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Canada Black Friday round-up: Best Buy, Walmart, Future Shop, Amazon, Canadian Tire, more

While Black Friday is clearly one of the biggest shopping holidays in the US, Boxing Day tends to offer even deeper sales north of the border for Canadians. But over the past few years more and more Canadian retailers are adopting the popular American tradition, and this year is no exception.<p>Like …

Timeful for iOS aims to help you make time to get everything done

If you’ve ever lamented that “there aren’t enough hours in the day” to get everything done, an iOS app called Timeful might just be what you’re looking for. Timeful is a calendar and to-do manager that examines how long each of your to-do items should take, where each task will take place, and more …

9to5Toys Last Call: MacBook Air up to $250 off w/ .edu, MacBook Pro 15″ $300 off, Eric Clapton free iTunes stream, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p><i>Last Call updates:</i><p>Media: Man of Steel Blu-ray set w/ figurine $15, Eric Clapton free iTunes First Play, American Hustle $10, …

Check out iOS 8’s Time-lapse camera mode in action (Video)

As shown in our recent top hidden features article, iOS 8 has a new built-in time-lapse camera mode. This feature will allow you to explore the world of time-lapse photography and capture stunning visuals. This is definitely a nifty little feature, but thanks to a new video posted by YouTuber …

Apple notifies developers of incoming VAT-influenced pricing changes to South African App Store

This weekend, Apple has notified App Store developers that the South African App Store will see app price changes due to the country’s new 14% Value Added Tax rate. Apple commonly makes these changes to align with tax changes in certain regions. It’s likely that these price changes will spread to …

New high-res shots of likely iPhone 6 ultra-thin metal frame surface

Some new shots of a purported iPhone 6 metal chassis have appeared on the web today. The images line up with previously leaked iPhone 6 design schematics, a blurry picture of a frame, dummy models, cases, and manufacturing components. Shots of the sides below:<p>As can be seen in the photos above, the …

Alleged iPhone 6 Rear Shell Shown From Multiple Angles in New Photos

Back in late May, a single photo of an alleged rear shell from the iPhone 6 surfaced, showing what appeared to be a thin metal part with cutouts on the rear for not only the camera, microphone, and flash, but also the iconic Apple logo.<p>A new photo set shared by <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate] now …

Six Apps to Fuel Your World Cup Fever

Apps to Follow the World Cup<p>ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup<p>FIFA '14<p>FIFA Official<p>Onefootball Brasil<p>Travel Portuguese Futebol Edition<p>theScore<p>The World Cup …

For World Cup, ESPN goes big and goes online

What does ESPN do when four TV channels aren't enough for the biggest World Cup the US has ever seen? Go digital.<p>To sum up ESPN's expectations for the 2014 World Cup, Bimal Kapadia -- an executive at the sports television giant's online soccer arm ESPN FC -- had trouble getting the proper sentiment …

Uber-headphones and amplifiers from Germany

The Germans are at it again, and headphone-maker Beyerdynamic sent a slew of great gear to the Audiophiliac.<p>Germany's autobahn highway system has no speed limits, and I sometimes wonder if it's a coincidence that so many of the world's best headphones -- Ultrasone, Sennheiser, and Beyerdynamic -- …

Yahoo says mobile isn't an internal 'hobby' anymore (Q&A)

CEO Marissa Mayer wants to turn the firm around by making it big in mobile. CNET talks to the man she chose to make that happen.<p>SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Adam Cahan was handpicked by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to lead the effort to transform the Internet portal into a mobile-first company.<p>Nineteen months …

5 big changes in the Windows 8.1 Update (pictures)

Bringing back the basics<p>More intuitive search<p>Mouse support for Full Screen apps<p>Right-click in the Start Menu<p>Easier shutdown for desktop users<p>Pin Modern apps to the desktop

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Apple's A7 Processor Truly 'Desktop Class', iOS Apps Don't Take Full Advantage

<i>AnandTech</i> provides a detailed analysis of Apple's A7 (ARM-based) mobile processor which was introduced in the iPhone 5s. The latest information and analysis comes from Apple's own code changes to the LLVM Compiler project.<p>While <i>AnandTech</i> goes into great detail on the architecture of the A7 chip and …

AnyFont Allows iOS Users to Install Custom Fonts for Use in a Variety of Apps

<i>AnyFont</i>, a recently released app from developer Florian Schimanke (via <i>TUAW</i>) allows iOS users to install custom TrueType and OpenType fonts to an iOS device for use in a multiple applications, such as <i>Pages</i>, <i>Numbers</i>, and <i>Keynote</i>.<p>According to the developer, the fonts are installed to an iOS device via a …

There’s an App for That: Learn Photography and Lighting Basics from Your iPhone

Last year, a group of developers teamed up with a professional photographer to make an app “for photography aficionados of different skills and …

