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Norway announces nationwide FM radio shut-off

By 2017, Norway plans to be the first country in the world to voluntarily end its FM radio broadcasting program.<p>The Norwegian Minister of Culture made the announcement on Thursday as a part of the country’s transition to digital audio broadcasting (DAB).<p>It won’t actually signal the end of …

Travel apps that don't use data roaming

“Travel apps are great, but watch out for roaming charges,” I wrote for the Telegraph in 2009. Five years on, little has changed. Data roaming remains too expensive for dawn-to-dusk app use in most countries. Fortunately, some apps work fine without an internet connection. So, even after you switch …

iWork vs Microsoft Office vs Google Docs: Which iPad and iPhone office suite is best?

iPhone and iPad owners have an amazing problem — iOS is the only platform with <i>all</i> major office suites. The good news is: we get to choose between …

Android Slips as Apple Gains Enterprise Market Share in Q3 2014

Reversing a trend of quarterly declines, Apple's iOS mobile operating system gained market share this past quarter as it continued to dominate in the enterprise market. Apple's expansion came at Android's expense, which lost ground, according to Good Technology's latest Mobility Index Report (via</i> …

WireLurker, Masque Attack malware only a threat for users who disable Apple's iOS, OS X security

Feature<p>Despite headlines fretting of a "new era in OS X and iOS malware," Apple's security systems for iOS and OS X are working as intended to …

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Frosbite Shows Battlefield 4 Running on iOS

Mobile processors are more powerful than ever. Thanks to the introduction of the latest processors from NVIDIA, like the Tegra K1, and Apple’s new …

See every Apple product ever made on one poster

Even the terrible hockey puck mouse<p>It's maybe not as iconic as a blacklight Led Zeppelin poster, or this cat parading as an actual sandwich, but Pop Chart Lab has a freshly updated version of its history of Apple products poster. It goes all the way back to 1976, when the company was making the …

Apple QuickType iOS 8 Feature Use To Create Song Lyrics (video)

Songwriter Jonathan Mann has used Apple’s QuickType features include in their latex iOS 8 mobile operating system to create the lyrics for his latest …

20 Amazing Apps For Getting The Most Out Of iOS 8

While iOS 8 doesn't <i>look</i> radically different, Apple's new operating system is capable of stunning visuals, and apps can now do more than ever thanks to widgets and app extensions.<p>From cutting-edge mobile games to gaining access to your favorite apps with just a swipe, there's no doubt that iOS 8 has …

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 …

‘Real-world’ app launching test shows iPhone 6 beating out Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8

Although benchmarks have already shown that the iPhone 6 has raw performance gains over the current competition, this video by PhoneBuff highlights what this advantage means in a real word test of loading a variety of apps and switching between them. Due to the differences between Android and iOS, …

The 10 Best Laptops On The Market

The experts at FindTheBest helped us put together a list of the best laptops and notebooks on the market right now.<p>Rankings are based on expert reviews and FindTheBest's Smart Rating Scale, which accounts for the technical overview and specifications of each product.<p>The Alienware M18x is an …

iPhone 6 and 6 plus bending fears 'seem overblown'

Non-profit testers conclude fears of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus design flaw are unfounded, taking considerable force to bend the device<p>User reports and fears that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones are bending in trouser pockets are overblown, according to independent testing by the US non-profit Consumer …

11 of the Best Twitter Apps for Android

Twitter’s official Android app can feel bloated and unintuitive. The Discover and Activity tabs are given prominence at the top of the screen, but it’s difficult to know exactly what it’s showing you. Mentions have been absorbed into a new area called Notifications, which also include favorites and …

iPhone 6 vs 5s – Cinematic vs Regular digital video stabilization

The Apple iPhone 6 doesn’t come with the optical image stabilization of the bigger iPhone 6 Plus but improves upon the digital video stabilization of …

iPhones and iPads star in this intricately animated love story

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How Flat Design Made The Apple Watch Possible

Flat design is good business.<p>After years of speculation, the Apple Watch is finally here. And though it runs iOS, it has its own user interface, with a home screen bursting with tiny little bubbles, each one of which represents an app. Why circular icons when Apple uses rounded squares for iPhone …

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iPhone 6 camera compared to every other generation

The iPhone‘s camera has been put to task many times, and the iPhone 6 is no exception. We’ve already seen a flood of shots taken with the handset …

How Much Better Is Each New iPhone’s Camera? Here’s An Excellent Comparison

It’s easy to say that the iPhone’s camera has gotten better over time — that’s pretty much a given. But <i>how much</i> better?<p>Lisa Bettany, co-founder of Camera+, decided to put it to the test. Eight generations of iPhone, lined up in a row… all taking the same photo.<p>The results are pretty damn neat. The …

The 15 Best Features of iOS 8

On the surface, Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 8 looks strikingly similar to iOS 7, but beneath the surface, it's brimming with new features …

How to Charge the iPhone 6 Faster

All iPhone 6 models come with the normal 5W 1A wall charger, but it turns out you can charge your iPhone 6 faster than the 5W charger could, and it’s …

New rubber gaskets around buttons help iPhone 6/Plus withstand brief dips in water

In iFixit’s ritual dismantling of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last week, the repair company noted that Apple had started including rubber gaskets around the power and volume buttons likely in an effort to make the iPhone more water and dust resistant.<p>Similar gaskets surround the volume buttons. …

iPhone 6 models 'set gold standard' in photo, video quality tests

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the new leaders on a French optical lab's test of photo and video quality, demoting the Samsung Galaxy S5 to third place.<p>Apple sets the "gold standard for smartphone image quality," DxO Labs said in DxOMark Mobile scores released Tuesday for Apple's newest …

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Apple Cofounder Steve Woz Cracked Up When He Saw This $7 iPhone 'Alternative'

Got $7? Then you, too, can own the "ultimate iRonic gift": iCups.<p>iCups is "the apex of high fashion and high technology. No screen, no buttons, no apps. Just simple, pure communication," its maker says.<p>This iCups is not to be confused with the "iCups Technician," which is what Apple calls its …

This Man Waited In Line For An iPhone 6 For 44 Hours To Win Back His Wife

The new iPhone 6 includes a mile-long list of new and upgraded features, but one man is banking on the phone having the power to fix his marriage.<p>Darius Wlodarski of Swindon, England waited outside the Apple Store in Bristol for 44 hours in order to buy Apple's latest phone for his wife, the …

Apple's Record Breaking Weekend In Context

Apple on Monday announced yet another record-breaking opening weekend for its latest iPhone lineup, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. But by now, it's customary — even expected — for each new iPhone to break the opening weekend record of its predecessor. Based on company data …

You Can Charge Your iPhone 6 A Lot Faster If You Use An iPad Charger Instead.

iPhone owners are familiar with what comes standard in the box: stickers, manuals, earbuds, a charging adapter and cable, and the handset itself.<p>It turns out, however, that using the iPhone 6 charger isn't the fastest way to charge the phone.<p>You're actually better off using an iPad charger to juice …

Apple's iOS 8 Rapidly Overtakes Android's KitKat In Under Five Days

Alongside the release of ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets, Apple also released the next version of its mobile operating system for its older devices. iOS 8 is a major release of the platform, and five days after its launch, one in four iOS devices are running the latest version of …

Apple Releases First iPhone 6 Ad Spots

Apple teased a set of iPhone 6 commercials featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake at the launch event for the new smartphones, and now the company has posted its first two ad spots online.<p>The videos are interesting because they are among the first wave of messages that Apple is using to …