A major software update for Philips' Hue app brings an enhanced user experience to the multi-colored connected LED lighting system, granting owners location-based control of bulb settings, support for the "If This Then That" Internet automation service, and recurring "calendarized" scheduling.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
After just over a month of sputtering sales, and a subsequent price drop to $0.99, AT&T will reportedly discontinue the HTC First, otherwise known as the "HTC Facebook Phone."
A handful of recently discovered job listings suggest a possible next-generation iWork software suite may soon see release, with the latest postings asking for specialists in quality assurance, one of the final steps in software building.
Popular login asset manager 1Password received a healthy update on Monday, bringing a number of new features to its built in "1Browser" Web browser, new sharing options and an advanced search tool.
The Attorney General for the state of New York has asked Apple and other tech leaders to do more to stop smartphone thieves and, further, aid in the elimination of a growing black market for the stolen devices.
As its promotion of the iPhone 5 comes to an end, U.S. wireless provider T-Mobile has raised the price of Apple's flagship handset to $149; and a pair of hackers claim to have found a way to increase the handset's data transmission speeds by using the carrier's latest over-the-air update.
The team behind a popular iOS camera app has put together a retrospective showing the dramatic improvement in image quality from Apple's first iPhone on through the iPhone 5.
Apple products like the iPhone and iPad may soon be subject to a new "culture tax," as France ponders levying such a fee on technology giants in order to help preserve its cultural products.
Amazon on Monday celebrated the launch of its new Amazon Coins by giving “tens of millions of dollars” of the virtual currency to Kindle Fire users as part of its latest bit to attract customers to its own Kindle platform, and away from incumbents like Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
South Korean tech giant Samsung says it has developed a wireless transmission standard hundreds of times faster than today's 4G LTE, one that could see users downloading entire movies in seconds.
As part of an interview with Charlie Rose that aired on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday, a visibly shaken and humble Bill Gates detailed his final visit with Steve Jobs, in which the two discussed everything from family life to empowering the future of eduction through technology.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Weekend discounts on Apple's personal computer family continue this month, as Apple works with partners like big-box retailer Best Buy to push sales of Macs in the face of weak global demand, and a bearish outlook for the consumer PC business in general.
Amazon on Friday released its Cloud Drive Photos app, and corresponding 5 gigabytes worth of free cloud storage, in what is essentially a competitor to Apple's own iCloud-based Photo Stream service.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense said on Friday that it plans to allow Apple's iOS devices onto the Pentagon's secure network early next week, opening the door for lucrative military contracts currently dominated by BlackBerry.
Apple recently introduced its two-step identification verification system to at least 13 new countries as part of a worldwide rollout, with Apple ID account holders in those nations now granted access to the heightened security feature first deployed in March.
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In a town hall session held on Thursday, Apple informed tech staff that major changes to the AppleCare and AppleCare+ service programs will be enacted starting this fall, with a broadening of current policies likely to cut costs and make the service more attractive to consumers.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a decision tentatively rejecting certain aspects of a patent Apple holds on displaying translucent images, a development that could potentially impact Apple's ongoing legal struggles with chief rival Samsung.
Reaching for any way to regain share lost to Apple and other competitors, Nokia on Friday revealed a new version of its flagship Lumia handset, redesigned and exclusive to Verizon, capping off a week in which it also looked to tackle the low end of the smartphone market with $99 phones.
Apple is inundated with so many requests from law enforcement agencies to decrypt seized iPhones that officials must endure a waiting list before their case is handled.
- T-Mobile to tout '$0 Down' iPhone 5 trade-in deal for Mother's Day
- Microsoft wants iTunes for Windows 8; Apple not interested
- ESPN interested in subsidizing mobile data plans to ensure users can stream video
- Facebook reportedly in talks to buy social mapping service Waze
- Google's Android on 59.5% of all 'smart mobile devices' shipped in Q1, Apple at 19.3%
- Piper Jaffray: Concern of drooping sub-30% Apple margins is 'overblown'
- Apple wins 'iBooks' trademark case leveled by New York book publisher
- Judge orders Google to hand over search documents in Samsung patent case
- New Nexus 7 to be highlight of Google I/O as 'iPad mini 2' faces delay, analyst says
- Apple pushes App Store promotion as 50 billionth download mark approaches
- iRadio stalled again as Apple, Sony can't agree to royalty terms
- Amazon reportedly developing smartphone with glasses-free 'holographic' 3D display
- Teardown finds Samsung Galaxy S4 more costly to build than Apple's iPhone 5
- Apple grabs No. 5 spot in growing Chinese smartphone market
- Aio Wireless launches prepaid iPhone 5 plans starting at $55 per month
- Apple Maps 3D Flyover support comes to Paris
- US Sen. McCain working on 'a la carte' cable TV bill
- Pegatron CEO refutes report about waning demand for Apple's iPad mini
- Purported next-gen iPhone motherboard part may reveal tweaked camera design
- Apple's Lightning connector detailed in extensive new patent filings
- First look: Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry goes live in the Mac App Store
- Rumors of low-cost iPhone rekindled as Pegatron said to hire additional 40K workers
- Drawing app Paper gets pinch-to-zoom, 'Made With Paper' art gallery, new Ink Engine in update
- Pulse newsreader updated with LinkedIn integration, one-tap read later support
- Sony hopes to counter smartphone games with free PlayStation Vita developer tools
- Apple's product photographer discusses inspiration, tradecraft and gear
- Apple supplier Pegatron says revenues hit by waning demand for iPad mini
- Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 7 spikes ahead of WWDC
- Today is last chance to get in on Apple's spring dividend
- UniKey-powered Kevo aims to make Apple's iPhone the ultimate secure wireless house key
- Heavy rains in Manhattan breach Apple's flagship Fifth Ave store
- Google looks to spark iOS browser war with OpenInChrome function
- Apple takes fight to Google, wants Android source code in Samsung lawsuit
- Samsung's cash pile triples in one year, now worth $28.5B after debt
- Apple rewards finance chief with $69M pay in 2012, highest of any CFO
- Morgan Stanley: Apple on track to build multiple new iPhone models in June-July
- T-Mobile reports 500K iPhone sales in less than one month
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013