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5 reasons to pick the Samsung Galaxy S6 over the LG Nexus 5X

With the fall flurry of new smartphone launches already well underway, many of us will be weighing up the many high-end Android phones coming to …

How to Set Up "Hey Siri"

The "Hey Siri" feature, which has been available since iOS 8, allows you to get Siri's attention just by saying "Hey Siri" — but only if you have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus or if your older iPhone or iPad is plugged in to a power source. I really like this feature, but unfortunately, it never worked …

Using Android Wear on iOS: though this be madness…

Whether you call it blasphemy or simply Google showing up Apple, using a smartwatch powered by Android Wear on an iPhone just doesn’t seem natural or …

Wear OS

The Top 10 Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2015

It's a good time to be a tech worker. Between 2013 and 2014, even as job and income growth in the rest of the economy was sluggish, overall employment in technology grew by 3.7% and average annual technology incomes increased by 2.4%. Today, there are 3.8 million tech jobs in the United States, …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to the Android Apps Weekly show!<p>CloudTasks<p>[Price: Free / $2.45]<br>This week’s Android Apps Weekly is sponsored by CloudTasks. This beautifully done to-do list application focuses on both organization and design. It has plenty of Material Design inspired elements and enough customization …

iPhone 6s payment plans: the best way to finance your new iPhone

There’s never been a more confusing time to buy an iPhone.<p>If you’re looking for the best deal on a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you have tons of options. From Apple to AT&T, Verizon to T-Mobile, carriers and retailers have expanded their options for buying a new iPhone. That, plus an upheaval …

Mobile Technology

How to beam YouTube to the big screen using El Capitan

Ever wish you could watch all those great <i>Key & Peele</i> or <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i> clips from YouTube on the big television in the living room?<p>Sometimes the small screen on your MacBook just isn’t large enough to contain all that hilarity. It’s times like these that you’ll want to send video to that massive …

AirPlay

iPhone 6s Plus vs. Nexus 6P vs. Galaxy Note 5: Battle of the 2015 phablets

With so many quality devices on the market, picking a new smartphone in 2015 is as difficult a choice as it’s ever been. If you’re looking for a …

8 tech skills you need if you want be to an entrepreneur

That's because, in order to be successful in any market, you'll need to hone your skills, knowledge and be vigilant in your work.<p>That's why, in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal.<p>These days, …

Small Business

If you want to get ahead, get a scanner

New online publishing house Canelo’s decision to recognise the importance of properly scanned books can only be good for the reputation of ebooks as a whole<p>A few years ago, I had a go on a book-scanning machine at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, used for making clear digital copies of book …

Apple considered making a new version of the iPhone 6 that's the same size as the iPhone 5S but scrapped the idea, analyst claims

Information Arcuri has gathered from sources as well as supply chain research indicated that Apple was all set to produce what he referred to as an "iPhone 6-looking version of the iPhone 5C."<p>It would look and feel just like the iPhone 6, and it would run on the same internal components as Apple's …

Mobile Technology

Free Apps With Ads May Be Killing Your Phone's Battery And Data Plan

Mobile users know the drill when it comes to free apps—decline to pay anything, and you’re likely going to be peppered with tap-through ads and auto-play videos periodically to offset your activity. It’s a trade-off that can be annoying but in many cases still feel worth the cash you’re saving on a …

Apple Watch’s time as a ‘must-have’ has not yet arrived

The main idea of the Apple Watch is that it will perform a double act with your iPhone<p>Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 01:00<p>Just as anticipation of the Apple Watch …

Apple will let you cut the line if you're buying a $10,000 Apple Watch Edition

Customers thinking of buying the Apple Watch Edition will be pampered in Apple's stores and receive free, round-the-clock tech support for two years, according to a report from <i>9to5Mac</i>. Would-be Edition owners — who could be shelling out as much as $17,000 for a 38mm, 18-karat gold case with a …

Smartwatches

Tech Startups Weigh The Merits Of Austin Vs. Silicon Valley

Last year, entrepreneur Paul Murphy decided he needed to move his startup, Clarify, from England to America. He was developing a clever program interface that can search videos or audio recordings for specific words. But finding funding for these kinds of applications is difficult in Europe. In …

How to type the  Apple symbol with your iPhone or iPad

How do you type the  Apple symbol on your iPhone or iPad? After posting the keyboard shortcuts roundup yesterday, I was flooded with requests (and …

How to capitalize on the $500 billion opportunity in mobile marketing

Even though it’s easier than ever for consumers to buy things through mobile devices, many companies have yet to take notice of this opportunity. Perhaps more would if they knew the massive size of the opportunity: More than $500 billion in sales is now influenced by mobile content.<p>The go-to …

Apple is finally killing iPhoto — and this is the replacement

It's fast, fast, fast<p>Photos for OS X, the modern photo library that Apple built from the ground up for Mac computers, is making its debut. A developer seed version of Photos is being distributed to developers today, the company said. It will be followed by a public Photos beta, with the final …

The best laptops

The best laptops have to do it all. They need to be light, portable, powerful, beautiful, and reasonably affordable. Choosing one of them isn’t easy …

Computer Hardware

Android Circuit: Leaked Samsung Galaxy S6 Design, Google Rush Releases Android Lollipop 5.1

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the curves of the Samsung Galaxy S6, echoes of the iPhone 6, can the S6 be perfect, Katy Perry fights Kim Kardashian through mobile gaming, Android Lollipop at 1.6% …

20 apps and games to download for the new year

APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s impressive, whether navigating on foot or by car, particularly offline when reception is low or non-existent.<p><b>PAUSE - CURATED</b> …

Apps

Mark Zuckerberg, Apple and Google respond to Charlie Hebdo attack

Tech companies including Facebook, Google and Apple have condemned the attacks on the offices of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were killed, including eight journalists.<p>Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, in a post published on his personal profile page on Friday …

Google set to turn key on insurance comparison site in Illinois

Watch out, Flo. Illinois drivers looking for the best insurance rates may soon be able to simply Google it.<p>The California-based Internet search giant is piloting an online insurance comparison shopping site expected to launch in Illinois and three other states during the first quarter, according to …

Facebook is the new AOL

So it's worth noting that the broad outlines of tech in 2015 look surprisingly like the late '90s. The major players are set up the same, the fights are the same, and the mistakes will almost certainly be the same. It's going to be pretty fun until it all blows up, actually — some of these ancient …

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Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off

Two months after model discontinued, fans pay up to four times more for last gadgets<p>One of this year’s hottest Christmas presents is no longer available in the shops. Two months after Apple announced the demise of its iPod Classic MP3 player, the model is selling secondhand for up to four times its …

Ginger the robot wants to make you LOL - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: In celebration of International Day of the Girl (October 11) and Ada Lovelace Day (October 14), Leading Women is devoting the month of October to women and girls in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Robots can be many things -- knowledgeable, dexterous, strong. …