A rare, apology of Apple CEO Tim Cook on the half-baked iOS 6 Maps

Cook tells Apple’s customers that he is "extremely sorry" that the Maps app for iOS 6 didn’t work as well as expected. Cook recommended that iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch customers can download competitive map applications such as Microsoft’s Bing, MapQuest or Waze. He also suggested using Google Maps or Nokia through web app by…

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New California law permits self-driving cars in the streets

California Governor has signed the self-driving car bill, that establishes safety and performance standards of such cars, into a law in the state. The bill’s sponsor Senator Alex Padilla, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation in Google’s Mountain View headquarter. Google has been testing the auto-driving car for almost two…

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Apple iPhone 5 ads (videos)

On the release of it’s new version of mobile phone iPhone 5, Apple has released four new advertisements. Three of the ads present the handset’s features and one focuses on one of it’s accessory, EarPods, bundled with the iPhone. Apple’s ads are usually product-centric and these ads are not different. The ad titled "Thumb," explains…

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HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 compared

HTC’s new Windows Phone 8X looks like the Nokia Lumia 920, unveiled some time ago. Apart from the Windows OS, they both look similar and have similar specifications: Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 with 1,280×720 pixels at 342 ppi and 8X has a slightly larger screen at 4.5-inch PureMotion HD Plus…

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iPhone 5 initial reviews (links)

After the iPhone 5 announcement last week, iPhone 5 reviews have started appearing in various reputable medias, starting today. Overall, iPhone 5 got a positive reviews from almost all of them. Here are the ‘bottomlines’ from a few reviews and their respective links. Wall Street Journal – The iPhone Takes to the Big Screen Apple…

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XP users, Google doesn’t work in IE8

Google has announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 to run its cloud-based tools including email and Google Apps. Those user who are still running old browser will not be able to use Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar, and Google Drive. This move will specifically affect Windows XP users for which, IE9 can’t…

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iPhone 5 – thinner, lighter, bigger, faster…

Apple released the new iPhone, naming it iPhone 5. The new iPhone, when compared to its predecessor, is lighter, bigger, thinner, and faster with a 4-inch screen and Apple’s own A6 dual-core processor. Apple says the new iPhone is 18% thinner, 20% lighter and 12%less volume when compared to it’s previous model. The new iPhone…

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Amazon’s new Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire tablets

This week, on September 6, Amazon released updates to it’s Kindle ebook readers and the line of Kindle Fire tablets. In case you missed, here are the details: 3 new Kindle tablets: Kindle Fire HD 7-inch, Kindle Fire HD  8.9-inch, and the Next-Gen Kindle Fire. The new Kindle Fire HD now features HD graphics, two…

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