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Google’s new app makes your iOS Live Photos less shaky and more awesome

Apple’s Live Photos are, by design, something most people don’t really think about. You just take your still photos as you always would, and iOS automatically captures a bit of footage from before and after the photo was taken and turns it into a little animation.<p>Sometimes these animations are</i> …

Apps

Google made an iPhone app that turns Live Photos into amazing GIFs

The app will also try to smooth out your shaky shots<p>My entire picture library is inside Google Photos, which for a long time made Apple's Live Photos feature on my iPhone 6S Plus rather useless. Google didn't support the format until March, so if I wanted to preserve them before then, it required …

iPhone owners holding onto their phones longer

iPhone owners in the United States are apparently no longer in such a rush to upgrade to the latest version of the gadget.<p>Among people who upgraded from an old iPhone to a new one, the age of the old phones has increased over the past several years, meaning people are waiting longer to upgrade, …

Mobile Technology

Apple Gets Ready To Exploit An iPhone Advantage

Apple's latest campaign not only showcases one of the key differentiators of the iPhone line against the competition, but it also shows one area where Tim Cook and his team believes it can stand out against rival handsets. The camera.<p>In the last week, eight new videos have been posted on Apple’s …

Tim Cook

Apple’s WWDC 2016: Siri, iOS 10, Apple Music, and what else to expect

<b>Siri:</b> It really looks like Siri is going to be the star of this year’s WWDC. That’s for two reasons. One, it’s supposed to launch on the Mac. And two, it’s about to get a lot more powerful.<p>Let’s start with the latter. Last month, <i>The Information</i> reported that Apple was going to start opening up Siri …

Apple

3 new iMessage features we want to see in iOS 10

Introduced in 2011 as one of the standout features in iOS 5, iMessage lets people send texts, photos, videos and more for free — as long as this communication is performed from one Apple device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) to another. Otherwise, it's just another way to send standard SMS/MMS …

Apps

This Samsung 4K display was made specifically for VR

VR is all the hype in 2016. We have plenty of players on board, and Google has announced Daydream, which is a much improved successor to Cardboard. It seems the true VR wars are nearing and you can bet mobile giant Samsung will be a huge part of this battle.<p>The Korean manufacturer is already a big …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft's Windows 10 push comes to shove for some users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft really, REALLY wants you to upgrade to Windows 10.<p>Since last summer, the tech giant has pushed and prodded PC owners …

Software

Google May Publicly 'Shame' Android Smartphone Makers

To address problems getting smartphone makers to add the latest version of Android, Google could turn to publicly shaming them.<p>Google has drawn up a …

Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots

According to reports, the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn has replaced around 60,000 human factory workers with machines. Or, as a government publicist for the city of Kunshan told the <i>South China Morning Post</i>, the factory "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to …

Apple Loop: New Glass iPhone Leak, iPhone Prototype On Sale, Apple Faces A.I. Death Spiral

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes more details on the upcoming glass-covered iPhone 8, the latest iPhone 7 leaks, iOS 10′s new features, Tim Cook taking about high iPhone prices, an iPhone 6 prototype appearing on Ebay, the AI strategy that …

Tim Cook

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Upgrades Have Serious Problems

This week Microsoft <i>finally went too far.</i> The company’s obsession with forcing as many Windows 10 upgrades as possible saw it descend into dirty tricks more typical of malware. The move has been widely condemned and even one of the company’s loyalist long term supporters labelled it a violation of …

Apple spent $1 million on the stairs in the new San Francisco Apple Store

Apple budgeted $1 million for the staircases of its new San Francisco flagship Apple Store, reports Curbed, using data from BuildZoom.<p>The data shows that Apple expected to spend $23.6 million building and renovating the store, based on the construction permits it obtained. Nineteen million dollars …

Apple Store

Samsung's latest phone looks a lot like the iPhone 6

The Galaxy C5 and more expensive C7 model specs include a fingerprint sensor, colors similar to Apple's popular gold and rose gold finishes, and most importantly, a metal shell with antenna bands that clearly mimics the design found on the iPhone 6 and 6S lineup.<p>As far as pricing goes, the Galaxy …

Microsoft Is Banning Easy-to-Remember Passwords

You know those really simple, easy-to-remember passwords you use that help you log into apps? Well, Microsoft is banning them from some of its …

Apple is basically sold out of the iPhone SE

As it turns out, making a new 4-inch smartphone was actually a brilliant move on Apple’s part. It’s new iPhone SE is sold out in many stores across the US, and shipping estimates have slipped into the end of April.<p>As first pointed out by Apple Insider, the SE is widely unavailable in Apple stores …

iPhone

3 Things to Expect From Apple's Big Event

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The first iOS malware has been discovered

Your iPhone isn’t as safe from viruses as you thought. A security firm has confirmed the existence of iOS malware that can infect even non-jailbroken …

9.7-inch iPad Pro to start at higher $599 price, come in 32 GB & 128 GB capacities

With the iPad Pro name and features, the new 9.7-inch iPad will be Apple’s first to come with a starting price higher than $499. The smaller iPad Pro will start at $599 and include 32 GB of storage, according to sources. The $599 base configuration is for a WiFi-only model, while higher-priced …

IPad Pro

This Nasty New Malware Can Infect Your Apple iPhone or iPad

Apple’s mobile operating system just got a nasty bug.<p>Researchers from the cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks (panw) said on Wednesday that they …

Apple engineers say they could refuse or quit if ordered to unlock iPhone by FBI

In the ongoing controversy over Apple’s refusal of the FBI’s request to assist in unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman, The New York Times reports Apple engineers could refuse the work necessary even if Apple as a company decides to cooperate with authorities.<p>Citing “more than a …

Tim Cook

Apple engineers might quit to avoid making ‘GovtOS’

Apple’s own engineers may be the company’s last line of defense if it loses its case against the FBI and receives final orders to create “GovtOS,” a less secure version of the iPhone’s mobile operating system.<p>In fact, some reports say that even if legal proceedings go in the government’s favor, and …

More developers now use OS X than Linux, says ‘most comprehensive survey ever conducted’

Stack Overflow reports that more developers now use OS X than Linux as their primary OS, and that if the trend continues, fewer than half of all developers will be using Windows next year.<p>Last year, Mac edged ahead of the Linuxes as the number 2 operating system among developers. This year it …

Linux

Chrome beats Safari on mobile, but not for long

On iOS, you’ve got variety when it comes to Web browsers — more than you’ll find on Android. Still, the race comes down to Safari and Chrome, and a new study by Adobe Digital Index shows Google is king, but Apple is catching up.<p>On iPhone, Chrome usage has outpaced Safari by a massive 127 percent …

Mobile

Microsoft is trying to change Windows software forever — here's why it'll be a tough fight

The Universal Windows Platform, or UWP, is a new way for Microsoft developers to build and sell their Windows apps across a huge range of devices.<p>We heard a lot about the UWP at this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and we'll hear about it again later this month when Microsoft …

Windows 10