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Avatar Sequels Will Be 3D, But Not Require Glasses

<b>[NOTE: We’ve updated this article to better reflect the validity and context of the original source. Scroll down for the latest.].</b><p>James Cameron might …

The 13 biggest ways your iPhone will change after you install the new test version of iOS (AAPL)

Apple<p>Apple's annual update to the iPhone is coming this fall.<p>But if you're adventurous, you can try the software that will be powering the next …

Five Tips You May Not Know About iWork (FonePaw)

When it comes to Office Suite, the first one that occurs to your mind is probably Microsoft Office software, of which the most popular ones are Word, …

Guide to Record iPhone Screen in iOS 11 (No Jailbreak) (FonePaw)

We used to need either a third-party screen-recorder or a Windows/Mac computer to record iPhone/iPad screen. As iOS 11 introduces a Screen Recording …

What Is Airdrop & How to Use It to Share Media on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Airdrop on iPhone is one of the easiest ways to quickly share files, photos, and more between devices. You can Airdrop photos from your iPad to your friend’s iPhone or Airdrop photos from your iPhone to your Mac computer for an easy transfer. You can also Airdrop from iPhone to iPhone. As long as …

OS X

How to Browse Privately in Safari on iPhone

If you’re planning to do some Internet scouring but want to keep your history private, there’s an easy way to do that in Safari. Gone are the days of needing a separate browsing app for privacy. Since the introduction of iOS 8, Private browsing on iPhone or iPad has become easily accessible in …

iOS

Microsoft's new $999 laptop is a great rival to Apple's MacBook, with one big tradeoff

A couple of days from now on June 15th, Microsoft will officially release the Surface Laptop, a compact rival to the core Apple MacBook that will start at $999.<p>Microsoft is pitching the Surface Laptop as the perfect laptop for students: thin, light, and sporting a battery that Microsoft says will …

Microsoft

The ultimate Apple Watch charger, AI enhanced air con and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

Apple Watch chargers don’t have to be fiddly and cumbersome. qCharge’s built-in battery lets you charge yours wirelessly during short weekends away so that you can leave the cables at home.<p>It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got an AI-enhanced air …

Gear & Gadgets

tvOS 11 Will Add Automatic AirPod Pairing and Dark Mode Activation Plus Home Screen Syncing

The Apple TV’s stage time at WWDC was limited to an announcement by Tim Cook that Amazon Prime Video will introduce an app to Apple’s streaming television-connected box later this year. Although they didn’t receive stage time during Apple’s WWDC keynote, Zac Hall at 9to5Mac discovered that Apple’s …

iOS

The MP3 format is officially dead

If you grew up in the 90s and early 2000s, you probably still remember downloading MP3 files to build your music collection, and burning up to 10 times as many of these onto audio discs than you could with traditional CD tracks.<p>I didn’t just remind you of MP3s to make you feel old first thing on a …

Vinyl Records

Get ready for a new iPad and a mysterious Siri speaker at WWDC

According to reliable analyst KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo and 9to5mac, Apple is about to launch not one but two new hardware devices at its WWDC conference in a few weeks. A new iPad with thinner bezels and a bigger screen is likely. This iPad has been rumored for months. There could also be an Amazon Echo …

Amazon Echo

Apple makes iWork, iMovie & GarageBand apps free to all Mac & iOS users

Apple quietly rolled out updated versions of its iWork, iMovie and GarageBand apps on Mac and iOS today, making them free for all customers on both platforms. Many customers already had free copies of these apps, as they came free with new Mac or iOS devices. The pricing change, however, removes …

iOS

$50 gadget adds a high-tech Head Up Display to any car

Unless you’ve got money to burn, luxury cars aren’t really worth the money anymore. Cars from affordable brands like Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and …

Google’s fancy new AI video tool can be completely fooled

Knowing the content of any piece of media on the web is kind of Google’s bread and butter. It started with search of web pages but quickly expanded …

