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WATCH: Disabling IPhone Animations Can Actually Speed Up Your Device

Just one little tweak makes your iPhone feel brand-new again!<p>Compared to desktop computers, iPhones run very lean and very mean, but that's not to …

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Stardock’s newest tech will let you mix AMD and Nvidia video cards in a PC

Stardock is about to revolutionize the video-card market for PCs. Not only will it make high-end gaming more affordable, but it also will put virtual reality within reach of millions of consumers.<p>In an exclusive interview with GamesBeat, CEO Brad Wardell laid out the PC utility and gaming company’s …

5 Of The Best Secrets In 'Fallout 4'

A few dozen hours into <i>Fallout 4</i>, things start to get deep. It’s the way of these games: you’ve made your way through the main quest, or at least most of it. You’ve populated your map with innumerable little landmarks representing dozens of small moments of discovery. You’ve got some gear, you’ve …

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This cat calendar is all you need to make 2016 an awesome year

iOS 9 How-To: Quickly delete multiple images in Messages to free up space without losing your conversations

When you send pictures, videos, audio messages and other attachments in Messages on iPhone and iPad, it stays on the device by default taking up memory. For a lot of people, Messages is the second biggest app on their device in terms of storage, with Photos often being the biggest, because of the …

How BioCatch keeps your online banking safe after you log in

While online banking tends to use two-factor authentication, making logins relatively secure, what happens if you walk away from your device and someone else hops on to wreak havoc with your money? What happens if a remote access trojan hijacks your session?<p>BioCatch uses clever analysis of how you …

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12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

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Apple customers complain of apps crashing with latest iPhone, iPad software

In what appears to be a repeat of last year's problems, some customers say the update to Apple's mobile software, iOS 9, has caused apps to shut down.<p>Apple's new iPhone and iPad software comes with better battery life and a new Siri interface. It might also come with bugs.<p>Apple customers are …

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The best iOS 9 features you don't know about yet

Who knew in-app Spotlight searches could be this exciting?<p><b>Read next:</b> The iOS 9 review.<p>Swipe right for Siri? Old news. Here are several iOS 9 features you might not have discovered yet — or ones that you'll find surprisingly useful.<p><b>Phone Number Lookup</b><p>In iOS 9, your iPhone can pull data from the …

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Watch the new trailer for sci-fi horror Soma

Frictional Games have released a new creature trailer for its upcoming sci-fi horror <b>Soma</b>, which you can watch right here…<p><i>Enter the world of SOMA and</i> …

Bank of America adds fingerprint logins to its Android and iOS apps

One of the most anticipated features arriving with Android's Marshmallow OS update is the new fingerprint reader capability. And while Marshmallow won't go live until the end of the year, a number of companies are already gearing up with fingerprint-enabled apps. Bank of America is one of them. The …

New research tool for Android intelligently kills apps while your phone is dozing off

Unfortunately, the world of Android is still plagued by certain apps that manage to take huge bites out of a phone’s battery life, even when you …

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How to Speed Up Android Phone With Ease

Many of us are often faced with the dreadful problem of an <b>Android phone</b> which works pretty slowly. It might even hang occasionally giving us mini …

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Remember Jelly? Here’s another iPhone app that wants to help with tough decisions

If you’re the type of person who takes an hour to decide what you’re making for dinner or whether you want an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, Flotsm is for you.<p>It’s a free iOS app that lets you get unbiased help making tough decisions, as well as lighthearted ones too. And it’s all anonymous. It’s also …

The best network-attached storage

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After three weeks of research, plus hands-on testing of a half-dozen finalists, we found that the QNAP TS-251 is the best network-attached storage device (NAS) for people who need …

Catch a teasing glimpse of SOMA's monsters

Under the sea, no one can hear you scream. More to the point, no one can tell you've wet yourself either.<p>Such are the thoughts that are likely to …

Destiny: The Taken King's live-action commercial will get your blood pumping

<i>Destiny</i> trailers and commercials with a Led Zeppelin soundtrack are, by now, <i>a thing</i>, and the latest one — an ad for the game's upcoming expansion, <i>The Taken King</i> — doesn't disappoint on that front.<p>The 60-second TV spot features "Black Dog," just like <i>The Taken King</i>'s launch gameplay trailer did last …

'Dota 2' is the first title running on Valve's new game engine

If you want a look at just how much PC gaming powerhouse Valve (and gaming as a whole) has changed consider this: When the company launched the original Source Engine back in 2004 it did so with a beta for a new version of <i>Counter-Strike</i> (<i>Counter-Strike: Source</i>) and then went wide a few months later …

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6 ways you can use your iPhone to do good

Your iPhone is a constant in your life, its tiny screen captivating you for more hours of the day than you'd probably care to admit.<p>But what if you …

Office for iOS 9 will let you multitask and scribble on documents

Microsoft has announced updates for its Office suite of productivity apps as well as its Outlook email client that will take advantage of the new features in Apple’s iOS 9, WatchOS 2 and the upcoming iPad Pro.<p>Thanks to iOS 9’s support for multitasking, you’ll be able to use two Office apps …

Popular drawing application Paper by FiftyThree now available on iPhone

As it announced last month, the popular drawing app Paper is now available for the iPhone. Since the app’s initial release in 2012, it has been available exclusively on iPad, but its developers, FiftyThree, say that the experience is just as beautiful and seamless to use on the iPhone as it is on …

Office 2016 starts rolling out on September 22

Microsoft's next major Office update is now only a few weeks away: the software giant just announced that it will start rolling out Office 2016 starting on September 22. While it's not nearly as exciting as new hardware, it's still a significant release for Microsoft. It'll be the first version of …

Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 9.1

Following yesterday's big media event, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 9.1 to developers, and now the company has made iOS 9.1 available to public beta testers. iOS 9.1 includes features for the iPad Pro, adding support for accessories like the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, both of which …

Can You Really Enhance Your Online Presence? Here Are 8 Ways!

"If you want to survive in modern day's competition, go online!"<p>If only you had a penny for each time you heard that statement. But when you think about it, how many people do you know that have used the Internet to promote themselves or their businesses without much success? Perhaps …

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How To Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life In 8 Steps

You know the struggle: You're about to Snapchat the world's most flattering selfie, or delete an accidental "Like" that totally shows you're still stalking your ex on Facebook -- and your phone unexpectedly dies.<p>The iPhone in particular is notorious for having terrible battery life. This week, …

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