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In implementing Apple's iBeacon technology through a software update, Automatic turned its...

A lot has been said (or left unsaid) about Apple's continued eschewing of NFC in its smartphones. One possible explanation is that the company has a lot of faith in its own iBeacon technology, a Bluetooth Low Energy standard which alerts iPhone apps when you are near a transmitter (beacon), as a replacement. After establishing iBeacons in every one of its domestic US stores, Apple has turned to other applications and with the technology now enabled in the Automatic smart driving assistant, it might just be getting its show on the road.  Read More

The AMPLIFi guitar amp from Line 6

Line 6 has unleashed what's claimed to be an entirely new kind of guitar amplifier. In addition to a powerful guitar speaker sitting behind the red grille at the bottom, the AMPLIFi is also home to full range stereo speakers in the black top section. The design is claimed to offer players a wider frequency range, but the inclusion of Bluetooth technology also allows the system to be used as a streaming audio speaker. Impressive stuff, but the company didn't stop there. A companion app has been created that opens up the system to a new world of tone. The Remote app will even suggest matches for the sound of guitars in favorite songs so that you can easily nail the tone of your heroes, or jam along to tracks without sounding (too) out of place.  Read More

Humin is a new app that aims to present contacts in a contextual manner

A new app, soft-launched last week at the DLD Conference in Munich, aims to take a contextual and personalized approach to managing a user's contacts. Humin does away with the standard alphabetical contacts list and organizes contacts in a way that's said to be similar to the human brain.  Read More

Gizmag runs down the highlights of Apple's very tail-heavy 2013 (original images: Shutters...

Apple's 2013 was, as the old song goes, a very good year. But it was also an unusual year, as CEO Tim Cook saved all of his product announcements for the last seven months, with most of them lumped right before the holidays. Join Gizmag, as we take a look back at the tail-heavy year that was for Apple.  Read More

Gizmag's step-by-step instructions walk you through the process of jailbreaking your iOS 7...

Are you a fan of Apple's mobile devices, but wish their software wasn't quite so locked down? Well, today's your lucky day, as iOS hackers "the evad3rs" just released a huge jailbreak for all iOS 7 devices. That includes the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Air, iPad mini ... if it runs iOS 7, it's covered. Read on, for Gizmag's fool-proof, step-by-step instructions.  Read More

Gizmag breaks down some of the biggest and best iPhone and iPad games of 2013

iOS gaming has come a long way. Just a few years ago the best you could hope for was a virtual pool simulator or Doodle Jump. But 2013 was an amazing year for iPhone and iPad games, with ports of top-notch console titles joining creative originals from indie developers. Join Gizmag, as we break down some of the top iPhone and iPad games of 2013.  Read More

Here are some essential tips for securing your iPad or iPhone running on iOS 7

As their power increases, we're storing more and more of our important and personal data on our mobile devices. That's why it's of paramount importance that we make sure they're as secure from prying eyes as possible. Thankfully, iOS 7 has improved security features designed for just that. If you're the proud owner of an iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or 5th-gen iPod touch, here are some simple tips you can use to improve the chances your valuable data won't fall into the wrong hands.  Read More

Two wireless controllers can be strapped to common cardio equipment, or to the two foam ba...

Hoping to build on their success in bringing a marriage of physical movement and arcade action to the mainstream with Guitar Hero, RedOctane co-founders Kai and Charles Huang have formed Blue Goji and are looking to gain a foothold in the rapidly-evolving world of exercise-gaming. Their latest effort, Goji Play, uses two wireless controllers and an activity sensor to turn a regular cardio machine into a makeshift video game platform.  Read More

The iPhone-controlled myLIFTER lifting device

Hooks and traditional shelves offer a practical storage solution for overcrowded garages, though they also involve the awkward task of lifting heavy items in a confined space. myLIFTER, a motorized lifting unit that you can control with your iPhone, aims to ease the load by lifting and suspending these items from your ceiling, all at the touch of a button.  Read More

Print from virtually anywhere with Google Cloud Print

Google is doing its bit to delay the emergence of the paperless office with Google Cloud Print, a service that lets users print from web-connected devices, including Android and iOS mobile devices and PCs, from virtually anywhere in the world with an internet connection. So how exactly does it work? Here's a look at setting it up using either a standard printer connected to your computer or a Google Cloud Ready printer.  Read More

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