Brydge Keyboard for iPad Reborn with New Owners

3:40 PM, Jul. 1st, 2014 · · Product News

Interview with Brydge Keyboards

Once upon a time, there was a Kickstarter project called Brydge to build an awesome clamshell, aluminum keyboard for the iPads.  It was funded well beyond expectations and got off to a good start.  But the company went astray and there were many unhappy customers. John Martellaro interviews Nicholas Smith who tells the story about how Brydge was brought under new management that has tried to make everything right again.

Apple Rolls Out Apple TV 6.1.2 Update with Security Fixes

3:08 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · Product News

Along with iOS 7.1.2 and OS X 10.9.4, Apple also rolled out Apple TV 6.1.2 on Monday. The update for Apple's set top streaming entertainment box includes several security-related fixes for second generation and newer models.

Apple Squashes 35 Security Bugs in iOS 7.1.2 for Siri, Webkit, More

2:54 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · Product News

iOS7 Bugs

There weren't that many line items in the iOS 7.1.2 update Apple released on Monday, but the company smushed some 35 security bugs, including 18 memory leak issues in Safari alone. A security flaw that allowed someone to use Siri to view an iPhone's Contacts without a passcode was also addressed, as were a number of issues in WebKit.

Apple’s iTunes U gets Student Discussions, Course Creation

9:37 AM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · Product News

Apple announced an update for the iTunes U app for the iPad on Monday with support for in-app student discussions, the ability for instructors to create courses, and improved class management tools. iTunes U is Apple's online education system for all grade levels and college courses, too.

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Apple is still pushing to make the iPad the go-to tool for education, and it's clear the company is serious about being a big part in the learning process.

Apple Adds Rear Camera to 16GB iPod touch, Lowers Prices

8:39 AM, Jun. 26th, 2014 · · Product News

Apple quietly updated the 16GB iPod touch on Thursday, adding a 5 megapixel camera to the iOS-based media player. The company also lowered the model's price to US$199 from $229, and cut the prices for the 32GB and 64GB versions, too.

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Apple introduced the 16GB iPod touch last year in May, so if a rear-facing camera and price cuts are the only updates this year, it's a pretty good indicator the company is focusing more on the iPhone and iPad. That said, the lower prices are a welcome change.

Withings goes Upscale with Activite Fitness Tracker Watch

8:48 AM, Jun. 24th, 2014 · · Product News

Health and fitness monitoring company Withings introduced its Activite fitness tracker on Tuesday with a traditional analog wristwatch design. The Activite uses watch hands to show the time as well as your overall daily fitness activity level.

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A fitness tracker that looks like a nice watch instead of a plastic band on your wrist. That sounds a lot like something Apple would do.

Adonit Joins Creative Cloud with Jot Touch with Pixelpoint

5:38 PM, Jun. 18th, 2014 · · Product News

Adonit gave the Jot Touch pressure sensitive stylus a smaller tip and Adobe Creative Cloud support on Wednesday, adding to the iPad stylus news for the day. The new Jot Touch with Pixelpoint sports a 3.18 mm tip, and can copy and paste content through Creative Cloud, much like Adobe's own Ink and Slide, also announced today and co-developed with Adonit.

Amazon Debuts Amazon Fire Phone

4:18 PM, Jun. 18th, 2014 · · Product News

Amazon has released the Amazon Fire Phone, which debuted at a live event in Seattle on Wednesday. As rumored, it sports four front-facing cameras to track the position of the user's head and uses that data to create "Dynamic Perspective," which means 3D views of some things and a tilt to scroll feature.

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This looks like kind of a neat phone, but even more it looks like another way to buy stuff that happens to also let you call people.