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Xbox One owners warned to avoid 'backwards compatibility' prank that bricks consoles

Every Xbox One console is a developer unit, but an option to enable the dev kit mode is being used to prank gamers this week. An image (embedded below) has been making the rounds on forums and social networking sites promising Xbox 360 backwards compatibility through six steps on an Xbox One …

Temple Run Movie Is In The Works, Harry Potter Producer David Heyman On Board

It’s becoming a rather familiar trajectory; game becomes popular on mobile devices, sells millions, makes a household name of itself, and then inks a …

iPad mini 2 With Retina Display Reportedly Suffering From Screen Retention Problems [IMAGE]

It seems that we can’t have any big Apple product release these days without it being laden with some sort of baggage. The infamous ‘antennagate’ …

Food Pr0n of the Day: Typefaces Imagined as Food

Lithuanian design company Prim Prim is giving classic typefaces a new life by re-imagining their unique shapes and styles in food. That delicious looking eggy breakfast? It represents Times, a widely recognized font family created in 1931 to be read over breakfast as the official typeface for the British daily newspaper <i>The Times</i>. Check outTaste The Font to see the rest of the font meals and recipes to create your own font sandwich. Hat tip goes to Co.Design.

Apple opens iMessage spam reporting tool ahead of iOS 7

A new knowledge base article on Apple’s website introduces an iMessage spam reporting system.<p>To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to: imessage.spam@icloud.com• Include a screenshot of the message you have received.<br>• Include the full email …

Xbox One May Not Work In Unsupported Countries

The stingy Xbox One used games policy has been picked apart considerably by the media and gaming world over the past couple of days, and now it has …

Microsoft Gives In To The Old Guard, Adds Start Button And Boot To Desktop To Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1, which will be available for download in a preview version on June 26, will feature the good old Start button in desktop mode. Users who dislike the new Modern UI/Metro interface will also be able to boot right to the desktop. While rumors about the return of the Start button had long …

PayPal takes aim at Square with free mobile payment processing

PayPal is taking a major leap into the payment-processing space: it's eliminating fees for businesses that sign up for its service.<p>The news was announced on Tuesday by PayPal president David Marcus, who said that any business that dumps its old point-of-sale (POS) services in favor of PayPal Here …

FinTech

Ekoore tablet alows you to run Android, Windows and Linux

This Ekoore tablet could be very useful to you if you can never decide on the operating system you want to use on a constant basis.<p>Believe it or not, the Ekoore Python S3 can be used to run (depending on your mood on that particular day), Android 4.2, Ubuntu Linux or Windows 8. The Italian …

Apple to Update AppleCare with Subscription Service and In-Store Repair Options

Apple has some changes in store for its service and support program AppleCare, according to a report from <i>AppleInsider</i>.<p>The site claims Apple held a town hall session yesterday that outlined a number of changes to AppleCare that will soon be rolling out across the U.S. first, and then internationally …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

Batteries

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

Spyware used by governments poses as Firefox, and Mozilla is angry

Mozilla sends cease and desist letter to maker of FinFisher software.<p>Mozilla has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a company that sells spyware …

Undercover cops sell iPhones in black market scheme

Undercover cops in San Francisco are looking to cut down the amount of iPhone thefts there are in their city. However, these cops are taking a …

iTunes Store at 10: how Apple built a digital media juggernaut

<i>Additional reporting by Greg Sandoval</i><p>Ten years ago this month, a music sector ravaged by Napster and largely ignorant of digital distribution found a savior of sorts in what was then called the iTunes Music Store. With its 99-cent unbundled songs, the service quickly became the only significant …

Samsung switches to Ativ brand for all its Windows hardware

Samsung has decided to rename all of its Windows PC products "Ativ." The Ativ brand, which Samsung introduced last August, has until now been restricted to tablets and phones, but that's set to change. Samsung's Series 3, 5, 7, and 9 laptops are all being renamed as Ativ Book; the company's Series …

Facebook 6.0 Now In App Store With Chat Heads, Stickers, Redesigned iPad News Feed

Earlier today it was revealed that Facebook was about to launch version 6.0 of its official iOS app, and now the update is available in the App Store. Facebook 6.0 brings Chat Heads from Facebook Home on Android, little chat bubbles that pop up whenever you get a new message in the Facebook app. …

Pebble Watch SDK goes live, new watch faces and apps to come

Pebble, the E-Ink smart-watch for iPhones and Android devices which raised over 10 million dollars on Kickstarter is about to get a lot of new features. Today, Pebble announced that the watch SDK is being released today. The SDK will allow developers to create custom watch faces, alerts and new …

Chinese scammers turn fake parts into real iPhones

In an ironic twist on the controversy over Apple’s return policies in China, five employees at a Chinese electronics store have been arrested for a scam in which they claimed to have carried out iPhone repairs, sending components from fake phones back to Apple and using the ‘replacement’ parts to …