Buying a new computer can be a stressful experience if you're not constantly reading tech blogs. But when it comes to advising friends on what t0 get it, things aren't always straightforward.
Reuters is reporting that Apple has bought AuthenTec—a company which makes secure fingerprint sensors and precision touchscreen solutions—for $356 million. Either it's gotten extremely serious about its own security, or wants to make it much harder for the competition. Or both!
Earlier in the week a Russian hacker—Alexy Borodin—revealed a fairly easy way to make in-app purchases in iOS without actually paying for them. Apple has of course since been working on a fix to the gaping hole, but adding insult to injury, Alexy has now revealed that a very similar hack also works with desktop apps…
The App Store's in-app purchases security has been breached. A Russian hacker has found a method to fool iPhone and iPad apps so that you can get in-app purchases for free. It's surprisingly easy to set up, requiring no jailbreaking or hacking magic at all. You just need to follow some steps in your stock iOS…
We all know what it's like: you decide you finally need to get a new computer, TV or camera. The first thing you do is work out how much you can spend, then start looking for the best products in your price range. Big mistake, because budgeting like that will likely cause you to spend more. Here's how to wise up.
If you've been thinking that Facebook ponied up too much cash in its takeover of Instagram, here's an interesting fact: Mark Zuckerberg had to to barter hard to get the price down from an insane $2 billion to a comparatively bargainous $1 billion.
After Google bought Motorola Mobility this morning, Google naturally had a conference call with their investors. We listened in and got a little rare insight into how the Nexus program works.
Earlier today, in the wake of the announcement of the Peek 9, the latest and greatest in a series of truly baffling gadgets, Brian Barrett asked "Who In Their Right Mind Would Buy a Peek 9?" Well, would you?
Say what you will about how media moguls will never learn: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts isn't an idiot. So what is he thinking?
Dell's Gretchen Miller has just confirmed to Gizmodo (and, to be fair, a room full of journalists) that the PC giant is indeed buying Alienware. Alienware will be operating as a separate entity from Dell—at least for now—and Dell will retain their XPS line of gaming hardware.
Our first question is "Why?" Dell has the XPS, Alienware has some cachet but not nearly enough to matter, and both are doing well in their respective niches. The Inquirer's reasoning, however, follows: