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In iOS 8, Parents Can Control What Apps Their Kids Purchase

Family Sharing, which will be available when iOS 8 launches later this year, will allow up to six people to share iTunes purchases, including apps, music and movies, provided the same credit card is linked to each iTunes account. Families using the feature will also be able to access each other's calendars, reminders and photos.

Apple’s Delivers Developer Fanservice | TechCrunch

Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning laid out some welcome consumer-facing features coming to iOS and OS X. But the biggest announcements by far were the ones in which Apple delivered developers a wish list of items that nailed every major pain point in the ecosystem.

3 Google Glass: Dyson designed smartglasses 10 years before Google

Dyson released details of the Halo headset and two other shelved projects – a filtration system for diesel engines based on the company’s cyclone technology, as well as a hydrogen fuel cell that used the company’s electric motor to boost efficiency and power – as part of the company’s 21st birthday.

OS X Yosemite will let you answer calls to your iPhone from your Mac

As part of OS X Yosemite's focus on creating a more seamless experience between your Mac and iOS devices, Apple's updating iMessage to keep conversations going. Now, it's not just instant messages from other Apple devices that show up on the desktop app, but also texts and multimedia that've been sent from other platforms (texts from your friends' Android devices, for example). Oh, and you can now make and take regular phone calls from your Mac when your iPhone is in range. As part of the new "Handoff" feature that means your computer and iDevice know exactly what the other is doing, a call to your phone will trigger a pop-up asking if you want to answer right from your computer. It works the other way around, as well, so you can make calls without touching your phone. And, what better way to show off the new feature than to call Dr. Dre live on stage? Show-offs.

Apple WWDC 2014: five key takeaways from the keynote address

Well, another Apple keynote has come and gone . In the absence of any big hardware announcements, chief executive Tim Cook's biggest news on Monday was iOS 8, due in the autumn. Here are five other key takeaways from Cook's keynote address at the company's Worldwide Developer conference.

Home: Apple unveils its smarthome program at WWDC 2014

Apple's CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company's newest entry into connected homes at its worldwide developer conference in San Francisco

OS X Yosemite will be available for free this fall

Apple just announced that its latest desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite , will be available as a free upgrade to Mac users later this fall. Developers, meanwhile, will have access to it starting today. In addition to this, Apple revealed that, through its public beta program , some non-developer folks can start playing with the new version of OS X in the summer. Yosemite brings a completely redesigned user interface and deep integration with iOS, to highlight a couple of things. We'll likely hear more about Apple's OS X Yosemite in the days to come; for now, stay tuned to our WWDC liveblog to get more Apple-related coverage.

Apple Sinks After WWDC Lacks New 'iWatch'

There was a significant stock drop during Apple’s presentation, when shares fell $4.66 in just a few minutes, touching the day’s low of $623.21. That fall happened immediately after Apple executives wrapped up a section on the company’s new “HealthKit” app, which aggregates activity and other health data from the phone’s sensors and other connected wearable devices.

Event Home | TechCrunch

At its WWDC developer event today, Apple surprised all of the developers in the audience by launching a new programming language called Swift. This new language seems to be poised to replace Objective-C as the main programming language on Apple’s platforms. Swift will use the same LLVM compiler and runtime as Apple’s Objective-C implementation, so Swift and Objective-C code can… Read More

Everything Is A-Okay Between the Red Viper and the Mountain

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Twitter / engadget: "Hey Siri" starts her up; Shazam ...

"Hey Siri" starts her up; Shazam is now built in; you can buy Apps; and she now does streaming voice recognition.

12 Which is the best game of all time? – poll

When it comes to the best game of all time, there are many, many choices. Spanning more than 40 years since Pong and its brethren hit our screens, video games have blossomed into one of the best forms of entertainment.

13 Police seize malware networks Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) told British victims that they have a two-week window to protect themselves, after working with the FBI, Europol and other law enforcement bodies to temporarily seize control of the global network of infected computers.

Apple's New Photos App Will Sync Edits Across Devices

Apple unveiled a revamped Photos app for iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday that includes new smart editing tools that will sync edits across iOS devices.

Windows 8.1 Passes Windows 8 in Market Share, Windows 7 Over 50%

May was the seventh full month of availability for Microsoft’s latest operating system version: Windows 8.1 continues to grow slowly while Windows 8 remains largely flat, allowing the former to finally pass the latter in market share. At the same time, Windows 7 has managed to climb back over the 50 percent mark, while Windows XP still has more than 25 percent of the pie, despite support for the ancient OS finally ending in April .

