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iOS 9 review: an upgrade to jump for, or skip?

The latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad software promises better battery life, a smarter Siri and true multitasking – but does it deliver and is it worth upgrading?<p>The first thing you notice when you fire up an iPhone or iPad after installing iOS 9 is the lack of newness. It looks like iOS 8, …

Apps

iPhone 6S Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6S Plus are two of the biggest phones of 2015 in more ways than one, as not only are they phablet sized they …

Apple's iPhone 6s Plus is the '3D Touch' sequel to last year's phablet

Last year, Apple bet big with the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, finally giving Apple fans the phablet they never knew they wanted. While its size might not be everyone's cup of tea, it seems that Apple hasn't tired of the large screen, because it's decided to do another one: Say hello to the iPhone …

The Shape Of Apple’s New iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones at an event next Wednesday, and likely also new iPads and an updated Apple TV.<p>Press invites for a September 9 event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium dropped late last month bearing the usual teasing hint — this time focused on Apple’s voice assistant …

Force Touch on iPhone 6S will reportedly recognize three kinds of taps

Tap, press, and deep press with the rumored 3D Touch Display<p>Everyone knows Apple plans to bring Force Touch to the upcoming iPhone 6S (competitor Huawei has already copied the feature), but it sounds like there may be more to it than that. The feature will reportedly be called the "3D Touch …

7 common tech myths you shouldn't believe

Technology used to move forward like a freight train (literally at one point), but now it's more like a 300 mph bullet train. You just have to blink and you'll miss the latest smartphone, processor upgrade, new type of connector or any dozens of other developments that never seem to stop.<p>With …

Apple’s iPhone 6S announcement: what to expect

It's that time of year again. For five years now, Apple has held a big event around September to announce the next iPhone — or, as in the past two years, the next iPhones. This year is no different. Apple is holding a major event on Wednesday, September 9th in one of the biggest San Francisco …

Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet

Samsung and smartwatches have had a tenuous relationship. It's not for lack of trying — Samsung released six different smartwatches before Apple even launched one — it's just that none of them have been particularly good. Chunky designs, slow performance, and limited software have all been things …

The 9 coolest features of Google’s OnHub router

With its new $200 OnHub router, Google is trying to make a previously ignored and boring corner of tech gadgetry interesting for the first time. Not …

Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service

<i>Rough mockup of fourth Apple TV vs. third Apple TV by Michael Steeber</i><p>With the official debut of the next-generation Apple TV less than two weeks away, sources have provided additional details on Apple’s pricing, availability, and product lineup plans for its set-top devices. According to sources, …

Smart TV

Breaking the Galaxy Note 5 is as easy as reinserting the stylus backwards

Owners of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 5 should be careful about how they handle the device's stylus. According to reports from various outlets, reinserting the Note 5's S Pen into the smartphone the wrong way can permanently disable the handset's stylus detection feature. This means that functions …

6 reasons to get excited for Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android Marshmallow

iPad Pro Likely to Ship With iOS 9.1, Suggesting No September Launch Alongside iPhone

Earlier this week, we saw hints of Apple's work on iOS 9.1 in the <i>MacRumors</i> visitor logs, speculating Apple had begun work on the update as a way to test features on the much-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" or the iPad mini 4 ahead of production. As it turns out, we were correct.<p>This morning, analytics …

IPad Pro

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy snap-on keyboard: #tbt just got real

We all knew the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ were coming, but the company surprised (and maybe confused) us all when it announced a snap-on keyboard for the latest models of the Galaxy S and Note phones.<p>It’s a bit reminiscent of what Ryan Seacrest tried (and overwhelmingly failed) to do with …

Phones

Here is the first look at Samsung's new Gear smartwatch, coming next month

<b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch review.<p>Samsung's big news today was two big phones, but it has even more tech to come shortly: a new smartwatch that's going to be unveiled next month. At the end of its presentation today, Samsung teased the Gear S2, a circular smartwatch with an …

13 Great Gadgets for Back to School

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One look at this ridiculous diagram tells you why the Android business is such a disaster right now

