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  • Briefly: LinkedIn retires InMaps, BBC's kids' coding, computing shows

    2 September 2014, 2:00 am

    Professional networking platform LinkedIn has discontinued its InMaps visualization tool. Citing the need to focus on new ways to visualize users' professional network, InMaps officially retired September 1. The feature was first launched in January 2011, and…
  • Progress picks up pace in new Apple Campus video

    1 September 2014, 10:48 pm

    Significant progress has been made in the construction of Apple's Campus 2 project since the last set of traffic-reported helicopter pictures were released. A new HD video shot with a GoPro camera attached to a drone plane have flown over the construction site…
  • Apple completes iTunes Festival lineup with final 20 performers

    1 September 2014, 9:00 pm

    The iTunes Festival is now underway in London, having kicked off the first night of the month-long concert series with headliner Deadmau5 and opening acts Friends Within and Kate Simko & the London Electronic Orchestra. Performances are streamed live through…
  • Apple 'investigating' if leaked celebrity pics came from iCloud

    1 September 2014, 7:00 pm

    Even as Apple on Monday issued a terse statement saying only that "we take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report," concerning the leak of compromising images from 101 celebrities, the 4chan poster who released the compromising…
  • Python script attacking Find My iPhone may be behind celebrity leaks

    1 September 2014, 2:13 pm

    A script which allowed access to iCloud servers may have been behind the recent celebrity photo leaks, a report suggests. A Python script which discovered the password of an iCloud account has surfaced, with an apparent vulnerability in Find My iPhone…
  • iPhone Apps: Plane Finder, Money by Jumsoft, PureShot

    1 September 2014, 1:54 pm

  • Chinese SAIC claims Microsoft anti-piracy measures are monopolistic

    1 September 2014, 12:30 pm

    China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has questioned Microsoft Vice President Chen Shi regarding allegations of abuse of Microsoft's monopoly on operating systems, productivity software, and browsers in the country. As part of the…
  • Claim: compromising celebrity photos due to iCloud hack

    1 September 2014, 3:00 am

    A plethora of new celebrity nude images have surfaced on the Internet, along with claims that the photos and videos are the result of a hack of iCloud accounts. At least one of the victims of the leak has confirmed the images, but did not confirm the leak came…
  • Tech reviewer Anand Lal Shimpi hired by Apple; Anandtech to continue

    31 August 2014, 10:37 pm

    On Saturday night, well-regarded technology analyst and reviewer Anand Lal Shimpi, creator and owner of AnandTech, surprised readers with an announcement that he was retiring from the site and the tech publishing world. On Sunday, Apple confirmed that it had…
  • Amazon battling on multiple fronts, Japanese publishers now protesting

    31 August 2014, 7:13 pm

    In addition to its fight with publisher Hachette and UK booksellers, Amazon is also battling a series of Japanese publishers. In the process of launching a new ranking system in the country, Amazon Japan is alienating publishers, giving higher rankings to…
  • Apple and AmEx rumored to team up for iPhone payments [u]

    31 August 2014, 1:38 pm

    [Updated with claims of Visa, Mastercard deals] According to financial industry sources, credit card company American Express is teaming up with Apple on an iPhone payments system. The new offering is said to allow holders of an iPhone 6 to use the upcoming…
  • Briefly: IMDb, THX Tune-Up apps for iOS updated

    31 August 2014, 12:43 am

    The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has released an updated version of its app for iOS, adding new features and removing some existing ones. The app allows users to find showtimes, watch trailers, and browse photos and celebrity information. IMDb v4.4 adds new…
  • Microsoft Ireland data warrant upheld, stay on data turnover lifted

    30 August 2014, 2:52 pm

    A stay giving Microsoft permission to deny a warrant ordering email release from a user whose data is stored in Ireland has been lifted by Judge Loretta Preska. As a result of the order, issued on August 29, Microsoft has until September 5 to coordinate with…
  • Review: Kanex KTU10 Thunderbolt to eSATA and USB 3.0 adapter

    30 August 2014, 1:36 pm

    Apple has never been shy about funky ports -- first it was Apple Desktop Bus, and its own DIN-8 serial port. Following that came FireWire and the first widespread implementation of USB. USB and FireWire still exist in faster versions that the original…
  • Briefly: Wipeout 2 for iOS and Android, Spotify Connect updates

