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Show me the pixels: Apple is launching an iMac with Retina Display, starting from $2,499

Apple is giving its all-in-one iMac an upgrade in the pixel density department. The company today announced a Retina Display model, which should offer a sharper viewing experience.<p>The 27-inch screen boasts a 5120 x 2880 resolution, totalling 14.7 million pixels. Apple says it’s the world’s highest …

Facebook’s Safety Check feature lets friends know you’re okay during a natural disaster

Designed to help friends and family check on their nearest and dearest during natural disasters, Facebook is introducing a new Safety Check feature for its mobile app.<p>The tool works by sending a push notification to devices that are near to an affected area. Locations are determined by looking at …

Communicate

Twitpic changes course yet again, will now be shutting down on October 25th

Twitpic, one of the first Twitter image-sharing services, continues to toy with our emotions. A few months ago, the service said it would be shutting down at the end of September, then it said it was granted a new lease on life just a few days before it was set to go up in smoke.<p>Now, Twitpic is …

Social Media

Apple updates iMovie and GarageBand for OS X Yosemite with new features and design

Apple has pushed out updates for iMovie and GarageBand to add compatibility with OS X Yosemite and add new features for both apps. GarageBand 10.0.3 introduces a new Bass Amp Designer, tweaks to the zoom function, a new template for recording vocals, and other changes.<p>iMovie has also been updated …

The Big Picture: using a cellphone in this cathedral creates a laser show

Next to a movie theater, we're going to say a church, temple or mosque are among the last places that using a mobile device is deemed okay. Unless you're in France's Saint-Eustache cathedral, that is, where your mobile-made thoughts translate into bits of laser light that travel up the house of …

Rdio upgrades entire catalog to AAC and 320kbs streaming

The streaming service has converted all of its 30 million-strong catalog to AAC format, offering different quality bitrates up to 320kbps for users to choose from.<p>Want higher-quality streaming? Rdio has converted its entire music library to AAC format, offering up to 320kbps streaming across web, …

‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online

In the wake of widespread celebrity hacking, a third-party Snapchat client dubbed SnapSaved was reportedly breached, leading to the biggest leak of …

iPad Air 2 hands-on: the same, but different

I just spent some time with Apple's new iPad Air 2. As all the leaks suggested, it looks almost exactly the same as the original iPad Air, although it's a bit thinner, has an optically-bonded display, a much-improved camera, a new A8X processor, and a TouchID sensor in the home button.<p>One thing …

Apple updates iLife suite for Mac with app redesigns, OS X Yosemite support

Apple on Thursday released updated versions of iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand for Mac, bringing refreshed designs, new features and support for the …

Mac App Store

Apple's 2014 iPad event: A closer look at the numbers

There are a few things you can count on when Apple releases a new iPad: it will be thinner, it will be faster and there will be a LOT of hyperbole. Amidst the claims of magical devices, record-breaking sales and "very cool stuff" there are also a lot of numbers. Here's a closer look at the big …

Where to buy Samsung's Galaxy Note 4

A week later than Samsung had originally planned, the new Galaxy Note 4 has today officially landed on UK shores. As far as we're concerned, the 5.7-inch behemoth is the best big-screen phone you can get your hands on at the moment, with a gorgeous, pixel-dense display and all the power you can …