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Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.

Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

iPhone

Google said to be planning iOS support for Android Wear, could debut at I/O conference

Last month a developer managed to hack together a solution that enabled iPhone users to see their notifications on Google’s Android-powered wearable operating system, but at the moment there is no official way to use the two competing platforms together. That could change at Google’s annual I/O …

Google

ToutApp Raises $15M To Build Email Tools For Salespeople

Email-focused startup ToutApp has raised a $15 million Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz.

The company started out as an email-tracking tool, but founder and CEO Tawheed Kader told me that his team discovered that salespeople “used the product the most, complained the least, and stuck around the …

Startups

The Vkansee fingerprint scanner quadruples Touch ID's pixel count (pictures)

While fingerprint scanners become more prevalent in smartphones, the Vkansee fingerprint scanning technology aims to bring even more security to the …

Fingerprints

Forget PCs. The Real Bloatware Problem Is on Android

Google has a bloatware problem on its Android phones. But now that it's going to be a mobile carrier, it could make everything that sucks go away.The …

Google

Apple Surpassed Samsung As Global Phone Market Leader, Says Report

For the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple reported a record-breaking profit of $18 billion — which is the largest ever reported by a public company – while Samsung said its profits actually dropped 37% year-on-year. After those results, there was speculation that Apple had become the world’s largest …

Phones

SXSW plans largest iBeacon deployment yet to let attendees meet up & find events via mobile app

South by Southwest (SXSW) just launched its official mobile app ahead of the festival and alongside it announced plans for the world’s largest deployment of iBeacons to offer mobile app features triggered by the Bluetooth beacons. In total, more than 1000+ beacons will be deployed to pull it all …

SXSW

Apple releases first OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta with new Photos app

Apple today released the first Public Beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. The new release includes the iCloud-based Photos application for the Mac, new Emojis across the system, and simpler login to Google accounts for profiles with two-factor authentication enabled. This beta is labeled as …

Software

Microsoft continues its iOS app acquisition spree with Prismatic, a news reader startup that Apple eyed

Since Satya Nadella took the reins from Steve Ballmer just over a year ago, Microsoft has been on an aggressive acquisition spree of cross platform apps and services. Most recently, the company bought the iOS email app Acompli then relaunched it as Outlook for iOS. Microsoft also bought Sunrise, …

Startups

Cook teases ‘ton’ of Apple Watch announcements, including Panera Bread, Salesforce enterprise & fitness apps

In addition to discussing the international Apple Watch launch and accessibility efforts at a briefing in Germany, Apple CEO Tim Cook teased “a whole ton of announcements coming shortly about all of the apps coming” for the Apple Watch, according to employees in attendance. Cook first highlighted …

Panera Bread

iPhone 6s Rumors: 5 Things to Know

Everyone is talking about the Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9 today, but there are already iPhone 6s rumors worth looking at as you explore the most …

iPhone

Tim Cook says Apple Watch will be available outside U.S. in April

Speaking at the Berlin flagship Apple Store last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees that the Apple Watch will not be exclusive to the United States in April, according to employees in attendance. Specifically, Cook said that the Apple Watch will launch in Germany during the month of April. …

Tim Cook

iPad mini 2 with Retina display review

If it's a smaller, lighter iPad you are after you can’t go wrong with the iPad mini 2. It’s better than the original iPad mini in all the ways that …

iPad Mini

These are the Android apps that drain your battery the most

Curious to find out why your phone's battery keeps draining so quickly?

It could be due to your phone's age or the temperature outside (phone batteries don't like the cold), but it could also have to do with which apps you're using.

Luckily, security company AVG has published its latest report that …

Batteries

These Young College Dropouts Built a $14 Million Company in Just Over a Year

Since September, an app called Wigo -- the brainchild of 23-year-old college dropout Ben Kaplan -- has become the hottest thing on college campuses.

