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PhoneSuit Elite 5 is a beautiful battery case that keeps your iPhone running for days

I've been a fan of PhoneSuit's products for a few years now, which is why I was excited to get my hands on its latest PhoneSuit Elite 5 battery case that powers the iPhone 5 and 5s. Before I get to the main function of the case -- keeping your iPhone charged -- let me talk about design, because...

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iOS 7 AirDrop: Information sharing without a bump

AirDrop is a Wi-Fi ad-hoc file sharing service, built into iOS 7. It enables information to be quickly sent to another iOS device. While AirDrop isn't perfect yet, it's certainly making sharing files between iOS devices a lot easier than sending them through Mail. Think of it as an "electronic...

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HDR for iOS is a competent app for photography (Updated)

Update: While the developer of HDR told us the app would be free for some time, unfortunately our post was published the same day the app returned to its $1.99 price. We apologize for any confusion. If you've wanted to play with High Dynamic Range Photography but want to step beyond Apple's...

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Apple retail employees encouraged to report Maps issues

With many thousands of staffers in the US alone, Apple's retail team has numbers on its side. It also has geographic diversity, with stores in 45 of the 50 states. Lots of people in lots of places who presumably carry lots of iOS devices -- just what you need if, perchance, you're looking to...

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Mountain Lion 101: Finder encryption via contextual menu (updated)

[Post updated, see below.] Whole-drive encryption isn't one of the sexiest features in OS X, but it's nice to know it's there. FileVault 2 (introduced in Lion; the original FileVault began in 10.3 Panther) can be very useful, especially for Mac users with sensitive information on their hard...

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Apple announces Apple Design Award winners at WWDC

Corrected to list Where's My Water as an iPhone winner and D1 Drum Machine as an iPad runner up. Apple has announced the winners of this year's Apple Design Awards at the WWDC conference, and 2012 is apparently the year of games on the Mac. Two games, Deus Ex and Limbo, have claimed both...

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Faux G: New "4G" indicator on iPhone 4S is the tip of a standards iceberg (Updated)

Update: See discussion of the ITU's "sliding scale" of 4G below. Commenters have pointed out that since 2010 the standards organization has acknowledged that 3G evolutions can reasonably be called 4G. References to 4G vs. IMT-Advanced have been clarified. In a rare move of capitulation to a...

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Avid Studio takes iPad video editing to the next level (Updated)

Updated to clarify that Avid Media Composer is cross-platform. Avid Studio on the desktop is a Windows-only product. Take that, Apple! Avid has just released an iPad iMovie competitor called Avid Studio. The US$4.99 app is a scaled-down version of Avid's pro video editing tools. Avid Studio...

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On this day in 1996, Apple acquired NeXT (Updated)

Updated to clarify that 10.0 was the first official client version of Mac OS X, and that Mac OS X Server shipped prior to its release. On this day, December 20, just fifteen years ago, Apple paid $400 million to purchase NeXT. That's the move that brought Steve Jobs back to the company he...

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10 years of Apple Stores: a retrospective

Ten years ago, on May 15, 2001, the world got its first look at an Apple retail store as Steve Jobs gave the press a tour of the Tysons Corner Apple Store in McLean, Virginia. Four days later, that store and another in Glendale, California officially opened for business. Today, over 320 Apple...

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Report: Windows Phone to beat iPhone in market share by 2015

IDC has released its latest report on the future of the smartphone market, and according to the predictions, there's a lot of growth in store for Windows Phone 7. By 2015, says the firm, Windows Phones should have over 20 percent of the smartphone market, placing it ahead of even Apple's iOS...

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Apple to drop Samba networking tools from Lion

Changes to its licensing may lead Samba, an open source suite of tools for networking with Windows systems, to be chopped from Mac OS X Lion, according to a report from AppleInsider. Instead, Apple will develop its own solutions for interacting with neighboring Windows systems over a...

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New York Times website, iPhone and iPad subscriptions start soon

We knew it was coming, and now there is a date: the Gray Lady is charging admission this month. The New York Times digital products (the website, TimesReader app, phone apps and iPad edition) will be subject to a subscription fee for US customers starting March 28, with Canadian customers...

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Engadget goes hands-on with the new MacBook Pro

If you thought today couldn't get any more hands-on, you were wrong. The folks over at our sister blog, Engadget, just received a review unit of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt technology and posted lots of delicious photos for us nerds to enjoy. (Note that unlike many other...

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iWeb 3.0.3 update released

Software Update calls your name... the latest version of Apple's iWeb site editor (part of the iLife suite) is available now. The iWeb patch contains "bug fixes and improvements," including: resolving an issue when using the iSight Movie widget on certain Macs; an issue publishing iWeb sites using...

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