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Google Tells Developers How to Get Around Apple's New Security Rules So They Can Keep Selling Ads

A tiny but telling distinction between the two mobile giants.<p>Apple says it cares a lot about privacy. Just ask Tim Cook.<p>Hence, its new iOS 9 operating system will boast a new feature, called App Transport Security, or ATS, which is supposed to require iPhone app developers to use an advanced …

Selling

Samsung Amasses Largest Patent War Chest Among Tech Giants For Cars Of The Future

Cars are quickly becoming the next big area for tech. Apple and Google are offering their own user interfaces for vehicle infotainment systems. Google has been working on autonomous vehicles for years, and now it appears Apple is testing out self-driving cars too.<p>But in terms of who has the biggest …

Computer Science

Google's self-driving cars might be too good at braking for cyclists

Google's self-driving cars are cautious by design, but in at least one instance, it may be a bit too much. A cyclist posting on a road bike forum says that an encounter between themself and a self-driving car ended up with neither moving more than a few inches for a good two minutes. The cyclist …

Autonomous Cars

New Moto 360 And Samsung Gear S2 Photos Leaked Ahead Of IFA 2015

We expect to see more of the new wearables next week<p>Smartwatch fans may not need to wait until IFA 2015 to see the latest installments from Motorola and Samsung. Purported photos of the next-generation Moto 360 and Samsung Gear S2 have leaked online. The photos show that both of the unreleased …

Wearable Tech

Tiny Cube color digitizer lets photographers sample and match hues

It’s no secret: Photographers are really picky about color. Despite the many color matching apps and gadgets out there, there’s always a place for something different and hopefully better. Palette, a tech company from Australia, has unveiled the Cube, a tiny device that scientifically detects, …

U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement

<i>By Andrew Chung</i><p><i>NEW YORK (Reuters) –</i> Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.<p>The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. …

3D Printed Micro-Fish Robots May Soon Join The Fight Against Disease, Inside Our Bodies

Professors Shaochen Chen and Joseph Wang of the Nano Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego have 3D printed tiny robots – thinner than the width of a human hair — they’re calling micro-fish, that may one day be used to treat a variety of human ailments.<p>These micro-fish …

UC San Diego

Google Search starts connecting you directly to plumbers, locksmiths

Amazon launched a home services directory in 41 cities a few months ago, and now Google is dipping its toe in the water. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, for those "in and around" San Francisco, searching for terms like lock repair or clogged toilet will bring you a list of prescreened …

San Francisco

Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology

<i>(By Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville, Reuters) –</i> Uber has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars.<p>Charlie Miller, who had been working at Twitter, and …

Google’s App Search Results Now Look More Like An App Store

Google has been working for some time to improve how it highlights mobile apps, and the data they contain, in its search results. And now, Android users performing Google searches for apps outside the Play Store will notice a big change in how apps are being presented in search results.<p>Where …

Apps

New Apple TV to bring Wii-like controls, report says

If you've used a Nintendo Wii Remote before, you may already be familiar with navigating the next Apple TV.<p>For weeks, reports have said Apple's new …

YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically

Would you pay to avoid ads on YouTube?<p>The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, …

Google Play

Apple is testing iPhone 6s and 6s Plus — but no iPhone 6c

Looking at web logs to see which iPhones are currently being tested, a prominent mobile marketing company says there is evidence for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus — but no iPhone 6c.<p>Rumors about a 4-inch, low-cost iPhone 6c have been ramping up as of late, with recent reports claiming that it has been …

There’s finally an upcoming iPad upgrade worth getting excited about

It’s been a long time coming, but it finally seems appears that the iPad mini will be getting some long-deserved and welcome upgrades. A new report …

iPad Mini

Two New iPhones Appear in Developer Logs, No ‘iPhone 6c’ to be Found

While rumors of the possibility of a 4-inch “iPhone 6c” release in the fall have continued to pop up, new data from mobile app marketing firm Fiksu’s …

El Capitan File Indicates Split Screen Apps Support for iPad mini 4

The iPad mini 4 may support split-screen applications in iOS 9. A resource file found in OS X El Capitan indicates support for a split-screen view in …

Siri’s first voice doesn’t think much of his replacement

We’re used to having virtual assistants like Cortana diss Siri, but it’s not every day you hear one Siri voice insult another.<p>Now Siri’s original U.K. male voice — actor Jon Briggs, who also performed on the U.K. version of the <i>Weakest Link</i> — is hitting out at his replacement, calling the new …

Opinion: Despite recent reports, Apple is far from doomed in China

From some recent news reports and analyst pronouncements, we could easily get the impression that the relatively weak Chinese economy poses a major threat to Apple. The argument doing the rounds is that China is where Apple is seeing most of its growth at present, and the Chinese economy is tanking.<p>…

Apple Joins NFC Forum to Work on Developing Future NFC Specifications

Apple this week joined the NFC Forum as a sponsor member, earning itself a place on the NFC Forum board of directors, reports <i>NFC World</i>. The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum is the group that works to develop NFC specifications to ensure interoperability between different devices and …

IPad Air
iPad Mini
iPad Mini

Review: Spigen’s Apple Watch Night Stand is easy on the wallet, plays nice with watchOS 2

Spigen already created one of the most minimal and affordable Apple Watch charging stands with the Apple Watch Stand S330 — a design that fits right in next to an iMac, and works with both open and closed bands. But then Apple announced watchOS 2 and Nightstand Mode, which will will turn the Apple …

A Liquidmetal iPhone might soon become a reality

Every iPhone retail box already comes with a small piece of Liquidmetal in it, the tiny SIM ejector, but that’s the only product currently made from …

You may be tempted to swim with this new waterproof Apple Watch case

While Apple doesn’t recommend submerging the Apple Watch in water, there have been a number of swimmers who say their watches have held up to workouts in the pool.<p>But since Apple probably won’t honor a warranty for a Watch that stopped after a shower, why risk it? Catalyst, whose waterproof iPhone …

Apple Recalling Small Number of Third-Generation Apple TVs Due to Faulty Part

Apple yesterday began contacting some customers who recently purchased third-generation Apple TVs, informing them that their devices had shipped with an unspecified faulty part and offering an exchange for a brand-new unit shipped from the company.<p>Unlike some other repair or recall programs, Apple …

Announcing the winner of a $500 Apple gift certificate!

We reviewed the Apple Watch, created dozens of Apple Watch help articles, but one of the most interesting things we've done recently was a survey …

Apple's seventh-generation iPod nano has just received a software update

As first noted by 9to5Mac, Apple’s seventh-generation iPod nano has just received a software update to version 1.0.4.<p>The free-of-charge software …

iPod Nano

Fallout Shelter for iPhone and iPad adds a robot butler and more in latest update

Fallout Shelter was a huge hit for the iPhone and iPad the second it was first launched in June. Now the post-apocalypse shelter simulation has …

Apple’s Boot Camp Now Supports 64-Bit Windows 10

Apple announced on Wednesday that its latest version of Boot Camp, just released as a system update for OS X Yosemite users, now supports 64-bit …

MacBook Air

Apple teams up with app devs to make iPad better for work

iPads are apparently not doing too hot at the moment, and Apple is looking for a way to reverse the drop in sales that's been going on the past six quarters. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Cupertino hopes to accomplish that by making its tablets more enticing to businesses. The <i>WSJ</i> also …