Arturo Paz

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3 Charging Docks For the New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

After less than a week of using the iPhone 6 Plus I can confidently make three recommendations:<p><b>1. Get a case:</b> You’ve likely already read or seen the …

Mobile Technology

Cool Posters from PatentPrints

There are some seriously <b>cool posters</b> on Etsy these days. PatentPrints recently caught our eye for their unique subject matter and stunning …

Palettab Chrome Extension Serves Up Color Themes and Fonts

Looking for font/color theme ideas? Palettab, a Chrome browser extension whose mission in life is to generate ideas for your creative projects, is conveniently located in the next tab.<p>Run by COLOURlovers, an international online community of over 4 million, each palette of five colors has its own …

A Brilliant Low-Tech Sound Amplifying Desk That Doesn't Require Electricity

<b>Seoul-based</b> industrial designer Jina U has designed a brilliant desk and accompanying chair that not only looks great, but is also very practical and …

Industrial Design

Shuddle is an 'Uber for kids' where parents pay and strangers drive

US startup raises $2.6m of funding and promises stringent security checks when recruiting its drivers<p>A personal taxi service for children? That’d be parents, surely. But US startup Shuddle is hoping there’s a business in taking some of that ferrying load off parental shoulders.<p>Launching initially …

Why Did Apple Apparently Send Porn To This Unsuspecting App Developer?

Complaining about Apple’s process for approving new content for the app store is something of a sport among developers. The process, they say, is too strict, takes too much time, and interferes with the “launch-fast-and-iterate” product philosophy.<p>But Carl Smith’s complaint stands out. He says that …

App Store

Find Battery Saving Tips for Almost Any Phone Model with This Index

Smartphone battery life is getting better over time, but there's still plenty of things you can do to help keep your pocket-dwelling life assistant …

Gear & Gadgets

Camera+ For iPhone Goes Free For Limited Time, Here's How To Get It

The popular Camera+ app for iOS can now be downloaded on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for free. Usually priced at $2.99, the app that has earned …

24 Hours Later, Users Find Hacks for Facebook's Rooms

Facebook introduced its anonymous community app Rooms on Thursday. Now, just 24 hours later, the lead product manager on Rooms discovered that users …

Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint to Hijack Computers

Hackers are exploiting a security flaw in Microsoft Office by using PowerPoint to attack Windows users and gain control of computer …

Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8

The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $36!)

This has been a great week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free, but we have a few more gems to share with you before the …

Chrome Show: New Chrome apps for Windows, OS X show Google’s strategy

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>We’ve discussed Google’s long-term Chrome strategy for more than a year, suggesting that the Chrome …

Grids for Mac: a Better Desktop Instagram Experience

Instagram may be among the most widely adopted imaging social networks, but there’s a limitation to the app’s presentation, especially if you often move back and forth between mobile devices and a desktop or laptop computer.<p>Sure, Instagram itself offers a more or less serviceable desktop …

August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys

Advertisement<p>31 Comments<p>Credit: August<p><i>Updated: This story was updated at 4:50 to correct the story. The August lock doesn’t use Wi-Fi.</i><p>For most people …

Apple event preview: New iPads, iMacs; yes, but Apple TV could shine in the spotlight

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>This Thursday, Apple is holding its next press event for products and announcements. I’ll be there in Cupertino live blogging …

Apple seeks to reverse slide in iPad sales

New iPhones have flown off store shelves since they were released last month, and now<p>Appleis hoping to bring some of that magic to its coolingiPadsales.<p>The company has its work cut out: Year-over-year iPad sales have declined two quarters in a row, falling 9% to 13.3 million units sold in its most …

Google Reveals SSL Encryption Vulnerability

Turns out that the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption we’ve relied on for secure communication on the Internet has a vulnerability.<p>Today Google researchers announced (PDF link) that they have found a bug in the SSL 3.0 protocol. The exploit could be used to intercept critical data that’s …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: big, powerful and now metal

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the fourth iteration of Samsung’s popular phablet series that features a new metal body, a good camera and less gimmicky software<p>Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is all the phablet anyone could ever need, and while it might be a stretch to operate with one hand, it does promise …

Apple and retail partners prepare for launch of Apple Pay

It's almost time to start paying for things with your iPhone 6 instead of plastic. Last month, Apple said its Apple Pay mobile payments service would launch in October, and new information suggests that the anticipated debut is fast approaching. <i>9to5Mac</i> reports that Apple is preparing its retail …

Google Glass user treated for internet addiction caused by the device

Patient appeared to suffer withdrawal symptoms when prevented from using Google Glass and dreamed he was wearing it<p>Stop worrying about your ‘addiction’ to the internet<p>Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google …

Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android's latest is coming to devices as soon as this month<p>After an extended testing and preview period, Google has announced the final release of Android L, its latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. Android 5.0 Lollipop is debuting on three new Nexus devices — the Nexus 6 …

Google's Nexus 6 is a giant phablet designed for Android Lollipop

The Motorola-made smartphone will start at $649, available for preorder later this month<p>Google is today introducing the Nexus 6, the latest in its line of smartphones designed to show off the capabilities of new Android releases. This is the biggest Nexus phone that Google has released yet, …

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

The iPhone is home to some of the best portable video games ever made. Unfortunately, they must be downloaded from one of the worst digital marketplaces. Farming simulations and clones too often dominate the App Store's best selling list. Unusual and inspired games are left to fight for short …

Wi-Fi Sharing Community Instabridge Wants To Become Your Phone’s Default WiFi Manager

Instabridge, an Android app that wants to replace your phone’s default Wi-Fi manager and give you access to a crowdsourced database of Wi-Fi hotspots, has bagged a $1 million seed round. Funding is being led by European VC Creandum, with participation from GP Bullhound, and a number of angel …

The Next Version Of Android Will Be Called Android Lollipop

We <i>knew</i> it was coming. It had to be. Every one of the last half-dozen or so major builds of Android has gotten a sweetly-themed name — and yet, Google had referred to Android 5.0 as nothing but “L” ever since its debut back at Google I/O.<p>It’s now official: Android 5.0 will be called Android Lollipop.<p>…

Google’s Nexus 6 Is A ‘Big’ Change For The Nexus Line, Ships In November

Google has done what many predicted it would, and ventured into phablet territory with the Nexus 6, its latest Android reference smartphone. The Motorola-made gadget has a 5.9-inch display, and 1440×2560 resolution, resulting in what should be an eye-popping 496 ppi pixel density. As Darrell has …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …