Category: gadgets

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How to Track & Secure Your Lost or Stolen Phone

Losing your Smartphone is probably the closest you’ll ever get to dying! According to research, in the US, the number of Smartphones doubled during 2013. There is hope. Recently under voluntary commitment cellular companies like Apple and Samsung pledged to include free “Kill Switch” tools on all their Smartphones sold in the US after July 2015. What is the kill switch? The tool will allow users to shut down their phones from whatever location after they’ve...

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Apple rolls out new, cheaper MacBook Airs

Apple has launched new a cheaper line of MacBook Airs. Refreshed and more powerful, they are coming in a notch cheaper. The new version of computer contains fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. According to Apple, the new processors work with its OS X Maverick operating system to provide 12 hours of battery life on the 13-inch models and 9 hours on the 11-inch MacBook Airs. The 11-inch Air, with 128GB of storage, now...

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Will Apple’s EarPods Track Your Health?

Another rumour circles around Apple. According to the rumour, Apple’s new earpods will include sensors to measure heart rate and blood pressure. Serving as a gateway for future Apple wearable, the earpods, according to an Apple insider, will also have iBeacons so you’ll never lose them again. Rumours are rumours, and they are always easy to dismiss but, the technical claims made here have a series of patents behind them. Apple’s research in biometric sensors attached...

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Pre Order Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Tablet

Microsoft has opened pre-ordering for their recently launched Surface Pro 3 tablet. Available in the following markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.S. and the UK. Orders can be placed via the Microsoft store, and can be yours for a low price of $799. Available in the 64GB Intel Core i3 model, the 256GB variant of...

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Valour Smart Bike, Brings GPS Directions To Your Handlebar

Unlike the motor vehicle industry, the bicycle has seen little innovation over the years. Even though we now have cars smart enough to drive themselves, innovation has been lacking in the bike industry. In comes the Vanhawks Valour smart bike. A bike reported to connect with a Smartphone app and brings in GPS technology straight to the handlebars. The first connected bike, the Valour smart bike features performance tracking, interactive feedback and security sensors that all...

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Your Gadget’s Battery Is Swelling Up. Should You Panic?

The reality of a swollen MacBook battery doesn’t merit quite a panic attack. And is not as uncommon as one would think. Truth is, lithium ion batteries have a limited lifespan. Once manufactured, and in use, they start ageing. According to Apple, laptop batteries are good for five years for 1,000 recharge cycles. Even not using a battery the wrong way can hasten its demise.  If a MacBook battery bursts or leaks while in the service shop,...

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Google Glass Goes On a Trip

Google Glass just became an essential companion. Recently, the app launched the official apps for Foursquare, TripIt and OpenTable. With these latest additions, Google Glass now has an impressive suite of travel apps that any dedicated traveller would want. Wearers can explore your surroundings, make restaurant reservations, get updates on planned trips and even get to translate menus and signs. Google Glass’ new set of apps emphasizes one of the many areas that the glasses can...