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  • Report: Apple demanding studios provide streaming for TV service

    4m from now
    As part of its as yet unconfirmed live television service, Apple is reportedly asking the networks themselves to handle the technical details, and associated costs of the streams that will reportedly be available on the Apple TV, similar to deals in place now.…
  • Facebook Riff lets users create collaborative videos with friends

    42m
    Facebook has launched an app for collaborative video creation with friends on the social network. Riff, a new app from Facebook's Creative Labs and initially created as an employee side-project, lets users film a video on a topic of their choice, and then…
  • Sonnet reveals Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe load balancing expansion chassis

    2h
    Sonnet today announced the Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion Edition, the latest addition to the the company's line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion systems. The new chassis is an accessory for Sonnet's xMac Pro Server and Echo Express III-R…
  • UK Diverted Profits Tax in effect today; $1B to flow into UK coffers

    3h
    As previously reported, the Diverted Profits Tax, also known as the "Google Tax," has come into effect in the United Kingdom today with very few changes to the proposed law. The tax law requires companies to list revenue and profit from other countries, aiding…
  • Daily Deals: Pixelmator, 1080p Acer projector, 128GB PNY flash drive

    2:22pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, our usual look at the discounts and offers retailers hold in their online and offline stores, where we list the better deals for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista readers. As well as a recap of this week's still-active deals,…
  • AT&T bid to kill FTC lawsuit based on common carrier status denied

    1:25pm
    Judge Edward Chen from the Northern California District Court has rejected AT&T's argument that its news status as a common carrier exempts itself from US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actions, and shut the door for further interpretation. In the ruling, the…
  • Hands On: Todoist 10 (iOS)

    12:42pm
    If you're already a Todoist user online, on Mac, iPhone or iPad, then add this task right now: download the new Todoist 10 for iOS. If you're not using it, get it anyway to have a look, because this new version is a pleasure to use -- and even its free version…
  • Briefly: Google Maps Pac-Man, Facebook introduces Scrapbook tool

    8:55am
    Continuing a long tradition of April Fools' Day treats, Google has turned Google Maps into a playable version of Pac-Man. On computers, selecting the Pac-Man view in the bottom left of the screen turns part of the currently-viewed map into the game board,…
  • Hands On: 1Password 5.3 (iOS)

    8:53am
    Oh, come on. We like 1Password, we like it a lot, but we reviewed version 5.2 in January -- there cannot seriously be a good reason to revisit for version 5.3. Except that there is: you can argue that the tiny point increase in the version number is fair,…
  • Remaining RadioShack stores to receive Sprint co-branding treatment

    8:45am
    A plan to co-brand the majority of remaining RadioShack stores with Sprint has been approved by a US bankruptcy court. The approval will give the carrier a large number of extra outlets, with its brand appearing on the signage of a number of the 1,740…
  • Apple opens App Store to all developers for Apple Watch apps

    Tue 7:06pm
    With just over three weeks to go until the first wave of countries will begin selling the new Apple Watch (and less than two weeks until curious customers can try one on), Apple has sent out a reminder to developers that they can now submit apps based on…
  • Briefly: Apple Q2 report April 27, Maps Connect expands again

    Tue 6:18pm
    Apple has announced that it will reveal the results of its fiscal second quarter of the year (which ends today) on Monday, April 27 at 2PM Pacific, or 5PM Eastern. The company generally offers a press release shortly after US markets close at 4PM Eastern.…
  • Review: Griffin Twenty

    Tue 5:55pm
    A few years ago Griffin launched the original Twenty, a small digital amp that used an AirPort Express to turn any set of passive speakers into a wireless system for streaming music. Unfortunately for Griffin, shortly after the launch of the Twenty, Apple…
  • New QuarkXPress 2015 shipping on April 28

    Tue 5:18pm
    Today Quark Software announced that QuarkXPress 2015, the next major version of Quark's design and layout tool for print and digital publishing, will be available on April 28. The company claims that QuarkXPress 2015 will deliver increased performance with a…
  • Reviews: Griffin Twenty

    Tue 4:00pm
    A few years ago Griffin launched the original Twenty, a small digital amp that used an AirPort Express to turn any set of passive speakers into a wireless system for streaming music. Unfortunately for Griffin, shortly after the launch of the Twenty, Apple…
  • Daily Deals: 960GB SSD, MacBook Pro, Fujifilm camera bundle

