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FCC Questions Verizon Plan to Throttle Some Unlimited Data Customers

Jul 30, 2014 4:40 pm

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler today sent a letter [PDF via Gigaom] to Verizon Wireless, questioning its plan to throttle customers that have unlimited data plans during peak usage times. Verizon first announced its intention to throttle high-usage customers on... [more]


Google Hangouts made more business-friendly with latest changes

Jul 30, 2014 4:40 pm

Google really wants businesses to use Hangouts for video chat, but the problem is that there are so many different alternatives with different features. Google is trying to get a leg up, by announcing that anyone with a Google account can now enter a video Hangout, regardless of whether or not... [more]


Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

Jul 30, 2014 4:33 pm

Sprint is making an aggressive roll out behind its 4G LTE network, bringing its high speed mobile broadband access to n additional 17 more markets. The addition of these markets span across the United States. Here are the 17 new additions to Sprint's 4G LTE network: Eureka/Arcata/Fortuna, CA... [more]


64-bit support for Chrome now in beta for Windows users

Jul 30, 2014 4:29 pm

If you’re running Windows on your computer, you’re in luck. In Google’s most recent beta version of Chrome, the browser added 64-bit support. The support had been previously available in the Canary and developer editions of the browser, but it was a bit buggy. Now, the... [more]


Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

Jul 30, 2014 4:27 pm

Sprint is making an aggressive roll out behind its 4G LTE network, bringing its high speed mobile broadband access to n additional 17 more markets. The addition of these markets span across the United States. [more]


Google to show off self-driving cars at Maker Camp this Friday

Jul 30, 2014 4:18 pm

As a part of Google’s “Maker Camp,” a virtual summer camp with new DIY projects and virtual field trips each day, online campers will be taking a trip to check out Google’s self-driving cars this Friday. It’s all free and includes a Q&A session, so you can get... [more]


FCC chair accuses Verizon of throttling unlimited data to boost profits

Jul 30, 2014 4:10 pm

Wheeler: Verizon must explain why throttling policy doesn't violate FCC rules. [more]


Modbook Pro X converts the Retina MacBook Pro into a 15-inch tablet

Jul 30, 2014 4:10 pm

Do you still dream of the day when the iPad and MacBook finally converge in beautiful harmony? Are you also really jazzed about the Apple’s big ass iPad rumors? Well if you’ve got a measly $4000 laying around, Modbook is ready…Read more › [more]


NVIDIA begins shipping Shield Tablet to gamers

Jul 30, 2014 4:10 pm

If you've been eyeing NVIDIA's Shield Tablet to play your latest Android or PC game on, the company announced that the Shield tablet has begun to ship to consumers. The tablet is selling for $299 and there are also optional game accessories targeted at gamers. [more]


Logitech unveils the G402 Hyperion Fury, dubbed the "fastest gaming mouse ever made"

Jul 30, 2014 4:05 pm

Logitech on Wednesday announced the G402 Hyperion Fury Ultra-Fast FPS gaming mouse, a pointer that the company claims is the fastest mouse on the planet with tracking speeds of more than 500 inches per second. [more]


Hackers Back to Their Old Tricks

Jul 30, 2014 3:53 pm

Old tricks that have helped hackers penetrate computers for months or longer worked again last week at Goodwill and Stubhub. Taking a page from the gang that pillaged payment card and personal information from Target last year, hackers clipped payment card information from an undisclosed number... [more]


Grab coffee with Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, for winning a charitable auction

Jul 30, 2014 3:51 pm

Have you ever wanted to grab a coffee with Eric Schmidt? Well, you have the chance to do so! Thirty minutes with the executive chairman of Google is up for auction to benefit the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Executives of other companies have done this in the past and now Schmidt is... [more]


Apple seeds first betas of OS X 10.9.5, Safari 7.0.6/6.1.6 to devs

Jul 30, 2014 3:44 pm

Apple has started seeding the first beta of OS X 10.9.5 to developers. The code is listed as built 13F7, and available through the Developer Center. Users are asked to focus testing on just a handful of areas, including Safari, graphics, and USB, including smart cards.... [more]


JSKing 1.0 - Edit and run JavaScript code with just one click. (Demo)

Jul 30, 2014 3:42 pm

JSKing lets you edit and run JavaScript code right away with just one click. Take advantage of the built-in components: JavaScript-interpreter: no additional tools required to evaluate the JavaScript-Code! Debugger for easy to find all logical errors in your algorithms! CodeCompressor: removes... [more]


Apple TV’s huge update gets delayed until 2015

Jul 30, 2014 3:38 pm

We’ve been waiting more than two years to get a decent upgrade for the AppleTV, but a new report suggests that Apple isn’t planning to launch the device this year, thanks to cable companies dragging their heals on deals. The…Read more › [more]


Apple+IBM is all good for the channel, enterprise users and consumers; bad news for beleaguered BlackBerry

