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Canon's new Rebel T5 DSLR camera is unapologetically for beginners (hands-on)

If you're angling to upgrade from your smartphone or your point-and-shoot to something a little more serious, you're probably not going to jump for the top model out -- unless you have that kind of money. That's where Canon's new entry-level DLSR comes in, with 18-55mm kit lens, for $550. The EOS …

How-to: Use Preview to put signatures on PDF’s, Pages Documents, and Mail messages

As we have written about in previous articles, Preview is a valuable tool in OS X that does not get a lot of press. In this article, we will review how you can use Preview to capture your signature using the iSight camera on a Mac, then use it in Pages documents, to sign PDF documents, and as an …

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iPhone 5S: 1 in 3 will upgrade to new model

A third of existing UK iPhone users say they want the new Apple iPhone 5S, indicating a drop in enthusiasm for the Apple phone brand since last year.<p>In a poll of 1,000 UK adults conducted by online survey company Usurv immediately after the iPhone launch event last night, 31 per cent of existing …

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Tablets forecast to overtake PC sales at end of year

Sales of tablet computers are due to overtake personal computers for the first time at the end of this year, as consumers increasingly favour products such as Apple’s iPad to desktops and laptops.<p><b>IDC, the technology researcher</b>, is forecasting that a Christmas rush will see 84.1m tablets sold in the …

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1Password on Sale for More than 50% Off

The excellent <b>1Password</b> app for iPad and iOS is on sale again – at more than 50% off. It’s available now, and until Friday September 6, for just $7.99 – down from its standard price of $17.99.<p>Even though the sale is in honor of the back to school season and aimed at students who can make use of this …

Switched On: The smartwatch Microsoft needed yesterday

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>The announcement of Steve Ballmer's impending retirement from Microsoft cast a spotlight on the company's transition to becoming a devices and services company. While it's unclear how progress toward this goal will be …

誰說蘋果沒牌打了!推平價 iPhone,Tim Cook 要再度壯大 App Store 勢力

(以下本文以作者 Ben Thompson 第一人稱撰寫,原文載於其個人 Blog:Stratechery.com)<p>策略顧問 Benedict Evans 在一篇文章中說:<p>iOS 依靠 App 質量,在移動操作系統中鶴立雞群。假如 Android 平台的參與度超過 iOS,那麼關於後者是否能保持領先 …

How to work around a broken iPhone home button

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Is your iPhone’s home button busted? Do you have to press it down as hard as you can ten times in a row before it actually …

Review of Google’s New Chromecast

Google is trying to change television watching again, after the tepid response to its Google TV product a few years back. This time, instead of …

大神新作 Chromecast 超叫好,但這世界根本還沒準備好要用它啊

本篇文章有三大重點:<p>一、Chromecast 到底好在哪裡?<p>二、Chromecast 走的太前面了,世界還沒準備好?<p>三、推測:影視產業即將大轉型<p>不要說你不打算買 Chromecast,所以你不在乎,因為我敢大膽推測這在未來絕對與你有關,因為它或許是下一個 Facebook、下一個 iPhone── <b>下</b> …

Chromecast v.s AirPlay:孰優孰劣? | T客邦

本文作者 Chris Welch,原載於The Verge。在 Google TV 受挫之後,Chromecast 提供了一個將線上影片搬到客廳裡的簡易方法。但是面對Airplay ,雖然DLNA 和 Miracast 在競爭中不幸失敗,但 Chrome 似乎還大有可為,雖然現在還有段路要走。<p>在 G …

Hands On With Google's Chromecast: A Tiny Set-Top Box For The Web

Google has started shipping its first batch of Chromecast devices, its HDMI TV plugin that lets you stream online video content onto your television.<p>I received a review unit from Google after its press event yesterday and think that it’s a worthwhile device with enormous potential — particularly …

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售價 229 美元起,Nexus 7 第二代售價現身零售庫存資料 - VR-Zone 中文版