Apple announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Overall, OS X 10.10 Yosemite is more of a visual refresh than a complete overhaul of the operating system, much like iOS 7 was a refresh of iOS that didn't change how the system works in a significant way. The biggest improvement for OS X is the better integration and interaction with Apple's mobile devices, making it that much more beneficial for users to be completely bought in to Apple's entire ecosystem. But overall, it shouldn't be that jarring of a change for most users.

Apple Changes OS X's Main Font For The First Time Ever

What does this mean? A lot of the basic areas where you interact with OS X--folders, windows, menu bars, etc.--will look a little different. And how does this new font work in OS X? We still haven't seen enough of the new OS in action to say, but it's worth noting that Helvetica Neue's implementation in iOS 7 has drawn mixed reactions (namely, the font can be hard to read on the smaller iPhone screen).

QuickType adds SwiftKey-style predictive typing to the iPhone

Apple has just announced QuickType, a new predictive typing keyboard for iOS 8. The system appears similar to SwiftKey, a popular third-party keyboard for Android; it predicts the next word you're going to type based on the sentence context and your past history. But it goes a little further in other ways, recording your typing style with different apps and contacts — perhaps you type more casually in iMessage than Mail, or more formally to your boss than your friend, so QuickType will adjust its suggestions accordingly.

The New Subtle Sexism Toward Women in the Workplace

The biases can break both ways: men who violate gender norms by pursuing traditionally female jobs suffer, too. But women take a financial hit in addition to the social strain. Their starting salaries can be lower, as the lab manager study demonstrated, and Barnett says women tend to be promoted on performance as opposed to potential, which can stall their rise or hasten their fall. Together the biases conspire to produce the gender pay gap that separates full-time year-round male and female workers (if not men and women in the same job at the same firm).

Apple's HomeKit will help Apple users command their smart home (with limits)

Apple’s smart home play is here at last. We still need more details, but the main point is that it will solve customer confusion via partners and software, not with its own devices.

Apple's HomeKit Platform Aims to Revolutionalize the Home

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WWDC 2014: Apple By The Numbers

CEO Tim Cook kicked off the conference with a couple more impressive statistics from Apple, and peppered them throughout his keynote. Here’s our latest look at Apple by the numbers, courtesy of Cook:

Your car is a giant computer - and it can be hacked

It should be no surprise that Tesla (TSLA) is ahead of the pack. The Model S is the most advanced and connected car currently available. It's worth noting the company's mature approach to addressing vulnerabilities. Instead of hunting down hackers who spot weaknesses, they reward them with an "Information Security" badge that works like a Willy Wonka golden ticket, granting exclusive access to Tesla's factory in Fremont, Calif. The company recently sent one to a British hacker who goes by Jon of Bitquark .

Finally, AirDrop Works Between iOS And Mac | TechCrunch

A minor but notable change arriving in Apple’s updated version of its OS X operating system, announced this morning at WWDC, is the ability for AirDrop — the system for sharing files between two devices — to work with Mac computers. Finally! The lack of AirDrop functionality between iOS devices and Mac seemed like a big oversight when Apple first introduced this easy file-sharing feature, leaving users to a variety of workarounds, like texting themselves photos via iMessage, or sending themselves files via email, if not turning to third-party software in order to move files from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac computer.

25 What every parent needs to know about video games: a crash course

Yes definitely. Sharing games with your children will allow you to keep an eye on what they're playing, and it will give you a common interest to talk about. Games like Minecraft have a rich culture and complex ruleset and its easy to be left behind if you don't understand what your children are enthusing about. Co-operative titles like The Lego action games also allow players to solve puzzles together.

Twitter / engadget: Users can now install third-party ...

Users can now install third-party keyboards, should Apple's new predictive set of keys not do it for them.

App Store Outlaws: 10 Developers Who Fought Apple And Lost

He wouldn't go in to too many details as to where it came from, but he describes the situation as "lucking out," with a connection with someone who could buy an existing enterprise certificate GBA4iOS 2.0 could use to allow for the same jailbreak-free install magic that made the original so popular. Typically, being blessed with the ability to sign your own apps involves all sorts of hoops to jump through and other associated paperwork with Apple to release internal corporate applications and sidestep the App Store entirely.

Apple's iCloud Drive Takes a Swing at Dropbox

iCloud Drive syncs your stuff across all your devices, and across all platforms—even Windows. Documents are now accessible from the Finder and syncing is automatic. Which means, iCloud is better. And that's a good thing. Although, the main takeaway here is that iCloud is sort of mimicking what Dropbox and Google Drive and whatnot already do automatically.

What WON'T Apple announce at #WWDC 2014?

