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Weebly website builder comes to iPad with comprehensive app

Weebly, one of the more popular web-based, drag-and-drop solutions for creating websites, has made its way to the iPad for the first time. The app, which was demonstrated to us earlier this week, is a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for creating, editing, and managing websites right from the …

This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 charge and today I found one that’s a …

Google Is Now Letting You Add Polls to your Google+ Posts

Google is rolling out a new Google+ feature that allows users to add a poll to posts on the social network.<p>It’ll first be rolling out for Android devices and on the Web “over the next few days”, before being followed closely on iOS. Once live, users should see the option to insert a poll in the …

HTC is lost, and this blind camera isn't helping

Selling phones is hard, but selling the weird Re Camera will be even harder<p><i>"The smartphone is just the overture of HTC’s grand opera."</i><p>Phones are now cheaply made commodities, and the company that makes them the sole focus of its business doesn’t survive long in the modern world. Motorola, Nokia, …

Halo: an analog smartwatch with a transparent OLED display

The rise of the smartwatch, especially now that Apple has jumped into the fray, has conventional watch brands somewhat scrambling to join the …

Beginner's guide: How to set up and start using your new iPhone

Whether you just bought the brand new iPhone X, the iPhone 8, or an older version of Apple's flagship phone, there are a few steps you have to take …

Hype 3.6.7 - $49.99

<img src="https://www.macupdate.com/images/screens/uploaded/38646/38646_scr_sm_uc1.jpg" /><br/><br/><p><strong>Hype</strong> lets you create stunning …

Mobile Devices

It’s Hack Week: First Apple, now Healthcare.gov

A hacker broke into one of the servers by the government’s healthcare exchange site, HealthCare.gov, reports today say.<p>The attack took place in July, and the hacker, who is currently unknown, managed to plant malware on one of the servers used to test code for the Healthcare.gov website.<p>The U.S. …

The Sights And Sounds Of The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2014

The Disrupt SF Hackathon is here and in full swing. The event is filled with close to a thousand coders, designers and hackers all vying for one of the many prizes and awards available from TechCrunch and the event’s sponsors. Most worked through the night and will eventually present their …

Startups

Two-factor verification for iCloud.com is back following recent hacks

Back in June, Apple rolled out a two-factor authentication system for the iCloud.com suite of web apps. The feature quickly disappeared, but today, users are noticing that it has returned. The feature requires users to verify their identity via a ping to a SMS text number or device connected to …

This App Promises to Keep Your Pictures Safe From Hackers

In the wake of a string of celebrity iPhone hacks, one mobile app company is ramping up its efforts to keep all messages safe from hackers. Seecrypt, a mobile encryption technology firm, is rolling out a new feature on its mobile app Wednesday that enables users to secure images in texts and …

Cloudflare just added SSL encryption to two million websites for free

Last year, the web optimization network CloudFlare promised it would double SSL usage on the web in 2014 — and last night, the company made good on its promise. Overnight, CloudFlare deployed its Universal SSL feature, offering free SSL encryption to any site that opted in. All told, that meant two …

This Guy Convinced Google, Dropcam, Pinterest To Let 10,000 Hackers Attack

When they find a bug, they get paid.<p>The more bugs they find, the more they are invited in to hack ever-more sensitive parts of a company's network. They hack companies like Google, Dropcam, Pinterest, even some banks.<p>And these companies couldn't be happier about it.<p>In the two years since Australian …

Computer Systems

Here's How Even A Young Kid Can Hack An Apple Account With A Prepackaged Phishing Kit

During the so-called Celebgate, or “Fappening”, after that the privacy of dozen international celebrities and Apple clients was violated, and hundreds of intimate pictures were made public, media analysts were quick to point out supposed vulnerabilities of Apple products. From Cupertino came a …

