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  • Polaroid Snap resurrects instagram-like photos for 21st century

    2 September 2015, 11:13 am

    At Berlin's IFA trade show, Polaroid has shown the Snap -- a digital camera that makes prints without ink cartridges. The camera, similar to the Z2300 unveiled in 2012 uses encapsulated ZINK paper, coupled with the 10MP camera sensor in the camera to deliver…
  • MacNN Deals: Software offers to organize and protect your Mac

    2 September 2015, 11:12 am

    Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals page. Today's three offers involve software to improve your Mac usage, including performing maintenance on hard drives, organizing your…
  • Netgear launches D7800 X4S Nighthawk VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

    2 September 2015, 10:15 am

    Networking company Netgear has launched the D7800 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router. With a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and built-in DSL modem, it is the first DSL modem router on the market to support the latest Wave 2 Wi-Fi technology with…
  • Asus shows RT-AC5300 router with eight antennas at IFA

    2 September 2015, 10:12 am

    Asus has unveiled what it claims to be a wireless router with the "world's fastest Wi-Fi" connection at Germany's IFA show this morning. The RT-AC5300 takes its cue from the RT-AC3200 in using a large number of antennas, with this router using a total of eight…
  • Toshiba Q300, Q300 pro SSD line unveiled at IFA trade show

    2 September 2015, 9:57 am

    Alongside a hard drive lineup replacement, Toshiba also announced a pair of SSD-based storage solutions today. The new SSDs include the Toshiba Q300 Pro Series, built for gaming and creative applications, and the Toshiba Q300 Series Internal SSD, aimed at…
  • Hands On 30/30 2.1.4 (iOS)

    2 September 2015, 9:32 am

    Whether you're a student, a freelancer, a weekend warrior, or just someone who is looking to stay on task, time-management skills are pretty tricky. Maybe you fall prey to taking breaks that are too long. Maybe you find yourself allocating your time…
  • Toshiba completely refreshes desktop, laptop hard drive lines

    2 September 2015, 9:30 am

    Toshiba's Digital Products Division announced today four new performance internal hard disk drive models. The new lineup includes three desktop and one mobile option, with up to 6TB of storage. The 3.5-inch desktop internal HDDs include the Toshiba X300…
  • WD shows My Book Pro Thunderbolt 2 RAID 0,1 drive array

    2 September 2015, 9:13 am

    WD today introduced the My Book Pro Thunderbolt 2 storage device. The array pre-formatted for OS X is available in four capacities, is aimed at 4k content producers, and pairs two 7200 RPM hard drives on a Thunderbolt 2 interface to deliver 435MB/s transfer…
  • Intel details entire range of sixth-generation Skylake processors

    2 September 2015, 8:57 am

    Intel has finally confirmed its entire lineup of Skylake processors, produced using a 14nm process, at its IFA keynote address in Germany this morning. The sixth generation of Intel Core processors detailed today consists of 48 new processors, including 20…
  • Second Apple vs Samsung damages retrial set for March or April

    2 September 2015, 1:03 am

    US District Court Judge Lucy Koh, who has presided over both of the previous Apple vs Samsung juried trials (and one prior damages retrial), has set a date in either March or April of next year for the second damages retrial stemming from the first patent…
  • Apple patents smoke detection system for mobile devices

    1 September 2015, 9:43 pm

    A recently discovered patent filing suggests Apple has considered adding the ability for an iPhone or an iPad to warn users of a potential fire. Patent number 9,123,221 describing "Wireless device networks with smoke detection capabilities" could lead to a…
  • Apple continues hiring from Tesla, automotive industries

    1 September 2015, 7:34 pm

    Apple has recently hired some further new engineers from Testla Motors and others with automotive backgrounds, fueling rumors of further work in vehicle electronics (with less credible reports claiming Apple is working on its own car). Among the recent hires,…
  • Follow-up: new Apple Store design as seen in Tennessee revealed

    1 September 2015, 6:42 pm

    The new design for standalone, non-flagship Apple Stores as mentioned in our recent story on the approval process happening in Tennessee has been revealed in filings with the Germantown Design Review Commission. The new design, which will also be used in…
  • Forums: Kernel task compressed memory, Time Capsule problems and more

    1 September 2015, 6:29 pm

    Today in the MacNN Forums, one Fresh-Faced Recruit is wondering if anyone else has the same problem they have been having with kernel task compressed memory. Also today, Forum Regular "Harvey" turned to the forums after some strange issues started popping up…
  • Game Replay: Star Wars Battlefront beta, Metal Gear Solid V issues

