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How I use iOS apps to manage my calendar and daily tasks

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that my work day is chaotic. There never seems to be enough time, and keeping track of …

HandBrake Open Source video transcoder v0.10 released with hundreds of new features including H.265 and VP8 encoding

The developers of Handbrake just announced the 0.10 update to their extremely popular and useful Open Source video transcoding product. Originally focused on ripping DVDs, the product now can be used for transcribing many different types of files/codecs to almost any other. Today’s headliner …

Facebook's 'Newspaper' Ambition Could Be Trouble For Media

The huge social network has become a key source of news for many users, as part of a dramatic shift in how people get information in the digital age.<p>Company founder Mark Zuckerberg told a forum in early November that his goal is to make Facebook's news feed "the perfect personalized newspaper for …

Pew Research Center

iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device

Sometimes you may need to print something from your iOS device. In this how-to article I will discuss how to wirelessly print from your iOS device.<p>First of all you need an AirPrint compatible printer. Apple does not make printers. Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, …

Microsoft: Compared To Apple And Yahoo, We Are NOT Overpaying Our New CEO

It advocated that they vote no on the "say on pay" advisory vote during Microsoft's shareholder meeting December 3.<p>As part of his promotion, Nadella was granted a starter kit of stock valued at about $65 million which won't begin to vest until 2019. Plus, he got another one-time stock grant worth …

S&P 500

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

Apple’s A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can reportedly handle 4K video playback

When Apple debuted the A8 processor that would be used in its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it appears the company decided to omit one big detail: the chip, according to a new discovery by the developers behind the app WALTR. Using that app, they found that it was possible to load 4K videos onto an …

Hackers Just Exposed Thousands Of Gamer Passwords From Sony, Microsoft, And 2K

According to CNET, the Pastebin link includes usernames and passwords for 2,131 PlayStation Network users, 1,473 Windows Live users, and 2,000 2k Game Studios users.<p>The hacking group had previously said it didn't want to leak customer data, but explained why it changed its mind in the Pastebin …

Microsoft Windows

Yes, the Nexus 6 is a great phone, but I’m buying a Moto X 2014

Advertisement<p>67 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Last night I returned from our Gigaom Roadmap event, traveling from San Francisco to my home …

Apple Pay Will Work With Square Starting Next Year

While some may have perceived Square and Apple Pay as rivals, Dorsey told CNN he doesn't see it that way.<p>Rather, he wants Square to help businesses accept all types of payment methods, including Apple's.<p>Here's what he told CNN:<p>We're not building a credit card. We're not building a payment device. …

Apple Pay

Check again: Apple says iPhone 6 Plus is in stock in more places

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel<p>Since about an hour after the iPhone 6 Plus was first available for pre-order online, it has been in …

Got an iPhone 4s or iPad 2? Why you should never upgrade from iOS 7

When Apple first released iOS 8 to the general public, more than a few people with older devices such as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPad mini noticed that it slowed their devices down to a crawl.<p>When Apple released iOS 8.1.1, they promised that the update would fix some of the speed issues that iOS …

iWork for iCloud updated with eight new languages, easier document renaming and more

Apple has updated its iWork for iCloud web-based productivity suite with eight new languages, the ability to rename documents in the editor and a few minor additional enhancements.<p>Pages gets all eight new languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, …

The best tablet you can buy

Shot on location at WeWork. Also available on YouTube.<p>The Winner<p>Apple iPad Air 2<p>When you look at all of those things, Apple’s iPad Air 2 still stands alone as the best tablet for most people. It’s starting to age a bit, but checks all the boxes better than any other product on the market. From a …

Split between iPhone 6 and Plus models settled down to 3-to-1 after initial 6-to-1 lead

While constrained supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus initially meant the 4.7-inch model was outselling its larger 5.5-inch brother by a ratio of 6-to-1, three different sources are now all reporting that the current ratio has settled down to 3-to-1.<p><i>Above Avalon</i> notes that Mixpanel, Fiksu and Baidu/Umeng …

