posted about 20 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If you've relied on carrier coverage maps to decide who gets your business, you know that they're sometimes sketchy. A good connection on the map could still mean lousy service in your neighborhood, for instance. T-Mobile thinks it has a better solut...

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posted about 21 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
DJ equipment has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but digital music formats? Not so much -- you usually have to mix whole tracks rather than just the parts that make sense for your set. Native Instruments aims to fix that with Stems, a f...

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posted about 21 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Mobile devices may not be able to handle all of the tasks needed project ready for print, but they are certainly handy for getting work started. Back in the fall, Adobe launched Brush CC, Shape CC, and Color CC that allow you to quickly nab useful bi...

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posted about 21 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
A number of tech executives have decried state laws that promote discrimination against the LGBT community by allowing companies to refuse service on religious grounds, but Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking his opposition to the next level. The executive ...

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posted about 22 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Yes, the rumors of Apple expanding its trade-in program were true -- the company's stores are now willing to take your competing smartphone in return for credit toward a new iPhone. If you live in France, Italy, the UK or the US, you can trade in cer...

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posted about 22 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Earlier this month, we reported about Tesla cutting jobs in China after sales failed to meet expectations. Now, we're learning that there might be more to it than just over optimistic forecasting. According to Business Insider, Tesla founder, Elon Mu...

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posted about 23 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
The Nest Learning Thermostat is supposed to be super-smart, automatically learning your preferences and creating custom schedules to match. Unfortunately, British Summer Time (BST) is a concept that seems to be beyond its current level of intelligenc...

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posted about 23 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Need a plumber, or a tire swap? Amazon is ready to help. The internet giant has launched its promised Amazon Home Services, a one-stop shop that lets you order professionals in categories ranging from home maintenance to tech support -- there's even ...

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posted about 24 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Nowadays, most TV networks offer live and on-demand content through mobile apps, including their own and those from service providers like Time Warner Cable, Dish and DirecTV. Today, just as ABC and others have done, BET is set to start broadcasting ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Australia has proved that it can hold its own against Hillary Clinton any day when it comes to email blunders. The nation's immigration department accidentally disclosed the passport numbers and other personal info of every world leader attending las...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Scooters don't normally generate much buzz without some kind of gimmick -- unless they're, say, connected to a well-known company and feature a crazy business model. The all-electric Gogoro Smartscooter fits that description perfectly, as it was crea...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
In the movies, a daring prison escape usually involves a carefully orchestrated plan filled with intricate tunnels, ingenious bribes and chaotic distractions. But for Neil Moore, performing a similar breakout in the real world was so much simpler. Wi...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Even if you're not laying down thousands of dollars for the VIP treatment, if you're looking for an Apple Watch (and you're shopping in old-school bricks-and-mortar style), you won't be able casually dip into an Apple store and get some new tech-lade...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Good riddance Music Unlimited; welcome to the party, PlayStation Music. The Spotify-powered music service goes live on PlayStation devices in 41 nations starting today. As we've reported previously, this means even if you're listening to Spotify's fr...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Want to experience exactly how much gadgets have evolved in the last 40 years? The Interface Experience at the Bard Graduate Center in New York has more than 25 seminal devices representing different computing eras, including the graphical interface ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Robots typically rely on batteries to get power, but they may soon have to do little more than nibble on another material to start moving. Chinese researchers have developed simple liquid metal machines (not shown here) that zip around if they "eat" ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Ready for the next installment of Halo? The bad news is you still have a seven-month wait on your hands, but at least it's a concrete release date, right? Right? The news coincides with a new in-game teaser, with Master Chief et al. attempting to emo...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
There's a familiar theme whenever Engadget reviews a Sony smartphone, which is that the hardware's great, but not compelling enough to make you buy one. When Sharif Sakr got his hands on the Xperia Z1, he found that the headline feature -- that 20 me...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If you had a spare Game Boy Camera and the printer to match, what would you do with them? If you're media artist Dmitry Morozov, you'd make a one-of-a-kind firearm. His GBG-8 gun uses Nintendo's photographic peripherals and an Arduino board to shoot ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
When you're buying a $10,000 watch, you expect first-class service -- and Apple is apparently ready to deliver. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that people who buy the gold Apple Watch Edition will get to skip the queues whenever they need help. They'll be...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
The National Security Agency may present a united front when it defends against criticism of its bulk phone data collection, but it's now clear that there has been at least some doubt within the ranks. Associated Press sources have revealed that ther...

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posted 2 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldn't make up for the smartwatch's all-too-short battery life and undercooked software. Times have changed, though. Motorola trotted out...

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posted 2 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Final Fantasy XV's playable demo confirmed suspicions that the long-awaited game's core playable characters are all, well, men. For those wondering, even just a bit, why the creators came to that decision when previous main titles featured mixed-gend...

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posted 2 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Think regional locks on movie streaming and other digital goods are silly? So does the European Commission. It's outlining a new strategy (the Digital Single Market) that would prevent companies from geo-blocking online services when it's not truly n...

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posted 2 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Uber is only willing to bend German law so far, it seems. The ridesharing outfit tells Wirtschafts Woche that it'll get around a court-ordered ban on its unlicensed services (such as UberX) by creating a new service that both pays for the drivers' ta...

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