How megafauna and humans shaped the apple’s domestication

The apple is not your typical fruiting tree.

Apple donates 1,000 watches for study to monitor binge eating

Every 60 minutes, someone dies in the U.S. because of an eating disorder.

Popular voice assistants like Siri or Alexa easily hacked with ultrasonic commands

A rather glaring design flaw was recently discovered.

Fingerprint authentication for smartphones isn’t secure at all. Some of the enrolled prints are like ‘1234’ PIN codes

Fingerprint auth isn’t as secure as most people think.

Do chimps have accents? New research casts doubt on it

A study published by British researchers caused a storm among biologists; the question on everyone’s lips – do chimps have accents?

Hackers find a way to hijack Siri and control your phone from a distance

Combining machine learning and data analytics, Siri – the personal assistant for millions of Apple users – is a very powerful tool. Simply by voicing commands, Siri listens and obeys, whether you want to know how many calories are in your soda can or how many planes are flying above your head this very instant. But what if someone commanded Siri without your permission? A group of ethical French hackers recently showed it’s possible to hijack Siri from up to 16 feet away using hardware that can fit in a backpack and satisfy any whim.

Genetically modified apples don’t turn brown when sliced or bruised

The US government approved a genetically modified apple that doesn’t turn brown when bruised or sliced. While most genetic alterations of plants involve making these more resilient to pests or yield more, the non-browning apples were made out of cosmetic considerations. Of course, the apples will still rot and eventually get brown, but in time and not so easily when stressed (cell rupture). But despite the government approval, voices run rampant against the genetically modified fruit from behalf of anti-GMO groups, as well as rivaling food companies.

What chemical elements are inside your new iPhone

It’s only been recently that Apple released its new iPhone 6, and like every year zealots are lining up in front of Apple stores. In fact, the company reports that some 4 million iPhone 6 preorders were placed within the first 24 hours, yet again showing how powerful a cult brand can be. Aside from being a nifty gadget, the iPhone, and

Essential Security Apps for Your iPhone 5

If you’re determined to hang on for dear life to your iPhone 5 rather than switching with the masses to the 5c or 5s, check out your options, pat yourself on the back for your patience, and dig your heels in to the ground as you wait it out for the next smaller, better, and even more beautiful and secure generation

Apple Thinks Samsung Is Not As Cool As They Are

If you have had access to the internet for the past year, you are probably aware of the feud between Apple and Samsung over the latter’s supposed theft of features from the iPad and iPhone. Apple won the lawsuit in the United States, meriting a 1 billion dollar fine from Samsung but now, Apple lost its appeal at the U.K.

5 Great Add-Ons for Your Mac Device

Apple products are notoriously expensive.  Fortunately, Mac fans have options that would let them maximize their Mac devices more without the need to break the bank. Here are some must-have add-ons for your Mac that are worth every cent. Harman Kardon Soundsticks III If you’re looking for the best combination of design and sound performance, then this is the Mac

Smart Reader: Inspecting the Kindle Fire HD 8.9

The Kindle Fire line has been considerably successful thanks to the very attractive price points and its robust feature sets, considering they’re mainly e-readers in tablet form. The recently released Kindle Fire HD 8.9 offers the same things, albeit on a larger form factor. That said, it’s time to take a closer look at this new offering from Amazon. Design

There are Weirder Things to Apple Than You Think

Apple’s products have received much praise and acclaim; and there are living testaments to these feats. But aside from the conventional stories that discuss how the company’s products have changed and improved lives, there’s a quirkier side to this Cupertino, CA-based corporation started by Steve Jobs. Take a look at these interesting stories and find out what kind of impact

Apple Just Isn’t Innovating Anymore, Apologists Notwithstanding

For me, the iPad Mini is the final straw in Apple’s ongoing struggles to market itself as the innovator. Fanboys will no doubt be quick to launch into a tirade about how this just isn’t true, but the rest of us can see it—Apple just isn’t innovating anymore. How many people do you know have held off on buying an

Five Unique Ways to Use the iPad

People are starting to find unique and creative ways to maximize the iPad to its full potential. This article lists down five of them.   While most people buy and use the iPad for basic functions like web browsing, reading, playing games, watching videos, and listening to music, people are starting to find unique and creative ways to maximize the

Why a mini iPAD wouldn’t be a good idea

We’ve been recently bombarded with rumours about a new, mini iPAD. Apple has neither confirmed nor denied these news, which means it’s almost certainly true, but it leaked, despite their wishes. So let me sure if I get this right: iPADs were made because iPhones were too small for a tablet use, and now they want to make mini tables

Mountain Lion os is apparently really popular, despite battery life problem

It was obvious from the start Mountain OS was going to be popular in the Apple fan crowd, but few people expected it to be this popular. With stricter system requirements, working only on models newer than mid 2007 which had 2GB of memory and 8GB of available space, it was going to be really interesting to see how it

iPhone 5 photos surface – September 12 release, new report reads

According to a latest report released by the blog iMore, it seems Apple‘s flagship product and the world’s most recognizable smartphone, the iPhone, will have a new member officially added to the family this fall, on Sep 12 to be more precise. We also have some new iPhone 5 photos to show. Actually, “this fall” has been used in phrases

iPhone 5 enters production in Shanghai

More and more rumors of the impeding entry in production of the highly anticipated iPhone 5 have been circulating on the web and media outlets these past few days. Most recently, a Taipei-based report has Pegatron, a Taiwan manufacturing company, as one of the companies which will start production work on the latest version of Apple’s flagship product, at its

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is out now – just $300!

Samsung‘s really tapping into the ultra smartphone market lately, which has seen a slew of releases lately. In its top-tier sector, Samsung released the Galaxy S II just a few months ago, in close competition with the 4Gs from Apple. And just recently, Samsung has delivered the dream phone us geeks all of over world have been drooling after for