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Former Apple retail head launches Enjoy, offering home setup of your gadgets at no extra cost

Ron Johnson, who was Apple’s retail chief for almost 12 years, has finally taken the wraps off the online shopping service he teased back in October of last year. Called Enjoy, the service allows you to order products online for the same price you’d pay buying direct from the manufacturer websites …

San Francisco

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

How To Solve 6 Common Facebook Frustrations

If you're a Facebook user, you know that Facebook updates their software to introduce new features that claim to improve your experience -- and they do it without warning.<p>It's hard to find the time to study the details of the latest update, which leaves many of us perplexed when using Facebook. …

Social Media

How and When To Post On Social Media

<i>This post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>So much of digital marketing these days is about producing high-quality content that gets published and shared.<p>You can control the publishing part. Can you control the sharing part?<p>Sharing begins with promotion—the timing, targeting, and strategy behind solid …

Remote control GoPro & DJI drone cameras from Apple Watch with 10 app

10, a popular video capture and editing app for GoPro and DJI drone users, is the first to be updated to enable control of the cameras from Apple Watch.<p>The Apple Watch app acts as remote for GoPro (or your iPhone, Android device, or DJI drone camera), allowing you to preview what you’re shooting …

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Small business owners in USA can now claim points of interest in Apple Maps within iOS app

Apple started allowing local businesses to add or manage their listing in Apple Maps back in October of last year, but this had to be done through the Maps Connect web service. As of today, it can be done directly through the Apple Maps app on an iOS device running the latest iOS 8.3.<p>To claim your …

1Password's Latest Mac Update Brings Two Factor Support

1Password 5.3, the latest update for Mac, has arrived today and makes it even easier to use two factor on all your accounts.<p>The company added two factor support in 1Password for iPhone’s last update but now that it’s on desktop, there’s no reason to not switch over from Google Authenticator to this …

New app solves maths equations in seconds

While helping their children solve basic math problems is possible for most parents for a while, it can become tricky as the exercises get more and more complicated.<p>That’s why a Croatian entrepreneur decided to create an app using character recognition software, that allows smart phones to solve …

Swifty Teaches Apple’s New Programming Language On Your iPhone

Last summer, Apple surprised almost everyone at WWDC with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language for iOS and Mac development.<p>The language feels like something Apple would invent. Like several of the languages currently popular in web development, it has a concise, readable syntax …

Review: Catalyst for iPhone 6 – Offers protection for your active lifestyle at reasonable price

Catalyst is a sleek thin case that barely hides the design of the iPhone 6, considering how protective the case is. It is drop proof to 2 meters (6.6 feet), water proof to 5 meters (16.4 feet), dirt proof, snow proof and works with Touch ID.<p>The case is clear so you can actually see the color of the …

Gear & Gadgets

If you use Outlook.com or Xbox Live, or if you already have a Microsoft account, enter it to sign in<p>If your organization uses Office 365, Dynamics …

GoPro cameras capture daredevil’s stunning flight over Swiss Alps

Want to know what it’s like to fly over mountains like Superman? Ask Seattle-based daredevil Brandon Mikesell, who soared over the Swiss Alps in a wingsuit last year, capturing stunning footage of his flight on GoPro cameras strapped to his helmet and suit.<p>Zooming past sheer cliff faces and over …

What to do if you lost or forgot your iPad passcode

So you created an awesome passcode for your iPad. You were extremely proud of this passcode, too. For once, you selected one that wasn’t a birthday, or anniversary or special day that was easy to remember. You finally listened to all the published articles about how important it is to use arbitrary …

Man survives brawl that left a knife stuck in his head for hours

<b>Sao Paulo (CNN) —</b> How's this for a miraculous outcome? A Brazilian man who was stabbed in the head during an argument survived despite the knife being lodged in his skull for over three hours.<p>Motorcycle taxi driver Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira was at a party in a bar in the city of Agua Branca, in …

