Grant Hughston

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The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

Obama Compares Obamacare Rollout To iOS7 Launch

President Barack Obama is known for using a Blackberry, but when he needs to make a point about technology he turns to Apple.<p>Obama snuck the tech giant into the Obamacare fight on Tuesday afternoon, trying to drum up a little patience from Americans as his administration grapples with a glitchy …

Verizon Says Software Glitch Let Some Customers Upgrade Phone and Keep Unlimited Plan

Verizon said Monday that it was a software glitch rather than a change in policy that recently allowed some customers to get a low-cost phone upgrade …

Have scientists really invented a Star Wars-style lightsaber?

Good news and bad news for hard-core <i>Stars Wars</i> fans.<p>The good news: Scientists say they have finally taken the next step of turning science fiction into fact with the invention of a real-life lightsaber.<p>The bad news: The creation of the lightsaber was an accident and the result is nowhere near as …

Apple reportedly cutting Samsung's share of next iPhone chip production

Cupertino to shift majority of manufacturing to Taiwan-based TSMC, according to Korean newspaper<p>Like every iPhone processor before it, the A8 chip in Apple's next flagship phone will still be made by Samsung, but according to Korean daily <i>Hankyung</i>, the majority of the manufacturing will be handled …

iOS 7 apps are prettier, but are they better?

A few new apps prove beauty doesn't have to be skin deep<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s …

iBlockbuster weekend for Apple's new iPhones

Shares of device maker jump 5% on exceeded expectations for product launch.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Apple said Monday it sold a record 9 million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models during the first weekend the devices went on sale, topping Wall Street expectations and sending the company's shares up nearly …

Meet the newest cord cutters: college campuses

TV isn’t coming back to school at Northwestern University this fall: The college decided earlier this year that it was going to turn off its …

I Love Digital, but Sometimes Paper is Just Better

On my last trip overseas I decided to print out my boarding pass. I know, there are lots of ways to board digitally. I can show my QR-Code boarding pass thingy and scan it myself at the counter. But the last two times I tried that it was just such a stressful and annoying experience I decided to go …

Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain

The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.<p>"That's a good one," says Jony Ive, when asked what he would …

Should You Upgrade to iOS 7? A Guide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For those of you opting out of buying one of the two new iPhones coming out this week, there's still …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s reviews: Pretty, powerful and still leading the pack

Apple’s(s aapl) new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s aren’t available until Friday, however, in typical fashion, Apple has provided review units to a few …

Here’s What They’re Saying About the New iPhones

“It is the gold standard in phones,” Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said of the iPhone 5s when he unveiled it during a special event at …

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A New Touch for iPhone

Apple brings out a new top-of-the-line iPhone model every year, but a redesign only every other year. In the intervening cycles, the company tends to …

Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S

Is it too soon to start building an iPhone 6 wish list?<p>Because the iPhone 5S, which Apple announced today (along with the cheaper iPhone 5C) to the surprise of no one, represents perhaps the least exciting and most disappointing iPhone update yet.<p>Indeed, just as the iPhone 4S was little more than …

Video isn’t breaking the internet: The industry giants are

The web can’t handle video, goes the common refrain. For example, Comcast (S CMCSK) estimates that if people wanted to watch the television content …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Apple looking to hire engineers with solar experience to work on mobile devices

<b>Update:</b> Apple has removed the job listing from its website, but we grabbed a screenshot below.<p>Apple appears to be investigating the use of thin film solar technology for future mobile products with a new job listing on the company’s website looking to hire an engineer with experience in the solar …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

What I like and what I don’t like about the new Apple iPhones

From manufacturing processes to marrying elements of user experience with hardware components, Apple(s aapl) still retains that special edge of …

Smarter than you think: the internet isn't dumbing us down after all

Clive Thompson argues technology is helping us learn faster<p>A writer for publications including <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>Wired</i>, Clive Thompson is used to defending the latest trends in digital technology from naysayers and skeptics. In 2008, he was one of the first to describe how sites like Twitter …

An Oral History Of Apple Design: 2010

As skeuomorphism and Apple Maps laid bare the company’s weaknesses, one of the company’s former bright lights stepped down.<p>Most efforts to explain design at Apple end up reducing a complex 37-year history to bromides about simplicity, quality, and perfection–as if those were ambitions unique to …

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Apple’s Untold History Reveals Why The iPhone 5C Will Be In Color

To Steve Jobs, the iMac’s trademark Bondi blue finish was a mistake. And his response echoes all the way to the upcoming iPhone 5C.<p>In 1998, at a special Apple event in Cupertino, then-interim CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the product that would herald Apple’s comeback: the iMac. But as Jobs went …

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ANALYST: Samsung Is Going To Lose Its Top Spot In China

In a note on the Chinese smart phone market Zhang writes:<p>In China, a $300-$400 price range is considered the middle-range smartphone market, compared with the high-end market segment which is dominated by Apple, Samsung, Sony and other foreign brands. Local brands such as Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, …

Self-driving cars will bristle with sensors

<b>Editors' note:</b> <i>Be sure to catch the other stories in this package: on how Google's robo-cars mean the end of driving as we know it, on real-world experiments with platoons of connected cars, and on smart transport grids.</i><p>Self-driving cars are analogous to another autonomous entity, the human being: …