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This weird trick can free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone

It seems like iPhone storage is always at a premium, especially if you have an entry-level model with just 16GB -- an economic necessity for many an iPhone owner. It's the rare person who doesn't know the pain of trying to download a new app or snap a few more photos and seeing the dreaded "not …

iTunes

Move over, Very Hungry Caterpillar

Because Mandarin immersion classes are so five years ago<p>Parents worried about how to mold their three-year-olds into computer programmers will be relieved to know that Fisher-Price is on the case, starting with a toy caterpillar.<p>The company will debut its $50 Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar tonight at …

AT&T wants to make every city smart

Partnering with data companies, AT&T says it can make cities more efficient<p>First we had smart phones. Then we were promised smart homes. Now, if AT&T has its way, we'll all be living in smart cities.<p>And it's not thinking small, either. "We believe the scale is big," explained AT&T Mobility CEO …

Smart Cities

Nuance wants to build the power of Siri into every app

And every smart home product, too<p>Smartphones let you control a lot using only your voice. Whether you're on an iPhone or an Android phone, you can ask for directions, perform a search, start a call, or dictate a message. But once you actually open up an app, voice control disappears: for the most …

Watch the gorgeous first trailer for stop-motion adventure Kubo and the Two Strings

The team behind The Boxtrolls and Paranorman is back<p>Stop-motion studio Laika is heading into a world of adventure for its next film. The animation house behind <i>Paranorman</i> and <i>The Boxtrolls</i> just released a new trailer for the upcoming <i>Kubo and the Two Strings</i>, which swaps its trademark dark modern …

How To Save or Share Your iPhone Voicemail Messages in iOS 9

In previous versions of iOS, saving or sharing a voicemail was a difficult task, but iOS 9 makes it easy by adding sharing tools.<p>I don’t know how …

Apps

Learn How Pixar Makes Its Films with the Free Pixar in a Box Program

The event also featured a live demonstration from two of Pixar in a Box’s creators, Khan Academy content producer Brit Cruise and Pixar senior …

Those Netflix movies you lost just went to Hulu

Hulu is about to get a load of well-known movies like <i>Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation</i>, <i>Interstellar</i> and <i>Wolf of Wall Street</i>. The US company confirmed the rumor that it will now stream content from Epix, the service owned by Viacom and movie studios Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate. Netflix used to carry …

Siri can be a life saver… literally

Siri probably isn’t the most frequently used feature on your iPhone. It’s occasionally hard of hearing, it’s rarely more convenient than simply …

Siri

14 Tips for Finishing Basements

Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting space<p>1 / 16<p>First, Dry it Up<p>If you have a damp or wet basement, you have to fix it before you start any …

iOS 9 Beta 3 Tidbits: 4x4 Folders on iPad, Screenshot and Selfie Folders, News App, and More

Apple today released the third beta of iOS 9, which has turned out to be the biggest update to the operating system so far. It adds a revamped Music app with access to Apple Music, the News app that was first unveiled at WWDC, a new two-factor authentication system, and several other smaller …

Apple Music

The Olympus Air lens camera can be yours for $300

Nearly five months after introducing its Air lens camera in Japan, Olympus is finally ready to bring it to the US. The AIR A01, as it's officially named, is a shooter that attaches to and pairs with your smartphone or tablet -- in similar fashion to Sony's QX line of devices. Spec-wise, the Olympus …

Olympus

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best Response Ever

Siri has always been too clever by half, yet with the new iOS 8, your iPhone’s operating system received a significant comedy upgrade.<p>And Twitter …

Siri

What's a data scientist and how do I become one?

The emergence of big data – a term used to describe sets of data so large, disparate and proliferating that traditional data processing applications aren’t able to handle them – has led to a growing need for skilled professionals who can mine and interpret the required data sets to help businesses …

Mini-glossary: Big data terms you should know

These 20 terms are essential to learn if your IT job requires you to work with big data in any capacity.<p>When it comes to assembling a list of key big …

Big Data

How to make data work for your company

Let’s imagine you’re going to a birthday party. The person celebrating is a 40-year-old male and he wants presents. You’ve known this guy for a while …

The Easiest, Cleanest Way to Light Your Charcoal: Use an Egg Carton

iOS 9 can delete and automatically re-download apps to make room for updates

Another tweak to fix the OTA update problem on 8GB and 16GB iDevices.<p>iOS 9 is implementing some changes to make things easier on owners of 8GB and …

Skype's real-time translator now speaks French and German

After adding Italian and Chinese support a couple of months ago, Microsoft is now bringing French and German to its Skype Translator app. That brings the total number of languages to six, with English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish all supported, nearly 30 percent of the world’s …

'Final Fantasy VII': The challenge of remaking a classic

Almost 20 years later, <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> is being remade. It's no prequel, sequel, gamified <i>Advent Children</i> thing. It's a proper darn remake. The short trailer shown first at PlayStation's E3 2015 event was fairly obtuse -- we don't even get to see the protagonists' face, but there's still a lot of …

Square Enix's Shinra 'supercomputers' could power the games of the future

There's no doubt we've seen some technically amazing games at E3 already this week, but they all have one limitation in common, whatever the platform — their developers need to take hardware power into account and fit their designs beneath a performance ceiling. What if there were a way to create a …

We spoke with the human behind ReBoot's new live-action concept

You may not have heard of <i>ReBoot</i>, but for a generation of '90s kids, the show was incredibly formative. As the first half-hour, completely computer-animated TV series, it holds a special place in animators' hearts. Now, 14 years after <i>ReBoot</i>'s final episode first aired, Vancouver-based Rainmaker …

What's New in iOS 9

The new home screen layout<p>The system wide typeface has been changed to a variant of Apple's San Francisco. You can see this reflected in the app icon …

‘App thinning’ is the best iOS 9 feature you haven’t yet heard of

Checking in at over 2 hours, Apple’s WWDC keynote this past Monday was exceedingly long. Naturally, Apple had a lot of ground to cover, with no …

Apps

This incredibly useful app can help your old Mac run like new again

Does your MacBook start sounding like a rocket ship that’s about to take off if you have more than four browser tabs open at once? If so then you may …

Apple

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

[avocado-gallery ids=”308771,308762,308763,308764,308765,308766,308767,308768,308769,308770″]<p>A brilliant white lightning bolt strikes the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In Venice, Italy, a whale splashes joyfully through a street system made up of canals. In New York, an elephant is lifted high into the …

iPhone

Why Steve Jobs drowned the first iPod prototype

Every once in a while an anecdote comes along that so perfectly describes the late Steve Jobs’ vision, that it’s a perfect metaphor for Apple as a whole. This might be my favorite of those anecdotes.<p>Originally posted on Quora by ex-Apple employee Amit Chaudhary, here’s a story about how Jobs got …

Steve Jobs

Crowdfunding campaign hopes to beat Nike to auto-lacing shoes

Ever since Marty McFly first wore them in <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>, we've all dreamed of auto-lacing shoes. Nike has now said that a pair will launch in 2015, but despite that, a Canadian startup is taking to Kickstarter to try and beat the shoe giant to the punch with its Powerlace P-One …

Watch the trailer for 'District 9' director's next sci-fi film 'Chappie'

If you're a fan of <i>District 9</i>, it's hard not to be excited about director Neill Blomkamp's next sci-fi film, <i>Chappie</i>. The movie sounds absolutely insane, with two members of the highly eccentric rap group Die Antwoord playing gangsters who kidnap an intelligent robot, voiced by Sharlto Copley, and …