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Samsung's Q2 2015 earnings point to slight bump in mobile revenue

Jul 29, 2015 9:09 pm

Samsung has disclosed its earnings for the second quarter of 2015, reporting an operating profit of $5.9 billion (KRW 6.9 trillion) on total revenues of $41 billion (KRW 48.54 trillion). This lines up with what Samsung forecasted, showing a drop in operating profits from $6.17 billion (KRW 7.19... [more]


Volkswagen now shipping first models with built-in CarPlay support

Jul 29, 2015 9:04 pm

As promised roughly a year after CarPlay was unveiled, German car maker Volkswagen is now shipping automobiles that include a next-generation infotainment system called MIB-II that includes support for both CarPlay and Android Auto along with its own proprietary suite of Car-Net apps, the latter... [more]


Best mobile games of July 2015 (pictures)

Jul 29, 2015 8:54 pm

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in July 2015. [more]


Samsung plans price cut for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Jul 29, 2015 8:50 pm

Warning that it faced a difficult market environment, the smartphone maker announces that it's "adjusting" the price of its flagship handsets. [more]


Apple Music joins Snapchat, goes behind the scenes of Beats 1

Jul 29, 2015 8:36 pm

Apple Music has already been quite the social butterfly since its launch. Now, in addition to Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, you can count Snapchat among the services through which you can follow all things Apple Music. Apple Music first launched its official Snapchat account earlier today, and... [more]


Apple promotes Beats 1 Radio in behind-the-scenes Snapchat story

Jul 29, 2015 8:36 pm

Apple Music on Wednesday published a series of short videos to social media platform Snapchat showing behind-the-scenes looks at Beats 1 Radio stations in Los Angeles, London and New York, illustrating the audio division's willingness to embrace alternative forms of promotion its parent... [more]


Samsung plans priice cut for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Jul 29, 2015 8:35 pm

Warning that it faced a difficult market environment, the smartphone maker announces it's "adjusting" the price of ifs flagship handsets. [more]


Galaxy S6 fails to bring back Samsung's mojo

Jul 29, 2015 8:34 pm

The Korean company reported its seventh straight profit decline in the second quarter and will cut pricing for the Galaxy S6 to attract more buyers. [more]


ACM 317: T-Mobile’s Crazy iPhone Deal, Fitness Tracking Accuracy, Listener Comments

Jul 29, 2015 8:30 pm

T-Mobile is shaking up the mobile phone contract market again with a really great deal for potential customers looking for a new iPhone. Jeff and Bryan dive into why T-Mobile's JUMP! On Demand plan is so cool for its customers, and could lead to better deals at Verizon and AT&T, too. They... [more]


Using the Apple system font in your web content

Jul 29, 2015 8:24 pm

Coming with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan is the new Apple system font, San Francisco (technically the SF branch). If you make web apps or use web views and want to make sure they match, there's some good news coming your way. Myles Maxfield on Surfin' Safari: Web content is sometimes designed to... [more]


Apple Daily: Apple Visitor's Center; iPad Sales Fall Again; Third El Capitan Public Beta

Jul 29, 2015 8:23 pm

Want a better look at Apple's "spaceship" campus once it's finished without having to work for Apple? It looks like you'll be able to, thanks to a new visitor's center that's said to be going up on the site. In addition, iPad sales continue to fall (but there's hope they'll jump up again later... [more]


Reddit CEO says they’re already working on an official Android app

Jul 29, 2015 8:21 pm

After we spotted a job listing last year for an Android dev, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has confirmed that they've already begun work on an official Android app and that it's "coming along nicely." [more]


CA county offers $75,000 reward to catch drone pilots who botched firefighting

Jul 29, 2015 8:19 pm

After drones prevented planes from dumping fire retardant, city officials are mad. [more]


Security journalist: Goodbye, Android, hello Apple iPhone!

Jul 29, 2015 8:18 pm

Last week, I was hanging out with some hackers and security experts at a conference... [more]


Google in talks to bring Loon to Sri Lanka, but it's not a done deal

Jul 29, 2015 8:01 pm

The search giant is looking to bring its Wi-Fi beaming balloons to the South Asian country, but discussions are still in early stages. [more]


Apple Music Snapchat Account Takes Users Behind the Scenes of Beats 1 Radio

Jul 29, 2015 7:54 pm

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Apple today announced a Snapchat account for Apple Music that initially provides a behind-the-scenes look at Beats 1 Radio and its personalities while also showing off segments of the cities it operates from with some music playing in the background. It's unknown what kind of content the account... [more]


Volkswagen's first car with CarPlay starts landing in showrooms

Jul 29, 2015 7:51 pm

Volkswagen has announced that the first car sporting CarPlay has started landing in showrooms. The Golf R is the first model to pick up Volkswagen's latest infotainment system — which includes CarPlay on board — but the company says the rest of its 2016 lineup will carry support for Apple's... [more]


