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Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Apple & Barclaycard offer new Visa rewards card w/ Apple Store credit, chip-and-pin, & updated financing options

Following the launch of Apple Pay in the US last month, Apple and Barclaycard have introduced a new co-branded credit card with EMV chip-and-pin support and revised rewards and financing options.<p>Apple has long advertised the Barclaycard “iTunes Rewards Visa Card” through its online store for …

Apple Launches Tool To Disable And Turn Off iMessage For Your Phone Number

Apple has launched a new tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage. This tool is especially useful for people that have switched from an iPhone to an Android or Windows Phone device.<p>Deregistering a phone number from iMessage is very simple now. If you do not have your iPhone anymore, then you …

Are You 'Fit' To Be an Entrepreneur?

It was both scary and empowering. But ultimately, once you have learnt this and tested it a few times, it is great to know that you have full control over what your body looks like. Full control over whether you can push your body further this week then you did last week. (PS, the bible for …

Hackers can use the Samsung Find My Mobile feature to attack phones

Most smartphones now come with built-in tracking systems that allow users to remotely lock or wipe their phones if they're misplaced or stolen.<p>The …

Apple faces class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU issues

Following a petition with thousands of signatures related to GPU complaints, Apple has been named a defendant in a new class-action lawsuit filed against the Cupertino-based company in the United States District Court for Northern California over system failures and graphical issues affecting 2011 …

Microsoft increases OneDrive storage from 1TB to unlimited for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft today announced it is increasing OneDrive storage from 1TB to unlimited for all its Office 365 customers, at no additional cost. In short, this means storage limits are becoming a thing of the past for both Office 365 business and consumer subscribers.<p>Microsoft says the gradual rollout …

50 Things Nintendo Wants You to Know About Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Some of us, myself included, were worried Nintendo’s <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> for Wii U wouldn’t make 2014. But then Nintendo ska-kawed our disquiet at the …

First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. Simply hit record, revolve your camera …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use SMS Relay

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can set up SMS Relay. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices, running Yosemite and iOS 8.1. Continuity also includes Handoff, iPhone Cellular Calls, Instant Hotspot, …

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15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

This Is How Facebook Is Secretly Trying To Make You A Nicer Person

The social network is trying to replicate the social cues that make us better communicators in real life.<p>It’s a modern fact: People are meaner on the Internet than they are in real life. Academics call this the “online disinhibition effect,” a term coined by psychologist John Suler, who once …

This Technology Could Change the Way Deaf People Live

Ryan Hait-Campbell says his San Francisco company’s invention is really about jobs. Deaf people like himself, explains the MotionSavvy CEO, are too …

Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more

Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users for making payments for purchases with the …

You can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

Apple on Thursday released the final build of OS X Yosemite, which became available to Mac users as a free download from the Mac App Store. However, …

Sprint to existing customers: Lease an iPhone 6 for $5 a month

After several promotions aimed at winning over new customers, the wireless carrier looks to reward its base.<p>Sprint wants to reward its existing customer base for its loyalty.<p>The company said on Tuesday that it is offering a "Loyalty Service Credit" of $15 to Sprint customers looking to lease …

Apple And Facebook Are Paying Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

The goal is to enable women who want to continue focusing on their careers without sacrificing their chance to have children later on.<p>NBC News reports that Facebook recently began its program and that Apple will start paying employees who want to freeze their eggs in January.<p>Known as oocyte …

11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

In The U.S., The Feds Are A Bigger Threat To Your Phone Than Malware

Mobile malware is exploding, though it’s mostly not where you live. If you live in Russia, where 10 gruesome factories churn out 30% of the world’s malware, you’re far more likely to have malware infect your mobile phone than, say, if you live in Sweet Home Alabama. That’s the good news.<p>The bad …

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From September 2014

From third-party keyboards to boutique e-commerce, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in September.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>SwiftKey<p>With the launch of iOS 8 last month, a number of third-party …

Verizon backs off on plans to throttle unlimited data users

The company says it made the decision after "ongoing dialogue" about its network optimization plan.<p>Verizon Wireless customers with a grandfathered unlimited data plan can breathe a sigh of relief.<p>The nation's largest wireless carrier by subscriber base said Wednesday that it would no longer go …

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Apple Watch has a smaller screen in tweaked video

Apple has released a new version of its Apple Watch design video, and a perceptive viewer noticed a slightly different design from the original. Most noticeable is a smaller sapphire screen and larger bezel on the Watch render, which appears to more closely match the prototype hardware we saw last …

The Wu-Tang Clan is selling its new album inside a $79.99 speaker

You'll be able to listen to it there before you can buy digitally<p>In a world where Neil Young is trying to sell an MP3 player for $399, and Taylor Swift sees selfies as a form of currency, the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA wants to sell the group's latest album inside a portable speaker. The legendary rap …

How to Stop Over-Analyzing Every Conversation

During every conversation I have, I analyze everything about the other person. I'm looking at their eyes, watching body language, and listening for …

Self-help

iOS 8 How-to: Customize and disable the contacts section in the multitasking interface

Multitasking dramatically got redesigned with iOS 7. With iOS 8, Multitasking added a shortcut to the people who are most important to you. In this how to, I will discuss customizing the people that appear at the top, using multitasking to contact your important people, as well as disabling it.<p>By …

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

The Internet is only one flying robot away.<p>If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed …

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