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The OS X Apps Affected by Apple’s Unpatched Security Flaw

February 23rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

While Apple recently patched a major security flaw for iOS , the same vulnerability continues to affect OS X. Until Apple releases a fix—which it says will come " very soon "—here are some of the apps you should avoid using on public Wi-Fi. The list comes from independent researcher Ashkan Soltani , who has been at the front of this issue since it first broke late last week.


Apple’s Fitness-Tracking Ambitions Go Beyond the iWatch

February 18th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Lately, all the talk has been about the fitness-tracking, health-monitoring smartwatch that Apple is assumedly building. But a patent granted to Apple today shows the company wants to get into fitness tracking not just on your wrist, but in your ear, with sensor-laden earbuds to measure your athletic performance. The patent , first filed in 2008, proposes using skin-contacting sensors in earbuds or earphones to monitor body temperature, heart rate, and perspiration, though the patent doesn't outline the mechanics of how such sensors would work


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.


This Year’s 20 Must-Have Mac OS X Utilities

December 26th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Each year I round-up my top list of applications and utilities used the most throughout the year. Without further introduction, here are all the utilities that have been especially useful in enhancing my productivity during 2013. S 1Password ($49.99): After Dropbox, 1Password is the second application I usually install on every new device


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


Rumor: iPad 5 Could Get an Apple-Built Surface-Style Keyboard Cover

October 21st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

New iPads! That’s the suspected plan for tomorrow’s Apple event. With much of the consumer attention now turning to the more discreet form factor of the iPad Mini, Apple’s iPad 5 needs to justify its full-size existence. And that justification may now come in the form of an Apple-built, pro-orientated keyboard cover.


Report: Amazon Has a Kindle TV Streaming Box on the Way – Gizmodo

April 24th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Amazon will soon be announcing its own streaming box to pair up with its Amazon Instant Video and video on demand. This rumor comes on the heels of Amazon's recent release of 14 original series pilots , which shows its commitment not only to video, but to original video


A Look Inside Afghanistan’s Almost-Apple Store – Gizmodo

April 24th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Fake Apple stores are nothing new. China has a slew of them , all polished and shiny, appearing almost as if they are the genuine article at a glance. Quartz dug up some details on Afghanistan's (fake) Apple store , and though it's a bit more frumpy than most, it still gets the job done.


The Only Thing Apple Really Sells – Gizmodo

April 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A recent Wall Street Journal article posits an interesting question: Is Apple a hardware company or a software company? Does it sell iPhones or iClouds? The answer has deep meaning for the analysts who evaluate the company's worth.


Is Anyone Actually Going to Buy an iBeetle? – Gizmodo

April 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The much-rumored iCar may have never made it into existence , but VolksWagen's Apple-themed car has finally been made official: the iBeetle offers up some pretty deeply ingrained Apple tech. But who's actually going to buy one


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


WSJ: Microsoft Is Designing a Touch-Enabled Watch

April 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is working with suppliers to develop a new touch-enabled watch device, which sees it jumping on the same rumored bandwagon as Apple and Samsung . Citing executives from Microsoft's suppliers , the Journal reports that Asian manufacturers have been shipping components to Ballmer and co so that the company can start developing "a watch-style device". Apparently those components include a 1.5-inch display, but other details are scant


Apple to Pay Out $53 Million Over iPhone Water Damage Warranty Issues

April 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has agreed to pay out a weighty $53 million to settle a lawsuit which saw the company accused of not correctly honoring warranties of iPhone and iPod Touches, reports Wired . So, if you were refused warranty service over water exposure for a the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or a first-, second or third-generation iPod Touch, you could be in for a payout. The sums are expected to be in the region of $


How the Hell Did This iPad Get Stuck Inside a Car Bumper?

April 11th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Places you expect to see an iPad: in an Apple store, at a coffee shop, on an airplane, near your home restroom, on a nightstand, in someone's hands, you get the point. Places you don't expect to see an iPad: at an outdoor concert being used as a camera, in Bill Gates' office, inside a jail cell and FREAKING WEDGED TO A CAR BUMPER. The woman, who managed to turn on the iPad, found the owner of the iPad's contact information and returned it to him.


OS X Code Reveals Apple’s Plans For Super-Fast Wi-Fi

April 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

With the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 beta release currently in the hands of developers, some of the more eagle-eyed nerds have noticed references to code which appear to confirm rumors about Apple's plans to roll out super-fast Wi-Fi to its Macs. 9to5mac reports that devs have stumbled upon code in the OS's Wi-Fi frameworks folder which explicitly references the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard


Slim 27-Inch iMacs Hit Apple’s Refurb Store For $1530

April 9th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If you've been lusting after a new skinny 27-inch iMac but also baulking at the price, here's some good news: you can now save (a little!) by buying one from Apple's refurb store . You can pick up the base model 27-inch iMac—with 2.9GHz Core i5, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD—for $1,


Apple’s Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain …

April 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple , we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously lavish office. But according to Bloomberg Businessweek, it's due for a bit of a downgrade before construction starts this June. It'll still be crazy, just not totally absurd


iPad Price Cuts Mean New Models Can’t Be Far Behind

April 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's been a scant six months since the announcement of the iPad Mini and the fairly superfluous iPad 4 , but it looks like the new generations might be on the horizon. Walmart, Best Buy, and MacMall have all slashed their prices on the devices , as good a sign as any that new ones are on the way. The trio of retailers cut prices by roughly 30 percent on Wednesday, and these "clearance" sales are a pretty good rule of thumb indicator that something new is on the way soon.


Samsung Is Building 1400 Retail Stores Inside Best Buys

April 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

In a bid to compete more directly with Apple, Samsung has announced that in the coming months it will open 1,400 Samsung Experience shops within Best Buy stores around the US. Following an agreement made by Sammy and Best Buy in December, the venture will see 900 stores open across the country by May, with many of the stores opening for business as soon as this month


Rumor: iOS 7 Is Behind Schedule, So Apple is Pulling Resources From OS X

April 3rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Unofficial Apple spokesman John Gruber has written a short post on Daring Fireball suggesting that iOS 7 is running well behind schedule—and that as a result Apple is hauling man power from its OS X development team. iOS 7 would typically be ready for the Worldwide Developer Conference, which is now just months away.



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