Samsung Unveils Line of Gear 2 Smart Watches Featuring ‘Tizen’ Mobile Operating System

Samsung today unveiled its new line of Gear 2 smart watches, which follows the release of its Galaxy Gear smart watch last year. Like its predecessor, the flagship Gear 2 features a 1.63-inch touchscreen, 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, and mobile speakers, but also now contains a built-in IR blaster and a camera […]

Intel’s Processor Roadmap Leaves Uncertainty for Apple’s 2014 Mac Updates

With Apple’s Mac lineup beginning to show signs of aging, consumers are no doubt starting to wonder when they can expect updated models to hit the market. Apple’s product update cycles are in large part driven by availability of new processors, so it pays to take a look at Intel’s roadmap to see what might […]

Amazon Planning March Launch for Apple TV Set-Top Box Competitor

In light of recent reports stating that Apple is hard at work on an Apple TV refresh, Amazon is allegedly readying a new Web TV box that would compete with Apple’s set-top box and the Roku, according to Re/code. The report states that Amazon’s new media streaming device could be available as soon as March. […]

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.6 With Fix for SSL Connection Verification

Apple today released iOS 7.0.6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, a minor update that includes a fix for SSL connection verification. iOS 7.0.6, which carries a build number of 11b651, is available as an over-the-air-update and weighs in at 35.4MB on an iPhone 5s. According to an Apple Support Knowledge Base article, the SSL […]

NPD confirms it: Apple’s iPhone is the affluent consumer’s device in the US

If your household income is $60,000 or more in the U.S. it’s a safe bet you own an iPhone. But the fastest growing sales segment is for those earning $30,000 or less. Might there still be big opportunity for Motorola, HTC and others? More: continued here

Apple and Samsung fail to reach settlement agreement ahead of patent trial, still willing to talk

In a court document jointly filed to the District Court for the Northern District of California late Friday, Apple and Samsung reported mediation talks had failed, but noted both parties are willing to continue discussions ahead of a patent trial scheduled to begin at the end of March. More: continued here

Apple’s failure to pay for favorable media coverage flies in the face of Samsung’s payola

Slanted media reports targeting Apple appear to be directly connected to the company’s failure to pay for more favorable coverage in the model of Samsung. It doesn’t appear to be affecting Apple’s sales or profits, however. More: continued here

Samsung breaks from Android with redesigned, Tizen-powered Gear 2 smartwatches

Korean electronics giant Samsung on Saturday unveiled the second generation of its Gear smartwatch line, updating the wrist-worn device’s industrial design and moving from Google’s Android to the Samsung-backed Tizen operating system. More: continued here

Mad Catz Debuts ‘C.T.R.L.i’ Wireless iOS 7 Game Controller

Gaming peripheral company Mad Catz has debuted its C.T.R.L.i iOS 7 gaming controller at Mobile World Congress 2014, reportsEngadget. The offering from Mad Catz brings yet another choice to the iOS gaming controller market that saw the release of the SteelSeries Stratus last month and the Logitech PowerShell and MOGA Ace Power last year. Similar […]

New Adobe Camera Raw release candidate adds new ‘Before/After’ previews, expanded lens support

Adobe on Friday pushed out release candidates for Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4, with notable inclusions to the Photoshop CS6 and CC tools being a new "before and after" preview system, additional lens support and numerous bug fixes. More: continued here

Mark Zuckerberg has learned what Steve Jobs knew: You need to disrupt yourself before your competitors do

The $19 billion Facebook is paying for WhatsApp makes it seem like a desperate move to retain users, but it is also a sign that Mark Zuckerberg is more than willing to disrupt his own company rather than letting others do so More: continued here

OS X Vulnerable to SSL Bug Patched in iOS 7.0.6 Update

Yesterday’s iOS 7.0.6 update provided a fix for an SSL connection verification issue, which turned out to be a major security flaw in the operating system. In a support document, Apple noted the patch repaired a specific vulnerability that could allow an attacker with a “privileged network position” to capture or modify data protected by […]

U.S. Air Force deploys 5,000 Apple iOS devices to replace BlackBerrys ahead of phaseout

The U.S. Air Force announced earlier in February that it will be swapping out some 5,000 BlackBerry devices for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, with the move being a first step in the eventual retirement of all BlackBerry products carried by USAF personnel. More: continued here

Apple confirms OS X contains same SSL security flaw patched with iOS 7.0.6, says fix coming ‘very soon’

Apple on Saturday said it is working to fix a flaw in OS X that could in some cases allow hackers to intercept communication sent using SSL/TSL security protocols. The same error was patched in an iOS update the company rolled out on Friday. More: continued here

Apple Planning Fix for OS X SSL Bug as New Research Reveals iMessage, Other Apps Affected

Apple has confirmed that it will issue a software update “very soon” to patch the security flawfound in OS X that allows attackers to capture or modify data protected by the SSL/TLS protocols in Safari, reports Reuters. The vulnerability of OS X to the bug was detailed by security firm CrowdStrike and a Google engineer […]