Siri’s crazy math skills make for a killer bass beat in epic video rap

Okay, this is the best thing I’ve ever seen Siri do: multiply one trillion to the tenth power to lay down a hypnotic background beat for a bunch of cool kids to rap to. The original video was uploaded by Robin Babu, who asked his iPhone’s digital assistant to do some math that resulted in […]

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AT&T’s ‘unlimited’ iPhone data is about to get more expensive

If you’re one of the lucky sods who is still grandfathered into an AT&T unlimited data plan, you’re about to pay a little bit more for it. AT&T announced yesterday that it will be hiking the price of a grandfathered unlimited data plan by $5 a month. It will now cost $35 a month for […]

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How to reduce loud sounds on your new Apple TV

If a movie or TV show is too loud, you can always turn down the volume, but depending upon the way the sound was balanced, that can have the effect of making the dialogue impossible to hear. But the new Apple TV has a neat way around that problem. Here’s how to reduce loud sounds […]

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How to fix the new Apple TV’s annoying onscreen keyboard

The old Apple TV used a 6 x 7 grid of letters to let you enter text. It wasn’t QWERTY, but it was efficient, requiring a minimum of presses to enter your text. Consequently, many people upgrading to the new Apple TV have found the new onscreen keyboard annoying. It’s a horizontal two-line strip that […]

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These two seals talk over FaceTime every day because they’re in love

FaceTime makes it easier to keep in touch with loved ones, no matter where you are. And that’s apparently true even for seals. Here’s the adorable story. Babyface and Sija are two seals from the UK’s Cornish Seal Sanctuary, who conceived two pups together, despite the fact that Sija was on seal contraception (really). Consequently, […]

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3D Touch is coming to Android next

With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has added an entirely new dimension to their touchscreens with the addition of 3D Touch, a new technology that lets you interact with touchscreen elements differently depending on how much pressure you use. So how long until Android catches up? Not long, it looks like. Synaptics […]

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Why your iPhone suddenly feels slow

Does your iPhone feel like it’s been running slower since the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus came out? It turns out there’s a good reason for that. Data firm Statista plotted the historical trends of the search term “slow iPhone” across the past seven years, and discovered that invariably, it peaks when a new […]

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Amazon plans on releasing a super cheap $50 Android tablet

If you can’t beat ’em, underprice ’em. That’s been Amazon’s motto with pretty much all its hardware, especially its Android-based Fire tablets and phones. But what do you do when even pricing your entry-level Android tablet at under $100 each doesn’t move units? Drop the price to less than $50, apparently. According to a new […]

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How to get desktop notifications for Gmail in OS X without using Mail

If you use Gmail – and let’s face it, most of us do – one of the biggest draws of using a external app, like OS X Mail, is being able to get Notifications when new emails arrive. Unfortunately, though, many email apps don’t support Gmail’s best features natively, like labeling, search, or its automatically […]

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Snapchat doubles down on iPhone jailbreakers

Yesterday, we reported that Snapchat was starting to lock out jailbreakers. Today, the popular video messaging service is locking out users who are on an out-of-date version of the app. It’s a move aimed at jailbreakers that’s going to catch…Read more ›

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