Interesting things that weren’t — and were — at the WWDC Keynote

As experienced Apple watchers know, the WWDC gives hints as to what to expect from the company for the coming year. After any Apple event, there’s all sorts of breakdowns as to what was announced and analysis into what it could mean. OS X El Capitan (10.11), iOS 9, multitasking on the iPad (finally!), WatchOS and Apple Music were all interesting and were all predicted … Continue reading Interesting things that weren’t — and were — at the WWDC Keynote

Cops and Local Governments Demand Privacy when it comes to Cell-Sniffing Stingrays, While Ignoring Your Rights

If you’re a stickler for online privacy, you know the trick isn’t to find a VPN or other privacy provider that won’t turn over their records to law enforcement — it’s finding a company that doesn’t keep records at all. Turns out the police may be taking a page from them it comes to stingrays. A bit of background: stingrays, in case you don’t know, … Continue reading Cops and Local Governments Demand Privacy when it comes to Cell-Sniffing Stingrays, While Ignoring Your Rights

Amazon Snapping up the Gaming Industry’s Top Talent for its In-House Studio

You know Amazon because of, well, stuff. You probably also know them because of drones. If you’re in online development, you also know about their web services division. But Amazon also wants to be known for its games. Gaming blog Polygon took notice of a job posting on Gamasutra from Amazon that’s actively soliciting game developers for its upcoming project, “an ambitious new PC game … Continue reading Amazon Snapping up the Gaming Industry’s Top Talent for its In-House Studio

Apple Watch Dev Kit a Go at WWDC, but No New Apple TV According to Rumors

Unlike the iPhone introduction, Apple got the message that what people really want for their Apple Watches are native apps. It about a year for the company to get the message about what its smartphone customers really wanted, with Steve Jobs initially giving advice to would-be developers to write web apps for the device. However, Tim Cook is expected to announce a developer kit for … Continue reading Apple Watch Dev Kit a Go at WWDC, but No New Apple TV According to Rumors

Google I/O Roundup: Google Photos, Android Pay, Android M and More

Google previewed what next year’s devices are going to bring at its annual developer get-together, Google I/O. Though the company’s plate is full of projects like Chrome and the Chrome operating system, the keynote announcements concentrated on its most visible ecosystem — Android. Google Photos — Available now on Android, iOS and the web, Google Photos offers unlimited free storage for photos up to 16MP and … Continue reading Google I/O Roundup: Google Photos, Android Pay, Android M and More

Periscope makes its debut on Android

The Periscope’s been praised for simplifying lifestreaming and for the two months it’s been out on on the iPhone, the internet’s discovered people really want to know what’s in a stranger’s refrigerator (sriracha and a distinct inability to cook, in my case) and a new and exciting way to get free cable (or at least, free pay-per-view). Android users can finally get in on the Perscoping … Continue reading Periscope makes its debut on Android

Traffic Alerts, Alternate Routes are Live on Google Maps

Despite purchasing Waze, Google hasn’t integrated traffic avoidance or warnings about potential road tie-ups into its official map app — until now. Google Maps now provides warnings about traffic and road conditions on primary and alternative routes before directions are given. In addition, the app will also let you know about traffic that’s ahead of them, how much time it will take to clear the … Continue reading Traffic Alerts, Alternate Routes are Live on Google Maps

iOS 9, OS X 10.11 Rumors: iCloud Rising, Security Beefed Up, Apple Roots Out Jailbreaking

With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference around the corner (June 8 to 12 to be exact), rumors about new features and changes to the company’s OS X and iOS operating systems are working their way to the press. The introduction of OS X 10.11 will more than likely happen, as will be threads in comments by users who seem confused that point releases don’t work the … Continue reading iOS 9, OS X 10.11 Rumors: iCloud Rising, Security Beefed Up, Apple Roots Out Jailbreaking

Starbucks App Hacked

Starbucks and tech. The two go together like cold pizza and bachelors. When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, who did he prank call? There you go. But in this case, that association is not as great as the press makes it out to be. Take the news from Starbucks that criminals have been exploiting its rewards program and mobile phone app by ordering up gift … Continue reading Starbucks App Hacked

No New Windows after Windows 10, According to Microsoft

Microsoft executive Jerry Nixon dropped a bombshell of an announcement during the company’s ignite conference in Chicago. Windows 10 would the last version of the operating system. If you’re thinking it’s some kind of marketing trick or that Microsoft is “ending” Windows in the same way DC “killed” Superman (as in, bringing it/him back in a few months), Nixon’s word on the subject is final…and … Continue reading No New Windows after Windows 10, According to Microsoft