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Apple has been criticized for its iCloud prices and limited storage plan options. Now, the mothership has significantly expanded its storage plan options, including up to 1TB storage, a move that users and industry observers are sure to welcome. However, those options aren’t particularly, especially when compared to competing cloud storage plans from industry leaders Amazon, Google and Dropbox. Huzzah! Apple has announced new iCloud storage options and iCloud pricing for a range of new…

Jennifer Lawrence’s naughty bits fully exposed to public view? That apparently is fair play, but the guy on Reddit who posted the racy to raunchy Fappening photos of Lawrence and other Hollywood starlets is now complaining about an invasion of his privacy. Really, we’re not kidding. He’s actually complaining. The Redditor in question is goes by the nick “Johnsmcjohn.” He posted the Fappening photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton and other…

One of the smartest, and likable, guys you will ever meet has just quit (well) the company that bears his name. Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech fame has officially retired from the tech writing and reviewing game, and will be going to work at Apple. If you want to understand what is new, interesting, well-done and/or crappy about OS X “Whatever,” or Windows 8 for that matter, you need to Ars Technica’s read John Siracusa.…

If genius is a thing, then we should be able to put a price on it. For example, if you are genius, specifically a Mac genius, Apple pays on a average $41,824, which is about ten grand under the median US income. If you want to know what Apple employees make, Glassdoor is is an excellent, perhaps the only, reliable resource. Which employees get paid the most at Apple? Is it the designers, engineers, or…

Mail1Click is a secure, encrypted email service. Developed by United Arab Emirates-based Kryptotel, this service will definitely appeal to the privacy-obsessed. Back in the day, a service like Gmail seemed like a great deal. It was free, and offered a ton of storage. Add all that to a great interface, and most of us had no problem letting Google’s little robots read our email and show us relevant ads. These days, with the NSA snooping…

Stunning news flash from the world of commerce — corporations are trying to manipulate you and your emotions in order to get your money. More shocking still? Facebook psychologists and data scientists have purposely tweaked user new feeds to control their emotional response. OMG, can you believe it? Well, duh. Wall Street Journal, bless its manipulative money grubbing heart, has posted a blatant bit of rage-itorial detailing Facebook’s tentative forays in online psych experiments and…

Who wants gigabit broadband? Cox Communications, America’s third-largest cable operator, is asking its customers and expects to begin delivering gigabit fiber to some of its residential customers this year (and there was much rejoicing). Initially, the rollout will be limited to new residential (home) construction in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha. However, the company will roll gigabit fiber to all six million of its customers nationwide (Cox Communications Broadband Coverage Map) starting in 2016. “We…

The great majority of Google’s products are free, which means you are what’s for sale. It’s that simple. However, in the case of Google Fiber, the company’s trendsetting commercial broadband service, they are taking the high road, doing the right thing and, potentially, leaving moving on the table. The company that told us “don’t be evil” and then put a glasshole in every tech conference restroom has done something cool. A fresh post on the…

And, by every version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft means every version all the way back to version 6, which shipped in 2001. Quite naturally, Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 users are completely on their own — Redmond won”t be offering a fix. News.com, among a host of others, are reporting a zero day exploit that affects every version of Internet Explorer from 2001 through today. While the issue being actively exploited — yes, boys…

Following a January 2014 ruling that essentially killed off net neutrality in the United States, companies like Netflix have already had to pay internet service providers (ISPs) extra to make sure that access to content is not limited. This practice would never be legal in the EU now that Parliament has agreed to a new set of laws that will enforce net neutrality in its 28 member nations. The laws require that ISPs treat all…

If you were to ask someone if printing off copies of something is wasteful, most will respond that it is. However, when people say that, it is normally because of how inefficient paper is, but a 14-year-old in Pennsylvania has revealed that ink is incredibly wasteful as well. It all started when Suvir Mirchandani, a student at Dorseyville Middle School, picked up on the fact that he was receiving far more handouts than when he…

Baidu, the most popular search engine in China, is known to censor search results. Given the Great Firewall that is present in the country, it has always been assumed that the Chinese government is behind the censorship. Even though the US is not a fan of these measures, a US Judge has ruled that the way Baidu displays search results is protected by the first amendment. This ruling goes against the pro-democracy groups who filed…

Facebook began to target apps like Pocket back in 2013 when it introduced read-it-later features. Those features are meant to help people save content for the future. Now, the social network is boosting up read-it-later’s functionality with a new save button. Even though it may never actually roll out, TechCrunch is reporting that the site is at least testing a save features that will allow users to hold onto links in a specific section of…