toggle VIEW:

Latest News

(0)

AAPL closes week on all-time high ahead of dividends payout

11/01, 2:19am

Shareholders of record in AAPL as of November 6 will receive a dividend of 47 cents per share once again in the second dispersal of revenue since the stock was split 7-to-1 last June. The company will pay out some $2.75 billion in dividends on 5.866 billion outstanding shares -- about 800 million fewer shares than seen before the aggressive share buyback program started last year. The stock closed the week at an all-time record high of $108 per share for the second week running.

more

(0)

Apple facing India lawsuit over similar 'iFon' trademark

11/01, 12:23am

In a case somewhat similar to the Mexican lawsuit that successfully argued that an earlier "iFone" trademark superseded Apple's mark, a company called iVoice Enterprises is India is challenging Apple's iPhone trademark. The company was at work on a low-cost mobile phone for India that was dubbed the "India phone" or "iFon," but never came to market as partners backed out and the deal collapsed shortly after Apple announced the iPhone in January 2007.

more

(0)

Hands On: Facetune (iOS and Android)

10/31, 11:19pm

There are few things that tend to make someone feel as chagrined as a bad picture. In a time when social media seems to dictate that we have pictures of ourselves plastered all over the Internet, Facetune by Lightricks promises to help eliminate the embarrassment of blemishes in pictures by using a battery of advanced photo-editing tools.

more

(0)

HP, Michael Bastian unveil MB Chronowing designer smartwatch

10/31, 11:08pm

HP has revealed its attempt to take on the smartphone market, with a device it collaborated on with designer Michael Bastian. The MB Chronowing attempts to bridge the style of luxury watches with the basic functionality of a smartwatch, with the main monochrome display split into a small round clock face area with digital hands, while the rest is used to provide extra information.

more

(0)

Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a set of A-Audio: Elite HD Earphones

10/31, 8:56pm

Ah, is that? Yes, yes, we think it is! The sweet sound of success, the sweet sound of freedom and victory over evil. The end of this journey has come. The Trick or Treat giveaway is over, but first we have one last treat to hand out. We have a set of A-Audio: Elite HD earphones to give to one lucky reader. We bet that sounds pretty sweet too.

more

(1)

Samsung seeking to break patent deal with Microsoft over Nokia buy

10/31, 8:09pm

Samsung is petitioning a court to allow it to invalidate its contract with Microsoft, an agreement that it has only belatedly paid patent license fees on for the last year. A late Thursday court filing declares that once Microsoft acquired Nokia, it became a significant competitor with Samsung. The Korean manufacturer claims that the buy puts the two companies on equal footing in the smartphone market, and continuing the contract thus would induce some problems with US laws. Samsung pays royalties to Microsoft on patents it owns that are used in Android and other software.

more

(0)

Hands On: Surgeon Simulator (iOS)

10/31, 7:10pm

For those of who haven't heard, Surgeon Simulator by developer Bossa Studios is an extremely popular tongue-in-cheek game that originated on Steam for the "PC Master Race." Fortunately for those with iPads, iPhones, and newer iPod Touch models, Bossa Studios has decided to bring this remarkably frustrating game to iOS, and we've taken some time with it.

more

(1)

FCC chief considering 'hybrid' partial Title II oversight of ISPs

10/31, 6:10pm

Reports are circulating that US Federal Communications Commission chief Tom Wheeler is evaluating a hybrid approach to Internet regulation and net neutrality proposals. One of the four proposals would apply Title II regulation to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), but would also allow them to sell "fast lane" access, breaking up applicable fees and regulations into wholesale and retail transactions.

more

(3)

Virginia judge rules police can unlock smartphones with fingerprints

10/31, 6:06pm

A defendant can be compelled to unlock their smartphone for the police using fingerprints, a Virginia Circuit Court judge has ruled. Judge Steven C. Frucci declared that while a passcode for a smartphone cannot be demanded from a defendant, they can be forced to unlock the device using its built-in fingerprint reader instead, with the ruling calling into question the fingerprint security systems that are becoming more commonplace in mobile devices.

more

(0)

Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win one of 10 "Haunted" app codes!

10/31, 5:53pm

We just received a psychic vision from the other realm. Grandma is calling to let us know her and her friends are going to be out in full force tonight. She said that every suspected haunted house is a target, so if ghost hunting is on the agenda, tonight this next treat is going to come in very handy. We have 10 redemption codes to give away for Shifting Blue's latest app "Haunted," which is the ultimate guide to finding real haunted sites near you. As with our App giveaway from earlier (which is now closed), this app is going out to the first 10 people who enter so that they can join in on the fun later tonight!

more

(0)

Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a trip to space on Mars One

10/31, 5:42pm

With all the scary stuff going down here on planet Earth today, we couldn't think of any place on the planet that would be safe for our readers. So we figured it would be best to launch you into space. We have secured seats for one very lucky reader and 13 of their closest friends or family to jump on board Mars One where you can start life all over again on an alien planet! Better hurry though, we hear the zombie apocalypse has already begun, so chose travel companions wisely!

more

(0)

Giveaway: Win a 808 Audio Hex SL Bluetooth speaker!

10/31, 4:40pm

What is a hex? On a day like today, it could mean a magical spell or a curse. It could also simply be the prefix from the Greek word "hexa," as in a hexagon. For 808 Audio, we assume it's a little bit of both. They have a series of Bluetooth speakers called "Hex" that heavily utilize hexagonal shapes and enchant listeners with magical sounds of music as well. We have one Hex SL enchanting Bluetooth speaker to give away to our readers.

more

(0)

Friday Deals: 65-inch LG 4K TV, Steam Halloween sale, more

10/31, 4:21pm

It is time for the last Friday Deals of October! Every Friday, we search the Internet for deals on gadgets, peripherals, accessories, apps, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As today is Halloween, don't be too surprised to see sales and deals with a spooky theme. As usual, all prices are verified at the time of publication, and may or may not be valid if you're reading this at a later date, so check before you buy. Be sure to check over the weekend, as it is likely more deals will be added to the list.

more

(0)

Giveaway: come trick or treating with MacNN and Electronista all day!

10/31, 4:00pm

Now that Halloween is in full swing (presumably swinging from a noose), it's time for all the little ghosts, goblins, ware-wolves and witches to come out of hiding. It's time for tricks, and it's time for treats, but most of all it's time for a little fun. So this year, come trick or treat with MacNN and Electronista, because we have a big bag full of Halloween treats (and some tricks) to give to our readers. Check back here throughout the day, as the list below will be refreshed when each new treat (or trick) is announced. Have fun everyone!

more

(0)

Briefly: Camera+ app for free, Mercury On-the-Go Pro drive 2TB option

10/31, 3:50pm

Users of the Apple Store app for iOS can currently access a free download of photography app Camera+. Camera+ is still priced at $3 in its normal place on iTunes, however a free version can be redeemed from the Stores tab when using Apple Store.

more

  Next

MacNN Sponsor

MacNN Newsletter

FREE Apple, iPhone and Mac Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    MacNN Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Tablo DVR

    With over-the-top content options growing past Hulu and Netflix, consumers may be finding it harder to justify paying a monthly fee fo ...

    Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

    There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bring ...

    Kenu Airframe Plus

    Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this ...

    toggle

    Most Commented