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13 Outdoor Tech Gadgets To Create Your Backyard Oasis

Summer isn’t over yet – and for some of us it’s in full swing and we continue to enjoy barbecues and pool parties. If you’re fortunate enough to have …

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S first look: A serious competitor to Microsoft's Surface lineup- Technology News, Firstpost

We've seen a few tablets running Windows 10 announced in the past, but this one is sure to draw all the attention. Firstly, it is Samsung and …

Gear & Gadgets

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How to fix battery life issues in iOS 8.4.1

iOS 8.4.1 might have fine-tuned Apple Music, but some users are complaining about about battery issues after updating to Apple’s latest mobile operating system.<p>If you’re afflicted, the good news is that iOS 9 is right around the corner. The bad news? That doesn’t help you now, and iOS 9 will likely …

35 iOS 8 Tips and Tricks for iPhone

A collection of 35 tips showing some useful features of iPhone with iOS 8. Tell us what your favorite tip or trick is! Don't forget to checkout our …

The smart detective who inspired today’s smartwatch

I have no plans to buy a smartwatch at the moment, but when I do, I already know the first command to give it.<p>I’m going to make my jaw as square as possible, activate the phone for my first call (probably to my wife), and say: “Calling all cars! Calling all cars!”<p>With Android Wear already here and …

Panorama Bluetooth Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

• Clear Bluetooth transmission to stream calls and music<br>• 30 ft wireless range<br>• Up to 6 hours of playback per charge from its rechargeable battery<br>• Speakerphone-ready with built-in mic<br>• Tactile button controls to play/pause music, answer/end calls, and control volume

Elio Motors Elio Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow

LAS VEGAS -- With an expected price of just $6,800 and a claimed 84 mpg on the highway, the Elio seems too good to be true.<p>Showcased here at the 2015 International CES by its creator Paul Elio, this weird-looking orange vehicle takes a stripped-down approach to efficent transport. The American-made …

Electric Vehicles

Xiaomi teases new Redmi for January 4, TENAA has clues

CES 2015 is just a few days away and so the energy around what’s coming and what’s hot is starting to build up. Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer who …

i-FlashDrive II

• microUSB and Lightning connector<br>• Support read write SD(HC/XC) / micro SD(HC/XC)<br>• Supports an SD(HC/XC) / micro SD (HC/XC) card up to <b>128GB</b><br>• External memory …

Gear & Gadgets

What The FAA Wants You To Know Before You Fly Your Drone

I’m pretty sure there will be more drones sold this Christmas season than ever before. Having more drones in the air, though, also means there is a higher chance for things to go wrong.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems …

Review: Apple Leather Case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple's leather cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are only one option out of many you have when it comes to picking protective shielding for your …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

I almost killed someone with a drone

A few weeks ago, my wife, two sons, and I got out of the city and visited my in-laws. I brought along my DJI Phantom drone, the Vision 2 model. My older son is nearly two, and he loves to watch it fly, although he sometimes has to hide behind my legs in fear when it comes close during a landing.<p>I …

Stance Compact Tripod Bottle Opener for iPhone

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Why phablets will eventually replace tablets and regular smartphones (in 3 charts)

Drop yourself in any world capital and it’s likely the majority of people there are glued to their smartphone. Smartphone penetration, powered by our insatiable appetite for apps — 48,000 apps are downloaded every minute — is predicted to hit 70% worldwide by 2017.<p>Tablets, on the other hand, have a …

The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

Apple’s new iPhones have been available for around a month now, and something interesting has happened with this generation: I’m forced to revisit my original reviews and change my initial impression based on later experience. After further testing of the two devices, I find the iPhone 6 Plus has …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Easy iOS 8 hack lets you stream almost any torrent to your iPhone

Popcorn Time makes it ridiculously easy to “freely” stream almost any movie you want to your iOS device, but unless you have a jailbroken iOS device, actually getting it on the iPhone 6 is impossible, unless you know of a little loophole that allows you to install the banned app.<p>Adventurous iPhone …

Review: Two weeks with Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Video)

What can I say about the iPhone 6 that you don’t know or haven’t already assumed? Not much, actually. It’s running iOS 8, has a great camera, thinner design, and a handful of features that make it different from last year’s iPhone.<p>This year, Apple has bumped up the display size and released two …

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: in-depth analysis

Pros<p>iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Beautiful design, excellent performance, iOS 8 increases flexibility, unmatched industrial design, best rear-facing cameras …

iPhone 6 Plus in six plus minutes: Video review!

The iPhone 6 Plus is something new. With a 5.5-inch Retina HD display, powerful Apple A8 processor, speedy LTE Advanced and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and iOS …

iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 3 quick look

Over the past hours, we’ve brought you comparisons between Apple’s new iPhones and the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), and the LG G3. Now it’s time for another quick look, and this time we have two heavyweights in the ring: the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 3.<p>While the Note 3 is a year old, it’s still …

Phones

Hello iPhone 6 Plus: First Impressions and Unboxing

The iPhone I've been requesting that Apple make is finally here. My iPhone 6 Plus safely arrived this morning and it's everything I hoped it would be. With great finesse and style, it encapsulates all I'd envisioned a larger iPhone would offer. I am not in the least bit disappointed, in fact, if it …

Mobile Technology

Quick look: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 3

Both the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 3 are enormous phones. And though we're still getting ourselves acquainted with the iPhone 6 Plus, I think …

Phones

Dear Samsung, Thanks For Bringing The World The iPhone 6 Plus

Before most of us had gotten up close and personal with Apple’s new iPhones, the website <i>BGR</i> ran a post provocatively titled: “The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new iPhone displays.” Samsung liked it so much, it was featured in its new Apple-mocking ad, which reminds …

iPhone 6 Plus: First impressions

Apple’s new iPhones are finally here, and judging by stock levels in Apple retail stores and reports on Twitter, it’s the iPhone 6 Plus that people are most excited for. Mine arrived about four hours ago, and I’ve hardly put it down since I snatched it out of the hands of the UPS delivery …

iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Quick Look