    1 September 2015, 6:27 pm

    Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, EA announces there will be a beta of Star Wars Battlefront, buyers of physical copies of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for PC get…
  • Hands On: Legends of Ooo 3.0 (iOS)

    1 September 2015, 6:24 pm

    You've probably noticed that we're big fans of Adventure Time here. We've checked out quite a few of their mobile titles, but somehow forgot to bring you one of our favorites. Today, we correct that mistake, and show you a fun point-and-click adventure…
  • Apple deals: Mac mini from $419

    1 September 2015, 6:23 pm

    Apple's online store has been restocked with refurbished Mac mini configurations in all price ranges. An $80 discount drops the cost on the refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive, now $419. A discount…
  • Next gen video codec standard group formed by Google, MS, Intel

    1 September 2015, 4:11 pm

    Seven leading Internet companies today announced formation of the Alliance for Open Media -- an open-source project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies in the public interest. The Alliance's founding members are Amazon,…
  • Daily Deals: ViewSonic 28-inch monitor, Samsung 500GB SSD, Nikon D7100

    1 September 2015, 2:25 pm

    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. The new deals joining the still-alive deals on the list…
  • App Update: Unreal Engine, TextExpander, Ableton Live, more

    1 September 2015, 2:14 pm

    App development has taken off in the last few years, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the latest versions. To help all of you out, we here at MacNN are dedicated to sorting through new update releases, and highlighting some of the…
  • Briefly: new Memphis store, VMA two-party Apple Music ad

    1 September 2015, 2:00 pm

    Apple is planning to build one of its first "next-generation" standalone stores in the Memphis suburb of Germantown before taking the concept overseas to other countries, according to Apple Senior Director of Development Rick Millitello, who presented the…
  • Briefly: new Memphis store, VMA two-party Apple Music ad

    1 September 2015, 2:00 pm

    Apple is planning to build one of its first "next-generation" standalone stores in the US in the Memphis suburb of Germantown, with the new design debuting overseas this fall, according to Apple Senior Director of Development Rick Millitello, who presented the…
  • Telestream debuts Wirecast Go, RTMP-streaming iOS app

    1 September 2015, 1:27 pm

    Digital media tools and workflow solutions provider Telestream has announced Wirecast Go, a stand-alone iPhone live video streaming application. Wirecast Go will enable users to capture content using their iPhone camera, insert graphics, logos, titles and…
  • Briefly: Nest updates Learning Thermostat, new HP Instant Ink printers

    1 September 2015, 12:44 pm

    Nest has made a few minor updates to its Learning Thermostat, following earlier changes to the Protect and Cam. The third-generation Thermostat is thinner than earlier models, and uses a larger 2.08-inch diameter 480x480-resolution display. New features…
  • Hands On: Pangolin 1.3 (iOS)

    1 September 2015, 10:54 am

    We feature iOS arcade games here fairly frequently, from the pretty bad Angry Birds 2 to arcade runners like the Bit.Trip series. We'd like to think we know what we're talking about when it comes to quality. That's why we're here to show you one of our…
  • MacNN Deals: A trio of accessories for people on the go

    1 September 2015, 10:50 am

    Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available on our own MacNN Deals page. Today, we have three accessories that will help you when you're on the move, including ways to charge your smartphone when driving or…
  • Tales of the Genius Bar: 12-inch MacBook display etching issue

    1 September 2015, 9:54 am

    Every now and then, even we have to make a trip to the Apple Genius Bar. For those new to the Apple family, the Genius Bar is embedded deep in an Apple retail store, and its the prime destination for Apple tech support for consumers, regardless if hardware or…
  • Briefly: UK contactless payments increase, Google+ Collections on iOS

    1 September 2015, 9:42 am

    The limit for contactless payments in the United Kingdom has increased. The new limit of £30 ($46) per transaction, up from £20 ($30), applies to payments using contactless cards as well as Apple Pay, though some retailers may have to update their terminals…
  • Apple reportedly considering creating its own TV shows, movies

    1 September 2015, 8:22 am

    Apple is allegedly looking into creating its own original video content to directly take on Netflix and Amazon, according to a report. It is claimed Apple has talked to entertainment industry executives about the possibility of producing video for its…
  • Netflix losing major movies in September after not renewing Epix deal

    31 August 2015, 10:03 pm

    Subscribers of Netflix in the United States will be seeing considerably fewer movies in the streaming service's catalog, as it has decided not to renew a five-year agreement with Epix. A number of major titles will be available until they are removed at the…

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