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Podfather Fadell mourns discontinuation of iPod Classic

09/22, 7:07pm

Apple knew streaming would eventually replace product in 2003

In a new interview for the magazine Fast Company, former Apple executive and head of the original iPod project Tony Fadell, now CEO of Nest at Google, mentions his sense of loss that the last large-capacity iPod, the iPod classic, has been discontinued by Apple. While lamenting the passing of the unit that modelled most closely the design of the original iPod, Fadell notes that Apple began thinking about what would kill the product within two years of it emerging.

Yahoo snatches up another startup, acquires India-based Bookpad

09/22, 7:05pm

Search company said to have purchased Docspad developer for upwards of $15 million

Yahoo's stream of acquisitions doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon, as a new pick up was reported today. The Economic Times and the Times of India are both reporting that the one-year-old startup Bookpad was purchased by the search company. TechCrunch confirms that Yahoo purchased Bookpad after a spokesperson issued a statement to the publication.

Adobe acquires photo-editing app, mobile SDK developer Aviary

09/22, 5:29pm

Development, support to continue on Aviary's SDK under Adobe's Creative SDK banner

Adobe announced that it acquired a developer of software development kits (SDK) for photo-editing and third-party mobile software. Aviary's SDKs are to be folded into the Adobe Creative SDK, which the company is building as a development platform for mobile apps. Terms of the acquisition were not given, but Aviary was privately held.

Beats Music headed towards shutdown, sources claim [u]

09/22, 5:18pm

Apple plans for platform's tech still unknown

[Updated with Apple denial] Despite recent efforts to promote the streaming service, Apple is planning to discontinue Beats Music, sources within Apple and Beats say. "Many" Beats Music engineers have reportedly been diverted to other projects, such as iTunes. The sources have no insight on what Apple plans to do with the service's technology.

USB Type-C to support DisplayPort Alternate Mode, '4K and beyond'

09/22, 4:35pm

Mode could use four data lanes for 5K video, adapters for older technologies

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced today that it has been working with the USB 3.0 Promoter Group to create a new DisplayPort mode that works in conjunction with USB Type-C. The new mode, dubbed DisplayPort Alternate Mode, could be used to drive monitor resolutions to "4K and beyond," as well as delivering up to 100 watts of power and SuperSpeed USB 3.1 data over a single Type-C cable.

At Climate Week, Cook claims profits, environment can both prosper

09/22, 4:31pm

Says climate, human rights, education 'deep in our values'

Speaking at Climate Week NYC earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he was "optimistic" about his company's ability to influence climate change, as well as the prospect of people choosing "green" products over alternatives. "Consumers will vote with their dollars. There's no one out there that wants the planet to go in the wrong direction or to continue to go in the wrong direction," he explained.

Samsung Alpha launching September 26 in the US as AT&T exclusive

09/22, 3:40pm

Metal phone launching for $200 on contract, comes with 2.5GHz processor

AT&T and Samsung released a joint statement today, announcing that the metal Samsung Alpha would be making its way to the US carrier as an exclusive. The launch of the phone is coming on September 26, with AT&T selling with a two-year contract, as a part of the AT&T Next program and as a full price purchase without commitment.

Apple updates Mail app for public, developer betas of OS X Yosemite

09/22, 3:23pm

Solves problem preventing message writing

Apple has released an separate update of its Mail client for the public and developer betas of OS X Yosemite. The code "resolves an issue that may prevent composing a message," attached notes explain. Beta participants can download the update via the Mac App Store.

Sony prepares PlayStation TV for October 14 launch in North America

09/22, 3:03pm

PlayStation TV includes PS Now, in-home PlayStation 4 streaming

Sony will launch the PlayStation TV in North America from October 14th, it has revealed. The micro-console, capable of streaming games from the PlayStation 4 similar to the handheld PS Vita, will be able to play titles from a catalog of nearly 700 games from launch day, with one report hinting that more capabilities could be on the way.

Apple workers spotted testing Apple Watch in public

09/22, 2:53pm

Formal announcement may have cleared way

Apple engineers have been spotted wearing the Apple Watch in public, according to various anecdotes on Twitter. "Saw a few Apple employees wearing the iWatch [sic] at a bus stop in mission. All were wearing the sport edition and carrying the iPhone six plus," writes one person. Another person claims to have seen someone wearing a gold model. The two cited incidents both took place in San Francisco, a home base for many Apple workers.

Corsair launches Corsair Gaming division with new peripherals

09/22, 2:43pm

New keyboards, headsets and mice offered under the PC gaming company arm

Corsair, known for a wide array for PC parts like solid state drives and power supplies, announced today that it created a new division within the company specifically for PC gaming. To kick off the launch of Corsair Gaming, three new RGB keyboards, an RGB mouse and two headsets were released to give consumers options, each built with the help of eSports teams and enthusiasts.

China blocks privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo

09/22, 1:21pm

DuckDuckGo unavailable in China since start of month

The privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo is unable to be used in China. Selling itself as a service which does not collect personal information about its users, DuckDuckGo has been inaccessible in the country since earlier this month, and though there is no official explanation from any party, it is believed to be an act of censorship by the Chinese government.