    Tue 3:12pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the regular post where we scour the Internet for discounts, offers, and deals for our discerning MacNN and Electronista readers. Today, we recap the still-active deals from yesterday, and the new additions to the list this time includes…
  • Hands On: Pomodoro Time Pro 1.1 (iOS, OS X)

    Tue 2:42pm
    Most of the time, the secret to getting things done is getting on with them, and doing things. The Pomodoro technique is a trick to get yourself going, and keep yourself going, which has been around since the 1980s and is perfect for being turned into an app.…
  • Mac Game Review: Out of the Park '16 16.2.9

    Tue 2:28pm
    Baseball. Even if you're not a fan if the game, you've heard of it. The greats of the game, such as Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Lou Gehrig, are some of the most revered professional athletes in the history of sports. Even though there are international baseball…
  • Apple game roundup: RBI Baseball 15, Star Wars Rebels Pinball, more

    Tue 2:12pm
    On Tuesdays and Fridays MacNN takes a few minutes to round up important goings-on in the Mac and iOS gaming world. Today, we're looking the upcoming release of a Star Wars: Rebels table for Zen Pinball 2, the arrival of a Final Fantasy MMORPG on OS X, and the…
  • ITC to investigate Apple over Ericsson LTE patent claims

    Tue 1:34pm
    The US International Trade Commission has announced a formal investigation into a complaint filed by Ericsson -- along with a handful of court cases -- following a lawsuit by Apple over what the iPhone maker says is a dispute about a fair rate for some…
  • WhatsApp brings voice calls to Android users now, iOS in coming weeks

    Tue 1:24pm
    WhatsApp is rolling out its voice calling function to all mobile users, starting with Android. Slowly introduced to users in early February, the latest update to WhatsApp in the Google Play app store is apparently enabled for the service, which lets users call…
  • Forums: strange Safari behavior, remote App woes and more

    Tue 12:31pm
    Yesterday in the MacNN forums, Moderator "Thorzdad" reported some strange behavior with the way that Safari was displaying webpages, noting that it doesn't look like pages are being saved in the cache properly. Late last week, forum-members tried to assist…
  • Apple deals: bargain Macs for $979 or less

    Tue 12:29pm
    At Apple's online store today, chose from a wide selection of refurbished Macs. The refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.3GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage is now just $809 after a $240 discount. A $270 price cut is…
  • Hands On: Hydra 1.0.2 (iOS)

    Tue 10:06am
    You can't make a camera be better than it is, but you can have a good go: Hydra 1.0.2 for iOS aims to create high-resolution images by taking and combining many, many shots in quick succession. The results depend gigantically on what you're photographing, and…
  • Looking forward: MacNN, Electronista and new content

    Tue 9:44am
    Hello -- my name is Mike. I've been the Managing Editor at MacNN and Electronista for a few months. MacNN has been a great resource for nearly two decades, but we haven't done much to stand out from the crowd since the days when Mac and Apple news on the web…
  • Hands On: Lo-Mob v1.8.69 (iOS)

    Tue 8:33am
    Photography apps are our bread and butter here, and we've taken a look at quite a few of them -- so we consider ourselves experts in some regard. One of our favorite types of apps are analog photography filter apps, especially those that offer unique effects.…
  • The MacNN Podcast, episode eight: Steve Jobs, Windows 10, more

    Tue 12:15am
    We're now at episode eight of The MacNN Podcast, which this week welcomes our new Apple Gaming column, as well as reminding listeners about our weekly game news roundup. We also discuss the book Becoming Steve Jobs, and Tim Cook's latest honor from the…
  • Hands On: Tailor v1.0.3 (iOS)

    Mon 8:24pm
    Taking a screen shot on your iPhone is easy enough to do, right? Well, provided it's not a long document, web page, text conversation or Facebook thread, that is. But what if you do need to take a screenshot of a whole web page, or conversation in Messages?…
  • Tidal relaunches as artist-owned high-fidelity music streaming service

    Mon 7:24pm
    Music streaming service Tidal has relaunched as an artist-owned company. At a star-studded launch event streamed live, the musical artists owning part of the service gathered together for the announcement, with the overall message offered being Tidal's push to…
  • Apple issues sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta with minor changes

    Mon 6:49pm
    On Monday, Apple issued a sixth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to developers, and an identical third beta to registered public testers. The new build, numbered 14D127a, is said to be mostly a security, compatibility, and stability bugfix release, though the…
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