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5 basic iOS tips everyone needs to know

iPhones and iPads are remarkably simple to use. And yet they are also incredibly powerful — and incredibly complicated — devices. Sometimes getting them to do exactly what you want isn’t as straightforward as you might like.<p>In today’s video, we show you five basic iOS tips that will make using your …

iOS

iOS 8 is hiding a split-screen mode in its code

WWDC came and went without a single breath mentioning the split-screen multitasking mode in iOS 8 that was rumored to be on the way, but iPad users hoping for more productivity features might be in luck after all.<p>Developer Steve Stroughton Smith says he’s been digging around in the iOS 8 beta files …

Fly high and capture video from the sky with The Super Drone [Deals]

For thrills, skills, and power, there is nothing like the <b>SKEYE Mini Drone</b>. It may be palm-sized, but this quadcopter isn’t small on features.<p>It flies with acrobatic precision and can squeak between the narrowest of nooks! With 4 coreless motors, performing flawless takeoffs, vertical climbs, 360s, …

Drones

Canadian Mounties crack down on stun guns disguised as iPhones

There’s no shortage of killer iPhone cases, including the Yellow Jacket, a stun gun case that can deliver 650,000 volts of electricity to an assailant while extending your iPhone’s battery life for 20 hours.<p>But why buy a case when you can use a stun gun disguised as an iPhone to get the drop on …

Guns

Apple is now updating Maps data every single day

Since it was first released as part of iOS 6, Apple Maps has gotten a partially deserved bad rap. Although nowhere near as bad as it was at release, Apple Maps has a reputation for being unreliable compared to options like Google Maps.<p>One thing that was particularly frustrating about Apple Maps at …

Maps

Siri may have helped this 2-year-old girl save her mother’s life

Siri. You love her or hate her. For many of us, Siri is a novelty at best, and an inconvenience at worst: the annoying voice who starts asking you what you want from your back pocket when you accidentally sit on your iPhone. But for those who love Siri, she can be a lifesaver … literally. Because …

Siri

Boston parks will soon let you charge your iPhone from solar-powered benches

The park: a place to jog, soak up the sun, and… charge your iPhone? From next week visitors at select parks in the Boston area will be able to charge their mobile devices at special solar-powered benches, dubbed “Soofas.”<p>“Soofa is the first step into smart urban furniture,” Changing Environments …

Boston

Apple’s ‘flop’ iPhone 5c outsold Galaxy S5 in its first month on sale in UK

Samsung’s newly-launched flagship Galaxy S5 might have hoped to capture some of the iPhone’s market dominance in Britain, but new research figures show that even in its first month it trailed behind sales of the iPhone 5s and even Apple’s so-called “flop” iPhone 5c.<p>The numbers were crunched by …

iPhone

Apple finally finds way to lock down new Mac Pros

Apple has launched a new $49 Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter in its online store, giving Mac Pro owners (and Apple Stores) an easy way to secure their machines with existing Kensington locks.<p>Apple’s lock adapter is a straightforward metal bracket that secures the Mac Pro’s lift-off cover to the …

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …

Not All Copying Is Bad, Apple Tells Samsung

Back in the early 80s Apple greeted the arrival of IBM PCs with a snarky full page newspaper ad reading, “Welcome, IBM. Seriously.”<p>In the past few years, however, Apple’s claws haven’t come out all that often when it comes to taking rivals down a peg or two.<p>In fact, most of the recent sideways …

Toxins

Nike CEO is ‘excited’ about partnering with Apple for possible iWatch

When Nike announced it was shutting down its FuelBand division and exiting the hardware business, many speculated that the company would be teaming up with Apple for the long-awaited iWatch.<p>Nike didn’t exactly do much to cool the rumors either — issuing a statement that claimed the two companies …

Wearable Tech

Nanotips turn any gloves into touch-screen gloves

You know what time of year it is? Spring. And you know what kind of product is perfect to launch in your store during spring? According to the folks at Reign23 who sent me the PR email, the perfect spring accessory is gloves. Warm, hand-toasting gloves.<p>Or rather, a dab-on liquid which turns any …

Touchscreens

Should Apple ditch the iPod?