Tesla CEO Confirms 'Conversations' With Apple, Says Any Acquisition 'Very Unlikely'

Following a report earlier this week suggesting Apple had considered purchasing Tesla, Tesla CEO Elon Musk today confirmed in an interview with <i>Bloomberg Television</i> that his company "had conversations" with Apple. Musk went on to say that he could not comment on whether the conversations had …

Fleksy's Predictive Touch Keyboard with Gestures Now Available to All iOS Developers

Back in December, Fleksy announced a toolkit to allow iOS developers to incorporate the company's popular predictive and gesture-based keyboard into their apps. The initial testing period involved a public launch in four third-party apps of varying types, with Fleksy noting that it would continue …

Apple Registers New '.Technology', 'Applestore.berlin' Domain Names

The land rush on new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) continues this week, and Apple has once again staked its claim to some of new domains being made available to the public. The most relevant new gTLD for Apple is ".technology", and the company has moved to secure several variants related to its …

Minecraft On iOS Is About To Get A Hell Of A Lot Bigger

Do you love playing <i>Minecraft</i> on your iPhone or iPad? So do we, but you’ve got to admit, there’s some compromises in playing <i>Minecraft: Pocket Edition</i> compared to the Mac, not least of which the size of the worlds. On the Mac, <i>Minecraft</i> worlds are infinite, but on iOS, they are extremely limited. But …

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Sketchy Report Claims Full iPhone 6 iPhone Details: Larger IGZO Screens, More RAM and Storage

A sketchy new report [PDF] from analysts at KDB Daewoo Securities Research shared by <i>OLED-Display.net</i> (via <i>BGR</i>) claims to have full details on Apple's iPhone 6, but there are several issues with the claims that call the entire report into question.<p>According to the report, the iPhone 6 will be …

Silicon Valley Lost, And Found

Silicon Valley is a place that is just as much about people reinventing themselves as it is about people reinventing industries.<p>As a new year turns, it’s time to go through that silly (but actually necessary) exercise of pausing to reflect. In a world of endless e-mail and distractions, it’s hard …

Forget Mega-Corporations, Here’s The Mega-Network

We live in the age of cryptocurrency heists, Chinese moon landings, eco-disasters and electronic cigarettes. Sounds like something out of a cyberpunk novel.<p>Well, a cyberpunk novel without the brain implants, but don’t worry, those are coming, too. But one big cyberpunk theme that hasn’t come to …

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 …

Apple expands 3D Flyover coverage in Maps to Cape Town and Helsinki (Update: Marseille, France)

<b>Update:</b> iGen.fr notes that Marseille, the second largest city in France, has also just received Flyover coverage.<p>Apple has been adding a lot of new imagery in its Maps app for the 3D flyover mode that initially launched in just a handful of countries. Over the last year it has added coverage for a …

Apple Begins Hiring for Arizona Sapphire Plant with Focus on iPhone and iPod

Apple yesterday posted a trio of job listings (via <i>9to5Mac</i>) for positions located in Mesa, Arizona where the company is building a sapphire manufacturing plant. The facility is to be owned by Apple and run by sapphire producer GT Advanced Technologies, although the new job listings confirm that …

Apple Details iOS User Interface That Compensates for Device Motion

Apple has received a patent -- originally filed for in 2007, when the original iPhone was only months old -- that allows an iOS device to adjust its screen to make it easier for users to interact with the touchscreen when it detects movement (via <i>AppleInsider</i>).<p>For example, play and next/previous …

New 'Umoove Experience' iOS Game Demos Face and Eye Tracking Technology

Umoove, an Israeli startup developing mobile-based face and eye-tracking technology, today released a new game that demonstrates its current work on tracking using the iPhone's front-facing camera.<p><i>Umoove Experience: The 3D Face & Eye Tracking Flying Game</i> is a simple app that allows users to fly …

First Images of Completed Brisbane, Australia Flagship Apple Retail Store Emerge

With Apple's newest flagship retail store set to open on Friday in Brisbane, Australia, the first photos of the impressive MacArthur Chambers location are beginning to emerge. These photos were sent to us by <i>MacRumors</i> reader Phillip and show the nearly completed store stocked with merchandise.<p>The …

Black Sabbath's 1970s Albums Come to iTunes With Limited Exclusivity

A number of Black Sabbath's 1970s albums, including <i>Paranoid</i> and <i>Masters of Reality</i> have finally made their way to iTunes with limited exclusivity, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. Previously, only the band's later material was available on iTunes.<p>On Tuesday the band and its label, Warner Brothers, …

Tim Cook 'Incredibly Optimistic' About New Partnership with China Mobile

Just a couple of days before the iPhone launches on China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, Apple CEO Tim Cook participated in a media event with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua in Beijing, where <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Cook discussed how "incredibly optimistic" he is about Apple's …