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The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

7 Ways The Apple Watch Will Benefit Travelers, And 2 Big Ways It Won't

When Apple announced details of its Apple Watch this week, the buzz among travelers was strong. I spoke with travel experts about what it all means.<p>First things first: “I don’t think the point of the watch is to outdo the iPhone in terms of functionality,” says Brian Kelly of thePointsGuy.com – but …

New iPhone 6S "Force Touch" Promises Gaming Revolution

The next iPhone will reportedly feature Apple’s “Force Touch” technology, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>An unnamed Apple supplier, who spoke with the WSJ, says that both versions of the new iPhone (the standard and “plus” version) will incorporate the feature, which is currently used in the …

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How Force Touch would make the iPhone better

Force Touch, Apple’s new pressure-sensing technology coming to the Apple Watch and its 2-pound, 0.52-inch-thin MacBook is, according to reports, also …

Apple Watch Event: 8 Things You Need to Know

Apple's long-awaited smartwatch has finally arrived, and here are all the details<p>The Apple Watch is finally here—almost. Orders open April 10, with the watch actually available on April 24, the company announced today during a live event in San Francisco. The most basic version will cost $349 for …

Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on comparison (Video)

Believe it or not, there’s an iPhone 6 in that pile of smartphones shown in the image above and we’re going to compare it to Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy S6. Which one would you prefer? More importantly, what are the major differences between these two devices? Well, let’s go ahead and find out…<p>…

Meet Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

The last time Samsung put on a show in Barcelona, it came bearing the Galaxy S5 and that love-it-or-hate-it bandage back. Not exactly a high point in the company's design history, you might say. Over the past year, though, the Korean juggernaut has come to the realization that it needs to pare down …

Galaxy S6 edge vs iPhone 6: fingerprint sensor comparison

It's Official: Apple Is Finally Getting Diverse Emoji

Who says Santa Claus has to be white? Until now, your iPhone's emoji keyboard did.<p>A new beta release of iOS 8.3, currently available only to software developers, fixes that. It includes the option to change an emoji's skin color, meaning you can finally choose something beyond the pale pink hands …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Infosys to acquire automation technology provider Panaya for $200 mn

In line with the strategy laid out by its Chief Executive and Managing Director Vishal Sikka, Infosys on Monday said it would buy Panaya, which …

Infosys

Apple May Show Off More Than Watch at Next Event

Apple has a lot of explaining to do.<p>While the tech giant showed off the Apple Watch at its iPhone launch in October, the company has since held its cards close, revealing only minimal information about the wearable device.<p>And even though its now known that the device will begin shipping in April, …

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Apple just became the first $700 billion company. Ever.

It’s never been done before. Apple’s share climbed 1.9% to close at $122.02, making it the first company to finish a day of trading at a market valuation of more than $700 billion. (Technically it was higher than $710 billion.)<p>That’s the largest nominal value for a company ever. But in …

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Apple Reveals iOS 8.3, Ignores Ongoing Problems

Apple shows no sign of slowing down the update steamroller that is iOS, with the next version of Cupertino’s mobile operating system being seeded to developers. New features are on show in iOS 8.3, but the long-standing issues around WiFi, BlueTooth, and battery consumption remain …

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Fifty Shades Of Grey: has sex in cinema become boring?

I see the backed-up hunger for the forthcoming <b>Fifty Shades Of Grey</b>, with all its palely transgressive, kiss-the-lash sexual provocations, and I ask myself, did the clock just stop? Have we moved one inch into the sexual future since 1975? Is this still all it takes – a virginal naif willing to …

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Weekend Apple rumor two-pack: refreshed MacBook Airs and unlikely iPad Pro photos

Apple news website <i>letemsvetemapplem.eu</i> claims that Apple has a scheduled MacBook Air update for February 24th. The site says that this Air refresh will be minor, so if it is indeed happening, the update will likely focus on processor, storage, and RAM improvements. Of course, this is not the …

Amosu releases world's first pink iPhone 6 for this year's Valentine's Day -

Apple stores are installing special safes to store the 18K gold Apple watches -

If you ever thought that Apple was one of those companies that believe their products are a cut above the rest, that sentiment is now solidified. In …

Nokia Lumia 1520 vs iPhone 6 Plus Comparison: Review of Specs, Features

Android devices have the phablet down to a science, as manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, and HTC have successfully churned out larger-than-normal …

Apple Watch apps for Tesla and Todoist show promise

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How Apple beat Android the Tim Cook way

Rather than tumultuously and publicly raging against Android device makers and committing major resources to a thermonuclear war against Google and …

Sprint launches a combined iPhone-iPad “For Life” deal

Sprint is getting creative with its “For Life” leasing programs, announcing Tuesday that it is creating a $100-a-month package that includes an …

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8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now (save $40!)

Yesterday we posted a list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps worth a combined $48 that were all on sale for free, and you can still download several …

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Apple Loop: iOS 8.1.3 Angers Users, Outlook Arrives On iOS, Record-Breaking iPhone Sales

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the Q1 2015 results from Cupertino, how many people in the world bought an iPhone, iOS 8.1.3 fails to fix any of the big bugs, don’t install the latest OS, Outlook’s stunning debut on iOS, Tim Cook’s monopoly …

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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week

[Price: Free]<br>Our sponsor this week is ETheme Launcher. It is a launcher that boasts over 2000 themes, 200 fonts, a light feel, and more. It comes with a home screen set up to help you get to your apps quickly with additional home screens available if need be. It also comes with a lock screen and …

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 …