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What could Apple do with 2GB of RAM in the iPhone?

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What could Apple do with 2GB of RAM in the iPhone?

iOS has always been incredibly efficient when it comes to its use of random access memory (RAM). It's what makes cross-platform spec comparisons so much more than just a numbers game. Apple gets to write their own native code directly to their own hardware. There's also no garbage collection to account for, no third-party skins to prop up, and no interpreters running between the apps and the metal. It lets Apple get away with 1GB of RAM in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But it also makes me wonder — what could they do with 2GB?

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Magzter unveils all-you-can-read magazine subscription service

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Magzter unveils all-you-can-read magazine subscription service

If you're tired of shelling out a ton of money each month on your favorite magazines, Magzter may have the solution for you. The company just launched its "Magzter Gold" subscription service, which offers up a Netflix-esque all-you-can-read approach to digital magazines via its iOS app. Similarly, the company also unveiled a lite version of Magzter Gold that allows you to peruse your choice of 5 titles for a slightly cheaper $5 per month.

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Evernote for Mac helps you organize your digital life

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Evernote for Mac helps you organize your digital life

Evernote has long been a popular way for people to take notes and archive important information. If you've never used it, here's an introduction to the Mac version of the software, and some tips on why you might be interested. By the way, Evernote is free to start with, so you can get try it out without paying a dime.

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How to set up your new Mac

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How to set up your new Mac

You've bought a Mac for the first time. Now comes the fun part: Getting it out of the box and setting it up. Apple's setup process for first-time Macintosh buyers is pretty straightforward, but there are still a few confusing points. So let's walk through it together.

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1 week ago

C Spire expands its rolling data offer to its 10, 15 and 30GB sharable plans

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C Spire expands its rolling data offer to its 10, 15 and 30GB sharable plans

Wireless provider C Spire, which serves about 1 million customers in the southeastern US, is now offering rolling data for its 10GB, 15GB and 30GB shared data plans for free. Customers on the company's other plans can switch over to one of the three rolling share data plans at no additional cost.

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1 week ago

Avoid blurry selfies and shaky photos with a Bluetooth remote shutter

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Avoid blurry selfies and shaky photos with a Bluetooth remote shutter

I'm not a fan of selfie sticks for a variety of reasons — chief among them that people tend to leave them on while doing other device-related tasks, like talking on the phone. But I admit that I like the idea of using them to frame a good shot.

Even without a stick or tripod, however, I can use something like Casetify's $35 Bluetooth Remote Shutter to snap my picture from afar.

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Apple ends agreements with Crimean developers following U.S. and European sanctions

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Apple ends agreements with Crimean developers following U.S. and European sanctions

Apple has apparently terminated their agreements with developers in Crimea, following sanctions against the region made by the United States government and European Commission. The sanctions prevent Apple from doing business in the region, and developers there will no longer be able to publish apps to the App Store. Apple's letter says that Crimean developers must immediately stop using Apple development software, and destroy any materials related to development

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At long last, Stronghold Kingdoms is available for Mac castle builders

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At long last, Stronghold Kingdoms is available for Mac castle builders

Stronghold Kingdoms, the free-to-play medieval-themed real-time strategy from developer Firefly Worlds, has finally made its way to the Mac App Store. The game was first released for Windows-based PCs in 2010 as an open beta before officially launching in 2012.

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How to setup and use action extensions on iPhone and iPad

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How to setup and use action extensions on iPhone and iPad

Action extensions, part of extensibility, let apps share their functionality with other apps. For example, you can use a 1Password action extension to login to your Twitter account from inside Tweetbot. You can use a Bing action extension to translate a web page inside Safari. You can use a PDF Expert extension to turn an article into a document. You can even use an app like Workflow to create your own, custom action extensions. All you have to do is turn them on, set them up the way you like, and then put them to use!

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1 week ago

At the Core: My iPad sketchbook dilemma

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At the Core: My iPad sketchbook dilemma

This past weekend, I participated in the MIT Mystery Hunt, a delightfully zany three-day puzzle competition that asks its hunters to solve all manner of crosswords, ciphers, logic puzzles, rebuses, and more. Though my team expressly goes in with little interest in winning the hunt, it's a great time with good people, and provokes crazy questions as "How do you index into two Gilbert and Sullivan songs with different lyrics?"

It also made me keenly aware that, gadget geek though I am, I still love writing things down on paper.

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1 week ago

Get tough iPhone 6 Plus screen protectors on sale today for only $8.95

Get tough iPhone 6 Plus screen protectors on sale today for only $8.95

These bad boys aren't your average protectors; they're made from the same material used to shield the front of vehicles from abrasive elements and provide unmatched scratch protection. Ultra thin and optically clear, the UltraTough ScreenGuardz are virtually indestructible.

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Xbox One SmartGlass adds support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Xbox One SmartGlass adds support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Xbox One SmartGlass for iPhone and iPad has hit version 2.10.1. This update adds support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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1 week ago

Sid Meier's Starships will explore space on iPad and Mac in early 2015

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Sid Meier's Starships will explore space on iPad and Mac in early 2015

Legendary game designer Sid Meier continues to keep himself busy. Today it was revealed that he and a small team at developer Firaxis have been working on a space-themed turn-based strategy game, Sid Meier's Starships. It's due for release early in 2015 for the iPad and Mac, along with the PC.

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Apple's website pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

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Apple's website pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Apple's home page, at the time of this writing, has been given over in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It's in honor of the man and his accomplishments, and coincides with the observation of Martin Luther King Jr. day in the United States.

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Did you dump your Android phone for an iPhone 6?

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Did you dump your Android phone for an iPhone 6?

A strange thing kept happening to me at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week: Whenever I was standing in line for food, for coffee, or to speak to someone at a booth, and using my iPhone 6 Plus to help pass the time, people came up to me to ask how I liked it. That's usually my move. I'm the tech writer. I'm the one who's supposed to be asking how they like their phones. Yet this time it kept happening to me. The story was almost always the same — the person asking had switched to the iPhone 6 Plus from a big screen Android phone, they were loving it, and they wanted to know if I was loving it too. And that made me curious...

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