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How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on Your Mac

While your Mac will most likely give you years of service with no problems, you may find that from time to time you experience issues with your Mac’s …

Transform your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Tips<p>Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to …

Google Photos

Shakespeare's Teen Movies: Ranked

Today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, on what some historians believe to have been his 52nd birthday, so HBD Shakespeare! And also... sorry. : (<p>To commemorate this occasion, we are surveying all of the other times Shakespeare died, namely, when his immortal works …

William Shakespeare

How to browse the Web on Apple TV

The newest Apple TV doesn't come with any official options for a Web browser, but this quick hack will let you do some casual browsing from your couch.<p>The fourth-generation Apple TV comes with several new tricks that the older models are not privy to, such as Siri support and third-party apps and …

GoTennas keep you connected where normal cell phones fear to tread

The GoTenna is a rugged digital radio that ensures you can always stay in touch with your hiking partner, whether or not you have cell service. It …

How to save iPhone storage by limiting the Messages app

If you’re running out of local or iCloud storage space on your iPhone (or iPad), it may be time to check how much space the Messages app is taking up. By default, your iPhone or iPad is set to save any messages you send and receive forever. This can result in iPhone “out of storage” messages, slow …

iOS

Simple iPhone trick frees up storage space you didn’t know you had

Quick — go check and see if you have enough free space on your iPhone.<p>I’m guessing you’re like the rest of us, and can use a little more — especially if you’ve got a smaller iPhone in the 16 GB range.<p>If you’re looking to free up some storage space on any size iPhone, here’s a bizarre little trick …

iOS

The 'Centriphone' Makes Slow-Motion 360° Video with Nothing But String

Skier and videographer Nicolas Vuignier shows off a cheap but tricky way to make 360 degree videos.<p>Swiss skier Nicolas Vuignier likes to shoot arty videos of himself while skiing. His latest segment is a really gorgeous marriage of the iPhone 6’s slow-motion function and the physics of centripetal …

Videography

The Best Apps to Run a Startup From Your Phone

There’s been an explosion in software designed for small companies. Here are the best offerings.<p>By<p>Amy Westervelt<p>Small-business owners can carry the back office in their front pocket.<p>There has been an explosion in mobile applications aimed at tackling everything from human resources and payroll to …

Small Business

5 Easy Router Tweaks for Faster, More Secure Wifi

Your router might look like an impenetrable black box of internet mystery, but tweaking a few settings under the hood is easier than you might think. …

How-To: Make your Mac run silent, cool and fast under OS X El Capitan

As expected, Apple’s release of OS X El Capitan for Macs was less about adding major new features than “refining the experience and improving performance” from Yosemite — in other words, under-the-hood optimizations to make any Mac run more reliably than before. Thanks to El Capitan, my older …

Operating Systems

How to survive working at home

I've been working from home for more than ten years. Learn from my mistakes.<p>My work-at-home origin story<p>I've been working from home for more than ten …

How to free up space on your iPhone handset

There’s a reason Apple is continuing to sell 16GB iPhones and iPads. The prevalence of its cloud-based offerings, culminating most recently with the …

PhotoSize tweak lets you check size of photos right on your iPhone

For most iPhone and iPad users photos and videos take up a large chunk of their device’s memory. While you can see how much memory images in your …

Get your lost iOS files back fast with FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

<i>This post is brought to you by FonePaw, creator of iPhone Data Recovery.</i><p>Accidentally delete important iPhone files? Encounter a fatal failure while jailbreaking your iOS device? Experience a hardware or system malfunction? iPhone Data Recovery can snap you out of this all-to-common data nightmare …

iOS

14 clever things you probably don't know your iPhone headphones can do

This is new information.<p>When you're not busy untangling the wires your iPhone headphones, they are actually a pretty quality product.<p>We find the …

Mobile Technology

MacID unlocks your Mac with your Touch ID: Free for 48 hours

Want to be able to unlock your Mac using Touch ID? Now you can. What's more, it's free for the next two days.<p>Beginning March 16th, the MacID iOS app …

Stunt driver takes blind dates on ride of their lives

Blind dates can be full of surprises, but few ever end with the man crapping his pants – and with cameras rolling.<p>Such are the scenes in a Ford Motor Company promo video for the 2015 Mustang, in which a hidden-camera captures a gorgeous blonde stunt driver and her unsuspecting dates.<p>The video, …

Ford Motor Company

Google makes Earth Pro available to virtual travelers for free

While we're sure Google Earth works just fine for your daily virtual 'round-the-world travels, the Pro version comes with some really useful features -- even better, it's now completely free. Google Earth Pro, which used to cost an eye-watering $399 per year, gives you the tools to measure 3D …

GoTrakIt iPhone App Review

Life Unleashed™

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like …

iOS

Best iPhone apps for contractors: Win more bids and manage job sites better!

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you stay more organized both on the job site and off? General contractors have a lot of tasks to juggle on a …

9 astonishing Apple ads you probably missed

From sledgehammer-tossing freedom fighters to misunderstood teenagers at Christmas, Apple’s TV commercials have hit us with some truly iconic imagery over the years. But when a company has been around since the 1970s, it’s no great surprise that a select few ads would slip our collective …

Milo Ventimiglia

How to go completely paperless with iOS

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an …

Apps

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 7: The Big Picture

By updated on 07/09/2015<p><i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and</i> …

Writing

Review – Concepts: Smarter Sketching for iPad

Concepts: Smarter Sketching for iPad<p>I am someone who likes to sketch, but my skills need refining. <b>Concepts: Smarter Sketching</b> app appealed to me; the descriptions and images on the developer TopHatch’s website and App Store implied it had tools to help me achieve better drawing results. Concepts is …

Graphics

How to fix a problem Home button on your iPhone 5

Place the front display assembly <b>face down</b> on a clean cloth to prevent scratching the display.<p>Using your <b>#000 Phillips screwdriver</b>, remove the <b>two …