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An Internal Document Reveals How Terrified Apple Is Of Android

Re/code's Ina Fried reports that Samsung presented the document during its cross-examination of Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller.<p>The document, which was put together by an Apple sales team and was not intended to be seen by the general public, reveals that people inside Apple do worry about the …

Phil Schiller

Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients

Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become.<p>But instead of forcing people to rely on highly processed convenience food that’s larded with additives and unhealthy …

Apple said to place battery orders for iPhone 6

Company is preparing to begin production of the iPhone 6 with orders going out to battery makers, a report from Asia claims.<p>Apple is priming the Asia-based supply chain for production of its next-generation smartphone, according to a report from Digitimes.<p>Simplo Technology and Desay Battery …

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iTunes will now refund you for your kid’s unauthorized purchases

How many times have you got your iPad back from the kids only to find that they have just added five in-app purchases to your credit card bills?<p>Not anymore. Apple just gave you a reason to let your kids play and rest assured the bills won’t ramp up.<p>The company sent out an email to all iTunes …

Apple updates Trailers app with push notifications, better Rotten Tomatoes integration, and more

Apple has updated its iTunes Movie Trailers app with several new features and upgrades. The biggest new feature is the ability to get push notifications when movies marked as favorites hit theaters or iTunes. The in-app movie reviews have also been tweaked. Where previously you could only see a …

Flexibits teases iPad version of popular ‘Fantastical’ calendar app

Flexibits, makers of the popular Fantastical calendar apps for Mac and iPhone, today teased an upcoming iPad version of the app on its website.<p>Fantastical 2 for iPad is “coming soon,” and the company is taking sign ups for those interested in learning more, but it hasn’t yet revealed any other …

YC-Backed Gbatteries Launches BatteryBox, A 50Whr Backup Battery For MacBooks & Other Gadgets

Over the years, users of portable consumer electronics have just come to accept that battery life gets worse over time. But it doesn’t have to: Gbatteries, which is in the current batch of Y Combinator companies, has come up with a new technology called BatteryOS that provides better performance …

iTunes Radio gets its first news station with addition of NPR

What good is a "radio" service if it can't keep you current on the day's news? Apple seems to be wondering the same thing. Beginning today, content from NPR will be available on its iTunes Radio streaming service. <i>Recode</i> reports that the new station will run 24 hours a day and offer live news …

BatteryBox portable charger promises to keep the juice flowing even after five years

A new portable battery promises to carry enough juice to charge eight iPhones and keep your MacBook Air going for 12 hours, <i>five years</i> after you buy it. Unlike others that lose their capacity over time, BatteryBox uses a new energy management system called BatteryOS that monitors what's going on …

What If Your Phone Knew What You Wanted Before You Asked?

With Siri, Apple promised a system that could fulfill the long-held promise of AI. But to many experts in the field, the system is a letdown. One startup thinks it can do better.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This is part of Co.Exist’s list of World Changing Ideas of 2014. Read more here.<p>“For decades, technologists …

Wendy's now lets you pay for a meal with its mobile app

Wendy's, home to a bunch of square burgers and Frosty, is following in Burger King's footsteps and embracing mobile payments. Now, you can use the Ohio company's app to pay for your purchase in most (but not all) of its locations in the US. Just like its Burger King counterpart, the app acts as …

GarageBand for Mac Updated with MP3 Export, New Drummers, and More

Apple today updated GarageBand for Mac to version 10.0.2, bringing several improvements including the ability to export tracks in MP3 format and three new Drummer options in the $4.99 content pack.<p>What's New in Version 10.0.2- Improves stability and addresses a number of minor issues<br>- Adds the …