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Why celebrities paid by Samsung keep using iPhones

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Why celebrities paid by Samsung keep using iPhones

A few days ago boxer Manny Pacquiao was given a Samsung phone in an effort to get some of the attention from his fight to carry over to Samsung products.

Pacquiao's Twitter account posted a picture of it, and included a Samsung hashtag in that and several subsequent tweets. Most of those tweets were posted from the Twitter website or from a "social management tool". Earlier today, after the fight, when Pacquiao posted another picture and thanked his fans for their support, it was tweeted by — you guessed it — Twitter for iPhone.

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1 hour ago

RAW compatibility update for OS X Yosemite adds support for a slew of new cameras

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RAW compatibility update for OS X Yosemite adds support for a slew of new cameras

Apple has issued a new Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update for Mac today that adds support the image format for a slew of new cameras.

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2 hours ago

How to turn off alerts for apps on the Apple Watch

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How to turn off alerts for apps on the Apple Watch

How to turn off alerts for apps on the Apple Watch

App notifications buzzing your wrist when you don't want them to? Here's the fix!

The Apple Watch has done a lot to reduce my notification panic, letting me filter out the noise I don't need to immediately hear about — Instagram notifications and emails from my favorite soup spot — from the information I do.

But often times, I don't want to kill those notifications completely. I like scrolling through what I've missed on Facebook within the Watch's Notification Center, or what new card packs are available in Topps' Star Wars trading game. I just don't need to be prominently alerted to them.

So how do you turn off sounds and haptic buzzes without disabling third-party app notifications entirely for your Watch?

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2 hours ago

GE will launch an LED light bulb that will connect with Apple's HomeKit

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GE will launch an LED light bulb that will connect with Apple's HomeKit

General Electric will launch a color-changing LED light bulb that will support Apple's HomeKit home automation feature in iOS 8.

The bulb itself will use GE Align technology that is designed to change color for the promotion of better sleep patterns.

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3 hours ago

How to stop remote images from loading in Mail for iPhone and iPad

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How to stop remote images from loading in Mail for iPhone and iPad

If you want to make sure your email stays as private as possible, disabling remote images is a good idea.

Just like disabling remote image loading on the Mac prevents companies and spammers alike from detecting when you opened an email, and potentially collecting other information, preventing them from loading on your iPhone and iPad makes sure you are protected against snooping on all your devices.

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3 hours ago

Getting the most of Mac ID: Unlock your Mac with Touch ID and much more!

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Getting the most of Mac ID: Unlock your Mac with Touch ID and much more!

Getting the most of Mac ID: Unlock your Mac with Touch ID and much more!

Mac ID enables you to use Touch ID on your iPhone or iPad to unlock your Mac. That's cool, but that's not all this useful third-party utility can do.

Mac ID is a two-part tool you get both from the iOS App Store and from the developer's website. Once you've set it up, you can unlock your Mac from your Touch ID-equipped iPhone or iPad. Mac ID can do a lot more too, to help you with security, controlling audio, and more!

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3 hours ago

WeMo app update brings IFTTT recipe support for connected LED bulbs

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WeMo app update brings IFTTT recipe support for connected LED bulbs

Belkin has announced an update to its WeMo app today that brings IFTTT recipe support to its connected LED lightbulbs.

In today's update, WeMo LED lightbulb users will be able to create IFTTT recipes for a wide variety of situations, such as turning the lights on when a user pulls into their driveway, or flashing the lights when you receive a tweet (yes, that's a thing).

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4 hours ago

Droplr update brings a new look, sharing extension, and more

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Droplr update brings a new look, sharing extension, and more

Sharing service Droplr has updated its iPhone app, adding a new design for iOS 8, self-destructing files, and more.

Droplr's all-new design is ready for iOS 8, along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The app also has a sharing extension, letting you upload to Droplr from almost any app on iOS.

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4 hours ago

MyFitnessPal adds premium subscription option for $9.99 per month

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MyFitnessPal adds premium subscription option for $9.99 per month

Popular calorie-tracking app MyFitnessPal has launched a premium version of its service that brings an ad-free experience along with some added features.

MyFitnessPal Premium runs $9.99 per month, or $49.99 a year, and removes advertisements, adds premium content such as original recipes and meal plans, and lets subscribers jump ahead in line for customer support.

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5 hours ago

How to save battery life on Apple Watch during workouts

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How to save battery life on Apple Watch during workouts

By default the Apple Watch constantly monitors your heart rate during workouts, which consumes extra battery life.

While some kinds of workouts require consistent heart rate data in order to track calorie burn rates more accurately, it isn't necessary for all kinds of workouts. That's why the Apple Watch gives you a way to disable consistent heart rate tracking during certain kinds of activities. In turn, you get a little more battery life out of your Apple Watch. Here's how!

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5 hours ago

May the Fourth be with you: Celebrate Star Wars day with these great apps, movies, and more!

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May the Fourth be with you: Celebrate Star Wars day with these great apps, movies, and more!

Several Star Wars-related apps and games for iPhone, iPad, and Mac are available at discounted prices for one day only.

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6 hours ago

The Reserve Strap wants to charge your Apple Watch through the diagnostic port

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The Reserve Strap wants to charge your Apple Watch through the diagnostic port

The third-party Reserve Strap is gunning for the not-so-secret port on your Apple Watch.

While originally intending to use inductive charging, third-party Apple Watch band Reserve Strap has been redesigned to utilize the hidden port inside one of the watch's strap grooves.

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6 hours ago

Get this 2-pack of iPhone 6 Plus screen protectors today for only $4.95

Get this 2-pack of iPhone 6 Plus screen protectors today for only $4.95

Shield your iPhone 6 Plus's display from annoying fingerprints and scratches while preventing glare at the same time with these precision cut protectors from Ventev! Including two per package, these protectors are simple to apply and leave absolutely no sticky residue when removed.

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8 hours ago

Here are the third-party Apple Watch bands

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Here come the third-party Apple Watch Bands!

Here are the third-party Apple Watch bands

Apple isn't the only company with Apple Watch bands. Here are some really cool third-party options.

Apple has some of the most coveted, elegant, and just plain cool Apple Watch bands available, but they don't have a corner on the market. If a Milanese is out of your price range or the Leather Loop just really doesn't do it for you, maybe third-party manufacturers are where you should look. We've rounded up some favorites for you here.

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9 hours ago

How to tell if you have unseen Digital Touch messages on Apple Watch

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How to tell if you have unseen Digital Touch messages on Apple Watch

Digital Touch lets you send taps, sketches, and even your heartbeat to anyone else also using an Apple Watch.

If you somehow miss, dismiss, or don't get the notification when a Digital Touch comes in, don't worry. Your Apple Watch saves them and will show when you have Digital Touches you haven't seen. Think of it like the indicator on an unread mail message, just for the Friend's interface. And they're easy to see... once you know where to look!

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