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How to Use Your Headphones as an iPhone Camera Remote

The iPhone’s camera app shutter button isn’t always in the most convenient place—particularly if you’re trying to operate it one-handed. You can use …

Firefox for iOS gets updated with better security, protection for your passwords

Late last year, Mozilla debuted the public version of its Firefox for iOS web browser, and today the organization is rolling out a notable update in terms of its security. According to an announcement published to Mozilla’s blog, the browser will now introduce several features aimed at improving …

Software

Apple’s cheapest new iPhone ever might still be a bad deal

We knew just about everything to expect from Apple’s new iPhone SE long before it was announced on stage during a press conference last week. Weeks …

Mobile Technology

Apple Watch teardown suggests bigger profits for Apple

A dissection of the watch by researcher IHS shows that a relatively low cost for parts could add up to more money for Apple.<p>The Apple Watch seems to be a bargain for Apple to produce, at least at the low end of the line.<p>That's the suggestion from researcher IHS Technology, which took apart the 38mm …

Smartwatches

iPad still king in a slowing tablet market

Worldwide tablet sales may be falling, but according to figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, the iPad is still leading the product category when it comes to sales — despite five consecutive quarters of negative annual shipment growth.<p>Yay! We …

How to keep Mac email from giving away info to spammers

Back in the good old days, emails used to contain text, and that was it. Now they're chock-full of complex graphics and HTML-based layouts. Most of …

Apple Pay rival CurrentC is circling down the drain

Hey, everyone remember CurrentC? No, you probably don’t. Well, it’s a mobile payments platform that was designed by the Merchants Customer Exchange …

FinTech

Show your Classic Mac love with this custom pen holder

Dutch design firm (and 3D print modeler) Sevensheaven has made available a custom pen/business card holder for your desk that looks inspired by …

Flipping with Wharton Magazine Editor Matthew Brodsky

Since Matthew Brodsky came on as editor of the Wharton Magazine in 2011, he’s overseen an explosion of content at the business school publication. The magazine’s “premier platform” is its quarterly print edition—Brodsky says most alums enjoy reading it this way—but he knew he could not ignore the …

Spotify, RunKeeper, and other Android apps get their own Google Now cards

Earlier this year, Google started allowing third-party Android apps including Airbnb, Lyft, Pandora, and others to generate Google Now cards. Like Google's own cards, the goal is to bring users relevant information precisely when it's most useful or important. And the list of third-party apps that …

Apps

Avernum 2 developer pulling the plug on iOS game development

For iOS 8, the current version, Apple made huge changes in how programs make a window and register events — touches, rotated devices, etc. I …

Valve removes Steam's new paid mods in the face of criticism

A few days after it introduced a new system in which Steam users could pay for game mods, video game developer and publisher Valve is removing the feature, in the face of widespread criticism from angry players. In a post on Steam's Workshop, Valve's Alden Kroll said the team at Valve "didn't …

Gaming

QuarkXpress 2015 arrives with support for OS X Yosemite and more

64-bit Architecture: QuarkXPress 2015 can now use all the RAM available on a user's computer to deliver performance improvements across the board …

When AT&T promises broadband—but delivers only 300kbps | Ars Technica

For new homeowners, accurate information from Internet providers is hard to find.<p>Dave Mortimer went house shopping in 2013, and he made Internet …

Net Neutrality

LG G4 first look and hands-on preview

We’re in New York, where LG just introduced the new G4, its flagship device for the first part of 2015! Read on for our LG G4 first look and hands-on impressions!<p>The Android race is highly competitive this season, with Samsung staging a stylish comeback thanks to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. While …

Phones

Verizon tells customer he needs 75Mbps for smoother Netflix video | Ars Technica

Analyst blasts Verizon for misleading upsell pitch.<p>Netflix performance on FiOS Internet service has been solid ever since Netflix paid Verizon for a …

Net Neutrality

Apple doesn’t want Watch apps that tell time

There are all kinds of Apple Watch apps, from the really cool ones to the totally weird.<p>But what about third-party apps that tell the time? Such a use case would seem pretty obvious for the Watch, but Apple isn’t having it.<p>Developers noticed a new guideline today on Apple’s website that simply …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

If you’re looking for paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time, you’ve come to the right place. Of the dozens of iOS …

Tattoos might make Apple Watch malfunction

With a variety of bands, and price tags ranging all the way from $349 – $17,000, there’s an Apple Watch for everyone. Except, possibly, the heavily tattooed.<p>That’s according to a new thread on Reddit which claims that several tattoo-sporting Apple Watch customers are having trouble using the …

This simple trick could have a big impact on your iPhone’s battery life

Battery life: the final frontier. There is little question that battery life is the one area of mobile technology where developments haven’t been …

Apps

Apple Watch Sport has better display than pricier models

Apple is pushing into new territory with the Apple Watch, by making it the first device to come from Cupertino that uses an OLED display. One of the reasons Apple’s never brought OLED displays to the iPhone is they’re more challenging to engineer than long-established LCDs.<p>Apple hasn’t given us too …

Rubix's wireless battery sticks to your phone with magnets

When you're spending most part of the day out and about, chances are at some point you'll have to whip out your portable battery to juice up your smartphone. This usually means stacking your phone on top of a cable-wrapped power bank, and then clumsily holding everything together with one hand. …

Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse

Apple’s latest iPhones are, without question, the company’s most impressive iPhones to date. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus both feature sleek …

Mobile Technology

Clumsy Apple Watch buyers parade their costly breakages

There’s an old adage about most sports car crashes happening within minutes of leaving the automobile showroom for the first time, and apparently the same is true of clumsy (or unfortunate) Apple fans enjoying their first weekend with a brand new Apple Watch on their wrist.<p>Almost like a badge of …

Flying the Apple Watch skies

The iPhone has been my frequent travel companion for a while now. I do almost everything with it. So, I was curious to see how different (if at all) …

Google says Nexus 7 pulled from Google Store, buy the Nexus 9 instead

Now that Google has come official with this news, it is time to announce that Google is no longer going to be selling the Nexus 7. That’s right, for all intents, the 7-inch Android tablet that has been the benchmark of Google’s vision for Android in a tablet, is no more.<p>Over the weekend, Google …

Android News

Imagination Technologies battles x86 and ARM with free and open MIPSfpga | Ars Technica

"No industry likes a monopoly," says CEO. "We are doing deals with tier one guys."<p>Imagination Technologies is continuing its MIPS push with the …

Workstations

Car headlights of the future won't blind other drivers

Carnegie Mellon's work on headlights has made an appearance here before, where it's near-future smart headlights would parse raindrops and 'cancel' them out, projecting light around the rain drops, substantially improving visibility. But that's just one of many tricks that the Carnegie Mellon …

Airbus A380 hits 10-year anniversary amid an uncertain future

The world's biggest commercial passenger jet made its first test flight 10 years ago Monday. European jetmaker Airbus celebrated the milestone for its flagship aircraft, saying the jet was helping to "shape the future of air transportation."<p>Indeed, the company's A380 brought the term "superjumbo" …

Aviation