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9 apps that enhance iOS 8's camera

iOS 8 gave the iPhone's camera app a major upgrade: automatic straightening and cropping, one-touch light and color adjustments, built-in filters and editing tools, time-lapse videos, and the iCloud Photo Library, among other improvements. But for iPhotographers who want more manual control over …

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive review: Your iPad's best friend - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive instantly adds up to 128GB of storage space and it can work as a USB thumbdrive. Its iXpand Sync mobile app works very well both for media playback and content backup.<p><b>The Bad</b> The drive can't hold files larger than 4GB and only supports USB 2.0.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> …

Please Stop 'Burning In' Your Earphones

OK, audiophiles: real talk. Earphone makers seem to be either too polite or scared to say anything. And the people in the industry who should know …

This great iOS 8 tip will make your iPhone read text to you

We’ve covered dozens upon dozens of great iOS 8 tips over the past month or so in an effort to ensure that users get the most out of their iPhones …

Nexus X: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship smartphone

Google’s elusive Nexus X, a smartphone the company has yet to officially reveal, but quite obviously exists, is rumoured to launch later this …

Bad News Explorers As Study Suggests Google Glass Not Safer Than Texting While Driving

We all know it’s not the best idea to drink and drive or drug and drive. Everyone is also aware that you are not supposed to text and drive although …

Google “Active Watching” Patent Is Cool, But Soon Gets Creepy

Google has indeed been working on Google Now actively and we can see that the updates that show up once in a few months. While the feature is pretty …

BlackBerry Passport Announced; Coming To India By Year's End

BlackBerry has made official its square-screened Passport smartphone at launch events that took place across the world a few hours ago. The …

Take full control of your iOS 8 camera settings with the new Manual app

One of the features I’ve been most excited to try in iOS 8 are the manual camera controls that Apple has finally opened up for third-party …

Android L Release Date and Update Information: Google Nexus Devices may Get New Software First - IBTimes India

So much has been talked about Android L ever since it was announced at the Google's I/O Developers Conference in June this year but the release date …

Google's new Nexus phone will reportedly be a super-sized Moto X

It looks like Motorola's in for a busy few months. The company's second-generation Moto X is now shipping, and recent leaks suggest the next smartphone in Verizon's Droid line is also on the way. But according to <i>9to5Google</i>, there's something even bigger in the works. Way bigger. Motorola is said to …

Here's A Breakdown Of The New Camera App In The iOS 8

The iOS 8 camera app has received a complete overhaul. While some people find it easy to use the camera app, some are having a hard time figuring out …

Oculus' new prototype is where VR should be right now

You can finally walk around in virtual reality.<p>Oculus still doesn't <i>want</i> you to walk around. But it will let you. And that's a big deal.<p>The latest version of the Oculus Rift is a prototype called Crescent Bay, following the naming convention of Crystal Cove, the prototype it announced at CES 2014. …

Five Things You Didn't Know About Cortana, Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant

She's funnier than Siri, for one thing.<p><b>Update, Jan. 22, 2015</b>: Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled its new Windows 10 operating system for desktops, due out later this year, and demonstrated how its mobile virtual assistant, called Cortana, will migrate to the desktop. While specifics about …

PlayStation TV — Sony's Vita-powered microconsole — hits in October

U.S. gamers can play Vita and PlayStation Portable software on their big screen starting next month.<p>Sony announced today that it will release PlayStation TV for $100 on Oct. 14. This is the company’s new set-top box (or microconsole) that will enable players to buy and play games as well as videos …

Google+ Stories, Automated Travelogues Built With Your Own Photos And Videos, Arrives On iOS

In the middle of Apple’s big announcement, which includes a revamped iOS Photos application among dozens upon dozens of new features arriving in iOS 8, Google quietly rolled out an update to its own iOS “photos” application, also known as Google+. The company has now released Google+ Stories for …

HTC again tipped to be making the next Nexus tablet

October is fast approaching and with it, the promise of not just Android L but of the next Nexus device. While there is still some uncertainty …

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From paper to pixels: the arrival of the e-reader

Ray Bradbury, the author of <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, once said: "Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book." For some, the pleasure of flipping through a paperback may never change, but pragmatism is starting to take hold. More people than ever are opting for e-books; the benefits of having a virtual …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

4Chan Managed To Troll iPhone Users Once Again With The Introduction Of ‘Wave’

The fine folks over at 4Chan had a great time trolling iPhone users upon the release of IOS 7, convincing people that the new update would make their phone waterproof. It worked so well that folks thought they’d try it again with the release of IOS 8, only raising stakes a bit this time …

5 Reasons You Should Work For A Startup At Least Once

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Adam Arbolino is co-founder and CTO of DesignCrowd.com, a logo, web and graphic design marketplace.</i><p>They say in business you should think big. But when it comes to your career, have you considered thinking “small”? In my experience, a startup is a roller-coaster ride that can offer you …

Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8’s Messages app?<p>I did.<p>This one:<p>Not great.<p>I’m late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my fellow tech journalists weaseled their way onto the beta version of the operating system, but out of laziness, or perhaps a feigned belief that I can …

Oculus announces new VR headset prototype: Crescent Bay

Oculus has announced a new prototype called Crescent Bay, another step towards the consumer version of its virtual reality headset. "It's as big of a leap as we made from DK1 to DK2," says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, referring to the first two versions of the Rift development kit. The new headset …

Google is no longer forcing new users into making Google+ accounts

Google has lifted its requirement that new Google users also create a Google+ account, <i>Marketing Land</i> reports. When you sign up for a Gmail, Google Docs, or other Google account, a new "No thanks" button lets you opt out of Google's social network.<p><i>Image via Marketing Land</i><p>Creating a Google+ account …

The first games that show off iOS 8's graphics are available for download

Metal is so metal<p>With iOS 8, Apple introduced a new tool for game developers which gives them better ways to take advantage of the A7 and A8 processors. It's called "Metal," a play on the common way of describing coding that's "close to the metal" of the processor instead of abstracted through …

Should You Buy a New iPhone?

As you are surely aware, there is a new iPhone. There are two new iPhones, in fact. The early reviews are good, the specs are solid and the long …