Matthew Chapman

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OS X Mavericks Review: Apple’s Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed

OS X Mavericks, the first of Apple’s post-big cat OS updates, is named for one of the nicest spots on Earth. Mavericks is a surf beach in California, and the operating system that takes its name definitely represents a new wave in Mac software, even though it isn’t a drastic change from OS X 10.8. …

Samsung patents design of smartphone-connected 'sports glasses'

If you hadn't noticed already, several companies believe there's a market for smart spectacles that do more than your standard head-mounted display. Microsoft is allegedly revisiting the idea, and now a design patent recently approved in South Korea indicates Samsung may have other wearable …

Moment.us for iOS: the Right Song for Right Now?

If there’s one thing that movies have taught us, it’s that there’s a perfect piece of music for any given situation. Lovers saying a tearful goodbye on a railway platform, marines foiling a terrorist plot, zombie dinosaurs going ballistic on a space station – whatever happens, there’s a soundtrack …

Facebook: An Important News Source For People Who Don't Care About News

Imagine if Facebook were your only source of news. What would the world look like to you?<p>You would probably think the most important events in any given month were celebrity deaths, sports tournaments and awards shows. You would know an awful lot about a handful of political outrages, but very …

Steve Wozniak Has A Problem With The New iPad Air

The new iPad Air may be thinner, lighter and faster, but for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, that doesn’t mean it’s better for him.<p>"Not every Apple product makes a big enough difference to me to get instantly, although many do," Wozniak explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "For example, I …

Retina iPad Mini Launch Supplies Set to Be 'Ridiculously Tight' Until Early 2014

Following concerns expressed during the lead-up to this week's Apple media event that the company would be unable to launch the Retina iPad mini in any significant volume before the end of the year, supply chain analysts continue to expect very low supplies of the device when it launches next month.<p>…

Why Is Apple Still Selling the iPad 2? Because It Can.

Next month, Apple will begin selling two next-generation iPads — the iPad Air and a new and mightier iPad mini, yet it will continue to sell the iPad …

The new Mac Pro: will professionals embrace Apple's brave, expensive vision of the desktop?

For photographers, designers, musicians, and video editors, Apple's musclebound machine is the $3,000 question<p>There’s no doubt that Apple’s brand-new Mac Pro is as much a statement as a computing tool. From its dramatic introduction at WWDC 2013 (marked by SVP Phil Schiller’s bravado) to its …

'The Wolf Among Us' is going portable with iOS and Vita release

When Telltale Games launched the first episode of <i>The Wolf Among Us</i> earlier this month, it was only available on PC and console. But soon the series will be going portable with a release on both iOS and the PS Vita. Unfortunately, no specific date has been announced just yet, but you can expect to …

Marvel Creativity Studio Stylus lets you discover your artistic superpower on iPad

You may not have been bitten by a radioactive spider, but thanks to Marvel's new Creativity Studio and its accompanying stylus, you can at least draw the person who <i>did.</i> The app and pen combo, which is the fruit of a collaboration between Marvel and eKids, is a tool for those young imaginations out …

‘Marketing gimmick’ exec who dissed Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip quietly reassigned

A Qualcomm executive who publicly dissed Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip has been quietly reassigned — and removed from the company leadership page on its website.<p>Anand Chandrasekher, formerly the mobile chipmaker’s senior VP and chief marketing officer, had called the new A7 chip a “marketing …

Apple Mac hardware exec Doug Field departs for Tesla

Apple's vice president of Mac hardware engineering, Doug Field, has left the company to join Tesla Motors.<p>Tesla announced the hire Thursday, saying Field would become the company's vice president of vehicle programs.<p>"Tesla's future depends on engineers who can create the most innovative, …

Facebook Home update brings Instagram, Tumblr and more to all Android lock screens

It's been available to Facebook's Android beta testers for a few weeks now, but as of today all Android users can get their hands on the latest update to the company's OS-overhauling app, Home. As you may recall, the big addition with this update is a number of new options that can now be …

