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New Android Phone Looks Curiously Familiar

Question: When is an iPhone not an iPhone?<p>Answer: When it’s an ioPhone. And when it runs Android.<p>Seizing on the massive following the iPhone enjoys in Japan, Japanese manufacturer Iosys will reportedly start marketing its<p>cheap knockoffiPhone 5c-inspired ioPhone5 this Friday.<p>In addition to running …

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President Obama to Discuss Government Surveillance and HealthCare.gov With Tim Cook and Other Tech Executives

An impressive list of Silicon Valley executives – including Apple’s own CEO Tim Cook – will be meeting with President Obama at the White House today …

Fragment App Turns Your Photos Into Broken Shards Of Art

Imagine that one of your photos was printed onto a sheet of card, and that this piece of card was carefully sliced and cut to chop it into a series of concentric rings, or concentric squares, or just a geometric pattern of tiles.<p>The imagine moving these sections with your finger to make a …

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78% Of All iPhones Are Now Protected By Activation Lock

When Apple first unveiled iOS 7, one of the features that made law-enforcement officials breathe a collective sigh of relief was Activation Lock, which allows users to locate, lock and wipe their iPhones remotely if they are stolen.<p>Activation Lock is a great system which prevents thieves from …

iOS

Make calls, use Siri through your Mac with Connect

Connect for Mac is a new app that lets you place phone calls, organize your contacts, and even use Siri when your phone is connected to your Mac. …

Opinion: Will Apple return to a single MacBook range next year?

I guess you could call me something of a fanboy where Apple laptops are concerned. I bought the very first one, the Macintosh Portable, in 1989 (and actually still have it tucked away in a cupboard even now). This was followed by a series of PowerBooks before the MacBooks came along, and I …

Should Apple make a 'dark theme' for iOS?

Back when iOS 7 was unveiled there was no shortage of opinions on its looks to be found around the internet. Some people liked the general look of it …

One for All turns your iPad into a giant universal TV remote with Nevo

One for All, known for a range of universal TV remotes has expanded its range to now include the iPad with the Nevo WiFi bridge and accompanying …

Is the iPhone 4S still a good phone?

Unless you are one of those that cares about specs, I think the 4S is probably the best value of all the current iPhones.<p>At this point, I still think …

Last Day! The Karma WiFi Hotspot + 1GB Free Data + FREE Shipping #BlackFriday [Deals]

There are tons of mobile hotspots out there, but Karma has done something groundbreaking with <b>The Karma WiFi Hotspot</b>.<p>With this device, you can now put WiFi in your pocket and stay connected with a lightning-fast 4G connection, anywhere you go. And with this offer from Cult of Mac Deals – an offer …

Behind The Scenes On How the iPhone Got Made

Leander’s new book “Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products” has debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list. (Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And huzzah!)<p>If you want to get a feel for the book, check out this excerpt over at Medium, which is richly illustrated with sketches and …

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Tim Cook to Apple Employees in New Video: 'At Apple, We Do the Right Thing'

Apple executives today sent a company wide email to employees asking them to review Apple's Business Conduct Policy, reports <i>9to5Mac</i>. The policy reportedly details how employees should behave both in and outside of the company while representing Apple, covering topics like personal investments, …

Retina iPad mini: Silver vs. space gray gallery

While the new Retina iPad mini certainly looks a lot like last year's original, Apple has switched out the old, scratch and chip-prone slate gray …

‘Houseplan’ Wants You To Put. The Graph Paper. Down.

