Your iPhone Can Search These Storage Boxes Without Having to Open Them

You know that stack of storage boxes buried deep in your closet that you're too lazy to dismantle to find that one item you're looking for? These boxes from King Jim feature a small tag on one side that lets you catalog photos of their contents, so when it's time to find something you can do all the searching from your iPhone or iPad. Read More >>

Apple Patents Emergency Alert That Calls the Police When You Can't

An Apple patent published today details a theoretical feature that would enable your mobile device to detect an emergency and alert your designated contacts or the police. And y'know what? It actually makes a lot of sense. Read More >>

New iOS 7.1 Update Looks Likely to Arrive Soon

Apple's iOS 7.1 should be arriving on devices soon. The app required to stream Apple's SXSW iTunes Festival, which starts in a week, supposedly requires the new OS. Read More >>

Cross-Platform Xbox Live Gaming Could Come to Android and iOS

Unless you've got an Xbox 360 or Xbox One under your TV, or a Windows Phone handset sitting in your pocket, Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming platform is pretty much off limits to you. And no, Wordament's achievements don't count. But that may not always be the case, as it looks as though Microsoft's hoping to bring Xbox Live to rival mobile platforms in a comprehensive way. Read More >>

Forced Horizontal iPhone Video App Horizon is Now Free

Horizon, the clever camera app that forces your iPhone or iPad to only shoot horizontal videos no matter how they're held, is now free on the iTunes App Store for a little while. So now you have no excuse for shooting vertical videos ever again. [iTunes App Store] Read More >>

Apple CarPlay Steers iOS Into Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Cars

Apple's iOS in the Car push has got a new name, and its first bunch of partner car manufacturers to go along with it. Apple's re-christened the service CarPlay, and it'll be launching in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo dashboards. Read More >>

Moov Might be the Most Advanced Fitness Wearable Yet

As you may have noticed, there are a million activity trackers out there right now. Most of them are glorified pedometers. The upper tier add altimeters, heart rate monitors, and sleep-tracking to the equation. But what if you don't just want to be reminded to work out: you want to work out better, safer, and more efficiently? Moov might just be the AI coach you've been hoping for. Read More >>

New iOS Security Flaw Lets Malicious Apps See All Your Keystrokes

Just days after patching a rampant security flaw in iOS, another one has popped up in its stead. According to network security company FireEye, there's a bug in even the latest version of iOS that can let malicious apps track your every keystroke with ease. Read More >>

Help Get Clean Water to Kids in Need, Just by Ignoring Your Damn Phone

There are a lot of pointless apps out there that make it hard to put our smartphones down. That's what makes Unicef's new project for World Water Month doubly brilliant—it raises funds to provide clean drinking water to those who need it most, by encouraging smartphone users to take a break from the touchscreen. Read More >>

Why Apple's Huge Security Flaw is So Scary

On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which "an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." That's the understated version. Another way to put it? Update your iPhone right now. Read More >>

Apple Could Announce Newest Apple TV as Soon as April

Apple's next-generation Apple TV set-top box will likely be announced as soon as April, according to a report from Bloomberg. Read More >>

Flappy Bird "Gone Forever" as Developer Worries it was "Too Addictive"

The creator of mobile gaming sensation Flappy Bird has again addressed the world regarding his reasons for pulling the game, rather oddly claiming he did it because it was getting too addictive and people were playing it too much. That's, like, the whole idea of games, isn't it? Read More >>

Is Steve Wozniak Trolling by Suggesting Apple Should Make an Android Phone?

Though still a staunch Apple supporter, Steve Wozniak isn't afraid to critique the company he once helped to form. And sometimes his suggestions can be a little outlandish. Such as suggesting Apple should make an Android phone. Read More >>

Can a Music Industry Simulator Shame People into Quitting Piracy?

That's the idea behind Music Inc, a new game funded by UK Music and the Intellectual Property Office. The idea is you manage an upcoming band or artist, then watch as their hopes and dreams are smashed by relentless internet piracy of their work. Will it shame anyone into pausing their torrents to think? Read More >>

This GPS Lightning Adapter Makes Cheaper iPads Location-Aware

If you decided to save a few quid and opt for an iPad without cellular, it also means you bought yourself a tablet without GPS. Wi-Fi hotspot locations help guesstimate your locations, but if you want better results, you'll have to try for Bad Elf's tiny GPS module. Read More >>

Here's What iOS Might Actually Look Like in Your Car

Last week, app developer Steven Troughton-Smith showed some purported screen captures of what in-car iOS could look like. Today, he's got a video on YouTube showing how dashboard iOS might look in action. It looks nice, if a little bit limited in its current form. Read More >>


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