Apple iTunes App Store Down

iTunes and the App Store are down worldwide… again [updated]

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

iTunes and the App Store are down worldwide… again [updated]

You can’t buy any new apps on the App Store right now because it’s experiencing a worldwide crash for the second time in less than a month. As AppleInsider writes, this latest crash is “affecting users around the world and preventing them from searching for and downloading apps or other content.” The last massive iTunes outage, which occurred on March 11th this year, lasted for seven whole hours for some users, so let’s hope that this isn’t the case this time. We’ll provide more updates as they come in. More →

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HTC One M9 Plus Specs Leak

Specs leak for HTC’s beastly Galaxy Note 4 rival

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:32 AM.

Specs leak for HTC’s beastly Galaxy Note 4 rival

HTC’s One M9 is set to go head-to-head against Samsung’s Galaxy S6, but that’s not the only phone HTC is planning on challenging this spring. Nowhereelse.fr has spotted some leaked specifications that are supposedly for the HTC One M9 Plus, which will be HTC’s 2015 flagship phablet that will be its answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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Taco Bell Chicken Biscuit Taco

If you eat Taco Bell’s new breakfast, you may not live to see lunch

By on March 24, 2015 at 10:20 PM.

If you eat Taco Bell’s new breakfast, you may not live to see lunch

Most fast food companies are mere amateurs when it comes to concocting creative ways to help you gain explosive amounts of weight and boost you chances of an early demise. In our time watching the fast food industry evolve, though, we’ve come to appreciate KFC and Taco Bell as the real innovators in this field — after all, few companies have given us anything as uniquely revolting as the KFC Double Down Dog or the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco in recent years. More →

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Apple Watch Looks Bland

Highly acclaimed watchmaker slams the ‘bland’ Apple Watch

By on March 24, 2015 at 6:55 PM.

Highly acclaimed watchmaker slams the ‘bland’ Apple Watch

The old guard of watchmakers do not seem impressed with the Apple Watch’s design in the slightest. TAG Heuer, for example, dismissed the device earlier this week as not being a “real watch,” while industry icon Jean-Claude Biver has said that the device as it looks right now cannot compete with the designs of Swiss watches. Added to this, Business Insider has scored an interview with Roger W. Smith, a watchmaker whom The Wall Street Journal has dubbed one of the best in the world and who thinks the Apple Watch’s design is “bland.” More →

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Apple iPhone Video Camera Patent

How Apple plans to make future iPhone cameras more powerful than ever before

By on March 24, 2015 at 5:51 PM.

How Apple plans to make future iPhone cameras more powerful than ever before

iPhone cameras are already awesome for taking videos — with the right apps and accessories, we’ve seen that they’re good enough to take professional-grade videos. However, Apple is always working on ways to improve its phones’ cameras and a new patent highlighted by AppleInsider shows Apple has some very ambitious plans to give future iPhones the ability to shoot gorgeous videos that deliver higher color accuracy than ever before. More →

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Apple TV 2015 Features

This time is different: Why Apple TV is finally poised to make a major impact on TV

By on March 24, 2015 at 4:17 PM.

This time is different: Why Apple TV is finally poised to make a major impact on TV

Unlike the iPhone’s impact on the phone market, the Apple TV set-top box really hasn’t made much of an impact on the American TV market. A lot of this has had to do with the fact that it’s just not that great of an offering, especially considering what Apple was until recently charging for it before it cut its price. However, now that Apple has finally stopped trying to work with big cable companies and is striking deals directly with content providers, it has the chance to make Apple TV really compelling for the first time in its history. More →

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Becoming Steve Jobs Details

The new Steve Jobs biography is out – here are some can’t-miss revelations

By on March 24, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

The new Steve Jobs biography is out – here are some can’t-miss revelations

A new Steve Jobs biography called Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, is now available for sale on both Amazon and Apple’s own bookstore and 9to5Mac has already combed through it to find some of the best revelations and details. Two revelations in particular stuck out to us and we’ll discuss them below. More →

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Google Fiber Salt Lake City Expansion

Google Fiber just announced it’s coming to yet another new market

By on March 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Google Fiber just announced it’s coming to yet another new market

Get excited, Salt Lake City residents — you’re about to get access to the fastest Internet service in the United States. Google on Tuesday announced that it would be bringing Google Fiber to Salt Lake City, which actually will make it the second city in Utah to have access to the service. Google first announced it was bringing Fiber to Provo, Utah back in 2013. More →

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X-Files Returns Summer 2015

The X-Files will make its triumphant return this summer

By on March 24, 2015 at 1:16 PM.

The X-Files will make its triumphant return this summer

During its heyday in the 1990s, The X-Files was one of the most consistently great shows on television. Its deep affection for supernatural conspiracy lore combined with its made-for-fan-fiction partnership between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully resulted in a show that you just couldn’t stop watching… until star David Duchovny left and Fox insisted on dragging it out forever until no one watched it anymore. By the end it got so boring that I couldn’t even get through reading the Wikipedia summary of the series finale. More →

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Galaxy S6 Best Features Videos

5 fantastic videos highlight Galaxy S6 features you may not know about

By on March 24, 2015 at 12:19 PM.

5 fantastic videos highlight Galaxy S6 features you may not know about

Samsung and its carrier partners have been doing a lot to educate us about the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge’s best features, but some videos recently been posted on YouTube do a nice job of showing us some of the device’s more unheralded features. Five videos recently compiled in a thread over at Reddit’s Android community show different sides to Samsung’s newest phones and evaluate how they compare to some other flagship phones on the market. More →

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Taylor Swift Buys Porn Domain Names

Taylor Swift buys the ‘TaylorSwift.porn’ domain before trolls get the chance

By on March 23, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Taylor Swift buys the ‘TaylorSwift.porn’ domain before trolls get the chance

Taylor Swift’s haters are gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate… but they won’t be doing it using the domain names TaylorSwift.porn or TaylorSwift.adult. As CNN reports, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened up a limited window for celebrities and companies to buy up generic top-level domains such as “.porn” and “.sucks” before the general public can swoop in and get them this coming June.  In addition to Taylor Swift, it seems that Microsoft has also gotten into the action and has already bought Office.porn and Office.adult as well. More →

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HTC One M9 Benchmark Temperature

New benchmark shows the HTC One M9 won’t scald your hand after all

By on March 23, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

New benchmark shows the HTC One M9 won’t scald your hand after all

Last week we reported on an early benchmark of the HTC One M9 that showed the phone’s surface temperature hit a scary 132 degrees Fahrenheit while undergoing the GFXBench benchmark test. HTC cautioned at the time that the device being tested did not have the final version of its software and now it’s looking like the company has been vindicated by subsequent benchmarks of the One M9. More →

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