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Google Cardboard: Cheap Virtual Reality in a box

Virtual Reality: a buzzword that has been floating around for the better part of the last three decades. Its roots actually extend farther back (to …

Deals: Free Apple Magic Trackpad and 25-100% off AppleCare with each MacBook, Mac Pro and non-Retina iMac

Exclusive<p>By<p>As part of its ongoing effort to deliver substantial deals ahead of the Black Friday frenzy, AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apple's …

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8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now free for a limited time ($55 value!)

Last week was a fantastic one for paid iPhone and iPad apps that were dropped to free on sale for a limited time, and this week is already shaping up …

Taking apart Google's modular smartphone

What do you want to know about Project Ara? Does a modular smartphone actually work? Yes. Is it very different from Android phones? In a basic how-a-phone-all-works, yes indeed. Paul Eremenko, Technical Project Lead on Google's modular phone project just called in at Expand NY, and he brought along …

Surface Pro 3 used as iPad stands by CNN commentators

Back in September, Microsoft’s marketing efforts for the Surface Pro 3 didn’t go as expected when sports announcers forgot what it was called, …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook has, for the first time, written publicly about his sexual orientation in an essay published in <i>Businessweek</i> on Thursday.<p>"I’m proud …

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iOS developer makes our iOS Apple Watch home screen concept a reality

Last week, I posted a concept of what the iPhone’s home screen could look like if influenced by the Apple Watch’s design ideas. Inspired by that concept, iOS developer Lucas Menge has made the concept a reality (above), creating a functional app that simulates the Apple Watch UI adapted for the …

Sarah Guarino has a great piece on how to properly setup OS X Yosemite to receive either cellular phone calls from your iPhone, or ‘FaceTime Audio’ call alerts if you have an iPad. The step-by-step walkthrough covers everything from setting up cellular calls to route from your iPhone – to your Mac, to even configuring […]

<i>Sarah Guarino</i> has a great piece on how to properly setup OS X Yosemite to receive either cellular phone calls from your <b>iPhone</b>, or ‘FaceTime Audio’ …

How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview as a virtual machine

Windows 10 has arrived! Well, almost: as we now know, the final version will drop July 29.<p>In the meantime, you can test-drive the OS in the form of the Windows 10 Insider Preview. If you have an old PC lying around, you could install Windows 10 from a flash drive. But I think the better approach is …

Tumblr Debuts Its First Desktop App On The Mac App Store

On the heels of the release of Apple’s new Mac OS, OS X Yosemite, blogging platform Tumblr has just rolled out its first official desktop application with the launch of a Tumblr app for the Mac App Store. The app allows users to post to their personal Tumblr blogs from anywhere on the Mac, whether …

Mailbox Email App for OS X Is Now in Open Beta

We first tried out the OS X version of Mailbox’s popular email app back in August and thought it was a strong showing among the myriad of apps looking to make email more bearable.<p>Back then, however, it was an invite only-beta. Today, it’s open to …

How to fix this annoying Family Share bug in iOS 8

Family Sharing launched with iOS 8, permitting family members to share iTunes and App Store purchases without having to share the same account. Shortly after setting up my family, with me as the organizer, I started experiencing an issue when attempting to download apps. My wife fell victim to it …

TinyScreen Color Display Allows You To Create Your Own Smartwatch And More (video)

Makers and developers that enjoy building electronic projects might be interested in a tiny new colour display that has launched over on the …

Secret launches Ping, an app that's all about a black dot, simplicity, and content

Fun fact: The folks over at Secret, the company that created the gossipy app for social anonymous posts, recently had an internal simplicity-focused hackathon.<p>Other fun fact: The hackathon resulted in a new app called Ping that the company quietly released today.<p>Secret principal designer Ben Lee …

Now you can play the Google Jumping Dinosaur game when you're unable to connect

Google has added an endless runner game into Chrome Canary, in which you attempt to survive as a cute T-Rex dinosaur by jumping over cacti. The game is only accessible when the browser detects you’re offline, on the ‘Unable to connect to the Internet’ error page. It’s completely hidden unless you …

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I finally got my iPad to take calls like an iPhone (but it wasn't easy)

Two of the neatest features I expected from Apple's new iOS 8 operating system for its mobile devices involve that old disrespected function, voice calling on the phone.<p>One enables Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone -- the device can connect for voice calls, not only data services, when its Wi-Fi …

8-Year-Old Kid Makes $1.3 Million A Year With His Viral YouTube Videos

Father-son projects are a great way to bond with your children, teach them life lessons, and, apparently, make millions of dollars.<p>At least, that's the case with EvanTubeHD, the adorably fun YouTube channel that an 8-year-old boy named Evan started with his dad three years ago. In his videos, Evan …

A GIF is worth a thousand words thanks to an iOS custom keyboard

Admittedly there are some things better said with a GIF than with words. But the folks behind PopKey seem to think that <i>everything</i> can be said better with a short looped animation. The app is a custom keyboard for iOS 8 that swaps letters and numbers for your favorite reaction GIFs. Did your friend …

GIF Keyboard for iOS 8 Is the App You've Been Waiting For

Get ready Internet, animated GIF keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>When iOS 8 was first revealed earlier this year, the game-changing feature that had many …

Picdeck is Tweetdeck for Instagram

If you like TweetDeck and you like Instagram, you might well like Picdeck.<p>In a nutshell, Picdeck brings a TweetDeck-style interface to the Instagram realm, letting you easliy track specific users or hashtags.<p>The result is this – a compendium of columns tailored to your every need. Granted, it’s …

Vlur makes your Vine and Instagram videos more interesting (pictures)

A Satellite Took Pictures of Another Satellite and Now It's a GIF

A series of pictures provided to TIME by DigitalGlobe shows what kind of fun you can have when you own multiple satellites.<p>The images captured the …

Google Adds User Account Menu to Chrome Canary

Google Chrome has supported multiple user accounts for years now, but the options to add and manage them have been buried in the browser’s settings. In fact, if you actually navigate to the proper section (Hit the menu button, choose Settings, and scroll down to “Users”) and add a few users, you …

Why Humin Could Replace Your iPhone's Phone App

We took an early look at Humin, an impressive contacts app for the iPhone, back in January this year. Finally, it’s launching onto the App Store in the US today and it’s even better than when we first tried it.<p>Humin works best when it’s placed in your dock in place of the default Phone app. It …

Watch these guys try driving a car from a drone's point of view

It's a pretty well-known fact that if you're looking for a proper sense of speed in a racing game, you play from either the cockpit or bumper viewpoint. Using the chase cam isn't exactly natural, and really, how is it even realistic? Well, thanks to the future we now live in, that question's been …