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Pioneer Electronics, Onkyo combine to keep pace with competition

As the companies join forces to take on the home AV market, Pioneer's Russ Johnston says both brands will remain distinct.<p>Pioneer Electronics announced last week that it would sell its home theater entertainment business to audio equipment maker Onkyo. Last night I chatted with Russ Johnston, who …


How to organize Share Sheets in iOS 8

With better app sharing a staple of iOS 8, organization is going to be crucial in making the experience pleasant.<p>Share Sheets are what Apple has named the popups you see when you share a photo, link, document, or any other sort of data with another app installed on your device.<p>After installing an …


Using iOS 8's QuickType keyboard

Apple is introducing a new stock keyboard for iOS users with the release of iOS 8.<p>The first time you use the keyboard after updating to iOS 8, you're going to notice something a bit different. Sitting atop the keyboard will be three sections, each of which contains a word (or words). Tapping on the …


How and where to find your photos in iOS 8

The familiar Camera Roll and Photo Stream collections are gone, but your photos are still there, just in different spots. Learn how the Photos app has changed in iOS 8.<p>After updating to iOS 8, many iPhone owners apparently freaked out the first time they opened the Photos app. Judging by various …


How to hide (but not delete) a photo in iOS 8

Learn how to hide and unhide photos, plus where hidden photos are in the Photos app on iOS 8.<p>Now that you where to find your photos in iOS 8, let us discuss a new feature of iOS 8 that lets you hide photos.<p>In the Photos app, you now have the option of deleting or hiding photos. Neither choice, in …


The hidden features inside iOS 8

Brian Tong shows you the features inside of iOS 8 that you might not know about.


Scan your credit card instead of keying in number for purchases in iOS 8

With Safari and at least the Zappos app, you can scan your credit card to enter your payment information for a purchase, saving you from having to key in your digits manually.<p>Entering your credit card number for online purchases is a nuisance, particularly on a small iPhone keyboard. You likely …

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Pioneer SP-SB03 review: Speaker Base puts powerful sound under your TV - CNET

Speaker Base puts powerful sound under your TV<p><b>The Good</b> The Pioneer SP-SB03 sounds great for pedestal-style sound bar, with excellent dynamic range and impressive bass for a subwoofer-free design. It's built like a tank, supports up to 55-inch TVs, and streams Bluetooth audio from smartphones and …


Relonch Camera for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6

Want to use your iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 to capture magazine-class photos? Don’t think it’s impossible. Take a look <b>Relonch Camera</b>, it should be a nice …

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Why I prefer the iPhone 6 over the 6 Plus: The Plus can't replace the iPad Mini yet

Living with the iPhone 6, part 2. Scott Stein tries out the 6 Plus versus the 6 and finds that neither one really steps up to match the iPad right now, and a big reason has to do with apps.<p>"Your phone can replace your tablet!"<p>I've heard this pitch before. Samsung's Note phones, mega-screened 5-inch …