Wigo helps college kids find out where their friends are going to meet up and party (or meet up and study, or meet up and do anything).

But the thing …

College & University

Get ready for the two most important Android phones of the year

Two of the most important smartphone launches are happening on March 1 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

HTC and Samsung will both unveil their new flagship phones at two separate events. But, even though we're a few days away those announcements, neither company has done a very good job at …

Phones

Apple Loop: iOS 9 Available In May, Battery Life Sells Smartphones, Tim Cook's Chinese Clone

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the provisional release dates of iOS 9, battery life vs thin design, the Apple Watch’s launch event, Apple’s impressive market cap, music journalism in the iTunes store, the Apple Watch as a status symbol, the …

Tim Cook

11 best new Android apps and Android games released in February 2015

We’re nearing the end of February and it’s been quite the month for Android apps and Android games. We saw some flops but we also saw some pretty …

Android Apps

Tip of the Day: How to Use iOS 8's Manual Exposure in Camera

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Automatic exposure (which determines how light or dark our images should be) is so convenient and accurate most of the time, but then there are those times when we end up with overexposed or …

Cameras

Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first step into the wonderful world of freemium monetization, will launch on Monday for $9.99, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Tinder Plus includes at least one highly requested feature and a few others that are meant to add broader functionality to the …

Tinder

iOS 8 How-to: Set up and Use Find My iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Find My iPhone was first released in June 2010 initially for the iPhone. Now, Find My iPhone allows you to track the location of your device, be it an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, in case it gets lost or stolen. This is a great benefit because when you locate your device using Find My iPhone, the …

iPhone

This could be the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet

It looks like Huawei is taking smartwatches very seriously. As spotted by Droid Life, two official promo videos for the "Huawei Watch" have accidentally been set live on YouTube ahead of the device's likely announcement tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Before the videos were …

Smartwatches

10 of the best new iPhone/iPad apps from February 2015

Despite that February is a short month, there’s been a veritable explosion of new iPhone and iPad apps. In fact, iOS users have been kept super busy trying out everything from social networking and games to some awesome photography and artistic debuts. Here’s 10 of our favorites.

Vurb

Vurb is a handy …

iPhone

Tim Cook says the upcoming Apple Watch will replace your car keys

With the final details about pricing and launch dates expected at Apple’s March 9 event, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared another feature being built into the watch; it could potentially replace your car keys.

Cook told The Telegraph that the watch was designed to replace your car keys and the key fobs …

Tim Cook

Vimeo Finally Adds Chromecast Support Via Its iOS App

Streaming video service Vimeo now works with Chromecast, the company announced this morning, making it one of the more high-profile services to support Google’s dongle-based media player which plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and allows you to “cast” video, photos, music and more from your phone or …

Streaming

Apple iPhone 6S on Release Date Likely Virtual Reality-Ready as iOS 9 2015 Arrival Accelerates – Reports

The chance is high that virtual reality (VR) functions will come packed with the iPhones 6S release date later this 2015 as Apple ramps up efforts to …

iPhone

7 Apps to Make You Happier

THE INC. LIFE

These tech tools promise to deliver everything from a calmer mind to more good karma.

The things you can accomplish with an app these days are truly impressive. With a couple of taps on your smartphone, a taxi will pull up at your door, a tasty dinner appear on your table, or your dirty …

Meditation

Citymaps Raises $6M As Its Mapping App Goes Global

Mapping startup Citymaps today announced a new $6 million funding round. The company’s app, which was previously available on iOS, also launched on Android, and it expanded its previously US-centric coverage to 80 million points of interest across the world.

So why would you need another mapping …

Maps

How one man's stolen iPhone made him an internet celebrity in China

Matt Stopera noticed something was wrong with his phone in January.

While searching for a photo to Instagram, he discovered that his supposedly private photo stream had been inundated with photos of a Chinese man taking selfies in front of an orange tree.

Who was this man? Where did this orange tree …

iPhone