Best free iPhone apps 2017 There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available for your iPhone X (and others), and surprisingly, many of the best are free.What's the best phone of 2018?The following list showcases our pick of the best free iPhone apps, and includes iPhone applications for social networking, travel, news, photography, productivity and more. Most of these apps are also compatible with the iPod touch as well.What's going to be interesting is how the iPhone X affects this list of best apps, because the larger screen is going to mean developers have to code their wares differently to cater for the new audience.But no matter which phone you've got, as long as it's made by Apple (and it's not too old) you'll be able to enjoy these titles that have been curated by TechRadar's expert app reviewers, who parse through the App Store regularly to see just what's bubbling up... and whether it's worth downloading.New this week: Oak - Meditation & BreathingOak - Meditation … [Read more...] about Best free iPhone apps 2018
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The best iPad apps It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are higher quality apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet. So which ones are worth your cash? And which are the best free apps?Luckily for you we've tested thousands of the best iPad apps so that you don't have to. So read on for our selection of the best iPad apps - the definitive list of what applications you need to download for your iPad now.Haven't bought an iPad yet and not sure which is best? We've got them listed on our best iPad ranking - or you can check out the best tablets list to see the full range available now.If you are looking for games, then head over to Best iPad games - where we showcase the greatest games around for your iOS device. Or if you're using an iPhone X or iPhone 8 head over to our best iPhone apps list. And if you're a professional, you may want to head straight to our top business apps.New: Core Animator ($5.99/£5.99/AU$9.99)Core … [Read more...] about Best iPad apps 2018: download these now
The average homeowner or hobbyist is likely to encounter broken or corroded batteries at some point, whether it’s while trying to repair a particularly well-used remote control or changing out a car battery to save a little money.Leaking battery acid is harmful — it damages surrounding materials while also posing physical risks to those trying to clean it up. Furthermore, it’s tricky to remove, especially with traditional cleaning methods which may not prove especially effective. So, instead of grabbing a rag and trying to clean it up on your own, take a minute to check out our guide on the best methods for cleaning up battery acid problem the smart way.Battery acid is dangerous: Wear protective clothingIt’s not referred to as an acid for nothing – it burns and we’re not simply talking about your skin. For the average corroded AA battery, you should at least equip yourself with rubber gloves and long sleeves. Larger batteries pose greater … [Read more...] about Wax on wax off: Here are the best methods for cleaning battery acid and corrosion
A lot of work goes into building a car before it hits the road. The factory is where the design, engineering, and planning of a car becomes reality. And when that car is the new Acura NSX, the reality is nothing short of amazing. To build it, Acura created the Performance Manufacturing Center; a special factory for a special car.It’s an axiom of exotic automobiles that they must be personally built by master craftsmen, but honestly, most cars built by hand have serious quality and consistency issues. It’s the shameful secret of expensive hypercars. Yet who would want a supercar built on the same production line as an econobox? The magic just wouldn’t be there.So how do you blend the personal attention of the very best builders in the industry with Acura’s legendary emphasis on quality and reliability? You build a factory that is carefully designed to leverage the advantages of the human touch alongside the best of Honda’s precision automated … [Read more...] about Inside the factory where Acura builds its otherworldly NSX supercar
I’ve slogged through half-frozen bogs, skidded my bicycle to work in the snow, plowed a motorcycle through driving rain for hours, at temperatures just above freezing. But riding a one-wheeled, self-balancing electric motorcycle on black ice still seems like a bad idea. Especially on a prototype, the only one of its kind.Still, that’s what’s on the agenda as I skate my way across the glazed-over parking lot of an office park in Beaverton, Oregon, just outside Portland. I’m here to ride the Ryno.In case you’ve missed the Ryno Motors’ viral YouTube video, which has accrued more than 10 million views from salivating geeks, the Ryno “microcycle” is a bit of futuristic transportation that looks like it escaped from an underground Honda skunkworks. You hop aboard a seat atop a single, motorcycle-sized wheel and pilot around the street merely by leaning. Spiky anime-style hair and steampunk goggles are not required, but a helmet is highly … [Read more...] about Taking a spin on Ryno’s one-wheeled, self-balancing electric ‘microcycle’
Intel’s new Skylake processor architecture is a big deal. While it doesn’t promise a gigantic leap over previous generations, it does offer a respectable boost, and it comes alongside a new chipset that offers numerous extra features. The follow-on architecture and chipset are unlikely to arrive until 2017, so this is a good time to buy that tricked-out rig you’ve had your eye on.Deciding which to spend your money on, though, is easier said than done. While the market share of desktop PCs seems to shrink every year, smaller manufacturers that build cutting-edge machines report steady sales. There’s actually more boutique PC builders to choose from than major name brands, and the competition between them is intense.To help you decide, I’ve rounded up sweet new towers from four companies: CybertronPC, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, and Origin. All of the systems have an Intel Core i7-6700K processor and one or two GTX 980 Ti video … [Read more...] about Skylake shootout: Which of these cutting-edge gaming desktops dominates?
