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The 22 most important things Apple announced at WWDC 2014

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a glimpse into the future of OS X, iOS 8, and the developer tools that bring them to life. This is the rare event where a man can get on stage and write code for ten minutes while thousands of developers watch in stunned silence before …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

With iOS 8, Apple Focusing on Discovery, Curation Improvements for App Store – MacStories

Announced during yesterday’s keynote, the App Store app in iOS 8 will focus on discovery and search result presentation, potentially bringing important and useful changes for the next five years of the App Store.<p>The App Store launched to 800 apps and quickly grew to host more than 1.2 million. Over …

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Apple Introduces Lightning Cable MFi Specifications for Headphones

Apple has introduced new specifications for manufacturers in the company's Made for iPhone (MFi) program that allow them to create headphones that connect to iOS devices via a Lightning cable rather than a regular 3.5mm headphone jack, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>The Lightning headphones will be capable of …

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>

Attention developers: Box wants (needs) you

Ultrakam lets iOS cinematographers shoot at film-quality resolution

These days, it seems, everyone’s a videographer. We can attribute (or blame) that phenomenon at least partly on the ubiquity of video on smartphones and consumer cameras.<p>But now there’s a way for mobile filmmakers of all levels to push even harder beyond creative limits. VFXWarrior today launched …

Microsoft and Dell sign Android royalty agreement

James M Phelps, Jr / Shutterstock.com<p>Microsoft has announced that it has entered into a patent licensing agreement with Dell for intellectual property relating to Android, Chrome OS devices and Xbox gaming consoles. Before you do a double take, yes you read that right, Dell and Microsoft are …

Android News

Apple To Launch 4.7- And 5.5-Inch iPhone As Soon As September, Report Claims

Apple is said to be readying to release its next iPhone in both 4.7- and 5.5-inch screen sizes, with a launch as early as September, according to a report by Japanese business news publication Nikkei today. The production cycle is already ramping up, with component makers producing elements like …

New Kinect for Windows drops the Xbox One logo, adds a power cable

Last year, Microsoft said that the next-gen version of Kinect was coming to Windows, but has been relatively quiet since. That changes now, as Redmond has lifted the curtain on the new sensor and it looks... a lot like the Xbox One version. The unit is missing the Xbox logo power-indicator of its …

Titanfall confines cheaters to aimbot playpen

Respawn's cheat bans for the PC version of <i>Titanfall</i> have started to come into effect, trapping players in what amounts to a cheat "Wimbledon".<p>Respawn …

Experimental Gmail feature shows promotional emails as a grid of images

Google is testing a very different way of showing promotional emails. In a new experimental view, marketing emails don't look like emails at all; instead, they're big, bold ads with large images. The new view follows Google's controversial move to collect marketing emails and place them in a …

Nvidia Shield to receive Android Kitkat and a price cut

The Nvidia Shield may not have completely won over the gaming community, but that hasn’t stopped Nvidia from improving its portable gaming device and services, as well as securing even more exclusive games for its platform. Nvidia has now announced a few more tweaks to its portable gaming console, …

Android News

As Facebook Buys Oculus, Is A Virtual Reality Social Network In Our Future?

It’s hard to imagine the last time a tech news item was met with such unbridled…confusion. Yesterday, Facebook announced they were buying Oculus, creator of the Kickstarted Oculus Rift, for $2 billion. While Google or Microsoft making the same purchase might have made some degree of sense, many …

Pixar's values live on through former employees' new endeavors

Pixar has created some of the most beloved movies for children and adults, and even when its talented staff members move on, the values that helped them make those films stick with them. The small club of people who graduate from the company and move on to new ventures learn very quickly how they …

How A Cold Brew Can Stop You From Checking Your Smartphone

Regular All Tech readers may know that we've been exploring the social norms around obsessively checking your smartphone while out with real, live human beings. Is it a big no-no, or a new normal? Is it totally not cool in a movie but OK to peek at dinner? Y'all have responded in hundreds of …

VMBeacon Is Wearables For Mannequins, Sends Clothes Info To Customers

It’s not iBeacon, but uses a mix of Apple’s iBeacon technology plus their own “secret sauce,” whatever that is. What is it? VMBeacon is a new product enabling store mannequins to transmit information to shoppers about the clothes on display, via their smartphones as they browse in store or through …

The rock stars of gaming start their solo acts

Three industry vets leave big studios behind to go indie<p>Last week, iconic <i>Castlevania</i> designer Koji Igarashi announced that he was leaving Konami. After more than two decades with the company, most of them spent on the same franchise, he decided to venture out on his own. Last year, <i>Mega Man</i> creator …

Who Really Won the $1 Billion YouTube–Viacom War?

In Internet time, seven years might as well be forever—many technology companies don’t even last that long. At least some lawsuits do, however.<p>Just last week, Viacom and YouTube announced they had settled a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit that was once expected to put to rest some of the …

Instagram reaches 200 million users, more than 20 billion photos

Photo-sharing social network Instagram announced this week that it now has 200 million monthly active users.<p>The milestone is an indicator for healthy user growth on the service, which Facebook purchased for $1 billion nearly two years ago.<p>Instagram said it reached 100 million users in February …

Android 4.4.2 update rolling out for AT&T One Mini

Right now HTC is in the spotlight thanks to yesterday’s announcement of the all-new HTC One (M8), which brings improved specs, enhanced software and refined design over its predecessor. Of course, just because the M8 has arrived, doesn’t mean that the HTC One (M7) and its Mini and Max brethren …

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Apple engineer shares details on the iPhone’s long birth

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>By now most people are familiar with the introduction of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone, which debuted in a 2007 Steve Jobs …

Netflix lands exclusive rights to 3D-printing documentary

The streaming service will soon premiere the award-winning documentary “Print The Legend,” which is about the cutthroat world of 3D-printing startups.<p>Netflix has added another exclusive documentary to its cache. The video streaming service announced Wednesday that it acquired the rights to "Print …

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New Xbox One notifications let you know when other gamers think you're being a jerk

The Xbox One's simplified Reputation system aims to keep like-minded gamers playing together, and now the folks in Redmond plan to notify you if you fall of out the community's good graces. Are you the sort of player who doesn't ruffle too many feathers? You'll be just fine -- the occasional bad …

A Table That Charges Your iPhone - Dwell

Think of the new project from London-based designer Marjan van Aubel as a multiplication table. Utilizing a dye-sensitised solar cell, which absorbs light in a fashion similar to chlorophyll in a plant, the Current Table generates energy that can charge devices and appliances through a series of …

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