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6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

Sleep

800-pound Rhode Island man says he's determined to slim down

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who weighs nearly 800 pounds says he's determined to slim down and he dreams of becoming an actor one …

[UPDATED] I Have A $3000 Gaming PC, But I'm Playing 'Star Wars: Battlefront' On PS4

The <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> Beta launched this week, and you know what that means! It’s time to incite the console war and summon the #PCMasterRace evangelists by comparing the graphical fidelity of DICE’s shooter across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Digital Foundry has already crunched the pixels …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Google Announces Android Wear for iOS

For a while it looked like Android owners would have to choose from Android Wear Watches, and Apple owners would have to choose from the Apple Watch or a few cross-platform alternatives like Pebble and Martian Watch. And if an iPhone owner wanted a round, full-color, app-enabled smartwatch, they …

Nigel Farage: Britain has 50/50 chance of leaving EU

Public concern over immigration has boosted likelihood of a Brexit from 33% to 50%, says Ukip leader<p>Nigel Farage has claimed there is a 50% chance of Britain leaving the EU, because of the migrant crisis in Europe, in comments made before Ukip’s annual conference.<p>The party’s leader said on Friday …

Opinion: Has Apple run out of ideas?

If we are to believe some of the reports following the Apple's "Hey Siri" event, Apple would seem to have run out of ideas. Apparently the iPad Pro …

The making of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

It's been a while since we've run a tech interview, but when Microsoft approached us with the opportunity to quiz The Coalition about the technical …

Why the iPad Pro is Apple’s vision for the future of personal computing

<i>This is a guest post by Fraser Speirs, a teacher, systems administrator and consultant specializing in the application of modern mobile technology in schools. It originally appeared on his personal website.</i><p><i>“The iPad is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing.” —</i> …

How Force Touch Will Change the Way We Use Our iPhones

Apple has introduced Force Touch on the Apple Watch and in the trackpad of their newest laptop, and rumors are suggesting that this feature will eventually come to Apple's entire line — including the forthcoming iPhone 6s. Evidence is mounting, including purported leaked photos of the device's …

Apple Watch

An ex-Apple designer has a great idea to make the iPhone’s lock screen better

The iPhone's lock screen is basically just a giant list of unread notifications. What if it was a little more useful?<p>Ex-Apple designer Louie Mantia …

Apple Adds More Security To iMessage And FaceTime With Two-Factor Authentication

Apple has improved the security of FaceTime and iMessage, its voice/video and multimedia chat communication tools. The services received two-factor authentication today as an option for users to enable, meaning that even if someone uses their Apple ID email and password to enable iMessage or …

A typical day in the life of a devoted Mac and iOS user

This week I read Kyle Vanhemert’s piece at Wired titled Nobody Knows What an iPad Is Good for Anymore, which prompted Federico Vittici to explain how …

MacBook Pro

Apple Media Event Rumored for Late February, Apple Watch and 12" MacBook Air Likely Topics [Updated]

Apple may be planning to hold a special event during the month of February, according to French Apple-focused website <i>iGen</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>iDownloadBlog</i>). The site's sources, which are often reliable, suggest that the event might take place during the last week of February, potentially on …

110 reasons to buy the Apple Watch

A lot of people are excited about the expected launch of the Apple Watch in April. But there are also still enough people who don’t see the point of having another gadget – a wearable, with questionable battery life – when they’ve already have an iPhone in their pocket.<p>An often heard argument goes …

New 'SlatePro TechDesk SE' Comes Equipped with Built-In iPhone Dock, Mac Air Vents and Whiteboard

Back in March of 2014, iSkelter launched the SlatePro TechDesk on Kickstarter, which was designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.<p>The desk was highly successful, leading the company to create a range of furniture products aimed at …

Should You Install Apple iOS 8.1.3?

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of iOS 8. I’m a fan. Its expansion of third party app interaction, third party keyboards, launch of Apple Healthkit and the game changing Apple Pay make it a great step-up from iOS 7. And yet iOS 8 also has the slowest adoption rate in iOS history. Why? …

'Doom' designer John Romero tells you about the game while playing it

Most Blu-rays and DVDs these days come with filmmaker commentary tracks, but it isn't too often you get to hear a game developer give play-by-play while running through something they created. That's the thrust behind the latest episodes of Double Fine Productions' "Devs Play" YouTube series, …

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

One of the First Apple Watch Games Shown off in Mockups from NimbleBit

Though developers have had access to the WatchKit API for the upcoming Apple Watch since the debut of iOS 8.2 in November, we've still learned very little about what apps will be able to do and what kind of apps we can expect to see when the device launches.<p>We know that common Apple apps like …

When did Apple become the boring one?

In less than a decade, Apple completely changed the world of personal computing, and the music industry in the process. First came the iPod and the iTunes Store; then the iPhone and App Store; and then the iPad. The Apple of the 2000s was an exciting company to follow. It's just not that company …

This is the difference between Microsoft and Apple

Apple wants to sell you a watch, available with an elegant Milanese loop band or cast in luxurious 18-karat gold. Microsoft wants to sell you… a dorky looking pair of 3D “hologram” goggles?<p>The companies have played a technology cat-and-mouse game over the decades, including “borrowing” several …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft Augments Reality With Windows Holographic

Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic today, a new augmented reality user interface built directly into Windows 10.<p>Windows Holographic differs from what we’ve seen from virtual reality devices in that it augments the world around you with virtual holograms, rather than take users into entirely …

Here Are The Top 5 Priorities For Apple, According To Top Apple Analyst Gene Munster

What's missing? The iPad.<p>"We believe that at this point, the iPad is largely just an offshoot of iPhone in that the iPad does not have any significantly unique features that iPhone does not other than a larger screen," said Munster in a note for clients. "While this may seem a negative view on …

Here's The Secret To Landing A High-Paying Job In Tech

It all boils down to this one idea, according to Vik Nath, recruiting director for digital marketing and technology resourcing firm Mondo.<p>"The really good people, the ones that are going to be at that high level where they're getting the highest paying jobs...not only understand the technical part …

5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

Mobile Devices

10 Classic PC Games You Can Play Right in Your Browser

Retrogaming

How your taste in games will affect the games your kids play

It's weird to think that in a hundred years time there will be people who feel a strong emotional connection with <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>I'm not talking about the ten-year-olds playing the game now, living to a ripe old age and looking fondly back at lost youth. I'm talking about their kids and even their …

Parenting

12-inch Retina MacBook Air is coming in early 2015

Apple’s new 12-inch Retina MacBook Air is expected to enter mass production in the first quarter of 2015, manufactured by Quanta Computer, according to a new report released today.<p>The new notebook is expected to boast Intel’s Broadwell processors, and a chassis redesign which will further reduce …

65 of the Best iOS Apps From 2014

Another year, another great set of new apps that hit the iOS store. As you unwrap your new iPhone or iPad, get these apps installed on your new device!<p>More of an Android person? Check out 60 of the best Android apps launched in 2014.<p>Productivity<p>Workflow<p>“Europe's leading digital technology …