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Apple was quick to release an updated version of its latest mobile operating system after the iOS 8.0.1 rollout proved disastrous, but it appears that the company is still quite a ways from ironing out all the bugs. Last week, security research Stefan Esser noted that QuickType was offering up his unique passwords as autocorrect suggestions, and now MacRumors forum users are reporting that the ‘Reset All Settings’ feature on iOS 8 is deleting iWork documents from the newly-implemented iCloud Drive service. iOS 8 FAR FROM FLAWLESS: Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete One third-generation iPad user was less than satisfied with the performance of their tablet after updating to iOS 8. In order to fix the

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Earlier this year, the world was shocked by the high-profile breakup of Hoefler & Frere-Jones, one of the world's most prestigious typeface design firms. While many had assumed the business was an equal partnership between Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, it emerged that Hoefler had negotiated sole ownership of the firm. Frere-Jones sued for half of the business, and the pair descended into one of the most closely watched lawsuits the design world has seen in years.

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By Marina Lopes and Bernie Woodall WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Verizon Communications, the No.1 U.S. wireless carrier known for its widespread coverage, is falling behind its biggest rival in what many are betting will be the next big thing in the wireless industry: connected cars. The reason? Simply put, the type of network Verizon uses isn't global. The $1.7 trillion wireless industry has just about reached capacity for growth, and mobile companies are turning to connected devices for future revenue. ...

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Let's be real: the ads on websites like The Pirate Bay can be awful. Malvertising as a method of infecting computers has been around for years, but the frequency of attacks that use it seems to be growing rapidly. Because malvertising infects ad networks used by many websites, instead of the individual websites themselves, it can be difficult to detect and incredibly easy to spread.

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The Newbeem outlet is a simple device that users can plug into an everyday outlet in order to protect and manage their electric devices. The Newbeem smart outlet is compatible with any device that uses incandescent, CFL, fluorescent and LED bulbs for up to 200 watts. The smart outlet also protects against lightning strikes and wiring faults.

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Apple is apparently testing Retina iMacs internally, 9to5Mac and Jack March have learned, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the company launch such new desktop computers in the following month, as soon as OS X Yosemite is ready for public launch. FROM EARLIER: Mysterious feature teased for rumored Retina MacBook Air 9to5Mac says Apple is currently in the late testing phase with Retina iMac running Yosemite and packing better internal components, such as faster processors and improved Wi-Fi antennas, in a similar body as the current iMac design. On top of improved hardware, Apple is also reportedly working on updates for iMovie and Final Cut Pro to support 4K video editing in the future. It’s not clear at this

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We wasted little time once iOS8 launched before we started deliberately trying to break Apple's new QuickType feature, and XKCD took things a step further with today's cartoon. That idea inspired us to test just how good the iPhone can be at butchering other famous phrases, quotes, and lyrics.

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Jawbone might have started as a Bluetooth headset company, but it’s now also the maker of the best fitness tracker in the world. We gave the UP24 that honor for a number of reasons, and the band’s fantastic accompanying software sits somewhere near the top. Not everyone wants to wear a fitness tracker though, and now you don’t have to: Jawbone has released a new version of its great app that makes use of iOS 8’s new Healthkit features and doesn’t require any separate hardware. FROM EARLIER: Review: The best fitness band in the world is one I swore I’d never even try Jawbone on Sunday evening released a brand new UP app for Apple’s mobile devices. It works on iPhone

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Product placement in music videos is about to get even more annoying: new sponsors are going to start getting edited into old videos. Universal Music Group, the music giant with artists including Kanye West and Taylor Swift, is going to start using a technology that will allow music videos to be continually updated after their release — for instance, a soda can in a video might read "Pepsi" one week and "Coke" the next. ...

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The Creative Cloud now involves some actual cloud computing with a version of Adobe's flagship that runs in Google's browser and its browser-based operating system.>

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The latest Galaxy Note 4 ad takes a break from relentlessly mocking Apple and reminding consumers that Samsung was first to embrace phablets. Instead, this one's all about brand awareness. Brand awareness through puns. You'll hear "Note" more times than you can count as two friends try to insert the name of Samsung's massive smartphone into their conversation at every turn. It sounds like an idea that could've been terrible if executed poorly, but the spot managed to get a few laughs out of us.

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We don’t know if HTC is still even planning on releasing its hotly anticipated phablet at all, but if it ever does release we expect it will have killer specs. Android Headlines points us to a new report from Chinese website My Drivers that claims the so-called HTC One (M8) Max will feature a 5.5-inch 2K display, a Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7MHz processor, 3GB of RAM, a massive 3,000mAh battery, an 18-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and Android L. RELATED: Did HTC just cancel its plans to launch the flagship phablet we’ve been waiting for? Interestingly, these specs largely match specs for a device that was tentatively named the HTC One (M8) Prime that HTC reportedly shelved earlier this

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Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have required law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using surveillance drones.>

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GoPro on Monday announced even better portable action cameras that video enthusiasts who like to record themselves in death-defying situations will certainly appreciate – and that’s particularly impressive because we have seen quite a few interesting GoPro videos shot with the older models. The cheapest GoPro camera costs $129.99, while the most expensive, high-end model can now record videos at an impressive 4K video resolution. CHECK OUT: Our GoPro Hub for awesome action-packed videos The GoPro Hero4 Black (above) costs $499 and features various video shooting modes including 4K at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K at 50fps and 1080p at 120fps, and it will offer additional improvements when it comes to sound recording, image quality and low light performance. The GoPro Hero4

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Cypher on Tuesday will publicly unveil its voice-isolating software, which it promises will elevate call quality, regardless of whether a caller is in a noisy restaurant or a soldier is on the battlefield.>

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Internet superstar Jonathan Coulton performs live in this special throwback episode. (Original air date: 4/2/09)>

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We’re less than 24 hours away from Microsoft’s special Windows event. After a mixed reception to Windows 8, Microsoft has invited members of the media to "hear about what’s next for Windows and the enterprise." The software maker is expected to detail upcoming changes to Windows at the event, including the return of the Start Menu, a new virtual desktops feature, and a number of new changes to the traditional desktop area of Windows. It’s an event that will focus on power users and enterprise customers, and should give us an early look at what to expect from what many are calling Windows 9. ...

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Eight years after its grand opening, the Fifth Avenue Apple Store is one of the most iconic retail locations in all of New York City. The enormous glass cube attracts tourists and locals alike — a monument to Apple’s success in recent years. The store has become so heavily ingrained in Midtown Manhattan that it’s difficult to imagine an empty plaza in front of the GM building, but that’s exactly what it was before real estate mogul Harry Macklowe stepped in. New York Magazine shared an excerpt from Vicky Ward’s new book, The Liar’s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons, in which Ward recounts the origin story of the now-famous Apple Store. It all started

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At the Sydney Airport, a man is so engrossed in his iPad that he wanders past a security screening and causes an alert.>

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At this point, it's hard to think of anyone other than JJ Abrams spearheading the new Star Wars trilogy — cast and crew sorted, footage teased, and practical effects ballyhooed. "I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man... I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi."

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