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iPhone Live Photos: Now Apple opens it up to the web to boost sharing

iPhone Live Photos: Now Apple opens it up to the web to boost sharing

Live Photos on the iPhone 6S and newer takes a 1.5 clip either side of a still photo and combines them into three-second clip with sound. Image: Apple Expect to see more of Apple’s Live Photos format moving images thanks to a new Live Photo API for sharing and playing them on the web. Live […]

Free to iPhone, iPad, Mac users: Apple is now giving away its iWork and iLife apps

Free to iPhone, iPad, Mac users: Apple is now giving away its iWork and iLife apps

Apple’s move to make the software free will help users with older hardware or who’ve deleted apps bundled with new hardware purchases. Image: Apple Apple has made its iWork productivity suite, as well as iMovie and GarageBand, for iOS and macOS devices free. The Apple-made apps that are now free to download include iWork apps […]

Microsoft kills off passwords with Authenticator's new phone logins

Microsoft kills off passwords with Authenticator's new phone logins

Just hit ‘Approve’ to sign in to a Microsoft account from your phone. Image: Microsoft Microsoft has rolled-out an update to its Authenticator app for iOS and Android that lets you sign in to Microsoft accounts without using a password. The update to Authenticator should shave a few seconds off signing into Outlook or other […]

Apple iPhone 8 to have stainless steel and glass design: Report

Apple iPhone 8 to have stainless steel and glass design: Report

CNET/CBS Interactive Apple is testing an iPhone 8 model with an overhauled look that includes a stainless steel frame, front and rear glass, and new camera positioning, according to Bloomberg. The premium iPhone model headed to market this fall is said to launch alongside two other iPhone models, in an event that marks the tenth […]

iPad review: A low-cost tablet with tremendous value

iPad review: A low-cost tablet with tremendous value

In 2010, Steve Jobs infamously sat in a comfy leather chair and slowly went through the features of the original iPad. As Jobs walked us through the Photos app, browsing the web in mobile Safari, and sending emails, one question loomed: How much will it cost? Pundits and analyst predictions ranged anywhere from $400 to […]

Hands-on with Google Family Link: The best parental control service yet

Hands-on with Google Family Link: The best parental control service yet

(Image: Jason Cipriani/ZDNet) Google Family Link is a new service the company soft-launched in March. It’s designed to help parents keep track of what a child under the age of 13 is doing on an Android device, ranging from app installation to amount of time spent using any given app or the device overall. As […]

iPhone, iPad users can now automate their lives for free as Apple buys Workflow app

iPhone, iPad users can now automate their lives for free as Apple buys Workflow app

Workflow is a utility that helps iOS users cobble together repetitive tasks between several apps. Image: Workflow/DeskConnect Apple has acquired Workflow, an automation app for the iPhone and iPad that helps users program tasks between other apps. Two years ago Workflow won an Apple Design Award and got a glowing review from Apple’s accessibility engineer […]

SAP says iOS software developer kit set for lift-off

SAP says iOS software developer kit set for lift-off

SAP said it will deliver its software development kit for Apple’s iOS on March 30. SAP has already posted its iOS curriculum on its developer training site, SAP Academy. Apple and SAP forged an alliance last year designed to bring enterprise apps to the iPhone and iPad. The general theme is that iOS would be […]

Android Wear 2.0, LG Watch Style, and Watch Sport available Feb. 10

Android Wear 2.0, LG Watch Style, and Watch Sport available Feb. 10

LG Watch Sport is one of two new Android Wear watches launching alongside Android Wear 2.0. Google Nearly a year ago, we saw our first glimpse of Android Wear 2.0, Google’s smartwatch operating platform. It’s now finally becoming a reality. Originally scheduled for release alongside Android 7.0 Nougat in fall of 2016, Android Wear 2.0 […]

Apple's Q1 crushes estimates as iPhone sales surge

Apple's Q1 crushes estimates as iPhone sales surge

Image: CNET Apple handily topped Q1 earnings targets with its highest quarterly revenue ever. The company also set an all-time record for iPhone sales. The Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant reported Q1 net income of $17.9 billion, or $3.36 a share. The company made $78.4 billion in revenue. Wall Street was expecting first-quarter earnings of $3.22 […]