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From Ted Cruz to Tim Wu: What the web is saying about Obama’s net neutrality plan

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: White House<p>President Obama issued a strong and specific statement Monday morning calling for the Federal …

iCloud Photos on the web goes live leading up to iOS 8.1 release

While iOS 8.1 isn’t officially going to be released to the public until Monday, several reports across the internet are saying that Apple’s Photos app within the web-based iCloud website has now gone live for those using the iOS 8.1 beta. The interface looks a lot like that of the Photos app on …

Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery

While apps like Seamless and Postmates have made it easier than ever to order food with almost no hassle, sometimes having to look through options is just too much of a pain. With Push For Pizza, five teens from Brooklyn have created an app that makes it simpler still to get sustenance delivered to …

Popcorn Time can now stream torrents to your Apple TV

Popcorn Time is Hollywood’s worst nightmare: a Netflix for torrents that streams the hottest movies right to your Mac or PC.<p>Now, it’s become even more nightmarish for the industry. It will now stream torrented movies directly to the Apple TV.<p>As a reminder, Popcorn Time is a cross-platform movie and …

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FCC takes aim at local laws that limit broadband, but faces states’ rights pushback from Republicans

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images<p>The cable industry and telcos regularly pour money into lobbying campaigns that aim to persuade …

Read Tim Cook's letter to Apple employees announcing the Beats deal

Apple's purchase of Beats is the company's largest acquisition ever, so it only makes sense that CEO Tim Cook had an enthusiastic statement prepared for his employees. Cook says that taking ownership of Beats will ultimately improve Apple's product line and extend its ecosystem. "Bringing our …

The Slow Evolution of Apple's Online Store

<b>Steve Jobs glanced at the sheet of paper with Apple's future</b> on it and promptly flicked it away onto the table. Then he uttered one of his trademark …

What if Apple bought Beats not for headphones, but wearables?

Nobody blends fashion and tech like Dre and Iovine<p>Nobody knows why Apple is buying Beats, but many are taking a guess. Business reporters and financial analysts are keen to tell you about all the known pieces of Beats that kind of, sort of, probably add up to a good reason to buy a company. But …

What Android and iOS Can Learn From Each Other

Patent fights and marketing hype aside, each of the two leading smartphone operating systems has some key features the other would do well to adopt -- for the benefit of consumers.<p>Yet another patent trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the biggest maker of Google’s Android phones, has come and …

Why Apple's iWatch Will Sell Better In An iPhone 6 World

We will not, indeed, see the first peek at the iWatch at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of June, according to a report from John Paczkowski at re/code yesterday. “Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red that Tim Cook will not use WWDC to unveil Apple’s …

In Aereo hearing, Supreme Court expresses concern for cloud computing – but doubt over tiny antennas

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Is Aereo, a service that lets consumers stream over-the-air TV, akin to a cable company or a hardware provider like …

Why Your Favorite Shows Keep Breaking the Internet

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>If you were hoping to catch the recent premiere of “Game of Thrones” on HBO Go, you were likely met instead with the “spinning wheel of non-loading hopelessness and despair”—a name some customers have bestowed upon HBO’s error message.<p>It was a case …

Here are 3 ways Aereo will tell the Supreme Court that it’s legal

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Aereo<p>The stakes can’t get any higher for internet TV service Aereo. One week from now, the two-year-old company will …

Revealed: Apple And Google's Wage-Fixing Cartel Involved Dozens More Companies, Over One Million Employees

Back in January, I wrote about “The Techtopus” — an illegal agreement between seven tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, to suppress wages for tens of thousands of tech employees. The agreement prompted a Department of Justice investigation, resulting in a settlement in which the …

Report: Apple may build an iTunes Android app, launch Spotify rival

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Apple (S AAPL) executives are looking for ways to deal with declining digital music sales, and options discussed with record …

How to get Amazon Prime for half the price

Amazon announced it is raising the price of its Prime membership to $99, but some students and (perhaps) less than honest consumers can get the …

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FORTUNE — Tens of thousands of viewers who tried to tune in for Sunday’s season finale of the HBO (TWX) hit crime drama <i>True Detective</i> may have been left without a resolution to the complex plotline.<p>It wasn’t because of a cable outage. It wasn’t because of a blackout sparked by a cable services feud …

Will transparent caching reshape the future of video on the internet?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Oleksiy Mark<p>When Comcast and Netflix signed a peering agreement last month that lets the two networks …

How Final Fantasy V Was A Turning Point In Tetsuya Nomura’s Career

<b>By Sato</b> . March 13, 2014 . 1:02pm<p>While many may consider <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> to be <i>Kingdom Hearts</i> creator Tetsuya Nomura’s early career-defining title, …

Will Apple extend sapphire screens to iPads, even at a cost to its margins? [Poll]

While it’s not yet certain that the iPhone 6 screen will get a sapphire layer, that’s certainly the way things look at present – providing a screen that is pretty much impervious to scratches (though no more resistant to breakage).<p>The problem with sapphire is it’s about ten times as expensive as …

Sprint’s new chairman: Give us T-Mobile and we’ll give you competition

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images<p>Sprint’s(s s) new chairman Masayoshi Son not only officially confirmed his interest in …

Will Apple Make The Connected Car Part Of Its Smart Home Strategy?

Last week Apple fleshed out its connected car vision by rebranding its iOS in the car efforts ‘CarPlay’ and debuting the first auto makers to use the technology in Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo.<p>Unfortunately for Apple, while the connected car is a cool idea, it’s one of those initiatives that, at …

The greatest trick Netflix ever pulled was convincing the world HBO is its rival

It will surely go down as one of the great CEO quotes of 2014. Netflix’s visionary CEO, Reed Hastings, was asked about his counterpart at HBO, Richard Plepler, who had recently said he was not concerned about people sharing passwords for HBO’s online service, HBO Go.<p>“So I guess Plepler, the CEO of …

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How iOS 8 Will Fix Apple Maps

When you think of “Apple” and “maps” in the same sentence, you usually think of that unmitigated disaster back in late 2012 when Apple replaced Google Maps with its own homegrown solution as the default navigation app in iOS 6. Boy, did that go wrong.<p>In the immediate aftermath of the “Maps” …

Bethesda Defends Elder Scrolls Online's Subscription Fee

Its VP of PR says the fee is justified with 'significant' content.<p>Publisher Bethesda has defended the $15 monthly subscription fee for its …

Why The Elder Scrolls Online needs a monthly subscription fee

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> will justify its monthly subscription fee through regular and significant updates, Bethesda vice president Pete Hines told GameSpot, defending the company's decision to require a traditional subscription for its upcoming massively multiplayer title.<p>Describing the …

Sony Updates Gaikai Site for PlayStation Now; Sleek UI Concept Pictures Possibly Hint to Pricing

With the announcement of the official <i>PlayStation Now</i> name given to the <i>Gaikai</i> streaming service acquired by Sony, many expected its homepage to …

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How In-app Purchases Have Destroyed The Industry

I don't like writing negative articles that don't include a solution to the problem, but in this case, there is no solution. The state of in-app …

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