Raising Alzheimer's awareness through Facebook confusion

Imagine spotting a photo of yourself at an event you never attended. Baffling, right?

That's what happened to some Facebook users recently when they saw tagged pictures pop up on their timelines showing them at functions they were sure they never went to. Next to the photo, they'd see a message: "Confusing right? You're now experiencing what it's like to have Alzheimer's disease."

The photos were part of The Alzheimer's Event, an Alzheimer's awareness campaign by Alzheimer Nederlands aimed at getting younger, social-media-savvy audiences more engaged in the fight against dementia through knowledge and financial contributions. … Read more

Instagram invites press to 'share a moment' at NYC event

CNET today received a mysterious invite -- sent via FedEx, not e-mail -- from Instagram for an event it's hosting next week.

The package, wrapped with brown paper and a white ribbon, contained a wooden block, 4 inches long and wide and 1.75 inches thick, covered with a printed Instagram shot and a slot in the back so it can be hung on the wall. The included note invited the press to "share a moment with Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team." The event will kick off at 10 a.m. on December 12 in Midtown … Read more

What we didn't get from Apple's iPad event

After months of rumors and leaked parts photos, Apple's new iPads finally made their official debut -- but once again Apple didn't bring many surprises to its latest launch event.

Yes, we got a new trimmed-down 9.7-inch iPad (the iPad Air) along with the much-anticipated iPad Mini with a Retina Display and some Mac upgrades. But that left plenty of other product refreshes and announcements in a "to be determined" state.

What follows is a comprehensive list of products Apple did not unveil today. To be clear, few if any of these products were expected. … Read more

Apple Store goes down in anticipation of iPad event

It's an Apple press event day, which can only mean one thing this morning: Its online marketplace is down.

Apple on Tuesday morning took its online store off-line to get it ready to show off the new products the company will announce at the event. Historically, before each major press event, Apple temporarily closes its virtual store to update it with new products.

Check back later for our CNET live blog and read all of today's Apple news.

Apple is reportedly using today's event to announce new iPads. Apple is also expected to provide details on the … Read more

Apple's Oct. 22 event: Join us Tuesday (live blog)

It's Apple event time again, and this is your best place to get the news as it happens.

Apple's holding court in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, and CNET will be there to bring you live photos and news updates.

Expected are new iPads, updates to several Macs, along with a formal price and release date for Apple's new Mac Pro computer and OS X Mavericks, both of which were announced at a developer event earlier this year. For more on that, check out our full rundown of what we believe Apple will show off.Read more

AT&T to offer $5 LTE day pass

AT&T to offer $5 LTE day pass:

In this episode of Update:

- $5 LTE day-pass from AT&T gets you 250MB. But is that enough?

- Pre-order PS4 games right now! Or just wait, there doesn't seem to be an incentive to pay early.

- Hulu is making its way to the 3DS family.

- Tip calculation is now worked into Google's search functionality.

- Swiftkey 4.3 brings with it some impressive keyboard relocation features.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for … Read more

Apple decks out venue for iPad event next week

Here's a sight that's become familiar for Apple events of late: colors.

Apple is decorating the windows of the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco ahead of a special media event it has planned for next Tuesday. The design, first revealed in images sent to blog site MacRumors, is a deluge of autumn leaves amidst a single Apple logo. It matches the pattern on invitations the company sent out to media outlets this week.

The October 22 event is expected to bring a variety of announcements, including new models of the iPad and iPad Mini, updates on Macs, … Read more

7 things to expect at Apple's Oct. 22 event

October 22 is Apple's big chance to show off what's expected to be the last batch of products for the year.

A little more than a month after releasing its latest pair of iPhones, Tuesday's event -- the invitations for which proclaim "We still have a lot to cover" -- should bring new versions of the iPad, as well as updated Macs and a price and release date for OS X Mavericks.

That's almost exactly what happened this time last year, when Apple took the wraps off the iPad Mini. A second generation of … Read more

New Nike FuelBand boasts better tracking

CNET Update will Fuel you:

In this episode of Update:

- See if Nike's new FuelBand SE fitness tracker can motivate you to workout more with its updated tracking technology, colors and new app. But sorry Android, there's only an iOS app.

- Learn how to change your Twitter settings to receive direct messages from anyone.

- Don't be surprised if Amazon releases an HTC smartphone next year, according to this Financial Times report.

- Get ready for new iPads and Macs at Apple's news event on October 22. If rumors are true, the latest iPads … Read more

Apple officially sets its October 22 iPad event

Apple's "very busy" fall season of product launches is in full swing. The company just sent out invites for a news event next week, where new iPads and Macs are expected.

The invite says only, "We still have a lot to cover," and has colorful leaves from the Apple logo.

The press conference will take place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, and begins at 10 a.m. PT. CNET will be there to bring you all the news, live. Stay tuned for more details on how to watch. … Read more