Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear and sister-site Android Community. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

IFTTT Android release today: recipes initiated

IFTTT Android release today: recipes initiated

Today the Android version of IFTTT, aka If This Then That will be released to the public. In Beta form for some weeks, this app has been released on iOS devices since last year. This version of the app will be working in a manner very, very similar to that of the iOS version of the app, recipes and all.

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Unreal Engine 4 Xbox One and PS4 support live

Unreal Engine 4 Xbox One and PS4 support live

This week the folks behind Unreal Engine 4 have made clear their very real and live intent to take on the console universe. Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have been added to Unreal Engine 4’s software suite, allowing console games for the next wave to take part in this engine’s graphics greatness.

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Apple “on the prowl”: 24 acquisitions in 18 months

Apple “on the prowl”: 24 acquisitions in 18 months

Generally the news is that Apple was discovered to have acquired a single company. Today it’s become apparent that Apple has been acquiring companies rather quickly, with Tim Cook himself confirming that they’d acquired 24 companies over the past 18 months. "That shows that we are on the prowl," said Cook.

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Apple Q214 earnings tap $10.2 billion net profit

Apple Q214 earnings tap $10.2 billion net profit

Starting off the quarter with a record-breaking quarter for revenue from services, Apple showed a quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion USD. This amount works with a quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, turning out $11.62 USD per diluted share for the quarter. This is Apple’s financial Q2 for 2014.

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FCC proposing skewed Net Neutrality rules: preferential treatment

FCC proposing skewed Net Neutrality rules: preferential treatment

It’s become apparent this week that the Federal Communications Commission plans on proposing a set of rules which would affect the way we access the internet. While in the past, "Net Neutrality" bills have suggested there be no blocking or preferential treatment of or for companies with webpages and web provider networks. This week the FCC is proposing that these companies can have their cake and eat it too.

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