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  • Friday Deals: Ultra HD monitor, Game and console bundles, more [U]

    Sat 9:15pm
    [Updated with more deals!] There is less than a week until Christmas, and depending on where you live, approximately four days available for deliveries of presents. If there are more presents to get before the big day, you're likely to be spending a lot on…
  • BlackBerry creeping closer to profit with $148 million quarterly loss

    Sat 3:20pm
    Cellphone manufacturer BlackBerry has published its most recent quarterly results. While the company is trumpeting a return to profitability, it still incurred a fair value debenture charge, forcing the company to post a $148 million loss on the quarter, or…
  • Briefly: Procreate Pocket illustration app; Switcheasy's new releases

    Sat 3:11pm
    Savage Interactive has released illustration app Procreate Pocket, a scaled-down version of its iPad app Procreate. Intended for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Procreate Pocket is powered by a 64-bit Silica engine, offering a variety of drawing tools and 250…
  • Judge completely denies HP's Autonomy buy class action suit settlement

    Sat 2:45pm
    A US district judge in San Francisco has outright rejected HP's settlement offer to settle the Autonomy acquisition class action suit in the US. Saying that "the shareholders appear to be relinquishing a whole universe of potential claims regarding HP…
  • Google sues MPAA-driven Attorney General, Hood calls for 'time out'

    Sat 12:48pm
    Google has launched its own legal effort to stop Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood's effort with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to pin the search engine on the world's piracy problem. Google claims in the court filing in…
  • Hands On: Artboard (OS X)

    Sat 11:24am
    You take your life in your hands when you ask us to draw something. Look at the screenshots here and tell us you can't tell that we're really writers with clipart. But if we don't spend all day coloring in fantastic illustrations, we do very often need to…
  • DPRK demands joint Sony hack investigation; Sony pulls movie promos

    Sat 11:03am
    North Korea has verbally fired back at allegations that it is behind the Sony Pictures attack. Calling President Obama's words "groundless slander," the country is demanding a joint investigation into the hack, with the country's experts and US law enforcement…
  • Hands On: Letters and Dots (iOS)

    Sat 9:26am
    There's no shortage of word games on the app store, and for the most part, a lot of them have very similar mechanics. You have your Scrabble, your Boggles, and your Hangmen. But what about games that combine genres of games to create something new and fun?…
  • Apple Pay already accounting for one percent of all digital payments

    Fri 10:45pm
    A study by research firm ITG suggest that Apple Pay -- introduced in October -- is already accounting for one percent of all digital payments - for comparison purposes, the three-plus-year-old Google Wallet system holds about four percent of digital payments.…
  • Hands On: Video Converter Pro - All (OS X)

    Fri 7:26pm
    Before we get into this, Video Converter Pro is currently free for a limited time, so go get it on the Mac App Store now. If you read this one minute too late and the price has gone back up, get it anyway because it is more than worth the usual asking price of…
  • Hands On: Airmail 2 (OS X)

    Fri 5:31pm
    Staying on top of emails, especially when there are multiple accounts involved, is unpleasant. Of the many mail clients out there (such as Mail, included with OS X), each tries to offer users its own spin on staying ahead of the curve. Airmail 2.0, released…
  • Kate Winslet could take 'lead' role in Jobs biopic

    Fri 4:22pm
    Actress Kate Winslet is currently in negotiations for "the female lead" in Universal's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Variety reports. Winslet is best known for movies like Titanic, The Reader, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's not clear what the…
  • DirecTV users get access to Fox Now, FX Now, Nat Geo app content

    Fri 3:39pm
    DirecTV has announced a partnership with Fox Networks, giving subscribers access to all the content in the Fox Now, FXNow, and Nat Geo TV apps on multiple platforms. This includes iOS, Apple TV, Android, and Windows devices. In effect the change means that the…
  • Forums: temp sensors, old iMacs and Yosemite chats

    Fri 3:37pm
    This week in the MacNN Forums, members discuss temperature sensor issues, hard drive compatibility and more. After a temperature sensor blew on the logic board of a Xserve that is run by "Waragainstsleep," he turned to the forums hoping someone would have some…
  • Apple deals: refurbished Mac Pros starting at $2,549

    Fri 3:35pm
    This week, Apple's online store has a selection of refurbished MacBook Pro models on sale for as low as $2,549. The refurbished 2013 Mac Pro with a 3.7GHz Intel quad-core Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and dual AMD FirePro D300 graphics has…
  • DealNN: Mac minis, SSDs and more

