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How your iPhone can help you through hurricane season

Hurricane season is officially here, and your iPhone is now one of the most important tools in your preparedness kit.

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HTC 10 supports Apple's AirPlay streaming standard

A three-finger swipe will stream to Apple TV, or any AirPlay-capable speaker or receiver, without a third-party app.

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LG 360 CAM review: A decent option for 360-degree recording on iOS

Some software quirks aside, LG's entry into the 360-degree video and photography world is a fun little way to show off everything that's going on around you — and it works on iOS too!

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Bubba Watson blasts his way onto your phone with Bubbamoji!

You're Bubba Watson. You already own two green jackets and are looking for a third this week at The Masters golf tournament. So what's next? Bubbamoji, of course.

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Amazon Echo Dot Review: An inch and a half of Alexa may be all you need

Echo Dot is what you get if you lop off the top inch and a half of an Echo. All the brains in a smaller stature, with a smaller price to go along with it.

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How to turn off Twitter's 'best Tweets first' algorithm

Twitter is by default now showing you the "best tweets first." Here's how to make sure you get all the hot takes in the order they were actually sent.

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You can now search for all the things in the iMore Android app!

Our Android apps just got a whole lot better — and we're not done yet!

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Taylor Swift explains why '1989' won't be streaming on Apple Music

'This is not about me,' the musician says as she both praises and chides Apple over not paying out during Apple Music's three-month free period on Apple Music.

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Logitech Keys-To-Go ultraportable keyboard

Keyboards haven't yet outlived their usefulness, and Logitech continues to make some of the best for adding a little something extra to your iPad.

Here we've got a quick look at the Logitech Keys-To-Go. It's a ridiculously thin keyboard for tablets. The one we have here is technically marketed for Android and Windows — it's got a telltale Windows key as well — but it'll work with iOS, too. (If you just have to have one sans Windows key, there's a more iOS-friendly one available, too.)

There are a couple ways to use this keyboard. The sexier of the two is to already have the tablet propped up somehow (perhaps with Logitech's own propper-upper), and then have the keyboard away from the display in a more comfortable manner. We'll call that "future mode." But given the resolution of tablets these days, you might want it closer. So there's a removable plastic clip that lets you stand the tablet up in the usual position right behind the keyboard.

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Pioneer's NEX Apple CarPlay units get a firmware update with various fixes

Update over USB or SD card for the latest firmware from Pioneer for its connected head units

A quick heads up if you're already rocking one of Pioneer's new NEX head units that run Apple's CarPlay or Android Auto — a firmware update is now available for the 4100, 5100 and 8100 models.

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Adobe gets its docs ducks in a row with Document Cloud

Acrobat DC apps for Android and iOS (and with easy syncing for Windows access)

Adobe may have invented the portable document format — that'd the venerable PDF, boys and girls — but for whatever reason its "Acrobat" suite never really had much to do with consumers, and even for biz types it often was easier just to print, sign, scan and send. That ends today with the announcement of Document Cloud, which brings forth Google Drive-like syncing capabilities and the mobile document power we've seen from Samsung.

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Pioneer's AVH-4100NEX CarPlay head unit now shipping for $700

Dumb car stereos are about to truly get smart as the automotive solutions from Apple (and Google) hit the market.

The long wait for the first aftermarket head units that run CarPlay — and Android Auto — is finally over. Pioneer is shipping its entry-level AVH-4100NEX unit for around $700.

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HTC and Under Armour announce iOS-compatible Grip fitness tracker

We've patiently been awaiting the first wearable from smartphone (and tablet) manufacturer HTC. Today, we've got it — and it supports the iPhone.

The HTC Grip is a GPS-capable fitness tracker that's in the same sort of category as the Microsoft Band and entries from Fitbit or Jawbone. (A watch, folks, will have to wait, apparently, though it's not like we didn't see this one coming.) It connects to phones running Android 4.3 and up, and iOS 7 and up, and syncs with Under Armour's UA Record application, which just gained millions of more users after UA purchased My Fitness Pal and Endomondo.

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AOL Mail not working for you? You're not alone!

According to AOL itself and folks taking a look around the AC forums, AOL's mail service is experiencing a bit of an outage this morning. If you can't get to your AOL Mail (a-mail?) on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you're not alone.

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FAA proposes new rules for small unmanned aircraft

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today is publishing new proposed rules for "small unmanned aircraft systems" — commonly (but not entirely accurately) referred to as "drones" — that would require an operator certificate and the user to be at least 17 years old. The proposed rules also would dictate when and where and how such "unmanned aerial systems," such as (but not limited to) the type controlled by iPhones and iPads could be flown:

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T-Mobile taps Kim Kardashian to lead its Super Bowl commercial

Breaking from its new modus operandi of "uncarrier," T-Mobile apparently has gone the somewhat predictable route for its 2015 Super Bowl commercial, tapping often-controversial, always sensation model, host, and reality-show star Kim Kardashian to talk about selfies for 30 seconds of your life you'll never get back.


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Hands-on with the Alcatel smartwatch, for iOS and Android

It's tough to traipse past even a single blackjack table here in Las Vegas without someone trying to pitch you on a new sort of smartwatch. But one of the more interesting ones we've seen here at CES 2015 is the Alcatel smartwatch — proper name: WATCH, which we'll use just this one time in all caps. And that what piques our interest is that this one isn't just another Android notifications pusher — it picks up where Pebble started and works with iOS devices as well.

Will the Alcatel watch make the same sort of dent as Pebble or be as prevalent with the Android faithful as Android Wear is?

Let's rap.

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Microsoft announces new SDKs for Android and iOS, teams up with IFTTT, others

Microsoft today announced a wealth of new functionality for its Office 365 suite that will enable developers to add a number of new features to Android and iOS applications.

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Google Play Music for iPhone integrates Songza in Material Design update

Google Play Music today not only looks better thanks to an incoming update to Material Design, it's about to sound better, too. Google has announced that it's adding in curation from Songza, which it acquired earlier this year. Songza's claim to fame has been its wealth of curation, which offers up playlists based on activities — from "ballroom dancing" to "getting lucky" to "yoga' — and moods — "aggressive," "earthy," "visceral" and the like — to custom fit what you're listening to.

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Apple's iPhone 6, Apple Watch event now available on YouTube!

While the livestream more or less was a horror show (and overdubbed in Chinese) for many of us, YouTube is forever. Or close enough.

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