October 20, 2011 | Apple/Mac

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iPhone iOS 4 Features a Teslameter

It amazes me how much stuff Apple has been able to stuff into the iPhone: accelerometer, compass, GPS all seem old today. The latest addition is a teslameter, a device for measuring magnetic fields using the iPhone 3GS or 4′s magetometer. I don’t know exactly what use there’ll be for that, but I’m sure people [...]

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October 7, 2011 | Apple/Mac

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Steve Jobs passed away at his home. Regardless of your preference in computers or phones, he had an amazing record of innovation over the years:

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August 29, 2011 | Digital Life

MIT and Princeton have come up with a way to avoid red lights if you drive slow enough. SignalGuru, an iPhone app, uses pictures from dash-mounted smartphones to calculate the speed you should travel to avoid hitting red light, or having to brake.

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August 25, 2011 | Apple/Mac


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This just in: Steve Jobs quits Apple! The Wall Street Journal has the story. What does this mean for the future of Apple, the iPhone, and the iPad?

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January 18, 2010 | News

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OK, you’ve heard of the $1000 “I Am Rich” iPhone app, right? It was a dummy app that did nothing but announce to onlookers that you are rich enough to afford the program. At a thousand dollars, it sold eight copies before Apple pulled the plug on it. Now there’s a new app trying to [...]

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January 7, 2010 | Digital Devices

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Google just released its own phone, the Nexus One, this week. Google has had a mobile phone software platform, Android, available for a while now, and a number of cell phone companies are using it on their phones. But this is the first time Google has come out with a consumer hardware device. (Note: It [...]

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May 28, 2009 | Digital Life, Software and Downloads

This month’s New Yorker cover was drawn by artist Jorge Colombo while standing outside the wax museum in Times Square. He used an iPhone application called Brushes. There’s a video on the New Yorker site which shows how he did it. The video is created by another Brushes application called Brushes Viewer, which converts the [...]

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