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MacBook meets iPad meets iMac in this supercool new concept

Remember when Apple was about to release the iPad and everyone hoped that it would be some sort of futuristic tablet-laptop hybrid?<p>That never …

Apple Pencil

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently discovered remains that suggest the first Homo sapiens showed up more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought in a place many experts didn't suspect.<p>The …

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How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

If you need one reason iPhone is better than ANY Android device, THIS is definitely it

ANDROID and iOS smartphones are neck and neck in almost every aspect – camera, speed, battery life, apps, design – except one. And it's an important …

iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S8: Which is faster? The results may surprise you.

The similarities between Apple's iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S8 are endless: Both devices are high-end, powerful and loved by the masses. But which …

Apple Inc.'s iPhone 7 Display Compares Favorably With Samsung Galaxy S8’s

Halfway through the current iPhone product cycle, Apple's flagship phones still pack competitive displays.<p>Raymond Soneira, a leading display expert, …

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

Demographics of the Top 7 Social Networks [Infographic]

There are 2.8 billion people on social media (that's 37% of the world's population!), and knowing who's doing what on which social platforms can be …

Social Media

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Tutorials

17 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs in 2017

Long before you can afford a staff to help you do more you can afford apps that help freak out less.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like most people in business today, there always seem to be a million things on your to-do list and you don’t know where to …

Remove DRM from iTunes and Apple Music to play your audio on any device

<i>This post is brought to you by Convertanymusic.com, maker of Apple Music Converter.</i><p>When we download music from iTunes, or audiobooks from Audible, the files that get onto our devices are DRM-protected. That means they can’t be played on “unauthorized” devices. This, let’s face it, is pretty …

Hands-on: Wireless CarPlay arrives in Alpine’s iLX-107 aftermarket receiver [Video]

Alpine is launching the first aftermarket receiver with wireless CarPlay in February, and <i>9to5Mac</i> got a quick hands-on demo with the feature in action at CES 2017. See Alpine’s iLX-107 with wireless CarPlay in action below.<p>Wireless CarPlay has officially been supported on iPhones since iOS 9, but …

Sony's flagship soundbar kicks out room-filling audio

The 7.1.2 channel HT-ST5000 does Dolby Atmos material justice, with sound flying in from overhead and behind.<p>CES is filled with Dolby Atmos-spitting audio equipment, but Sony's HT-ST5000 stands out. Sony has improved this model with the ability to scale audio properly no matter what size your room …

Dolby Atmos

39 photos that show how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and set it on the path to a $1 trillion valuation

So much of that success is due to the vision of Steve Jobs, the late Apple cofounder. Without him, Apple as we know it today might not even exist.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was a disaster, chewing through CEOs and delivering one bad quarter of financial results after another.<p>In 1996, knowing he had to …

Review: The Brydge keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro is (almost) the one Apple should have made

When I tried the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, one of the things that put me off was the quality of the keyboards available at the time. The only one I could get hold of on day one was the Logitech Create, which I found ugly and not a great typing experience. The Apple Smart Keyboard, that I got to try …

The Little Particles That Might Help Explain Why We're Here

One abiding mystery about the cosmos is why there’s more matter than antimatter. Nobody’s <i>complaining</i> about that imbalance: if there had been precisely the same amount of both in the universe’s earliest moments, we wouldn’t be here, because everything would have destroyed itself in an instantaneous …

Team announces breakthrough observation of Mott transition in a superconductor

An international team of researchers, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the U.S. …

Researchers explain human decision-making with physics theory (video)

The next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you’re obeying the laws of quantum physics.<p>A new trend taking …

27 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Some of these features are buried in the Settings menu, while others are hidden in plain sight.<p>Plus, there are a few things Siri can do for you that you may not know about.<p><i>(Note: Most of these features are available in iOS 8 and higher, while some are available in iOS 9 and higher.)</i>

Gemini 2: The Duplicate File Finder for Mac OS X

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How-To: Start dictation on your Mac via a voice command [Video]

By default, dictation on OS X is initiated by using a double-press of the function (<i>fn</i>) key on your Mac’s keyboard. But did you know that it is also possible to start dictation hands-free using only your voice? In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you how.<p><b>Step 1:</b> Open System Preferences → Dictation & …

9 Reasons Why iPhone Is Still Better Than Android

Apple is 40 on April 1. Its most iconic product dominates. Why is that?<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>In 2007, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laughed at the launch of the iPhone.<p>It's far too expensive, he said. Microsoft's …

Android Phones

Low-calorie sweetener 'linked with increased risk of leukemia' - study

The US manufacturer of Splenda has rebutted the study, stressing that extensive research has found sucralose to be safe for human consumption<p>An artificial sweetener promoted as a healthier alternative to sugar has been linked with an increased risk of leukemia in a new study.<p>Researchers at the …

Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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How to Save Your Contacts on Your SIM Card to Put Into a New iPhone

by Avery Martin<p>The iPhone saves SIM card data using the device's hard drive. However, you can use the SIM card from another cell phone to transfer …

Classic PlayStation 2 games ready to run on the PlayStation 4

Been waiting to play some of your favorite classic Sony PlayStation 2 games on your PS4 console? Well, now you can, for a price.<p>PS4 owners will be able to download and play PS2 games via the PlayStation Store in the Americas and Europe, Sony said in a press release Friday.<p>The Japanese electronics …

Artist RPW’s Sketchy Girls (10 Total)

These girls are sketchy! With a use of his pen and some watercolors, artist RPW creates a fantasy world of gorgeously dangerous women. His work has that delicate blend of sexuality and laid back playfulness that few can achieve. RPW was born in 1969 and graduated from the NSCAD university in 1993. …