Michael Backman

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Could Apple conquer the living room in 2016?

This year will see media and technology companies step up efforts to bundle services together<p>If 2015 was a year of big deals and strategic moves in media and telecoms, this year will be time for the executives behind the industry’s big players to make good on grand visions.<p>The overarching theme …

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How to transform your tiny flat into a five-bed pad

Microapartments make living in a big city semi-affordable, but tiny, featureless boxes can hardly be called homes. When Madrid-based graphic designer …

Kid Screen Time Establishes Healthy Device Usage Habits for Your Kids

As parents, it can be hard to strike a balance between enough screen time and too much screen time for our kids. ThinkStorm LLC has introduced an answer in the form of the app <b>Kid Screen Time (free)</b>. This app allows parents to keep track of how much time kids are spending on their devices by sending …

Google Street View's New Time Travel Option Is Pretty Incredible

The Verge reports the option was derived from the tsunami that struck off the coast of Japan in early 2011, devastating the country.<p>According to The Verge:<p>In the aftermath [of the tsunami], Google set out to preserve imagery it had captured prior to the disaster, including original Street View …

The design process behind Google's modular phone

It's easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. With Ara, a dead battery in the middle of a day trip doesn't set off …

Presence Orb uses Wi-Fi to detect if buses and bars are full

By listening to the signal your phone broadcasts as it searches for Wi-Fi networks, Presence Orb wants to provide an anonymised data stream showing …

How Are Mobile Apps Changing the Way You Shop?

Everybody loves shopping, and shopping online from the comfort of your home has its own perks. But over the past couple of years, the focus has been moving beyond e-commerce and into m-commerce.<p>There are over a billion smartphone and tablet users all over the world, with new users jumping on the …

iWatch + iOS 8: Apple sets out to redefine mobile health, fitness tracking

Apple has its sights set on another industry ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness world. Apple currently plans to release a new version of the iPhone operating system this year with health and fitness tracking integration as its headline feature, according to sources briefed on …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Apple Is Already Way Ahead In Mobile Payments

Pundits (including me) have been predicting Apple’s entry into the mobile payment space — using a smartphone instead of a credit card to buy stuff in the real world — for years.<p>It hasn’t been a hard prediction to make. The financial rewards are enormous, and Apple has filed multiple patents around …

The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …

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iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s reviews: Pretty, powerful and still leading the pack

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Apple’s(s aapl) new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s aren’t available until Friday, however, in typical fashion, Apple has provided …