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  • Forums: importing address book from Outlook to iCloud

    1h
    This week in the MacNN forums, Senior User "Chinasaur" was asking fellow forum-goers how they would go about importing a .csv file from Outlook.com to iCloud as they have accidentally erased their contacts and this is the only backup they have. So far a…
  • Apple deals: up to $600 off Mac Pro

    1h
    At Apple's online store today, save on a wide selection of refurbished Mac Pro configurations. The refurbished Mac Pro with a 3.7GHz Intel quad-core Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe-based flash memory has been reduced by $450 to $2,549. For…
  • Apple, Japan Display agree to deal on $1.4B LCD plant

    2h
    Japan Display, a company created by three Japanese tech firms in 2012, has agreed to a deal with Apple to help build a $1.4 billion new display manufacturing facility that should increase its overall LCD capacity by 20 percent. The company already supplies…
  • Hands On: Musyc (iOS)

    2h
    It's been said that creating music is one of the finer joys in life. However, not everyone has the chance to invest in an instrument, or lessons, or spend the time practicing. Because of this, a large portion of the population is left to only wonder what it…
  • Daily Deals: QNAP TS-431, Amazon Kindle, Sony 4k AV receiver

    3h
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we place discounts and offers on hardware and software we find in online stores for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Alongside our last recap of the week's still-active deals before they disappear, we…
  • Ask.com toolbar included in latest Java update for OS X

    3h
    Oracle's Java Update 8 Update 40 for OS X has an unexpected surprise for installers. The update instructions note that the company has "partnered with companies that offer various products" and will install the borderline-malware Ask.com toolbar into…
  • Windows, Blackberry also susceptible to HTTPS-breaking FREAK attack

    9:52am
    In an advisory published on Thursday, Microsoft has admitted that all versions of its OS and browser are susceptible to the FREAK bug. Additionally, all BlackBerry devices are also vulnerable. The flaw allowing the attack exists in approximately 36 percent of…
  • Dow Jones shoving AT&T off industrial average, replacing with Apple

    9:20am
    Apple stock is going to supplant AT&T's on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. After market close on March 18, Apple will be listed on the average, with the low-performing AT&T being pulled. The move was precipitated by a Visa four to one split, effective on the…
  • Republicans file bill to rip Internet regulatory powers from FCC

    9:10am
    Legislation has been filed opposing the US Federal Communication Commission's Title II and net neutrality vote. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is driving the "Internet Freedom Act" which if passed will block the FCC from implementing its net neutrality…
  • Hands On: Artree relaxation app (iOS)

    9:08am
    We'd like to think at this point there's an app for just about everything, and just about everyone. Most apps have a very clearly-defined purpose, be it a productivity app that promises to help you make the most of your time, or a game that promises to…
  • Battery replacement program for iPhone 5 extended until 2016

    8:27am
    A battery exchange program for some iPhone 5 users has been extended into from this year into 2016. Initially limited to "two years after the first retail sale or until March 1, 2015, whichever gives longer coverage" the language on Apple's website for the…
  • Pointers: Use Dropbox to Share Files (OS X)

    8:15am
    Dropbox is so handy and so universally-used that it's probably the case that either you already use it to share files, or you haven't yet had a need to. Dropbox has changed over the years, though, and the current ways of sharing large files and whole folders…
  • Hands On: NoteSpot (iOS)

    8:15am
    NoteSpot by Maximiliano Villa is a very simple note-taking app that saves your location as soon as you tap to create a new note. More simple than something like RemindMeAt, but more robust than dropping a pin on the iOS map. NoteSpot is an easy way to create a…
  • Hands On: Vintagio (iOS)

    Thu 7:06pm
    Vintagio by MacPhun takes video and images from an iOS device, and lets the user apply filters to give them a retro look. As an example, here's a very dull video where one of our reviewers stupidly crosses a river by walking along something that isn't meant to…
  • Revamped Beats Music, iTunes streaming coming in June, sources say

    Thu 5:24pm
    Apple is now aiming for a revamp of its Beats Music streaming service, which will see the offering tied in more closely to both iTunes and other Apple products and services, to happen in June -- right around the time of the expected Worldwide Developers…
  • Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex revealed with 12,000 dpi optical sensor

