How To Buy Google Glass

Have an extra $1,500 lying around? Anyone can buy Google Glass right now

By on April 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Have an extra $1,500 lying around? Anyone can buy Google Glass right now

If geek is the new chic, it doesn’t get any more chic than Google Glass. Google’s connected eyewear represents the company’s first attack on the emerging wearables market. While most other companies are content to start with wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches, Google has taken a much more interesting approach by slapping a display on face-mounted hardware. The result is a unique experience with plenty of fascinating use cases. More →

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LG G3 Specs

One way this so-called ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ might really kill the Galaxy S5

By on April 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM.

One way this so-called ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ might really kill the Galaxy S5

A recent report out of South Korea referred to LG’s upcoming G3 flagship Android phone as a “Galaxy S5 killer.” Of course, regardless of how impressive the new phone might be, there is simply no way it will “kill” the Galaxy S5 as far as sales are concerned. If LG’s G3 sales amount to even 10% or 15% of Galaxy S5 sales, LG will have done an impressive job. As it turns out, however, there may actually be one key area where the G3 is indeed a “Galaxy S5 killer,” and it’s an area that will come as quite a surprise. More →

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Alpine CarPlay

New system will bring Apple’s CarPlay to any car this fall

By on April 14, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

New system will bring Apple’s CarPlay to any car this fall

Apple’s CarPlay solution might not look like much on the surface but as we explained shortly after its debut, CarPlay is a pretty huge deal for the auto industry. In a market overrun by terrible infotainment solutions, Apple’s CarPlay allows an iOS device to take over a vehicle’s stereo system and provide drivers with access to Siri, music, calling and plenty more. The bad news, of course, is that you’ll need a car with a compatible infotainment system in order to use CarPlay. As it turns out, however, users will be able to add Apple’s CarPlay product to just about any car beginning this fall. More →

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Auki iOS 7 Download

This is the iOS 7 messaging tweak you’ve been waiting for

By on April 14, 2014 at 1:41 PM.

This is the iOS 7 messaging tweak you’ve been waiting for

Android has hundreds of terrific features but one of our favorites is quite simple: actionable notifications. This relatively new Android feature provides a series of actions alongside certain notifications. So instead of just tapping a notification to open the corresponding app, users can perform a variety of functions right from within the notification pane. Apple might have borrowed Android’s notification format starting with iOS 6, but unfortunately it hasn’t yet borrowed actionable notifications. With a new tweak, however, iOS 7 one-ups Android’s actionable messaging notifications and lets users respond to a text or iMessage from any screen. More →

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How To Use 2-step Verification

Here’s how to protect yourself with two-step verification on 11 top websites

By on April 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM.

Here’s how to protect yourself with two-step verification on 11 top websites

Heartbleed is a very scary bug that came to light recently and once again sent the Internet into a frenzy with talk about how to protect yourself from security vulnerabilities and hackers. Several sites also published guides covering how to protect yourself from Heartbleed, suggesting that using stronger passwords could somehow have kept users safe from having their data compromised by Heartbleed. Using complex passwords is always a good idea, but even the longest password would have been vulnerable in the case of this particular flaw. What would have offered users solid protection, however, is two-step verification. More →

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Verizon More Everything Plans

Verizon’s new smartphone plans could save subscribers a ton of money

By on April 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM.

Verizon’s new smartphone plans could save subscribers a ton of money

Ahead of the holidays last year, AT&T unveiled new smartphone plans that finally offered subscribers what many people have been seeking for years: a discount on phone service once the device subsidy is paid for. Traditional cell phone service plans include an additional fee built in to help carriers recoup the cost of the phones they sell, which are made available to customers at a discounted price up front. The rest of the phone’s value is worked into the monthly cost of service.

