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Apple's New iPhones May Have Underwhelming Performance

2018 is the year Apple dramatically changes its iPhone line-up, both in terms of display size and cheaper pricing. But new information has revealed one nasty surprise where Apple’s new phones may well fall short: performance…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns</i> …

Mobile Technology

Power Pack: How to Keep Your Apple Watch Charged All the Time

<b>* Provides multiple charges to all Apple Watch models.</b> <b><br>* Pass through technology lets you charge your watch and the charger simultaneously</b> <b><br>* Tested and</b> …

Apple Watch

Rainbow Christmas Bagels Are Here and They're Festive AF

Buddy the Elf would be dead for these.<p>It's been quite a year for bagels. Rainbow bagels, Oreo bagels, and now: Christmas bagels. Yup. Red and green festive AF Christmas bagels.<p>Made with food coloring to create colorful swirls, the Christmas bagel can be found at Square Bar Café in San Diego, …

Cool Art: The Ice Cream Makers

Italy is world famous for its ice cream, known as gelato. So students from around the globe come to a gelato university near Bologna to learn the art …

60 Disney World Foods Everyone Should Eat at Least Once

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Travel & Leisure<i>.</i><p>If you think all theme park snacks are the same, get ready to be blown away. There’s plenty more …

Walt Disney Company

Go Ahead and Eat This Cookie Dough

Kristen Tomlan’s secret treat has long been raw cookie dough. “I loved sneaking it, eating it with a spoon,” she said. About two years ago, she began selling a version online that’s vegetarian, bakeable and safe to eat raw. Now, she is expanding with a Greenwich Village store, adding dough flavors, …

This is what a steel-and-glass iPhone 8 might look like

Many long-time iPhone users — myself included — believe Apple's most beautiful and elegant phone was the iPhone 4. A sturdy, stainless steel frame …

AT&T introduces a $10 day pass for international roaming

This will replace the per message / minute / MB roaming charges<p>While T-Mobile customers have been able to roam in over 100 countries for free since 2013, AT&T users have been stuck with the ripoff known as AT&T Passport, which starts at $40 a month for just 200 MB of data. Today, the company is …

5 Projects to Push Your iPhone Camera to its Limits

For the past few years, I have been really enjoying pushing the iPhone camera as far as it can go, to do photography projects that many people might …

SELFLY transforms your phone into a drone from the pocket

<b>SELFLY, the flying camera, helps smartphone photographers capture snaps from previously unreachable perspectives.</b> by harnesseing the power of …

Drones

These smart locks will let you ditch your keys

Keys are a time-tested means of access, but they won't do you much good if you leave them inside on your way out the door.<p>Today's crop of smart locks ($195 at Amazon.com) think they have a better way. All of them offer convenient, key-free access to your home, whether by code, by app, by proximity, …

Home Automation

This was the thing that made Steve Jobs so great

One of the few men who could call himself Steve Jobs' boss, former Apple CEO John Sculley, talks about why in his new book, "Moonshot."<p>"Steve was not an engineer — he just saw different things that people were working on and connected the dots between them," Sculley wrote in his new book, notes the …

John Sculley

Apple will reportedly focus on stability and bug fixes with iOS 9

Apple's breakneck pace of releasing new versions of iOS and tacking on major features every year has resulted in some unwanted bumps, and it sounds like the company is planning to fix up the rough edges with iOS 9. <i>9to5Mac</i> reports that the next big release of iOS will focus on stability and …

How to type the  Apple symbol with your iPhone or iPad

How do you type the  Apple symbol on your iPhone or iPad? After posting the keyboard shortcuts roundup yesterday, I was flooded with requests (and …

Laser light headphones pulse to your heartbeat

Gallery: Laser light headphones pulse to your heartbeat<p>Gallery: Laser light headphones pulse to your heartbeat<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>These Tron-like headphones aren't …

Steve Jobs documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney will debut at SXSW

The SXSW Film Festival lineup revealed today that Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney will show his latest film, <i>Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,</i> for the first time next month in Austin, Texas.<p>Details on the documentary are scant, but the SXSW blurb describes Gibney’s creation as “an …

Five tips for beating bad lighting in your iPhone photos

The sun may give us light and life and all good things, but it's around precious few hours when you want to spend time taking good photographs. …

See why we're the best home security device.

“A notification from Canary alerted me to video of two 
men entering my home. After I called the police, they were on the scene less than 4 minutes …

SmartThings.

25 sweet hot chocolate recipes to keep your holidays cozy

As the temperatures drop and cold weather misery takes over, optimal coziness is a top priority.<p>Sweaters, scarves, mittens fireplaces, are all winter …

How one journalist cracked 8,000 passwords in 24 hours

In the name of journalism, Ars Technica's Nate Anderson trained himself to crack passwords. In a detailed longform piece, Anderson describes his journey into the world of script kiddies, using a program called Hashcat to crack a list of passwords left circulating online after an earlier leak. It's …

We Did The Math, And It Turns Out The T-Mobile iPhone 5 Could Save You A Bunch Of Money

But T-Mobile's pricing plans for the iPhone are a bit different from the other three carriers. Instead of paying a flat $200 for the iPhone along with a two-year service contract, T-Mobile will charge you $100 up front for the phone plus an additional $20 per month over 24 months.<p>So is it worth …

iPhone 5

Sony open to letting indie devs charge for early access to PS4 games

Sony is open to the idea of letting indie developers charge for early access to unfinished PlayStation 4 games, reports <i>Joystiq</i>. According to Sony America’s VP of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes, the company would "absolutely support" buy-in alphas, so long as they don’t "have any bugs …

These Six Regular People Just Got Invited To Use Google Glass

It will be sending out thousands of invites telling these lucky people that they can buy the Google Glass device for $1,500.<p>Google just sent us a list of some of the winners along with the things they will do with Glass once they own a pair. Here's the full email.<p>In February we asked people across …

Google Glass

T-Mobile Getting the iPhone