L’Oréal’s new UV patch, a cool raw photo editor, and the rest of the best

Some good things happened in the app world this week.Image: lili sams/mashable By Molly Sequin2017-06-25 12:46:32 UTC It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO. If that’s the case, there’s no need to […]

Augmented reality could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 8

This year’s iPhone (tentatively dubbed the “iPhone 8“) is going to be a huge launch. We’ve already heard a lot about the iPhone 8 through leaks. Rumors say it’ll have a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen, Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the screen, inductive wireless charging, a new “glass sandwich” design, faster performance, and a better […]

These headphones will put Alexa in your head at all times (if you’re into that sort of thing)

Amazon’s Alexa is the personal secretary that can make us feel as powerful as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But it’s not always feasible to constantly be on your phone to stay connected when you leave the house. Thankfully, these are worries of the past with OnVocal’s new headphones, which allow you to give Alexa commands […]

This app will tell you which of your photos are actually good enough to post (which is both harsh and helpful)

Let’s be real – most of our camera rolls are chock full with nearly identical photos.Image: Molly sequin/mashable By Molly Sequin2017-06-22 20:32:36 UTC It’s a rare occasion when you take the perfect photo on the first try. Most likely, your camera roll is clogged with photos as you attempt to shoot that all-star selfie, picture […]

The iPhone was made because Steve Jobs hated this guy at Microsoft

Image: Paul Sakuma/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-06-21 06:59:07 UTC The design of the original iPhone has surprising origin story. The now iconic design came about because of a personal grudge Steve Jobs had against a Microsoft exec. Speaking at an event Tuesday, Scott Forstall, who lead Apple’s iOS software division under Jobs, recounted the surprising history […]

OnePlus 5 camera v. iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, and Samsung Galaxy S8

There are many features to consider when buying a smartphone. None, perhaps, is more important than the camera. The camera(s) — on both the front and back — of phones have really transformed from potatoes to point-and-shoot replacements in the last few years. Virtually every flagship phone released last year takes great photos. Hell, even […]

Pinterest Lens upgrade gives better fashion recommendations

It’s easy to fall in love with an outfit you see someone else wearing. But finding those items to buy for yourself isn’t so easy. And even when you can, an outfit that works perfectly in your mind sometimes turns out to be a disaster IRL. Technology is giving us hope, however: Pinterest’s new and […]

Apple internal presentation about fighting leaks was leaked

Apple is working to plug up all its leaks.Image: Lennihan/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Brett Williams2017-06-20 16:19:06 UTC Apple reportedly uses an intensely secretive corporate culture, a screening system more thorough than the TSA’s, and a crack team of investigators with ties to the FBI and NSA to prevent leaks about its products from getting out. Still, some […]

Weird Apple Inventions We Want to See

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Elon Musk’s Father’s Day was all sci-fi and tech, of course

Like many dads around the world, Elon Musk is spending his Father’s Day making bad dad jokes and receiving the gift wrapped fruits of being a good parent.  First, Musk took to Twitter to let his kids (who must be sci-fi fans, too) know that he’s not just a space and electric car mogul, he’s […]