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Apple Watch to be managed by a dedicated iPhone app, Watch apps are installed from the phone

As part of an extensive hands-on by Ariel Adams, the piece shines some light on how the Apple Watch is controlled and managed. At the media event, Apple showed a wide variety of watch apps … but did not mention how they get onto the watch itself.<p>Adams’ post says that users download Apple Watch apps …

A Guide To What's Great In iOS 8

There’s a good chance if you’ve already downloaded iOS 8, you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. It looks enough like iOS 7 that you could be forgiven for wondering if anything has changed at all. Rest assured it has. In fact, there’s more substantial new stuff than Apple put into its mobile …

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

While iOS 8 comes with plenty of advantages, upgrading to a new operating system is never without its drawbacks. Maybe battery life just ain't quite …

From Gym to Board Room: All 34 Apple Watch Designs in One Place

When the Apple Watch launches early next year, you'll have 34 combinations of models and wristbands to select from. So if you're already dreaming of …

Forget phablets: Asians are snapping up full-size tablets that can make calls

If you think phablets—those oversized smartphones such as the one Apple is rumored to be planning for next month—are gauche, get over it. In the second quarter of this year, device-makers shipped 13.8 million full-size tablets in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan). One out of every four of …

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Q Design introduces QBracelet, a fashion accessory that charges your mobile devices

New startup Q Designs seeks to help solve a problem that many people have: we sometimes need to power our mobile electronic devices, but we don’t want to carry external battery packs or bulky charging cases. Q Designs’ solution, the QBracelet, looks like an ordinary bracelet, but it is actually a …

Report shows iBeacon battery drain is worse on iOS than Android

Aislelabs, a Toronto-based company offering in-store analytics and solutions for building mobile shopping experiences, today released a report examining how Apple’s Bluetooth iBeacon technology impacts battery life on iOS devices vs Android. The study found that Apple’s iBeacon framework, first …

A pair of key ‘iWatch’/’iBand’ developers confirm new Apple ‘Special Projects’ gigs

Two key members of the Apple team working on the iWatch/iBand (or your favorite “i” + wearable nickname) have confirmed their new jobs at Apple via their LinkedIn profiles. Jay Blahnik, formally a key advisor on the Nike FuelBand project and a world-renowned fitness expert, joined at Apple in July …

Apple Stores to start offering iPhones via carrier financing on Aug. 20th

A significant number of Apple Stores in the United States will likely begin offering iPhone sales via the latest carrier financing programs later this month, according to several sources. We previously detailed that Apple Stores will soon offer iPhones on AT&T Next, Verizon Edge, and the T-Mobile …

Gmail for iOS now supports sending money with Google Pay & snoozing emails

<b>Update</b>: Public beta now, as well!<p>It’s only been a few days since the last beta, and now Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 6 for testing. iOS 11.4 includes unreleased features like AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud. There’s also a new wallpaper for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. We’ll dig in to the new …

Close-up photos appear to show iPhone 6 display panel w/ tapered edges, power button, & mute toggle

We’re now less than a month away from the anticipated iPhone event in September meaning it’s prime season for parts from the next generation iPhone to surface. New high resolution photos shared today by Feld & Volk (via MR) clearly show another look at what claims to be the front panel for the …

The Moto 360 Android Wear Watch Is Ready For Its Closeup

Android Wear is already out in the wild, on peoples’ wrists and theoretically in their hearts, but the Moto 360, the round-faced smartwatch that has caught the eye of many a fashion-conscious consumer, is supposed to be coming something this month, and a new leak suggests it’s just about ready for …

Apple Patent Details A Siri For Mac That Acts As A Virtual “Third Hand”

Apple has a new patent application published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) which details a desktop incarnation of its Siri virtual assistant. The iOS Siri software has long been something observers have expected to make the jump to OS X, but so far, only its voice dictation component has …

The Secret to Headlines That Attract Readers & Shares Every Time [Research]

7 Headline Tips Guaranteed to Make Yours Stand Out<p>Not all headlines are created equal. The headline challenge is getting your message to stand out …

Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

Introduction<p>It's the kind of thing to be happening in a galaxy far, far away. Apple opening up iOS to developers, while Google is moving towards an …

Living with the Samsung Galaxy S5: a longer-term review

Introduction<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an amazing phone. I should know, seeing as I lived with it for an entire month. And I rarely put it down to …

Android L vs iOS 8: first look

One of the most fascinating rivalries in modern history is that between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Both men are known for inventing a multitude …

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Columbia River 2208 FE7 Combat Knife 7.38 inch Black Blade, G10 Handles - Free Training Knife Included

Description<b><br>CR2208:</b> <b>2208 FE7 - Jim Hammond Design</b><i><br>CRKT</i> <br>Operators are a select breed of soldier. They demand the most of themselves and of the tools they …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

With new ICANN agreement, you'll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days of applying for a domain. Without verification, registrars are …

Recon's Google Glass lookalikes open for preorders at $500

Recon Instruments, which debuted its wirelessly connected eyewear with a heads-up display at Google I/O last month, is starting to take preorders for the gadgets.<p>Consumers can place orders now for the Recon Jet for $500 at jet.reconinstruments.com. And though the glasses debuted at Google I/O, they …

You Have No Control Over Security on the Feudal Internet

Facebook regularly abuses the privacy of its users. Google has stopped supporting its popular RSS feeder. Apple prohibits all iPhone apps that are political or sexual. Microsoft might be cooperating with some governments to spy on Skype calls, but we don’t know which ones. Both Twitter and LinkedIn …