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Cintiq bolsters drawing pad line with Cintiq 13HD touch model

1 minute ago | Posted in: gadgets, digital imaging

Earlier today, drawing tablet manufacturer Wacom announced the latest in its line of artists' peripherals, the Cintiq 13HD touch. The Cintiq 13HD touch is designed to offer a natural pen and touch experience. Wacom's pen display offers characteristic touch and pen capabilities, providing a digital workflow that emulates drawing or painting on paper or canvas.

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Apple, IBM reveal three more 'MobileFirst for iOS' enterprise apps

1 hour ago | Posted in: enterprise, iPhone apps, Apple, iPad apps

IBM and Apple have used their partnership to release three more iOS apps for enterprise, under the IBM MobileFirst for iOS initiative. The new apps, called Advisor Alerts, Passenger Care, and Dynamic Buy, will join the existing 11 apps already brought out under the partnership, with more enterprise-specific apps expected to launch in the coming years.

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Apple adds 'vehicles' to corporate documents in Swiss filing

1 hour ago | Posted in: industry, gadgets, software, developer, accessories, Apple

According to a Swiss enthusiast site, Apple has amended the corporate document filings it maintains with the government in that country to include "vehicles" among its activities. The statement, added to official documents that classify the company for tax and licensing purposes, is incredibly broad -- covering any sort of product for any sort of moving vehicle, from wheelchairs to airplanes -- but is notable in light of recent speculation that Apple is developing a car of some type.

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Hands On: Rapid Reader (iOS)

3 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone apps, iPad apps

The human brain is an incredible organ. It's said that every human brain contains something comparable to 2.5 petrabytes (or about 2.5 million gigabytes) worth of "space" for knowledge and memories. That equals somewhere just over 300 million hours worth of video, which we find phenomenally impressive. What better way to start filling up that storage than with a little light reading? What if you could do a lot of light reading -- to the tune of 600 words a minute or more? That's why we checked out Rapid Reader by Wasdesign, an app that helps you speed read all of your favorite content on the Internet.

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MacNN Podcast Episode 4: Net Neutrality, Leonard Nimoy, Apple Watch

5 hours ago | Posted in: industry, gaming, Apple

The MacNN Podcast hits its fourth airing and touches on the hot button issues in the tech world! Join this week's hosts, MacNN Editor Charles Martin, alongside staff writer Michelle Elbert, and Managing Editor Mike Wuerthele as they discuss the events that got our attention, needed further discussion, or just plain tickled our fancy.

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Nikon bolsters DSLR line with new 24.2MP D7200

5 hours ago | Posted in: digital imaging

Nikon today expanded its DSLR range with the D7200. The new model, aimed at the enthusiast market, has a 24.2MP CMOS, boasting no optical low-pass filter. Due to improvements in hardware and software, the company claims 30 percent faster image processing with the new model over the now replaced D7100.

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Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard works on iOS, Windows, Android

5 hours ago | Posted in: peripherals

Microsoft has made a second version of its multi-platform keyboard, this time in a more-portable form. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress alongside new Lumia devices, the Universal Foldable Keyboard is a full QWERTY keyboard which can be paired with two iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or Windows devices, with the user able to switch between the two with a press of a button.

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BlackBerry shows full Experience Suite for Android, iOS, Windows

7 hours ago | Posted in: security, software, iPhone apps, iPad apps

BlackBerry today unveiled a package of software and services to bring BlackBerry's security features to smartphone and tablets running iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems. Coming to all platforms are the BlackBerry Productivity Suite, BlackBerry Communication and Collaboration Suite, and the BlackBerry Security Suite.

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Hands On: A Druid's Duel (Cross Platform)

7 hours ago | Posted in: gaming, software

Digital board games are becoming more common these days, especially those that boast the chance for online multiplayer. We've tried out several for various platforms, from Magnifico for the iPad to Small World 2 for the PC, and we have enjoyed what they have brought to the digital table, so to speak. We sat down with A Druid's Duel by Thoughtshelter Games, a tactical tile-control based board game that has been released on Steam.

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Pointers: Pages (OS X, iOS)

7 hours ago | Posted in: software, iPhone apps, iPad apps

You probably own Apple's Pages and you may even have opened it. If you did, what you think depends on what you're used to: new users just dive right in and start typing while we've seen Word users complain that it simply isn't powerful enough for them. This is an odd one: they are actually right but not in the ways they expect. Pages does lack the very heavy-lifting word processor functions that Word has but few people use those. What Word fans think is missing from Pages is the more general day to day features that in fact it has and has very well.

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Weekly Game Replay: Telltale Super Show, free-to-play Fable Legends

16 hours ago | Posted in: gaming, software

Every Sunday, MacNN and Electronista collect together a few notable items from earlier this week in the world of gaming. In this week's Weekly Game Replay, Telltale Games is working with Lionsgate to span between games and TV shows, Fable Legends becomes free-to-play, and ToeJam & Earl may be making a comeback.

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Hands On: OmniGraffle 6 (OS X, iOS)

22 hours ago | Posted in: software, Graphics/Web Design, iPad apps

Admit it: whether you're in the market for a drawing application or not, you're reading this in part because you hope to find out what a graffle is, and why you might one to be omni. We can't help you with the word, but we can say that OmniGraffle 6 for Mac is a superb tool for creating presentation graphics, design wireframes, and really just anything that you can draw more easily than you can write.