CAMERA SHOOTOUT: iPhone 6 Plus Takes On The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 And Nexus 6

Apple, Samsung, and Motorola have all put a ton of effort into perfecting the camera on their flagship smartphones.<p>Over the years, Samsung has added a ton of editing features, and Apple has added new shooting modes such as panoramic shooting and time lapse. The Nexus 6, Google's latest phone built …

Phones

9to5Toys Last Call: Things iOS apps go free, iPhone 6 Plus bumper case $3, UE BOOM speaker giveaway, more

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>Things task manager app for iOS <i>goes free</i> (Reg. up to $20), <b>30% off</b> Mac …

How Flip Phones Could Return In A Big Way

The Motorola Razr was the best-selling clamshell phone, selling more than 130 million units during its four-year run from 2003 to 2007, when the iPhone was introduced.<p>Apple's smartphone changed everything. Suddenly, phone makers needed their hardware to be "smart," and they tried their best to …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Mozilla is scared of Google

In tech, little things can have big consequences — in this case, a tiny search bar. Last night, Firefox made a surprising announcement: after 10 years with Google as its default search engine, it would be handing the tiny search bar over to Yahoo. On the face of it, it's a strange move. If you're …

How Apple Pay stacks up against the retailers’ competing payment system

<i>It’s</i><i>still too early to tell if Apple Pay will square the circle and emerge as a payment system that’s more secure, more convenient, and is widely accepted. MCX, a competing solution that faces more challenges than Apple Pay, helps shed light on the problem.</i><p>Apple Pay was announced on September 9 …

FinTech

Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update out today

The long-awaited matchmaking update for Xbox One first-person shooter Halo: The Master Chief Collection launches this evening, developer 343 has …

Microsoft giving Xbox One owners free gifts for first year anniversary

Microsoft will give away a selection of freebies to anyone who bought an Xbox One during its first year on sale.<p>Specifically that means anyone who …

Apple's plan to beat Spotify: push Beats to every iPhone and iPad

But the more important question is whether the company also plans to start a price war with streaming rivals<p>Apple will make its Beats Music subscription service part of its iOS software from early in 2015, pushing its app to every iPhone and iPad, according to a report.<p>The Financial Times claims …

Android: How to make Chrome default browser

If I got a penny every time someone asked me this question, I would be rich by now. The process isn’t that easy as it should be. It’s also not that …

Facebook Shuttle Drivers Vote To Unionize

The vote was 43-28.<p>Facebook's shuttle bus drivers, which are contracted through Loop Transportation, earn about $20 an hour for driving the social network's employees around.<p>According to one driver, their main gripe is that they have to work split shifts — they get a few hours off in the middle of …

Silicon Valley

iMessage encryption will kill kids, DOJ warns

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a chilling warning to Apple executives as a response to increased privacy protections added to iOS 8: Children might die because we can’t hack into bad guys’ iMessages.<p>Deputy Attorney General James Cole met with Apple executives last month, reports the Wall …

Teen Breaks His Own Guinness World Record For Speed Texting With An iPhone 6 Plus

Yes, there is a Guinness World Record for speed texting. And the current record holder just set the bar much higher for himself with a new record, accomplished with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.<p>Marcel Fernandes Filho, a 17-year-old from Brazil, set the Guinness World Record for "Fastest Time To Type A …

Text Messaging

Apple continues to beef up Maps data with addition of ten new providers

Apple has continued its recent efforts to improve its mapping service by partnering with several new data providers, according to Apple Maps Marketing. The company has historically partnered with companies like TomTom, as well as its own in-house mapping data and others for its information.<p>These …

Department of Justice: iPhone encryption will lead to the death of a child

Apple and the government have long been engaged in a bitter war of words over encryption and security practices employed in Apple’s iOS devices, but a new Wall Street Journal report indicates that the Department of Justice is really starting to take the rhetoric to the next level.<p>According to the …