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Prankster students streamed porn on their high school cafeteria's TV

<b>Warning: the video below contains uncensored images of pornography, definitely NSFW.</b><p>Kids at Montgomery Blair High School had a very "educational" …

Fix Constant Apple ID Verification Password Pop-Ups on iPhone & iPad

Some iPhone and iPad users have discovered their devices keep asking them repeatedly for their Apple ID to be verified with a password. If you have …

Operating Systems

Achieving Nerdvana: Learning Swift for iOS at Big Nerd Ranch

Feature<p>With its origins at NeXT, Big Nerd Ranch is one of the more respected iOS app development companies in the world. At a recent coding retreat …

The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Apple Music

Spotify killer? Or Ping 2.0? Apple today finally announced its move into on-demand music streaming with the unveiling of Apple Music. Now the question is whether Apple Music will be a hit with the public, bringing legions of new users to streaming and stealing from competitors. Or whether it will …

iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 to bring ‘quality’ focus, smaller apps, Rootless security, legacy iPhone/iPad support

For the first time in several years, Apple is changing up its annual iOS and OS X upgrade cycle by limiting new feature additions in favor of a “big focus on quality,” according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s operating system development plans. We first reported in February that …

iOS

Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview is now available

Office 2016 may still be getting the finish touches in Redmond, but Microsoft is opening up its productivity suite for public preview. If you'll recall, some apps were included in previous releases of the Windows 10 Technical Preview and made available for both IT folks and devs. As of today, …

Microsoft Announces Cross-Platform Add-Ins for Office Apps, Plans to Bring iOS Apps to Windows 10

Microsoft held its annual BUILD conference for developers this morning, where it made several announcements that may be of interest to Mac and iOS users. First off, the company announced cross-platform add-ins that will deeply integrate third-party apps and services into multiple versions of …

Software

I made a bold move from iPhone to Android, and I completely regret it

Apple has ruled my personal technological world for years. My first smartphone was an iPhone 3G back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Around that time I also got my first MacBook, one of those white plastic beauties. Both devices blew my mind at the time.<p>I remember endless conversations with a …

Amazing

The best and worst April Fools’ Day jokes of 2015

There’s not a more annoying day of the year to get on the Internet than April Fools’ Day. Ready or not, it’s here, and companies are spewing out a wave of fake product announcements, some of which we actually wish were real.<p>Don’t get pranked by this year’s jokes. We’ve rounded up the best and the …

How Apple's new MacBook gets nearly as much battery life as the MacBook Pro with a battery half the size

Feature<p>Apple has packed its all-new MacBook with some impressive technology, but its outstanding battery life —nine hours from a single charge —may …

MacBook

ResearchKit Receives Thousands of Sign-Ups Following Launch

Less than twenty-four hours after Apple unveiled ResearchKit, the open source medical framework had received thousands of sign-ups, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The report claims that Stanford University researchers awoke on Tuesday morning, the day after Apple's "Spring Forward" media event, to discover …

Medical Technology

How to run Linux in a window inside Chrome OS

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.Thanks to a handy set of scripts, you’ve long been able to install an instance of Linux on a Chromebook and …

Linux

Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: As similar as they are different

Samsung has a pair of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge videos for your viewing pleasure

Samsung’s new pair of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, have taken on a vastly different nature than those which came before. In seeking to stem the losses that begun to accumulate last year by working with premium materials and combining them with top-notch specs, Samsung may have …

Electronics Industry

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: 13 things to know

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is thinner, made of glass and metal, and has a curved screen version<p>Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphones have powerful processors, very high resolution screens and a new metal and glass design – but sacrifices have been made in pursuit of premium …

Apple Pay now used by more than 1 million Chase Bank customers

It seems that Apple Pay has really, well, <i>payed</i> off for Chase Bank. The company announced today that over 1 million of its customers have started …

Apple to Launch Public Beta Testing Programs for iOS 8.3 and iOS 9 [Updated]

Following up on the public beta program used for OS X Yosemite that allowed non-developers to try out and offer feedback on the operating system before its release, Apple will be launching similar programs for iOS 8.3 next month and iOS 9 later this year, reports <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>...Apple intends to release …

iOS

Apple’s car project is real and it could be spectacular

What started as a highly questionable, albeit interesting, rumor — Apple building some sort of car-related product, maybe even a car of its own — is …

Crazy iPhone rig shows how Chinese workers manipulate App Store rankings

An app manipulation farm sounds like someplace developers would go for a weekend retreat, complete with chiropractor sessions. In fact — according to a photo which has gone viral on social media in China — it’s a place where devs can pay for their apps’ download numbers to be artificially …

More hospitals are trying Apple HealthKit than Google Fit

Apple is moving its health care products into hospitals far faster than rivals Google and Samsung, claims a new report from Reuters. The news agency says that 14 of the 23 top hospitals it contacted were already trialling pilot programs with Apple’s HealthKit service to monitor chronic conditions …

Bunkr Is Now The Definitive PowerPoint Alternative Designed For The Web

Bunkr is a French startup that keeps reinventing itself. After making a big splash by promising the PowerPoint killer we’ve all been waiting for and struggling to raise a seed round, it is now starting from scratch again and rethinking from the ground up its presentation service.<p>Bunkr now takes …

Less Than 2% Of Android Devices Are Running Lollipop, Three Months After Launch

I really, really like Android 5.0 (or “Lollipop” as it’s known by those of us who probably care too much about these things). It cemented my preference for Android, and has earned the Nexus 5 another few months as my go-to phone.<p>Alas, most Android devices still aren’t running 5.0. In the grand …

Apple Pay adds another 15 banks and credit unions, over 60 institutions now supported

Last month Apple rolled out support for dozens of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay bringing the count to more than 45 institutions, and today Apple is out with the first wave of the month adding more than a dozen new banks to its list of supported Apple Pay banks bringing the total count to …

FinTech

Maybe this is the real reason Apple made the iPhone bigger

Many of tech’s largest firms reported fourth-quarter earnings this week, including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, and Facebook. For the most part, results were as expected—nothing exceptionally high or embarrassingly low. That is, except Apple, which beat analysts’ sales estimates by a …

Apple Watch

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Phones

Apple Watch Sightings Picking Up Ahead of Official Launch

With just three months to go until the Apple Watch's April release, Apple is hard at work field testing the device, and hundreds of Apple engineers, employees, and testers are wearing the Apple Watch on a regular basis to help Apple iron out last minute bugs and issues.<p>Due to the large number of …

Smartwatches

What I'll Do With My Parents' Facebook After They Die

My mother and father have long made it clear what their wishes are for when their times come—except for when it comes to their online footprints.<p>My parents have always been upfront with me about their wishes for when they die. I can remember talking about cremation, living wills, and Do Not …

Social Media

Samsung Reports Lowest Annual Profit In Three Years Due To Lagging Smartphone Sales

Samsung Electronics reported its lowest annual profit since 2011 during its earnings call today as its smartphone sales continue to suffer from increasing competition. In 2014, the company’s profit was 25 trillion won, a 32 percent drop from a high of 36.8 trillion won in 2013.<p>Its 4Q2014 net profit …

Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

<i>Star Trek</i>'s universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version …

Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks

About six months ago, we reported that Facebook was working on a new product aimed squarely at the enterprise market under the working title, “FB@Work.” Now that product is officially coming to light: today the company is launching new iOS and Android apps called “Facebook At Work,” along with a …