The Next Web wants to know… What WON'T Apple announce at #WWDC 2014?

30 How Revision App's boss got the idea

It applies a "freemium" model, under which the app can be installed for free and users don't have to pay for basic content. Revision App then makes its money by charging people to view its educational videos, along with other more advanced or in-depth resources.

Apple unveils iOS 8 with Interactive Notifications, Smarter Spotlight

Apple has officially announced iOS 8, the next major version of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at the WWDC keynote in Moscone Center, San Francisco this morning.

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It may sound like the kind of game Prince Harry plays late at night in his hotel room, but Purple Harry is in fact a new brand of bike cleaning accessories, scrubs, lubes and washes. Set up by Richard Hargreaves and Dean Perry in Derby three years ago, the pair appealed for investment using the website CrowdCube . The final investors were none other than Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, the Olympic gold and bronze medal winning triathletes. The brothers had become interested in Purple Harry after trialling the products during their bike training, and they liked them so much they decided to support the business directly by becoming shareholders. Another chapter in the book of "I liked the product so much I bought the company" stories. Before starting up Purple Harry, Perry and Hargreaves worked in the logistics sector but spent much of their spare time cycling in Derbyshire dales. Witnessing the boom in popularity of cycling and the vast increase in people taking up the sport to keep fit, race and commute, the two decided to enter the cycling industry after finding a solution to an age old problem.

50 Best iPhone Apps

The reigning king of digital audiobooks, thanks in large part to Amazon’s pickup in 2008, Audible is still the best and most comprehensive site to get your spoken-word fix. The company’s iPhone app has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, now letting you download purchases direct to your iPhone, peruse an audiobook by chapter, set or queue to bookmarks, tap to back up at 30 second intervals, crank the narration speed (down to .75x or up to 3x), or bring up a clever “button-free” interface that lets you swipe left, down or right to either rewind, set a bookmark or leap ahead.

Apple will let you log into other apps with TouchID

Guess what folks! With iOS 8 , Touch ID will finally be useful for something besides unlocking your phone and buying apps. During the big keynote at WWDC 2014 , Apple announced the debut of an API for Touch ID. That means other apps will be able to use the fingerprint scanner on your iPhone for authentication. Your actual fingerprint data is still stored securely on the hardware, and is never actually exposed to developers. That means you could quickly and easily order a bombproof case for your precious phone just by holding your thumb across the home button and never worry that a bug in the Amazon app could expose your fingerprint to nefarious actors. That should relieve some of the pain associated with keeping all your various accounts secure -- which, as you've been told countless times, should all have unique passwords with a mixture of letters, numbers and special characters. Android users may have in-app access to LastPass , but simply scanning your thumbprint seems that much easier.

35 Google to spend more than $1bn on satellite internet, reports indicate

"Internet connectivity significantly improves people's lives. Yet two thirds of the world have no access at all," said a Google spokesperson in a statement sent to the Guardian. "It's why we're so focused on new technologies—from Project Loon to Titan Aerospace—that have the potential to bring hundreds of millions more people online in the coming years.”

'Silicon Valley' Season 1 Finale Recap: Crazy Is Coming

On the other hand, it feels like the show's writers did not put much thought into developing Monica's character, which is disappointing considering they had an entire season to do so. Case in point: Where did Monica's sudden romantic interest in Richard come from? There was no buildup toward this whatsoever — nary an eye-batting, flirtatious remark or even underlying chemistry — so it felt artificially and haphazardly inserted into the plot, because love story. On a related note, we finally get to see capable women on Silicon Valley — for all of 14 seconds — in the form of Disrupt finalists Zenella (yay?). Another bonus point for the ladies: a cameo by Recode co-executive editor Kara Swisher.

Family Sharing on iOS spreads photos, purchases and more amongst relatives

With the arrival of iOS 8 , sharing amongst the family is about to get a lot easier. Once you set up all the members of your household (up to six total), you can automatically share photos, calendars, reminders, location and more. But that's not all. You know that catchy tune your son bought last week? Well, you'll be able spin it on your iPhone too. Sharing books, movies, apps and songs is also thrown in, and it can all be tied to a single credit card. Don't worry parents: You'll get a notification when your kids want to make a purchase.

The hardware that works with Apple's new HomeKit software (pictures) - CNET

Confirming  recent speculation from the Financial Times , Apple announced the new HomeKit smart home platform for iOS 8 at WWDC 2014. We're short on specifics, but based on the glimpse Apple offered us, here are the devices we think will work right out of the gate.

