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10 digital tools to grow your Instagram following

Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much …

Marketing

How to use social media to market your business

DURBAN - Starting a business can be tough especially if you have very little capital and no money to market your business.<p>Social media is the …

Targeted Advertising

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not too long ago, one of my daughter's middle-school teachers told me that my daughter was spending a lot of time on her phone during class. As a mother, this was concerning. But I was not surprised. I am a physician and filmmaker who dedicated my time to make the documentary "Screenagers: …

Middle School

12 ways to improve iPad battery life

Keep your iPad running longer on a single charge with these battery-saving tips.<p>The iPad offers excellent battery life but after so many charges, battery life invariably begins to fade. How can you keep your iPad's battery running for a good, long time on a single charge? Let us count the ways:<p><b>1.</b> …

Apps

Einstein Might Be Completely Wrong About the Speed of Light

The consequences would be far more earth-shattering than we could possibly predict.<p>Every high school physics student can ramble this off by memory: …

Can't afford an S7? Then you'll want the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

<b>Update:</b> Samsung has confirmed to techradar it has no plans at this time to bring the Galaxy A series to the US or Australia.<p><b>Original:</b> Samsung has …

Phones

This battery trick makes Samsung phones last an EXTRA 24 hours

Sure, iPhones have a Low Power Mode – but frankly, the battery saving option on Samsungs makes that look pretty lame.<p>On the new S6 (and the previous …

League of Legends

League of Legends

Samsung trolled the iPhone 6s launch in an effort to make Apple fans look stupid

Samsung’s multi-billion dollar marketing budget was the key factor in the company’s meteoric rise to the top of the smartphone market. Samsung said …

Apple Store

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

If you're thinking about switching to iPhone, what would help you decide?

That includes the amazing camera, the terrific apps, the focus on privacy and security, and the advantages of Apple Pay, Apple Stores, and AppleCare, …

9to5Toys Last Call: Grand Theft Auto V from $30, Slow Shutter! for iOS free download, Raspberry Pi 2, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p><i>Last Call Updates:</i><p>Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Over-Ear Headphones (black) $129 shipped …

Raspberry Pi

Which Console Should You Buy in 2015?

It’s a new calendar year, which means a new year for games. We round up and examine all the leading games consoles and platforms out right now and explain which of them deserves your attention in 2015.<p><b>Xbox One</b><p>If you don't own an Xbox One, now's the time to pick one up. It didn't get off to the best …

Gaming

The World's Most Popular Site for Pirated Downloads Is Back Online After a Long Outage

Ed Oudenaarden—AFP/Getty Images<p>Jeff Gross—Getty Images<p>NASA/Reuters<p>Jim Urquhart—Reuters<p>Pius Utomi Ekpei—AFP/Getty Images<p>Robyn Beck—AFP/Getty …

The Best Free Apps For Your iPhone

But we can tell you this: most of the best apps are completely free.<p>Whether you just bought a new iPhone or you're simply looking for something new, here are some essential free apps you should download today.

How to keep your iPhone and Mac powered during Thursday's bomb cyclone

Instead, download anything you're interested in watching or listening to ahead of time, while you still have battery power and a Wi-Fi connection. …

What to do if you lost or forgot your iPad passcode

So you created an awesome passcode for your iPad. You were extremely proud of this passcode, too. For once, you selected one that wasn’t a birthday, or anniversary or special day that was easy to remember. You finally listened to all the published articles about how important it is to use arbitrary …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free was a great one, and it was highlighted by the controversial app Neato that …

How to set up and use action extensions on iPhone and iPad

Action extensions, part of extensibility, let apps share their functionality with other apps installed on your iPhone or iPad. For example, you can …

Riot wants to pay for your League of Legends security hacks and exploits

<i>League of Legends</i> is arguably the most popular game in the world, but Riot lacked a quick and easy way for individuals to share weaknesses in the game's security. One security researcher found a vulnerability, emailed Riot and then a week later the message finally reached Riot's security team. He …

Google exposes 'Poodle' flaw in Web encryption standard

Three Google security engineers uncover a major vulnerability in the older -- but still supported -- Web encryption standard SSL 3.0. Experts say fixing it is impossible and upgrading will be difficult.<p>Older Web technology continues to be dogged by revelations that show how insecure it is. A trio …

Information Security

How to Recover Safari Tabs You Accidentally Closed on iPhone

I constantly use tabs in Safari. When I'm viewing a page and see a link I want to read— without closing the page I'm currently on—I tap and hold the link to open it in a new tab. I sometimes have as many as a dozen tabs open. And nothing is more frustrating than inadvertently closing a tab when …

Google

An iPad filled with apps weighs more than one with nothing installed

Which weighs more? An iPad filled with media and apps, or an iPad with no media or apps installed?<p>It sounds like a trick question — the digital age equivalent of “What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of rocks?”<p>But surprisingly, an iPad without anything installed on it <i>does</i> weigh less …

Apps

The Cheat Sheet

‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

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 …

Social Media

Here's How Much It Costs To Charge An iPhone 6

Purchasing an iPhone 6 will set you back anywhere from $200 to $650, depending on which model you buy and whether you’re due for an upgrade. But …

Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after users report major problems with update

The new update is reportedly killing cell reception and Touch ID<p>One week after the launch of iOS 8, Apple released its first update for the new OS — iOS 8.0.1 — on Wednesday afternoon. It was meant to fix a slew of bugs, but that's not what happened. Immediately after the update hit, reports began …

Teardown Shows Apple’s iPhone 6 Cost at Least $200 to Build

More memory, more profits.<p>Apple spends $200 to $247 in parts and labor to build an iPhone 6, a teardown analysis of the device due to be released later today shows.<p>For the larger iPhone 6 Plus, the costs begin at $216 for the starting model and go as high as $263 for the 128 gigabyte model. The …

Free Access to Online Multiplayer For PS4 Players This Weekend

Sony has announced today on the PS Blog that this weekend will be a free online multiplayer weekend for all PS4 gamers. Starting Friday, September 26 …