Volkswagen's first car with CarPlay starts landing in showrooms

Jul 29, 2015 7:51 pm

Volkswagen has announced that the first car sporting CarPlay has started landing in showrooms. The Golf R is the first model to pick up Volkswagen's latest infotainment system — which includes CarPlay on board — but the company says the rest of its 2016 lineup will carry support for Apple's... [more]


Trackpad gestures and keyboard shortcuts, or: Windows 10 for the Mac user

Jul 29, 2015 7:50 pm

Window management gets much better, at least if you have the right hardware. [more]


AT&T request all 2016 Android phones have a working FM radio chip

Jul 29, 2015 7:47 pm

AT&T is strongly requesting that all 2016 Android powered phones come with a working FM radio chip. Many phones already ship with FM chips inside them, but the manufacture doesn’t turn them on. AT&T is also asking if manufactures turn on any old phones with the chips inside as it is... [more]


The Third Public Beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan Is Now Available

Jul 29, 2015 7:45 pm

Following the release of the fifth Beta build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan for developers, Apple has started seeding the third Public Beta build of the forthcoming computer operating system for Mac hardware to users worldwide. As usual, the new Public Beta build of Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 does... [more]


Your wallet will thank you for these sub-$1,500 ranges (pictures)

Jul 29, 2015 7:44 pm

Ovens can cost thousands of dollars. Here are a few that perform well and cost less than $1,500. [more]


Volkswagen announces Android Auto support for its 2016 lineup

Jul 29, 2015 7:42 pm

Volkswagen is the latest in a line of car manufacturers bringing support for Android Auto. The company has announced that Android Auto will be available as an option in its 2016 models as part of its Car-Net platform. [more]


EE power bar explodes leaving medical student with serious burns

Jul 29, 2015 7:39 pm

Katy Emslie, a 26-year-old medical student from Aberdeen was asleep in her bedroom when suddenly her EE power bar that was left to recharge overnight blows up across her room on Thursday night. In a moment of panic, the student tried to extinguish the flames caused by the explosion with her bare... [more]


Oculus Story Studio debuts adorable VR short film 'Henry' (Tomorrow Daily 217)

Jul 29, 2015 7:30 pm

Khail and Ashley explain how you can tour the International Space Station, discuss Oculus Story Studio's newest VR film "Henry" and talk shop on the first legal drone delivery in the US. [more]


Security writer says 'Goodbye Android', switches to iPhone

Jul 29, 2015 7:27 pm

I've written about the security and privacy advantages of iPhone and the benefits of timely and wide-ranging iOS software updates before but many of my Android friends dismiss it because I write about it here on an Apple-centric website. Fair enough. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is a longtime... [more]


Security writer says 'Goodbye Android', switches to iPhone

Jul 29, 2015 7:27 pm

I've written about the security and privacy advantages of iPhone and the benefits of timely and wide-ranging iOS software updates before but many of my Android friends dismiss it because I write about it here on an Apple-centric website. Fair enough. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is a longtime... [more]


Life's a breach: Reported attack on United Airlines shows everyone has valuable data to protect

Jul 29, 2015 7:25 pm

No longer focused on stealing credit card numbers alone, hackers are flexing seriously dangerous muscle, security experts say. [more]


iFixit Pro Tech Screwdriver Set and Jimmy Bundle: $59.95

Jul 29, 2015 7:25 pm

I love iFixit's tool sets, so I'm pleased as punch to tell you we have a deal on one a bundle of iFixit tools for you. The first part of the bundle is the iFixit Pro Tech Screwdriver set. It has 15 fixed-bladed screwdrivers with those specialty heads for getting into your electronics... [more]


Dashcam catches off-duty cop threatening to put 'hole in head' of driver

Jul 29, 2015 7:22 pm

Technically Incorrect: A Massachusetts driver makes a wrong turn. What happens next, all filmed on his dashcam, has led to an investigation. And yes, it's now on YouTube. [more]


Never ask for directions again with Citymapper on Android Wear

Jul 29, 2015 7:07 pm

Getting from point A to point B when you're visiting an unfamiliar city can be confusing and difficult. Trying to find schedules for trains and buses, and knowing when there is a delay in service — it's not fun for anyone. Citymapper is here to make it easier. It'll give you the directions you... [more]


Beaming Kirk and Spock action figures caught in mid-transport

Jul 29, 2015 7:01 pm

Retro "Star Trek" action figures get a new twist with a glittering classic transporter effect that makes it look like their legs are dissolving. [more]


Check out this dope Motorola Moto G photo gallery

Jul 29, 2015 6:59 pm

Motorola announced the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G yesterday, but the Moto G was the only device to become immediately available after the event. Despite being priced lower and it being a mid-range device, it has a gorgeous design and fits in your hand just right. Motorola does... [more]


