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9 must-have tech gadgets under $100

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>More annoying is that accessories and gadgets vary in price substantially, so it can be difficult to decide whether the step-up to the …

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LaserWatch: The story of a man with too much time on his hands

Your smartwatch may may be the height of wearables today, but it can't get you out of a supervillain's elaborate death trap. That's where Patrick Priebe's LaserWatch comes in, which is like something out of a Bond flick. On the surface, it looks like any other digital watch. But hit a button and …

Twelve South makes the best iPhone 6/iPad dock even better by simplifying its setup and adding a gold color option

It’s been just about two months since iPhone 6/Plus were released in the US and there’s still no word from Apple regarding an official dock. And that’s fine, because the best iPhone 6/Plus dock has been available the entire time.<p>Today, Twelve South is introducing an updated version called the …

ScratchJr – Teaching pre-school kids how to write computer code

A computer programming app has been released that is so easy to use that even kids aged five can do it according to its inventors.<p>ScratchJr is the brainchild of researchers in Massachussets, who are currently testing it out on kindergarten children there.<p>Specifically designed for children as young …

Code School launches iOS app to teach programming on the go

Code School, the popular elearning site for developers of all skill levels, now has an iOS app that lets users watch over 300 instructional videos while on-the-move.<p>While Code School’s website features both videos and interactive coding challenges to teach students, the app only allows access to …

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

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13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

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 unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

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Amazon confirms it’s working on Apple Pay support for its Visa rewards card

Following our report yesterday that some card types are not yet supported with Apple Pay, today Amazon confirmed in a statement to GeekWire that its working to offer support for its Amazon Rewards Visa Cards.<p><i>A Chase spokesman confirmed to GeekWire that Amazon is not supporting Apple Pay initially,</i> …

Microsoft's next Xbox One update adds Twitter integration and custom backgrounds

New changes rolling out to preview members now<p>Microsoft promised deeper Twitter integration for Xbox One back in June, and the company is now planning to deliver it next month. Microsoft’s November Xbox One update adds TV features that highlight what’s popular or trending nearby alongside live …

Apple's next event is October 16th: 'it's been way too long'

iPads, and more?<p>Apple announcements are coming fast and furious this fall. Fresh off the huge launch of the iPhone 6 lineup and the Apple Watch, plus the considerably rockier launch of iOS 8, the company has announced another event for October 16th. This time we expect to see new iPads, new iMacs, …

iOS 8 Apps I’m Trying This Week – MacStories

While iOS 8 user adoption may be slowing, the same hasn’t been true for third-party apps. Developers are embracing the new OS with app updates that take advantage of new features such as widgets and extensions, and since the release of iOS 8 last month I’ve been trying dozens of new apps and …

Weather Underground updated with iOS 8 widget featuring radar view and current conditions

The popular Weather Underground app has been updated with support for iOS 8’s widgets that sports a lot more data than most weather widgets will give you. The new at-a-glance view in the Notification Center provides a look at current radar images and current weather conditions.<p>You can grab the free …

Dataminr Launches a Breaking News Service

Social media data service Dataminr has followed up its finance and public sector products with one built specifically for the news industry. Originally announced in partnership with Twitter and CNN earlier this year, Dataminr for News launches today for media companies in North America with an …

Now that you have iOS 8, here are 15 apps Apple thinks you should try

Now that you’ve bought your new iPhone 6 or have installed iOS 8 on your old iPhone, Apple has listed some apps on its App Store that it thinks you …

10 Awesome Cases For Your New iPhone 6

So you're about to get your brand-new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, and chances are you'll want to get a case to protect it. iPhones have a reputation for breaking easily, and early reviews of the iPhone 6 have said that Apple's newest phone is especially slippery.<p>iPhone accessory makers have been hard at …

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Smart Expiry Label Aims to Put an End to Food Waste

A bio-reactive expiry label that decays at the same rate as food has been invented and it could potentially make a dent in the millions of tonnes of …

40 best iPhone and iPad games of 2014 (so far)

If you're an iPhone and/or iPad-owning gamer in 2014, you truly are spoiled for choice when it comes to new titles.<p>This year has seen a steady flow of innovative, creative and above all super-playable games for Apple devices in pretty much every genre, from hardcore RPGs and twitch-action games to …

For your summer road trip: 7 recommended chargers for your iDevices

As you make your plans for summer travel or perhaps even a trip to Apple’s WWDC, you may face the realization that your old iOS charging devices …

App of the day: Pilot's Path review (iPhone, iPad) - Pocket-lint

Exploratory helicopter games haven't really existed since Nuclear Strike finished the Strike series in 1997. Pilot's Path could be accused of being …

Where to watch the 2013 Masters Tournament live online

April Madness, anyone? Okay, we might have to work on our sports metaphors, but for golf fans, things are only just getting started with the 2013 …

How do I contact Amazon?

The Amazon website doesn't make its phone number very obvious, but Rick Maybury can help<p>Amazon seems to be incommunicado and I find there is no way of contacting them. I have been trying to order a DVD for over a week but the website will not accept my password. I had a similar problem some time …

‘iPhone 5S’ Once Again Rumored for June 29th Launch

- Mar 28, 2013<p>If, like many Apple fans, you are eagerly following the rumors about Apple’s next-gen iPhone, TechCrunch has just published a new …

Apple patents iPhone with wraparound display, including designs that plug together Voltron-style - http://tcrn.ch/YhhI2t

Apple analyst Gene Munster still clinging to HDTV this year, warns no major product announcements until June iPhone 5S launch (Video)

[ooyala code=”1rcW5oYTpTmicot6ItPNIE4t19rtj_tb” player_id=”undefined”]<p>Piper Jaffray Apple analyst Gene Munster is out today with an updated outlook for the company, warning that Apple will not have any major product announcements until June and likely miss its June guidance with lower-than-expected …

Flipboard 2.0 update allows you to make your own magazines, personalized recommendations and more

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>Popular iOS news app Flipboard was updated today to version 2.0, and it brings a refreshed look, speed improvements, and the ability to create your own magazines. The UI enhancements include a more prominent search bar with improved personalize recommendations and …