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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.


QPlay: A Spotify For Video That Streams to Your TV

February 25th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S While Google Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku have shifted streaming content from our mobile devices to our televisions, they're often incomplete solutions. There's a whole Internet worth of video content—from news feeds to public broadcasting productions—that the Chromecast just won't play.


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.


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.


Did Samsung Try to Ban Apple Logos From the Olympics Opening Ceremony?

February 7th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

Lucky Olympic athletes taking part in the Sochi Winter Olympics found a Samsung Galaxy Note III in their arrival goodie bags, so even if they don't take home a medal they've still got something of a fairly high value to sell on the internet when they get home. But did Samsung demand they avoid being seen using Apple hardware as part of the deal? That is indeed what happened according to a group of Swiss athletes, who claim their free Galaxy Note IIIs were accompanied by a sweet request from Samsung asking them to physically tape over the Apple logos on rival phones they may use instead to take their endless selfies during the opening ceremony.


Report: Apple’s Expanding Mobile Payment to Physical Goods

January 25th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal is hearing rumors that Apple wants to expand its mobile payment capabilities beyond iTunes purchases, moving into the space dominated by names like Square , PayPal , and Google . With over 575 million registered iTunes users, it's almost surprising that Apple hasn't already given those users a way to pay for 3rd party online purchases through an iTunes account. The company dabbled in making a payment feature for Passbook , but never saw those intentions through.


iOS in Your Car Could Look Pretty Great

January 21st, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S One of the big revelations from the iOS 7 debut was that Apple's working on an in-car version of the mobile operating system . Now app developer Steve Troughton-Smith has tweeted some images of what iOS could, and should , look like when it hits your dashboard


iPad Air Review: Bigger Gets So Much Better

November 5th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's hard to imagine that it's been only three years since the original iPad came out, since tablets were a part of our daily world. Sure there were tablet computers before, but there weren't tablets the way we know and use them today.


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


What Apple’s 64-Bit Architecture Really Means For Your iPhone

September 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Probably the most underrated announcement Apple made on Tuesday was its move to 64-bit architecture for the iPhone 5S . It's an industry first, and one with major repercussions both for your phone and for the future of Apple. Here's why it matters.


Apple Speaks Out About Foxconn Suicides

September 5th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Foxconn has gone into serious damage control this week , with CEO Guo Tai-ming inviting 100 members of the press to view the facilities today. Even Apple and Dell, two companies whose products are produced in Foxconn's factories, have spoken out. Apple released a statement saying that they are "saddened and upset by the recent suicides at Foxconn," confirming that they are "in direct contact with Foxconn senior management and we believe they are taking this matter very seriously." While most of the media fixates on the relationship between Foxconn and Apple, for want of a sexier story, Dell meanwhile has also spoken about the suicides, saying that: "We expect our suppliers to employ the same high standards we do in our own facilities


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


What Famous Ads Would Look Like Today

April 13th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's funny how fondly we look back at classic ads—print, commercials, anything—compared to how we react to ads today. That Apple 1984 commercial? Perfection.


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 $


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


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.



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