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Use your iPhone to control any AA-powered device with this simple $10 adapter

HomeKit-certified devices are the slickest way to control your technology, but if you have any dumb technology powered by AA batteries, you can now remotely switch it on and off using your iPhone.<p>The Tethercell AA Smart Battery Adapter is a really simple idea. Replace one of the device’s AA …

13 tips for getting the best results from your iPhone camera

Tim Cook’s embarrassment at the Super Bowl seems a timely opportunity to put together something that’s been on my to-do list for a while now: a quick guide to getting the best results from your iPhone’s camera.<p>As a keen photographer, I’ve been amazed just how far cameras have come in the past few …

How-To: Use Apple Watch faces as gorgeous Mac screen savers

Even though I’ve owned a Mac for going on 5+ years now, I never thought I would actually end up using screen savers. But the launch of Aerial a few months ago, which I’ve been using daily ever since, has definitely changed my mind. Awesome Apple TV screen savers on the Mac is a win. And today I …

End texts with a period if you want to seem like a jerk

It appears as though those among us who use proper punctuation when texting look like big jerks. A new study out of Binghamton University says that text messages appended with a period come off as kind of rude. Computer Mediated Communication (email, texting, instant messages, etc..) lacks any sort …

'Guitar Hero' gets born again with a new look and a new controller

<i>Guitar Hero</i> has no business being relevant in 2015. Ten years is an eternity for video games, especially so for games tied so closely to specific technology like Harmonix's revolutionary PlayStation 2 game was to its inner-rock-star-summoning controller when it came out. A decade on from that …

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Shoot retro space bullets at friends' phones in real time with 'Dual'

<i>Dual</i> is more than a retro-styled space shooter. It's even more than a mobile game, and if developer Sebastian Gosztyla has his way, it's more than a video game, period. He wants <i>Dual</i> to be a catalyst for physical interaction. <i>Dual</i> is a two-player, cross-platform competition designed to get players …

This case lets you deck out your MacBook with LEGO bricks

MacBook accessories are a dime a dozen. There is everything from plastic to decals to encyclopedia-inspired enclosures. Playing off an already familiar idea, one Kickstarter project is aiming to marry LEGO and MacBook into a protective yet customizable experience.<p>The Brik Case puts a LEGO, Mega …

Play 'Super Mario 64' in your browser now

Take the edge off of a full work week with a bit of <i>Super Mario 64</i>, available for download or playable right in your browser thanks to ingenious Unity developer Roystan Ross. He calls it <i>Super Mario 64 HD</i>, and it features the original game's first level, "Bob-Omb Battlefield." Ross promises that …

Apple Watch Band Adapters Begin Hitting Crowdfunding Sites Ahead of Next Month's Launch

The Apple Watch is still several weeks away from making its official debut, but that hasn't stopped dozens of inventors from coming up with accessories for the device, and many of those ideas are showing up on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>Along with charging stands, band …

'Click' Aims to Introduce Apple Watch Band Adapter in Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign

Ahead of the Apple Watch's launch, accessory makers are already hoping to create solutions that will allow the device to be used with a wide array of existing watch bands. Click, for example, is an upcoming watchband adapter that will slide into the band slots of the Apple Watch, allowing the Apple …

Apple Dropping AOL Sign-In for iTunes and App Store in March

Apple has added a support document to its website stating that customers who use an AOL username to sign into the iTunes Store, App Store or iBooks Store will be unable to continue doing so starting March 31 (via <i>9to5Mac</i>). Apple customers must convert their AOL username to an Apple ID account in …

Ray’s 4.8-inch touch screen Super Remote takes TV watching out of the dark ages

While it seems like every week our living room technology evolves, with new curved and 4K UHDTVs, the remote that controls these new devices seems to have hit a wall. Harmony has long dominated the upper-echelon universal remote world, but its solutions haven’t always been the most intuitive.<p>The …

Samsung’s 2TB Spinpoint M9T quadruples your PlayStation 4 or laptop storage for $100 shipped (Reg. $120)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>If you’ve wanted to rejuvenate your old laptop or quadruple your PlayStation 4’s hard drive space, now’s the time to do it. Built …

Capture Any Audio on a Mac With Audio Hijack 3

Rogue Amoeba today announced the launch of <i>Audio Hijack 3</i> for Mac, which allows users to record audio from any source, including Skype, Safari, or hardware inputs like microphones. As described by the company, "if it can be heard on Mac OS X, Audio Hijack can record it."<p><i>Audio Hijack 3</i> follows in the …

LaCie Upgrades Rugged Hard Drive With Integrated Thunderbolt Cable

LaCie has upgraded its Rugged Hard Drive, adding an integrated Thunderbolt cable and improved damage resistance. The SSD version, available in 250 and 500GB capacities, achieves transfer speeds of up to 387MB/s. There is a USB 3.0 interface as well, though only the Thunderbolt cable is permanently …

Pebble Announces Next-Generation $249 'Pebble Steel' Smart Watch

Pebble today announced its next-generation Pebble Smart Watch, the Pebble Steel, which features a stainless steel body with a leather or steel band and a face covered with the ultra durable and scratch resistant Gorilla Glass used in Apple's own products.<p>Along with a new metal or leather band, a …

Pebble Steel smartwatch leaks: metal & Gorilla Glass version on the way (Update: Announced)

If you like the functionality of the Pebble smartwatch but are less keen on the plastic finish, it looks like you won’t have long to wait for a metal version. We’ve seen a couple of leaks of the Pebble Steel, seemingly the exact same innards as the existing Pebble watch but with a stainless steel …

iOS 7 untethered Jailbreak released from Evasi0n

Just in time for Christmas, the Evasi0n team has released an iOS 7 compatible Jailbreak. I’ve just jailbroken my wife’s iOS iPhone 5s (long story) so I’m pretty sure it is legit.<p>Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4<p>The process is extremely …

How to build a 4K Hackintosh on the cheap for fun and profit

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>Over the years, building ‘Hackintosh’ computers has become both a lot easier and more popular. For those unfamiliar, a Hackintosh is essentially a machine running OS X on non-Apple approved and manufactured hardware. There are many reasons to build a Hackintosh …

Inteliscope: because your tactical rifle totally needed an iPhone strapped to it

It's surely not the first contraption to bring an iDevice to a weapon, but the Inteliscope does appear to be one of the first to take itself seriously. It's designed to secure an iPhone 4 / 4S / 5 or iPod touch to any firearm with a Picatinny (Mil-STD-1913) or Weaver tactical rail, enabling …

OS X Targeted 'OpenEmu' to Deliver Native Mac Interface to Console Emulators

There are few great emulator options for OS X, but that is set to change in the near future as multi-source system emulator OpenEmu prepares for an official launch.<p>Open Emu is an open source project to bring game emulation to OS X as a first class citizen, leveraging modern OS X technologies such …