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Drake, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Moana’ top Apple’s 2017 most downloaded list

Over the past several years, tech year-end lists have become as much of an annual tradition as Twilight Zone marathons and going to a bar to get away from the family on Christmas Eve. Apple dropped it

Digital ethicist James Williams talks about the rise of bad social media

James Williams is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He studies the ethics of attention and persuasion in technology design and spoke with us about the rise of attention-grabbing a

MysteryVibe’s Stephanie Alys talks about a pleasurable future

The MysteryVibe is a snake-shaped vibrator that took the Internet by storm and is still going strong. This week I talked to the co-founder of the company, Stephanie Alys, about the future of pleasure

iTunes finally offers 48-hour rentals in the US

Praise the Apple gods. If you rent a movie on iTunes in the U.S., you now have 48 hours to watch it. And you can watch the movie as much as you want during that 48-hour window. As always, you have 30

Metacert’s Paul Walsh on ICOs, phishing, and the future of fake news

Metacert is a company that hunts down and kills fake news. Created by Paul Walsh, it can assess whether or not a link is trustworthy and warn you before you click. Further, he’s found great trac

Apple streamlines iTunes 12.7 by removing the App Store

Apple has made a significant change to the latest version of iTunes for MacOS and Windows by removing the App Store. This serves two purposes. First, it means more traffic for the completely redesign

Apple will sell 4K movies via iTunes, and upgrade your HD purchases

Apple is now selling and renting digital 4K movies via iTunes, in addition to its HD and SD resolution versions. The addition of 4K content, which you can stream as well as download, is mainly designe

You can donate to Harvey storm relief through Apple’s App Store and iTunes

Those searching for a way to help Texans impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey need look no further than iTunes or the iOS App Store. Apple has made donating to the American Red Cross a bit

Wall Street will probe Apple’s favorite new metric while we wait for new phones

This year could arguably have been one of Apple's most difficult heading into September. As we approach the company's earnings report this afternoon, Apple has had to reconcile a deluge of rumors arou

Apple issues statement regarding removal of unlicensed VPN apps in China

Apple has issued a statement regarding last night's removal of 'most major' VPN apps from the App Store in China.

Jakub Krzych sees a world where computers help us do more than we can imagine

Founder of Estimote, Jakub Krzych, expects the world to be a far kinder place. His beacons are already appearing in museums, stores, and public places and helping folks find their way around indoor sp

Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs

The next version of the Apple TV automatically adds AirPods to the available speakers. According to reports, Apple is making the process as easy as possible. Clearly someone on the Apple TV team share

Apple drops the iTunes name from its Podcasts app

Apple has officially dropped the iTunes branding from its Podcasts app. It’s small change, and one that arrived with little fanfare from the company, outside of a few tweets from the department’s

Here’s all the new stuff in Apple’s latest security document

Hey guess what? Apple has a new security whitepaper! Apple only releases these things once every few years, and they represent the public's only window into how iPhones and other Apple products secure

Tobias Stone talks about identity, cryptography, and the future of citizenship

In this episode of Technotopia I walk to Tobias Stone, a writer, entrepreneur, and academic. Tobias has been writing on Trump and Brexit and worked with Identity.ee, a workgroup focused on cryptograph

Apple says recent WikiLeaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits

Apple says that its preliminary assessments of the WikiLeaks documents released today indicate that the vulnerabilities it details for iPhone and Mac were fixed years ago. The documents, which origina

You can listen to Crunch Report and Bullish on iTunes

Now you can listen to your favorite TechCrunch shows in the car, on a run or wherever you desire! TechCrunch’s Crunch Report and Bullish are officially available in the iTunes store in audio-onl

Kinetise now lets you download the code you make in their drag and drop app creator

The world of mobile development is a hairy one. You can code things yourself and hurt your brain on React Native or you can use a drag-and-drop editor and get locked into one platform forever. But now

What happens when you dump the App Store?

In what amounts to one of the purest and most interesting experiments in assessing value of Mac OS’s App Store the founder of Rogue Amoeba posted a description of what happened when he pulled hi

Audible’s iTunes exclusivity ends following antitrust pushback in Europe

Since 2003, Amazon -owned Audible has been the sole proprietor of audiobook on iTunes, a deal that has ruffled plenty of publishing feathers and raised some antitrust red flags around the world. Accor
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