    30 August 2014, 1:04 pm

    Activision Publishing has released its action platforming game Wipeout 2, available for iOS and Android devices, as well as for Kindle Fire. Based on the competition TV series "Wipeout," players dodge environmental hazards and challenge to complete each level…
  • Reviews: Kanex KTU10 Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 and eSATA

    30 August 2014, 12:00 pm

    Apple has never been shy about funky ports -- first it was Apple Desktop Bus, and its own DIN-8 serial port. Following that came FireWire and the first widespread implementation of USB. USB and FireWire still exist in faster versions that the original…
  • AT&T files patent suit against Cox over years of unlicensed patent use

    30 August 2014, 11:12 am

    After what AT&T calls "years of protracted negotiations," it has filed suit against Cox Communications, alleging that the cable company has violated seven patents covering general networking, digital video recorders (DVR), and packet loss mitigation. In a…
  • Review: Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

    30 August 2014, 3:00 am

    Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Often the features break down to styles of play, allowing manufacturers to design and market peripherals for specific genres of…
  • Reviews: Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

    30 August 2014, 1:00 am

    Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Often the features break down to styles of play, allowing manufacturers to design and market peripherals for specific genres of…
  • Briefly: RHA T10i headphones, 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 48TB shipping

    30 August 2014, 12:08 am

    British headphone producer RHA has announced the upcoming release of its latest in-ear headphones, the T10i. Featuring handmade dynamic drivers, the noise-cancelling headphones possess a custom tuning filter system that allows for frequency response…
  • Developer finds evidence supporting 3x resolution coming to iPhone

    29 August 2014, 11:14 pm

    It has been speculated for some time that if Apple does decide to make larger iPhone screens as it now appears to be doing, that resolution would have to increase dramatically, which could cause headaches for developers. However, new testing by Dragthing…
  • Company compiles Apple's Swift for use with Android, Windows .NET

    29 August 2014, 9:37 pm

    A compiler company called RemObjects has created a new front end for its own Elements compiler called Silver that allows developers to write code hooking into APIs and frameworks outside iOS, letting them write native apps for iOS and Android. The project has…
  • Apple to appeal blocked injunction against Samsung products

    29 August 2014, 5:02 pm

    Apple will appeal a recent court decision which denied a permanent injunction against a variety of Samsung products, according to The New York Times. If imposed, an injunction would prevent several devices -- like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II -- from…
  • T-Mobile 'uncarrier' event scheduled for September 10

    29 August 2014, 4:12 pm

    US wireless carrier T-Mobile and mercurial CEO John Legere have scheduled a new "Uncarrier" event for September 10. It is unknown what will be discussed at the event that the company has tagged with "this time it's personal," but formal introductions of new…
  • Friday Deals: MacBook Air, iPad Air, Kindle Fire HDX, iTunes, more

    29 August 2014, 3:43 pm

    Once again, its time for Friday Deals! Every Friday, we're going to take a look at current sales, and bring you what we think are some of the best bargains on prime apps, gadgets, and peripherals for you, the discriminating MacNN and Electronista reader. All…
  • Leaked iPhone 6 logic board shows NFC chip, 16GB of storage [u]

    29 August 2014, 3:30 pm

    [Updated with video showing powered-on device] A new set of photos from Feld & Volk and well-known leak source Sonny Dickson show what appears to be a complete logic board for the iPhone 6. Significantly, the board contains both an NXP-made NFC chip and what's…
  • Apple deals: MacBook Air as low as $779

    29 August 2014, 3:19 pm

    This week at Apple's online store, find discounts on refurbished MacBook Air models with prices starting as low as $779. The refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage has been reduced by…
  • Forums: Hard Drive ripoffs, new Apple TV channels and more

    29 August 2014, 3:19 pm

    This week in the MacNN forums, Administrator "reader50" started a conversation about hard drive prices after making an observation about how generic hard drive prices haven't dropped in price the way they should have over the last 4 years. Yesterday Junior…
  • DealNN: iPads, iMacs and curved HDTVs

    29 August 2014, 3:17 pm

    Staples.com is currently offering a $30 price cut on the 32GB iPad Air in Space Gray, which drops the cost from $599 down to $569. Use coupon code '11605' at checkout to drop the price down to $469, beating the next lowest price by more than $65. This iPad…
  • Apple iWatch to be teased at Sept. 9 event, may not ship until 2015

    29 August 2014, 2:00 pm

    While Apple may show off the iWatch at its September 9 event, the product won't ship for several months, sources tell Re/code's John Paczkowski. He suggests that the product could ship as late as early 2015, missing the critical holiday season. The delay is…

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