Dario Langella

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Apple Watch dominates competition in Consumer Reports test

We’ve already seen the Apple Watch’s durability get tested in some pretty extreme ways. Now Consumer Reports is weighing in with tests of its own and Apple Watch dominated the smartwatch competition.<p>Both the stainless-steel Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport passed their water-resistance test. The …

Is the Apple Watch irritating your skin? Apple says you’re wearing it wrong

There’s a good chance that Apple will never live down its late co-founder and CEO’s curt email response to a customer complaining of reception issues …

Parents use Apple Watch to share newborn’s heartbeat with family

Some might write off Apple Watch’s ability to share your heartbeat as gimmicky, but these new parents have found a truly heartwarming use for it— to share their newborn’s heartbeat with family that weren’t able to make the occasion in person.<p><i>“Our first child was born and we used an Apple Watch</i> …

Apple Watch

Apple confirms tattoos can impact heart rate sensor performance on Apple Watch

In an update to an Apple Watch support document this week, Apple confirms that tattoos around the forearm and wrist area can impact the heart rate …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch bumps delivery date to July for new orders

If you want an Apple Watch and haven't yet ordered one, it looks like you'll be waiting a whole month later than if you purchased the device just …

Moscase Is Like Batman’s Utility Belt For Your iPhone

The average phone case is basically a piece of plastic that protects your device when you drop it. But what if you could add modular features to your iPhone like a heart rate monitor, a grappling hook, or a backup battery? Now you can.<p>Moscase comes to use from Hungary and is being crowdfunded to …

eReaders

Mobile recap: Pebble Time; Pixel 2 coming; Apple Watch questions

Image copyright Pebble.After selling one million of its original Pebble watches, the company is zigging when the competition is zagging. Pebble Time …

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Is Biggest Release Since iPad: Reichgut

Apple Watch reportedly has low-energy 'power reserve' mode

We're just over a week away from learning a whole lot more about the Apple Watch, but <i>The New York Times</i> has just revealed a few more details about the new smartwatch. Apple employees involved with the project tell the paper that there will be a special battery stretch feature called "Power …

Smartwatches

Apple takes over homepage to promote photos taken by iPhone 6 around the world

Apple has taken over the front of its homepage to highlight a new section on its website rounding up photos taken around the world by the iPhone 6/6 Plus’s camera. The website highlights several photographs taken across the globe, from places like Halong Bay (Vietnam), Pamplona (Spain), and The …

App Store

Microsoft borrows Mac trackpad gestures for Windows 10

Microsoft introduced new trackpad gestures in Windows 8, but the company is expanding them further with the upcoming release of Windows 10. In a keynote speech at TechEd Europe today, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore demonstrated new trackpad features that will soon be available to Windows 10 testers. "In …

Apple’s iPhone 6 Has Finally Convinced Me To Ditch My Compact Camera

It was bound to happen sooner or later: A smartphone would convince me that I no longer needed to carry around a powerful compact camera, despite a general interest in taking photos that straddles both my professional and personal lives. The iPhone 6 and the even more photo-friendly iPhone 6 Plus …

Can the Apple Watch take off as a fashion accessory?

Ariel Adams loves watches.<p>He owns more than a hundred of them, sometimes changing into a different watch multiple times a day. He has even turned his horological passion into a full-time job reviewing watches.<p>Naturally, he is very excited for Apple's latest invention.<p>"As soon as the Apple Watch is …

Moto 360 review: It's the best Android Wear watch, but that isn't saying much

When it comes to wearables, fashion trumps function. That's the mantra Motorola went by when it designed and developed the Moto 360, and judging by the enthusiastic response the watch received when it was unveiled earlier this year, plenty of people agree. The Moto 360 is undoubtedly the …

Steve Jobs’s office remains untouched at Apple HQ

In an excerpt from an interview with Charlie Rose, Tim Cook revealed that Steve Jobs’s office “is still left as it was” on the fourth floor of Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino. “His name is still on the door,” said Cook.<p>That says a lot more than any homage Apple can pay to Jobs onstage or in …

