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Cyanogen and OnePlus are never ever getting back together

It's always sad when a couple that looked so good together decides to part company, but that's what's happening with OnePlus and Cyanogen. The cracks in their relationship started to show back in November, when Cyanogen backed one of OnePlus' rivals when it launched in India. After a few testy …

Now available, Dell Venue 10 7000 starts at $499

We recently took a look at Dell‘s newest line of Android tablets, including the Venue 10 7000 and the Venue 8 7000. We even took the 8-inch tablet for a test spin, which we found to be a solid offering from a company we do not usually associate with tablets.<p>Starting today, the 10-inch version, the …

Drones help aid relief in Nepal

Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used to help aid relief operations in Nepal.<p>The country was hit by 7.8-magnitude quake last week leading to widespread destruction.<p>The charity Global Medic is using the drones to help photograph and map areas affected by the earthquake.<p>It will then pass this …

Exclusive: Gaming startup OUYA needs to find a buyer quickly

Gaming company OUYA is on the auction block after tripping a debt covenant, according to a confidential email sent out earlier this month from CEO …

Samsung takes back global smartphone sales crown from Apple in Q1 2015

Samsung beat out Apple as the biggest vendor of smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of this year, according to research out today from analyst firm Strategy Analytics.<p>Samsung held 24.1 percent of the vendor market share in the quarter, while Apple had 17.7 percent, according to an article …

Apple orders 5-6 million Watches for first run

Apple may have sold 10 million+ handsets in the first weekend of the iPhone 6 going on sale, but don’t expect those kind of numbers for the Apple Watch.<p>Despite being eagerly-anticipated by both fans and the press, Apple has reportedly asked its suppliers in Asia to manufacture a total of 5-6 …

Case makers are already prepared for the 12-inch iPad Pro

Everyone might be tripping over themselves to talk about the possible Apple Car, but there’s a much-more imminent Apple device rumored to be on the way: the 12-inch+ “iPad Pro” tablet.<p>Over the weekend, French Apple-watching website Nowhereelse.fr shared a handful of new pictures of the mythical …

Nintendo's TVii service won't be coming to the Wii U in Europe

Sorry, European gamers: the Wii U's TVii service won't reach your corner of the globe. Nintendo has dropped plans to bring the personalized streaming media guide to the region due to the "extremely complex" task of accommodating multiple services in numerous countries across the continent. The Euro …

Apple Loop: iOS 9 Leaks, Apple Car Plans, iPhone Dominates The Galaxy S6

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers iOS 8.3 and iOS 9 updates, TouchID improvements, Tim Cook on privacy and cybersecurity, Apple’s rewarding strategy for Q2 2015, the Apple iCar, bigger iOS applications, the iPhone kill switch is working, and …

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Apple watch might be good for my workout: Obama

Without naming names, Apple CEO Tim Cook jabs firms selling user data

Why did the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Yahoo decline invitations to attend President Obama's speech at Stanford's cybersecurity conference? Only they know for sure.<p>But they did avoid the embarrassment of sitting in the audience while Apple CEO Tim Cook obliquely lambasted the kind of companies …

Tim Cook

Apple hires head of Mercedes-Benz R&D, other auto experts for new secret research lab

Apple has hired former president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Johann Jungwirth to join the company as Director of Mac Systems Engineering. The hire was confirmed by Jungwirth’s LinkedIn page, and first noted by a report in the Financial Times detailing Apple’s recent hires in the …

Samsung Galaxy S6 reportedly drops bloatware in favor of Microsoft apps

Quite a few smartphone fans will tell you that a Samsung phone's Achilles' heel is its software -- you'll find a ton of (frequently unwanted) apps and features that do little besides chew up space and slow things down. You may get to wave goodbye to that cruft when the Galaxy S6 shows up, however. …

Apple is working on an electric car, Wall Street Journal reports

The rumors have been getting stronger all week, and now they've come to a head: <i>WSJ</i> is reporting that Apple is indeed working on a car. "Project Titan," as it's known internally, is an all-electric vehicle that apparently "resembles a minivan" in its current iteration and has a team of several …

MacBook falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives the landing

Here's a story about a tech miracle that involves flying and an Air in the air. Reddit user av80r, also known as Carl, has a passion for flying. He hopped into a single-engine two-seater SportCruiser aircraft and took off for a leisure flight from Lanseria International Airport in South Africa. He …

