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How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

Sony packs pro specs in new pocket-size camera

Your iPhone makes a compelling case to never buy another camera. But Sony seems to understand that the better you get with your photography, the more you will learn that the camera in a smartphone has limitations.<p>So when you are ready to try a more sophisticated tool, Sony will be waiting with its …

Amazon rolls out free same-day delivery

In another blow to bricks-and-mortar retail stores, Amazon.com is launching free same-day delivery for Prime members in 14 metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles.<p>Starting Thursday, shoppers who belong to Amazon's annual Prime membership program and make a purchase of $35 or more by noon will …

How to use a PS4 controller with your Mac

Now just might be the best time ever to be a Mac gamer, as a ton of big titles for PC and console are also available for Apple computers via the Mac App Store, Steam or GoG.com. It’s a golden era of cross-platform goodness, and it’s easier than ever to find a game you’ll love on the Mac.<p>Some of …

MacBook Air

Nexus 6 Tips and Tricks!

Ever since Google’s Nexus 6 was announced last year, it’s become one of the most polarizing smartphones ever to be released. In the past, Nexus smartphones have been modest and (mostly) affordable, but the Motorola-made Nexus 6 takes a different stance. It’s big, powerful, and features one of the …

Android News

Samsung plays it straight in latest 'Next Galaxy' tease

Curved or straight? Samsung's Galaxy S6 or whatever-its-called could be both, as the latest teaser shows a straight edged phone, when another from last week flaunted some curves. It boasted about the model being "crafted from the beautiful things I see around me," possibly a reference to the use of …

Soon non-developers will be able to try beta versions of iOS

If you want to check out what Apple’s cooking up in the next update of iOS, you currently have to sign up for its $99 per year developer program or …

Beta Testing

Confessions of an iPhone 6

<i>"Loving it is easy. That's why so many people do." — Apple</i><p>SEPTEMBER<p><b>[Welcome. Bienvenido. Welkom. Witamy. Bem-]</b> Oh, hey! You must be my new owner! …

It's Apple's fault that the Nexus 6 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor

Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has confessed that the dimple at the back of the Nexus 6 was originally intended to play host to a fingerprint sensor. Back in 2011, Motorola was a pioneer in bringing fingerprint recognition to its Atrix 4G smartphone, however the company it used then, …

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

Android Phones

Hands on: Henge Docks’ Horizontal Dock for MacBook is one of the best in the business (Video)

I’ve been looking for a serious MacBook dock setup for quite some time, but really have been disappointed in the current offerings. Henge Docks displayed its Horizontal Dock as a prototype last year, but it’s now available to order and I’m pretty excited about it…<p>If you’re not familiar with Henge …

MacBook Pro

Blocks Wearables is building a modular smartwatch that you can customize any way you want

Earlier this year, a company called Blocks Wearables announced intentions to build its own modular smartwatch called Blocks. Here at CES, the company is showing off some <i>very</i> early prototypes and mock-ups of what Blocks might eventually look like and how it could work.<p>Blocks Wearables was exhibiting …

Nexus 6 beats the iPhone 6 Plus by a mile in our blind camera comparison

It is safe to say that the iPhone is one of the best cameraphones around. Its camera is fast, easy to use, and capable of producing beautiful images, …

iPad-controlled wireless power system charges devices via WiFi up to 20 feet away

While some have been disappointed that Apple hasn’t yet incorporated wireless charging technology into its devices, charging pads are really almost as clunky as wires: you still have wires going to the pads, and you have to put your device in a specific place to charge them. What we really want is</i> …

Wireless Charging

iPod Cover Concept Shows a Smart Accessory Cover for iPhone 6

iPod Cover is a smart accessory concept designed by Claudio Gomboli for your iPhone 6 that essentially turns the front of your iPhone into an iPod …

DIY McFly: Make a working hoverboard from common yard gear

Yes, Virginia, there is a hoverboard. You can make it yourself and you don't need a special surface to ride on. Austin, Texas, tinkerer Ryan Craven has created a functioning hoverboard prototype. It's big and it's loud, but most importantly, it works.<p>Craven first got the idea to create a DIY …

Hangouts Chrome app updated with phone tab and better notification support

The Hangouts Android app has been going through quite a few changes lately. Just a few days ago, we saw the mobile app receive more Material Design enhancements, stickers and “last seen” timestamps. Now, an update has rolled out to the Hangouts Chrome app that brings updated notification support …

Google

RomoCart turns your living room into a video game

Looking for something new to do with your iPhone-powered Romo robot? Well, you could always use it to turn your living room into a race track. Ken Kawamoto and Tomoaki Akitomi have paired the remote controlled phone-charger with a pico projector and an RGB depth sensor to turn their living room …

Forget Apple. Make your own smartwatch with TinyScreen

The tech world has seen a trend toward bigger screens. There are increasingly large televisions. There's the iPhone 6 Plus. The aptly named TinyScreen from Tiny Circuits is making a name for itself on Kickstarter by bucking the super-sized trend and instead taking a minimized approach. The …

Android’s design guidelines: what are they, and why should you care?

These days, there isn’t much left to say about design on Android. There’s a lingering stigma that Android applications are designed for tech enthusiasts, and remain inaccessible for the average user. The platform has many poor first impressions to overcome, but the design team at Google is working …

UI Design

Take A Look Inside Apple Genius Jony Ive's $17 Million San Francisco Mansion

Apple executive Jonathan Ive bought a stunning home on San Francisco's "Billionaire's Row" for $17 million in 2012, according to The Wall Street Journal. The home was originally listed for $25 million.<p>Ive, Apple's senior vice president of industrial design, is credited with the look of the iPod, …

San Francisco

Apple confirms WWDC 2014 keynote to be held Monday, June 2nd at 10 AM PT; new hardware likely

This morning, Apple revealed the schedule for next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference. To start things off, an Apple keynote will be held from 10AM to 12PM on Monday, June 2nd at Moscone West. Apple typically holds keynote addresses to kick off WWDC, but this schedule serves as the first …

Send Files & Text Between Mac & iOS Devices With Copybin

The process is almost the same for the Mac, just click on the Copybin icon and drag anything you want to transfer into the box and it will be …

Mailbox by Dropbox adds action buttons to email notifications

Action buttons are great for email and now, Mailbox has them too<p>Although there certainly hasn't been a lot of updates as of yet for Dropbox's email …

Samsung Gear 2 Neo review

<b>See it on Amazon.</b><p>Samsung is getting into high gear with its wearable devices this year, notably with the release of three smartwatches as successors to 2013’s Galaxy Gear line. The Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit all run the company’s proprietary Tizen platform, although each device is …

Wear OS

iOS 7.1.1 Improves iPhone Battery Life

Recently Apple released the iOS 7.1.1 for iPhone and iPad. The change log was quite short, and mentioned just a few enhancements and …

Batteries

Apple to Fix iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Issues for Free

You have two options if this issue affects your iPhone 5: Mail it in or take it into an Apple Store for a 4-6 day fix.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Google's New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy

At the Project Ara Developer's Conference in Santa Clara, California, the moment of unveiling was a bit of a letdown. When project lead Paul Eremenko …

The OnePlus One Offers Top-Tier Android Phone Specs At $299

Not all smartphones are created equal, but the new OnePlus One (not to be confused with that other One, the HTC One) is roughly equivalent on paper with some of the most expensive smartphones in the world, albeit with a price that puts it much more within reach than most of those. The OnePlus One …

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarbonate. …