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In defense of the HomePod

My HomePod, Google Home and Amazon Echo all live within about 15 feet of each other in my apartment.<p>This is as much a testament to my obsession with smart home crap as it is to my inability to buy into a single tech giant’s hardware ecosystem. I’ve gone all-in with each assistant at various times …

Set Your Mac's Sleep Time With A Terminal Command

Mac: Terminal commands are great for managing a remote computer, writing scripts or Automating your computer. Here's a handy terminal command that …

Hands-On With the Collapsible Magnetic 'TextBlade' Keyboard for iOS Devices

Back in January, WayTools, a company known for its high-quality NextEngine 3D laser scanner, surprised the world with a collapsible, magnetic keyboard unlike anything we had seen before. Called the TextBlade, the keyboard garnered a significant amount of attention from the media and from …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch a replay of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announcements

We can’t blame you if you had better things to do on a Sunday than watch a #brand announce new products. But now it’s Monday and it’s your obligation to tune in and drop out a few Tweets related to Samsung’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. After all, it’s not everyday we get a new Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy

Auto-lock & protect your Mac every time you walk away with Sesame 2 [Deals]

Computer security should be of paramount concern to everyone. Your system holds valuable information that, if compromised, can cause you big headaches.<p>The Sesame 2 Auto-Lock Keychain for Mac makes it easy to secure your computer every single time you walk away from it and it’s available at Cult of …

MacBook Air

How to play Windows games on your Mac without Windows

Don't struggle with having to dedicate a partition to Boot Camp or install a virtual machine app.The Mac has plenty of games, but it'll always get …

Boot Camp

Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

It’s a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time — allowing the company’s marketing department to crow about thinner flagships that also pack more power and boast better screens, or both.<p>If rumors about a next generation model of the MacBook Air are to …

Apple's iWatch software SDK rumored to have been sent to major app developers

9to5Mac, citing unnamed sources, says the pre-release SDK was only sent out recently to these app developers and claims Facebook was one of them. …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

OS X Yosemite preview: the Mac gets a major makeover

The last time Apple released a new version of OS X, we came away feeling a little... underwhelmed. Don't get us wrong: We'll never say no to a free software upgrade. But despite a handful of new apps and features, last year's Mavericks release still felt like the same old OS X. You can't say that …

Why Google and Apple’s battle to lock users into their services will stop at your car’s door

Google is coming for our cars.<p>At I/O, Google revealed the car was another gadget on the long list of new devices in which the company is planting the …

Razer Blade review (14-inch)

Razer was a company that simply built gaming peripherals — mice, keyboards, headphones, and mousepads. That changed last year. In March 2012, it released the Razer Blade, proclaiming it had built the “world’s first true gaming laptop.” The original 17-inch Blade was an attempt to prove that gaming …

This is how an engineer feels when he's surrounded by idiots

My engineer friend George sometimes looks at me as if I'm a rancid chicken wing in a Michelin-starred restaurant.<p>He doesn't understand why I don't think logically, rationally, understandably -- in short, why I don't think like him.<p>It causes him to foam at the lips and emit high-pitched noises, not …

iBeacon briefing: What is it, and what can we expect from it?

With Apple’s iBeacon technology starting to see some real-world applications, we thought this would be a good time to take a brief look at what it is and what we might expect from it in future …<p>The one-sentence summary is that you can think of iBeacon as like GPS for indoor locations, your phone …

iTunes Radio for Mac OS X and Windows PC review

Definitive review of Apple's new streaming music service, iTunes Radio, and how it works on Mac and Windows PCs<p>First announced in June at WWDC 2013, …

Apple Missed the Best Use for a Fingerprint Scanner

The iPhone has a fingerprint scanner now. Great. It will make your iPhone more convenient (or a pain in the ass) to unlock. But unlocking is sort of …

Two New iPhones, Aluminum Airships of the Future, Spacetoad, And More

We got not one but <i>two</i> new iPhone this week. That's a pretty big deal, but it's just the tip of this week's awesome-story iceberg. Dive in!<p>Apple's …

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Opinion: Why I love the iPhone 5s, and why I’ll be sticking with my 4S

I like my gadgets, and generally consider myself an early adopter. When my friends are looking at buying a new piece of technology, I’m the one they ask as they know I’ll either own it or have tried it.<p>So you might be surprised to learn that my phone is an iPhone 4S and that after yesterday’s …

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Parallels Access Lets You Control Your Mac Or Windows PC From Your iPad

“Access creates a near native environment out of programs that were not designed to be used on a mobile device.”

Software

Best iPhone Games

The edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X is absolutely stunning and makes it a great device for gaming. With the seemingly endless amount of games …

How Google Beat Microsoft to the Future

Every successful company has one massively great idea upon which all their success is based.<p>Google’s massively great idea is that amazing algorithms plus overwhelming compute power can solve just about any problem.<p>Apple’s massively great idea is that horrible content-consumption experiences can be …

Internet of Things

Use These Four Easy Tips To Master Evernote On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature]

Evernote is a fantastically useful service, with clients for the web, Mac, PC, and iOS. The iOS version is as full featured as the desktop version, a rarity these days, and really makes Evernote my go-to app for keeping track of stuff of all kinds.<p>Here, then, are four fantastic tips and tricks to …