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Synth One

Synth One just launched. It’s a new synth app for the iPad, but it’s also a big deal. Why? Because it is free, open-source, and built by volunteer musicians and programmers. Stay with me here. Synth One isn’t out typical hideous open-source bloatfest of an app. It’s beautifully designed, sounds …

Crypto price tracker CoinMarketCap finally gets an iOS app

For many cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts, CoinMarketCap is the first site they open each day. It tracks the prices and market …

'Sea of Thieves' only works if you let the fun take over and fall into a pirate's life

In <i>Sea of Thieves</i>, developer Rare's new first-person pirate simulator for Xbox and Windows, you can get drunk.<p><i>When</i> you get drunk, playing either of …

Fortnite is coming to iOS, Android with PS4 and PC cross-play

Fortnite, released last July for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, is best described as a game that's kinda like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). But now it's truly setting itself apart with a mobile port.<p>The mobile version of Fortnite, announced on Thursday by Epic Games, is ambitious: It'll feature …

Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid

Some of the most creative iPhone home screen designs we’ve ever seen use blank gaps to separate icons into groups or to create interesting stepped patterns. But how is that even possible? After all, if you delete a home screen icon, the others close ranks to fill in the space.<p>The answer is to add …

10 Super-Useful Things That Made Us Say, “Why Didn’t I Buy This Sooner?”

Trust me, your pet wants a water fountain.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Edward Snowden’s new app turns any Android phone into a surveillance system

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden is among the backers of a new surveillance app that helps guard against computer hijackings.<p>Haven is an open source app that will run on any Android phone, particularly inexpensive and older devices. It operates like a surveillance system, using the device’s camera, …

This hack connects you to the Internet via a virtual modem

Legend tells of a programmer named Martin Kirkholt Melhus who worked at a client site where there was no Internet. Realizing most of his work involved cutting and pasting from StackOverflow, he needed a way to get online. And so he turned his speaker and microphone into a working (in theory) modem. …

How to use external storage with Files app on iPad or iPhone

Did you ever hold your iPhone in one hand, and a USB hard drive in the other, and look back and forth between them, muttering “Why, oh why?” Well, today we have good news for you. You still can’t hook them together with a wire, but with one app you can browse all kinds of external storage devices …

Common iOS 11 problems and advice on how to handle them

Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 11, launched on September 19, and early adopters were quick to report several crucial bugs. The public …

Silently ‘speak’ to someone across the room with an ultrasonic beam

If you ever wanted to whisper across a crowded room, a new experimental device might let you deliver sneaky instructions -- if the awkward speaker and electrodes don't tip everyone off. Researchers at the University of Bristol built a wearable that translates facial expression into ultrasonic words …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

Apps

Add a microSD card slot to any iPhone for $15

There’s a whole lot to love about Apple’s iPhones, but they’re far from perfect. Battery life is a big issue for the company’s 4.7-inch iPhone …

Technology in music: A chronological playlist through history

To get in the mood for the May 19th Music Summit at TNW Conference 2017, our partner MassiveMusic made a playlist celebrating the creative use of technology in music. Philip Oomen, Head of Music Research & Licensing at MassiveMusic, compiled it and wrote down some notes about the 10 tracks for the …

MacTrast Deals: Anti-Gravity iPhone 7/7 Plus Case – The Future of Phone Cases Has Arrived

- Apr 17, 2017<p>The Anti-Gravity iPhone 7/7Plus Case not only offers beautiful protection for your iPhone, its nano-suction technology allows it to …

This simple trick will turn Siri into your very own Batcomputer

Apple’s digital assistant Siri is apparently fluent in <i>The Lego Batman Movie.</i> If you trigger the program by saying, “Hey, ‘Puter,” or “Hey, computer” …

空白アイコン(グレー)/Blank Icon Gray

<b>Blank Icon Gray</b><br>for Magic Folders<p>空白アイコン(グレー)<br>魔法のフォルダの壁紙用<p>​iPhone 7/6(s)/Plus/SE/5(s/c)<br>iPod touch 6<b><br>iOS 10.2–10.3</b><p>​Add this page to Home Screen<br>from Safari, …

Please enjoy this massive gallery of almost 1,000 free iPhone wallpapers

Two weeks ago, we shared a new site with readers that’s fantastic for finding minimalistic wallpapers for your iPhone. With sizes matching Apple’s …

5 digital marketing trends that will disrupt your business

Content marketing still is king; Smart Insights research found that content marketing is viewed as the digital marketing activity with the greatest commercial impact in 2016, with 22 percent of businesses saying it is most important (the second most important elements were marketing automation and …

Use your iPhone's hidden sleep timer to fall asleep soundly

A common feature you'll find on televisions, all sleep timers are pretty much the same. Start playing some media, set a timer and watch or listen until you doze off. After the specified time has elapsed, playback will end and, in some cases, the device will power off.<p>If you like to play music or …

'Mix and match' makes many kinds of Magic: The Gathering

Aether Revolt, the 73rd and latest expansion set released for Magic: the Gathering is themed around creativity and invention. That makes sense given Magic's 20-odd-year tradition of reinventing itself.<p>The card game is mostly kept fresh with continuous releases of new cards, like Aether Revolt. But …

Believe it: This $13 headphone is an overachiever

The KZ ATE-HiFi in-ear headphones are getting a lot of attention from audiophiles craving decent sound, but don't have much dough. So I had to hear them for myself and bought a pair of KZ ATE-HiFis on Amazon for $13, with free shipping for Prime customers. When I received the headphones I tore open …

Ever wonder why old tech appeals to audiophiles, but videophiles not so much?

Nothing gets older faster than the latest new technology, but the best vintage high-end audio ages gracefully.<p>Steve Guttenberg

Philip Morris submits a tobacco vaporizer for FDA approval

Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro cigarettes, submitted an application to the FDA on Tuesday seeking approval for its new tobacco vaporizer. The iQOS device, as it's currently called, works on the same principle as the Pax, wherein the ground plant matter is gently heated until the active …

Erato Apollo 7 review: Wireless earbuds that just work

Credit where credit is due<p>After about two years, it’s finally happened. Out of the many startups (and, increasingly, big-name companies) that are trying to make truly wireless earbuds A Thing, a small company called Erato made a pair where the Bluetooth connection doesn’t continuously drop out. …

Make enemies for life with this Grammar Snob sticker pack for iMessage

The addition of stickers to iOS 10 has been an absolute mess. You might love it, you might hate it, but you can't deny that the ability to litter conversations with cartoons of pizzas, pokémon, and party parrots doesn't seem to have been well thought out. And that's before we even mention the …

See the Monster Under Your Bed Coming From a Mile Away With This $20 Motion Light

Finally, someone made the Glow Bowl, but for everywhere else in your home. This motion-sensing light strip is billed as an under-bed night light, but …

Bathrooms

I've been trying to find the perfect Bluetooth headphones since 2009, and I've finally found them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>@beoplay / Instagram In late June I tried what have turned out to be my favorite headphones of all time, Bang & Olufsen's H6s.<p>Thanks …

Consumer Tech

Watch the craziness that happens when a rare Pokemon appears in Central Park

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Who says America can't unite?<p>This is just the piffle of the negative.<p>I have proof that we can all come together as one. We just need to heed a certain call.<p>Here is footage that shows that something has the …

Hungry man gets pizza delivered to a moving train, tweets how he did it

LONDON — At one time or another we've all experienced the grim sensation of being hungry while stuck on moving public transport.<p>A British DJ trapped …