MacBook Air

Windows 10 for phones is now available to preview… if you have a supported device

Just as promised, Microsoft has made its preview for the phone version of Windows 10 available.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>In order to try it out, you’ll have to install the Windows Insider app (and …

Darkroom For iOS is The Photo App You Always Wanted

Darkroom, a new photo app for iOS which was released today, hopes to bring some pro-level tools to the iPhone and absolutely delivers.<p>Photo apps are my jam. I love photo apps. I’ve been testing Darkroom for a few months and have <i>finally</i> found the perfect photo editing app.<p>Darkroom is just like …

Xiaomi Plans to Sell Accessories in the U.S., Not Phones

It has no plans to go public, either, at least not in the next three to five years.<p>Red-hot startup Xiaomi said Thursday that it plans to open a U.S. e-commerce site in the next few months, but has no plans to sell phones or tablets here any time soon.<p>The company will sell products such as its …

Mobile

Apple now protects FaceTime and iMessage with two-step verification

Apple's two-step login security is now keeping hackers away from some of the company's popular services — not just iCloud. iMessage and FaceTime both take advantage of the added verification measure, which requires users to enter a unique code in addition to the regular account password before …

Samsung Teases Galaxy S6 Camera As Reports Of Two All-Metal Models Emerge

Samsung’s next flagship device is going to be revealed in just a few short weeks ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, and the head of the company’s camera division is already teasing us about its photo capabilities. In an official blog post, Samsung SVP DongHoon Jang provided a survey of the …

Phones

Yes, IKEA made a keyboard with emoticons for your phone

We're pretty sure that if you were looking for emojis to use on your phone, you wouldn't think "Hmmm, wonder if IKEA has some?" Regardless, IKEA went and released a smartphone keyboard for iOS and Android that comes with a bunch of custom emoticons anyway. And yes, we're talking about <i>that</i> IKEA, …

Flipboard brings its gorgeous magazine app to the web

Flipboard has taken the leap from mobile to desktop. What started as one of the first iPad apps is now accessible through any modern browser via Flipboard.com, a beautiful web interface for consuming online content.<p>Like the iPad and iPhone app, you can not only read articles from sites you follow, …

Samsung bets on OLED as smartphone sales decline

It's easy to forget that Samsung is a multi-tentacled company that builds much more than TVs and phones. For instance, it manufactures CPUs for arch-foe Apple and makes small-to-medium OLED panels for various companies, not just its own mobile division. According to <i>Reuters</i>, Samsung will invest …

Tim Cook hails Apple Watch health benefits: 'Sitting is the new cancer'

Chief executive talks up his smartwatch’s activity reminders as well as Apple Pay technology’s privacy policy in conference appearance<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has pitched health as one of the key selling points for his company’s upcoming Apple Watch smartwatch, including its hourly reminders …

Tim Cook

Facebook Is Bigger Than the Internet

Millions of the social-networking site's users have no idea they’re using the Internet when they log onto their profiles.<p>It was in Indonesia three years ago that Helani Galpaya first noticed the anomaly.<p>Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the Internet. But in focus groups, …

Study says phones are just as good as wearables at tracking fitness

Think you <i>have</i> to wear a dedicated fitness tracker to get accurate data? Don't worry -- you may have a good excuse to skip the wristband. The University of Pennsylvania has published a study showing that smartphone apps' step counts are reasonably on the mark, at less than a 7 percent variance …

Report: Apple won’t sell iOS accessories designed on leaks

It’s not uncommon for next-generation iPhone cases to appear before actual new iPhone models. That’s because accessory makers often jockey for …

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Google to put health information directly into search results

Addition to Knowledge Graph will present medical facts for searches on health conditions, verified by the Mayo Clinic<p>Google is changing the way it displays search queries to pull medical facts directly into its results.<p>The medical information is being added to the company’s Knowledge Graph, which …

Mayo Clinic

Tim Cook Says Apps Will Make the Apple Watch as Essential as the iPhone

Tim Cook is riding high as Apple pushes past the $700 billion mark in value ahead of Apple Watch launch.<p>Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook touted the forthcoming Apple Watch as an essential device that will be driven by a host of personalized apps, setting it apart from anything else out on the …

Tim Cook

Here's How to Pick the Best Tablet For You

Five years ago, no one knew quite what to make of the tablet. Was it the future of the laptop? Was it made for creation or consumption? And in the …

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