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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


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.


Take a Tour Through the Glassy Halls of Apple’s Future HQ

November 11th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

We've spent months marveling over the facade of Apple's new headquarters. But now, thanks to these renderings from the City of Cupertino uncovered by Wired , we're getting an idea about the spaces inside the building—and it's hard to decide if it looks more like a futuristic office or a futuristic Apple store. The campus, as we've known for a while , revolves around a massive circular building of nearly three million square feet.


Why Making Mavericks Free Makes Perfect Sense

October 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Yesterday, Apple not only released its OS X Mavericks operating system, it also announced that it would be free. That's great! For you, for Apple, and for the future of computing. Releasing Mavericks for free seems like a simple idea


Did an Inspirational Apple Really Fall on Newton’s Head?

October 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S In grade school you probably learned Newton’s apple story around the time you learned that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree , that people in Columbus’ time thought that the world was flat , or that the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in America and invited the Native Americans to join them . Since literally none of the latter three stories here are true (follow the preceding links for full details), you probably have your doubts about whether Newton actually sat under an apple tree and had something of a “eureka” moment concerning gravity. It might surprise you to learn, then, that your teachers got one of these stories (partially) correct


Elevate Your Laptop, Plus Keurig, Apple TV, Magic Mouse and Trackpad

October 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If you sit at a desk with your laptop and don't use a laptop stand along with an external mouse and keyboard, you're really missing out on greatly improved ergonomics and probably less back and neck pain. This Belkin Zero stand is a great choice, and looks great underneath any laptop, especially a Macbook


Apple Patent Could Bring TouchID to iPads and Macs

October 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The next generation of MacBook laptops and iPad tablets could be opened with a scan of a fingerprint (or nipple-print , or toe-print , or sausage-print ), as Apple’s TouchID patent looks ready to cover a wider range of the Cupertino firm’s products. Patently Apple has uncovered the filing with the U.S.


Some Apple TVs Have Wi-Fi Issues, But You Can Get a Replacement

April 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has admitted that some of its third-generation Apple TVs have Wi-Fi issues—but owners with affected hardware are now able to exchange it for a fully functional replacement. The affected units struggle to locate a Wi-Fi network, are sometimes unable to join a network, and experience dropped or intermittent connections, reports 9to5mac


The Next Trick Up Apple’s Sleeve: Super Speedy Wi-Fi for Macs?

January 2nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

According to The Next Web , the next generation of Apple's Mac lineup won't look much different—understandable, given the 2012 overhaul—but the guts will be shiny and new. Including, importantly, a new Broadcom chipset that boosts Mac Wi-Fi to the 802.11ac standard. Apple won't be the first laptop manufacturer to roll the speedy—1.3Gbps throughput with three antennas—802.11ac Wi-Fi; Asus rolled it into a gaming notebook last summer.



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