Robert Krause

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Microsoft doubles your free OneDrive storage if you auto-upload pics

Microsoft has been rather generous with free OneDrive storage lately, and that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon. Now Redmond is bumping the previous <i>gratis</i> 15GB up by 100 percent, to 30GB. What's the catch? There isn't much of one, really. All Redmond says you have to do (regardless of if …

Can the iPhone 6 replace your gaming handheld?

Apple's iPhones have been great game devices for years. In fact, iPhones are the gadgets that helped reinvent mobile gaming and steer it away from the domain of companies like Nintendo and Sony.<p>But here's the truth: I use the iPad Mini more for gaming than I do my iPhone. The reasons are: the iPad …

Activision hires Rudy Giuliani for Manuel Noriega's Call of Duty lawsuit

If you think that ex-dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his appearance in <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops II</i> is more than a little ridiculous, you're not alone. Activision has filed a motion to dismiss the former Panamanian leader's complaint before it ever reaches a courtroom, citing a California …

Report: Glitch serves up one-day bans for Smash Bros. players who pick Peach

Online play in <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> for 3DS is moderated, and players who cheat, disconnect or even engage in unsportsmanlike conduct face sanctions. However, it appears a glitch is causing some users to be automatically banned for doing nothing wrong.<p>According to EventHubs, users who select Peach in …

How the iPhone 6 literally pays for itself

On Tuesday, the church of Apple held its annual convention in San Francisco. Legions of the faithful, carefully vetted, were assembled in a darkened auditorium. The atmosphere was not quite as hysterical as it used to be when His Steveness was due to take the stage, but the frisson of excited …

Apple Failed To Answer The Most Important Question About Its New iPhones And Watch

"Why?"<p>In the case of Apple Pay, Apple's new mobile payments platform, CEO Tim Cook laid out exactly why Apple was tackling this longstanding pain point. Credit cards, as a technology, are extremely inefficient and insecure. Millions of people use them every day, but they're far from perfect. Apple …

Developers Working on Content for Gear VR

A handful of games have been confirmed for the device.<p>A number of developers have already announced they're working on content for Samsung's Gear VR, …

HTC Nexus 8 leaks galore – Android L, Tegra SoC, and premium metal finish rumored

The Nexus 8 has been in and out of the news for most of the year so far, but this latest batch of leaks, if true, would certainly make the wait worthwhile.<p>The Nexus 8 recently passed certification at the Korean RRA, under a device code “0P82100”, so we’re pretty sure that the tablet is on the way. …

Mobile Technology

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The Sailor's Dream is the new game from the dev of indie hits Year Walk and Device 6

Simogo, the developer behind acclaimed mobile titles <i>Device 6</i> and <i>Year Walk</i>, will release its next game, <i>The Sailor's Dream,</i> for iOS in 2014.<p><i>The Sailor's Dream</i> is the story of "the burning desires of three hearts united by the wonderful, but unmerciful ocean." According to Simogo, the game is a …

Google's Android Wear: 13 things you should know

Google's take on the smartwatch is now available: the platform's called Android Wear, and the first two watches, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live , have arrived.<p>But should you buy one?<p>Before we answer that question, let's look at the big picture: here's what you need to know about Android Wear, …

Launch apps on Android Wear

When you install an Android app that also has an Android Wear app, the app is automatically installed on your watch. Offerings from the likes of Delta, Eat24, and Runkeeper are just a few of the Wear-compatiable apps that can be found in the Play Store. But installing them is only half the battle. …

This Mobile Microwave Will Make You Want To Eat More TV Dinners

The design of the microwave oven has changed very little since the first commercially popular countertop microwave, the Radarange, came out in 1967. It was a box with some controls on the righthand panel.<p>Designer Jake Rich set out to rethink the look of the microwave oven. His round, simplified …

Custom keyboards in iOS 8: Explained

Even though custom keyboards are designed to work throughout iOS, they still have to be contained in an app. So, for example, to install SwiftKey on …

Verizon to offer Kansas and Missouri customers network test drive program

Verizon has officially confirmed that they will be offering a test drive program for their network to customers in some states, similar to T-Mobile’s …

Telecoms

Top 5 Phones to Consider Before Buying the iPhone 5s [July, 2014]

Apple’s iPhone 5s is still a phenomenal smartphone and a device that consumers should take a look at if they’re in the hunt for a new smartphone this …

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live teardowns show great repairability

Warranties and insurances usually keep us away from tinkering with our devices’ hardware, but many of you want to know just how easily repairable these expensive gadgets are. We gotta give it to the guys at iFixit, who will tear down any device they can get their hands on. This time it’s the …

Wear OS

How to Fix Bad iOS 7.1.2 Battery Life

It appears that Apple’s brand new iOS 7.1.2 update is causing battery life problems for iPhone and iPad users. Fortunately, for those experiencing …

Total iBeacon shipments will blow past 60 million units by 2019

Apple’s iBeacon tech has been a boon for retail stores looking to advertise deals to customers on a per-location basis, but according to the a new report, retail is only smallest market iBeacons have tapped into.<p>In five years a swarm of 60 million iBeacons and other Bluetooth LE beacons will have …

This 'iPhone 6' Screen Looks Nearly Indestructible

Apple fans, here’s a new reason to get excited: The screen on the next iPhone appears to be much less likely to shatter into a million pieces.<p>Marques Brownlee, a popular YouTube host who was once called "the best technology reviewer on the planet" by a Google executive, purportedly got his hands on …

You can now easily correct a misheard word in Google Now with “no I said” command

Has Google Now ever misheard a word you meant to say?<p>Chances are, it has. Although the service is pretty damn accurate, it’s still a developing …

Oklahoma Man’s Lost iPhone Found Nine Months Later in Japan

- Jul 8, 2014<p>It’s the typical story: Boy loves iPhone, boy loses iPhone, stranger finds iPhone, boy and iPhone are reunited once more… Except that …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

Backpacking

RANKED: The Rarest, Most Expensive Video Games In The World

Just because video games are fun doesn't mean they can't mean serious business.<p>People are willing to pay a hefty price for nostalgia and one-of-a-kind releases, and thanks to retro gaming website RacketBoy, you now see just how much.<p>From golden Nintendo cartridges to games that let you play as an …

Retrogaming

iOS 8

iOS 8, codenamed Okemo, was announced by Apple at WWDC 2014 on June 2, with the first developer beta seeded the same day. The current beta, beta 2, …

HTC likely working on Nexus 9 tablet, full details leaked

The Nexus program from Google is in an awkward position right now. Rumors of a Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 have come and gone, along with the possibility …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching …

This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phone for free (though you can do so at any Vertu boutique, as long as you're nicely dressed). For those …

Renowned leaker posts picture of the massive 5.5-inch iPhone 6

One week ago, the Taiwanese actor and racing car driver Jimmy Lin posted pictures of what looked to be a legit 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Today, he’s followed up by sharing a picture on his Weibo account depicting Lin sitting next to what appears to be the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.<p>While this could possibly be a …

Mobile Technology

Sharp Free-Form display opens the door for weird and wonderful designs

If the latest flagship smartphones are anything to go by, we can’t escape talking about displays and mobile devices. So here’s a little glimpse at a technology that might work its way into future smartphones. Sharp has been showing off its latest display innovation called “Free-Form”, which allows …

Mobile Devices