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Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

Snapchat now does video chat and IM, with self-destruct still included

Snapchat, the photo messaging app beloved of cheeky monkeys everywhere, has just undergone a major transformation. Self-destructing messages are still at the core of what it does, but the iOS and Android apps are being updated today to also handle instant messaging and live video chats -- just …

Review: Otterbox Defender protective case for iPad Air

I don’t generally like to hide away my iDevices inside cases, but there are some environments where this is at least strongly advisable – and the basket of a hot-air balloon is definitely one of those. In anything but still air, a landing tends to involve the basket being dragged across the ground …

[New App] AutoPebble Brings Tasker-Style Functionality To Your Pebble Smartwatch, Requires 2.0 Firmware To Use

The Pebble is a humble smartwatch, and this is one of its biggest strengths. It doesn't have a color screen, it can hardly do anything without being …

Top 5 productivity applications for iOS (Video)

The App Store is renowned for all the great applications and games that call Apple’s digital app catalog home. Many new applications are first …

Hands-On with the Pebble Appstore

Pebble Steel review: at last, a stylish smartwatch

Smartwatches are supposed to be pieces of jewelry that are just as personal as the smartphones they're attached to, yet rarely are they thought of as <i>fashionable</i>. We've seen a handful (or is it wristful?) that are hip, ornate and sporty, but we've also admittedly endured plenty of ugly options as …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

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Is iOS 7 functional — and stable — enough for you?

Full disclosure: I live on my iPhone 5s. I'm on it almost constantly. I have very few problems with iMessage. I don't get a lot of crashes. And while …

Opinion: What approach will Apple take to deliver a larger-screen iPhone 6?

I wrote in an earlier opinion piece that 2014 is the year when I expect Apple to finally give in and opt for a larger iPhone display. Assuming I’m right, the question then becomes: what approach will Apple take?<p>There are two ways of increasing the size of a display. First, you can keep the …

How to change the watch strap on your Pebble

Make your Pebble — or any other similar watch (smart or otherwise) — your own with a new strap<p>You've probably noticed that wearables — like …

Top 5 Tablet Wishes for 2014

Galaxy Note 3 Durability Report

How to Setup AirPrint with iPhone

While many of our documents live in the cloud and or email, there is still the occasional need to physically print something. While printer …

Cord cut: How Apple TV, iOS, and SONOS now run my home theater

A couple of years ago I pulled the plug on cable TV. Even though my local cable company provided for à la carte channel selection - $10 basic local …

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air review

The material used in the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio is somewhat of a double-edged sword. It's definitely durable and capable of handling moderate …

Pad and Quill, maker of incredible cases for Apple products, release new hand-made leather bags (+giveaway)

<i>Update: Pad and Quill is taking: 20% off iPhone cases, 25% off MacBook cases for 9to5 readers</i><p>Brian and Kari from Pad and Quill have sent me a few of their drop dead gorgeous iPhone and iPad cases over the past few months. These are hand-made with natural leather and wood materials with high-quality …

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iPad Air review

Rene, Richard, and Ally review Apple's 2013 full-sized tablet, the iPad Air.<p>Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video<br>• Subscribe via RSS: Audio | …

The best new iPad Air (and Retina iPad mini) cases from around the web

Since Apple announced the all-new iPad Air alongside the second generation iPad mini, all of the big case makers are now announcing the cases they’ve been working on for the devices in the months leading up to the announcement. With the new iPad Air arriving in just over a week on Nov. 1, we …

Review: 24 hours with the iPhone 5s…

I managed to pick up an iPhone 5s yesterday and have been trying out its new features and enhancements. Here’s my review of the device after using it for 24 hours…<p><b>Design:</b> As the name implies, the iPhone 5s is based directly on the design of the iPhone 5. It has the same shiny edges, metal back with …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Moto X review

One year ago, Motorola, fat and fed by its Google acquisition, inched quietly into a silicon-spun cocoon to gestate. The subsequent passage of time allowed it to transmogrify and re-emerge a thing of red, yellow, blue and sometimes green beauty; a Google thing made by a Google company. The Moto X, …

Kromer excited about (finally) working with Forte

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – When Aaron Kromer joined the Saints as an assistant coach in 2008, there was a running back in the draft he really liked who had …