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11 Forgotten Apple Products

Since Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, the computer company has released hit after hit with the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. However, over …

Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, Original iPad Air, iOS Apps, and More

As we head into Thanksgiving and its accompanying Black Friday shopping holiday, retailers are beginning to offer significant discounts on products in an attempt to lure shoppers ahead of the Black Friday event. Walmart and Best Buy, for example, are offering pre-Black Friday deals, and several …

Last Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after living on the lam in Laos | Ars Technica

Fredrik Neij, in 2013: "I can sit here and jerk off for five years. And I will."<p>Thai authorities announced Tuesday that they arrested Pirate Bay …

Lollipop on the 2012 Nexus 7: Not great, but not much worse | Ars Technica

The older tablet's problems stem mostly from hardware, not software.<p>The 2012 Nexus 7 is more than two years old now, and it hails from a time when …

Don’t buy the Apple Watch version 1.0 | Ars Technica

Op-ed: Apple's first-generation products are often promising, rarely perfect.<p>We've all had about a week to think about the Apple Watch, which is all …

42 Peripheral Devices Connected to One 2013 Mac Pro

Since Thunderbolt ports can support up to six peripherals in a daisy chain, which is a wiring scheme where multiple devices are chained together in a certain order, <i>Macworld</i> decided to test how many devices they could daisy chain together with the new Mac Pro's six Thunderbolt ports, four USB 3.0 …

Report Examines Labor Violations at Apple Supplier's Malaysian Plant

In a lengthy piece detailing the hardships that workers in Apple's supply chain can face, <i>Bloomberg</i> follows the story of a factory worker at Flextronics International, a contract manufacturer based in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur that produced camera parts for the iPhone 5.<p>Ahead of the launch of the …

Build iOS Apps From Scratch Without Programming | MacTrast Deals

Build iOS Apps From Scratch. No Coding Required.<p>Want to get an iPhone or iPad App on the App Store, but don't want to take months coding it? Have you …

Apple’s 1983 Touchscreen Phone Prototype (25 Years Before the iPhone!)

Apparently Apple was working on the idea of a touchscreen phone way back in 1983, even before the Macintosh was released. An interesting new …

How to Build Your Own iPhone 5 Dock Out of LEGO

I love LEGO. I love Apple. So if I had an iPhone 5, I’d definitely attempt making this awesome 42 piece LEGO iPhone 5 dock which UK LEGO site The …

What my disabled iPod Touch says about the state of Apple's customer service

After my iPod Touch became locked until 2056, I sought help. But a trip to my local Apple store Genius Bar only led to more frustration.<p>The iPod had slipped into the wrong hands. Little ones.<p>...it used to be about 'getting to yes' and having the customer walk away satisfied.<p>Apparently, you're not …

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MagSafe Adapter Key Ring Now Available on Kickstarter

The MagSafe Adapter Key Ring began as a simple 3D printing project, but because of the popularity of the accessory, creator Jonathan Bobrow launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a new and improved version.<p>Now named the KeyBit, the MagSafe Adapter Key Ring produced via the Kickstarter campaign …

How to Deal With Your Google Data After You're Dead

Google just launched an "Inactive Account Manager" to help you deal with your data after you die. The tool lets you decide what to do with you data …

What's Inside a $12 Phone

Chances are you've owned a "free" phone at some point or another, a beater that cost zero-down with your contract. That's still nothing compared to …

A Prison Cell-Sized Room Designed by the Inmates Who Live in Them

If necessity is the mother of invention, prison cells must be veritable hotbeds of creativity—and not just for making wine in toilets or tattoo guns …

These Are Google Glass's CPU and RAM Specs

Not too long ago, some of Google Glass's specs got out there, but we were missing two critical pieces: CPU and RAM. Now, thanks to some endeavoring …

Hilarious Car Key Hack Lets You Drive It Like You Stole It

If your daily commute has become mundane and boring, you can easily spice things up with this clever hack that makes it feel like you've just jacked …

With The New iPad, Apple Accelerates; With The iPad Mini, It’s Pedal To The Metal

“So why is iPad so phenomenally successful? Well it turns out that there’s a simple reason for this,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Apple event last week in San Jose. “People <b>love</b> their iPads.”<p>The response drew some awkward laughs as it seemed almost like the punchline of a misfired …

Funny or Die's Steve Jobs Movie 'iSteve' Delayed Until April 17

<i>Funny or Die</i>'s Steve Jobs movie "iSteve" was scheduled to premiere today on the humor site, but following today's bombing at the Boston Marathon the company has posted a banner announcing that it has delayed the movie's premiere until April 17.<p>The movie, which stars Justin Long as Jobs and <i>Lost</i>'s …

Ten classic games you can actually beat, but probably won’t | Ars Technica

From Snake to Pac-Man to Tetris, these games don't actually go on forever.<p>Sure, every game has an ending of sorts. For a certain class of classic …

Latest iOS 7 concept shows slick widget integration, enhanced lockscreen & much more

We’ve seen lots of iOS 7 concepts popping up lately thanks to all the rumors that Jony Ive’s new role on the software side of things could mean major changes for the next major iOS update. Many of the concepts borrow from features already available to jailbreak users, and there seems to be a big …

iPad survives flight from car roof, embedding in bumper and being hit by a hammer

If this <i>abc57</i> story is anything to go by, iPads are tough little beasts! Its owner accidentally drove off with the iPad on his car roof, it flew off while he was driving and embedded itself in the bumper of Georgia woman’s car.<p>As if that wasn’t enough, it was so firmly stuck that the woman used a …

Techdy Announces 'Game D' iPad Mini Controller Case

Techdy is hoping to transform the iPad mini into a dedicated gaming device with the Game D, which is both a case and a controller for the tablet. Game D fits onto the mini like a standard Apple Smart Cover, but provides a d-pad and four action buttons designed for games.<p>Game D is the project code …

Your First Computer Love Deserves a Place in Your Heart and On Your Wall

Maybe the old computers you've been hoarding are broken. Maybe you just got rid of them before the nostalgia set in. Either way, these slick …

Cool Things: LEGO Custom Dock Kit for iPad Retina & iPad mini

Here’s a cool looking new iPad accessory – the <b>LEGO Custom Dock Kit for the iPad Retina and iPad mini</b>, from The Daily Brick.<p>This is a custom dock for your Apple iPad (with Lightning Connector) made entirely out of Lego. It has been designed to stand your iPad up on your desk and allow you to charge …

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Happy Birthday, iPad! When You Were Born, Everyone Hated You!

“Not the company’s next huge growth story. Not now, anyway.”<p>“It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.’” – Bill Gates

Mark Zuckerberg, Pummeled and Posterized

OK, nobody actually beat up Mark Zuckerberg but someone did plaster a series of posters that make it seem as though the Facebook founder had been …

Why AT&T Won't Let You Swear in Your Passwords

It's your inalienable right, as a citizen of the internet, to curse and swear as creatively as possible at all times. That's 80-percent of why anyone …

The First Honest Cable Company Commercial

Cable companies are universally regarded as only slightly more popular than evil dictators, and a little less fashionable than certain strains of …