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3 great stargazing apps for iOS that demystify the constellations

March 16, 2015 - 10:44 pm in Apps

The iPad is practically an essential part of the stargazing experience. There are multiple apps that detail the stars, planets, and constellations for you — even if you feel a bit weird holding one over your head while looking up at the night sky. If you’re…

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Must-play iOS games for your new iPad Air 2 or iPhone 6

January 2, 2015 - 5:23 pm in Apps

Among many other things, your new iOS device grants you access to more apps than any one person could use in a lifetime. This great because it means there’s…

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Must-play games for your new Android phone or tablet

January 1, 2015 - 2:20 pm in Apps

Android devices come in all shapes and sizes, some of which have access to desktop-class games and other that plug straight into your television with…

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How to Add Bluetooth to Any Old Pair of Speakers

December 27, 2014 - 2:03 pm in Apps

We love Bluetooth and all its possibilities. Once the domain of dorky headsets, Bluetooth is now in mice, keyboards, phones, computers, tablets, fitness trackers, and so much more. One of the best applications we’ve seen, however, is Bluetooth audio. Bluetooth…

Philips makes smart lighting easier with new Hue Ambiance app

December 24, 2014 - 11:40 am in Apps

Half of the fun in owning smart lights is playing with them, and in that respect Philips has been king from day one. The sheer volume of third party apps that allow you to have lights thump with the music, glow as though the Sun is rising to wake you, or even…

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Apple’s iPod touch is king of the crumbling portable media castle

December 12, 2014 - 12:40 am in Apps

With the steadily falling prices of tablets and the relative ease with which you can acquire a cheap smartphone today, having a standalone MP3 player for many people is almost quaint. There’s still an age group that benefits from that ever shrinking userbase…

New Wakie alarm clock forces you to have a conversation with a stranger

December 7, 2014 - 12:15 am in Apps

There’s a new app on the market aimed at trying to help you wake up in the morning, but rather than a blaring tone, Wakie forces you to have a minute-long phone conversation. The logic behind the wake-up process here isn’t terrible, since you’re more…

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Droid Turbo leak reveals Verizon’s secret weapon

October 29, 2014 - 3:01 pm in Apps

For years, smartphone fans have railed against the concept of carrier-based exclusives. We live in a world where these exclusives happen significantly less often, and most of the launches we’ve seen in the last two years have been dismal failures, but that’s…

Magic Leap’s ‘Cinematic Reality’ platform is about to get some Google love

October 26, 2014 - 2:59 pm in Apps

Ever since Facebook gobbled up Oculus, there’s been a lot of questions asked about the future of virtual reality. Whether or not Facebook ruins the Oculus Rift isn’t really a conversation worth having yet, but you can bet that there are plenty of companies…

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Firefox could be adding built-in Tor support for improved private browsing

October 8, 2014 - 3:34 pm in Apps

In future releases of Firefox, you may have access to a private browsing mode that’s a whole lot more private. There’s a chance that Mozilla could be working to integrate support for Tor’s anonymous surfing tech into their browser. Tor integration might…