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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

While people are always on the hunt for good deals, Thanksgiving week is known for being the one week each year that people devote the most time to …

Running out of room on your iOS 8 device? How to manage local storage versus the cloud

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Unlike the dramatic increases in hard drive storage required during the personal computer era, modern-day mobile devices are …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

iCloud Drive: What Is It, How It Works & Its Fundamental Problem – MacStories

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is introducing a new feature of iCloud: iCloud Drive. Apple bills it as a feature that will let you:<p>...safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud. Documents you store in iCloud Drive will be kept up …

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Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

Apps

How to Get AirPlay on Older Macs

AirPlay is a technology created by Apple that lets you stream the display signal from your Mac to your second- or third-generation Apple TV. As well …

These are the best Notification Center widgets for OS X Yosemite

Apple’s phones and tablets weren’t the only devices to receive improved widget functionality in their latest update. OS X Yosemite also allows …

Flashlight Extends OS X Yosemite’s Spotlight with Plugins – MacStories

Developed by Nate Parrott, Flashlight is an interesting tweak for Spotlight that aims to extend Yosemite’s search utility and app launcher with plugins. Available for free on GitHub and based on a plugin system written in Python, Flashlight extends the capabilities of Spotlight with features such …

Wolfram Alpha

Night Sky Pro delivers a seriously in-depth stargazing experience

I live in a metropolitan area where I’m lucky if I can look up at night and see the stars. It’s just too bright and the air is too congested. …

iPad Mini 3 teardown's biggest surprise? The glue, iFixit finds

Apple's latest tiny tablet is tough to repair, says iFixit, and any fixes to the screen could result in a non-functioning Touch ID.<p>Apple's iPad Mini 3, which hit store shelves this week, is so close in design and internal components to its predecessor that not much has changed in the eyes of …

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Here's what the Apple Watch UI looks like on an iPhone [video]

When the Apple Watch was revealed, it displayed a fairly drastic UI change from the way a typical iPad or iPhone works. The UI showcased many app …

How to use AirDrop between OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

AirDrop is a file transmission tool that first debuted in OS X Lion. Prior to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, the AirDrop protocols between Mac and iOS were …

An espresso machine in your backpack? Minipresso says yes

The Minipresso is a hand-pumped coffee gadget that's supposed to provide you with traditional machine-quality coffee in a portable package.<p>While there's something to be said -- a lot to be said, really -- for cowboy coffee, a fine espresso is a wonder unto itself. And the Minipresso looks like it's …

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Interview with a DDoS troll: Meet 'the Gods of the Internet'

DDoS attacks are a way to keep corrupt corporations honest, according to an anonymous member of DerpTrolling, who gives us an inside look at the self-proclaimed gods of the Internet.<p>"We decided to take action because, if we had the capability to stop corporate greed and we did nothing, that in …

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Nope Looks Dope If You Don’t Want Your Webcam Spying On You

At Disrupt NYC earlier this year a TC colleague walked past the table where I was sitting and clocked my MacBook Air, with its patch of dog-eared masking tape covering the webcam, and said: “Wow, you’re so paranoid!” I quipped that Europeans generally are.<p>But in the digital sphere these days it …

Tesco opens Hudl2 pre-orders

Suitably impressed by last week's Hudl2 launch? Tesco is now ready to take your money. The supermarket giant has opened orders on its Direct store, allowing you to put aside one (or more) of its eight vividly coloured tablets for pick up tomorrow. For £129, you'll enjoy an 8.3-inch Full HD display, …

A 5-minute charge for this portable battery can fully recharge an iPhone 5

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Portable batteries for charging mobile devices are great. Until they run out of a charge too. Then it’s usually hours of …

Could Apple TV become a smart home hub?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>An upcoming beta version of Apple TV software contains support for Apple’s HomeKit framework, igniting speculation that Apple …

Apple sends invites to Oct. 16 event, saying 'it's been way too long'

A month after unveiling new iPhones and the Apple Watch, Apple will host another product launch -- and the invite intriguingly says "it's been way too long."<p>It's iPad time.<p>Apple on Wednesday sent out invitations to an October 16 press event on its campus in Cupertino, Calif. It's widely expected to …

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iPhone 6 Review: It’s a Winner

In my view, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone on the market, when you combine its hardware, all-new operating system, and the Apple ecosystem whose doors it opens.<p>After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the …

Just warming up: Oculus Rift sells over 100,000 developer kits

Virtual reality is becoming gaming’s new reality.<p>The developer kit version of the Oculus Rift, the virtual-reality headset originally funded on Kickstarter, has sold 100,000 devices, according to Gamasutra. That’s 60,000 sold for the original DK1 version and 40,000 preorders for the DK2 kits.<p>These …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

Qualcomm buys Wilocity to put gigabit wireless connections in smartphones

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Qualcomm(s qcom) confirmed on Wednesday that it is buying gigabit wireless specialist Wilocity in a move that puts the mobile …

Microsoft wearable rumors suggest more fitness tracker, less smartwatch

You may want to dial back your expectations for Microsoft's oft-rumored smartwatch. According to sources speaking to the historically well-informed Paul Thurrott, the wearable isn't intended as a watch -- it's a Gear Fit-style health tracker that happens to deliver phone notifications and …

Even More Photos Of The iPhone 6 Display Leaked

We recently saw some photos of the new display on Apple’s iPhone 6, we now have some more and these give us a better look at the display design on …

Android Wear Gets Its Own Companion App, Plus A Dedicated Section In Google Play’s App Store

Android Wear, Google’s new smartwatch platform powering wrist-computers like the LG G, Samsung Gear Live, and Moto 360, now has its own companion application. The app, also called Android Wear for simplicity’s sake (?), is available from the Google Play app store, allowing watch owners to configure …

Apple patent looks to smarten up the iPhone's security lock

A newly published patent envisions a more secure smartphone that will require a range of unlocking codes based on users' locations.<p>Smartphone locking is often seen as a necessary but sometimes annoying tool. Punching in a pincode or even using the newer fingerprint scanners can be a pain when just …

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BMW 3D prints new thumbs for factory workers

German car manufacturer put new technology in place to reduce strain on manufacturing-line workers' hands<p>German car manufacturer BMW has turned to 3D printing to physically augment its car-plant workers, giving them stronger, augmented thumbs.<p>The 3D-printed apparel acts like support brackets for …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Ink and Slide: Hands On With Adobe's New iPad Drawing Tools (Updated)

Last year, Adobe took its first foray into the hardware world with two cutely named digital drawing devices, projects Mighty and Napoleon. The …