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ModCloth Hit By Second Round Of Layoffsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  E-commerce retailer ModCloth has laid off additional staff across engineering, creative, product, producer, social teams and more, in a second wave of layoffs, following earlier cuts confirmed back in July which, at the time, affected around 70 employees, or a little under 15% of its then 500-person-plus workforce. (IT news)

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PlayStation 4 Update Coming On 10/28 Lets You Play Games With Friends Who Don’t Own A Copyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Back in August, Sony started teasing a new feature they call “Share Play”. Though we’re still waiting to see just how well it works, the idea itself is wonderful: once enabled, you can let your friends play your games with you (or by themselves, even) without them actually owning a copy of the game. (IT news)

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Etsy Moves Further Into The Offline World With Launch Of Card Reader For In-Person Paymentsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Crafts marketplace Etsy this morning announced a further expansion into the offline world with the launch of an Etsy card reader product designed for sellers who want to take credit and debit card payments in person. (IT news)

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Uber’s Larger Vehicle Service — UberXL — Hits The Road In London And Manchesterview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Uber is beefing up its presence in the UK, quite literally, today, after it introduced UberXL — its large-seater car service — in London and Manchester. The service allows Uber customers to summon cars with up to six seats in London, while those in Manchester can order cars that hold up to eight people. Read More (IT news)

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Movie Nights Lets You And Your Friends Find And Agree On A Film To Watchview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Trying to figure out what film I want to watch at home from the thousands I can pick on various VOD services is a pain. The only thing more annoying is trying to find one that my husband and I can both agree we want to watch (love you, Marc). (IT news)

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Bag Week: Daame Bagsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  While I can’t say that Daame Bags are the best daame bags we’ve tested (see what I did there?), I can say that they are definitely an interesting rethinking of the women’s laptop bag. We tested two types – a wide leather laptop tote and other 13-inch model. (IT news)

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iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneselfview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of days of use, it’s still the screen that (stating the obvious here) catches my eye. (IT news)

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FFmpeg 2.4.1 "Fresnel" Now Available for Downloadview story

http://spd.rss.ac – FFmpeg, a complete solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video, has advanced to version 2.4.1 and is ready for download. FFmpeg 2.4.1 “Fresnel” is the latest major release of the software and this is a major update. (IT news)

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Apple Pulls iOS 8.0.1 Update After Bug Knocks Out Cell Service And Touch ID On iPhone 6 Modelsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Update: Apple has pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update from availability, a fix is likely incoming. For now, it appears to only affect iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. An Apple spokesperson provided us with the following statement: “We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. (IT news)

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A Manual iPhone Camera, Finallyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Finally is a funny word, especially when it comes to Apple. I try to avoid using it because I’m cognizant of the fact that Apple’s pacing is often a lot different than the hive mind’s idea of what it should be. Just see how long it took to implement third-party keyboards in a way that was satisfactory security-wise for an example. Read More (IT news)

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GNOME 3.14 Officially Released – Screenshot Tour, Videoview story

http://spd.rss.ac – The GNOME development team has announced that the final version of its latest GNOME desktop environment, 3.14, has been released and all the new packages are now available for download. Unlike the previous 3.12 release, the new version doesn't pack the same amount of visible changes, but it has been described by the developers as a refined experience, and that really encompasses all. The GNOME d (IT news)

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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (8/8)view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Here’s a recap of some of our top stories from 8/2 to 8/8. The public has scrutinized the success of standalone apps like Facebook Slingshot, Twitter Music, and Instagram Bolt, but most people don’t realize that these apps are supposed to fail most of the time. (IT news)