Photo Credit: Korean Central News Agency The New York Times reported yesterday that the Sony Pictures comedy film "The Interview" would be released in a limited run at theaters throughout the country. Locked away in a single paragraph of a much-too-...
Good morning! It's Christmas Eve - way too late to get off Santa's naughty list. It's a clear, mild day in London. You've probably got the day off but tech news never sleeps! Here's what you need to know right now: 1. Apple declined to stream "The Interview" on iTunes. Show More Summary
Also, The Interview enjoys limited theatrical release, tablets are bad for you, the FAA drones on, and Vzio mocks Samsung for its curved TVs. Skype Suffers Serious Security Scare “Can you hear me?” “Can YOU hear me?” “I can’t hear you” – How every Skype call starts. Show More Summary
Emulators on iOS usually get shut down as soon as Apple’s App Store review team catches wind of their existence – usually thanks to news and blog coverage. (Sorry.) But guess who’s on holiday break right now? Yep. That’s why a new app called Floppy Cloud, which is secretly an NES and Super Nintendo emulator is still available for sale on the iTunes App Store as of… Read More
You’ve probably seen your Facebook news feed overrun in recent days with people bemoaning the death of the McDonald’s Big Mac and apple pie. But there’s no need to start a petition or put on mourning garb, it’s just another hoax. As you can see above, the McDonald’s Twitter feed is now working overtime (but probably not getting paid for … [More]
Apple CEO Tim Cook ranked well on CNN Money’s list of best CEOs of 2014 taking the top spot of CEO of the year. The news organization said Cook has “arguably the toughest CEO job in America” as he battles critics skeptical of his performance running Apple without Steve Jobs and cited the company’s 40% stock […]
This year saw dozens of well-publicized foodborne illness outbreaks caused by everything from bean sprouts to cilantro to caramel apples. Food Safety News has compiled a list of the 10 most harmful U.S. outbreaks of 2014, in terms of both the number of people who died and the number sickened. This list includes only foodborne illness... Continue Reading
This video is news only in the most tenuous definition of the term news, but it's the holidays, the actual news is depressing as hell, and frankly a little levity never did anyone any harm. Today's dose of the holiday spirit comes from YouTube user p...
Apple has re-opened its online store in Russia after temporarily closing it last week following “extreme” fluctuations in the valuation of the country’s currency, the ruble. But while that’s good news for people wanting to order Apple goods over the holidays, … Read more ›
Apple has restored its Russian online store after pulling it down last week due to “extreme” ruble fluctuations. Though the store is now back online, it’s returned with higher prices. iPhone prices have been increased by 35 percent — a 16GB iPhone 6 now costs 53,990 rubles ($956), up from the recent price of 39,990 rubles. Show More Summary
We know that Eddy Cue has used Apple Pay to buy Frozen toys before, and from December 24 he can take his Disney love to the next level, thanks to the news that the Walt Disney World Resort is set to … Read more ›
Thursday, Dec. 18, Apple seeded the third beta of iOS 8.2 for developers testing the new platform, according to reports.
Five Years Ago Seems like there was lots of news about DRM this week in 2009. Cory Doctorow discussed how difficult Apple made it to publish a DRM-free audiobook, Blu-ray introduced the idea of "managed copies", a Microsoft Office DRM...Show More Summary
George Clooney is pissed that Sony pulled The Interview from theaters. "We know that to give in to these criminals now will open the door for any group that would threaten freedom of expression, privacy and personal liberty. We hope...
Last night a BBC news program called Panorama aired hidden camera footage from inside one of Apple's supply chain factories in China that showed poor working conditions -- an issue that Apple has been dealing with accusations of for quite some time....
Apple Pay Grows to Support 90% of U.S. Credit Cards Apple Pay has been adding support for more credit cards in the United States since the service launched. By transaction volume, the service now supports 90% of the credit cards in the market. Bank of America, Citi, JP Morgan, Capital One and PNC all have […]
Russian shoppers hoping to score an iPhone or iPad before the biggest gift-giving day of the year will now find higher prices than ever thanks to the ruble's continued path downward. This news comes shortly after Apple decided to put a halt on online...
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is “deeply offended” by allegations in a new BBC documentary regarding Apple’s handling of workers at its Chinese suppliers, The Telegraph reports. In a BBC investigative report which aired last night, BBC’s Panorama...Show More Summary
Apple made news this week for its deplorable working conditions, forcing children to dig in mud pits for the tin used in iPhones. But Apple's tactics aren't an anamoly. At least 27 million people across the globe are enslaved. Earlier this year, I learned 43 of them work for me, making products most of us daily. Show More Summary
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he is deeply offended by allegations that Apple permits the mistreatment of workers in its supplier factories and mines, reports The Telegraph. The accusations were levied by the BBC news program, Panorama, which sent undercover reporters to work in Chinese factories and Indonesian mines. Show More Summary