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Computing

Not a moment too soon, Apple gears up to quash Wi-Fi bugs in OS X Yosemite

The end to everyone's OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi woes should be nigh, with a 10.10.2 update reportedly ready to move out of beta. Apple has also fixed a number of security flaws, including the "Thunderstrike" exploit, in this patch.
Mobile

iCloud does it again! iPad thieves foiled by incriminating selfies

Two thieves were caught after incriminating selfies popped up in the victim's iCloud account. The police used the images and other intel from social media to nab the thieves.
Mobile

Friend-source your next playlist with Boomio, a music-sharing app

Boomio's music-sharing app aims to make listening to music social again, while helping artists monetize their music and connect with fans.
Apple

Apple HomeKit devices unlikely to land till spring at earliest

If you've been waiting patiently to get your hands on some Apple HomeKit devices since the home automation system was unveiled last June, you'll have to sit tight a little longer, as nothing's expected to land till spring at the earliest.
Apple

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus going strong in US, stealing Samsung’s thunder in South Korea

According to a new report, Apple’s smartphones accounted for half of all smartphone activations in the U.S. in the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2014. Apple is also encroaching more on Samsung's home turf in South Korea.
Wearables

Apple Watch struggles to meet battery life targets, but should match Android Wear

Battery life on the Apple Watch could pose a huge problem, as report hints at 19 hours of mixed use. Apple is reportedly working hard to boost battery life, but hasn't been able to crack the proverbial glass ceiling.
Mobile

Apple flexes its muscles in D.C. with redoubled lobbying

Apple's lobbying presence in Washington D.C. has increased dramatically in recent years, as the company branches out into health with the Apple Watch and mobile payments with Apple Pay.
Wearables

FDA decides to regulate some wearables, as Apple Watch launch looms

The FDA has finalized a list of guidelines to determine which wearables will face regulatory scrutiny and which will not. Based on the guidelines, it appears most wearables will not face regulation.
Mobile

Samsung’s grip on the Chinese market slipped ever so slightly in 2014

Samsung's loosened grip on the Chinese market in 2014 shouldn't come as a huge surprise, seeing how the company already had a less-than-stellar overall 2014. While Samsung is still on top, its lead has been trimmed tremendously.
Mobile

Be My Eyes app helps the blind see their surroundings with words

The Be My Eyes app enlists volunteers to help the visually impaired "see" their surroundings, based on a description of the area seen via a live camera feed from the user's phone. So far, it's only for iOS.
Computing

Going refurbished will shave 15 percent off Retina iMac’s price starting today

For the first time since the Retina iMac debuted, Apple is selling refurbished models via its online store for $2,120 and up.
Mobile

I talked to Google Translate in three languages and it knew what I meant

Google's latest update to Translate allows you to take pictures of text in other languages and get the translation. The app will also translate what you're saying in real time. We took it for a spin to see how it works.