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Now we know why the newest Apple TV took so long: Siri

Apple TV users were left with the third generation unit for far too long. As many waited for years to see what Apple would do next, the wait seemed obnoxiously long. Now we know why.<p>In a deep dive on Apple’s AI efforts, Backchannel notes that Siri is the reason the current Apple TV took so long to …

Comment: Microsoft just demonstrated why Apple was right to stand up to the FBI

<i>Update: Steve Gibson has taken issue with the ‘golden key’ term used by Ars, arguing that it overplays the significance of the vulnerability.</i><p>I wrote an opinion piece predating the San Bernardino shootings on why Apple was right to stand firm on encryption even in the face of terrorist attacks, and …

Larry Ellison Recounts Making Plan With Steve Jobs to Save Apple

Larry Ellison, co-founder, chairman and CTO of Oracle, recently gave the Commencement Speech at USC. In his speech, Ellison recounts forming a plan …

Santa Cruz

Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Fight With the FBI

The day after the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., where Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot to death 14 people and wounded 22 others at a …

Privacy

Nest CEO Tony Fadell on the iPod, iPhone, and the importance of shipping products

Tony Fadell has had a storied career in Silicon Valley. He grew up in Michigan and took to building things early, thanks to a grandfather who gave him lots of tasks — like changing electrical sockets at the age of four. He became tech savvy, moved to Silicon Valley, and got a job at General Magic, …

Harvard study says Apple's Tim Cook was right: encryption bans, backdoors wouldn't work

Efforts by the FBI and certain lawmakers seeking to ban Apple and other U.S. companies from selling products with real encryption will not be …

Siri’s crazy math skills make for a killer bass beat in epic video rap

Okay, this is the best thing I’ve ever seen Siri do: multiply one trillion to the tenth power to lay down a hypnotic background beat for a bunch of cool kids to rap to.<p>The original video was uploaded by Robin Babu, who asked his iPhone’s digital assistant to do some math that resulted in a …

What Goes Up

This piece by Bryan Clark for TheNextWeb caught my eye last weekend — “We’ve Reached — Maybe Passed — Peak Apple: Why the Narrative Needs to …

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iPad Multitasking: The Ultimate Guide

Any iPad that supports iOS 10 or later can use multitasking, but each offers different levels of support depending on its RAM.<p>12.9-inch iPad Pro …

Facebook rolls out Instant Articles to all iOS users

After rolling out Instant Articles to a tiny subset of its 1.3 billion active user base back in May of this year, the social networking leader …

Personalized News

Apex 2 updated with support for iOS 9

Coming soon after the release of the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9 on Wednesday, A3Tweaks has released an update for Apex 2 that introduces iOS 9 …

Woz admits Steve Jobs wasn’t always a nice guy

Steve Jobs will be remembered as much for his negative personality traits as for his marketing genius, says Steve Wozniak in a new featurette for the upcoming movie, <i>Steve Jobs</i>.<p>The Woz waxes nostalgic about his friend and co-founder of Apple as his own recollections are interspersed with scenes and …

Woz talks to Bloomberg about Steve Jobs movie, turning down a return to Apple and electric cars

Interviewed by <i>Bloomberg</i>, Steve Wozniak reiterated his comments about the difference between fact and fiction in the <i>Steve Jobs</i> movie, saying that almost nothing shown actually happened, but that it was about personalities, not facts.<p>It’s a great movie. If Steve Jobs had been making movies, this is …

Samsung vs. TSMC: Comparing the battery life of two Apple A9s

Tests have limits, but the news seems (mostly) good for Samsung-made iPhone 6Ses.<p>Many consumer electronics companies, Apple included, use parts …

Wake Alarm Clock goes free as Apple's App of the Week

Heads-up deal seekers. Apple has named Tiny Hearts Limited’s “Wake Alarm Clock” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through …

App Store

Forget head-up displays. Mitsubishi's eX Concept has an augmented reality windshield

Ahead of its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, Mitsubishi has revealed renderings of its latest concept car, the eX Concept.<p>The …

Introducing the New Mac App to Download Youtube Videos

There's word in town that a new Mac app is available for those who wish to legally download youtube videos on their Macs. Curious about the rumor? …

Can you design a site in 10 minutes? Weld thinks so

I made a website just after I woke up this morning. I used Weld.io, a new service that aims to make designing websites easy and fun. It succeeds in both of those objectives, even if what you produce may end up a little rudimentary.<p>Like other options such as Squarespace and The Grid, Weld allows you …

What has Flash ever done for us? Quite a lot, actually.

I first started playing with Flash in the late 1990s when Macromedia Flash 3 was the latest version. My original website is still live at treecity.co.uk<p>Over the years, Flash has always taken a beating, especially when Flash intros became so popular and even more so when Flash banner ads annoyed …

Using BetterTouchTool to cycle through Safari tabs

<b>BetterTouchTool</b> is a free Mac utility that allows you to supercharge your Mac’s trackpad gestures. There are literally hundreds of uses for an app …

Evernote for iPhone and iPad will now automatically find and scan your physical documents

• Auto-capture: Point the camera at docs, whiteboards, and business cards<br>• Business cards: Connect to LinkedIn to get more info when scanning …

Two More Cool-But-Semi-Hidden Yosemite Features

Continuing the theme I began here last week, allow me to introduce you to another pair of useful but semi-hidden OS X Yosemite features. Feature #1 …

How to install Windows 10 on a Mac

Sometimes, you just need Windows. It’s not something that Apple would like to admit, and for the most part MacOS has done an admirable job of keeping …

How-To: Update your old MacBook, Mac mini, or Mac Pro hard drive with a fast SSD

My Mac is now silent. After installing a solid state drive (SSD) with no moving parts, the drone of my iMac’s hard drive and fans has given way to such an absence of sound that I only hear the high-pitched squeal of my office lights.<p>My Mac is now fast. Even with 400GB of available space, OS X …

Woz thinks Apple Watch is ‘like a little piece of art’

Meet the Mercedes tech guru who defected to Apple

Johann Jungwirth is a new Apple employee with one of the world’s most unbelievable job titles.<p>Until the middle of last year, Jungwirth headed up the big Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Silicon Valley that, among other things, is responsible for the futuristic self-driving car you see below. (The …

Watch Microsoft's Windows 10 keynote right here!

Can't make it to Washington for Microsoft's big Windows 10 event today? No worries! Between our liveblog and the stream embedded below, it'll be like you're sitting front-row center when Satya Nadella dishes the details on Redmond's new desktop operating system. You aren't tied to any one specific …

Windows 10

Every Khan Academy course is now available on the iPad for the first time

Over 150,000 training exercises have been added<p>Two technology trends are inescapable: people want to do everything online, and they want to do those things on a mobile device. Education and learning are no exception — online universities and other teaching aids have proliferated in the last decade, …

Khan Academy

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free was a great one, and it was highlighted by the controversial app Neato that …