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Be My Eyes app helps the blind see their surroundings with words

The Be My Eyes app enlists volunteers to help the visually impaired "see" their surroundings, based on a description of the area seen via a live camera feed from the user's phone. So far, it's only for iOS.
Computing

Going refurbished will shave 15 percent off Retina iMac’s price starting today

For the first time since the Retina iMac debuted, Apple is selling refurbished models via its online store for $2,120 and up.
Mobile

I talked to Google Translate in three languages and it knew what I meant

Google's latest update to Translate allows you to take pictures of text in other languages and get the translation. The app will also translate what you're saying in real time. We took it for a spin to see how it works.
Wearables

It’s time to get excited about the Apple Watch, as new details are leaked through the companion app

The Apple Watch companion app has been leaked online, revealing the watch's many functions and hints at potential use cases for the wearable. The app and Watch are expected to debut in March with iOS 8.2.
Mobile

Productivity Pack nets you premium Pocket, Evernote, Wunderlist, and LastPass for $60

The Productivity Pack provides one-year subscriptions to the premium Pocket, Evernote, Wunderlist, and LastPass for $60. The bundle also includes an eight-week subscription to the New York Times All Digital Access.
Mobile

Apple issues warning to abusers of its App Store refund policy in Europe

Apple recently made it possible for App Store users in Europe to get no-questions-asked refunds for purchases. That's led to some users abusing the system to boost their app libraries, though it appears Apple is now taking steps to curb…
Mobile

Apple adds age subcategories for kids to help parents pick apps

Excellent for parents that are interested in using an iPhone or iPad to either distract or educate their kids, new age categories for apps bring greater focus to the best applications for children.
Mobile

AllCast finally lands on iOS, opens up a bevy of screen-mirroring options

AllCast allows iOS devices to stream from Instagram, Google Drive, Dropbox and a plethora of other file hosting sites. The app is also compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku devices, Apple TV and Xbox.
Mobile

This case slaps a second display on the back of your iPhone

The popSlate basically turns your iPhone into a YotaPhone 2, giving it an always-on E Ink display on the rear. The popSlate case is available for the iPhone 5, 5S, and 6, with delivery scheduled for February.
Wearables

Apple Watch app previews hint that contextual awareness will be its killer app

The Apple Watch isn't here yet, but early previews of apps for the device show us how Apple's first wearable will work. Location-based data will make Watch apps contextually aware, and theoretically, more useful.
Apple

Apple has finally caught up to demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple’s online store now shows all versions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for all supported carriers as “in stock.” The new SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones are available to ship in one business day.
Apple

The Apple Watch isn’t out yet, but it already has a strange charging stand

The Apple Smartwatch won't be out until this spring, but we're already seeing accessories appear for it - like this swiveling charging dock called Bandstand that doubles as an all-in-one charger for your gadgets