Apple
Computing

New 12-inch Retina MacBook not much more capable than last year’s model

A handful of new benchmarks have surfaced indicating that this year's 12-inch MacBooks are only marginally better performers than the last. That is unless you consider between 12 to 18 percent a substantial improvement.
Cars

Apple Car breakdown: BMW and Daimler walk away from development talks

A new report suggests that Daimler and BMW have walked away from automotive development negotiations with Apple. The companies have been rumored to be in talks to help manufacture the so-called Apple Car for some time.
Wearables

The Apple Watch 2 could be more independent with a new 'S2' chip and LTE radio

Rumors about the Apple Watch 2 are starting to heat up. Reports say it will be more independent, have better fitness support, and come in more styles. The company could introduce the Apple Watch S as a light refresh.
Mobile

Microsoft's curvy Word Flow keyboard makes it easier to type

Microsoft has finally launched its popular Windows Phone keyboard, Word Flow, on iOS. The keyboard features a one-handed "Arc Mode" that makes it easier to type with just your thumb.
Computing

2016 MacBook just as impossible to repair as last year’s, iFixIt teardown shows

What's different inside the 2016 MacBook? Not much, iFixIt's latest teardown suggests. If you've seen the inside of last year's, everything is familiar. It's also largely impossible to repair, thanks to soldered and glued parts.
Mobile

Friends in high places: Apple backers now include ex-national security officials

Former NSA and CIA directors, along with various other former officials have backed Apple in the encryption war. Their comments have angered U.S. law enforcement officials, who believe money is a motivating factor for their new stance.
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 8 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Mobile

A new bill will force companies to place a backdoor in their devices to undermine their own encryption

The Feinstein-Burr anti-encryption bill, also known as the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, has officially surfaced. Here's everything you need to know about the bill, which is still a draft at the moment.
Mobile

Download these five awesome new apps for iOS and Android

Another week has gone by, but it brought us a handful of new apps to try. This week's list has an app that will reward you for donating to charity, as well as a calendar app that tells you the ongoings of our planetary system.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Jason Bourne, virgin DNA, drone collisions, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Mobile

For whom the ringtone tolls: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s are both top of the line phones, but which one is better? We break down the specs in an attempt to decide.