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  • Apple CEO asks Arkansas governor to veto 'right to discriminate' law

    2h
    Amidst strong critical and economic reaction to an anti-LGBT law signed by Republican Governor Mike Pence in Indiana, Apple CEO Tim Cook -- recently named as the "World's Greatest [Business] Leader" by Fortune magazine -- has posted on Twitter expressing…
  • Hands On: Nisus Writer Pro 2.1 (OS X)

    Sat 11:37am
    The very name Nisus may bring you back to the 1990s and if it doesn't, then one look at the software possibly will. That's cruel: it is nothing less than fantastic that Nisus has survived where so many other word processors have died, crushed under the force…
  • Best Buy completes assimilation of Future Shop brand, 66 stores closed

    Sat 11:35am
    Canadian technology retailer Future Shop has essentially been absorbed into parent company Best Buy overnight. While 66 locations were completely shut down overnight, 65 locations will be reborn as Best Buy stores on April 4. Reports scattered across Canada…
  • Hands On: Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.6 (OS X)

    Sat 10:10am
    Nothing digital really exists unless it exists twice. For all that we have these great interconnected cloud services, there is still a hard drive holding on to our data somewhere and all hard drives fail eventually. They're like politicians in that respect:…
  • Hands On: Zoidtrip 1.3 (iOS, Android)

    Fri 6:16pm
    Zoidtrip by Arthur Guibert is a game about a squid-like sentient kite ... or something. It's a simple arcade-style scrolling game of avoiding walls for as long as you possibly can. It's free-to-play with advertisements, though an in-app purchase unlocks all…
  • NBC denies ever having television streaming discussions with Apple

    Fri 6:10pm
    Throwing some doubt on the veracity of earlier reports by the Wall Street Journal NBCUniversal has said in a letter to the US Federal Communications Commission that not only is it not keeping back content from any prospective Apple television network, it has…
  • Apple game roundup: Pillars of Eternity, Mr. Jump explodes, Broken Age

    Fri 5:10pm
    We've had some emails about our Sunday game roundup -- it turns out that some of you want Apple-specific gaming news, as sources for that seem to be in short supply these days. Today launches the first installation of a twice-weekly column, published on MacNN…
  • Hands On: Blink 1.0 (iOS)

    Fri 3:32pm
    There is an argument that Blink is a single-use app for a very specific and therefore limited market: it helps you quickly make App Store links with a code in to get you some money. If you don't happen to know how affiliate links work, you just sat up. If you…
  • Forums: how to erase and reinstall OS X and more

    Fri 3:27pm
    One Forum Regular turned to the MacNN Forums this week looking for advice on how to erase and reinstall OS X, and found some useful information which might be helpful to anyone else who is trying to do this. One Fresh-Faced Recruit is looking for help trying…
  • Apple deals: up to 24 percent off 13-inch MacBook Pros

    Fri 3:25pm
    This week at Apple's online store, chose from a wide selection of refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro models and save up to 24 percent off. The refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive is now…
  • Windows 10 may not be free to new customers, virtualization users

    Fri 3:20pm
    Microsoft has made a passing attempt to clarify some of its policy on free upgrades to Windows 10. In an interview, senior director of product marketing at Microsoft Aaron Woodman detailed what the company has decided about the offering -- and an alarming…
  • Hands On: Trial of the Clone 1.3 (iOS, Android, Paper)

    Fri 1:35pm
    Trial of the Clone by Tin Man Games is an iOS-based Gamebook adventure of the book by the same name by Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal fame. Much like the other Gamebook adventure we recently covered, Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be, the…
  • Daily Deals: 3TB WD Red, Xbox One, Disney Infinity Toy Box

    Fri 1:25pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, our regular look at the discounts, offers, sales, and other money-saving items for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As usual, we recap the still-active deals from over the last week, as well as introducing new items,…
  • Micron, Intel roll out new NAND tech allowing for future 10TB SSDs

    Fri 12:02pm
    Micron Technology and Intel today revealed the availability of their 3D NAND technology, the world's highest-density flash memory. This new 3D NAND technology, which was jointly developed by Intel and Micron, stacks layers of data storage cells vertically with…
  • Google to face trial in UK over ignoring Safari cookie setting

    Fri 11:12am
    The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has dismissed an attempt by Google to prevent British computer users from being able to sue it in England. The landmark hearing followed an earlier defeat for Google in the English High Court in which it was…
  • Living with: Nine years of the Apple TV

