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17 iPhone-Only Apps That Will Make Your Android Friends Jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users. That means there's always something new to try.<p>You can enjoy exclusive apps from Instagram and Facebook, cutting-edge photography apps, your own digital butler, and even an app that will tell you the exact minute it's going to start …

iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device

Sometimes you may need to print something from your iOS device. In this how-to article I will discuss how to wirelessly print from your iOS device.<p>First of all you need an AirPrint compatible printer. Apple does not make printers. Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, …

Humans on Mars by 2035? NASA's sci-fi dream could be reality

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've just landed a dishwasher-sized robot on a comet and NASA's chief scientist has no idea.<p>Dr Ellen Stofan is deep in conversation with a journalist when, unable to contain himself any longer, an adviser with phone triumphantly held aloft blurts out: "Rosetta -- It's landed!"<p>"Wonderful" …

10 things you need to know about e-finance

From paying with your mobile number to calculating what you earn and how your spare change can be invested. All this and more is out there<p>There is now a vast array of apps and online services that allow us to manage our money – whether that means saving it, spending it <b>admiring it</b> or fretting about …

10 fitness apps to put more zip in our workouts

Whether your fitness goal is weight loss, running an ultramarathon, or mastering the perfect downward dog, there’s an app for every form of exercise out there. Your smartphone is increasingly a handy-sized personal trainer, barking orders from your pocket with the same guilt-inducing frequency as …

What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?

Advertisement<p>59 Comments<p>An eye doctor says he’s recently seen a few 35-year-old patients whose lenses, which are typically clear all the way up until …

iPad App of the Week: Little Builders

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to …

Warren Buffett | Fortune.com

Warren Buffett, chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, drinks a Cherry Coca-Cola as he tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Buffett, the Wall Street critic who invested $5 billion in Goldman Sachs Group …

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …

Office, iWork, Drive, and OpenOffice: Which office apps are right for you?

You have several software options when you need to create a document or build a slideshow. We help you figure out which one best fits your needs.<p><b>Editor's note, May 12, 2014:</b> <i>This post was updated to include details about Google's new Drive apps for Android and iOS.</i><p>Now that Microsoft Office is …

Software

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

New Google Tips is surprisingly helpful

Google has launched Google Tips, a site which uses clickable cards to explain the features and capabilities of Google's biggest products. The cards explain concepts such as sharing photos with specific people in Google+ circles, synchronizing Android smartphone contacts to a Google account, and …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Canon's EOS M2 mirrorless camera promises double the focusing speed of the original

Canon (finally) launched its first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera last year and while we loved the design and the image quality of the EOS M, the focusing speed, well, left a lot to be desired. The EOS M2 looks set to answer that particular issue. Announced today, and ready to launch in a …

Goodbye to the Days of Point and Shoot

According to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal, the market is not looking great for digital cameras. The report states that as the popularity …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

iOS 7 Little Things: New Symbol Indicates Automatically Downloaded Apps

Here’s a little detail in iOS 7 that I hadn’t noticed or read about before. There’s a new symbol used on app icons to indicate apps that have arrived on the iPad via automatic downloads. There’s now a little blue dot just to the left of the app’s title text to show that it’s one that was added via …

Coming Soon: Free Streaming Video Of Our Planet, From Space

All eyes on Earth!<p>At this moment, dozens of government satellites are taking high-resolution pictures of the planet. But citizens get only limited services such as Google Earth, which provides imagery that's sometimes 10 years old. This fall, however, the Canada-based company UrtheCast (in …

iOS 7 Beta 2 Out, Available for iPad Now

iOS 7 Beta 2 has been made available to developers by Apple today – and this time the beta is available for the iPad too. Beta 2 is available for iPad 2 and later devices – iPad 3rd gen, iPad 4th gen and iPad mini.<p>That really didn’t take long – it’s just 2 weeks since Apple unveiled iOS 7 at their …

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China’s most terrifying theme park

In China’s industrial Guangzhou city, Chimelong Paradise is a huge, eerily empty site with stomach-churning roller coasters and a questionable safety rating.<p>At China’s Chimelong Paradise theme park, there is a designated “vomit bin” positioned helpfully at the exit of a giant roller coaster, a …

Roller Coasters

Concrete Floors! No Working Toilet! Just $200K In Shanghai

Every weekend, I rise at 7 a.m. to get on the subway to hunt for apartments. The cheapest two-bedroom homes in the suburbs of Shanghai cost $200,000 or more, which would take me more than 12 years to pay off — if I don't spend a dime of what I make.<p>This is the reality of China's boom. After decades …

Laser scans flesh out the saga of Cambodia's 1,200-year-old lost city

Laser-scanning technology reveals that the Cambodian lost city of Mahendraparvata, dating back to a time before Angkor Wat, was much more extensive than previously thought. The latest word about the high-tech hunt for hidden ruins came over the weekend in an on-the-scene report from Australia's …

Two Great iPad Photo Apps Updated: PhotoToaster and TitleFx

Two of my favorite Photos apps for the iPad were updated this week – <b>TitleFx</b> and <b>PhotoToaster</b>, both by East Coast Pixels.<p>TitleFx helps to make a statement with your photos by adding text and some great text effects. I did a review of TitleFx last December and I was already a big fan. Of course I used …

Apps

iOS 7 and iPad: Features, Compatibility & Details

Apple announced iOS 7 yesterday at their WWDC 2013 keynote event. iOS 7 is the next major generation of the operating system that powers the iPad and iPhone, and it offers some impressive new features.<p>Here are some of the important details you may want to know about iOS 7 and the iPad:<p>— Notable new …