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Nexus Protect website is now live

Oct 1, 2015 7:16 pm

We covered what the Nexus Protect plan is all about during the Nexus launch event, but now the official program has been launched. Technically, you can’t actually use it yet since it launched before the new Nexus’ did, but you can still read what it’s all about. Basically,... [more]

Tim Cook talks NSA, customer privacy, and more in NPR interview

Oct 1, 2015 7:14 pm

Continuing his string of interviews and appearances, Apple CEO Tim Cook today appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered show and was interviewed by Robert Siegel. Cook and Siegel talked about a variety of topics in the interview, including Apple News, customer privacy, and more. First off,... [more]

Imgur adds new functionality to its app in new update, including better GIF support

Oct 1, 2015 7:13 pm

Imgur in a new update to its native Android app has brought better GIF performance and a whole host of new functionality. Users who update will get to experience new search features, allowing for much faster searching when looking for new images and GIFs. There’s also been some major... [more]

Experian Hack Affects Millions of T-Mobile Customers

Oct 1, 2015 7:07 pm

Experian today announced that one of its business units experienced a serious data breach, with hackers acquiring personal information for approximately 15 million T-Mobile users, as T-Mobile was the Experian client that was affected by the hack. While credit card information was not obtained,... [more]

Samsung Galaxy View tablet appears on GFXBench with 18.5-inch display

Oct 1, 2015 7:03 pm

Samsung teased the Galaxy View during its IFA 2015 presentation, but we’ve heard very little about it since. Now, the tablet is showing up on the benchmarking service GFXBench, sporting some impressive specs. The Galaxy View (SM-T670) will feature a massive 18.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, a... [more]

Why Apple Music is the first music streaming service I’m paying for

Oct 1, 2015 7:00 pm

I love music. While my tastes skew more toward the days when guitar and drum sounds were made with actual guitars and drums, I have a rapacious appetite for music both new and old, and I’m just as likely to be listening to Eminem or Taylor Swift as I am to Led Zeppelin or Pearl Jam. But thus... [more]

Go90, Verizon’s new video streaming service, launches mobile apps

Oct 1, 2015 6:57 pm

Turn that phone sideways. That’s what Verizon is asking you to do with its new video streaming service called Go90. So, yes, the name comes from the fact that you are turning your phone ninety degrees to start watching television shows, live sports and concerts, and other random videos. And... [more]

Build real-time battery drain warnings using Tasker – Android customization

Oct 1, 2015 6:54 pm

Our latest Android customization puts Tasker to work watching for real-time battery drain anomalies, to help you improve your device battery life. [more]

LG could see increased profits and handset sales in Q4 2015, company says

Oct 1, 2015 6:52 pm

LG is expecting its handset sales to increase during Q4 2015, largely due to launching new devices. One of those devices that is expected to drive sales is the recently announced LG V10, expected to hit the South Korean market some time this month, with US, China, and other markets to follow.... [more]

People-rating app sparks firestorm

Oct 1, 2015 6:51 pm

Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to those they know vowed to launch as planned next month as planned despite online outrage at the idea. [more]

External Link: Eddy Cue Talks to the London Evening Standard

Oct 1, 2015 6:48 pm

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, spoke with the London Evening Standard about a number of topics, including music, the value of (ignoring) customer feedback, and expensive roaming charges. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously... [more]

Experian says 15M have info stolen in hack of T-Mobile data

Oct 1, 2015 6:46 pm

Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birthdates and other personal information. [more]

One of T-Mobile’s credit card processors, Experian, had a security breach

Oct 1, 2015 6:43 pm

T-Mobile today released new information about credit card processing company Experian, whom seems to have had a serious security breach going as far back as September 2013. John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, said that after an investigation, it was revealed that the information over 15 million... [more]

Patent licensing deal will see Microsoft Office apps pre-loaded on ASUS smartphones

Oct 1, 2015 6:32 pm

Microsoft and ASUS have announced a broadened patent licensing deal that will give ASUS access to more licensed technologies from Microsoft in its Android smartphones and tablets. According to the press release, it also appears that Microsoft Office services may come pre-installed on some ASUS... [more]

See Pluto's moon Charon in gorgeous NASA color image

Oct 1, 2015 6:27 pm

Charon looks sharp in a freshly released New Horizons image showing the moon in enhanced color. [more]

Android TV adds HBO NOW, Showtime, CBS All Access, and other services

Oct 1, 2015 6:25 pm

This afternoon, Google announced the availability of new apps and services for users of its home entertainment platform. Television shows and movies are premiering left and right as of late, so Google wants to ensure that Android TV is the go-to for consuming video content. Android TV now... [more]

Cricket Wireless expands its retail footprint to almost 1600 Target locations

Oct 1, 2015 6:23 pm

AT&T’s subsidiary, Cricket Wireless, is expanding its retail presence by offering its smartphones in nearly 1600 Target locations across the United States. Starting October 25, Target customers will be able to get their hands on a Cricket Wireless-powered device in-store and online.... [more]

