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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 …

Emoji

In new Microsoft ad, Cortana calls Siri fat and dumb

It’s not often you hear that Siri isn’t a very bright girl, but Microsoft thinks its competing Cortana personal assistant is smarter.<p>Microsoft’s crack advertising team has created a new ad where a Nokia Lumia 830 phone running Cortana points out things it can do that an iPhone 6 Plus running Siri …

How to decide which game console to buy

Most people make the decision to buy a video game console based on the titles that are exclusive to it. But what happens when there aren't many of those, and when the ones that are available are lacklustre?<p>Such is the case this holiday season. The usual crop of third-party sequels – from Call of …

Remote Controls

10 problems with the HTC One (M8) and how to fix them

The HTC One (M8) is a fantastic smartphone, showcasing HTC’s continued commitment to build quality and design, along with a much improved software experience that packs its fair share of useful features. With top of the line specifications and a lighter Sense UI, performance on this device is …

Android News

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

Your Gadgets' Best Friend: The SeV Revolution Plus TEC Jacket [Review]

I love the changing of the seasons. In fact October is one of my favorite months here in the US. From coast to coast, temperatures are cooling down, trees are lighting up with brilliant colors, and there's a refreshing nip to the air. With the return of the cooler weather, many of us are rummaging …

Backpacking

iMessage for Android 'MySMS' Goes Premium

It’s been a couple of years since we last caught up with MySMS, the platform that syncs your text messages across mobile, Web and desktop.<p>We called MySMS an iMessage for the rest of us, as it means users can write texts from their PC and sync everything across all their platforms. It’s also a …

BlackPhone Co-Founder Jon Callas On Mobilizing Privacy For The Mainstream

BlackPhone co-founder Jon Callas is in London to give a talk at IP Expo — pitching the concept of a secure yet capable smartphone to IT decision makers who, wind back the clock a few years, would have unquestionably bought BlackBerry. Now there are a lot more question marks over that sort of …

Apple Confirms October 16 Event: 'It's Been Way Too Long'

Apple has sent out invites for a press event taking place on October 16. As The Loop reports, the teaser comes with the following strapline: “It’s been way too long.” Make of that what you will.<p>It will take place at 10am PT/1pm ET at the Town Hall auditorium on Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in …

Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>In hindsight, the trouble began in 2012. That’s when Apple moved OS X to the same yearly release cycle as iOS. Since OS X has …

Looks Like There's A Prototype iPhone 6 On eBay

The story goes like this: A Verizon customer was sent a prototype iPhone 6 when renewing their contract and instead of returning it, the owner has decided to sell it on eBay.<p>The alleged prototype device is pictured in diagnostic mode and isn’t running the consumer release of iOS, instead offering …

These Videos highlight iPhone 6’s faster Wi-Fi and real-world multitasking performance

Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus comes with many great features and performances. A pair of videos have surfaced this week offering a great look at …

LinkedIn Releases Its First SlideShare iOS App

LinkedIn today released an iOS app for SlideShare, a first for the company’s presentation service.<p>The app includes a personalized feed of decks shared and liked by people in your network. You’ll also see picks from categories and SlideShare’s own editors.<p>You can use the app to download …

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: in-depth analysis

Pros<p>iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Beautiful design, excellent performance, iOS 8 increases flexibility, unmatched industrial design, best rear-facing cameras …

Phones 4U Will Not Deliver or Refund iPhone 6 Pre-orders

Phones 4U is no longer operational as you know, and has entered administration after Vodafone and EE cancelled their contracts with the retailer. …

Mobile Technology

Photos: This developer says his new iPhone 6 bent for no reason at all

Seattle developer Kav Latiolais woke up Saturday morning to discover something quite unpleasant.<p>The 128 GB iPhone 6 he’d purchased on Thursday …

PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Startup

The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $34 …

FinTech

Is the iPhone 6 waterproof?

After knowing that the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus is not as bendable as believed, we're now showing you a real bonus for the newly released iPhone: it …

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use two accelerometers for better power management

Apple is using two accelerometers in both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Chipworks has discovered in its extensive teardowns of the two handsets. The first …

Sorry, you can no longer downgrade from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

If you hate iOS 8 -— whether because it runs like crap on your device, you miss your jailbreak, or because it’s significantly more buggy — you’ve previously had the option to downgrade back to iOS 7.1.2 if you wanted to.<p>But bad news. That ship has sailed. Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.1.2, making …

Inside the building where Apple tortures the iPhone 6

A few blocks away from Apple's bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building. Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you'd want to be if you were an iPhone. It's here where Apple subjects its newest models to the kinds of things they might run into in the real world: drops, …

The Most Important Things To Consider If You're Trying To Decide Between The iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus

It seems like most people are buying the iPhone 6. But if you find yourself debating between the two devices, here's a quick look at the most important differences between them.<p>It's not just about size, either.

Mobile Technology

How To: The 5 Best Hidden Safari Features in iOS 8 for Your iPhone

Apple's new iOS 8 has a ton of new features, and so does their revamped Safari app, only some of the features aren't quite as obvious as others. In …

iOS

White Xbox One console confirmed, is coming this fall

That white Xbox One console that we have been hearing about is very real and now Microsoft has confirmed at Gamescom 2014 that the white console will …

Gear & Gadgets

Alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sapphire display meets sandpaper and Joe Rogan’s mean archery skills

Last week, YouTuber Marques Brownlee got his hands on what is claimed to be a sapphire glass panel from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. The initial video (found here) put the panel through a variety of torture tests including, knives, keys, and even a flexibility test to show off the panel’s durability. …

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

A Walk Through The Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s Ultralight Laplet

To top off our cavalcade of Surface coverage today, I present a very quick walk-through of the Surface Pro 3 with a special guest star. So far, the laplet (laptop-tablet) is quite an improvement over the original Surface.<p>Make no mistake: This is a full PC. It has a powerful Intel Core processor — …