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Mophie Space Pack review: An iPhone battery case that also increases your storage

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>I love my iPhone 5s(s aapl), but it has a couple of irksome qualities. For instance: I can usually make it …

F-Secure report shows once again why you should stick to the Play Store for app downloads

Finnish security company F-Secure published its Threat Report for the second half of 2013, which includes a section dedicated to mobile security issues.<p>According to the company, threats in the mobile space are almost entirely surfacing within the Android ecosystem, with 97 percent of malware …

It’s time for a Mac OS X and iOS security checkup

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Any time there is a major security update to a piece of software I use or some sort of breach to an online service that I am …

Why Should You Be Worried About NSA Surveillance?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The End Of Privacy.<p><b>About Mikko Hyppönen's TED Talk</b><p>Virtually every international Internet user is being watched, says hacker and cyber security expert Mikko Hyppönen. He calls for digital privacy in the age of government surveillance.<p>Privacy is non-negotiable. It …

Octonius: All Your Evernote, Dropbox & Google Drive Files

If you consider yourself a power-user of Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive, you may wish to check out Octonius, which recently officially launched in the App Store.<p>Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, Octonius has previously been available as a “proof of concept”, as the Romania-based team …

Feds Can't Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You

In a landmark ruling Tuesday, a federal appeals court has struck down key parts of the Federal Communications Commission's open-Internet rules, effectively ruling that the federal government cannot enforce net neutrality. Put more simply, it can't require that Internet service providers treat all …

December's Best iOS Apps

December (and 2013) will soon be a distant memory, so we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best iOS apps to launch in recent weeks.<p>Codecademy<p>If you want to …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: which one to buy this holiday season

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>‘Tis the season for some big decisions: Fake tree or real tree? Self-gifting or hoping for the best? And, of course: which …

Diablo III Reaper of Souls - Cinematic Trailer

'Watch Dogs' Game Getting Feature Film

iOS 7: Is There Any Reason to Jailbreak Anymore?

Newer iOS users may not realize it, but video recording, multitasking, copy/paste and customizable notifications, among others, were initially only available to people who jailbroke their iOS devices to add unsanctioned features. Then little by little, Apple integrated those functions into its …

Official 'Firefly' Game Coming to iOS in 2014

Fox Digital Entertainment revealed that a RPG based on the cult TV series <i>Firefly</i> will be coming to iOS next summer, reports <i>Polygon</i>.<p>The game, which will be officially licensed, is in development and will have players recruiting a crew and leading missions, while trading goods with other players. …

9 Top Tech Myths Debunked

Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles some of the most frustrating falsehoods of the digital age<p>Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles …

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Teardown of Apple's New AirPort Extreme Reveals Hard Drive Slot, but No Connectors

While iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks drew most of the attention at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, another one of Apple's introductions also generated a significant amount of discussion and controversy: redesigned AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule Wi-Fi base stations.<p>The new …

Google Glass Gets A Teardown, Revealing It Can Be Hacked To Prescription Glasses

Google Glass isn’t in the hands of consumers yet, but a pair of intrepid Glass explorers didn’t let that stop them from taking the thing apart to see what makes it tick. This teardown is also especially pleasing in terms of shot composition and image quality, so if you’re hankering for a really …

The Mysterious Case Of The Missing Jawbone Up

It seems a week doesn’t go by without finding out about a malfunctioning Jawbone Up band. The wearable step tracking bracelet measures how much you move each day and how well you sleep.<p>It was relaunched late last year in the US, and came to Asia in March.<p>I have five people on my Up friends list …

Back To Basics: Android versions explained

Welcome friends to the “Back to Basics” series, where we run a fine toothed comb over each and every aspect of Android so that you can make an educated decision on which Android device is for you. This week’s edition is all about Android versions, and we’ll be releasing a new edition to the series …

'Remember Me' Review

Memories are a powerful thing: they form the basis for who we believe ourselves to be and in many ways our own realities. As a pre-game infomercial for the futuristic product, Sensen reminds us, some memories are too painful to share while others could possibly strengthen our relationships with …

GM Channels Google, Facebook and eBay With New High-Tech Data Center

General Motors today unveiled a state-of-the-art $130-million enterprise data center at its Technical Center in Warren, Mich., and said it will open a second, mirrored site at its Milford, Mich., vehicle proving grounds — part of a sweeping overhaul of its global IT operations.<p>For nearly three …

Microsoft responds to 'extreme' Windows 8 criticism

Microsoft appreciates the feedback on Windows 8. Up to a point.<p>"There is a trend to the extreme," Frank X. Shaw, corporate vice president of corporate communications at Microsoft, wrote on The Official Microsoft Blog on Friday, addressing some of the harsher attacks.<p>Here's a fuller quote:<p>In this …

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3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days (With Some Help From Kim Dotcom)

If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times.<p>That’s the number of downloads of the 3D-printable file for the so-called “Liberator” gun that the high-tech …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

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Google Creates Timelapses to Show How Earth Has Changed over the Past 20 Years

Ever wanted to look at the way that Earth has changed over the years? Google has put together an interesting Timelapse series doing just that. In the …

How Would We Know If Google Glass Was Any Good?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google Glass has itself a marketing problem: maybe the small number of people who have tried Glass …

Fujitsu wants to replace your scanner with an interface out of 'Minority Report'

Over the past year we’ve seen lots of experimentation around user interface, ranging from infrared eye tracking (which has already found its way into mainstream smartphones) to incredibly accurate 3D motion controls. Today, Japan’s Fujitsu is showing off its take on the nontraditional interface — a …

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

"The difference between cassette and disk systems was the difference between hobbyist devices and a computer. You couldn't have expected, say, VisiCalc, to run on a cassette system." <br />--Lee Felsenstein, the creator of the Osborne I

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'Iron Man 3' will make you notice this phone, Alcatel hopes

Marvel character and billionaire entrepreneur Tony Stark loves his tech toys, most notably the glowing chemical core embedded in his chest and his supercharged flying suit. But starting May 3, he may show a little love for the Alcatel One Touch Idol smartphone.<p>First seen at CES 2013, and soon to be …

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