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See for the Blind with This Helpful App

Once, when I was in college, I was invited to a school-sponsored lunch with a large group of other students. I joined a table and a conversation among four individuals, but I felt a little left out—they didn’t even acknowledge my presence! Well, come to find out, they were all blind. I learned all about [...]

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Facebooking at Work? It’s OK with Their New App

I would hazard to guess that you’re at work right now, reading this blog. Sure, it’s possible you’re reading at home, in the morning while sipping your coffee or in the evening in the after-dinner/before-bed hours. But when we’re all at work from eight to five, sitting in front of our computers, sometimes it’s impossible [...]

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Find Out How Much Your Stuff is Worth With This

As adults, we accumulate a lot of stuff. Over years and years, we amass lots of little stuff (books, gadgets, clothing) and a few big things, too (couch, dining table, car, house). Wouldn’t you like to know how much your stuff is worth, not just for curiosity’s sake, but for that other adult stuff too, [...]

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Report: Apple Touch ID Can Be ‘Hacked’ Using Photos Of Users’ Fingerprints

One of the really nice features of Apple’s latest iOS devices has been Touch ID, the fingerprint-sensing capability to let you quickly log into your device, purchase apps, and enter passwords, without needing to type. A “hacker” group in Europe is warning, however, that Touch ID might have some vulnerabilities, specifically, that a fingerprint can [...]

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This App Will Turn Your iPad into a Second Mac Display

So, didn’t get that iPad or desktop iMac upgrade you wanted for Christmas? No matter. Upgrade your own goods with Duet, a $14.99 iOS app that turns your iPad (or even your iPhone) into a secondary display to go along with your Mac or Macbook. Here are a few of the touted benefits: Fast. Duet [...]

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Video: How to Use Snapseed for Android, iPhone, and iPad to Bring Your Mobile Photos to Life

I get a lot of questions about how to produce the best photos just using a smartphone. Whether you’re on iOS or Android, my favorite go-to app is Snapseed, which was originally developed by Nik Software, a leader in the desktop imaging space. Nik is now owned by Google, and Snapseed is a free download [...]

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Facebook’s New App Brings Back the Old Chat Rooms…With a Personalized Twist

If there’s one thing you can say about Facebook, it’s this: it never remains the same. It’s changed the way we connect with others, and it’s changed the way we waste time at work. But Facebook is continuing its innovations outside of the web and mobile application its known for and entering new territory with [...]

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[How To] Create ‘Shared Photo Streams’ with Your Friends and Family on iPhone and iPad

When it comes to sharing photos, one of the often overlooked features in iOS is Shared Photo Streams. It’s a feature Apple first rolled out with iOS 7, but has made several improvements to in subsequent updates. With iOS 8, it’s even better, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be using it. You do use [...]

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[How To] Setup iCloud Photo Library to View Your Photos Online and Across All Your iDevices

One of the new features released with iOS 8.1 this week is iCloud Photo Library. Apple still considers it a BETA service, but in my testing, it works as advertised. iCloud Photo Library has a number of benefits, especially for multi-device users. Automatic backup of your Camera Roll to the cloud provides for safe storage. [...]

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iOS 8.1 is Available Now – Here’s Everything That’s New and How to Get It

Today as promised, Apple pushed iOS 8.1 for iPhone and iPad users. The software update includes a slew of bug fixes from versions 8.0.1 and 8.0.2, and also several new features. You can find the full changelog below. However, there are a couple notable features that stand out, and ones we’ve been looking forward to [...]

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