US company Alpine to sell after-market CarPlay kits

by Kenny Hemphill on 14 April 2014 in News

Alpine, a US company which specialises in manufacturing electronics equipment for cars will start selling CarPlay units in the Autumn, according to 9to5 Mac. Several car manufacturers have already announced plans to build CarPlay units into the dashboards of new cars, but Alpine is the first to offer a separate device which can be fitted [...]

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Heartbleed: the lowdown and what you should do now

by Kenny Hemphill on 9 April 2014 in News

A huge number of apparently secure websites and Internet services, perhaps hundreds of thousands, have been vulnerable to attack since 2011, according to numerous reports. A vulnerability in one implementation of SSL (secure sockets layer), the cryptographic protocol which adds the ‘s’ to ‘https’ means that the sites and services could have been leaking data [...]

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Adobe launches Lightroom Mobile for iPad

by Kenny Hemphill on 8 April 2014 in News

Adobe has launched an iPad app for its Lightroom RAW image editing tool. Intended as a companion app to Lightroom 5, although it can be used on its own, Lightroom Mobile syncs photo collections via Creative Cloud, allowing to make edits on the iPad and see them on the Mac or PC application. Whilst Lightroom [...]

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Intel shows off Thunderbolt 2 10Gbps networking

by Kenny Hemphill on 7 April 2014 in News

Intel has demonstrated Thunderbolt 2′s networking capabilities at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas. Thunderbolt Networking is an addition to the Thunderbolt standard which allows two computers to be connected using their Thunderbolt 2 ports and transfer data between them at up to 10 gigabits per second. Intel said Thunderbolt Networking emulates [...]

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Nest Protect smoke detector withdrawn over safety concerns

by Kenny Hemphill on 4 April 2014 in News

The day after Nest’s Learning Thermostat went on sale in the UK, the company’s other product, the Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector has been withdrawn because of concerns about one of its features. The feature, Nest Wave allows you to switch off the alarm by waving your hand at it. But Nest discovered during [...]

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Apple announces WWDC dates and opens ticket ballot

by Kenny Hemphill on 3 April 2014 in News

Apple has announced that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place between June 2nd and 6th, and will be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. It also said that tickets for developers would be allocated randomly and that developers could apply now on this page on its website. Developers will know whether they [...]

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