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What’s Wrong With Apple’s Product Announcements?

Apple’s product announcements used to be the most exciting events in technology. Nowadays they’re boring, awkward and cringeworthy.<p>What happened?<p><b>Apple’s Event This Week: Tucked or Untucked?</b><p>Much of the social media chatter during Apple’s iPad announcement this week was about the fact that Apple …

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Sony clarifies PS4 game-sharing rules ahead of launch

After twisting the knife at E3 regarding Microsoft's then-complicated game-sharing program, Sony has explained how digital strategy will work on PlayStation 4. Although sharing physical games remains as simple as Sony's tongue-in-cheek video suggested, games bought over PSN will be more locked …

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

October 25, 2013 | 7:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/25/business/will-samsung-always-be-pepsi-apples-coke/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Samsung fined $340K for fake online reviews and comments — by Taiwan

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Samsung $340,000 for an organized campaign of using a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to post good reviews and comments about its own products and criticism of competitors’ products.<p>Samsung got off easy, however; the fine could have …

Apple Posts iPad Air Introduction, Life on iPad, and 'Pencil' TV Ad Videos

Apple debuted a number of videos at its special event yesterday and it has now posted a number of them on YouTube.<p>Before introducing the company's newest iPads, Tim Cook ran this 'Life on iPad' spot "to celebrate our customer's creativity and genius in using their iPads." The two-minute film shows …

Battlefield 5 will feature "more destruction"

A week before DICE launches Battlefield 4, the developer has said Battlefield 5 will feature "more destruction" than its predecessors.<p>When asked by the New York Times about what players can expect from Battlefield 5, executive producer Patrick Bach said "More features. More extras. More …

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OS X Mavericks: is Apple's latest operating system really that lethal?

Apple is about to announce the release date for Mavericks, the latest version of the software that runs on all its desktop computers and laptops.<p>Since 2001, every edition of OS X has been named after big cats, starting with the code-names Cheetah and Puma, and followed by Panther, Tiger, Leopard, …

How long will Google keep burning money on Motorola?

Losses keep mounting, on the books and in the courtroom<p>Over the last eight months, losses at Google's Motorola Mobility have accelerated despite three rounds of layoffs that slashed around 6,000 workers. The division is now on pace to bleed $1 billion a year out of the search giant’s bank account. …

How Twitter Hopes To Reduce Its Tax Bill (In 140 Characters Or Less)

Twitter can sum up its new tax reduction strategy in 140 characters or less: Double Irish and Dutch Sandwich.<p>(Yes, that leaves 110 characters to spare).<p>The internet is aflutter with the news that Twitter is jumping on the Irish corporate tax bandwagon a la Apple.<p>The online social networking site – …

Five useful tips for group communication in iOS 7

Most social media sites will allow you to communicate to a specific individual, an entire group of online friends that happen to use the service, or …

Tesla founder Elon Musk buys James Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car

Billionaire tech entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk has bought James Bond's iconic Lotus Esprit vehicle from The Spy Who Loved Me, with the intention of making its movie transformation from car to submarine a reality.<p>The car was bought for £616,000 ($997,000) at an auction in London in September, …

On Tuesday, Apple Will Make You Want To Buy An Apple TV For The Holidays

Apple is in the enviable position that its customers routinely think about not just <i>if</i> they will upgrade a given product but merely <i>when</i>. So if you are Apple, a big part of your growth strategy is to figure out how to balance a schedule of product updates with improvements that you can actually …

Apple's Media Event Predicted to See Retina iPad Mini and Thinner iPad, but No Touch ID or Gold Option

High-profile KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining some of his expectations for Apple October 22 media event, focusing on the company's iPad and Retina MacBook Pro lineups.<p>In line with our previously summarized expectations, Kuo believes that Apple will be …

900 people worked on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, says director

900 people contributed to the development of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, director Ashraf Ismail told Examiner in a new interview.<p>Ismail revealed the figure when asked if Ubisoft would consider developing an Assassin's Creed Universe-type game that would combine multiple worlds into one larger …

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At Apple, gold iPhone 5S is known as 'the Kardashian phone'

Apple employees are often accused of excessive reverence for the brand and even for themselves.<p>They are said to distort reality, as if it is one more element to be merely designed and presented.<p>But news reaches me that there might be an inner core of magical, revolutionary realism that permeates …

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DICE: Making Star Wars: Battlefront 'Is Scary'

"You can only screw up, right?"<p>DICE Executive Producer Patrick Bach has spoken about how the studio got tasked with Star Wars: Battlefront and the …

Battlefield 4 Has Sizeable Install on Xbox 360

Alongside the 2 GB mandatory install, there's 14 GB of optional content.<p>Battlefield 4 will include a 14 GB install option on Xbox 360, which should …

Nintendo stops selling Wii consoles in Japan

That was quick. Just a few weeks after it became clear that Nintendo would stop manufacturing the Wii for Japan, the company has quietly listed the console as "discontinued" (upper right) on its Japanese website. From now on, local gamers wanting a Wii fix will either have to pick up the …

Apple Could Read Your iMessages If It Wanted To, Research Firm Claims

Though Apple zealously denies any interest in reading your iMessages, a new report claims the company can easily read your iPhone chats, if it wants to.<p>Security research company Quarkslab on Thursday published a paper detailing just how Apple could go about this. iMessages have end-to-end …