• Apple’s iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it

    Apple’s iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it

    Well, it’s Monday, and that can only mean one thing: Apple’s iOS 8.1 update has finally gone live for your installing pleasure. To recap, the new software — which is debuting just over a month since iOS 8 first hit — brings back once-trashed…

     
  • Apple Announces New iPad Air 2

    Apple Announces New iPad Air 2

    Apple took the stage this afternoon to unveil the new 6.1mm think iPad Air 2. 18% thinner than the iPad Air, this becomes the world’s thinnest tablet, with new features including an anti-reflective coating reducing reflections by 56%, a new A8X processor which is 40% faster overall, and 2.5x faster graphics. These upgrades bring enhanced performance, while Apple promises that battery life remains at up to 10 hours. Apple also kept the same price points as the previous generation of iPad Air, with the most noticeable change being that the mid-level model jumps from 32GB of storage to 64GB for the same price. More as this develops.

     
  • Marriott hotels will soon offer wireless charging in lobbies

    Marriott hotels will soon offer wireless charging in lobbies

    If you find yourself staying in a Marriott hotel later this month, you may encounter wireless charging in the lobby. The lodging outfit is set to install Qi-equipped tech from Kube Systems in the greatroom lobbies of 29 locations in October. Stations…

     
  • NVIDIA Follows Up Shield Handheld with New Shield Tablet

    NVIDIA Follows Up Shield Handheld with New Shield Tablet

    NVIDIA has taken its hardware lineup to the next logical level with its announcement of the new Shield Tablet. With 8″ of diagonal screen space and the powerful new Tegra K1 processor, the Shield tablet addresses the only real issue I had with the original Shield handheld. While streaming PC titles (either from cloud or from your own PC) to a handheld device is great in theory, PC games, with all of their contextual menus and small text, simply don’t translate well to a 5″ screen–regardless of how beautiful it is. With the Shield Tablet, NVIDIA gets to pack in a ton of technology (including larger speakers, thank you very much!), while at the same time giving its users enough real estate to work with without inducing eye strain. As always, NVIDIA gives its customers a ton of extras, meaning that along with the included DirectStylus 2 (as well as the […]

     
  • Apple revamps iTunes Extras, adding it to Apple TV now and iOS 8 in the fall

    Apple revamps iTunes Extras, adding it to Apple TV now and iOS 8 in the fall

    Apple’s iTunes Extras feature has always been extremely limited, but that’s just changed. Previously, only desktop users of iTunes could view extras that came with movies purchased from Apple, things like production stills and deleted scenes. Now, as part of iTunes 11.3 — which went out today — along with a push to Apple TV users running the 6.2 version of the software (which was released last week), iTunes Extras will show up alongside any purchased HD films. Apple is also opening it up for movie studios to add additional content at any time, and for free.

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  • Apple and Samsung reportedly enter talks to settle patent disputes

    Apple and Samsung reportedly enter talks to settle patent disputes

    Apple and Samsung are once again holding talks to settle their patent disputes, and this time they’re both said to be focused on dismissing lawsuits and seeing their issues settled out of court, according to The Korea Times. The two companies have intermittently entered these discussions — some voluntarily, others court ordered — for years now, but with the companies’ second big court battle over and success on both sides waning, it’s looking increasingly likely that Apple could finally be interested in cutting a deal.

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