Apple, Amazon Beg Off on FCC MVPD Classification

Jul 29, 2015 6:54 pm

It is a very simple idea that needs to implemented right now. The FCC wants to classify streaming services, like Amazon Instant Prime and Apple’s upcoming over-the-top (OTT) service as MVPD (Multichannel Video Programming Distributors). Why? Then all competitors, especially ... The post... [more]


Apple's Campus 2 visitor's center to feature observation deck, store, and cafe

Jul 29, 2015 6:52 pm

According to documents uncovered by Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple's Campus 2, which is currently undergoing construction, will have quite the treat for visitors. The plans detail a large, glass-walled visitor's center complete with a store, cafe, and an observation deck. From Silicon... [more]


Apple's Campus 2 visitor's center to feature observation deck, store, and cafe

Jul 29, 2015 6:52 pm

According to documents uncovered by Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple's Campus 2, which is currently undergoing construction, will have quite the treat for visitors. The plans detail a large, glass-walled visitor's center complete with a store, cafe, and an observation deck. From Silicon... [more]


Body cam captures cop shooting motorist in head, murders charges follow

Jul 29, 2015 6:51 pm

Footage contradicts officer who said he was dragged by vehicle and had to fire. [more]


NFL sacks Tom Brady for switching to iPhone 6

Jul 29, 2015 6:48 pm

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that he is upholding the four game suspension the league gave Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate earlier this year, all because the four-time Super Bowl champion refused to hand over his cellphone. The New England Patriot quarterback told fans this... [more]


NFL sacks Tom Brady for switching to iPhone 6

Jul 29, 2015 6:48 pm

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that he is upholding the four game suspension the league gave Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate earlier this year, all because the four-time Super Bowl champion refused to hand over his cellphone. The New England Patriot quarterback told fans this... [more]


Using Apple’s System Font in Web Content

Jul 29, 2015 6:44 pm

Myles Maxfield, writing for the Surfin’ Safari blog: Web content is sometimes designed to fit in with the overall aesthetic of the underlying platform which it is being rendered on. One of the ways to achieve this is by using the platform’s system font, which is possible on iOS and OS... [more]


Apple Music on Snapchat

Jul 29, 2015 6:41 pm

Adario Strange, reporting for Mashable on Apple's usage of Snapchat for Apple Music: In a fairly unprecedented move, Apple has taken its promotional message to a competing software concern: Snapchat. The company's brief Snapchat story takes us to Los Angeles, where Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe (sporting... [more]


Exclusive: Hangouts 4.0 leaks again, new app lets you initiate voice messages using Android Wear

Jul 29, 2015 6:37 pm

A new version of Hangouts is soon headed to Android devices. Known as Hangouts 4.0, we actually got a taste of what to expect in a previous leaks and in the iOS app that launched a few weeks ago. Bringing new features like multiple photo uploads and fresh new Material UI, we were able to […] [more]


Google Express warehouse workers in California seek union representation

Jul 29, 2015 6:23 pm

Local 853: "With the conditions that these people have, they have nothing to lose." [more]


Apple Campus 2 to offer visitor’s center with rooftop observation deck, cafe, & store

Jul 29, 2015 6:18 pm

While Apple’s ongoing development of its Campus 2 headquarters has been relatively secretive, Silicon Valley Business Journals today revealed a previously unknown detail about the headquarters. According to documents filed with the city of Cupertino, Apple’s new headquarters will... [more]


Apple Campus 2 to offer visitor’s center with rooftop observation deck, cafe, & store

Jul 29, 2015 6:18 pm

While Apple’s ongoing development of its Campus 2 headquarters has been relatively secretive, Silicon Valley Business Journals today revealed a previously unknown detail about the headquarters. According to documents filed with the city of Cupertino, Apple’s new headquarters will... [more]


Plants vs Zombies 2 gets a new content update called ‘Summer Nights’

Jul 29, 2015 6:15 pm

A new content update called Summer Nights has just arrived for Plants vs Zombies 2, bringing new piñata party themed levels and new plants and zombies to play with. The content update will run until August 13th and is now available for download. The update includes seven new zombies with new... [more]


LifeProof FRE case review for the Samsung Galaxy S6

Jul 29, 2015 6:07 pm

LifeProof has made a name for itself by making some of the best-known waterproof phone cases out there. We took the FRE case for a dip with the Samsung Galaxy S6 to see just how well it fared. [more]


Helen Gurley Brown Scholars Redefine ‘Cosmo Girl’

Jul 29, 2015 6:02 pm

Brown Scholars, as they are called, have worked on computer languages in concert with projects at the natural history museum. [more]


AWT News Update: July 29, 2015

Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm

A very slow news day in the world of Apple, but we brought it to you anyway! * If you own any MacBook made in 2015 and use Boot Camp, there's a FaceTime Camera Driver Update for you * Fantastical 2 for iPhone gets an update today! * Running the public beta of OS X El... [more]


Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store

Jul 29, 2015 5:59 pm

Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor's center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main "spaceship" building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show. [more]


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