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CONTEST: Share Your Phone’s Home Screen for a Chance to Win a $20 ZAGG Gift Card

According to Nielsen, at the end of 2013, the average consumer has 27 third-party apps downloaded and installed on their smartphone. Of those, you’ll find games, productivity tools, apps for music and video streaming, budgeting and mobile banking apps, and more. The home screen on your phone — specifically the first one — is the [...]

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Remember Your Adventures in 360° With This New Gadget

I’ve traveled a lot in the last few years—two and a half weeks in Japan, 10 days touring the Mediterranean, Paris a few times, two weeks at a pop—and it’s always kind of a bummer to come home and flip through my pictures. “It was so much more beautiful than this,” I say. “If only [...]

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Iowa Wants to Put Your Drivers License on Your Smartphone, But is it Really a Good Idea?

Back in September, we told you about the 31 states that currently accept digital versions of vehicle proof of insurance cards right on your smartphone. If you find yourself on the side of the road with the berries and cherries behind you, it’s easy enough to provide a current insurance card with any of the [...]

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Starbucks Launches Its Order-By-iPhone Service In Portland, With More Cities Coming In 2015

Starbucks has long been a leader in mobile payments, with upwards of 15 percent of its customers using the coffee giant’s mobile app to pay for lattes and Frappucinos around the world. But on Wednesday, Starbucks launched its latest mobile feature which allows customers to order and pay for drinks in advance and have them [...]

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This 16 Year Old New Jersey Kid Made $300k Trading Penny Stocks From His iPhone

This isn’t a how-to guide. In fact, you should probably avoid trying this at home. Stories like Conner Bruggemann’s are the exception, not the norm. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the fun stuff. — You’re 16 years old. You’ve just started your junior year of high school. For the [...]

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BlackBerry is Offering $550 if You Give Up Your iPhone for a Passport

If you can’t keep up with the revolving door of BlackBerry CEOs, we’ll forgive you. The latest one, John Chen, has offered up a wild deal for existing iPhone users: trade your fruit product for theirs and they’ll give you up to $550 bucks. The promo runs from December 1 to February 13. Here’s how [...]

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How To Sync Fitbit To Apple’s Health App With A $0.99 Download

Owners of a Fitbit-brand activity monitor who have been wanting to sync their device’s data with Apple’s recently released health app now have a means to do so, but it will cost them 99 cents. Fitbit does not natively sync with Apple’s health app, making it so users can’t use the Fitbit to track steps, [...]

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How to Find All the Places That Accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet NFC Payments

Now that Apple Pay has launched and is starting to gain some initial traction, we thought it’d be prudent to show you a tool that will display all the merchants and businesses around you that have NFC payment terminals to accept it. (Is your bank supported?)The locations shown with this tool are part of MasterCard’s [...]

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How to Automatically Backup All Your Smartphone Photos to the Cloud for Free

A month into backpacking around the world earlier this year, I lost all the photos and videos I’d taken with my iPhone during the trip. It happened because of a botched iOS 7 update, which failed to install properly. I had to restore the phone and start all over, and I’d foolishly not made a [...]

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How to Deregister Your Phone Number from iMessage When You Switch to Android

Since Apple first introduced iMessage, there’s been one major flaw: if you were to switch devices to something other than an iPhone (say, an Android device), you’d have a hard time sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages on the new phone, because your phone number was still “registered” with iMessage. Usually, the problem required [...]

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