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Avast CEO on why it’s just spent $1.4BN to absorb security rival AVG

Avast CEO vince steckler with staff from its threat lab Security firm Avast has today confirmed the completion of a $1.4 billion acquisition of fellow Czech-based antivirus company AVG. The deal will see Avast’s customer base nearly double — swelling from 230 million to more than 400 million in total, 160M of whom are mobile users. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

September 30th

Gadgets

Mobile

The SMOVE stabilizes and charges your phone for steady video shoots

rwxbr1i3kzyzpdeaju72 When unmanned aerial vehicle makers and gimbal engineers get together they like to have a few beers and make something like the SMOVE. Designed to connect to a regular smartphone the SMOVE is basically a steadicam for your iOS or Android device, allowing you to take steady shots in rough conditions, follow faces in front of the camera, and even take seamless panoramas. The SMOVE team… Read More

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John Biggs

September 27th

Gadgets

Glance Clock keeps your life together with subtle yet vibrant notifications

There’s something intriguing about low-fi solutions to high-tech problems and the Glance Clock is no exception. In today’s world, a missed Uber can be the difference between a confidence-inducing 5.0 rider rating and a clearly shameful 4.8. Glance Clock, a smart clock that looks more analog than digital at first glance (see what I did there), wants to make your life easier by… Read More

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John Mannes

September 19th

Gadgets

Glance Clock keeps your life together with subtle yet vibrant notifications

There’s something intriguing about low-fi solutions to high-tech problems and the Glance Clock is no exception. In today’s world, a missed Uber can be the difference between a confidence-inducing 5.0 rider rating and a clearly shameful 4.8. Glance Clock, a smart clock that looks more analog than digital at first glance (see what I did there), wants to make your life easier by… Read More

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John Mannes

September 19th

Gadgets

Behold! It’s the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy

gaming_pi-inside In the world of MAME cabinetry – essentially a subculture of arcade lovers who build amazing cabinets for their emulators – the goal is usually to either recreate the arcade games of yore or build something really wild. Adafruit built something really wild. Originally a weekend project, this MAME cabinet is a few inches tall and uses a screen about as big as a thumbnail. The kit is… Read More

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John Biggs

September 16th

Gadgets

Behold! It’s the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy

gaming_pi-inside In the world of MAME cabinetry – essentially a subculture of arcade lovers who build amazing cabinets for their emulators – the goal is usually to either recreate the arcade games of yore or build something really wild. Adafruit built something really wild. Originally a weekend project, this MAME cabinet is a few inches tall and uses a screen about as big as a thumbnail. The kit is… Read More

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John Biggs

September 16th

Gadgets

This is our first look at Tesla’s new v8.0 software update

Tesla Software Update v8.0
It's no secret that Tesla is coming out with a new v8.0 version of the software for the Model S and X. Among the features should be a new, less crashy Autopilot, better voice controls, and a completely revamped UI. Details about the visual redesign have leaked out, and now alleged screenshots of the new UI have found their way to the ever-active Tesla forums.

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Chris Mills

July 11th

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Ex-Mozilla team behind smart home hub Sense refunds Kickstarter backers, focuses on software

silk-labs-sense Earlier this year, a company called Silk Labs, co-founded by former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal, unveiled its plans to address the smart home market with a hub called “Sense,” which interoperates with a home’s connected devices, while also automatically adapting to its owners’ patterns and behavior over time. The device was crowdfunded via a Kickstarter campaign, as means… Read More

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Sarah Perez

June 8th

Gadgets

Apple releases watchOS 2.2.1 for Apple Watch with various bug fixes and security improvements

Alongside iOS 9.3.2, Apple has also released a bug fix update for Apple Watch in the form of watchOS 2.2.1. The release notes indicate the OTA update (weighing in at around 30 MB) includes various bug fixes and security updates. Given the version number, we aren’t expecting any new features but we’ll update if we see anything new. Check the Apple Watch app on the iPhone to update to the latest firmware.

To install updates on Apple Watch, connect the paired, nearby, iPhone to WiFi and connect the Apple Watch to its charger. The Apple Watch hardware needs at least 50% battery in order for the update to go through.

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Benjamin Mayo

May 16th

Apple

Mac

iOS 9 climbs to 84% adoption, Apple ramps iOS 10 testing ahead of WWDC

Although Apple usually updates its iOS adoption statistics on a fortnightly basis, the company had strangely stopped updating its iOS chart last month. As iOS 9 growth appeared to have stalled, perhaps the numbers simply didn’t change significantly in that time. However, this week Apple has updated the chart with a significant jump, now reporting iOS 9 was seen on 84% of active devices as of April 18th. With iOS 10 set to be announced in June (and internal testing gradually ramping — see below), it appears iOS 9 will end up peaking around the 90% adoption mark in line with previous versions.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: adoption, Apple, iOS, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 9.3, software

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Benjamin Mayo

April 21st

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