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Hurricane Arthur's greatest threat may be rip currents

Sherman Lee Criner is vacationing in a bull's eye. Emerald Island, North Carolina, is just west of where Hurricane Arthur came ashore late Thursday with 100 mph winds.<p>The Category 2 storm made landfall at 11:15 p.m. between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, the National Hurricane Center said. Arthur was …

Dear Aereo: Good luck. You'll need it. Signed, Napster and Grokster vets

The veterans of the last knock-down, drag-out copyright wars have some words of wisdom for the chief and founder of streaming-TV startup Aereo, Chet Kanojia.<p>If you decide to keep up the fight, more power to you. And prepare to weather a siege.<p>Aereo's Supreme Court defeat last week harkened back to …

Uber escapes London court date -- because its drivers are already in the dock

The long and winding road for Uber just took another twist and turn. London's transit authority has dropped plans to take the controversial e-hailing app to court -- because the courts are busy with individual Uber drivers.<p>Uber is an app that allows you to call a taxi or private hire vehicle to …

Into the wild blue yonder: US Air Force basic training (pictures)

You might think this truck is upside down, but it’s actually not!

Judging from the photo above, this truck looks like it flipped over at a gas station. But take a closer look and you’ll see that this upside-down …

No One Is Talking About The 153 Schoolchildren Kidnapped By ISIS

According to a Human Rights Watch report, ISIS abducted 153 children between the ages of 13 and 14 from the mostly Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab on May 29. The children were returning home from taking their year-end exams in the city of Aleppo when they were abducted.<p>The kidnapping, by a group that …

19-Year-Old American Woman Charged With Trying To Help ISIS Militants

An FBI criminal complaint alleges that Shannon Maureen Conley, along with others, attempted to make contact with the militant group and travel to Syria via Turkey, AP reports.<p>Reuters has more on the criminal complaint:<p>It said she met a co-conspirator, only identified as Y.M. in court papers, on the …

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Georgia's sweeping gun access law goes into effect

Would you like some hot sauce with that barbecue? How about some hot lead?<p>A day after Georgia's new gun law, which has been dubbed the "guns everywhere" bill, went into effect, residents were dealing with their new power.<p>Under its provisions, residents with a proper gun permit -- the Georgia …

Microsoft Researcher: I Use An iPhone 'But I Despise The Device'

Boyd is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, and, to be fair, she also has a bunch of roles outside of Microsoft. She's a research assistant professor at New York University; a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society; founder of the Data & Society Research Institute; …

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MacUpdate app keeps your non-Mac App Store software up-to-date – at a price

While your Mac should automatically alert you to updates downloaded from the Mac App Store, you may not be aware of updates available for software purchased elsewhere. MacUpdate Desktop 6 alerts you to updates on thousands of software titles, as well as enabling one-click installation of new …

Apple kills development of Aperture and iPhoto for OS X

Apple gave developers an early preview of its upcoming Photos app this month at WWDC, but what it didn’t tell anyone is that new app for iOS will also overthrow Apple’s iPhoto and Aperture apps for OS X.<p>A new Photos app for OS X isn’t expected to land on Macs until next year, but in a statement …

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Apple now updating Maps data every day with user-submitted corrections

When Apple launched its first-party mapping software alongside iOS 6, users immediately discovered that there were a significant number of issues with the map data. Apple eventually issued an apology and said that the release was not up to the company’s standards. A new Reddit post today seems it …

OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 fixes a super-annoying Wi-Fi bug

Right on the heels of iOS 7.1.2, Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks in the Mac App Store. Version 10.9.4 of Mavericks features a fix for a bug many have been experiencing related to Wi-Fi connectivity.<p>There has been a known problem in OS X that keeps some Macs from automatically …

Operating Systems

London's black cab body takes Uber drivers to court but delays chance of making real change

If last month's protest wasn't a big enough hint, London's black cabbies are far from pleased with losing business to disruptive competitor Uber. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) is adamant that Uber operates outside the law, as private vehicles aren't allowed to carry taximeters. …

Video shows how 4.7-inch iPhone 6 screen will feel in the hand

We showed you photos a few days ago of what is claimed to be the display covers for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which appeared to have slightly curved edges. Chinese site iFanr <i></i>(via NWE) has now posted a video of the same part, giving a sense of how the larger phone will feel in the hand compared to the …

More Stunning Apple TV Concepts From Martin Hajek [PICS]

On Friday Curved, a German technology magazine, posted a concept which shows what the next-generation Apple TV and remote may look like.<p>The concept …

Set-Top Boxes

Apple Said To Be Launching An 8GB iPhone 5c Tomorrow

Apple is preparing an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c for launch, according to a series of new rumors today. There’s a reported leak of a document from German carrier O2 alerting its staff to the new phone (received via our Tips line from Caschys Blog), and an apparent image of a barcode identifying …

Apple seeds new OS X 10.9.3 beta & iTunes 11.1.6 beta to employees

Following its latest seed of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta (build 13D17) to developers, Apple has just pushed out a newer pre-release version of the 10.9.3 beta to employees alongside a pre-release version of iTunes 11.1.6 beta.<p>The new pre-release of OS X 10.9.3 (build 13D19) is available to employees …

Apple reportedly discussing the possibility of a TV streaming service with Comcast

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple is now in talks with Comcast about the possibility of a collaborative television streaming service. The plan, according to the report, is for Comcast to provide preferential streaming treatment to an Apple-built set-top box like the existing Apple TV.<p>The …

Apple to Move Production of iPhone Batteries to Automated Lines

Apple is set to begin producing all iPhone batteries on automated production lines starting later this year, according to a report from <i>DigiTimes</i>. The move is being done to reduce manpower demand and to allow the company to shift its supply chain resources towards production efforts on other …

Something smells fishy about that Comcast–Apple TV story

News that Apple (S AAPL) is talking to Comcast (S CMCSK) about building a joint TV service offering took the internet by storm Sunday. But details …

Apple's latest experiment makes finding apps easier

With more than a million apps available on the App Store, finding the right one is often more troublesome that it needs to be. In an effort to ease that burden, Apple has quietly begun testing a new related search suggestion feature that aids the discovery of new apps, displaying categories similar …

Apple's 'transparent texting' tech lets iPhone users safely message while moving

Apple is looking into technology that offers users an easier, safer, way to text and walk by making an iPhone's screen "transparent" during messaging …

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Apple Patents Smudge-Resistant Sapphire Coating, Suggesting Displays Are On The Way

Apple has filed for a patent (via AppleInsider) that adds further fuel to the fire around the possibility it will use sapphire glass for future device displays. The the new application describes how an oleophobic (oil-repelling) coating might be added to sapphire glass to make it smudge and …

Apple’s New Patent Wants To Make Texting And Walking A Little Safer

Sick of colliding with lampposts and the elderly whilst walking and texting? A new Apple patent for ‘Transparent Texting’ might be right up your alley, using your iPhone’s video camera to pipe through a live feed of what’s happening in the real world behind your Messages window.<p>Here is the abstract …

What Apple products are in the pipeline?

Bloomberg's Adam Satariano discusses Microsoft unveiling Office software for the iPad and what to expect from Apple's WWDC event<p><i>Source: Bloomberg</i>

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UPDATE: April Fools.<p>FORTUNE –The gadget-repair company iFixit, a persistent critic of Apple (AAPL) products for their low “repairability,” announced Tuesday that it has been purchased by Apple for an undisclosed price.<p>iFixit is best known for its “teardown” photos of disassembled iPhones and iPads, …