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Samsung Pay electronic payment system deployed in Galaxy S6, S6 edge

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in: mobile phones

Today at its Mobile World Congress keynote, Samsung Electronics announced the latest in mobile payment services, Samsung Pay. Utilizing the company's purchase of LoopPay in February, Samsung's effort uses both Near Field Communication (NFC) and a new proprietary technology called Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST), allowing consumers to transition to secure mobile payments at nearly all merchant locations.

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Hands On: Reeder 2.5.3 (OS X, iOS)

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in: software, iPhone apps, iPad apps

Even when we praised the RSS newsreader Unread back in January, we said we personally lean toward using one of its main rivals, Reeder for Mac and for iOS. Software is a hugely personal thing and while Reeder has specific features we rate, we also just like using it. Now a minor new update to version 2.5.3 has fixed just about our only key criticism of Reeder so we want to enthuse at you about it.

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Ikea launching line of Qi based wireless charging home accessories

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in: gadgets, accessories

Global home furnishings retailer Ikea today announced a product launch of powered bedside tables, lamps, and desks that implement a wireless charging standard. Ikea has adopted the QI standard, and will sell cases in-store that use the standard for phones that do not have the technology integrated, like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S5.

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HTC partners with Under Armour for Grip fitness tracker

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in: gadgets, accessories

HTC revealed a third device at its Utopia in Progress event, alongside the One M9 and the Vive VR headset, a rumored fitness tracker which marks the company's first foray into wearable devices. The HTC Grip has been designed in partnership with sports clothing manufacturer Under Armour, with the tracker sending data to Under Armour Record for monitoring the wearer's progress.

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Huawei TalkBand B2 doubles as a Bluetooth earpiece

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in: gadgets, accessories, audio

Huawei has introduced a new fitness tracker, the TalkBand B2, that made its debut alongside the company's new smartwatch at Mobile World Congress. Serving as a successor to the TalkBand B1, the B2 edition again doubles as a fitness wristband and a Bluetooth earpiece.

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Huawei Watch pairs traditional design with Android Wear

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in: gadgets

Huawei has introduced its flagship Android Wear device, simply known as the Watch. The company has called on traditional timepiece designers to help with industrial design. The result resembles a typical wristwatch, until the display flips from a clock face to an app interface.

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Hands On: FilePane 1.8.1 (OS X)

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in: Apple

Back in the day, the first thing we learnt on Macs was to point and click. Then it was how to drag and drop. We've never gone back: even the most keyboard-obsessed of us still end up clicking on a file and clicking or dragging to do something with it. FilePane just watches for the click and drag before stepping in with options.

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Highly Reliable Systems shows Mpac-G2 RAID backup media cartridge

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in:

Highly Reliable Systems has announced the immediate availability of its new 2.5-inch MPac-G2 RAID backup media at the XChange Solution Provider event in Dallas, TX. High-Rely's portable second-generation MPac enclosure features an integrated RAID-0/1/JBOD controller with field-accessible SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gb/s connections.

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Review: Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Sun March 1, 2015 | Posted in: accessories, iPad

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it have in it? How many times did you have to start over trying to apply it, only to end up with less-than-perfect results? If you've ever found that process maddening, or just want a hassle-free screen protector for your iOS device, I found one for you: the Moshi iVisor.

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Hands On: VLC 2.4.1 (iOS)

Sat February 28, 2015 | Posted in: software, iPhone apps, iPad apps

VLC has famously been on and off the iOS App Store for various reasons -- but it's back now and looks likely to stay, because the developer is promising another major update besides this week's update, coming in the near future. Nonetheless, don't wait: grab this video player while you definitely can.

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New Jersey man hospitalized by exploded iPhone 5c battery

Sat February 28, 2015 | Posted in: iPhone, Apple

An iPhone has reportedly exploded in a Long Island, New York man's pocket, sending him to the burn ward for 10 days. Erik Johnson was given a swath of third-degree burns on his left thigh after he bent over to get keys, when he heard a pop and, according to Johnson's claims, the battery burst and caught on fire, burning the man severely. An iPhone 5c belonging to a MacNN editor isn't seeing any bulging or any signs of problem, nor have we heard any previous claims for this model, but Johnson has photographic proof of the explosion.

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Hands On: Hero Keyboard (iOS)

Sat February 28, 2015 | Posted in: iPhone, iPhone apps

Hero Keyboard by Corey Stone is a keyboard app that arranges the letters based on the frequency of use in the English language, to make it easier for the user to type with both of their thumbs. The keyboard consists of three concentric rings surrounding a circular "space" button. More frequently-used letters displayed larger and more centrally than less popular letters. As a result of this configuration, the letters at the top of the first ring spell out "HERO," hence the name of the keyboard.

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Swiss venture founded to generate smartwatch reference technology

Sat February 28, 2015 | Posted in: industry, gadgets

Precision watch manufacturers are combining forces to combat Silicon Valley's surge into the space. Manufacture Modules Technologies (MMT) is a new Swiss joint venture formed by Fullpower Technologies of Silicon Valley and Union Horlogere Holdings. Its declared mission is to bring the MotionX Horological Smartwatch Open Platform to the Swiss watch industry.

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Sonic.net CEO praises Title II, Ex-FCC head lambastes it [u]

Sat February 28, 2015 | Posted in: industry

[Updated with comments from Republican ex-FCC head Michael Powell] While the debate about this week's Federal Communications Commission Title II regulation and net neutrality vote rages on publicly and privately. Sonic.net CEO Dane Jasper welcomes Title II, and has said so publicly, joining a chorus of ISPs that welcome the enforcement. Additionally, the FCC has clarified in no uncertain terms what it will do if claims that fees to use existing telephone poles will rise turn out to be true. A former FCC chair, however, remains opposed to the measure.

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