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Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

17 Things You Can Do in OS X Yosemite That You Couldn't Do in Mavericks

If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new …

How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches

*Updated with a statement from Apple below.<br>*<br>Today's web users have grudgingly accepted that search terms they type into Google are far from private. …

Play Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 on Android - some assembly required

Do you remember the days before you got your first Pip-Boy 3000? They were a little rough, but they were fun, and they can now be re-lived on your Android device. I speak of Fallout 1 and Fallout 2, both of which have found a new home on Android, sort of.<p>The short of it, if you don’t mind the …

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13 best new Android apps of September 2014

September is done and over with. It was a fairly exciting month that saw some awesome stuff happen in the Android world. Not the least of which were some awesome Android apps. Here were the best new Android apps of September 2014. If games are your thing, be sure to have a look at our Best Android …

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11 tricks to make your Android run faster

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android …

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LG pushing update to G Watch to fix charging pin residue issue

In the past few weeks, owners of the LG G Watch have complained about residue buildup on the charging pins. Of course the issue is only appearing on …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

Samsung switches the Galaxy Gear from Android to Tizen

Samsung has finally pushed the green light on rolling out its own operating system, Tizen on its Android-based smartwatches. An update for the …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

Bruce's old Windows Vista desktop PC has problems restarting. If taking the lid off and giving it a spring-clean, fails to work, what are the alternatives?<p>I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm …

How to Backup Android in 5 Easy Steps

Here we’ll be going over five easy ways to backup Android smartphones or tablets. This is the easiest way to keep apps, data and photos safe. Follow …

New KitKat keyboard available for download with emojis and space-awareness

The release of Android 4.4 KitKat continues to bring us new goodies as folks get their hands on the code and compile bits for us to use on our …

Mozilla's Lightbeam for Firefox Add-on Shows How Sites Are Tracking Us

Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser, has released an add-on called Lightbeam for Firefox which presents a visualization of your browsing history and analyzes which applications are tracking or monitoring you online and how they are connected.<p>The company had previously released an experimental …

Google Services, battery usage and other areas of confusion

Jonathan wrote in with a concern:<p>Battery drain since 4.3 and/or new PlayStore<p>Am I the only one to have this problem? I have the same situation on …

Android News

Ask Engadget: best retro gaming / homebrew machine?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Brady, who just wants to play NBA Jam, dammit. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at <b>ask [at] engadget [dawt] …

How to Set Up a PC, the Right Way

All expecting parents have read What to Expect When You’re Expecting, because when that little bundle of joy drops out of mommy, you'd better be …

Make Android look like iOS 7 with this Nova-compatible package: jbOS7

It’s been almost a week since iOS 7 was announced by Apple and among its “new and innovative” features, the system also comes with a completely changed design that may appeal even to some Android users. Thanks to Google’s customizable mobile platform, those interested can now tweak Android’s …

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Are you an Android user envying iOS 7? There's a skin for that

Those who want to try out the colors and icons of Apple's new operating system on a Google-powered phone now can with the jbOS7 theme.<p>Android users who want to see if the grass really is greener on the Apple side of the fence now can try out the new color scheme debuting in iOS 7.<p>A theme called …

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How to Factory Reset Your Android Device: Wiping the Slate Clean (how to)

So, your trusty Android device has passed its best-by date, or you’ve decided to sell it, or you’ve managed to mess things up to the point that …

How to keep your Mac running in tip-top shape

Here are some tips and tricks to keeping your Mac running at its optimal speed.<p>When you use your new Mac for the first time, the fresh OS installation and new configuration will have the responsiveness and speed that's intended by Apple. For the most part, this should continue throughout the life …

Diamonds in the Rough: 7 Apps You Might Like (Ep #1 April 1-7)

There are an endless number of apps on the Google Play Store. It’s nigh impossible to sift through all of them, let alone find the good ones. So, if you’re in a “hell, why not?” mood today, take a gander at this week’s roundup of random apps we thought were pretty nifty, and that you might enjoy …

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The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

Teen gets 30 months in jail for shooting laser pointer at airplane

As part of a federal crackdown, this week 19-year-old Adam Gardenhire was sentenced to 30 months in prison for shining a laser pointer at two aircraft. Gardenhire was arrested in March of 2012 for aiming a green laser at a private plane landing at Burbank airport, and then at a police helicopter …

Samsung Galaxy S4's Enormous 1.5GB System Dump Leaked And Ready For Download [Updated]

As with any exciting new flagship device, it was only a matter of time before Samsung's recently-unveiled Galaxy S4 got the system dump treatment. …

Yahoo sale makes UK schoolboy millionaire

A British schoolboy's hobby has turned him into one of the youngest self-made multi-millionaires in the world.<p>Yahoo! announced on Monday that Nick D'Aloisio, 17, had sold his news-condensing mobile app Summly to the US tech giant for an undisclosed sum, reported to be £20m ($30m).<p><b>"It was</b> …