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10 must-have networking tools

• LinkedIn. Yes, LinkedIn is an obvious choice, but how well do you really use it? It isn’t just for people with an eye on transitioning to a new position. LinkedIn is a must for anyone looking to grow their business persona. Start by connecting and joining communities. Comment on posts. If you are …

5 digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Did you know that the quickest way to open a link on a Web page in a new window or tab is to click the link with the middle button on your mouse? If you're a keyboard person, in Windows, press the Control button and click the link. On a Mac, use the Command button and click the link.<p>There are …

How Airplay makes Apple TV a great gift idea for Mac and iOS fans

Since its reintroduction as a smaller set-top box running a modified version of iOS 4.1 on an Apple A4 chip in September of 2010, the Apple TV has …

Steve Jobs' Snarky Testimony Takes Center Stage in iPod Class-Action Lawsuit Opening

Apple this week is battling a decade-old class-action lawsuit by iPod owners angry that their media players were locked to Apple's iTunes ecosystem. Key pieces of evidence in the trial include email conversations among Apple executives and a videotaped deposition of Steve Jobs, both of which were …

Snapchat now lets you create and share your own Geofilters

Snapchat is now crowdsourcing its Geofilters feature.<p>After launching location-based filters in July, Snapchat today announced Community Geofilters, a new feature that lets you create your own filter for any given location.<p>Geofilters are designed for a given locale. With Community Geofilters, users …

Status Automatically Tells Your Friends What You’re Up To And If Your Phone Is Dead

Your phone is dead. Or you’re driving. Or you’re in a meeting.<p>Your girlfriend/boyfriend/lover-person is trying to call you. You didn’t pick up, so now they’re assuming you’re either <b>a)</b> ignoring them or <b>b)</b> dead.<p>Your phone knows better — hell, with all of the sensors and data crammed in that thing, it …

If you've ever wanted a video-based contacts list, now's your chance

Tired of just having static pictures to visually guide you through your contacts list? If so, you're in luck. A new app for iOS brings video updates to said collection of names and numbers so "you can see what all your friends are up to." The software is called Rinbw, and it replaces images for …

Apple iPad mini 3 unboxing and first impressions

Along with Apple’s iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3 also hit store shelves during a silent weekday release. If you don’t currently own an iPad mini, it’s probably a better time than ever to pick one up, but I wouldn’t really recommend getting Apple’s latest and greatest. Let me tell you why…<p>Inside of …

RIP iPod: Apple kills its oldest unchanged product

As it launched the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, Apple also quietly killed it oldest unchanged device, writes <b>Alex Hern</b><p>Not everything Apple did during its event on Tuesday was announced on stage by the executive team.<p>As the company focused the world’s attention on the stage of Cupertino’s Flint Center, …

iPhone 6: Bigger, Faster, Coming September 9

Design<p>Measuring in at 4.7 and 5.5-inches, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus dwarf earlier iPhone models, but at the same time, the two phones became Apple's thinnest yet, measuring in at <b>6.9 and 7.1mm</b>, respectively. For comparison's sake, the iPhone 5s was 7.6mm thick.<p>According to Apple, the …

Not every house has rooms that turn 90 degrees, but this one does

It would seem that when Iran isn't busy putting the kibosh down on social media, its architects are designing some pretty crazy ways to beat the weather. Case in point: a seven-floor house in Tehran with three rectangular rooms that can rotate up to 90 degrees in accordance with the season. As <i>Slate</i> …

Goodbye, iOS 7: Tips for preparing for the iOS 8 upgrade

Planning on upgrading to iOS 8 — or the iPhone 6, which is expected to launch next week? The following activities will make the process a lot easier, …

IT'S FINALLY HERE! The iPhone 6 Clone...