<b>Houseplan</b> — Productivity — Free<p>In the past, whenever I’ve wanted to change the furniture layout in a room, I’ve broken out the graph paper and made a tiny scale mockup of the space and everything in it. HousePlan is a new app that is designed specifically to keep things like that from happening. …

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Learn HTML, CSS, And More With The Become A Web Developer From Scratch Video Course [Deals]

The Internet is the fastest and largest platform ever created for humans to learn, communicate, share, or create businesses of any kind, and all of this in just 15 years! It is estimated that in the next 2 or 3 years more than 80% of the companies around the world will become internet dependent …

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‘4,000 Lattes To Go Please’: How Steve Jobs Made the First Ever iPhone Prank Call

Whenever I watch the iPhone keynote, I always wonder what happened to the Starbucks barista who was on the receiving end of the prank call Steve Jobs …

Design Your Dream Home With Live Interior 3D For Mac [Deals]

Ever wondered what your house would look like if you added an extra room? What about a new set of furniture? Stop wondering and start building the home of your dreams right on your Mac.<p>Whether you’re a casual user looking to redesign your home or a professional designer preparing a mockup for …

Delaware’s tax-free Apple Store sells more iPhones than any other store

Ever been curious to find out which Apple Store sells the most iPhones? Look no further than the Apple Store in Newark, Delaware in the Christiana Mall. This might come as a surprise, but the fact of the matter is that the state of Delaware has no sales tax. The Christiana Mall is conveniently …

Jawbone UP Can Make You Coffee When You Wake Up

Jawbone has announced the UP24, a tweaked version of its troubled UP activity-tracking wristband. It’s mostly the same, with a cool futuristic look and $150 price tag. The difference is that it now uses “Bluetooth Smart,” which lets it communicate with your iPhone in real time to send alerts and …

Home Automation

Should Kids Get iPhones for Christmas?

Don’t look now, but kids want iPhones for Christmas. Well, a third of them do, anyway.<p>A survey of 12- to 17-year-olds conducted by Ebates found that an iPhone tops the wishlist. One third — specifically 32% — of those surveyed want an iPhone. (Some 12% want a Samsung Galaxy phone.)<p>Ho, ho, hold on a …

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AT&T gets one step closer to swallowing Cricket

AT&T said to be mulling Vodafone takeover

AT&T is considering another crack at buying Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile carrier, according to a new report.<p>AT&T is once again said to be vying for the world's second-largest mobile carrier, Vodafone.<p>AT&T's executives are currently "laying the groundwork" for a takeover of the …

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Go Under The Radar – Fix The iOS 7 Read Receipts Bug [iOS Tips]

One of the great things about Messages, for me, is the “read receipt.” I know if my child has seen my messages to them, of if they’ve just been “delivered” but not read. I like it.<p>Some folks, though, might want to turn off this feature so they don’t give off the signal that they’ve actually seen a …

iOS

Get Ready For Halloween By Checking Out These Apple-Themed Costume Ideas [Gallery]

Halloween is coming soon, which means you need a costume to show off how incredibly awesome you are. Maybe you’re still undecided and need a little bit of inspiration. When it comes to Apple-themed costumes there are a lot of great ideas out there and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make …

Still Miss Your Old Macintosh? Run Mac OS 7 In Your Web Browser

Apple may have just released OS X Mavericks and made it available to all for free, but it comes with a major flaw that you may not have noticed: it doesn’t run MacPaint… or MacDraw. But don’t worry — thanks to James Friend, you can run Mac OS 7 (System 7) — complete with MacPaint and MacDraw — …

Software

20 great tips to get more out of the new iMovie for iOS and Mac

iMovie, like all of Apple's iLife (and iWork) apps, received a substantial makeover to coincide with iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Whether you've been …

Get iOS 7’s Gorgeous Nebula Wallpaper For Your Mac

The official release of OS X Mavericks is just around the corner, but if you’re looking to bring a bit of iOS 7 to your Mac, check out this wallpaper created by Deviantart user filipe-ps, that looks similar to an expanded version of the gorgeous nebula wallpaper Apple created as the default for iOS …

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Recycadelic: Check Out This Epic Coffee Table Made from Two PowerMac G4s!

Apple products are known for their style, so much so that some people make furniture out of them and here’s another example of just that. Reform …

Apple Publishes First Print Ad For iPhone 5s In The New Yorker

After selling a record-breaking number of iPhones during the recent launch weekend, Apple is now ready to pummel magazines with it’s trademark brand of clever yet simple ads extolling the iPhone’s virtues.<p>The first print ad for the iPhone 5s hit newsstands today in <i>The New Yorker</i> with a full-ad on …

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