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Meet Aurous, the ‘Popcorn Time for music’ app you’ve been waiting for

Despite its questionable legality, Popcorn Time’s popularity hasn’t diminished much since the original forks launched in 2014. In fact, the name has …

Popcorn Time

How to sideload apps on iOS 9

As you’ve likely heard, iOS 9 allows you to sideload apps on to your iPhone or iPad using Xcode 7. This means that you can find an open source app, …

Apps

Apple’s new material will eliminate iPhone’s unsightly antenna lines

Apple’s been using antenna lines in its smartphones ever since the days of the iPhone 4 and antenna-gate, but a new patent filed by the company could soon make those unsightly lines disappear for good.<p>In a new patent filed last week, Apple has detailed its plan to create a composite material that …

WhatsApp Sucks At Privacy, Receives Just One Star In Data Privacy Tests

If online privacy is a big deal for you, and it probably should be, then the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual data privacy test is probably …

9 apps to help you get the most out of New York City

New York City is packed with restaurants, bars, theaters, activities and basically every form of entertainment you can think of — and more.<p>Visiting …

Got a Chromecast? Check for a $6 Gift From Google Right Now

If you've got a Chromecast set up on your network, click this link right now and you should be eligible for $6 from Google just for owning a …

Got sick kids? Take their temp with Wishbone and your phone

Image copyright Joywing Tech.With both of my kids now in high school, it’s been a long time since the days of taking a crying baby’s temperature. I …

Personal Data

The First Ubuntu Phone Won’t Rely On Apps. Here’s Why That’s Brilliant

Canonical wants to move us away from the app-centric mobile experience.<p>The mobile market is saturated. Any new entrants are doomed from the start. And if you need proof, just look at Windows Phone or BlackBerry. The problem is that you need an app ecosystem to gain market share, but you need market …

Apps

HeartThis Lets You Shop All Your Favorite Stores From Just One App

A new mobile application called HeartThis wants to make shopping across multiple retailers more convenient for smartphone users. The app, which is making its official debut later today on stage at StartX’s Demo Day, puts over 330 stores in one place, allowing you to buy from places like Dillard’s, …

Apps

15 Mac Hacks You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Mac is one of the most powerful and versatile machines on the market today. There are so many great features included with your Mac that it’s …

This Mechanical Keyboard Is Secretly An Android Computer

Your keyboard is boring—it doesn't do anything special or unique. You could change that: some crazy bastards in China have built a keyboard that's …

Verizon Drops Many Data Plan Prices by $10 Per Month

Verizon today announced (via <i>Re/code</i>) that it is planning on dropping the price of most of its More Everything data plans by $10 per month, making its service offerings more appealing in the increasingly competitive cellular market.<p>Verizon's 1GB data plan is now priced at $30 instead of $40, and a …

Telecoms

Samsung Looks Set To Unveil The Galaxy S6 On March 1

It’s February, which means Samsung is back in tease mode as it prepares to introduce the latest smartphone in its flagship Galaxy S family. That device looks like it will be unveiled March 1 in Barcelona, at the same time as Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s big trade show in …

Phones

Apple’s failed Arizona sapphire plant will be $2 billion data ‘command center’

The fate of GT Advanced Technologies’ failed sapphire plant in Mesa, Arizona, has been decided. After committing to repurposing the 1.3-million-square-foot facility, Apple revealed today that it will invest $2 billion in making it a global command center for all of its cloud networks.<p>The company …

Apple Watch

A Carrier Website Might Have Just Leaked Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone

The company is likely to unveil a second version of the Galaxy S6 with a curved display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Sources confirmed this to Business Insider's Steve Kovach earlier this month, but now a page that appeared on Vodafone's Dutch website provides further …

Electronics Industry

Cablevision’s WiFi calling service: another reason you don’t need an iPhone

This week the folks at Cablevision released a WiFi calling service called Freewheel without the iPhone and without the Samsung Galaxy S5. What does …

OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

Tired of retyping stuff like your name, email and physical address when using iOS devices? A new keyboard app for iOS, called OftenType, has a quick fix for this type of personal data-related typing fatigue: it’s added custom shortcut keys to the standard iOS keyboard to save you some of the …

Apps

MasterCard brings Apple Pay to the PGA Tour w/ perks for attendees paying from iPhone

MasterCard announced today that it’s bringing Apple Pay to the PGA Tour starting with its first stop at the Waste Management Phoenix Open kicking off this week.<p>MasterCard will also offer attendees using Apple Pay the chance to earn rewards through its Priceless Surprise program.<p><i>Food and beverage</i> …

Google Fiber set to launch in four more US cities

Google is set to announce the expansion of its Google Fiber internet service to four new cities, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, with the details of the new rollout coming in the next few days. According to the publication's sources, the company will start to offer the one-gigabit broadband network …

Net Neutrality