Vlad Savov: ‘Google’s Nexus Phones Are Just Ads’

Oct 1, 2015 6:17 pm

Vlad Savov, writing at The Verge: Unlike predecessors such as the Nexus One and Nexus 5, these phones don’t have a clear reason for being, and are not in themselves terribly unique. That’s led me (and others) to question Google’s overall aim with the Nexus line of pure... [more]

Amazon is banning the sale of streaming media players from Apple and Google

Oct 1, 2015 6:15 pm

Amazon’s logo is a clever play on lettering, suggesting it carries everything from A to Z. While the e-commerce giant does peddle millions of products, a handful of media streamers that compete directly with its Fire TV set-top box won’t be among them for much longer. [more]

Backlash against Peeple, the app for rating human beings

Oct 1, 2015 6:09 pm

This "Yelp for people" lets anyone rate you, and you can't delete negative reviews. Critics are flooding social media with angry comments, questioning the app's legality and morality. [more]

BBC adds HTML5 compatibility to its iPlayer for desktop and Android

Oct 1, 2015 6:08 pm

The BBC on Tuesday announced that it would be adding a layer of HTML5 compatibility to the desktop version of its iPlayer. Users will be invited to install a cookie in their browser for access to the HTML5 iPlayer, and for those that opt out of the prompt, the Adobe Flash version will remain... [more]

Ominous messages left on 4chan day before Oregon college killings

Oct 1, 2015 6:00 pm

It's not the first time notes appeared on the site portending doom ahead of murders. [more]

What It Looks Like When You Are A Baby in ‘Fallout 3’

Oct 1, 2015 6:00 pm

We all just assumed from the first person perspective we were looking through in the first parts of Fallout 3 that we were looking through the eyes of an infant in the beginning of that game. Nope. You were looking through the eyes of a tiny, life sized man who clearly crawled up from the gates... [more]

AWT News Update: October 1, 2015

Oct 1, 2015 6:00 pm

All sorts of news from all over the place today: * Apple might be thinking about wireless earphones, as hinted by some poorly hidden trademark filings * Amazon is apparently dropping Apple TV and Google Chromecast from its store and any marketplace sellers * We bid a fond... [more]

Qoopy luxury daycare for chickens: I want to believe

Oct 1, 2015 5:55 pm

Qoopy, a luxury daycare service for pet chickens, has the Web buzzing, but you won't be dropping Miss Featherfluffers off there anytime soon. [more]

Highly personal data for 15 million T-Mobile applicants stolen by hackers

Oct 1, 2015 5:55 pm

Breach involves T-Mobile database maintained by credit-reporting service Experian. [more]

A Closer Look: not all iPhone 6s models are necessarily created equal

Oct 1, 2015 5:52 pm

The incredible popularity of Apple's iPhones means that it often has to diversify its supplier base in order to ensure that it has enough components to fulfill tens of millions of orders. For example, Apple might employ one or more display suppliers to deliver enough panels. In most cases, this... [more]

15M T-Mobile customers affected by Experian data breach that included Social Security numbers, more

Oct 1, 2015 5:50 pm

T-Mobile has confirmed this evening that as many as 15 million of its customers have been affected by a data breach. As the company is quick to point out, however, the breach did not occur on its servers, but rather its credit partner’s, Experian. While Experian and T-Mobile both confirm... [more]

Train your brain on Android Wear with Memory Feud

Oct 1, 2015 5:42 pm

For a while now games built for Android Wear have been popping up on the Google Play Store. Now on top of a fun and simple game, you can hone your memory skills;. Memory Feud is a word game that's fun and easy to play. We've got the details for you here. Memory Feud is a pretty simple premise.... [more]

Safari View Controller and Automatic Safari Reader Activation

Oct 1, 2015 5:41 pm

Left: Safari Reader, automatically activated by a Newsify web view. In my review of iOS 9, I included a link in a Safari footnote mentioning the possibility for developers to activate Safari Reader programmatically in their apps. Apple has some documentation on this: if available, apps can choose... [more]

Rumor: 'AirPods' trademark filings point to Apple wireless headphones

Oct 1, 2015 5:37 pm

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Multiple international trademark applications for an "AIRPODS" audio accessory, filed by what appears to be a shell company, suggest Apple might be working to bring a wireless version of its EarPods headphones to market. [more]

Apple Ring: Cupertino sees smart ring in its future

Oct 1, 2015 5:34 pm

Apple's smart ring could control other devices such as a smart TV, a set-top box such as an Apple TV, a computer, tablet, smart home appliance and even... [more]

How to Clean Install OS X El Capitan on a Mac

Oct 1, 2015 5:34 pm

Some Mac users may like to perform what is known as a clean install with OS X El Capitan. Basically, a clean install involves erasing the Mac drive and starting fresh with a new installation of OS X 10.11, and users who opt for clean installs usually rely on their own personal backups to restore... [more]