Jul 30, 2014 3:35 pm

On July 15, IBM and Apple announced a new relationship that will ultimately mean wonders... [more]


‘The Apple iTime Is Destined to Fail’

Jul 30, 2014 3:34 pm

If John C. Dvorak were still alive, we’d see more articles like this one. Wait. What?  ★  [more]


9 best new Android apps of July 2014

Jul 30, 2014 3:32 pm

It's the end of July which means it's time to round up the best Android apps of July 2014! Don't miss these! [more]


Android I/O 2014 app source code released by Google

Jul 30, 2014 3:29 pm

Google announced in a blog post that it has released the source code to the popular Google I/O 2014 app, a tool that was useful to attendees of this year's Google's developer conference. In doing so, Google hopes that the source code could serve as a useful learning tool to developers on creating... [more]


Trademarked “Moto Maxx” hints at potential Motorola handset

Jul 30, 2014 3:27 pm

There is always a good indication of what is to come when a company has something go somewhat public through an FCC filing. The only downfall of an FCC filing is that the name of the device can be tricky to identify. With trademarks at the USPTO, that kind of stuff is out and open […] Come... [more]


No redesigned Apple TV set-top until 2015, report says

Jul 30, 2014 3:24 pm

Apple is indeed working on a new set-top that will let people will watch both live and on-demand TV, but won't have it ready until sometime in 2015, a source indicates. Engineers at the company are allegedly being told not to expect to ship the device this year, and working along that timeline.... [more]


FCC throttles Verizon Wireless over plans to throttle customers

Jul 30, 2014 3:22 pm

Following the recent revelation that Verizon Wireless would begin throttling some 4G LTE customers on unlimited data plans, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has sent a letter to the carrier (full text below) expressing his disdain with the policy and question the necessity of throttling only customers... [more]


FCC throttles Verizon Wireless over plans to throttle customers

Jul 30, 2014 3:22 pm

Following the recent revelation that Verizon Wireless would begin throttling some 4G LTE customers on unlimited data plans, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has sent a letter to the carrier (full text below) expressing his disdain with the policy and question the necessity of throttling only customers... [more]


The Nostalgia Machine

Jul 30, 2014 3:22 pm

This is just great. Pick a year and see what songs were popular when you were growing up.∞ Read this on The Loop [more]


Apple begins Beats employee integration

Jul 30, 2014 3:19 pm

Apple executives have visited Beats’ Southern California headquarters this week and last week to offer groups of employees positions at Apple and to notify some members of the Beats staff that they will not be included in the transition. This makes perfect sense. Redundant admin type... [more]


Smart Notice on the LG G3 - what is it and should you use it?

Jul 30, 2014 3:16 pm

LG is trying to help you through your days with Smart Notice, but is it worth your time? What's the best way to describe the LG G3's Smart Notice widget? Think Google Now, but much scaled down, and you're on the right sort of track. It's main purpose in life is to deliver you information before... [more]


Apple Launches New EFI Update 2.9.1 For 2011 MacBook Air to Solve Installation Problems

Jul 30, 2014 3:16 pm

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Apple today re-released its EFI Firmware 2.9 update for 2011 MacBook Air models after the original EFI update appeared to be causing trouble for many MacBook Air users. The update, originally released on July 15 to address sleep/wake issues, caused some MacBook Air machines to shut down... [more]


Yahoo Finance gets redesigned with new interactive graphs and real-time quotes

Jul 30, 2014 3:12 pm

If you need a new finance application to try, Yahoo Finance will probably get you hooked. Yahoo has completely redesigned the app to be much more appealing and intuitive. Users can now naturally interact with graphs to get more out of them rather than looking at a shallow piece of information.... [more]


Virgin Mobile lets you save money on your social media-obsessed teens

Jul 30, 2014 3:10 pm

Pay just $12 per month for unlimited Facebook use, but limited everything else. [more]


14 U.S. states in which to buy Apple products without sales tax

Jul 30, 2014 3:01 pm

Throughout the next few weeks, select states will be hosting... [more]


Apple reissues MacBook Air EFI update after resolving install, crashing bug

Jul 30, 2014 3:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday rereleased a recent MacBook Air EFI update targeting sleep-from-wake problems after a flawed initial rollout caused some machines to crash unexpectedly. [more]


Windows Phone 8.1 Update Adds "Live Folders", Expands Cortana Support

Jul 30, 2014 3:00 pm

Update is available to Developers, also adds new security fixes, VPN support, SMS improvements, and more [more]


Sony says EA Access subscription model isn't a good value

Jul 30, 2014 3:00 pm

Electronic Arts announced a new subscription service yesterday for the Xbox One that grants members access to some of EA's top games for a monthly or annual fee. In our coverage, I pondered out loud whether or not EA Access would be offered on other platforms or if it was... [more]


U.S. Senate reports that companies are cramming customer bills with obscene charges

