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MH370 Investigation Needs Shakeup, Says Emirates Airline CEO

In an interview with the German newsweekly Der Spiegel, Emirates Airline CEO Sir Tim Clark is unusually candid in his criticism of the ongoing MH370 investigation, promising to “continue to ask questions and make a nuisance of myself, even as others would like to bury it.”<p>As the search for the …

Kobani could be another Srebrenica, UN warns

Turkey is under new pressure to help defend the Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State (Isis) fighters, with a warning from the UN that its fall risks another Srebrenica – the 1995 massacre that symbolised the failure of international efforts to stop Bosnia’s war.<p>Staffan de Mistura, the UN …

Apple Loop: iPad Air 2 Will Launch on October 16, The Apple Tax Is A Myth, And iPhone Design Theft

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the upcoming October 16th event and the potential new hardware, will Tim Cook kill the iPod Touch, OSX Yosemite’s public release, U2′s download numbers, Carl Icahn’s letter, iOS 8 encryption, the Apple Tax, …

Ireland defends tax dealings with Apple

Dublin denies EU commission claims that it helped iPhone maker obtain billions of euros in illegal state aid<p>The Irish government has defended its tax arrangements with Apple as Brussels prepares to accuse Ireland of providing illegal state aid to the iPhone maker in a clampdown on tax avoidance …

Sony pumps up flagship phone, PS4 remote play before NYC event

Ahead of its October 9 "Great Demand" event, the company releases nine videos that focus on products such as its Xperia Z3 flagship phone and its Smartband Talk wearable fitness tracker.<p>Sony's upcoming "Demand Great" event will feature several products -- if newly released videos are any indication.<p>…

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Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center

Apple doesn’t care for apps that let you launch other apps directly from the Notification Center, and has pulled one of the first apps to take advantage of this new functionality now available in iOS 8 from the iTunes App Store. We took a look at Launcher, the app in question, last week, and found …

Apple May Launch 27-inch Retina iMac As Soon as This Fall

A number of reports on Monday indicate Apple may be planning to release a Retina iMac alongside the launch of OS X Yosemite later this Fall.<p><i>Jack</i> …

Apple faces 'billions of euros' costs in tax avoidance probe, report says

European investigators are set to accuse Apple of receiving "illegal state aid" in Ireland for more than 20 years.<p>Apple faces costs of billions of euros, reports say, as investigators accuse the Irish government of granting illegal state aid to the iPhone manufacturer for more than 20 years.<p>The …

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GoPro's Hero4 cameras offer 30 fps 4K shooting or touchscreen controls

GoPro started life as a home-brew wrist-mounted 35mm camera, but it's come a long way since. Today we're getting a look at the next installment of that story: The Hero4. The latest cameras from the action sports behemoth bring some anticipated features, along with a few surprises. Most notably, …

Instagram reportedly blocked in mainland China as protests in Hong Kong intensify

Hong Kong's Central business district is currently in the midst of a massive pro-Democracy protest, and the Chinese government appears to be doing all it can to prevent images of the demonstrations from reaching the mainland. Reports suggest that China has blocked access to Instagram in the Chinese …

iOS 8: will Apple's new Message leave users confused?

Apple is taking a calculated risk with its iOS 8 software, due in autumn. It's tweaking the Messages app, normally used to send text messages, with pictures or videos attached if you want, so that it can also send short voice snippets.<p>Not only that; it's building in Snapchat-like or WhatsApp-like …

A Fully Functional iPhone 6 Clone Up For Sale in China

Recently, the folks at NoWhereElse have posted some images of a fully functional iPhone 6 clone which is up for sale on Chinese shores.<p>The device’s …

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5 Things To Know About Siri And Google Now's Growing Intelligence

<b>This is a guest post from Lawrence Flynn, the CEO of Artificial Solution, a software firm that develops natural language processing (NLP) services and was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. Flynn joined Artificial Solutions in May 2010 to step in as CEO, replacing co-founder and board</b> …

Apple Facing Production Issues with iPhone 6 as 5.5-Inch Version May Be Delayed Until 2015

The launch of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed into 2015 as Apple's production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version will likely carry over into the larger model, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the …

Apple will reportedly announce its next iPhone on September 9th

Grab that box of sodium chloride, folks -- it's rumor time. <i>Re/Code</i> is reporting that Apple will hold its next iPhone event on September 9th. And while any publication can pull a date out of the hat and report on it, this particular entity has a good track record predicting Apple events (even when …

