Graeme McCarthy

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10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Not the marrying kind: 'A Modern Girl's Guide to Sex and Love'

On a train recently, I watched a young, attractive couple sitting opposite me. They looked happy enough dipping in and out of magazines, conversation …

Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

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How Technology Is Warping Your Memory

Take a moment to think about the last time you memorized someone's phone number. Was it way back when, perhaps circa 2001? And when was the last time you were at a dinner party or having a conversation with friends, when you whipped out your smartphone to Google the answer to someone's question? …

So You Got a New iPad. Here’s Some Free Stuff to Read.

If, like me, you took advantage of the rare deals offered on a new iPad yesterday, then you’re probably playing around with the new device today, and …

Freebies

Late-2013 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Review: Apple’s High-Performance Notebook Tops The Field

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display will soon be just the MacBook Pro, period. But this generation two version of both the 13- and 15-inch super slim notebooks with high-res displays is still something many average users will be weighing as an outlier possibility versus the more mainstream …

OS X Mavericks Adoption Pushing Past 7% in Under 24 Hours

Less than 24 hours after OS X Mavericks launched for free in the Mac App Store, roughly 7% of Mac traffic is already coming from machines upgraded to the new operating system, according to a live tracker hosted by analytics firm GoSquared. The tracker shows adoption sitting at around 0.5-0.7% …

HP will enter 3D printing market by mid-2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>HP (s hpq) plans to make its debut in the 3D printer space next year, though executives have yet to say …

Articles about 7 modern homes texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside …

Frank Lloyd Wright

World's Top Brands, Where Are The Chinese?

Nowhere.<p>China may be growing by leaps and bounds and has become the world’s second largest economy, but Chinese companies have yet to make it to Forbes’ Most Powerful Brands list and Interbrand’s list of Best Global Brands.<p>Both lists are filled with American companies like Apple, Google, Coke, …

iPhone 5 Scores Twice As Fast as Android Devices in Touchscreen Test

A new report from cloud gaming company Agawi has found the touchscreen response time on Apple’s iPhone 5 to be more than twice as fast as competing Android devices and a Lumia smartphone from Nokia.<p>Agawi’s TouchMarks Minimum App Response Time benchmark pegged the iPhone 5 at 54 milliseconds. …

iFixit does its ritual teardown of the gold iPhone 5s

So here they go. We got a whiff of a teardown earlier today from an Australian company but iFixit generally digs down a little deeper, has some great pictures, and damn, they got a GOLD iPhone 5s. What’s so good about the gold? Well besides the fact that it is the bling-iest phone in existence, it …

Seven Ways Musicians Make Money Off YouTube

Here's how the video streaming site is profitable ... for those who find an audience<p>You'd think because "The Internet" equals "music piracy," your …

Miley Cyrus

iOS 7 Bug Lets Anyone Bypass iPhone's Lockscreen To Hijack Photos, Email, Or Twitter

Forget the debate around the security or insecurity of the iPhone 5s’s fingerprint reader. The latest version of the iPhone’s operating system currently offers a gaping hole in its old-fashioned passcode lockscreen.<p>Jose Rodriguez, a 36-year-old soldier living in Spain’s Canary Islands, has found a …

Apple’s edge is that the iPhone remains the best place to access Google’s services—for now

Is Apple innovating or not? Is the company even capable of it anymore? The launch of the iPhone 5S and Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS7, along with a just-released conversation between Apple’s leaders and Businessweek, has reinvigorated this debate. But it’s possible that it misses the …

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Tablets are doing to computers what iTunes did to the full-length album

More tablets than personal computers (PCs) will be shipped in the last quarter of this year, according to forecasts from research firm IDC. By 2015, tablets will overtake full-year PCs shipments by a smidge, and by 2017, they will outsell their clunkier counterparts by five to four.<p>This was …

Markets

Galaxy Note 3 first phone to feature ugly new Micro USB 3 port

A new port means potentially faster transfers and charging<p>With all the news coming from its big event yesterday, Samsung glazed over the importance of one new feature of its Galaxy Note 3 — it's the first phone we know of that uses USB 3.0. The benefits of the switch to the more modern standard are …

Samsung shows off 98-, 110-inch Ultra HDTVs at IFA 2013, teases 4K OLED

At Samsung's press conference it's bringing some of those extra large Ultra HD TVs it promised at CES, and mentioned something even more tantalizing: a 4K OLED. Unfortunately that last one did not make an appearance on stage (check after the break for a couple of pictures of the 55-incher), however …

How to back up your Android phone

Losing or breaking your phone doesn't mean you have to lose all your data, too--as long as you back it up first. Find out how to back up your valuable apps, contacts, messages, and more with just a few easy steps.<p>Android doesn't offer a native backup service, so it's easy to ignore the need to do …

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LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV hits Germany for 8,999 euros this week

Following its availability at several Best Buy locations across the US, LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV is finally making its way to Europe. The company today announced that it'll arrive in Germany this week for 8,999 euros (roughly $12,000), with wider availability and pricing set to be announced in …

A Gaming Ultrabook Grudge Match -- Razer Blade Pro Versus MSI GS70 STEALTH

The next-gen marriage of Intel‘s Haswell CPUs and NVIDIA’s GTX 765M mobile graphics card in tandem with some genius design chops has created an entirely new class of product: the gaming ultrabook. In the 17″ class, Razer’s Blade Pro signaled a bold shift away from bulky 2-inch tall monsters, …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

Celebrity endorsements: Turning tech companies around since 2010

Op-ed: HTC's big budget campaign is the latest questionable investment.<p>HTC is struggling. Second quarter revenue fell sharply and the company is …

Rear Shell of Silver iPad 5 Appears in New Photos

French site <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate] has posted new alleged photos of the back casing of the next-generation iPad. The images appear to show a silver casing, and are also consistent with a previous report that the next-generation full-sized iPad would use the same touch panel technology …

Samsung to release a 12-inch tablet, says Korea report

Tablets go large: Samsung is reportedly doing a 12-incher. Apple is also looking into larger tablets. Is this a trend?<p>Samsung will buck the trend toward small tablets with a 12-incher, according to the Korea Economic Daily.<p>The Daily speculates that it will be released in October sometime, citing …

Google Nexus

Samsung plans three new mystery phones

Samsung's plan to make a phone in every shape and size continues, with three mystery phones in the works.<p>A shipping manifest from India spotted by …

Galaxy Note

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

Makers of Socialmatic camera tease mobile phone

<b>A set of teaser images from the makers of the Polaroid-branded Socialmatic camera show a smartphone in the works.</b><p>Socialmatic first emerged in 2012 …

Mobile Photography