Protesters upset with, among other things, the rising rents due to highly paid tech workers moving into the city have staged demonstrations targeting those buses, blocking their paths as they try to depart for the Valley. On Friday, one of the protests resulted in vandalism, with demonstrators breaking the window of one Google bus in Oakland, according to a report by … Read more
Its design and price tag are polarizing Apple fans and detractors alike, but one thing is for sure: The new Mac Pro is selling strong. After going on sale Thursday with a ship date of December 30, the cylindrical desktop powerhouse is already delayed until February.
"Demand for the all-new Mac Pro is great, and it will take time before supply catches up with demand," an Apple spokesperson told Forbes. The Mac Pro is made in the US -- manufactured and assembled in Austin, Texas -- and Apple's terse response does little to indicate whether or not … Read more
Got a beef about your iPad, Surface, or Kindle tablet? Join the club.
The new holiday report from Q&A site FixYa sifted through thousands of problems reported by its Web site users to determine the most common grievances. The tablets that faced the firing squad included Apple's iPad Air and Retina Display iPad Mini, Microsoft's Surface 2, and Amazon's Kindle HDX. Let's see how they fared.
Microsoft's Surface 2 The Surface 2 was dinged for its poor app support, speaker quality, and Touch Cover keyboard. Users applauded the Microsoft Office suite that comes … Read more
iPhone and iPad users waiting for Apple to bring facial recognition to the iOS world may want to check out a couple of apps in the meantime.
A few different apps in Apple's App Store use the camera to identify your face, thereby granting access to certain stored information. The two apps that I took for a spin are FastAccess Anywhere and FaceCrypt. Both of them use facial recognition to lock and unlock specific content. How do they fare?
Apple has launched another update to OS X Mavericks, but for now, it's only available to developers.
Dubbed OS X Update Seed 10.9.2, the prerelease update includes some minor tweaks to Mail and deeper integration of FaceTime audio into Messages and associated apps, according to 9to5Mac, which earlier reported on the update. Apple also asked developers to specifically focus their time on testing VPN, Graphics Drivers, and VoiceOver, according to a listing in the Mac App Store.
Apple launched its OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update earlier this week. It's not uncommon for a subsequent … Read more
Apple and China Mobile are close to signing a deal to launch the iPhone, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, but sluggish sales of the iPhone 5C may alter the terms.
Speculation has run rampant that the two companies had already inked a deal, especially after the iPhone 5S and 5C appeared on preorder pages for China Mobile. But the carrier's chairman, Xi Guohua, said this week that nothing has been finalized though the two have been talking about a partnership.
Before we head into the new year, let's take a moment to look back at some of the most epic videos of 2013. This list represents the top non-product-reviewed videos most watched by you, our CNET viewers!
Though it never did come to fruition in 2013, Apple's iWatch still managed to stir up quite the commotion throughout the year. In the most popular video of 2013, let's take a look back on the very early rumors and speculations spilled by Apple Byte.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was one of the most viewed products of the year on … Read more
Apple's new Mac Pro workstation has gotten a lot of ribbing for its cylindrical design, which makes it look like it could be a trash can in Darth Vader's office. The machine is designed for heavy-lifting computing tasks like video editing, so it's not meant for the kind of person who just wants to check Facebook and play Candy Crush.
The basic configuration comes with a 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor for $3,000, but that's just the starting point. If you upgrade the processors, SSD, and graphics performance enough, you can bump the price tag up to $9,600.
In a world where budget-priced desktops lurk at every corner, that may seem like an awful lot to spend on a computer. There's no denying the Mac Pro is a powerful device, but at a premium price.… Read more
Apple's Maps app received quite a drubbing last year for its many faults and foibles. But Apple could easily overcome that bad reputation if an app envisioned in a newly published patent filing ever comes to fruition.
Published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, an Apple patent application called simply "Interactive Map" describes an electronic map that displays layers of different information and more intelligently highlights local landmarks and other spots based on your location.
To start off, you could overlay specific types of information on the map simply by selecting certain categories. These layers … Read more
The $3,000 entry-level configuration of Apple's new Mac Pro is nothing to sneeze at -- but if you want more horsepower, the price goes up rapidly as high as $9,600.
Apple's distinctively glossy black and cylindrical Mac Pro just went on sale Thursday, with a ship date of December 30. Apple teased customers for more than a year about the new machine, which replaces a much bulkier and now quite elderly are geared for people with demanding computing chores, with video editing at the top of the list: each step up in … Read more