Jul 30, 2014 2:59 pm

A new study conducted by the United States Senate Commerce Committee found that owners of mobile phones have been wrongly overcharged with bills. This is from cramming, which is the application of unauthorized charges masked by services such as ringtones. The report published by Congress shows... [more]


Weekly Photo Contest: Utility

Jul 30, 2014 2:59 pm

We like to mix things up a bit with photo contest prompts, and this one is a little bit out there but should yield some awesome results. This week we're looking for pictures that represent the word "utility" in some way. Show off pictures of tools, utensils, anything that helps you get things... [more]


iOS 8 preview: AgileBits releases 1Password extension

Jul 30, 2014 2:58 pm

Ah, Wednesday: Time for middle-of-the-week celebrations, new comics, and… iOS 8 extensions? Yes, indeed: AgileBits, the developers behind 1Password, have released a Github repository containing all the stuff that other app makers need to include a 1Password extension in their programs.... [more]


1Password leverages Touch ID, iOS 8 extensions to make passwords easy

Jul 30, 2014 2:52 pm

1Password creator Agile Bits is showing off the convenience and security of having passwords in third-party apps while using its software and iOS 8's extensions. Because of the new extensions system in iOS 8, third-party apps can now better communicate with each other along with Apple's... [more]


1Password leverages Touch ID, iOS 8 extensions to make passwords easy

Jul 30, 2014 2:52 pm

1Password creator Agile Bits is showing off the convenience and security of having passwords in third-party apps while using its software and iOS 8's extensions. Because of the new extensions system in iOS 8, third-party apps can now better communicate with each other along with Apple's... [more]


Is the App Store Broken?

Jul 30, 2014 2:47 pm

A recent post by Instapaper's Marco Arment suggests that design flaws in Apple's App Store are harming the app ecosystem, and users are suffering because of it. "The dominance and prominence of 'top lists' stratifies the top 0.02% so far above everyone else that the entire ecosystem is encouraged... [more]


Is the App Store Broken?

Jul 30, 2014 2:47 pm

A recent post by Instapaper's Marco Arment suggests that design flaws in Apple's App Store are harming the app ecosystem, and users are suffering because of it. "The dominance and prominence of 'top lists' stratifies the top 0.02% so far above everyone else that the entire ecosystem is encouraged... [more]


Apple’s Double Digit U.S. Mac Growth Contradicts IDC and Gartner Reports of a Mac Sales Slump

Jul 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Shouldn’t IDC and Gartner report these things after PC makers report their results? They look like fools after this quarter.  ★  [more]


Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone review

Jul 30, 2014 2:36 pm

A premium product with a premium price If your car doesn't have built-in Bluetooth of some sort, and you don't want a Bluetooth dongle hanging off of your ear, the Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone may be just what you're looking for. In most places it's illegal to use your phone while... [more]


News: Modbook Pro X, Xbox One China release date, Windows Phone 8.1update to bring Chinese Cortana

Jul 30, 2014 2:32 pm

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The guys at Modbook are onto something new! Meanwhile, the Xbox One and Windows Phone 8.1 are becoming more China friendly. Modbook Pro X turns the Retina Macbook Pro into a tablet iPads may be … The post News: Modbook Pro X, Xbox One China release date, Windows Phone 8.1update to bring... [more]


Major layoffs impacting Beats during Apple takeover, sources say

Jul 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Although the takeover has yet to be fully approved legally, some workers and technology resources are already being shifted from Beats to Apple, sources say. Apple executives have allegedly visited Beats' California headquarters this week and the last, offering some workers new positions at Apple... [more]


Apple issues first OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks beta to developers with Safari seeds in tow

Jul 30, 2014 2:23 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out to developers the first beta of the upcoming OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks maintenance update alongside new builds of Safari 7.0.6 and 6.0.6. [more]


Police: Gun-wielding Comcast customer stole technician’s tools, refused to pay

Jul 30, 2014 2:16 pm

Suspect released from jail, told police she just "pointed [the gun] in the air.” [more]


Apple Releases Fixed Version of MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9

Jul 30, 2014 2:16 pm

Apple released MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9.1 on Wednesday to replace the problem-ridden 2.9 version it rolled out, and then pulled, earlier in July. The update addresses an issue where the 2011 MacBook Air failed to properly wake from sleep. [more]


Why Hoboken is throwing away all of its students’ Dell laptops

Jul 30, 2014 2:15 pm

Inside Hoboken’s combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet... [more]


Why Hoboken is throwing away all of its students’ Dell laptops

Jul 30, 2014 2:15 pm

Inside Hoboken’s combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet... [more]


What can Siri do?

Jul 30, 2014 2:14 pm

iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone between an oversized speaker and microphone resembling Apple icons.
Siri personal assistant gets more useful with every iOS upgrade - she can probably do more things than you expect she can. She can be useful for everyone but especially useful for people whose disability makes manual use of their iPhone difficult, slow, or painful. Share This With A Friend Do... [more]


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