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How Apple Borrowed iOS’s Hamburger Icon From Xerox PARC

It’s no secret that Steve Jobs was inspired by the incredible work Xerox was doing over at PARC Labs when he came up with the Mac: he borrowed the computer mouse, the desktop, and even the Macintosh business plan from the famous tech think tank.<p>Now, it looks like we also owe the ubiquitous …

iTunes and App Store Could Equal 20% of Apple Profit by 2020

In an article posted by <i>Apple Insider</i>, an analyst estimates that 20 percent of Apple's profits could come from iTunes and the App Store by 2020. Now that includes music, movies, and TV shows, but it's worth remembering that Apple originally had no plans for the App Store. When the iPhone was …

BlackBerry sues its own SVP of Software as he attempts to leave the company for Apple

BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against one of its own executives over his decision to leave the company for a position at Apple, as noted by <i>iMore</i>. Sebastien Marineau-Mes is BlackBerry’s Senior Vice President of Software until Apple offered him a role as Vice President of Core OS last December. …

Apple engineer Greg Christie discusses the process of creating the original iPhone

Apple made Greg Christie, one of its original iPhone engineers, available before yet another round of patent fights with Samsung, allowing Christie to further expand on the stories of the iPhone’s secretive development under then-CEO Steve Jobs in a report by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. While some of …

YC-Backed CareMessage Is On A Mission To Improve Health Literacy By Bringing Mobile Healthcare To The Underserved

It’s no secret that the U.S. healthcare system is in desperate need of change, especially as costs have continued to rise, while the quality of care remains the same. While technology will play a critical role in reversing this trend, many assume that improving outcomes is simply a matter of …

Apple says it wants emoji to be more multicultural

Emoji — the tiny art that can be stuck in texts, emails, and elsewhere to emote thoughts, feelings, and replace entire words — doesn't have a whole lot of diversity when it comes to the humans who are depicted. Very few of those characters, which originated from Japanese phone carriers, are …

Someone is happy with iPhone 5c sales: Pegatron posts a 22 percent rise in earnings

Pegatron, Apple’s main supplier for the iPhone 5c, has reported 22 percent year-on-year earnings growth, citing mobile products as the main source of the increase. KGI Securities analyst Angela Hsiang told the <i>WSJ</i> that Apple provides 40 percent of the company’s business.<p>Pegatron has long been a …

Apple to Move Production of iPhone Batteries to Automated Lines

Apple is set to begin producing all iPhone batteries on automated production lines starting later this year, according to a report from <i>DigiTimes</i>. The move is being done to reduce manpower demand and to allow the company to shift its supply chain resources towards production efforts on other …

Samsung says 8-core chip Chromebook 2 should boost performance by 125 percent

The Samsung Chromebook 2 laptops aren’t yet available for purchase, but Samsung is starting to tout the new devices in order to build buzz. The …

iTunes Radio now streams the news, thanks to NPR

It's been nearly a year since Apple announced its plans to join Spotify, Rdio and Pandora as a music streaming service provider. However, while beats, melodies and harmony are great, some would say iTunes Radio's sonic buffet is lacking -- it has no news channels. No longer. NPR has joined the …

There Are at Least 500 Child Soldiers Fighting in Northeast India, and the World Hasn't Noticed

<b>Correction appended: March 25, 2014</b><p>Early one morning in 2012, three boys, all in their early teens, left their village in Manipur, a state in …

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Apple Maps gains 3D flyover support in three new cities in Europe and Australia

Apple added 3D flyover support in its Maps application for Mac and iOS to three new cities this weekend: Perth, Australia; Saint-Tropez, France; and Cordoba, Spain. This addition comes just a few months after Apple added flyover support for Cape Town and others as the company continues to expand …

The Only Creepy Apple Maneuver We'd Be Totally OK With

Anyone who has ever owned an iPhone has probably spent some time complaining about its short battery life. Well, in the future, your iPhone might analyze your daily habits to help conserve battery life.<p>As AppleInsider pointed out Thursday, Apple has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent …

Medium finally hits mobile with iPhone blog-reading app

Since its launch in August 2012, Medium has become an increasingly visible place for people to publish their observations and musings on a variety of …

NASA Published The Clearest Panorama Of The Milky Way Ever Created

NASA has released an interactive mosaic of infrared images of the Milky Way. It is the "clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made," according to the voiceover in the video below.<p>The zoomable image is a composite of more than 2 million photos taken the by the Spitzer Space Telescope …

World’s First Apple Reseller Is Closing Down [Video]

Employees at the Minneapolis-based FirstTech store — the world’s first Apple reseller — learned on Wednesday that the store will be closing down at the end of March, after 73 years in business.<p>“I had no idea it would happen this soon,” onetime FirstTech worker Tom Schmidt tweeted. “But I honestly …

Apple iPhone 6 review: iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent ecosystem of apps, and Apple Pay is a smooth, secure …

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FireChat For iOS Is A Hyperlocal Anonymous Chat Network That Doesn’t Need An Internet Connection

We all know that chat apps are pretty hot right now and there are plenty of companies hoping for a WhatsApp-like exit. For the most part, all of those apps are pretty similar, but FireChat, which is launching today, adds a new and fun twist to this genre. It’s a hyperlocal chat network for iOS that …

Tim Cook earns spot among Pope Francis & Dalai Lama on Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list

Fortune is out today with its inaugural list of the World’s Greatest Leaders and among Pope Francis, Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, and other dignitaries sits a few of the tech industry’s biggest figures, including Apple CEO Tim Cook. Tim Cook sits at #33 on the list, ahead of other tech execs like …

New "Chicken From Hell" Dinosaur Discovered

The 66-million-year-old feathered dino resembled a giant, demonic bird.<p>A newly discovered dinosaur species that paleontologists have dubbed the "chicken from hell" is among the largest feathered dinosaurs ever found in North America.<p>The 11-foot-long (3-meter-long), 500-pound (225-kilogram) <i>Anzu</i> …

At TED, Bill Gates Talks About Spending Warren Buffett's Billions

There are two philanthropy partnerships that dwarf all others when it comes to sheer dollar impact, and Bill Gates makes up one-half of each. At the TED conference in Vancouver, one of those partnerships, the one comprising Gates and his wife Melinda, talked about the other one, the one he shares …

Apple Patents Built-In Automated Emergency Detection And Assistance For iPhone

A new patent application by Apple just published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) adds a feature to an iPhone that may not be as cool as an optical heart rate sensor, but could be just as (or more) life-saving: the new tech would use data from onboard sensor to automatically detect when a user is …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Computers in the car: court decision on iPhone maps adds to confusion over what drivers can do

The law has spoken: you can’t use your cell phone when driving unless it’s hands-free, except in cases where you want to look at your smartphone map. …