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Jony Ive 'Is A Much More Controversial Figure' Inside Apple Than People Realize, Says Apple Author

No matter what you want to believe about Apple, there is no denying that Jobs was the keystone that held Apple together. It was his vision for what consumers would want that led the company's success for 14 years.<p>With Jobs gone, Apple needed someone to fill the void. But Jobs' talents were so …

Report: Apple considering iTunes Store for Android & on-demand streaming service

According to a new report from <i>Billboard</i>, Apple is considering launching an iTunes Store app on the Android platform to combat declining music sales on the digital platform. The report also says that Apple execs are in talks with high level label executives to discuss debuting an on-demand streaming …

Moto 360 will use sapphire glass, wireless charging, report says

Motorola has touted the premium materials for its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, which could include a step-up in material for its face.<p>The Moto 360 could employ a sapphire glass face, according to G for Games.<p>In addition, the site reported that the Moto 360 could also use an OLED display, as well …

Mobile Technology

Anti-Social Network Helps You Avoid People You Don’t Want To See

Sick of running into your ex? Brian Moore was, so he developed Cloak, an app that warns you when other people are nearby.<p>There is no shortage of social media apps out there that will loudly broadcast to everyone where you are at every second of the day. Rarer is the app that exists to obfuscate …

The world’s most popular smartphone is also a huge headache for mobile operators

NTT Docomo, Japan’s biggest mobile operator, hoped it would win a bigger market share when it finally started offering its subscribers the iPhone last September. And it did. But the iPhone is also battering the company’s bottom line. Docomo said this morning that its full year forecast may be hurt …

iTunes

Report: LTE speeds drop in US over the last year

The download speeds of 4G LTE networks dropped in the US over the last year, according to measurements from network monitoring app OpenSignal.<p>In the February 2014 report, the United States ranked 15th of 16 countries for download speeds, losing ground as the average data rate dropped to 6.5Mbps …

Beep Connects Any Speaker to the Cloud

A pair of ex-Googlers have launched Beep, a beautiful WiFi-equipped dial that lets you stream music to any speaker with a line-in port. The device will launch this Fall with Pandora integration.<p>Multi-room streaming systems like Sonos have made listening to music easier than ever, but many of the …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Nanotech

Skit!, An Animated Video App For Telling Silly Stories, Comes To Android

Skit!, an animated video app in the same general category as Bitstrips, the cartoon-making app which recently scored $3 million in Series A funding, is coming to Android. Like Bitstrips, Skit! is also focused on letting users create characters, and share stories to social networks like Facebook, …

A 'super-rare' NES cartridge has landed on eBay, but it'll cost thousands to add it to your collection

A rare console game called Nintendo World Championships that contained short versions of Super Mario, Tetris and Rad Racer, but that never went on general release, has been put up for auction on eBay and is set to sell for thousands of dollars.<p>Described as in ‘Acceptable’ condition (by eBay’s …