Staples Credit Card Breach

Is Staples the latest retailer to get hit with a huge credit card breach?

Is Staples the latest retailer to get hit with a huge credit card breach?

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM.

Brian Krebs, the man who originally reported the Home Depot data breach earlier this year, now believes that Staples has been subjected to a data breach of its own. Krebs says that at least six banks noticed a pattern of debit and credit card fraud in several Staples branches, indicating that card data might have been accessed. More →

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LEGO Iconic Movie Scenes

Film’s most iconic scenes were amazingly recreated with Legos

Film’s most iconic scenes were amazingly recreated with Legos

By on October 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM.

With the success of the recent Lego movie, a 15-year old stop motion animator from Kilbarchan, Scotland named Morgan Spence decided he would use Legos to recreate some of the most iconic movie scenes of all time.

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Hit List

Windows 10 Preview Update

New Windows 10 preview update brings a key Windows Phone feature to your desktop

New Windows 10 preview update brings a key Windows Phone feature to your desktop

By on October 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Three weeks after the launch of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft is rolling out the first new build to members of the Windows Insider Program. Build 9860, as Microsoft has so eloquently named it, comes to Insiders automatically through Windows Update. As long as your computer is on or sleeping, the update will download and install on its own. More →

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Apple Pay Loyalty Program

New report reveals how Apple plans to get you hooked on Apple Pay

New report reveals how Apple plans to get you hooked on Apple Pay

By on October 21, 2014 at 4:53 PM.

Google is pretty savvy when it comes to getting consumers to adopt new technology, but even it couldn’t get Android fans to use Google Wallet with any consistency. Via MacRumors, a new report from BankInnovation claims that Apple is planning to roll out an Apple Pay loyalty program that will start offering users some great rewards by the end of the year. More →

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Game Changers

iPad Air 2 Benchmark A8X CPU

Benchmark suggests the iPad Air 2 will be even more powerful than you imagined

Benchmark suggests the iPad Air 2 will be even more powerful than you imagined

By on October 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

Apple has yet to officially release the exact specifications for the pumped-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, but these new benchmarks show the immense power that iPad Air 2 will have by suggesting the device’s CPU will have 2GB of RAM and 3-core CPU.

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Review
Disney Fantasia Music Evolved Review

‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ review: New groove

‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ review: New groove

By on October 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Releasing an original rhythm game in 2014 is a bold move; the age of the plastic peripheral has passed, and rhythm games are reliant on either controllers or cameras to work. Developers have to understand and account for the limitations of those accessories, but rather than concede to the shifting sands, Harmonix took the evolution of the genre in stride with Dance Central, its third consecutive hit series and the first to prominently feature the Kinect.

Now the team faces the challenge of moving into the new generation with a fresh, licensed property. So how did it fare? More →

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Apple Pay: How to Activate and Use

Apple Pay works in countries outside the U.S. with this simple trick

Apple Pay works in countries outside the U.S. with this simple trick

By on October 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM.

Activated via the recent iOS 8.1 update, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ new contactless payment functionality better known as Apple Pay is only available to U.S. customers at this time, at least according to Apple. But MacRumors reveals that Apple Pay also works internationally, but a small trick is required to enable it. More →

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Rhinoshield Crash Guard Kickstarter

This super-slim iPhone 6 bumper promises to protect your device from bending and so much more

This super-slim iPhone 6 bumper promises to protect your device from bending and so much more

By on October 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM.

We’ve seen a lot of iPhone 6 cases pop up on Kickstarter lately, but this one still looks like something special. The Rhinoshield Crash Guard is a new case that’s being pitched as a “slim profile bumper case that provides amazing drop protection for the iPhone 5/5S/5C, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Protection that does NOT compromise on the original design.” The case’s Kickstarter fundraiser has already exceeded its original goal of £6,000 and has now raised more than £100,000. It has 17 days remaining, and has already racked up an impressive 3,844 backers.

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Google Play Listen Now Update

Fantastic update may finally help Google’s music app become a real Spotify rival

Fantastic update may finally help Google’s music app become a real Spotify rival

By on October 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Do you remember how there were hints from Google that Google Play Music was going to get an entire Material Design revamp? Not only was it true, but Google has updated Play Music with a new “Listen Now” page that may help it become a legitimate rival to Spotify.

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Google Android Fragmentation Problems

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

You know how whenever you pick up an Android phone, it comes preloaded with Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and other key Google apps? Well, it’s not like that everywhere in the world. In fact, in China it’s quite common to find Android phones that have no native Google apps on them. More →

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Apple China iCloud Attack

Apple falls victim to an iCloud attack from the Chinese government, servers not affected

Apple falls victim to an iCloud attack from the Chinese government, servers not affected

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM.

The Chinese government is currently staging an attack on Apple’s iCloud, according to Internet censorship monitor Greatfire.org. The report claims that this main-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is an attempt to gain access to the private information of Chinese citizens, including texts, pictures and contacts. The attack coincides with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. More →

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Apple Watch Sales

Will we ever know if the Apple Watch is a smash hit or a flop?

Will we ever know if the Apple Watch is a smash hit or a flop?

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

Apple is far from launching its first smartwatch in stores, but once it starts selling its various Apple Watch models it might not brag with sales numbers as it usually does with its most popular products. Specifically, Business Insider points out that the Apple Watch won’t have its own product category, at least when it comes to announcing quarterly results, as the device will be part of a category of devices that also includes the Apple TV and iPods. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Samsung hints that a Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy Note 4 is coming soon

Samsung hints that a Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy Note 4 is coming soon

By on October 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Motorola, HTC and Sony have already mentioned plans to upgrade some devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Samsung, which doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to providing timely Android updates to its devices, has yet to say anything on the matter. However, in a new post on Twitter promoting the Galaxy Note 4 phablet, the company seems to be hinting at a future Lollipop update for the device. More →

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