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Apple and Disney Stores upgrading iBeacons and NFC scanners ahead of iPhone 6 launch

Apple and longtime partner Disney this week are bolstering their stores with upgraded versions of iBeacon sensors and NFC readers, according to sources. Apple Stores have had iBeacons stationed throughout showroom floors for several months as a way to pinpoint exactly where a customer is within the …

How Machine Learning Can Teach Your iPhone To “See”

Now Warden’s tackling a new challenge: teaching smartphones (and cameras in general) how to recognize objects.<p>Back in April, Warden released a …

Deep Learning

'Parallels Access' Brings Remote Desktop Access to iPhone

Parallels has updated its <i>Parallels Access</i> app, which allows iPad users access their Mac or Windows desktops on their tablets, with iPhone support, allowing iPhone users to also access their desktops on the go.<p>“Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we …

The 22 most important things Apple announced at WWDC 2014

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a glimpse into the future of OS X, iOS 8, and the developer tools that bring them to life. This is the rare event where a man can get on stage and write code for ten minutes while thousands of developers watch in stunned silence before …

Siri now identifies songs, works without touching the phone

Apple is trying to make Siri smarter in iOS 8. The redesigned version of Siri can be activated without touching the phone at all if the phone is plugged in — in other words, "Hey, Siri" is the new "Okay, Google," if you're doing something like driving. Siri was already plugged into pop culture, but …

Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

As expected, Apple today announced the next version of the OS X operating system at its WWDC developer conference. It includes the much-rumored flatter look that many expected after Jony Ive took over the responsibility for the look-and-feel of OS X, as well as a wide range of new features.<p>With …

This striking iOS 8 concept reinvents the homescreen

Before iOS 7, the weather icon on the iPhone's home screen always read 73 degrees and sunny, and none of the app icons sprung to life at all. Not much changed with the redesigned iOS 7, with the exception of an animated clock icon, but designer Jay Machalani has created a concept that overhauls …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Will Be the Godzilla of Smartphones

Size matters, especially when it comes to your phone size.<p>The newest version of the Samsung Galaxy Mega, simply called Galaxy Mega 2, will live up to …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Next Music Discovery and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps<p>Retro for Instagram<p>Next — Social Music Discovery<p>Notifyr<p>PumpUp<p>Scout GPS, Maps, Voice Navigation & Traffic<p>Between Microsoft unveiling …

Here's Why I Think Apple Might Be Buying Beats, and Some Other Things I Think They Should Do

Some thoughts from a Business Insider interview.<p><i>Earlier today, Business Insider did an interview with Kara Swisher and me about our new website and conference. As part of the discussion, Jay Yarow asked me about Apple and its rumored purchase of Beats, the headphones and online music company.</i><p>It …

With Beats, Apple becomes bigger streaming music player

Combined offering of headphones and streaming service makes deal nice for the price.<p>Beats headphones helped create a new premium category of product, but haven't always been considered best-in-class.<p>Still, over the years, the headphones have gotten a better rap. Headphones, however, may not be the …

Apple's Rumored 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 May Already Be In Production

A new report from Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times, which was first spotted by MacRumors, indicates that one of Apple's suppliers is already getting iPhone 6 orders.<p>Apple supplier Pegatron has reportedly received 15% of the orders for Apple's rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 5s successor.<p>Pegatron is …

Sketchy report claims Pegatron has received 15% of orders for Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6

At this point, we’ve seen just above every rumored schematic, mockup, and render of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. Rumors suggest that Apple will launch its next generation flagship smartphone in 4.7-inch and possibly 5.5-inch variations later this year.<p>According to the Industrial and Commercial Times …

Physical iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to Galaxy S5 in New Images

Earlier this week Italian site <i>Macitynet</i> shared images of a high-quality physical mockup of the iPhone 6, based on earlier design drawings and renderings. The site has now shared [Google Translation] a new series photos comparing that mockup to a Samsung Galaxy S5 display model, showing how Apple's …

The iPhone 6 And The Rising Curve Of Credible Concepts

A video released this week by Unbox Therapy provided the best sense of scale yet for the rumored 4.7 inch iPhone 6. The maker of the video, Lewis Hilsenteger, credited Apple blogger Sonny Dickson with locating the “leaked” case design in which his prop was based. A little additional research …

Larger Version of iPhone 6 Might Be Delayed

A larger version of the next-generation iPhone is expected to come with a slimmer battery, but complications related to finding the right size could …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

Hoverboards

iPhone 6 Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Highlight Larger Displays

Late last month, a set of alleged design drawings was published by Japanese magazine <i>MacFan</i>, showing dimensions for upcoming 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone models. It's not uncommon for us to see design and case leaks in the months leading up to the new iPhone release.<p>In some cases, as with the iPhone …

Sprint is shuttering stores and laying off repair techs to help cut its losses

Sprint isn't content to keep writing its financial statements in red ink. To that end, the company is shuttering 150 service and repair centers, 55 of its lowest performing retail stores and laying off some 330 repair techs. A handful of call centers have been closed, too. While these might seem …

T-Mobile will soon require half your phone to be paid off before upgrading with Jump

T-Mobile is modifying its Jump early upgrade plan later this month, and all of the changes aren't for the better. Come February 23rd, Jump customers will no longer be limited to two upgrades per year. Instead, you'll be able to upgrade whenever you want and as often as you want. But there's a …

Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of …

What Disney Got Wrong With Its Magic Bands

<i>Quick disclaimer</i>: This little experiment was conducted by my family, which included two adults, three kids, and one grandma. We took them for a test spin that included three Disney parks and a Disney Hotel.This was not something we requested, nor did Disney pay for.<p>Also, before I dish out the …

ESPN - Apps on Google Play

Stream live games, check the latest scores or watch the best highlights with the best brand in sports: ESPN. Pick your favorite teams and leagues to …

What Samsung needs to do to make Galaxy Gear a hit in 2014

<i>Editors' note (February 21, 2014): This story was published in December 2013, but it remains relevant on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2014, where Samsung is expected to announce an update to last year's Galaxy Gear smartwatch.</i><p>Samsung won the race to put a stake in the wearable market in 2013. …

Mobile

Samsung unwraps game controller for Android phones

Android smartphone owners can add some gaming savvy to their device via a new controller from Samsung.<p>Dubbed the GamePad, the steel-framed controller grasps your phone as you work the knobs and buttons to play your favorite games. The GamePad can hold Android devices ranging in screen size from 4 …

Android Phones

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …