photos to find that exact memory…
  • SMS may be depreciated for two-factor authentication

    Tue 9:33pm By Mike Flaminio
    National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce issues non-regulatory guidance on various things as a means to standardize commercial activity. The agency has issued a preview of its Digital Authentication Guidelines and is…
  • Report: Long-time Apple VP Mansfield returns to run car project

    Mon 9:14pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Inc. has tapped a highly regarded senior executive who helped bring to market many of Apple's signature products to oversee its fledgling automobile project, according to people familiar with the matter.…
  • Snowden has plans for a device to monitor your iPhone's radios

    Thu 9:04pm By Mike Flaminio
    Edward Snowden and Andrew "Bunnie" Huang announced Thursday plans for a hardware monitor for smartphones. The device would attach to the devices internal attends and watch for unexpected wireless traffic. The goal is to alert users that they phone may be…
  • Report: Unannounced Apple Car ship date slips

    Thu 8:54pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:…
  • Gorilla Glass 5 coming later this year

    Thu 8:51pm By Mike Flaminio
    In lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs.…
  • Apple patent on cellular MacBooks

    Jul 20, 2016, 5:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    I don't really pay much attention to patent stuff because it doesn't mean anything. Patently Apple though caught my eye on a recently granted patent involving cellular functionality in MacBooks.An electronic device such as electronic device 10 of FIG. 1 may…
  • BlackBerry CEO criticizes Apple's privacy stance

    Jul 20, 2016, 5:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Mixed messages from BlackBerry CEO John Chen. He was speaking at BlackBerry's Security Summit this week:…
  • HBO streaming up, Netflix down

    Jul 19, 2016, 9:11 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:The clear winner in HBO's June quarter was the sixth season of the HBO original series Game of Thrones, which garnered 25.1 million viewers, up from 20.2 million viewers in the previous season. Jeff Cusson, a spokesperson for HBO, told Ars over…
  • U.S. Army Special Ops to switch from Android to iOS

    Jul 19, 2016, 9:04 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Military.com:The iPhone is "faster; smoother. Android freezes up" and has to be restarted too often, the source said. The problem with the Android is particularly noticeable when viewing live feed from an unmanned aerial system such as Instant Eye, the source…
  • Apple Music gains iTunes Match

    Jul 18, 2016, 4:55 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Jim Dalrymple: One of the biggest complaints about Apple Music over the past year was that it wouldn't properly match songs subscribers had in their existing iTunes libraries. That problem is being fixed by Apple.…
  • SoftBank makes bid to acquire ARM

    Jul 18, 2016, 4:48 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:UK chip designer ARM has agreed to a whopping buyout offer from Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank for �24.3 billion (~$32 billion)--the deal comes just weeks after Brits voted to exit the European Union.…
  • Apple proposal for streaming royalties may squeeze Spotify

    Jul 17, 2016, 9:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Copyright Royalty Board is accepting comment on statutory rates for downloads and interactive streaming services. The new term is set to run 2018-2022. Apple, Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon, and RIAA are expected to provide comment on the proposed new…
  • On Apple's upcoming Swift Playgrounds app

    Jul 14, 2016, 9:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Wired:Minutes after launching the app, you can learn to string together a few commands. Then you can watch them execute. You can move Byte forward with a simple "moveforward ()" command. You can pack three "turnleft ()" commands into a function and use that to…
  • Apple's Eddie Cue on why it and isn't creating original content

    Jul 14, 2016, 9:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    There's been a lot of speculation surrounding Apple's grand plans for Apple TV. Yesterday, news broke that Apple is auditioning for an unscripted reality show about developing apps. Plus numerous productions tied to Apple Music with Dr. Dre and Taylor Swift,…
  • Razer announces iPad Pro mechanical keyboard

    Jul 14, 2016, 9:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Razer announced a new mechanical keyboard for the iPad Pro. The company claims it's the first mechanical keyboard for a mobile device, which seems about right. The Razer Mechanical Keyboard case features new ultra-low-profile mechanical switches. The company…
  • Planet of the Apps

    Jul 13, 2016, 5:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple is auditioning for an unscripted reality TV show called Planet of the Apps. The casting call is asking for contestants who can have a functioning app for demo by October 21st. The show is expected to start filming this year and into 2017 in Los Angeles.…
  • Pokemon Go gets patched, U.S. Senator asks questions

    Jul 12, 2016, 9:12 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Today the widely popular Pokemon Go app for iOS got an update to address concerns over excessive access to personal information. When authenticating through Google's services, the app apparently granted all available access to the user's account, which…
  • Pokemon Go and Google login seems a bad idea

    Jul 11, 2016, 8:49 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Pokemon Go mania is going strong, but if you signed up using your Google account, you may want to think twice. The authentication on iOS appears to grant the app full access.…
  • 22-year-old engineer pushes Apple's accessibility efforts

    Jul 10, 2016, 8:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Mashable:Sarah Herrlinger, senior manager for global accessibility policy and initiatives at Apple, says a notable part of the company's steps toward accessibility is its dedication to making inclusivity features standard, not specialized. This allows those…
  • Solving All the Wrong Problems

    Jul 10, 2016, 7:53 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Allison Arieff for the New York Times:We are overloaded daily with new discoveries, patents and inventions all promising a better life, but that better life has not been forthcoming for most. In fact, the bulk of the above list targets a very specific (and…
  • Verizon shuffled wireless data plans

    Jul 6, 2016, 5:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Verizon Wednesday announced changes to its Verizon Plan. Essentially prices are increasing $5-$10 per month, but Verizon is increasing data caps and introducing a rollover feature. So, while you'll be getting more, you'll be paying more, but you get to retain…
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