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Seriously, Enough With This Apple Holiday Ad

December 17th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new holiday ad has been called, in turn, endearing , note-perfect , and, in a spasm of enthrallment, perhaps Apple's best iPhone commercial ever . I think maybe I saw a different ad.


The App Store’s Most Popular Apps of 2013

December 17th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has officially unveiled its most downloaded apps of the year and—well whaddaya know—Candy Crush comes in strong at number 1. There were, however, a few legitimate surprises thrown into the mix For one, Pandora comes in at number 9 with Spotify nowhere to be seen


SONOS, Your New Monitor, Apple TV, Plus TV Deals Abound [Deals]

November 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Grabbing your choice of SONOS Speaker from Amazon today will not only net you a free SONOS Bridge , but also a nice chunk of Amazon credit that varies depending on which speaker you buy. It's a great excuse to outfit your home with the best, simplest wireless audio solution available


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.


Apple TV For $85

November 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Amazon and Best Buy have the latest generation Apple TV for $85, which is pretty much as low as we've ever seen it go. Now featuring HBO


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


Report: Apple Supplier Flextronics Used Indentured Employees

November 7th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Bloomberg Businessweek has an in-depth report today alleging that electronics supplier Flextronics used recruiters who charged workers exorbitant fees to place them in Malaysian plants, confiscating their passports and deserting them in employee housing without food when production idled. The full story is a must-read , but this is the basic timeline: Apple contracted Flextronics International to make the camera for the iPhone


The Best Large Tablet Display (It’s Not the iPad Air)

November 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A new generation of full-size flagship tablets has just started with the near simultaneous launch of the Apple iPad Air and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. They both have top-of-the-line and state-of-the-art displays that have been significantly improved (in different ways) from the 2012 models.


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


Apple Hilariously Called the Gold iPhone 5S ‘The Kardashian Phone’

October 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

As Apple was prepping the perfectly glitzy hue of the goldpagne iPhone 5S, the phone was being referred to as "the Kardashian phone" inside Apple according to NY Times reporter Nick Bilton . Yes, that would be the same Kardashian as notorious iPhone auteur Kim and her well manicured yet totally overexposed family. Which means yes, Apple was completely aware of how ridiculous the goldpagne iPhone was going to be.


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 Most Perfect Lego Apple II+ Will Make You Want a Lego Computer

March 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

This Lego version of an Apple II+ is perfect. It has the lovely aged hue of beige, clear bricks for the Apple Monitor II, floppy disk drives with the right sticker and even a removable top on the computer to see the Lego computer's guts! [ Chiu-Kueng Tsang via MAKE ] This Article was originally posted in Gizmodo


Hulu Plus Just Got a Brand New Redesign for Apple TV

March 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Because watching television is a notoriously harrowing and grueling process, Hulu Plus just underwent a major redesign for Apple TV, making it easier to navigate and shaving off precious seconds that could otherwise be spent with the TV people, you're real friends. Slide the arrows above from left to right to see Hulu Plus' layout before and after the redesign



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