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Before and after: Polishing the Apple Watch

Like any stainless steel jewellery the Apple Watch will collect scratches over time. Here's how to remove those scratches without damaging the watch itself.<p>Just two weeks into wearing the Apple Watch, and my timepiece was smothered with micro-scratches.<p>Like any piece of stainless steel jewelry, …

Samsung Fights Success With The Galaxy S6 Edge

It looks like you can’t keep a good curve down. Samsung is reportedly bringing a third production line up to speed to build more curved screens for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Bloomberg Business believes that this will allow production of the innovative smartphone to jump from two million to five …

Mobile

Experts Say the Apple Watch Is Doomed to Fail

At least if Apple refuses to sell it in more mainstream outlets.<p>When Pharrell Williams posted an Instagram video of his Apple Watch, the Internet loved it. But when Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, confirmed the watch, which went on sale Friday, will not be sold in Apple's own stores before …

This is What Happens When You Ask the Internet to Help Edit Your Vacation Photo

Be careful when asking the Internet to Photoshop a photo for you. The results may be unexpected and you could find yourself turned into the latest …

Apple MacBook (2015) teardown: Revamped design makes DIY repairs very difficult

Apple packed a ton of new tech into the 2015 MacBook, but thanks to a completely redesigned interior, DIY repairs on this laptop can be a real nightmare.<p>The 2015 MacBook isn't just a thinner, lighter version of the MacBook Air. Apple has completely redesigned the laptop from the ground up and …

Geeks, gamers and Trekkies most likely to pay with Apple Watch, survey says

Technically Incorrect: A survey asks Americans who they think will most likely pay for items by waving their Apple Watch at a scanner.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I wonder if there exists an American who hasn't, at some point in their …

Food Photography Tips: See How McDonald’s Does It

Ever notice how the food you buy from McDonald’s tends to look a bit well, underwhelming, compared to the giant-sized photographs of their burgers …

Sony unveils Xperia Z4 at 5.2 inches with Snapdragon 810

The latest flagship in Sony's line of sleek, waterproof Android smartphones has been announced by the company on its Japanese website.<p>Sony Mobile has today unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z4. The announcement arrived with little fanfare on the company's Japanese website, …

Disney Research's new 3D printer can print in fabric

Disney Research has had a second go at creating a 3D printer capable of creating flexible objects made of soft fibres.<p>3D printing is getting better at printing in flexible material, but fabric is still a little on the tricky side. Disney Research is hard on the case; after its "3D printing" …

Samsung, in a race to build your next smartphone chip, may just win

Samsung, the world's biggest maker of smartphones and TVs, is also dead serious about chips.<p>So serious that it will spend about $15 billion to open a new semiconductor factory in South Korea by 2017. That's big bucks even compared with the rest of industry, which spends closer to $10 billion for …

Mobile

How to blur out personal details on Google Maps

Was your window open when Google took photos for Maps street view? Check out these steps to remove the details and regain your privacy.<p>Google makes a valiant effort at blurring out many of the details at your residence when it takes images for street view. However, it's not perfect and may miss a …

With iOS 9 around the corner, iOS 8 adoption stops dead in its tracks

Apple just announced WWDC 2015 today, when the company will presumably unveil iOS 9. Yet with iOS 9 on horizon, a significant number of iPhone and iPad users still haven’t bothered upgrading to iOS 8, with just 79% of all iOS users running it.<p>That number’s up just 1% in the last two weeks, which is …

Samsung: Demand for Galaxy S6 steeper than expected

The company says it didn't fully anticipate how many of its new Galaxy S6 smartphones it would need right off the bat.<p>Samsung is likely to bump into trouble meeting demand for its Galaxy S6 lineup.<p>The Korean mobile phone maker said Wednesday that demand for its Galaxy S6 lineup is "much higher" …

2015 MacBook earns lowest score for repairability

Apple's 12-inch Retina Display MacBook proves to be a challenge for the iFixit team in a new teardown.<p>Apple's new MacBook is not the type of laptop you'd want to try to take apart and fix yourself.<p>In a new teardown treatment posted Wednesday by iFixit, Apple's latest MacBook earned a repairability …

