Christopher Gonzalez

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Periscope update adds ability to sign up without a Twitter account, new commenting features, more

Twitter this evening has updated its popular live streaming app Periscope to version 1.0.4 with a handful of new features and bug fixes. Announced in post on Medium, the update adds the ability to change your profile a picture, a feature that for some reason has not been there since launch. A …

Apple teams up with World Wildlife Fund to expand forest conservation in China

Since 2006, Apple has publicly tracked its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, eliminating toxic chemicals from its hardware products, switching to renewable energy for its data centers and much more. Now, Apple is …

LA's newer cell towers will keep working after earthquakes

Cellular networks are only trustworthy if they continue running in emergencies, and Los Angeles knows it. The city's council has voted for legislation that requires all new cell towers to be tough enough to remain functional after a major earthquake -- not just standing, like they need to do today. …

Facebook is bringing carousel ads to its mobile install links

Facebook is bringing the carousel format to mobile install ads.<p>The company says carousel ads have been quite successful on the desktop, equating to a 20-to-30 percent lower cost per click than boring old posts with just one image. Some advertisers have seen as much as 75 to 180 percent higher …

Apple's push into China is crushing Samsung

Over the last few months Apple has heavily invested in China and it’s starting to hurt Samsung.<p>Those efforts are paying off, with China passing the US to become the biggest iPhone market in April this year.<p>IDC’s latest study on the Chinese market shows another interesting change last quarter: …

Apple Leads The Pack In Greenpeace’s 2015 Clean Tech Update

Apple continues to be a leader in environmental initiatives among tech companies, according to a new report issued by watchdog agency Greenpeace. Among the top 13 tech companies listed, Apple is the only one to score 100 percent on the Clean Energy Index, which includes all of its planned data …

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Halfbrick launches maths-teaching sequel to Fruit Ninja mobile game

Developer puts its fruit-slicing game engine to educational use in a maths learning app for five- to seven-year-olds<p>Fruit Ninja has taught a generation of mobile gamers how to slice their way through virtual foodstuffs. Now its developer has produced a spin-off game to help teach children …

Customers complain their new MacBooks come pre-dented

Some customers who have ordered Apple’s gorgeous new 12-inch Retina MacBook are in for an unpleasant surprise. After prizing the pristine white lid off the device’s box, they’re discovering that their new notebook is already damaged.<p>The complaint was noted by Apple accessory maker tizi, whose newly …

Need to adjust your hearing aid? There’s an Apple Watch app for that (Video)

Hearing aids are pretty sophisticated pieces of technology these days, capable of adjusting the sound they pick up to suit a range of different environments, from a noisy restaurant to a windy day outside. A button allows users to cycle between modes, but some go further, an app allowing the user …

Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' could become a Netflix exclusive

Only seven episodes of Charlie Brooker's <i>Black Mirror</i> have been made, but their dark and unsettling depictions of the future have garnered a sizeable cult following. Now, <i>Radio Times</i> is reporting that the show has attracted the attention of Netflix, and that the streaming service is keen to pull the …

Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion in cash

Verizon has announced that it’s buying AOL for $50 per share, which adds up to a purchase price of around $4.4 billion.<p>Once the deal is closed, AOL will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Verizon. AOL’s CEO, Tim Armstrong, will continue to lead the company after the acquisition.<p>Today’s news could …

Amazon adds IMDb-fueled X-Ray for Movies to Fire TV

Amazon's X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows feature is great when you're trying to figure out the name of the actor on your screen. Today that feature is hitting Amazon Instant Video on the Fire TV, which is frankly where it should have been since the set-top box's launch. The IMDb-powered X-Ray feature …

Netflix drops off new trailers for 'OITNB' and 'Grace and Frankie'

Sure, Netflix's first Marvel superhero series <i>Daredevil</i> premieres in just a few hours, but it has more on the way. Season three of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> is coming up June 12th, as well as a new series <i>Grace and Frankie</i> starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda May 8th -- check the trailers for both after …

Apple's fixed a serious OS X security flaw, but only for Yosemite users

There are times in life when you wonder what it is that you've done to deserve such neglect from those you hold dear. It's a feeling that plenty of Mac users will be experiencing today as Apple has announced that it found a serious security flaw in OS X, but will only fix it for users of the latest …

