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Will Apple Ever Fix the iMessage Text-Killing Problem?

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! When Liz DeStasio’s smartphone abruptly stopped getting her parents’ text messages, she chalked it up to old-person syndrome — that they had simply screwed up a setting that was preventing the texts from getting through. But the missing-text problem began spreading to more of her contacts, perplexing... 

PS4 is 50% faster than Xbox One, says developers

Just as the Xbox One has finally hit the home stretch, some developers have struck out at the platform and said it shows a serious lack of power when compared to its next-gen rival. According to sources speaking to Edge, the PS4′s memory reader are 40-50% faster than the Xbox One. Its Arithmetic Logic Unit is also said to be about 50% speedier. The report then goes on to give an example of a... 

NSA Allegedly Spies On International Credit Card Transactions

Germany’s Der Spiegel newspaper – increasingly joining the NSA revelations train – reports today that the intelligence agency is interested in international credit card transactions and may have found a way to monitor payments processed by companies including Visa. Spiegel alleges it has even set up its own financial database to track money flows. The paper says that in 2011, the NSA... 

6 Apps You Don’t Want to Miss

It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released every week. But you’re in luck — Mashable takes care of that for you, creating a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps. This week, we found an app that brings Iron Man’s Jarvis to your iPhone and another that reveals celebrities’ favorite recipes. SEE ALSO: Top 25 Free iPhone Apps of All Time Also... 

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II Debuting Later This Month

When director Kevin Tancharoen produced the original Mortal Kombat: Legacy series some time ago, fans were thrilled with the results, but they haven’t seen anything yet. Tancharoen’s long-awaited second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy makes its debut later this month, and this one focuses more on the tournament, featuring familiar characters like Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Scorpion, Sub-Zero... 

IN DEPTH: Why Sony is hoping for the Apple effect with its Entertainment Network

Sony’s announcement of PS Vita TV this week has cemented the fact that it is a company that has Apple firmly in its sights. As its name suggests, the (currently Japan-only) tiny box’s main ability is to play PS Vita games. But it is its streaming capabilities that makes it much more of an interest: it will give any TV access to Sony’s Music and Video Unlimited services. In this... 

INTERVIEW: Destination everywhere: TomTom maps out the future for GPS

TomTom: from sat nav to sports Earlier this year, TomTom presented the world with its very own fork in the road. The company, known mainly for its in-car sat nav devices, announced that it would be venturing into the lucrative arena of wearable tech with the launch of the TomTom Runner, its own sports watch. This isn’t a sideline for TomTom, but a sector of the market that is now seen as on... 

Report: Microsoft plotted Surface phone in case Nokia failed with Windows Phone

Microsoft built several Surface phone prototypes to safeguard against a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone failure, according to reports on Friday. The software and devices giant developed the handsets as a back-up plan if Nokia proved unable to produce the goods with its early Lumia devices. However, that scheme was put on the back burner, according to The Verge, as Nokia’s handsets lived up to expectations... 
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