Stephan Smiths

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Tiny magnetic keyboard delivers touch-typing with just eight keys

The portable keyboard has been reinvented once again, this time as the TextBlade, a miniscule magnetic click-together gadget with multitouch keys.<p>Typing on tablet and smartphone screens isn't everyone's idea of a good time. They're small, it's easy to tap the wrong key and you don't get the …

Portable

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

Augmented Reality

Untethered jailbreak released for iOS 7

The bypass allows deeper access to devices running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4, the Evasi0n team says.<p>For many iOS 7 users, one of the things missing from the mobile operating system since its release three months has been the ability to jailbreak devices -- until now.<p>The Evasi0n team announced Sunday …

Batteries

T-Mobile offers Facebook access even if you have no data plan

The carrier's GoSmart Mobile prepaid wireless plan will serve up Facebook for free without tapping into your data allotment.<p>Need your mobile Facebook fix but don't have any data coverage? T-Mobile has one option for you.<p>T-Mobile has tweaked its GoSmart Mobile prepaid wireless plan to offer free …

Mobile

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Smartphones are unquestionably one of the most useful devices of the 21st century but they continue to have one critical flaw – battery life. We’ve all been there – you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.<p>You think of ways to charge it, …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

iOS 7 Bug Lets Anyone Bypass iPhone's Lockscreen To Hijack Photos, Email, Or Twitter

Forget the debate around the security or insecurity of the iPhone 5s’s fingerprint reader. The latest version of the iPhone’s operating system currently offers a gaping hole in its old-fashioned passcode lockscreen.<p>Jose Rodriguez, a 36-year-old soldier living in Spain’s Canary Islands, has found a …