All six Star Wars movies now available on iTunes

As announced, Disney has today released all six Star Wars movies as digital downloads on iTunes. The collection is priced at $89 as a bundle. Each movie can be downloaded separately for $20 a piece.<p>As part of the promotion, Apple has also launched a special collection featuring films, apps, TV …

Report: Apple plans $10-$15 tiers for new music service, approaching artists incl. Taylor Swift for exclusives

A new report from Bloomberg today claims that Apple is considering $10-$15 month plans for its upcoming music streaming service while the company approaches high-profile artists to get exclusive content.<p>The report today follows our own report last month that Apple was planning to relaunch its Beats …

This Smart Knob Will Set the Stove Temperature for You

Meld monitors temperature and sets your stove for you.<p>Hearing the phrase "smart knob" might make you feel like the internet of things has finally gone too far. But honestly, this sounds pretty cool. Called simply the Meld, it's designed to let you adjust your stovetop to just the right temperature …

Sketchat for iPhone Lets You Draw Quick Pencil Messages

Sometimes all you want to do is send a quick note — preferably hand-drawn, in pencil — to a friend or loved one.<p>Sure, there are plenty of messaging apps like SnapChat that let you send disappearing messages, or Moju, which added chat and clever face recognition to its photo animations, and even …

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Beats’ new cans get classy with Apple-esque colors

Not content with only Apple Watch pre-orders and a slim new MacBook, Apple has quietly classed up the Beats Solo 2 wireless headphone line with some fairly familiar colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.<p>You know it’s an Apple joint when Space Gray shows up.<p>These new Solo 2 headphones are just in …

Apple Continues Seeing Steady Mac Sales Growth Even as U.S. PC Shipments Decline

Even amid a decline in U.S. PC shipments, Apple continues to see steady shipment growth, according to new PC shipping estimates from Gartner. Apple shipped nearly 1.7 million PCs in 1Q15, up from 1.5 million in 1Q14, marking an 8.9 percent increase. Overall PC growth in the United States in 1Q15 …

Apple Watch Sold Out in Less Than 6 Hours as Shipping Times Slip on All Models

Apple has officially sold out of Apple Watch stock to be delivered within the April 24 launch day timeframe, as shipping times for all models have slipped to 4-6 weeks or later less than 6 hours after pre-orders started at 12:01 AM Pacific today. Apple Watch Sport models were the first to sell out, …

The Internet's Clearly Not Ready to Stream Big TV Events

Saturday night’s college basketball matchup between Wisconsin and Kentucky was the most-watched Final Four game in 22 years. Unless, that is, you …

As Bill Gates promised, Microsoft will soon have its own Apple Pay alternative

Last month, it showed off a "tap to pay" feature baked into Windows 10 phones during a conference for Windows hardware makers in China, the WinHEC conference.<p>With a bit of sleuthing, banking consultant Faisal Khan, found evidence that Microsoft has already received approval from one state to fire …

Twitter Is Finally Fixing The Quote Tweet Button

Twitter is finally fixing one of the worst things about its services: the “Quote Tweet” button.<p>In an update that’s rolling out today, the button now embeds the tweet instead of just quoting it as text.<p>Previously, when you hit “quote tweet” on mobile, it just loaded the text of the entire tweet into …

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Don’t get too excited about streaming 4K on next-gen Apple TV

Both the iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6 secretly support 4K video, but don’t expect the same from the next-generation Apple TV, according to one new report.<p>Citing “sources in position to know,” BuzzFeed News claims that the much-speculated-upon 4th generation Apple TV isn’t going to go out of its way to …

Explore Feature in App Store Powered by 'Ottocat' Technology Apple Acquired in 2013

While most Apple acquisitions become public knowledge shortly after they happen, there are acquisitions that go largely under the radar until months or years afterwards. <i>TechCrunch</i> has recently learned of one such acquisition, which may have happened in 2013. Apple is said to have purchased Ottocat, …

Apple employees are getting a whopping 50% discount on the Apple Watch

In the memo, Tim Cook offers gratitude to everyone involved for their participation. He then added that all employees will be given a 50% discount on any Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport devices.<p>As he put it, "we want you to share in that experience right alongside them."<p>This employee deal begins …

Philips’ Hue Go promises a portable bowl of light, and it delivers

I’ve been testing one in my home over the last couple of days, and found it just as easy to use as the rest of the Hue range. If you’ve already got a Hue Bridge then it’s just a matter of plugging the Hue Go in and hitting the Hue Bridge button to sync it. You can then take the cord out and use the …

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