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How to get iOS 9 public beta on your iPhone right now

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on Apple’s latest public beta for iOS 9, you’re in luck. With new proactive features for Siri, public transit directions in Maps, and a supercharged notes app, not to mention new multitasking and keyboard features for newer iPads, iOS 9 is looking pretty …

Sherish for iPhone Protects Your Family Photos

As an increasing number of digital natives get born and embark on their life journeys, they are often accompanied by thousands of photos and videos taken by their adoring parents and posted online in public blogs or social networking sites. But what if they don’t like, or are embarrassed by, …

With the One M9, HTC tries to build a 'timeless piece of design'

BARCELONA -- HTC's Peter Chou wants his One family of smartphones to be the Range Rovers of the mobile world.<p>That's not to say Chou -- who on Friday stepped down as HTC's chief executive to take over the company's development of future products -- has any desire to turn his flagship smartphone line …

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The 5 Best Clothing-Optional Resorts In The World

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Caliente Caribe</i><p>When you hear the words "clothing-optional resort", one of two things come to mind: A sun-soaked orgy that makes your Spring Break memories feel like a Young Life summer camp, or a pool surrounded by lumpy, weathered blobs that resemble the scrap room floor of …

South African Reserve Bank Ordered To Repay Tech Entrepreneur And Multi-Millionaire Mark Shuttleworth Over R250 Million

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has been ordered by the South African Supreme Court of Appeal to pay back USD $22.28-million (250-million Rands) to tech entrepreneur and multi-millionaire Mark Shuttleworth following several months of legal battle between the two parties. The USD …

7 Ways to Preserve Your Battery Life on iOS 8

Those of you running the latest iOS 8 software on your iPhone or iPad might notice your battery life dwindling faster than usual.<p>That's because the …

Visa Launches PayPal-Like ‘Checkout’ Widget For Third-Party Websites

Visa wants to make the process of paying for goods on your phone or iPad as easy as swiping your credit or debit card at an offline retailer.<p>To do so, it’s adapting to Internet retail with the launch of Visa Checkout, a new payment option that will allow users to speed through the online checkout …

Morning Gives You All Your Need-To-Knows

Morning for iOS has proven to be a popular tool for getting all the crucial need-to-knows to start your day, but thus far it has been an iPad-only affair. With the latest update, however, two-man development team Tamper has made it available for iPhone users too.<p>In a nutshell, Morning collates <i>all</i> …

Windy: A Stereoscopic 3D Soundscape of Wind

Who would’ve thought that weather-themed audio apps would prove such a hit?<p>Way back in July last year, we brought you news on Taptanium’s Thunderspace, a stereoscopic 3D soundscape of thundery weather for iOS, from the creators of popular weather app Haze. Similar to Raining.fm, Thunderspace serves …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Camera+ iPhone app adds 16×9 widescreen shooting mode, improved filters & editing

The popular Camera+ iPhone app from developers tap tap tap was updated today with a number of new features and improvements. On top of a “a bunch of refinements to The Lab” and photo editing, the app gains a new BOOST feature for setting filters to 200% intensity and widescreen 16×9 shooting mode. …

Google Gives You All The Joy Of Playing With Legos Without The Foot Pain

What's better than playing with Legos? Playing with <i>unlimited</i> LEGOS and not having to worry about stepping on them.<p>With Google's new site, Build with Chrome, you're able to build anything you want with multiple shapes and colors of Legos and then share your creations with other people. You can go …

20 Ways Apple’s Mac Changed Everything (Other Than the Most Obvious Ones)

On January 24, 1984, at the Flint Center on De Anza College’s campus in Cupertino, California, Apple formally announced the Macintosh at its …

30 years in 33 photos: A Visual History of the Apple Mac

The Macintosh is 30 years old today. Over the next few days, we’ll be taking a look at the past and future of the Mac platform, starting off with a visual history of how the computer has evolved over the past few decades.<p>For an in-depth look at how the first Macintosh came to be, you can also check …

Are Your Pics Blue Enough? How to Turn Your Photos Into Instagram ‘Like’ Magnets

Want to get more likes on Instagram? Make sure your images are predominantly blue, spaciously cropped, bright and mildly desaturated.<p>At least those …

Groopic For iPhone Mashes Up Group Photos To Include The Missing Photographers

One of the more amazing things about our smartphones is that they don’t just put the capabilities of computers and cameras into small, portable form factors, they also leverage the combination of being both these things to give ordinary users the access to tools that previously required advanced …

Here's the Coolest Photo Yet of SpaceShipTwo in Flight

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has made its first flight in months, which is noteworthy both because they tested the nitrous system on board and …

Aereo in AT&T and DISH deal talks amid broadcaster fury

Aereo, the would-be cable-disrupting streaming TV service that puts a PVR in the cloud, has been holding clandestine talks with AT&T, Dish Network, …

How Different Is Ready Player One From The Book?

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>From 'Aquaman' to 'Birds of Prey' to …

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Preview Answers Questions About Peter Jackson's Middle 'Hobbit' Chapter – /Film

While initial trailers for <i>The Hobbit</i> have some footage that will likely be in the second chapter, <b>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</b> (as the trailers …

Full vaccine schedule safe for kids, no link to autism

A new study is the latest research failing to find a connection between autism and vaccines.<p>At least 10% of parents of young children skip or delay routine vaccinations, often out of concern that kids are getting "too many shots, too soon."<p>A new study finds that children who receive the full …

Kodak Instamatic camera turns 50

The revolutionary camera that made photography a snap was introduced in March 1963.<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co.'s revolutionary Instamatic camera, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, is defined by its name: easy to use, simply and smartly designed and ready for the fleeting …

NYC to Sift Construction Debris for More 9/11 Remains

The city has collected about 60 dump truck loads of debris from construction areas around the World Trade Center site over the past two and a half …

US plans to slash tailpipe emissions are good for the planet and bad for China’s automakers

New vehicle and gasoline emissions regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency today will slash harmful pollutants. They’ll also make it harder for Chinese automakers to break into the American market.<p>The EPA’s proposed regulations, which mirror California’s stricter standards, …

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Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

Mama bear? National Zoo artificially inseminates giant panda

The National Zoo announced Saturday that a team of scientists and veterinarians had artificially inseminated the Zoo's female giant panda after natural breeding failed to occur.<p>The statement said that Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated with a combination of fresh and frozen semen taken from the …

South Africa Helicopter Patrolling For Rhino Poachers Crashes Killing 5 Air Force Members

A South African military helicopter that was patrolling Kruger National Park Saturday evening, scouting for rhino poachers, crashed, killing five …

Oscar Pistorius won't be snubbed by athletics organisers because of murder trial, insists Paralympian's agent

Oscar Pistorius would be welcomed back to certain athletics meetings when he decides to return to competition, his agent Peet van Zyl has claimed.<p>Pistorius is allowed to travel abroad for competitions after a judge changed his bail restrictions earlier this week as he awaits trial for killing his …

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