Wish List: Multiple credit cards in iTunes

Oct 1, 2015 5:30 pm

by Dan MorenOkay, this one’s a bit niche, but hey, it’s my wish list, right? As I’ve documented in the last year, I’ve been slowly adjusting to my life as a self-employed writer, and a large part of that is finances. I’ve already documented how I track my income,... [more]

Harmonix's 'Beat Sports' Gets Music from the Creator of 'Parappa the Rapper'

Oct 1, 2015 5:30 pm

One of the games that Apple showed off at the Apple TV launch event was Beat Sports, a rhythm sports game by Harmonix. While many people dismissed this as trash gaming for babies, just now on TV, perhaps a connection to one of the great rhythm games of all-time will turn people's opinions around?... [more]

Data breach snags data from 15M T-Mobile customers

Oct 1, 2015 5:26 pm

A hack of Experian, the company that runs the credit check for the wireless carrier, resulted in the lost data, which includes names, social security numbers and birth dates. [more]

Crave Ep. 221: Ready to shave with lasers?

Oct 1, 2015 5:20 pm

The Skarp laser razor on Kickstarter promises to give you a close shave without all the irritation. [more]

Default Folder X doesn't play well with El Capitan's System Integrity Protection

Oct 1, 2015 5:20 pm

St. Clair Software's Default Folder X — one of my favorite Mac utilities — won't work with OS X El Capitan's System Integrity Protection feature enabled. To allow Default Folder X to run, you can disable System Integrity Protection — or wait until Default Folder is released (it's coming... [more]

This guy bought Google.com for $12

Oct 1, 2015 5:19 pm

Google.com temporarily had a new owner on Tuesday. Former Googler Sanmay Ved says he successfully purchased the Internet's most visited website for as much as a fancy sandwich. [more]

Soon you'll be able to share a car in New York City, thanks to GM

Oct 1, 2015 5:15 pm

GM has already put some work toward car-sharing, but as of today it has expanded its effort to include two new programs. The Verge reports that one launches today in New York City and the second will launch somewhere else in the U.S. in early 2016. [more]

Amazon To Cease Sale of Apple TV and Chromecast

Oct 1, 2015 5:11 pm

Mark Wilson writes: As of 29 October, shoppers will no longer be able to buy Apple TV or Chromecast devices from Amazon. Citing compatibility issues with Prime Video, Amazon emailed marketplace sellers to inform them it is not accepting new listings for the two media devices, and any existing... [more]

Amazon To Cease Sale of Apple TV and Chromecast

Oct 1, 2015 5:11 pm

Mark Wilson writes: As of 29 October, shoppers will no longer be able to buy Apple TV or Chromecast devices from Amazon. Citing compatibility issues with Prime Video, Amazon emailed marketplace sellers to inform them it is not accepting new listings for the two media devices, and any existing... [more]

Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike

Oct 1, 2015 5:10 pm

Futurist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that's what artificial intelligence can do for you. [more]

Ridiculous Deus Ex pre-order scheme canceled after “resounding” fan ire

Oct 1, 2015 5:08 pm

Players no longer have to "unlock" content with collective early purchases. [more]

The Cost of Mobile Ads

Oct 1, 2015 5:07 pm

Fascinating research by The New York Times on Content Blockers and performance gains in iOS 9: Ad blockers, which Apple first allowed on the iPhone in September, promise to conserve data and make websites load faster. But how much of your mobile data comes from advertising? We measured the mix of... [more]

10 Hilarious Foreign Rip-Offs Of Popular Hollywood Films

Oct 1, 2015 5:00 pm

10 Hilarious Foreign Films That Ripped Off Popular Movies! Turkish Captain America, Japanese Spider-Man, Brazilian Star Wars and more! [Screen Rant] The post 10 Hilarious Foreign Rip-Offs Of Popular Hollywood Films appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News. [more]

The Week in Mac Apps: Fantastical 2.1 is ready for El Capitan

Oct 1, 2015 5:00 pm

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Fantastical 2.1 is ready for El CapitanIn this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you a way to track your golf game, an update to your calendar’s best friend, and a delicious digital box for all your recipes. Eagle 2.5.6Get on the links with Mulligan Software’s $40 Eagle, designed to... [more]

T-Mobile informs customers of security breach with a credit application processor

Oct 1, 2015 4:59 pm

T-Mobile has released a statement about the security breach of Experian, a company that T-Mobile uses to process its credit applications. CEO John Legere says that an investigation has revealed that the records of 15 million people were acquired by a third party between September 1, 2013 and... [more]

T-Mobile informs customers of security breach with a credit application processor

Oct 1, 2015 4:59 pm

T-Mobile has released a statement about the security breach of Experian, a company that T-Mobile uses to process its credit applications. CEO John Legere says that an investigation has revealed that the records of 15 million people were acquired by a third party between September 1, 2013 and... [more]

James Bond: World of Espionage game released as tie in for Spectre

Oct 1, 2015 4:58 pm

Spectre, the latest entry in the popular James Bond movie series has gotten its official game titled ‘James Bond: World of Espionage’. The game is available for free for Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad). James Bond: World of Espionage is an action-packed multiplayer strategy role... [more]

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