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iPhone grabs a bigger slice of US phone market in wake of Note 7 debacle

Missing headphone jack is apparently a 'non-issue' for Americans<p>The US smartphone market is dominated by two big brands, Apple and Samsung, and when one of them flubs its lines, the other one stands to benefit in a substantial way. To wit, the latest quarterly data from Kantar Worldpanel, which …

Apple News

One Drop’s smart glucose monitoring hardware gets a green light from the FDA

Last summer, One Drop raised $8 million in Series A funding for its diabetes management app. At the time, the company said the money would go, in part, to developing hardware designed specifically for its mobile health software.<p>The result is the Chrome, a glucose monitoring system that, well, looks …

Health

How to set up single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS devices

Apple’s new single sign-on feature can be a serious timesaver. Just sign in to your cable, satellite or internet TV accounts — like Dish, DirecTV, Sling TV, etc. — via your iPhone or Apple TV. Then you’ll be automatically logged in each app that’s compatible with your service.<p>No more fumbling …

Apple News

How to download, manage Netflix shows on your phone or tablet

The day has finally arrived! It's now possible to download shows and movies using the Netflix app to watch when you're on a plane, or without an internet connection. Heck, downloading Netflix content is a super easy way to save on your mobile data plan while on the go.<p>Before you get too excited, …

Entertainment

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016

I shoot my own videos, take my own photos, write my own books, and design apps. Here are the creativity apps I used the most in 2016 to do all that and why.<p>Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement …

Cameras

SD cards will soon get rated for app performance

A new classification system for SD cards is designed to help customers understand how well each product will perform when used to run apps. The first class is called A1, and has been defined as part of the Secure Digital 5.1 spec released by the SD Association; other classes will come later.<p>App …

Taxonomy

SwiftKey for Android's clipboard is a godsend for lazy typers

The latest update also adds the ability to make shortcuts and incognito mode.<p>So, you don't like typing out your address or any other information you usually send other people again and again -- SwiftKey gets it. In fact, its latest update for Android devices adds a couple of new features you'll …

Android News

CNN has bought Casey Neistat's Beme video sharing app

Eager to reach a millennial audience that’s increasingly drifting away from traditional broadcast platforms, CNN has agreed to buy Casey Neistat’s video sharing app Beme for an undisclosed sum.<p>Beme allowed users to share short four second videos through a mobile app. Unlike Vine, where the videos …

Video Sharing

The next iPad might be Apple’s first iOS device with no home button

Bigger screen, same footprint as 9.7-inch iPad Pro<p>It’s been rumored fairly regularly in recent months that Apple wants to remove the iPhone’s iconic home button and integrate its functionality into one seamless front display. But it turns out the iPad might be the first iOS device to undergo this …

Apple News

'Star Wars' smartphone caters to your fandom

So long as you live in Japan, that is.<p>How much do you like <i>Star Wars</i>? Enough that you'd buy a phone that revolves around it? If so, we have good news... at least, if you're living in Japan. Sharp is marking the imminent arrival of <i>Rogue One</i> with a SoftBank-exclusive <i>Star Wars</i> smartphone that's clearly …

Star Wars

Mobile shopping reaches an all-time high on Black Friday

It's the first time phone and tablet users spent more than $1 billion during the sales frenzy.<p>Did you get some of your holiday gift shopping done on your phone, instead of your PC? You're far from alone. Adobe has determined that mobile shopping (both phone and tablet) was responsible for $1.2 …

Mobile

GoPro has a voice-controlled remote for its voice-controlled cameras

It might come in handy if you plan on attaching your camera to pets or small children.<p>One of the reasons we gave both of GoPro's new cameras -- the Hero5 Black and Hero Session -- good scores is that they both allow you to use voice control to do things like start and stop recording, take photo …

Cameras

Sphero’s Force Band wearable can control nearly anything now thanks to IFTTT

Let the internet flow through you<p>Sphero has been selling the Force Band wearable for awhile now, designed to let you control the adorable little BB-8 droid with "force gestures" — like a Jedi. But now the $80 (or slightly less) gadget is potentially a lot more useful. As <i>Gizmodo</i> notes, the company …

Gear & Gadgets

FaceTune 2 puts a powerful selfie studio in your pocket

A plastic surgeon for iOS<p>One of the mobile era's bestselling photo apps now has a sequel — and in a nod to the changing economics of the App Store, it's going free for the first time. FaceTune 2, from Israeli developer Lightricks, arrives on iOS today boasting a series of radical improvements over …

