April 1, 2013 |
Playboy Magazine's new iPhone app is keeping its clothes on. Best known for its pictorials, Playboy and its new app won't be lacking in that department. But anyone looking for something that requires a brown paper bag for their iPhone will be disappointed. "The app respectfully follows Apple's content standards and therefore does not feature nudity," said a spokeswoman for Playboy. "There are still pictorials -- they just leave a little more to the imagination. " Of course, any true Playboy aficionado reads the magazine for the articles, right?
March 29, 2013 |
In the realm of Hollywood film editors, Avid Technology Inc., is king. But in recent weeks, some unsettling news about the company has its loyal users worried about the company's future. I came across some of these concerns while reporting a story this week about how Apple is making a push to get high-end professional editors to take another look at Final Cut Pro X. The story notes that there appears to be some opportunity for Apple to take a run at this market in part because Avid has had some financial issues. PHOTOS: Top 10 must-have smartphone apps Earlier in the year, Avid CEO Gary Greenfield said he was stepping down and the company replaced him with Louis Hernandez, a veteran member of Avid's board of directors.
March 28, 2013 |
The backlash over Apple's redesign of Final Cut Pro video editing software two years ago was so severe that even slashing the price by $700, to $299, caused an uproar. Video editors jeered that Apple had abandoned loyal professional users to create a cheap product aimed at consumers. References to "Apple's lemon" and "debacle" became common refrains in blog posts and industry trades scrutinizing the fallout. "It may sing and dance and create unicorns, but you've got a well-deserved PR mess on your hands," read one comment about Final Cut Pro X in Apple's App Store.
March 27, 2013 |
Flipboard, the personalized-magazine app, released a new feature Tuesday evening that lets users create and curate their own magazines based on content they find on the app and around the Internet. The app, which now has more than 50 million total users, is popular for its ability to create custom magazines for individual user based on their social networks and the publications they follow. But now, users on Flipboard will also be able to build and maintain their own magazines. The company is calling the new feature its biggest addition since the app itself launched on the iPad in 2010.
March 26, 2013 |
Since the beginning of time, or at least until Sony rolled out the Walkman, listening to music has been a stationary experience -- you went to the source of the sound, whether it was a bunch of tribesmen beating their drums or the stereo system in the living room. But the Walkman and then Apple's iPod dramatically changed the way we listen to music. And now music apps are transforming the experience even more by turning smartphones into portable jukeboxes and radios. Because there are so many music listening apps coming out these days it's hard to keep track of them.
March 25, 2013 |
Users hoping for a T-Mobile iPhone may not have to wait much longer. The Seattle-based carrier has an event planned Tuesday at 8 a.m. PDT where it might finally announce that it will carry the popular Apple smartphone. But that may not be all that T-Mobile could announce. The carrier has been working on a series of big changes that are expected to be announced at the event. Here's what users should expect. The T-Mobile iPhone Late last year, T-Mobile announced it had reached an agreement to start selling Apple products in 2013, and CEO John Legere held up the iPhone while talking about devices T-Mobile would carry.
March 25, 2013 |
In a move that could improve the quality of Apple Maps, the Cupertino tech company has purchased WiFiSlam, a Silicon Valley start-up that specializes in indoor mapping. Apple paid $20 million for the acquisition, saying it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time,” according to the Wall Street Journal . Apple, however, did not disclose its plans for the start-up. The 2-year-old WiFiSlam has developed technology that makes it possible for phones to detect users' locations inside buildings by using Wi-Fi signals.
March 23, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Silan, which is sometimes labeled date syrup or date molasses, can be purchased at kosher or Middle Eastern markets. 3 matzos 1 cup water 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (3 ounces) butter or margarine, divided 2 sweet apples, such as Fuji (about 12 ounces) 4 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 to 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided 3/4 cup (packed) haroset with Bible land fruits (about 6 ounces)
March 22, 2013 |
First Apple. Then Samsung. Now Google? The Mountain View, Calif., tech company is the latest tech giant rumored to be working on a smart wristwatch, according to a report Thursday by the Financial Times . The device is rumored to be under development by Google's Android unit, which builds the operating system used by many smartphones and tablets. That means that unlike Google Glass, the company's smartphone-like glasses that are being built by Google X, the rumored Google smartwatch may be see as more of a viable product, according to the Verge . PHOTOS: Top 10 must-have smartphone apps Google did not comment on the smartwatch, according to the Financial Times, but the report points out a 2011 patent the company holds for a smartwatch that includes a "flip up display" as evidence that Google may be working on the device.
March 22, 2013 |
A major security flaw was discovered Friday that makes it possible to easily change another user's Apple ID password and hijack the account. Tech news site The Verge said it found the step-by-step tutorial online. The tutorial shows users how to use a modified Apple URL to gain access to someone else's Apple ID account and reset that person's password. The Verge did not share the link to the tutorial out of security concerns, but it recommended that users enable Apple ID's two-step verification in order to protect their accounts.