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Thoughts on iOS 8.1, Yosemite, and the iPhone 6 Plus

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>In 2010, Apple held its “Back to the Mac” event. While this event previewed OS X Lion (10.7), which saw the beginning of …

Note 4, 64-bit, and Android L: what you need to know

With the rollout of the Samsung Note 4 already underway, the concerns that Samsung makes one model with a Qualcomm processor and one model with a Exynos processor is rearing its ugly head again, just like it did with the Note 3. But this time, the questions about which countries get which model …

Mobile Technology

Google Play Store v 5.0 brings lots of Material changes

<b>Update:</b> Here’s Joe Hindy’s quick impressions of Google Play Store 5.0:<p><b>Original post:</b><p>Google promised that its apps would receive Material-inspired updates to go with Android L, and Play Store is the latest to get a Material facelift.<p>Version 5.0 of the Play Store brings lots of visual changes, as …

Android News

Galaxy Note 4 now on sale on Amazon, starting from $850 unlocked

If you can’t wait to get your grubby paws on the shiny new Note 4, the device is currently in stock on Amazon.<p>There are a few caveats. The Note 4 is currently only available through resellers, so you will pay a bit more for the privilege of owning Samsung’s new beast ahead of everyone else. Second, …

Galaxy Note

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread<p>At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes …

Android Customization - Choosing a default keyboard and changing its settings (so you can stay ahead of the iPhone users)

This week on our Android customization series, we revisit an oldie, but a goody, keyboards. If you’ve been following all the technology news of the last couple weeks, you know that Apple just gave its users the power to change out their keyboard and play with its settings on their mobile device. I …

Google Play

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication

If you use Microsoft services like SkyDrive, Outlook.com webmail, or Xbox Live, you have a Microsoft account. If you have a Microsoft account, you might use it to store personal information that you wouldn't want hackers to be able to get at. You know, credit cards and tax returns and such. Turning …