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Save 43% today on these 6ft Lightning to USB cables in any color!

Save 43% today on these 6ft Lightning to USB cables in any color!

Now you can charge your Lightning device without worrying about knots and tangles! Ventev's charging data cable provides 6 feet of convenient charging and syncing whenever you need it. The cable's flat design makes it easy to maneuver around obstacles and even easier to store away for traveling...
Why the Mac may be poised for double-digit market share

Why the Mac may be poised for double-digit market share

As an analyst who studies the PC — personal computer — industry amongst many other categories, it's been fascinating to watch the story of the Mac unfold. At a high-level, based on many of the theories taught in business school, the Mac should not be gaining share against the once dominant...
Garmin vivosmart fitness tracker review

Garmin vivosmart fitness tracker review

Garmin's next generation fitness tracker trades in a year's worth of battery life for notifications, a slimmer design, music controls, and more. For some, the trade-off is a no brainer, for others, not so much. Once you put on the Garmin vivosmart, all you have to do is link it up with the...
Mac Help: Should I buy the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro?

Mac Help: Should I buy the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro?

The 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro (called the "mid-2012" model, in Apple parlance) is still available from Apple. It costs $1,099, making it cheaper than a Retina model by $200. Given that it's an older, slower machine that hasn't been updated since 2012, it's easy to overlook. But it's also...
The iOS 8 animation curve

The iOS 8 animation curve

Following the introduction of iOS 7 back in June of 2013, a common complaint from developers and designers was that the system animations took to long to complete, making the interface feel slow. Apple sped up the animations before release, but for some they still felt too slow. Since iOS 8 didn't...
GDC 2015: We have your first look at This War of Mine on iPad

GDC 2015: We have your first look at This War of Mine on iPad

Critically acclaimed survival strategy game This War of Mine is making its way from your Mac to iPad soon and we've got your first look at it from GDC 2015. Unlike most games that revolve around a war, This War of Mine focuses on the civilians that are affected by it. Made by 11bit Studios,...
Apple exploring potential settlement with battery manufacturer in employee poaching suit

Apple exploring settlement with battery manufacturer in employee poaching suit

According to a new court filing, Apple appears to be exploring a potential settlement with A123 Systems after the battery manufacturer filed suit against the tech giant for allegedly poaching its employees. The court filing was originally spotted by Reuters, which reported the following: In...
Apple Watch wins iF Design Gold award ahead of April launch

Apple Watch wins iF Design Gold award ahead of April launch

The Apple Watch hasn't even shipped yet, but it has already picked up the prestigious iF Gold award from the iF International Forum Design. In a statement explaining its choice to award the Apple Watch with the Gold design award, the iF jury said the following: The idea of combining...
Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6

iPhone 6 versus Galaxy S6: first-glance similarities aren't a bad thing

Let's get this out of the way: there are some similarities between the recently announced Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6. A lot of ink has been spilled over Samsung copying Apple's designs, but it's not as bad as you might think. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 both have glass fronts, a...
When is fixing your Mac just throwing good money after bad?

When is fixing your Mac just throwing good money after bad?

Does it make sense to fix my old Mac when it breaks, or am I better off buying a new one? This scenario replays almost every time I go to work at the local Apple retailer: A customer walks in with an older Mac that isn't working right. It happens sooner or later with just about any reasonably...
Divide by Sheep

GDC 2015: Divide by Sheep is a quirky (and brutal) math puzzle game

Divide by Sheep is a wacky math puzzler from Tiny Build Games that starts off cute and ends up quite deadly. We got a chance to try an early build at the Game Developers Conference 2015. The objective of the game is to save sheep by getting them to the raft. However, only a certain amount of...
Unable to target Apple Pay, criminals unsurprisingly stick to bank fraud, identity theft

Unable to target Apple Pay, criminals unsurprisingly stick to bank fraud, identity theft

Apple Pay is so secure criminals so far have only been able take advantage of it by taking advantage of the banks behind it. Sadly, identity theft and credit card fraud are nothing new. While Apple Pay does an enormous amount to secure the transaction process itself — merchants are given a one-...
Batman

New Game of Thrones, Batman and DC Comics-based mobile games in the works

Warner Bros. Interactive has at least five upcoming mobile games that are in development. After revealing plans to launch a version of Mobile Kombat X for mobile devices sometime in April, the publisher has four other games in the works, all based on well known franchises. Here's the list:...
Retail plans for Apple Watch said to focus on fitness, bands, and iPhones

Retail plans for Apple Watch said to focus on fitness, bands, and iPhones

Apple will reportedly have a few primary areas of focus when selling the Apple Watch to customers in their retail stores, including features of the Watch itself, as well as its benefits as a companion to your iPhone. Apple will apparently focus on the health and fitness, communication, and...
PCalc for Mac brings advanced calculation to its widget in version 4.2

PCalc for Mac brings advanced calculation to its widget in version 4.2

PCalc for Mac has been updated to version 4.2, expanding the utility of the app's Notification Center widget by adding an advanced layout. {intro} PCalc's widget gets a big update in version 4.2. More of the functionality of the main application has been moved over, with a scientific mode now...
iPhone 6 with Galaxy Alpha

Apple reportedly overtakes Samsung in Q4 2014 smartphone sales

Research firm Gartner claims that Apple sold 74.83 million smartphones worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2014, beating out Samsung which sold 73.03 million units. This is the first time since 2011 that Samsung has not been on top of Gartner's worldwide smartphone sales list on a quarterly basis...
AT&T's Modio case brings an LTE connection to your Wi-Fi-only iPad mini

AT&T's Modio case brings an LTE connection to your Wi-Fi-only iPad mini

AT&T has announced that their Modio iPad case will be available later in March starting at $49.99. First introduced during CES 2015, the AT&T Modio case will be available starting March 20 for all three versions of the iPad mini. The case acts as an LTE hotspot for your iPad, and is...
Pebble Time is now the most funded project on Kickstarter

Pebble Time is now the most funded project on Kickstarter

Pebble Time is the most funded project in Kickstarter history, and still has plenty of time to go. Just last week, Pebble Time — the follow-up to the popular Pebble and Pebble Steel — took Kickstarter by storm. After blowing past their initial $500,000 goal, the campaign is now well over $13...
How to shoot great sports photography on your iPhone

How to shoot great sports photography on your iPhone

You may not have a telephoto lens, but you can still take great sports photography with your iPhone — it's all about knowing the right tricks. In addition to skating with Boston, I coach a couple of roller derby teams. One of the most important tools for me, as a coach, has become my iPhone:...
Get The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies from iTunes today

Get The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies from iTunes today

Fans of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film series can now purchase the final installment, The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, from the iTunes Store. The digital release comes a full three weeks before the movie's March 24 release on DVD and Blu-ray. The Battle of The Five Armies is the final...

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