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Seriously, Enough With This Apple Holiday Ad

December 17th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new holiday ad has been called, in turn, endearing , note-perfect , and, in a spasm of enthrallment, perhaps Apple's best iPhone commercial ever . I think maybe I saw a different ad.


The App Store’s Most Popular Apps of 2013

December 17th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has officially unveiled its most downloaded apps of the year and—well whaddaya know—Candy Crush comes in strong at number 1. There were, however, a few legitimate surprises thrown into the mix For one, Pandora comes in at number 9 with Spotify nowhere to be seen


The Best Windows Tablet Display Doesn’t Come From Microsoft

December 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A new generation of Windows tablets has arrived with the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2, their second generation tablet, and the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia's first ever tablet. With virtually identical functionality and OS software, it is the quality and performance of their displays that really differentiates the tablets. Microsoft's original Surface RT launched in October 2012 had a display similar to the older Apple iPad 2, with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and a small Color Gamut with just 57% of the Standard Gamut needed for accurate color reproduction


Report: Apple’s iBeacon Location-Aware Shopping in Its Stores Today

December 6th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S The Associated Press is reporting that Apple will switch on its new iBeacons service— which will provide location-aware services to your phone—across its 254 US stores today. iBeacons, which uses low-power Bluetooth transmitters dotted around stores, was announced with the arrival of iOS


SONOS, Your New Monitor, Apple TV, Plus TV Deals Abound [Deals]

November 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Grabbing your choice of SONOS Speaker from Amazon today will not only net you a free SONOS Bridge , but also a nice chunk of Amazon credit that varies depending on which speaker you buy. It's a great excuse to outfit your home with the best, simplest wireless audio solution available


Jony Ive’s RED Mac Pro Sold For Almost $1 Million This Weekend

November 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Chris Martin and Bono played a duet on a $1.6 million piano, Jenna and Barbara Bush worked the room, and a computer was sold for $977,000. Though Vanity Fair contends that Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s Sotheby’s auction on Saturday was “unlike the typical Sotheby’s auction,” it still sounds like pretty typical rich people stuff to us.


Confirmed: Apple Bought the Company That Made the Original Kinect

November 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Your iPhone could be getting some serious new capabilities soon, following the news that Apple has acquired the 3D-sensing technology company PrimeSense . This is the same Israeli company that built the original Microsoft Kinect sensor. But that doesn't mean Apple's planning an Xbox competitor anytime soon.


This beautiful camera designed by Jony Ive just sold for $1.8 million

November 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

This one-of-a-kind Leica M camera by Apple design pope Jony Ive and Marc Newson has reached a record-shattering $1,805,000 at the Sotheby's RED charity auction. It was expected to sell for about $750,000 but it seems that some rich kid really wanted a new toy for the holidays. Good, as all this money goes to fight AIDS.


Moga Ace iOS Game Controller First Look: Cheap Fun, Huge Potential

November 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Ever since Apple introduced reference designs and an API for iOS gaming controllers at WWDC , we've known some kind of officially sanctioned iOS hardware was on the way. The Moga Ace is the first we've gotten in our hot little hands on, and after playing with it for a few days, we can safely say that it's a blast. For some early testing, Moga supplied us with a loaner iPod Touch loaded with a few controller-ready games, including Dead Trigger 2 and Bastion


The Best Small Tablet Display (Hint: It’s Not the iPad Mini)

November 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S A new generation of mini 7 to 8-inch tablets from three of the major manufacturers has just completed with the belated launch of the Apple iPad mini with retina display . While the Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, and new iPad mini all have improved displays over their previous year counterparts, only one truly stands out—as lagging significantly behind.


Apple TV For $85

November 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Amazon and Best Buy have the latest generation Apple TV for $85, which is pretty much as low as we've ever seen it go. Now featuring HBO


Retina iPad Mini Review: A Sight for Sore Eyes

November 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Last year's iPad mini was very nearly perfect in every way, except the one you needed it to be. Its display was porridge next to the bright retina cornucopia of its bigger iPad brother and its tiny tablet competitors. This year


What’s Up With Your iPhone?

November 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

When my friend Nate meets someone new and they hear he's a doctor, he dreads when they ask, "What kind?" Because when he says he's a dermatologist, they show him their moles. This isn't brick and mortar, it's glass and steel


The iPad Mini with Retina Display Is On Sale Now

November 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple quietly put the new iPad Mini with Retina display on sale early this morning, with orders set to arrive for US customers from November 20-22. Prices start at $399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model, and scale up from there



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