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The Switchboard: Verizon reverses its plan to slow down unlimited data users

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of handpicked stories from the Switch team. Don't forget to join our weekly livechat here at 11 a.m. Eastern tomorrow to talk about the week's tech news. Verizon is backing away from its plan to slow down unlimited data users. "Verizon is abandoning a controversial policy […]

Kamcord gameplay recording platform gets into mobile gaming competitions starting w/ SEGA

Kamcord, the mobile gameplay recording platform that offers developers an easy way to implement cross-platform gameplay recording and sharing features, is today announcing its next big push in mobile gaming: competitions. The company...Show More Summary

Here's The Evidence That Google's Search Results Are Horribly Biased (GOOG)

Yelp and a coalition of like-minded travel and shopping web sites have created an elegant demonstration of the way they say Google biases search results in favor of Google's own pages. It's a Chrome browser extension that Yelp says strips...Show More Summary

Apple Caves: 'Camera Roll' Is Coming Back To Your iPhone

Apple customers freaked out last month over a change in Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 8. Now, it looks like Apple has listened to the feedback. iOS 8 removed "Camera Roll," the album where every photo taken with an iPhone is stored. Show More Summary

Add a real thermal heat-seeking camera to your iPhone for $199

Go beyond Photo Booth’s fake ‘Thermal’ filter with this iPhone accessory by Seek Thermal. The company now sells a real thermal imaging camera attachment for $199 on its website. The gadget plugs in using a Lightning port, so it works with any iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus you […]

Samsung to Begin Work on Apple's 14-nm A9 Chips Before End of 2014

Samsung semiconductor head Kim Ki-nam today announced that the company will begin work on 14-nanometer processors for partners such as Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD before the end of 2014, reports ZDNet (via 9to5Mac). The comments indicate that Samsung will produce Apple's next-generation A9 chip to be used in next year's line of iPhones and iPads. Show More Summary

Panasonic’s Latest Smart Camera Bet

Is it a phone-like camera, or camera-like phone? Panasonic's Lumix CM1 has everyone confused including executives at the Osaka-based company.

Appidemic: Prompts for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

No such thing as writer's block with Prompts. The post Appidemic: Prompts for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch appeared first on AppleTell.

What It’s Like to Build a Startup in Gaza as the Bombs Drop

Mariam Abultewi is sitting at a small wooden desk, pitching her company's smartphone app, when the airstrike hits. The post What It’s Like to Build a Startup in Gaza as the Bombs Drop appeared first on WIRED.

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, GOOG, TSLA)

Good morning! It will be relatively cool, and partly sunny today in New York. Let's look at the news. Rovio, the parent company of Angry Birds is cutting 130 people, or 16% of its workforce. Yet another sign that mobile gaming is a tough business. Show More Summary

Snapchat’s Ad Guru Explains the Gossip Service to Grown-Ups

When Emily White was a teenager—way back in the 1990s—she’d rush home from school, pick up the telephone, and gab with her friends for hours. “I don’t remember anything about those conversations,” she says. “But I felt awesome afterward.” That, she explains, is what today’s teenagers are doing on Snapchat. Show More Summary

2 million reservations in 6 hours: China shows strong early demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

  According to AppleInsider, Chinese carriers have recorded more than 2 million reservations of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first six hours of opening. Although official preorders start on October 10th, carriers are already offering presale signups. Show More Summary

Apple's next-gen iOS Remote app solution could boast full Apple TV GUIs, interactive content

An Apple patent application published Thursday describes a next-generation iOS Remote app system capable of translating the Apple TV's UI to smaller format iPhone and iPad screens, while streaming back external content like movie trivia from those same devices.

Celebrities Victimized In The iCloud Naked Photo Hack Want To Sue Google For $100 Million

Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer has written to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as Chairman Eric Schmidt, threatening to sue them for $100 million if they don't remove the naked photos of his clients that were posted online after the iCloud hack. Show More Summary

Samsung effectively confirms it will manufacture Apple’s next-generation ‘A9? processors for iOS devices, using 14-nanometer process

At a press conference, ZDNet says that Samsung president of the company’s semiconductor arm is looking forward to reversing its profit forecasts when it starts producing chips for Apple using its next-generation technology. Kim Ki-nam,...Show More Summary

Shaky Liftoff For Rocket Internet’s Stock Market Debut

Rocket Internet shares fell below their issue price within minutes of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Thursday. The decline indicates investor sentiment for Rocket has deteriorated rapidly. Investors seemed to be very bullish on the stock only days ago.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 Contends With ‘Gapgate’

It has been just a few days since Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 4 went on sale in some markets, and the phone has already drawn complaints from users.

Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon coming soon to Verizon’s FiOS app even when away from home

In a ‘ground-breaking’ deal, not only does Verizon renew its agreement with Viacom to show their TV content (including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon) nationally, these channels will also be offered in FiOS’s mobile app for iOS. Early next year, you will be able to watch all of these channels from your iOS device from anywhere — […]

The Hackers Behind The Naked Celebrity iCloud Photo Leak Have Regrouped, And They Are Unhappy

The release of hundreds of naked photos of celebrities was a crisis for Apple. It was also a disaster for the iCloud hackers on the porn forum "AnonIB." For years they had used the venue to openly trade hacking tips and software, stolen photographs of women, and even advertise their hacking services. Show More Summary

Pioneer finally brings CarPlay equipment to mass market, Spotify app update adds CarPlay support

The CarPlay situation has been murky. Since being announced in the spring, most manufacturers have been quiet on when CarPlay equipment will actually be available to purchase. Pioneer is the first company to deliver on its promise, adding...Show More Summary

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