Brazil

iCloud Photo Library, Photo Stream & how to make sense of your photos

Tips<p>Taking the place of Photo Stream next year, Apple's iCloud Photo Library will consist of a brand new photo app for Mac and a new way to sync …

iCloud

Clip Lets You Share Videos with a Soundtrack and Lyrics

If you’re looking to add some pop to your smartphone videos, try shooting with Clip. This new app for iOS lets you add licensed audio and overlay lyrics on top of your own short videos to share with friends.<p>To create a clip, just search for a song or select one from your iTunes library, and capture …

4 Apps For Managing the Absolute Chaos That Is Your Email Inbox

Email is no longer just about communicating with friends or colleagues. These days, our inboxes are also the repository for office tasks, travel …

Google releases Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its IDE

After two years of development, Google today released Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) aimed at Android developers. You can download it right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Android Developer site.<p>Google first announced Android …

New drug gives adults cholesterol levels of a baby

The new invention returns adult blood chemistry to the levels of a new born<p>A new medication dubbed the “Pac-Man drug” because it “gobbles up” protein which prevents the liver from mopping up bad cholesterol returned the blood chemistry levels of adults to new-born rates.<p>Professor Kausik Ray, …

When You See the Dashcam Video, You Might Be Shocked That This Woman Wasn’t Convicted — Until You Learn What Job She Has

Did a shady Texas judge help protect one of his own from a drunk driving charge — and does video evidence now show his colleague’s guilt?<p>Texas judge Nora Longoria was arrested and charged with drunk driving in July, but she was let off the hook last month by fellow judge Rolando Cantu, who …

Unlock Your Mac Using Touch ID with FingerKey

Unlocking your computer just became a whole lot easier thanks to the FingerKey <b>($1.99)</b> app. Using Apple's Touch ID functionality, Mac-owners can login from a distance with their iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus.<p>The app is made possible with iOS 8's third-party Touch ID support. Touch ID authentication was …

Everything you need to know about iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain is Apple's attempt to bring password management to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and even credit cards …

How I Track My Expenses: Next for iPhone and iPad – MacStories

I was never good at managing my expenses.<p>It's not that I didn't believe in the usefulness of logging how my money was spent – I just used to be lazy and disorganized. But I only blame myself partially: in Italy, cash is still widely used, and, occasionally, smaller stores don't even give you a …

CNN Puts Surface Pro to Work, as an iPad Stand

As Gizmodo and a slew of others have noted on mid-term election night CNN found a special purpose for their Microsoft Surface tablets on their anchor desks:<p>Last night, CNN wasn’t just covering the mid-term elections. It was also pimping the Surface Pro 3, conspicuously placing a kickstand-ed unit …

Automatically Categorize All Your Images with PhotoTime

Orbeus, the company behind various image and video indexing tools, has added a new photo gallery alternative to the iTunes store. Using image recognition capabilities, <b>PhotoTime</b> <b>(Free)</b> identifies who or what is in the photo and groups them by keywords.<p>The current search function for photos in iOS 8 …

Swift Programming 101: Advanced Collections

<i>Swift's advanced collections can help you model more complex objects in your apps and create an API that is easier to understand and use. In this post, I model a chessboard using Swift's subscripts and also cover tuples and multidimensional arrays!</i><p>What are Tuples, and Why Should I Use Them?<p>Swift's …

Tip of the Day: Have Your iPhone or iPad Read to You

If you find it more convenient to listen to some text on your iPhone or iPad rather than read it, you can easily enable that capability. You might, for example, want your device to read a web page or ebook or other document to you as you drive. While this feature has been available for some time, …

Nest Thermostat gets even smarter with improved Auto-Schedule mode

The Nest Learning Thermostat is getting a whole lot smarter thanks to a new firmware update.<p>The biggest new feature in the update is an added Auto-Schedule mode, which learns new schedules and adapts more quickly to change — potentially saving you up to 6% on your heating and cooling bills.<p>“We knew …