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Facebook Finally Brings Graph Search to Mobile

You can now search for Facebook posts and photo captions on mobile.<p>Nearly two years after Facebook introduced Graph Search, its search engine, the social network is finally bringing it to mobile.<p>The company unveiled Facebook Search on Monday, a rebranded version of Graph Search that lets users …

Sony hackers warn to “stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism”

Sony has suffered immensely in recent days with scores of secret internal files leaking to the internet. Now, the attackers have posted another warning to the company on Github.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND …

Xiaomi Partners With Bharti Airtel to Launch Low-Cost 4G "Phablet" in India

The 4G Redmi will be around $160, with an even less expensive 3G version to follow.<p>Xiaomi said Monday that it will launch its first 4G device in India by year’s end through a partnership with Indian carrier Bharti Airtel.<p>The Redmi Note, with its 5.5-inch screen, will sell for Rs 9,999 ($161) with …

Next generation of iPhone cameras may take DSLR-quality images

Apple may greatly increase the quality of the cameras in the next generation of iPhones, according to a report today.<p>Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber said on his podcast that the phone’s two camera lenses would work together to create much higher-quality photos and video.<p>On the podcast Gruber said he …

'WireLurker' malware attacks iPhones via Mac OS X

A U.S. security firm has found that iPhone and iPad users in China are facing the threat of a new virus that attacks their mobile devices via Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>The virus jumps from Mac OS X to the mobile device via a USB cable, says Palo Alto Networks, the U.S. firm that discovered …

Google’s Maps App For iOS And Android Gets Material Design And Uber Estimates

Google has updated Maps to keep with the visual theme introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop, which it calls material design. The new mobile apps now feature bold headers of solid flat colors and animations that evoke pieces of paper sliding over one another. The apps also offer new features, …

Sold! Apple-1 Computer Built by Steve Wozniak Auctioned for $905,000

One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc.'s first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, has sold for a record $905,000 at an auction in New York. The Apple-1 was described as “in superb overall condition,” with no apparent modifications to the motherboard. Included were a vintage keyboard with …

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Xiaomi is moving some of its users' data out of China

Xiaomi's a force to be reckoned with in China -- its new phones routinely sell out online in <i>seconds</i> -- but its influence is steadily growing outside its native home. That's why the company's infrastructure has been quietly shifting these past few months, and VP/former Googler Hugo Barra pulled back …

Moto 360's latest update brings better battery life and mood lighting

When the Moto 360 last got an update, the painfully handsome smartwatch seemed to get a noticeable boost in battery life. Now, with a new bit of software, Motorola's itching to improve its battery life just a little more... as well as stamp out a few bugs for good measure. Perhaps the most notable …

An Arizona Man’s iPhone 6 ‘Exploded’ In His Pocket And Set His Pants On Fire

First, iPhone 6 users had to worry about their skinny jeans bending and breaking the aluminum bodies of their fancy new phones. Then they had to worry about blowing up their phones for being dumb enough to fall for 4Chan’s prank that told people they could charge the iPhone 6 in their microwaves. …

Apple dumps SSL 3.0 for push notifications due to Poodle flaw

Apple will switch to the TLS encryption standard after disclosure of vulnerability that could expose encrypted data.<p>Apple said Wednesday it will stop supporting the encryption standard Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 for its push notifications service in response to a vulnerability identified earlier this …

Information Security

Ford's next cars will brake by themselves to avoid collisions

Automakers like Subaru and Volvo have had automatic anti-collision braking for a while, but what if you're a Ford fan? You won't have to wait long. The Blue Oval has revealed that it's adding its own smart braking system (Pre-Collision Assist) as an option for new cars, starting with the 2015 …

See what makes the iPad Air 2 so skinny

It's safe to say that you don't buy most Apple devices these days with the expectation that you can open them up, and it looks like the iPad Air 2 is no exception. Do-it-yourself repair shop iFixit has torn down the new tablet and found that it's even tougher (or at least, more expensive) to fix …

Apple Doesn’t Sell Bose Headphones Anymore

Apple has stopped selling Bose headphones and speakers at its Apple Stores, nearly five months after agreeing to buy one of the company’s main …

Upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has shipped 45M phones so far in 2014