    Thu 3:38pm
    Logitech has unveiled another gaming mouse in its range of high-performance peripherals, this time with a high DPI optical sensor. The G303 Daedalus Apex's Delta Zero optical sensor is able to offer a dpi range from as low as 200 to 12,000 with zero smoothing,…
  • Hands On: Alice Trapped in Wonderland (iOS)

    Thu 3:17pm
    Point-and-click adventure games have been popular for quite some time, with titles such as Myst and Neverwood leading the pack. A big draw to the genre is the ability to force players to engage in lateral thinking by giving them cryptic puzzles to solve. One…
  • Continental, BMW talking to Apple about car partnerships

    Thu 3:02pm
    Two major auto manufacturers are said to be in talks with Apple about a variety of possible partnerships, from Continental's hopes that it could participate in any rumored Apple Car creation to BMW's desire to collaborate with the iPhone maker about bringing…
  • Microsoft releases public preview of Office 2016 for Mac

    Thu 12:43pm
    Microsoft on Thursday released a public preview beta of the programs that make up the forthcoming Office 2016 for Mac. The new versions, which inherit many of the features from the last Windows release, offer a Yosemite-inspired look that support Retina…
  • Hands On: Fresh Air Weather (iOS)

    Thu 11:17am
    There are places in the world where the weather is extreme, but people who live there know how to deal with it. There are places in the world where weather remains constant, except for certain parts of the year when everybody freaks out. No matter where you…
  • Daily Deals: Trendnet wireless router, Hisense HDTV, Amazon Kindle

    Thu 11:13am
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the weekday post where discounts, sales, and offers for various gadgets, gizmos, hardware, and software are listed for you, the dear MacNN and Electronista reader. Today, we recap the still-active deals from earlier this week, with the…
  • Hands On: Awesome Paper Toys (iOS)

    Thu 10:04am
    Most people know about origami, which is the act of folding paper into three-dimensional shapes and objects. In origami, the crafter never cuts or glues the paper, and instead relies on precise folding techniques. Paper craft, which is like origami's laid-back…
  • Reviews: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

    Thu 10:00am
    Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's line of stylish, portable devices continues with one of its newest tablets, the Yoga Tablet 2. The 10.1-inch, Android-powered…
  • Hands On: Scan Me (iOS)

    Thu 7:53am
    Scan Me by organize.me is an app that will create a multi-page PDF by taking pictures, convert those pictures to text, and scan QR codes. While the other two features are good to have handy as well, it's the creation of PDFs that we found really useful....
  • Briefly: Imgur iOS app relaunches, Sling TV gains AMC, IFC

    Thu 7:11am
    Imgur, the image hosting service, has launched a new app for iOS devices. The free app provides quick access to popular images on the service, as well as voting and commenting on individual photographs, and managing the user's own image collection. This is…
  • Xiaomi Yi is $64 GoPro-style action camera with 16MP sensor

    Thu 6:33am
    Not content with making mobile devices, Chinese smartphone producer Xiaomi revealed a new action camera at Mobile World Congress. The Xiaomi Yi is a compact camera in a similar style to GoPro Hero devices, taking the form of a small unassuming white box, with…
  • Hands On: Sopio (iOS)

    Wed 9:35pm
    Sopio by Lightwood is an app version of a card game of the same name. Lightwood is no stranger to developing Sopio apps for iOS; they've had a free Sopio score tracker app available on iTunes since 2012. This new app, however, is the full game -- or rather, as…
  • Briefly: Yerba Buena gets signage, iTunes tweaked for indie labels

    Wed 9:06pm
    Crews are putting up banners, signs, and other decorations to transform the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco into an Apple auditorium for the March 9 "Spring Forward" event, where Apple is expected to offer a general update on its various initiatives as…
  • Hands On: Duckie Deck Card Wars (iOS)

    Wed 6:43pm
    Generally, Duckie Deck games tend to be more on the lighter side of problem solving and gameplay, intended for children between ages two and four. Duckie Deck Card Wars, however, is designed for children who are a little bit older, and are looking for their…
  • Apple in talks to add streaming HBO service to Apple TV

    Wed 6:02pm
    According to a new report, Apple is in talks with movie and original program service HBO to bring its streaming service, called "HBO Now," to Apple TV as a standalone subscription service that does not require an existing cable or satellite connection. The…
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