File your tax returns from the couch with these 8 great iPad apps

Our list of the best iPad apps for filing or getting help with your federal and state income taxes, from TurboTax to H&R Block. These are excellent resources if you're taxes aren't a huge, complicated mess.

Seattle-based law firm files suit against Apple over 'Error 53'

iPhone 6 or 6 Plus users are angrily voicing their concerns over 'Error 53,' which has persisted for quite a while. A class-action lawsuit has just been filed regarding the persistent issue.
Social Media

Indonesia orders WhatsApp and Facebook to remove gay emojis

The Indonesian government wants all lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) emojis banned from messaging apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp. Popular app Line has already removed gay-themed stickers from its e-store in the country.

Give the gift of music this Valentine’s Day, Google Play Music now 50 percent off

Chocolates goes bad and flowers die, but the love of music lasts forever. Grab a Google Play Music All Access subscription, along with YouTube Red, for 50 percent off right now for that someone special in your life.

Sprint slashes its family plan price to $150 with four lines of unlimited talk, text, and data

Like free stuff? Sprint is giving customers their fourth line for $0 with unlimited talk, text, and data. On Thursday, the telecommunications company announced that you'll get four lines of talk, text, and unlimited data for just $37.50 per…

Want to destroy an iPhone? Set the date to January 1, 1970

If you have too much time on your hands and an iPhone you'd like to brick -- that is, render useless for all eternity -- simply set its date to January 1, 1970. If the iPhone in question sports a 64-bit processor, it will be…

Carv is an all-knowing ski instructor inside your boot

Carv is the latest sports technology project to slide onto Kickstarter, and it's aimed at skiers. The in-boot system monitors your every move, and provides real-time feedback and advice as you ski.

Watch Google U.K.’s boss conveniently forget how much he gets paid

Matt Brittin, the man in charge of Google's U.K. operation, had an unfortunate memory lapse during a hearing about Google's tax payments, where he was unable to tell the committee how much he gets paid.

Runkeeper is the latest fitness app snapped up by a sports brand

Sports brand Asics has purchased Runkeeper, the long-established mobile fitness app. A relative newcomer to connected health, Asics new acquisition comes soon after it backed a smart clothing company.
Social Media

Facebook may bring back SMS to Messenger, also adds multiple account support

Potentially ideal for anyone that loves Facebook Messenger and has friends that hate using Facebook, the social network has begun testing the addition of SMS support for messaging friends outside of Facebook.

The NYPD has been spying on phones since 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union has published a report that confirms the use of phone-intercepting technology by the NYPD. These "stingrays" can track a device's location. The NYPD has issued a statement contesting the NYCLU's…
Virtual Reality

The latest Alcatel smartphone will ship in a virtual reality headset

While Alcatel's OneTouch Idol 4S boasts less than stellar technical specifications, it certainly has an edge on the competition when it comes to the packaging, which doubles as a Google Cardboard-esque VR viewer.