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Netflix outage interrupts streaming in US, Canada and Latin America (update: fixed!)

As they do each year, the holidays have brought their usual assortment of family gatherings, overeating and service outages, including one tonight affecting Netflix. We're able to play videos on some of our devices but not others, and users are flooding Twitter with reports that it's out. The …

The iOS7 Jailbreak Is Here—But Beware

The Evasi0n team unexpectedly released its iOS 7 jailbreak over the weekend, accompanied by controversy, allegations of bad faith and, for some users, the unannounced inclusion of a Chinese app store that apparently contained pirated iOS apps.<p>Rumors flying across Twitter and on Reddit accused …

Canonical gives developers a preview of a dual-booting Ubuntu and Android future

Choice, friends, is good. Nobody likes being limited to one thing, when instead you could be picking from a plethora, or at least a pair of options. And it looks like Ubuntu is on track to deliver on its promise to offer a duo of operating systems to mobile devices in 2014, as it has released a …

Oppo R1 smartphone arrives in China with a bright camera and high style

It's tough to stand out in the mid-range Android crowd, but Oppo may have found a way to separate itself from the pack. Its newly launched R1 smartphone carries a gold-effect metal frame that adds a touch of class around the 5-inch screen. Camera quality may also lure in a few buyers. The R1 …

Mac Pros start shipping with delivery date of December 30, demand outstripping supply (again)

The first Mac Pro orders have started shipping, according to reports across Twitter. It seems that for now only off-the-shelf configurations are shipping, while built-to-order machines will ship early next month.<p>The Texas-built computer now lists shipping and delivery dates going into February on …

Apple reportedly acquires maps company, note-taking app

Apple acquired two companies in the areas of mapping and note-taking, according to a post 9to5Mac published Monday.<p>Following a trail of Internet breadcrumbs and citing unnamed sources, the first company mentioned in 9to5Mac's report is BroadMap, which specializes in managing and analyzing mapping …

Note-Taking

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial #1 : Getting Started

Adobe InDesign Tutorial 1 (Creating a Article)

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial #2 (Maximising your Image

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Here Is Apple’s Mailer Asking Cupertino Residents To Support Its New Campus Ahead Of City Council Vote

If you live in Cupertino, you might have received a little gift from Apple in the mail: a brochure asking for support for its new headquarters, which the company calls “Apple Campus 2.”<p>The circular building has become famous even before becoming real, due mostly to its striking design and massive …

Google: Opt out or your face may be in ads

Google has changed its terms of service with a provision that requires users to now opt out of having their pictures and endorsements used in advertisements on Google services.<p>Should you plus-1 (Google's version of Facebook's like) a movie or say "It's great!" on a Google service, the search giant …

Apple crediting eligible iOS users who paid for iWork, iLife after September 1st

During Apple’s September event, the Tim Cook announced that all new iOS devices purchased after September 1st would be given the option to get iWork and most iLife apps for free. Some users who had purchased iOS devices after the first of the month, however, had already paid for those apps prior to …

LG puts curved batteries into mass production ahead of potential curved smartphone

With a wave of curved phones and other gadgets on the way, batteries will inevitably need to follow the same trend. So LG has decided to get a head start; its LG Chem division has already put curved batteries into mass production. The batteries — a perfect match for the company's curved displays – …

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Analyst Believes iWatch Will Feature Home Automation, Be More Than an iPhone Companion

The much-rumored iWatch may be used as a home automation gateway, allowing users to control various functions within their houses, according to a new research note by Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the "iWatch" and described this …

Apple reportedly halving iPhone 5c production

<b>Apple is said to be halving its daily production of the iPhone 5c, from 300,000 to 150,000 units.</b><p>The report, from Chinese site <i>C Technology</i>, doesn't …

Report: 'GTA 5' Is On Its Way To PC

Despite setting a suite of Guinness records for making an ungodly amount of money, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 has racked up all of its unprecedented sales figures without the sizeable PC community. There have been some pretty strong hints from both NVidia and Intel about a PC port, so while it …

Pinterest launches an Android widget, but only for Telefonica customers

If you can't stop checking Pinterest while on the road, today's your lucky day... provided that you subscribe to the right cellular carrier, that is. Pinterest has just released an Android widget that's available exclusively to customers on Telefonica's networks, including O2, Movistar and Vivo. …

Jony Ive's custom-designed Leica camera took nine months and 55 engineers to build

With the Product Red charity auction headlined by Apple designer Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson fast approaching, the two men recently sat down with <i>Vanity Fair</i>to discuss their involvement. As it turns out, Ive and Newson have been friends for decades, which they assumed would lead to a fairly …

Google Malaysia Site DNS Hacked, Credit Claimed By ‘Team Madleets’ Hacker 1337

Google’s Malaysian site has been hacked and replaced with a splash screen giving credit to a group called “Team Madleets.” The normal site has been offline for several hours as of late Thursday afternoon and the page lists a series of handles that are ostensibly part of the team responsible. <b>Updated</b> …

iPhone 6 will raise screen size close to 5 inches, says analyst

Apple's iPhone 6 will jump in screen size to almost 5 inches from the current 4 inches. At least, that's the claim from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>After meeting recently with an Apple supplier, White expressed confidence that a new big-screen iPhone will emerge next year, as reported by …

Mobile Technology

Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC in early 2014 - Report

Grand Theft Auto V will be released on PC at the start of 2014, Eurogamer has reported.<p>Citing multiple industry sources, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is said to be coming within the first quarter of 2014.<p>The release window is said to mirror Grand Theft Auto IV, which Rockstar released on …

FastMail Claims its Email Service is Immune to NSA Demands

Paid-for email service FastMail returned to independence last month after its staff bought the company free of Opera, and now the Australia-based firm is positioning itself as NSA-proof.<p>While not explicitly focused on secure email, like say Lavabit — which heroically shut down in the face of …