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What if Apple’s next router was also a smoke alarm?

Now that Marc Newson is one of Apple’s design bigwigs, the guys at Curved Labs wondered what sort of new products might result from the collaboration.<p>Their concept? An updated AirPort WiFi router that is also a smart smoke and CO2 detector, a la Nest Protect.<p>Leaving aside the fact that you’d either …

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film <i>Big Hero 6</i>, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of worlds. The story, something co-director Don Hall calls …

iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself

Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of days of use, it’s still the screen that (stating the …

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, …

Ingress' user-created missions give added meaning to your walking tours

<i>Ingress</i> certainly has a following among augmented reality gamers, but its relative lack of direction can be intimidating -- especially if you're a newcomer. Where do you go first? As of today, you'll (usually) have an easy answer. Google's Niantic Labs has added user-created missions to the game …

iPhone 6 Bendgate Reaction Could Break The Apple Watch

I can stop the clock, the tech world has found something wrong with the new iPhone 6. Yes, the iPhone 6 Plus…. bends if you put it under a lot of pressure, as Gordon Kelly reports here on Forbes:<p>#Bendgate is the predictable term that has flooded social media over the last 24 hours. It comes after a …

6 Great Reasons (Not) to Buy the Apple Watch

Apple Watch – pros and cons<p>You’ve watched the Apple keynote and read the reviews (“Here it is: The Apple Watch”) so now it is time to ask yourself; am I going to buy the Apple Watch when it comes out in early 2015? Let us help you out with a bunch of great reasons to buy one, and a few even better …

Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple store

Rex Chapman, formerly a player and executive in the NBA, is accused of stealing $14,000 worth of merchandise from the Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz.<p>Stars fall.<p>60 percent of NBA stars are said to go bankrupt within 5 years of retirement. But the accusations leveled against former Kentucky Wildcats …

Hours For iOS 8 Lets You Track Your Time With A Widget

Those who have to keep track of how they spend their time working during the day can’t do much better on iOS than Hours, Apple Design Award winner Tapity‘s latest app. We recommended the app when it launched back in July, and now the Tapity team has released an update for iOS 8 that helps you keep …

Someone Already Dropped the New iPhone, Proving That Yes, We Have a New iPhone

Australian man opens box, immediately sends new phone down under.<p><b>As four million of us</b> sit anxiously by the door awaiting our iPhone 6 deliveries, many Apple acolytes are lined up outside their local retail stores. Since the universe favors Australia with sun before the United States, they got to …

Using iOS 8's QuickType keyboard

The first time you use the keyboard after updating to iOS 8, you're going to notice something a bit different. Sitting atop the keyboard will be three sections, each of which contains a word (or words). Tapping on the word will place it directly into the text field, followed by new words appearing …

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Complete iOS 8 & Swift Developer Course | TNW Deals

• Over 350 videos and 36.5 hours of content<br>• Swift: learn the language used to develop all native iOS & Mac apps<br>• iOS 8 and Xcode 6: learn the latest technology platforms from Apple<br>• API integration: connect with third party APIs like Facebook and more with NSURLSession<br>• Storyboard: learn how to create …

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Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / tovovan<p>Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet …

You can already preorder a 24-karat-gold iPhone 6

Anyone who has attempted to preorder an iPhone knows the hassle of either waiting in a long line at an Apple store or staying up till some ungodly hour to catch the online preorder window.<p>Apple is expected to launch its next smartphone, the iPhone 6 , in the coming months. So what if I told you you …

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Leaked iPhone 6 Parts Suggest A Much Bigger iPhone Is Coming

A new leak claims to show some of the internal components Apple will use in its iPhone 6. The photos, which were published by French blog Nowhereelse.fr (via MacRumors), show iPhone parts that seem larger than those in the iPhone 5s —adding to rumors that Apple's next smartphone will come with a …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Apple's 'iTime' Patent Hints at Possible iWatch Features

A new patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a device called "iTime" reveals what we might see in the company's …

New LG Game Plays Inside G3 Phone Case

LG is giving owners of its new G3 smartphone fewer reasons to pop open the device’s QuickCircle case, after it announced the first game that is optimized to run entirely within its see-through window.<p>The case is designed to offer protection for the device and also quick access to notifications and …

8 wild Apple rumors that turned out to be totally off the mark

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

Apple Reportedly Hiring Athletes To Test Apple iWatch Fitness Capabilities

According to a new report from 9to5Mac, citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple has teamed up with some professional athletes from MLB, NHL, …

Why Apple Developers Like What They're Seeing at WWDC

SAN FRANCISCO - It's a great time to be an Apple developer. That's the consensus from the dozens of iOS and Mac developers I've spoken to at WWDC …

As Apple opens up with iOS 8, Google needs to give Android users a reason to stay

All of a sudden, Android is no longer the only flexible mobile operating system on the market.<p>With iOS 8, announced at Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, the iPhone maker has made great strides towards opening up its platform. Now your apps can actually exchange data with each other. Third-party apps …

Report: Apple to Announce Smart Home Platform Next Monday

As my fellow blogger Todd Bernhard discussed in this post, there was a report out Monday from <i>The Financial Times</i> saying that Apple will be announcing a new Smart Home platform during next Monday's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple has been working on an integrated home …

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Google's New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel

Steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, mirrors -- all gone.<p>Google has finally built its own car from scratch. And it looks like a gondola with wheels.<p>The two-seater prototype vehicle is Google’s reimagination of what the modern automobile should look and feel like if you took the human out of …

Report: Apple Planning 'Smart Home' System Debut at WWDC

Apple is planning to introduce a smart home concept at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, according to a report.<p><i>The Financial Times</i> says …

Pokemon X, Y players to unlock new Vivillon Pokemon pattern at 100M global trades

<i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i> players have traded worldwide via the Global Trade System about 90 million times and will be able to hunt down a special Pokemon once that number tops 100 million, The Pokemon Company announced today.<p>The addition is a Vivillon, a bug and flying-type Pokemon that can display more than …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don’t let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated). If your question for somebody in 2001 was “What will the …

Apple’s Sapphire Moves Makes Samsung Take a Second Look at The Super-Hard Material

- May 23, 2014<p>Samsung has once more revisited the possibility of using sapphire glass in their devices, likely due to reports of Apple’s plans to use …

Apple Leases 7-Building Campus as HQ Construction Continues

Recent expansion by Apple continued this week with an agreement to lease a seven-building campus in Sunnyvale, California, not far from where the …