Apple iPad Mac Event

You can watch the full video from Apple’s huge iPad and Mac event right now

By on October 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

You can watch the full video from Apple’s huge iPad and Mac event right now

Apple dropped the proverbial mic at today’s event in Cupertino, California. After starting slow with some software demos and updates on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, the iPhone maker launched into an hour of non-stop reveals, beginning with the iPad Air 2 and ending with a surprise iPad mini announcement. All in all, five new products were announced on Thursday, so we wouldn’t blame you if you happened to miss some of the details the first time around. More →

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iPad mini 3 Release Date Price

Apple announces the iPad mini 3

By on October 16, 2014 at 2:03 PM.

Apple announces the iPad mini 3

The second Apple event of the fall is underway and the company has already unveiled the iPad Air 2. Next up is the second tablet of the day — the iPad mini 3. The latest iPad mini didn’t get much stage time, but Apple delved into a few specifications: the iPad mini 3 will feature a 7.9-inch Retina display, 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities, FaceTime HD camera, 802.11n WiFi with MIMO and, of course, Touch ID. More →

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New iPads Apple Pay

New York Times says the new iPads will support Apple Pay

By on October 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

New York Times says the new iPads will support Apple Pay

We’re just hours away from the unveiling of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, but reports with important information about the new tablets are still trickling out. According to Brian X. Chen at The New York Times, we should expect to see Apple announce that the new iPads will support Apple Pay when the company takes the stage on Thursday. More →

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U2 Free Album

Bono apologizes for forcing the new U2 album on an unsuspecting public

By on October 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Bono apologizes for forcing the new U2 album on an unsuspecting public

On September 9th, 2014, Apple revealed several new exciting products and services, including the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, but what was supposed to be a fun surprise at the end of the event turned into a baffling debacle. The surprise was that U2’s new album, Songs of Innocence, had been automatically stored on everyone’s iTunes account free of charge. Over a month later, Bono has finally apologized for this inconvenience. More →

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Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle

The latest Xbox One bundle contains two free Assassin’s Creed games

By on October 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

The latest Xbox One bundle contains two free Assassin’s Creed games

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it had partnered with Ubisoft in order to bring two new Xbox One bundles to market this holiday season. The Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle will contain free digital downloads of both the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity and last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for $399. There will also be a $499 bundle which will include a Kinect. Both bundles will be available worldwide on November 2nd, but Unity won’t be playable until its release on November 14th. More →

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Samsung Flexible Wearable Batteries

Samsung’s new batteries put an interesting spin on ‘Bendgate’

By on October 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM.

Samsung’s new batteries put an interesting spin on ‘Bendgate’

It was just days ago that technology fans the world over were growing increasingly concerned about the tendency of their expensive electronics to bend out of shape, but Samsung appears to have found a way to make flexibility a feature rather than a bug. Tizen Indonesia reports that the SDI branch of Samsung’s R&D department unveiled a flexible battery for wearable devices at this year’s InterBattery exhibition in South Korea this week. More →

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Apple Watch Vs Fitbit

Apple ousts the competition as it prepares to take on fitness with the Apple Watch

By on October 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Apple ousts the competition as it prepares to take on fitness with the Apple Watch

Leading up the launch of the Apple Watch next year, Apple will stop selling Fitbit devices at its retail stores, Re/code has learned. The sources were not clear about why Apple will be cutting off its partnership with Fitbit, but Re/code notes that this news comes just one week after Fitbit confirmed it has no plans to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit software any time soon. More →

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Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Casting Video

Mystery solved: This video explains how Google landed on Lollipop

By on October 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Mystery solved: This video explains how Google landed on Lollipop

It’s official: the next version of Android will carry the name Lollipop. After months of speculation, the most popular answer turned out to be the correct one as Google unveiled Android 5.0 alongside a new range of Nexus devices. We’re sure to hear plenty more about the update in the coming weeks as Lollipop begins rolling out to select Android devices, but how exactly did Google land on the name in the first place? We were given a hint yesterday, but now the truth has been revealed. More →

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Google Nexus Player

Google just unveiled a new Nexus device that no one saw coming

By on October 15, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Google just unveiled a new Nexus device that no one saw coming

As expected, Google officially announced release details regarding the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Android 5.0 Lollipop software on Wednesday, but another Android device made its way into the announcement as well: the Nexus Player. More →

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Google Android L Name

Google cruelly teases Android L’s real name in hilarious new video

By on October 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Google cruelly teases Android L’s real name in hilarious new video

In celebration of National Dessert Day, Google has decided to poke fun at the unending search for the truth behind Android L. What does the L really stand for? Lemon Merengue Pie? Licorice? Lollipop? In a casting video posted on the official Android YouTube account, Google suggests a few more names, including Lava Cake, Lemon Drop and Lady Finger. More →

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Xbox One vs PS4 Sales

Did the Xbox One finally outsell the PS4 in September?

By on October 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Did the Xbox One finally outsell the PS4 in September?

It looks like Microsoft’s efforts to attract a larger audience to the Xbox One are finally paying off. GamesBeat reports that in a recent note to investors, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter estimated that the Microsoft moved 325,000 Xbox One units in the U.S. last month while Sony ended the month with 250,000 PlayStation 4 sales. More →

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Sprint iPhone 6 Promotion

Here’s how you can try the iPhone 6 for a month for just $5

By on October 14, 2014 at 3:14 PM.

Here’s how you can try the iPhone 6 for a month for just $5

Sprint announced on Tuesday that it would begin offering a “Loyalty Service Credit” for all of its existing customers that will allow them to lease a new iPhone 6 for just $5 a month without changing their plans. The iPhone 6 Plus comes in at $10 a month. More →

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Nexus 6 Android L Leak

This could be our first look at the Nexus 6 running Android L

By on October 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

This could be our first look at the Nexus 6 running Android L

Infamous smartphone leaker Evan Blass might have given up on spoiling surprises as a professional endeavor, but the occasional leak still trickles through his @evleaks Twitter account, as was the case on Tuesday when Blass published a press render of a very familiar looking smartphone. As he notes, there is no reference to the phone’s origin in the image, but the render looks nearly identical to earlier images of the Nexus 6 running Android L. More →

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