Yahoo and AOL combine to become Oath

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Yahoo + AOL = Oath, for some reason<br>• Yelp acquires Wi-Fi marketing company Turnstyle Analytics for $20 million<br>• Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro<br>• This new sentiment index aims to help founders time their fundraising<p><b>Credits</b><p><b>Written by:</b> Tito Hamze, John Mannes <b><br>Edited & Hosted:</b> Tito …

AOL

Apple patent application illustrates Touch Bar and Touch ID on Magic Keyboard

I wondered soon after the launch of the 2016 MacBook Pro whether Apple might have plans to bring the Touch Bar and Touch ID to a new Magic Keyboard. A new Apple patent application shows that the company is at least exploring the idea.<p>As ever, the language of the patent is dense, but the …

iOS

The New MacBook Pro Will Change Perceptions About Computers

Changing perceptions about laptops? That's what Apple is doing with the new MacBook Pro<p>It took a few weeks.<p>My testing process is not exactly fluid these days. I don't follow a rigid plan. In fact, I tend to use a new product for several days in a row for real work, then set it aside and wait to …

Laptops

Buick's new Regal is primed to take on Audi and BMW

On Tuesday, General Motors unveiled its next generation mid-size Buick Regal.<p>And in a stunning departure from the status quo, Buick's sleek new model will come in two very distinct flavors — The Regal Sportback and the Regal TourX.<p>First, there's the Sportback. The sleek five-door hatch features a …

Trucks

Give yourself elite online security for under $30 with unlimited access to TigerVPN

TIgerVPN knows what you want online. You’re looking for a VPN provider who can offer you unquestioned protection on the web while serving up fast, reliable connection speeds. TigerVPN not only understands those security and accessibility demands, they want to save you some money at the same time …

15 car gadgets that will improve your driving experience

Getting stranded with a dead car battery or being caught off guard by a flat tire is not only stressful, it's potentially dangerous.<p>Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 15 car gadgets that …

Gear & Gadgets

Build a miniature NAS out of a NanoPi NEO with this simple kit

The NanoPi NEO is an $8 version of the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero built by a company called FriendlyARM that launched last summer. Except the NanoPi NEO has the added advantage of usually being in stock to purchase (something that the Pi Zero has had difficulties with in the past).<p>To go along with the …

Raspberry Pi

Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro

“If we’ve had a pause in upgrades and updates, we’re sorry for that — what happened with the Mac Pro — and we’re going to come out with something great to replace it.”<p>Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is talking to a small group of reporters in a white stucco building …

MacBook Pro

Boeing and JetBlue just invested in a tiny electric-jet startup that could revolutionize air travel

On Wednesday, the hybrid electric-aircraft startup Zunum Aero announced that it had received an investment from Boeing and JetBlue.<p>"I consider us very fortunate to have backers like JetBlue and Boeing," Zunum Aero founder and CEO Ashish Kumar told Business Insider. "We have been engaged with both …

Aerospace

2017 Jeep Cherokee review

<b>The Good</b> A smooth ride and latest generation of the Uconnect infotainment system make the Cherokee a good daily driver. It's got the chop on the dirt to boot.<p><b>The Bad</b> Less than stellar gas mileage and cargo space can put a damper on your fun.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> While most folks won't use its off-road …

Trucks

Creepy iPhone app can help users find Facebook profiles of strangers on the street

<b>Update:</b> It’s since been revealed that Facezam is nothing more than a hoax — or a publicity stunt if you will — designed by an ad agency. Well played …

Visa bellyflops into the wearables space with payment-enabled sunglasses

Ever wonder how you might make the world a better place if money wasn’t an object? The best Visa could come up with is a pair of sunglasses equipped with an NFC chip that lets you make contactless payments in stores.<p>The company unveiled a prototype that pairs with a prepaid card at SXSW earlier …

Sunglasses

Evrythng, the Internet of Things platform for ‘smart products,’ scores $24.8M Series B

Evrythng, the Internet of Things (IoT) smart products platform that gives any physical object a so-called “digital identity,” has closed a $24.8 million Series B funding.<p>The round was led by San Francisco-based Sway Ventures, and also included Toronto-based Generation Ventures and London-based Bloc …

Internet of Things

12 big-screen 4K TVs you wish you could afford

Bang & Olufsen