Mel Neal

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Packaging for a rumored budget iPhone 5C shows up online

It's uncertain whether the image is the real thing, but many Apple watchers expect the company to reveal a "budget" iPhone in the fall.<p>As Apple's fall product reveal approaches, alleged images of the new iPhone parts are appearing with greater frequency. The latest is plastic packaging for an …

How to Make Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts

Save yourself a few mouse clicks by learning to customize the shortcuts in your operating system.<p>I use the keyboard shortcuts for cut, paste, and copy all the time on my computer. They're real timesavers, and I'd love to have a lot more of them. Is there any way to make my own shortcuts with my …

Three Galaxy Tab 3 tablets coming in early July

Samsung finally prices and dates its Galaxy Tab 3 tablets. Look for them on July 7, starting at $199.<p>On July 7, Samsung will release no less than three new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets in 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch screen sizes.<p>The 7-incher ships with a $199 price tag and 8GB of internal storage. While both the …

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We know who you are: the scary new technology of iris scanners

Last month, a company called AOptix unveiled its latest creation, pitched as a game-changer in the world of iris recognition. In less grandiose terms, it's basically an iPhone case for cops, providing military-grade biometric scanning on the move. The AOptix shell is built to provide everything an …

Motorola shows off insane electronic tattoo and 'vitamin authentication' prototype wearables

At the D11 conference today, Regina Dugan, SVP for advanced technology and projects at Motorola, showed off some advanced projects. The first was a prototype electronic tattoo on her arm from MC10, about which she quipped "teenagers might not want to wear a watch, but you can be sure they'll wear a …

As Mobile Devices Morph Into Wearables, Keyboard Maker MessagEase Wants Your Fingers To Settle On Its Qwerty Killer

The touchscreen text input space could be heading for some serious disruption. If Apple drops its API guard a little more to allow developers to create system global keyboards that could open the floodgates to real keyboard innovation on iOS. (I for one hope so.) That’s not to say novel keyboards …

Cricket Samsung Galaxy S4 goes up for pre-order, starts shipping soon

An easy way to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S4 at a somewhat affordable price is now available courtesy of Cricket Wireless, which has just put up Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone for pre-order on its official web site.<p>The information on the Cricket Wireless pre-order page for the …

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Google Glass Drops Facial Recognition (For Now)

Google is ducking, for now, some of the most profound questions about privacy and Google Glass with its decision not to include facial recognition in the device. “As Google has said for several years,” Project Glass said in a Google+ post, ”we won’t add facial recognition features to our products …

Yahoo Shuts Down Mail Classic, Forces Switch To New Version That Scans Your Emails To Target Ads

Starting the week of June 3rd, tomorrow, Yahoo is discontinuing Mail Classic. It’s requiring all Mail users to switch to the new version of Mail and accept a TOS/Privacy Policy update that lets it scan emails to “deliver product features, relevant advertising, and abuse protection”. You can opt out …