Weekly Rewind: Vertical forests, vaping safety, and vending machines for cars

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…

It’s possible iPhone cameras could soon refocus the shot — after a photo is taken

A recently uncovered patent suggests Apple may be trying to bring post focus capabilities to future iPhones. The feature could allow the iPhone to change the focus after the fact.

Matte black iPhone 7 Plus has a paint-chipping issue, and some owners aren't happy

Owners of the matte black iPhone 7 Plus are complaining of paint chipping off of their devices after mere weeks of use, even when kept in a case. The claims actually date back to mid-November, but have ramped up in the last week.

Touch-enabled smart cases could come to iPhone, if Apple patent bears out

Imagine if a case actually didn't only protect your phone, but enhanced your ability to use it? That's the thinking behind an Apple patent for a smart case that could actually extend touch-sensitivity to the back of a phone.

Check out 25 of the best iPhone 7 cases and covers for your shiny new phone

The iPhone 7 might be attractive, but it’s not rugged. To keep your new device in pristine condition, you really need to think about proper protection. Thankfully, we've rounded up some of the best cases and covers available.

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.

Start dating more efficiently with one of these 8 apps 1:00

Everyone knows online dating can be stressful, time-consuming, and downright awful. Check out our top picks for the best Android and iPhone dating apps to help streamline the process and find the right date.
Virtual Reality

Surf the web in VR: Google brings Chrome for Android with Web VR to Daydream

Google Daydream is an Android-first mobile platform for virtual reality apps and games. The Daydream View headset is available on the Google Store now. Here is a list of devices that support the platform, plus the latest on apps, games, and…

Dwindling supply of 12.9-inch iPad Pros could hint at an impending upgrade

We could soon get a new iPad Pro. The device is in short supply on both Apple's website and in stores, suggesting an upgrade could be coming. Rumors indicate Apple will soon upgrade both the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pros.

MacOS suffers its first-ever Word macro attack

MacOS is still considered by some to be less susceptible to malware than Windows. That used to be true for Word macro viruses, but that's changed with the discovery of the very first document infected with malware aimed at MacOS.

Apple could be working on ‘exceedingly flexible’ phone screen, patent suggests

The future looks flexible from Apple's perspective. Literally. According to a patent originally discovered by Apple Insider, it appears as though the tech giant is looking to build a mobile device "with an exceedingly flexible display."

Patent shows 3D camera tech that could make its way to iPhone 8

A team of Apple researchers has just filed a patent for a depth-sensing device that appears to be intended for the company's mapping vans, but also bears far-reaching implications for devices like the upcoming iPhone 8.