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MacBook Air 2013 teardown reveals hardware upgrades, no design changes

Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2013 MacBook Air and shows you how Apple improved the machine's performance and nearly doubled the battery life.<p>Apple didn't make any changes to the exterior of the Air. The 11-inch Air is still 11.8 inches wide, 7.56 inches deep, and between 0.11 and 0.68 inch high. …

Online

Microsoft's Profit Up 17 Percent, But Not Thanks To Windows

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 17 percent, helped by strong sales of its Office and server software to businesses, offsetting weakness in its flagship Windows system.<p>The world's largest software company, which is shifting its focus to …

Dear Internet: You Still Can’t Get HBO Without Paying for Cable

Lots of people who read sites like this site love the idea of paying for HBO without paying for cable.<p>So, news that Comcast and HBO are letting you …

What to Look Forward to in Windows 8.1

Are you an enthusiast or power-user wondering what Windows 8.1 has for you to look forward to? In this post I’ll give and overview of new features …

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

Some of tech's heavy hitters slide down the rankings for the 25 highest-paying companies for software engineers, according to a new Glassdoor survey.<p>For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are …

Employment

Introduction to Cyber Security

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Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C coming to India on November 1

Apple will start selling iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in India from November 1. The launch is part of the company's next phase of iPhone launches …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Twitter

Add this to the list of things Tim Cook is doing differently than his predecessor: Cook, Apple's current CEO, has joined Twitter.<p>Cook posted a tweet …

Top 10 Secret Features of iOS 7

Apple released iOS 7 to the public this week, providing a new design and a handful of cool features to iPhone- and iPad-lovers everywhere, but some …

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ sales blow past $1 billion in three days

Game enthusiasts purchase 'Grand Theft Auto V' at the Game Stop store in Encinitas, Calif., in this photo taken Sept. 17, 2013. MIKE BLAKE<p>"Grand Theft Auto V" has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment …

Grand Theft Auto

The First Computer With Leap Motion Gesture Control Built Right In

Leap Motion, the Kinect-like gesture control system we profiled here, is super exciting; it measures gestures to the hundredth of a millimeter, and works on any computer. They're working their way up to shipping the device as an accessory, but they've also partnered with HP for something a little …

Do Games Like 'Grand Theft Auto V' Cause Real-World Violence?

<i>Just like books, movies and comic books.</i><p>Two events happened this week that many politicians and members of the media will link together.<p>The first: A mass shooting in Washington, D.C. in which an angry, mentally-ill young man shot and killed a dozen of his fellow citizens.<p>Second: The release of <i>Grand</i> …

Acer Aspire S7 review (2013)

I'm at 38,000 feet, in seat 20B on a Delta flight from San Francisco to New York City. I’m next to a large man in a pink shirt and tortoiseshell Ray-Ban glasses, who could barely wait until 10,000 feet to reach underneath his seat and pull out his laptop. An HP laptop, black, I can't tell what …

How to get the most out of Google search

These little-known and simple commands make finding new and relevant information on Google a breeze.<p>Over the past few years, Google has built a massive database, which it calls Knowledge Graph, that is designed to make its already awesome search engine even faster and easier to use. One of its most …

Health Information

Commission rules Samsung infringed Apple's patents

The International Trade Commission Friday ruled that Samsung had infringed on patents owned by Apple relating to its iPhones.<p>Apple scored another victory in its ongoing legal battle with smartphone competitor Samsung.<p>The International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Samsung had violated two of …

OptiPNG Shrinks Screenshots Without Quality Loss

If you liked my how-to on rolling your own ImageMagick-based OS X Services using shell scripts, you’re going to love OptiPNG. It’s another command line utility that can be used to shrink PNGs without losing any quality.<p>You can do this in one of two ways: the command-line way, which involves typing …

Create A Bookmark Folder From Open Tabs In Safari Or Chrome [OS X Tips]

I know a guy who opens the same 25 or so tabs each day, checking email, news, websites he likes to read, etc. I often ask him why he doesn’t just use RSS or something, but he usually mumbles about liking the layouts of individual web pages.<p>Whatever. My friend likes to open a ton of tabs every day, …

Apple to judges: not banning Samsung products would be a 'fundamental change' in patent law

Long after Apple's victory over Samsung in a patent suit, the two companies met again today in court as a panel of judges decides whether to issue a sales ban on over two dozen Samsung devices. These phones and tablets were found to use features and designs patented by Apple, but so far, that …

Roboticist and Anki co-founder Boris Sofman on the original Nintendo and self-driving envy

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>In this week's edition of our regular question and answer session, Anki CEO and AI craftsman Boris Sofman discusses <i>Super Mario</i> overdosing and the rapid advance of …

Tools To Hack Android Phones Are Getting Easier To Use

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that’s on 80% of the world’s smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. The …

What the next iPhone really needs: Better battery life

Forget other features: if the next iPhone really wants to make a splash, it should just be more like the latest MacBook Air.<p>We're on a countdown until the inevitable Next iPhone, a moment that feels far less anticipated than last year. In 2012 we had the iPhone 5 casting a shadow of mystery: a …

Gear & Gadgets

Budget iPhone - Apple's best or worst idea?

Techradar asks: is a "budget" device the right move for Apple, or will it taint its premium image?<p>Rumours have been circulating about the 'budget iPhone', or mid-market smartphone Apple is planning to launch. Some have suggested it will have a more colourful design than its higher-end equivalent, …

Apple Dev Center Back Online After Major Event

After more than a week, Apple has brought their developer portal back online, but it is not yet fully operational. It went down due to a reported …

How to install OS X on a new or faulty HD without Internet recovery

Corrupt and new disks might not have a working Recovery partition, but there are still ways to access one and reinstall OS X, if needed.<p>After purchasing a new hard drive or managing a corrupt one on an older Mac, you can install your current version of OS X even though you might not have a working …

OS X

New MacBook Air software update brings trio of fixes

New update promises to fix issues with Wi-Fi, screen flickering while using Adobe's Photoshop software, as well as an audio problem.<p>Apple on Thursday put out a small software update to users of its latest 2013 MacBook Airs, one that promises to fix a trio of issues that affected some users:<p>This …

MacBook Air

Apple seeks to bulk up on security with fingerprint patent

The company's patent application, published Thursday, shows how the iPhone's display could be used as a fingerprint sensor for additional security.<p>Apple's iOS-based devices and maybe even Macs could eventually come with support for a fingerprint sensor directly on the display.<p>The U.S. Patent and …

Patents

Paid Apps On The Decline: 90% Of iOS Apps Are Free, Up From 80-84% During 2010-2012, Says Flurry

The trend toward more mobile applications going free continues, app analytics provider Flurry confirms this morning in a new report focused on app price changes over time. The company, whose analytics service now runs in nearly 350,000 mobile applications, found that around 80 to 84 percent of iOS …

Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious system apps

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes …

Apps

Apple Launches 2013 'Back to School' Promotion with Gift Cards Up to $100

In line with a rumor from yesterday, Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion offering qualified educational purchasers iTunes Store/App Store/iBookstore gift cards of up to $100 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone. The program begins today and runs through September …