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T-Mobile’s latest prepaid plan makes pay-as-you-go sexy and flexible

Slowly but surely, T-Mobile has been trying to not only become the leader of the prepaid cell phone market, but to totally corner it. It’s latest ultra-simple plan takes that mission even further, making pay-as-you-go as simple as $0.10 per minute or text, flat.<p>The New Pay As You Go plan is …

Mobile

Meet Terraform, a simple command-line tool to manage all your cloud infrastructure

Mitchell Hashimoto, the guy who created the popular Vagrant tool for setting up development environments, has gone and built another useful tool for developers working on public-cloud platforms.<p>No longer must developers sign in to one or more online portals and hit a bunch of buttons to load up or …

How-to: Safely delete or change an iCloud account from your Mac or iOS device

First off, before we begin and actually discuss how to safely delete or change an iCloud account, we should discuss the different scenarios as to why you might need to delete or change your iCloud account off of your device.<p>If you are using the same Apple ID as a family member for iCloud, your …

Why the net neutrality debate also matters for VoIP

At my company, Zingaya, we work on VoIP solutions in click-to-call technology (which is one segment of a big industry, with Skype being the most …

Watch Out For Saas Startups in Asia

<i>Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, a Singapore-based SaaS startup.</i><p>As an Asia-based SaaS business founder, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked: “Why did you base your startup in Asia, and not the US?”<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site …

Google adds webscale CoreOS to its cloud roster

As of last week week users of Google(s goog) Compute Engine could opt to use CoreOS, a Linux variant designed for huge server deployments and to make …

What Three College Pals Say About Their Dreams In China

When you think of China, what pops to mind? Superhighways. Bullet trains. Gleaming skyscrapers. Economic growth. A booming middle class. Opportunity.<p>My friends and I graduated from college five years ago, embarking on lives that we hoped would be full of promise, excitement and opportunity. We all …

The secret sushi spot Steve Jobs used to host board meetings

Notorious vegetarian Steve Jobs had few weakness. Black turtlenecks were one. The other was an extreme love of sushi.<p>Some of the West Coast’s best sushi places dotted Steve’s backyard, but Kaygetsu, a small sushi spot in Menlo Park, held the key to Steve’s<p>heartstomach so tightly that Silicon …

Chiefs Tobacco Man Wash

Forget its cancer causing effects and frequently nasty smell when burnt — anyone who's ever stepped into a pipe and cigar shop can tell you that …

Atlas Fitness Tracker

So many fitness trackers — and so few of them that can do more than one thing. The Atlas Fitness Tracker promises to track <i>everything</i>. This …

Exercise

A Cat's Guide to Caring for Their Humans

(Video Link)<p>This might be an ad, but when an ad is as clever and funny as this one Ze Frank created for Tidy Cats LightWeight litter.<p>Since humans are …

Liquid For Mac Wrangles Text Selections From The Keyboard

Liquid looks set to be a fixture on my Mac. It’s an app which lets you carry out transformations and operations on any selected text, which doesn’t sound like much unless you write for a living, or just have to wrangle lots of letters. It’s actually been around for quite a while (the current …

iStat Menus gets updated with Mavericks fixes, new Mac support, more

One of my favorite OS X utilites, Bjango's iStat Menus, has been updated with improved Mavericks support, support for new Mac models and other …

Apple

Receive desktop push notifications for any RSS feed with Pronto Push & Mavericks

As part of the new OS X Mavericks, websites can now send push notifications to your computer. Back in June, we featured the first public website that took advantage of the native push notification feature. Today, the same developer, Connor LaCombe, released Pronto Push, a new service that allows …

The Shutdown Shows Us That Government Treats People Like Garbage

The government “closed” this week. The quotation marks are meant to indicate that the worst parts of the government remain open at some level. It …

Sexiest Photos of Summer 2013 (NSFW)

June 25 at 4:25 p.m.<p>June 25 at 11:24 a.m.<p>May 29 at 12:11 p.m.<p>December 26 at 1:47 p.m.<p>July 14 at 1:13 p.m.<p>May 2 at 10:55 a.m.

Keep Track Of Your Cables With These Identification Labels

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Andrew Kunesh | Tuesday, September 24th, 2013<p>If you frequent coffee shops and charge your gadgets while you’re there, you probably …

Fitness-Tracking App Argus Goes 2.0 For iOS 7 And iPhone 5s' M7 Motion Coprocessor

Argus, the activity-tracking iPhone app developed by Azumio, has just been updated to version 2.0. Released in the App Store late last July, Argus is …

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D-Link’s New Security Camera Is Cheap, iPhone-Linked And Has Motorized Pan-And-Tilt Controls

While there’s no dearth of choice when it comes to picking a security cam that can viewed over an iPhone, finding one with the ability to pan and zoom remotely is a trickier proposition. And finding one with pan-and-zoom for under $100 is even rarer.<p>But that’s exactly what D-Link’s new DCS-5010L …

Enduracool Towel Makes Working Outside More Tolerable

Last weekend I decided to do some cleaning in my garage-slash-workshop. It’s a two-door garage, and, even with both open and a small fan stirring the …

Apotop DW09 Wireless SD Card/USB Reader Adds the iPhone Ports You Always Wanted - Technabob

I have a feeling I’m not the only one who’s ever needed to move information to or from the iPhone and felt like Apple played some sort of cruel joke …

Why It's So Hard For Scientists To Study Medical Marijuana

The nation's research-grade cannabis is controlled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, whose mission to curb use is at odds with that of researchers looking to study pot's therapeutic properties.<p>Eighteen states (plus the District of Columbia) allow cannabis use for certain medical conditions. …

Mini Display review: Use your iPhone or iPad as a 2nd display for your Mac.

Mini Display is a new app by Edovia that converts your iPhone or iPad into a second display for your Mac. Need extra screen space for your Twitter …

Apple

To the Wonder Movie Review & Film Summary (2013)

<i>This was the last movie review Roger Ebert filed.</i><p>Released less than two years after his "The Tree of Life," an epic that began with the dinosaurs and …

Mega Review: The absolute best portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy

<i>Updated for 2015! The Best Bluetooth Speakers review has now moved here!</i><p><i>TL;DR: Overall winner (updated), Best Value, Best sound, Best Portable/Sound, Charger too, Apps/Updates, more</i><p>Spring is finally here and it is time to bring our music and speakerphones outside. There’s no better way to enjoy …

Why the Combat Infantryman Badge Counts

No one cares about the <b>Combat Infantryman Badge</b>, a three-inch piece of black plastic some Army infantrymen wear on their uniforms.<p>Everyone should care …

Sonnet Launches New 15-Port Thunderbolt Dock with Built-In Storage and Optical Drive

- Apr 15, 2013<p>Shortly after Apple introduced the new Thunderbolt I/O to Macs, many companies swiftly announced a variety of products to support the …