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Businesses Woo Customers With Free Phone-Charging Stations

It's around dinner time at Honeygrow, a casual restaurant in central Philadelphia.<p>Erin Campbell was on her way here to meet a friend when she realized, with panic, that her cellphone battery was dying.<p>"I noticed I only had 14 percent [battery] left, and I actually texted her on my way in to see if …

Snapchat's Big News Week And Questions About Its Worth

Snapchat has been occupying a space somewhere between people's fears — it's for porn! — and the company's pitch — a service widely adopted by young users who want a "fast way to share a moment" and feel it's consequence-free.<p>The app, which lets users send photo messages that can be viewed for a …

Google Street View: what are your favourite finds?

From Everest to Antarctica, Mount Fuji to the Amazon, Google Street View lets you explore the sights of the world without ever having to leave your computer. Yesterday, Google added Venice to the service, which now covers almost half the world.<p>But what incredible sights have you come across during …

Google brings autofill to Chrome for iOS, improves it on Android

There are two types of people in this world: those who like the convenience of autofill, and those who don't think a browser should double as a PA. For the former group, Google's updating its mobile Chrome apps today, and autophilics will be pleased to hear the feature is being added to iOS, with …

Sears to convert old Auto Centers into... Data Centers?

You can buy pretty much anything from Sears, but we doubt it's your first-choice destination for server capacity. That's likely to change if Ubiquity Critical Environments, the company's IT infrastructure arm, gets its way. The outfit is considering turning old Sears Auto Centers into server farms …

Nest's mobile app gets a full makeover, Protect smoke detector support

Since Nest's hardware and app go together like birds of a feather, new mobile software was inevitable after it launched the Nest Protect smoke detector. However, the startup darling has also taken the opportunity to completely revamp its app, mostly to make it easier to see all the important …

Apple Store Point Of Sale Systems Go Down Again Today, Outage Continues

Some Apple Stores have had their point-of-sale systems go down repeatedly today, TechCrunch has learned. There was an extensive outage early Thursday morning and there has been an ongoing outage this evening in some stores.<p>Reports from our sources and from Twitter corroborate that there is some …

Generic Rx drugs cheapest at Costco, Consumer Reports finds

<i>By Debra Sherman</i><i><br>Reuters</i><p>Some of the most popular prescription drugs that recently became available in generic form are sold at the lowest prices at Costco and at the highest prices at CVS Caremark, according to an analysis by Consumer Reports.<p>Failing to comparison shop for drugs - such as generic …

If Hong Kong Isn't A Housing Bubble, Then Nothing Is

Housing prices rose an average of 4.3% around the world in 2012, all of it in the emerging markets. But where housing rose most is on a tiny peninsula in southeast China. Hong Kong. It’s housing prices, according to global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, rose a stellar 23.6% in 12 …

Paid To Fail: Bankrupt American Airlines CEO Slated For $20 Million Severance

When I first read the headline that Honorable Judge Sean Lane had objected to the $20 million proposed “bonus” payment slated for outgoing AMR CEO Tom Horton, I was encouraged that finally, someone had pulled a (Judge) Rakoff, and objected to a settlement based on the moral principles of Justice, …

Netflix: Bull Case Trumps Bear Case For This Stock

Netflix stock price popped from $97 to $143 on its most recent earnings release, and has increased to $190 since. In just two months, investors have seen their investment in Netflix more than double. Yet, less than two years ago, Netflix flirted with $300, before its announcement of a new pricing …

Barbara Walters to Retire—Really

Get a hanky. Lloyd Grove talks to a few stunned TV news colleagues on an unthinkable end of an era.<p>The idea that Barbara Walters would ever hang it …

Dentist's office a 'menace'; HIV tests urged for thousands

The crisp, stucco exterior of an Oklahoma dental clinic concealed what health inspectors say they found inside: rusty instruments used on patients with infectious diseases and a pattern of unsanitary practices that put thousands of people at risk.<p>State and local health officials planned to mail …

Give Your Mac A Checkup With xScan [Deals]

Your Mac is a finely tuned, intricate machine. Just like a car, every aspect of your Mac plays a crucial role in its overall performance. This Cult of Mac Deals offer is for an app that will help keep your Mac running in tip-top shape. That’s because we’re featuring xScan – the same software many …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Use Shared Reminders To Collaborate [OS X Tips]

