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Apple iPad Pro Long-Term Review: Here's How I Replaced My Laptop

A bit over one year ago I published my review of the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro. At the time I said that I believed the iPad has changed my life, and that it was rapidly replacing my laptop. Because this was controversial I wanted to revisit it after living with the iPad as a serious day-to-day …

IPad Pro

This Weird Trick Apparently Lets You Bypass Any iPhone's Lock Screen

A series of YouTube videos are pointing out a flaw that could allow users to access photos on an iPhone <i>without</i> entering in a passcode. This requires …

Uber has a plan to make flying cars a reality

Uber already has self-driving cars, and now it's on to the next frontier: Flying cars.<p>The ride-hailing company on Thursday posted a white paper …

Review: Griffin’s iTrip Clip adapter gives your old 3.5mm headphones Bluetooth, just in time for iPhone 7

iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack means more people than ever are considering an upgrade to new wireless, Bluetooth headphones. But if you don’t want to make the jump, or love your old headphones too much to part with them just yet, Griffin’s new iTrip Clip will let you add Bluetooth …

Tech Trends

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

A NAS solution can cost several hundred dollars. If you have an unused Raspberry Pi and a few hard drives lying around, you can make one yourself without spending a dime.<p>Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But …

Raspberry Pi

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.<p>Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of …

Here’s What Gadgets People Are Buying On Amazon Right Now

Movers and Shakers is a list of products on Amazon that are currently rising up in the ranking. This week we look at the tech gadgets: Bluetooth earbuds, waterproof phone cases, and smart light switches!

Shopping

Meet the automated flash fiction writer you never knew you wanted

The automated assist<p>So often in modern literature, the would-be avant-garde talent grows stifled, boring. They attend the same parties and talk to the same people, and form movements and issue manifestos and so on. This activity in fact dominates the literature world so thoroughly that — …

Crowdfunding project of the week: Jiffy will keep your devices charged with no outlets

It is the weekend and we know you are expecting your dose of crowdfunding awesomeness. Like every Sunday, we have a featured crowdfuding project of the week coming from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Both host great campaigns, powering amazingly innovative technology, but they are also full …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple's Plan To Hook You On iPhone Upgrades Is Slowly Being Revealed

When Apple announced earnings this week, one of the surprising revelations shared by Tim Cook was that only 40% of iPhone owners have upgraded to a larger-screen iPhone. Cook has two plans to address the hundreds of millions of iPhone loyalists who are still sporting smaller, older models. First …

Mobile Technology

CES 2016: iDevices Debuts Four New HomeKit Accessories

iDevices has announced four new connected home products at CES 2016 featuring Apple's HomeKit technology, including the iDevices Socket, Wall Switch, Dimmer Switch and Wall Outlet. The home automation accessories can be controlled with Siri and the free iDevices Connected app for iPhone, iPad and …

iPhone 7 rumors have already started: It could have a new waterproof material

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched just a few days ago — so of course there's already speculation about the iPhone 7.<p>According to the Japanese Apple …

H2-Woah! iPhone 6s may be secretly waterproof

Apple hasn’t advertised the iPhone 6s as being waterproof, but it seems that the new handset (unofficially) isn’t totally adverse to taking a dip.<p>In a new video test, YouTuber Zach Straley submerged both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in a bowl of water and let them sit there for an hour, powered …

Mobile Technology

Why I'll pay for Apple Music, Spotify AND Google Play Music

The first 3-month free trials of Apple Music will be coming to an end in a few days, and we can expect to see a crop of ‘should you keep paying?’ articles. Many people will be trying to decide whether to pay for Spotify, Apple Music or a rival, but why choose? Paying for more than one is a …

Eyes- and hands-on with the new Apple TV and its remote

A limited demo focuses mostly on the stuff announced onstage.<p>While Apple had plenty of iPhones and iPad Pros for us to play with yesterday, it was …