Henry Blodget

5 tidying tips to help organize your Mac

Over time when using your Mac it’s common to find your desktop in scattered disarray. With photos here and documents there, in the midst of this jumble mess completing further tasks seems trivial. Luckily there’s a number of tips that you can use if you find yourself trapped in Mac …

Apple's Coming Out With Two iPhones This Fall, But One Might Be Faster Than The Other

Cowen & Co. analyst Tim Arcuri wrote in his most recent note to investors that the larger iPhone will probably feature a more powerful processor than the 4.7-inch model, as Apple Insider first reported.<p>Arcuri is said to have recieved this information from sources within Apple's supply chain in …

Investing

Alleged iPhone 6 housing makes another on-screen appearance, ugly antenna breaks still present (Video)

YouTuber iCrackUriDevice has published a video featuring what could be the rear housing for Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this part appear on video, but this is definitely the best quality video so far.<p>There’s no solid proof that Apple is actually …

Safely get the grime off your beautiful Mac with these cleaning tips

While our Macs were designed for power, they were also made for beauty. Sharply rounded edges and fine materials come together to create the computers we know and love. But with normal daily use, dirt and grime can make our Mac workhorses less attractive.<p>In today’s video, we show you the …

Cleaning

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

Apps

'Modbook Pro X' Tablet Based on 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Debuts on Kickstarter

Modbook, the company with a history of offering pen-based Mac tablets using the internals of Apple's notebooks, is announcing a new Kickstarter campaign today to support the launch of a new Modbook Pro X based on the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $150,000 campaign will allow users to send in …

23 Blue Bath Accessories That Bring You One Step Closer To Your Dream Bathroom

The best bathrooms have a touch of blue. Why shouldn't yours?<p>The best bathrooms have a touch of blue. Why shouldn't yours? Plus, don't miss our round-up of stylish bathrooms with hints of blue

Everything You Need To Know About The iPhone 6

We've combed the web for leaked photos, rumors, and gossip, and rounded them all up here in one place.

Can I Lick That?: Ice Cream Bar iPhone Cases

These are the $40 icePhone iPhone cases made by HameeTV and available from this Japanese online store. They look like honest to God ice cream bars. …

Apple CarPlay Expected To Be in 24 Million Cars In 5 Years

Apple recently launched their Apple CarPlay in car system, the company has teamed up with a wide range of car makers, including BMW, Mercedes, Audi …

Sunrise’s move to Mac reflects its calendar-app dominance

Sunrise Atelier stands ready to dominate the calendar-app market.<p>Sunrise Calendar takes a rather traditional approach in terms of calendar layout, offering a day, week, and month view. It also has weather, Google Maps, and time-zone support integrated. But where this app really shines is through …

13 Cool Things You Probably Didn't Know About Snapchat

THE GHOST HAS A NAME?!?

Report Claims September 25 Launch for iPhone 6, 16GB 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air'

Apple will look to announce the iPhone 6 on Monday, September 15th ahead of a launch on Thursday, September 25, according to various Chinese media reports citing "inside sources" (Google Translate, via <i>GForGames</i>). The sources also claim that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone will be called the "iPhone …

Sunrise Calendar announces new Mac client with offline mode, third-party app integration

Just a few weeks after rolling out a major update its iOS apps, Sunrise Calendar today announced the first version of Sunrise for Mac. Sunrise for Mac includes a variety of features and capabilities, many of which are similar to what you’d find in the company’s iOS apps. On OS X, the app takes …

Facebook Messenger gets a native iPad version

Facebook Messenger makes the <i>most</i> sense on a phone, but plenty of people still want to chat on their tablets -- and apparently, Facebook knows it. The social network has just updated Messenger for iOS to support the iPad, letting you carry on a conversation without having to either dig through chats …

REPORT: Those iPhone 6 Leaks You've Seen Are Getting A Major Detail About The Phone Wrong

But according to a new report from the Japanese newspaper Nikkei (via 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo), the mockups are a good estimation of the iPhone's final design but some "key details are omitted."<p>According to the Nikkei report, which was translated by GforGames, the iPhone 6 won't feature the white …

Mobile Technology

Add days of battery life to iOS devices with these powerful USB portable batteries from Lumsing and RAVPower

Let’s keep it real here folks. Apple’s iPhones and iPads have amazing battery life but it is also fairly easy to kill the battery with a few hours of heavy use. That includes gaming, tethering, watching videos and just plain old-fashioned “usage”. Since Apple (thankfully) doesn’t have a removeable …