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  • Eddy Cue Tweet: music Home Sharing may return in iOS 9

    6 July 2015, 10:06 pm

    In the fallout about music not being able to be shared with Apple's Home Sharing feature to iOS 8.4 devices, Apple's Eddy Cue has responded on Twitter. In response to the barrage of coverage about the popular feature's absence, the executive has responded with…
  • The MacNN Podcast, episode 22: The Sound of (Apple) Music

    6 July 2015, 9:16 pm

    Time once again for another episode of The MacNN Podcast, this time episode 22! Since it was quite a notable week, this week's chat between Editor Charles, Managing Editor Mike, and staffers Michelle, Bradley, and Sanjiv is pretty jam-packed. The big story of…
  • Daily Deals: Ultra HD Dell monitor, MSI notebook, Canon EOS Rebel T5i

    6 July 2015, 5:00 pm

    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we scour online retailers for discounts, offers, bundles, and sales on hardware, software, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. We've wiped the slate clean of all old deals, with the new batch…
  • NBA star claims iPhone related injury responsible for lower accuracy

    6 July 2015, 4:53 pm

    A NBA player is blaming the screen size of Apple's iPhone 6 plus for a persistent arm injury. San Antonio Spurs player Matt Bonner is citing his own experience, as well as that of his training staff for the claim that the larger device necessitating a longer…
  • Microsoft reportedly close to RTM Windows 10 build finalization

    6 July 2015, 2:54 pm

    Microsoft is allegedly close to finalizing software included in the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 10, one that it will be providing to manufacturers to install on their computers, notebooks, and tablets. Sources of The Verge claim the RTM…
  • Paypal enters into agreement to buy money transfer service Xoom

    6 July 2015, 2:19 pm

    Digital money transfer providers PayPal and Xoom have announced a definitive agreement under which PayPal will acquire Xoom for $25 per share in cash or an approximate $890 million enterprise value. The transaction represents a premium of 32 percent over…
  • Mac Game Review: Lego Jurassic World

    6 July 2015, 1:50 pm

    "Welcome to Jurassic Park!" -- Richard Attenborough's John Hammond beckons us to enjoy what was supposed to be, and did eventually become, Disneyland meets the zoo meets the natural history museum. Of course, all is never as it seems. Now, one of the biggest…
  • Polaroid upgrades Cube camera with Wi-Fi remote access

    6 July 2015, 12:58 pm

    Polaroid is opening up a second generation of its compact Cube action camera up for preorder. The Polaroid Cube+ is another small video camera, measuring the same 35mm in each direction as the original, but this time the Plus adds in wireless connectivity to a…
  • Samsung ships 2TB 850 Pro, Evo 2.5-inch solid state drives

    6 July 2015, 12:57 pm

    Samsung Electronics today expanded its retail SSD line, and has introduced the 2TB versions of its 850 Pro and 850 Evo solid state drives (SSDs). Samsung guarantees the 2TB 850 Pro for 10 years or 300TB written, and the 2TB 850 Evo for five years or 150TB…
  • GoPro rolls out Hero4 Session rugged sports camera

    6 July 2015, 12:29 pm

    GoPro today announced its latest action camera, the Hero4 Session. The camera, is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than GoPro's Hero4 Black and Silver camera and benefits from a new durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a discrete…
  • MacNN Deals: Protect your passwords, data with these three deals

    6 July 2015, 9:59 am

    Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the sales available on our own MacNN Deals page. Today's group of offers relate to keeping your online life safe, including managing your various passwords on multiple devices, and…
  • LG Display starts mass production of AIT display panels for notebooks

    6 July 2015, 8:47 am

    Upcoming notebooks with touch-sensitive displays could be lighter and thinner, if manufacturers adopt a new screen offered by LG Display. The Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) displays, previously used in smartphones and going into mass production for notebooks,…
  • Comment: An independent artist's view on Apple Music

    6 July 2015, 7:42 am

    As a music fan, I'm delighted that Apple Music is finally here. The thought of being able to access most of Apple's iTunes catalog for a low monthly fee is a mouth-watering prospect. Before services like this were available, I would routinely spend two or…
  • MasterCard trials self portrait-based payment authentication

    6 July 2015, 7:13 am

    MasterCard is testing out an unusual method to verify the identity of a credit or debit card holder, by using photographs as an authentication method. The app is said to require the user to take a self portrait at the time of purchase in order to prove who…
  • Game Replay: Minecraft in Windows 10, Club Nintendo US ends

    5 July 2015, 11:49 pm

    Welcome to the Game Replay, the twice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN and Electronista. In today's edition, Microsoft is bringing Minecraft to Windows 10, Club Nintendo ends in North America, Sales are halted and refunds offered…
  • Technology in Recovery: Week one, simple (and giant) choices

