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Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Open Up About Learning From Apple's Failures

The Apple vets open up on the embarrassment that was Apple Maps’ debut and more in this wide-ranging interview.<p><b>Fast Company: Let’s start talking about Maps. How are you developing Maps, and how broadly might it apply as Apple looks ahead?</b><p><b>Eddy Cue, SVP of Internet software and services:</b> The first …

Smartphones are the new car keys

That's probably what we'll be saying soon, because carmakers have caught the tech bug, and now they're working nonstop to reinvent everything we know about transportation.<p>As more vehicles hit the streets with advanced safety and connectivity features, it's natural to expect that certain artifacts …

Mobile

Watch this mega machine erect a bridge

There’s a lot of moving parts when it comes to the construction of a bridge. Like, how do you build a bridge without the help of a bridge? The …

Apple releases iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch — here’s a full walkthrough of all the new features

After a few months in beta, Apple has today released iOS 9 to the world for everyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Download the update from Settings on your iOS device, then tap ‘General’ and select ‘Software Update’. The required free space for installing iOS 9 is a lot lower than iOS 8, at …

iOS

How-To: Safely prepare + wipe your iPhone for resale or trade-in

If you’re thinking of selling or trading in your current iPhone ahead of the iPhone 6S’s release, you probably know that you’ll need to wipe your device before a buyer can use it free and clear. Prepping an iPhone for resale used to be almost as easy as hitting a “reset” button in the iPhone’s …

Mobile Technology

Apple’s new ‘Change is in the Air’ ads show novel uses for the iPad Air 2

Apple released a new iPad Air 2 campaign during Sunday football today showcasing various unique physical and software applications for the iPad Air 2.<p>Featuring the song “Who Needs You” by The Orwells [iTunes Store, YouTube], the ad is a departure from last year’s iPad Air which were focused on a …

‘British Schindler’ Nicholas Winton: I wasn’t heroic. I was never in danger

Now 105, the man who helped more than 600 Jewish children escape the Nazis before the second war war has been hailed as a hero around the world. He tells a different story …<p>‘Come on Nicky, you’ve got to come next door.” “I haven’t got to do anything,” says Nicky, in a response that is part …

Watch the first trailer for Dark - Netflix's new foreign language Original series you don't want to miss

If you're suffering from serious Stranger Things withdrawal, Netflix is working on getting you a patch in the form of its first German Original TV …

Language

Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously | Threat Level

Edward Snowden has made us painfully aware of the government's sweeping surveillance programs over the last year. But a new program, currently being …

Microsoft begins rolling out the first update for Windows Phone 8.1

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Last week, Microsoft(s msft) said it would deliver its first software update to Windows Phone 8.1 …

Nokia

Wal-Mart's Future Fleet of Transformers

Amazon’s (AMZN) drone messengers can step aside -- Wal-Mart (WMT) has unveiled its fleet of the future, and it looks a lot like an army of Transformers.<p>From its sleek sliding doors, centered driver’s seat that bears a liking to a captain’s chair on a spaceship, to the monitors that stick out from …

LG G3 vs. iPhone 5S: The latest, greatest Android side-by-side with Apple’s gold standard

Well, it’s official. LG finally unveiled the much-rumored LG G3 smartphone at a press event in London and New York City. A successor to the lauded LG …

Phones

Emma Watson Is Now an Ivy League Graduate

Though we hear about celebrities giving higher education a stab every so often, it's fairly unusual that we actually see them follow through from freshman year to graduation—<i>especially</i> when their careers continue to take off simultaneously. But leave it to Emma Watson to be the exception to the …

iPhone 6 with larger, sharper 1704 x 960 resolution screen in testing

Apple is preparing to release a new iPhone with a larger screen later this year, and while multiple reports have indicated that the screen will be larger, the exact dimensions of the screen and its resolution have so far been guesswork.<p>Some industry watchers have speculated that Apple could stretch …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

'Killzone Shadow Fall' Review: Army of Darkness

In a landscape of generic military/futuristic sci-fi shooters, Killzone has never really stood out against rivals like Halo and Call of Duty, constantly overshadowed by the more popular series. But now, it’s earned a brief moment in the spotlight as quite literally the only PlayStation 4 exclusive …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

Advertisement<p>182 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. …

Internet of Things

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

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Corning launches Lotus XT Glass for high performance mobile displays, prime candidate for future iOS devices

Corning, the company that currently supplies glass for Apple’s iOS devices, yesterday introduced its second generation glass substrate with the commercial launch of Corning Lotus XT Glass. While we initially expected Corning’s recently announced Gorilla Glass 3 might end up in an iOS device, the …

The iPad Will Lead Apple's Next Wave Of Growth

Following Apple is like contemplating the big waves in a Hokusai print. Successive lines of iPods, intermixed with iPhones and then iPads rise and crest relentlessly. For a while it seemed like the established interval between those waves was shortening, but Tim Cook’s comments at Apple’s earning …

Everything Wrong with THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY in 4-Min

The biggest cyber attack in the history of the Internet is happening right now

At this very moment, the largest cyber attack ever declared is emanating from a decommissioned, nuclear-war proof NATO bunker with five foot-thick concrete walls and a reputation for harboring spammers and cybercriminals. It’s all part of a dustup between CyberBunker—so named for the building just …

Cybersecurity