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Apple’s New Patent Wants To Make Texting And Walking A Little Safer

Sick of colliding with lampposts and the elderly whilst walking and texting? A new Apple patent for ‘Transparent Texting’ might be right up your alley, using your iPhone’s video camera to pipe through a live feed of what’s happening in the real world behind your Messages window.<p>Here is the abstract …

Bass Fishing: How to Find the Hottest Bite on the Lake

<i>Photo: Eric Engbretson</i><p>To find the hottest bass bite this month, launch the boat and motor north. "Cold northerly winds blow right across the north …

Tennessee Teens Snag Stolen $10,000 with Fishing Lure

Two teenage boys recently made their catch of a lifetime when one of their Rat-L-Trap lures snagged a bag full of money. Mark Spicer and Dylan …

Burger King will soon let you pay with your iPhone in its 7000 U.S. locations

Following announcements from other fast-food chains planning to roll out mobile payment and ordering systems this year, Bloomberg reports that Burger King will be the latest to let customers make purchases using a smartphone app.<p>The program will be introduced next month and should be in all of …

Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th (updated)

Apple doesn't talk about how many iPhone 5c devices it sells, but the rumors are that it's not doing as well as its two siblings. According to leaked documents from O2 Germany, Cupertino is looking to boost its middle child by launching an 8GB version that'll retail for 60 euros less than the …

Apple Updates 'Apple Store' Apps for iPhone and iPad With Minor Improvements

Apple today updated its <i>Apple Store</i> apps for the iPhone and the iPad, adding some minor enhancements to both apps. The iPhone version has gained improvements to In-Store Notifications, allowing users in the United States to view their notifications within the app and and on the lock …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

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FORTUNE — Tens of thousands of viewers who tried to tune in for Sunday’s season finale of the HBO (TWX) hit crime drama <i>True Detective</i> may have been left without a resolution to the complex plotline.<p>It wasn’t because of a cable outage. It wasn’t because of a blackout sparked by a cable services feud …

The best iPhone apps for navigation

Quick: when you think about navigation, you probably think first of the Maps app or Google Maps. It gets updated regularly, is the one that most …

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Report: Microsoft Has A Full Version Of Office Ready To Go For The iPad, iPhone

According to a new report from Reuters, Microsoft has a full version of Office ready to release for the iPhone and iPad. But it will be up to …

Europe Pushes Ahead with Plans to Make All Phone Chargers the Same

The European Parliament has today decided to go ahead with a plan to introduce common charger rules for smartphones and other portable devices that would see the end of proprietary charger designs.<p>The thinking is that by having a common charger for mobile phones (particularly), we can collectively …

By 2020, there will be 10 web-connected devices per human

By David Brancaccio<p>March 06, 2014 | 3:06 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/06/tech/indie-economics/2020-there-will-be-10-web-connected-devices-human/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Apple may make Siri smarter by tapping into your apps

Right now you can ask Siri to nab you some movie tickets or reserve a table at your favorite restaurant, but there's still plenty she (or he) can't handle. According to a report from <i>The Information</i> though, the folks in Cupertino are working to make Siri smarter by giving it the ability to search …

Pending Washington State Record Walleye Caught in Columbia River

A Washington angler fishing the Columbia River last Friday may have caught a new state-record walleye weighing just over 20 pounds.<p>John Grubenhoff of …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Top iPhone apps gone free

Subscribe to our newsletter:<p>Prices were last updated 22 minutes ago<p>Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our …

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Apple Handles 'Several Billion' iMessages and 15 to 20 Million FaceTime Calls Daily [Updated]

During today's annual stockholders meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed (via <i>Bloomberg</i>) that 40 billion iMessages and 15 to 20 million FaceTime calls are made daily. That number suggests iMessage has grown exponentially over the course of the last year as usage numbers were at two billion messages …

Angler Releases Potential World-Record Blacktip Shark

Last January, an angler that caught what could have been the largest fly-caught blacktip shark ever caught, but he released the fish because he …

Blippar’s Google Glass App Recognizes Objects, Makes Them Interactive

Blippar wants to bring augmented reality to the masses (well, glasses). Brands must be pleased.<p>Blippar CEO Ambarish Mitra has already created an augmented-reality layer that appears on top of everyday products like cereal boxes, magazines, and soda cans. But on Wednesday he took a step toward …

Boeing is making a phone for 'Mission Impossible' agents

Smartphone for defense customers wipes your data if you try to get inside it<p>Boeing's mysterious smartphone — the one that was supposed to have come out by the end of 2012 — is now out of the bag. Boeing today posted a full breakdown of Black, a device aimed at defense and security customers. The …

Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five lakes were …

Photographers Find Creative Ways to Deal With Irritating Potholes

Potholes are the cherry on top of winter. A frustrating, dangerous cherry.<p>In cities hit hardest in the winter months, drivers risk flat tires and …

MasterCard program will protect credit card purchases using your smartphone's location

MasterCard is testing a new program to protect purchases made on credit cards by using smartphone geolocation. A new partnership with Syniverse lets shoppers limit foreign purchases made on those cards unless their smartphone is also in that location. That measure is designed to keep fraud at bay, …

How to scan, sign, and send a PDF from your iPhone or iPad, no printer required!

It's not uncommon nowadays for many of us to not have printers at home. For most of us our iPhones and iPads are a portable way to view and store …

The best project management apps for iPad

Whether you are a start-up business looking to keep things organized or you work for a separate company and have been tasked with running a project, …

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The quality of your mobile connection could soon be linked to your phone bill

Imagine this scenario: You’re walking along having a video chat on your mobile phone with a friend, and you stumble into a dead zone in the network — …

The US is switching from credit card signatures to PINs, but banks need to get on board

US banks and merchants may finally shift to a more secure way of authorizing credit card transactions in which customers will enter a personal identification number (PIN) at checkout instead of signing a receipt.<p>The US is the last major market in the world using the signature system, which is part …

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