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Apple relaunches campus store -- and you can buy an iPhone there now

The shop at the company's headquarters has always been different from other Apple stores. Now Apple has changed it up again.<p>CUPERTINO, California -- The store at Apple's headquarters is back in business.<p>After shutting it for renovations this summer, the consumer-electronics giant is reopening the …

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Apple Almost Forgets To Mention The New iPad Mini 4

Behold, oh tablet lovers, Apple’s latest gift to you — a new mini iPad: the iPad Mini 4! You can just see it, fourth from the right, in the new iPad line-up, pictured above, on a slide from its ongoing ‘Hey Siri’ fall event today.<p>Cupertino has broken with its own release traditions in announcing a …

WhatsApp Hack Attack Puts 200,000 at Risk

Up to 200,000 users of WhatsApp's web-based service may have been hit in a cyberattack that let hackers compromise personal data using just their phone number.<p>WhatsApp Web is a service that allows people to access the messaging service via a browser on a smartphone or computer, rather than the …

Personal Data

Ahead Of WatchOS 2 Unveiling, Developers Built Nearly 11,500 Apple Watch Apps

Ahead of today’s Apple event, where it’s expected the company will officially introduce the next version of Apple Watch’s software, watchOS 2, among other things, app store analytics firm App Annie has released new data on the status of the Watch App Store today. Specifically, the company finds …

Netflix is coming to Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea

Netflix only just launched in Japan last month (that's the Japan office pictured above), and it's already lining up its next destinations in Asia. In early 2016 the streaming video service is coming to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea, although no exact dates or pricing are specified. …

Hands On With The New Apple Watch Options

Among this morning’s torrential blast of Apple news were a handful of new options for would-be Apple Watch buyers, from new finishes to fancy new watch bands.<p>The Watch Sport now comes in a pinkish “rose” gold and a more traditional gold. Meanwhile, they’ve introduced a bunch of new colors for the …

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launched with Apple's new '3D Touch' feature

New generation of iPhones include advanced touchscreen, an improved camera and a new rose gold colour<p>Apple has revealed a new generation of iPhones, featuring pressure-sensitive 3D Touch technology and a new rose gold colour, at an event in San Francisco.<p>Chief executive Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone …

Apple could choose Intel over Qualcomm for future iPhone modems

Qualcomm will be providing 100 percent of the modem chips for Apple’s iPhone 6s, but Apple may ditch it in favor of Intel for future handsets, claims a new report.<p>Qualcomm is said to have teamed-up with TSMC to build the modem chips for the iPhone 6s, using TSMC’s 20nm process.<p>For later iPhones, …

Capital Markets

All-week Apple Watch battery life could be possible due to MIT breakthrough

Despite many theoretical improvement, lithium ion batteries remain a very slowly progressing technology. Moore’s Law keeps on helping our gadgets better at conserving batteries, but the batteries themselves aren’t keeping pace with Moore’s Law when it comes to increasing capacity.<p>But a new …

Facebook updates Notes in move to get you blogging again

Facebook's Notes feature was an early addition to the social networking site, though over the years it's received little attention from developers, and for most users has simply slipped from view.<p>In recent days, however, it seems the company has blown the dust off the blogging feature and given it …

Siri could finally be coming to your TV

The next Apple TV set-top box will reportedly integrate iOS 9 and Siri for Apple's biggest push into the living room yet.<p>In an in-depth report, …

This Man Is Alive Today Because Of Siri

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Paper, the popular iPad drawing app, is coming to iPhone soon

FiftyThree is bringing its award-winning iPad app Paper to the iPhone. The company revealed plans to bring the drawing app to smaller screens on its blog, though isn't saying much else at this point. All we know is that it's "coming soon," and there's a single image of what Paper's interface on the …

Apps

Apple just lost a key fight in its patent war against Samsung

A contested patent could mean less money will be awarded to Cupertino<p>The United States Patent and Trademark Office is reexamining one of the key patents in the battle between Apple and Samsung. Specifically, it is claiming that design patent D618677 — essentially the front of the iPhone 3G — was …