Selfies

Bragi's 'Headphone' takes on Apple's AirPods

The second set of truly wireless earphones from Bragi is simpler, with key improvements.<p>Almost three years ago, Bragi left an indelible mark on the headphone universe. The then-unknown company launched a pair of "truly" wireless headphones on Kickstarter that not only cut every wire, but boasted a …

Phones

US proposes a phone 'driver mode' to reduce in-car distractions

The NHTSA wants simplified interfaces when you're on the road.<p>Smartphones already have car-optimized interfaces like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and you'll occasionally see safety measures that shut off features (and enable others) while you're driving. However, the National Highway Traffic …

Driving

More details on Lenovo’s newest Surface lookalike have leaked

The Miix 520 featuring Kaby Lake<p>Lenovo’s Miix line of Microsoft Surface-like 2-in-1s just added the Miix 510, which went on sale last month. Yet rumors of an upcoming successor, the Miix 520, are making the rounds today. According to a report and leaked product images from <i>WinFuture</i>, the device …

Lenovo

Google is updating Pixel phones with double-tap and raise-to-wake features

Only for Canada owners right now<p>Google’s new Pixel smartphones received rave reviews at launch, but they also shipped without some much-wanted features found on their predecessors. Now, with an update pushed live for Canada owners today, the Pixel and Pixel XL have double-tap and raise-to-wake …

Google

iPhone app gives treasured photos new life [Review]

For longer than I have allowed myself to believe, the iPhone has been called a scanner that fits in your pocket. But if I wanted a high-quality copy of an old photograph, I still sought out a flatbed scanner, presuming the results would be superior to taking a picture of a picture with a phone.<p>But …

Apple News

Instagram adds live video broadcasts and disappearing photos

Taking more inspiration from Facebook Live and Snapchat.<p>Instagram has been taking quite a bit of inspiration from Snapchat lately, and that trend continues today. The app's latest update brings two new features: "disappearing" photos for Instagram Direct and live video broadcasting in your …

Snapchat

Signal makes it easier to verify the privacy of your chats

It's tweaking how its safety numbers work at a time when Trump's election is prompting a surge in use.<p>One of Signal's privacy advantages is that it not only encrypts your conversations, but gives you simple proof that those discussions are truly secret -- you just have to compare a set of digits or …

Privacy

13 handy car gadgets that cost less than $100

Getting stranded with a dead car battery or being caught off guard by a flat tire is not only stressful, it's potentially dangerous.<p>Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that …

Gear & Gadgets

How 5G will change the way we use the web

The promise of 5G includes faster internet, greater mobile connectivity for businesses, and the ability to take futuristic digital experiences like VR and AR mainstream. With such limitless potential, the question becomes just how 5G will change the way people use their devices.<p>To find out what’s …

Augmented Reality

Protect your phone with the ultra-slim Limitless line from Mous

There’s no limit to the amount of abuse we subject our smartphones to, so shouldn’t their protective cases should be limitless as well? Luckily, Mous …

Phones

This smart device sniffed my morning breath to check for gum disease

The Mint tells you if your breath stinks and whether you should see a dentist<p>The human mouth is a disgusting place, capable of emitting awful smells. Viruses, fungi, and possibly more than 1,000 species of bacteria live inside this dark, moist orifice. Nestled into the crevices between your gums …

Health

Inside Google Shop, where Google is reinventing how it sells devices

Google has significantly rethought its approach to hardware with the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, devices designed and created by Google itself. It’s also rethinking how it sells devices, with the new Google Shop.<p>This fall saw Google introduce its Pixels, the Chromecast Ultra and the …

Google

Apple might boost the iPhone camera with augmented reality gimmicks

Tim Cook has repeatedly voiced his preference for augmented reality over virtual reality during the past few years, but it seems Apple is finally prepping to integrate the technology into its products – and it’s starting with the iPhone.<p>The Cupertino giant has purportedly assembled a secret power …

Apple News

Apple will fix iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease,' for $149

It says problems many owners have experienced are caused by dropping the phone.<p>A number of iPhone 6 owners and independent repair techs have been complaining for months about something called "touch disease" killing their phones, and now Apple is responding. The problem's symptoms have been …

Apple News

Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 works with any Android smartphone

The company's latest smartwatches are also available in the US and UK as of today.<p>Samsung's constantly trying its hand at exclusive apps and services it hopes will add value to its products, even though this strategy has been responsible for more than a few flops. Samsung Pay is one of these …

Samsung