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Phil Schiller Says iOS App Developers Won’t Get Access To Touch ID, Yet

Apple’s new home button fingerprint scanner received a ton of attention at today’s keynote thanks to its sub-epidermal skin layers, 360˚ readability, laser cut sapphire crystal, and the fact that its going to make buying stuff with your iPhone painless as ever.<p>All that new tech is great and could …

iOS Apps

iOS 7 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 6, and in iOS 7 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences.<p>As in iOS 6, there are two different ways to make text speakable on an iOS device. But before we do that and discuss how to do it, let’s …

Beats Brings HTC Partnership To An End With $265 Million Buyback

Beats Electronics has brought its partnership with HTC to a close by buying back the 24.84% stake that the Taiwanese smartphone maker held in the …

New App Brings The Galaxy S4’s Lock Screen To Any Android-Powered Smartphone

If you happen to be a fan of what Samsung’s doing with TouchWiz, then you may be interested in a new app that brings the Galaxy S4’s lock screen to …

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Leaks For The Samsung Galaxy S4

A relatively stable test build of Android 4.3 which was adapted for the European Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) has been leaked on a popular Samsung-orientated …

Jelly Bean Reaches Almost Half Of All Android Devices As KitKat Looms

It has taken almost 16 months, but Google’s current Jelly Bean operating system has now reached almost half of all Android-powered devices. It boasts …

10 best Android file explorer apps, file browser apps, and file manager apps

File manager apps are among the most important apps on your device. With them, you can browse your files, find your downloads, manage your storage space, move things around, and a lot more. Not everyone is too keen on file organization because it can be pretty boring, but everyone still needs a …

Apps

Charge All Your Mobile Devices At Once With The 3-in-1 Universal USB Charging Cable [Deals]

Having a ton of cables all over your house, desk, or charging station is far from ideal. They get tangle,d they got mixed up, ad sometimes they even get misplaced in the mess. That’s why this Cult of Mac Deals offer is worth looking at – especially if you want to save on clutter, time, and …

Mobile Devices

Samsung Unveils The Galaxy Round With A 5.7-Inch Curved OLED Display

Samsung has today announced its much-anticipated Galaxy Round, its first smartphone with a curved OLED display. The handset is almost identical to …

Microsoft Brings Remote Desktop App To Android & iOS

As promised, Microsoft has released its official Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS to coincide with the launch of Windows 8.1. The app is free …

Facebook Home Now Shows Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest & More On Lock Screen

Facebook Home, the Android launcher from Facebook that you’ve probably forgotten about by now, has been updated to support Flickr, Instagram, …

Social Media

Sync Your Google Calendar To Your iPhone Or iPad (Or Both!) [iOS Tips]

The native calendar app on your iPhone or iPad is pretty great, and since it’s built right into iOS and the info is on your iPhone, not the internet, you have access to all your calendar events even when you’re offline or can’t find a network signal.<p>Now, many of us use Google Calendar to schedule …

Wow, This 1TB Samsung SSD Is a Great Deal at Just $515

If you’re looking to upgrade your Mac with a high-capacity solid-state drive (SSD), this 1-Terabyte Samsung EVO-Series SSD on Amazon is a great deal. Normally $849.99, it’s just $514.99 and free shipping.<p>Upgrading to a SSD is one of the best ways to give old hardware new life. Samsung claims its …

Free Shipping

In Court, Apple Tries To Squeeze More Blood Out Of Samsung’s Stone

Right now, Apple has over $156 billion in its war chest, prompting investors like Carl Icahn to pretty much riot to try to get at some or all of it.<p>Compared to $156 billion, $16 million is a drop in the ocean of Apple’s money, an amount so small that Tim Cook wouldn’t think twice to even sign the …

Opinion: Is Apple headed toward eventual convergence of OS X and iOS?

Think back to 2006. Computers were, for most people, large plastic boxes that lived under desks with monitors and keyboards plugged into them. It’s hard to imagine now, but those of us using laptops were in the minority back then.<p>Smartphones existed, but the fact that you used one marked you out as …

Selling iAds On iTunes Radio Is “Top Priority” For Apple, Cheaper iAds Coming To Apps

Apple has restructured its growing iAd division to focus heavily on selling spots for iTunes Radio, according to a report from AdAge. To help sell individual ads to more potential buyers, the company is also reportedly building a real-time bidding exchange for in-app iAds.<p>At a recent staff meeting, …

Selling

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I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

How to wake up to your favorite Pandora station on Android

More and more people are relying on mobile phone alarm clock apps to wake them up in the morning. To wake up to your favorite music, you can load up your own songs, but that takes time and planning. Chances are, you'll also get tired of waking up to the same songs over and over again.<p>Instead of …

How to jailbreak your iOS 7 device

The evasi0n team is back with a jailbreak tool for iOS 7 devices. As you may recall, last year the same team released a tool for iOS 6 devices and it was extremely easy to use. That same tool has been repurposed and adapted to jailbreak iOS 7 devices.<p>Specifically, you'll need to be running iOS 7.0 …

Get alerted when someone unfriends you on Facebook

<b>Update:</b> <i>It appears the developer has pulled the Chrome extension along with the Web site for the service. The Firefox extension is still available through third-party sites, however, there's no word if it still works.</i><p>Unfriend Notify is a free extension available for both Chrome and Firefox that …

Want To Tell Your Boss Where To Stick It? There’s An App For That

Have you decided that 2014 is the year in which you finally quit the job you hate and move on to greener pastures? Well, as with so many other things, it seems that there’s an app designed to help with just that.<p>Recently launched in the App Store, the Quit Your Job app takes users through a series …

Get The Location Of Your Mac Using TextExpander

We know how to grab our location in plain text on the iPad, using Editorial and some Python voodoo (Python Voodoo could be a great name for a band). But what about the Mac? Easy. Using TexExpander and some AppleScript, you can easily turn a few keystrokes into longitude and latitude, without too …

iPhone 'white screen of death' expected to be fixed in iOS 7 update

Upgrading to iOS 7 gave iPhone users a fresh coat of paint on Apple's stale user interface, but it also gave the new, much more unwelcome "white …

Combining Images for Large Subjectsusing Photoshop Photomerge

Adobe Further Beats Dead Horse, Extends Photography Program for Everyone Again

Don’t lie, you saw this one coming. Adobe has already beaten the proverbial horse bloody when it comes to their Photoshop Photography Program being …

Sport picture of the day: Super Bowl from above

First published on Mon 3 Feb 2014 11.38 EST