Katie Ballesteros

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The Week In Review: It's the World Series

The Week In Review: It’s the World Series<p>Inside Flipboard / October 25, 2013<p>It’s fall, the air is crisp, and the lights to baseball’s biggest stage …

Gold iPhone 5S back goes under the knife -- literally

The life of a prerelease iPhone is not an easy one. Not only do you get photographed inside and out, but you are also susceptible to being scratched by keys, pocket change, and now knives.<p>The latest rough handling comes from Jailbreak nation, which appears to be the latest in a series of sites to …

iPhone

High-res photos claim to show iPad 5 front panel

Sonny Dickson has posted decent-sized photos of what is claimed to be the front panel of the iPad 5.<p>The photos are consistent with what we’re all expecting: essentially a scaled-up iPad Mini, with thinner bezels on the sides. The refresh is also expected to use the same film-based touch panel as …

Debunk: September iPads, gold iPhone scratch tests, Apple products in Iran, more

This morning, news is circulating regarding claims of a September iPad launch, gold iPhone 5S scratch tests, Apple products being allowed to be imported into Iran, and Apple potentially disrupting the way that mobile carriers work. Let’s take a look at each of these claims…<p><b>1)</b> First, Apple is now …

Apple Still Searching for Engineers with Plastics Expertise

Apple continues to expand and improve its current plastics division, today posting a new job listing for a Senior Materials Engineer with a specialty in plastics (via <i>9to5Mac</i>). The position asks for someone experienced with plastics materials to join the iPhone/iPad Materials team.<p>According to the …

Siri really hates it when you confuse her with Google Glass

Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.<p>If you’re not afraid your iPhone’s voice-activated assistant is secretly storing memories of your interactions for The …

As Zite Launches On Google Glass, The News Reader's CEO Bets Big On Wearable Tech

Mark Johnson is an enthusiastic Google Glass Explorer—just one without a working pair of Google’s wearable device. The Zite CEO has been wearing Glass for five weeks in preparation for his personalized news reader’s launch over Glass and is ready to show me the new app on Monday, but his pair have …

AppleTV Has More Content, Now It Has To Get Good

Apple again quietly added more content to its popular yet lightly promoted AppleTV set-top box yesterday, with new offerings from Disney, the music video giant Vevo, The Weather Channel and Smithsonian. Coming just two months after the device received an upgrade that brought HBO Go and Watch ESPN, …

G-Technology G-Dock Ev review: A new level of external storage flexibility - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>G-Technology G-Dock Ev</b> and the G-Drive Ev are easy to use, perform impressively, and combine USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connections to deliver a flexible storage system.<p><b>The Bad</b> With no regular internal-drive support, the G-Dock's storage capacity is capped at only 2TB. The internal drives …

Computer Hardware

These 5 phones have weird, unique features

Almost every smartphone these days contains the same bag of tricks. Sure, one might have a bigger screen, more storage and other specs that help us tell one phone from another. But on the whole, you'll see the same sort of features again and again. Fortunately, there are some devices out there that …

Mobile Technology

Pressy: The Little Button That Wants to Control Your Android Phone

Pressy is a gadget on Kickstarter whose name describes exactly what you do with it. Simply, it’s a little button that slots into the headphone socket of your Android smartphone and allows you to carry out a range of functions just by press(y)ing it, once you’ve downloaded the app, of course.<p>It can …

UniKey Founder Talks About The Future Of Access Control Ahead Of October Ship Date

The UniKey Kevo has been a hot topic for the past year, its touch-triggered unlocking amazing the likes of investors, TV shows and retailers alike. The auto-lock system first appeared on an episode of “Shark Tank”, and shortly thereafter received a round of funding which brings the company’s total …

Tablet sales take a hit from lack of sizzle

There's nothing like a hot new device to goose tablet sales. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case lately.<p>That lack of sizzle has given market researcher IDC no choice but to rein in its forecast for tablet sales for 2013 and the years that follow.<p>IDC said Thursday that it now expects this …

