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Apple may have 'totally oversold' a key feature on the Apple Watch

On stage, CEO Tim Cook said, "As it turns out with every revolutionary product that Apple has created, a breakthrough in user interface was required."<p>He then rattled off the list of past Apple products that created new input methods: The mouse with the Mac, the scroll wheel with the iPod, and …

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Volt Vs. Tesla: The Dealership Experience

Devon, PA — One is the car dealership of the future. One isn’t. Both sell electric cars.<p>On the western edge of Philadelphia’s Main Line, sits a rare Tesla dealer-plus-service center (most Tesla locations are simply stores – which are, in themselves, pretty rare).<p>Within five minutes, you can drive …

BlackBerry launches a new tablet that's all about security

BlackBerry doesn't exactly have a strong history with tablets. Its first one, the PlayBook, flopped badly, mired by half-baked software and a botched …

Yahoo wants to let you forget your Yahoo password

AUSTIN, Texas -- Turns out nobody can remember their Yahoo passwords. Now the company wants to make it so no one has to.<p>Yahoo on Sunday launched a new service called "on-demand" passwords, which lets someone log into a Yahoo account using a short password the company texts to their phone instead of …

Cuba approves its first free public WiFi

Public internet access in Cuba usually comes at a steep price -- a local may have to use a week's wages just to spend an hour emailing their family overseas. However, they now have a much, much more reasonable option. The country's state-run telecom, ETECSA, recently approved the country's first …

YouTube may launch subscription video service for a monthly fee

YouTube may soon have a subscription option for its best original content. A comment buried in a <i>Variety</i> report reveals that the Google-owned video site is "exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription VOD service." The service would presumably offer ad-free streaming of certain video …

The new MacBook will support cheaper, non-Apple chargers

Apple's MagSafe charger is a wonderful charging technology that has saved my MacBook more times than I can count, but if the cord frays — or if you …

Did Apple invent USB Type-C? Maybe a little bit

Yesterday on his Talk Show podcast, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggested that his Apple sources told him that Apple <i>invented</i> USB Type-C. Known for often insightful but always ‘not negative‘ Apple commentary, Gruber sometimes peppers his stories with info he’s gained from inside Apple which he …

Apple Reseller Simply Mac Acquires The Mac Store Chain

- Mar 15, 2015<p>Apple reseller <i>Simply Mac</i> has acquired the <i>The Mac Store</i>, a chain of Apple reseller stores in the Northwestern part of the United States. …

This was one of the moments Steve Jobs realized he could change the world

One of those old interviews was shared by venture capitalist Chris Dixon on his blog Friday, under the title, "It all blossomed out of this tiny little seed."<p>The video is part of a documentary filmed in 1985, the year Jobs was ousted from Apple to found a new computer company called NeXT.<p>In the …

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Why supermodel Christy Turlington Burns loves her Apple Watch

During last week’s Apple Watch event, Apple brought our 46-year-old <i>Glamour</i> supermodel Christy Turlington Burns to stand alongside Tim Cook and explain a little bit about how she’s using the Apple Watch to train.<p>After the event, <i>Vogue</i> caught up with Turlington Burns to talk to her in more detail …

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Angry Birds Stella POP! tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Angry Birds Stella POP! is a new match three game by Rovio that brings along your favorite Angry Birds characters. You'll have to pop bubbles to get …

What it’s like to use Photoshop 1.0 on a vintage Mac, 25 years later

First released in 1990 for the Macintosh Platform, Photoshop 1.0 turned 25 years old last month. To mark the occasion, CreativeLive asked eight Photoshop professionals to try to do their jobs — on camera, of course — on the original 1.0 version of Photoshop.<p>Spoiler alert: they didn’t have an easy …

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Want to live above an Apple Store? Now you can.

How much do you love the Apple Store? Enough to drop $495,000 to buy an apartment right above one? Then boy, do we have the right real estate deal for you.<p>Gary Allen over at the excellent ifo Apple Store blog spotted this incredible apartment up for sale in Australia, perfect for the ultimate Apple …

Is the Apple Watch price really too high?

It wasn’t really a surprise. I mean, Tim Cook announced pricing on the Apple Watch months ago. Maybe we were all just hoping for a “Gotcha!” after he …

Five Best Mobile Document Scanning Apps

Scanning receipts while you travel, notes on a whiteboard, or sketches on an envelope can be easy with the right tools. The best apps for the job …

Modern Technology Began in Garages, and So May The Future of Batteries

Welcome to another Sunday and another round up of wonderful science and tech reads from around the web. We've got tons of great stuff, all worthy of …

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: a pixel-perfect size comparison

I'll let you in on a little secret: I'm <i>really</i> looking forward to the Galaxy S6. After years of underwhelming flagship Galaxy devices, Samsung once again has a phone that people can be legitimately excited about. I spent only a few moments with the S6 at Mobile World Congress, but it was enough time …

Apple and the origins of USB-C

John also points out how Apple-like the USB-C connector is. That's probably why the company doesn't feel the need to take any credit for it. What's …

Over 60 million Americans interested in buying Apple Watch

That's for a product that hasn't even been released yet. What's more, when constrained to the adult population, that works out to roughly 60 million …

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USB Type-C: Explained!

Apple Watch battery life will be better than expected

Apple has been very quiet about the Apple Watch’s battery life since the device’s unveiling in September. Reports that the wearable might run out of juice after just 2.5 hours of heavy use have worried many Apple fans, but according to TechCrunch, battery life will be better than expected.<p>Tim Cook …

Possible Apple-Alibaba partnership could lead to greatly accelerated rollout of Apple Pay in China

The potential partnership between Apple and Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba could facilitate a far more rapid rollout of Apple Pay in the country than if Apple goes it alone, suggests a piece in the <i>WSJ</i>. Tim Cook first revealed that he was in talks with the company at the <i>WSJ Digital</i> conference last …

Mozilla calls out iOS and Android as ‘closed systems’ with ‘almost a complete lack of transparency’

While it has yet to become a significant player in the smartphone market, Mozilla is hoping that its open-source Firefox OS will be a game changer when the mobile operating system gains a larger presence in countries like the United States and United Kingdom. In the meantime, the software maker has …

Apple Loop: iPad Air 2 Will Launch on October 16, The Apple Tax Is A Myth, And iPhone Design Theft

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the upcoming October 16th event and the potential new hardware, will Tim Cook kill the iPod Touch, OSX Yosemite’s public release, U2′s download numbers, Carl Icahn’s letter, iOS 8 encryption, the Apple Tax, …

Instagram Was Down, But Now It's Back

Instagram was down this afternoon, but it's back up now!<p>According to the site i sitdownrightnow.com , Instagram was down for everyone.<p>Here's what it looked like if you tried to visit the site:<p>Hopefully nothing too photo-worthy happened in your life while it was down! But if it did, go ahead and …

Netflix Now Finally Works On Linux

Remember when we mentioned that Netflix streaming would soon finally, <i>finally</i> work on Linux? (That is, it’ll work without requiring a bunch of trickery to convince Netflix you’re running something else.)<p>Tada! It’s done. There are a few caveats, though…<p>First, it’s not working on <i>all</i> Linux distros — …

Poki (Windows Phone) review: Read things later with Poki for Windows Phone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Poki is an attractive, free app that brings many of the best features of the Pocket bookmarking-service to Windows Phone.<p><b>The Bad</b> Poki lacks some of the features of the official Pocket apps, including a streamlined way to share content you've saved, and robust notifications.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> …