Shield your iPhone fitness data from other apps’ prying eyes

iPhone 5s, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Air 2<p>Settings App<p><b>Directions:</b><p>Tap into your Settings app on the iOS device you own that has an M7 or M8 chip. Next, tap onto the Privacy section, and then scroll down to — not Health — Motion & Fitness.<p>You’ll see a toggle switch to turn Fitness Tracking OFF, as well …

Apple’s new Music app arrives in iOS 8.4 beta

Apple just delivered a huge update to users with the release of iOS 8.3 last week, now it’s giving developers a preview of it’s upcoming redesign of the Music app with iOS 8.4 beta 1.<p>The new iOS 8.4 beta is available now in the iOS Dev Center and includes new Music app with an all-new design that …

My difficult time trying on the Apple Watch

Technically Incorrect: A trip to an Apple store on a weekday morning shows that it's hard to judge how a watch looks on you when the watch is faceless and the atmosphere is one of slight indifference.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Can …

Motion powered "smart" fabric could charge your electronics

A new type of fabric is designed to collect and store static electricity in order to give your personal devices a power boost.<p>Options for a wearable, portable charging solution include a jacket with solar panels stuck on the back and shoes that collect kinetic energy -- but a new type of fabric …

11 surprises I learned about the Apple Watch

Apple's new watch has some secrets and some quirks you may not know about. Here are the most interesting tidbits I've found over my time wearing one so far.<p>The Apple Watch is a mystery device: that's because it's still not on sale, and few people have worn it yet. I've been wearing Apple's upcoming …

Professor explains whether cat is going up or down stairs

Technically Incorrect: An image of a cat on the stairs has captivated the Web and divided lovers and families. It needs an academic to sort it out.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's been like Democrats and Republicans after three quarts …

The Google X lab reportedly has a small, secretive team working to build better batteries

Improved battery technology is something that would benefit just about every consumer piece of hardware out there, from something as small as a smartwatch to something as large as an automobile. Unfortunately, most battery advances at this point simply involve companies cutting down the size of as …

Exclusive: Google is close to making Android Wear work on the iPhone

But will Apple let it happen?<p>Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone, and it is close to finishing the final technical details, according to a source close to the development team. If Google released it and if Apple allowed it on its platform, it …

Samsung: Galaxy S6 will help you come alive

Technically Incorrect: One new ad suggests Samsung's new S6 and S6 Edge smartphones will make you feel alive. A second one, totally dissimilar in style, features James Corden.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>If you don't buy a Samsung …

Apple Watch? While Google Eyes Android Wear iOS Compatibility, Moto 360 Enjoys A Price Cut

All the buzz may be circulating around Apple’s new bauble but while the company is racking up orders and lead times slip out to June, Google and the Android army seem to be retrenching and repositioning in an effort to entice consumers currently on their platforms to consider a smart time piece. …

Smartwatches

One of the first Apple Watch games is an RPG for your wrist

'We've dramatically simplified core gameplay.'<p>The iPhone revolutionized video games, opening up the medium to a whole new audience of designers and players. But it's not clear if the Apple Watch will have anywhere near the same impact. Apple hasn't made gaming a big part of the smartwatch's …

Beats Launches New Solo2 Wireless Headphones in iPhone Colors

Apple-owned headphone company Beats by Dre today announced the launch of several new Solo2 Wireless headphones, in colors that match Apple's iPhone, iPad, and new MacBook. Available in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray, the headphones are otherwise identical to the company's existing Solo2 Wireless …

Sketchat for iPhone Lets You Draw Quick Pencil Messages

Sometimes all you want to do is send a quick note — preferably hand-drawn, in pencil — to a friend or loved one.<p>Sure, there are plenty of messaging apps like SnapChat that let you send disappearing messages, or Moju, which added chat and clever face recognition to its photo animations, and even …

How to filter, report iMessages as spam on iOS 8.3

A new feature in iOS 8.3 can help you identify and deal with iMessage spam. Here's what you need to know.<p>Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8.3, giving users racially diverse emoji and a long list of bug fixes.<p>One new feature sure to be popular with those who constantly receive iMessage spam is the …

Apple iOS 8.3: Should You Upgrade?

Yesterday Apple released iOS 8.3 and it continues the company’s form of rapid fire iOS 8 updates (now 8 in 6 ½ months). iOS 8.3 also continues Apple’s form of fixing one big issue but causing another, so the obvious question is: should you upgrade?<p>Let’s take a look.<p><b>The Deal Breakers</b><p>While I start …