Tag Archive: Surprises


DoJ surprises Apple with evidentiary hearing request

The Department of Justice has pulled another surprise on Apple this week by making a last minute request to turn the company’s court appearance on March 22nd with the FBI into an evidentiary hearing. Apple lawyers told reporters this morning that they were caught-off guard by the last minute request which should have been submitted […]

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Apple surprises ‘iPhone 6’ photographers with coffee table books

The billboards and ads featuring beautiful photographs shot with an iPhone 6 are nearly gone. Apple is now promoting a new iPhone. But that does not mean Apple has forgotten the photographers whose work helped sell phones and treat the world to art in public spaces. Photographers from the “Shot on iPhone 6” campaign have […]

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Google surprises us with an iPad Pro competitor called Pixel C

We didn’t expect to see a new tablet from Google today, but we got one, and it wasn’t a Nexus. It’s called the Pixel C, and it’s a 10.2-inch slate that hopes to take on devices like the Microsoft Surface and Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro with a detachable keyboard and a focus on productivity. Pixel C […]

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Spectacular without surprises: What critics think of iPhone 6s

It’s been two weeks since Apple announced its latest iPhones, and the first reviews are in — letting the rest of the world know what we can expect to find this Friday (or possibly before, if you’re an AT&T customer.) So what do reviewers think? Mainly that 3D Touch is the way of the future, […]

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There are few surprises among the top iOS apps of all-time

There are more than 1.6 million iOS apps, but if you had to guess the top downloaded games and apps of all time worldwide, chances are good you would get a near perfect score just by looking at your iPhone. Four of the top 10 are apps from to Facebook, while Candy Crush, Fruit Ninja […][Read More…]

12 biggest surprises after a week with Apple Watch

Far from being a superfluous device strictly for hard-core Apple fans, the Apple Watch is a surprisingly delightful and useful device. Now that we’ve spent enough time with the latest gadget from the mothership, we’re noticing quite a few sweet…Read more ›

New Tomorrowland trailer surprises us with loads of sci-fi action

Disney’s has been showing us glimpses of its Brad Bird-helmed live action film for some time now, with the slow burn first trailer last October focusing on the young woman who gets a mysterious pin that transports her to an…Read more ›

Gwen Stefani blasts Apple Pay users with surprises for MasterCard

MasterCard is keeping the Apple Pay party going with a new ad featuring Gwen Stefani who’s been armed with a ‘Surprise launcher’ to blast cardholders with cool prizes each time they use Apple Pay. The ad is part of MasterCard’s new…Read more ›

Shatterproof and water-resistant? Full iPhone 6 spec list contains surprises

Bad news for anyone in the cellphone repair business! A full list of the iPhone 6 specs we’ve received from a source in China says not only is the iPhone 6 water-resistant but that the screen is shatterproof. Not “scratch-resistant”…Read more ›

Re-Enable Password Check in iOS 6 To Avoid Nasty In-App Purchase Surprises [iOS Tips]

One of the cool unsung new features of iOS 6 is the way it doesn’t ask you for a password every single time you go to make an app purchase. Remember those days? Ugh.

The downside of this convenience is that anyone who uses your iOS device within about 15 minutes of you having entered the password–like to buy that free game app for your kid, you know, the one  [Read More…]