Instagram Hits 100 Million Active Monthly Users

Instagram is feeling no ill effects following its terms of service nightmare from last year. Instead of seeing a “max exodus,” the company is actually still growing, on Tuesday announcing the app sees 100 million monthly active users—10 million more than last month.

iPad Being Used to Diagnose Concussions in 2013 NFL Season

Injuries are unavoidable in the NFL. The team who usually emerges victorious is often the team who has the most talent still able to remain standing on two feet. Of all the injuries NFL players put themselves at risk against, none have generated more headlines than concussions over the last year.

Another iOS 6.1 Passcode Exploit Exposed

Not only have researchers discovered yet another iOS 6.1 passcode exploit, but they’ve found a way to dump a device’s data, too. After the lockscreen is bypassed, researchers say the vulnerable device can be plugged into a computer via USB and access data like voicemails, pictures, contacts, etc. The trick is actually similar to the previous […]

CNN Android App Updated With Live Streaming Feed

First, we read the news through the newspaper. Then, we watched the news unfold on our TVs. Following that, we took to reading the news again on the Internet before finding ways to watching it through live streams on PCs. Now, we’ve come full circle from just reading the news on our smartphones to now […]

AT&T CEO on Botched T-Mobile Deal: “We Didn’t Execute Well”

AT&T tried to acquire T-Mobile in 2011 but the deal was ultimately denied by the FCC and the DoJ. AT&T USA CEO Randall Stepenson recently sat down with the Dean of the University of Colorado law school where he discussed the deal and hinted that, perhaps, it was AT&T’s fault that the government ultimately decided not […]

AT&T Unite Hotspot Launches Feb. 8 for $0.99

AT&T announced today that its Sierra Wireless Unite 4G LTE hotspot will be available for just 99 cents – yes, you read that correctly – with a new two-year agreement. The Unite supports up to 10 connections at once, from various Wi-Fi-capable devices, and offers a 2.4-inch touchscreen display for keeping track of your data […]

iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Now Available

The iOS 6/6.1 jailbreak was just released by the Evad3rs team. We already knew it was coming this morning for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and the group said we could expect it at about noon eastern. It looks like they met that promise, because you can now download the tetherless jailbreak tool. It’s called “evasi0n,” […]

You Can Now Virtually Hike the Grand Canyon Thanks to Google Street View

Google’s efforts to Street View the Grand Canyon is finally available to view online. It in no way is an adequate replacement for actually going to one of the world’s most breathtaking works of nature, but it’ll have to do. Take a break, stock up on some water, and take a virtual hike past views like the […]

TicketMaster Dumps CAPTCHA Verification, When Will Others Follow Suit?

  Maybe it’s a small victory, but I’m still cheering nonetheless: TicketMaster has ditched CAPTCHA for an easier verification solution from New York startup Solve Media. Now, if only others would get a clue. Developed at Carnegie Mellon University in 2000, CAPTCHA (“completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart”) has gone on […]

Sony Fined $400,000 for the 2011 PlayStation Network Hack

Sony has received a slap on the wrist for its 2011 PlayStation Network security breach. A U.K. Based watchdog group called Information Commissioner’s Office, ironically abbreviated as ICO, has hit the Japanese electronics giant with a £250,000 (approx. $400,000 USD) fine.

Gears of War: Judgment Gets New Trailer, Includes Original Gears of War

The brand new trailer for Gears of War: Judgment has been dubbed “The Guts of Gears,” and it’s meant to deliver a bit of information and footage regarding what Microsoft is calling “the most intense and action-packed ‘Gears‘ campaign yet.” The trailer introduces “declassifying challenges,” a new element in Judgment that will give gamers a new set of rules […]

AT&T Reportedly Looking to Acquire a European Carrier

AT&T is reportedly on the search to acquire a European carrier based in the Netherlands, Germany or the United Kingdom. The news is courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, which said AT&T’s goal is to enter a new market where it “can upgrade technology and roll out more lucrative pricing strategies.” European carriers are still focused on […]