Gary Priest

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Chip and Jo's New Target Collection Is Getting Us Ready for Fall

We know: You’re not quite ready for fall yet (and we totally get it), but after looking at Chip and Jo’s new Target collection, you might just change …

Fall Fashion

You Can Now Have What She’s Having for $1,500 a Year

Subscription food delivery is a big thing that no one’s quite figured out how to make into a successful business. Now, New York’s iconic spot for …

How I use my iPad: Yoink – a powerful drag and drop companion app [Video]

I constantly get questions about how I use my iPad, and posts like our recent iOS 11 iPad multitasking walkthrough have only increased interest among those looking to get more out of their tablets. With this in mind, I plan on sharing my iPad workflows with you on a more regular basis, including …

The coins in your pocket that could be worth thousands of pounds - look out for these

You might want to rummage through your pockets – as your change could be worth a small fortune.<p>The London Olympic 50p coin changes hands for £3,000 …

Review: Chocolate Hub 2 is a delicious Mac companion and an even better stocking stuffer

When Apple decided to drop USB for USB-C I was actually excited about it, contrary to most people’s reactions. Thankfully there are many companies like 23Devices making solid products to help us be more productive with the tools we have.<p>You could chalk up my positive reaction to the fact that I was …

MacBook Air

Why Apple is risking everything with the iPhone X

For the first time ever, Apple has launched three flagship iPhones at a single event: The iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. At first …

The iPhone X leaves a home-button-shaped hole in my heart

The first thing I do every morning is roll over, reach over to my nightstand and frantically grapple at my phone to stop the alarm from going off. To do so, I instinctively mash the home button several times, with my head still facedown on my pillow. Oh, sure, I know that I could just hit the Stop …

Everything you need to know about the JPEG-killing HEIF format Apple is adopting

HEIF is the new photo format that Apple is using to replace JPEG. And it probably will replace JPEGs, because the iPhone is the most popular, most-used camera in the world, and as of iOS 11, most iPhones will be switching from JPEG to HEIF.<p>But what is HEIF? What makes it better than JPEG? And what …

List of iOS 11 Compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Models

Apple on Monday introduced iOS 11, the next major version of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.<p>iOS 11 is compatible with 64-bit devices only, meaning the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad 4 do not support the software update.<p>iOS 11 is compatible with the following iPhone, …

Steve Jobs' Prototype Apple 1 Computer Going on Display in Seattle's 'Living Computers' Museum

Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle, which is dedicated to showcasing the history of computing devices from around the world, is this Friday opening up a wing focused on all things Apple. Called the "Apple Computer Exhibit," visitors will be able to walk through the first two decades of …

Smart Home Diary: My entire home is now HomeKit-enabled, but there are some irritations …

I wrote last time that despite having 16 HomeKit devices, I was already wanting more. No-one who knows me will be the slightest bit surprised that the interval between ‘wanting more’ and ‘getting more’ was rather short. Every light in my home is now HomeKit-enabled, and I’ve also added some …

Home Automation

Use This Tool to See if You Need an iPhone 6s Battery Replacement

And if you're eligible for a free one.<p>You might need a new iPhone battery. Apple said in November that a manufacturing error is responsible for some …

Claridges hotel unveils Christmas tree festive installation designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson

As announced in October, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and colleague Marc Newson were tasked with designing the Christmas tree at Claridges hotel in London. The attraction has now been unveiled and it turns out Ive and Newson have gone beyond one single tree and instead designed an entire …

Jony Ive

All The Weird Ways You Can Use Google Calendar

Google Calendar comes packed with a ton of features to make scheduling your life easier and more intuitive, but the app goes way beyond booking …

UPDATED: The merits of using iCloud Drive on the iPad

For me a perfect world in terms of productivity at the office as well as at home would reside exclusively around Apple products. Macs became my computer of choice early on in my life based on their ease of use. This fineness for Apple products also extended to iPhones and eventually iPads. …

Google’s Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into stable GIFs and movies w/ cinematic backgrounds

Google’s latest photography app — following behind others such as Google Photos and Snapseed — stabilizes iOS Live Photos and turns them into shareable GIFs and short movie clips. The app can create still images by freezing the background of a Live Photo and makes short videos that feature sweeping …

GIF Animations

How the World's Most Glamorous Ice Bar Stays Frozen In the Middle of the Desert

The bar is made of 120 tons of pure, crystal-clear ice. So are the walls, and all the furniture, along with intricately carved ice sculptures, …

5 Ways to Keep Your Mac’s Data Safe and Secure

The hearing on whether or not Apple should be forced to make a special version of iOS so the FBI can hack into an iPhone may be on hold, but that …

Are you being watched right now? There’s a creepy search engine for unsecured webcams

Do you have a webcam? Have you put a password on it? You probably should, if you don’t fancy ending up on this creepy search engine.<p>Shodan claims to be the world’s first search engine for internet-connected devices. It allows users to see which of their devices are connected to the Internet, see …

Living Rooms

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

I Want This Google Now Mirror In My Bathroom Immediately

Smart mirrors still reside in the realm of tinkerers, only achievable for those who’ve mastered the art of DIY electronics. Which is too bad! Because …

Intel’s 2nd-gen Compute Stick is a faster, better iTunes media server

One year after introducing the original Compute Stick, a version of which was featured in our guide to building a $150 iTunes media server, <b>Intel</b> today announced the <b>2nd-gen Compute Stick</b> ($159-$499) with many noteworthy improvements. Still shaped like a pack of gum, the new Compute Stick fits a …

Gift Guides

The first website went online 25 years ago today

If the web were a person, it wouldn't have trouble renting a car from now on: the world's first website, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, went online 25 years ago today. The inaugural page wasn't truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990 (that wouldn't happen until August …

ARM: Britain's most successful tech company you've never heard of

Without ARM, the iPhone and other smartphones wouldn’t work. Hardly anyone knows it – and that’s just how Cambridge’s ‘Silicon Fen’ company likes it<p>In a loose collection of offices on an underwhelming business park outside of Cambridge sits Britain’s most successful technology company, ARM. You’ve …

Mini Review: Mu Classic collapsible plug, a neat portable plug for Brits

British plugs are very safe, being earthed and generally also having their own fuse, but there’s no denying that they are chunky things. Not a problem in the home, but less than convenient when you want to carry one with you for charging in a coffee shop.<p>Fortunately, a few different companies are …

David Tennant Celebrates 100 Years of General Relativity in This Clever Animation

Perhaps you’ve noticed all the fuss this week over Albert Einstein and his famous general theory of relativity, which turned 100 years old. Who …

A skeptic’s Apple Watch diary: Day 1, first impressions

I’m a self-confessed smartwatch skeptic. The first one I ever tried, the original Pebble, struck me as an extremely ugly solution in search of a problem. The Apple Watch, when it was finally announced, looked like a rather attractive (if too thick) solution in search of a problem.<p>Which raises the …

Of Course Someone Has Recreated The New Star Wars Trailer In Lego

I'm just taking it as read by this stage that you've seen the trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. But you can't claim true nerddom until you've seen …

Why is the sea so salty?

Why does the sea taste so salty? As the Earth Unplugged team discovers, it’s our rivers that have a huge part to play.<p>Most of our planet’s surface is covered in water – salt water. The oceans that support so much of Earth’s life are around 3.5% sodium chloride – 50 million billion tonnes of …

This Couple Made A Time-Lapse Of Their Pregnancy And It's Adorable

Watch mom's belly grow while dad (Tom Fletcher from McFly!) sings an original song.