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'ControlAir' App Brings Finger Gesture Controls to Mac

Earlier this week, gesture recognition technology company eyeSight introduced <i>ControlAir</i>, an app that uses a Mac's camera to read finger-based movements, allowing users to control various media applications without needing to physically interact with their computers.<p>The app, which is free to …

Samsung's warning: Our Smart TVs record your living room chatter

Technically Incorrect: Samsung's small print says that its Smart TV's voice recognition system will not only capture your private conversations, but also pass them onto third parties.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Why worry about Big …

Smart TV

To beat the iPhone, you have to beat the iPhone’s camera

I was at Intel’s CES booth, composing a photo with my Android smartphone, when a pair of anonymous hands thrust a shining iPhone 6 Plus into my line of vision. A nonchalant tap of the camera shutter button later, the hands were pulling back, having captured a stupendously clear and sharp picture on …

Mobile Photography

Taco Bell’s new iPhone app lets you order before you arrive

The popular fine dining restaurant chain Taco Bell has blacked out its Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as its website today to draw full attention to its new iPhone app. Why? Because you can finally order your Nacho Cheese Doritos® Chips Taco Supreme® right from your iPhone and pay in the app.<p>…

T-Mobile CEO Legere: Apple’s ‘incredible quality focus’ pushed T-Mobile ahead, #bendgate is horses—t

In a Geekwire Interview this week, the ever-NSFW but entertaining CEO of T-Mobile spoke on a variety of mobile carrier subjects near and dear to our hearts. But slightly after 20-minute mark, Legere stepped it up a notch with some Bendgate bashing calling the whole thing horses–t…<p><b>On the iPhone 6’s</b> …

How to stream torrented movies on iOS 8 without jailbreaking

Popcorn Time is finally out for iOS, giving iPad and iPhone users direct access to “The Netflix of Pirated Movies” service for the first time ever. There’s just one catch: it requires a jailbreak.<p>Over 50% of iPhone and iPad users have already upgraded to iOS 8 and a jailbreak isn’t coming out …

iPhone 6 laps Android competitors in multi-tasking speed test

The iPhone 6 comes armed with a fast new A8 processor, but some fanboys were disappointed to discover the new chip only sports 1GB, when most premium …

Mobile Technology

Apple tops customer satisfaction survey for 11th straight year

Apple has cemented its place atop the American Customer Satisfaction Index, a sort of Michelin guide for customer service, for the eleventh straight year.<p>In a new report released by ACSI, Apple continued its lead over big name rivals such as Dell, Acer, Hewlett-Packard and the catch-all “All …

Sprint says iPhone 6 debut was its most successful iPhone launch yet

Sprint’s newly appointed CEO Marcelo Claure shared on Twitter over the weekend that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus debut marked the most successful iPhone launch in Sprint’s history.<p>The announcement fits right with Apple’s announcement that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus broke previous preorder …

The best iPhone 6 & 6 Plus cases already available to buy online

As we always do, we’ve compiled a list of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases already available to order. With preorders for the device kicking off this Friday through most carriers and major retailers in launch countries, a number of great case makers have already started selling …

7 things copycat Xiaomi blatantly ripped off from Apple

When Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced the Mi 4 on Tuesday, we — and pretty much every other site that covered the news — were quick to point …

Xiaomi

Samsung misses analyst estimates, reports $7.1 billion in operating profit for Q2

After warning earlier this month that Q2 didn’t “look too good,” Samsung today released its earnings preview for the second quarter of 2014. The South Korean company reported an operating profit of $7.1 billion (7.2 trillion won), missing analyst estimates of $8 billion (8.1 trillion won). This …

iOS 8 takes a bite out of KitKat for mobile supremacy

With all the new features coming to iOS 8 this fall, many Android users have commented that Apple’s upcoming update acts a lot like KitKat. In today’s video, see some of the new features of iOS 8 go head-to-head with similar iterations in Android to see which comes out on top.<p>Subscribe to Cult of …

Catching up and surging ahead: How iOS 8 stacks up against KitKat

With iOS 8, Apple is bringing a multitude of exciting new features to iPhone and iPad. In some cases, Cupertino is playing catch-up as it tries to …

This jailbreak tweak gives iMessage head, Facebook-style

Facebook’s Chat Heads first debuted back in April, 2013 as a central UI element in the new Facebook for Android, the Facebook app on iOS, and the laughably ill-received ‘Facebook phone,’ the HTC First. Just like it sounds, a Chat Head is a bubble-like chat indicator that hovers over everything else …

Mini-review: Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer, the simple iPhone app for creating prettier lockscreens

You’d think choosing a photo to use on your iPhone lockscreen would be a pretty simple task. Scroll through your Camera Roll, choose a photo you like, hit Set and you’re done.<p>The reality is a little different. Half the time the photo you really want to use is landscape format (horizontal) and you …

Play Marco Polo with your iPhone using this new useful app

Remember those summer days of yore, playing in the pool with your friends, and one of you would close your eyes and yell out Marco? And all your buddies, who got to keep their eyes open, yelled Polo!*<p>Now you can find wherever you’ve lost your iPhone in your house, car, or office cubicle by shouting …

Report: Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days

A report out of South Korea claims that Samsung shipped 10 million units of the Galaxy S5 in 25 days, toppling the Galaxy S4's previous record of 27 …

South Korea
Software

Speedy A7 Chip in iPhone 5s Beats the Competition, Including New Samsung Galaxy S5

An interesting review of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in the <i>New York Times</i> says that while Samsung's new phone is "nice," it's still bested by the "aging" iPhone 5s. The article says a major advantage of the Samsung phone is its larger size, but that advantage will disappear with the expected arrival …

Phones

Jimi, The J-Shaped USB Extender For iMacs

It’s hard to come up with a reason you wouldn’t buy the Jimi, a little dongle that plays the hell out of your iMac, then smashes it all over the stage and sets fire to it, all while continuing to kindle sweet electric guitar music from its dying body.<p>Wait, that’s not the same Jimi? The Bluelounge …