Mike Nicolas

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Why Apple switched from Yahoo to Weather Channel for Weather data in iOS 8

When Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier this month, it didn’t take long for beta testers to notice it had replaced Yahoo with The Weather Channel as the source of data in the stock iOS Weather app. While recent reports suggested Yahoo was trying to get Apple to put even more of its services on the iPhone …

A beginner's guide to owning bitcoin

By now you know enough about bitcoin to want in, but you're not sure how to get some of your own.<p>Step One: Zip over to your friendly neighborhood cryptocurrency corner store. Step Two: Ask the dude behind the counter to swap your greenbacks for bitcoins and you're golden. Done deal.<p>Yeah, right. If …

Doubts about Amazon's future overshadow Fire Phone launch

The list of household names – Blackberry, Nokia, HTC, Motorola – that have almost bankrupted themselves trying to make a hit smartphone is long, but this week Amazon became the latest tech company to take on the challenge.<p>Jeff Bezos stepped on stage in Seattle on Wednesday to unveil his Fire Phone. …

Stand Tall: 5 Tips for Purchasing an iPhone Case for Video Viewing

“Can I watch a video?” my three-year-old son asks.<p>Ever since my mom turned him on to YouTube cartoons on her smartphone, this has become a frequent request, albeit one my wife and I decline more times than not. We aren’t opposed to watching television, but we view it as more of a special event than …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching …