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  • Hands On: Learn Guitar (iOS)

    Tue 9:24pm
    Learning to play an instrument takes a lot of things. For instance, it takes a lot of practice, a lot of effort, and frequently it also takes a lot of money. Usually, it's the money that stops someone from picking up the hobby. But what if it was possible to…
  • Apple gadgets, accessories dominate Time's top 10 for 2014

    Tue 7:55pm
    Time magazine has picked out its top 10 Gadgets list (among other Top 10s such as Video Games and Toys) for holiday season shoppers, and unsurprisingly Apple devices or accessories dominate the selection, taking four out of the 10 slots -- the most of any…
  • Forums: MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air

    Tue 3:40pm
    Today in the MacNN forums, Dedicated MacNNer "ClaraT" reported that their six-year-old MacBook is starting to have intermittent graphics issues where her screen will go black, and is now contemplating getting a new system, but is looking for advice on what to…
  • Apple deals: Mac Pros and Accessories

    Tue 3:39pm
    At Apple's online store right now, save on refurbished Mac Pro models and accessories. The refurbished Mac Pro with a 3.7GHz Intel quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage has been reduced by $450 down to $2,549. Save $600 on the…
  • DealNN: LG 34-inch monitor, storage and 3D printer

    Tue 3:35pm
    Save $490 on the LG 34-inch UltraWide LED backlight LCD monitor right now at Newegg.com. It carries a retail price of $1,299, but has been slashed to $899. Use coupon code EMCWWHE25 to drop the price further to $809, making this the lowest price we have seen…
  • Yahoo, Microsoft vying to become default search option in Safari

    Tue 3:23pm
    Yahoo and Microsoft are courting Apple in hopes of becoming the default search provider for the Safari web browser, a report says. Apple renewed a mapping and search partnership with Google in 2010, but that contract is set to expire next year, which could…
  • BlackBerry Trade Up program offers Passport buyers cash for iPhones

    Tue 1:12pm
    Beginning on December 1st, BlackBerry will be offering up to $550 for people willing to trade in an iPhone towards the purchase of a Passport. Shoppers will be able to trade anything from an iPhone 4S through to an iPhone 6, and receive a $150 "top-up" in…
  • Hands On: Logitech Keys-To-Go

    Tue 12:15pm
    When looking for an external keyboard to use with something like the iPad, you are generally limited to two streams of products: Bluetooth keyboards designed for desktop use, and keyboard cases. While wireless desktop keyboards offer a superior typing…
  • Hands On: Logitech Keys-To-Go

    Tue 12:15pm
    When looking for an external keyboard to use with something like the iPad, you are generally limited to two streams of products: Bluetooth keyboards designed for desktop use, and keyboard cases. While wireless desktop keyboards offer a superior typing…
  • Apple market cap breaks through $700 billion mark

    Tue 11:20am
    Apple's market capitalization has surpassed $700 billion in early Tuesday stock trading, setting an all-time record for the company. The company's previous peak -- ignoring gains earlier this month -- was $658 billion, achieved in September 2012. Shortly…
  • New iPhone 6 ads push gaming, Continuity features

    Tue 9:45am
    Apple has premiered a pair of new iPhone 6 ads (below), continuing a series starring the voices of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The first, "Gamers," depicts the pair playing the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) title Vainglory, used in some…
  • Apps: PopChar X, Arq, Voila

    Tue 9:44am
  • Briefly: Moleskine iPhone 6 case, Landscape 1.2

    Tue 9:06am
    Moleskine has announced the release of an iPhone 6 case, featuring style attributes of its simple notebook. The black case features a book style cover, held closed by a Moleskine elastic band, and its inside front pocket can store an extra small Moleskine…
  • Hands On: Improvox (iOS)

    Tue 7:28am
    Until recently, the average person could not get their hands on pitch correction software. The software had a tendency to cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars and required an engineering degree to use. However, there has been a surge of software available…
  • Universal officially takes over Jobs biopic, Fassbender to star

    Tue 2:00am
    As a follow-up to a story we reported on last week, Universal Studios has officially bought the rights to the Steve Jobs biopic already in pre-production from Sony, which had placed the project in "turnaround" on Thursday. Universal is said to have paid Sony…
  • Apple responds, points out flaws in AAA study of 'distracting' Siri