Smart TV

Apple Victorious: The iPhone 6S Can Cripple Android

Anyone looking at Apple’s event on September 9th will have seen the near-future of smartphones being defined by Tim Cook. Apple may not be winning the market share fight against its Android powered competitors but the presentation of the technology and the decisions behind their adoption in Apple’s …

IPad Pro

Dancing in the dark with the new, improved Apple TV

Last year's Apple TVs were a lot of things. Streaming boxes. Keynote-watching tools. Must-haves for Airbnb hosts. Most importantly, though, they were Trojan horses for Apple's content, means for Cupertino to worm its way into the heart of your living room. While the Apple TVs of the past were more …

Charge your phone several times over with Power Vault's 18,000mAh battery

Progress demands adaptation, and as we grow increasingly dependent upon mobile technology, a portable power pack becomes necessary to ensure uninterrupted power to our devices. Running multiple apps, maintaining Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and just generally staying connected on the go will …

Apple’s bold plan to convert casual music fans into streaming subscribers

Imagine clicking iTunes’ “Buy” button to purchase the latest record from Drake or Pharrell Williams, only to get a popup from Apple suggesting you’re behind the times.<p>That’s what might happen as Apple uses its massive consumer base to push streaming music on the masses, even going so far as …

Apple Watch

Download Pirates Emojis

• Email<br>• Print<p>Pirates fans can download and share their own Bucco-themed emojis! Similar to typical emojis, these can be downloaded and shared across …

Social Media

KIWI Box Desktop Charging Solution (video)

Guillaume Guttin has created a unique desktop charging solution that allows you to tailor the charging connections suit the devices you own.<p>Watch the …

Apple Explores How Touch ID Input Could Be Used For UI Navigation

Apple could have more extensive plans for that fingerprint sensor behind Touch ID on the iPhone and iPad – a new patent application published by the USPTO today details a system for detecting movement of a recognized fingerprint on said sensor and navigating between different parts of a user …

The Apple Watch is a misunderstood bridge to the future

The first Apple Watch reviews came out this week, and they weren't great.<p>Reviewers did praise the design and the way it lets you leave your phone in your pocket more, and blogger John Gruber had a great non-cynical take on the "taptic" communications, which lets you send little taps and a …

Artificial Intelligence

A First Look At Home Automation On The Apple Watch

The watch becomes a universal remote for your home.<p>A few months ago, home automation company PEQ released Lego-like control interface in the form of an iOS app. Users could add functions simply by stacking on more blocks. The kitchen light could be turned on and off by tapping a tile. Swiping a …

XS Powercard Portable Charger

Video<p>$69.99 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>4<p>A much need combination of three everyday essentials. The XS Powercard Portable Charger consists of a 2200 mAh …

Crowd Funding

Designers Imagine Fanciful Concepts for What an Apple Car Might Look Like

Job site Freelancer.com recently hosted a contest that called on designers to imagine what the rumored Apple Car might look like. We don't have any details on the car that Apple is said to be developing, so the designs submitted to the contest have no basis in reality.<p>That said, it's a fun look at …

Apple Watch

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Grovemade Review: Hands-On With the Leather & Maple iPhone 6 Plus Case and Dock

Portland-based company Grovemade is known for its range of attractive wood accessories designed for the iPad and the iPhone, which it has been producing for several years now. Grovemade recently invited <i>MacRumors</i> to go hands-on with two of its newest products for the iPhone 6 Plus, and we jumped at …

Mobile Technology

Apple Watch Buyer's Guide: Which One Is Right for You?

After announcing the Apple Watch in September of 2014, launch time has finally arrived. Apple in March announced that pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin on April 10, with an official launch taking place on April 24.<p>Apple product lines for its iOS devices and Macs are relatively simple, …

Smartwatches

Want to work for Apple in the US? Here are the five main jobs for which foreigners are hired

If Apple’s recently-revamped jobs site has tempted you to consider a move to the US, data from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification may provide a guide to your chances. Applications for H-1B visas–those allowing overseas workers to accept job offers in the US–reveal that top tech companies …

Employment