Got a holiday or b-day wish list you’d like to share with significant others, making sure they never need to directly ask you what you want ever again? How about a grocery list that you can add to, secure in the knowledge that your husband or wife will know to stop and get garlic at the store on …

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Keep Those Darn Things Private [iOS Tips]

Has this happened to you? You’re out and about with friends, and a text message (or iMessage) hits your iPhone. Being a serious iPhone user and Tweeter, of course, you’ve left your iPhone out on the tabletop. Unfortunately, the text message that shows up on your screen isn’t very flattering to the …

1Password Safari Extension Updated… With Animations!

If you’re not using 1Password on your Mac and iOS devices, you might as well just package up your bank and credit-card details, your passwords, your passport and your ID, and mail the parcel off to Russia or China, clearly marked “FAO: Identity Thieves. ”<p>If you <i>are</i> using 1Password, then you’ll be …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Use iClouDrive To Access Your Files Like Dropbox [OS X Tips]

Remember iDisk? It was a great feature of the otherwise forgettable MobileMe service, and it let you access your free Apple-provided internet disk space just like Dropbox or Google Drive do now.<p>Interestingly, you can make iCloud work the same way, with a little app called iClouDrive, from Zibity …

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Hackers Can Grab Control Of Your Camera Via Its Wi-Fi SD Card

Do you use an Eye-Fi or other wireless card to send pictures from your camera to your iPhone or iPad? Or maybe you have one of those fancy cameras with built-in wifi? Well, be careful: If the card’s network isn’t locked down, then it’s as vulnerable to hacking as an unsecured home network. And …

Apple Hiring “Ground Truth” Managers To Help Improve Maps Around The World

While Apple’s Maps has certainly come a long way since its release last year, there’s still a lot of improving that needs to be done. The good news is that Apple is working to improve the accuracy of its mapping, and the company is hiring “Ground Truth” managers to help improve the “quality” of …

Rich Notes: The Rich-Text Text Editor For iOS [Feature]

Rich Notes does the job of “distraction free” writing admirably.<p>The lack of TextExpander support might turn many people off.<p>The App Store encourages the release of very raw apps, and rewards the “freemium” model.

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Send Them As A Regular Text Message [iOS Tips]

Not too long ago, there were a couple of iMessage service outages. When that happened, I (and many other folks, I bet) wasn’t able to send out my iMessages. The little red exclamation point would show up, mockingly, and I waited for the service to go back online to send them again.<p>Luckily, there is …

LAST CHANCE: Keep Your Mac Safe 24/7 With MacKeeper [Deals]

Your Mac is a machine that can do a whole lot for you – but even your Mac needs some fine-tuning every once in a while. What if you could not only have a means to maintain your Mac…but also enhance it?<p>Enter MacKeeper – an award-winning all-in-one system utility that includes 16 powerful maintenance …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Manage Your iTunes Match Settings [OS X Tips]

iTunes Match lets you access your music library from any Mac and any iOS device, as long as you are authenticated to each one. It uses the power of iCloud to see what music tracks you own, so you don’t have to sync each individual track to each device like the olden days. With iTunes Match enabled, …

The One Mac App You Should Install Right Now On Our All-New CultCast

Look, every once in a while a Mac app comes along that’s so incredibly useful, it becomes one of those rare staple apps no Mac should go without. On this week’s CultCast, we’ll introduce you to the incredibly talented Alfred, and reveal all the time-saving totally amazing feats this little bit of …

iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report

A report from Japanese Web Site MacFan seems the first to suggest a specific date for the launch of the next iPhone.<p>Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan.<p>Marking its 20th anniversary as a …

Apple Updates ‘Find My Friends,’ Version 2.1 Includes Customizable Geofencing

- Mar 29, 2013<p>Apple has released an update to its iOS app, Find My Friends. A slightly tweaked user interface for searches and notifications based on …

What's Facebook's Big Mysterious Phone?

Next week, Facebook is going to show us its "new home on Android." What does that mean? We're not sure—we could be days away from The Facebook Phone, …

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