    Fri 3:34pm
    Right now at B&H.com, snap up a great deal on a Mac mini, which has seen a $80 discount -- from $999 down to $919. That discount makes this the best price we have seen on this configuration by about $20. It features a 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 Haswell processor,…
  • Briefly: Bing's app updates, Wozniak gets permanent Australian status

    Fri 2:49pm
    Microsoft's Bing search engine has updated its iOS apps, Bing for iPad and Bing Search for both iPhone and iPad. Bing's apps include daily homepage images that can be downloaded, the ability to earn rewards for specific searches, syncing for bookmarks, and…
  • T-Mobile settles FTC 'cramming' lawsuit, agrees to pay $90M

    Fri 2:29pm
    T-Mobile has settled a lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over complaints the carrier allowed third-party companies to place unauthorized charges to customer bills. As part of the "cramming" settlement, T-Mobile has agreed to pay out at least $90…
  • Apple hikes prices at Russian App Store

    Fri 2:25pm
    Apple is increasing the prices of both apps and in-app purchases at the Russian App Store, according to a new memo issued to developers. An app that would normally be $1 in the US, for example, is now 62 rubles. That indicates that apps have almost doubled in…
  • FBI: North Korea responsible for Sony Pictures hack, leaks [u]

    Fri 1:21pm
    [Updated with comments from President Barack Obama] North Korea is responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now announced. The statement about the agency's investigation into the intrusion of the movie studio's…
  • Hands On: Zen Bound 2 (iOS)

    Fri 1:06pm
    Games are supposed to be fun -- there's no denying that. Most games played have some sort of objective, be it shooting bad guys, racing against a clock, or beating other players at obtaining an objective. But some of the best games are the ones that are…
  • CalDigit reveals $200 Thunderbolt Station 2

    Fri 12:41pm
    CalDigit has launched the Thunderbolt Station 2, a new Thunderbolt 2 dock. Like some alternatives, the dock includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports, three powered USB 3.0 ports, and connections for HDMI, Ethernet, and audio input/output. Two eSATA 6G ports are also…
  • Friday Deals: Ultra HD monitor, game console bundles, Steam Sale

    Fri 12:15pm
    There is less than a week until Christmas, and depending on where you live, approximately four days available for deliveries of presents. If there are more presents to get before the big day, you're likely to be spending a lot on quicker deliveries, so why not…
  • Apps: Mellel, ScreenFlow, BBEdit

    Fri 10:56am
  • Apple's Cook, Williams 'deeply offended' by BBC supply chain expose

    Fri 10:48am
    In a new email memo to the company's UK workforce, Apple's Senior VP of Operations Jeff Williams claims that he and CEO Tim Cook were "deeply offended" by a BBC Panorama documentary exposing labor abuses in the company's supply chain. Specifically, Williams…
  • Watch ABC app for Apple TV gets full episodes for non-subscribers

    Fri 9:18am
    Users of the Watch ABC app on the Apple TV set-top box can now watch full episodes a week after they air without a subscription, ABC has announced. Previously the app was like most network-based offerings on Apple TV, limiting that content to people who could…
  • Samsung shutting down ChatOn cross-platform messaging service in 2015

    Fri 7:12am
    Samsung is shutting down its ChatOn messaging service in the next few months, the manufacturer has announced. The cross-platform messaging service will go dark on February 1 for the majority of users around the world, though apparently users in the United…
  • Hands On: Photon Flash Player for iPad (iOS)

    Fri 7:08am
    Perhaps you don't know it yet, but you are already in one of the two camps over how Apple refuses to allow Flash to work on iPads. If you doubt this because you haven't even heard of the issue, then you're in the half of the population that has simply never…
  • Uber agrees with Portland council to suspend service for three months

    Fri 6:04am
    Uber is putting a stop to its app-based taxi service in Portland, just two weeks after it launched. The Wall Street Journal reports the company made an agreement with the city to put a hold on the service for a three-month period, while the two parties…
  • Google posts response to leaked Sony 'Project Goliath' emails

    Fri 4:41am
    In the past weeks, quite a lot has been revealed about Sony's role in ongoing anti-piracy efforts due to the leak of emails as part of the fallout of the North Korean-based GOP attack on the studio. In a post on Thursday on the Google Public Policy Blog, Kent…
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