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Set Animated GIF Image As Wallpaper On Mac OS X, Here's How

Having the ability to apply a small amount of customization to mobile and desktop machines is generally something that hugely appeals to owners. One …

The Making of The Witcher 2

<i>This week, Microsoft re-released The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings via backward compatibility, and for a limited time, the game is available to</i> …

These Secret Netflix Codes Can Reveal Tons of Hidden Categories

Netflix has tons of great content, but it can be hard to find it all if you don’t know what you’re looking for. The site’s algorithms show you what …

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You Can Finally Get Rid Of Your iPhone's Dumb Default Apps

For everyone who's never actually used the Stocks app.<p>If you never turn off your phone (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), then it's not a problem!

Gadget makes your $10 earbuds sound like $200 headphones

What if those lame EarPods that Apple included with your iPhone could sound like top-of-the-line headphones?<p>I'm no audiophile, but even I can hear a clear difference between cheap headphones and high-quality headphones. That is, until I plugged my crappy headphones into the new BoomStick.<p>A tiny $99 …

Audiophile

Here Are the Apps We Actually Used This Year

Motherboard staff lay their home screens bare.<p>You probably have a lot of apps, but how many of those do you <i>actually</i> use? When you really think about it, probably not many! And that's okay. Some apps are only for occasional use, a specific time or place. But the apps you use the most often say a lot …

Apple announces formal opposition to UK surveillance bill

Apple is speaking out against the UK's Investigatory Powers Bill, the new web surveillance proposal that privacy groups have dubbed the "Snooper's Charter." Today was the deadline for written statements to be submitted to the committee considering the bill, and Apple CEO Tim Cook took the …

See Your 2015 Xbox Gaming Stats With This New Page

Microsoft has launched a new "Your 2015 Year in Review" website that lets you see a lot of data about your Xbox gaming habits in the past year and how they stack up with friends the community at large<p>It's easy. Head to this page (make sure you're logged in) and the full report should immediately …

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Konami's bitter, yearlong breakup with Hideo Kojima, explained

A 30-year relationship goes down in the flames of a hundred burned bridges<p>Hideo Kojima is one of the world's foremost game designers, the renowned creator of the Metal Gear franchise under Japanese publisher Konami. He began his career at the company in 1986, and worked on dozens of games there …

Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

Known as Prime Air, the futuristic delivery system will get packages to customers in under 30 minutes, according to the new video presented by Jeremy Clarkson<p>Amazon has launched a video showing off its new prototype drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle which can get packages to customers within 30 …

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Star Wars Battlefront Mod Makes Graphics Look Even Better

A new Star Wars Battlefront PC graphics mod makes the game look better than ever. Coder Martin Bergman, who was also behind a similar mod for Grand Theft Auto V, has released a series of images that show off his work--and it's stunning. Take a look at some of the images in the gallery below.<p>These …

Star Wars Battlefront

Forget megapixels, this is what you really need to know about smartphone cameras

What’s the most important thing in a smartphone camera? If you answered megapixels, you’ve been paying too much attention to marketing. Sure, the …

The beauty and brilliance of 3 amazing kinds of GIFs

The modern Web is abuzz with animated GIFs, because they offer an easy way to enhance a story or conversation. Whether it’s to add a clever reference, express ourselves or showcase memorable moments from movies and shows, the image format has never been more popular since it was introduced 28 years …

Grab a Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpaper with these new high-res photos

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is just six weeks away, and although most of us have been excited for it pretty much since the film was announced, we're now in the final stretch.<p>Disney has offered as much as it could leading up to the release, including the most recent trailer that aired last …

Europe finally abolishes mobile phone roaming charges

MEPs push through legislation to cut fees for use of mobiles while travelling in EU, with holidaymakers able to call, text and surf at UK rates from mid-2017<p>Members of the European parliament have voted through new rules that will scrap mobile roaming charges and stop holidaymakers returning home …

