retina imac macpro 64bit october 2014 singlecore 640x452Apple’s Mac Pro has been designed for power-users in mind where those users might have the need for high-end components and powerful hardware to edit videos, music, photos, or run applications that might require a lot of processing/graphics power. As for the iMac, these desktop systems have mainly been designed for regular users, but recent benchmark sightings have suggested that power-users might be interested in the new Retina iMacs.

As noted by John Poole of Primate Labs, it seems that the 27-inch Retina iMac with an Intel Core i7-4790K clocked at 4.0GHz has managed to outperform the low-end Mac Pro with an Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 clocked at 3.7GHz. However it should be pointed out that this is only for single-core performance and that for multi-core performance, the Mac Pros for the most part have trumped the iMac. Read full post →5K Retina iMac Surpasses Base Mac Pro Model In Benchmarks

Remember earlier this year we saw a video of an alleged hoverboard in action? We were a bit skeptical of its legitimacy at first and our doubts were proven true when it turned out to be a hoax. That being said, another hoverboard called the Hendo by Greg and Jill Henderson, has appeared and is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, but this time it looks like it is the real deal.

Now before you get too excited at the idea of zipping down the streets on it like Marty McFly of Back to the Future fame, there are some caveats regarding the device. This is based on the accounts from, publications such as the New York Times and The Verge who actually managed to ride the device. Read full post →The Hoverboard Is Finally Here, Sort Of

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This was confirmed on Blizzard’s Hearthstone blog where Blizzard wrote, “We’re also close to having Hearthstone out to our iPhone and Android phone users, but it’s become clear that we need a little more time to get that version right. While we have a build up and running internally, it needs a bit more work, and we don’t feel like we’ll be ready to share it with you until early next year.” Read full post →Hearthstone For iPhone And Android Phones Delayed To 2015

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Yesterday Apple released iOS 8.1 and with it Apple Pay went live. The new payments service can be used to make purchases online, in applications as well as at physical stores although the service has been launched in the U.S. only right now. Major banks are supporting Apple Pay but keep in mind that not all of their debit and credit cards work with the service. Apple has published a new support document online which details which cards are supported by Apple Pay.

Read full post →Cards Supported By Apple Pay Detailed

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A few weeks back Google detailed the next major update for Android Wear, its relatively new platform for wearable devices. The update is going to add a couple of new features to Android Wear, including but not limited to the ability to play music offline. Countless reports from G Watch owners coming in today reveal that the Android Wear 4.4W.2 update has been rolled out and this smartwatch is the first Android Wear device to get it.

Read full post →LG G Watch Receives Android Wear Update That Adds Offline Music Support

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Last week Apple conducted an event at its headquarters in One Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California to unveil the latest iPads. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 went on pre-order at Apple’s online store from October 17th but if you would rather place a pre-order through T-Mobile then tomorrow is your lucky day. Magenta is opening up pre-orders for both new tablets, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, from tomorrow, October 22nd.

Read full post →T-Mobile Opens Pre-Orders For iPad Air 2 And iPad Mini 3 Tomorrow

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Google has already released updated developer previews of Android 5.0 Lollipop for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, soon the update will officially be released for existing Nexus devices including the Nexus 4. After these devices get the update the Google Play Edition units are next in line. Samsung isn’t known for quickly releasing new updates for its devices but this time around the Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update may not take too much timing in arriving on the device.

Read full post →Samsung Hints At Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

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In Apple’s new software releases the Spotlight feature has been radically improved. On OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 it can be used for local file search, online search, and pulling information from a variety of online sources. Recently a report was published online detailing alleged data collection practices of Spotlight and the picture this report painted was quite troubling. Fortunately Apple has come out of a clarification.

Read full post →Apple Clarifies Spotlight’s Data Collection Practices

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Earlier this year Google acquired Songza for an undisclosed sum. We knew it was only a matter of time before Songza’s features were integrated into a Google product and today we get to see what Google has done with it. An update has been released for the Google Play Music app for Android, iOS and the web and it includes the best feature that Songza offered.

In case you’re wondering what that feature is, it is the ability to find music stations based on what you’re doing. So when you fire up the Google Play Music app the next time you will be able to play music for a specific time of day, an activity that you might be doing or a mood that you might be in.

Choosing an activity will give you options of several music stations that the app believes are relevant to that particular activity. The stations contains tracks that have been handpicked by Google’s team of music experts, which according to the company consists of “DJs, musicians, music critics and ethnomusicologists.”

The app will allow you to download these music stations for listening offline as well. It will also be possible to start a new station using any song that’s in the mix.

This feature is currently limited to subscribers in the U.S. and Canada only. The app update should download automatically on your device, if not, you can get it from the Google Play Store.

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We reported yesterday that T-Mobile will soon release a software update for its HTC One (M8) variant and today the carrier has rolled out Android 4.4.4. Apart from bringing everything that comes as part and parcel of Android 4.4.4 this particular update brings camera features exclusive to HTC’s Android flagship. Called the “Eye Experience,” several new camera features have been added to the device through this update.

Read full post →T-Mobile HTC One (M8) Receives Android 4.4.4 Update With Eye Experience