Brett Witherspoon

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Snapchat has new terms, but they're not scary

Snapchat updated its terms of service for its app this week with a number of significant changes, but you probably just clicked ‘accept’ to keep using it, right?<p>The new terms of service have a number of interesting new sections, but one part <i>could</i> be worrisome in the future:<p>You grant Snapchat a …

8 really cool things to do with your Instagram pictures

So you've got a ton of photos you love online, maybe even posted to popular photo-sharing service Instagram (you and more than 300 million other people). Viewing pictures on your screen is one thing, but when you truly have something special to share, your laptop, phone or even TV just isn't going …

Social Media

Microsoft offers up to $150 to swap its obsolete RT tablets for a Surface 3

Microsoft’s new Surface 3 tablet goes on sale in the US today, and the software maker has a trade-in offer ready for Surface RT and Surface 2 owners. Both of the Windows RT-powered tablets won’t be upgraded to Windows 10, and Microsoft is offering up to $150 to trade them in for a Surface 3. …

How to Install Windows 10 on Chromebook

Windows 10

LG G4 trial program coming to the US, lucky participants will receive a free LG G4

A few days ago we reported on the new LG G4 trial for the UK market, where LG would give 200 testers the chance get their hands on the device ahead of its formal launch. Now LG is bringing a similar promotion to the United States.<p>Unlike the UK trial, LG isn’t specifying exactly how many folks will …

Microsoft Announces Continuum, Turning Windows 10 Phones Into Desktops

Microsoft just demonstrated one of the intriguing possibilities from its single platform/multiple form factors approach for Windows 10: the ability to use your phone as your desktop computer.<p>In contrast to Apple’s “Continuity,” which aims to make moving between phone, tablet and desktop seamless, …

DirecTV's app is ready to stream 90 channels anywhere you go

We haven't seen many updates for DirecTV's streaming services in a while, but this week it added a slew of new channels for customers to watch live even when they're away from home. The 22 additions include MTV, TNT, Nickelodeon, BET, Cartoon Network and more ready for viewing on computers, tablets …

Smart TV

These Brutally Honest Push Notifications Will Make You Rethink Your Life

This is hilarious, and sad. We didn’t evolve to live with phones in our hands. We’re still getting the hang of managing our instincts and odd behaviors in the face of instant communication. This set of humorous push notifications proves that we have a lot to learn.<p>Big thanks to Distractify for …

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. …

REPORT: Mini Superleggera OK'd for production

BMW plans to build a smaller, more rational Mini lineup on the back of a highly niche product. It's crazy enough to work.<p>I think everyone can agree that Mini has cut its pie too thin to satisfy anyone. The standard car has been offered in 3-door Hardtop, 5-door Hardtop, convertible, Coupe, and …

Control your Mac by pointing your finger with ControlAir

If you're sitting at your Mac right now, there's a fairly high chance that you'll be listening to music. Normally, if you want to skip between tracks, you'd use the keyboard shortcuts that line the top of your Apple keyboard. But what if you could could control music and movies without touching …

Apps

Here’s how you can easily get iOS 8.1’s best new features on your Android phone

Apple finally released iOS 8.1 to the public on Monday, and OS X Yosemite was released late last week to Mac users. That means that after months of …

Flipboard showdown: iOS vs Windows Phone

Flipboard. Flip. Board. It's supposed to flip, right? On iOS, the pages flip like a page in a magazine. On the Windows Phone version, there's no …

Awesome iPhone time lapse video shows you a beautiful London afternoon in 21 seconds

We absolutely love the new time lapse video feature that Apple has added to its iPhone cameras if for no other reason than it’s enabling iPhone users …

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are some of the most durable phones ever, SquareTrade finds

Apple’s new iPhones aren’t just huge updates in terms of tech specs — they’re also a lot tougher than past models.<p>Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus survived a battery of “breakability” tests by the gadget warranty company SquareTrade, ultimately ranking among the toughest big-screen smartphones …

Head to head: iPhone 6 Plus vs Lumia 1520 camera samples

It's hard not to compare the recently launched iPhone 6 Plus to Nokia's phablet, the Lumia 1520. Last week we showed you a size comparison. Today, …

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus crush rivals in performance tests despite dual-core CPU

As smartphones have grown more complex and powerful over the past couple of years, quad-core processors have become the standard. Quad-core …

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Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

iPhone ringtones remixed into a club hit

While remixes of famous ringtones are hardly new, YouTube musician MetroGnome's delightfully infectious "iPhone" more than merits a watch. The song is made up of some of Apple's most recognizable sounds, including classic ringtones like "Marimba," "Opening," and "Xylophone." It even features a …

Three hacks for adding permanent storage to your MacBook Air or Retina Pro through the SD card slot

MacBook Airs and Retina MacBook Pros offer practically zero upgradability, but one area that there is some flexibility with is storage. Many third party memory manufactures are taking advantage of the SD card slot present in MacBook Airs and Retina Pros to add semi-permant storage to these Macs. We …

Apple's Next EarPods Could Be The Ultimate Wearable Device

In late 2012, Apple finally replaced the iconic white earbuds that came with every iPod and iPhone since 2001 with a new design: EarPods, a three-year labor of love, claimed to be a one-size-fits-all headphones solution for the human ear.<p>An update to this ubiquitous accessory could make a big …

This App Is Like A Remote Control For Your Credit Cards

With CardControl, consumers can activate and deactivate cards as well as set shopping rules for location, transaction types, merchant categories, and spending limits.<p>When parents hand over a credit card to their kids, they can only hope it’s used as intended–say, paying for gas as opposed to booze. …

Unite all your cloud storage services with Otixo for Windows Phone

With multiple cloud storage solutions available it can prove rather troublesome keeping track exactly what files are stored on which service. …

Bumprz: A Screen-Saving 'Anti-Case' For The iPhone 5s

Bumprz, a set of iPhone-compatible metallic bumpers, promise to save your iPhone’s screen and its antenna if the handset happens to hit the ground. …

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my …

Pokki launches its Windows app store on Android

If you've hated the Android app store, or just wanted more Android app options, Pokki has an app for that -- and you.<p>The alternative Windows app store has launched on Android and two-in-one devices, the company announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The update to the …

Apps

Apps and Games

The App Store and Mac App Store are your go-to digital stores for getting the content you want on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac. …

Apps