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Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
The promise—and massive challenge—of making games for the Apple Watch   —  How to make 15-second microgames with targets “the size of salad bar ham cubes”  —  When the iPhone was first announced in 2007, Apple didn't sell the pocket computer as a gaming device.
Apr 27, 2015, 9:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks   —  Just when you thought it was safe to use AFNetworking apps, a new threat emerges.  —  At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed …
Apr 25, 2015, 2:45 PMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Tests reveal Snapdragon 810 runs hot and throttles early and severely, causing performance issues   —  In-depth with the Snapdragon 810's heat problems  —  This is a hot chip that throttles early and often, and it makes a difference.  —  If you're using a relatively recent, non-Apple …
Apr 24, 2015, 11:55 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
The history of YouTube and how Google overcame legal, financial, and technological problems to build a site that has almost 50 years of video uploaded daily   —  Cheaper bandwidth or bust: How Google saved YouTube  —  Leading the Web video revolution was an almost constant battle for survival.
Apr 24, 2015, 10:20 AMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Apple opens up the Apple Watch App Store with “more than 3,000 apps” [Updated]   —  Day one developer support is an encouraging sign for early adopters.  —  The App Store tab in the Apple Watch app originally offered a list of prominent apps but no other sorting or search options.
Apr 23, 2015, 2:35 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
How Google's Project Fi pricing stacks up to the competition   —  Is Google's new wireless service the cheapest out there?  It depends.  —  Google just announced Project Fi, its new MVNO wireless service for the Nexus 6.  Google hopes to shake up the industry with its control of the hardware, software, and network.
Apr 22, 2015, 7:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flaw in iOS causes devices to endlessly reboot after connecting to malicious Wi-Fi; iOS 8.3 may partially mitigate attack   —  iOS bug sends iPhones into endless crash cycle when exposed to rogue Wi-Fi  —  SSL cert parsing error allows attackers to create “No iOS Zone,” researchers say.
Apr 22, 2015, 2:40 PMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
VR developers can now apply for free HTC Vive dev kits   —  Valve will start shipping to devs in Spring, though “supplies may be limited.”  —  Developers eager to get their hands on the Valve-supported HTC Vive can now sign up to be considered for a free developer kit.
Apr 22, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Intel Compute Stick review: its small size, energy efficiency, and low price of $149, come at the expense of barely acceptable performance and few ports   —  Intel's Compute Stick: A full PC that's tiny in size (and performance)  —  Mini-review: Atom-powered mini PC is a good streaming stick but a slow desktop.
Apr 22, 2015, 11:40 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Al Franken, Ron Wyden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and two other senators urge FCC and DOJ to block $45.2B Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger   —  Six US senators say Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger should be blocked  —  Al Franken and others call on FCC and DOJ to block $45.2 billion cable deal.
Apr 21, 2015, 9:30 PMIn context

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