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Crimson keyboard has a clever new way of helping you type on iOS

We’ve seen a number of great keyboards for iOS emerge after Apple finally added support for third-party keyboards in iOS 8.<p>You can get everything from the ever-popular SwiftKey to GIF keyboards or even an auto correcting emoji keyboard. Crimson, however, brings a unique way of typing to the iPhone …

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Unsold, Unwanted, Unloved. Samsung's Galaxy S5 Gamble Failed

Somewhere there is a warehouse full of unsold Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones. The flagship handset from the South Korean company was launched in Q1 this year and it packed in everything including the proverbial kitchen sink. It followed Samsung’s strategy of taking the best features of every handset …

Samsung Galaxy Phones Have a Hidden Test Menu

There's a cool feature on the Samsung Galaxy smartphone that will render your user's manual useless.<p>A hidden menu, which you can access by dialing a …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

George Clooney finds a writer for his phone hacking movie

Having already directed a film about the crusading, high-minded aspects of the journalistic profession with <i>Good Night And Good Luck</i>, George Clooney …

Size matters: Samsung plots giant, 13-inch tablet to beat iPad

Samsung as good as pioneered the “bigger is better” approach to mobile device display size, so what do you do when Apple plans to launch a 12.9-inch …

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 - Tablet - with detachable keyboard - Core i5 4200U / 1.6 GHz - Win 8.1 Pro - 4 GB RAM - 64 GB SSD - 10.6" touchscreen 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) - HD Graphics 4400 - dark titanium - refurbished - with Surface Pro Type Cover 2 (black)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 - Tablet - with detachable keyboard - Core i5 4200U / 1.6 GHz - Win 8.1 Pro - 4 GB RAM - 64 GB SSD - 10.6" touchscreen 1920 x …

Apple iPad Air 2 vs HTC Nexus 9 Comparison: Review of Specs - Which Tablet is Better?

Apple supposedly has set another benchmark in the tablet market with the release of the iPad Air 2. The Cupertino company's new tablet is regarded as …

Mobile Technology

HTC Sense tablet will allegedly launch next year

HTC’s had a rough history with tablets. After the failure that was the Flyer back in 2011, the company has kept quiet on the tablet front, but in the …

CNN election commentators use Microsoft Surface … to hide iPads

If you tuned in to CNN’s live election coverage Tuesday evening, you may have noticed all the commentators using Surface Pro 3 tablets given to them …

HTC to launch own tablets next year, but won’t come cheap

HTC may have been out of the tablet market for several years, but the newly released Nexus 9 is an unmistakable mark of intent – HTC is back in the tablet game. Building on this solid foundation, HTC will be unveiling its own brand of tablets next year, but they won’t come cheap.<p>Speaking at an …

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Pirate Bay co-founder caught in Asia

"The Swedish government had asked Thai immigration to arrest him because he violated movie copyright causing $5 million damage," he told the AFP news …

Pirate Bay Arrests, Convictions Don't Stop Downloads On Massive International Torrent Site

When Fredrick Neij was arrested Monday <b></b>driving across the border of Laos and Thailand, it marked not only the end of his four years on the lam but …

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Dropbox’s Drew Houston Responds To Snowden’s Privacy Criticism: It’s A Trade-Off

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden sparked controversy when he advised consumers (twice) to “get rid of Dropbox” if they want to protect their privacy. Today, Drew Houston, CEO of the cloud storage startup, responded to the accusations. People can do more to encrypt their data, he admitted, but It’s …

The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed

To help you find some apps that are fun and make your life a little easier, we've collected the best apps of the past month.<p>From apps that scan your proportions and send you a custom shirt to an app that will introduce you to your own international pen pal, you're bound to find something you'll …

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Which Apps Are Eating Your Battery? Normal Will Tell You.

Somewhere, somehow, maybe less than a year after I got the latest version of my iPhone, its battery would mysteriously deplete in about half a day.<p>I wasn’t really sure why. But now I can find out.<p>There’s a new app called ‘Normal’ out from a pair of Stanford Ph.Ds in computer science named Adam …

Windows 9 preview expected next month

Microsoft is expected to deliver an early preview version of Windows Threshold next month, the codename for what will likely be named Windows 9. The software maker has been gradually working on the release over the past several months, adding and tweaking features ready for a "technology preview" …

Unlocking Your Cell Phone In The U.S. Is Officially Legal Again

For the past 2 years, unlocking your cell phone without your carrier’s permission has, for absolutely ridiculous reasons, been illegal in the United States.<p>Not anymore!<p>As we covered at greater depth last week, the US Congress and Senate were both in agreement that unlocking a cell phone should <i>not</i> …

iOS 8 Code Points to Multiple Options for Split-Screen Multitasking

Apple's split-screen multitasking feature for iOS 8 did not make it into the company's Worldwide Developers Conference or the first release of iOS 8, but it is still in the works. As noted by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, iOS 8's internal SpringBoard includes code that allows apps to run …

A Computer Passes the Turing Test — But Does It Matter?

A computer has finally passed the Turing Test. You may now commence the global panic.<p>Two years ago, Eugene Goostman, the artificial intelligence …

Samsung Gear Fit Review - An Expensive and Limited Fitness Tracker

<b>Key Features:</b><p><i>1.84in Curved Touchscreen Colour Display</i>• <i><br>Waterproof & Dustproof</i>• <i><br>Heart Rate Monitor</i>• <i><br>Pedometer</i>• <i><br>27g</i>• <i><br>Price as Reviewed: £169</i><p><b>Samsung Gear Fit</b> …

Apple Releases Battery Fix SMC Firmware Update for MacBook Air

Apple today released MacBook Air SMC update 2.0 for mid-2013 MacBook Air models, addressing an issue that could cause excessive battery drain when the computer's lid is closed.<p>This update is recommended for MacBook Air (Mid 2013) models.This update addresses an issue which may cause the battery to …

Here's Yet Another iPhone 6 Leak

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It looks like Apple's friendly Chinese security forces aren't doing much to stop iPhone 6 leaks. The …

Software

New 'Rainbow 6: Siege' is on the way from Ubisoft

Worried the Tom Clancy universe of games wouldn't be as widely represented on next-gen consoles? After giving us a new peek at <i>The Division</i> Ubisoft doubled up with this multiplayer match from <i>Rainbow 6:</i> <i>Siege</i>. The video displays two teams (Raven and Rogue) fighting over a hostage, with the action and …

These Two Innovations Are Going To Change The Wireless World

Samsung<p><i>This post is sponsored by Samsung.</i><p>Smartphones are a big part of our lives. Studies even say we look at them as many as 150 times a day.<p>But even though we love our phones (maybe even too much), until recently they lagged behind tablets and laptops on Wi-Fi speed and the ability to download …

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