Joel Helmuth

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7 Kindle tricks for iPhone users

Reading books on your iPhone: awesome. Doing other cool stuff with the Kindle iOS app: icing on the cake.<p>For example, did you know you can save web pages for later viewing? Or organize your books into folders? Here's how to do all that and more.<p>Buy books on the go<p>Owing to Apple's maddening license …

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26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Astral projection is the practice that supposedly allows humans to separate their consciousness from their physical bodies and travel anywhere in the universe. It's all crunchy New Age …

How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

Tips<p>By<p>A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home —AppleInsider shows you …

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13 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone.

Twelve ways to have a better iOS 10 life

The latest version of Apple’s operating system for mobile devices brings a host of new features – not all of them immediately obvious. Here’s our pick of the best<p>Several buttons now have “3D touch”: they respond to the force used (iPhone 6S or newer devices). A hard press on the timer icon pops up …

Apple iOS 10: 50 Awesome Features You Should Know About And How To Use Them

Last week, Apple released iOS 10 to the public and it included dozens of new features and improvements. As you may have noticed, there have been changes in the Notes, Mail, Phone, Camera, Photos, Calendar, Maps, Music, News, Safari and Messages apps. Many of the features are more subtle than …

Running list of iMessage apps and extensions available ahead of iOS 10

Apple officially unleashed the iMessage App Store earlier this evening ahead of iOS 10’s rollout to the public tomorrow. A variety of long-time popular iOS apps have new iMessage apps and extensions. We covered the new iMessage app from lyric annotation service Genius already, but now that the …

Widgets in iOS 10: Notifications, streaming videos, 3D Touch and more

Apple's use of the term "widgets" may not match what Android users consider a widget, but at the end of the day the two distinct approaches serve the same purpose: To provide snippets of information at a glance.<p>With iOS 10, widgets are still displayed in the Today view, and can still be accessed by …

How to Set Up CarPlay with iPhone

CarPlay allows an iPhone to show maps, directions, messages, calls, Siri, and music on a compatible in-dash car display, making it easier and safer …

5 ways to search Gmail that everyone should know about

In a perfectly productive world, your inbox would have a place for every email with every email in its place. But it’s easy to let messages stack up …

Once upon a time, poodles raced in the Iditarod. They weren’t half bad.

By Karin Brulliard<p>Karin Brulliard<p>Reporter and editor for Animalia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Maybe it was his California upbringing. Perhaps it was his bent for seeing a joke in just about anything. For whatever reason, when Alaska transplant John Suter saw a miniature poodle eagerly running to keep up with …

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We tested the new router that's designed to get rid of your Wifi dead spots once and for all

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

7 cool new tricks every Apple user should know

Apple’s recent updates to both its mobile operating system and its computer system not only give your iPhone, iPad and Mac computer new features, …

17 things you didn't know the latest Apple TV could do

As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest one can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>However, with all the new powers comes new complexity. There's also a brand-new touch-sensitive remote control to master. And it turns out, …

Author Explains Why He Believes the Bible Favors Giving 20 Percent — Not 10 — to Charity

TEL AVIV, Israel — If you were to look in Shneor Cohen’s bank account, you might not find a lot of money, but the 27-year-old author who has devoted himself to spreading the practice of charity says he feels like a wealthy man.<p>In an interview with TheBlaze, Cohen explained that charity is something …

iQi Mobile for iPhone

IQI MOBILE<p>See it in action<p>Simply Seamless<p>iQi for iPhone enables Wireless Charging on your compatible iPhone 7, 7 Plus, SE, 6, 6S, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 5, …

Udacity will soon give all Nanodegree graduates half of their tuition back

Udacity, which hopes its Nanodegree programs will help people form all over the world learn new skills, is about to make it more affordable to those who finish their programs. Starting tomorrow, <i>all</i> Nanodegree graduates will get 50 percent of their tuition back.<p>The ‘half-back’ scheme was introduced …

Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card to Learn a New Skill!

Are you in the mood to learn something new? This challenge is your opportunity to get inspired and pick out iTunes Store purchases that will help you master your skill of choice.<p>You may not realize it, but your iPhone is an extremely powerful educational tool. You can become fluent in French, learn …

Indeed/ICC Partnership to Allow Fans to Work for Select Tournament Matches

Have you ever dreamed of helping manage Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Chelsea or another one of the world’s greatest soccer teams? Thanks to an incredible new partnership between the International Champions Cup and Indeed, the #1 job site in the world, fans will have the opportunity to apply to …

Amazon Makes It Easier to Use iTunes, Spotify With Its Echo Speaker

Sometimes Amazon works well with rival services. Still has a way to go in this case.<p>Amazon has made it easier to play music that doesn’t come from Amazon on Echo, its not-yet-officially-released connected speaker. But not <i>that</i> much easier.<p>While a Saturday update brought voice control support for …

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Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice

If you accepted an invitation to buy Amazon's Echo speaker, you've noticed that the device didn't have a vast musical vocabulary at first -- you could tell it to play iHeartRadio or Prime Music tunes, and that's about it. You'll have a better time of things from now on, though. Amazon is rolling …

Three ways to make Amazon Echo smarter

Alexa and I have a love-hate relationship. She always <i>hears</i> me, but sometimes, she just doesn't get me. Like Siri in the early days, Amazon Echo is still learning natural language.<p>As the user base grows and Amazon continues to collect and analyze voice data, Alexa will get smarter. But until then, …

5 iPhone App Deals You Just Can't Miss This Weekend

Jae C. Hong—AP<p>Michael Nelson—EPA<p>Robyn Beck—AFP/Getty Images<p>Rick Wilking—Reuters<p>Yang Lei—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Britta Pedersen—dpa/Corbis<p>Britta …

An extra screen for your iPhone? Check out the popSLATE

Earlier today I wrote about the The Trick Cover which is an hilarious, but not too useful, iPhone cover. Check the video on that one to see what I mean.<p>Since then I’ve stumbled upon another iPhone case (first introduced in 2012, now available for the iPhone 6) that is a lot more useful. Check out …

Mobee Debuts Discreet 'Magic Hub' for iMac/Apple Display With 4 USB 3.0 Ports

Mobee, a company that makes a range of chargers for Apple's peripherals, today unveiled its new Magic Hub at Berlin's IFA trade show. The Magic Hub is designed to attach to the back of an iMac or Apple Thunderbolt Display, housing four separate USB 3.0 hubs.<p>The Magic Hub, which matches the finish …

Light Field Photography to Replace DSLRs? Lytro Says Yes

On July 31, photographers will finally be able to wrap their hands around the Lytro Illum, the world’s first pro-level light field camera. Unlike the DSLRs that everyone is now used to, the Illum lets you create what Lytro calls “living pictures,” derived from the camera’s sensor and lens, …