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Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …

Three Blacked-out Boots For Fall

With the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter here in NYC, it's the optimal time to invest in versatile all-weather footwear. Opting for the color that truly does go with everything, we sought out boots in all black that could standup to weather while being dressed up or down. From …

Shoes

85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.

Cooking

The best iPad stylus is now for sale in Europe

FiftyThree's Pencil stylus for iPad comes to France, Germany, and the UK<p>Paper's creator FiftyThree is bringing its Bluetooth stylus for iPads to Europe. As of today, customers can order Pencil from Amazon in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The product is available in two models: the £49.99 …

Adidas wants to put a personal trainer on your wrist with the Fit Smart

Nike might be planning to abandon its Fuelband hardware, but Adidas is taking the opposite path with the introduction of its new Fit Smart fitness tracking device. It’s a wrist-worn tracker that looks similar to the Fitbit and its ilk, but Adidas is shooting for a slightly different market. Rather …

BrightSky Labs Will Make It Easy To Share Videos From Your GoPro

People love their GoPros. In 2013 alone, the company sold nearly 4 million of its durable, portable video cameras. And those cameras have been used to capture millions upon millions of videos, including everything from drones to action sports.<p>There’s just one problem: Most people don’t have the …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

Review: Creative Sound Blaster Roar portable Bluetooth speaker

The first thing I noticed about the Sound Blaster Roar while unpacking it was its weight. At 1.1 kg (2.5 lb), this is not a device you'll want to …

Gear & Gadgets

Dating App Coffee Meets Bagel Ditches Twilio With New IM Features

When I wrote about the Coffee Meets Bagel dating service more than two years ago, I hoped (but didn’t quite believe) that it would last this long. Yet, here we are.<p>The company has received $2.8 million in funding and is today launching the biggest update yet to the app.<p>Coffee Meets Bagel takes a …

PazteUp – Document Layout and Design tool for iPad

<b>PazteUp</b> is an iPad app that serves as a page layout design tool for creating flyers, posters, invitations, etc. You can use the sample templates that come with the app or design your own layout. The app ultimately creates PDF files that can be saved to a variety of locations.<p>When you open the app …

Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program

Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple’s upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population. You didn’t need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake, and technically it was still sort of against the rules. Today, …

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android brings the big screen to the small screen

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Joining the number of already available ways to access a computer from a mobile device, Google released Chrome Remote Desktop …

Office Online is now available at the Chrome Web Store

After watching around 12 million people download Office apps for the iPad, Microsoft has finally decided to bring its popular software suite to the Chrome Web Store. Starting today, Chrome users can download web-friendly versions of Word, OneNote and PowerPoint Online. Absent from Microsoft’s …

How to replace a cracked Apple iPhone screen

You've dropped your iPhone and there are cracks all over it. Here's how to replace your screen so it look all shiny and new again<p>If you cannot face the repair bill for your iPhone, this step-by-step guide shows you how to remove and replace the damaged screen yourself easily and safely.<p><b>You will</b> …

Heartbleed Sale: 1Password for Mac/iOS/PC/Android is 50% off today

Now just days after the 50% off iPassword for Mac sale ended, developer AgileBits is dropping half off both the OS X and iOS versions of its popular password security app in the aftermath of the massive Heartbleed bug. As Apple has confirmed that none of its software or services are susceptible to …

With Carousel, Dropbox Wants To Handle ALL The Photos

Looks like someone’s a <i>Mad Men</i> fan: Just like Don Draper showed Kodak clients his presentation for the Carousel slideshow machine, Dropbox revealed its decidedly digital and cloud-oriented take on photo sharing and organization today, also named Carousel.<p>(Funny, though—Drew Houston always reminded …

Printic Lets You Quickly Build Photo Books From Your Smartphone

Printic, the smartphone application that lets you order Polaroid-like photo prints with your own custom captions, is now expanding its product lineup to also include photo books. The books are similar in style to those from competitor Mosaic (owned by Mixbook), with a black linen hardcover and …

5 Ways Technology Has Changed Recruiting Forever

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>A recent CareerBuilder report finds that 77 percent of full-time workers are either looking for a new job or are open to a change this year.<p>Candidates who haven’t applied in a couple years will quickly find that the rules are different. Anyone who …

Would you trust Silicon Valley to disrupt your child’s education?

Venture capitalists are pouring funding into new technologies for a trillion-dollar industry in the US that could be ripe for disruption: education.<p>Education technology startups attracted $1.25 billion in funding in 2013, according to analysis by CB Insights, and the boom has grown in 2014, with ed …

Education

StoreDot’s Bio-Organic Battery Tech Can Charge From Flat To Full In 30 Seconds

Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.<p>It’s not a full capacity battery yet either. And they …

TomTom Runner Cardio sport watch has its finger on your pulse

The TomTom Runner Cardio gives rival fitness trackers and smartwatches a run for their money with built-in GPS and heart rate monitoring.<p>If you have your finger on the pulse of technology, you know smartwatches and fitness trackers are running riot right now -- and the new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS …

Wearable Tech

Mention Launches An iPad App For Its Media Monitoring Tool, Opens Office in New York

French startup Mention launched an iPad app to monitor your online reputation from your tablet. At the same time, the company hired its first full time employee in New York — it will expand to the U.S. in the coming months. It also purchased the mention .com domain name and moved its product to the …

SanDisk Packs 128GB Into A MicroSD Card

My fellow nerds, our long horrendous nightmare is over. We will soon no longer have to slum with 64GB microSD cards. SanDisk will soon start selling 128GB Ultra microSDXC cards — a capacity double that of today’s cards.<p>Today, at Mobile World Congress, SanDisk announced the tiny card that packs a …

Handy Photo: Tweak Photos to Perfection

Look out Photoshop Touch and Google SnapSeed—there’s another contestant in the ring vying for the title of full-service mobile photo editor. With the release of Adva Soft’s Handy Photo 2.0 for the iPhone, iPad, and Android, mobile photographers just got another reason to shake up their …

Wallpaper of the Week - Typographic Logo

The wallpaper of this week is an image created for our last tutorial: Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshop. In the tutorial we showed how to …

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world's towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to …

Chinese New Year

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

iOS Email App Swizzle Will Clean up All Your Offers into One Digest

Promises to clean your email inbox of junk and endless offers seem to come along pretty frequently around here, and one of the newest to take on this particular challenge is the Swizzle Inbox Organizer by Keep Holdings.<p>As someone that signs up for <i>a lot</i> of different products and services, <i></i>I decided …

IronX by DXG 5G9V HD action cam review: Good bang-for-your-buck action cam - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>IronX by DXG 5G9V HD</b> action cam is value-packed, with a good assortment of accessories, built-in Wi-Fi, and accompanying iOS and Android apps, and a bright OLED display. Several mounting options are available as well as adapters for tripod and GoPro mounts.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its 1080p video looks …

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