AOC releases 24-inch G2460PG monitor with Nvidia G-sync

09/22, 1:20pm

Monitor said to have less blur, faster response times, sharper images with Nvidia technology

Display manufacturer AOC announced today that it's releasing a new monitor for the gaming market with the 24-inch G2460PG. The full high definition monitor supports a 1920x1080 resolution up to a 144Hz refresh rate, but also features Nvidia's G-sync technology that helps to eliminate screen-tearing and display lag. Pricing for the AOC G2460PG starts at $450.

Rumor has 12-inch MacBook Air dropping most ports, getting USB Type C

09/22, 1:13pm

May drop MagSafe for new charging method

Apple's thinner, 12-inch MacBook Air will forego many of the ports seen on current MacBooks, a new report claims. The claim comes from the same site that suggested the computer will come in gold, silver, and space gray colors, like the iPhone 6. The new report further indicates that Apple is planning to adopt the reversible USB Type C standard, and might include an adapter with the laptop for the sake of backwards compatibility.

Briefly: Chrome and Skype iOS 8 updates, Instapaper's speech feature

09/22, 12:51pm

Chrome and Skype for iOS updated for iOS 8

The recent release of iOS 8 has instigated the beginning of apps releasing their revamps for the new operating system, with today bringing updates from Google's Chrome, and Skype. The Google Chrome browser for iOS allows users to sync their open tabs and bookmarks across devices, search by voice, translate web pages and more. Chrome v.37.0.2 now supports using third-party App Extensions to post and share content, iOS 8 compatibility and other stability improvements and bug fixes.

HomeKit support present in latest Apple TV firmware, source says

09/22, 11:40am

Set-top could serve as hub for smarthome platform

The latest Apple TV firmware also includes support for HomeKit, the home automation platform built into iOS 8, a source for Forbes notes. Apple hasn't promoted the fact, and the source suggests this is because there's little reason to do so until other peripherals support it. While HomeKit is available as a platform, and partners like Honeywell and Philips have been announced, certified products haven't begun reaching stores.

BlackBerry Passport available after launch event for $599, CEO claims

09/22, 11:22am

BlackBerry CEO John Chen prices Passport to undercut other flagship smartphones

The BlackBerry Passport will launch at an event on Wednesday, and be available to buy the same day, according to an interview with the BlackBerry CEO. The smartphone, with a square 4.5-inch 1440x1440 display and a keyboard, will apparently go on sale as an unlocked device for $599 in the United States, a price that undercuts quite a few of the current flagship smartphones.

iPhone 6/6 Plus sales topped 10 million in three days, Apple says

09/22, 9:48am

Beats record set last year

During their launch weekend, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus achieved 10 million in unit sales, Apple says. The number bests the company's previous iPhone record, some 9 million achieved by the 5s and 5c last year. The 6 and 6 Plus are currently available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, and the US. The company says it plans to reach another 20 countries on September 26th, and hit a total of 115 by the end of the year.

Briefly: Canon plans PowerShot with large sensor, Ikea pushes solar

09/22, 9:40am

Canon plans PowerShot camera with large sensor, extended zoom

Canon is working on a new addition to the PowerShot compact camera range, one which may end up with a similar one-inch sensor to its recently-launched G7 X. A press release spotted by Ubergizmo mentions a camera which "combines the merits of both a large image sensor and a high-magnification optical zoom lens," packed into a "compact body." The release does not hint at when Canon will unveil the device.

Tim Cook to speak at Climate Week NYC at 12PM Eastern

09/22, 9:06am

Speech to be livestreamed

Apple CEO Tim Cook is due to speak at the Climate Week NYC conference at 12PM Eastern time, or 9AM Pacific. The conference is an annual gathering themed around sustainability, and for 2014 there is a special emphasis on lowering carbon emissions. Cook will be joined by other corporate heads from firms such as IKEA and Bloomberg. A livestream link is embedded below.

LG Wine Smart unveiled as flip phone running Android KitKat

09/22, 8:04am

Entry-level clamshell smartphone from LG destined for sale in South Korea

LG has launched an Android smartphone in South Korea, taking the unusual form of a clamshell mobile device. The LG Wine Smart has a 3.5-inch 320x480 display which flips up in the top half of the phone, while the lower section below the hinge displays a number pad and function keys familiar to users of the older-style mobile phones.

EE agrees with administrators to acquire 140 Phones 4U stores

09/22, 6:53am

Approximately 900 jobs to be saved by store sale

More stores from failed British mobile phone retailer Phones 4U are being scooped up for use by a second carrier, with shops to be rebranded and reopened in a short space of time. EE, operator of Orange and T-Mobile in the country, has signed a deal with administrators to acquire 58 of the stores from the company, pending court approval, and in the process attempt to keep on 359 affected employees at the locations.

WSJ: HTC producing Google Nexus-branded nine-inch tablet

09/22, 5:47am

Report reaffirms rumors of HTC Nexus 9 development

Google's HTC-produced Nexus tablet has reappeared in another report, alleging its existence. Sources of Wall Street Journal claim that HTC has been selected over other manufacturers to create the device, as suggested by previous rumors, with the report also stating that the tablet will have a nine-inch display, matching earlier leaked legal filings from Nvidia directly naming a device called the Nexus 9.

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