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Xcode 7 lets everyone install pirated apps and emulators on iPhone

For years, Apple’s software engineers have played a cat-and-mouse game, closing loopholes that let non-developers install unsigned apps on their devices. But it looks like they’re finally giving up and will let any user install anything on any Apple device — as long as they’re using Xcode 7 to do …

Apple Watch effect: How a tiny screen has developers rethinking their iPhone apps

Get ready for simpler designs and new features on your smartphone apps, with developers applying the stripped-down concepts they employed for the Apple Watch.<p>When building an app for Apple Watch, Mikael Berner and his team at EasilyDo quickly learned that their work could carry over to the …

Apps

​Lightroom mobile app now available for Android

Edit, share and synch pictures taken on your Android smartphone with Adobe's photographic companion app.<p>Time for some developing news: the Adobe Lightroom mobile app is now available for Android. Install the app and you can edit, organise and share your photos from your smartphone, then sync online …

Apps

'Lego Movie' snubbed for an Oscar, so director builds his own

Phil Lord has the best response to being left out of the running for best animated film, but "The Lego Movie" could still take home a statue for the super-catchy song "Everything is Awesome".<p>It's Oscar season! Gadget fans will be pleased to see biopics of tech heroes Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking …

Animation

This free app brings Facebook Chat Heads to your Mac

Up until now, Facebook's Chat Head feature has been primarily a mobile or browser-based affair.<p>Remember Facebook's Chat Head feature? When enabled, small circles containing the avatars of your contacts would show up on the screen of your Android device atop all other windows. (iOS users were able …

Apps

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: The first great smartphone of 2015 - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The upscale Samsung Galaxy S6's smooth glass-and-matte-metal body, improved fingerprint reader, and convenient new camera shortcut key make the phone a stunner. Samsung's decluttered take on Android 5.0 brings the beauty inside, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> Longtime fans will bristle at the Galaxy S6's …

Phones

Monument Valley shows free-to-play is not the only way

Monument Valley developer Ustwo has published an infographic showcasing the mobile game's success and a profit of $4.5M since the game's launch.<p>Gamers have a real love-hate relationship with freemium games -- that is, games that are free to play, with purchasable in-game content. Vocally, players …

App Store

Ice fishing with fireworks gets explosive results

Watch what happens when Nils Bremer shoots off fireworks under the icy surface of a frozen lake in Sweden. Then, obviously, don't try this at home.<p>I'm not a big fan of ice fishing. Sure, you get to sit around drinking beer with friends and family, but at the end of the day you're sitting for hours …

Fishing

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …

Exercise

Exclusive cover peek at new Shakespeare 'Star Wars' prequel parody

The best-selling Shakespearean "Star Wars" parodies continue with "William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace." CNET doth reveal an exclusive look at the new book's cover.<p>"O Threepio, Threepio! Wherefore art thou Threepio?"<p>"William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace" -- the fourth installment of …

Star Wars

These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two …

Vereinsräume

Goslar

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Baseball<p>We're as surprised as you are that mirrored shades and embroidered mocknecks are cool again.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Editors' …

Evernote, Pocket, Wunderlist und Last Pass im Bundle

Die in der Grundversion kostenlosen Dienste Evernote, Pocket, Wunderlist und LastPass haben sich derzeit für ein Produktiv-Bundle zusammengetan. …

Tommy Hilfiger launches solar power jackets to charge your phone

The clothing label has developed a range of clothing embedded with solar panels so that you always have backup power for your devices.<p>It's happened to the best of us: you're out and about, just doing you thing, when your phone/tablet/iPod/handheld gaming system runs clean out of power. And sure, …

Tommy Hilfiger

Gorgeous video imagines living throughout our solar system

Using actual photos and other research data, a Swedish graphic designer and director has created a short film that's truly transportive.<p>"Maybe it's a little early. Maybe the time is not quite yet. But those other worlds, promising untold opportunities, beckon. Silently, they orbit the sun, waiting."<p>…

Astronomy

Android continues to lord over the smartphone biz

More than a billion Android handsets are expected to ship by year's end, easily outpacing the 178 million iPhones hitting store shelves, new data from IDC shows.<p>Android continues to dominate the smartphone business and will likely do so for the foreseeable future, new data from research firm IDC …

Mobile

VII crazy rumors about the new Star Wars film

Star Wars
Entrepreneurship

These are the strangest-looking airplanes in the world, and there’s about to be a bunch more of them

Since its first flight in 1994, the Airbus “Beluga”—named for its white, distended body—has been one of the strangest-looking things in the sky.<p>It looks even stranger on terra firma, when its unconventional “doors” are flipped open to accommodate the oversize cargo on its manifest.<p>Airbus currently …

Airbus

Logitech Keys-To-Go Review: Finally, An iPad Keyboard I Can See Myself Using Long-Term

Logitech has been building iPad keyboards for years – they were among the first to recognize the value of doing so, in fact. But for all their experience, and various iterations of the concept of the keyboard case, the company may have got it most right with a remarkably simple design introduced …

Apple Watch App Concept

Taylor Swift Explains Why She Knew Spotify Was Trouble

Taylor, I’ma let you finish but… Spotify is still one of the best music streaming services of <i>all time</i>.<p>Now that I got that off my chest, let’s take a look at tall musician Taylor Swift, and her thoughts on the “grand experiment” of Spotify, where she explains why she pulled her entire catalog off of …

Why Silicon Valley doesn’t care about Android

Based on my experience meeting hundreds of startup founders and VCs in both San Francisco and New York, few professionals in America’s tech hubs have owned an Android phone or believe in the opportunity of the platform. Meanwhile, the growth and prevalence of Android around the globe shows that …

Startups

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Men Swipe Right on Tinder 3 Times as Much as Women

On the popular dating app, which has users swipe right to indicate they “like” a potential match and swipe left to say “nope,” men are almost three …

Relationships

Apple Revisits their Major 3D Imaging System Invention

Apple was granted a patent for the foundation of a 3D imaging and display system back in 2011. Patently Apple originally covered this granted patent …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

Remembrance Day