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Crunch Report | Apple Might Be Getting Rid of the Home Button

Apple might be getting rid of the home button, Uber confirms that Dara Khosrowshahi is the new CEO, an Uber investor forgets he isn't a Roman and Alexa and Cortana make friends. All this on Crunch Rep

Windows has a heart of trash

I did a bad thing. I opened a bad file and it borked my PC. So as part of the grand tradition of frustrated tech bloggers calling on enormous companies to conform to their expectations, here is my ran

It’s Time For Apple To Treat Us Like Adults

It’s time for Apple to treat us like adults. The company revolutionized the smartphone with iOS, no doubt. But as iOS gets older, its users are, too, and fewer and fewer of them are first-time s

The Idiocy Of The Social Animal

As we move closer to the launch of the (<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/02/htc-facebook-phone-first-render/">probably awful</a>) Facebook phone, let's examine just what the social network

Will This Be The Worst.iPad.Announcement.Ever? Does It Matter?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/comic-book-guy.gif" class="right"><a HREF="http://crunchgear.com/tag/Apple">Apple</a> news is like a media black hole. It sucks all of th

There Will Be No iPad Killers This Year

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/scaled.Talking-Heads-Psycho-Killer.jpeg"><a HREF="http://www.shanzai.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1685&Itemi

I Am Angry At 2K For Hijacking X-COM

A recent interview with the developers of the upcoming X-COM reboot confirmed what every true X-COM fan always feared: that the game existed before they decided to make it X-COM, and 2K seems to have

Quoth Dvorak: "Go to Craigslist and hire three programmers and an IT guy "

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/email4dummies.jpg" />John C. Dvorak rails against the LAPD's $7 million dollar email deal with Google. I agree that $7 million is a lot o

I hate computers: confessions of a sysadmin

I often wonder if plumbers reach a point in their career, after cleaning clogged drain after clogged drain, that they begin to hate plumbing. They hate pipes. They hate plumber’s putty. They hat

The Lab vs. The Real World: product testing is hard

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tech-support-lol.jpeg" />Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple months, you know that Toyota has had problems with su

Question: Why does the iPhone still have the best touchscreen in the industry?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/iphone_34.jpg" />I don't have an iPhone. And I'm happy with my other devices. But while I laugh at AT&T issues, mock iPhone users for

I surrender, Comcast

I’m just going to take it. That’s right, Comcast . This is me, waving my white flag. I’m not going to complain to you any more. Why did I even try in the first place? It’s like

Comcast unloading bum modems on customers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/lemon.jpg" />I just had a visit from a courteous and helpful (really) Comcast guy that was quite illuminating. You see, a few months ago

Mouse and keyboard vs. Console controller: Let's bury the hatchet

I suck at GoldenEye. There, I’ve said it. I get schooled every time I play, even if I’m Odd Job. And chances are, everyone who reads this is better than me at Halo, Killzone, and pretty mu

In an age of free and abundant wi-fi, Starbucks takes a stand

Here in Seattle, there isn’t enough room to swing a cat without hitting an open wi-fi access point. During lapses in my own internet service (damn you, Comcast) I have gotten by on my neighbors&

Yes, the 27" iMac's screen is "better than HD" – kind of like most monitors

I’ll make this quick. I’ve heard two or three independent sources saying that the new iMac’s screen is “better than HD.” Let’s examine that claim for a moment here.

This is why Apple's iFrame is a bad idea

Yesterday, word got out of Apple’s new iFrame standard, which purports to expedite video editing by keeping the video in “the same format used on a computer.” Really, it’s noth

Just what we needed: a crazy video standard from Apple!

Why would you do this, Apple? I know you don’t like the usual resolutions out there, but did you have to go and throw another one on the pile? That’s why there are so many competing format

Sony Blows It, episode 57: In which the PSP Go is garbage

A year from now, or maybe two, when Sony has actually figured out what it’s doing with its online store, managed copies, and other details, the PSP Go might just be a good buy. Of course, they w

Stop being so naive about the Apple-Foxconn suicide

First, we all need to shut up because we don’t know the facts. When (if) more is revealed, then we can talk about it with confidence, anything less is sensationalism — not that we’re any
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