Oliver

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CloudyTabs Puts iCloud Tabs In Your Mac’s Menu Bar – MacStories

Since I switched to Safari as my primary browser, I’ve been enjoying the convenience of iCloud Tabs, which allow me to easily find webpages that I have open on my devices and re-open them anywhere, at any time. iCloud Tabs have been reliable and fast in my experience, and I cannot imagine going …

Operating Systems

Control Your Devices Like a Wizard With This Ring

Ring is about to change the way you interact with and use your devices. When you’re wearing it, you can write and send text messages, turn on your …

Wearable Tech

Boeing Black Smartphone Bricks Itself When Tampered with - Technabob

Boeing (yes, that same Boeing that makes airplanes) is currently working on a smartphone called “Black” that can reportedly self-destruct when it …

Pioneer reveals new earphones designed for DJs

"Many DJs feel regular headphones are too big to carry around while on the go, which is why we created these new in-ear headphones," said Pioneer's …

RIP Mac optical drives? Rumor suggests Apple to drop last non-Retina MacBook Pro this year

<i>DigiTimes</i> is claiming that Apple will cease production of the non-Retina version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro this year as it prepares to launch refreshed Retina models toward the end of the year.<p>Apple is expected to stop production of the 13-inch MacBook Pro in the second half of 2014 and will …

iPhone 6 Rumors And We Can’t Stop Flappin’ On Our Newest CultCast

We’ll never stop Flapping! On this CultCast, we investigate the worldwide obsession with the iOS wünder-game, Flappy Bird, and the bizarre stories of why the game’s developer pulled the wildly popular game so abruptly from the App Store. Plus, some new iPhone 6 rumors surface, and a Macintosh …

App Store

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 …

Snooperscope adds night vision to smartphone cameras

This isn't the first time we've seen night vision for smartphones, as we've already covered the USNV Night Vision iPhone Adapter. The big difference …

Android News

Scientists demonstrate a robotic muscle 1,000 times more powerful than a human's

If a so-called "rise of the machines" ever comes to fruition, our chances of survival may have just taken a big hit. A team of scientists from the US …

Engineering

Samsung's new Smart TVs will be controlled with a wag of your finger

It seems not even the impending holiday is stopping some of the tech industry's heavy hitters from teasing their standout products for the 2014 CES. …

Tech Industry

McLaren's ultrasonic force field to replace windshield wipers

Windshield wipers are life-savers, but can also drive one to distraction with their incessant streaking and chattering. Well, the tyranny of the …

High-speed Rail

Apple Mac Pro review (2013): small, fast and in a league of its own

It would be an understatement to say that Apple's Mac Pro workstation was getting a little long in the tooth. As of summer 2012, it was missing Apple's own Thunderbolt ports, not to mention 802.11n WiFi. Finally, though, Apple released an updated version, and it addresses a little more than just …

Pivothead SMART Video Glasses Has Swappable Add-Ons: Glass of All Trades - Technabob

A few months ago we checked out an iPhone case that had several add-ons with different functions. The Pivothead SMART glasses have a very similar …

Monitors are so 2013: Apple patents a ‘desk-free’ computer with smart laser projector

Imagine a Mac Mini that’s completely wireless and can project a large image on a wall instead of relying on an external monitor. This Mac may sound like science fiction, but it actually may not be that far off.<p>Apple today has received U.S. Patent No. 8,610,726, “Computer systems and methods with …

iQi Mobile offers stealthy wireless charging for iPhone

As the name suggests, the iQi Mobile uses the Qi (pronounced “i-chee”) standard and is compatible with iPhone 5, 5C, 5S & iPod Touch (5G). It …

Wireless Charging

The 20 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Jabra Solemate<p><b>Dimensions:</b> 3.15 inches x 7.32 inches x 5.12 inches <b><br>Weight:</b> 21.5 Oz <b><br>Playtime:</b> 8 Hours<p><b>Kick It:</b> The clunky street shoe design actually …

Square opens up its Connect API to let merchants create custom solutions with their data

Payment technology company Square is making it easier for merchants and third-party developers to create tools and apps around its platform. It has publicly opened up its Connect API and is an important move to help it aggressively grow its ecosystem.<p>With the new API, merchants are able to retrieve …

iPhone 5S beats Galaxy S4 as top smartphone worldwide

Apple saw a big boom in China where its market share jumped to 12 percent from 3 percent in just one month, according to Counterpoint Research.<p>Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 both outsold Samsung's Galaxy S4 worldwide in October, says market researcher Counterpoint.<p>In its latest Market Pulse report …

Mobile

Apple patent points to new curved screen technology

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: USPTO<p>If you’re still busy trying to wrap your head around a 12.9-inch iPad, how does a curved screen iPhone(s aapl) …

AirCast Mobile Wants To Make Phone-To-TV Video Sharing As Easy As Texting

Chances are you’ve got a screen in your pocket and a screen in your living room, and as time goes on more and more companies are trying to find ways to make the two play nice together. The latest entrant in the field is a Chicago-based startup called AirCast Mobile is taking a stab at bringing the …

Chromecast gets Plex, Vevo, RealPlayer, Viki and more with massive app update

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>A few months ago, a developer source told me that Google (s GOOG) planned to release apps for its Chromecast …

Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping

While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled out iBeacon technology that can shadow your every move in all 254 of its US stores -- if you want it …

Apple goes Topsy-turvy over Twitter data as Amazon drones hit your doorstep

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Half-hour delivery service from Amazon(s amzn) sounds great, but do you mind a drone landing at your front door? That’s what …

1Password for Mac updated with a new layout option, improved search, custom password fields, and more

1Password for Mac, the popular password management app that we love here at <i>9to5Mac</i>, has been updated to version 4.1 with a huge list of improvements, fixes, and additions. The first of these new additions is a new multi-column display mode with customizable column sizes.<p>One of the key changes to …

Starting today, your iPhone can pester you to buy whatever you’re standing next to

If you own any iPhone more recent than the 4, walk into any US Apple retail store today and you’ll get a taste of the possibly-dystopian future of retail and the internet of things. That’s because Apple just rolled out a technology called iBeacon in all 254 of its US stores, and if you say “yes” to …

Internet of Things

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Securing your private messages with cryptography apps and services for iOS and OS X

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: Maksim Kabakou<p>Sending secure messages, know also as cryptography, has been a part of our collective history for …

The App Design Handbook for iOS 7 – MacStories

Nathan Barry and Jeremy Olson have released the iOS 7 edition of The App Design Handbook, a fantastic guide for anyone who's interested in iOS app development but doesn't know where to look or how to start. I have read the book today – even if you've been working with iOS for a while, Nathan and …

Apps

Apple Patents Home Automation Technology That Adjusts Settings Based On Device Location

Apple has just been granted a new patent (via AppleInsider) which describes a very comprehensive system for controlling connected home devices. The elaborate setup would make it possible for Apple to use location data fed from things like your iPhone and iPad, as well as use of credit cards or RFID …