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How to unlock your iPhone's secret emoticon keyboard @(・●・)@

You probably didn't know there's secret keyboard hiding in your iPhone with access to more than 100 emoticons.<p>After a few taps in your Settings — no …

Apple Users Targeted In First Known Mac Ransomware Campaign

Apple Inc. customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software …

Mac Software

Photo Friday: How to Edit Photos on Your Phone

Ever uploaded a photo to Instagram and got zero likes? It could mean anything: your focus is off, lighting’s flat, or the subject’s not interesting. But allow us to present you with a fourth possibility: you don’t really know how to edit photos on your phone.<p>Many photographers think of a photo as …

10 Apps for Smarter Drinking

Keeping up with all the boozy beverages you like can be difficult even if you’re in the industry. Finding new ones to try can be even more difficult, …

Alcohol

Netflix on iPhone is about to get a lot better

Netflix is not done improving its service. After expanding its reach to over 130 more markets, and after completing its full transition to the cloud, …

Android News

Sony Finally Is Killing Betamax Tapes

The end is nigh for Betamax, Sony’s 40-year-old analogue video format.<p>The Japanese conglomerate said it would officially stop shipping its antiquated …

Televisions

Twitter might ditch its 140-character limit for tweets

Twitter is reportedly planning a huge shakeup to one of its most well-known features. According to Re/Code, Twitter is building a “new product” that …

With its new Flex service, Amazon will pay you to deliver packages

If you’re looking for extra money, and don’t want to become an Uber driver, Amazon has just announced its interesting new Flex service.<p>Instead of …

How to use Notes in iOS 9 like a boss

The busier my life gets, the more disorganized I become. I fumble for a notepad when I’m out and want to get someone’s phone number. I think of get short story ideas when I’m in the shower, and I have tons of books and movies I want to get (usually when I’m broke). Don’t get me started on shopping …

Burberry Becomes First Major Fashion Brand With an Apple Music Channel

Burberry is launching a curated channel on Apple Music, making it the first luxury fashion house to do so. The Burberry Apple Music channel is listed under "Curator Playlists," which also includes content from brands and media sites like GQ, Wired, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone.<p>Content provided by …

Periscope Is Secretly Building An Apple TV App

Periscope is developing an app for the new Apple TV, according to multiple sources. It will allow users to watch livestreams on their television that are broadcasted from Twitter’s Periscope app. You could consider it a coming of age moment, considering the acquired startup’s website is Periscope.tv<p>…

Smart TV

Force Touch on iPhone 6S revealed: expect shortcuts, faster actions across iOS

While Force Touch on the Apple Watch allowed Apple to add an additional layer of buttons to a small display, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus screens don’t lack for either real estate or buttons. So why would Force Touch be desirable on larger displays? Following up on our May report that Force …

New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter

A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.<p>Facebook and Twitter users across all demographics are increasingly using the social networks as news …

Social Media

Lumos Helmet Keeps Cyclists Safe with Automatic Brake Lights

Commodore returns as a 5.5-inch, nostalgia-powered smartphone

It hasn't been a legitimate name in computing for over 20 years, but somehow the Commodore brand always manages to find a way back into our lives. In 2004, it came back as a simple TV-Game joystick. In 2011, Commodore USA sold gaming PCs stuffed into retro-styled keyboard chassis. Today, the brand …

How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall art from your Mac’s pictures (Part 2)

Your digital photos were never intended to remain trapped on your computer’s hard drive. Apple’s original 2002 version of iPhoto proudly included physical book and photo printing services, adding new books and various types of cards every 2-3 years. Since early digital cameras took low-resolution …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Apple’s iOS 8.3 update blocks access to apps from desktop file managers like iExplorer

Apple has seemingly moved to block desktop apps that allow users to manage files on their iOS devices in its recent iOS 8.3 update, as noted by MacRumors. Many popular file transfer apps, such as iFunBox, iTools, iExplorer, iBackupBot and PhoneView, have experienced the issue that prevents users …

Apple is giving Netflix and Hulu a pass on its 30 percent tax

A lower subscription fee from Apple could make its Apple TV a serious option for cable channels<p>Apple has been charging a 30 percent subscription fee to publishers using subscription models in its App Stores since 2011, but it looks like that practice hasn't been extended to the Apple TV. According …

Smart TV

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

Business Development

Get free TV shows and music with Apple's new Free on iTunes section

Apple has added a new Free on iTunes section. Learn where to find it.<p>If you have moved away from iTunes and toward streaming services for your digital media consumption needs, it may be time to double back to iTunes, or at least stop by once in a while. After removing the free Single of the Week …

Smart TV

Amazon Prime members spend hundreds more than nonmembers

Subscribers to Amazon's service in the US lay out $1,500 a year on average, more than twice the $625 spent by non-Prime shoppers, new research shows.<p>E-commerce giant Amazon has apparently found the key to getting US customers to spend more on its site: Prime.<p>At the end of 2014, Amazon Prime had 40 …

eCommerce

The Apple Watch Will Be Released in April

Apple’s long-awaited smart watch will ship in April, company CEO Tim Cook told investors on a conference call Tuesday after Apple posted its latest …

Apple Watch

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 software update w/ stability improvements, reduces space required to update

Apple released the iOS 8.1.3 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users today. The update is available over-the-air through the Software Update section of the Settings app. The update includes the usual bug fixes and performances improvements, and notably claims to reduce the amount of …

Rest in Peace MacUser Magazine: 1985 - 2015 | MacTrast

Long running British Apple-focused print magazine <i>MacUser</i> has reached the end of the line. For thirty years the publication provided readers with …

Felix Dennis

iOS 9 is already being tested on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

A recent report claimed that Apple is already testing iOS 9, the next-gen mobile operating system that’s supposed to be unveiled this summer and …

How to fix a cracked iPhone 6 display yourself in just 5 minutes

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are positively gorgeous smartphones. They feature sleek designs and big, bright, beautiful displays. The new …

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