Tag Archive: BREAKING


Forget breaking the Internet, Kim Kardashian broke the App Store

Looking forward to Christmas? So am I — unless humanity ignominiously implodes en route to December 25. What would lead me to raise that possibility? Oh, just the fact that not only did Kim Kardashian’s newly-launched emoji app immediately shoot to the top of the App Store charts, but its popularity even caused sweeping technical […]

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iOS 9.1 update is breaking Touch ID for some users

iOS 9.1 brought a whole lot of new emojis, but some users are complaining that it had another unintended consequence too — breaking their Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Posts on Apple’s Support Communities website claim that the recent update either slows down their Touch ID, or in some cases means it even fails to recognize […]

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Smart bulb colors your world without breaking the bank

If you found the transition from incandescent to fluorescent painful, you will be relieved to know you are in the midst of a lightbulb moment. This is the year when the price of LED-based smart bulbs, with the color and quality of light controlled by mobile apps, falls far enough to go mainstream. Entering the […]

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Facebook’s breaking news app sounds a lot like Twitter

Facebook is working on a breaking news app that would deliver news outside of the main Facebook app, according to a report. The app would ask users to pick out publications and topics that interest them, then it would broadcast bite-sized news alerts when new articles get published. Publications that get on board would be able to send […]

Facebook’s breaking news app sounds a lot like Twitter

Facebook is working on a breaking news app that would deliver news outside of the main Facebook app, according to a report. The app would ask users to pick out publications and topics that interest them, then it would broadcast bite-sized news alerts when new articles get published. Publications that get on board would be able to send […]

Fix your broken iPhone without breaking the bank with this easy-to-use DIY repair kit [Deals]

Too many of us are familiar with the resonant thud as our iPhone takes a faceplant onto the ground, letting us know without even looking that it’s been busted. It’s a huge inconvenience and expensive to get fixed properly, not…

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Play with Jobs & Woz phone phreak machines without breaking the law

Way back in the day (1972), Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak designed and started selling “blue boxes,” devices that generated specific tones that would game the telephone networks of the day (called “phreaking.” These would allow phone phreaks to make…

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First trailer for Breaking Bad spinoff leaves us tingly with dread

AMC’s highly anticipated prequel spinoff to ‘Breaking Bad’ is starting to come into focus this week, with news that the two-night premiere of ‘Better Call Saul’ is set for February 8th and 9th. AMC will broadcast back-to-back episodes starting at…

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Scientific drop test takes iPhone 6 to the breaking point

We saw a kid in Australia perform the first unofficial drop test earlier today, but for those wanting to see the limits of iPhone 6 truly tested, the first scientific tests are in. Blogger Dave Rahimi — who was the…

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This Week In Cult of Mac Magazine: Breaking News From Macworld

They say that Macworld doesn’t break news as much as soft launch it: Cult of Mac Magazine begs to differ. This week, we bring you news you won’t find elsewhere from the Moscone floor. For starters, we preview an forthcoming…

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