FCC Rules on Net Neutrality

The FCC won’t decide net neutrality’s fate this year

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

The FCC won’t decide net neutrality’s fate this year

The net neutrality debate is poised to extend well into 2015, as this crucial matter is neither on the FCC’s agenda on Friday, nor in its December session, FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart said. Apparently, FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler is “caught” between the wishes of the White House and the needs of Internet service providers. More →

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iPhone vs. Android Tracking

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

By on November 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have shown in the last 18 months. While companies such as Apple and Google have started encrypting iPhone and Android devices by default, prompting the U.S. government to heavily criticize their encryption practices, that doesn’t mean smartphones are now free from spying. More →

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Google Maps 9.1 for Android Update

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

By on November 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

Google has a new Google Maps version out, Android Police reports, which brings some neat new features to this popular Google service. Google Maps 9.1 for Android — available for immediate download by following the source link, in case it hasn’t been already rolled out to your device — will be even more useful when planning trips or when looking for certain locations. More →

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Walmart Cyber Monday 2014 Ad

Here is everything on sale at Walmart for Cyber Monday

By on November 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Here is everything on sale at Walmart for Cyber Monday

After already kicking off a huge pre-Black Friday sale and revealing its full Black Friday 2014 deals, Walmart on Friday announced details for its Cyber Monday 2014 sales event. The huge sale will include plenty of interesting tech deals, though not nearly as many as Walmart’s Black Friday doorbusters. More →

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Amazon Black Friday 2014 Sales

Everything you need to know about Amazon’s crazy Black Friday doorbuster deals

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Everything you need to know about Amazon’s crazy Black Friday doorbuster deals

Amazon has announced its Black Friday 2014 sale plans, joining the many other retailers competing fiercely for customers’ business on the most important shopping day of the upcoming holiday season. The giant retailer said in a press release that it plans to offer users eight days of Black Friday deals, with a new deal being listed every ten minutes starting with November 21st. More →

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Walmart Black Friday 2014 PlayStation 4

Walmart’s pre-Black Friday sale kicks off with huge savings

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Walmart’s pre-Black Friday sale kicks off with huge savings

After announcing on Wednesday that it’ll offer a week of extended pre-Black Friday deals starting November 21st, with special prices on some hot items including the iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6, Walmart has kicked off its big sale with official prices on other electronics that tech fans might be looking for this holiday season. More →

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Nexus 6 Encryption and Performance

How to boost Nexus 6 performance… and why you can’t do it just yet

By on November 21, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

How to boost Nexus 6 performance… and why you can’t do it just yet

Google’s recently released and hard-to-find Nexus 6 is likely the company’s best Nexus smartphone to date, but it can of course still be improved. In fact, when looking at storage performance, AnandTech discovered that because the Nexus 6 comes with full data encryption, its read and write memory performance has taken a significant hit. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Order Shipping

You might get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas after all

By on November 21, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

You might get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas after all

During its latest earnings call, Apple revealed that it’s selling every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus it can make, suggesting that some buyers might not be able to get their desired iPhone 6 model in time for the holidays, as the company wasn’t sure when it’ll be able to catch up with demand. Since launching the new iPhones, Apple’s estimated shipping times for orders placed on its online store reached seven to ten business days for the iPhone 6 and up to four weeks for the iPhone 6 Plus, no matter what capacity versions, colors, or carrier options, without seeing any improvement. More →

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Android Malware: NotCompatible

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

By on November 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

As many as 4.5 million American Android smartphone users may have been fooled into somehow downloading a complex malicious program on their devices since January 2013, The New Yok Times reports, citing security company Lookout. More →

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Deadline iOS 8 and Apple Watch

Video: This Apple Watch app will tell you when you’re going to die

By on November 20, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Video: This Apple Watch app will tell you when you’re going to die

Remember Deadline? That sweet $0.99 iPhone app that uses various tools at its disposal to tell you when you’re going to die, and even offers you a timer so you know how much time you have left on Earth? Well, Alaric Cole, the developer behind Deadline, has already put the WatchKit SDK Apple released earlier this week to good use to come up with a test version of Deadline, recording a short video using the iOS Simulator to show it in action. More →

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OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite Wi-Fi Issues

How to fix Yosemite’s Wi-Fi bugs, which are still present in OS X 10.10.1

By on November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

How to fix Yosemite’s Wi-Fi bugs, which are still present in OS X 10.10.1

Some Mac users who updated their devices to OS X Yosemite soon discovered certain Wi-Fi connectivity and performance issues, which Apple acknowledged and tried to address in the recent OS X 10.10.1 update. However, the Wi-Fi issues did not go away for all affected users, and some people still experience a sub-par Wi-Fi.

Luckily for them, OS X Daily, which has provided some tips for the initial Yosemite Wi-Fi issues, has put together a quick troubleshooting post that could help people fix their problems following the OS X 10.10.1 update. More →

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Foxconn Innolux iPhone Display

Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

By on November 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

Apple is willing to do anything necessary to make sure it has a steady flow of components from suppliers when it comes to its best-selling products, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to confirm just that. The report reveals that Apple has apparently made an urgent request to Foxconn, the largest device manufacturer in the world and one of the main iPhone and iPad makers, for preferential treatment. And it looks like Foxconn will satisfy Apple’s request, even if that means making a $2.6 billion investment in the process. More →

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