iOS 8 problems not so magical: Slow, Laggy, Bloaty, Crashy, Buggy, Drainy and Doc
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iOS 8 problems not so magical: Slow, Laggy, Bloaty, Crashy, Buggy, Drainy and Doc

99 iOS 8 problems, but The Witch ain't one: Bang on cue, early-adopting iMagicMirror owners are finding their devices suffering some seriously poisoned Apple. Here we go again. Every 'magical' update causes suspicious slowdowns in...

09/19/14

Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders
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Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders

Chair Tom Wheeler vs. the corporations: The FCC is trying to make a sound decision about this net-neutrality thing. That's not helped by a succession of industry-funded lobbyists and lawmakers, trying to shout louder than We, The...

09/18/14

iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)
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iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

The press embargo is over, so here's what the reviews say: One iPhone 6 review after another just hit the Web. Don't have time to digest them all? Instead, read Richi's review roundup. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't agree what they...

09/17/14

Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks
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Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks

Redmond warming up official Tech Preview build, as videos of Partner Preview leak: Prepare to download the Windows 9 preview build. Microsoft confirmed it'll unveil the next version of Windows -- codenamed Threshold -- in two short...

09/16/14

Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!
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Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!

Motorola mobiles and watches are taking the world by storm! The Pure Edition and 360 (but not quite) available for presale on Tuesday! What do bloggers think?! In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get close to going around and around.

09/15/14

Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)
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Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)

While Yahoo! initially fought NSA order, it didn't take it to the Supremes: Yahoo! is crowing about how it fought an order to hand over private user information. However, it's emerged that it gave up after the government threatened...

09/12/14

No, Gmail was not cracked! Don't believe bogus blogs
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No, Gmail was not cracked! Don't believe bogus blogs

Do you trust every word you read on the Web? Worrying reports out of Russia apparently claim that Gmail was hacked and your login details were stolen. Or, at least, that's the breathless interpretation of countless bloggers and...

09/11/14

Net neutrality is DEAD. Get over it, Internet
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Net neutrality is DEAD. Get over it, Internet

Bend over, the FCC chair says so (between the lines): The Federal Communications Commission chairman seems to be saying that network neutrality isn't going to happen. In a series of statements, Tom Wheeler appeared to be tough on the...

09/10/14

Déjà vu -- Europeans restart antitrust probe of Google (is Android next?)

Déjà vu -- Europeans restart antitrust probe of Google (is Android next?)

Eric's head just exploded: Google's European frustrations continue. The EC has re-opened its interminable antitrust case, because the proposed settlement doesn't seem to please ministers nor rivals. When will it all end? In IT...

09/09/14

MSN relaunch promises content and productivity and services (oh my)

MSN relaunch promises content and productivity and services (oh my)

Nadella -- slicing and dicing a new MSN: Microsoft has refurbished, rebuilt, reworked, redesigned, revamped, and relaunched a braaaaand new MSN! Better than ever (or so Microsoft says) So has MSN already jumped the shark, or has...

09/08/14

iPhone 6 release date ''soon'' -- rumors of features leak again
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iPhone 6 release date ''soon'' -- rumors of features leak again

Tim's kimono rent asunder: The iPhone 6 (and iWatch) "will" be unveiled tomorrow at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Apple will finally confirm the features and release date -- expected to be later this month. While the company is...

09/05/14

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phablet is weird yet innovative
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phablet is weird yet innovative

Weird science brings forth curvy phone-tablet hybrid: Samsung unveiled its latest phablet at IFA 2014. It has this weird curved screen edge, which may take some getting used to. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if it's a gimmick or...

09/04/14

Toshiba's airy new Chromebook 2 looks suspiciously familiar
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Toshiba's airy new Chromebook 2 looks suspiciously familiar

Not the usual load of old tosh at IFA: Toshiba is proud to unveil its new Chromebook 2 models in Berlin. There's a cheap one and a really cheap one. Amazingly, the cheap one looks much better than the usual Chromebook dross. It has a...

09/03/14

Naked celebs: Hackers download sext selfies from iCloud
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Naked celebs: Hackers download sext selfies from iCloud

Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton... the sad list of naked celebs goes on. But what's Apple doing about it? ICYMI, hackers have downloaded celebrities' sexting pictures: It seems the victims' iCloud passwords were...

09/02/14

iWatch release date: Apple smartwatch as good as vaporware
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iWatch release date: Apple smartwatch as good as vaporware

OMG Apple smartwatch is MIA: The iWatch release date is said to be at least five months away, even though Apple is expected to unveil its iOS smartwatch on 9/9. Can you wait until 2015 for your Cupertino wearable? I guess that's the...

08/30/14

Obamacare savior Todd Park quits -- to be replaced by Google's Megan Smith?
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Obamacare savior Todd Park quits -- to be replaced by Google's Megan Smith?

President Barack Hussein Obama II's CTO gets new role in Silly Valley. The White House's so-called CTO is leaving. Todd Y. Park is going back to California, to spend more time with his family -- The President has plans for him there,...

08/29/14

Samsung Gear S: Smartwatch like Dick's (but not Android)
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Samsung Gear S: Smartwatch like Dick's (but not Android)

Samsung unveils Gear S smartwatch. It doesn't need to pair with a phone, and it eschews Android Wear. With a release date sometime in October, it's one of several devices to be shown off in Germany, at next week's IFA. In IT...

08/28/14

Size Matters: 13-inch iPad 'Pro' release date rumor redux
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Size Matters: 13-inch iPad 'Pro' release date rumor redux

Tim and Jony are is (again) said to be readying a larger iPad. A 13-inch Apple tablet is rumored to be aimed at business users and will feature split-screen multitasking. So, all in all, it's just like the similar Samsung and...

08/27/14

China launches homegrown OS to compete with pirated US software

China's OS: If you can't beat 'em, ban 'em. China -- satisfied it has conquered all Earth based manufacturing -- is now on a long march towards dominating the software market. Or at least it hopes anyway. Actions such as...

08/25/14

Why Windows 9 beta download date will be a ''HUGE'' step for Microsoft [u]

Big boy Satya Nadella: Size matters. Microsoft is said to be ready to launch Windows 9 at the end of next month, with a beta / preview download available on a date soon after. Code named Threshold, the new operating system is...

08/22/14

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