Now that it has big phones, Apple publishes a guide for switching from Android

For several years, Android had the advantage of modern screen sizes, a benefit that’s reflected in its massive 85 percent global market share. But Apple fans can now finally enjoy larger screens – 4.7 and 5.5 inches varieties – and that could slow the steady stream of defections to Android and, …

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There Was A Mini-"Friends" Reunion And It Was Perfection

In an exact replica of Monica's kitchen, no less! Could we be more excited?<p>Many have tried to organize an official <i>Friends</i> reunion in the decade since NBC's beloved show went off the air — but we came as close as we likely ever will on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> Wednesday night. The late-night host asked …

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Apple says it's working on fix for iOS 7 lockscreen bypass flaw

Apple says it will fix an embarrassing security flaw on its new iOS 7 software which hackers showed can bypass the lockscreen and access personal data.<br>The flaw, discovered within hours of iOS 7 becoming publicly available, can be exploited on the iPhone 4S and 5 and gives access to personal data …

iOS 7 bug lets you call any number from a locked homescreen (video)

You can expect three things every time a new iOS version comes along: fresh aesthetics, features and, by the looks of it, ways to bypass a locked screen. In iOS 7's case, this is the second security flaw unearthed since it's launched: An iPhone user named Karam Daoud recently discovered that you …

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple TouchID “hack”

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p><b>Touch-what?</b><p>You know, the fingerprint sensor built into the Home button on the new iPhone(s aapl) 5s. It’s for …

FaceTime Audio Is Apple’s Biggest Little Feature Addition In iOS 7

Quietly, gradually, but clearly Apple is building platform lock-in into its iOS products, with some features that are deeper than just a rich third-party software ecosystem. FaceTime Audio is the latest of these, VoIP calling built on the back of its FaceTime video chat service, which is tightly …

iPhone 5S Touch ID hacked by fake fingerprints

Hackers claim to have beaten Apple's Touch ID fingerprint security already, using movie-style fake fingerprints to break into the iPhone 5S.<p>Hackers claim to have beaten Apple's Touch ID fingerprint security already, using movie-style fake fingerprints to break into the iPhone 5S.<p>The iPhone 5S and …

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iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c Already Make Up Nearly 1.5% Of Total U.S. iPhones Says Localytics, 5s Leads

Apple’s iOS 7 is really gaining steam when it comes to early adoption, with Mixpanel reporting that it has already passed iOS 6 in terms of traffic hitting its network of mobile sites and apps. Fast software adoption is impressive, but fast hardware pick-up is even more so. The iPhone 5s and 5c …

US House members overwhelmingly use iPhones over BlackBerry or Android

No doubt capitalizing on the launch of the new iPhone 5S, NBC polled the US House of Representatives to ask a simple question: what kind of smartphone do you use? The results are that they overwhelmingly prefer the iPhone, to the tune of 58 percent. The runner-up is, unsurprisingly, BlackBerry at …

Apple's A7 chip makes a run at Intel

The A7 is Apple's first "desktop" processor. Sounds like hype until you consider the potential for Apple's future.<p>Is Apple simply engaging in PR puffery when it talks about its "desktop" A7 chip? Not so fast.<p>Apple's claims for the first 64-bit "desktop class architecture" in a smartphone does sound …

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Five tips for the new Camera app on iOS 7

Apple has redesigned the Camera app for iOS 7, adding new features and navigation options. Here's how to use them.<p>There isn't a single app or screen left unchanged in iOS 7, and the Camera app is no exception. From the way you navigate through the app, to the new option to use live filters when …

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Chinese iPhone buyers desperate for gold turn to $2 stickers

The new gold color option for the iPhone 5s might be driving higher demand over the 5c in China, but for those unable to find or afford the more expensive model, gold stickers and skins have quickly become an inexpensive alternative. The Wall Street Journal reports that a long list of retailers in …

Samsung to Assist with Production of Apple's Next-Generation A8 Chip

Back in June, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) struck a three-year deal with Apple to produce A-series chips for iOS devices beginning in 2014. The move was seen as part of Apple's strategy of moving away from rival Samsung for component supplies, although Samsung was soon after …

Tech Names Dominate List of World’s Most Valued Brands as Apple and Google Top the List

Valuing brands isn’t necessarily an exact science, but each year the folks at Interbrand do their level best to engage in this sort of alchemy.<p>The …

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