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OS X Yosemite public beta could arrive sometime this month (Updated)

Though Yosemite isn't due out until sometime this fall, the public could get a good look at it pretty soon in the form of a public beta.

Computing

How to sign up for the Apple OS X Yosemite beta, set to launch this summer (Updated)

Apple announced a beta program at WWDC 14 that will allow you to test out OS X Yosemite months before it's released. Here's how to sign up for the chance to do just that.

Computing

Fleksy revamps Android keyboard app and tells us about iOS 8 plans

Fleksy added several new keyboard themes to its app. The company also said that it plans to offer premium emoji in the future and talked briefly about iOS 8.

Mobile

This spray promises to make your smartphone waterproof for $30

A company called Impervious can make your smartphone water-resistant, so long as you cough up at least $30. Waterproofing kits, which go for $40, are only available for the iPhone.

Mobile

Wacom brings Bamboo Paper app to Android and Windows 8

Wacom's popular iOS drawing app Bamboo Paper is now available on Android, Amazon's Fire OS, and Windows 8. Wacom will offer several premium packages for free for a short time.

Mobile

48 problems with iOS 7.1, and how to fix them

If you’ve been struggling with Apple’s latest platform update then you are not alone. We take a look some common iOS 7 problems right here and suggest a few potential fixes.

Mobile

Apple iTime patents hint at iWatch development plans

A newly approved Apple patent shows what may be early prototypes of the iWatch. Several designs are included in the patent, including a modular device and another called iTime.

Mobile

Apple orders between 70 to 80 million new iPhone 6 models

With just two months from the rumored launch of the iPhone 6, Apple appears to be increasing production significantly in order to prepare for a high level of demand this holiday season.

Mobile

Typing trackers: the five best free keylogging tools for Windows and Mac

Check out this list of our favorite free keyloggers, which you can use to covertly monitor activity on your computer.

Computing

Don’t be fooled by nostalgia: Running back to BlackBerry is still a mistake

Amazingly, there are some people out there recommending smartphone users swap their trusty devices for a BlackBerry phone.

Opinion

Nokia may offer MixRadio on iPhone and Android devices

Nokia's music-streaming service MixRadio will now be a spin off company. Its CEO Jyrki Rosenberg said that MixRadio is considering making apps for iOS and Android, too.

Music

Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited: An endless book buffet for voracious readers

Amazon gets back into books in a big way with Kindle Unlimited, a $10 ebook subscription service that offers voracious readers a veritable smorgasbord of titles.

Mobile

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a field recorder with this Lightning microphone from Blue

Blue unveils its latest microphone, the Lightning-compatible Mikey Digital microphone. Users of the latest iPhones and iPads now have a supremely easy way to grab field recordings, do podcasts on the go, and more.

Music

It’s raining iPhone 6 components: Fingerprint sensor, camera, and battery leak

Apple simply can't contain the iPhone 6 rumors anymore. Recently, several components for the device have leaked online, including the battery, Touch ID sensor, and camera module.

Mobile

iTunes Pass now available in America, Australia, and the UK (Updated)

A new way of crediting money into iTunes has been launched. It's called iTunes Pass, and instead of using a gift card, Apple Store employees simply need to scan a pass inside the Passbook app on your device.

Mobile