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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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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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Click Your Heels, Summon a Cab? It’ll Be Possible With This

Wearable technology is getting pretty elaborate, and it seems there’s something for everyone. But if you think back, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz had a great piece of wearable tech, and she didn’t even know it. Those ruby slippers and the slick three-clicks-and-I’m-home trick she did was pretty impressive. Well, iStrategyLabs must’ve thought so [...]

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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] Make and Receive Calls Through Your iPhone, On Your Mac, via Continuity

One of the big new features, called Continuity, rolling out with OS X Yosemite is the ability for Mac users to make and receive phone calls, to or from their iPhone, with their Mac. It’s a feature that really drives home the tight integration Apple is going for between desktop and mobile, and one of [...]

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