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Smart screen protectors give your iPhone superpowers

Perhaps as we continue to evolve, our thumbs will grow longer so future generations will be able to reach the back menu arrow at the top of the iPhone. But we can’t wait hundreds of years for that.<p>We either need to lift an extra finger, god forbid, or purchase a glass screen protector that …

Google Removes 'OK Google' Search Activation in Latest Chrome Update

Earlier this week, Google released Chrome 46 with a long list of bug fixes and feature improvements to improve memory and power usage, but unmentioned was the removal of "OK Google" voice-based search activation.<p>As noted by <i>VentureBeat</i>, it's no longer possible to use the "OK Google" phrase to …

Downwell is the best game I've played in 2015

What happens when Spelunky goes down...<p><i>Downwell</i>, which was designed and developed by Tokyo’s Ojiro Fumoto and published by Devolver, is the best game I’ve played in 2015.<p><i>Downwell</i> released to the public this week, on iOS and Steam. I’m fortunate enough to have been one of its beta testers, and I’ve …

Just Press Record could be your perfect voice recording app

Just Press Record is an unassuming app, doing little more than recording noise and saving it to iCloud. It’s available for OS X and iOS, though — and that makes it oddly unique.<p>The app’s design isn’t even particularly great. It lacks clever functionality like slide-to-delete, which is pretty …

Skybuds: Truly Wireless Earbuds

The devices we listen to music on have evolved greatly, yet the devices we listen with haven’t changed much. Skybuds wants to change that with truly wireless earbuds that store and charge from your smartphone case.<p>Skybuds inventor Alpha Audiotronics is currently funding the product with Kickstarter …

Gorgeous leather Apple Watch strap will make you feel like a grownup again

Best List: Nomad Apple Watch Strap<p>Let’s face it: The green plastic band I have for my Apple Watch Sport is useful and comfortable, but it’s not classy. I wear it to the gym with no reservations, but a night out on the town? Maybe if I were an adolescent.<p>When I strap Nomad’s new Italian leather …

Apple, Spotify Streaming War Heats Up

Upon launching in late June, Apple Music was supposed to take over the streaming-music business and save musicians everywhere. Thanks to a three-month free trial period and Apple's marketing power and prolific advertisements, including a TV commercial co-starring Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington and …

Easily Create Photo Watch Face on Your Apple Watch with this App

If you’re someone who loves the idea of having a photo be your Apple Watch face, but are looking for a super easy way to crop and frame your images, …

Shortcuts tweak brings 3D Touch menus to Settings, Weather and Cydia apps

If you own an iPhone 6s or have been trying out the new Forcy and RevealMenu tweaks, then you might have noticed that not all apps offer 3D Touch …

VirtualHome tweak gets updated for iOS 9, lets you emulate home button with a tap

The popular VirtualHome tweak for Touch ID devices, which allows users to quickly return to the homescreen by simply tapping their finger on the home …

Check out all these Apple Watch fitness success stories

Around the world, Apple Watch is helping people make life-changing improvements to their health and fitness.<p>I recently asked Cult of Mac readers to share their experiences getting in shape with Apple Watch, and the response has been amazing. Here are some of the inspiring stories I received — and …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Chromeo Do "Jealous (I Ain't With It)" on "Letterman"

Chromeo stopped by "The Late Show" last night to perform a single from their new LP <i>White Women</i>, which hit shelves earlier this week. The duo performed "Jealous (I Ain't With It)" with all their usual flourishes - shiny guitars, vocoders and keyboards supported by white female legs. Dave thought the …

Clipse's Rise and Fall Chronicled in CNN Documentary "Brother's Keeper"

This week, CNN premiered a short documentary, "Brother's Keeper", that explores the rise and fall of Clipse, who've been on hiatus since 2009's <i>Til the Casket Drops</i>. A rumored Neptunes-produced reunion turned out to be premature, too.<p>As the story goes, the hiatus was prompted by No Malice's guilty …

This Is the Difference Between Nirvana and Counting Crows

“Why Counting Crows’ <i>August and Everything After</i> is as meaningful as Nirvana’s <i>In Utero</i>.” I’ll admit it. I clicked. It wasn’t exactly a rage-click; it …