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SwiftKey beta for iOS adds new ‘Your Signature Emoji’ feature

SwiftKey today has revealed a new feature coming to its iOS app. For those unfamiliar, SwiftKey is one of the most popular third-party keyboard solutions for iOS, offering up a plethora of capabilities and features not found with Apple’s stock offering. Today, SwiftKey announced that it is rolling …

Apps

Apple Loop: Secret iPhone Test, iPhone 6S Pictures Leak, Radical iTunes Fix

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the question of the iPod Touch and the iPhone 6C, the leaked front screen of the iPhone 6S, a comparison of pocket-to-picture camera times, Apple’s solution to one writer’s Apple Music issues, T-Mobile’s free …

Apple Music

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The first reviews of the Apple Watch have been published.</b> It's a nice device, they say, but it's not for everyone.<p><b>2. Zynga founder Mark Pincus is returning as the company's CEO.</b> The company's stock was down over 10% after the news was announced.<p><b>3. Samsung is expecting record shipments for the</b> …

Tim Cook

10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Carnegie Mellon University

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android's Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

How free Office for iPad and Dropbox integration might change my writing workflow

In the end, it may come down to smart quotes.<p>One of my long-running frustrations with iOS Pages is the default quote character isn’t the quote …

'Pangu' Jailbreak for iOS 8.x Now Available for Mac, Compatible with Newer Apple Devices

The Pangu development team today updated its jailbreak for iOS 8 and 8.1, bringing full support for the Mac. The update comes a week after the program saw an update for Windows that brought an automatic installation of Cydia and support for the English language.<p>Pangu's jailbreak tool for iOS 8 is …

New iOS 8 Update Promises Faster iPhones

It would be kind to say iOS 8 got off to a rocky start. WiFi, battery life and Bluetooth problems, a withdrawn fix that did more harm than good and finally a solid fix in the shape of iOS 8.1 more than a month later. But now Apple has finished putting out fires, it is ready to give owners of older …

Apple ‘iPhone’ Trademark Challenged By Indian Firm With Its Own ‘iFon’

Apple confronts yet another trademark issue as an Indian firm has challenged the Cupertino-based technology giant’s “iPhone” brand. iVoice …

One of iOS's niftiest features is the ability to monitor what apps are draining your battery.

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Samsung Galaxy S5

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Breitling

For The First Time, Apple Is One Of The Five Largest PC Manufacturers Worldwide

The report said Apple's recent price cuts and improved demand in mature markets propelled its sales growth. In the third quarter alone, Apple sold roughly 4.9 million PCs, accounting for 6.3% of the global market.<p>In fact, this is the first time Apple's quarterly sales has cracked the global top …

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Getting the Most Out of Your Old iPhone

As the weeks pass since the debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are less opportunities to get significant money from your old devices.<p>For those of you who are now using a newest model iPhone, there is no reason to sell your older one for peanuts or shove it into a drawer. Get creative, …

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Apple's Sapphire Glass Supplier Wants To Get Out Of The Sapphire Glass Business

The wind down will reportedly result in the loss of 890 jobs. And GT said the cash burn from its Apple benefit is "not sustainable" and that its sapphire operations, as a result, must be wound down.<p>GT Advanced has requested that it file the details of this wind down under seal in bankruptcy …

How to secure your iPhone with iOS 8 password managers and Touch ID

There are two enhanced features of iOS 8 that can change how users manage their secure information. The first is Apple’s decision to open up Touch ID …

Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8 Keyboard Permissions (But Were Afraid To Ask)

By far the most exciting thing about iOS 8 — <i>imho</i> — is the side-door it opens into Apple’s walled garden to allow keyboard app makers to come on in for the first time.<p>No longer is it true that outlandish Qwertys with a twist are barred from Apple’s kingdom. If you want a keyboard that writes in …

iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 7, and in iOS 8 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences. It is now easier to set up and make text speakable on an iOS device. Before we discuss how to do it, let’s first set up our iOS device …

iOS 8 causes bandwidth spikes nationwide, despite slow uptake

The launch of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, caused spikes in internet usage across the UK in its first day, as users rushed to download the 2 gigabyte file shortly after it was released at 6pm on Wednesday evening.<p>But the morning after, third-party monitoring firms suggest that …

The 15 most important announcements from the Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event

First: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus<p>A brand new design<p>Apple has varied its designs over the years, from the rounded back of the original iPhone to the flat design of the 5S. Today, for the first time, we’ve got two different sizes in the same generation, and they’re coming with plenty of other changes. …

A Radar For Your Bike, So You Don’t Have To Have Eyes In The Back Of Your Head

Franz Struwig’s Backtracker is another new take. His light idea is based around a radar. The back light alerts motorists to the cyclist’s presence, …

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FAA Approves Limited Use Of Drones For Utility Company

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) limited permission to use drones in parts of San Diego County. SDG&E is a Sempra Energy utility, and is the first utility in the nation to be granted FAA approval for the technology.<p>The FAA granted the company an …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Raspberry Pi

iPad App of the Week: Wimbledon 2014 for iPad

Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent apps for …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Electricity

3D-print with Nutella: Paste extruder takes on Play-Doh, icing

Technology may soon turn us all into badass cake-decorating pros. The first step is to already own a 3D printer. The next step is to check out the Discov3ry Extruder on Kickstarter. It's a paste extruder designed to create 3D shapes with any pasty sort of material, including silicone, wood filler, …

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