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Apple has emailed a note to Apple Store and AppleCare employees as well as authorized resellers stating that a small number of third-generation Apple TVs have an issue with Wi-Fi and are eligible for replacement free of charge up to two years after the device was purchased.
Apple decided to push a lot of updates this afternoon, most of them related to a Java update that disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. By disabling the plugin, Apple is allowing consumers to re-enable it on a case-by-case basis. Apple has provided a full guide to the new plug-in options.
We have the full rundown of updates below:
Speaking at the All Things D: Dive into Mobile conference in New York City today, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel revealed that the popular photo-sharing app is much more popular than anyone may have imagined.
Specifically, Spiegel noted that Snapchat users send over 150 million photos through the service every single day. That figure was 50 million back in December 2012, indicating that Snapchat has enjoyed tremendous growth in a relatively short amount of time.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Snapchat, it’s a photo-sharing service that lets users send photos back and forth sort of like MMS. The rub is that photos sent via Snapchat delete themselves 10 seconds after being delivered. Though the average Snapchat user may be too young to remember (the core users are between 13 and 25 years old), it comically harks back to the self-destructing messages in the 1980′s cartoon Inspector Gadget.
The winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, with the New York Times winning this year’s prize for explanatory reporting. The award was for the paper’s “iEconomy” series investigating the way business has adapted to the changing global economy, largely focusing on Apple.
The reporting lead to changes in the Chinese factories where Apple products are made. Criticism was leveled at the reports for focusing too much on Apple, without addressing the other tech companies who also use cheap Chinese labor for production.
One of the problems with using an iPhone or other smartphone for navigation is the screen size. Manipulating the phone while driving can be a serious distraction. Telenav announced today a new embedded system called Scout for Cars that lets your smartphone running a Telenav Scout application to connect to the built-in car navigation screen. That keeps the navigation data up to date, and lets routing or other information be seamlessly transferred between the Scout app and the in-car system.
Scout for Cars works in two directions, allowing navigation information from the head unit to go back to the Telenav app for last mile information or walking directions to a destination.