Everyone loves this American tourist’s random observations about England

The pubs close too early, everything comes with chips and the tea is wonderful<p>We may speak the same language, but there are many differences between how things are done in Britain and on the other side of the pond.<p>American tourist Scott Waters recently visited England for the fourth time and has …

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Take Care of Your Xbox, PS Controllers: How to Clean, Repair and Customise - IBTimes India

The controllers for Xbox 360 and PS3 are quite user-repairable.<p>We all love our consoles, irrespective of whichever generation they belong to. Be it a …

GIFs just got a whole lot smarter

GIFs.com is reinventing the way we share short animations and video snippets with a new player that attributes credit, links to the source and supports embedding just about anywhere.<p>Just visit the site, paste a YouTube URL or upload your own existing GIF, trim it to the desired length (up to 15 …

GIF Animations

How to boot your Mac in Verbose Mode

We previously discussed how booting your Mac into macOS’ Safe Mode can help troubleshoot various issues with your computer. In more obscure …

Is iTunes Fixable? The Answer Might Surprise You

iTunes is the target of bad press more than usual these days. From “Don’t order the fish” — Marco Arment to “iTunes is now so clunky the only safe …

Tenants who face eviction every year

Private renters are living in constant fear of being evicted, with some households sent eviction notices every 10 months into a tenancy by landlords and letting agents keen to reduce their rights and impose extra fees and rent increases.<p>Section 21 notices – which controversially allow landlords to …

Forget about the Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition and 3D-print your own | Polygon

This was the message Bethesda got from its factories when asking about the possibility of building even more Pip-Boy Mark IVs for its premium <i>Fallout 4</i> bundle. Bethesda's Pete Hines said, "We reached a point where we'd go back to the factories and they were like, 'Guys, this is it, sorry.'"<p>So if you …

Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has spotted the first roughly Earth-sized world orbiting in the "Goldilocks zone" of another star – offering perhaps the best bet so far for life elsewhere in the universe.<p>A year on Kepler-452b, which is about 1,400 light years from us in the constellation …

Universe

For 'Arrow' To Survive, 'Olicity' Must Die

<i>Spoilers through Season 3 of ‘Arrow’ follow.</i><p>I had three major problems with Season 3 of <i>Arrow.</i><p>While the season, overall, was a bit of a mess it still had some great moments. It also made three very big mistakes, and each ties together with the others.<p>It also started when…<p><b>1) Sara Lance was killed off</b> …

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LiFi internet breakthrough: 224Gbps connection broadcast with an LED bulb

Researchers at the University of Oxford have reached a new milestone in networking by using light fidelity (Li-Fi) to achieve bi-directional speeds …

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much of the modern music revolution: From vinyl to …

Sure, Apple Software Has Problems, But Have You Seen What A Mess Its Competition Is!?

It started with Marco Arment, a big-name developer who made Instapaper and was one of the earliest Tumblr employees. Arment is usually pro-Apple in his comments, but Sunday night he wrote a post on his personal blog admonishing all the bugs in OS X, the operating system for Macs.<p>Arment's argument …

Apps

CES 2015: MSI's GT80 Laptop Features Mechanical Keyboard, 980M SLI

Would you like a kitchen sink with that?<p>Among the products MSI will be launching during CES are a couple of notable new gaming laptops—and at the …

Can your iPhone survive a night in the snow? Yes.

It’s winter, and that means there’s just tons of snow out there. Ever wonder, though, if your iPhone could survive being frozen in snow? Well, don’t fret: it looks like it can.<p>To see how the iPhone 6 Plus deals with being frozen outside overnight, YouTuber TechRax — who has previously done such …

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4 common problems with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and how to fix them

Samsung finally gave into the call of the consumers, by introducing its first smartphone to feature a metal frame in the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a design element that has found its way to subsequent releases as well. Design is definitely the bigger selling point here, as opposed to raw performance, …