How to Get the Final Version of iOS 8 Right Now

Now that the big reveal has come and gone, Apple has official released the Golden Master (read: non-beta) version of iOS 8 to to developers, ahead of its public release next week on September 17. Meaning your bug-free, beauty of an OS is finally just a click away (if you're a dev). » 9/09/14 4:22pm 9/09/14 4:22pm

The Ultimate Breakdown of How People Watch Porn Online

If there are any two things that define the tech-minded modern millennial, they are his operating system and his porn preferences. Fortunately for our inquiring minds, our data-crunching friends over at Pornhub have to access to both. » 8/26/14 1:27pm 8/26/14 1:27pm

Inspecting Yosemite's Icons

Last month Apple released a preview of their new operating system, OS X Yosemite. Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, Yosemite features a significant visual change. Apple has added the familiar blur and translucent materials, a cleaner looking user interface, a new system font and updated icons. » 7/07/14 12:00pm 7/07/14 12:00pm

Rumor: Leaked OS X Images Could Reveal the iOS-Like Future of the Mac

Ahead of today's WWDC keynote, where Apple will reveal its latest and greatest offerings, a set of leaked OS X images purport to show what we can expect from Apple's desktop OS update. » 6/02/14 4:26am 6/02/14 4:26am

Windows Phone 8.1 Review: Gloriously Good Enough

Windows 8.1's recent update was a subtle but effective boost. Windows Phone's 8.1 power up follows the same cues. It's not mind-blowing, it's not world-changing, it's nothing to jump around and scream about, but it turns Windows Phone into something it's never quite been before: an OS that's totally good enough. » 4/14/14 8:00am 4/14/14 8:00am

Before the iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

It's virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn't planning to make Android for touchscreen devices. » 4/14/14 4:12am 4/14/14 4:12am

HP Would Very Much Rather You Buy a Windows 7 PC

HP is bringing back Windows 7 "by popular demand"—it's not clear from whom—and making it pretty difficult to buy a computer with Windows 8. Who needs the future when you've got the very recent past? » 1/20/14 9:04am 1/20/14 9:04am

What If Operating Systems Were Religions?

Yesterday, after writing my way past the notional halfway point (both of the current novel manuscript, and of the trilogy it's the middle volume of), I went and overindulged in food and drink with friends. » 1/03/14 10:00am 1/03/14 10:00am

Google Removes New Android Privacy Feature, Says It Was an Accident

Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3. That feature allows users to install apps while preventing the app from collecting sensitive data like the user's location or address book. » 12/13/13 2:57pm 12/13/13 2:57pm

The Awesome Privacy Tools in Android 4.3+

To date, there has been no way to run apps on Android with real and reliable privacy controls. Android version 4.3 and higher take a huge step in the right direction, letting users install apps while denying some of the apps' attempts to collect the user's data. » 12/12/13 5:00am 12/12/13 5:00am

Google Confirms Its Android Camera App Is About to Get Way Better

Earlier this month, a batch of comments in Android source code hinted that the camera app was about to get a shot in the arm. Now, Google has confirmed that's the case. » 11/26/13 3:40am 11/26/13 3:40am

You Can Now Download the Apple II's DOS Source Code from Back in 1978

The Computer History Museum has released something rather special for you to download: the original DOS source code for the 1978 Apple II. » 11/13/13 4:30am 11/13/13 4:30am

Alleged Android 4.4 KitKat Images Suggest a Flattened, 2D Design

Some images of what’s alleged to be Android 4.4 appeared over the weekend, with screen captures of a phone supposedly running the new KitKat release giving us a look at what may be Google’s ever-so-slightly redesigned new mobile OS. » 9/23/13 5:10am 9/23/13 5:10am

Apple Offers 'Last Compatible Versions' of iOS Apps for Ageing Devices

With iOS 7 due to land tomorrow, Apple seems to have decided to look after users with ageing hardware, too. It now offers a 'last compatible version' of iOS apps if you attempt to download an app not supported by your current firmware. » 9/17/13 6:59am 9/17/13 6:59am

Frosted Glass Effects: Why I Switched to Android After All These Years

Some people have called me an Apple fanboy. I stood in line for hours for the first iPhone and then again for almost every new iOS device that came out. I own more Apple devices than t-shirts (I’m not a big t-shirt fan, but still, it’s a lot of devices…). And I have convinced quite a few people over the years to… » 8/06/13 10:30am 8/06/13 10:30am

Symbian Will Officially Die This Summer

The Financial Times is reporting that Nokia will finally kill off Symbian once and for all this summer. So long, underpowered Nokia smartphones. » 6/12/13 7:48am 6/12/13 7:48am

Here's the List of Macs Compatible With OS X Mavericks

Yesterday's announcement of OS X Mavericks unveiled some pretty cool new features coming to your Mac—but Cook and co forgot to explain just which computers would support the new OS. Fortunately, Apple Insider has chatted with people familiar with the Mavericks Developer Preview to draw up a list of the Macs which are… » 6/11/13 5:51am 6/11/13 5:51am

Rumor: This Is What iOS 7 Will Look Like

9to5mac has had been given the chance to look at beta version of iOS 7—which Apple is set to announce later today—and this is what it apparently looks like. » 6/10/13 6:25am 6/10/13 6:25am