Charlie Rose

The Fresh Air Plus Toilet Seat Airs Out Your Dirty Business

Just because everybody does it, doesn’t mean everybody needs to smell it is my motto! For those who live with others who don’t always use air …

Misfit Shine teams with Lose It! calorie-counting to keep your diet on course

Just last month, another sleep-tracking option came to Misfit's Shine activity-logging app, and now, users can couple caloric burn with the intake. Thanks to a cooperative effort with Lose It! -- a nutrition monitoring app/service -- you'll be able to log what you consume and keep track of all the …

Extensibility in iOS 8: Explained

Extensibility, one of the new features coming to iOS 8 this fall, is one of the most significant advancements since the launch of the App Store in …

Apple kills development of Aperture and iPhoto for OS X

Apple gave developers an early preview of its upcoming Photos app this month at WWDC, but what it didn’t tell anyone is that new app for iOS will also overthrow Apple’s iPhoto and Aperture apps for OS X.<p>A new Photos app for OS X isn’t expected to land on Macs until next year, but in a statement …

Apple

iPod touch: Who is it best for and why?

The iPod touch doesn't always get the attention or consideration it deserves. Some of that is simply a reflection of its current status — it hasn't …

Notific8: make iOS 7's Notification Center look like iOS 8

5 Ways The Withings Activité Is An Activity Tracker For The Stylish (list)

Activity trackers are meant to track your fitness and physical activities and aren’t usually the most fashionable. The wearable pieces of technology …

POPCAKE Makes Fresh, Hot Pancakes In Seconds With No Cooking (video)

If I could have pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I totally would! It’s my favorite breakfast item that I could indulge in all day. While …

Google's new 'Material Design' UI coming to Android, Chrome OS and the web

Google's annual I/O developer keynote has only just begun, but already we're being treated to some of its announcements. In a bid to create a new "visual language" for users, Google is taking the design of its Android, Chrome OS and web properties back to basics with its new "Material Design." …

Android L can squeeze out 90 extra minutes of battery life with a new mode

Even as smartphones are getting bigger and better, battery life is often an issue. Google announced today at I/O that its upcoming version of Android includes "Project Volta" to tackle the problem head-on. A "Battery Historian" gives more info on exactly what's draining energy, while a battery …

Google boosts in-car connectivity with Android Auto

The Open Automotive Alliance finally shows a product at Google I/O after its launch back in January of this year: Android Auto. Members including Google, Audi, Honda, GM, Hyundai and chipmaker NVIDIA have been collaborating to bring Android safely to the car in 2014. Rather than the more …

Google targets Amazon's and Apple's set-top boxes with Android TV platform

Google's already well-acquainted with the living room, having launched its Google TV platform at the I/O conference four years ago. It's safe to say the set-top box software has fallen out of favor (with all but Sony, anyway), and Google's been experiencing more success of late with its simpler …

Here's what Google's Android Wear can do

Google says that we glance at our smartphones 125 times per day, but it wants Android Wear devices to take on much of that burden. During an I/O 2014 demo, it showed how smartwatches like LG's G Watch -- paired with Android 4.3 or higher phones -- will display the most important info to you at any …

Razer's making a gaming 'micro-console' with Android TV, available this fall

The company behind crazy devices like the Razer Edge and Project Christine is getting into game console creation as well. Razer's employing Google's Android TV initiative to create a game-focused "micro-console" and it's arriving this fall. So, what does it do? Razer's only offering a teensy bit of …

Android TV will be in Sony, Sharp and Philips TVs next year

Google isn't giving up on TVs yet. While its new Android TV flavor of Android L will hit the streets in set-top boxes aimed at game consoles and media streamers, it announced that next year smart TVs from Sony (all of its 4K and smart TVs), Sharp and TP Vision/Philips will ship with the OS. It's …