This feels like a surprise: We're in the middle of the greatest bull market for smartphones ever, and HTC makes a really nice high-end Android called the HTC One M9, which has gotten across-the-board good reviews.<p>But HTC can't sell phones!<p>Weirdly, Samsung has the exact same problem.<p>The Galaxy S6 …

The top 8 wearables you can buy right now

Fall is right around the corner and whether you're looking for a fashionable accessory, fitness tracker or productivity wearable to see the season through, you've got plenty of great options. Apple's Watch has finally hit its stride, with a rich app selection and recent software updates, making it …

UPDATED: Now You Can Effectively Get An Xbox One For $40

UPDATE: The deal is live. The bundled TV, however, seems to have dropped in price to $399.99 since the bundle was first announced. So the new math would put the price of the Xbox One hardware at $70.<p>We have seen some impressive Xbox One bundles in the past, but this one takes the cake, at least for …

Xbox

Sony's New PS4 Projector Costs As Much As The Console

Sony hasn’t had a terribly large presence at Gamescom this year, certainly not at the level of Microsoft which actually had a full-on stage show earlier in the week. But they have debuted one interesting new piece of tech for the PS4 which could almost work as a quasi-answer to Microsoft’s new …

Televisions

The top 14 portable audio gadgets you can buy right now

We love our tunes and we're guessing that most of you do too. If you're in the market for some portable audio gear or summer's been so great that you've inflicted serious damage on your current devices, we've got a fresh list of some of the best items out there. Samsung's Level On Wireless …

Gear & Gadgets

​A guy in the UK called the ISS from his backyard and you can too

For most of us, visiting the International Space Station is little more than an impossible dream -- but if you know what you're doing, <i>talking</i> to the orbiting laboratory is surprisingly plausible. No, really: just ask Adrian Lane, a Gloucestershire UK Ham radio operator who called up an ISS …

I’m one of those 11 million Apple Music listeners, but here’s why I won’t pay

We now know that Apple Music has 11 million people trying it since it launched last month, thanks to a new USA Today story.<p>In an interview, Apple senior vice president of Internet software and services, Eddy Cue, told USA Today, “We’re thrilled with the numbers so far.”<p>I’m one of those trying it. …

iOS 9 Will Know To Use Cell Data When The Wi-Fi Sucks

The Wi-Fi at my house is <i>almost</i> perfect, save for one frustrating flaw: the signal tanks down to nearly nothing about five feet from where I park.<p>The signal is strong enough that my phone stays connected, but <i>just</i> so weak that pulling anything up — like, say, directions to where I’m going – doesn’t …

Why do I still use Android?

I can’t remember the last time I only carried one smartphone with me on a daily basis. My main handset has been an iPhone since the device first …

Five ways Microsoft just made the Xbox One a lot more attractive

Microsoft confirms its console will play older Xbox 360 games and get a fresher user interface in November. Next up: TV recording capabilities in 2016.<p>Microsoft piled on the reasons Tuesday for gamers sitting on the fence to finally pick up an Xbox One gaming console.<p>The company is in a dogfight …

Xbox

Moto X Style (Pure Edition) vs. 2014 Moto X

Size<p>The Moto X Style is 9 percent taller than the 2014 device, but it's also 12 percent thicker.<p>Weight<p>It's a similar story on the scales, with the …

Mobile Technology

My Favorite Mac: The New 12″ Retina MacBook – MacStories

After three weeks with the new MacBook, I can easily declare it as my favorite Mac, and none of the details that left some of the tech press wailing and gnashing their teeth have actually been a problem. Only one port? A minor annoyance at worst. Performance? It works great for everything that I …

MacBook Pro

Sony’s New Phones Are Perfect For Snapchat, Yet No One Will Buy Them

Sony announced two mid-range smartphones today focusing on what Sony does best — smartphone cameras. As a reminder, Sony is one of the leading providers of smartphone cameras, supplying the biggest smartphone makers in the world. For example, both Apple and Samsung rely on Sony for their flagship …