How To Set Up A Wifi Hotspot on Your iPhone or iPad in 3 Minutes

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This update is current as of March 2014. This article was originally published on December 3rd 2011. OS: iOS 7 Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini Do you need WiFi for your laptop in the middle of nowhere? Would you rather pay $20 a month for Wifi, rather than $30 an hour? If the answer is yes, read on. Activating the WiFi hotspot feature on an iPhone or iPad is actually quite easy once it's set up. Note that it doesn't work on phones before the iPhone 4, or the original iPad. Step 1: The right data plan To set up your hotspot, you're first going to need the right data plan. This … [Read more...]

Will Apple Kill The Television this April? I certainly hope so

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This April, Apple will reportedly release a killer new set-top box to replace the current Apple TV. Early reports suggest it may run "on top" of your current cable TV box, giving your TV a more functional interface, and offering access to services like Netflix directly on your TV. The fact is, Apple's new device may do much more than those initial reports suggest. I've spent the last several years covering technology trends on this blog and across the web, and my Apple predictions have been reasonably accurate, but take the following predictions with a grain of salt, because they're … [Read more...]

How To Download Facebook Paper on an iPhone

Facebook's Paper app is on the app store starting today, but strangely, it's still absent from search, making it hard to find. No worries. We've got the link to the app. Simply click on that link from your iPhone's web browser, and you'll be taken to Paper's download page in the app store. From there, just tap the install button, enter your password, and you're one of the first people to use paper. The link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-stories-from-facebook/id794163692?mt=8 Always be the first to know on the latest technology. Sign up for our newsletter. … [Read more...]

Apple’s Touching Holiday Ad Was Shot Entirely on An iPhone 5S

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As they say, "the proof is in the pudding". Apple showed off the iPhone 5S's camera in one of the more brilliant smartphone ads of all time, "A Harris Family Holiday", an ad launched yesterday, set to Judy Garland's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". The ad was a family holiday montage shot entirely on an iPhone 5S - a standard iPhone 5S. Complete with slow motion, rich colors, and stop motion animations, the commercial stated exactly how capable the iPhone was, without once mentioning the product, or the competitor. There are shots in the snow to emphasize durability, and even a few … [Read more...]