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Drop’s kitchen scale was so easy my 8 year old could use it

I am not a baker; we should get that out of the way right off the bat. So when I saw the Drop kitchen scale last winter I thought it was a great idea …

Dessert

Your spare iOS device can be turned into a home security camera with Manything

Most of us have at least one extra iOS device lying around somewhere that doesn’t get used as much as the others. Instead of letting it sit around, …

Living Rooms

Apple's home automation tech reportedly won't land until spring

We hope you weren't in a big rush to outfit your household with devices that use Apple's HomeKit automation technology -- you may be waiting a little while. <i>Recode</i> tipsters claim that Apple started certifying HomeKit gear later than it wanted, pushing the release of many supporting gadgets (and …

Apple's TestFlight winning over devs and testers

Last year Apple bought TestFlight, the popular beta distribution app, and relaunched it WWDC 2014 in a more focused, integrated form, but one that …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 you can use AirDrop to share files between your Mac and iOS devices. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices. Continuity also includes Handoff, Instant Hotspot, iPhone Cellular Calls and SMS Relay.<p>Initially …

Operating Systems

Secret Siri commands: Cool questions you can ask right now!

Siri is Apple's virtual digital assistant. It uses natural language voice control and sequential inference to listen to what you say, in the context …

Crazy calendar bug in iOS 8 is driving people nuts

A weird bug in iOS 8’s Calendar app has been making people pull their hair out for months. When adding events using either a Google or Microsoft Exchange server, the time zone is randomly synced to Greenwich Mean Time.<p>Complaints started surfacing around iOS 8’s release last September, and the issue …