23 September 2014

Apple's Watch marks its transformation into a fashion brand

Apple's Watch marks its transformation into a fashion brandThe iPhone came first, but it was of secondary importance. Apple’s big event this month relegated the company’s best known and best selling product to the role of an opening act for "the next chapter in Apple’s history": the Watch. With a perfectly pitched tremor of emotion in his voice, CEO Tim Cook finally confirmed all the rumors of an Apple wearable device, while leaving some mystery about how it will work and everything it will do. ...


23 September 2014

iPhone 6 review

iPhone 6 reviewReviewing an iPhone is a curious endeavor. One might think it’s just like reviewing any other device, and the processes are indeed roughly the same. The difference, and it is a vast difference, is the purpose. When reviewing a smartphone, a pair of shoes, a computer, a car, a movie or even a toaster, the purpose is generally to use experience and expertise to assist readers, or viewers, in making a buying decision. Even small gadget blogs can influence thousands or tens of thousands of people. A site like BGR influences millions and a large media organization can influence tens of millions of people. But with iPhones, this simply is not the case. When it comes to the iPhone 6 or


23 September 2014

EU's Almunia says may probe Google's non-search services

Google signage seen at the company's offices in New YorkBy Francesco Guarascio and Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google Inc, the target of an EU antitrust investigation into its internet search engine, may face further scrutiny over its other services following several complaints, Europe's antitrust chief said on Tuesday. European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said this meant Google could end up a bigger case than Microsoft Corp, which found itself embroiled in a decade-long battle with the EU watchdog and was hit with more than 2.2 billion euros ($2.8 billion) in fines. ...


23 September 2014

Stack's smart light bulb responds to the world around you

Stack's smart light bulb responds to the world around you


23 September 2014

iPhone 6 Plus takes on liquid nitrogen and a sledgehammer

This is what an iPhone looks like after a liquid nitrogen bath.Life is tough if you're a new iPhone. A torture test goes into cold territory and follows it up with a blow from a sledgehammer.>


23 September 2014

Verizon's rumored 'Droid Turbo' appears in leaked photos

Verizon's rumored 'Droid Turbo' appears in leaked photosThe Droid line is far from dead, if newly leaked photos are any indication. Motorola has reportedly been hard at work on its next Verizon-exclusive smartphone; The device hasn't been officially announced yet, but Verizon and Motorola have been teasing its existence through the official Droid Twitter account.


23 September 2014

iPhone 6 disappoints in yet another battery life test

New video shows your iPhone 6 can take an absolute beatingIf battery life is the single most important thing you’re looking for in a smartphone, it looks like you probably shouldn’t get the iPhone 6… though you might want to give the iPhone 6 Plus a try. Tom’s Guide has just run some battery life tests on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that compare both devices to other rival smartphones and have found that while the iPhone 6 compares unfavorably with similarly sized smartphones, the 6 Plus does even better than comparable phablets. RELATED: Don’t expect the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to win any battery life contests Overall, Tom’s Guide found that the iPhone 6 got an average of 7 hours and 27 minutes of battery life


23 September 2014

Rumors of Apple iPad event in late October build

Rumors of Apple iPad event in late October buildA report this week suggests only a new iPad Air will make an appearance at an expected Apple event next month, with the iPad Mini coming early next year.>


23 September 2014

Manual for iPhone is a new camera app for experts only

Manual for iPhone is a new camera app for experts onlyThe iPhone's camera is a wonder, capable of taking sharp shots in light and even near darkness. But, until iOS 8, Apple wouldn't let third-party apps take advantage of the camera's raw power. Manual is one of the first apps we've tested that does so, and is on sale now for $1.99 in the App Store.


23 September 2014

Engadget giveaway: win an iPhone 6 courtesy of Spigen!

Engadget giveaway: win an iPhone 6 courtesy of Spigen!


23 September 2014

Marching to the end of the world

Marching to the end of the worldThe Earth balloon — 12 feet high and weighing 70 pounds when inflated — traveled from Seattle to New York to take part in this past Sunday’s People’s Climate March. But after a 2,500 mile journey, the giant globe was stuck at 71st Street and Central Park West, and cops were getting nervous about the crush of people stuck behind it. Someone suggested moving the balloon forward a few feet to ease the congestion. “If people would just follow the Earth,” suggested Officer Cummings, sheepish in the presence of such an obvious metaphor. ...


23 September 2014

iOS 8 review

iOS 8 reviewApple’s iOS 8 is the biggest change to the operating system since 2007. iOS 8 does more than ever before, but..it’s not perfect.


23 September 2014

iPhone 6 video spots tout huge screen, camera tweaks

Apple/YouTube/Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNETThe first video ads for the new iPhone feature Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake gushing about the bigger screen and beefier camera.>


23 September 2014

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: The in-depth camera comparison you need to see

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: The in-depth camera comparison you need to seeApple’s brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have one major difference that is instantly obvious from the moment you first see them: the size. Of course, the new iPhone 6 is indeed larger than any iPhone that has come before it, but the iPhone 6 Plus is even more massive. In fact, Apple’s first phablet is even taller than Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Note 4, which launches next month. But size isn’t the only thing that separates the iPhone 6 from the 6 Plus, and a new in-depth comparison video focuses on the major differences between the devices’ cameras, as well as camera performance. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus crush rivals in performance tests despite dual-core CPU YouTube user


23 September 2014

Xbox One UK pricing drops again to £330

Xbox One UK pricing drops again to £330


23 September 2014

Almost half of iPhones and iPads already on iOS8

View of iPhone 6 with iOS8The latest version of Apple's smartphone and tablet operating system is now running on 46 percent of all active iDevices globally after just five days.


23 September 2014

Goodbye, Motor City: Cadillac is moving its headquarters from Detroit to NYC

Goodbye, Motor City: Cadillac is moving its headquarters from Detroit to NYCGeneral Motors announced a "strategic realignment" of Cadillac this morning that turns the luxury brand into a separate business unit operating within the company, and one of the changes involves moving Cadillac's headquarters from Michigan — the place it had called home since 1902 — to New York City. GM and most of its other brands will remain headquartered in Detroit.


23 September 2014

Polaroid's $99 nostalgia-fueled Cube seeks its spot in the GoPro world

The Polaroid Cube is the iconic camera brand's crack at the action camera market currently dominated by GoPro.The company that first brought the public instant film photography has a low-cost action camera that's about capturing everyday moments, not extreme experiences.>


23 September 2014

Square's new cash register will take Bitcoin, Apple Pay and much more

Square's new cash register will take Bitcoin, Apple Pay and much more


23 September 2014

Here’s how to fix iOS 8’s Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone or iPad

Here’s how to fix iOS 8’s Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone or iPadAn Apple support thread detailing Wi-Fi issues following the iOS 8 update is already getting many views and replies, as plenty of iPhone and iPad users apparently experience various Wi-Fi connectivity and data speed issues following the upgrade to Apple’s recently released major mobile operating system update. While Apple has yet to offer instructions for a permanent fix – and it’s not clear how widespread the issues are – OS X Daily has put together a quick guide to help you repair your Wi-Fi issues yourself. FROM EARLIER: iOS 8 already causing Wi-Fi and battery drain issues The publication offers users various solutions for the iOS 8 Wi-Fi bugs, including resetting iOS 8 networking settings and disabling the Wi-Fi Networking system service setting. Furthermore, users