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The truth about Siri

The truth about Siri

Poor, poor Siri. Apple’s virtual personal assistant was welcomed with open arms when it was unveiled last year, and the new feature was also credited with being the driving force behind Apple’s record iPhone 4S sales. But in tech, new features quickly lose their luster and in recent months, complaints surrounding Siri ...

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

I thought I knew all there was to know about MovieClips. If you asked me to summarize their business, I would have said, “They post short clips of premium Hollywood movies on YouTube and put some ads up next to the content.” But I would have been completely wrong. Yes, MovieClips is a Top 10 YouTube Network and the best ...

The iPad Game That Took 9 Years (And an Epic Disney Fail) to Finish

The iPad Game That Took 9 Years (And an Epic Disney Fail) to Finish

Edgar, a mild-mannered window washer, is daydreaming of the girl he loves. In his dream, they meet in a nightclub straight out of Casablanca, flirting from across the room. The scene, lovingly rendered in hand-drawn animation on an iPad, is controllable: By swiping your finger right or left, you can control the boldness of ...

Mars Rover game hits Xbox Live, tasks you with safely landing the Curiosity with Kinect

Mars Rover game hits Xbox Live, tasks you with safely landing the Curiosity with Kinect

NASA has already made it clear that the Curiosity's touchdown on Mars is a nerve-wracking experience, what with the seven minutes of radio silence, zero margin of error and all. To drive that point home, the organization partnered with Microsoft to offer Xbox Live players the experience of controlling the nerve-wracking ...

With Apple’s Siri, a Romance Gone Sour

With Apple’s Siri, a Romance Gone Sour

Late last summer, I was introduced to a new special someone. I wasn’t looking to meet this new muse; it all just kind of happened. We met at an Apple product announcement in Cupertino, Calif. She was helpful, smart and even funny, cracking sarcastic jokes and making me laugh. What more could a guy ask for? Since then, we ...

Apple’s iOS in-app purchase checks have been bypassed, but you should stay well clear

Apple’s iOS in-app purchase checks have been bypassed, but you should stay well clear

A Russian hacker appears to have defeated Apple’s in-app purchase security and processing checks, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to potentially rack up thousands of purchases within apps for no charge. 9to5mac reports that (via i-ekb.ru) that developer ‘ZonD80' has developed a technique that uses an in-app proxy method ...

Google shows developers how to make Chrome act like the default browser in iOS

Google shows developers how to make Chrome act like the default browser in iOS

Google has received positive feedback regarding its mobile Chrome web browser. After arriving on the iPhone and iPad late last month, the browser quickly became the most popular free app in Apple’s App Store. More than 10,000 users have reviewed Chrome so far and it holds a near-perfect four and a half star rating. There ...

Yahoo! Hacked: What You Need To Do Now

Yahoo! Hacked: What You Need To Do Now

Last month 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords showed up on a Russian website.  Just now, 450,000+ Yahoo! usernames and passwords were published by a hacker group called D33Ds.  On one hand, you want to think that Yahoo! is on top of its own cyber-security.  On the other hand, you know its not.  So, what do you need to do ...

Old NYC payphones transformed into free Wi-Fi hotspots

Old NYC payphones transformed into free Wi-Fi hotspots

Just when the whole world laughs at those dinosaurian payphones -- marveling at how antiquated we used to be -- New York City has put them to a new innovative use. The city announced today that it was starting a pilot program transforming those metal relics of yesteryear into free unlimited Wi-Fi kiosks. Initially, 10 ...

Could Apple Start Making Robots?

Could Apple Start Making Robots?

Apple has firmly entrenched itself in the computing, music, smartphone and tablet markets and potentially the television market as well. One analyst thinks Apple could venture even further away from its Mac roots: into robots. UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, who initiated Apple coverage on Tuesday, rating shares “buy” ...