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11 ways to improve iPhone battery life with iOS 11

Keep your iPhone running longer on a single charge with these battery-saving tips.<p>Hooray, a new iOS update is here! Oh no, my old iPhone is ripping through battery life at an alarming rate!<p>Updating to a new version of iOS can be a rollercoaster of emotions. If your iPhone doesn't hold a charge like …

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This 3-Letter Word Can Boost Happiness and Increase Life Expectancy | Inc.com

Ever hiked down the Grand Canyon? Scaled up Yosemite's Half Dome? Stood at the top of Christ the Reedemer and looked down at Rio de Janeiro's city landscape?<p>These things (along with watching the birth of my son, seeing Kirk Gibson blast that miraculous game-winning home run off Dennis Eckersley in …

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Create a custom watch face on your Apple Watch

You can now set personal photos as a watch face on the Apple Watch. CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how.

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Apple unveils iCloud support for iOS HomeKit accessories, support for new sensors, security systems

We previously detailed Apple’s plans to introduce a new app for its HomeKit platform, and today the company officially took the wraps off one aspect of that project. Develoeprs will soon be able to use iCloud instead of their own server to offer remote access control of iOS-connected home …

How to Use Your iPhone With HomeKit-Enabled Devices

Now that HomeKit-enabled accessories are hitting the market, you may be wondering what you can do with your new connected devices. Whether you are controlling the temperature, turning off lights, or locking the front door, you will be able to use your iPhone to take care of various activities …

The first products for Apple’s HomeKit are available today

Siri is starting to take over the smart home. The first products that can be controlled by iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches through HomeKit — Apple's smart home platform — are going on sale today, with others being announced for July. The products include light dimmers, air monitors, a thermostat, …

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Elgato’s smart home devices now available for pre-order as HomeKit officially starts shipping

Elgato has announced pricing for its range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices, and made them available for pre-order. Sources told us last week that the first HomeKit devices would go on sale this week, but with no indication of delivery times, Elgato doesn’t appear to be one of the roughly …

Exploring the new Photos app for OS X

Apple's new Photos app for OS X gives Mac users an interface closely patterned after iOS. Here's how to use it.<p>Released earlier this year as part of Yosemite , the new Photos app for Mac OS X further blurs the lines between Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems. Its simplified organizational …

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Security flaw places Mac, iOS & Android users at risk from hacking on some major websites

Cryptographers have discovered that a security flaw dating back to the ’90s is placing OS X, iOS and Android users at risk from hacking attacks when visiting some major websites, including American Express, Airtel, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Groupon, Marriott and many more.<p>The FREAK exploit …

Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of …

bRight Switch Wants To Upgrade The Light Switches In Your Home To Android Touchscreens

Google’s Android OS is the dominant mobile platform by market share, but it’s also increasingly pushing beyond portables and onto a range of other devices types — including, if this crowdfunding campaign delivers on its promises, the boring old wall switches in your home.<p>bRight Switch is a …

Apple releases Mavericks Server

OS X Mavericks is free, but Mavericks Server still costs you - but it's only $19.99. Apple released OS X Server late Tuesday after posting Mavericks …

How-to: Setup and use iCloud Keychain for Mavericks and iOS 7

iCloud Keychain is a brand-new cloud service in OS X Mavericks and iOS 7.0.3 and launched with the new operating systems on October 22nd. iCloud Keychain stores your usernames, passwords, Wi-Fi networks, and credit card information so that you can easily fill in forms or logins whenever you need. …

Apple’s new OS X Mavericks crashes far more frequently for some (including me)

<i>Updated: Oct. 25, 9:45 with information about MacBook Airs and what Apple is doing</i><p>Apple just released its newest operating system, Mac OS X Mavericks, and one of its biggest innovations is that it is completely and totally free. It has 200 new features, Apple says, and “adds new core technologies …

The programmable world starts inside of our homes

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: SmartThings<p>In the near future, it will be possible to communicate with nearly every device in your home. More …

Terrible reporting about iPhone security leads to people being less secure. Great job, media!

Yesterday I received an email from a reader who, despite wanting an iPhone 5s, decided she wasn't going to get it after seeing an article about Touch …

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Improving smartphone sales and a weaker yen help Sony to $35 million quarterly profit

It may not be quite the windfall profit we're used to seeing from Apple or Samsung, but Sony has kept its financials on the positive side of the ledger over the last financial quarter — owing primarily to "strong" smartphone sales and a favorable shift in currency exchange rates. In the three …

Sony Is Gunning For Your Cable Company, And It's Not Alone

In the battle to create a real alternative to cable TV, a number of technology giants have been working behind the scenes to fit the puzzle pieces together for quite some time. In apparently striking a deal with Viacom, it now appears Sony will be first with such a service, perhaps even before the …

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Sony exec: PS4 price to target “gamers in the broadest sense” | Ars Technica

Company remembers the "challenges" of the PlayStation 3 launch.<p>While Sony offered many details about the PlayStation 4 at its February reveal event, …

Sony Xperia Z and other high-end models get CM10.1 nightly builds

Owing to Sony’s efforts to offer the most developer-friendly devices ever, owners of the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia T, Xperia TX, and Xperia V can now download and enjoy official CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds for their handsets. The nightlies first became available yesterday — the very …

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Sony Xperia Z sells 4.6 million units in just 40 days, analysts say

It’s been quite a hectic couple of months for the Android smartphone world with HTC, Samsung and Sony all launching flagship phones. So far, Sony has apparently had great success, with analysts estimating that the Xperia Z has sold 4.6 million units in just 40 days.<p>Sony has yet to officially …

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