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Goodwill’s Recent Breach Went on for 18 Months and Affected Other Retailers, Too

Goodwill’s Recent Breach Went on for 18 Months and Affected Other Retailers, Too

In July, it was revealed that Goodwill Industries had suffered from a credit card data breach that affected the charitable retailer’s stores in at least 21 states. The Goodwill breach seemed by many to be just the latest case of criminals taking advantage of the weak underbelly of retailers—their point-of-sale systems. ...

Twilio’s MMS Tech Now Works With the Internet of Things

Twilio’s MMS Tech Now Works With the Internet of Things

Twilio is adding a twist to its MMS service, which lets developers embed picture, video and other multimedia messaging into their apps. It’s now adding MMS support for regular 10-digit phone numbers, wherever that number happens to terminate. That means companies can now use a single phone number for all of their customer ...

iOS 8’s Bundles Could Offer Far More Than Cheap Games

iOS 8’s Bundles Could Offer Far More Than Cheap Games

Along with a host of new features in iOS 8 comes a subtle change that could profoundly affect the way iOS apps are sold and marketed. If you check out the App Store on your device, you’ll find a new section called “Bundles,” which gives developers the ability to offer multiple apps in one download. So far, bundles on ...

An Internet Roundup of iOS 8 Tips, Tricks and Guides

An Internet Roundup of iOS 8 Tips, Tricks and Guides

Just about every other tech site is posting awesome things you can do with iOS 8. Instead of re-posting them all individually, here's a collection, plus a brief synopsis. Have fun! Widgets Did you know iOS 8 has widgets? It's true! Giga OM put together a handy guide, and Gizmodo did, too. The widgets aren't nearly as ...

Amazon Unveils $99 Kindle Fire and Fire Tablet for Kids

Amazon Unveils $99 Kindle Fire and Fire Tablet for Kids

Amazon overhauled its line of Fire tablets late on Wednesday. The new tablets have updated screens, processors, and are running the latest version of Amazon’s mobile operating system, Fire OS 4, codenamed “Sangria.” Amazon is also introducing a new, unusually sized 6-inch Fire that will cost $99. And the company ...

If You’re on iOS 8, Apple Won’t Hand Your Data Over to Police

If You’re on iOS 8, Apple Won’t Hand Your Data Over to Police

Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user ...

Report: Microsoft is Bringing its ‘Tell Me’ Helper to the Next Office

Report: Microsoft is Bringing its ‘Tell Me’ Helper to the Next Office

Microsoft is busy preparing a "Windows Technical Preview" for later this month, but the software maker is also privately testing an "Office Technical Preview" for the next version of its popular Office suite. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Office plans tell The Verge that the company has been distributing copies of a ...

Apple is Creating a New Digital Music Format, According to Bono

Apple is Creating a New Digital Music Format, According to Bono

Apple is working with U2 to develop a new music format that is designed to tackle piracy by making digital downloads of albums and songs a more attractive proposition, according to TIME magazine. U2 frontman Bono told TIME that he was optimistic the new digital music format will prove so ‘irresistibly exciting’ that it ...

You Can Now Buy Stuff on Amazon With Your iPhone’s Touch ID

You Can Now Buy Stuff on Amazon With Your iPhone’s Touch ID

The latest update to the Amazon app on iOS includes TouchID support for logging in to your Amazon account. Other apps, like Mint and 1Password, also gained Touch ID support on Wednesday, but Amazon’s commerce-focused app most closely fulfills the promise of biometric payments many imagined when Apple first introduced its ...

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage is the Most Advanced E-Reader Ever

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage is the Most Advanced E-Reader Ever

It's hard not to fall immediately in love with Amazon's new top-of-the-line e-reader. It's called the Kindle Voyage and it ticks off virtually every single hardware complaint I've had about the Kindle Paperwhite. Available for preorder now and shipping in October, it's selling for $199 and will sit alongside the Paperwhite ...