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Microsoft takes shot at Siri in new ad

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant is an impressive addition to the company's Windows Phone software, and while Siri's update in iOS 8 will likely give Apple's digital gal the edge once again, Cortana has the lead at the moment. Microsoft decided to take advantage of its current "window" of...

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Popular iCam app gets a big brother with a lot more features

I've really enjoyed using the iCam app (US$4.99) over the years. It lets me remotely view the webcams in my house, helping me keep track of my parrot and make sure no one is breaking in. The old iCam is still for sale, but it now has a sibling in the form of iCam Pro (free, but a subscription...

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Man runs Telnet BBS on an Apple IIe using Raspberry Pi because he can

When life hands you old technology you can either throw it away, store it, or try and make it work again. Thanks to the invention of powerful and easily adapted micro computers like Raspberry Pi it's now easier than make your own Frankenstein machine. YouTube user Lon Seidman figured out how to...

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YouTube Find: Stop motion video used to sell Japanese water features iPhone and inch-sized, 3D-printed figures

Japanese beverage maker Kirin pulls no stops in making this clever stop motion video that uses content on an iPhone as the backdrop for an animated story. Each character used in the ad was 3D-printed and is 1:48 scale, which is about the size of a Lego minifig ( 1.5-inch figure represents a 6-foot...

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YouTube Find: How to take a selfie by the bold and old Mr. Forthright

The definitive guide to taking a selfie by YouTube's favorite Grandpa, Mr. Forthright. ...

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YouTube Find: iPhone-wielding prankster crashes other people's phone conversations

It takes some courage along with some craziness to brazenly crash other people's cell phone conversations. Armed only with an iPhone and a sense of humor, the husband and wife team at Mediocre Films recently set out in Beverly Hills to see how people responded when their conversations were...

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Apple's classic comedy duo: Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller

Looking back on Apple's keynotes ahead of next week's WWDC conference, I've noticed that several of the most enjoyable moments at the company's keynote presentations have been provided by the light-hearted banter between co-founder Steve Jobs and "his only friend" Phil Schiller. The compilation...

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Producer mixes up original iPhone ringtone with Siri to create awesome beat

Talented Indian producer, MetroGnome, took the most recognizable iPhone ringtone, added some Siri and overlaid his own beats to create a fabulously catchy mix that every Apple fan will love. He shared the tune online and, best of all, filmed himself creating it. [Via TechCrunch] ...

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Hilarious reactions of children to an Apple II

Watch the hilarity that ensues when you take an old Apple II and place a bunch of kids in front of the command-driven machine. Working without a mouse or the Internet, the kids are both baffled and astonished by the computer's rudimentary operation. Their reactions are recorded as part of the REACT...

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Funny or Die takes a look at how Apple acquires companies

Will all the reports of Apple's still unconfirmed purchase of Beats for a reported $3.2 billion the folks over at Funny or Die got to thinking. What exactly is Tim Cook going to buy next. After all if the deal ends up being true it would be the largest acquisition in Apple history. Funny or Die...

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YouTube Find: How an iPad saved this man's face

Here's some crazy footage of an iPad that gets rocked at a softball game and lives on to take more photographs. ...

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Take pictures in very low light with NightCap Pro

I've seen a few iOS apps that allow you to take photos in dim lighting conditions, but none so far are as well thought out or feature rich as NightCap Pro (US$1.99). The app, which supports both still photos and video, puts your camera into enhanced modes that really improve low light...

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Adobe Voice for iPad creates audio, video presentations quickly and easily

‚ÄčAdobe has released a nice story-telling app called Adobe Voice for iPad. It's available for free from the App Store, but a Creative Cloud account is required to use it. Adobe Voice lets you easily create animated videos for personal use or business presentations. You can include your own...

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The Onion: Apple to re-arrange earth to match Maps app

Now this is just funny. A hilarious video from The Onion states that Apple will respond to errors in its Maps app by rearranging the earth and its physical laws so that they match. Tim Cook is "quoted" in the parody as saying, "Apple is committed to making the best user experience possible. That's...

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How Apple eventually delivered on Gil Amelio's promise

Nobody really talks about Gil Amelio any more. Serving as CEO of Apple for just over a year, his tenure is overshadowed by the return of Steve Jobs and the eventual rise to greatness that the company is still enjoying today. But Gil Amelio was a smart man, and he identified a lot of what was wrong...

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