Anthony Rocco

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Woman Pays For Two iPhones, Reportedly Tricked Into Buying Two $600 Apples Instead

There are apples, and then are Apples. One hapless phone customer in Australia reportedly found this out the hard way, when she paid for what she thought was a pair of iPhones and ended up with two very expensive pieces of fruit.<p>The unidentified 21-year-old woman had negotiated to buy the phones on …

Apple iPhone and iPad patent ban overturned in US

<b>A ban on sales of older models of Apple's iPad and iPhone in the US has been overturned by the Obama administration.</b><p>In June, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a patent of rival Samsung.<p>President Barack Obama's trade representative has now vetoed that decision …

YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

Watch the Intricate Patterns of Global Infrastructure Emerge From Geocoded Tweets

No more kids stuff in your Netflix list

Netflix is rolling out a much-requested feature that should please users with kids and those who share their account with others.<p>And the video streaming company is teasing that the feature most often demanded by Canadian users is coming soon.<p>On Thursday, Netflix began officially rolling out the …

World's first 3D-printed rifle gets update, fires 14 shots

A Canadian tinkerer who previously claimed to have created the world's first 3D-printed rifle, only to see the barrel crack upon its first videotaped test firing, has now created an updated version of the gun that was able to fire 14 rounds before suffering damage. The riflemaker, who goes by the …

Despite Google’s Gains, iPhone Still Edges Out Android Devices In App And Overall Smartphone Usage, Says Forrester

Android has decisively overtaken iOS as the world’s most popular smartphone platform, both in terms of existing devices and sales, but it seems like usage habits are harder to break. A report out today from Forrester on mobile marketing techniques includes some interesting numbers on app usage, …

Spotify, Pandora and the profits problem for streaming music

Streaming music service Spotify reported its financial results for 2012 this week, and they're a useful way to take the pulse of a business model – the combination of ad-supported and subscription-based streaming music – that the music industry is looking to for a revival in its fortunes.<p>Spotify's …

Fantasy Buzzer Launches As A One-Stop Shop For Fantasy Football Research

With the start of fantasy football draft season nearly upon us, New York-based startup Fantasy Buzzer has launched a new website that aims to give fantasy buffs an edge with real-time news, injury alerts, and recommendations tailored to their teams. Because nothing is serious like fantasy football …

Facebook adds Cover Feed to standard Android app, no Home required

Facebook has announced that a new update of its regular app will include Cover Feed, the company's replacement for Android's lock screen. Explaining the move, Facebook says it's noticed many Facebook Home users have already opted to use Cover Feed while sticking with Android's default app launcher, …

A 'Google Play' version of the Moto X is coming soon

Five major US carriers will sell the new Moto X when it comes out later this year, but those who want a truly pure and unlocked version of Motorola's latest will be glad to hear that Google will be selling the device as well. Yes, there will be a Google Play edition of the Moto X. Like the Google …

Colombia & Venezuela get Telefonica Firefox OS phones today

Today marks the first day of sales in Latin America for two Telefonica-powered phones running Firefox OS.<p>Firefox OS is Mozilla’s web-based operating system. Much like Chrome OS, it favors a web app ecosystem rather than downloaded apps from a single marketplace.<p>So far, the OS has been the subject …

Motorola Is Trying To Erase The Sex Jokes It Made While Marketing The Moto X

Motorola has been building up hype for the Moto X, its first smartphone since Google bought the company. And the marketing campaign has been pretty heavy with its use of sexual double entendres.<p>For example, this afternoon Motorola tweeted out a photo of the phone with a customized back casing with …

Blip, Hulu, Vevo and Devour are coming to Chromecast

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google’s (s GOOG) new smart TV dongle Chromecast is getting more love from video publishers: Blip, Hulu, Vevo and Devour all …

Who's offering developers cash to secretly promote Samsung?

An Android developer claims a Korean PR agency representing Samsung offered him $500 to mention the company's upcoming developer competition on the community Stack Overflow. In a blog post, Delyan Kratunov details a back-and-forth between himself and marketer John Yoon, the CCO for viral marketing …

Oracle Lands In More Hot Water Over Ads That Slam IBM — And Now The FTC May Investigate

On Thursday, one of the advertising industry's self-regulation bodies, the National Advertising Division, asked the Federal Trade Commission to step in and investigate Oracle's ads for "possible law enforcement action," it said.<p>"Now, IBM has brought NAD's attention to a fourth Oracle advertising …

Where You Buy The Moto X Highlights A Weakness In Google's Approach To Mobile

With the announcement of the Moto X from Google, the new tech toys are taking the headlines – the natural language processing, customised shells, the always listening microphone, and the contextual awareness processor grabbing many of the headlines. But there are some points to note about the …

Google Fiber Gets $10/Month Sports Package with 12 Networks

Google Fiber customers are already a lucky bunch, but things are getting even better. Google is sweetening the pot with a new $10 per month Sports Plus package that includes 12 TV networks.<p>Google says the networks bundled in the package will vary depending on which fiber city you live in.<p>Kansas …

Snowden offered job at Russia's top social network

It's likely that Russia's top social-networking site VKontakte won't be seeking references from previous employers when recruiting U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden to its staff.<p>Despite being a wanted fugitive, Snowden appears to have no problem finding work. VKontakte offered Snowden a job as a …

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Jelly Bean Passes 40% Android Adoption

Last month was a significant one for the Android ecosystem since it marked the first time the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1/4.2) build overtook Gingerbread as the most used version of the operating system.<p>Google just released its figures for July, and there’s further growth for Jelly Bean, which has …

Motorola unveils Moto X with 2,000 variations, including wood cover

After teasing it for weeks, Motorola finally unveiled its American-manufactured, customizable smartphone: the Moto X.<p>The Google-owned company said users will be able to customize a number of the parts on the Moto X, including various colors and materials such as wood. In total, more than 2,000 …