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  • Briefly: Facebook's Paper, Skitch for iOS updated

    19 April 2014, 10:45 pm

    Facebook's Paper for iOS app has received its first major update since its release, adding notifications for birthdays and events. Paper allows users to view their Facebook News Feed as well as other content in a simplistic layout format. Users can tap on the…
  • Apple vs. Samsung, day eight: Pushing the judge's boundaries

    19 April 2014, 3:00 am

    The eighth full day of the Samsung-Apple patent trial went through another raft of witnesses as Samsung struggles to make its case inside its allotted limit of 25 hours -- a problem that hounded the company in the last trial as well. Lead attorney for Samsung…
  • Nike fires entire wearables division, cuts planned FuelBand revision

    18 April 2014, 11:42 pm

    In an unexpected move, Nike has opted to fire as many as 70 members of its Digital Sport division who were focused on hardware development and will not release a now-cancelled new version of the FuelBand fitness tracker that was expected this fall. The company…
  • Apple now offering unclaimed WWDC tickets to developers

    18 April 2014, 10:02 pm

    Following the lapse of the deadline for Worldwide Developers Conference ticket lottery winners to pay for their entry, Apple has begun emailing other developers with a chance to purchase unclaimed tickets. The emails are likely also determined by lottery,…
  • Apple adds 3D Flyovers of San Francisco East Bay, Berkeley to Maps app

    18 April 2014, 8:14 pm

    Apple has again expanded its Maps program for both iOS and OS X by adding 3D "Flyover" support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley and its University of California campus, which by happenstance is the birthplace of…
  • Review: Booqpad for iPad Air

    18 April 2014, 4:41 pm

    Before we get rolling, I'll confess: I've never understood the purpose of cases like the Booqpad. If you've got a tablet, surely part of the point is being able to ditch paper entirely. In practice of course, there are times when a pen and paper are handy --…
  • Briefly: VLC 2.3.0 for iOS, DevonTechnologies' updates

    18 April 2014, 3:02 pm

    Free media player VLC has updated its iOS ported app today, offering various fixes and new features. Users can play most video file formats, and do so without the need for conversion. File synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, iTunes, direct download and…
  • Reviews: Booqpad for iPad Air

    18 April 2014, 3:00 pm

    Before we get rolling, I'll confess: I've never understood the purpose of cases like the Booqpad. If you've got a tablet, surely part of the point is being able to ditch paper entirely. In practice of course, there are times when a pen and paper are handy --…
  • Plaintiffs ask to use Steve Jobs evidence in anti-poaching lawsuit

    18 April 2014, 2:14 pm

    Plaintiffs' attorneys in a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google, and two other companies are asking that evidence related to Apple CEO Steve Jobs be included in the case, Reuters reports. The case revolves around the anti-poaching agreements Apple and…
  • Hands On: Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5

    18 April 2014, 1:33 pm

    Samsung has been standing atop the hill of Android phones for some time now with its Galaxy line. Other manufacturers like HTC and Motorola have briefly held the crown, but Samsung always seems to find a way to yank it back with new features, ease of use and…
  • Photos depict alleged front panel for second-generation iPad Air

    18 April 2014, 1:05 pm

    Newly-leaked photos show a front panel claimed to be for the second-generation iPad Air. The photos were obtained by a Dutch website, One More Thing. While the panel is similar to its equivalent for the first-gen Air, it appears to have switched to an…
  • Analysts call for year-over-year decline in iPad sales

    18 April 2014, 12:07 pm

    Almost half of a group of 34 analysts tracked by Fortune are expecting Apple to report a slight decline in iPad sales year-over-year during its Q2 2014 results, due to be announced April 23rd. The overall consensus currently sits at 19.3 million units, which…
  • Apps: Tweetbot for Mac, Monolingual, Radium

    18 April 2014, 11:17 am

  • Rockstar Consortium denied motion to transfer Google case to Texas

    18 April 2014, 10:56 am

    US District Court Judge Claudia Wilken has denied a motion by the Apple-led Rockstar Consortium to transfer a patent invalidation countersuit by Google from California to the Eastern District of Texas, Reuters says. The Eastern District of Texas is infamous…
  • Briefly: Rogers 700MHz LTE rolls out, Toshiba UHS-II microSD cards

    18 April 2014, 6:48 am

    Rogers is expanding the available spectrum for its LTE service in Canada, by turning on its 700MHz network. Engadget reports that areas of Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver will see the benefits of 700MHz at first, with subscribers and AT&T customers roaming in…
  • Pandora hit by new copyright lawuits over songs from pre-1972

