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Happy Birthday, Mac! Apple celebrates iconic computer’s 30th anniversary with special site

It’s been 30 years since Apple launched the original Macintosh in 1984, and now it’s time to blow out the candles.<p>The company launched a new website …

Microsoft gives developers more control over Windows Store listings

Microsoft announced today that developers are now getting more control over the way that their app shows up on the Windows Store.<p>First and foremost, …

Google may offer you free cab rides if you let it spam you with ads

Google may eventually be offering you free taxi rides in its self-driving cars. A new patent, brought to our attention by <i>Ars Technica</i>, describes an …

Hackers concoct most devious way yet to deliver Android malware

Phil Schiller recently tweeted a link to a report that said 99% of all mobile malware is directed at Android. Usually the malware comes through the …

Samsung’s 2014 roadmap: More phablets, bigger tablets

In a conference call with analysts following the announcement of its Q4 2013 financial performance, Samsung on Friday revealed that it plans to …

Nintendo World Championship cart attracts suspiciously high auction price | Ars Technica

High bids approach a record $100,000 price, but there's reason for skepticism.<p>When I first heard word of a new grey <i>Nintendo World Championship</i> …

HTC 8XT for Sprint: what's different?

This summer, Sprint's lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices increased from zero to two. The first to show up in stores was the HTC 8XT ($100 on contract), a modified version of the 8X designed for Sprint customers upgrading from old Windows Phones. Though in many ways it's a chip off the ol' block, …

Developer’s email likely confirms September 10 iOS 7 release date

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Apple<p>Whoops. Nuance Communications(s nuan), the speech recognition company behind Apple’s(s aapl) Siri, has sent an …

Top iPhone apps on sale

We find the best deals on iPhone apps on sale to save you money daily. Our special technology filters the promotions to present you with only top …

Facebook's Global Government Requests Report

Facebook has published its first Global Government Requests Report, as the social networking behemoth looks to convince the world that “transparency and trust are core values” across the company. In total, 25,607 requests were made, across 37,954 user accounts.<p>Focusing on the first six months of …

iWork For iCloud Beta Now Available To All

The iWork for iCloud beta, which allows you to use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote inside your web browser, is now available to all at iCloud.com. You do not need to be an existing iWork customer to take advantage of the apps, but if you are, you can now access all of the iWork documents you’ve stored …

1Password 4 For Mac Sneak Peek Reveals New Multi-Site Logins, iCloud Sync, And More [Gallery]

1Password has been one of the most essential Mac apps for years, but it hasn’t seen a major upgrade since November 2009. Agile Bits is hard at work on the redesign of 1Password 4 for Mac, but they sent us a sneak peek of the reengineered password management app that’s been in the making for over a …

Rdio For iOS Gets Station Tuning, Improved Search, And Redesigned Collection

Apple’s iTunes Radio service doesn’t launch in the U.S. for a few more weeks, but Rdio’s been pumping some awesome updates into its iOS app to get ready. The latest Rdio update for iOS today added the much needed Station Tuning that’s been available on desktop since the launch of You FM earlier …

The Sony MDR-X10 Headphones: Absolutely The Best Bass Bang for Your Buck [Review]

Deep details usually muddied or harsh on other sets were crystal-clear and beautifully rendered with the X10s.

Consumer Tech

2 Ways To Avoid Losing Your iOS Data [Deals]

Since we’re so reliant on our iPhones and iPads – especially as iOS becomes more prevalent – that we need to give thought on things beyond security on these devices. We need to think about what to do in order to keep our data safe from accidental deletion — including looking at software solutions …

iOS

Facebook Feed Change Punishes Pages For Posting Crappy Memes

Facebook is cracking down on Pages that try to trick their way into your News Feed. Today it announced a feed algorithm change for Pages that gives more visibility to timely, relevant, sharable content from trusted sources. Meanwhile, it punishes Pages that ask people to Like their posts and that …

Tour Management Startup TourCommand Upgrades With An Eye On Up-And-Coming Musicians

Given the challenges facing the recorded music industry, touring seems like an ever-more-important way for musicians to make money. Yet TourCommand co-founder Asad Yusupov said there hasn’t been that much done to make it easier to actually manage a tour.<p>“There are very few tools for the backend of …

Garmin introduces VIRB and VIRB Elite actioncams

The base VIRB model shoots at either 1080p/30fps or 720p/60fps. It features a 1.4-inch color viewfinder/playback screen that’s illuminated with …

Land Rover's first diesel-electric hybrid Range Rovers hit the off-road

While we've seen a number of SUVs get the hybrid treatment over the years, they've all been of the soccer mom-piloted, mall-shuttle variety. The …

Ferrari 458 Speciale, another "most powerful" ever

Ferrari has been using the term "most powerful" an awful lot lately. The 730-hp F12 Berlinetta took on the role of most powerful road Ferrari ever …

Revisiting the Nook HD+: Google Play and a price drop make all the difference

History<p>First, a quick walk down memory lane. The Nook HD+ launched in November of 2012 as the more expensive big brother to the Nook HD. At release, …

Sigmo Voice Translation Device

If you've spent any amount of time traveling abroad, you've likely run into a language barrier, making it hard to get the most out of your trip. With …

Language

At This Rate, Nokia Will Be The Only Windows Phone OEM By The Holidays

<i>Note: The title of this post is an exaggeration. But not by much, and that matters.</i><p>The monthly Windows Phone report from the AdDuplex group is out for August, and is essentially a repeat of July’s figures: The Lumia 520 is crushing other Windows Phone handsets, and Nokia is quickly becoming the de …

Webcam spying goes mainstream as Miss Teen USA describes hack | Ars Technica

"The light didn't even go on, so I had no idea."<p>Webcam hacking has officially gone mainstream with yesterday's revelation that the new Miss Teen USA, …

Germany recognizes Bitcoin as a “private money,” subject to capital gains tax | Ars Technica

But if you hold your bitcoins for over a year—no capital gains tax!<p>In response to a query by a member of parliament, the German Finance Ministry has …

Unannounced $199 PS3 launches with little fanfare over the weekend | Ars Technica

Sony still hasn't announced it, but 12GB version of the PS3 is at retailers now.<p>North American gamers hoping to get their hands on the $199 version …

Changing IP address to access public website ruled violation of US law | Ars Technica

CFAA forbids easy method of evading IP blocking used by 3taps (and Aaron Swartz).<p>Changing your IP address or using proxy servers to access public …