Nexus 7 第二代將有 16GB 和 32GB 兩種版本,售價分別為 229 與 269 美元。<p>稍早據稱是零售庫存資料顯示,Nexus 7 第二代建議售價共有 16 / 32GB 兩種版本,建議售價分別是 229 與 269 美元,折合新台幣為 6,826 與 8,018 元,至於第一代 8GB …

Marty McFly 的學習不能等!電影《回到未來》對未來世界的預測有點 LAG 唷

規格配置與傳聞相同,Nexus 7 第二代實機影片曝光 - VR-Zone 中文版

Nexus 7 第二代實機圖片被釋出,包括螢幕、相機、處理器等規格配置均與傳聞相同。<p>Nexus 7 雖然尚未發表,但實機圖片已經在稍早被釋出;根據圖片上的資訊顯示,這款平板電腦型號為 ME571K,前後均有鏡頭設計,機身背面則是霧面配色。<p>這些圖片來自 androidcentral,消息指出,這款平板 …

美國電信商文件揭露,Motorola X 將於 8 月 26 日推出 - VR-Zone 中文版

根據美國電信商一份資料顯示,Motorola X 應該會在 8 月 26 日推出。<p>Motorola 神祕的新機 X 近期已經不斷在網路上曝光,但從未正式宣布其發表及上市日期;不過,Google 日前曾發出邀請函,宣布美國時間 2013 年 7 月 24 日上午會有一場活動,初步預料會發表 Andro …

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WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone gets iCloud chat backups, support for sending multiple photos, & URL schemes

WhatsApp for iPhone receives a nice update today that introduces the ability to send multiple photos at once, URL schema support for third-party apps, and iCloud support for backing up and restoring chat history.<p>Users can access the iCloud chat history by navigating to WhatsApp > Settings > Chat …

The best iPad apps for losing weight

If you’re currently on a quest to lose weight then you are already familiar with what kind of uphill battle it can be. Not only is it hard to take …

World Beer Map Highlights The Most Popular Brew So You Can Drink Like The Locals

We recently showed you how to order a beer in different languages across Europe. This map is a useful complement: it shows the most popular beers …

Google Maps arrives on iPad with 2.0 update

A big update to Google Maps for iOS has just arrived, for the first time adding a custom iPad interface. Like the major Android update last week, the revamp improves navigation with live traffic updates and incident reports, along with indoor maps for finding your way around shopping malls and the …

Breathe Some Personality Into Your Photographs With Rhonna Designs

Rhonna Designs ($1.99) by Rhonna Farrer is a photo editing app that allows users to add inspiring text and designs to their photographs. It is …

Report: Apple Planning To Use IGZO Displays For Future iPads

According to a recent report in the Korea IT Times, Apple is closer to adding IGZO displays to future iPads. Along with tablets, the technology will …

Best Free iPad App of the Week: NASA Earth As Art

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best …

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Gayle Laakmann McDowell 擁有美國賓州大學華頓商學院 (Wharton School at Pennsylvania University) 的 MBA 學位,18 歲時就在 Microsoft Research 實習過,之後透過貴人相助得以進入 Apple 實習,也因此能進入 …

LG Display shows off 2.2mm thick 'world's slimmest' 1080p LCD for smartphones

As smartphones continue to get thinner and thinner, LG Display is continually doing its part to shave off a few millimeters. Its latest introduction is this "world's slimmest full HD panel for smartphones", measuring at 5.2-inches diagonally, it's just 2.2mm thick and has a 2.3mm bezel. To get …

More alleged leaked photos of plastic iPhone shells now show blue variety

French site <i>Nowhereelse</i> has posted what it claims are more leaked photos from China of casings for the long-rumored plastic iPhone.<p>We’re not entirely convinced these are the real deal and not just clones made based off of plastic iPhone rumors stretching back months. While the colors are broadly …