24 min ago
New and updated apps: Games galore, new analog synth app and Shazam for Mac!
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got loads of games, an exciting new analog synthesizer app and the first Mac version of Shazam, the popular music discovery tool!
27 min ago
'BadUSB' malware highlights the danger of plugging random mystery drives into your computer
Another day, another apocalyptic prognostication of computer security doom, this time focusing on the omnipresent USB connection. It's called 'BadUSB', and it's a malware proof-of-concept created by security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell that exploits a flaw in and resides in the firmware that controls the basic function of USB devices. The researchers claim that it's not a problem that can be patched, saying that they're "exploiting the very way that USB is designed," but in the end all they've done is highlight that you shouldn't go around plugging USB drives, devices, or whatnot that you don't trust into your computer.
30 min ago
If your iPhone 5 randomly shuts off, here's how you can fix it!
Do you have an iPhone 5 that is turning off randomly before the battery is fully depleted? If so, you're not alone. This is an issue that seems to plague many iPhone 5 owners. In some cases, the issue is software related, while in others, it is caused by a defective battery. Regardless which category you fall under, we can help you fix it!
42 min ago
An open air Apple Store is how you renovate with no place to move
While Apple's retail store at the Glattzentrum Mall in Wallisellen, Switzerland is undergoing renovations, the company has set up an open-air shopping experience in the middle of the mall. The result is like an Apple store meets mall kiosk that would allow Apple to maintain its retail presence while updating its existing store.
53 min ago
Vector 51: State of the ebooks
Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology, past, present, and future. On this week's show, Serenity Caldwell of Macworld joins Rene to talk about ebooks, how the creation and publication process has evolved, current features and limitations, tools, workflows, and formats, iBooks vs. Amazon, and where ebooks can go from here.
3 hours ago
Guardians of the Galaxy table now available for Zen Pinball for iPhone and iPad
Just ahead of the movie's release in theaters tonight, Zen Studios has added a Guardians of the Galaxy table to its library of in-game purchases for its free Zen Pinball game for the iPhone and iPad.
3 hours ago
Office for iPad is better than ever with presenter view, export to PDF and more
iPad owners who have been using Microsoft's suite of Office tools for the past few months can now download the first major update for those apps since they were first released in late March,. These version 1. 1 updates offer a number of additional features
3 hours ago
Apple's $100M content delivery network will mean better downloads when updates hit
Long rumored, Apple's custom content delivery network (CDN) is now apparently live. The Apple CDN, which provides a more direct route from Apple's servers to customers' devices, enables Apple to provide significantly faster downloads of their products, as well as greatly increasing the available capacity for when mass downloads (OS X and iOS updates) hit.
3 hours ago
How to restrict in-app purchases with parental controls on iPhone and iPad
Many apps and games in the App Store offer in-app purchases, which let you buy additional content or levels inside the app. The problem with in-app purchases is that they can be quite expensive, especially inside games. There have been several horror stories of parents receiving huge credit card bills due to small children racking up in-app purchases. If you don't ever want to be in the same boat, you can easily disable in-app purchases so your kids can't buy anything inside apps that they don't have permission to purchase in the first place.
4 hours ago
Save big on apps like PDF Converter, Printer Pro, Documents 5 and more!
Readdle is celebrating their 7th birthday, and as such, are offering up to 70% off some of their most popular apps. The sale is only on for the next 48 hours, so if you spot something good you'd better act fast. On sale now are PDF Expert, Scanner Pro, Calendars 5, Printer Pro, PDF Converter, and Documents 5.
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