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Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for using …

How To Replace Text Emoticons With Emoji [iOS Tips]

Sure, you use the Messages app to send along SMS and iMessages all day long. You know how to use Emoji’s, too, with a tap on the international keyboard button on your iPhone.<p>I bet you even use regular text emoticons, like semi-colon and parenthesis to create a wink, or colon and parenthesis to …

WSJ: Apple To Kill The iPhone 5c And Release Two Larger Models This Year

The iPhone 5c’s lifespan will be short-lived, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Apple will reportedly discontinue the 5c this year and release two larger iPhone models.<p>The initial success of the iPhone 5c has been questioned amidst reports that Apple cut orders by as much as …

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Tim Cook Sits Down With ABC News on The 30th Anniversary of The Macintosh

- Jan 24, 2014<p>ABC News has announced that an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook will air on World News With Diane Sawyer at 6:30PM Eastern on Friday, …

Here’s how you can watch the Super Bowl online

Are you ready for some football?<p>Super Bowl LII is here, and it’s almost time to join millions of Americans in watching the Philadelphia Eagles challenge the reigning champions, the New England Patriots, for football supremacy. Also to eat chips, watch some beer commercials, and see if Justin …

SwiftKey Note could bring popular Android keyboard to iOS

Typing on an iPhone could get faster soon, but with a few caveats. The @evleaks Twitter account has released an image of something called SwiftKey Note, an apparent note-taking app for iOS that integrates SwiftKey's popular phrase-prediction keyboard.<p>This is the first hint that SwiftKey's …

Google Calendar bug adds others to your private events without warning

Google Calendar users should be careful with how they name their events, or they might just end up sharing them with others. In an attempt to intelligently interpret event names, it appears that Google Calendar will also automatically invite anyone whose email address is mentioned in the title — at …

Motorola gives its Gallery app a fresh new design

Motorola is continuing its practice of updating its core apps through the Google Play Store today with the release of an overhauled Gallery app. The update, which is compatible with the Moto X, Moto G, Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, and Droid Maxx running Android 4.4, offers a new light-colored design …

Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You've Ever Seen

Although Apple remains tight-lipped about any plans to release a wearable device, the persistent rumors and concept mock-ups continue to stir …

Google Now Gives You More Info About a Site Before You Click

Google has added a new feature to its Search page: You can now find out more about every search result by clicking on the page name next to the …

How Much Storage Does Your Smartphone Actually Give You?

The dirty little not-so-secret of smartphones is that you'll never get the full amount of memory marked on the case. Operating systems take up space! …

Apple rolling out iWork updates for Mac, iOS and iCloud

Apple(s aapl) on Thursday released a number of updates to its iWork suite of apps for Mac, iOS and iCloud. Chief among these updates is the addition …

FBI tells retailers to expect more credit card data theft

Don't think that the end of holiday shopping means an end to attempts to swipe your credit card data. The FBI is warning retailers that it expects these intrusion attempts to become more of a problem in the near future, particularly through malware that grabs account info from cash registers and …

Android app learns from your phone to fend off malicious attacks

The last time we heard from Itzhak 'zuk' Avraham, he was at Defcon 2011 showing off an Android app that let even inexperienced users poke around networks for weak links and vulnerable computers. Now his company, Zimperium, is rolling out a new mobile intrusion protection app (or zIPS, for short) to …

iPhone 5s Owners Using 20% More Cellular Data Than Last Year's iPhone 5 Owners

Owners of the iPhone 5s, Apple's latest flagship smartphone, are using significantly more data than iPhone 5 owners consumed last year -- twenty percent more, according to a new research report from JDSU (via <i>TechCrunch</i>), in what the writer of the study called an "unprecedented increase" in uplink …

Pinterest adds the ability to play GIFs, makes your boards much more interesting

You'll now be able to play GIFs on Pinterest, meaning your cooking, exercise-inspiration and arts-and-crafts boards are about to get a <i>lot</i> more lively. Sure, you've probably seen a GIF or two on the site already, but the new ability to view the graphics in their full, animated glory without clicking …

WSJ: Apple to release two bigger iPhones, abandon plastic iPhone 5c design

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Apple is planning to release two new iPhones this year, each with a display bigger than the 4-inch iPhone 5s.<p>…

The best iPhone and iPad apps for Valentine’s Day cards

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! In commemoration of this global day of romance, here are some apps for you to make sure that no one forgets you or your …

10 Companies Creating Our Science Fiction Future (That Aren't Google)

The future isn’t quite how we imagined it. We were promised flying cars and space colonies more than a generation ago, yet 2013 looks little like <i>2001: A Space Odyssey.</i> Smartphones, those little computers in our pockets, might impress someone from the 1960s, but our cars and cities still run on the …

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

Six Reasons Educators Say They Are Choosing Chromebooks Over iPads, Netbooks And PCs

<i>Readers: This is a continuation of a piece I wrote over the weekend “Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market, But A Majority Of Educators Still Prefer IPads.” Here is what the Chromebook preferring minority have to say.</i><p>The global shift in education technology means that in the future the …

[Hands-On] Krome Pushes All Your Android Notifications To Desktop Chrome

Phones are always begging for attention – emails, text messages, app updates, and so on. Ideally, you might like to see what's going on in your …

Back to Basics: NFC Explained

This week’s edition is going to focus on a piece of technology which was labelled the “next big thing” not so long ago. While it hasn’t quite lived up to that tag yet, it’s still become a staple in high-end smartphones. It’s time to talk NFC.<p>What is NFC?<p>NFC stands for Near Field Communications, and …

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Fewer customers see the need to upgrade their smartphones

Image Credit: SMH<p>It seems that fewer people are upgrading their smartphones as the unquantifiable ‘wow’ factor starts to fade and consumers become less enamored with the never ending incremental improvements between one smartphone model and the next.<p>According to new research from UBS AG the rates …

Why carriers are rolling out upgrade plans when we’re not upgrading our smartphones

All of a sudden, two of the top four U.S. carriers have a new smartphone upgrade plan with another one expected to join suit. Does the wireless …

How to Get the Most Out of Facebook Graph Search | The U.S. Small Business Administration

In January of 2013, Facebook starting rolling out a Beta version of something called Graph Search. And this week, they opened up Graph Search to all …

Google Crafts a Breathtaking Tour of Eiffel Tower

Want to climb the Eiffel Tower but don't have the vacation days (or funds) to get to Paris right now? Google has constructed a breathtaking tour of …