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Instagram rolling out multiple account support to select iOS users

A little over two months ago our sister site 9to5Google reported that Instagram was releasing multiple account support for its Android app, and it now appears it will be coming to iOS too. The feature is not currently available to all users, but there are reports that many are already seeing it enabled. Multiple users are reporting to Latergramme that the […]

Here’s which smartphone apps have the most usage on iOS & Android

comScore today has shared its monthly report on both smartphone and app marketshare. The data released today reflects the three-month average ending in December of 2015. The report breaks down the top smartphone platforms, manufacturers, and perhaps most interestingly, the most popular apps… As you can see in the chart below, Facebook remains the most […]

Summon your Tesla Model S using only your Apple Watch [Video]

Last month Tesla released its latest ‘Autopilot’ update (v7.1), which we covered intensively on Electrek, but if you are not up-to-date with Tesla’s latest software, the Model S’ Autopilot now includes a new feature called ‘Summon’, which allows Tesla owners to remotely move their vehicle without anyone in it. At the moment, it is primarily used to […]

Notarize app turns your iPhone into a convenient, licensed notary using live video

For anyone who knows the pain of having to look for a public notary, you may be interested in the new Notarize app that just hit the App Store today. Users can actually get documents legally notarized conveniently from the iPhone. Here’s how it works: Thanks to a law passed in 2011 by the state of Virginia, certified Virginian notaries can complete […]

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Air $299, Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones $230, 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air $1,000, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB $299 or 64GB $349 shipped (Reg. $399/$449) Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones Active Collection: $230 (Reg. […]

Hands-on with CarPlay on the new Chevy Volt’s 8-inch capacitive display [Video]

Earlier this year at CES, Seth and I had the opportunity to test drive the new Chevy Volt hybrid (okay, I actually just held the camera in the back seat) which has one of the best CarPlay screen we’ve seen yet. Check out our hands-on experience with the Volt’s very nice display from our test drive below … […]

Bing Search for iPhone gets barcode scanner w/ price comparisons, deal finder feature, & 3D Touch

Users of the Bing app for iPhone are getting some welcomed improvements today with the latest update bringing a new barcode scanner with price comparison functionality and a new deal finder feature. With the barcode scanner, Bing notes on its blog that it will use scanned barcodes to automatically search its database and “return prices […]

iTunes, App Store, and other services experiencing outage preventing purchasing

A list of App Store and iTunes services are currently down preventing users from processing downloads, making purchases or in some cases even streaming their music from iTunes in the Cloud. Apple’s system status currently (as of 10:52AM EST) lists App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, and the […]

Opinion: Why a visible filesystem in iOS is key if the iPad Pro is to be a true PC replacement

Apple has been talking about the post-PC era ever since the original iPad launch in 2010, with Steve Jobs suggesting that PCs would be the ‘trucks’ of the computing world while most people would be happy with ‘cars’ aka iPads. Tim Cook picked up the post-PC baton the following year, and has more recently presented himself […]

Intriguing patent application describes how Apple might supercharge both Touch ID and trackpads

An intriguing Apple patent application published today describes how the Touch ID home button could gain additional functionality, allowing it to perform different actions in response to different fingerprints, as well as adding pressure sensors to provide it with 3D Touch type functionality. The patent goes into a great deal of detail about the technology, with little […]

Apple Maps adds 5 new U.S. Flyover locations, 15 more international ones

Apple has today listed 20 new Flyover locations on its iOS 9 feature availability page, five of them in the USA, the rest overseas. The latest U.S. locations are: Columbus, Ohio Louisville, Kentucky South Bend, Indiana Springfield, Missouri...Show More Summary

Apple Pay now accepted at 2M locations, rolling out to Chick-Fil-A, Zappos, & more soon

Bloomberg reports today that Apple’s mobile payments solution Apple Pay is now supported at 2 million locations around the world. In addition to revealing that 2 million locations now support the service, the report also says that Chick-Fil-A, Crate & Barrel, and Au Bon Pain will also start rolling out support for the service soon. In the […]

Day One 2 upgrades the journaling experience for both Mac and iOS [Giveaway]

The team at Bloom Built has today released the latest version of its journaling app Day One. Five since its original debut, with 40 free releases since then, Day One 2 sets the precedent for the direction of the new app. Albeit awkwardly titled, version 2 of Day One includes new overall features for both the iOS […]

Apple Music for Android updated with ability to save music to SD cards for offline listening

Apple has some good news for all of the Apple Music users on Android. The company has just released an update to Apple Music in the Google Play Store that allows users to download songs to an SD card so that they may store even more music for offline listening. Showcasing one of Android’s greatest strengths in the storage space […]

Alphabet’s time at the top short-lived as Apple again becomes world’s most valuable company

Following the release of its Q4 earnings earlier this week, Alphabet saw it stock prices surge to upwards of $800, increasing by 8 percent thanks to its strong earnings report. This jump on Alphabet’s part caused the company’s market capitalization to increase as well, rising to over $540 billion. This increase meant that Alphabet surpassed […]

East Texas court orders Apple to pay $625M in damages to patent troll VirnetX

Last month, it was reported that patent troll VirnetX is seeking $532 million in damages from Apple, claiming that the company has taken its intellectual property without permission. The suit focused on a variety of VirnetX patents relating to technology used in creating Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs. VirnetX said that Apple’s own VPN technology, as […]

Happy Hour Podcast 052 | Apple’s upcoming March Event

Apple’s upcoming March event has been uncovered and we’ve got all of the details you need to know. Big thanks to Harry’s for sponsoring the episode. Visit harrys.com/happyhour to get your free shaving kit. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed. New episodes of Happy Hour […]

Sony CFO says dual-cameras will takeoff in 2017 as iPhone 7 Plus rumored to gain feature

With the iPhone 7 Plus expected to utilize a dual-lens system for optical zoom, a new quote has emerged from Sony Corporation’s CFO discussing the future of dual-camera systems. In response to a question during their Q3 2015’s earnings call (via Xperia Blog), Sony Corporation’s Kenichiro Yoshida stated that “the takeoff of smartphone[s] with dual lens camera[s] will […]

Pebble update adds support for Health-based watchfaces, custom message reply, more

Apple Watch competitor Pebble has today announced a hefty update to its smartwatch experience. The update, which bumps the company’s Pebble Time smartphone app for iPhone to version 3.6 and the watch firmware to version 3.9, includes a variety of enhancements to Health, Messages, and more. As far as Pebble Health goes, the company says […]

Lifeproof NUUD waterproof case fit for iPhone 6s & 6s Plus now available for pre-order

Lifeproof announced today that a new version of its highly durable, low profile NUUD case for iPhone is on the way. The Lifeproof NUUD for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is available for pre-order from today. The version for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s goes for $89.99 while the version for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus is priced […]

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