Apple’s giant-size iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending, according to angry customers who have posted pictures and videos online. One video shows a user bending the phone with his bare hands to prove the flaw wasn’t the result of extreme circumstances.

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm-based games developer Mojang and the company’s wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft said in a statement it expects the acquisition to be break-even in fiscal year 2015 on a GAAP basis. The deal is expected to close in late 2014.

"Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

"Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft."

Microsoft said it plans to continue to make Minecraft available across all the platforms on which it is available today: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation.

(Source: yahoonews)

huffingtonpost:

Apple quietly discontinued the iPod Classic this week
The iPod Classic quietly passed away this week. It was 12 years old.

huffingtonpost:

Apple quietly discontinued the iPod Classic this week

The iPod Classic quietly passed away this week. It was 12 years old.

cnbc:

It’s official: Apple unveils a smartwatch. See it here.

cnbc:

It’s official: Apple unveils a smartwatch. See it here.

nbcnightlynews:

NEW: Apple unveils iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

nbcnightlynews:

NEW: Apple unveils iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Burberry and Home Depot are among the brands testing Twitter’s new Buy button.

Apple is planning to release an iPad with a nearly 13-inch screen next spring, noticeably larger than current editions, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The company is also widely expected to unveil larger iPhones this fall.

Apple is planning to release an iPad with a nearly 13-inch screen next spring, noticeably larger than current editions, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The company is also widely expected to unveil larger iPhones this fall.

laughingsquid:

Knit, an app that allows users to leave hidden location-based messages for friends to find
News, TV and movie clips, and advertisements could soon appear — and then disappear — on Snapchat, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported the service is in talks with media and advertising companies about launching a service called Snapchat Discovery.

News, TV and movie clips, and advertisements could soon appear — and then disappear — on Snapchat, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported the service is in talks with media and advertising companies about launching a service called Snapchat Discovery.

Twitter has launched promoted videos in beta (via Mashable).

Twitter has launched promoted videos in beta (via Mashable).