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David Cameron is the new leader of the British Left

It’s now impossible for anyone on the progressive Left to construct an intellectually coherent argument for voting Labour<p>At the start of this Conservative Party conference only one issue mattered. Would David Cameron seize the opportunity presented by Jeremy Corbyn’s election to move his party into …

iPhone 6S Plus's camera takes on iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6: Outdoor photo shootout

We take the iPhone 6S Plus's camera around sunny West London to see how its outdoor shots compare to those of the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6.<p>Apple's brand-new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are finally upon us, and one of the main areas that's been given a boost is the camera. On both models, the …

Mobile Photography

Pro Tip: How to fine-tune 3D Touch sensitivity

You don’t have to press so hard on your expensive new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus to get the groundbreaking 3D Touch working easily.<p>We’ve all been looking forward to this killer UI upgrade, but some users say they’re worried about breaking their new iPhone screens because they’re pushing so hard to get …

iPhone

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

MacTrast Deals: Make Your iPhone Run Like New with PhoneClean iOS Cleaner

Are you running out of space on your iPhone? <i>PhoneClean iOS Cleaner</i> can help you reclaim space on your device, giving you more room for music, photos, …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Operating Systems

How to transfer any media file to your iOS device

Using the Mac app Waltr you can transfer any type of video or music file to your iOS device without the need for a companion iOS app.<p>When the team behind the Mac app Waltr first contacted me with details of what the app was capable of, I was skeptical. The promise of Waltr is that the app makes it …

Apps

Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.<p>Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.<p>1. Uninstall unused programs<p>New PCs come with a whole load of …

A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

We are becoming police states. Everyone OK with that?

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>We are becoming technologically-enabled police states. That’s a reasonable analysis of a situation where the average citizen …

World's first 128GB phone now available from Meizu, but only works in China

You may recall that a little while back we checked out China's Meizu MX3, and in addition to its unique 15:9 1,800 x 1,080 display, one of its other selling points is the 128GB storage option. Well, this version is finally available as of today, except it's only offered to the TD-SCDMA variant of …

'Samsung copies weakened view of Apple as innovator', says Apple's Schiller

Phil Schiller tells court that Samsung copied 'very essence of what Apple is about'<p>An Apple executive has told a court that Samsung undermined his company’s business, reputation and marketing efforts by selling devices that copied the iPhone and iPad.<p>Marketing chief Phil Schiller, appearing as a …

It's time to bin this unboxing phenomenon

The online obsession with 'unboxing' tech videos is out of control, says Olly Mann<p>What do you do when you buy a new gadget? Take it home? Open it? Use it?<p>That’s what I do. I open it, I plug it in, I play with it. These verbs appropriately describe my actions. I have never, knowingly, "unboxed" …

Samsung doesn't understand Lorde's 'Royals,' uses it to advertise the Galaxy Note 3 to street urchins

Here are some quick facts:<p>1. "Royals," by 16-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde, is currently number one on the Billboard Hot 100.<p>2. "Royals" is about rejecting the ostentatious displays of materialism that dominate much of popular music and finding happiness in everyday teenage life. "As one of the …

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