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Bar-None This is the Best Coverage of Apple's Press Event

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PopSci's Dan Nosowitz is covering the Apple press event today from his cracked, broken iPhone 4S

 

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On The Media

If you own an iPhone, the NSA is snickering at you

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Just in time for Apple's big press conference this week, Der Spiegel's reporting on slides from an internal NSA powerpoint presentation that show the agency making fun of Apple users for voluntarily participating in their own surveillance. 

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Tech Giants Battle for Mobile Market Share

Friday, April 05, 2013

Look out iPhone. You've got (even more) competition.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Ready to Launch Taxi E-Hail Technology

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

(photo by bclinesmith via flickr)

(New Tech City - WNYC) New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission is starting a one-year pilot program February 15 that will bring e-hails to Manhattan for the first time.

Ki Mae Heussner is a staff writer at GigaOm who has reported on smartphone apps that people can use to hail taxi cabs.

"Half the cabs going around the city don't have passengers in them and investors have put millions of dollars into this space because they think they can make a lot of money by better pairing drivers and passengers," Heussner told New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.

If the pilot program is a success, apps like Get Taxi, Taxi Magic, Uber and Hailo could end up on the home screens of thousands of iPhones and Android devices in New York.

Read the fine print of NYC's e-hail resolution here.

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New Tech City

Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Jacob Ford, NYU Freshman

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jacob Ford, 18, is a freshman at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he plans to pursue a degree in design.

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The Takeaway

Average iPhone Announcement Begs the Question: What Now?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yesterday's launch of the newest iPhone had superfans excited. Still, some critics are questioning whether the announcement was quite the “slam dunk” we’ve come to expect from Apple. So what's the future of Apple? Ken Auletta, writer and media critic for The New Yorker, explains.

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On The Media

On Siri (or “Operator? I Hardly Know Her!”)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brian Horne assesses the complicated relationship that iPhone users have with "personal assistant" Siri and what she (it?) hearkens back to.

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Soundcheck

Bored? There's A Music App For That

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

As the French author Jules Renard once wrote, "Being bored is an insult to oneself." And he didn't even have a smartphone! In today's digital environment, there's really no reason to ever find yourself with nothing to do (well, unless your phone or computer dies -- and then you're just out of luck). Evolver.fm writer Eliot Van Buskirk joins us to recommend his four favorite boredom-busting musical apps.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

iPhoneography

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Dan Burkholder, photographer and author of iPhone Artistry, talks about how to use cell phone cameras for "serious" photography.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Boycott ZTE for Helping Iran Oppress Its People

Monday, March 26, 2012

Despite tough sanctions on the Iranian government, they still were able to get embargoed American technology that has helped them track down and arrest—and then assuredly torture and otherwise harm—critics of the regime.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Apple in China

Friday, January 27, 2012

Keith Bradsher, New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief, discusses his investigation (with Charles Duhigg) about why the U.S. lost out to China for the contracts to produce Apple's iPhones--as well as revelations about the working conditions in some Chinese factories where many technology products are produced. 

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China for the contracts to produce Apple's iPhones.Keith Bradsher, New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief covering Asian business, economic, political and science news, discusses his investigation (with Charles Duhigg) about why the U.S. lost out to China for the contracts to produce Apple's iPhon

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On The Media

A Good (and Bad) Week For Apple

Friday, January 27, 2012

For Apple, the last two weeks have been filled with praise and scrutiny. Steve Jobs was held-up as the best American business has to offer in Tuesday's State of the Union address while the New York Times reported worrying work conditions at Chinese factories that produce Apple products. Bob speaks with Wired's Steven Levy who says the bad news won't immediately change public opinion of Apple.

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The Takeaway

Steve Jobs: Iconoclast, Innovator, Design Maverick

Thursday, October 06, 2011

"Apple took us into a space where technology didn't have to be this rational thing," John Maeda told The Takeaway. "It could be an emotional thing — a thing you could connect to as a person." Maeda, a world renowned graphic designer and visual artist, is president of the Rhode Island School of Design. Maeda cannot understate the influence of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on his life and career. He fondly remembers his Apple II and his first Macintosh in 1984, which his MIT classmates derided as a "pansy computer." "I knew that computer was different," Maeda said. "It was making a statement."

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WNYC News

Apple Unveils New iPhone, 4S, at HQ Event

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Apple unveiled an iPhone 4S on Tuesday that will run faster and has new mobile software that can sync content wirelessly, without having to plug an iPhone to a Mac or Windows machine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

iTracking: Are You Worried?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

News broke last week that Apple and Google phones are keeping a location-based log of your calls, texts, and movements. Are you worried? Or is this just the cost of living in the connected age? Let us know!

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The Takeaway

Should You Care that Your iPhone is Tracking You?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Two computer programmers presented findings showing that your iPhone and iPad is recording your locations in a hidden file. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center explains how the devices track your location and why this is a breach of privacy. The issue, he says, is partially the fact that you are being tracked, but also that the file is being saved. This points to a larger privacy problem whereby users don't have a choice as to whether they can be tracked.

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WNYC News

SoJo Tech | Making the Right Call: Verizon v. AT&T on the iPhone

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Countless iPhone and other smartphone users have been waiting for years for this week to arrive. Verizon, which operates the nation's largest wireless network, is finally offering its version of the vaunted iPhone. But, now that the time has come, is it the right move?

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Features

Weekend Update: Finger Painters, Cellphone Photographers and Mobile Musicians Converge on New York City

Friday, October 22, 2010

They're using mobile phones for talking, texting, e-mailing, playing video games, and now...fine art.

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The Takeaway

Spaceship Dad

Friday, October 22, 2010

Forget NASA and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic. One Brooklyn dad and his son went into space on their own. Luke Geissbuhler and his son, Max, built a makeshift spacecraft out of an iPhone 4, an HD camera, a takeout box and a weather balloon and launched it into space. Much to Luke and Max's surprise, the balloon sailed almost 100,000 feet into the ether, taking remarkable video of the earth just above the atmosphere.

Watch Luke Geissbuhler's video after the jump.

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Features

Signs of Change: Video Chatting Software to Help the Hearing-Impaired

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sure, cell phone companies would love you to believe that video chatting from your mobile phone will change your life—but what if it really did? This week, engineers at the University of Washington will conclude testing on software that makes it possible for hearing-impaired mobile users to do just that: communicate through video.

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