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iPhone 6S to double LTE speeds, run more efficiently with new Qualcomm chip (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

2 hours 16 min ago

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 6S to double LTE speeds, run more efficiently with new Qualcomm chip  —  One of the main upgrades to the next iPhone's internals will be a redesigned wireless system featuring a new Qualcomm-made LTE chip, as revealed by images of a prototype iPhone 6S logic board shared by a source.

HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

2 hours 22 min ago

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace  —  HomeHero, a Santa Monica-based startup that works to connect home care workers with the families that need them, announced today that it has raised $23 million.  The sum includes a $20 million Series A round of capital …

Microsoft Is Launching A Portal For Teachers To Use Minecraft In The Classroom (Lauren Keating/Tech Times)

3 hours 57 min ago

Lauren Keating / Tech Times:
Microsoft Is Launching A Portal For Teachers To Use Minecraft In The Classroom  —  Like Follow Share() Tweet() Reddit SUBSCRIBE  —  Minecraft is revolutionizing the classroom — proving that video games can be used as a fun, hands-on way to spark creativity while helping children to learn.

Surface 3 LTE launching in Germany and UK on July 3, wider availability in 'coming weeks' (Harish Jonnalagadda/Windows Central)

4 hours 52 min ago

Harish Jonnalagadda / Windows Central:
Surface 3 LTE launching in Germany and UK on July 3, wider availability in ‘coming weeks’  —  Microsoft's LTE-enabled variant of the Surface 3 is set to go on sale this week.  Business customers in Germany and the United Kingdom will be able to get their hands on the tablet from July 3, followed by France and Spain.

Setback For European Facebook Privacy Class Action, As Austrian Court Rules Lawsuit Inadmissible (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

5 hours 47 min ago

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Setback For European Facebook Privacy Class Action, As Austrian Court Rules Lawsuit Inadmissible  —  An ongoing Facebook class action suit in Europe over alleged privacy violations took a significant step back today.  A regional court in Austria, where the suit was originally filed …

VMware and its reseller Carahsoft to pay US government $75.5M to settle overcharging lawsuit (Matt Weinberger/Business Insider)

7 hours 47 min ago

Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
VMware and its reseller Carahsoft to pay US government $75.5M to settle overcharging lawsuit  —  VMware will pay the government $75.5 million to settle an overcharging lawsuit  —  VMware and one of its reseller partners will pay $75.5 million settlement to the General Services Administration …

GigSky leverages Apple SIM to offer iPad cellular data plans in 90+ countries/territories (Jeremy Horwitz/9to5Mac)

11 hours 27 min ago

Jeremy Horwitz / 9to5Mac:
GigSky leverages Apple SIM to offer iPad cellular data plans in 90+ countries/territories  —  Despite lackluster support from major carrier partners, Apple's carrier-agnostic Apple SIM demonstrated its potential today with the announcement that GigSky — “the first global mobile network designed …

VR startup Jaunt unveils 360-degree Neo camera for high-end VR movie production, will lease the device to partners starting in August (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:20

Adi Robertson / The Verge:
VR startup Jaunt unveils 360-degree Neo camera for high-end VR movie production, will lease the device to partners starting in August  —  Jaunt unveils a high-end camera setup for virtual reality movies  —  Virtual reality games might have taken the center stage at E3 earlier this month …

GarageBand for iOS now lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect; Mac version gets Force Touch support (Roman Loyola/Macworld)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:55

Roman Loyola / Macworld:
GarageBand for iOS now lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect; Mac version gets Force Touch support  —  GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect  —  GarageBand 10.1 also features updates for EDM and hip-hop artists, Force Touch support, and more.

Gmail gets hundreds of new theme images, tweaks to theme editing tools, and more emoji (Gmail Blog)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:55

Gmail Blog:
Gmail gets hundreds of new theme images, tweaks to theme editing tools, and more emoji  —  Express yourself in email: hundreds more themes, plus emoji  —  Your inbox is home to some of your most meaningful and entertaining messages—from that acceptance letter, to those throwback photos …

Mark Zuckerberg discusses virtual and augmented reality, how Facebook will use AI to understand what people share, more (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:00

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg discusses virtual and augmented reality, how Facebook will use AI to understand what people share, more  —  Zuck Details How Artificial Intelligence Will Show You The Perfect Facebook Posts  —  What's Facebook working on in its three AI labs?

Departing CEO Dick Costolo says going public accelerated short-term thinking at Twitter (Jemima Kiss/Guardian)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 18:05

Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Departing CEO Dick Costolo says going public accelerated short-term thinking at Twitter  —  Next Twitter boss faces complex challenges, says departing Dick Costolo  —  In interview before his last day in job, CEO says going public accelerated short-term-thinking, and regulation would pose threat to free speech

Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 With Apple Music Support (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:30

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 With Apple Music Support  —  Apple today released iTunes 12.2 for OS X Yosemite users, introducing desktop support for the new Apple Music service.  Launched today as part of iOS 8.4, Apple Music lets iTunes users to listen to on-demand music, create playlists …

Companies update software for leap second after the last occurrence in 2012 led to some service outages (Tim Hornyak/PCWorld)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:20

Tim Hornyak / PCWorld:
Companies update software for leap second after the last occurrence in 2012 led to some service outages  —  Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for ‘leap second’  —  Just before the stroke of midnight Tuesday Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), computerized clocks around the world …

Leaked iPhone 6s casing photos reveal nearly identical external appearance to the iPhone 6; dual-lens camera unlikely (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:12

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Leaked iPhone 6s casing photos reveal nearly identical external appearance to the iPhone 6; dual-lens camera unlikely  —  Revealed: iPhone 6S will look nearly identical outside, but expect numerous changes inside [Gallery]  —  For fall 2015, Apple is preparing an “S” iPhone upgrade …

PushBullet overhauled on mobile and desktop with new messaging-focused features (Ben Woods/The Next Web)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:45

Ben Woods / The Next Web:
PushBullet overhauled on mobile and desktop with new messaging-focused features  —  PushBullet, an app that lets you move files easily between different devices or send them to friends, has rolled out a full overhaul of its mobile, desktop and browser-based apps.

FISA Court rules that 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong, NSA can temporarily resume bulk data collection for the next five months (Charlie Savage/New York Times)

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:15

Charlie Savage / New York Times:
FISA Court rules that 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong, NSA can temporarily resume bulk data collection for the next five months  —  Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday …

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