Google’s new Street View app – upload your own 360-images

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Google’s mobile Street View app is getting a big update on iOS and Android today: you can now contribute your own 360-degree photos to Google Maps. It works with any cellphone using Google’s photo sphere stitching technology, but the app also now supports dedicated 360-degree cameras, like Ricoh’s Theta S camera, announced earlier today. Meanwhile, a new … Read more

Apple Details A Modular Stylus That Can Capture Handwriting On Any Surface

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Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a new type of stylus in detail, which can capture handwriting from a user, on a variety of surfaces and with a range of writing nibs that let it also write on paper, whiteboards or even an iPad’s capacitive touchscreen. The … Read more

YOU ARE HERE:GADGETS HOMEAPPSAPPS NEWSApple Announces No Questions Asked 14-Day Refunds on App Store, iTunes in EU

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It seems Apple has finally introduced a new return policy to tackle App Store and iTunes refunds in at least European countries. Recent reports claimed that Apple has introduced a new 14-day “no-questions-asked return policy” for purchases through its App Store, iBooks, and iTunes storefronts. Notably, Apple is yet to officially announce the new return … Read more

Xiaomi cleared charges of breaching data privacy by Taiwanese regulators

Taiwanese regulators cleared on China’s Xiaomi and other smartphone brands of breaching local data protection laws after national security concerns triggered the government to launch a probe in September. The National Communications Commission, in a report concluding the investigation, said all the 12 brands it had tested, which include handsets sold by Apple, Samsung, LG … Read more

Apple Pushes First Ever Automated Security Update to Mac Users

Apple Inc has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintoshcomputers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines. The company pushed out the software on Monday to fix critical security vulnerabilities in a component of its OS X operating system … Read more

How to Remotely Control Your Computer From a Phone or Tablet

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Your dad is having an issue with the computer at home but in spite of giving him instructions for an hour, he can’t seem to fix the issue. One way to make sure he’s actually following the steps you’re dictating over the phone would be to use his phone as a webcam to quickly look … Read more

Apple to bring back 4-inch form factor with ‘iPhone 6s mini’ in 2015

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If the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were overwhelmingly massive for your tiny palms, Apple might have found a solution to this problem. Rumour has it that Apple will bring back their 4-inch form factor and release the iPhone 6S mini in 2015. According to Apple Insider, the specifications of the rumoured mini smartphone … Read more

RPX Corporation buys Apple-backed Rockstar patents for $900 million

Patent risk management company RPX said it would buy patents owned by Apple and other firms for $900 million, helping to further scale back lawsuits over smartphone technology. The sale consists of the more than 4,000 patents still owned by Rockstar Consortium, which was formed from the $4.5 billion purchase of about 6,000 Nortel Network … Read more

Apple pushes first automated security update to Mac users, helps defend against identified bugs

Apple has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines. The company pushed out the software to fix critical security vulnerabilities in a component of its OS X operating system called the … Read more

How to Turn Off Automatic App Updates in Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1

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Many smartphone users download far too many apps for them to keep updating each one manually. Luckily, the major app platforms all have automatic app updates now, and the default setting for this is ‘On’. This means that your apps will remain up to date with all the latest features and bug-fixes that the developers … Read more