Patents

Leaked photo shows what could be a pink version of the next iPhone

If real, the pictures add fuel to the rumors that Apple is planning on releasing a pink version of its next iPhone.<p>So far, Apple offers white/silver, black/gray, and white/gold colored iPhones.<p>Both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus appear pictured in the image on the right.<p>So far, other rumors about …

Mobile Technology

A pink iPhone 6S? Chinese site claims to have early leak

What's better than a gold iPhone? A pink iPhone, of course!<p>If new rumors, which surfaced on Tuesday, are accurate, the next version of Apple's …

Parallels 11 brings Microsoft's Cortana to Macs before Siri

The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like it's trolling Apple. One of Parallels 11's key features, alongside full Windows 10 support, is its ability to put Microsoft's Cortana right on your OS X desktop. That's right -- you could have a …

Reddit picks up Pinterest's second employee as CTO

New Reddit CEO and cofounder Steve Huffman certainly seems to be stocking his cabinet with new and valuable intelligence. A report on TechCrunch today said that the company has brought on Marty Weiner, the second employee of Pinterest and its founding engineer, on as CTO.<p>“I cannot overstate how …

Internet

This Is Where The World's First Entirely Solar-Powered Airport Has Been Unveiled

Cochin International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala became the world’s first entirely solar-powered airport on Tuesday, unveiling a …

Apple to simplify retail stores by demoting iPods to shelves, dropping iPad Smart Signs

Apple is preparing to make significant changes to its stores to simplify the experience by relocating iPod stock to accessory shelves and removing iPad-based Smart Signs, according to several Apple Retail managers briefed today on the plans. Apple will begin rolling out these notable changes …

Apple Store

Popular drawing app Paper is coming to the iPhone

Paper by Fiftythree, the mega-popular iPad drawing app, will soon makes its iPhone debut, according to a blog post on the company's …

Stephen Hawking's Intel speech system is now open source

Stephen Hawking’s speech system is now available to the public for free as open source code — but there’s one downside — it’s for the PC only.<p>The Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) — some three years in the making — facilitates the use of computers by folks with physical conditions that limit …

Software

Parallels brings Cortana to the Mac

Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant is making its way to Android and iOS soon, but the software giant has no plans to bring it to Mac. While you might be waiting a long time to see Cortana appear on your MacBook officially, Parallels is bringing the digital assistant to life today inside OS X. …

Hack puts custom faces on your Apple Watch

You don't have to wait for a possible software update to put custom faces on your Apple Watch... if you're willing to throw caution to the wind, anyway. Developer Hamza Sood has written code that lets you load the watch face you want, such as a silly animation with variable colors. It's crude …

Latest Samsung Gear S2 teaser shows rotating bezel (Video)

Right near the end of its recent Unpacked announcement, Samsung gave us a very brief glimpse at its upcoming wearable. The Gear S2 will be unveiled fully at IFA, Berlin in a few weeks’ time. And now Samsung has published a new teaser video to its YouTube channel.<p>The video shows all the highlights …

Wearable Tech

App analytics data latest to suggest rumored iPad Pro resolution is 2732×2048

Data from Appsee claims to have identified information regarding the as-yet-unannounced larger iPad Pro, expected to feature a display ranging between 12.3 and 12.9 inches. The app analytics firm says an iPad with identifier ‘iPad6,8’ appeared in its logs with a reported screen resolution of …

IPad Pro

OnePlus 2 review: a worthy sequel, flaws and all

I don't envy the team at OnePlus. After shipping a smartphone that made us rethink what we could get -- nay, what we <i>deserved</i> -- for $299, it was tasked with building an even better follow-up. If this were some schlocky '80s, teen coming-of-age film, it'd be time for a montage, but here we are a …

VAIO computers sans Sony branding are coming back to the U.S.

Before Apple's MacBooks and iMacs became the gold standard of premium computer design, Sony ruled the computing world with its sleek VAIO …

Here’s Samsung’s Answer To The Apple Watch

Last week, Samsung held a big conference in New York. While many anticipated the announcements of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company also teased a new upcoming device — the Samsung Gear S2. This new smartwatch looks nothing like the Samsung Gear S. It’s a smaller, more …

Report: iPad Pro will enter production by October

The drumbeat of iPad Pro rumors gets louder by the day. Now the company's larger-screen iPad is set to begin production September or October, …