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  • Game Replay: Ouya acquisition deal, 2TB PlayStation 4 at GameStop

    12:00am
    Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Ouya strikes an acquisition deal with Razer, GameStop offers the PlayStation 4 with a 2TB capacity, and Dragon Quest 11 becomes the first…
  • Opinion: Why Force Touch on the iPhone will be awesome

    Tue 11:12pm
    Following the arrival of Apple Watch, a lot of people are expecting to see Apple bring Force Touch to the iPhone. It seems inevitable that Apple will do just that, with the possibility that it could arrive as soon as the next version of the iPhone, expected to…
  • Briefly: 'Steve Jobs' at NY film fest, Keith Richards' Apple Music vid

    Tue 7:57pm
    The forthcoming major-studio Steve Jobs biography movie, simply entitled Steve Jobs, will get an early debut at the New York Film Festival on October 3, a week ahead of its October 9 national debut. The film has been given the prestigious "centerpiece" slot on…
  • Daily Deals: MacBook Pro, 16.3MP Samsung camera, Seagate 2TB USB Drive

    Tue 4:53pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. Still-active deals from yesterday are accompanied by a new…
  • Study: Apple Watch having material impact on health of users

    Tue 4:33pm
    The Apple Watch's innovative combination of gentle reminding, motivation, goal setting, and its key visualization of activity and progress is actually working to help users lead healthier lives, a new study from Wristly concludes. Users in a study of Apple…
  • Hands On: NC Twitter Widget for Notification Center 1.1 (iOS)

    Tue 4:06pm
    Twitter is a never-ending waterfall of news, totally random information and totally spurious comments: you can't keep up with everything, and everything changes from moment to moment too. NC Twitter Widget for Notification Center 1.1 can't stop the flow, but…
  • Motorola launches Moto X Play, Moto X Style, third-generation Moto X

    Tue 3:28pm
    Motorola has introduced three more devices to its Moto Android smartphone range at today's media event. A 2015 edition of the entry level Moto G was shown alongside two new variants of the flagship Moto X, including the Moto X Play with a large 3,630mAh…
  • Repair facilitator iFixit partnering with electronics recycler ERI

    Tue 3:05pm
    Device repair resource and teardown mavens iFixit is partnering with the largest recycler of electronic waste in the world, Electronic Recyclers International, to to make repair possible for gadgets of all kinds. The pair will make heretofore unavailable parts…
  • Hands On: This is My Food 1.0.0 (iOS)

    Tue 3:01pm
    Educational apps for kids over the age of five are often entirely centered around reading comprehension or mathematics, and often tend to gloss over the sciences. We think that is a real shame, because kids are naturally curious about the world around them and…
  • App Update: ChronoSync Express, Liquid Rhythm, FilePane, more

    Tue 2:49pm
    App development has taken off in the last few years, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the latest versions. To help all of you out, we here at MacNN are dedicated to sorting through new update releases, and highlighting some of the…
  • Intel, Micron reveal 3D XPoint non-volatile memory technology

    Tue 2:23pm
    Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. today unveiled 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to enhance any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. While superficially similar to…
  • T-Mobile adds Apple Music to Music Freedom, reveals iPhone 6 offer

    Tue 1:26pm
    T-Mobile is completing its Un-carrier Amped summer initiative with a pair of announcements that benefit Apple fans the most. Its Music Freedom service will include Apple Music for the first time, while customers picking up an iPhone 6 from the carrier this…
  • Apple debuts three new ads for Apple Watch showcasing apps

    Tue 12:56pm
    Apple has now added three new TV spots to its collection of ads for the Apple Watch, each with an emphasis on showing what apps look like on the device, and each with a theme: music apps, travel apps, and fitness apps. The commercials showcase mostly…
  • Hands On: Dashlane 3.0.3 (OS X, iOS)

    Tue 11:49am
    Ask anyone who uses a password manager app, and they will evangelize about it -- but they'll also make it sound as if there's only one. We're a little guilty of this ourselves: we've regarded 1Password as synonymous with password management. Yet there are…
  • Apple deals: Mac minis as low as $419

    Tue 11:33am
    Today at Apple's online store today find reduced prices on a wide selection of refurbished Mac mini configurations. Starting at $419 is the refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive. A $110 price cut is…
  • MacNN Deals: Learn how to develop your own apps, games, web services