Li Wanqiang, co-founder of Xiaomi, disclosed on October 15 that about 16 million Xiaomi phones were shipped in the second quarter of this year.<p>Lei Jun, CEO and co-founder of the company, announced earlier this month that the shipments in Q3 increased 20 percent quarter-over-quarter.<p>Xiaomi is a …

Sorry, you can no longer downgrade from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

If you hate iOS 8 -— whether because it runs like crap on your device, you miss your jailbreak, or because it’s significantly more buggy — you’ve previously had the option to downgrade back to iOS 7.1.2 if you wanted to.<p>But bad news. That ship has sailed. Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.1.2, making …

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Readle PDF Expert updated for iOS 8 with iCloud Drive and TouchID Support

PDF Expert is one of those great apps that actually works better than anything on my Mac for editing PDFs.<p>PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. It allows you to mark up documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text and …

Consumer Reports tests suggest iPhone 6 ‘bend-gate’ a bit overblown

“It seemed like a serious concern, yet everything about the uproar was highly unscientific. We don’t like unscientific, so we promised then that we would use our lab equipment to find out just how delicate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus really are.”<p>So begins a new report at Consumer Reports describing the …

2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border

A student and instructor were injured when the small plane they were in crashed in a bean field on the border between LaSalle and Kendall counties, near Newark, knocking out power to 1,400 customers this afternoon.<p>The extent of the victims' injuries was not available, but medical helicopters …

Apple Store Down Ahead of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Pre-Orders

Apple has taken its online store down in order to prepare for the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders. Pre-orders for the two devices are expected to begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time or 3:01 AM Eastern Time on September 12, on Apple's site and on several carrier sites.<p>Ahead of pre-orders, …

Apple Store Crashes As iPhone 6 Goes On Sale

Users logging onto the online Apple Store at midnight — when the new iPhones were scheduled to go on sale — reported slow load times and a long delay in the devices becoming available to purchase.<p>Some service appears to have been restored after about 30 minutes. But later Friday morning, the store …

PEAR Brings Apple Watch Design to Android Wear

Back in March, Google announced Android Wear, a project that extends the company’s mobile operating system to wearables, kicking off with support for watches specifically.<p>A number of big-name brands have already used Wear on their timepieces, and some developers even let you create your own custom …

Walmart and Best Buy Opt Out of 'Apple Pay' as Apple Leverages Required Point-of-Sale Upgrades

At its "Apple Pay" introduction earlier this week, Apple outlined a host of partners for the mobile payments initiative, ranging from credit card companies to the banks that issue the cards to retailers representing over 220,000 retail locations in the United States. Questions have remained, …

Apple Watch not wowing health care industry, yet

Health care professionals interviewed by Reuters want to see more from Apple's new smartwatch before giving its health features a thumbs-up.<p>The new Apple Watch isn't just a smartwatch, it's also a health and fitness tracker. But the health care community will need to be convinced of its medical …

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Apple says some users experiencing issues with iCloud Mail & Notes (U: Apple says resolved)

On the same day as the rocky iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order, Apple is reporting on its iCloud System Status site that a small percentage of users are experiencing issues with iCloud Mail and iCloud Notes. According to the detailed timeline, the issues began about 45 minutes ago and are …

What to Do With Your Old Phone When You Upgrade to the iPhone 6

You can resort to Craigslist, but you do have other options.<p>Consumers who plan to upgrade their iPhones to new models have a dilemma beyond choosing between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — namely, what to do with the old phones?<p>The options fall into four broad categories: Trade it in at one of the …

Moto 360 Review: A Beautifully Flawed Watch

The best part about the Moto 360’s design is that you don’t always notice just how thick it is. At certain angles, the flat black version (it’s also available in stainless steel) of the watch looks like a traditional round-faced watch. Then you tilt your arm or it gets caught on a cuff and you’re …

AT&T Will Launch Wi-Fi Calling in 2015

The iPhone 6 feature prompts the roll out.<p>Although the iPhone 6 will feature Wi-Fi calling, AT&T won't support the service until 2015. At launch, …

High-End 18-Karat Gold Apple Watch Could Cost Up to $1,200

The Edition version of Apple's 18-karat gold Apple Watch could cost around $1,200, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. The site consulted with "jewelers familiar with the material" Apple uses for the Apple Watch Edition, basing an estimate on the size and weight of the device.<p>18-karat yellow gold Apple Watch …