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A brief history of Samsung mocking Apple announcements

Getting a new phone is usually a pretty exciting moment, but Samsung doesn't let Apple's customers take much time to enjoy it. For years now, it's almost instantly swooped in with mocking ads that criticize Apple's latest announcements for being behind the curve. They've been effective to various …

Where to sell your iPhone 5s, 5c and 5

All signs say Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 next week and start selling it by the end of the month. If you want to sell an old iPhone, the time is now.<p>You can get a great return on your device by selling through EBay or Craigslist, but if you don't want to deal with strangers and would rather …

Amazon 4K Video Streaming is Coming this October

From October, owners of a compatible Samsung television will be able to access Amazon’s Prime Instant Video streaming service in 4K.<p>We knew Amazon was producing original content in 4K but not when we’d actually be able to lay our eyes on it.<p>It was Samsung, not Amazon, that made the announcement, …

How to improve battery life on any mobile device

We here at CNET have written numerous articles with tips and tricks for improving battery life on iOS and Android, some of which you can find here, here and here, but not everyone owns an iPhone or Android device. Despite which kind of mobile device you prefer, battery life tends to be an issue …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

‘Lucid Dream Ultimate’ Will Give You A Night Call To Tell You How You Feel

<b>Lucid Dream Ultimate</b> — Utilities — Free<p>While you’re getting all that sleep we talked about in the last app, you might as well pay some attention to your dreams.<p>Lucid Dream Ultimate is a dream journal and reality checker that plays a noise during the day that cues you to remind yourself that you’re …

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Ribbon Takes On Square Cash, PayPal & Others With A Peer-To-Peer Payments Service That Lets You Send Money For Free

Payment company Ribbon, which to date has offered a merchant-facing tool that allows its users to set up a quick-and-easy checkout page on their own sites or share checkout links via social media, is today getting into the business of peer-to-peer payments, too. We first spotted this service while …

Tim Cook: iPhone 5c popular among first-time iPhone buyers, but not as popular as expected

During today’s earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the iPhone 5c was the most popular choice among new iPhone users. However, the colorful new lower-end device did not meet the company’s expectations in sales. Despite the fact that iPhone 5s sales came in above Apple’s target, the iPhone …

Best email apps for iPad: A faster way to inbox zero!

The iPad lets you hold the internet in your hands, which makes it an amazing tool for handling email. Whether you want to read and reply to messages …

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The NSA and the Corrosion of Silicon Valley

I believe that the people who work at the NSA are patriots. They devote their considerable intellects to preserve, protect, and defend the people of …

Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

Apple just responded to newly released documents claiming that the U.S. National Security Agency has a method for gaining backdoor access to its …

Could Apple be using sapphire glass for a solar-charging iPhone 6 screen?

There’s been a lot of talk about sapphire glass since Apple(s aapl) CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News last week. But aside from …

We're All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone 'Hangover'

So, we already knew that using our smartphones too much alienates us from actual human beings. Here’s another reason we should probably chill out …

Threat of cybercrime heightened for Main Street

Business News<p>As the data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and now potentially Michaels have unfolded, large retailers naturally are paying more attention to securing data, but the threat may be heightened for small to midsized businesses.<p>Smaller ventures are particularly vulnerable because …

Storehouse App Creates Magazine-Like Photo Diaries On iOS

Storehouse is today’s big app story. It’s an iOS app that lets you take text, pictures and video and combine them into great-looking stories. It’s kind of like a cross between iPhoto’s Journals and a printed magazine, only better than both.<p>The app is super slick and easy to use, You can pull media …

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How to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.0.4 with evasi0n 7

evasi0n 7 has recently been updated with many fixes to both the jailbreak itself and to Cydia, which solve a lot of the concerns that kept us from …

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