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How to Make Your Windows 10 Computer Work Like New Again

Reinstalling Windows is an easy way to fix a PC that’s been giving you problems. It can resolve most common issues including lagging to mysterious …

Google Allo passes 1 million downloads on the Google Play Store

Google’s new messaging app Allo was launched this week and even though many people are not fans of the app itself, it does appear to have been downloaded many, <i>many</i> times already. Not counting iOS, Allo has so far been downloaded over one million times by Android users…<p>As spotted by Reddit user …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Plants

God: Not so Black-and-White

Those who have felt the presence of God understand that we, as humans, do not have the capacity to understand Him fully. God is a great--arguably, the greatest--mystery to us. He is able to understand more, knows more, loves more, and is the only truly just being in all of creation. His mind and …

Christianity

What is an eye floater? What causes them, and how are eye floaters treated?

With every iPhone release, Apple sets the tone for the industry

Like or not, the iPhone still sets the tone in the mobile business, even if there are tons of other smartphone makers out there that have the …

Mobile Technology

How to install Provenance emulator on iPhone or iPad and play your favorite game

Provenance is a new emulator for iOS devices that allows users to play classic games from a wide range of platforms on their modern devices. We …

Toys: $100 US iTunes gift card, instant email delivered: $75 shipped from Paypal/Ebay (25% off)

From <i>9to5Toys.com:</i><p>Paypal’s Ebay store offers a $100 iTunes gift card for just <b>$75 shipped</b>. That’s 25% off and the lowest price we’ve seen in quite some time for a $100 iTunes gift card.<p>Each iTunes code is redeemable for apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and more on the iTunes Store, App Store, …

Apple patents smoke detectors in iDevices that can call 911, activate sprinklers and locate building occupants

The Nest smoke detector may look decidedly old-fashioned if one Apple patent ever makes it into production. Apple has patented the idea of embedding smoke detectors into “electronic devices” and using those devices to provide a comprehensive response to a fire.<p>In response to detecting smoke with …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Best Console Game Releases for March: Far Cry 5, Sea of Thieves, Kirby, more

eBikes have skyrocketed in popularity as of late, representing not only an environmentally friendly, but convenient way to take your daily commutes. Riese & Müller are eBike veterans, having released models spanning a wide range of form and functionality. Now the company is back with 2 new electric …

Quirky, GE Unveil Their Vision For The Connected Home

At their headquarters in Chelsea, crowdsourced invention engine Quirky and its manufacturing juggernaut of a partner General Electric threw back the curtains on their play for the connected home.<p>They re-launched their spinout, Wink, announced seven new gadgets for the connected home, and the …

Tip of the Day: Save Storage by Turning on iCloud Photo Library

One of the major benefits of iOS 8.1 is iCloud Photo Library. All your photos can now live in the cloud rather than being tied to a particular device, making them available to you regardless of which device you're using. Any change you make to a photo or video on one device is carried over to the …

iCloud

Apple responds to CVS & Rite Aid blocking Apple Pay for CurrentC

Apple has provided the following statement to Business Insider when asked about CVS and Rite Aid both blocking Apple Pay at their checkout terminals:<p>The feedback we are getting from customers and retailers about Apple Pay is overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. We are working to get as many …

Is your iPhone dropping calls on AT&T? Here's the fix!

>If you're experiencing issues with dropped calls on AT&T, this might alleviate your stress temporarily until AT&T's back up and running.If you've …

Here's Why Samsung's Profits Are Getting Demolished — And Why It Might Not Get Better Any Time Soon

That's quite a drop, and it could end up being the biggest tumble in Samsung's history.<p>Samsung had a laundry list of reasons for why profits are shrinking, but it's nothing we haven't heard before. The company may sell more smartphones than anyone else, but it's finding itself in the sticky …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple posts ‘how to build an iOS app in Swift’ video on developer blog

Apple drew a lot of attention earlier this year when it debuted its own blog dedicated to updating developers on Swift, its programming language for building Mac and iOS apps first introduced at WWDC in June. The blog has since been used to share updates on the state of Swift as well as technical …

This Bluetooth-Enabled Temperature Tracker Will Tell You The Optimal Time For Baby-Making

Husband and wife team Anna Mayer and Daniel Graf were both professionals in their early 30’s when they decided they wanted to start a family. However, that proved a lot more difficult than they thought it would be. So mountains of research, visits to experts and some trial and error later, they …

Thinking about switching to iOS 8’s new Family Sharing? Here’s what you need to know

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Families have found different ways to manage their iTunes purchases over the years, but the best way required you to set …

How to Use Sony’s New PlayStation 4 (PS4) DualShock 4 Controller to Play Games on Your Mac

Gaming on the Mac can be a rewarding experience, but there aren’t a great deal of Mac game controllers available. Plus, if you’re already used to a …

iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 7, and in iOS 8 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences. It is now easier to set up and make text speakable on an iOS device. Before we discuss how to do it, let’s first set up our iOS device …

VPN Unlimited: 3-Yr Subscription

3 years of secure and unrestricted web surfing is not a dream anymore. VPN Unlimited is your one-stop solution for securing your online activities, protecting your sensitive data, and providing access to your favorite online content. Talk to your friends on Facebook, tweet your updates, or simply …

Carbon Copy Cloner 4 overhauls interface, adds task history

Here's a full changelog of the new and improved Carbon Copy Cloner 4.<p>Redesigned Interface | An intuitive interface that puts the most-used features …

Seek Thermal turns your iPhone into a thermographic camera

There’s no shortage of camera accessories for the iPhone these days with interchangeable mount lenses and countless apps for mastering smartphone photography, and now you can buy Seek Thermal’s smartphone attachment to transform your iPhone into an actual thermographic camera. Seek Thermal is a …

AT&T now offering double data on 15 GB and higher Mobile Share Value plans through October 31st

Today AT&T launched a new limited-time offer to new and existing subscribers featuring double data on Mobile Share Value plans 15 GB and up. The offer is good through October 31st, at which point the data buckets will revert to their regular sizes. Subscribers who sign up for the a new line on …

How to track your UPS order with just a phone number

If you’re anxiously waiting on a brand new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to come in the mail this week, you’re not alone.<p>Tracking the package as Apple’s ginormous new smart phone wends its way to you may be the internets new past time. You should have received a tracking number from Apple when your …

iPhone

AT&T will get iPhone 6 in your hand earlier than expected

Apple fans hoping to skip the iPhone 6 line on launch day were shocked to see preorder times plummet within the first hours of what Apple dubbed a record breaking weekend of preorder sales. Many started with shipping estimates of 7-10 days or worse for the iPhone 6 Plus, but if you ordered through …

9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes GC 33% off, iPhone 6/6 Plus screen protector $1, Samsung 40″ LED HDTV $330, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p><i>Last Call updates:</i><p>Best iPhone 6/6 Plus plan in US? T-Mobile unlimited Text and Data, 100 minutes talk: $30/month<br>• Belkin …

Seeing the Aurora Borealis in real time is better than any time lapse

We've seen so many beautiful time lapses of the Aurora Borealis (not that I'm complaining!) that it's pretty refreshing to see how ethereal it can be …