March 5th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S When you die, don't forget to include your Apple ID in your will. Because, if happen to bequeath any Apple devices to friends and family, they'll be useless hunks of metal and glass without the secret word. At least, that's what we're left believing after a standoff between Apple and a dead mother's sons
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.
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
February 25th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
Apple has prepared a fix for the scary OS X security flaw that lets somebody with "privileged access" to your network connection get at information you think is secure. It's in the App Store now .
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
February 11th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S Apple's making a smartwatch. By now that's a foregone conclusion
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.
February 2nd, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S 30 years ago. The Los Angeles Raiders are slaughtering the Washington Redskins at halftime. You decide it's time for a refill on your Crystal Light
January 31st, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S Last year, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on enhanced sensors capable of detecting different levels of pressure.
January 29th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S Hey you, Apple user. Have you been waiting—and waiting and waiting—for Apple to make some face-melting upgrades to the MacBook instead of just bumping the specs every few months?
January 27th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
For the first time in two years, Apple has seen an increase in sales of its Mac computers.
January 24th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S Today is a very special day for a very special computer. This is the computer that started it all, the device that changed everything , the very thing that kicked off the era of the personal computer.
January 23rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo
iOS 7, perhaps the most divisive software update in Apple's history of mobile devices, has suffered from one particularly annoying bug since launching last September. Random restarts have plagued a number of users, and finally Apple is doing something about it. A substantial number of users have reported unexpected reboots of their iOS 7-packing iPhones (myself included)
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
January 15th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S We just had a great deal on the NEX-3NL , but if you're looking for something with a little more kick (and a sweet OLED viewfinder), then the NEX-7 is for you. For many, that viewfinder alone will be worth the price bump
January 15th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S You thought you'd heard the last of Scott Forstall when he was ousted from his Cupertino corner office a little more than a year ago over the Apple Maps fiasco .
January 10th, 2014 | by Gizmodo
S A few years ago, a documentary came out that introduced longtime New York legend Bill Cunningham to the world at large. The film was fantastic—now streaming on Netflix !—and made it pretty much impossible not to fall in love with the octogenarian photographer who, for decades, has biked boldly through the Big Apple's crowded avenues capturing people with style. Turns, out, he damn good at capturing buildings with style, too.
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".
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
December 30th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
S Bad news for New York Times readers, great news for anyone who's sick of rolling their eyes at Apple's unbearably twee ad campaigns: Arem Duplessis , the Design Director at the NYT Magazine, is leaving his post to become Creative Director at Apple. You may not have heard of Duplessis, but you've almost certainly seen his work
December 20th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
It's slowly getting better, but try as it might, Apple just can't top Google's Maps service when it comes to digital cartography That's not to say it isn't still keeping up the chase though — a newly uncovered patent points towards a raft of new features Apple has planned for the troubled service. The "Interactive Map" patent points towards a fresh layering system for the company's iOS Maps app, going far deeper than what's currently offered.
December 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
S As wonderful as Apple's MagSafe connector is at preventing your laptop from accidentally getting yanked off a desk, it's far from perfect.
December 13th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
General piece of advice: don't go around typing stuff into your computer's terminal window based on some pictures you found randomly floating on the internet.
December 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
S Move over Samsung and LG: Apple has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office that describes how they could manufacture a new breed of curved touch surfaces .
December 9th, 2013 | by Gizmodo
S Apple started a wave when it announced its new A7 processor- -the brain of all its flagship products—would be 64-bit . Competitors have been keen to catch up , and now Qualcomm's making its move with the new Snapdragon 410, the first 64-bit chip in the line. The catch