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How to Search in the Apple News App

The News app on iPhone is a relatively recent reincarnation of the old Newsstand stock app by Apple. It’s similar to other news apps such as Flipboard, which brings together multiple articles from different print and web publications into a single app for viewing, reading, and sharing. However, if …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Reviews Show Apple Has Work To Do

More than ever, Apple has its work cut out for it with next two iterations of the iPhone. That’s the message some Galaxy Note 7 reviews are sending.<p>A quick canvassing of reviews this week yielded more than a few unflattering hardware comparisons with the iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus. Of course, Apple could …

Google saying buh-bye to Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac, Linux

Google has touted its Chrome browser as all you need for desktop computing on any operating system. But the search giant said in a blog post Friday that it will gradually be phasing out the browser's apps for Windows, Mac and Linux machines.<p>The apps range from photo-editing program Pixlr Touch Up …

Better Notes review: Simple and sparse can still be powerful

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone as a revolutionary mobile phone, widescreen iPod and breakthrough Internet communicator, he could have added a …

Apps

Tim Cook's first 5 years: Apple's CEO on failure and why he still believes in surprises

We hear from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company’s quarterly earnings calls, but lately the leader of Apple has been opening up in ways that …

The Apple Watch 2: Everything We Know So Far

New reports indicate that the Apple Watch 2 will show up later this year with basic upgrades and a GPS radio, but no cellular connection.<p>Sometimes I have to take a deep breath and remember that Apple isn’t in business to entertain me. It’s in the business of selling devices that look cool and work …

Apple Watch

Apple issues iOS 10 beta 6 for developers + public beta 5 for testers

Apple has released iOS 10 beta 6 for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 brings a refreshed look to Apple Music and News plus loads of new features to the platform. The software update will be ready for everyone likely sometime next month, and we’ll dig through the sixth …

Beta Testing

Apple CarPlay coming to higher-end models of Honda's 2017 Civic Hatchback

Honda on Monday announced that when it launches in North America this fall, the 2017 Civic Hatchback will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto …

New iPads, Like iPhone 7, To Get Incremental Upgrades, With 'Revolutionary' Changes Saved For Later

A few months back I complained about Apple’s increasingly muddied iPad lineup. In short, my beef was this:<p>For years, the iPad came in two sizes: ”standard/normal” (9.7-inch) and “small” (7.9-inch, officially dubbed iPad Mini). In 2015, Apple introduced a “big” iPad (12.9-inch, aka iPad Pro). While …

IPad Pro

Google's new video-chatting app is finally here, but the best feature doesn't work for iPhone users

Google released a video calling app Tuesday to compete with the likes of Apple's FaceTime.<p>The tech giant first announced the app, Google Duo, at Google IO in May. It's a simple, one-to-one messaging app that doesn't come with a lot of fanfare — you simply scroll through your contacts to see who has …

Apps

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is the best smartphone on the planet, period (Updated)

<b>UPDATE: Oct. 10, 2016, 1:20 p.m. ET:</b> <i>Mashable</i> has retracted the Mashable Choice award for the Samsung Galaxy Note7. Following an official global …

10 apps to help make you a morning person

It's time to kick that snooze habit once and for all.<p>How you spend your morning can be a good indicator for how you spend your entire day. A good …

What the Fuchsia? Google's trying out a mysterious new operating system

First there was Windows vs. Mac. Then came iOS vs. Android. Now with a project called Fuchsia, Google could be starting a new software platform war -- but we don't yet know who's on the other side of the battle line.<p>Fuchsia, which emerged Friday, is an operating system designed for "modern phones …

Google Video Calling Is Here: What You Should Know

The high tech giant's Duo app is joining a crowded video calling field.<p>Knock, knock, Google's video chatting app has arrived.<p>The app, dubbed Duo, represents Google's response to other popular video calling options, including Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's Messenger app.<p>Duo isn't …

Remix OS Marshmallow now available for the Pixel C and Nexus 9

When the Pixel C was first released, there was a lot of speculation that it was originally intended to run a tablet version of Chrome OS instead of …

Exclusive: Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification shade gesture coming on new Nexuses

We've learned that Google plans to introduce a new gesture to open the notification shade using the fingerprint on its new Nexus phones, slated for …

Apple Releases the Apple TV Remote App

The Apple TV Remote app, which has been available as part of the iOS 10 developer beta since WWDC, is now available to the general public as a free download in the App Store. The app, which is iPhone-only, approximates the look and functionality of the Siri Remote that comes with the latest …

Samsung is already making fun of the iPhone 7’s lack of headphone jack

While discussing Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 at a special launch event earlier today, Samsung marketing VP Justin Denison couldn’t help but to take a …

Is Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 the iPhone you've always wanted? (The 3:59, Ep. 88)

Samsung's big, beautiful Galaxy Note 7 lands August 19th

Another year, another Galaxy Note. Samsung just unveiled its new Galaxy Note 7 in New York this morning, and you'll be able to get one for yourself in the US starting August 19th. We got the chance to take one for a test drive prior to the show, and one thing quickly became clear: Samsung might not …

Google's 2016 Nexus phones could feature a new launcher

While we've had early looks at Android Nougat for months, it appears Google may be saving other software tweaks for its next Nexus devices. <i>Android Police</i> has screenshots that it says show "in progress" evidence of the new software, with a replacement for the Google Search bar widget at the top, a …

Installing OS X: What to do when ‘this copy of the install OS X application cannot be verified’

The other day a co-worker needed to borrow a Mac, so I grabbed an older MacBook Air from storage. I decided to wipe out the laptop’s flash storage …

MacBook Air

With iOS 10 Safari, Apple improves the animated GIFs experience on iPhone and iPad

iOS 10 includes a lot of new flagship features, from iMessage apps to a Siri SDK, as well as a lot of small tweaks and enhancements. The WebKit blog is highlighting one of these small feature changes, which makes watching animated GIFs on the web way better with iOS 10.<p>A lot of GIFs today are …

WhatsApp for iPhone gains 3x bigger emoji, zooming during video capture and more

After launching a desktop Mac app in May, Facebook-owned WhatsApp today gave its iPhone application a little love with a new version now available on …

Patent to allow Apple Pencil to work with a Mac trackpad now granted

A patent application geared to allowing the Apple Pencil to work with Mac trackpads has today been granted.<p>Although the patent was originally filed back in 2014, it was only published in May of this year. As we mentioned then, the version of the Apple Pencil described in the patent is significantly …

Apple Pencil

Google Maps is rolling out Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications to some users

A couple of very useful features have started rolling out to a few lucky Google Maps users in the last couple of days. If you've been following along …

Twitter for Android gets a much-needed night mode

White and blue might be Twitter's official look, but it's not exactly eye-friendly at night -- fire up the official mobile app in the dark and you'll burn your retinas. Mercifully, that won't be a problem from now on. Twitter for Android now includes an optional night mode that, as you'd suspect, …

Google's Nexus phones will now warn you about spam calls

Remember how bad spam was before the advent of Gmail? Google's free webmail service and its filters reduced spam emails from a menace to a mild …

Apple Watch 2 To Be Announced Some Time In September/October This Year

Apple is expected to announce Apple Watch 2 some time in September or October, according to a new report, with the company said to have placed …