For the moment, the Apple doom-mongers have been silenced by another record quarter. But there’s one area where things are down, and still dropping. It’s the iPod division, and it’s the closest thing Apple has to a dead man walking.<p>Sales of the music player continue to plummet as more people buy …

iPod

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …

Apple

Take control of your iPhone’s lock screen with this tweak

Jailbreaking your iPhone is of questionable wisdom these days, but this new tweak is pretty cool.<p>Called Convergance, it promises users a complete, all-in-one Lock screen replacement package for iOS. The package’s features extend across four main areas: widgets, theming, HTML, and APIs for …

How to listen to YouTube audio outside of the app

With such a large music library on YouTube it’s an ideal way of listening to your favorite artists. Playing music videos in the native YouTube app is convenient, but playing and leaving the app to still listen to your video’s audio isn’t possible. Luckily thanks to iOS 7 there’s a simple way around …

Apps

Unlike Android, iPhone users are totally safe from mobile malware

For years Macs have had the reputation of being less susceptible to malware than PCs. According to a new report, that also holds true when it comes to iPhones.<p>Research by Finnish security firm F-Secure looked at reports of mobile malware detected in the first quarter of 2014. Of the 277 new threats …

Draw a picture for your passcode with this jailbreak tweak

You unlock your iPhone by either having it read your fingerprint or typing in a simple passcode. On Android, you unlock your device by drawing a pattern between a grid of dots.<p>But imagine being able to unlock your iPhone with art. Imagine painting a smiley face, or scrawling your signature, or …

Cydia

What the future of mobile payments could look like on the iPhone

Apple is working on its own mobile payments solution, per multiple reports from places like <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Exactly how the company plans to implement such a service remains to be seen.<p>Tim Cook has made it clear that Touch ID was created with mobile payments in mind, which makes sense when …

Mobile Payments

iWatch gears already grinding for fall launch

Apple suppliers in China have finally started producing the iWatch, according to a report from China Times that claims Jony Ive’s wristwatch masterpiece will land in the U.S. this Fall, and it might be even smaller than we thought.<p>Rather than going with a traditional printed circuit board, Apple …

Watches

Chance encounter in A Dark Room leads coders to pot of gold

Technology

Apple buys microLED company with potential to light up the iWatch

The complications behind creating a small screen for something like an iWatch are immense, but Apple has bought the company it may need to make it all possible.<p>TechCrunch reports that Apple has acquired LuxVue Technology, a small California-based company that specializes in “microLED-based displays …

Google Glass

Apple is jealous of Samsung’s selfies

Celebrities like Samsung phones, but they love marketing paychecks even more.<p>The wave of Samsung-sponsored selfies that started with massive retweets at the Oscars, has become one of the most popular viral campaigns in the history of the Internet as everyone from Ellen to Big Papi have been spotted …

Apple Store

How Apple Should Fix iOS 7.1’s Horrible Shift-Key

Among Jony Ive’s many changes brought to iOS 7 was the tinkering of the keyboard’s Shift key which has inexplicably gotten worse over time.<p>Streaks of successfully guessing whether the shift key is on or not should be award with showers of iTunes credits, but as designer Geoff Teehan points out, …

‘Blink’ Knows That Sometimes You Don’t Have Time To Swipe

I don’t know if I’m just ridiculously clumsy or what, but I’ve had times where I saw something happening that I wanted to record, and by the time I got my camera app up and switched over to video, that thing had stopped happening. And regret is a powerful thing.<p>So Blink (or [Blink], if you’re <i>super</i> …

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Blackberry CEO Coins Dumb New Slur For iPhone Users: “Wall Huggers”

Takes one to know one, Blackberry. The CEO of the beleaguered Canadian smartphone manufacturer — which recently celebrated achieving its first 0% market share since the smartphone wars started — is now calling iPhone owners “wall huggers.”<p>Speaking at the Oasis Montgomery Conference, where he was …

iPhone

‘Shot and Find’ Thinks You Don’t Have Time To Type

I love living in the future, but sometimes I feel a little spoiled. This app wants you to find useful things, but it thinks that your iPhone or iPad keyboards are just too hard to use.<p>Shot & Find is a visual-search app that lets you quickly search YouTube, Amazon, Google, Wikipedia, or Spotify just …

Hands-on with Apple's CarPlay: when Siri met Ferrari (video)

Apple's in-car infotainment system has been a long time coming. After it was announced at the company's annual WWDC conference in June last year, "iOS in the Car" flew under the radar, only to undergo a rebrand and launch publicly yesterday under a new moniker: CarPlay. Sharing part of its name …

‘iOS In The Lift’ Makes Getting Trapped In The Elevator A Joy

Apple finally revealed its CarPlay system yesterday that brings iOS access to your car’s dashboard. Some suburbanites rejoiced at a new rush-hour-infotainment center – especially those who can afford a Ferrari or Benz — but if you’re a car-less city slicker iOS in the elevator would be a hell of a …

Elevators