Jessica Helmer

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8 reasons Google's Pixel is better than the iPhone

You should note that everything here is subjective. The iPhone has great features that the Pixel doesn't have, and the Apple ecosystem is in a league of its own.<p>But <i>damn</i> the Pixel is good.<p>You should also note that I'm comparing the Pixel XL experience with my iPhone 6s and not the iPhone 7 series. …

IPhone 7

Why you might want to disable iOS 10's lock screen widgets

With lock-screen widgets, I can call home, text my wife, glance at my calendar, check a score, Shazam a song and perform many more helpful actions all without unlocking my iPhone. These widgets are incredibly convenient and my favorite thing about iOS 10.<p>This added convenience, however, sometimes …

Widgets

Run an Android desktop on almost any computer

Last month, it was rumored that official Android support would be coming to the Raspberry Pi after an empty directory for the $35 computer was discovered in Google's Android Open Source Project repository.<p>Having official Android support on such a device would be useful, and could bring with it …

It may soon be illegal to text and walk in New Jersey

AP Photo/Ben Margot<p>New Jersey assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D) has had it up to here with distracted text-walkers. That’s why she’s putting forth a bill that would make it illegal for cell phone owners to use mobile devices while walking on a public road. The penalties for breaking this proposed …

Watch: Galaxy S7 survives 45 minutes in the washer

When it comes to build quality, the Galaxy S7 is easily one of the most solid feeling Android devices out there. Samsung really outdid themselves …

Phones

The Galaxy S7 Edge ranks among Android phones with the best battery life

The Galaxy S7 Edge has a much larger battery than the standard model, and battery life is expectedly great. For that reason, we have added it to our …

5 great Android app alternatives to Gmail

Gmail is the lifeblood that drives the Android experience. All the data that flows through your inbox powers Google Now recommendations, fills up …

5 Best iPhone 6 Screen Protectors

iPhone screens have undoubtedly become stronger and more scratch-resistant over time. Yet, since we quite literally take our phone everywhere with us, it’s still nice to have that extra layer of safety for our expensive idevices. While this list focuses on screen protectors for the iPhone 6, most …

How to change your Apple Watch band

If you've bought an Apple Watch, you'll want to personalize it and make it reflect your look.<p>The good news is switching Apple Watch bands is easy and …

Opinion: Get ready to wave goodbye to the MacBook Air, and say hello to additional MacBooks

Trying to predict the future of technology is a risky endeavor at best, and never more so when attempting to do it with one of the most secretive companies in the field.<p>But never let it be said I don’t ‘fess up when my predictions don’t pan out. Two years ago, I reckoned that the MacBook Air and …

MacBook Air

How to Use Split View in OS X El Capitan

With the recent release of OS X El Capitan, Mac users can now take advantage of full-screen apps in a split screen view. That is, a compatible app will zoom to take up an entire half of the screen and you can do the same with a second one, giving you two apps side-by-side in full-screen mode.<p>While …

Apps

How to Use Picture in Picture on Your iPad

Picture in picture is one of the new iPad multitasking features introduced with iOS 9. Picture in Picture works with iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, and iPad mini 2 or later. You can use Picture in Picture with FaceTime or while browsing in Safari. If you come across a video you want to watch, with …

Apple

Dress up your wrist with custom wallpaper from Watch Faces

A few days ago we told you about a new app called Personal that lets you customize your Apple Watch faces with emojis and text. From the creator of …

Apple Watch

Adding links to Reminders in iOS 9

With iOS 9 you can now create reminders that are linked to content in other applications, such as a web page, email, contact, conversation in …

20 free OS X apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While it's true that most Mac developers …

9to5Toys Last Call: Wireless Laser printer $25, 15,000Ah Power Bank $15, PS4 Limited Edition bundle $350, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p><i>Last Call Updates:</i><p>Logitech’s new Harmony Home Hub Extender lets the pizza man in …

Powerbank

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How to merge large iPhoto and Photos libraries

Esa Ruoho has a 11,000-item iPhoto library and an Apple Photos library for OS X that comprises over 6,000 items:I just spent 6 hours combining three …

3D touch will change how you use your iPhone

Forecast Bar Review

This really useful weather forecast utility sits in the menu bar, giving you an at-a-glance idea of the weather, unless you open it up for more …

How to use the keyboard as a trackpad on your iPhone with 3D Touch

Launch the app you want to use and bring up the keyboard.<p><b>Press firmly</b> on the keyboard.<p><b>Swipe</b> your finger around to move the cursor.<p><b>Press deeper</b> to …

Apple

The 30 Best Apps for your new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus

Got a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? Here are some of our favorite iPhone apps that’ll help you make the most of your shiny new iPhone. Continue …

iPhones 6s captures China’s beauty (and liberates Nat Geo photog)

The new camera on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have already been put to the test in the fashion world, and on the baseball diamond, and now ahead of the device’s release tomorrow, National Geographic is showing fans what the new 12MP sensor can do when it replaces your entire camera bag.<p>National …

Hands On with watchOS 2: What's Different

Apple finally released watchOS 2, after a slight delay to fix some last minute bugs, and now everyone can download the update. The companion Watch app that runs on the iPhone takes care of the downloading and installation, but once that is out of the way, the Apple Watch can finally operate …

Get lost in Lifeline 2’s fantasy world on Apple Watch

Dave Justus is no stranger to writing video games, having written both Telltale’s <i>The Wolf Among Us</i> adventure game for Mac, PC and console, as well as the original <i>Lifeline</i>, a text-based story game that brought the epic struggles of an astronaut named Taylor to our wrists.<p>With the help of 3 Minute …

50 new features in iOS 9 [Video]

iOS 9 has been out for just under a week, and and as you’ve no doubt heard, there are tons of new features to be found in Apple’s latest and greatest …

8 tiny-but-terrific iOS 9 features you may have missed

iOS 9 isn’t the massive update that we saw with iOS 7 and iOS 8, but that doesn’t mean it’s bereft of cool new features. Below we’ve chronicled some …

iOS

How to monitor batteries of connected devices

iOS 10 promises to extend your iPhone’s battery life even further with features like Low Power Mode, which reduces or disables non-essential features …

17 secret iOS 9 tricks everyone should know

Once you get your iPhone upgraded to iOS 9, you might be overwhelmed. While Apple’s new mobile OS doesn’t pack a lot of grand new visual features, the update does include tons of little tricks that make using your iPhone and iPad even more ridiculously easy to use.<p>Here are all the secret iOS 9 …

iOS

Yes, I bought a pink iPhone 6s – and I’ll live to tell the story

From the moment Apple announced it on stage, I knew I would choose the new rose gold iPhone color for my imminent iPhone 6s purchase. And so I did. …

Mobile Technology