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The Five Keys To Sizzling Sales

Great products don’t guarantee financial success. Apple is worth $560 billion because it knows how to sell them. Here are five tips from a lost weekend at one of its stores.<br>By Brett Nelson

CNN's #AskACop hashtag backfires, elicits brutal responses

A hashtag about asking police officers questions for a CNN panel turned extremely negative almost as soon as it was posted Tuesday.<p>#AskACop was meant to be used by viewers who wanted to tweet questions to officers for the town hall segment "Cops Under Fire," hosted by Don Lemon.<p>There was an …

Steam is region-locking PC games to thwart low currency value exploits

Apple isn't the only one making changes to how it deals with the Russian ruble. Valve is taking measures to protect PC game publishers on its Steam platform too, as spotted by <i>NeoGAF</i>'s ever-vigilant eyes. The online storefront is region-locking games in an effort to prevent users from exploiting low …

Here's How to Fix Your Cracked iPhone Screen

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Our holiday lights are so bright, NASA can see them from space

I'm a lazy holiday decorator. I leave my Christmas lights up year-round and turn them on for holidays. When Thanksgiving arrives, those sparkly blue lights start to get a workout with a timer running them from dusk until dark. I'm not alone in my LED festiveness. Looking down from space, NASA has …

Android Lollipop 5.1 Release In Q1 2015 Will Attempt To Address Major Bugs

Google’s latest version of Android has not had the easiest of receptions. With a number of major bugs and issues that are degrading the experience, an update to Lollipop was always going to be on the cards. Now it’s time for a second bug fix release, as reports are surfacing online of a 5.1 release …

Diagnose An Ear Infection With A Smartphone Accessory

Now ear this<p>Is there anything that's worse than having a child who <i>might</i> be suffering from an ear infection? (Other, of course, than being said child.) A new device hopes to make those cases easier to diagnose by taking advantage of the powers of your smartphone.<p>Like the Peek Portable Eye Exam Kit, …

Medical Technology

Apple May Be in Trouble Over iPhone Sales Tactics in Canada

Apple is being investigated in Canada to ascertain whether the company used its influence over the market to promote the sale of iPhones in the country, reports Reuters.<p>The Federal Court of Canada has agreed to order Apple to hand over documents to the Competition Bureau, which said that Apple may …

Google Maps now lets you tour Street View in virtual reality

Visit the world with a piece of cardboard<p>Google turned its attention to virtual reality earlier this year with the launch of its Cardboard do-it-yourself VR viewer, and now it’s bringing functionality to Google Maps to support it. A new "easter egg" in Google Maps for Android allows Cardboard …

EyeEm Launches Open Edit, Letting You See How Pros Edit Their Photos

Photosharing startup EyeEm has launched version 5.0 of its mobile app on iOS and Android, bringing a slew of changes to its editing system that make it easier to get your photos looking like the shots curated from professionals.<p>The centerpiece of the new system is a new feature called Open Edit. …

The software that helped hack the iCloud nudes got a scary update

The software tool that was used to exfiltrate many of the photos that comprised the infamous iCloud celebrity nude dump of 2014 has received a big …

The App That Makes It Incredibly Easy For Hackers To Break Into Your iPhone Just Got Even Scarier

The update allows users to break into iCloud accounts that have two-factor authentication enabled, the company announced on Thursday (via Engadget).<p>Two-factor authentication is a security system you can set up with iCloud, Gmail, and other online services.<p>It requires that you type in a one-time …

Apps

An intelligent, sneaky, wireless camera for the ultra-connected home

The Butterfleye serves as eyes and ears for smart connected houses.<p>According to startup Butterfleye, traditional Web and IP cameras are just not smart enough. The company's new battery-powered camera, also called Butterfleye, will supposedly change all that. Envisioned to merge Nest …

TheiPhoneAppReview.com

<b>Price: Free<br>Rating: <br>3D Pal Lite( 3D Siri )<br>Android App Review by AndroidAppsReview.com</b><p>Reviewed by Philip Chan<p>If you enjoy the benefits of having the …

TheiPhoneAppReview.com

<b>Price: Free<br>Rating: <br>Weather Route<br>Android App Review by AndroidAppsReview.com</b><p>Reviewed by Philip Chan<p>Want to know how the weather is wherever your …

TheiPhoneAppReview.com

There are a few reasons why I use an Android phone instead of an iPhone. Notably, price has a large part in the matter. But outside of my own desires …

MyMeds Assistant

MyMeds Assistant is a tool to help keep track of prescriptions, medication dosages, doctor appointments, and Pharmacies.<p>Alerts in the form of …

TheiPhoneAppReview.com

<b>Price: Free<br>Rating: <br>The Cleaner – Speed up & Clean<br>Android App Review by AndroidAppsReview.com</b><p>Reviewed by Philip Chan<p>Is your phone or device running …

TheiPhoneAppReview.com

<b>Price: Free<br>Rating: <br>Smart PDF Scanner for your docs and receipts on the go<br>Android App Review by AndroidAppsReview.com</b><p>Reviewed by Arshdeep Singh<p>Even …

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 4 line will have AMOLED displays from 7 to 10.5 inches

We have already seen information trickle out about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 line. In fact, earlier today we spotted the 10.5-inch model. Now …

8 things that make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

iPhone

Oppo 'Smart Lens' leaks in new photos

Remember Sony’s intriguing line of QX lenses with built-in cameras? While the products remained fairly niche, there’s no doubt that Sony was onto …

Google splits up Drive app, requires standalone apps to edit documents

Google Drive users: the latest update to the mobile app may not please you. In a new version of the app — recently released for iOS and coming soon to Android — Google has removed the ability to edit documents. The change comes alongside the new standalone Docs and Sheets apps, which are now linked …

iPad App of the Week: Red Herring

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to …

My thoughts on iOS 7, six months later

Since we are roughly six months into the general release of iOS 7, and about two months from learning about iOS 8, I thought I’d share my thoughts on …

The crazily complex damages form patent jurors will have to complete

Shown above are just three of the twelve pages jurors in the Apple vs Samsung patent trial will have to complete to determine the damages due to each company. Apple is claiming a little over $2B from Samsung for alleged infringement of five of its patents, while Samsung is counter-claiming a more …

10 things you can do with your old Android phone

Smartphones could be the fastest growing technology we’ve ever seen. More than one in seven people worldwide currently own a smartphone. Some of us have already upgraded our smartphones several times over the years. The technology just keeps advancing and the top manufacturers are adept at …

Apple vs. Google: A world view on the mobile gaming war

Mobile platforms are taking over the world, and nothing gets more downloads or makes more money on iOS and Android than video games.<p>Google’s and Apple’s software platforms have enabled developers of all sizes to get their products in front of customers around the world. This benefits the people …