Apple

Smartwatch Wars Kick Off with Moto 360

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Punched
Google (and Motorola) are wasting no time with this “smartwatch” trend. continue…

Is Apple Cutting iPhone 5C Price a Sign of Desperation?

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Apple first rolled out the iPhone 5C in 2013 as a lower-cost alternative to the iPhone 5S. Why cut its price again? continue…

Steve Jobs Denied Apple at Work On a Television: Report

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A new book suggests that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, contrary to earlier reports, was not working on a next-gen television set. continue…

Apple Patent Suggests Sporty Focus for “iWatch”

Apple’s invention aims to provide an accurate measure of how far and fast a person moves. continue…

Microsoft Dumping License Fees for Windows Phone?

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Giving Windows Phone to manufacturers for free could help boost customer adoption, but there are no guarantees. continue…

Apple’s iOS 8 Will Focus on Improved Maps

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Apple’s attempt to create a robust Google Maps rival continues. continue…

Neil Young’s PonoPlayer: Future King of a Dead Market?

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The days of an iPod clone doing iPod-like business might be over. continue…

Samsung Launches Streaming Radio Service

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Samsung goes head-to-head in yet another respect with its archrival Apple. continue…

How One Line of Code Forced a Full OS Release

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iPhone Update
It’s not often that Apple ‘fesses up about a bug, but the release iOS 7.0.6 came about because somehow an extra line of code got added to a function and broke it. Normally a bug would probably not warrant a complete release, but unfortunately this one-liner broke SSL connection verification. This is the code that checks that the connection is talking to the correct destination and uses SSL and TLS to verify it. You can take a look at the… continue…

iPhone to Become SOS Beacon, Game Controller

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A host of patent applications shows Apple’s effort to make iDevices into better media-control hubs and emergency robo-beacons. continue…