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6 days ago

Five tips to get even better battery life from your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

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Five tips to get even better battery life from your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

OS X Mavericks software and Haswell chipsets meant Apple could put a lot of emphasis in 2013 to improving battery life and power efficiency in its laptops. But that doesn't mean we can't do better. We can always do better. So here's five suggestions for how to improve the battery life of your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro even more.

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6 days ago

Apple's Passbook passes are being used by Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft Wallet

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Apple's Passbook passes are being used by Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft Wallet

When Apple introduced Passbook in iOS 6 they billed it as a way to store all your tickets, coupons, boarding passes, loyalty programs, and other cards all in one place. It's hard to imagine they expected that place to one day be Microsoft Wallet, but thanks to Windows Phone 8.1 that appears to be exactly what's happening.

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6 days ago

A tale of two bigger iPhones

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A tale of two bigger iPhones

One of the more popular rumors making the rounds right now is that Apple will release not one but two new, bigger iPhones this year. The first would be the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the second, a 5.5-inch Apple "phablet". These rumors aren't coming from overly sensational, overly outlandish sources, but from mainstream news outlets and some of the more reserved financial analysts. Even so, information gleaned from supply chain sources, many of whom are working on a wide array of products and prototypes from a range of vendors, this far in advance, is likely only slightly more reliable than a roll of the polyhedral dice. But beyond the rumors, what could all this mean?

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6 days ago

Verizon to give discounts to customers with off-contract phones

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Verizon to give discounts to customers with off-contract phones

Verizon is finally going to give you a discount for off-contract phones. Starting April 17th, customers of Big Red are going to be able to bring their own off-contract devices onto shared MORE Everything plans at a discount. No longer will they have to pay a subsidy fee for a subsidy they're not using. Plans at or under 8GB will see a smartphone add-on reduction of $10 (bringing the fee to $30/month), while those with data allotments of 10GB or higher will see their fee sliced from $40 down to $25 per smartphone.

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6 days ago

Why Apple Maps lead me to a meltdown in Central London

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Why Apple Maps lead me to a meltdown in Central London

There are rumors that iOS 8 will be addressing a lot of lingering concerns over the reliability and usefulness of Apple's Maps. I very much hope so. Because I bring to you this Monday a tale of woe. A tale of using Apple Maps navigation, Central London and lots and lots of swearing. This is the tale of how using Apple Maps to navigate through the British capital – right through the middle – lead me to a meltdown.

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6 days ago

Sphero 2.0 robot ball is $30 off to celebrate National Robotics Week

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Sphero 2.0 robot ball is $30 off to celebrate National Robotics Week

Today is the last day of Sphero's National Robotics Week sale, where you can get a Sphero 2.0 for $30 off. Normally $129.99, the discount brings the robotic ball that you can control with your iPhone or Android device down to $99.99. That's still a little pricey for what is essentially a toy, but it's a fancy robotic one. In addition being able to roll around at speeds of up to 7 feet per second, the Sphero 2.0 also contains a set of multi-color LEDs that you can light up and control. And by including inductive charging, Sphero is even waterproof.

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6 days ago

Deal of the Day: Qmadix S Series Bumper Case for iPhone 5C

Deal of the Day: Qmadix S Series Bumper Case for iPhone 5C

For today only, purchase the Qmadix S Series Bumper Case for iPhone 5C and save 35% off the list price!

The S Series Bumper combines a hard, polycarbonate frame with a translucent TPU inner material that helps absorb shock. You're getting the best of both worlds in a simple, yet protective case! Color options include black, blue, pink, green, white and yellow.

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6 days ago

T-Mobile putting an end to overages on all consumer plans

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T-Mobile putting an end to overages on all consumer plans

After introducing a $40 base plan and then doing away with extra charges for cellular tablets and giving them a free gigabyte of data, T-Mobile is at it again by doing with overage fees. The elimination of domestic overage fees hits all T-Mobile plans. T-Mobile CEO John Legere called out his competition, pointing out that overage fees amount to $1 billion in extra payments from consumers every year.

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6 days ago

JailbreakCon 2014 day two

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JailbreakCon 2014 day two

Today was the second and final day of JailbreakCon 2014 and was filled with lots of talks by some of the most authoritative figures on the jailbreak scene. From new app announcements to the history Springtomize, there was a lot of talented people in one room. Here's an overview of some of the talks that happened this year:

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6 days ago

Siri vs Cortana vs Google Now: The voice assistant showdown!

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Siri vs Cortana vs Google Now: The voice assistant showdown!

There's a new voice assistant in town, and it's called Cortana. With the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview today, Cortana is in public hands for the first time. It's new to the Windows Phone kids, but Cortana arrives to competition from not only Siri but also Google Now. So what's the best way to check it out? Why, with a head to head, of course!

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