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  • Briefly: Sprint targets T-Mobile customers, T-Mobile Score! discounts

    1h
    Sprint is refocusing its trade-in offer directly against main rival T-Mobile. Running until April 9, Sprint will offer T-Mobile customers a minimum instant trade-in value of $200 for their smartphone if they transfer their number over. Sprint is also allowing…
  • Adobe updates Flash again due to critical security flaw

    Sun 10:29pm
    Adobe has again had to issue an update to the browser plug-in version of Flash due a critical flaw in the program that allows remote attackers to take over un-updated Macs or PCs, the latter running either Windows or Linux. The company urges users to update to…
  • Weekly Game Replay: Guild Wars 2 expansion, Battlefield Hardline data

    Sun 7:36pm
    Every Sunday, Electronista and MacNN put together an all-in-one article for some of the bigger news from the game industry in the previous week. In this week's edition of the Weekly Game Replay, we look at Guild Wars 2's recently-announced expansion, new…
  • Friday Deals: Lenovo Z50, Vizio 49-inch Smart TV, Transparent [U]

    Sun 6:32pm
    [Updated Sunday with more deals!] Welcome to the latest edition of Friday Deals, the post where we search for great deals on hardware, software, gadgets, and other items for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As per normal, the prices for…
  • Hands On: Alfred 2 (OS X)

    Sun 9:02am
    It's only right and proper to review Alfred 2 in a column called Hands On, because that's its entire point: with this installed, you can do just about anything on your Mac without ever once taking your fingers off the keyboard. As much as the mouse and the…
  • Hands On: iWatermark+ (OS X, iOS, Android, Windows)

    Sat 2:20pm
    This is impressive. Watermarking your photographs so that at least you have your name on them if they get used online is not precisely the most thrilling job in the world, but iWatermark+ comes pretty close to making it enjoyable. There are limits: you'd…
  • Google Fiber's expansion pegged to be Research Triangle, NC

    Sat 1:21pm
    According to "industry sources," Google's next fiber construction is slated for both the Research Triangle in Raleigh-Durham and the Charlotte area in North Carolina. Google has sent out invititations to press in the area for Wednesday and Thursday for an…
  • Hands On: Jumping Finn Turbo (iOS)

    Sat 12:40pm
    Adventure Time has been receiving critical acclaim and praise from the masses for years, and with good reason. The cartoon is smart, silly, and surprisingly deep. Fans of Adventure Time can rejoice, as Heavy Boat has brought gaming based off the Cartoon…
  • High-Rely NetSwap Mini+E NAS brings Core i3, block-level encryption

    Sat 10:39am
    US-based backup and disaster recovery hardware company Highly Reliable Systems has announced the immediate availability for their two-bay NetSwap Mini+E backup NAS server appliance, which includes replication, two removable drive trays, and hardware-based…
  • MO lawmaker proposes requiring ID for Google Wallet, Apple Pay sales

    Sat 9:59am
    A St. Louis, Missouri governmental official sees weakness in electronic payment security, and is seeking to mandate identification presentation in conjunction with an Apple Pay transaction, or other similar electronic payments. Democrat Joshua Peters from…
  • Hands On: Kaspersky Internet Security (OS X)

    Sat 9:26am
    Look, it's not that Macs are completely free of risk, but we're not running Windows here. One of the advantages of our platform of choice is that it isn't so riddled with viruses, that there aren't so many malicious applications that you need third-party…
  • Apple poaches second Burberry exec for Watch rollout

    Fri 9:53pm
    Apple has once again lured a top executive from UK fashion retailer Burberry: following the hiring a year ago of former CEO Dame Angela Ahrendts, the company has brought in former Vice President of Digital and Interactive Design Chester Chipperfield from…
  • Briefly: Blue Hummingbird launches, Yamaha AG03, AG06 mixers revealed

    Fri 9:03pm
    Blue unveiled its Hummingbird Class A small-diaphragm microphone at NAMM. Based on the Blue B1's cardioid capsule, the Hummingbird has a head that rotates 180 degrees, measures just 70mm (6.7 inches) tall, and offers a signal-to-noise ratio of 85.5dB-A and a…
  • Apple takes majority of US phone activations in Q4

    Fri 8:00pm
    Apple's share of the US mobile phone market has nearly doubled following the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 in October, a new study has revealed. The report, by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, finds that the iPhone went from 28 percent of the…
  • Microsoft updates Windows 10 Technical Preview with Cortana