'Mario Kart 8' Is Fastest-Selling Game On Wii U, Drives Console Sales

Or is it you that is a Nintendrone? I do own all previous gen consoles and have played all next gen for at least 5 hours (mainly mario cart, which is fun), but I own and prefer PC gaming. It is not lazy devs not wanting to make games for it. The company is going down hill because of Hiroshi Yamauchi thinking it is the same company and world it was in 85′. Its time to change and conform, one good way to keep a company like that alive. Its what Sony and Microsoft did for their next gen. And sorry Dark, but the bargain bin on steam has better games than Wii U. The Wii does have good games, but with Nintendo’s policy it will never meet its full potential.

Dyson (Almost) Invented the Precursor to Google Glass

In light of Dyson's 21st anniversary, the company known for its vacuum cleaners and blade-free fan released long-kept secrets about other inventions it had been working on aside from its popular air-moving products. The Dyson Halo was a virtual reality headset whose prototype was first dreamed up in 2001. However, it never made it off the ground and the project was canned in 2004, freeing up inventors to focus on marketing Dyson in the U.S.

Mortal Kombat X, Homefront: The Revolution, and Forza Horizon 2 Revealed

E3 is barely a week away, and as such, we’re going to be drowning in leaks and reveals leading up to the big event. Normally everything is kept under wraps heading into the show, but as we’re living in the internet age full of non-stop accidental reveals, this kind of thing keeps happening often. Here are the three games announced this morning, and a touch of commentary on the reveals of each:

Watch Dogs is the UK's Biggest New Franchise Launch Ever - IGN

The open-world game also marks an all-time high for Ubisoft - Watch Dogs is now the publisher's biggest ever launch in the UK. Up until now, that plaudit was held by Assassin's Creed III in 2012. Watch Dogs sales were up 17 percent on Connor's adventure, and it's now the 17th biggest game launch in UK history. The only titles ahead of it are from established franchises GTA, FIFA, Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Mortal Kombat X Officially Announced With Trailer - IGN

The studio has also claimed that MKX "launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.  For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together."

Miss Any Apple News? Watch the Entire WWDC Keynote Right Now

Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Tim Cook kicked off the annual WWDC which is typically a showcase for upcoming updates to Apple hardware and software. The conference runs through June 6.

Google's set to invest billions in satellite connectivity, but what's its real end game?

The web giant’s plans reportedly involve sending at least 180 small satellites into the skies to enable connectivity using Ku-band spectrum. However, as with Facebook’s initiative, it’s not clear who would pick up the bill down the line.

All the New Stuff in OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"

Apple took the wraps off of OS X at the WorldWide Developer's Conference today, dubbed "Yosemite." It'll feature a new interface with elements of iOS 7's "flat" design and color scheme, new interface, updates to iCloud and Mail, features to sync iOS and OS X devices, and more.

WhatsApp Founder Not Impressed By Apple’s New iMessage Features | TechCrunch

Apple should feel no guilt: Taking features from standalone providers that have proven resonance with consumers and baking them into your platform-level services is a smart move. Another example from today: Apple’s new cloud storage tool, iCloud Drive, will auto-backup photos from your phone. Microsoft does that already with OneDrive, and I am sure that someone did it before Microsoft.

iOS 8 apps can share data, features with each other

Apple's annual developer conference is well underway , and it just revealed what could be a seismic shift in the iOS world: Third-party apps will soon be able talk to each other. Historically, applications on iOS have lived in their own silos, without being able to share data and features, but that's set to change in iOS 8 . Apple has given developers "Extensibility" tools -- a suite of APIs, if you want to get technical -- that they can wield to let their apps share everything from documents to translation services. A demo onstage showed a Bing extension for Safari doing inline translation of a Japanese website, and using Pinterest to share a photo from a website in just a few taps.

49 Twitter / HuffPostTech: iOS 8 available in the Fall ...

“ @HuffPostTech : iOS 8 available in the Fall on all of those devices (RIP iPhone 4) #WWDC14 ”

Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote will be streamed live on Safari and Apple TV

A liveblog of an Apple keynote is great, but sometimes you just want to see the real thing for yourself (while reading our commentary at the same time, of course). We totally understand. And apparently, so does Apple, since the company is once again streaming the WWDC keynote live . The usual caveats apply: You'll need to use an Apple product or service to view the event -- specifically, Safari browser on OS X (version 4+ on Snow Leopard or later), Safari on iOS 4.2+ or a second-gen Apple TV or newer. Don't have any of those but still curious about what groundbreaking products will be announced? No worries, our liveblog will come with all of the news, quotes, specs and photos as they come out, so be sure to go here and bookmark it.

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