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Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

Apple’s next hardware will move beyond phones and tablets

If the Apple software announcements earlier this week seemed mild or even dull to some, it's because Apple's big news always comes in hardware. Though CEO Tim Cook's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote didn't hint at what new devices are coming, what seems clear is that Apple is looking to grow …

Health Information

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 …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Tablet Announced

Samsung and Barnes & Noble have teamed up to launch a new tablet, the device comes with the NOOK branding, and it is made by Samsung, the Samsung …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Using M7 Motion Processor For Indoor Positioning With iOS 8

Apple has added a trick to its CoreLocation set of geopositioning tools in iOS 8, 9to5Mac has noticed, and that will make it possible for venue owners to build indoor positioning systems into software tied to their facilities. iOS 8 adds the M7 processor and iPhone motion sensors to the …

Apple Researching Solar Cell Ambient Light Sensors Embedded in Displays

Apple continues to explore the various ways solar cell technology can be used to enhance the operation of electronic devices with a new patent application no. 20140152632 published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The document describes a method of using solar cells as ambient …

Apple’s New Fitness-Focused iPhone 5s Ad Premieres During Game 1 of Stanley Cup FInals

Apple’s new fitness-focused ad for the iPhone 5s debuted last night during game one of the Stanley Cup finals. The new commercial focuses on fitness …

Apple makes a cameo in Beats’ epic World Cup ad (Video)

Apple’s iPhone and MacBook both made appearances in Beats’ new headphones ad celebrating the World Cup. Apple, of course, announced that it is buying Beats Electronics for $3 billion last week, a deal it expects to be approved by the end of September, and featured a Beats plug earlier this week at …

Blu, Prestigio and Yezz: Who are these companies designing Windows Phones?

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Microsoft VP Nick Parker presented a bunch of new Windows Phones from “trusted Microsoft partners” such as Blu, Prestigo, Yezz …

Aereo Arrives for Chromecast As Supreme Court Decision Looms

Aereo, the Internet television streaming upstart currently embroiled in a historic Supreme Court showdown with broadcast companies, is finally …

Apple said to be moving TV ad development in-house

Apple has moved the development of more of its TV advertisements in-house, according to a new report. Citing sources, Bloomberg says the company's hired away a pair of key employees from its go-to outside ad agency Media Arts Lab, one of whom now runs an internal team that develops advertisements. …

Amazon plans big announcement, teases possible smartphone

Amazon has scheduled a "launch event" for June 18 in Seattle, where it is expected to introduce its first smartphone.<p>The online retailer remains coy about identifying its new product. It announced the event Wednesday through a tweet along with a YouTube video teaser that shows users reacting to …

Los Angeles

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 …

Apple's WWDC Preview Of OSX Yosemite Code Points To New 4K Retina iMacs

Sifting through some clues in the OSX code from Apple’s WWDC reveals more pointers towards an update to the iMac desktop computers with increased screen resolution.<p>You might recall that in the latest version of Mavericks code there were pointers towards the graphics cards being supported that gave …

Google’s Project Tango SDK here now, tablet later this month for $1,024

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Amazing new technology doesn’t come cheap. Take Google’s Project Tango tablet, for example: When it becomes …

Not so Swift: Apple’s new programing language was 4 years in the making

Apple’s new programming language Swift might be a hit with coders, but bringing it to developers wasn’t quite as speedy a process as its name implies.<p>Chris Lattner, director of Apple’s Developer Tools department, has updated his personal website with information relating to Swift — including some …

Programming

Apple’s New iPhone Ad Stars A Bunch Of Health Gadgets That Are Not An iWatch

Somewhere in my basement I have a Presidential Fitness Award signed by George H.W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think I had to do 50 pushups or something to qualify — it’s a good thing that I took the test before smartphones existed, because that really put a crimp in my overall fitness …