Amazon beats revenue expectations in Q3 with $17.09 billion in sales

Amazon reported its third-quarter financial numbers today, delivering $17.09 billion in revenue at a loss of 9 cents per share. Revenues surpassed analyst expectations of $16.7 billion, though the per-share loss fell perfectly in line with Wall Street's predictions.<p>Amazon's stock has been surging …

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone gets a fresh new design, but at a price

Tapbots today launched a brand-new version of Tweetbot for $2.99, bringing with it a new design inspired by iOS 7, revamped physics and animations, and background fetch so your tweets are always up to date. The first thing you'll notice is the app's design, which scraps Tweetbot's famously "heavy" …

Apple issues two late-2013 iMac updates to address Power Nap and USB issues

Apple has pushed out two separate updates for the late 2013 iMac. The first update, labeled “iMac SMC Firmware Update 1.1,” addresses an issue with Power Nap on flash-based iMacs that could cause the fans to begin spinning even when they weren’t needed. Instead the updates will now occur …

New Space Gray iPad mini quietly begins hitting Apple Store shelves

Silently announced alongside the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, Apple has begun selling a Space Gray version of the first-generation, non-Retina display iPad mini at its physical retail stores.<p>Sources say that the model is now available via several Apple Stores, but not every …

Apple.com Now Selling $20 OS X Mountain Lion And Lion Redemption Codes For Older Macs

Apple has begun selling OS X Mountain Lion redemption codes alongside OS X Lion for $20 each. Lion was previously available for purchase directly from Apple over the phone, but the company has decided to make it easier to purchase either version of the older OS X vintages directly online.<p>The codes …

Facebook's Rapidly Declining Popularity With Teens In 1 Chart

<b>“I got mine [Facebook account] around sixth grade. And I was really obsessed with it for a while. Then towards eighth grade, I kind of just -- once you get into Twitter, if you make a Twitter and an Instagram, then you'll just kind of forget about Facebook, is what I did.”</b><p><i>- Female, age 14, from the</i> …

MacBook Pro Retina 2013 teardown: Tough fix, good parts

It should come as no surprise that the 0.7-inch-thick 15.4-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Pro Retina models aren't easy to repair. iFixit said this week their repairability is still rock bottom.<p>Thin laptops, especially those from Apple, aren't known for easy accessibility or repair as their cases are …

Microsoft's Profit Up 17 Percent, But Not Thanks To Windows

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 17 percent, helped by strong sales of its Office and server software to businesses, offsetting weakness in its flagship Windows system.<p>The world's largest software company, which is shifting its focus to …

iFixit tears apart Apple's new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro

It's only been a couple of days since Apple released its shiny new MacBook Pros and <i>iFixit</i> has already torn them apart, in more ways than one. Just like its older sibling, the new 13-inch Retina notebook didn't perform that well on the repairability scale, scoring a one out of 10 -- dropping one …

HTC One gets bonus Google Drive storage as Sense 5.5 update rolls out abroad

Google is taking a page out of Dropbox's book and offering free extra storage for certain HTC One handsets. The HTC One Max got 50GB of storage space out of the box, but we've been tipped that those with the handset's smaller sibling will net an additional 25GB of room in the cloud, all thanks to …

Space-gray, first-gen iPad Mini reaches some Apple stores

The original iPad Mini has been given a space gray paint job to match the new Retina Mini, and now that repainted model seems to be hitting Apple Stores.<p>Some larger Apple Stores apparently had the space gray version of last year's model in stock early Thursday, according to AppleInsider. But those …

New Haswell MacBook Pro teardowns beautiful but prove almost non-repairable by mortals

Teardowns of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models reveal lots of shiny technology, but with the machines following the construction lead of the MacBook Air, it’s no surprise to see <i>IFixIt</i> giving both models low scores for repairability. The extreme difficulty in removing both battery and …

iPhone 5S now in even shorter supply, says analyst

The iPhone 5S is now playing even harder to get.<p>Over the past three weeks, availability of the new high-end iPhone has dropped to less than 5 percent of all iPhone models, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said in an investor note released Friday. That contrasts with the 6 percent availability …