    18 April 2014, 2:57 am

    Following a similar lawsuits against Sirius XM radio, a group of record companies has filed suit in a New York court against Pandora, the top streaming subscription music service in the US. While songs made before February 15, 1972 are not subject to federal…
  • Briefly: Facebook 9.0 for iOS, cross-platform Farmville 2

    18 April 2014, 12:34 am

    Version 9.0 has been released for Facebook's app for iOS, adding new features. Though a minor update, the biggest addition to the app is the ability for users to reply to comments on pages that have enabled it. Administrators can now review and review posts by…
  • Analysts: Low iPhone growth now, but good times ahead in 2014

    17 April 2014, 11:53 pm

    Historically, investment and Wall Street analysts have had a poor track record predicting Apple's fortunes ahead of time. However, as Apple's guidance has gotten more accurate, and as supplier leaks and blatant manipulation of the market grow, predictions are…
  • Briefly: Flickr 3.0 for iOS, Photos+ gains Dropbox support

    17 April 2014, 9:56 pm

    Yahoo has updated the iOS client app for its Flickr photo-sharing service, giving it a more iOS 7-compatible "flat" look and navigation system that offers a noticeably more "Instagram-like" experience, where moving through photos is more free-form. The update…
  • Briefly: OWC updates Hard Drive DIY Kit, PDFpen Scan+ 1.3

    17 April 2014, 8:34 pm

    Other World Computing today introduced its new DIY Kit for all 2011 iMac and 27-inch 2012 iMac models, enabling owners to replace the factory-installed internal hard drive with up to a 6TB hard drive for expanded storage and back-up capacity. The kits feature…
  • Deals: RadioShack dropping price on iPhone 5s, Pixelmator price drop

    17 April 2014, 8:00 pm

    Although there have been a number of good deals in recent months on both the iPhone 5c and 5s, a new deal kicking off tomorrow from RadioShack may be the one iPhone 4S holdouts have been waiting for. Starting April 18, new or upgrading customers using AT&T,…
  • Michael's craft store chain hit by massive, long-running data breach

    17 April 2014, 7:59 pm

    Craft store chain Michael's Stores and affiliated Aaron Brothers has confirmed details of a massive security breach between May 8, 2013 and January 27 of this year. The analysis conducted by the company shows that approximately 2.6 million cards may have been…
  • FCC limiting 2015 AT&T, Verizon bandwidth auction purchases

    17 April 2014, 7:15 pm

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed that he plans to limit how much spectrum AT&T and Verizon can buy in the 2015 auction of bandwidth reclaimed from TV broadcasters. The chairman spoke out a day after AT&T threatened to…
  • Facebook to roll out Nearby Friends option for iOS, Android apps

    17 April 2014, 4:27 pm

    Facebook has announced an upcoming feature for its iOS and Android apps, Nearby Friends. The function will notify users when friends are within a certain radius, giving a chance to meet up. For security purposes the feature will be off by default, only work if…
  • Google launching test of fiber Internet for business in Kansas City

    17 April 2014, 4:18 pm

    Google is picking select Kansas City companies to test Google Fiber prototype offerings for business. The business rollout in Kansas City is the first of its kind for the Gigabit Internet service, with Google saying that it is "in the beginning of figuring out…
  • Dropbox buys out Loom photo service, Hackpad collaboration tool

    17 April 2014, 2:55 pm

    Cloud storage service Dropbox has bought out Loom, a photo storage and organization service, according to a notice on the latter company's website. Additionally acquired by the file sharing locker is collaborative document service Hackpad which will continue…
  • Briefly: Chromecast gains MLB.TV broadcasts, live YouTube

    17 April 2014, 2:41 pm

    The Google Chromecast is now supported by the MLB.com At Bat for iOS and Android. The update allows subscribers of MLB.TV's Premium Subscription to stream live, out-of-market games and on-demand events, with a choice of home or away broadcasts also available.…
  • Briefly: RunKeeper's new Breeze app, Beamer 2.0

    17 April 2014, 2:24 pm

    RunKeeper has launched a new, passive step tracking app today, entitled Breeze. By constantly tracking motion with the M7 chip found within the iPhone 5s, Breeze offers its users a personal coaching feature, in the form of push notifications and updates…
  • Apple online store begins carrying refurbished Retina iPad minis

    17 April 2014, 1:24 pm

    For the first time, Apple's online store has begun selling refurbished versions of the Retina iPad mini. The option drops the price of a 16GB Wi-Fi model to $339, $60 less than its usual cost. 32GB has been reduced $80 to $419, and 64GB models have been cut…
  • iPhone Apps: Pinnacle Studio, Figure, Tangent

    17 April 2014, 1:13 pm

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