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President Obama's first personal tweet sent from his iPhone

U.S. President Barack Obama just sent his first tweet, from his first personal account, and he did it from his iPhone.

The President's new account is as personal as anything named after an office can be — @potus, an acronym for President of the United States. But it's an account that will have tweets posted exclusively by the President, which is different than the long-running, team run, @BarackObama account. The interesting thing for all of us here, of course, isn't so much the first tweet as the first Twitter client: Twitter for iPhone.

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Apple Watch won't connect to your iPhone? Here's the fix!

If you've gotten stuck in "No iPhone connection" land, here are a few ways to fix it.

The other day, while trying to disable Airplane mode on my Apple Watch, I accidentally tapped the button a few too many times. This overzealous tapping somehow disabled my Watch's iPhone connection — no matter how many times I toggled Airplane mode on and off, it wouldn't reconnect.

If you, too, accidentally disabled your iPhone-Watch connection and can't figure out how to bring it back online, here's how I fixed my issue.

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How to switch from Android to iPhone and keep your Google Keep!

Even though the company hasn't made a Google Keep app for iOS, you can still access it right on your iPhone.

When I explained how to easily switch from Android to iPhone, that was one of the very few concerns Android owners and Keep users looking to make the switch to iPhone mentioned. Sure there are other services like Evernote that work great everywhere, but those invested in Keep wanted to stay kept. Luckily, there are several ways to do just exactly that!

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In pursuit of building blocks and the Big Idea

Far more often than not, the big idea is an abject failure.

When we think about building the future, we rarely stumble across the perfect path to do so on the first try. Often, we grasp at perceived futures — ways we expect our world to change and improve — but it's very seldom the best way to build our actual future.

This isn't an admonishment to never strive to create the next big thing; nor is it a bleakly worded yet heartfelt kick in the pants encouraging you to reach for the stars.

You should always reach for the stars and always strive to create the next big thing. But if you hope to succeed, your best guides are those who have gone before you — and failed.

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A rising iPhone lifts all complements

Following the launch of the iPhone it went from being dismissed as a toy to being targeted for extinction to being copied for relevance.

Eight years later and, while none of those tactics have benefited direct competitors in the long term, the existence of the iPhone has lifted complementary businesses and created new ones.

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The LifeProof FRE Power iPhone 6 battery case works in up to 6.6 feet of water

LifeProof has announced its new rugged battery case, the FRE Power, for the iPhone 6, that the company says will allow the smartphone to work in up to 6.6 feet of water up to an hour.

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iPhone 6s predictions include Force Touch, gesture control, 12 MP camera

The next generation iPhone will include Apple's new features and some optical improvements

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How to replace a broken iPhone 5 screen in under 10 minutes

With the right parts, you can replace an iPhone 5 screen in under 10 minutes.

While a typical iPhone 5 DIY repair requires you to transfer all the small parts from the cracked display over to the new one, we can show you a way to replace your broken screen that will require a lot less work on your part. Not only will it save you lots of time, it will make this repair much more feasible for people with even the most modest DIY experience. And once you're done, your iPhone 5 will be as good as new again!

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How to easily switch from Android to iPhone!

Google makes it easier than ever to switch from Android to iPhone

More people than ever are switching from Android to iPhone, be it for the new, big screens, the terrific industrial design, the focus on security and privacy, the great apps, or any of a dozen other reasons. We've been getting a lot of feedback, however, from people who want to make the switch but are worried that it might be too much work — or are especially concerned over the stress involved in finding new apps and services to replace the ones they've been using on Android. Luckily, that's not the case, thanks to Google!

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Six Apple Watch features we'd love to see on the next iPhone

The Apple Watch is something new, and that means it's filled with fresh and interesting ideas — ideas that could be something great on the company's next iPhone.

Apple has been working on its smartphone for over a decade, and iterating on that work going on eight years. Come this fall, we'll almost certainly see a new generation of iPhone models — let's call them iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, to stick to pattern — with iOS 9 to go with them.

The Apple Watch, in contrast, has undergone related but distinct development for just about four years now. It's Apple's signature hardware — but wearable — and more importantly, it's iOS, rethought for the wrist. Jony Ive, Kevin Lynch, and the teams working on the Watch have come up with features that could be, with the proper translations, just as compelling in the hand with your iPhone. Here are our top six we'd love to see brought over from Watch OS to iOS this fall.

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