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Google Wallet funds are now FDIC insured, says report

If you happen to keep money in your Google Wallet account, your cash is now protected. According to a statement provided to <i>Yahoo Finance</i>, Google is now storing Wallet funds in banks insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). That means if Google (or one of the banks that it keeps …

Apple's 'fundamentally different' iPhone 6 expected to buck seasonal sales trends

Apple's iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus will likely perform better in the June and September quarters than previous iPhone models, analyst Gene …

SmoothCursor brings a beautifully animated cursor to iOS

When I first heard about <b>SmoothCursor</b>, I didn’t imagine that it would have much of an effect on the typing experience. While it’s true that it doesn’t …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6

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Cult of Mac Deals is your one stop shop for all your Mac and iOS friendly gear, apps, and eLearning products.<p>Save up to 96% on the Hand Stylus, the Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle, high quality XTC In-Ear Genuine Wood Headphones, and much more.<p><b><br>Save 40% on the Hand Stylus</b><p>The Hand Stylus feels just …

'iPhone 7' concept inspired by Apple Watch features Digital Crown

There are rumors that the next generation iPhones, unofficially dubbed iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, will get Force Touch technology, and could be …

Disconnect from Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X Without Turning Off Wireless

Mac users can quickly disconnect from a wi-fi network by using the wireless menu in OS X. This simple task is incredibly useful for managing and …

Star Wars wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

Star Wars Celebration ends today after a lot of stirrings in the Force. During the previous few days, both the newest Episode VII and Battlefront …

Beep Beep: modify what happens when you plug in your iPhone

Would you like an easy way to modify the vibration, charging sound, and screen power on when plugging in your iPhone to a power source? If so, then</b> …

Host your Podcasts on Google Drive for Free

If you are looking to publish your own audio or video podcasts, you’ll need to rent space on a public web server to host the MP3 or MP4 files of your …

Google Drive

Like Google Glass for cars: I tried Mini’s Augmented Vision concept

"We think the long-term vision for something on your head where it's a head-up display for your life is super compelling," says Qualcomm augmented reality VP Jay Wright. "The challenge is there's a lot of technology required to make it happen." As Qualcomm sees it, those challenges include privacy, …

Augmented Reality

Code Documentary Maker: 'This Is a Rosie the Riveter Moment'

The lack of diversity in technology "is a serious issue that’s going to affect our economy and everything else."<p>The problem of a lack of women in technology runs deep. It can’t be easily fixed. But perhaps one way to step forward is to bundle together statistics, anecdotes, history and role models …

It's time for Google to throw 'open' Android under the bus

Europe has been investigating Google Search for so long now, that the filing of formal antitrust charges last Wednesday was almost anticlimactic.<p>But there was one part that stuck out. In addition to filing formal charges related to Google Search, the European authorities also said they were …

Google Search

BitTorrent: the comic book shop of the future?

The file-sharing firm best known for making piracy possible is now doing deals not only with film and TV companies but with graphic novel publishers too<p>BitTorrent is a much-cited and much-maligned format. Most people associate it with piracy, because, to be completely honest, that is mostly what it …

Google dominates search. But the real problem is its monopoly on data

The European commission’s investigation into Google’s shopping service misses the larger point of how much information the company actually owns<p>The European commission’s inquiry into Google’s search monopoly is often compared to the antitrust investigation of Microsoft. That case eventually took 16 …

Europe

The Moto E a great low-budget option for smartphone buyers

Not too long ago you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing the Motorola Razr’s shiny aluminum phone pressed against someone’s ear or its illuminated …

How to download apps to your iPad purchased by someone else in your iCloud Family Sharing plan

When Apple introduced iCloud Family Sharing with iOS 8 they finally provided us with a method to monitor purchases made with our Apple ID from other devices _before_ they are actually purchased. These “other” devices were typically used by our children. With Family Sharing we can manipulate …

Apps

Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer

A year after Sony's 4K TV launch, the company is detailing the US launch of a revamped collection with HDR-compatible sets. You can now pre-order six models in Sony's new Ultra HD lineup, with deliveries arriving in May. The line starts off with a 43-inch TV that costs $1,300, and goes up to a …

Take a look behind the scenes of Project Loon, Google's lofty plan to bring the Internet to everyone

Project Loon is Google's audacious experiment to bring the Internet to the world, ferried on the back of high-altitude balloons. A new video posted to Project Loon's Google+ page gives us a behind-the-scenes look at this radical (and, well, loony) endeavor.<p>Google's Project Loon balloons serve as a …

Telecoms

Norway announces nationwide FM radio shut-off

By 2017, Norway plans to be the first country in the world to voluntarily end its FM radio broadcasting program.<p>The Norwegian Minister of Culture made the announcement on Thursday as a part of the country’s transition to digital audio broadcasting (DAB).<p>It won’t actually signal the end of …

Now you can get your selfies printed on your Apple Watch

To make a customised Apple Watch, customers sign in via social media and start creating on a simple design page by dragging uploaded images onto a mock-up device. You can place a picture over the whole Apple Watch strap, or put smaller frames of a photo concurrently along it. If you like what you …

Apple vs. Android argument leads to bloody fight, police say

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Occasionally in the comments section of these pages, readers express their emotional and therefore irrational support for their favored smartphone brands.<p>It can make for pulsating and even enervating …

Crime

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

New leaked images give us a better look at Oppo's upcoming bezel-less smartphone

A few weeks ago, a video leaked on the web giving us a good look at Chinese manufacturer Oppo’s supposed upcoming bezel-less smartphone. Alongside a number of photos of the phone in action, the video showed someone flipping through the device’s user interface to show off the futuristic design. The …

Twitter’s unknown celebrities

Just a year after Sabbah Haji joined Twitter in 2009, there were widespread protests in Kashmir following the death of an 11-year-old boy in police …

Social Media

Here's why Facebook's Internet.org is crumbling in India

A group of Internet companies have withdrawn support from Internet.org, the buzzy Facebook-backed service that aims to bring people in developing …

OneNote Snags Two Big Updates on the Web

Microsoft has announced two separate updates to OneNote, both of which involve the web. Bing Image Search has been updated to support a “Clip it to …

Microsoft brings a preview of its entire Office suite to Windows 10 Phones in April

Microsoft is bringing previews of its universal Office apps -- Word, Excel and Powerpoint -- to Windows smartphones. The new apps will come to the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Windows phones in late April and will offer a taste of Office 2016, and yet another glimpse at Microsoft's plans to …