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  • Report: Apple prepping $1 billion for TV content

    52m By Mike Flaminio
    Apple is reportedly about to make a big play for original content.…
  • ESPN Apple TV app now shows up to four games at once

    56m By Mike Flaminio
    Variety:A new version of the ESPN App for Apple TV's tvOS, available Wednesday, includes a feature called MultiCast that provides the ability to view up to four simultaneous live streams at once. On any given day, ESPN users can choose from 30 or more live…
  • Patents and table saw safety

    Mon 11:08am By Mike Flaminio
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering making a safety device mandatory for construction/woodworking table saws. This is interesting case I think in how brilliant technology and patents can work against each other. The inventor started his own…
  • Dropbox adds two-step verification with app

    Mon 10:47am By Mike Flaminio
    Dropbox:Starting today, you can also use the Dropbox mobile app to verify your identity. When you're signing in, you can have a notification sent to the Dropbox app on your phone, and simply tap a button to finish the process, rather than receiving a text…
  • Twelve South announces new BookBook for MacBooks

    Thu 3:51pm By Mike Flaminio
    Twelve South's BookBook is leather case that resembles a vintage book. That company announced BookBook Vol 2 for Apple's latest MacBook laptops. The new versions are designed to house Apple's USB-C MacBooks, which includes the 12-inch MacBook, the 13-inch…
  • Another iPhone 8 dummy shows black design

    Thu 3:47pm By Mike Flaminio
    Yesterday I noted a video showing off what's expected to be the design of the next iPhone. It was a white model that I didn't really appeal to me. 9 to 5 Mac notes a clip of what appears to be a black version of that phone.…
  • Purported iPhone 8 model

    Aug 9, 2017, 5:53 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Michael Kukielka (DetroitBorg) has a video showing a model of how the iPhone 8 is expected to look. The model was provided by Sonny Dickson, who in the past few years have proven to have reliable sources within Apple's supply chain. The model is reportedly…
  • Disney planning streaming service for TV, movies

    Aug 9, 2017, 10:32 am By Mike Flaminio
    Disney is reportedly pulling its content off of Netflix to launch its own competing streaming service. The service will offer Disney branded content for movies and TV, including Pixar Studio releases.…
  • iOS 11 beta changes

    Aug 8, 2017, 4:38 pm By Mike Flaminio
    iDB has a video rundown of changes in the most recent beta of iOS 11. This is the 5th release and there have been as many iterations of changes. Two things that caught my attention is the iCloud for Messages features have been removed for a future update,…
  • Author of password rules admits his mistakes

    Aug 7, 2017, 9:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bill Burr apparently is the source of many current day password rules. These rules are nothing but arbitrary and annoying. Most often, they seem to encourage worse password management. Rather than people having a strong password, they need to write down…
  • Verizon retools its reward program, includes Apple Music reward

    Aug 7, 2017, 9:14 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Verizon Go is a new scheme to reward customers for their mobile service and other purchases. Every month there are six new customized rewards to choose from, so there's a constant stream of rewards to look forward to. For example, customers can select exciting…
  • Apple launches Instagram account for iPhone photos

    Aug 7, 2017, 9:08 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:Apple officially has its own Instagram account. The company launched its @apple handle today, which for now, features a series of photo sets comprised of iPhone photographers' work. Apple bills the effort as "a look through the lens of iPhone users…
  • Comcast's hidden fees lawsuit

    Aug 3, 2017, 4:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:A class-action complaint against Comcast can move forward after a federal judge rejected a Comcast motion to dismiss it.…
  • Ease of device repair

    Aug 3, 2017, 4:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new report came out that suggests tech companies are influencing green technology standards around device repairability.…
  • Apple's quarterly results

    Aug 3, 2017, 4:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors has a transcript of Apple's quarterly financial call with analysts. The call followed an impressive showing in what's typically a slower quarter for Apple.…
  • Carpool Karaoke promo

    Aug 1, 2017, 10:04 am By Mike Flaminio
    Carpool Karaoke is set to debut next week on Apple Music. Apple has shared a new promo video previewing the many celebrities who will be on the show.Go on a star-studded, song-filled car ride in the Apple Music original Carpool Karaoke. Based on the segment…
  • Nokia-Apple patent agreement reported resulted in $2 billion

    Aug 1, 2017, 10:02 am By Mike Flaminio
    Some details have emerged of the recent patent deal struck early this year between Apple and Nokia. In its financial reporting Nokia said it received $2 billion from Apple.…
  • Only iPod touch remains,

    Jul 27, 2017, 10:21 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple this week reshuffled its iPod lineup. Gone are the long-time iPod Nano and iPod shuffle. Only remaining is the iPod touch, so only only the iOS iPod device remains.…
  • Apple AR Glasses patent

    Jul 27, 2017, 9:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Patents usually mean nothing, but this is an interesting tidbit on what Apple may be thinking for augmented reality. The first is a pretty standard AR interface using a camera. The second suggests Apple maybe considering an AR wearable.…
  • Apple teams up with hearing ad company for native volume controls

    Jul 26, 2017, 10:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple and Cohlear announced their joint effort for hearing aids has been approved by the US FDA. The solution allows users to control volume of their hearing aids using iOS's built in control. There are many solutions on the market with Bluetooth connectivity,…
  • Adobe sets Flash expiration date

    Jul 25, 2017, 9:04 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:Back in 2012, Adobe recognized that Flash's end was near, with a five- to 10-year timeframe for its eventual phasing out. Today, the company got specific: Flash will be supported through to the end of 2020, after which the Flash player will cease…
  • JCPenney adds Apple Pay support

    Jul 24, 2017, 9:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Shopping mall anchor JCPenny announced this week that it has started accepting Apple Pay in its retail locations. Apple Pay has rolled out to all of JCPenney's stores nationwide. The retailer is also bringing its credit cards to Apple Pay, allowing customers…
  • The Rock x Siri

    Jul 24, 2017, 9:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple and Dwayne Johnson team up for a mini feature/long Siri ad. The premise of the elaborate spot is that The Rock uses Siri to get the most out of the day.You should never, ever, under any circumstances, underestimate how much Dwayne Johnson can get done in…
  • Disney and Pixar characters come to Apple's Clips app

    Jul 20, 2017, 9:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's Clips app aims make sharable video clips easy to make. It can be styled in many ways, and Apple announced it's brining new Disney graphics. The new overlays and posters feature Disney and Pixar characters.Users can now add classic Disney and Pixar…
  • Steve Jobs opera opens this weekend

    Jul 20, 2017, 9:04 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is an opera about Steve Jobs. The show opens this weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico.…