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Makeshift Apple VR headset: How to use Google Cardboard with an iPhone (Video)

If you’re not familiar with Google Cardboard, it’s one of the most affordable and portable VR headsets to date. It’s a very simple creation in terms of design and functionality, but provides a solid look into the future of technology without breaking the bank. Why? Because it’s made almost entirely …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup [Update 8/16/14]

There have been months of rumors regarding the next iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 6" by bloggers and the media. Increasingly the rumors are coming from reliable sources, and some are now being supported by leaked images. Here's a roundup of what the rumors are saying.<p>As always, it's important to …

How to add, cache, search for, and delete songs from Apple's new Music app

Use iTunes Match<p>If you use iTunes Match, you can enable it on your Mac to match and upload your songs to Apple's servers; from there, you can access …

Apple

iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8: Camera shootout!

iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8: The ultimate smartphone camera showdown!<p>Smartphone cameras are getting better and better every day. …

iPhone

Here's What Happens To Your iPhone In The Bitter Cold

Your iPhone is just like you: It really hates the cold.<p>When the temperature drops below freezing, iPhones can start malfunctioning: Your smartphone might not sense your touch, the battery dies faster and, if it's cold enough, the thing just shuts off.<p>On its website, Apple suggests that you only use …

Indiegogo Campaign Aims To Create Wireless Charger For iOS Devices

If you believe the reports, Apple is currently working on a way of charging iOS devices using solar panels. If you’re not content to wait, however, and want a quick-and-easy means of charging your iPhone or iPad right now, you might want to consider investing in this Indiegogo crowd funding …

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Man Develops Friendly, Possibly Obsessive Feelings for Kindle’s Mayday-Button Woman

Amazon's three-ad series for the Kindle Fire HDX's Mayday button, which allows a one-way video chat between users and Amazon experts who can …

Apple Has Made It More Difficult To Decide Which New iPad To Buy For The Holidays

There was a subtle surprise in Apple's iPad product announcement this week—the new iPad Air and iPad Mini with retina display now have the same specs. Gone are the days when the iPad Mini was a technological step behind it’s larger sibling. From here on in, it would seem, the only difference is the …

Apple Introduces The iPad Air

Three years ago, Apple unveiled the original iPad, boxy and thick and heavy by comparison. Four iPads later, we’re here, welcoming the fifth generation iPad into the world.<p>And boy is it a beauty!<p>You’ve been waiting long enough, through a summer of rumors, so let’s just get right down to business on …

Nokia tablet: new Lumia 2520 joins 1520 phablet

Nokia has launched a new Windows-based tablet, the 2520, and 1520 'phablet', which it hopes will steal market share from rivals Apple and Samsung, even as Microsoft edges closer to completing its purchase of the Finnish company's devices arm.<p>Nokia has unveiled its first Windows-based tablet, the …

Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

The FAA could loosen its in-flight electronics rules by next year

The US Federal Aviation Administration is set to loosen its rules on in-flight electronics, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. Members of a review panel, who would speak only on condition of anonymity, said they will recommend that the FAA allow "reading ebooks or other publications, listening to podcasts, …

Microsoft's Surface 2: New tablet, same problems

What's the definition of insanity? Trying the same thing several times and expecting a different outcome. While we wouldn't suggest that Microsoft's finest minds are in need of urgent medical care, it does seem as if the company's executives have failed to heed the lessons doled out this summer. …

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Here's why you shouldn't upgrade to iOS 7...yet

At some point in the next 24 hours or so, Apple should unleash the first public release of iOS 7 upon the world. Millions - and I mean <i>millions</i> - of …

Apps

Get Ready For iOS 7 – Make Your Own Parallax Wallpapers [iOS 7 Tips]

While we’ve noted that you can use panoramic photos as wallpaper on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in in iOS 7, we haven’t spent a lot of time talking about the other major visual wallpaper and lock screen facelift: parallax.<p>In iOS 7, the background behind your Home screen apps is just a little …

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The Complete History Of The iOS Homescreen In One Simple GIF

Maybe this iOS comparison GIF isn’t quite as mind-blowing as the one of Sir Jony Ive’s death stare devouring Forstall’s face, but pretty good nonetheless.<p>Some Apple detractors have bemoaned the release of iOS 7, claiming its not a big enough leap forward for Apple, but when you look at this GIF …

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GadgetellSolutions Media

26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

James Lipton defends one-time 'pimp' job in France

So, as many people learned for the first time Wednesday, the venerable host of the long-running "Inside the Actors Studio" was, for about a year, a pimp in post-WWII Paris.<p>OK, so maybe not a "pimp," per se. James Lipton sat down with Matt Lauer on Thursday to talk the semantics of …