Breaking News Today
Home » Technology (page 30)

Category Archives: Technology

Feed Subscription

The technology news and articles, from around the web dealing with numbers in the headline or content.

Apple’s first Gold iPhone 5S TV ad (No Kardashian in sight)

Does it melt you? (Credit: Apple Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) You’ve been given the task of making the first TV ad for Apple gold iPhone 5S. What do you do? Do you feature a King Midas, played by Zach Galifianakis? He has everything — even a full set of gold teeth and majority ownership of Goldman Sachs — but not the one thing he’s been craving all his life. Maybe you prefer to feature a man selling his McMansion, his Mercedes and his membership of the local golf club, just to get a golden iPhone? On the other hand, you can just have a little molten gold crawling around the screen and then the perfectly formed product being perfectly formed. ... Read More »

Apple and the emperor’s new wearable tech

Dear emperor, what a lovely watch you have. (Credit: Socratica Studios/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Can you have too much of any one logo? Even if it’s one you like, admire, and warm to? Even if it’s one that you believe says more about you than, say, you ever could? How often do you see supposedly fashionable men and women walking down the street decked out entirely in, say, Tory Burch or Gucci? Don’t they mix it up a little, just to demonstrate their, you know, individuality? The question is important when it comes to wearable tech, the alleged next big thing. It’s also important to the future of the Apple brand. Last week, Apple hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts ... Read More »

At Apple, gold iPhone 5S is known as ‘the Kardashian phone’

Here’s the “gold iPhone” Kardashian was so proud of last December. (Credit: Kim Kardashian/Twitter ) Apple employees are often accused of excessive reverence for the brand and even for themselves. They are said to distort reality, as if it is one more element to be merely designed and presented. But news reaches me that there might be an inner core of magical, revolutionary realism that permeates the walls of Cupertino. For, as The New York Times’ Nick Bilton tweeted on Friday, the gold iPhone 5S, from its very inception, had an extremely down-to-earth nickname at home. No, it’s wasn’t known as “The Fifth Wonder of the Telephonic World.” Nor was it referred to as “The Glittering Prize,” “The Golden Child,” ... Read More »

GarageBand could go free on iOS 7

GarageBand could be the next built-in app to go free on new iOS devices. Apple recently updated the icons for its iLife and iWork apps, and according to MacRumors the update page also notes that Apple’s music making suite will become a complimentary download. However, to flesh out the application you’ll have to pony up for individual instruments and sounds via in-app purchases. This possible price change should let almost anyone live out their music-production dreams, but we hope it doesn’t cost more than the app’s current $5 price to get the full experience. If Tim Cook and friends follow tradition, we should know more later this week. Source Article from http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/21/garageband-free-ios7/?ncid=rss_truncated Home ... Read More »

Apple reasserts claim it doesn’t want to spy on your iMessages

(Credit: James Martin/CNET) Apple has said time and again in the wake of the NSA snooping scandal that it cannot read user iMessages. But new research has shown that it’s theoretically possible. Security firm QuarksLab on Thursday issued a white paper describing a method by which a hacker or Apple itself could access iMessages. The white paper states that Apple could intercept messages between sender and recipient and make them believe that their communication is secure. In order to do so, however, Apple would need to disrupt the encryption between communications and effectively change how iMessages works. Back in June, Apple issued a statement on its site discussing its “commitment to customer privacy” in the wake of revelations about the ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review: a tablet that works best as a laptop

We could debate all day about whether the original Surface Pro was supposed to be more of a tablet, or a laptop with a detachable keyboard. Either way, we think we can agree on this: The original wasn’t perfect in either role, not with its short battery life, heavy build and kickstand that wasn’t designed to be used in the lap. Now, less than a year after the original came out, we have the Surface Pro 2, which addresses many of the shortcomings we complained about on the original. In particular, it moves to a two-stage kickstand that sits less precariously on people’s legs. A Haswell CPU, meanwhile, should take care of the battery life problem. Even the keyboard ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface 2 review: a second chance for Windows RT?

We get the sense Microsoft wants to distance itself from the original Surface RT. After taking a $900 million hit on unsold inventory, the company held a press event where it saved the Surface 2 for last and billed it as a major redesign. “Surface 2 is not subtle, but a revamp,” Surface GM Panos Panay said that day. “It is not the simple changes that everybody wants, but it’s the changes people need.” Those changes include a thinner, lighter body; a sharper 1080p screen; a faster Tegra 4 processor with twice the RAM; an improved webcam that fares better in low light; and a dual-stage kickstand that makes it more comfortable to use in the lap. It even ... Read More »

How would you change Motorola’s Atrix HD?

It’s that time of the weekend when we encourage you to settle down with a strong pot of coffee, grab a pencil and pretend that you’re a smartphone designer. This week’s entrant is Motorola’s Atrix HD, a $99 bargain-basement device that launched on AT&T before Motorola’s Google-infused revolution. With solid performance and RAZR-esque hardware, it looked like a slam-dunk for budget customers, but were they turned off by its meager 5-hour battery life? More than likely. So, what would you have done differently had you been sat in the driving seat? Share your ideas with us below. Source Article from http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/20/hwyc-atrix-hd/?ncid=rss_truncated Home Mobile Read More »

Apple reasserts claim it doesn’t want to spy on your iMessages

(Credit: James Martin/CNET) Apple has said time and again in the wake of the NSA snooping scandal that it cannot read user iMessages. But new research has shown that it’s theoretically possible. Security firm QuarksLab on Thursday issued a white paper describing a method by which a hacker or Apple itself could access iMessages. The white paper states that Apple could intercept messages between sender and recipient and make them believe that their communication is secure. In order to do so, however, Apple would need to disrupt the encryption between communications and effectively change how iMessages works. Back in June, Apple issued a statement on its site discussing its “commitment to customer privacy” in the wake of revelations about the ... Read More »

Nokia leaks Lumia 1520 details on Chinese online store: 20MP PureView camera, Snapdragon 800 processor

Looking for more evidence that Nokia’s about to unleash an oversized Windows Phone? You’ve got it: the company’s official Tmall store (an online marketplace in China) recently published a product page for the fabled Lumia 1520. There’s no images to speak of, but the listing agrees with the handset’s rumored 6-inch 1080p display and 20-megapixel PureView camera. The page also promises a Snapdragon 800 CPU and a 4,999 Yuan (about $819) price tag. That said, the page seems to just be a placeholder for now, but the phone is expected to be officially announced at Nokia World later this week. Hopefully, it’ll be worth the wait. Source Article from http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/20/lumia-1520-leaked-by-nokia/?ncid=rss_truncated Home Mobile Read More »

Scroll To Top