    Fri 5:58pm
    Microsoft has made the latest version of its Windows 10 Technical Preview available to download by the participants of the Windows Insider program. The update introduces some of major features shown off during this week's Windows 10 event, with the Spartan…
  • First HomeKit-ready products may not ship until spring

    Fri 4:11pm
    The first home automation products based on Apple's HomeKit platform probably won't ship until spring, sources say. Reports note, for instance, that specifications weren't issued to chipmakers until October, and that the MFI licensing program for HomeKit only…
  • Forums: Mac Pro update in 2015, iPad tips and more

    Fri 3:30pm
    The updated Mac Pro has now been available for purchase for a little over a year, and one Fresh-Faced Recruit started a discussion this week in the MacNN forums, asking when we might expect an update, as he is considering buying one. Today, the conversation…
  • Apple Deals: 5K iMacs and Mac Pros

    Fri 3:29pm
    This week, Apple's online store finally began offering 5K iMacs, and continues to have a few Mac Pros available on the refurbished shelf. The refurb'd Retina iMac with a 3.5GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive has seen a $380…
  • DealNN: $140 off Dell 23.8-inch widescreen LED monitor

    Fri 3:27pm
    This week at Newegg.com, get the Dell 23.8-inch widescreen LED backlight LCD monitor on sale for $230. That's a price break of $120 off of the list price of $350, and until January 29, use coupon code EMCAKNP44 to drop the price again to $210. That combo of…
  • OS X 10.10.2 to fix two vulnerabilities uncovered by Google

    Fri 3:03pm
    OS X 10.10.2, still in beta, fixes a pair of zero-day exploits uncovered by Google's Project Zero, reports say. The Project Zero team has newly-published data relating to three OS X vulnerabilities, in accordance with a 90-day disclosure policy; Apple was…
  • Friday Deals: Lenovo Z50, Vizio 49-inch Smart TV, Transparent

    Fri 2:32pm
    Welcome to the latest edition of Friday Deals, the post where we search for great deals on hardware, software, gadgets, and other items for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As per normal, the prices for offers listed are correct at the time…
  • Apple, Google, Rdio, Sony sued over pre-1972 music royalties

    Fri 1:08pm
    A new lawsuit has targeted Google, Rdio, Sony, and Apple (including Beats Music) over the music royalties associated with pre-1972 recordings, new reports say. Zenbu Magazines, which owns copyrights on many pre-1972 songs, says that the companies have been…
  • iPhone Apps: Mint, Rdio, Angry Birds Space

    Fri 11:52am
  • Ahrendts' high pay in part to compensate for lost Burberry stock

    Fri 11:25am
    The extremely high compensation package given to Apple's new retail head -- Angela Ahrendts -- was in large part to pay for the stock she abandoned with her early departure from Burberry, Apple explains in its SEC filings. In total, she received $73.4 million…
  • Avid launches free, limited version of music software Pro Tools

    Fri 10:18am
    Avid today unveiled Pro Tools First, a free version of the company's Pro Tools software suite that offers many of the same music creation capabilities used by top artists and recording studios worldwide. Built upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Pro Tools…
  • Apple extends Crimean measures to block product sales and shipments

    Fri 9:45am
    Apple has extended its actions against Russia by blocking authorized retailers from selling or shipping products in Crimea in accordance with sanctions, reports say. The measure was first mentioned on Twitter by blogger and consultant Eldar Murtazin, and then…
  • Briefly: OS X Sim City Complete Edition, OOTP 16 MLB license

    Fri 9:16am
    Aspire has revealed that the latest installment of Sim City is available to purchase on the Mac App Store. Sim City: Complete Edition contains the expanded core game, Sim City: Cities of Tomorrow, Heroes and Villains, plus the Amusement Park, Airship, Heroes…
  • Hands On: ProType (iPad)

    Fri 7:28am
    Apparently, Android users have crowed for years about how their platform allows you to change the on-screen keyboard to ones from any company that cares to make them. We say apparently because, really, there's plenty of more serious stuff to listen to from…
  • Alleged 12-inch MacBook Air photos appear online

    Fri 3:30am
    A set of photos purporting to show the assembled display of the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air has emerged from a Chinese enthusiast site. The pictures are claimed to be a 12-inch Retina display assembly, but feature an iOS-device like metal Apple logo rather…
  • Apple outlines compatibility with non-HomeKit gear

    Fri 1:30am
    Apple on Thursday clarified its guidelines on its HomeKit home automation platform and its ability to "play well with others" in terms of third-party automation products and their own connectivity platforms. The iPhone maker will allow HomeKit products to be…
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