iOS 8 Ditches Yahoo Weather for Content From The Weather Channel

Apple appears to have ceased using data from Yahoo for its Weather app in iOS 8, instead getting weather information directly from The Weather Channel. iPhones running iOS 8 have a slightly revamped weather app that pulls its information from The Weather Channel, whereas previously, weather information was obtained through Yahoo. Yahoo’s weather information, however, … Continue reading

Apple’s iTunes Radio Streaming Music Service Launches in Australia

Apple has launched its iTunes Radio streaming music product in Australia, the first non-U.S. country to get the service after it was launched alongside iOS 7 in September. It was reported in October that Apple was looking to launch iTunes Radio in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in early 2014. Apple today announced … Continue reading

Tablets Predicted to Make Up Half of Total PC Shipments in 2014, iPad to Fall Further Behind Android

Over the course of the last several years, notebook and desktop PC shipments have declined as lighter, more portable tablets have surged in popularity and begun replacing traditional computers. In 2014, tablets will come even closer to dominating the PC market, accounting for half of all shipped PCs, according to a prediction from research firm … Continue reading

Western Digital Releases New Hard Drive Software After Mavericks Data Loss

Western Digital has released a new version of its WD SmartWare hard drive software following extensive reports of data-loss on Western Digital drives after the installation of OS X Mavericks. The MacRumors Forums, Western Digital’s forums, and Apple’s Support Communities all had threads about lost data after connecting Western Digital external hard drives to computers … Continue reading

Apple Tops Fortune’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ List For Sixth Year Running

Apple has won the number one slot in Fortune‘s annual “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the sixth year in a row. The ranking is based on a large-scale poll of corporate executives, directors, and industry analysts who were asked to rank companies by nine key attributes: Innovation, People management, Use of corporate assets, Social … Continue reading

Corning Says Devices With Flexible ‘Willow Glass’ Displays Unlikely to Appear for at Least Three Years

While The New York Times reported earlier this month that Apple is working on a curved glass smart watch that could potentially make use of Corning’s recently-announced bendable Willow Glass, Bloomberg now reports that Corning sees a wait of at least three years before devices using Willow Glass displays will be able to hit the … Continue reading

Oracle Releases Java 7 Update 13 to Address Security Issues, Reenable Web Plug-in on OS X

Less than two days after Apple once again blocked Java 7 web plug-ins on OS X, Oracle has released an updated version of Java 7 to address certain security vulnerabilities. The new Java 7 arrives as Update 13 and carries a version number of 1.7.0_13-b20, meeting Apple’s requirement for a minimum of 1.7.0_11-b22. Oracle has … Continue reading

FCC Filing Reveals New, Slightly Smaller Apple TV Model

The FCC has published paperwork, discovered by Engadget, that Apple filed late last week on what appears to be a new model of the Apple TV. This follows on yesterday’s revelation that iOS 6.1 included support for an as yet unrevealed AppleTV3,2 model. Engadget writes: While the diagram pictured above doesn’t suggest any major changes … Continue reading

‘JOBS’ Movie Clip ‘Totally Wrong’, Says Steve Wozniak

The interaction between Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak shown in the first scene to be released from the biopic JOBS, due to appear in theaters April 19, is ‘totally wrong’ according to an email Wozniak sent to Gizmodo. Totally wrong. Personalities and where the ideas of computers affecting society did not come from Jobs. They … Continue reading

AT&T Activates 8.6 Million iPhones in Q4 2012, Device Accounts for Some 84% of Smartphone Sales

AT&T has released its holiday quarter earnings data, reporting that it sold a record 10.2 million smartphones — 8.6 million of those (84%) being iPhones. AT&T reported earlier this month that the quarter was its best ever for iPhone sales. 16% of the iPhones were on accounts new to the company. During the same holiday … Continue reading

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