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Apple Makes Its Online Store More Friendly With Touch-Based Devices

Apple’s online store has never really been suited to mobile devices. Sure, there’s the Apple Store app for the iPhone, but navigating to the actual website on iOS isn’t the best experience. On the iPhone, the desktop site is squeezed into a narrow, 4-inch display. You have to zoom in to actually …

Apple patents detail quick app access on lockscreen, touch sensitive home button & unlikely tablet/notebook hybrid

We all know Apple, like most big tech companies, files a lot of patent applications for inventions that will likely never see the light of day. Today we get a look at a couple of its latest patent applications via documents published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and detailed by …

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 …

San Francisco DA met with Apple over phone thefts, hints next two iPhones designed under Jobs

<i>The San Francisco Examiner</i> reports on meetings between San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and mobile device makers regarding phone thefts. Because Apple’s iPhone was reportedly involved in over half of robberies in San Francisco over the last year, the DA’s office is pushing for Apple …

Safari’s mobile browser market share lead increases past 61 percent in March

According to the latest data from Net Applications for the month of March, Apple is steadily increasing its lead for mobile browser share over Android and many other platforms with Safari capturing 61.79-percent of mobile browser web traffic during the month. That’s a nice jump up from the …

Sonnet Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock piles on 15 ports, optical drive, disk bay for $400

There are Thunderbolt docks, real and ethereal, and then there's this beast from Sonnet: the Echo 15. As implied by the name, it's lavished with 15 ports front and back, including four USB 3.0, two eSATA, two audio in and out, an extra Thunderbolt, GigE and FireWire800 ports. If you're thinking …

Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

If a vehicle outfitted with Audi Connect has found its way into your garage, T-Mobile has a pair of new data plans for you to consider. Dropping $450 nets car owners 30 months of "full data services" to power the infotainment system, which packs features including Google Earth, real-time Sirius XM …

Bank of America brings live teller video chat to ATMs

If you're having trouble splitting those ATM deposits into both your savings <i>and</i> offshore accounts, Bank of America is there to help -- literally. Its new ATMs with Teller Assist add real-time video chat, letting you speak directly to an agent for more complex transactions. Starting this month in …

Bill Gates, 18-year-old Harvard freshman, is looking for a job

The event that saw Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen pose for a classic photo reenactment has turned up another gem from the pair's early history. Seattle's Living Computer Museum held a gathering last night for many of founder Paul Allen's friends and fellow technological luminaries, …

Apple Campus 2 nearly $2 billion over budget and behind schedule, says Bloomberg

Architects are looking for ways to cut costs<p><i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> is reporting that the budget for Apple's new "spaceship" campus has risen from $3 billion to "nearly $5 billion." Citing five anonymous sources, the publication notes that the stretched budget would make Apple Campus 2 more …

The missile defense system that could stop a North Korean attack

The US deploys an elaborate shield amid escalating tensions in the Pacific<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this week authorized a nuclear attack against the US, raising tensions in Washington and across the globe. Kim's announcement comes a day after the Pentagon announced plans to deploy an …