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Three surprising ways to lower your data usage

Changing your go-to apps can save you megabytes or more in mobile data.<p>Unless you're still rocking an unlimited data plan, you probably know the basics of data management -- no streaming, online gaming or downloading large apps when you're not hooked up to Wi-Fi. But what if you're being …


The 12 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>There's a new app that digs up any controversial things you said on social media, an addicting game that could turn into the next Flappy Bird, and even a streamlined messaging app inspired by a …

Auction for three Steve Jobs business cards reaches $2,405, so far

A family that did catering for Jobs donates the cards for The Marin School's annual fundraiser.<p>Private-school fundraiser auctions typically include signed sports memorabilia, ballroom dancing lessons and cruise tickets. But tucked amid those usual offerings, The Marin School is auctioning off three …


How to place a call from iOS 8's Notification Center

This simple app places a dial-pad in the Today view, making it possible to place a call from anywhere on your iPhone.<p>Addial is a small app with one claim to fame: placing calls from the Today panel in iOS 8's Notification Center.<p>Once you install the app, you'll need to add the widget to the Today …

App Store

Do The Impossible With Your iPhone Homescreen

Cut "invisible icons" right out of your background, use them to push your other icons around, and do amazing things with your homescreen.

Hell in a Handbasket: The Real Problem with the "White or Blue?" Dress

Idiocy is in the eye of the beholder<p>Yesterday's viral internet event quickly went from neat to depressing. For those who stayed away from a computer …

Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees

Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It's called <i>Capsula Mundi</i>, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the …

Green Living