Christopher Jenks

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Apple forces Nintype to drop one of the iOS keyboard’s signature features

With iOS 8, Apple has been showing a lot more indecision about what kind of app extensions, keyboards, and widgets are and aren’t allowed under the developer guidelines. This has caused even popular apps like PCalc and Drafts to have to scale back features, because they have inadvertently stepped …

Foxconn to spend $2.6 billion building a factory exclusively for Apple

According to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>, Foxconn is set to spend $2.6 billion building a new factory in Taiwan exclusively to create displays for Apple.<p>Equipment installation for the factory is likely to begin next month, with the aim of starting mass production of panels by the end of 2015. The …

YouTube star Stampylonghead launching new education channel

British gamer Joseph Garrett's Stampylonghead YouTube channel has 2.3m subscribers and 845m total views, fuelled by an audience of children tuning in to the Minecraft videos he hosts as a virtual cat named Stampy. In February alone, the channel generated 159.3m views – 50m more than One …

Caribu: Bedtime Stories When You're Away From Your Kids

If you’ve got kids, you’re probably well-versed in reading them a little story before they head off to the land of marshmallow clouds. But equally, if you’re a working mum or dad, you may often miss out on putting them to bed, either due to being tethered to the office, or staying away for the …

Why 2014 Will Be the Year of the “Acqui-entry” in Latin America

<i>Juan Pablo Cappello is an investor in more than twenty early stage companies, among them he is a co-founder of Idea.me, Urbita and the LAB Miami. Juan Pablo was a partner in Patagon.com and was named in December 2013 by Poder Magazine one of the most influential Hispanics in Science and Technology.</i> …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

The secret ingredient for a safer bike helmet: paper

<b>Lying flat in the middle of the road doesn't usually inspire a eureka moment. But for one man, having a potentially serious bike accident got him thinking about a new future for helmet design.</b><p>"I was riding my bike down a hill, wearing a helmet and a guy opened his car door," says Anirudha Surabhi, …

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MakerBot CEO: Replicator Mini 'like when people saw first iPhone'

In an interview with CNET amid the final days of CES 2014, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis makes the bold claim that his company's new $1,375 Replicator Mini marks a pivotal point in taking 3D printing mainstream.<p>Our whole goal is to make it friendly, superaffordable, and low stress. Then people just do …

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Microsoft more trusted than Apple, study says

A Forrester analysis suggests what some might find surprising: Microsoft gained the only "trailblazer" status by being trusted across generations.<p>Trust me, there aren't many people (or things) you can trust these days.<p>Everyone is out for themselves, ready to take advantage -- often, it seems, …

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Apple Has A New, Super Serious Ad For The iPad That Premiered During NFL Games And The Golden Globes

During this afternoon's football game, Apple debuted a new iPad ad. (It also aired during the Golden Globes.)<p>The ad has an excerpt of Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society talking about poetry, and life.<p>Here, via Re/Code is the transcript of what Williams says:<p>We don't read and write poetry …

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Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market

Beats Electronics, the fashion headphone behemoth led by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, has officially announced its plans to launch a music streaming service in the U.S. on January 21. Dubbed Beats Music, the $10 per month subscription service will enter an already crowded field. Major brands like …

Obama will reportedly announce big changes to NSA on Friday

President Barack Obama is seriously considering some major changes to the National Security Agency (NSA) and its surveillance programs, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The president will announce his decisions on Friday.<p>Obama may extend privacy protections to cover non-Americans, after reports that …

Rumored Windows ‘Threshold’ Update Could Recast Microsoft’s Key Platform

Microsoft mostly kept its head down during CES, but with its Build developer conference on the horizon and several platforms to unify, the company has a busy few months ahead of it.<p>Recently, both Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley wrote on Microsoft’s future ‘Threshold’ Windows update. Threshold is …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best …

Digital Music Sales Decline for First Time Since Opening of iTunes Music Store

For the first time since the opening of the iTunes Music Store in 2003, digital music sales have decreased year-over-year, reports <i>Billboard</i>.<p>In 2013, sales of individual digital tracks declined 5.7% from 1.34 billion units to 1.26 billion units, while digital album sales fell to 117.6 million units …

Purported Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 10.1, Tab Pro 8.4 and Tab 3 Lite models receive Bluetooth certification

Samsung will soon flood the market with new tablet models, according to recent reports and leaks, introducing for the first time ever devices that will get a “Pro” moniker, as well as larger tablets with screen sizes measuring 12.2-inches.<p>We have already heard that the company is getting ready to …

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Acer's new Liquid Z5 smartphone is more expensive than it should be (hands-on)

Acer didn't just bring a couple of new tablets to Vegas this year, but something to make calls with, too. The latest addition to its Liquid range after the top-spec S2, the Z5 is very much a "value" proposition, as the raw numbers show. We're looking at a 5-inch, 854 x 480 display, 1.3GHz dual-core …

Yota Phone Review: The Android Smartphone From Russia With Two Screens

Last year at CES, Russian manufacturer Yota demonstrated a prototype smartphone with two 4.3 inch displays, an LCD screen on one side and an e-Ink screen on the reverse. Now in production and available to buy in a number of European territories, how does a dual-core dual-screened Android device …

Why game developers must wait for the coming wearable computing breakthrough

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Ars Technica<p>On Christmas, game website Polygon released a feature that painted a picture of how wearable technology …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch: Interesting Concept, Unfortunate Execution

Depending on how you look at it, Qualcomm’s $349 Toq smartwatch is either an interesting concept for the future of wrist wearables or it’s an expensive, uncomfortable timepiece with notifications. Actually, it’s both.<p>Disclosure: I approach the smartwatch device class with no small amount of …

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Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

<b>San Antonio</b> --<p>Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon; iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers; and hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.<p>Even the librarians …

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Untethered jailbreak for second gen Apple TVs updated, puts XBMC next to HBO Go

The folks at Firecore are working on more than just the latest version of their Infuse media player, and just delivered an updated software package for jailbreaking second generation Apple TVs (the current third gen model has, so far, remained closed). Showing once again that jailbreaks aren't just …

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.<p>If it's January, it must be resolution time: that once-a-year phenomenon where Americans vow to do good things for themselves, like lose weight, get in shape and lower …

Smartlet: Go on, wear your iPhone on your wrist

Prone to misplacing your iPhone? The Smartlet on Kickstarter strives to prove that the secrets of the future might not be up our sleeves but strapped stylishly over them.<p>We can finally say the future is in the palm of our hands. Well, not actually in the palm, but just a little further up.<p>Denos …

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