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Hulu Plus Just Got a Brand New Redesign for Apple TV

March 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Because watching television is a notoriously harrowing and grueling process, Hulu Plus just underwent a major redesign for Apple TV, making it easier to navigate and shaving off precious seconds that could otherwise be spent with the TV people, you're real friends. Slide the arrows above from left to right to see Hulu Plus' layout before and after the redesign


How To Save $40 On an iPad Mini

March 14th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Refurbished iPad Minis have hit the Apple Refurb Store, the store where like-new Apple stuff is actually sold at a discount. The iPad Mini was announced last October , and new models usually hit refurb land within six months, so the iPads populating Apple's refurb ghetto are right on schedule. As of now, there are only two models available, the 16GB Black iPad Mini for Verizon , which at $430 is $30 less than a new model, and the 32GB White WiFi iPad Mini , which clocks in at $40 less than the standard price


Android Is a Free Replacement for a Feature Phone Says Apple’s Phil Schiller

March 13th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Samsung's announcing the Galaxy S IV tomorrow but before it does, Apple wanted to take a few shots at Android. Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Marketing, crapped all over Android telling the WSJ that, "Android is often given a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn't as good as an iPhone." We already knew Apple and Google were in a war so them's fighting words about Android aren't exactly surprising. It's just interesting to see Apple try and knock Android down a few notches before the S IV's big coming out party (Schiller said that four times as many iPhone users switched from Android as opposed to to Android last quarter)


Why I Ditched the iPhone: My Very Own Protocol Droid

March 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

I've been a die-hard "Apple evangelist" for over twenty years - first an avid Mac user, then an early adopter of both iPod and iPhone. In the 90s, when everyone I knew used Windows, I tried to switch them to Mac


Report: The Next iPhone Is Coming in August

March 5th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

iMore is reporting that Apple will release its next-gen iPhone in August. Obviously, the device will be stronger, better, faster, and so on, but the real takeaway is the timing.


Conan Knows What You’re Really Using That iPad For

February 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new iPad commercial that aired during the Oscars would have you believe that there's a lot of film-making going on with that device, and maybe there is. But there's a lot more watching, and Conan's gotten to the bottom of exactly what's being watched


iCloud Had a Real Bed-Shitting This Morning

February 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's iCloud portfolio of various streaming and syncing services has existed for two years. And in those two years, Apple still hasn't been able to keep it from regularly fucking up. It happened again today ! This isn't a crisis by any means, but it shows that Apple, after all these years, is still pretty terrible and keeping its software from face-planting


Chromebook Pixel: Google’s Retina, Touchscreen, MacBook Pro Counterpunch

February 21st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Until now, Chromebooks hadn't been much more than glorified netbooks; underpowered curios best suited for technological novices. The 13-inch, touchscreen, retina-displayed, full-powered Chromebook Pixel, though, appears to be anything but. And it should be enough to make Apple at least a little nervous


iOS 6.1.3 Beta Fixes iPhone Lock Screen Security Hole

February 21st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's been keeping busy rolling out small patches of iOS 6. The latest, iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 just hit developers. Importantly, 9To5Mac reports that the update fixes the gaping lock screen bug that allows access even with out a passcode


Apple Hacked

February 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Reuters says Apple was targeted by the same crew that recently hit Facebook , and managed to infect a "small number" of the company's computers. Curiously (and a little unsettlingly), Apple says it'll release a tool later today allowing customers to check if they're infected with the same malware used in the attack—suggesting it might be some sort of worm that could spread from system to system undetected. [ Reuters ] Update: Apple says the infection stemmed from "a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers," meaning some people clicked on a compromised website


10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master

February 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Dropbox is a robust independent file syncing tool (which Apple once tried to buy ) that recently hit the 100m user milestone . It's arguably the most popular cloud service around, and for good reason. Keep your eye on the official forums too; in the past many gigabytes' worth of bonus space has been given out for testing beta versions of mobile apps and entering Dropbox competitions.


Visit Apple’s iBookstore for a Curated Selection of Self-Published Soft Porn

February 5th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has added a new section of the iBookstore called Breakout Books that highlights up and coming self-published books from "emerging talents." Titles are grouped into genres, like sci-fi, mysteries & thrillers, and romance, just like the books section of your local grocery store. Here's a synopsis of one such title, Bridesmaid Lotto by Rachel Astor: Self-publishing can be a great opportunity for unknown, legitimately gifted writers. For example, Wool was self-published


Does Apple Have a Fancier iPad 4 Up Its Sleeve?

January 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Scraps of evidence are appearing across the internet, so 9to5mac claims , that point towards Apple maybe, possibly, perhaps readying an update for the iPad. 9to5mac has reported that devs are finding code in the soon-to-be-released iOS 6.1 that point towards a new device, featuring 128GB of storage. Adding some fuel to that fire is a new set of SKUs, leaked by a "high-profile


Apple Audit Reveals 106 Cases of Underage Labor in China

January 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has released its seventh annual supplier audit and it reveals that one of its suppliers—Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics—was found to violate its underage labor policy 74 times. Unsurprisingly, Apple was clear about the consequences of such a problems, and has completely severed ties with the manufacturer


Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good

January 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The story goes like this: The iPhone comes out, and it's the only smartphone anyone wants, because there's never been anything like it. It is the smartphone. Step forward a few years, and Apple is losing to Google—at least in sheer numbers of phones being sold.


How Apple Sets Its Prices

January 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple pricing is unlike almost every other brand in consumer tech: consistent across each and every retailer, and rarely discounted. How do Cook and Co manage to pull that off? MacWorld has an interesting article about the techniques which Apple uses to keep its prices fixed.


Apple’s App Store Is Finally Cracking Down on the Screenshot Scam

January 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

After years of complaints, scams, and careless screening tactics, Apple's App Store is finally starting to figure itself out. The latest update should stop developers from using misleading screenshots by locking them into place once the app gets approved. As one of the most widespread app store hoaxes, developers would upload actual screenshots to gain approval and then switch them out with those from a more popular game once the review process ended.


WSJ: Apple’s Building a Cheaper iPhone (Again)

January 8th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The WSJ, never ones to pass up a good (or bad) Apple rumor, is reporting that the company is working on a less expensive alternative to its $200 (on-contract) iPhone. And if that sounds familiar, well, it should


Grace Your iPad Mini With the Sterile Charm of an Apple Store Display

January 3rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If you're worried about friends, family, or co-workers breaking or even scuffing up your new iPad Mini, this heavy-duty acrylic security base is reminiscent of what Apple uses to protect its hardware in its stores. Made from clear acrylic that's over an inch thick at one end, the case can even be secured to a surface with an adhesive backing or tamper-proof screws



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