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  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a set of A-Audio: Elite HD Earphones

    1h
    Ah, is that? Yes, yes, we think it is! The sweet sound of success, the sweet sound of freedom and victory over evil. The end of this journey has come. The Trick or Treat giveaway is over, but first we have one last treat to hand out. We have a set of A-Audio:…
  • Samsung seeking to break patent deal with Microsoft over Nokia buy

    2h
    Samsung is petitioning the court to allow it to invalidate its contract with Microsoft, a contract that it has only belatedly paid patent license fees on for the last year. A late Thursday court filing declares that once Microsoft acquired Nokia, it became a…
  • Hands On: Surgeon Simulator (iOS)

    3h
    For those of who haven't heard, Surgeon Simulator by developer Bossa Studios is an extremely popular tongue-in-cheek game that originated on Steam for the "PC Master Race." Fortunately for those with iPads, iPhones, and newer iPod Touch models, Bossa Studios…
  • FCC head considering 'hybrid' partial Title II oversight of ISPs

    4h
    Reports are circulating that US Federal Communications Commission chief Tom Wheeler is evaluating a hybrid approach to Internet regulation and net neutrality proposals. One of the four proposals not only would apply Title II regulation to Internet Service…
  • Virginia judge rules police can unlock smartphones with fingerprints

    7:06pm
    A defendant can be compelled to unlock their smartphone for the police using fingerprints, a Virginia Circuit Court judge has ruled. Judge Steven C. Frucci declared that while a passcode for a smartphone cannot be demanded from a defendant, they can be forced…
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win one of 10 "Haunted" app codes!

    6:53pm
    We just received a psychic vision from the other realm. Grandma is calling to let us know her and her friends are going to be out in full force tonight. She said that every suspected haunted house is a target, so if ghost hunting is on the agenda tonight this…
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a trip to space on Mars One

    6:42pm
    With all the scary stuff going down here on planet earth today, we couldn't think of anyplace on the planet that would be safe for our readers. So we figured it would be best to launch you into space. We have secured seats for one very lucky reader and…
  • Giveaway: Win a 808 Audio Hex SL Bluetooth speaker!

    5:40pm
    What is a hex? On a day like today it could mean a magical spell or a curse. It could also simply be the prefix from the Greek word "hexa," as in a hexagon. For 808 Audio we assume it's a little bit of both. They have a series of Bluetooth speakers called…
  • Friday Deals: 65-inch LG 4K TV, Steam Halloween sale, more

    5:21pm
    It is time for the last Friday Deals of October! Every Friday, we search the Internet for deals on gadgets, peripherals, accessories, apps, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As today is Halloween, don't be too surprised to see…
  • Giveaway: come trick or treating with MacNN and Electronista all day!

    5:00pm
    Now that Halloween is in full swing (presumably swinging from a noose), it's time for all the little ghosts, goblins, ware-wolves and witches to come out of hiding. It's time for tricks, and it's time for treats, but most of all it's time for a little fun. So…
  • Briefly: Camera+ app for free, Mercury On-the-Go Pro drive 2TB option

    4:50pm
    Users of the Apple Store app for iOS can currently access a free download of photography app Camera+. Camera+ is still found priced at $3 in its normal place on iTunes, however a free version can be redeemed from the Stores tab when using Apple Store....
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win 1 of 2 Marshall cell phone cases!

    4:49pm
    What's Halloween without a little rockin' music? It's not really Halloween at all! I mean, think of all the great rock bands who have based their whole acts around having Halloween all year round. "Black Sabbath" along with "Alice cooper," "Marilyn Manson",…
  • Trent Reznor 'fully in it' on unannounced Apple/Beats project

    4:41pm
    Trent Reznor -- the Nine Inch Nails frontman and one-time chief creative officer at Beats -- says he is "fully in it right now" on an unannounced music project for Apple and Beats. While he is unwilling to go into much detail, in a new interview, he says his…
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win 1 of 13 codes for A Haunted Halloween!

