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  • Apple releases U2 album removal tool

    15 September 2014, 2:02 pm

    Apple has released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free.…
  • Microsoft acquires Mojang for $2.5 billion

    15 September 2014, 9:16 am

    Update: In Notch' own words (Pastebin version because his site is being hammered):…
  • Windows 9's new Start menu demonstrated on video

    12 September 2014, 6:06 pm

    Microsoft may have demonstrated its new Start menu earlier this year, but thanks to a recent "Windows 9" leak we're now seeing every single part of the company’s plans for bringing back this popular feature. German site WinFuture has posted a two-minute…
  • Software patents are crumbling, thanks to the Supreme Court

    12 September 2014, 6:04 pm

    The Supreme Court's June ruling on the patentability of software - its first in 33 years - raised as many questions at it answered. One specific software patent went down in flames in the case of Alice v. CLS Bank, but the abstract reasoning of the decision…
  • First set of Android apps coming to a Chromebook near you

    11 September 2014, 5:32 pm

    Chromebooks were designed to keep up with you on the go - they're thin and light, have long battery lives, resume instantly, and are easy to use. Today, we're making Chromebooks even more mobile by bringing the first set of Android apps to Chrome OS.…
  • Microsoft to drop Nokia and Windows Phone brands

    11 September 2014, 10:34 am

    Nokia and Windows Phone are history.…
  • WSJ: Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang

    9 September 2014, 6:21 pm

    Well, file this under 'holy crap'.…
  • Apple announces new iPhones, Apple Watch

    9 September 2014, 3:46 pm

    It's that time of the year again: Apple announced a bunch of new products. First, the iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus - 4.7" and 5.5", with upgraded silicon, better camera, and a new design. They both look like fantastic and worthy upgrades for iOS users, although…
  • Videogames are for everybody

    8 September 2014, 5:49 pm

    This, then, is what we want to articulate here: we’re now in a place where our pursuit can be made by anyone, can be about anything, and can be enjoyed almost anywhere. If games were diversifying when we started the site in 2007, now they actually have…
  • 'The wrong size'

    8 September 2014, 5:44 pm

    Marco Arment:…
  • The Surface Pro 3: using it more and less than expected

    7 September 2014, 7:09 pm

    And that's when it hit me, OneNote is the Pro 3 killer feature. This is what makes it not just another tablet or a laptop, it's OneNote and if you are not in the OneNote world, the competitive advantage of this feature diminishes the use of the device. But…
  • 'The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's most beautiful phone ever'

    7 September 2014, 4:26 pm

    The Galaxy Alpha is terrifically thin and light, though that's not the first thing you'll notice about it. It happens to be damn good looking too. The sheen from those polished edges makes all the difference, combining with the lustrous Super AMOLED display to…
  • First Moto360 reviews: terrible battery life

    5 September 2014, 5:41 pm

    The first reviews of the Moto360 are in, and they're basically all unanimous: this is the first proper smartwatch, and if you want to buy a smartwatch today, this is the one you should go for. Reception is apparently good, since Motorola states they are…
  • New VIA CPU/chipset might be a good alternative for Free OS fans

    4 September 2014, 5:10 pm

    VIA is working on a new x86 compatible CPU codenamed Isaiah II, the first in years from the company. Its low power, highly efficient design compares favorably to offerings from AMD and Intel in the same market. It was tested on a VIA branded motherboard with a…
  • A closer look at LG's circular G Watch R

    4 September 2014, 5:09 pm

    LG was one of the first out of the gate with an Android Wear smartwatch and, well, let's just say there was room for improvement. The original G Watch suffered from short battery life, a high price and a homely design. Now, just a few months later, LG is back…

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