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BodyGuardz uses an aluminum bezel to tackle the iPhone 6 screen protector problem

The gently curved glass edges of the iPhone 6/Plus screens feel absolutely luxurious but are a nightmare for screen protector companies. Compounding this issue is the fact that rigid tempered glass is now the preferred material for iPhone screen protection.<p>Some companies have taken a stab at …

Screen Protector

Windows 10’s new browser will have the most advanced features ever

This is Spartan<p>Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10. Sources familiar with the company’s Windows plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers. Chief among the plans for Spartan is …

iDevices’ HomeKit-compatible Switch lets Siri light up your house

LAS VEGAS — iDevices’ first HomeKit-compatible product will be a simple on-off switch that turns your iPhone into a remote control for lamps and appliances.<p>It’s name is simple too: Switch.<p>The $49.99 rectangular device plugs into an outlet. You plug a standard electrical device like a lamp or stereo …

Home Automation

Use this tiny storage dongle to make sure your iPhone has enough space to handle iOS 9

One of Apple’s problems with iOS devices, which became even more apparent after the launch of iOS 8, is limited storage available to the user for the …

These “Parasitic” Robots Are Designed To Suck Pollution From City Air

During the day, the drones (or, as the designers call them, “parasitic robots”) would perch on billboards. Coated in a polymer known for its …

7 Top Tips To Get The Most From Your Wonderful New iPhone

Once more, Christmas Day dawns and no doubt countless smartphones are being unwrapped around the world. For some these phone be ’same again with a slightly bigger number’ as the familiar wins out. For others the new smartphone will be their introduction into a new ecosystem. The last few years have …

60 Free CS College Courses to Take Online in 2015

Spoiler alert: computer science is in. Like, it’s really in – so far in, it’s reached the center of the Tootsie Roll pop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Of all the things …

Grovemade’s Walnut Monitor Stand is an iMac accessory that will last you a lifetime

Most of my work day is spent at a 27-inch iMac, circa 2009. It’s admittedly getting a bit long in the tooth, but buffed up with as much RAM as it can take and a homemade Fusion Drive, it still gets the job done.<p>One complaint I have about the iMac, though, is that the screen is actually a little too …

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IDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup: Lifetime Subscription | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p>Your phone holds a ton of valuable personal information and digital assets, and IDrive is here to make sure your digital life is safe, backed up, and secured with 256-bit AES encryption. This Unlimited Lifetime Mobile Backup plan allows you to back up your contacts, photos, videos, …

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10 Fun Facts about SPACEBALLS

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Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the brand new 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p>iOttie Easy Flex 2 Car/Desk Mount for iPhone 6 and other smartphones <b>$11</b> …

Review: Brodit/ProClip, the ultimate car dock system for your iPhone or iPad

There are about a quadrillion different car docks for iPhones, ranging in price from a few dollars right up into triple digits. Brodit docks sit right at the high end, with a complete powered installation coming in at around $140-150.<p>Crazy money? Expensive for sure, but having owned one since the …

4 Easy Blogging Prompts For Entrepreneurs (Or Anyone)

Whenever I talk to entrepreneurs about the importance of blogging, I usually get the same pained look and exasperated question: “But where am I supposed to get all that content?”<p>Many of them feel like without big marketing or PR engines helping them track down relevant topics, they don’t have the …

Review: Kenu Stance is a must-have miniature iPhone tripod

The Stance compact tripod, Kenu’s latest accessory for iPhone, is one of my favorite gadgets I’ve tried out lately. It’s a tiny, pocketable stand for holding up your iPhone during video recording, FaceTime calling, and more. The Kenu Stance attaches to your iPhone or iPod touch by connecting to the …

Use this Free Microsoft Utility for Download Windows 8.1 Setup ISO Or To Create Bootable USB Stick | ESX Virtualization

Previously Microsoft did not allowed publicly download the Windows 8.1 U1 iso file and create boot media, and if you had a computer running Windows 8 …

Microsoft Windows

Apple introduces tool for deregistering iMessage, even if you no longer have an iPhone

Apple has added a page to its website for deregistering and turning off iMessage for users that have switched from an iPhone to an Android device or other non-Apple smartphone. The new web-based tool arrives after Apple faced a lawsuit over Android users having undelivered text messages from other …

Pangu iOS 8 jailbreak now available for Mac

The iOS 8 Pangu jailbreak tool was made available on the Mac today after being on Windows only for the past few weeks.<p>Once downloaded, Pangu can jailbreak any iOS device running iOS 8 through 8.1 via USB. The process usually takes less than five minutes.<p>Developed by a group of Chinese hackers, the …

ZURI 01 Paperbot System, A DIY Programmable Robot Built Out of Paper and Cardboard

ZURI 01 Paperbot System is a programmable, modular robotics platform created by Germany company Zoobotics that users build with cardboard and paper. …

Construct a mini 3D printer for less than $60 using recycled electronic components

Nov.7, 2014 | By Alec<p>Instructables user Mikelllc has shared a handy <b>tutorial</b> to help you to construct your very own low-budget 3D printer out of …

That Hovering Tetris Tower Game Is Finally Available To Drive You Mad

First revealed at Toy Fair 2014 way back in February, ThinkGeek's Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge game is finally available. It promises …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

Apple Said to Be Stopping Use of TLC NAND Flash in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus After Reported Issues

Apple will switch from using TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash to MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus after users have experienced crashing and boot loop issues with the higher capacity versions of both devices, reports <i>BusinessKorea</i>.<p>Sources have told the paper that …

Microsoft Band: Killer on the inside, 'meh' on the outside

The recent arrival of the Microsoft Band caught many by surprise; not because it's the latest tech company entering the incredibly popular …

Nest Thermostat gets even smarter with improved Auto-Schedule mode

The Nest Learning Thermostat is getting a whole lot smarter thanks to a new firmware update.<p>The biggest new feature in the update is an added Auto-Schedule mode, which learns new schedules and adapts more quickly to change — potentially saving you up to 6% on your heating and cooling bills.<p>“We knew …