    Tue 11:13am
    Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the highlights within our own MacNN Deals store. Today's items are all Pay-What-You-Want bundles that can help you become a top-notch programmer, including web development, app…
  • Briefly: Windows 10 pre-load, Amazon Prime Music in UK

    Tue 10:14am
    Microsoft is allegedly preparing for tomorrow's launch of Windows 10, by preloading the operating system on computers that have been booked in for the upgrade. According to WinBeta, users that have already reserved their free upgrade from Windows 7 or later…
  • Opinion: Yesterday's Google+ divorce -- Facebook gets the kids

    Tue 9:23am
    If you have signed up for YouTube, if you've got yourself a Gmail account, or if you have sneezed within 17 miles of a Wi-Fi hotspot, you've been given Google+. We'd say whether you wanted it or not, but did anyone actually want it? Now the service continues…
  • Hands On: Lumo Deliveries 1.4.2 (iOS)

    Tue 8:49am
    Resource management games are a fairly broad genre. You've got the base builders and the simulation games, but every so often you've got games that are almost entirely about one single thing: aquiriing and reallocating resources. The most famous title we can…
  • Hands On: Stray Dog Simulator 1.1 (iOS)

    Tue 8:37am
    If you've never experienced the joy of playing a game that is utterly ridiculous, we're not sure if you have even really begun living. We've checked out a lot of silly games here, and they've earned a spot in our heart. Today we add another to our growing…
  • HSBC, First Direct start supporting Apple Pay transactions

    Tue 8:19am
    Two more banks have started to accept Apple Pay transactions in the United Kingdom, two weeks after it launched in the country. HSBC and First Direct have joined the growing roster of UK financial institutions supporting Apple Pay, with their customers now…
  • Apple issues fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers

    Mon 10:50pm
    A day earlier than expected, Apple on Monday issued a fifth developer beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to registered developer accounts. At present, there is no further public beta release apart from the second tester release, issued last Wednesday. The new beta…
  • Leak claims Parallels 11 will allow OS X users access to Cortana

    Mon 9:21pm
    Users of Windows 10 on OS X may be able to use Microsoft's digital assistant, if they are using Parallels' Desktop for Mac. A leaked product page for version 11 of the virtualization software allegedly suggests that Cortana's voice commands will continue to be…
  • Rumor: 10 million signed up for Apple Music in first month

    Mon 9:16pm
    In only its first month, some 10 million people have signed on to give the subscription-based Apple Music a try during its three-month free trial period, according to music industry sources that allegedly reflect a figure given to them by Apple itself. While…
  • Google separating Google Accounts, YouTube profiles from Google+

    Mon 8:26pm
    Google is making more changes to the way its services work with its social network, by starting to separate Google Accounts from Google+. In yet another move that suggests Google+ is slowly losing prominence, the search company is starting to decouple its…
  • Briefly: Apple joins WH climate group, announces UK bond sale

    Mon 6:00pm
    On Monday, Apple was announced to be part of 13 companies joining a White House initiative headed by Secretary of State John Kerry, taking a new pledge called the American Business Act on Climate Change plege. Apple, which has already invested extensively in…
  • Follow-up: Apple to launch 500 new resellers in India

    Mon 4:06pm
    As part of an expanded push in one of its fastest-growing markets that recently saw the company advertising for a senior government manager, the iPhone maker is now in the final stages of executing a plan to increase its available resellers to around 500…
  • Daily Deals: Harman Kardon home theater, dashcam, Crucial 500GB SSD

    Mon 3:49pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. The old deals from last week have been removed, because it…
  • Hands On: Busy Shapes 1.4.0 (iOS)

    Mon 2:40pm
    There's something to be said for apps that cater to the preschool and elementary crowd. Years go, most developers avoided creating apps for younger kids, because most mainstream consoles and computers had far too many buttons for little fingers. Thanks to…
  • App Update: Deliver, uBar, Drobo Dashboard, more

    Mon 2:30pm
    App development has taken off in the last few years, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the latest versions. To help all of you out, we here at MacNN are dedicated to sorting through new update releases, and highlighting some of the…
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