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Tech Bytes: Apple Eliminates Hackers, Flickr Catalog

Apple has fixed a bug that could have enabled hackers to gain access to iCloud accounts. The fix comes just hours after hackers leaked nude photos of celebrities. The internet archives is creating a massive Flickr catalog, featuring photos that have been published over the past 500 years.

  • Tech Bytes: Apple iWatch, GoPro Fetch

    Re/code reports that Apple will unveil a new wearable device on Sept. 9, and many speculate that it will be the so-called iWatch. And GoPro wants to help you see the world from your dog's point of view. The company has launched "Fetch," a new harness that allows users to attach a video camera to their canines.

  • Tech Bytes: Larger iPad Tablet, Instagram "Hyper-lapse"

    Apple reportedly is planning to introduce a larger iPad Tablet early next year. Its screen will measure about 13 inches diagonally.  Instagram has released a new time-lapse photo app called "Hyper-lapse," it captures action, like a plan taking off or a dog running on the beach, and then plays it back at up to 12 times the original speed. 

  • Tech Bytes: Madden 15, Polo Tech Shirt

    It's a big day for football fans, as Madden 15 goes on sale. It features an expanded skills trainer mode, as well as more camera views for defense teams.  Ralph Lauren has unveiled a new hi-tech t-shirt. The Polo Tech Shirt contains built-in sensors that monitor the wearer's heartbeat, breathing, and stress level.

  • Tech Bytes: Cloud Gaming, Free iPhone Batteries

    Microsoft wants to improve your Cloud gaming experience. The software giant is working on a new technology, called Delorean, which it says can reduce lag time by predicting the player's next move. Apple is replacing some defective iPhone batteries for free. If you purchased your device between September 2012 and January 2013, then you may qualify

  • Tech Bytes: Sprint Low-cost Unlimited Plan, Swing Copters Game

    Trying to give itself a financial shot in the arm, Sprint has announced a new unlimited smartphone data plan that costs just $60 a month. And "Swing Copters" is the new game, from the same creator who brought us "Flappy Bird."

  • Tech Bytes: Vine Video Update, Perfect Selfie Tee

    Using Vine is about to get a lot easier. The video making app just released an update that lets users import video from their cameras.  Fashion designer Timur Kim says he's created the perfect t-shirt for a selfie. The graphics are headily concentrated around the neck and shoulders. 

  • Tech Bytes: Apple Stocks, "Uber" Delivery Service

    Apple is riding high. The tech giant's stock reached $100.53 a share yesterday. That's a record for the company, following a stock split in June. And "Uber" wants to transport more than just people. The car-hailing service is testing a new delivery feature that will deliver more than 100 items to your doorstep within minutes, with no tip expected.

  • Tech Bytes: Microsoft Woes, Chevy "Valet Mode"

    More broken windows for Microsoft. The software giant has pulled its August update for Windows after users reported crashes and that notorious "Blue Screen of Death." And soothing nervous owners who've shelled out six figures for their 2015 Corvette Stingrays. Chevy is boosting its "Valet Mode," a monitor that records when the car is in the hands of parking lot attendants.