Samsung isn't taking reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7's lightly. The company is delaying shipments of its latest flagship until it can do more quality control testing. Samsung told Reuters, "shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality."
Last year, Asus's ZenWatch 2 was a really great and eminently affordable Android Wear device. This year, Asus is back with the ZenWatch 3, and it is addressing the pathetic battery-life problems that have plagued smartwatches for years. The ZenWatch 3 promises two days of battery life.
At the IFA show in Berlin, Acer is showing off its new Chromebook R13, which is the industry's first convertible Chromebook with a 13-inch display. Acer, Asus and others already have Chromebooks in the 10 and 11-inch space that can double as tablets, but this is the first time we're seeing a larger iteration of a Chrome OS machine that can backflip.
For the second time in five months, the Transmission BitTorrent client for Mac has been infected with malware. The malware, dubbed OSX/Keydnap, is pretty nasty. It's designed to steal the contents of the OS X system keychain and maintain a permanent backdoor.
A few months ago, Sonos said it was working on bringing voice control to its speakers. Today, Sonos is announcing a long-term relationship with Amazon whereby you'll be able to control your Sonos speakers from your Amazon Echo. This is just awesome news.
The EU's Executive Commission just ordered Apple €13 billion ($14.5 billion) plus interest for back taxes it owes Ireland. And honestly, that's not a huge deal for Apple, the most valuable company on Earth To put that in perspective, that's 24,369,747 iPhone devices, at an average selling price of $595 a unit.
Apple just sent out press invites for its next major event. As expected, the event will take place on September 7. Like last year, the iPhone event will be at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The company is expected to unveil the iPhone 7.
The FBI has evidence that foreign hackers have accessed the state election databases in two states. According to Yahoo News, the FBI sent out a "flash alert" to election offices and officials across the country, asking them to take better security precautions.
According to a new report, Spotify really hates artist exclusives so much that it's penalizing acts that put their jams on Apple Music first. Bloomberg cites "people familiar with Spotify's strategy" as saying that if an artist releases an album exclusively on Apple Music-as Frank Ocean just did-they can expect that their tracks won't be featured on Spotify playlists once they do hit the service.
According to a new report from Mark Gurman, Apple will kill the iPhone's physical home button in 2017. Don't get it twisted, this isn't the iPhone we're going to see in a few weeks; it's the iPhone after that. And killing the home button is a very sad idea.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.