    Fri 10:53am
    Once upon a time, there was a nascent technologist in the early part of the century. This writer was flummoxed by having to burn DVD for video playback for his occupation at the time, given the cost of the media. Then, a certain Cupertino fruit-branded…
  • Pointers: Outlining with Evernote (OS X, iOS)

    Fri 8:28am
    There is a reason why the outlining features of Evernote are not the most widely-used feature of that software: they're not the best feature. They're also not on a par with the outlining in the best word processors, and they are barely in the same universe as…
  • Hands On: Flic 1.63 (iOS)

    Fri 8:20am
    The app's full name in iTunes is "Flic – Delete & Manage Camera Roll and Easily Delete Photos to Increase Disk Space", but we're just going to call it "Flic" from here on out. Lifehack Labs says it's like Tinder for your camera roll (or Grindr, or whatever…
  • Fortune names Apple CEO Tim Cook 'World's Greatest Leader'

    Fri 1:02am
    On Thursday, Fortune magazine named Apple CEO Tim Cook to the top spot of its "World's 50 Greatest Leaders," which largely refers to business and industry leaders rather than government officials. The honor came with a new interview with Cook as well as some…
  • Google adding IE Pointer Events API to Chrome, releases Data Saver

    Fri 12:43am
    Google is going to be leaning on some Internet Explorer technology to fix scrolling and touch support in its Chrome browser. At the same time, Google has launched an extension for the desktop versions of Chrome which aims to reduce the amount of data used to…
  • Living with: Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air

    Thu 7:09pm
    I'm in England, where you don't tend to lean over people and ask where you got that device. We're not really polite, we're just wary. Yet I've been asked that many, many times since I bought this Belkin keyboard case for my original iPad Air. It definitely…
  • Hands On: Vietnam...'65 1.0 (iPad, Steam)

    Thu 6:13pm
    Vietnam… '65 by Slitherine is a turn-based strategy war game set in, you guessed it, Vietnam in 1965. Specifically the Ia Drang Valley, right near the Cambodian border, where the player is in charge of a counterinsurgency effort. The enemy is sneaking in…
  • Daily Deals: Sol Republic headphones, Linksys router, OCZ SSDs

    Thu 4:25pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, our regular look at the discounts, offers, sales, and other money-saving items for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As usual, we recap the still-active deals from over the last week, as well as introducing new items,…
  • Briefly: iPhone trade-ins coming to China, Apple TV adds CNNgo

    Thu 2:53pm
    According to reports, Apple is set to launch an iPhone trade-in program in China on March 31, joining several existing programs in other countries around the world, including the US, Canada, the Netherlands, and a number of European countries, among others.…
  • Hands On: Ticklefluff 1.0 (iOS)

    Thu 2:35pm
    Attempting to describe Ticklefluff by Liger Games so as to properly prepare a person for what they're about to experience is a daunting task. It's a game where the player is given commands by an adorable tuft of fur. When we described it as that, and handed…
  • Twitter unveils Periscope live video broadcasting app

    Thu 2:22pm
    Twitter has added another video service to its roster, alongside Vine, one which provides live video streaming to the microblogging platform. A rebranding of an app Twitter acquired in January, Periscope lets users instantly stream from their smartphone to…
  • Apple Watch: Apple Watch in Australia, Edition try-on, Trivia Crack

    Thu 12:50pm
    Following recent magazine features that focused on the fitness and athletic aspects of the Apple Watch, and a recent spread showcasing the Watch going with men's fashion, another recent foreign-magazine spread has returned the device back onto the wrists of…
  • Amazon Cloud Drive adds unlimited storage tier for $60 per year

    Thu 12:17pm
    Amazon is going after Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive, by offering customers unlimited cloud storage at a very low cost. The retailer is upgrading its existing Cloud Drive service by adding two more tiers for non-Prime subscribers, each providing unlimited…
  • Hands On: TouchTone 1.2 (iOS)

    Thu 11:58am
    TouchTone by Mikengreg is a cloak-and-dagger themed puzzler where the player "hacks" into communication streams to spy on your fellow citizens for an organization that recruited you. Presumably, this organization is part of the government in some way, but they…
  • Apple, Google coalition demands Patriot Act changes prior to renewal

    Thu 11:43am
    Nearly all of the tech industry, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and LinkedIn have co-signed a letter to the US government, calling for reform of Section 215 of the Patriot Act before it expires and is likely renewed in May. The coalition is seeking…
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