HoloLens Demo

Every new HoloLens video makes us want it more

By on February 3, 2016 at 7:25 PM.

Every new HoloLens video makes us want it more

The future of virtual reality is exciting. Of that, there’s no question. But augmented reality — the combination of the physical and digital worlds — is easily just as tantalizing, if not even more exciting. Devices like the upcoming Microsoft HoloLens mark the start of a major shift in the way the world computes. It won’t happen overnight, of course, but scenes like the ones we’ve enjoyed in Microsoft’s various HoloLens promo videos will ultimately become a reality in the future.

And with each new video — like the one Microsoft just released — we’re reminded yet again of how badly we want that future to arrive. More →

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iPhone Battery Life Indicator Fix

Explained: Why your iPhone 6s keeps dying suddenly, and how to fix it

By on February 3, 2016 at 12:22 PM.

Explained: Why your iPhone 6s keeps dying suddenly, and how to fix it

In the grand scheme of things, Apple’s iPhone and iPad device lineup is remarkably stable. No computer is free of all bugs and no computer ever will be completely free of issues, but iOS has become quite stable in recent years — which is much appreciated, since things were a bit rocky for a while there.

Of course, iOS 9’s overall stability doesn’t make it any less annoying when a troublesome bug does rear its ugly head, and such is the case with a new one that’s causing iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus handsets to suddenly die without any warning. Thankfully though, it looks like there’s a quick fix. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

15 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on February 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM.

15 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Behold, the biggest list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that we’ll run this week. Yesterday’s post got plenty of traction and several of the apps contained within are still free downloads if you grab them right now. We’re keeping the momentum going on Wednesday though, and we’ve got 15 fresh apps for you in today’s post. As always, these sales could be over at any time so be sure to check them out as soon as you can if you’re hoping to get them for free. More →

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Best iPhone Calendar App

You’ll never find another iPhone calendar app this beautiful and original

By on February 3, 2016 at 11:13 AM.

You’ll never find another iPhone calendar app this beautiful and original

On iOS, or any other platform for that matter, there is no shortage of calendar apps. It seems like they’re a dime a dozen, in fact. While the concept of a calendar is anything but novel, developers have all sorts of different takes on calendars and scheduling that move well beyond the typical grid of dates and into some pretty interesting new territory.

Our longtime favorite calendar app for the iPhone is Timepage, a gorgeous offering by Moleskine that we first told you about in May of last year. A new app that was just released a few weeks ago is giving Timepage a serious run for its money though, and it offers a completely new take on the concept of a calendar app. More →

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Airplane Explosion Today

Man captures video after explosion rips a hole in passenger plane mid-flight

By on February 3, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

Man captures video after explosion rips a hole in passenger plane mid-flight

It’s nothing short of astonishing that 64-year-old Vladimir Vodopivec managed to land safely after a mid-air explosion ripped a hole in the fuselage of the Airbus A321 he was piloting on Tuesday. But because he kept his cool amid the chaos, the plane’s 74 passengers and crew all survived to tell the tale, and one man even managed to film video of the interior of the plane as it barreled through the sky with a gaping hole in the side of the cabin. More →

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TV
FiOS TV Free Premium Channel Preview

FiOS TV subscribers can now preview premium channels for free anytime they want

By on February 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM.

FiOS TV subscribers can now preview premium channels for free anytime they want

Every pay TV provider offers free previews of premium channels from time to time. After all, they’re a great way to give subscribers a taste of the channel bundles they’re missing if they don’t already subscribe to packages like HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. But it seems like the free preview periods are almost always over by the time you realize they’re available. Great, so now you’ve seen three episodes in the middle of the last season of Game of Thrones… now what?

It turns out there’s a better way to preview premium channel bundles and Verizon just made it available to its FiOS TV subscribers. More →

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amazon-sign

How much it would cost to buy one of everything on Amazon

By on February 2, 2016 at 1:42 PM.

How much it would cost to buy one of everything on Amazon

Here’s a fun little tidbit for you: If you took Amazon’s total cumulative profit since the company went public and added it all up, it wouldn’t even come close to being enough cash to afford to purchase one of everything Amazon sells on its website.

Question and answer site Quora is a goldmine of interesting content if you know where to look, and we recently came across a very interesting topic on the site. A question was posed that seems almost impossible to answer from outside the company — how much would it cost to buy one of everything on Amazon? — but one user did a tremendous job of providing a well-researched and well-thought out answer. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on February 2, 2016 at 10:47 AM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Our regular column on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free continues to be some of the most popular content we publish each day. Why? Because if there’s one thing people love more than new iOS apps, it’s new premium iOS apps they don’t have to pay for. Today’s post includes 11 different apps — be sure to check them all out before these sales end.

FYI: There are also still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post. More →

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Best New Netflix Shows

The best new movies and TV shows that were just added to Netflix

By on February 2, 2016 at 9:32 AM.

The best new movies and TV shows that were just added to Netflix

Late last month, we told you about all of the new movies and TV show seasons Netflix planned to add to its catalog over the course of February. As well all know, Netflix’s content library is not static — the service constantly adds new content and removes old content as licensing rights expire and new deals are signed.

In the month of February, Netflix will add dozens of new TV shows and movies to its lineup, and the additions already began on Monday, February 1st, with a huge list of 28 new movies and TV seasons. Don’t bother going through them all, because we’ll show you the best ones right here. More →

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Fastest LTE Network America

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

By on February 2, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

Verizon has long been thought of as the nation’s broadest network, with coverage that always seems to stretch to areas where other networks don’t. AT&T is no stranger to vast network coverage either, and T-Mobile constantly touts the improvements made recently to its always-expanding 4G LTE network in TV commercials. Meanwhile Sprint continues to build out its network as well, still recovering from the WiMax mistake it made early on.

With all of this 4G coverage all over the country, one question still remains: Which carrier has the fastest 4G LTE network? More →

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TV
Hopper 3 Release Date

Dish’s game-changing set top box just got a huge upgrade, and it’s available now

By on February 1, 2016 at 8:05 PM.

Dish’s game-changing set top box just got a huge upgrade, and it’s available now

Satellite television provider Dish Network on Monday announced the nationwide availability of its new Hopper 3 set top box, the latest iteration of a device that has made some serious waves in the industry. Dish’s Hopper burst onto the scene and caused an uproar among major networks due to its “auto hop” feature, which allowed users to record prime time television shows and then automatically skip over all TV commercials during playback.

Despite all of the outrage and even a high-profile lawsuit, auto hop remains a key feature of the Hopper line, and it was just joined by a number of additional new features in the Hopper 3. More →

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Best iPhone Apps

New app wants to make it so you never have to deal with customer service – and it’s free

By on February 1, 2016 at 1:09 PM.

New app wants to make it so you never have to deal with customer service – and it’s free

Can you imagine a world where you never have to deal with customer service again? Can you imagine what you would do with all of the  time that would be freed up by not having to sit on hold and speak with 12 different representatives? How much would you pay for a service that might make that possible? Whatever that number is, forget it because a new app will try to make this dream a reality for free. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

By on February 1, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

12 paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

As far as paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free go, today’s posts is one of the best ones we’ve run in quite some time. Not only are there a healthy number of apps on today’s list — 12 in total — but they span a wide range of genres so there should definitely be something for everyone. More →

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