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Make a Cable Managed, Battery Powered, Multi-Gadget Charger

Charging multiple gadgets gets annoying fast. You have to own multiple cables, a variety of chargers, and always have access to an outlet. If you …

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Apple iPhone 7 review: Everything you need in a phone, except the headphone jack - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Improved front and rear cameras -- now with optical image stabilization -- deliver much improved photos, especially in low light. Water resistant. A faster processor, plus slightly better battery life. More onboard storage than last year's models for the same price.<p><b>The Bad</b> No headphone …

Mobile Technology

This Portable Battery Uses Retractable Solar Panels to Charge Your Phone

Portable batteries and third party chargers have become a must for those constantly on the go and always on their smartphones. Looking to provide a …

This Week's PS4, PS3, PS Vita Deals Revealed

Another week, another set of PlayStation Store deals. Sony has now announced this week's lineup of offers for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, which include markdowns on games like Alien Isolation, RBI Baseball 15, Fluster Cluck, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil, and The Hungry …

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Battlefield Hardline Free "Blackout" DLC Coming Soon, Here's What It Includes

Electronic Arts has announced a free expansion for the cops-and-robbers shooter, Battlefield Hardline. Titled "Blackout," the DLC adds new maps (kind of; see below), guns, and gadgets, as well as a variety of gameplay improvements. As its name suggests, Blackout is a nighttime-themed …

Electronic Arts

Assassin's Creed Syndicate review

More than anything, <i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i> feels like a long-needed course correction.<p>Last year's <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> was by most accounts the lowest point in the franchise thus far, at least as far as the main-line games are concerned. But that low point wasn't an anomaly; it was an …

Assassin's Creed Syndicate has a fantastic first hour

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>As you may have read in our review posted today, <i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i> turns around the recent trend of disappointing entries in the franchise. And it doesn't waste time in doing so.<p>In the video above, you can watch us play through the first …

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate nails zip lines, not the story — and finally gets women right

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate might just win the hearts of fans who feel burned by last fall’s lackluster releases in the stealth-action series.<p>It offers a number of solutions to problems that plagued Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, some bang-up new additions including carriages …

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Watch us unbox the Xbox One Elite Controller

I got the Xbox One Elite Controller a few days ago, and you can read the review right here!<p>But before I wrote the review, I ripped the thing out of its box while a camera recorded me. These are the results!<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7yRwCsy8f8&feature=youtu.be

Gaming

The Xbox One Elite Controller is the best controller I’ve ever used

After playing games for more than 25 years, I’ve used dozens of gamepads, but I think I’ve found my favorite one ever.<p>Next week, Microsoft will release the Xbox One Elite Controller. It’s a $150 device that does exactly what the standard controller does, but only better and with a few extras. That …

Operating Systems

Video: All four colors of Apple’s new iPhone Lightning Dock reviewed

Alongside Apple’s announcement of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it also released a new official Lightning Dock to sit the phones in. Unlike Apple’s previous version of this dock which was made entirely of plastic, these new docks are aluminum and color-matched to the Space Grey, Silver, …

iPhone

Here’s what time iOS 9 will be released where you are

Time’s a crazy thing: it’s different everywhere! So if you’re wondering when iOS 9 will drop tomorrow, well, it’ll probably be different from us depending on where you are.<p>Thankfully, just by consulting this chart, you can know exactly when you should start tapping the update button according to …

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8 tiny-but-terrific iOS 9 features you may have missed

iOS 9 isn’t the massive update that we saw with iOS 7 and iOS 8, but that doesn’t mean it’s bereft of cool new features. Below we’ve chronicled some small-but-significant iOS 9 changes flagged by Reddit’s Apple community that will improve the device’s overall usefulness and functionality. Check …

Sketchy rumor claims iPhone 8 could rock curved OLED display

According to a rumor that’s sketchier than a rapid drawing done with an Apple Pencil, Apple is “serious” about equipping its 2018-era iPhones with OLED-based curved screens.<p>The South Korean news reports suggests that major Korean display-makers are currently showing off the cutting-edge displays to …

Mobile Technology

Apple patents half-height 3.5mm headphone jack, ready for slimmer future iPhones

While Apple appears to view the Lightning port as the future headphone connector of choice, with some manufacturers already on board, there are plenty of us who’ll be reluctant to replace our existing, expensive headphones. Which poses something of a problem as iPhones and iPads continue to get …

Mobile Technology

Apple takes steps to avoid a repeat of XcodeGhost debacle

Apple is taking steps to avoid a repeat of this week’s serious XcodeGhost incident — in which hundreds of App Store apps were discovered to include malware in the form of a counterfeit version of Xcode, the platform used by developers to build their apps.<p>The dodgy Xcode spread in China because it …

Apps

Hot-button issue: iPhone 6S hints at an end to the home button

A few of the additions to Apple's latest smartphone, which goes on sale Friday, suggest big design changes may be coming to future generations of the phone. That may be a good thing.<p>When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, he touted the elegance of its design, particularly …

Mobile Technology

iOS 9 review: Making the basics work even better

iOS 9 is deceptive. When Apple first publicly trotted out the update at WWDC a few months back, it seemed happy to hang its hat on just a few new features: Apple News, better Maps and an improved Notes app. After using the betas for months and putting in still more time with the final, …

How to Make iOS 9 Faster on Your Older iPhone

If you’re on an iPhone 6, the iOS 9 update likely works wonderfully and does what Apple intended. However, users of earlier models of the iPhone are reporting a major lag in performance since updating. With every software release there are bound to be bugs. If you’re considering reverting to old …

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant has received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and …

Apps

How does iOS 9's Wi-Fi Assist work; and how to disable it

When you are on a weak Wi-Fi signal your videos stutter, your webpages barely load, and your irritation increases. iPhone owners have sought a remedy …

Huge iOS 9 security flaw lets anyone see your photos and contacts without a PIN – here’s how to stop it

There’s a lot to love in Apple’s newly released iOS 9 software. We told you about <b>all of iOS 9’s best new features</b> in an earlier article, and we also …

iOS

This MFi-certified Lightning cable is also one tough keychain [Deals]

Walking out the door without your charger can be as big a headache as forgetting your keys. Solve both problems at once with the Titan Loop, a compact lightning cable that can be tied to anything else you carry around with you. Right now you can get one for $19.95 at Cult of Mac Deals.<p>The …

Tech Trends

Essential tricks to boost your terrible cell signal

Do you notice that your cell connection just dies for no apparent reason on a regular basis? Well there likely is a reason for it, even if your phone …

Verizon plans to field test its 5G network in 2016

Verizon is the first U.S. wireless carrier to publicly reveal its intentions for creating a faster network. It outlined its plans to work with a …

Verizon 5G Network Tests Show Speeds 30-50 Times Faster than 4G LTE

Verizon has conducted tests of its 5G technology, and early results show the new tech can reach connection speeds up to 30-50 times faster than 4G …

Ventev Anti-Glare/Anti-Fingerprint Screen Protectors for iPhone 6/6S

List Price:<p>$9.99<p>Price:<p>$4.95<p>You Save:<p>$5.04 (50% Off)<p>Product Description<p>Shield most Apple iPhone's display from annoying fingerprints and scratches …

September 7 Biweekly Giveaway!

This is the official announcement of the iPhone life Biweekly Giveaway! Be sure to enter the giveaway at iphoneLife.com/giveaways to win prizes, which we'll announce September 7! We are raffling off tons of great accessories for FREE.<p>Here's how it works: Every other Friday we will announce the …

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