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Frequency adds Chromecast support to its video discovery app

2 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

Video curation startup Frequency added Chromecast support to its Android app this week, making it possible for Frequency users to cast any of the app’s curated channels of online video sources to the TV screen. Frequency’s app offers...Show More Summary

Last week’s MacBook Air firmware update reportedly failing to install for some, leaving users with bricked machines

Apple released an EFI firmware update (version 2.9) for the mid-2011 MacBook Air last week to address problems the computer could have while waking from sleep, but recently users have started to report on the company’s support forum that the software was failing to install on their machines, and in some cases leaving them with completely […]

$40 iPad 3G settlement checks from Apple, AT&T begin arriving

Checks, as a result of a settlement from Apple and AT&T from the original iPad WiFi + 3G model, in the amount of $40 are beginning to arrive for U.S. customers. The settlement is from a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of iPad 3G...Show More Summary

Microsoft's enterprise offerings continue to carry the day

Microsoft still is an enterprise-driven company, even if management wants to do its best to deny that fact. Just look at its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings for proof.

At Microsoft, The Cloud Truly Does Come First

Cloud first, mobile last. See also: What Microsoft's Fiercest Critics Forget: Azure That’s about how you can sum up Microsoft’s earnings for the last quarter. Microsoft’s cloud revenue is on a steady trajectory up—$4.4 billion in the last year—as it rolls out Office 365 and Azure services to its core customers. Show More Summary

U.K. has a new punishment-free plan to turn download pirates into buyers

The British government has apparently decriminalized online piracy, VG247 reports, and pirates who download illegal copies of movies, music and games will no longer be punished, as the U.K. has figured out its actions against pirates were not working anyway. Show More Summary

LinkedIn Just Bought A Company To Get Better At Ads

LinkedIn is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a business-focused marketing firm, the company announced on Tuesday. If you're a LinkedIn member, this might mean more advertising for you. The San Francisco-based firm provides advertising tools for businesses, and already worked with LinkedIn to place ads on the site for its customers. Show More Summary

HTC to Unveil Nexus 7 Successor and 2 More Tablets, Report Says

Out of all the new products and announcements Google made during its I/O developers conference last month, many were surprised that the company failed to mention its highly anticipated Nexus 8 tablet. Now, a new report claims HTC isShow More Summary

Apple Facing Another Class-Action Suit by Employees

Apple Inc. is now facing another class-action lawsuit from its workers, as 20,000 hourly wage employees claim the computer company didn’t give them lunch breaks, rest breaks or final paychecks in accordance with California law. The hourly wage workers range from junior engineers to Apple Store employees and call-center representatives. ?

Here comes the 2nd Wave of Wi-Fi: Asus’s new hopped-up 802.11ac routers start shipping

2 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

Asus promised to deliver the first next-generation 802.11ac router in January but nothing appeared -- until now. The new device, sporting multi-user MIMO technology, is now at Best Buy. But at $280, it ain’t cheap. Here comes the 2nd Wave of Wi-Fi: Asus’s new hopped-up 802.11ac routers start shipping originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

Those "Backdoors" in Apple's iOS: What You Need To Know

Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski started a firestorm over the weekend when he presented findings that Apple has—apparently deliberately—created undocumented "backdoors" in its iOS operating system that third parties could use to...Show More Summary

5 basic iOS tips everyone needs to know

iPhones and iPads are remarkably simple to use. And yet they are also incredibly powerful — and incredibly complicated — devices. Sometimes getting them to do exactly what you want isn’t as straightforward as you might like. In today’s video, … Read more ›

Researchers Won't Reveal How To Break Tor's Anonymous Web Browsing

Attendees of the Black Hat security conference were looking forward to finding out next month how the average person can identify people using Tor, a browser that masks the identity of users so people can do things like buy and sell drugs online and communicate privately without fear of people intercepting their chats and emails. Show More Summary

Trust the magic pipeline and other key takeaways from Apple’s Q3 earnings call

Even Apple execs sounded pleasantly surprised as they revealed last quarter’s mostly higher-than-expected numbers Tuesday. But in what’s become something of a refrain in Cupertino, they couldn’t stop themselves from vague and knowing references to the incredible products waiting in … Read more ›

Want To Make Money In Apps? Develop For Business

Poverty, thy name is mobile app development. According to VisionMobile’s latest survey of over 10,000 app developers, at least half of all developers make less than $500 per app per month. Sure, there are developers who make a tidy income building mobile apps, but developers are twice as likely to make nothing at all than $10,000 per month. Show More Summary

Apple hit with class action lawsuit over alleged labor violations, more then 20K plaintiffs involved

A lawsuit being leveled against Apple was granted class certification on Monday, alleging the company's treatment of Apple Store and corporate operations employees constitute multiple California Labor Code violations.

Artist uses over-sized pixels to keep an eye on London's pedestrians

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Folks strolling past the Welcome Collection's venue in London may have an eery feeling that they're being watched. Well, that's because they are. And not just by a government's prying eyes, but with 650 over-sized pixels that render their own set of...

Top YouTube Music Executive Quits, a Setback to Paid Service

The executive leading YouTube's effort to launch a music subscription service is leaving, marking yet another hurdle for the long-delayed project.

Apple’s growing faster in China than anywhere else in the world

Apple on Tuesday proved once again with its quarterly earnings that it's practically minting money selling iPhones. The company posted quarterly revenues of $37.4 billion, up six percent from last year, and a profit of $7.7 billion, up 12 percent from last year. And there's nowhere in the world that Apple is growing faster than in […]

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