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This iPhone feature makes everyone look way too keen and people are not happy

<b>Say goodbye to playing it cool, iPhone users.</b><p>With the latest iOS update, your phone now automatically capitalises your kisses at the end of a text.<p>To …

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As a longtime Android user, here are my 3 early gripes about the iPhone 6s

I finally broke down and bought an iPhone 6s last week after years of using nothing but Android. I found a lot to like about the device and am very …

Will Updating To iOS 9.1 Make My Old iPhone Faster?

After initially seeding iOS 9.1 to registered developers and testers before iOS 9.0 was even made officially public, Apple has now pushed the first …

The fingerprint company that Samsung never bought is now everywhere

Fingerprint Cards has gone from a weird non-acquisition to making the Nexus Imprint sensors<p>Two years ago, a press release was posted to the website of Fingerprint Cards AB, announcing that the Swedish fingerprint sensor maker would be acquired by Samsung in a $650 million deal. That announcement …

Very first Apple computer hits auction block at mind-blowing price

Some of the most important scientific instruments of the past 700 years are hitting the auction block later this month, but one of the newest creations in the lot — one of the very first computers created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak — is expect to fetch the highest bid.<p>Christie’s has auctioned …

Google wants to power a contact lens wearable with solar power

In the future, your wearables might be a bit harder to spot than an Apple Watch or Google Glass. In a patent awarded Oct. 13, Google outlined a design for a wearable communication device, replete with sensors, memory and a microprocessor, shaped like a contact lens.<p>This lens would at least be …

Wearable Tech

How Steve Jobs Got His Employees to Believe in Apple

<i>Answer by Jonathan Brill, sales and marketing executive, on Quora.</i><p><b>To get employees to spread the word about your company and product they have to buy</b> …

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 …

When iPhone power is low, this device can take charge

Some day battery anxiety will not be an issue. Until then, we cope by way of the many charging accessories that exist for iPhones. Lightning cords, docks, power banks, battery cases . . . Every manufacturer claims their product is better, faster or the only one of its kind.<p>The XI.i.CON by …

3 Ways to Get Strong Wi-Fi, Even in Your Basement or Backyard

Netflix on the deck? No problem.<p>Sadly, we're not yet living in an age of ubiquitous high-speed Wi-Fi access — there are still Internet black spots hiding in distant basement corners and the edges of the yard where it can be difficult to get on Facebook let alone Netflix.<p>Take heart though, because …

iPhone 6s Plus vs Galaxy Note 5: Camera Comparison [Video]

Today we’re getting into the ultimate camera battle between Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus. These are without a doubt packing the best camera sensors in mobile right now, but which one will take the throne as 2015’s best smartphone camera? We’ll be taking a look at pictures and …

Hip-Hop

Kanye West's Decade-Long Slide From Greatness To Mediocrity<p>Steven Hyden on Kanye's 2010s career, a time of long decline following the high of 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'<p>Steven Hyden 06.05.18 9 hours ago 6 Comments<p>Here's Why The Drake Vs. Pusha T Beef Is Likely Over Before It's Begun<p>Aaron …

Apple iOS 9.1 Release Breaks Records After Big iOS 9.0.2 Problems

iOS 9 is a problem. While the software continues to run perfectly on the vast majority of brand new devices like the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPad Mini 4, for others it is causing bug after bug after bug. And now Apple has given its biggest indication yet of the severity of these issues by …

One Simple Trick Will Give You Better iPhone Battery Life

Sweet battery power, nectar of the gods.<p>If you own a smartphone running iOS 9, Apple's new power-saving feature could give you way more battery life than you might expect -- provided you know how to use it.<p>When your battery falls to 20 percent, a notification prompts you to enable Low Power Mode, a …

iPhone 6s display teardown reveals 3D Touch elements

This morning iFixit has been at work tearing apart the iPhone 6s, showing the very many layers of the device’s display now that it has 3D Touch. This …

Mobile Technology

Walker Overload: Rick and The Gang Are Welcomed Back With Hilarious Memes

YES it’s that time of the year where the dead roam the earth! <i>The Walking Dead</i> is back and all is right in the world once again. Hit the jump to see …

Apple seeds iOS 9.1 beta 5 to developers

Less than a week after seeding the iOS 9.1 beta 4 to developers, Apple has released the fifth beta for the it’s upcoming update to iOS 9 that includes a bunch of small new features and performance enhancements.<p>The latest release notes for iOS 9.1 beta 5 don’t mention any major new additions. …

Samsung Galaxy S7 rumored to get iPhone-like 'force touch' display, too

It may be six months before we see the Samsung Galaxy S7, but rumors are already appearing that it'll have a screen similar to those in Apple's new iPhones.<p>According to an I Ice Universe account on Weibo, a popular Chinese social network, Samsung has tapped Synaptics to use its ClearForce …

Surface Book: What Microsoft Got Wrong (And One Thing It Got Very Right)

Last week Microsoft held an event in New York to unveil an array of new devices. The star of the show was the new Surface Book—an awesome addition to the Surface tablet / laptop hybrid line that raises the bar for PCs in many ways. As great as the new Surface Book is, though, there are some glaring …

This New Smartphone Does Absolutely Nothing

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Samsung phones getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow revealed

Earlier this week Motorola offered up a list of devices set to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Samsung still hasn’t offered up a similar list of its …

Every Fast-Food French Fry—Ranked!

We get it: No fast-food meal is complete without an order of fries.<p>And though they seem innocent enough (the government considers them a vegetable, …

Can You Solve This Math Question That Made Some Scottish Students Cry?

This May, many advanced math students in Scotland were flummoxed by an exam provided by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The test was so …

This Haunting Story of a Teen Fighting for His Life After a Car Crash Will Make You Wish He Never Wrote That Last Text

Police found a cell phone with a half-written text at the scene of the crash.<p>A 16-year-old is fighting for his life after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident that one witness says may have been caused by texting.<p>James Boatright from Des Moines, Iowa, was found unconscious Monday in a blue …

New Magic Accessories from Apple Are on the Way

A French tech blog, <i>Consomac</i>, has uncovered language in the upcoming version of Mac OS X that points to a new keyboard, trackpad and mouse. Apple's input accessories have been due for an upgrade for some time, and with the introduction of Force Touch and 3D Touch, it is only logical that such an …

Apple adds Bluetooth 4.2 to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2

Changes to Apple’s published tech specs for various products are rare, but when they happen, they’re typically interesting — and under-the-radar. At some point following the September 9th announcement of the 2015 iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and iPad mini 4, Apple quietly modified the tech …

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Mac sales are slowing down, but don’t blame Apple

Apple just announced record-breaking iPhone 6s sales, but according to a new report, the Mac may not be showing quite the same upward trajectory.<p>Research firms Gartner and IDC both claim Mac sales have slowed to their lowest rate since late 2013, although they disagree about the extent.<p>IDC suggests …

Steve Jobs' legacy 'hijacked,' says Apple's Jony Ive

Jony Ive has not seen the latest Steve Jobs movie, but Apple's design guru thinks it's bad anyway.<p>Especially worrisome for Jobs' longtime friend is the succession of movies made about Apple's co-founder. Ive says he is most concerned by the way a life's story can be "hijacked" by people who did not …