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Keeping track? Cloud software reshapes project management

Attention, stressed-out project managers of the world. Two of the most visible collaboration software companies trying to solve the perennial …

Mega Man successor Mighty No. 9 gets a February release

The oft-delayed successor to the <i>Mega Man</i> franchise, <i>Mighty No. 9</i>, now has another release date. (One that we hope it sticks to). Developer Comcept and publisher Deep Silver announced today that the game will hit American PS4s, Wii Us, and Xbox Ones next year on February 9th. The rest of the world …

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iPad Apps

Apple’s HomeKit platform will see first accessories launch next week

The first home automation products using Apple’s new Siri-controlled HomeKit platform will arrive next week, according to sources briefed on Apple’s plans.<p>The company first introduced HomeKit last year alongside iOS 8, introducing a framework for developers to build home automation accessories that …

Two of the best iPhone car mounts we’ve tried: Fuse Chicken Une Bobine and MONTAR by WinnerGear

There are a lot of options for mounting your iPhone in your car. I’ve relied on the highly-rated Kensington suction cup windshield car mount for a few years without too much incident. However, I’ve never been too pleased about how it blocks a bit of my driving view and requires a non-elegant wire …

Apple just made it easier to ditch your iPhone: You can now 'deregister' iMessage online

Today Apple quietly released a new tool which makes it easier for iPhone owners to deregister and turn off iMessage — something you might want to do if you ever switch to Android and still want to receive text messages.<p>Over the past year, Apple has found itself in hot water for a bug which prevents …

Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage

Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier. The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple's iMessage system. The site, first spotted by a poster on Reddit, should solve the problem of disappearing text …

Qualcomm's China troubles dampen earnings

Adding to its antitrust problems in China, the chipmaker says it's now under investigation by US and European government agencies.<p>Qualcomm's legal headaches keep growing.<p>The leading maker of mobile chips that power top-selling smartphones from Apple's iPhone to Samsung's Galaxy S5, Qualcomm is …

U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals.<p>A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says …

CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees

Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), spearheaded by Walmart, was started to build a mobile payment …

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to …

Apple Built A SIM Card That Lets You Switch Between AT&T, Sprint, And T-Mobile

Whoaaa — here’s an interesting bit that went unmentioned in today’s Apple announcement: Apple has seemingly built a SIM card that lets you jump between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile without having to swap it out (or, more annoyingly, track down/purchase a new SIM card when you want to switch …

iCloud.com Photos app said to be coming next week alongside iOS 8.1

Earlier this month Apple published some support documents that referred to an iCloud.com-based Photos web app for managing a photo library. It was discovered that when the URL for the app was entered into the beta version of the iCloud site, it produced an error message rather than simply …

I'm Never Going To Upgrade My First-Generation iPad — Here's Why

You'd think it'd be pretty embarrassing to be a tech journalist and still rock a first-generation iPad.<p>I got the original iPad when it was first released, back in 2010. I didn't really need one then (does anyone really <i>need</i> an iPad?), but it looked cool. And I thought I would use it.<p>Now that the new …

Out on the bleeding edge of tech hardware with Broadcom's CEO (interview)

Broadcom sells billions of dollars worth of chips in networking, consumer electronics, and communications infrastructure markets. But it’s trying to move beyond that to dominate the market for chips for the “internet of things,” or bringing smart connectivity and sensors to everyday objects.<p>Scott …

Re/wind: Apple's New Toys, the Big Cable Unbundling and More

Apple gave us a bunch more stuff to talk about, and HBO and CBS are ready to make their content available to non-cable subscribers.<p>Hello there!<p>If you missed the big headlines from this week, no problem! <b>Re/code’s</b> got you covered:<p>At an event on Thursday, Apple unveiled new, slimmer iPads and iPad …

Why Apple Pay May Be the Company's Most Challenging Move Yet

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Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts

Gmail wants to manage all your email accounts<p>Google has been updating a number of its Android apps with its new material design recently, and it looks like Gmail will be the latest to get a visual overhaul shortly. <i>Android Police</i> has obtained early access to Gmail 5.0 for Android, and there’s a …

Here Are All The Places That Accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay, Apple's answer to mobile payments, was finally released on Monday. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be able to use Apple Pay in stores once they upgrade to iOS 8.1.<p>Apple Pay connects with your credit and debit cards and allows you to make payments by touching your phone to an NFC-enabled …

ConvenientPower and Qualcomm collaborate on the magic of wireless charging

ConvenientPower and mobile chip giant Qualcomm are collaborating to make wireless charging a commercial reality for smartphones.<p>ConvenientPower has created a way to charge smartphones without plugging them into a charging source. You simply put a smartphone on top of a charging pad, which is …

Can a phone replace your wallet? I went shopping to find out.

It's undeniable -- Apple Pay will be the thing that finally makes mobile payments go mainstream. But it's not the only option. Google and PayPal are also major players, but if their real-world success rates to date are any indication of Apple Pay's reception, it's best we keep a tight grip on those …

FinTech

Chicago Leads Country in Wireless Speed, Reliability, Tests Show

Chicagoans have one more reason to be proud of their home: The Windy City's cellular networks were found to be the best in the country on average in tests performed by mobile analytics firm RootMetrics. The triumph is especially impressive considering the vast area and 8 million people that make up …

Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It’s unsurprisingly easy and fast

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit<p>Now that iOS 8.1 is available, it’s time to spend more money using Apple Pay. After updating my iPhone 6 …

The best mobile apps for taking notes

Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy app that makes it easy to jot things down and organize them can be incredibly useful. Even better, with the right note-taking app, you can access your notes on any device so …

Apps

Rumored NFC Chip for iPhone 6 Highlighted in Claimed Schematic

Rumors of near field communications (NFC) support for the iPhone surface nearly every year, and this year's iPhone 6 rumors are no different, with reports split on whether the device will include the short-range communications technology frequently used for mobile payments. A couple of new reports …

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 with new wallpapers & icons

Right on schedule, Apple has released the sixth preview of the upcoming OS X Yosemite to developers today. This new seed comes two weeks following the previous release, and it likely continues to bring performance enhancements, interface tweaks, and bug fixes. We’ll be updating this post with the …

More proof that the iPhone 6 will come with an evolved new Lightning cable

Last week, we told you about shots that had leaked from within Foxconn, which reportedly showed new Lightning cables developed by Apple that featured fully reversible USB connectors.<p>We were excited, but there was only one problem: the images seemed a little sketchy. But a new image from reliable …

Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 to Developers

- Aug 18, 2014<p>Apple today has seeded OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 to developers. The release comes two weeks after the release of Developer …

Sapphire, gold and tantalum … What will your iPhone 6 be made from?

It's late August, and joining Goodwood and the Notting Hill Carnival is the newest seasonal event on the calendar: speculation about new iPhones.<p>One particular nugget lighting up fans' eyes – and burning a hole in their wallets – is that the latest model might have a screen made out of sapphire. …

Photos Claiming to Be of New Lightning Cable with Reversible USB Connector Surface

Apple may be shipping a new Lightning cable that features a reversible USB connector with forthcoming iOS devices, reports Chinese website Dianxinshouji.com (Google Translate, via <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i>).<p>The source shares a few photos of the new cables said to be from Apple supplier Foxconn, with the images …