10 Radically New and Awesome Features in iOS 10

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When Apple first introduced the iPhone, the operating system didn’t even have a name. At launch, it was called iPhone OS and received its current designation in 2010 with the introduction of the iPad.
Every one to two years, Apple introduces a major update of the mobile operating system and the newest version, iOS 10, is expected to be released in September.
Apple says that the new version will be the “biggest …

Apple Watch Gift Guide: The 6 Best Accessories for Your Smart Watch

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There’s no denying that owning an Apple Watch can become addictive. The Watch marked its first anniversary Sunday and, despite the predictions of naysayers, Apple sold twice as many Watches as it did iPhones in each device’s debut year.
You can accessorize it with various stylish straps, minimalistic stands, and chargers that keep the clock (or watch) ticking. Indeed, there are literally thousands of possibilities, but we’ve sorted through them in …

Lobby Bar – March 25: Downloadable Battery Power, Doody Duty, and How to Become Our Pen Pal


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Moment of silence. Security was heightened in major urban areas across the globe following the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday – but will it be effective in stopping future attacks?  Our hearts go out to those affected by the tragedy in Belgium – in the meantime, in the words of the immortal Sgt. Esterhaus of “Hill Street Blues,” “Let’s be …

How to Use Apple’s New Night Shift Feature

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Apple just released iOS 9.3: the company’s biggest upgrade to its mobile operating system since iOS 9.0 was launched last year. With it came Night Shift, a feature that shifts the display to warmer colors in the evening, reducing the amount of blue light emitted from the device. Blue light has a negative impact on sleep by disrupting the body’s circadian rhythm.
Night Shift uses your iPhone or iPad’s clock and …

New Lookout Apple Watch App Helps Locate Lost iPhones – Review and Test Drive


Several decades ago, my father, the CEO of Spiratone, at the time the country’s largest supplier of photographic accessories, came up with the idea of a gadget bag that would alert the photographer if someone were to pick it up.
The system, which was considered advanced for its time, involved a motion sensitive switch that was controlled with a special key for arming and disarming the system, and an electro-mechanical buzzer …

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Adds App for Passport and Customs Clearance

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Adds App for Passport and Customs Clearance

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport announced that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce Mobile Passport Control, a new mobile app meant to expedite arrivals at the airport. The app was first introduced at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in August, 2014.
Eligible travelers can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Once installed, a traveler would create a profile using his passport information.
Upon arrival …

Lobby Bar – January 15: Presidential Auto Show Orders, a Lion’s Worst Fear, and Being Drugged by your Phone


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Quit while ahead. Before the Detroit Auto Show opened, the Buick Avista Concept stole the hearts of auto enthusiasts nationwide. After reading the press release, the auto show committee decided to cancel the show entirely as nothing could possibly live up to Buick’s announcement.
Scratch that. Unfortunately for Buick, but fortunately for other automakers and the thousands of reporters and …