Miguel Rodríguez

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Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

A year ago, “selfie” had just been added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. At the same time, we were just discovering Selfie.com, a mysterious landing page for a “Selfie” service. All we knew at the time was that it was led by Hugh Dornbush and had raised some seed money.<p>Today, however, the …

How Much Better Is Each New iPhone’s Camera? Here’s An Excellent Comparison

It’s easy to say that the iPhone’s camera has gotten better over time — that’s pretty much a given. But <i>how much</i> better?<p>Lisa Bettany, co-founder of Camera+, decided to put it to the test. Eight generations of iPhone, lined up in a row… all taking the same photo.<p>The results are pretty damn neat. The …

Should You Buy a New iPhone?

As you are surely aware, there is a new iPhone. There are two new iPhones, in fact. The early reviews are good, the specs are solid and the long …

Apple CEO Reassures Customers About Safety of Their Data

In the wake of security issues following the iCloud celebrity ‘hacking’ scandal, Apple is placing greater emphasis on user security after releasing an open letter from CEO Tim Cook and a new set of webpages that are devoted to explaining its privacy policy.<p>Visible from Apple.com, the new privacy …

Apple’s Tim Cook Does Some Security Straight Talking

Today, Apple’s Tim Cook posted a letter announcing a new security page on the company’s website, publishing some fairly plain-language security talk.<p>There’s some solid language here that is clearly designed to allay fears about the way that Apple protects user data in the wake of the celebrity nude …

iOS 8: Apple opens up — and catches up to Android (review)

While last year’s iOS update splashed a fresh coat of paint on Apple’s mobile operating system, this year’s revision is a massive interior renovation.<p>You’d be hard-pressed to see a big difference between iOS 7 and iOS 8, which is being released later today, at first glance. (If you’re not a fan of …

Apple flashes privacy credentials and reveals iOS 8 encryption bonus

Apple chief Tim Cook has published an open letter setting out the company’s commitment to privacy – and, without saying it in so many words, inviting …

Four reasons why you may want to wait on iOS 8

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, is rolling out to iPhone and iPad users today. iOS 8 brings a lot of great new …

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Living with the phablets

Welcome to the first in a series of regular updates now that our reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are in the bag. Think of them like bonus content on a DVD -- if you're the type who still buys DVDs, that is. As I spend my week with the Plus I'll be continuing to provide updates and more …

See inside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with new teardown

Some people just want to watch the world burn. And some people can't get their hands on a new piece of technology that costs a month's salary without wanting to immediately smash it. Fortunately, thanks to these intrepid wreckers, we get to find out what's inside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus .<p>Repair …

Mobile Technology

Apple Watch: We Are Now Literally Handcuffed To Our Computers

Many of us already feel as if we’re handcuffed to our computers. With its new smart watch, unveiled today in California, Apple is hoping to turn that …

Apple Watch

iOS 8 Launching on September 17

Today at its special event, Apple has announced that iOS 8 would be released on September 17 as a free download, just two days before the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release.<p>The new version on iOS will be available for iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, the 5th generation iPod touch, …

Apple Announces iPhone 6, Watch: In Pictures

It’s Tim Cook’s Apple Now

The Tim Cook era at Apple emerged onto the public stage today in full force, and it bears subtle differences from Steve Jobs's Apple.<p>The Tim Cook era at Apple emerged onto the public stage today in full force, and it bears subtle differences from Steve Jobs’s Apple.<p>Jobs liked to say that Apple …

Apple Watch: The net reacts to Apple's first wearable

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Apple Watch

Will Apple's Watch Break the Fashion Barrier?

As models walked down the runways of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, many style editors were watching the action in Cupertino, California, where Apple CEO Tim Cook announced something most people had suspected was coming: a smartwatch.<p>It's called the Apple Watch. It costs $349. It has a nearly …

Tim Cook: Steve Jobs' DNA Will Always Be the Foundation of Apple

Following today's media event that saw Apple revealing two new iPhones, a wearable device, and its payments initiative, Tim Cook did an exclusive one-on-one interview with ABC News' David Muir.<p>In a clip of the interview shared by ABC News, Muir asks Cook if he was thinking about Steve Jobs' during …

Google Maps now gives you detailed ads for local stores

Google Maps already shows a wealth of info about nearby stores when you're searching for them, but ads haven't received that first-class treatment. Like it or not, that's changing; Maps on mobile and the web now shows you a whole raft of details for relevant store ads, including links to call those …

Analyzing our headlines to see what mattered in 2013

We at Gigaom write a lot about data and how it’s changing the world. But we don’t always look at a lot of data about ourselves, at least beyond which …

Boost your Startup

Over the years we’ve been asking startups two important questions: what are the hurdles you face and how can we help you solve them?<p>In almost every case entrepreneurs acknowledge it boils down to three difficulties they need to overcome. It’s hard to get access to capital; they’re looking for a …

How to Stop Anyone on Google+ from Emailing Your Gmail Account

Google yesterday announced a controversial feature that brings Gmail and Google+ closer together. In short, if you use both services, anyone on Google+ can now email you without knowing your email address. Here’s how to disable the feature.<p>Click on this link to take you to Gmail’s setting page (if …

Smartphone concept incorporates LiFi sensor for receiving light-based data

The lights are now dimmed throughout the many halls of CES, and none are more perturbed by darkness than the folks at Oledcomm. Illumination is the company's specialty, after all; or, more specifically, LiFi technology, which facilitates high-speed data transmission via pulsating light sources …

Questions Is A Video Q&A App That Wants You To Have Curious Micro-Conversations With Anyone

Questions — Ask And Answer is an iOS app, pictured left, that’s using video to animate and humanise the Q&A format.<p>Spicing up the tried-and-tested Q&A format to make it fit for a visually obsessed age is energising plenty of startups at present. The very recent (and high profile) category entrant, …

TC Makers: A Walk Through The Pinball Hall Of Fame

Before Pac-Man, before Pong, before Space Invaders there was pinball. And it was good.<p>While we were in Las Vegas this week for CES 2014 we had the distinct pleasure of stopping by the Pinball Hall of Fame, an amazing space dedicated to all things electromechanical. I spoke with Tim Arnold, Director …

Meet Urb-E, The World’s Most Compact Electric Scooter

One of the more interesting discoveries at this year’s CES was the Urb-E e-vehicle, a super compact electric scooter that folds right up in a jiffy.<p>We interviewed co-founder Grant Delgatti and learned that the little guy is meant for commuters who need a little extra push for the last leg of their …

Nearly A Thousand Classic Video Games Are Free And Legal To Play Online

As the intellectual property protections on old games expired, the Internet Archive swooped in to make them freely playable online in your browser. The site is currently host to a trove of games from such classic consoles as the Atari, the ColecoVision, and even an oddball system we'd never heard …

Intellectual Property

Wearable technology set to take the workplace by storm

Like the PC, mobile phone and tablet, wearable technology is poised to change how organizations collect, access and use information. The first three …

Brands Are Coming to Snapchat. Will Users Disappear?

The first snap was more of a bang: a panda with a gun to its head and a gift-wrapped box to the right. The background was black with dozens of …

A Face-Tracking Google+ App That'll Make You a Better Conversationalist

Technology has made it easier than ever to stay in touch. But services like Skype and FaceTime don't necessarily guarantee a good conversation. They …