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How to use the 'rule of thirds' to take more striking photos with your iPhone

Luckily, the iPhone has the option to turn on this grid so that you don't have to estimate where the lines fall while taking your photo. Until you …

Getting your home movies into iCloud’s iMovie Theater on your Apple TV

Believe it or not, not all home movies were recorded using an iPhone. There are still quite a few camcorders and other video recording devices still …

How to view your Facebook activity log with Facebook for iOS

• Launch the <b>Facebook app</b> from the <b>Home screen</b> of your iPhone or iPad.<br>• In the <b>bottom menu</b>, tap on <b>More</b>.<br>• Now tap on <b>your name</b> at the top in order to go to <b>your</b> …

New York unveils 'text stops' to curb crashes by distracted drivers

You're probably familiar with highway rest stops, but drivers might soon be seeing something a little less ordinary along the road: text stops. New York plans to establish 91 "Texting Zones" along state highways, encouraging drivers to wait until they can safely pull off the road to respond to a …

How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You

Whenever your cellphone is on, "They" know where you are, and I mean all the Theys — the spooks, the merchants, the drone pilots, the private detectives, probably even the Chinese. If you want your privacy, says artist/designer Adam Harvey, you can go to the back of your phone, pry out the battery …

Nintendo's 2DS is a short-term fix for a long-term problem

The low-cost handheld misses an important dimension: the future<p>Nintendo is used to surprising people with its hardware designs. But even for the company responsible for weird devices like the Virtual Boy and the Wii U, today's announcement of the 2DS handheld came as a shock. It's a cheaper device, …

Apple to Unveil Next Generation iPhone on September 10

Apple will unveil its next iPhone on September 10, reports <i>AllThingsD</i>, citing sources with knowledge of the event. Though the date of the announcement has been revealed, it is unclear whether the event will focus singularly on the upcoming iPhone 5S or if it will include Apple's rumored low-cost …

New iOS App Twine Wants To Match You With An Interesting, Flirtatious Stranger

Mobile app, Twine, is trying to do something new in the dating app space. Unlike other dating or random chatting apps like ChatRoulette, Tinder, or OK Cupid, Twine connects you with new people around you and lets you chat and flirt with them without revealing your identity until you decide …

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Clean Dust And Dirt Out Of Your iPhone 5 Camera With These Simple Tools [iOS Tips]

My iPhone 5 camera has gotten some grime inside it, and my pictures are all yucky because of it. I’ve procrastinated taking it to the Apple Store to get cleaned out because, hey, I’m<p>busylazy.<p>Luckily, there’s a guy on YouTube whose buddy had the same problem, and he put up a video showing how to …

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FlameStower: Charge Your iPhone Using a Campfire

The FlameStower looks like a clever way to keep your iPhone charged while you’re camping in the wilderness. Just fill its reservoir with water, stick the other end into the flames of your campfire and plug your chosen gadget into the USB port. Relax with the charred meat and beverage of your …

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Ikea's 2014 Catalog app lets you arrange virtual furniture in your living room via augmented reality (video)

In 2013, Ikea took the plunge into the wide world of augmented retail reality, when it released a companion app to go with its catalog -- to give Swedish furniture fans access to bonus digital content related to products shown on its pages. A new version of the app is now upon us, and with it comes …

How-to: Manage your iCloud account’s storage space

Apple gives iCloud users 5 GB of iCloud storage space. At first, 5 GB does not seem like a lot of storage space, however it is. For a majority of users it is plenty. For others, it isn’t. This storage space is for backups, documents and data, and email only if you are using a @mac.com, @me.com, or …

Facebook pays out $1M to people hacking it

In the last two years, Facebook has paid $1 million to 329 hackers for being able to find the holes Facebook’s own team just can’t see.<p>The Bug Bounty program launched two years ago in an effort to employ the talent being used in the smart, but underground hacker communities. These folks were likely …

Hashtag creator leaves Google to join a 6-person startup

Google developer advocate Chris Messina is leaving the search giant to join a tiny startup.<p>During his 1300 days at Google, Messina spearheaded a number of community-focused initiatives, including the Google Developers site. He also developed the “hashtag,” which flourished on Twitter and Facebook. …

Students hijack US$80m yacht with GPS spoofing - Roadshow

<b>Students from the University of Texas created a custom GPS spoofing device that allowed them to take over a superyacht's navigation system, changing</b> …

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Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPads

President Obama’s administration has vetoed a decision by the United States International Trade Commission to ban the import and sale of a number of Apple products, including models of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.<p>The ITC announced the ban in June after finding that those devices had violated a patent …

E-Book Case Reminds Apple Its Biggest Enemy Isn't Samsung Or Google

The fight between Apple and the Department of Justice has been a story of overreaching. Rather than join publishers in settling with the government over accusations it conspired to fix the prices of e-books, Apple decided to fight in court. Of course, the company lost and as a result the government …

Apple to make year-end push for slice of dashboard

While Steve Jobs regretted not making an iCar, Apple for years was ambivalent about the auto industry. Now it's vying for dashboard space held by …

Microsoft’s Surface Tablets ‘Officially a Flop’

Lots more bad news for Microsoft and their Surface tablets this week. Microsoft’s most recent financial results filing (for their fiscal year that ended June 30 of this year) show a total of $853 million in revenue from Surface sales – which some are saying is less than they’ve spent on marketing …

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Apple could be planning enhanced TV service with ad skipping

Apple’s talks with big cable over a comprehensive TV service seem to be back in motion, as former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Jessica Lessin reported …

iOS 7 preview: iCloud Keychain aims to make security more convenient

iCloud Keychain promises to generate, store, sync, and populate all your passwords across all your iOS 7 devices, and OS X Mavericks on the Mac.<p>iOS 7 …

Why next iPhone screen could be made of SAPPHIRE - and a steal...

Man-made sapphire could replace Gorilla Glass as the material of choice for scratch-and-crack-resistant mobile phone screens in the near future, …

Confirmation: Apple Will be Releasing Lower Range Models

Home » NEWS » Confirmation: Apple Will be Releasing Lower Range Models<p>There have been many rumours lately about Apple possibly releasing lower end …

iPhone 5

Mass Production of Retina Displays for iPad Mini Expected to Start in June or July

Following a somewhat confusing report earlier this week in which NPD DisplaySearch analysts first indicated that a Retina iPad mini would not appear until the first quarter of 2014 before quickly issuing a correction stating that a third quarter refresh would bring the Retina display to the line, …

Ex-Apple Adman Predicts 2013 Will Be The Year Of The iPhone’s iPod-ization

For the last couple months the Internet has been chalk full of rumors that Apple is losing its edge, and that the iPhone isn’t as cool as it once was. Maybe some of those rumors are right, maybe not, but Apple’s ex-Ad Guru, Ken Segall, predicts that the iPhone’s biggest years are still ahead of …

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This To Do List App Punishes You For Not Getting Things Done

The productivity apps all promise to help users get to the same end result by handling tasks differently and helping you get more things done.<p>But many to do list apps get in the way and make entering task a chore.<p>Carrot is different.<p>The beautifully designed app turns getting things done into a game …

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