Jeffery E. Watkins II

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Samsung mocks iPhone’s lack of waterproofing w/ Galaxy S5 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

With just about everyone in the tech industry getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS (including Apple’s own Tim Cook and Dr. Dre), Samsung decided it would also be an appropriate time to mock the iPhone and others in the process.<p>The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac<p>The …

Swift: a developer's guide to Apple's new programming language

Apple took developers by surprise on Tuesday by announcing Swift, a new programming language for developing apps across Apple’s platforms.<p>Until now, most apps on Apple devices have been built using Objective-C, the language almost exclusively adopted by NeXT corporation years ago and subsequently …

This animated short about the future will make you cringe

OK, so an animated cartoon about a lazy delivery guy in the future isn't exactly unique (hello, "Futurama"), but "Johnny Express" on Vimeo is a highly entertaining short that will have you laughing and cringing for the duration. Johnny is a lazy space delivery guy whose only desire is to catch a …

Watch as driver's phone captures celestial road rage instant karma

I am currently struggling with the belief in any deity.<p>Even serendipity seems to have got uppity with me.<p>So there's a certain delight that divine justice might occasionally drop in -- even if it's only on central Florida. For the Interwebs have been blessed by a cell phone video that appears to be …

This is Healthbook, Apple’s major first step into health & fitness tracking

Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking industry. Apple’s interest in healthcare and fitness tracking will be displayed in an iOS application …

iBetterCharge puts iPhone & iPad battery notifications on your Mac

A nice, new utility called iBetterCharge brings those 20% and 10% battery warnings from your iPhone or iPad onto your Mac. Rather than picking up your phone before heading out the door only to realize your battery is almost dead, the app will remind you to plug in with warnings that pop up as …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky Whale” concept plane as a mixture of today’s current designs and future concepts that don’t …

'Doctor Who'/'Hunger Games' mashup is a bloody good time

It's a simple premise. All the Doctors, including new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the War Doctor, are brought together in an outdoor arena. Only one Doctor will be allowed to leave in the Tardis. Welcome to the "The Doctor Games."<p>In this bizarre alternate world where both Mockingjays and the Master …

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch, 2013) review: Not a Retina MacBook Air, but awfully close - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display</b> has phenomenal battery life, better-than-average integrated graphics, faster Thunderbolt 2 ports, and a lower price than last year.<p><b>The Bad</b> Still expensive if you plan to add more storage or RAM; no extra Nvidia graphics option as on the 15-inch …

Verizon iPhone upgraders finding they can keep their unlimited data plans

<b>Update</b>: <i>It does appear this was a glitch, as it’s no longer available. It’s not yet known whether those who upgraded while it was available will get to keep their unlimited data.</i><p>Contrary to Verizon’s stated claims that it is ridding itself of unlimited data plans on iPhone upgrades, a few readers …

15 more must-see iPhone 5S slow-motion videos

The iPhone 5S has been out for more than a week, and the collection of slow motion videos has ballooned in size.<p>Earlier this week we posted 15 of our early favorites people had shot in their initial weekend with the device. Now we've put together another 15 that show off what people are doing when …