The death of the PC was greatly exaggerated, but that argument was based on some basic truths. Computers have become a common part of our lives. They don’t excite as they used to (despite the innovations we saw in laptops this year) and many users just want a solid computing experience at the lowest price possible.Desktops have accommodated this need for years, but only in the form of bulky and often ugly towers. This is arguably the real reason why laptops overtook desktops; many users don’t need the portability, but everyone appreciates sleek simplicity. At this year’s CES, though, we saw evidence that tiny desktops are ready to bust out of their niche and storm your office.The NUC comes of ageIntel’s biggest computing announcement at CES 2015 was undoubtedly its Broadwell processor, but that was followed by the reveal of new Next Unit of Computing (NUC) models with fifth-generation Core processors. NUC is Intel’s push to make powerful but tiny desktops … [Read more...] about Pint-sized PCs are about to turn desktops into dinosaurs
Even as a long-time advocate for moving to cloud computing, I'm still surprised by the range of companies and nonprofit organizations making this move, and pleased to hear about the business benefits they are gaining from their decisions.An illustration of this growing movement is a series of webcast interviews I recently conducted of CXOs from a variety of "mainstream" small-and mid-size enterprises on behalf of SAP. The objective of this CloudInsider series was to demystify the "cloud" and show corporate decision-makers from very traditional businesses how today's cloud solutions can help them meet their escalating challenges.The first person I interviewed was Sina Moatamed, who had been CIO of BendPak, a manufacturer of automotive service products such as power lifts, compressors and other shop equipment. The company has approximately 175 employees and generated nearly US$70 million in revenue in 2010.When the economy cratered and the automotive industry went into a tailspin, … [Read more...] about OPINION Seeing Clouds Everywhere
Simulation Conformational capture of a pre-flipped base by the NER lesion recognition protein yeast-XPC/Rad4. Graphic courtesy of Hong Mu, New York University. Every day our bodies come under a barrage of toxic agents – cigarette smoke, the sun, free radicals and other carcinogenic substances – that create damaging lesions in our DNA that can initiate cancer and other human diseases.Fortunately, nature has provided living organisms with repair processes to seek out and remove such dangerous lesions; repair allows the DNA to be restored to its original base sequence so it can carry out its fundamental jobs: to be replicated and to be copied into a sister molecule, RNA, for the manufacture of proteins and other tasks.The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists for their work on the mechanisms of DNA repair. Nonetheless, much remains to be understood about these intricate molecular processes.Now, a team led by Professor Suse Broyde and … [Read more...] about Shape and Size of DNA Lesions Caused by Toxic Agents Affects Repair of DNA
Sony put PlayStation 3 fans in a tizzy by whipping out its latest controller, which it calls the "Move." It looks a whole lot like a black version of Nintendo's WiiMote controller, only it's got this big, clown-nose ball on the end of it.That ball actually serves a purpose. The Move's motion is partially registered by a camera PS3 users will set on top of the television. The camera tracks the motion of the Move visually, and the ball changes to the color that contrasts best with the rest of the room, so it will be more visible to the camera.Sony added that nearly three dozen game publishers and developers have pledged to make games for the new controller, which should be out by fall.Since the Wii became such a smash with flail-based technology starting in 2006, the other two major game consoles have followed suit. So now what we're looking at is sort of a game of rock/paper/scissors.PlayStation beats Wii on advanced motion-controlled games and Xbox on 3-D -- presumably. I mean, its … [Read more...] about PODCAST Can a Clown-Nosed Wand Move the Needle for PS3?