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Why cord-cutters should (kind of) be excited about Comcast's new Xfinity Stream app

Comcast Xfinity subscribers will be treated to a tricked-out new mobile TV experience later this month.<p>Xfinity Stream is an overhauled app that will …

Smart TV

Nurse in widely-viewed U.S. protest photo holds first interview | Reuters

(Reuters) - The black woman who was photographed in a long, flowy dress standing before a pair of heavily-geared riot police during a protest in Baton Rouge last weekend gave her first public interview since the photo went viral, CBS News said on Thursday.<p>Protestor Ieshia Evans is detained by law …

Baton Rouge

WordPress now powers 25% of the Web

One in four websites is now powered by WordPress.<p>Today is a big day for the free and open-source content management system (CMS). To be perfectly clear, the milestone figure doesn’t represent a fraction of all <i>websites that have a CMS</i>: WordPress now powers 25 percent <i>of the Web</i>.<p>The latest data comes …

Apple Music Is Boosting Spotify, Not Crushing It, Says CEO Daniel Ek

“We keep setting new records week by week,” Ek said at an event on Monday.<p>Despite predictions that Apple Music could swallow streaming music competitors, a different phenomenon seems to be taking place: Apple’s interest in the rapidly evolving music industry is actually giving its competitors a …

Apple Music

Google Is Making This Major Change to Android

After a mobile security researcher revealed a flaw — dubbed Stagefright — in Google’s Android software which, as <i>Fortune</i> has reported, “leaves as many …

Chris Matthews

Microsoft has iOS devs building the 'bridge' for Windows 10 apps

It's no secret -- even with its fast start, Microsoft needs more apps on Windows 10, across PCs, tablets and phones. Many of the most popular ones are already built for Android, iOS or even older versions of Windows, but supporting another platform can be tricky. To solve that problem, in April …

Apple's signature software is uncharacteristically bad for the world's most valuable company

It is also, in the inimitable judgement of the indie iOS developer Marco Arment, "a toxic hellstew."<p>I agree: It's why I wrote about how poorly iTunes performs for classical music listeners and, really, for anyone with a large music library.<p>But it's worth spending time on iTunes's specific design …

Apple Music

Sources at major labels say Apple Music hit over 10M subscribers in first month

Music site <i>Hits Daily Double</i> cites “inside sources at some of the major labels” as stating that Apple Music signed up more than 10M subscribers in the first four weeks, saying the number was shared with them by Apple.<p>The site says both Apple and the labels were surprised by the speed of adoption, …

Apple Music tracks don't work with the new iPod Shuffle or Nano

Thinking about a new iPod to take advantage of offline listening in Apple Music? You'll want to hold off for now.<p>In an attempt to curb piracy, tracks …

'The Last Starfighter' is getting a TV series with VR scenes

<i>The Last Starfighter</i> tested the limits of early computer-generated movie graphics, and it's about to explore uncharted waters once again. Original writer Jonathan Betuel is developing <i>The Starfighter Chronicles</i>, a related TV series (about alien law enforcement, not an arcade fan turned hero) where …

Apple Music

Comcast unveils PC and mobile TV app called Stream

The battle to woo cord cutters with à al carte cable TV channels via apps has taken a new turn, with cable giant Comcast now joining the …

Apple Loop: Apple Music Corrupting iTunes, iOS 8.4 Kills Loved Feature, iPhone 6S Will Anger Users

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes Apple Music’s corruption of iTunes libraries, the thinking behind the 16 GB iPhone 6S, Apple’s huge production run for the new iPhones, details on the iOS 9 beta, Cupertino’s demands for uniform Apple Store …

Apple Music

Apple Finally Fixes The iPhone Keyboard’s Worst Flaw In iOS 9

It’s the little things in life.<p>Like, you know, being able to tell if your keyboard is currently set to use capital letters or not.<p>With iOS 9, Apple is finally fixing one of the platform’s strangest quirks: the keyboard will no longer appear to be all caps, all the time.<p>If you’re an Android user, or …

Touchscreens

YouTuber PewDiePie Responds To Haters After They Discover He Made $7 Million Last Year

Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie is the king of the YouTubers . He’s a YouTube star with 9 billion views and Expressen, a Swedish newspaper, estimated that he made $7 million last year on advertising, a feat that is no longer an outlier in the burgeoning world of online stardom.<p>In the video Kjellberg …

Internet

iOS 9 lets you store 105 more apps per folder on the iPad

In addition to adding the new News app, iOS 9 beta 3 also made a much-needed enhancement to the folder functionality on the iPad. In prior versions of iOS, users were restricted to a 3×3 layout of apps on the iPad, meaning that there were 3 rows of 3 apps on the device, for a total of 9 apps per …

Microsoft dropped the Xbox Music name because it was confusing

Microsoft surprised everyone by rebranding its Xbox Music service to Groove yesterday. While many had expected the company to drop the Xbox Music naming, the Groove replacement won over alternatives like Microsoft Music and others that the company had been considering. The new Groove music service …

Xbox

Apple Loop: Frustrating iPhone 6S Leaks, iOS 8.4's Nasty Surprise, Apple Music Corrupts iTunes

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a look at the disappointing iPhone 6S leak, the launch of Apple Music, iOS 8.4′s strengths and weaknesses, the update to iTunes 12.2 and issues with iCloud Music, the new iPod range, Apple’s US market share …

Apple Music

People are freaking out after Apple killed off an important part of its music app

But it turns out that the update didn't just add Apple Music: Apple Insider reports that it also removed a key feature.<p>Home Sharing used to be an easy way to share your iTunes music around your Wi-Fi network. If you had a music library on one device, you could share it with friends, coworkers, or …

Apple Music

This Saturday On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Echo

I could lie and tell you that we recorded a special July 4th edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast, but it wouldn’t be accurate. In reality, we recorded this podcast over a week ago and I accidentally forgot to push the publish button.<p>But the content still exists, so I felt strongly about sharing it …

Gear & Gadgets

MasterCard app plans to let you pay for things with a selfie

A prototype biometric app can scan your face or your fingerprint to verify your identity to retailers.<p>Say cheese: MasterCard has come up with an app that lets you pay for stuff with a selfie.<p>The credit card company is experimenting with a mobile app that uses facial recognition to verify your …

Mastercard
iOS

Archos' new Helium Plus smartphones launch direct to consumer

Available in July, the wallet-friendly handsets run Android 5.0 and come in 5-inch and 5.5-inch options.<p>In what's fast becoming a trend, Archos has announced a pair of budget-minded Android 5.1 smartphones to be sold direct to consumer. Of course, this has been the Archos way of doing things all …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 easily outperforms Apple’s iPad Air 2 and Google’s Nexus 9

U.K. consumer watchdog group Which wants to help you pick a tablet.<p>Which’s lab experts examined the top 10 tablets in the U.K. To assess the speed of each, the group used Geekbench‘s cross-platform processor benchmark, which runs tests and simulations of real-world tasks.<p>Performance certainly isn’t …