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Internet of Things isn’t fun anymore: IoT’s growing faster than the ability to defend it

<b>(iStockphoto/sorsillo)</b><p>The recent DDoS attack was a wake-up call for the IoT, which will get a whole lot bigger this holiday season<p>Larry Greenemeier<p>November 3, 2016 8:53am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>With this year’s approaching holiday gift season, the rapidly …

Apple Rumored to Build High-Speed Network for Faster Cloud Services

Apple is building a high-speed content delivery network and plans to upgrade its data centers with more of its own equipment in an effort to better compete with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and other cloud service providers, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The improved infrastructure will enable Apple to …

Apple announces watchOS 2 with third-party Apple Watch apps, new Timepieces, video playback, much more

Apple today announced <b>watchOS 2</b>, a new version of the operating system for the increasingly available Apple Watch, promising support for native third-party apps, on-screen video playback, and a collection of many new features for both users and developers. The developer beta for watchOS 2 will be …

Apple App Store passes 100 billion downloads

Apple has announced at WWDC that the App Store has passed 100 billion downloads and paid $30 billion to developers.<p>The company showed a dramatic video during the event praising the devs that have turned the platform into such a colossal success.

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Apple reveals proactive Siri to take on Google Now

Siri has just got a serious upgrade. At WWDC, Apple unveiled proactive Siri in iOS 9, uniting the voice assistant with services including Spotlight, Calendar and Maps.<p>The ‘proactive’ part is the key: the new Siri won’t just wait for you to ask for something. Instead, it will know when you need to …

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Square Will Launch An Apple Pay-Ready NFC And Card Chip Reader This Fall

Apple today announced a new partnership for Apple Pay with Square, which will release a new card reader designed to allow small businesses to take Apple Pay payments as well as credit card chip payments, but not card swipes.<p>However, Square says it will ship its standard magnetic card stripe reader …

Apple adds retail credit, loyalty cards; renames Passbook to Wallet

Apple is adding loyalty cards from top retailers to its Apple Pay mobile-payments system and has renamed Passbook to "Wallet."<p>In addition to linking debit and credit cards to Apple Pay accounts, users can also now include store credit cards from companies like Kohl's, JC Penney and BJs as well as …

Apple Teases Wireless CarPlay And Automaker Apps

Today Apple announced at WWDC that CarPlay will now be able to wirelessly connect to your iPhone. Previously, interfacing your iOS device with CarPlay required a constant wired connection with the car’s entertainment system.<p>Additionally, automakers themselves will now be able to create apps for …

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Apple brings side-by-side multitasking to the iPad in iOS 9

Frustrated that your iPad has all that screen real estate, but you still have to use one app at a time? That won't be a problem when iOS 9 arrives -- Apple has revealed that its new mobile software will bring side-by-side app multitasking to its tablets. The feature will let you display two live …

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New Apple Products Launched at WWDC 2015: Pictures

Apple Music is coming to Android, and it’s launching this fall

Apple today announced its self-branded music streaming service, and the Cupertino company also mentioned that—for the first time ever—it is launching an Android app made in-house. While the Beats Music app has remained on the Google Play Store since the Apple acquisition, the fruity company didn’t …

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Yep, Apple Maps Will Include Transit Directions In iOS 9

With the update to iOS 9, iPhone users will find transit directions in Apple Maps. So yes, city-dwellers, we can finally stop complaining about this.<p>“Yes, it’s transit,” Apple’s Craig Federighi declared onstage today at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. 9to5Mac had …

Apple brings iPhone's gaming graphics software to Mac

Apple is bringing its Metal graphics toolkit to Mac, the company announced Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.<p>Metal, announced at last year's WWDC, lets developers take advantage of tighter integration between the graphics and processing tasks performed by the iPhone and …

El Capitan: Apple unveils next version of OS X software

New version of Mac desktop operating system will concentrate on speed, reliability and battery life with intelligent search<p>Apple announced the latest update to its OS X desktop software on Monday, which the company says will make it faster and easier to use.<p>OS X 10.11 El Capitan, named after a …

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2015 in One Handy List

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was everything rumored, teased and then some. If you didn’t sit through the keynote for the past few hours, here’s a rundown of the highlights you shouldn’t miss. For more info, click the links below each story for full details.<p>OS X 10.11: El …

Apple made an Android app that helps people switch to iOS

Apple's getting more aggressive than ever before in trying to move Android users over to iOS. The company has previously offered a step-by-step tutorial to ease the transition for people coming from Samsung, HTC, and other Android phones. Now it's building an <i>actual app</i> to help transfer essentials …

The wearables industry needs to brace itself for the Apple Watch

Since the launch of the iPod, Apple's either dominated or come close to dominating every industry that it has entered. The only market where the company isn't the world number one is in set-top boxes, a field that has always been described as a "hobby." It's not too much of a risk to think that …

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Pay Phones In NYC To Be Replaced With Up To 10,000 Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Next Year

There were about 2.2 million pay phones in the U.S. as of 2000 and now there are under 500,000, according to the American Public Communications Council. The decline in pay phone usage is largely attributed to the ubiquity of mobile phones. The city of New York plans to replace its pay phones with <b>up</b> …

Apple Watch vs. Samsung Gear S, Motorola Moto 360, and Pebble Steel

Without a doubt, 2014 is the year of the smartwatch. First, Samsung debuted its Gear devices, then LG and Motorola piled on with their Android Wear wearables, and now that Apple has joined the fray, with its Apple Watch. Needless to say, you can expect to see smartwatches everywhere in the near …

iCloud Beta Site Gains Apps for iCloud Drive, Settings

Apple today updated its iCloud Beta site for developers, adding two new web apps for iCloud Drive and Settings ahead of the public launch of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.<p>The iCloud Drive web app lets users view all of the documents that they've stored in the cloud, and provides options to upload …

What Apple's New Products Say About the Future

Along with new software and hardware, the company revealed their vision for an entirely new way of interacting with devices.<p>Apple piled on new product announcements today, unveiling two larger, thinner iPhones, a new payments service, and a long-awaited watch.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook was giddy on stage, …

Apple Announces iPhone 6, Watch: In Pictures

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Meet The Apple Watch

During its iPhone 6 launch event this morning, Apple announced the Apple Watch, its first foray into the world of wearable tech. It’s a smartwatch with inductive charging, a square face, sapphire glass, swappable bands, a heartbeat sensor and a rotating digital crown.<p>Users will be able to choose …

Everything Apple Announced at Its September 2014 Event

After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 is finally official… along with a bunch of other stuff! Here’s a recap of the highlights from Apple’s event today in Cupertino in case you were having some technical problems with the livestream. For full details, check out the link(s) below each highlight.<p>…

Apple Watch: 10 Things to Know

The rumors were true—Apple is indeed releasing a smartwatch. The Apple Watch (sorry, “iWatch” fans) will be the first big new product line Apple has …

World's first 110-inch curved UHD TV unveiled in Europe

The 110-inch China Star Curved Ultra-HD TV felt more like the display you might find in a small cinema setup rather than something you would expect …

Twitter “Buy” feature officially in testing phase

We previously told you that Twitter was testing out a system for allowing users to purchase goods right from their timeline. With the “Buy” button, …

You Only Need To Sharpen These Knives Once Every 25 Years

The first thing you’ll notice when you see these Furtif Evercut Knives is their funky fractal handles and their mysterious dark shading. And while …