U.S. HTC One handsets to receive KitKat in 90 days or less, carriers included

Android 4.4 KitKat is almost here, at least for Nexus owners. For the rest of the Android world, the wait is generally much longer. On Motorola’s part, they’ve already began teasing that they will soon unveil their KitKat plans. How about the other manufacturers, any word? Actually, HTC isn’t just hinting at its KitKat plans, they’ve pretty much fully disclosed them – at least for the HTC One...

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Synology invites you to the UK launch of DSM 5.0 beta in London

Synology will unveil the DSM 5.0 beta and showcase their latest products Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – October 2013. Synology UK Ltd invites you to join them at the DSM 5.0 beta launch event on 16th January 2014 in the Millbank Cinema and Media Centre, London.

The event will feature an exciting, first-look at the new DSM 5.0 beta and also promises some big changes to the popular NAS operating system. Guests will have an opportunity to have hands on experience with the new DSM as well as the complete range of Synology NAS products and be in with a chance to win a Synology DiskStation. This event is open to all Synology lovers so whether you are a distributor, reseller, media or end user; there will be something for you and a lot to see and learn.

To register for your free place, visit www.synology.com. We look forward to seeing you there!


New Job Listings Point to Continued Work on Transit Options in Apple Maps

Apple today posted two new job listings on its website, seeking to fill engineering positions related to public transit. The company is looking for a Maps Public Transit Engineering Manager and a Public Transit Software Engineer, who will join the Maps team to work on building and improving a Transit Routing platform "at a massive scale..."

Read the full story here... Source: Mac Rumours

OS wars 2013: How the latest Mac and Windows upgrades compare

Last year when Mountain Lion and Windows 8 were released, I wrote a piece comparing the Mac and Windows operating systems, and concluded that Apple took the better path by keeping its tablet and desktop operating systems separate. With Windows 8 Microsoft gave its operating system a complete makeover, asking that people change the way they use their computers. Now that the two operating systems have updated with Mac OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1, I thought I should take another look at both to see if the update did anything to change my mind...

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Android 4.4 KitKat rumored to bring greatly improved TV user experience

After smartphones, Google may be looking at smart TVs as the next growth engine for Android.

ETNews, a Korean IT portal, reports that the next version of Android will be more suitable for running on large screen devices. Industry sources told the publication that Google has worked to improve the user experience of Android on TVs, the interface between smart TVs and mobile devices, as well as the “app development environment for TV...

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Apple TV Software Updated to Version 6.0.1

Apple released version 6.0.1 of the Apple TV software today, capping a week of new product updates. There is no indication yet about what has changed in the new release.

The last Apple TV update occurred back in September following the public release of iOS 7 for the iPhone and iPad. That release added support for iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud and new podcast functionality...

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Updated Versions of iWork and iLife Begin Appearing on the App Store

Apple today released major updates of its iWork and iLife suites for both iOS and OS X. All the apps are now live on their various App Stores. 

The iLife suite has been revamped for both platforms, with iPhoto receiving a new look on iOS along with the ability to create and order photo books on the iPad. Both iPhotofor Mac and iPhoto for iOS are 64-bit-optimized, allowing for faster browsing and editing. New tools are included that allow users to create more dramatic images, and favorite images can be saved as custom slideshows...

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After Numerous Delays, BlackBerry Messenger for iOS to Launch Today

Five months after it was initially announced, and after an unplanned delay due to unexpected demand, BlackBerry Messenger is finally launching on iOS. The app, which is similar to Apple’s own iMessage, was first announced back in May. It should launch on the App Store later today. 

Back in September, the BBM for Android and iOS apps were delayed after an unreleased version of BBM was leaked that "caused issues" with the BBM servers...

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Researchers Claim Apple Can Potentially Access Encrypted iMessages

Following the revelation of government data gathering program PRISM in June, Applereleased a statement on customer privacy that suggested the company was unable to access or decrypt iMessage and FaceTime conversations. 

According to researchers who presented at the Hack the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur (via Macworld), it is actually possible for someone inside Apple to intercept messages because the company has access to public iMessage keys...

Read the full story here... Source: Mac Rumours

Apps on iPhone 5S more crash-prone than other models

The mixture of new software and hardware improvements is enough to make apps running on the iPhone 5S more crash-prone than those on other iPhone models.

Apps running on the iPhone 5S crash twice as often as those available on the iPhone 5 oriPhone 5C, data from mobile app analytics company Crittercism shows. The information, which was presented to All Things Digital and published on Friday, comes from analyzing "hundreds of millions of apps," according to the tech site...

Read the full story here... Source: CNET

OS X Mavericks Released for All Mac Developers as Golden Master Seed

Following today's release of OS X Mavericks Build 13A598 for members of the company's AppleSeed testing program, Apple has now posted the build for all registered Mac developers, referring to it as the "GM" (Golden Master) version that will be released to the public...

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Intel to buy security software startup for $20M

Intel has agreed to buy a security software startup for $20 million, boosting its capabilities outside of its core processor business. 

The Santa Clara, Calif., chip giant has reached a deal to acquire Sensory Networks, spokesmen from the two companies confirmed to CNET on Tuesday. Both declined to provide deal terms, but Intel said revenue contributions from the acquisition are not material to the company. The Sydney Morning Herald, which earlier reported the news, said Intel will pay about $20 million for the startup...

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