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Apple to begin offering web-based chat support for Beats hardware (update: live)

Apple will expand its support capabilities for Beats by Dre hardware products, like headphones and speakers, next week by launching web-based chat support, according to sources. Customers in need of support for their Beats devices will be able to instant message with a support representative via …

Apps

Apple's Oscars iPad ad is set to the tune of Martin Scorsese

Technically Incorrect: A new ad for the iPad -- and shot with an iPad -- features high schoolers making movies and the sound of a speech by movie director Martin Scorsese.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Should you be watching the …

Will the launch of the Apple Watch spark the next app goldrush?

Apple’s next big release is hotly anticipated by iPhone developers – and developers for Google’s rival smartwatch operating system Android Wear too<p>Even before having used an Apple Watch, Daniel Breslan is pretty sure how people will use his app, Departure Board, on one. “When you’re waiting in a …

Apple's Hiring a Music Journalist, Plans More iTunes Editorial

Earlier this month, Apple poached DJ Zane Lowe from BBC Radio One for an undisclosed role at its Cupertino HQ. Now it’s after another hire with a background in talking about music and pop culture.<p>It’s currently advertising for an editorial producer, based in London, and asks for someone with …

Music Industry

Xbox One With 2 Controllers and 3 Games, Xbox Live for $40, Call of Duty Free Weekend on PC

If you don't have an Xbox One yet, this might be the deal for you.<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Sunday Deals<p><b>An Xbox One, Two</b> …

Pokémon

Apple iPads earn the “most responsive screen” tablet title in tests

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you think Apple’s(s aapl) touchscreen tablets are more responsive than the competition, you’re right. So says Agawi, which …

Duolingo brings free language courses to the iPad

The service has 5 million users across its Web, iOS and Android smartphone versions, said CEO Luis von Ahn, and is among the most popular education apps.<p>Duolingo, a free language-learning service that doubles as a crowdsourced text translation platform, is now available for the iPad.<p>The service, …

Apple picks up Digital Dash touch screen dashboard patent that could improve iOS in the Car

A new Apple patent published today by the United States Patent and Trademark office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) could show some of Apple’s future plans for bringing iOS to the car through its partnership with various car manufacturers. Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple showed off its new iOS in the Car …

iOS 7 is the essence of less

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>And if simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.<p>The most powerful man in the room doesn’t need a loud voice. The securely rich don’t need to flaunt their wealth. The cool kids are the ones who aren’t trying to be cool. …

Windows Phone 8 Reportedly Gained A Notification Center Before Losing It Again

When I buy gadgets off of eBay, I’m lucky if half of them haven’t previously been gnawed on by dogs. Meanwhile, this redditor who picked up a second-hand Nokia Lumia 920 from the auction site seems to have gotten much more than he bargained for — he’s been posting screenshots from the device for …

Android's market share is a 'joke,' and 'Apple owns the high end' of the smartphone market (interview)

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

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24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

Marketing

Two Neat New Backlit iPad Mini Keyboard Cases From Zagg

Two new iPad mini keyboard cases from Zagg today: A super-thin magnetic cover and a thicker stick-on “folio” case, similar to the Pro Plus case for the regular-sized iPad only with a top cover too. And both, amazingly, are backlit.<p>For me, it’s a shootout between Zagg and Logitech when it comes to …

Neat

Apple Needs To Steal These Features For iOS 7, Pronto

He put out this demo of his ideas, and we think Apple would be wise to include a lot of these features when iOS 7 comes out of the oven.<p>That magic release date, in true Apple fashion, is still unknown, but the rumor mill suggests we'll see it later this year.<p>We already thought iOS was pretty cool …

iOS

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

Employment

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

That Apple Flexible Display For a Future iPhone, Cool And Cute

A couple of days back the US Patent and Trademarks Office published Apple’s application for a wrap-around form factor for electronic devices. It looks like a curvy, future iPhone.<p>I’ve read a number of interpretations of the application, some of them suggesting this is an Apple invention. Clearly it …

Rumor Has It That Microsoft's New 'Windows Blue' Will Replace Windows RT

The plan is to replace RT and/or merge RT with Microsoft's next-generation operating system, known as Windows Blue. So reports Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai at the Chinese publication, Digitimes.<p>An unnamed sourced in the PC manufacturing business told Chen and Tsai:<p>Microsoft will no longer launch …

Software

Street View Hits Mars With This 4-Gigapixel Panoramic

There's been no shortage of Mars pictures since Curiosity landed. We've got Martian mountains, rover selfies, the works. But thanks to a little image …

Following its new iPhone campaign, Apple shares ‘Why you’ll love an iPad’

Following up on its recently launched “Why you’ll love an iPhone” campaign,” Apple has begun a similar strategy for its iPad and iPad mini tablets. Alongside a redesigned iPad website, Apple’s new “Why you’ll love an iPad” page lists some of the awards and reasons for why customers use the iPad and …

Damaged undersea internet cable causes widespread global service disruption

A cut to the largest internet cable that connects Europe and Asia caused severe service disruption that stretched from from Africa to Pakistan.<p>Chief …