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Apple releases new public OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta (build 14C81h)

Readers report Apple has started rolling out a new public beta release of its 10.10.2 OS X Yosemite beta (build 14C81h). Developers received the third build of 10.10.2 earlier this month (build 14C81f).<p>Today’s beta release follows beta 3, which was released earlier this month. Not much seems to …

Here’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

Microsoft shipped the first version of Windows on November 20, 1985. The company went public on March 13, 1986. That means that Microsoft pulled the trigger on its IPO mere months after Windows was first launched into the market.<p>Until today I didn’t know that the two events occurred so close …

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Walt Disney World starts accepting Apple Pay

Disney announced that it would bring contactless payments to its resorts before Christmas, and is now rolling out the feature on December 24. …

I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked.

An employee* in the Los Angeles office of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SNE) opened up to <i>Fortune</i> about the personal ordeal they went through following …

Report: Google plans to build Android software right into your car

Google is reportedly planning to build its connected car platform Android Auto directly into vehicles.<p>Reuters is reporting that the integration would …

Apple forces Nintype to drop one of the iOS keyboard’s signature features

With iOS 8, Apple has been showing a lot more indecision about what kind of app extensions, keyboards, and widgets are and aren’t allowed under the developer guidelines. This has caused even popular apps like PCalc and Drafts to have to scale back features, because they have inadvertently stepped …

Apps

Microsoft Plans A Virtual Reality Headset For Xbox One To Compete With The Oculus Rift

But it looks like Microsoft has moved forward and has actually created an Xbox One virtual reality headset like the Oculus Rift.<p>"I think the technology is really interesting, and it's definitely something we've been playing with for quite a while," Xbox head Phil Spencer told IGN in March.<p>Microsoft …

Tip of the Day: Make Text Larger and Bold, and the Display Brighter

I use reading glasses for some things, a concession to middle age, but fortunately I don't ever need them when I'm using my iPad. That's because I've adjusted the settings so that the text is larger and bolded, making it much easier to see. These settings apply to all of Apple's apps and to …

Tutorials

Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi: Android 5.0.2 update now available to download

When it rains, it pours, and such is the collection of confectionery confetti that is flowing down from the Mountain View candy land. Released in October, Android 5.0 landed with the Nexus 9, yet just a few weeks later 5.0.1 was already on its way, a small update to address bugs, but which also …

Android News

Want Your Cookies To Look Really Fancy? Try This 3D Printer

Behind on your holiday baking? Maybe a 3D printer would help.<p>Natural Machines, a Barcelona-based startup, has created a 3D printer for food, called the "Foodini." It won't do all the work necessary to make a batch of cookies, but it at least helps with assembly, giving non-experts a way to make …

Apple Pay claimed 1% of November’s digital payment dollars, new report says

A new report from ITG has revealed that Apple Pay was responsible for 1% of the total digital payment dollars spent in November. The study also found that 60% of new Apple Pay customers used the service multiple times throughout the month, while competing services like PayPal see only 20% of …

iPhone 6 Plus Makes A Good Long-Term iPad Replacement

Here’s the most unequivocal statement I can make about the iPhone 6 Plus after long-term use: it makes the iPad Mini unnecessary.<p>Like many iPad owners, I was used to carrying around the Mini in addition to a phone. Out of habit, I continued to do so after I started using the 6 Plus. That didn’t …

My year of the iPad: The wrap-up review

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel<p>Earlier this year, I wrote about how I expected 2014 to be the Year of the iPad for me. In the article, I …

The Perfect Gaming Phone

<i>Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>A sketch comedy show in the UK called <i>The Fast Show</i> used to have a farmer/bumpkin character named Jesse who would emerge from a shed …