    5 July 2015, 6:15 pm

    Therapy for a disabled person is a mixed bag. Sometimes the body cooperates, and sometimes the mind. Sometimes both, sometimes neither -- and neither is what we got this week. Regardless, the therapists soldiered on, with some pretty solid initial tech…
  • Freedom Deals: Celebrate US independence with hefty store discounts

    5 July 2015, 5:41 pm

    Welcome to Freedom Deals, the one-off version of Daily Deals that we're using to highlight some of the online offers, discounts, bundles, and sales going on this weekend, in honor of the Fourth of July. Notable deals include the freedom-creating Broforce, a…
  • MacNN's Week that Was: June 29 through July 5

    5 July 2015, 1:50 pm

    Happy post-Fourth of July! We hope you emerged from the holiday unburnt from the sun, the grill, or explosives! Today marks our second iteration of a new column about the stories that entertained us, informed us, or just plain tickled us in the course of the…
  • Happy Fourth of July from MacNN and Electronista

    3 July 2015, 9:00 pm

    Happy pre-Fourth of July! We here at Electronista and MacNN wish our readers a happy US Independence Day -- yes, even our readers from the UK, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere. In all seriousness, we've still got great things planned for the weekend. We'll…
  • Reddit moderators set communities private to protest employee firing

    3 July 2015, 6:43 pm

    The firing of an employee has caused community outrage over at Reddit today, prompting many parts of the site to be hidden from view by volunteer moderators. A number of the site's communities are setting their subreddits to private in protest of a decision by…
  • Alleged 'iPhone 6s' logic board, case suggest only internal upgrades

    3 July 2015, 4:15 pm

    Possibly anticipating continued record sales, Apple has allegedly already begun preliminary production for this fall's anticipated iPhone 6 refresh, with the new models presumably called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Images of a new alleged motherboard…
  • Daily Deals: Curved LG monitor, 960GB SSD, Roomba cleaner

    3 July 2015, 1:21 pm

    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we scour online retailers for discounts, offers, bundles, and sales on hardware, software, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. We've checked all of yesterday's deals, ruthlessly purged the…
  • Hands On: The Nightmare Cooperative 1.0 (Cross-Platform)

    3 July 2015, 1:20 pm

    Roguelikes can be an intimidating genre. They're generally known for complicated stat management systems, complex maps, and for being absolutely unforgiving to new players. If you're looking for a gentler roguelike to jump into, we'll show you the pros and…
  • Briefly: EE fined £1M in UK, Unofficial YouTube app on Android Wear

    3 July 2015, 12:14 pm

    British carrier EE has been fined £1 million ($1.5 million) by regulator Ofcom for failing to resolve customer complaints in a three-year period from July 2011 until April 2014, against Ofcom's Code of Practice. The Next Web reports that EE failed to provide…
  • MacNN Deals: Upgrade how you use the Apple Watch

    3 July 2015, 10:27 am

    Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the sales available on our own MacNN Deals page. Today's collection revolves around the Apple Watch, including two stands to stylishly charge the smartwatch, as well as a way to…
  • Plex forums breached, user data held to ransom by hacker

    3 July 2015, 8:55 am

    Plex is under threat from a hacker, attempting to blackmail the service by holding some of its customer data up for ransom. The streaming media software developer's forums have been breached, with the hacker demanding bitcoin from the company, otherwise the…
  • Chicago extends existing laws to tax online services 9 percent

    3 July 2015, 7:19 am

    Users of Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other streaming services in Chicago can expect to pay a higher subscription rate in the future, after the city changed laws. The "cloud tax" is effectively an extension of existing laws to add a nine-percent tax on streaming…
  • Daily Deals: Bose Solo TV, MacBook Pro, Brother printer

    2 July 2015, 4:50 pm

    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we scour online retailers for discounts, offers, bundles, and sales on hardware, software, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. We've checked all of yesterday's deals, ruthlessly purged the…
  • Prince removes music catalog from majority of streaming services

    2 July 2015, 2:47 pm

    The battle for musicians to receive payment for their music from streaming services has resulted in an unusual move by one artist. Prince has started to request that all streaming services pulls his back catalog of tracks from their collections, with Spotify…
  • Hands On: Hook 1.03 (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)

    2 July 2015, 1:34 pm

    Sometimes, we want to engage our mind, while at the same time turning it off. Hook by Maciej Targoni is a super-minimalist puzzler with simple controls for solving problems that can be fantastically complex. It's all about interlocking pieces that fit together…

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