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Apple Introduces iOS 8

Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have had plenty of time to listen to feedback and dig deeper into features introduced before Ive ever took …

Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

As expected, Apple today announced the next version of the OS X operating system at its WWDC developer conference. It includes the much-rumored flatter look that many expected after Jony Ive took over the responsibility for the look-and-feel of OS X, as well as a wide range of new features.<p>With …

Apple introduces OS X Yosemite, a major visual update available free to everyone this fall

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Apple(s appl) revealed OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the next version of its desktop software, at …

Apple Announces iOS 8

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) today, the company announced iOS 8, the next version of its mobile operating system, with a number of new user-facing features, as well as a raft of new developer SDKs. The mobile OS is available in beta to developers today and is scheduled for …

Spotlight in OS X Yosemite gains new and advanced search functionality

In OS X Yosemite, Apple has put the operating system’s long-existing Spotlight search feature front and center. The search user interface that was previous focused on the top right of the desktop is now located at the center of the user interface.<p>The search functionality is now enhanced to include …

Google Is Working On A New Android Feature That Lets You Use Your Phone Without Touching It

The initiative would be aimed at making it safer to use your phone while driving, but will mostly entail improving the voice-activated search functionality in Android.<p>Essentially, Google will take the touchless voice-controls that debuted in the Moto X and expand them to work with Google's Search …

Android News

Snazzleberries!: 3-D Printing Mixed-Fruit Flavored Berries

Berries: everybody loves them. One time in college I was wandering around campus high when I stumbled across a wild blackberry patch. I sat there in …

Will The Last BlackBerry User Turn Off The Flashing LED Light?

Today I switched from a BlackBerry Q10 to an iPhone 5s. After almost singlehandedly trying to save the physical QWERTY, I feel compelled to explain why.<p>It isn’t because of the ribbing I get from my TC colleagues every time BlackBerry issues more bad news. It isn’t because the only people I know who …

GrabTaxi Raises $15M Series B Led By GGV Capital

GrabTaxi, the taxi-calling app that claims to be the largest in Southeast Asia, said today that it has raised a $15 million Series B led by GGV Capital with participation from Qunar and returning investor Vertex Venture Holdings. The latter led GrabTaxi’s Series A round, which was announced last …

Samsung Z smartphone ditches Android for Tizen software

Consumers now have another alternative to Apple and Google software with the launch of a smartphone powered by Samsung's Tizen<p>The Samsung Z will be its first smartphone to ditch Google’s Android and run its own Tizen software, the manufacturer has announced.<p>The launch means that consumers now have …

This striking iOS 8 concept reinvents the homescreen

Before iOS 7, the weather icon on the iPhone's home screen always read 73 degrees and sunny, and none of the app icons sprung to life at all. Not much changed with the redesigned iOS 7, with the exception of an animated clock icon, but designer Jay Machalani has created a concept that overhauls …

Check Out Live Tile-Style Icons in This iOS 8 Concept Video

Wouldn’t it be great to see the current temperature without having to actually load the damned iOS Weather app? Designer Jay Machalani just posted a …

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>

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Silicon Valley

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Mobile

Google Glass is getting Android KitKat, but monthly updates are no more

Google is gearing up for its biggest Glass update yet.<p>The smartglasses are finally getting an upgrade to Android KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, as Google moves towards bigger but less frequent Glass updates, according to a private forum posting unearthed by Android …

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

Smart TV

Book Profiles Apple's Tim Cook as 'Relentlessly Frugal' With 'Inhuman Stamina'

As the head of one of the most successful companies on the planet, Apple's Tim Cook is scrutinized perhaps more than any other CEO. Now some of that …

The internet is actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

The Guardian's James Ball was recently allowed to observe the highly secure ritual known as a key ceremony.<p>The people conducting the ceremony are part of an organization called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is responsible for assigning numerical internet …

ICANN

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Samsung has already announced its new flagship phone, and more from HTC and Nokia are reportedly on the way.<p>If you need to buy a new device now, here are the best ones.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and</i> …

Phones

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Terrorism

IBM's layoffs may include up to 25 percent of its hardware group

IBM recently sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, and that unfortunately has consequences for the company's workers. The computing pioneer has confirmed to <i>CNET</i> that it's cutting jobs as it concentrates its efforts on "cloud, analytics and cognitive computing." While IBM isn't revealing the scale …

Here’s the enormous hangar Google bought to fill with robots

<b>Update, 11/11/2014:</b> NASA announced today that it had approved Google’s plans to lease Moffett Airfield for 60 years, in exchange for $1.16 billion in rent, $200 million in capital investment and responsibility for maintenance.<p>Planetary Ventures, a Google shell company, will lease an airport—and an …

Pacific Ocean

U.S. Customers Are Hoarding $13.4bn Of Old iPhones

Around half of U.S. consumers are hoarding their old iPhones in cupboards and sock drawers — representing an inventory worth around $13.4 billion in total.<p>According to the annual “Mobile Mountain Study” conducted by research group OnePoll for resale site SellCell.com, this figure is down from the …

Open source OS Tizen gains 15 more allies; Sprint rejoins the list

In the world of mobile platforms, Tizen's but a new entry that's been through some tough times since its inception. The circle of 36 companies (aptly called the Tizen Association) backing up the open source OS is putting up a good fight, though -- it even just welcomed 15 new members to its number. …

Apple reportedly planning to discontinue iPad 2 production

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>The iPad 2 was released in March of 2011, and has since managed to maintain a place in Apple’s(s aapl) product …

What Samsung is saying about the Galaxy S5

Samsung isn't going to make a big song-and-dance when it finally reveals its next flagship smartphone, at least not literally. When it announced last year's Galaxy S 4, the company put on a pretty grand show in New York. However, that isn't to say the current darling of Android is keeping …

LG is also shrinking its flagship phone: G2 Mini to launch later this month

Blazing a trail set by the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony, LG is set to become the latest phone maker to release a smaller version of its flagship smartphone. In an image shared on its Facebook page, LG has given us a first look the new G2 Mini, which is set to make its big debut on February 24th …