On Friday, you might have read my and executive editor Susie Ochs's experiences with our out-of-the-box, retail purchased MacBooks. We had a lot of glitches in setup and configuration, many confirmed by other MacBook owners and some by people who had experienced the same problems in setting up new Macs.
If you owned a PC in the nineties, chances are at some point you played the excellent puzzler Chip's Challenge--the heartwarming tale of a guy who, for some reason, risks it all to collect ROM chips in a world plagued by locked doors. Chip's Challenge was part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack, a series that also included standout time-wasters like Minesweeper and FreeCell.
If you're curious how the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor works, the company is now happy to explain.
Twitter regularly experiments with its direct-messaging feature, perhaps because the platform is unsure just how important private chatting is or should be to its efforts. But here we go again: Twitter just turned on a feature that will let anyone send you a message, even if you don't follow them.
Moovit is in 600 cities around the world and is used by 20 million people. It raised £33 million earlier this year in an effort to help it expand into new geographies, including the UK.
Android Wear, perhaps the least fussy and fiddly of all smartwatch platforms, is about to get even easier to use. Google will soon roll out a system update that adds improved support for Android Wear's always-on mode; gestures that make scrolling through notifications easier; and even the ability to scribble emojis directly on your watch screen.
It's no coincidence that Windows 10 on smartphones will bear a greater resemblance to Android and iOS, according to a former Windows Phone designer.
Sick and tired of Dota 2 and League of Legends? Or perhaps just intimidated by those two kings of the MOBA genre? Blizzard announced Monday that its slightly-simpler, nominally-friendlier MOBA Heroes of the Storm is going into open beta on May 19, followed by a full release on June 2.
The downside of smart homes has become painfully clear to some Wink owners, whose systems got knocked offline over the weekend.