Cole Allar

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Scary iPhone malware can spy on you even after you close infected apps

A rather scary piece of iPhone malware would let an attacker spy on a target using an approved App Store app without the person’s knowledge. In fact, …

Honda adopts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto for 2016 Accord

At its Silicon Valley lab, the automaker unveils its new Accord, with a slightly redesigned front end and LED lighting. But the biggest change is a new infotainment interface featuring rival systems from Apple and Google.<p>Honda revealed a refreshed Accord on Thursday for the 2016 model year, giving …

Android Auto

Incredibly cool new Google Maps feature is also terrifyingly scary

Google Maps has a brand-new trick you should know about, but the feature is also terrifyingly scary, as it proves how much information big data …

Apple slyly trolls Android with new ‘If it’s not an iPhone’ ad

Apple has a new TV ad out for the iPhone and this time it’s taking an indirect shot at its biggest competitor: Android. As part of the <i>If it’s not an</i> …

The mobile web sucks

It's going to get worse before it gets better<p>I hate browsing the web on my phone.<p>I do it all the time, of course — we all do. Just looking at the stats for <i>The Verge</i>, our mobile traffic is up 70 percent from last year, while desktop traffic is up only 11 percent. That trend isn't going back; phones …

MacBook Air

7 Exciting iPhone 6 iOS 9 Features

Apple’s iPhone 6 iOS 9 update is due to arrive this fall and many users are already testing out the new iOS 9 features as part of a public beta. The …

The Town where Cellphones and WiFi is Illegal

In Green Bank, you can’t make a call on your cell phone, and you can’t text on it, either. Wireless internet is outlawed, as is Bluetooth. It’s a …

The Future Of Samsung Could Rest On A Single Vote Tomorrow

These are trying times for Samsung Electronics, the largest Korean company by market cap and one of the largest technology companies in the world. The once high-flying smartphone maker has hit several road blocks over the past two years, including greater competition from Chinese Android …

Samsung

How to remove Flash on your computer

Adobe Flash is a common piece of software used by most computer web browsers to play videos, GIFs and animations. If you've used the internet, chances are you've used Flash.<p>However, as ubiquitous as the software is, it's no secret Flash has been dealing with security shortcomings recently.<p>Over the …

Software

Ex-Mozilla employees are teaming up with the Chinese government to kill Android

What do group of former Firefox engineers and the Chinese government have in common? They both seem to think there’s room for a real competitor to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, the operating systems that 96.3% of the world’s smartphones run on.<p>China’s Tsinghua Unigroup has invested $100 million …

China

How to avoid fake iOS crash scam that wants to steal your cash

An iOS scam designed to cheat people out of money is being reported by users in both the United States and the U.K.<p>A number of iPhone and iPad users have received pop-up notifications on their devices informing them that iOS has crashed, that their personal data is being stolen by a third party, …

I tried HTC's insane virtual reality headset, and I'm convinced the world is about to change forever

I just tried HTC's virtual reality headset Vive, and I'm certain we're on the precipice of a major change in computing. This is going to change the world as we know it. Really.<p>The HTC Vive was born out of a partnership with Valve, one of the most important gaming companies in the industry: Valve …

Virtual Reality

This is the tablet made for America's prisons

Private corrections service JPay, has introduced a new Linux-based tablet designed specifically for the two million prisoners it services across 34 US states. The company has previously launched its JP4 tablet – with around 60,000 in use across US prisons today – but the new JP5mini has one big …

App Store

Apple’s iPhone 6s is almost here… time to take out the trash

It’s only Monday morning and I’ve already found what is unquestionably the stupidest thing you’ll read this week. Not surprisingly, it focuses on …

Mobile Technology

Here’s how a filmmaker shot his critically-acclaimed movie using just an iPhone

Baker enjoys telling stories set in real settings, casting actors with little to no experience, and exploring stories you've likely never seen before on the big screen. That can range from a New York garment district wholesaler dealing with fatherhood ("Price of Broadway") to a porn actress …

Filmmaking

Airplane Wi-Fi is not safe

Airplanes, once a refuge from the Internet, are now home to the riskiest Wi-Fi networks you can find. For cybercriminals, Wi-Fi guzzling passengers are like fish in a barrel. Sure, public networks at Starbucks, airports, and elsewhere aren’t particular secure either, but airplanes are unique …

Hands-on with Apple News: Will it kill Flipboard?

The first iOS 9 public beta was released on Thursday. We've been testing iOS 9 on a variety of devices but have been spending a lot of time with it …

How to import your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

The best feature about Apple Music has to be the incredible playlists the app builds for you based on your music tastes. But if you’ve been using Spotify for the past few years, you’ve probably got a lot of carefully curated playlists of your own.<p>You could rebuild you Spotify playlists manually …

Paramount has struck a deal that could change theatrical releases forever

According to The Wall Street Journal, Paramount, AMC Theaters and Cineplex Entertainment have struck a deal in which two of the studio's upcoming low budget horrors, "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension" and "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" will be available in theaters exclusively for …

Universal Studios

Hands-on with Apple’s News app in iOS 9 [Gallery]

Apple earlier today pushed iOS 9 beta 3 to developers, and this build includes the company’s new News app. The app was unveiled back at WWDC last month, but was not included in the first two beta builds of iOS 9. News is designed with a Flipboard-like magazine interface with large images and …

Greek financial crisis sparks gadget-buying frenzy with Macs high on the list

Forget gold. When the next economic apocalypse comes, hoarding pricey computers may be the new way to save your cash.<p>At least that's what appears to …

iOS 9 Preview: Well This Was Long-Overdue

This year’s update to Apple’s mobile operating system isn’t a blockbuster release full of controversial design; in fact, the biggest iOS update of …

‘Hacking Team’ Hack Proves Governments Can Spy On Jailbroken iPhones

Forget about voiding your warranty and potentially rendering your iPhone unusable if something goes wrong, Apple fans now have another reason to …

Someone lept onto a Broadway stage to charge his phone right before the show started

They say desperate times call for desperate measures — this isn't one of those times.<p>An audience member at the Booth Theatre tried to charge his …

How to Run Android Apps on Your Mac in One Easy Step

Running Android apps on your Mac desktop just became easier than ever with the official release of the BlueStacks emulator this week. BlueStacks was …

Apps

Blackberry Is Making an Android Phone… And It Will Probably Be a Disaster

Optimistic investors have sent BlackBerry shares on a roller coaster ride over the past few years, but reality seems to be setting in. After briefly …

Mobile Technology

Free iOS Ads Remover - Block In-app Ads on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Why You Need iOS Ads Remover<p>iOS Ads Remover is a handy tool to block ads in apps on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch especially when:<p>Download a free …

How to set up your Raspberry Pi in Mac OS X

Despite its air of point-and-click friendliness, and Apple's tendency to precede its own applications with the letter 'i', its OS X operating system …

Raspberry Pi

Here’s One Area Where Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Beats Apple’s iPhone 6

A new report rates Samsung No. 1 in this smartphone category, but does it matter?<p>As far as high-end smartphones go, you can essentially classify the …

Mobile