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A bunch of new details about Apple's next big iPhone update just leaked

Although the company hasn't revealed any information about its future plans just yet, 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman just published a huge report that paints a pretty clear picture of what to expect from iOS 9.<p>Gurman's sources seem to be pretty well connected, since many of his reports turn out to be …

How to replace the iPhone 6 battery

How to replace a broken iPhone 6 battery<p>The iPhone 6 battery is difficult to remove and replace: Several flex cables can be torn easily, so proceed …

Couchlet turns any sofa or bed into a charging station

Chris Hawker does his best thinking when he sees someone doing something awkward. Watching people struggle with everyday tools guides the designer to invent things that solve everyday problems, from peeling a cucumber to powering our growing number of electronic devices.<p>So when Hawker found himself …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

What would you change about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

It's been six months since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so it seems like as good a time as any to start dreaming about the next. …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 /Plus

The intense rivalry between Samsung and Apple in the smartphone world is well documented, and comparisons are bound to be made between their latest offerings. With the sixth iterations of their respective flagships, even if only in the nomenclature when it comes to the Apple smartphones, the …

Apple extends its iPhone 5 battery replacement program until 2016

Battery life is one of the most discussed aspects of the iPhone, but some handsets have it worse than others.<p>If you bought an iPhone 5 in the six month window between September 2012 and January 2013, you could be eligible for a free replacement due to a battery fault.<p>Apple first launched its iPhone …

How to replace your iPhone's dock connector: The ultimate guide

There are lots of things that can go wrong with the dock connector in your iPhone. Bad chargers can cause pins to break off, water or moisture can …

What to expect from Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Watch event

Apple’s March 9 “Spring Forward” event is just around the corner, and its tagline can only mean one thing: Apple Watch news galore.<p>Scheduled for the day after daylight saving time kicks in, we expect Apple to shower us with details about the upcoming wearable, including pricing and availability. …

Save up to 77% on some of our favorite bluetooth accessories [Deals]

Cult of Mac Deals has all kinds of gadgets – speakers, headphones, keyboards, and more – that connect to your device with a Bluetooth connection. Check them out today as these are limited time offers.<p><b><br>The Bluetooth Shower Speaker</b><p>The Bluetooth Shower Speaker is a little bit of music freedom for those …

Secret iMessage shortcuts: Twelve gestures to speed up your iPhone chat!

Messages is the most popular app on iPhone because it's what keeps you in touch with everyone else who has an iPhone. And iPad, and Mac, and any …

How to fix a slow or frozen iPhone or iPad

Last year, Apple switched from prioritizing performance to prioritizing battery health on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and …

Switch to iPhone: For better apps

That's just why there's never been a better time to switch to iPhone. Whether you're tempted for yourself or looking to help the Android user in your …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

It’s hump day so we’re finally half way home, and it’s time to celebrate with some great paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for …

Here's what our readers think of the iPhone 6 Plus

Though the iPhone has always been a good (if not great) product, one area where it was lacking was size. If you wanted a bigger screen, you had to pick up an Android device. And plenty of people did, which is why Apple finally entered the fray last year with the iPhone 6 Plus. We really liked its …

10 of the Best New iPhone/iPad Apps from February 2015

Despite that February is a short month, there’s been a veritable explosion of new iPhone and iPad apps. In fact, iOS users have been kept super busy trying out everything from social networking and games to some awesome photography and artistic debuts. Here’s 10 of our favorites.<p>Vurb<p>Vurb is a handy …

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Fresh Air is my new favorite weather app for iPhone

That's because Fresh Air turns the weather and upcoming forecast into something you can dive into and explore, rather than the traditional static list of temperatures and conditions accompanied by a weather animation in the background.<p>The first thing you notice about Fresh Air is its …

Want to work for Apple? Here’s the grueling hiring process

Apple can be an incredibly demanding company to work for, but just getting in the door is nearly impossible.<p>The hiring process for Apple retail is fairly lengthy, but according to UX designer Luis Abreu, landing a job at the mothership in Cupertino is an even longer, more grueling process — which …

Demand for Apple Watch could use up third of world’s gold

We’re still waiting for the final pricing details on the Apple Watch, but if recent reports that Apple plans to sell one million gold Edition units a month are true, Apple Watch could wreak havoc on gold prices and do who knows what to the global economy.<p>Josh Center at TidBits has done some math on …

Basically nobody uses anything other than iPhone or Android

Wither thee, Windows Phone?<p>The smartphone competition really isn’t much of a competition, it turns out. A new report from market research firm IDC …

How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about the (surprisingly easy) process of adding solid state drives (SSDs) to radically speed up older iMacs, and the varied challenge levels of adding SSDs to older Mac Pros, Mac minis, and non-Retina MacBooks. Today’s guide looks at the <b>easiest SSD</b> …

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Samsung remains a key supplier for Apple’s iPhone despite patent disputes, competition

No matter which way you cut it, it remains remarkable that Samsung continues to serve as a key component supplier to Apple for the innards of the iPhone and iPad line while also being a major competitor in the mobile phone space. In fact, to this day, it is hard to argue that there is a bigger …

Maybe the NSA hasn’t hacked your iPhone after all?

Late last week, we reported on the newest leak from Edward Snowden, indicating that the NSA had hacked the SIM cards of pretty much every smartphone on Earth. iPhones included.<p>It looked bad. The hack allowed the NSA to tap into your phone without a court order. But today, the Dutch company …

Apple still relying on Samsung for iPhone 6s memory chips

People hoping that Apple will drop the Samsung albatross from around its neck for the forthcoming iPhone 6s may be disappointed.<p>According to a new report coming from the Asian supply chain, Samsung has come to an agreement with Apple to supply new 20nm LPDDR4 DRAM memory chips for the next …

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS specs leaked online

Still rear-wheel-drive, still naturally-aspirated, still 100 percent awesome.<p>We've been anxiously consuming every rumor that comes down the line regarding the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and today the internet hit the mother lode: <i>Axis of Oversteer</i> has three pages of official-looking (but unverified) …

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Cracked iPhone screen? iCracked repair tech will come to you

AJ Forsythe couldn’t stop dropping his iPhone and cracking the screen. He also couldn’t afford to be Apple’s best repair customer.<p>Clumsy but industrious, Forsythe bought parts on Alibaba and found he could fix his own phone cheaply and quickly. Soon, he was running a repair service out of his dorm …

Developer finds a way to make Android Wear work with his iPhone

If you have an iPhone and want to use Android Wear, you're pretty much out of luck. Google has hinted in the past that it might bring iOS on board, but if you can't wait you'll be glad to hear that one popular Android developer has found a way to make it <i>kinda</i> work. Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh, better …

Have we figured out what we want in a smartwatch yet?

Next month will be the one-year anniversary of Google’s smartwatch platform introduction. And the month after that will see the Apple Watch ship to …

Wearable Tech

Samsung teases Galaxy S6 with metal design and curved, anti-reflective display

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