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Nest officially confirms smart smoke + carbon monoxide detector called ‘Protect’

We originally reported last month that Nest Labs, the company founded by famed iPod creator Tony Fadell, was readying its next product for launch soon: the smart fire detector. Nest Labs officially announced today that the ‘Nest Protect’ will be joining the lineup with the smart thermostat.<p>The Nest …

Powering your mobile devices: Anker Astro3 12,000mAh external battery and Energizer cup inverter [Dual review]

No matter where you are, keeping an eye on your devices’ battery levels can feel like a full time job. To make matters worse, energy sources can be hard to come by when you’re out and about or traveling. In this dual review post, we’ll look at two ways to charge up: through the Anker Astro3, an …

KnowRoaming Sticker Mods Your SIM For Local Use, Anywhere In The World

This amazing KnowRoaming sticker looks too good to be true, but as it’s from Canada, it must be the real deal. The KnowRoaming is a sticker which covers your existing SIM card and automatically switches your iPhone to a local network provider when you travel abroad, avoiding crazy roaming fees when …

Xbox One Sells Out At Best Buy

Best Buy is no longer accepting online pre-orders for Microsoft‘s Xbox One, either for delivery or in-store pickup. The retailer says it may re-open pre-orders once it has a better idea of its stock, according to Polygon. The console is still available at Gamestop, Wal-Mart and Amazon, though the …

Apple Patent Details Flexible Battery Shape for Future Devices

An Apple patent application published yesterday (via <i>Patently Apple</i>) by the United States Patent and Trademark office details the creation of a flexible battery shape, suggesting that the company is exploring solutions for future products that may take on a unique shape, such as the rumored …

Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told <i>Forbes</i> that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying that there was "no hardware restriction there at all".<p>However, some testing from <i>AnandTech</i> suggests that while that statement might be technically accurate, whether it's …

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Apple testing Android-like local voice dictation for iOS

Apple is testing a local, offline version of Dictation voice input for iOS devices, according to strings of code found inside of the iOS 7 beta. The code, which was discovered by Hamza Sood, is located inside of both iOS 7 betas, but it is not present in iOS 6. Currently, when an iOS user uses …

How Apple And Google Ruined Developers' Summer Vacation

Mobile developers had better catch their collective breath while they can. Following the Apple and Google developer conferences, app creators have a bevy of new tools to learn and exploit. If you make apps for iOS and Android, you now know exactly what you have to work with for the foreseeable …

Is iOS 7 Buying Time For Apple, Or Stealing Time From Android?

The new design of iOS 7 has already consumed vast virtual column inches on the internet as designers and developers weigh in and tear down the handiwork of Jony Ive and his team at Apple. Forbes.com contributor Haydn Shaughnessey asked the other day if, “Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer …

Five Hidden Secrets In iOS 7 Beta On The iPhone [Feature]

iOS 7 beta is fresh out of the gate, and already we’re finding a bunch of hidden and new features bundled into Apple’s latest revolution in mobile operating system software for iPhone. While we can’t guarantee these will work the same way–or even exist, to be honest–when iOS 7 comes out for real …

What iOS 7 Should Borrow From iTunes 11: Colorful Album Views!

This is a fantastic idea. When Apple overhauled iTunes in the latest version, they did something pretty with Album View, so that the color of the Album View was matched to the dominant color in that album’s artwork.<p>It’s a nice effect, and as Reddit user Bostonlbi has shown, it looks even prettier …

Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer Revolt Over iOS 7?

iOS 7 is one of the biggest changes for the iPhone and iPad since…. the iPhone, a stunning new interface according to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. It’s the first OS to be influenced by design guru Jony Ive. It has plenty going for it. But there is a strong and impassioned chorus of disapproval from …

Apple notifies iTunes users of $100M in-app purchase settlement details, $5 credit to those inappropriately charged under $30

Parents of kids who racked up hundreds of even thousands of dollars in in-app purchases can now begin to seek compensation for their bills.<p>The “Apple In-App Purchase Litigation Administrator” just sent out an email with information regarding the settlement and deadlines for submitting payment …

3rd-party Lightning cable providers bypass iOS 7 check in new MFI Cat and Mouse game

We were the first to report that iOS7 notifies users that they were using non-certified 3rd party Lightning cables in iPhones and likely iPads and iPods as well. Apple currently still allows these cables to charge and sync data with iOS devices but if Apple can detect these cables, that means they …

Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names in iOS 7

When Siri first launched, many users found lots of names were pronounced incorrectly and couldn’t do much beyond adding phonetic spellings manually for each contact. With iOS 7, it appears that Siri can now take initiative for learning proper pronunciations.<p>As discovered by <i>9to5Mac</i> reader RY, Siri …

Apple: It’s Time to Close the Book on DOJ’s E-Book Case

The U.S. Department of Justice’s e-book price fixing case against Apple wrapped up Thursday with largely predictable closing arguments from Cupertino …

Microsoft taps former Xbox designer to be Chief Design Officer of Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft’s original content efforts for its Xbox division picked up a new piece of momentum today, with the news that Xbox Entertainment Studios has a new Chief Designer: Elan Lee. As Deadline|Hollywood notes, Lee was a lead designer for content on the original Xbox console; this is home turf for …

Siri Takes a Proactive New Role Against Apparent Suicide References

- Jun 20, 2013<p>As noted by Giga<i>OM</i>, Apple has quietly revamped the way Siri addresses possible suicide references on their iOS devices, adding an …

Disgruntled 'Xbox engineer' details unannounced game sharing and social features (update)

A self-professed Xbox engineer has taken to Pastebin to share his thoughts on Microsoft's recent Xbox One policy changes. Describing the backlash around the Xbox One's online requirement and used game policies, the engineer says "I feel that if we spent less time on them, and more time explaining …

Will the new Mac Pro’s performance disappoint? The jury’s still out …

What appears to be a very disappointing Geekbench result for a pre-release version of the new Mac Pro may not tell the whole story, according to a blog entry by Primate Lab’s John Poole.<p>It had been widely expected that the new Mac Pro would generate a Geekbench score of over 30,000 rather than the …

Leaked iPhone 5S photos show new flash — not much else

Don’t expect much to change with the iPhone 5S’s design — at least, judging from leaked photos from MacRumors.<p>The site has nabbed the closest look yet at what could be Apple’s next iPhone, but, sticking true to the minimal design changes in Apple’s iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S, the only major external …

Apple patent application describes fingerprint sensor tech rumored for iPhone 5S

There have been no shortage of fingerprint sensor rumors surfacing since Apple acquired Authentec last year. According to several reports from analysts, including the often reliable Ming-Chi Kuo and the not as reliable Topeka Capital analyst Brian White, Apple’s next-generation iPhone is likely to …

Behold: The first movie trailer for 'Jobs' biopic

The first trailer for "Jobs," the upcoming biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, has arrived, and it makes things like choosing typefaces, turning on computers, and even looking in the mirror appear as highly dramatic moments.<p>The 2-minute, 20-second spot provides a brief look at the film, …

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