How New Smartphones Boost Sales of Old Accessories

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>When a smartphone launches, it's logical to expect accessories designed for the new phone to fly off the shelves. Accordingly, demand should drop for accessories made for previous models.<p>But sales of older inventory are actually booming, fueled oddly enough by …

iPhone 5

Two Weeks Later, Here's What Users Think of the iPhone 6 Plus

When Apple unveiled not one, but two new iPhone 6 devices — the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus — the question of which iPhone 6 to …

Apple 1 computer among intriguing technological artifacts up for auction

According to Bonhams, around 200 Apple 1 computers were built and were the first pre-assembled personal computers to hit the market. This particular …

A 5-minute charge for this portable battery can fully recharge an iPhone 5

Portable batteries for charging mobile devices are great. Until they run out of a charge too. Then it’s usually hours of plugged-in time to fill the …

This bent iPhone 6 poster is perfect

Billboards can be big and unwieldy things. Sometimes big things need to bend a little to fit into the limited space of our puny little planet. And sometimes the thing that's being advertised is so perfectly in sync with the billboard's shape as to require no further explanation.<p>The massive advert …

Review: Two weeks with Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Video)

What can I say about the iPhone 6 that you don’t know or haven’t already assumed? Not much, actually. It’s running iOS 8, has a great camera, thinner design, and a handful of features that make it different from last year’s iPhone.<p>This year, Apple has bumped up the display size and released two …

Rico gives your old iPhone a second life as a smarthome bot

Deciding to buy a new iPhone is always easier than figuring out what to do with the old smartphone its replacing. 280 million used smartphones are expected to be shoved back into closest and drawers by the end of 2014 rather than being recycled, but the folks at MindHelix have come up with a novel …

Smart Homes

How To Make Any Song Your iPhone Ringtone

Love "Shake It Off" so much you wish you could wake up to it every morning? Don't waste money buying a ringtone from the iTunes store. Any song in your iTunes library can be made into a ringtone. Just open iTunes and follow these steps.<p><b>1. Figure out which part of the song you want for your …

This Is The Best All-In-One Widget For iOS 8, Supports iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus

The introduction of Notification Center widgets with iOS 8 has brought a whole new dynamic to Apple’s mobile platform, and of all the areas of the …

Top 10 Must-Have iOS 8 Widgets To Try On Your iPhone

Apple’s iOS platform may be famously closed-off, but with iOS 8, the Cupertino giant has opted to relax its borders somewhat and allow third parties …

How To: Record Your iOS 8 Device’s Screen on Your Mac Running OS X Yosemite

- Oct 5, 2014<p>You may have noticed the new video previews of apps in the iOS App Store. Did you know you can easily make videos just like those by …

The iWatch Won't Be What You Expect it to Be

They say that the only thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history.<p>With the highly anticipated and expected launch of the ‘iWatch’ (or whatever it ends up being called) next week, everybody has an idea of what to expect, and competitors are already rushing products to …

What To Expect From Apple’s iPhone Event On September 9

Apple is hosting an event on September 9, and by all accounts it’s going to be a real barn burner. The company is set to announce new iPhones, and this much you can take to the bank, but rumors have also arisen suggesting we’ll see a brand new wearable device of some kind – the great and powerful …

Wearable technology that hurts you on purpose

<b>The Pavlok (pavlok.com)</b><p>A fitness tracker that sends an electric shock when you slack off? What could possibly go wrong?<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 23, 2014 9:24pm (UTC)<p>In 2012, Maneesh Sethi used Craigslist to hire a woman whose job -- for a whopping $8 bucks an hour -- was to slap him every time he started …

This Smart Weather Camera Gives You the Forecast Outside Your Front Door

To be fair, the BloomSky certainly looks cool. With a solar panel, five sensors, and a single camera placed in the center of its bulbous head, the …

Kickstarter

Uniti wants to be the ultimate stand for all your Apple devices

Particularly with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite set to make all your Apple devices work together better than ever, it’s important to have a neat way of keeping your iPhone, iPad and Mac in close proximity.<p>Looking to solve the problem of messy desktops, a new Kickstarter project aims to create the first …

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