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The 9 Most Talked-About Photoshop Controversies of 2015

These were the most talked-about digital blunders of the year.<p>You would think that in 2015, celebrities and brands would be aware of all the Photoshop mistakes to avoid, especially when there are polls circulating the Internet where everyone can vote for which fail was the worst. If your Photoshop …

Ariana Grande

Apple is being sued over another data-gobbling bug

Apple is fending off another lawsuit regarding its phones helping themselves to cellular data even when supposedly running on WiFi. As you may recall, a California couple took Apple to court in October over iOS 9's WiFi Assist, which would clandestinely switch the phone from WiFi to LTE and eat …

iPhone 5

Don't Expect Hacked Chinese Toymaker VTech to Resume Service Anytime Soon

Among the questions that remain unanswered about last month’s gigantic hack on the Chinese toymaker VTech are: Who was responsible? How long until …

iPhone 6S Plus vs. iPad Mini 4 – A Phablet Or A Small Tablet?

Nowadays, the size of a smartphone is either medium or extra large, close to the dimensions of a mini tablet. Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, which was the …

Microsoft is starting to make some serious progress against Apple's iPad

For the month, Microsoft took 45% of online purchases of tablets by revenue compared to Apple at 17%. 1010data gathers anonymous information from millions of online shoppers in the US.<p>Since July, revenue from online tablet sales has been on the rise, growing from a monthly average of $145 million …

Danish man claims he could smell his flesh burning after his Apple watch started glowing with heat and burned his wrist

• <b>Jorgen Mouritzen had been wearing his new Apple watch at a club meeting</b>• <b><br>He suddenly felt a pain in his arm and could smell his flesh was burning</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Jawbone Just Laid Off 60 Employees And Shut Down Its NY Office

This is the second round of layoffs at the fitness-tracking company this year.<p>Five months after laying off 4% of its workforce, Jawbone is swinging the axe once again. On Thursday, the fitness tracker manufacturer sacked 60 employees — 15% of its workforce — and shuttered its New York offices.<p>The …

Walmart is Slowly Winning Back U.S. Customers

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) investors will probably feel some relief from the retail giant’s third-quarter results. On Tuesday, the company said comparable …

Home Services Marketplace Angie’s List Rejects IAC’s $512M Acquisition Offer

Well, it looks like it might be a while yet before you swipe right to find your next bricklayer or painter. Angie’s List, a marketplace for independent contractors, has formally rejected an offer from IAC, owner of Tinder, to buy the business for $512 million. The offer, originally made earlier …

Report: Facebook could automatically alert parents who publicly share photos of their children

More than 2 billion photographs are uploaded to Facebook every day and chances are, more than a few of them feature your friends, children and other family members.<p>If you post statuses and other content publicly on the platform, a new report from the Evening Standard says that Facebook plans to …

Staples Black Friday deals include cheap Galaxy tablets, iPads, and laptops

Staples will kick off its lineup of Black Friday deals beginning at 6AM; mercifully, this is one retailer that's not opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day, though nothing's stopping you from ordering products online Thursday. The company has some appealing iPad prices, which fall even lower than …

Customers are complaining that some tablets for sale on Amazon are loaded with malware

That's according to an investigation from Chinese mobile company Cheetah Mobile.<p>Cheetah's researchers have been looking into a particular Trojan called "Cloudsota," and say that it is frequently coming pre-installed on more than 30 different tablet brands.<p>These aren't iPads or Google Nexus tablets, …

Watch This: Apple's 'Flop' Might Be Right On Time

With football season in full swing, there’s a good chance we’ve all seen one of those plays where a running back breaks free and has clear daylight to the end zone. Then, mysteriously, he decides to check <i>behind</i> him to see if someone is catching up. Clearly, Mr. Breakaway didn’t spend enough time …

Apple Watch

Leaked iPhone 7 Changes Doom The Dream Of Super Small Smartphone

Is Apple going to do a smaller iPhone in 2016? The signs are that a four-inched iOS smartphone is on its way are coming out of the supply chain, but those hoping for a small and pocketable smartphone powerhouse need to look back through the history of Apple. Any smaller iPhone is going to be weak …

Mobile Technology

Old feature disappearing from new car dashboards

Automakers still put CD players into the dashboards of the majority of their cars, which seems strange 14 years after the iPod ushered in the intangible music revolution. Now, finally, the in-dash device's days might be numbered.<p>Compact-disc players have been slowly following cassette decks into …

General Motors

Xiaomi Takes On Jawbone And Fitbit With $16 Heart Rate Monitoring Fitness Band

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone manufacturer, has continued its wearable tech assault with the launch of the Mi Band 1S – a low cost fitness tracker that boasts optical heart rate monitoring technology.<p>The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S has been made official by the Beijing-based company, with the …

Wearable Tech

Volkswagen Sinks Deeper Into The Mire

Since the emissions scandal broke in September 2015, Volkswagen (VW) has delivered three things: a third-quarter loss, a new CEO and an investigation into the “rogue coders” who supposedly fitted cheat software on up to 11m vehicles worldwide. None of these are satisfactory.<p>The third-quarter loss …

EPA

'Dr. Phil' to broadcast tapes of Jared Fogle discussing child sex

"Dr. Phil" will broadcast audiotapes in which Jared Fogle reportedly discusses his sexual interest in children. The conversations were recorded by former journalist Rochelle Herman-Walrond, who will appear on the daytime talk show Thursday and Friday.<p>According to a news release from "Dr. Phil," …

Crime

Apple TV's Siri Search Will Soon Include Apple Music

Apple's latest set-top streaming box will soon be a voice-controlled music player.<p>One of the most useful features of Apple's new Apple TV is its Siri-enabled universal search. It's something Apple TV owners have been asking about for years — the ability to quickly and effectively search across …

Poof! The Planet Closest To Our Solar System Just Vanished

The disappearance of Alpha Centauri Bb raises questions for planet hunters looking for Earth-sized alien worlds.<p>Scientists just made a planet disappear. According to a new study, Alpha Centauri Bb, a world in the nearest star system to us, was merely a ghost in the data.<p>The planet, thought to be …

Universe