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2014 in Review: Technology

By Daniel Perez, Dec 26, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories in tech.

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"I hated the idea until I was gifted a Galaxy Gear and used one for a while. My phone is in my ..."

- Turd Ferguson see all 9 comments

Apple removing 'Free' from App Stores

By Josh Hawkins, Nov 19, 2014 1:50pm PST

After pressure from the European Commision, Apple is finally removing the word "free" from their download buttons. 

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"Europes doing big things. Good on them. This freemium mobile game direct billing to cellular ..."

- chilln see all 4 comments

Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina Display announced; features 'Retina 5K'

By Daniel Perez, Oct 16, 2014 2:00pm PDT

A new 27-inch iMac was announced today which features a new Retina Display that Apple refers to as "Retina 5K."

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Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 officially announced

By Daniel Perez, Oct 16, 2014 10:56am PDT

The Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have officially been announced. See what exactly is new in this year's model.

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"Hmh. No confirmation if it's 1 or 2GB RAM yet. That's the deciding factor for me."

- ramshot see all 34 comments

Watch Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 announcement live

By Daniel Perez, Oct 16, 2014 9:30am PDT

Need some place to watch Apple's upcoming announcement? We know exactly where you should go.

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Ten Things You Can Buy For $350 Instead of an Apple Watch

By Robert Workman, Sep 09, 2014 1:35pm PDT

Why spend money on a small piece of tech when you can get these awesome things instead? And we do mean truly awesome things.

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"For what it's worth, I enjoyed this article. It's not serious and light in tone, and I liked that."

- thetangent see all 115 comments

iPhone 6 gets line-up of impressive game developers

By Robert Workman, Sep 09, 2014 11:25am PDT

Electronic Arts, Disney, and others are on board for Apple's new mobile devices.

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Apple announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

By Daniel Perez, Sep 09, 2014 10:36am PDT

Today is the day. Apple has announced two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Could Apple introduce a bigger, meaner, iPhone?

By Josh Hawkins, Sep 09, 2014 9:15am PDT

September 9th's Apple media event could usher in a new age for iPhones with the introduction of a larger screen.

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BioShock iOS hands-on impressions: Rapture resurfaces on a new platform

By Steven Wong, Aug 04, 2014 5:00am PDT

The original BioShock from 2007 is making its way onto the iPad. I go hands-on with the port to see if the game sinks or swims on the tablet. 

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"...but I really have no interest in a mobile port of the OG Bioshock anyway. Played it on ..."

- .3NV7. see all 17 comments

Google to stop advertising games with IAPs as 'free'

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2014 7:05am PDT

In-app purchases will disqualify you from the "free" label in Europe, following new guidelines from the European Commission.

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"About fucking time. Now bring this to America and call it a day."

- rtricoche see all 6 comments

Sharknado: The Video Game lurching towards mobile

By Robert Workman, Jul 09, 2014 9:27am PDT

Sharknado is getting a video game. WE'VE ARRIVED, PEOPLE.

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Opinion: Apple, you're not making a console

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Apple used its platform at WWDC 14 to brag about "console-like" experiences thanks to its new Metal development tools, but the boasts ignore larger market forces at play.

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"Interesting piece, but ignores the possibility of transitioning the apple TV into the gaming ..."

- nwillard see all 15 comments

Shack Snack: June 2, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jun 02, 2014 5:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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"The Man With the Briefcase has lead me to actually put the front page back on my bookmarks bar. ..."

- Grumbeld see all 4 comments

Apple launches 'Indie Game Showcase' on the App Store

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 2:40pm PDT

Apple is joining the growing indie game movement, highlighting noteworthy developers in their new "Indie Game Showcase."

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