iPad Air 2 Bend Test

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

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Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

The reason the “bend test” videos for the iPhone 6 Plus went viral is that they raised questions about whether the device would bend just from carrying it around in your pants pocket. This shouldn’t be a concern for anyone who owns an iPad Air 2, since the tablet was never intended to be carried around in your pants pocket and we can’t imagine any reason for a sane person to do so. All the same, that hasn’t stopped YouTuber Marvin Macht from putting the iPad Air 2 through a bend test of his own and the tablet predictably did not hold up well under pressure. More →

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Apple GT Advanced Technologies Bankruptcy Explained

Apple drops hints about why its sapphire supplier went bankrupt

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Apple drops hints about why its sapphire supplier went bankrupt

The most surprising Apple-related story over the past few weeks hasn’t had anything to do with leaked gadgets — instead, it’s been about GT Advanced Technologies, the company that was a major supplier of sapphire screens for Apple products that shockingly filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. More →

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Fastest Internet Speeds By State

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

What parts of America have the fastest broadband connections? The short answer is “Delaware.” The slightly longer answer is “somewhere in the northeastern U.S.” The Connectivist has posted data of peak connection speeds for every state in America and has found that the fastest services are in the eastern part of the country, led by Delaware and followed by Virginia, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. In fact, the only state in the top 10 that isn’t on the eastern seaboard is Washington, which has a peak connection speed of 56.6Mbps. More →

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Windows 10 New Security Features

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

By on October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

We’ve seen a bunch of hugely promising new features that Microsoft has added to Windows 10 via its Technical Preview but this might be the most important one yet. ZDNet’s Ed Bott gives us a detailed rundown of the new two-factor authentication system that Microsoft is implementing with Windows 10 and he says it has the potential to effectively cripple phishing attacks and password database breaches, which are two of the most popular tactics hackers use to gain unauthorized access to our online accounts. More →

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Is Apple Pay Safer Than Credit Cards

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

By on October 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM.

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

Although Apple Pay has had its share of early hiccups, the mobile payment platform is overall off to a promising start. CIO’s Al Sacco has interviewed three security experts for their views on the technology behind Apple Pay and the general consensus is that the platform is “more safe and secure than using your credit card.” More →

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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Surface

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

The first-generation Surface RT was a notorious bomb but Microsoft has diligently kept refining its Surface tablet models and has seen some impressive sales growth over the past year. According to Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report that it released on Thursday, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenue, which is more than twice the $400 million in Surface revenue Microsoft reported in Q1 2014 and a sequential improvement from the $409 million in Surface revenue that the company posted in Q4 2014. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Design Explained

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM.

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

Samsung isn’t shy about using rhetorical excess to describe its devices — recall that it once described the Galaxy S4 as “a precious stone glittering in the dark or countless stars sparkling in the night sky,” while it said the Galaxy S III “opens up new horizons and allows you to live your life extraordinarily” by being “enhanced with nature and human emotion.” You’ll be happy to know that Samsung hasn’t toned down its approach when it comes to marketing the Galaxy Note 4, as the company has just written an explanation for its new device’s design that explains why it’s the epitome of “modern sleek.” More →

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BlackBerry Passport Best Features

Are you man enough for the BlackBerry Passport?

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Are you man enough for the BlackBerry Passport?

The BlackBerry Passport is a great device… if you’re man enough to handle it. That’s the message that National Post writer Jonathan Kay is delivering with his review of the Passport in which he proclaims that BlackBerry’s newest flagship phone is the most masculine device around. In fact, he says that the Passport’s musclebound virility is so strong that some of the lady-folk in his life find it a might bit intimidating. More →

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iPhone 6 Camera Tips And Tricks

One pro photographer’s secret tricks for taking world-class pics with your iPhone 6

By on October 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

One pro photographer’s secret tricks for taking world-class pics with your iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have both earned wide praise for the quality of their cameras but they still won’t help you take high-quality pictures if you don’t know how to use them properly. Professional photographer Chris Vultaggio has written up a great list of tips and tricks that every amateur iPhone photographer should know if they want to snap pictures like the pros.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Tips And Tricks Video

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

By on October 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM.

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

At this point, we’ve already talked about the major features that Google added to Android with its new Lollipop release — the new Material Design user interface, the battery-saving features that have been added thanks to Project Volta and actionable notifications that appear on your lock screen. However, Droid Life has spent the last week searching out some of the lesser known new features that Google has added to its mobile platform and has posted a terrific series of videos showing off some great Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you’ve probably never heard of. More →

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Best Android Apps Microsoft

Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

By on October 22, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

Microsoft is no longer all about “Windows, Windows, Windows!” as ex-CEO Steve Ballmer used to say. Instead, the company is willing to create applications and programs for any platform and recently it’s been releasing some very cool new applications for Android. Droid Life spotlights three particularly sweet apps that just came out of the Microsoft Garage project that definitely look worthy of Android fans’ time — and one of them even pulls off the incredible feat of making Bing more relevant. More →

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Google USB Stick Password

Google may have finally figured out how to kill the password once and for all

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Google may have finally figured out how to kill the password once and for all

The problems with traditional passwords are many, and while two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security, it’s also a tedious and annoying process a lot of the time. Several big-name tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, have been working on ways to replace the traditional password with other security measures and now Technology Review reports that Google may have finally settled on a way to make the password obsolete and it involves using a USB stick to act as the physical key to your Google account. More →

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AT&T Q3 2014 Earnings

The mobile price wars may finally be starting to sting AT&T

By on October 22, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

The mobile price wars may finally be starting to sting AT&T

Wireless price wars are good for consumers but not-so-great for carriers’ bottom lines. AT&T on Wednesday reported earnings of $0.63 per share on revenues of $32.96 billion, which slightly missed the consensus estimate of $0.64 per share on revenues of $33.22 billion. But while AT&T’s earnings only just missed expectations, Bloomberg reports that the company also cut its estimates for revenue growth on the year amid fierce competition with smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. More →

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