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March 24, 2014

Roku Redesigns its iPhone App, Adds Cross-Service Search

One of my favorite parts of the Roku interface — and one I’ve seen used in other interfaces, like those on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One — is its cross-service content search. This feature, which lets you look for a TV show or movie and see all the streaming services you can watch it on, has now come to Roku’s iPhone app thanks to an update put out today.

The new addition comes as part of a redesign that brought some new visuals and also squashed some bugs. You’ll be able to do all the same things you [...]

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March 24, 2014

One of Two iPhone 6 Versions Could Release this Fall, Analysts Say

Another day, another iPhone 6 rumor churning through the tech industry mill. Today, a report out of Barron’s indicates that Apple is prepping to launch one of its two iPhone 6 models as early as Fall 2014.

The news comes from a research note made by UBS analyst Steve Milunovich, who specifically claims that Apple will have a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 in production soon, with one of the two set to release in a matter of months.

Specifically, the report details the likely release of the smaller, 4.7-inch [...]

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March 24, 2014

Are You Lonely or Looking for Some New Friends? Skout Wants to Help.

You may not have heard of Skout but it’s actually one of the oldest and largest mobile (iOS and Android) social networks.  The company is in its eighth year of operation and has 220 million users in over 180 different countries.  Skout focuses on helping connect people, allowing users to make new friends in their local area as well as around the world.  I recently sat down with Skout at this year’s SXSW to learn more about the app and the future plans of the company.

Skout’s main [...]

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March 24, 2014

Sony is Making a “Cyber-Thriller” Movie About the Target Security Breach

These days, Hollywood is constantly on the look out for the next hit movie, and Sony hopes they’ve got it. According to NBC News, Sony has purchased the rights to a New York Times article regarding how the Target security breach came to light – and what else might they be doing but making a movie about it.

Sony plans on turning the rather innocent article into a “cyber-thriller” that plans on being “set in the high-stakes international criminal world of cyber-crime.” The story will likely [...]

 
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March 24, 2014

Apple Exploring Streaming TV Service through Partnership with Comcast

News broke this morning that Apple, one of the global leaders in consumer computing technology, is in talks with Comcast, one of the world’s largest cable providers, to bring Apple set-top boxes to the living rooms of Comcast customers.

In a nutshell, Apple wants to get into the market of live television by making their proprietary boxes, such as the Apple TV, the replacement for your old-school cable box. This conventional live content would be serviced in addition to what the company already provides with its web-streaming [...]

 
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March 24, 2014

Microsoft’s Acquisition of Nokia Set To Finalize Sometime in April

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything in the way of an official update regarding Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, but today both parties are finally providing a long awaited update. According to a post on “The Official Microsoft Blog”, the two companies expect for the deal to finalize sometime next month, in April, slightly behind an anticipated March finalization.

The deal will of course fold what essentially accounts for Microsoft’s biggest (and nearly [...]

 
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March 24, 2014

ThirdLove Told Me I Should Be Wearing a Bigger Bra (And They Were Right)

I had no idea.  I mean, I always thought I was wearing the right sized bra, but according to ThirdLove’s app to help women accurately measure their bra size, I was way off.  And I’m not alone.  Approximately 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong sized bra, but ThirdLove has found a way to change that.

The app, which launched officially in November on iOS, promises to accurately measure a woman’s bra size with a snapshot of their torso in a tightly fitted tank top.  Once you download the app, it instructs you [...]

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March 24, 2014

Another Huge HTC Video Leak Shows Off Duo Camera’s Power

By now, we’ve gotten about 500 close looks at the All New One from HTC, the follow-up to the company’s flagship phone from 2013. And even though HTC will be unveiling the phone at an event in New York City tomorrow, another massive leak about the phone has hit the web, this time in the form of a 14-minute video from a German YouTuber going by the name Hans Meyer.

The video goes over the metallic construction of the handset, as well as the functionality of Sense’s Blinkfeed, as well as the [...]

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