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Review: Bubble Chat for iPhone is a colorful alternative to Facebook Messenger

A few weeks ago, Facebook updated its Messenger app to match iOS 7’s visual design. Unfortunately, the update is a bit bland, with no real embellishments in terms of UI or animation. This week, a new Facebook chat client for iPhone was released that aims to address those complaints with a colorful …

How-to: Setup and start using Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular and talked about apps in the App Store. In this article, you’ll learn how to install and configure the app, gather and organize notes, and review workflows that include sharing and advanced features. You’ll also learn about Evernote’s accessories and “baby apps” …

DataMan Next Warns Of Data Overages, DataMan Pro Gets Hourly App Data Tracking [Daily Freebie]

Two of the versions are on sale till the end of the week: The most basic version, DataMan Next, is free (from a buck); and DataMan Pro is on sale at $5, which is half off its regular $10 price. The Pro version also now reports hourly data usage by app, which pretty much makes it the most detailed …

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High-res photos of upcoming Space Gray full sized-iPad emerge [Gallery]

Ahead of Apple’s new iPad launch later this year, a flurry of high-resolution images of Space Gray shells for the upcoming fifth-generation iPad have emerged. These shots show the same detail as our shots from January, but the color is obviously new. These new photos also give a peek at some …

Adobe's Project Mighty and Project Napoleon to Launch in 2014

At its MAX event in May this year, Adobe revealed that it was experimenting with hardware in the form of ‘Project Mighty’ – an Internet-connected stylus, and ‘Project Napoleon’, an accompanying digital ruler. Now the firm has announced that these two devices have graduated from experiments to …

Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

iOS 7 Tidbits: iMessage Timestamps, App Switching, Spotlight Search, and More

Apple released iOS 7 to the public earlier today and while we highlighted a number of the major features in the operating system, there are more than 200 changes in all, including hundreds of minor tweaks and improvements. We’ve gathered up a list of some of the lesser known iOS 7 features below …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

Asus Readies Padfone Infinity for Launch on September 17

Asus is preparing to launch the Padfone Infinity, the latest in its series of smartphone and tablet combo devices, on September 17, according to its teaser site.<p>The ‘Padfone The Future’ page shows a countdown timer working its way towards the launch next Tuesday and also has a short teaser video …

Zuckerberg: US government 'blew it' on NSA surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance. Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets.<p>Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech …

Apple: We're Not Storing An Image Of Your Fingerprint On The New iPhone

The new smartphone has a fingerprint sensor built into the home button. It lets you unlock your phone without typing in a passcode. It also lets you download apps and content from iTunes without typing in your password every time.<p>Instead of storing a photo of your fingerprint, the iPhone 5S just …

Hey mobile developers — here’s one way to make your apps more privacy-friendly

Excellent news for those who worry about the privacy implications of apps: MEF, a trade organization for mobile content and commerce firms, launched …

Tablets are doing to computers what iTunes did to the full-length album

More tablets than personal computers (PCs) will be shipped in the last quarter of this year, according to forecasts from research firm IDC. By 2015, tablets will overtake full-year PCs shipments by a smidge, and by 2017, they will outsell their clunkier counterparts by five to four.<p>This was …

Samsung: Of Course, Our Next Smartphones Will Be 64-Bit (Spoiler: Android Doesn’t Support 64-Bit, Yet)

When it ships on Sept. 20, Apple’s iPhone 5s will be the first and only smartphone on the market powered by a 64-bit processor — but not for long, if …

iPhone 5c pre-orders go live across the web

Following the announcement of the iPhone 5c on Tuesday, Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the colorful new smartphone through the Apple Store. The iPhone 5S will not be available for pre-order, but both models will arrive in-stores and at doors on September 20th.<p>If you’d rather try your luck …

Rumored iPhone 5S packaging shows silver ring 'fingerprint sensor' around home button

We're just days away from Apple's September 10th iPhone event, and the last minute leaks appear to be starting. Chinese site <i>C Technology</i> has published photos of what is claimed to be the iPhone 5S packaging. Although the photos appear to confirm the iPhone 5S name, and similar design to the iPhone …

Man confesses to drunk driving death, uses YouTube video to say 'don’t drink and drive'

"My name is Matthew Cordle and on June 22nd, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani. This video will act as my confession."<p>On Tuesday, Cordle, of Columbus, Ohio, confessed via a YouTube video to killing 61-year-old Canzani in a drunk driving accident. The video starts with Cordle's face pixelated …

Apple Confirms iPhone Trade-In Program Available Nationwide Today

Apple has confirmed to CNBC that a new iPhone trade-in program will be available in Apple Stores across the United States today — less than two weeks before the Cupertino company is set to announce the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.<p>Customers will be able to exchange their old Apple smartphone for a gift …

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Cramming Into A Tiny House May Not Be So Bad

Between crippling recessions and human environmental impact things have gotten complicated, and frankly kind of negative. That may be why the small …

Tiny House Movement

What We Expect for the iPhone 5S, 5C and iWatch

Last fall, we launched a series of roundups to help visitors more easily stay on top of the latest rumors for several of Apple's product lines, condensing months' worth of news and rumors into a single frequently-updated page for each product. For various reasons, those roundups fell out of …

That's Not How You Use That: Leeching Wi-Fi at the Coffee Shop

For a sizable portion of American workforce the coffee shop has become the new office. That's fine and dandy. But it doesn't mean you can treat it …

Weekend Project: Build a False TV Wall

Photo: Thomas Loof<p>Just because you rent, that doesn't mean you can't own the living room. It does, however, mean you can't punch a trillion holes in …

3 Out of 3 Former Batmen Agree: Ben Affleck Will Do Fine

It's been a week since the announcement that Ben Affleck is our new cinematic Batman, and the world is still apparently struggling to come to terms …

This Is How Apple's New iPhone Trade-In Program Works

The rumored Apple trade-in program has gone live. Now you can take your old and tired iPhone and trade it in for a new iPhone. But you have to …

Three to Launch UK 4G Service in December

Following the launches of O2, Vodafone, and EE's 4G LTE networks in the UK, mobile service provider Three has announced that it is launching its 4G network within the region by December. Existing customers on Three's network will get 4G service at no extra charge upon launch, with plans for new …

Photos claim to show ‘iPhone 5C’ packaging, color-matched wallpapers

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone event approaches, a few new photos claiming to show packaged “iPhone 5Cs” and accompanying materials have surfaced online. The first photo comes from website <i>iApps.im,</i> and it purports to show several “iPhone 5C” units in packaging. The “iPhone 5C” is what many are …

The evolution of the G

Wireless carriers are still in the process of transitioning from 3G to 4G (and from fake 4G to 4G), but chatter surrounding the eventual transition …

'Mega Man' creator takes to Kickstarter to fund spiritual successor

Keiji Inafune has taken to Kickstarter to fund his next project, a side-scrolling action game called <i>Mighty No. 9</i>. Inafune is best known for his work on the <i>Mega Man</i> franchise, and his latest effort has quite a bit in common with the Blue Bomber. Not only does the game star a similar-looking young …

She Has a Boyfriend

Articles about 7 clever loft spaces small places on Dwell.com - Dwell

A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.<p>From city apartments to vacation rentals and boutique hotels, a daring and creative use of colorful paint, textiles, and other...<p>For …

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