    Tue 1:36am
    Apple has issued a statement criticizing a study conducted by the University of Utah for the American Automobile Association in October that rated Apple's Siri (and other naturalistic voice-command virtual assistants by proxy) as "the most" distracting in-car…
  • City of Cupertino, Apple share new photo of Campus 2 progress

    Tue 12:16am
    A new photo of the construction site of Apple Campus 2 has been posted to the City of Cupertino's official website for the project. Multiple structures can now be seen taking shape -- mostly support buildings, while infrastructure and progress on the…
  • Hands On: Acky's Breakout Reloaded (Mac, iOS, Android)

    Mon 10:01pm
    Vintage gamers and arcade cabinet enthusiasts are likely to remember Arkanoid, which was a riff on a game called Breakout. The aim of the game was to clear a board of all of its bricks by using a paddle to bounce a small ball against them. At first, the game…
  • T-Mobile, FCC reach agreement to help inform data-throttled customers

    Mon 8:57pm
    US carrier T-Mobile and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an agreement today that changes the way T-Mobile handles customers that go over their data caps in any given month. The FCC says T-Mobile will take steps to ensure customers are…
  • Chase debuts new TV ad promoting Apple Pay partnership

    Mon 7:52pm
    Megabank Chase has aired a new TV commercial featuring the band Bleachers using a Chase Freedom credit account to purchase a variety of items and services ahead of a rooftop gig in Los Angeles -- with the difference being that the band members used their…
  • New iCloud features being held back by 'deep organizational issues'

    Mon 3:58pm
    The introduction of new features in iCloud is being hampered by "deep organizational issues" at Apple, claims the sometimes-reliable The Information. The primary example is said to be iCloud Photo Library, which was announced in June and was initially expected…
  • Free X-Mirage Apps

    Mon 3:28pm
    For Thanksgiving X-Mirage is giving away 5 Apps for FREE. The bundle includes X-Mirage, iTunes Converter, W3 Capture, ClipBuddy and Audiobook Converter. All you need to do is click here and enter an e-mail address to claim your bundle.
  • HitFilm 3 Pro gets new interface design, 3D effects

    Mon 3:04pm
    FXHome has released Hitfilm 3 Pro, a new edition of its combination editing/effects suite for OS X and Windows. The software's interface has been redesigned, for example gaining a new editing timeline intended to keep every tool close by. It should be possible…
  • Older WordPress sites affected by critical cross-site scripting bug

    Mon 2:14pm
    Versions of WordPress from 3.0 up to 3.9.2 were discovered to contain a security vulnerability through the comment features on the site, making a large number of installs and servers vulnerable to attack. The bug was discovered by Jouko Pynnonen of the Finnish…
  • Briefly: Call Recorder for FaceTime, Patriot upgrades LX Series

    Mon 1:31pm
    Ecamm has announced the release of its Call Recorder for FaceTime, available for download on the company's own site. Allowing users to record FaceTime audio and video calls directly to one's Mac, Call Recorder can record manually or automatically. Recordings…
  • Commerce Bank gains support for Apple Pay

    Mon 1:21pm
    Another financial institution, Commerce Bank, has added support for Apple Pay mobile payments. The bank operates chiefly in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Colorado. It hasn't made an formal announcement, but is now listed in an official Apple Pay…
  • T-Mobile expands Music Freedom roster to cover 14 more services

    Mon 12:47pm
    T-Mobile has expanded the range of its Music Freedom scheme to include more streaming services. The program, which allows T-Mobile subscribers to listen to music from specific services without using up any of their mobile data allowance, now has an additional…
  • Monday Deals: reconditioned 27-inch iMacs, Samsung HDTVs

    Mon 12:21pm
    Welcome to the second installment of Monday Deals, which we will be running throughout the holiday shopping period. While it is just four more days until shoppers become uncivilized and argue over who gets to buy the last of a heavily-discounted product, we…
  • App Store downloads surge in October off iPhone 6, 6 Plus sales

    Mon 11:28am
    App Store downloads surged to a record 7.8 million per day average for the top 200 free iOS apps in October, says mobile marketing firm Fiksu. That represented a 42 percent increase from September, and a 39 percent jump year-over-year. The firm says it expects…
  • Watchmakers issue cease-and-desists to smartwatch face creators

    Mon 10:38am
    A number of major watch brands have been sending cease-and-desist notices to websites and individuals claimed to be offering smartwatch copies of trademarked or copyrighted name-brand watch faces without permission, a report says. Some smartwatches --…
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