Apple GT Advanced Technologies Bankruptcy Explained

Apple drops hints about why its sapphire supplier went bankrupt

Apple drops hints about why its sapphire supplier went bankrupt

By about 5 hours ago.

The most surprising Apple-related story over the past few weeks hasn’t had anything to do with leaked gadgets — instead, it’s been about GT Advanced Technologies, the company that was a major supplier of sapphire screens for Apple products that shockingly filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. More →

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Fastest Internet Speeds By State

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

By about 6 hours ago.

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

What parts of America have the fastest broadband connections? The short answer is “Delaware.” The slightly longer answer is “somewhere in the northeastern U.S.” The Connectivist has posted data of peak connection speeds for every state in America and has found that the fastest services are in the eastern part of the country, led by Delaware and followed by Virginia, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. In fact, the only state in the top 10 that isn’t on the eastern seaboard is Washington, which has a peak connection speed of 56.6Mbps. More →

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Hit List

Yosemite to Mavericks Downgrade

How to ditch Yosemite and roll back to Mavericks

By about 7 hours ago.

How to ditch Yosemite and roll back to Mavericks

Apple’s 2014 OS X update is already available to plenty of Mac users — even though not all supported machines have what it takes to let users enjoy some of Yosemite’s coolest features — but that doesn’t mean all Mac owners who jumped on Yosemite after Apple released it last week are necessarily happy with the upgrade. Unlike with iOS 8 users, who can’t downgrade their iOS devices to iOS 7 (at least not officially), Mac users have the option of jumping back to Mavericks if they so desire, and OS X Daily has put together a quick guide on how to downgrade a Yosemite-running system to last year’s OS. More →

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Netflix Announces Three New Series

Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details

By about 8 hours ago.

Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details

On Thursday, Netflix announced three new original series that aim to strike another blow to cable and network companies. The new shows are an animated series from comedian Bill Burr titled “F is for Family”; a dark mystery series called “Bloodline,” whose cast includes Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights; and a Canadian series called “Between.”

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Game Changers

Windows 10 New Security Features

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

By about 9 hours ago.

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

We’ve seen a bunch of hugely promising new features that Microsoft has added to Windows 10 via its Technical Preview but this might be the most important one yet. ZDNet’s Ed Bott gives us a detailed rundown of the new two-factor authentication system that Microsoft is implementing with Windows 10 and he says it has the potential to effectively cripple phishing attacks and password database breaches, which are two of the most popular tactics hackers use to gain unauthorized access to our online accounts. More →

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OS X Yosemite Tips And Tricks

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

By about 9 hours ago.

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

Earlier this week, we discussed one fairly complex solution to bringing Continuity / Handoff to Mac and MacBook models that didn’t initially support every feature in OS X Yosemite. It involved replacing hardware and messing with internal code, but now there is a much more effective fix available: the Continuity Activation Tool. More →

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Is Apple Pay Safer Than Credit Cards

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

By about 10 hours ago.

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

Although Apple Pay has had its share of early hiccups, the mobile payment platform is overall off to a promising start. CIO’s Al Sacco has interviewed three security experts for their views on the technology behind Apple Pay and the general consensus is that the platform is “more safe and secure than using your credit card.” More →

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Samsung Galaxy A3 FCC

New details emerge on Samsung’s budget iPhone 5

By about 10 hours ago.

New details emerge on Samsung’s budget iPhone 5

Samsung is releasing three new phones that seem very similar to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. And now a new filing from the Federal Communications has revealed some more information on yet another Samsung iPhone lookalike that will be a more budget version of its Galaxy Alpha.

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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Surface

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

By about 11 hours ago.

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

The first-generation Surface RT was a notorious bomb but Microsoft has diligently kept refining its Surface tablet models and has seen some impressive sales growth over the past year. According to Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report that it released on Thursday, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenue, which is more than twice the $400 million in Surface revenue Microsoft reported in Q1 2014 and a sequential improvement from the $409 million in Surface revenue that the company posted in Q4 2014. More →

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Google Project Ara Modules Store

Google’s amazing Project Ara phone getting its own store for expansion modules

By about 11 hours ago.

Google’s amazing Project Ara phone getting its own store for expansion modules

Google’s modular smartphone isn’t just an interesting concept anymore, as Google is very interested in offering such devices to users next year. Project Ara phones will let users build whatever smartphone they desire — provided they have access to the appropriate modules — and Google will create a special, Google Play Store-like storefront where modules developers will be able to sell their creations. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Design Explained

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

By about 11 hours ago.

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

Samsung isn’t shy about using rhetorical excess to describe its devices — recall that it once described the Galaxy S4 as “a precious stone glittering in the dark or countless stars sparkling in the night sky,” while it said the Galaxy S III “opens up new horizons and allows you to live your life extraordinarily” by being “enhanced with nature and human emotion.” You’ll be happy to know that Samsung hasn’t toned down its approach when it comes to marketing the Galaxy Note 4, as the company has just written an explanation for its new device’s design that explains why it’s the epitome of “modern sleek.” More →

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iOS 8 Tips And Tricks Location Sharing

Hugely underrated iOS 8 trick lets you share your location with friends at all times

By about 11 hours ago.

Hugely underrated iOS 8 trick lets you share your location with friends at all times

If you use FacebookApple Maps, or Google Maps, it’s pretty easy to find where you are on a map with GPS. But what about when you want others to know where you are at any given time? Imagine if you’re in a car wreck and no one knows where you are. Or if a loved one is picking you up and they don’t know the exact address where you’re standing. It would be helpful for friends, family and the police to be able to find you with a location-sharing option for your iPhone, and luckily iOS 8 does just that. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Cydia

The crucial iPhone 6 jailbreak app you need has just been updated to work on iOS 8.1

By about 12 hours ago.

The crucial iPhone 6 jailbreak app you need has just been updated to work on iOS 8.1

Soon after Apple released iOS 8.1, the first major update for iOS 8, the Pangu team of Chinese hackers that created untethered jailbreak tools for previous iOS versions released a jailbreak tool for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 devices, though it lacked Cydia support, which is the main reason users would want to jailbreak their devices in the first place. Luckily, as iDownload Blog reports, Cydia creator Saurik has pushed an update to it to make it compatible with jailbroken iOS 8 devices. More →

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