    4:10pm
    This is Halloween, everybody scream! Time to get a little spooky with our next treat. We have just received a message on our crystal ball with 13 redemption codes for Shifting Blue's app titled "A Haunted Halloween" and since it is in fact Halloween we aren't…
  • Forums: new Mini mysteries

    3:42pm
    Since the release of the updated Mac mini, there has been a lot of chatter in the MacNN forums regarding some of the choices made by Apple to use slower processors and take away the ability to upgrade RAM among other things. Yesterday Professional Poster…
  • Apple Deals: refurbished rMBPs from July 2014

    3:32pm
    Just added to Apple's Online Store are a selection of 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro models starting as low as $1,099. A $200 discount is offered on a Retina MacBook Pro configuration with a 2.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash…
  • DealNN: Mac Pro, iMac, printers and more

    3:31pm
    Currently MacMall.com is offering a $150 discount on the Mac Pro 6-core computer which has been reduced from $4,800 down to $4650. That price break makes this the best price we have seen on this Mac Pro configuration by $50. Free shipping is included and sales…
  • Apple Watch a tougher project than iPhone, says Jonathan Ive

    2:51pm
    The Apple Watch has been a tougher product to design than the iPhone, according to Apple's lead designer, Jonathan Ive. "Even though Apple Watch does so many things, there are cultural, historical implications and expectations," he said last night while…
  • Apple publishes open-source code for OS X Yosemite

    1:18pm
    Apple has published the open-source code contained in OS X Yosemite. This includes the xnu-2782.1.97 kernel, as well as numerous other system components. The parts combine into Darwin 10.10.0, an open-source OS derived from Apple, NeXTSTEP, and BSD code, among…
  • Briefly: new Chrome bookmark manager, GrooveMaker 2, DJ Rig updates

    12:58pm
    Google has publicly launched its bookmarking service for its Chrome browser, named the Chrome Bookmark Manager. Formerly named Google Stars while in development, the new extension incorporates Google Search with a new user interface. When signed in to Chrome…
  • iPhone Apps: 1Password, PDFen, WordPress

    12:27pm
  • Outlook for Mac gets revamp, MS lays out Office for Mac roadmap

    12:07pm
    Microsoft has announced a new version of Outlook for Mac, incorporating several significant changes. The update includes a "modern," revamped user interface, with touches such as better scrolling and switching between Ribbon tabs. The underlying engine has…
  • New Apple Store to open in Lille, France in November

    11:01am
    Apple is preparing a new store in Lille, France, which barring unusual delays should open in November, reports say. A black construction facade with the company's logo has been spotted on Rue Faidherbe; such barricades usually go up in the last few weeks…
  • Giveaways: Trick or Treat

    4:19am
    Come trick or treating with MacNN and Electronista, and enter for a chance to win one of many prizes that are being handed out from the goodie bag. Reader beware, there are some tricks in the bag as well!
  • Apple adds 15-inch 2014 Retina MacBook Pros to refurb store

    3:59am
    Apple stocked its refurb store with 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on Thursday, offering discounts on the brand-new models just three months (to the day) after their debut of up to $570 off the current retail price. A wide range of configurations is available at…
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a box full of new Mac Pro computers!

    3:37am
    Last night as we were leaving work, we stumbled upon a great big box of brand new custom Mac Pro computers just sitting by the dumpster behind MacNN headquarters. We know it doesn't sound possible -- quite unbelievable really -- as a matter of fact, we hardly…
  • Review: Tablo DVR

    3:00am
    With over-the-top content options growing past Hulu and Netflix, consumers may be finding it harder to justify paying a monthly fee for cable. An unfortunate casualty of severing these ties is the loss of convenient technology and local channels, keeping some…
  • Hands On: Organ Trail Director's Cut (iOS and Android)

    2:23am
    Organ Trail: Director's Cut is a nostalgic game that promises to entertain both those who loved the original classic Oregon Trail as well as players who are simply looking for a surprisingly in-depth iOS game. Don't think that this game is simply riding the…
  • Reviews: Tablo DVR

    1:00am
    With over-the-top content options growing past Hulu and Netflix, consumers may be finding it harder to justify paying a monthly fee for cable. An unfortunate casualty of severing these ties is the loss of convenient technology and local channels, keeping some…
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win 1 of 3 Wicked Audio Deuce earbuds!

    12:28am
    With the witching hour upon us, we have a most wicked prize up for grabs: the Wicked Audio Deuce earbuds. Gather around while we tell the spooky tale of three wicked little sets of earbuds that lost their way, and ended up being captured by MacNN staff to send…
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