We got to finally see the rest of what Apple had to offer for the Holidays this week, including two new iPads, a new Retina Macbook Pro, as well as the date for the new Mac Pro.Apple also announced that the newest revision of OS X, Mavericks, was both free and available Tuesday, enjoying a huge surge in downloads. That joined a huge amount of new updates for existing software, most of which had been made free, like Garageband. Though it was OS X’s big coming out, some iOS Apps got their own set of upgrades for iOS 7.Apple wasn’t the only company enjoying a big week, Netflix surpassed HBO in total subscription numbers. We welcome our new cord cutting overlords.
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Stories From Around the Web
- Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks
Most of this is likely common knowledge, but it’s been awhile since most of these were collected in one place. Whitson Gordon at Life hacker collects most of the neat little tricks you can use with Google when searching.
- The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back< Security expert Bruce Schneier talks about the way that engineers can fix the Internet.
- Inside Paul Allen’s Plan to Reverse-Engineer the Human Brain
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is interviewed by WIRED magazine about the first decade of his BRAIN institute.
- The biocoding revolution
At O’Reilly Radar Ryan Bethencourt writes about the next big development language, DNA.
- Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service
Krebs on Security describes an ID Theft ring using one of the three major US Credit Bureaus as their main source of information.