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Norman Foster on Apple’s HQ: Over 1000 Bikes, Four-Story Glass Doors

March 7th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

Spaceship Apple is freaking huge: A 2.8 million square-foot orb on a 176-acre parcel serving 12,000 employees in oh-so-suburban Cupertino. While talking to Architectural Record , architect Norman Foster defended the headquarter's massive size and weird shape, and revealed some intriguing new details.


What Apple CarPlay Looks Like in Action

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

While Apple showed off a few screengrabs of its CarPlay in-car iPhone and iPad integration system earlier, we finally have some actual video of it in action.


Apple CarPlay: iOS on Your Dashboard

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple has announced its new in-car iPhone integration system. Called CarPlay, it's designed to be an eyes-free system which allows users to safely use their phone for information, entertainment and communication while at the wheel


Apple CEO Tim Cook Shuts Down Anti-Environmental Investors

February 28th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

At today's annual shareholder meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook laid the verbal smack down on conservative investors who want the company to abandon some of its progressive policies. Apple is one of the most valuable corporations in the world, and, in recent years, the company has been advancing some progressive policies, amongst them some environmental ones, such as the company's stated goal to get on 100-percent renewable energy


Apple Finally Explains Touch ID Security in Detail

February 27th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S You shouldn't really have been worrying about how Touch ID works too much, but if you have been, then Apple has finally explained most of the security details behind the technology in detail. Apple has released a new white paper about iOS security, which explains with more detail than before how Touch ID works—and, essentially, it seems far more secure than many people may have thought. A long trache of text from the report explains : The Secure Enclave is responsible for processing fingerprint data from the Touch ID sensor, determining if there is a match against registered fingerprints, and then enabling access or purchase on behalf of the user


What Do You Think About Apple HQ’s Official Steve Jobs Statue?

February 25th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Of the over 10,000 entries submitted, Apple has officially chosen this piece, created by Belgrade sculptor Dragan Radenović , to commemorate and remember Steve Jobs who lost his battle with cancer almost two and a half years ago. Given the sleek lines of the iPhone and other hardware created by Apple while Steve Jobs led the company, the rough finish of this sculpture—adorned with Cyrillic letters, a one and zero, and a bust of Jobs—seems to go against the company's design ideals.


Why Apple’s Huge Security Flaw Is So Scary

February 23rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which "an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." That's the understated version.


Rumor: Amazon Is Readying a Web TV Box (Again)

February 21st, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Re/code is reporting that Amazon is getting ready to launch an Android-powered web TV box to compete with Roku and and Apple. Sources tell Peter Kafka that Amazon "is aiming for a March rollout" of the set-top box, which was rumored to arrive last year in time for the holidays. Which it didn't


Report: Apple Is Working on Medical Devices, Mulling Cars

February 17th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S A report from the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that Apple is working to develop new product lines—including medical devices and cars The newspaper is light on detail , but does describe how , according to their sources, Cook & Co.


Apple: Our Supplies (Largely) Don’t Come From War Zones

February 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple has just published its supplier responsibility report , which audits its contract workers who produce and assemble hardware in factories outside the US. Perhaps most interestingly, Apple explains in the report that it has confirmed that none of its suppliers use tantalum—a metal that is regularly used in mobile electronics—from areas engaged in warfare


How a Rogue Developer Got Apple to Approve a Drone Strike App

February 11th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S After nearly two years and a ton of media attention, you can now download an iPhone app that alerts you every time a drone strike kills someone abroad. It only took the app developer six tries and several different names to get Apple to approve it . The app is called Metadata+ and, officially, it provides "real-time updates on national security." Those are Apple-safe words.


Flappy Bird Is Officially Gone From the App Store and Google Play

February 9th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S As promised , Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has removed his torturous app from Apple's App Store. Flappy Bird is gone. It is survived by knockoffs like Clumsy Bird and Happy Poo Flap , and by the nightmares and thumb pain it has caused you these last few weeks.


Good Luck Writing a Letter With This 30th Anniversary Mac Font

February 6th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

It might not look it, but the images above actually make up a font designed especially to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac. Spotted on this 30 Years of Mac tribute page by iOS developer Greg Barbosa, the font is built up of line drawings of Apple's computers over the ages.


It Took More Than Just iPhones to Shoot Apple’s New Ad

February 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

With Macintosh turning 30 this year , you'd think Apple would go big. Maybe they'd spring for another Super Bowl commercial like the 1984 ad that changed the way the world thinks about computers. Nah… they just made an Apple promo reel that was shot entirely on iPhones—with a little help, of course


The Truth Behind Apple’s Latest iPad Ad

January 22nd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple's latest iPad advert shows the tablet being used by helicopter rescue pilots, storm chasers, ice hockey coaches, musicians, Bollywood filmmakers, scuba divers, rock musicians and artists. But let's face it, you're using it on the toilet, aren't you? The above, from Doghouse Diaries , pretty much nails it


Apple May Have Figured Out How to Make FaceTime Work With Bad Internet

January 16th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S A new invention filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office is so simple but clever that it's amazing it's not been done before: Cook & Co. suggests that it could insert doctored or pre-recorded images into FaceTime chats on crappy connections to keep the conversation smooth. The patent , called "Video transmission using content-based frame search," suggests that video frame data could be used to help reduce the amount of data being sent between devices during video calls.


Why Nest Is Worth Every Penny

January 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

The news today that Google is buying smart thermostat-maker Nest for $3.5 billion seemed slightly unhinged ; why overbid for what's still, at present, a niche product? The answer is so simple it's barely worth a shrug: because it can, because it needs to, and because if it didn't, someone else would have. From a financial standpoint, $3.5 billion for a company whose most recent—and even then jaw-dropping—valuation was around $2 billion not two weeks ago seems modestly insane


All The Camera You Need Under $300, Apple TV, Storage [Deals]

January 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S The Sony NEX-3NL was a great camera when it hit the market for $500, but at under $300, this deal is unmissable for anyone looking for a great portable camera, ready to downsize their DSLR, or interested in diving into an interchangeable lens ecosystem for the first time. Retractable power zoom lens, tilting LCD, 16MP, and unprecedented value in this price range.


From Dream to 3D Reality: The Fascinating Origins of Pixar

January 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Before a story about toys, before monsters went corporate, before anyone went searching for Nemo , and before twenty seven Academy Awards, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company whose clients included the government and the medical community. The story of Pixar isn't exactly full of superheroes , adorable robots, or talking bugs.


Google Is Taking Android to the Car With Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai

January 6th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Google has just announced that it's joining forces with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to create the Open Automotive Alliance. In other words, it's planning to take Android to the automobile. According to Google , the new alliance is "aimed at accelerating auto innovation with an approach that offers openness, customization and scale".


A Rainbow USB Cable With Every Charging Adapter You Need—Also Nokia

January 1st, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S It may seem a little opulent, but a lot of us won't leave home with at least our smartphone—maybe even two—and a tablet. And eventually one of them is going to need a battery boost, so instead of carrying charging cables and adapters for every single device, toss this single colorful USB adapter in your bag and you're all set



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