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10 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Nintendo Switch

Hey, congrats on getting a Nintendo Switch! It’s fun to see Nintendo back on its game. Hopefully, you’re already playing <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath</i> …

5 ways to make your Amazon Fire tablet better

I don't know exact numbers, but I suspect some 80 bajillion people bought an Amazon Fire tablet on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. And why not? With prices ranging from $30 to $100, those babies were the bargain to beat.<p>Now that you've got one, let's make it better. Although the Fire tablets are …

Gear & Gadgets

Are You Smart Enough to Answer These Apple Job Interview Questions?

Quick: How many children are born every day?!<p>Getting a job at Apple ain't easy. The silicon valley giant/maker of the thing you're probably reading this on right now is notoriously difficult to get hired at, and the interview process is apparently long and terrifying. However, I believe in you and …

Review: Native Union's DOCK for Apple Watch

Native Union’s DOCK is a charging station for Apple Watch. How well does it do the job? Let’s find out.<p>The Facts<p>Company: Native Union<br>Product: …

Incredible hack could give Apple Watch ability to detect objects you touch

Apple Watch is great at interacting with other smart devices, but a cheap hack allows it to recognize everyday (dumb) objects based on their invisible electromagnetic signals.<p>All it takes is a $10 chip that can be installed on any smartwatch. Check out the demo below:<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon …

Meet Luma, the router that’s sure to make your kids hate you

For all intents and purposes, Luma seems to do everything a normal router does. It offers easy setup, dual-band connectivity and even comes in three packs to allow you to set up access points that form a single network throughout your home<p>That’s where Luma’s normalcy ends. What comes next is sure …

How to Get a New Finder Window the Size You Want

Glenn Fleishman, writing last month for Macworld:<p>In Yosemite, I tested one suggestion after I was unable to set a window’s default opening behavior. …

Opinion: A Mac’s longevity is its biggest unsung selling point

Apple can’t advertise Macs as having ten-year lifespans for legal reasons, and reviewers rarely write about their old computers ten years later — they’re typically focused on each year’s latest and greatest machine. But the average person buys a computer and keeps using it until it stops working, …

OS X

VLC for iOS updated with Apple Watch support and more

VLC for iOS, the iPhone and iPad edition of the popular multi-format media player developed by VideoLAN, has just received an update that delivers a …

What You Can Do With Apple Watch When Your Paired iPhone is Out of Range

Apple Watch uses both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to transfer data to the iPhone. It defaults to a Bluetooth connection whenever possible because it conserves power, but if your iPhone is not in Bluetooth range, Apple Watch will switch over to compatible Wi-Fi if it is available.<p>For Wi-Fi to work on Apple …

Apple Watch

Using Apple Watch Without its Paired iPhone

Even though you need an iPhone to be paired with an Apple Watch to get the most out of the wearable device, you can still do several things with the …

App Store Increases Revenue Lead Over Google Play in Q1 2015

Apple's App Store increased its revenue lead by 10 percentage points over Google's Play Store in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest numbers from App Annie obtained by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The App Store's revenue was also almost 70% higher than the Play Store, despite Google Play …

Google Play

FAA allows Amazon to fly drones experimentally

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration approved Amazon Logistics Inc. on Thursday to fly drones experimentally.<p>The approval will allow the company to conduct research, development and crew training for deliveries called Amazon Prime Air.<p>The company is required to fly remote-controlled …

CES

CDock Customises The Background And Colour Of Your Mac's Dock

Mac: Apple doesn't give you many options for customising your dock from the System Preferences. Free app cDock lets you customise the colours and …

How to add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay

How to set up your existing iTunes credit or debit card with Apple Pay<p>Assuming it's supported, adding your existing iTunes credit or debit card to …

Apple Pay

Watch This DJ Pound The Default iPhone Ringtone Into A Crazy Catchy Dance Track

Happy Saturday! Ready for your semi-regular reminder that some people are just too damned talented?<p>You know that one iPhone ringtone? Yeah. <i>That one.</i> Some call it “Opening”; others call it “That one damned song thats woken me up every morning since iOS 7 came out.”<p>A DJ out of New Delhi, India, cut …

Horizon Shoots All Of Your Videos In Landscape, No Matter How You Hold Your Phone

<b>Good news!</b> You just shot what might be the world’s funniest video ever. You’re going to be a friggin’ YouTube <i>sensation</i>. You’re totally going to hang out with Ellen.<p><b>Bad news:</b> you shot the video in portrait mode. Whoops! Now the entire Internet thinks you’re dumb.<p>Horizon is an iOS app that …

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How to Switch Between Multiple iPhoto Libraries on a Single Mac Login

- Dec 10, 2013<p><i>(This how to from 2013 was written for iPhot0. However, this trick works just as well in Apple’s new Photos for OS X app.)</i><p>Family …

LinkedIn lets users apply for jobs on mobile, no resume required

Professional social network LinkedIn is alleviating some of the headache around the job application process by letting its English-speaking members submit applications from their smartphones without the hassle of attaching a formal resume.<p>The company said Monday that its job-seeking members on iOS …

Teen builds flashlight powered by body warmth

Ann Makosinski is a 15-year-old with a flashlight obsession. She won a bronze award for a piezoelectric flashlight at the Canada-Wide Science Fair last year. This year, her battery-free Hollow Flashlight has taken her all the way to the top-15 finalists of the Google Science Fair.<p>Makosinski was …

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …

Apple Is Preparing Such Big Changes To The iPhone Software That Engineers Are Using Special Filters To Hide Their Screens

He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. (Think about one of those filters people put on their desktop screens at work.)<p>The filter on the iPhone screen …

iOS

Fujitsu wants to replace your scanner with an interface out of 'Minority Report'

Over the past year we’ve seen lots of experimentation around user interface, ranging from infrared eye tracking (which has already found its way into mainstream smartphones) to incredibly accurate 3D motion controls. Today, Japan’s Fujitsu is showing off its take on the nontraditional interface — a …

Required Reading On App Store Pricing For Developers

The development of an app no doubt involves many tough decisions and trade-offs that you have to make, and one of the biggest will be at what price to sell your app for. To help clarify the important lessons and issues to consider when pricing an app, Michael Jurewitz has posted a five-part series …

Need Juice? This Phone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

<b>The Pitch:</b> The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In …

Beamer Is Better Than Mountain Lion At AirPlay Video… On Any Mac!

Without a doubt, my favorite Mountain Lion feature is AirPlay Mirroring, which allows me to easily mirror whatever is happening on my Mac to my Apple TV. My girlfriend and I use it pretty much all the time to watch movies at night — I digitized our vast DVD collection long ago to save space. It’s …

AirPlay

RasPiComm extension board adds new features to the cheap Raspberry Pi

If you’re the sort of geek who likes to tinker with all sorts of electronics products and projects, you may be familiar with the Raspberry Pi …

Raspberry Pi

Digitimes says Apple is working on a 4K TV for either later this year or early next year

According to <i>Digitimes</i>, Apple is planning on launching a TV set either later this year or in early 2014. The site, which has a mixed track record, says that the display is of 4K resolution. Specifically, the report calls for a 3840 x 2160 panel in the TV. While the site says Apple could be working …