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How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu’s Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider show…

Razer’s new webcam and microphone are made for streamers

Razer is known as a gaming laptop, mouse and keyboard maker, but it actually offers a wide variety of products, like Xbox controllers, power banks, and even an upcoming phone. Razer also makes webcams like the Stargazer, which is built for str…

Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

Apple and AT&T have been working together to improve cellular connectivity for iPhone users in Puerto Rico who have been largely without cellular service since Hurricane Maria hit a month ago.

The two companies are enabling LTE Band 8, a provisional…

Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is collaborating with AT&T, Apple and various government agencies to deliver limited wireless internet access to Puerto Rico via the company’s Project Loon balloons.

Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober

 Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Jason Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney, and a top Uber engineer have all been accused of sexual impropriety in the last six months as a growing number of women have come forward about the harassment…

Apple and AT&T activate provisional LTE Band 8 to give iPhone users in Puerto Rico cellular service

 Apple has been working with AT&T to extend and activate cell service for users in Puerto Rico. To improve what is a terrible connectivity situation there, it’s going to enable a provisional band of LTE that has been recently approved, b…

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Campfire Cooking, Guns Royale, Warhammer Quest 2, and More

Like most (all?) weeks in the world of iOS gaming, there’s no shortage of things happening and games being released. I spent last weekend at the Hearthstone Summer Championship and wrote about the experience. It’s downright incredible to see how huge e…

Vungle CEO arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and lewd act upon a child

 Zain Jaffer, who has been CEO of fast-growing mobile ad startup, Vungle, is out of the company after being arrested on a slew of charges, including a lewd act upon a child and assault with a deadly weapon. We’re short on details, but we fou…

Apple hires Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell in push for scripted programming

 Apple’s first few pieces of original programming, Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, felt more like stumbles out of the gate. In this era of prestige television from cord cutting platforms like Netflix and Amazon, the shows weren&#8217…

Project Loon’s LTE balloons are floating over Puerto Rico

About a month after Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall on Puerto Rico and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance, Project Loon is bringing wireless internet to people on remote parts of the island. Part of (Google parent company) Alphabet…

Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

(Reuters) – Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier’s customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet sai…

Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities.

Photography shootout: Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus vs. iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus has new larger camera sensors, a new processor and nifty new software tricks…

The Reaper Botnet Could Be Worse Than the Internet-Shaking Mirai Ever Was

Building on the devastating Mirai botnet that took major sites offline a year ago, Reaper has some scary new tricks.

Movie ‘sanitizer’ VidAngel files for bankruptcy

Back in 2016, Hollywood studios were able to stop VidAngel from streaming sanitized versions of blockbuster hits, claiming that its system for doing so was covered under the Family Movie Act of 2005. The injunction, which VidAngel promised to …

Eltima Software’s Elmedia Player and Folx Infected With Malware

Mac owners who have recently downloaded Elmedia Player or Folx from Eltima Software may have unwittingly installed malware on their machines, reports ZDNet.

Downloads of Folx and Elmedia player were infected with Proton, a Remote Access Trojan, afte…

Elon Musk gets permission to begin Boring Co. digging in Maryland

 Elon Musk’s week is going pretty great thus far, between meeting the creators of Rick & Morty and now gaining permission to dig even more tunnels — besides the one he already got the OK to begin digging closer to home in Hawthorne…

Apple Allowing iPhone Upgrade Program Customers to Get a ‘Head Start’ on iPhone X Upgrade

Starting on Monday, October 23, iPhone Upgrade Program customers will be able to get a “head start” on the iPhone X pre-order process by getting pre-approved for an iPhone Upgrade Program loan.

Apple started notifying customers about the option this…

Shopkick lays off about 10 percent of staff

 Shopkick, a shopping rewards app owned by SK Telecom, laid off a little more than 10 percent of its staff (about 30 people) yesterday, TechCrunch has learned. Shopkick CEO Bill Demas confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch, saying they were part of a…

Mastercard launches its own blockchain payments network

Mastercard is launching its own blockchain network to enable partner banks and merchants to make cross-border payments faster and more securely.The Mastercard blockchain service can be used to clear credit card transactions, eliminate administration…

Snap lays off 18 employees in recruiting division

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Social media company Snap Inc said on Friday it had laid off 18 people in its recruiting division, an unusual move for a young company with ambitious growth plans and a likely reflection of tough competition from Facebook Inc…

Apple Worldwide Video’s LA office poaches Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell

Apple’s increasingly aggressive moves to establish internal production of creative content now include hiring Morgan Wandell from Amazon Studios.

Apple adds Amazon Studios alum to its original content team for international role

Apple is expanding its original content team with a new hire from Amazon Studios. Variety reports that Morgan Wandell is joining Apple to develop original content for international audiences after serving a similar role at Amazon.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: New Alexa Speakers From Sonos and Ultimate Ears

A surge of voice-assisted speakers rushed the shores this month.

Disputed DNA analysis software’s code open for inspection after court order

 If you’re going to convict or acquit based on evidence provided by a piece of software, you’d better be damn sure that software is reliable. One such program, a DNA analysis tool used in over a thousand cases, has been called unreliab…

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