What the early reviews are saying about the iPhone 6

Early reviewers suggest good things about the camera in the latest iPhones, but the sizes and battery already seem to be dividing opinion.

What the early reviews are saying about the iPhone 6 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Meep, meep! Zynga teases new Looney Tunes Dash level-based runner game for iOS

Meep, meep! Zynga teases new Looney Tunes Dash level-based runner game for iOS

Zynga has just announced that it’s working on a new iOS runner game based on Warner Bros.’ "Looney Tunes" franchise.

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iOS 8 doesn’t play well with Dropbox’s automatic backup feature

You excited that iOS 8’s scheduled to land on your iPhones and iPads later? Cool, but if you avidly use Dropbox to back up your photos and videos, the new software comes bundled with a dash of disappointment. According to Dropbox, its service has an unfortunate compatibility issue with Apple’s latest mobile platform that specifically affects the Automatic Backup function. The new software apparently prevents both Dropbox and its photo managing app Carousel from properly uploading photos and videos to the cloud.

The company says it’s working with Apple to resolve the issue, but for now, it advises those who choose to upgrade their software to refrain from deleting their files until it issues a fix. Also, you’ll get a Dropbox and a Carousel update soon (if you haven’t yet) that temporarily suspends Automatic Backup to prevent confusion on which files have actually been uploaded. Of course, you can always upload photos and videos through a computer, but if you’re too lazy to find that cord, you may want to cross your fingers for a quick patch.

iOS 8 compatibility issue may prevent Dropbox and Carousel from backing up photos and videos. Fix coming soon. Info: http://t.co/gsGo4iuR4k

- Dropbox Support (@dropbox_support) September 17, 2014

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Verizon follows up Android 4.4.4 for Galaxy S5 with a minor update

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The Top 100 Billboard Songs of All Time, Graphed

The Top 100 Billboard Songs of All Time, Graphed

You might’ve thought that music is one thing that can escape the current ‘big data’ trend of mapping, charting and quantifying everything; but that’s where you’re so, so wrong — at least according to Flowing Data’s Nathan Yau.

He’s put together a series of graphs that try to explain the best songs of all time in elegant black-and-white graphs, obtainable in poster form. The probability of Carly Rae Jepsen getting a call from her neighbour? About 70% in three days, according to Yau.

The 24" x 36" poster should be available for $24 late October, for those of you with the requisite wall space/spare cash/culturally well-endowed friends. [Flowing Data via FastCo]

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Dropbox suspends automatic backup in its iOS apps due to iOS 8 compatibility issue

Dropbox suspends automatic backup in its iOS apps due to iOS 8 compatibility issue

Dropbox has pushed updates to its iOS apps in response to a critical issue that affects their compatibility with iOS 8.

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We go hands-on with the ZTE ZMAX

Ready for another phablet? ZTE has just announced the ZMAX. It’s a value-priced LTE smartphone with a 5.7 inch HD screen. It will be exclusively available with T-Mobile beginning September 24th for just $252 outright. It runs a nearly stock version of Android KitKat 4.4 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor.

We got our hands on the device during a ZTE press event in New York City. Go watch our video!



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Test if your Android device is affected by recent SOP vulnerability

Companies like Google or Microsoft have a hard time getting users to upgrade to the latest version of their operating systems. On Android for instance, a quarter is using Android version 4.4, the most recent version of the system. It is not necessarily the fault of users that their systems are not upgraded as manufacturers […]

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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

jfruh writes: With a lot of debate over the value of a college education, here’s a data point students can use: at one Texas college, students who took an elective COBOL class earned on average $10,000 more a year upon graduation than classmates who hadn’t. COBOL, dropped from many curricula years ago as an outdated language, is tenaciously holding on in the industry, as many universities are belatedly starting to realize.

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You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality


You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality

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