Daniel Beck

31 Flips | 6 Magazines | 1 Following | 11 Followers | @danielbeck | Keep up with Daniel Beck on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Daniel Beck”

Apple adds option to download “Later” for movies and TV shows through iTunes in the Cloud

Apple has recently added a new option for iTunes purchases on both the Mac and iOS devices running iTunes 11 and iOS 6 or later. Now, when purchasing content that includes a large download, such as movies or seasons of TV shows, iTunes will allow users to complete the purchase and opt to download …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books?

Comparing books to ebooks is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, …

Owen Thomas Joins ReadWrite As Editor-in-Chief, Says He Will Take The Site ‘Back To Our Roots’

Say Media just announced that Owen Thomas, previously the West Coast Editor at Business Insider, has joined ReadWrite (a tech blog that Say acquired in 2011) as editor-in-chief.<p>I reported on Friday that Thomas (who’s an old boss of mine — he was executive editor at VentureBeat back when I was the …

Seagate Ships World’s First 4TB HD With Four 1TB Platters

Seagate will be shipping a 4TB hard drive that has the distinction of being the world’s first to include a 1TB per platter design. This basically means that each spinning disk in the hard drive has a capacity of 1TB, and that there are four of them.<p>It’s not everyday that you can claim to that have …

Sonnet Launches New 15-Port Thunderbolt Dock with Built-In Storage and Optical Drive

- Apr 15, 2013<p>Shortly after Apple introduced the new Thunderbolt I/O to Macs, many companies swiftly announced a variety of products to support the …

Amazon's Cloud Drive is taking on Dropbox and Google Drive with file syncing: http://on.mash.to/Yrew4o

Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2.<p>Goodreads had raised $2.75 million in funding from the likes of True Ventures since launching in January 2007. When we talked to them …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Facebook is testing out a new button

It seems like Facebook is just testing out a whole bunch of new features, and it doesn’t look like it has any intention of stopping anytime soon. …

Steve Jobs returns as manga hero in Japanese biography

A "doe-eyed" young Steve Jobs makes his debut as a manga hero in a new biography out in Japan in this week.<p>The first instalment of award-winning …

Google Updates Gmail for iOS – Adds Ability to Swipe Between Messages, More

- Mar 27, 2013<p>Google has released version 2.1 of its Gmail app for iOS, adding swipe controls to allow you to move back and forth between emails …

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster believes Apple will sell 4 million units of the new phone before the month and the quarter are over. That estimate compares with the 5 million iPhone 5 …

Digitimes says Apple is working on a 4K TV for either later this year or early next year

According to <i>Digitimes</i>, Apple is planning on launching a TV set either later this year or in early 2014. The site, which has a mixed track record, says that the display is of 4K resolution. Specifically, the report calls for a 3840 x 2160 panel in the TV. While the site says Apple could be working …

Welcome to the Next Generation of Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>What’s the only thing better than Flipboard? Flipboard 2.0! It’s a major new edition, with treats for everyone from …

Social Media