Now, just as AT&T did this past December, Verizon on Monday announced a new promotion that will offer users a similar deal. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

The worst thing about the Samsung Galaxy S5

By on April 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

The worst thing about the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 might be a brand new smartphone, but it’s also quite familiar in a number of ways. The look of the phone is very similar to the Galaxy S4 aside from the new texture on the back, and the software is unmistakably similar as well. In fact, I noted in a recent post that the best thing about the Galaxy S5 just so happens to be its gorgeous display. The screen, of course, was also the best thing about last year’s Galaxy S4.

As it turns out, these two flagship phones also have something else in common: Their worst feature. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

The best thing about the Samsung Galaxy S5

By on April 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

The best thing about the Samsung Galaxy S5

It feels like we have been waiting forever for the Galaxy S5 to launch. The release of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone actually comes less than a year after the Galaxy S4 first debuted, but to be frank, the S4 was a pretty big let down. It was a jack of all trades, master of just one: the display.

Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2013 wasn’t a bad smartphone, per se, but it really wasn’t anything special. And it certainly wasn’t the envelope-pusher we were looking for from the top smartphone vendor in the world.

But with the Galaxy S5, Samsung tried even harder to wow us. More →

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Android 4.5 Rumors

Leak points to major redesign in upcoming new version of Android

By on April 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

Leak points to major redesign in upcoming new version of Android

Apple introduced a major reimagining of its mobile software last year when it released iOS 7, and since then the trend in mobile has been “flat.” Several companies including Samsung and HTC have flattened their user interfaces a bit since then, and they have also turned to the use of brighter colors to accent apps, just as Apple did in iOS 7. Now, it looks like Google may be planning to follow suit and offer a slightly flatter take on Android in an upcoming major redesign. More →

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ProCam iPhone Download Free

Download this app right now: ProCam turns your iPhone into a DSLR, and it’s now free

By on April 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Download this app right now: ProCam turns your iPhone into a DSLR, and it’s now free

The iPhone 5s has one of the best smartphone cameras in the industry, but Apple’s camera software is also one of the most simple and lackluster stock camera apps out there. While rival companies like Nokia, Samsung and HTC add exciting new features to their camera software, Apple continues to rely on third-party developers to issue nifty camera enhancements for the iPhone. And with apps like ProCam in the App Store, it’s easy to see why. More →

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Galaxy S5 Sales

Galaxy S5 sales have reportedly already climbed into the millions

By on April 14, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Galaxy S5 sales have reportedly already climbed into the millions

Will the Galaxy S5 find huge success and erase any memory of the S4′s lackluster sales performance last year? It’s far too early to know for certain, of course, but a new report suggests that Samsung’s latest flagship phone is off to an impressive start, with launch-day sales that not only topped last year’s Galaxy S4, but even doubled S4 sales in some markets. More →

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Game Of Thrones Westeros Maps

Stanford researchers map the world of Game of Thrones

By on April 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Stanford researchers map the world of Game of Thrones

The fourth season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones kicked off this past week. 6.6 million people tuned into the premiere, making it the most watched single episode of an HBO show since the series finale of Sopranos. Based on author George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel series titled A Song of Ice and Fire, the show takes place in a mythical world consisting of four continents, one of which is Westeros. We’ve all seen the models of Westeros in the show’s opening credit sequence, but a group of Stanford researchers have taken things to the next level by creating a series of geological maps that shows us how the landscape of Westeros might have evolved over time. More →

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NSA Heartbleed

NSA reportedly exploited Heartbleed for years, leaving us all at risk

By on April 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM.

NSA reportedly exploited Heartbleed for years, leaving us all at risk

The odds are good that no one will be surprised to learn that the National Security Agency knew about the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability that affected 66% of the entire Internet at the time of its discovery. The allegation that the NSA used the security hole itself to spy on targets might not be terribly shocking either. What is pretty surprising — and appalling — however, is the fact that Bloomberg is reporting the NSA knew about the huge vulnerability for “at least two years” and did nothing, leaving us all at risk. More →

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