We’ve been down this path before, but it’s looking increasingly likely that this may in fact be the last time. After a big mistake turned Dorian Nakamoto’s life upside down in 2014 when Newsweek unmasked the wrong man, the true Satoshi Nakamoto has seemingly come forward in a blog post and a coordinated reveal with several news agencies. Australian Craig Wright claims to be the inventor of popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and he apparently has provided technical evidence to back up his claim by providing keys tied to coins that are widely known to be in the possession of Bitcoin’s inventor. More →
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a member of the Navy SEALs Leap Frogs jump team as they leap from an airplane high above Knoxville, Tennessee and skydive down into a football stadium below? Weird, that’s very specific of you to have wondered. No matter, because one of the SEALs strapped a GoPro camera to his head, and the result is a heart pounding first-person view of the entire stunt from start to finish. More →
Remember back when email chains were a thing? Instead of sharing anything and everything you find online using Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, people would pass along anecdotes via email. Several of these chain emails would reach your inbox each day, and you’d forward the best and most inspirational among them to everyone on your contact list. And the best part about them, of course, was that the stories they recounted were almost always completely and utterly fake.
We were reminded recently of these silly chain emails by an inaccurate story currently making the rounds online claiming to recount the inspiring last words of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Interestingly, the passage was still moving enough to inspire a billionaire even though it doesn’t recount Jobs’s final words at all. More →
There are precious few high-end smartphones that are actually worth paying top dollar for, but the Galaxy S7 should be counted among them. Samsung did a tremendous job of combining a gorgeous design with cutting-edge specs, and the S7 easily has the best smartphone display on the planet. It’s our favorite Android phone right now, hands down.
But just because it’s worth paying top dollar doesn’t mean you actually should. More →
It’s time to close out the week with one last batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Yesterday’s list included a whopping 15 premium apps that were all made free for a short time, and a number of them are still free downloads today as well. Friday’s list packs 10 new apps though, and you’ll find them all laid out below. More →
Every time I publish a post that includes a photo of my iPhone at the top of the page, my email inbox and Twitter DM box fill up a little quicker than usual. Why? People always seem to love the wallpapers I use on my iPhone. I’m not a designer and I don’t do anything particularly special to find wallpapers or to make them, but I do put some effort into the wallpapers I use. There are so few things Apple allows users to do to customize the look of the iPhone, so I try whatever I can to give my phone a little extra flair.
How do I always manage to make my iPhone look so much better than yours? It’s time to let the cat out of the bag. More →
This has been an incredibly difficult week for Apple. The company shed more than $40 billion in market capitalization on Tuesday evening following its fiscal first-quarter earnings report, which showed a much steeper decline than Wall Street was expecting in both profit and iPhone sales. Then, just one day later, tragedy struck Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters when one of the company’s employees was found dead in a conference room on campus.
The story is still unfolding two days later. More →
People can definitely hurt themselves while riding around on the trendy little “hoverboards” you see everywhere these days, but we doubt anyone would consider them to be particularly dangerous devices. They don’t travel at very high speeds and if you fall off one, you’re likely looking at a tiny bruise or a sprain at worst. Of course, that assumes you’re riding around on the ground and not on the roof of a 656-foot-tall skyscraper. More →
Welcome to our biggest list of the week of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. This isn’t just the best list of the week because it has the most apps — 15 in total, if you’re counting. It also has a fantastic variety of high-quality apps and games that will keep you entertained. There’s even a special surprise at the end that might change your life… or at least make you laugh.
Apple on Thursday morning issued an official statement after a man was found dead on Wednesday at Apple’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California. Officials from the Santa Clara County’s Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Wednesday that they responded to a call around 8:35 a.m. local time stating that there was a “person down” on Apple’s Cupertino campus. Upon arriving at the scene they discover the body of a deceased male. The coroner is currently examining the body and the cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but reports suggest that the victim died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Now, Apple has released a statement confirming that the deceased man was indeed an Apple employee. More →
Snapchat’s speed filter is an awful, awful idea. For those unaware, it’s a feature of the popular messaging app Snapchat that uses sensors in a smartphone to record the speed at which a user is traveling when he or she sends a message. Users earn trophies for reaching high speeds, so needless to say they often try to send snaps from fast-moving cars. And if they’re stupid enough, they try to send snaps while they’re driving fast-moving cars.
Enter Christal McGee, an 18-year-old girl from Atlanta who almost killed herself and left another driver with brain injuries when she struck his car at over 100 mph while using Snapchat. More →
This has got to be one of the coolest iOS bugs we’ve seen in a long time, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that Apple doesn’t fix it anytime soon.
Little glitches are common to find here and there in iOS, as is the case with any other software platform. Sometimes they’re serious bugs that compromise the security of your iPhone or iPad, but sometimes they’re harmless little glitches that offer some unexpected side effects. The latest bug found in the iOS platform thankfully falls into the latter category, and it gives your iPhone or iPad an awesome new look typically reserved only for people who jailbreak their phones. More →
How annoyed do you get each and every time a little alert pops up on your Windows computer insisting that you install the latest available platform updates? Do you keep your cool and just dismiss it? Do you get a little miffed and take your frustrations out on your mouse? Or maybe you’re so tired of seeing these notifications that your blood begins to boil and you have to fight back the urge to break something.
Now imagine you’re reporting a weather forecast in the middle of a live TV broadcast when an alert pops up asking you to update… More →