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Four out of five highest-paid execs in the USA work at Apple

<i>Bloomerg</i> reports that four out of the five highest-rewarded execs in Standard & Poor’s top 500 companies are Apple execs. In all four cases, their base salaries are a relatively modest $805,400, with the balance paid in stock options.<p>The four Apple employees are Bob Mansfield, Senior VP of …

Google’s New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife

What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives online, that’s sadly a question that comes up with some regularity. Today, Google is launching its …

CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Dominates Social Logins — But Google Is Closing The Gap

When users on the web are asked to log in to a site, they most often choose Facebook over Twitter, LinkedIn or Google rather than registering anew, according to data from Janrain, which tracks social logins.<p>Facebook has become hugely dominant as the social login of choice but Google gained some …

Social Media

OFT to look into smartphone games with costly in-app add-ons

Free iPad and smartphone games which can result in children running up hefty bills for their parents through expensive in-game features are to come …

Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users

The PC market might be a hot mess right now, but anyone using a Windows machine for data analysis might be rejoicing a bit thanks to a new Excel …

Big-Name VCs Form “Glass Collective” to Back Google Glass App Makers

Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins have joined together to form what they’re calling “the Glass Collective” to invest in …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

Facebook Is Charging $15 To Message Popular Users

Facebook has quietly raised the price for sending messages to people with lots of followers. Whether or not they're actual celebrities.<p>"It's free and always will be," reads Facebook's signup page. But that may need an asterisk: It's free as long as it doesn't involve messaging someone <i>really …

5th Generation iPad to Begin Production in July-August

DigiTimes claims that Apple will begin volume production of the 5th generation iPad in July-August 2013. The timeline reportedly comes from sources in Taiwan-based supply chain makers.<p>Mockup of 5th Generation iPad next to an iPad mini<p>A July-August ramp up of production runs counter to many of the …

App Store race sees Google leading downloads while Apple wins revenues

New data from tech analysts Canalys (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) shows Google leading downloads, with Google Play accounting for 51 percent of the market against Apple’s 40 percent, but Apple well ahead in monetisation, taking 74 percent against “close to 20 percent” for Google.<p>Q1 2013 app store downloads …

Flexible keyboard with clickable keys means more comfortable and accurate typing

There are number of flexible and portable keyboards on the market today designed to interface with everything from laptop computers to smartphones …

Typing

WhatsApp: We’re Not Selling to Google

Popular messaging app WhatsApp says it is not in discussions to sell the company to Google.<p>Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, told</b> …

Apps

Apple to introduce refreshed Mac Pros this month according to source

The folks over at <i>Mac Daily News</i> have received a tip from a source they say has provided them with tips in the past that have proven true: Apple will …

Surface Pro faces warranty criticism in China following Apple issues (update)

Microsoft is facing criticisms of its warranty practices in China that are similar to Apple's recent issues in the region. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that China National Radio has highlighted warranty issues with Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet, noting that it should have a one-year repair warranty for the …

Sprint's HTC One is stunning, fast, and feature packed

Apple hiring software engineers to work on fingerprint tech at Authentec’s Melbourne Design Center?

A new job listing on Apple.com could add fire to the rumors that Apple is considering including fingerprint technology in upcoming devices.<p>The job posting seeking a software engineer to write “low-level code to configure and control hardware” is the only listing on Apple’s site located at the …

Not Safe For YouTube: How Google Draws the Line Between Porn and Art (NSFW)

Last weekend, YouTube yanked a popular music video from Robin Thicke, which featured a number of topless models prancing to the rather upbeat track. …

Rumor claims Mac Pro update coming this month

According to an unverified rumor from <i>MacDailyNews</i>, Apple will announce the next generation of its Mac Pro line sometime this month.<p>Apple will announce its replacement for the company’s Mac Pro lineup this month, a source who has been correct about Apple product matters in the past has just informed …

Instantgram.Me Turns Your Instagram Photos Into Magnets, Calls The Whole Fridge Into Question

These days, you can get your Instagram photos printed onto just about anything. There are companies that print out Post-it-sized Instagrams, Instagrams on Canvas, Instagrams on wood and fiberglass, and everything in between.<p>Today, Instantgram.me is joining those ranks with its new Instagram …

Press release reinforces rumors that Google Fiber will head to Austin, Texas

There were some recent reports that stated that Google was planning on bringing Google Fiber to Austin, Texas, and those reports were reinforced when …

Google Fiber

HBO Updates iOS App with AirPlay Multitasking and Game of Thrones Interactive Features

<i>HBO Go</i> for iOS has been updated to version 2.1, most notably adding AirPlay multitasking support to allow video content from the HBO Go app to stream to the television while leaving the iPad or the iPhone free to operate other apps.<p>The update also offers new interactive features for the channel's …

HTC profits smacked by delayed launch of HTC One

The late launch of the HTC One smartphone put a damper on HTC's first-quarter profits.<p>For the quarter ending in March, net profit plummeted to 85 million Taiwanese dollars ($2.85 million), a fall from 10.9 billion Taiwanese dollars ($363 million) a year ago and the company's lowest quarterly profit …

App market soars with 13.4 billion downloads in Q1 2013

As people around the world become increasingly more reliant on their mobile devices, the app market continues to grow. New research from market analyst firm Canalys shows that the top four app stores hit 13.4 billion downloads worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. This is an 11 percent increase …

California judge rules anti-texting laws also ban using a phone's map while driving

The debate over distracted driving laws has mostly focused on texting, but a California court ruling has confirmed that any cellphone use that takes a driver's hands off the wheel is fair game. Law professor Orin Kerr has uncovered a court case from late March in which the judge determined using a …

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …

iOS

Pirates Steal 'Game Of Thrones': Why HBO Doesn't Mind

More than 1 million fans illegally downloaded the first episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 3 this week, within 24 hours of its premiere.<p>That set a record, according to TorrentFreak, a blog that reports the latest trends on file-sharing. The blog also named the popular HBO series the most illegally …

The Power And Weakness That Come With Being The Default

Facebook had its big coming-out party for mobile on Wednesday, and its Home launcher will soon start shipping exclusively on an HTC device. This is the social network’s first crack at being the default experience on any device. Until now, using Facebook has been a completely optional and background …