Richard M. Stoff

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‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

Dell Venue 11 Pro: The anti-iPad

The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a very different creature than an Apple tablet. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.<p>My first impression of the Dell Venue 11 Pro is positive. It's very different from the iPad Air but that's OK.<p>The Venue 11 has a gorgeous 10.8-inch -- an unusual size -- 1,920x1,080 IPS …

IPad Air

How to Use Flipboard to Create a Killer DIY Hyperlocal Publication in 5 Minutes | Street Fight

<b>Published:</b><p>For anyone who owns an iPad, it’s no surprise that Flipboard is a breakthrough. The one-year-old application allows you to instantly turn …

Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / August 16, 2013<p>Flipboard magazines are a beautiful way to curate and share your favorite articles, photos, videos and audio tracks. Yet …

YouTube Starts Rolling Out Its New Commenting System Based On Google+

In September, YouTube announced that it would soon roll out a new commenting system powered by Google+. After testing it on channel discussion tabs for a few weeks, it’s now starting to roll it out to all videos on the site.<p>Given the size of YouTube, this roll-out will start this week, but it will …

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Why Verizon’s Ellipsis could be the first in a new wave of cheap 4G tablets

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>If you’re in the market for a connected tablet and you haven’t taken investigated Verizon’s(s vz)(s vod) new Ellipsis 7, the …

Retina iPad Mini’s Color Range Still a Shade Shy of the Best

Anandtech<p>With the next-generation iPad mini with Retina display, Apple managed to create a device identical to its sibling, the iPad Air, in most …

iPad Mini

Tim Cook Decides Not To Ruin Most Apple Workers' Thanksgivings

Many Apple Store workers will likely give thanks to Tim Cook on Nov. 28.<p>A person familiar with Apple's plans confirmed to The Huffington Post that only three U.S. Apple stores -- one in New York, one in Hawaii and one in Las Vegas -- will be open on Thanksgiving Day, and all other U.S. stores will …

Twitter pulls option that let you receive direct messages from any follower

After enabling the feature for just a month, Twitter's decided it doesn't want you to receive messages from any follower without the need to follow back. <i>The Next Web</i> reports that the company has silently removed the checkbox in user settings that enables the option, which we've confirmed in at …

How Much Is A Pinterest Pin Worth? Much More Than A Tweet

We know just how much Pinterest has been valued at–$3.8 billion–but how much is a pin on the social media cork board worth to brands?<p>Social media marketing and analytics firm Piqora thinks it has the answer, after undertaking a nine-month study of more than 1,000 brands on the site. Stats please, …

Step back, haters: Firefox phone now has ‘thousands of apps’ and global growth

Firefox OS, the web-based mobile operating system from Mozilla, is making progress toward getting a robust app ecosystem up and running.<p>In a blog post today, team members revealed an interesting tidbit about the platform’s momentum.<p>“In just a few months since the Firefox Marketplace opened with the …

Apple’s new iPad Mini retina is in very short supply

Fewer than a third of Apple’s new iPad Mini retina models are currently available for in-store pickup, according to a survey of 172 Apple stores around the U.S.<p>Which means that not only is the Mini retina in hot demand, it’s also in very, very short supply.<p>“With four capacity models (i.e., 16GB, …

August secures $8M for its Yves Behar-designed smart lock

Your front door is about to get a lot smarter, prettier, and more-connected.<p>Back in May, home automation startup August announced the August smart lock, an inconspicuous but well-designed device developed in part by Jawbone’s Yves Behar. Bluetooth-enabled, the August smart lock lets owners send …

Apple to unveil 12.9-inch iPad, claims report

The supersized tablet could debut in early 2014, according to news site Korea Times. But why would Apple produce such a huge iPad?<p>Apple is reportedly cooking up a tablet that would outsize the current iPad by more than two inches.<p>Citing an official at a Korean Apple supplier, news site Korea Times …

IPad Air

That Was Fast: Facebook’s Web/Mobile Chat Feature Is Now Getting Rolled Out Globally

Yesterday, we wrote about a new Facebook feature that was getting spotted by a few users showing them when their online friends were on web or mobile versions of Facebook . We were told by Facebook that it was a test. Now, Facebook says it is getting rolled out globally.<p>As we mentioned yesterday, …

Verizon’s retail facelift: New destination stores will showcase the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Verizon Wireless(s vz)(s vod) unveiled its new destination store concept on Tuesday in the Mall of America in Minneapolis, …

Latest Rumors: Retina iPad Mini Delayed; iWatch to Have Flexible Display

If Apple does have an event this month to announce new iPads and new Mac laptops, it's hard to imagine what they'll offer regarding the iPad mini. <i>Reuters</i> is reporting today that the high-resolution retina display for the iPad mini simply isn't yet ready for production, according to sources in …

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Apple's share of mobile market grows to over 40 percent, but Samsung also shows momentum

According to new figures from comScore, 40.6 percent of US smartphone subscribers are using iPhones. In the three month period that concluded September 30th, Apple's share grew by 0.7 percentage points from where it stood in June. The company launched two new iPhone models on September 20th, and …

You Have To See This Awesome Animated iWatch Concept GIF

A designer named Thomas Bogner shared his impressive concept of what Apple's long-awaited iWatch might look like.<p>While Bogner thinks "it looks basically like the bastard child of a Fuel Band and an iPhone," we're into it. It's a cool concept that looks like it'd be easy to wear, and those fluid …

A week with the iPad Air in three words: Believe. The. Hype.

All tech companies love to hype their shiny new gadgets. Nothing is ever a slightly better version of the last model, everything is a ‘breakthrough’, changes are always ‘dramatic’, performance is always ‘ground-breaking’.<p>Apple is of course the acknowledged master of the marketing arts, so if I’m …

FiftyThree's New Pencil Stylus and Paper App Are a Perfect Match

Apple has sold iPad and iPhone styluses in its stores for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I noticed one of the company's promo videos …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear didn’t “sell” 800,000 units, and it could be as big a flop as Microsoft Surface

This morning tech pundits were caught flat-footed by a Reuters report in which Samsung claimed it had “sold” 800,000 of the widely-panned Galaxy Gear smartwatches. This figure seems too good to be true for a device that critics consistently derided as light on battery life, excessively complicated …

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