Wearable Tech

Steve Jobs Never Wrote Computer Code For Apple

"Steve didn't ever code," writes Wozniak. "He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design, but he was technical enough to alter and change and add to other designs."<p>This is a characteristic that we see referenced time and time again in Walter Isaacson's biography on Jobs. He was …

Galaxy Note 3 accessories suggest release on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Samsung isn’t planning to announce the Galaxy Note 3 until next week, but you can already buy accessories for it …

Apple begins training support staff on iOS 7 & iTunes Radio, preparing for customer surprise

Apple has started training its AppleCare technical support staff on the changes and feature-set of iOS 7, according to multiple AppleCare employees. These people say that training began today, and AppleCare employees are required to complete the iOS 7 training by the second week of September.<p>The …

The real plan for Google Glass may be to sell it to businesses, not consumers

Yesterday evening in New York City, Google’s Glass team threw a party. It brought together “Explorers” and “Influencers”—the lucky few people who got to try out the computerized glasses Google is developing. Over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the diverse crowd gushed about the joys and dissected …

More Galaxy Gear details leak: 10 hour battery life, two storage options

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: SamMobile.com<p>We’ve already heard most of the details on Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, but there’s still room …

Hawaiian Airlines to offer iPad minis for in-flight entertainment on 14 planes

Starting September 1st, people flying Hawaiian Airlines will get the chance to spend some R&R time with an iPad mini thousands of feet in the air. It's all thanks to the company contracting Blue Avionics to switch its existing in-flight entertainment systems (IES) with 1,500 miniature iPads on 14 …

Parts leaker puts iPad 5 front panel on iPad 5 back, 1% of the way to DIY iPad

After Sonny Dickson posted credible photos of an iPad 5 front panel yesterday, he’s now got hold of the claimed rear casing (which we first showed you back in January) and put the two together. Now all he needs is a screen, a touch-panel, a few buttons, a battery, some circuit boards …<p>More photos …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

Nokia Lumia 1020 coming to Canada through Rogers and Telus

Canadians won't miss out on the Lumia 1020's photographic prowess for much longer. Following rumors and teases, Nokia has confirmed that its flagship Windows Phone is coming to both Rogers and Telus. There's no official word on ship dates or prices, but the company says the 1020 will be available …

Why Apple And Google Can't Sync Right—And Don't Care If You Suffer

There’s a mobile ecosystem battle raging, with Apple and Google racing to build end-to-end mobile monopolies. According to VisionMobile, “The triumph of iOS and Android is a testament to the superiority of ecosystems economics over legacy business models.” Sadly, this triumph has a casualty, and …

Ready for smartphones with a next-generation chip? They’re right around the corner

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Next week in Berlin there are sure to be some new smartphone announcements. It’s the annual IFA show there, along with some …

Alcatel quietly reveals One Touch Idol S, Idol Mini and Evo 8 HD tablet

Unlike babies that wail when they're born, the three new members of Alcatel's One Touch family have silently slipped into the company's website. The two handsets, the Idol S and the Idol Mini, follow the original trio revealed at CES this year, sharing similar elements despite the difference in …

Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

August 30, 2013 | 9:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

Samsung Galaxy Gear makes early showing in leaked photos

Samsung's entry into the smartwatch wars is getting shown off a little earlier than the company intended.<p>Venture Beat on Sunday posted photos of what it says is a prototype of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch that was sent to developers. The photos are actually stills from an "internal promotional …

Samsung Galaxy

What Google And Uber Have In Store For The Future

Last week, I published a piece of speculative fiction about how I saw Google and Uber evolving as companies and taking advantage of new technology 10 years from now. That “Dispatch From The Future” got quite a lot of attention, in part because more than a few people got very excited about the …

LG Dives Back Into Tablet Market With Eight-Inch G Pad

Aiming to get ahead of a flurry of announcements expected at next week’s IFA trade show in Berlin, Korea’s LG on Saturday announced details of its LG …