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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

We’re kicking off a new week with one of our best roundups of the month so far covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Just remember …

Apps

The easiest way to transfer data from Android to iOS

It used to be a big pain to switch from one mobile platform to another, but it's now easier than ever to transfer all of your old data from an Android device to your new iPhone or iPad.<p>Apple's Move to iOS app in the Google Play Store makes the process quick and easy. While it can't transfer your …

Apps

Zuckerberg Says Muslims Will Always Be Welcome On Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg urged the world not to “succumb to cynicism” despite bigots like Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States. Today, Facebook’s CEO posted on his site that “I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world…As the …

Facebook is going to fill your iPhone lock screen with news and weather

The Facebook poke is back, but this time there's a bit more to it.<p>Facebook released a notifications app on Wednesday that drives a variety of news, …

Social Media

Overachieving Apple Watch dock is also a case, iPhone stand and portable battery

Unity Pocket goes beyond your typical Apple Watch charging dock, acting as a protective charging case, portable battery, cable manager and iPhone …

You can’t help but be attracted to this magnetic Lightning cable

From the 1st century to today, you could say the magnet is one component of technology that has <i>stuck</i> around.<p>With that bad pun out of the way (two if you count the headline), a Hong Kong company is using the simple magnet to make the charging of our smartphones easier and faster. The MagCable is a …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple won a battle in its ongoing legal war against Samsung.</b> An appeals court rejected a previous decision not to ban Samsung devices which infringed on three of Apple's patents.<p><b>2. There are more leaked photos of the upcoming BlackBerry phone that runs on Android.</b> It features a slide-out …

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Mobile Technology

A charging cable that backs up your phone -- onto itself

In a mashup that seems a long time coming, the MemoriesCable brings together a USB drive with a Lightning sync and charging cable.<p>The cable, part of a just-released Indiegogo campaign, is available either in USB 2.0 or 3.0 versions and comes with a variety of storage options, from 16GB to 128GB.<p>The …

Mobile Devices

BitTorrent Sync simplifies its file sharing tools on Android and iOS

BitTorrent Sync is getting an update on Android and iOS that’ll make it a lot more useful for power users on the go.<p>Previously, you had to open the Sync app before adding items, which could only be uploaded to a folder that lived within your camera roll on iOS or your local file system on Android. …

New security flaw can render an Android device useless

<i>While our team is monitoring closely for potential exploitation, we've seen no evidence of actual exploitation.</i><p><i>Should there be an actual exploit of</i> …

Information Security

The Windows 10 privacy issues you should know about

Windows 10 has just arrived and there’s a new Privacy Policy and Service Agreement from Microsoft coming swiftly in its wake.<p>The new policies take effect on 1 August and there are a few unsettling things nestling in there that you should be thinking about if you’re using the company’s services and …

Apple already took 75 percent of the smartwatch market

The official numbers for Apple Watch sales are still a mystery. But, according to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics, the Cupertino company shipped an estimated 4 million units during the second quarter of 2015. As a result, Apple's already captured 75 percent of the smartwatch …

Smartwatches

Apple, Samsung are in talks to kill the SIM card

To use our smart phones, most of us are still beholden to pieces of plastic known as SIM cards. But if Apple (AAPL) and Samsung have anything to do …

5 YouTube secrets you should try

Want to know how popular YouTube is? Think how many conversations you've had lately that included the phrase, "I saw this great video on YouTube ..." News, instructions, cat videos, instant celebrities, music, humor, emotional stories and more are all within a split-second search.<p>But if you just go …

Google Drive can stop others from grabbing your files

Google Drive is built around collaboration. And that's great! However, you probably don't want to give collaborators unfettered access to <i>everything</i> -- what if someone makes off with a sensitive report? Thankfully, you can put your foot down as of today. Google has added rights management to Drive …

Google Drive

Here’s how a filmmaker shot his critically-acclaimed movie using just an iPhone

Baker enjoys telling stories set in real settings, casting actors with little to no experience, and exploring stories you've likely never seen before on the big screen. That can range from a New York garment district wholesaler dealing with fatherhood ("Price of Broadway") to a porn actress …

iPhone first went on sale 8 years ago today

The original iPhone first went on sale eight years ago today, on June 29, 2007 — a simpler time when Pixar released the movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, the NFL shut down its European league, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” topped the music charts, and Apple stock sold for a measly $17.43.<p>If only we knew then what we know …

Learn to Code iOS 8 Apps with This Comprehensive Course for Only $89

Some of the biggest tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you.<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of content to …

How to Change Your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. …

The Best Way to Manage All Your Photos

We talk about photo management quite often here at AppAdvice. The ability to take high-quality images and video is becoming easier than ever, and …

Apps

Password Recovery Scam - how to hack a Gmail account

The victim registers his mobile phone number with Gmail so that if he forgets his password Google will send him via SMS a verification code that …

Massive security flaw may threaten millions of Samsung Galaxy phones

Have a Samsung Galaxy device? Chances are it has a security flaw that lets attackers install malware on it or eavesdrop on your calls, and there's …

Samsung Galaxy

DxO’s iPhone camera attachment promises DSLR quality shots in your pocket

DxO One, a new attachment for your iPhone, claims it’ll bring DSLR-quality photos to your smartphone and tablet.<p>The new gadget resembles those popular old Sony Handycams and attaches to the bottom of your iPhone or iPad via the Lightning port to add an extra higher-quality camera.<p>In the tiny …

Yahoo!

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Online Life

Here's how your iPhone home screen has changed through the years

Most people remember the polarizing flat design of iOS 7, but it can be tough to remember all the little changes that happened throughout the entire evolution of Apple's iPhone software.<p>From the first time Apple announced the App Store to the unveiling of Siri, here's how the iPhone's homescreen …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Wozniak was the cofounder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man who brought Jobs' visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.<p>During a press call on Wednesday …