Moto 360: The future of Android Wear is round

The landscape of smartwatches is changing fast, and most of that has to do with Google taking its next big step with Android Wear. Essentially Android for wearables, Android Wear aims to consolidate and unify smartwatches and other devices to work well with Google Now, and create a new wave of better products.

The Moto 360 is Motorola's first Android Wear device, and one of only two flagship Android Wear products so far (the other is the LG G Watch, which we know far less about). So, what makes the Moto 360 so interesting? For the most part, it'… Read more

Together for Mac review

Together for Mac creates a library of your favorite Finder files, lets you organize them, and provides easy access through an always-present sidebar. Noteworthy features include drag-and-drop functionality for adding files to the library and outputting them via the shelf sidebar, extensive cataloging options, and reliable file encryption.

When started for the first time, Together prompts you to create a new library or import an existing one. The app's interface is clean and usable, combining a category, item, and preview column with a toolbar. One nice touch: You can open supported documents in new tabs. Add files though the … Read more

How to list daily events in iOS 7.1 Calendar app

When Apple released iOS 7 late last year, the overhauled user interface included tweaks and changes throughout the entire operating system.

One such change was the removal of the ability to view your daily agenda from the month view in the Calendar app. As it was in iOS 7's month view, you simply saw a dot on each day where something was scheduled. To view the agenda, you had to tap on the day, opening another screen. This lead to a lot of tapping and navigating just to view your agenda for multiple days within a given month.

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View your iPhone on your Mac

Apple's iPhone and iPad support several options to display on larger screens, including using a VGA, HDMI, or DVI adapter. In addition, Apple supports its Wi-Fi-based AirPlay mirroring technology that allows streaming of the iPhone or iPad's screen to supported devices. This allows for viewing through projectors and on televisions which have this technology.

While this feature is convenient if you have a device that supports AirPlay mirroring, you might find that Apple's own line of Macs lack this feature. As with iOS, Apple has included AirPlay mirroring in OS X to stream to devices that support … Read more

God's Daily Boost For A Better Life review

God's Daily Boost for a Better Life lets you access quotes from the Bible that are particularly relevant to the challenges you're facing. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, fear, stress, or any of the other pressures we feel on a daily basis, this app has some reassuring words to help put things into perspective.

The main menu of God's Daily Boost for a Better Life features three main categories including "When scared," "Verses for peace," and "Verses for staying strong." These are additionally broken down into three or four sub-categories … Read more

How to send a text message via command line in OS X

OS X Daily recently outlined a new hint which allows you to send text messages to any SMS-supporting phone for free, from the OS X command line (or any OS with a command line supporting the "curl" command).

To do this, you use TextBelt, which is a Web-based SMS API that you can use to text messages using simple POST requests with the "curl" command. For example, to send a text message, you can run the following command:

curl http://textbelt.com/text -d number=4155551111 -d message="The Message Text"

In this example, … Read more

Custom 3D-printed kayak is a homemade work of art

Jim Smith is an ambitious man. He not only built himself a large 3D printer, he also decided to have it make him a kayak. It appears to be the world's first 3D-printed kayak, and it's a stunner.

The kayak's multi-colored patchwork design looks like it would appeal to Colin Baker's version of "Doctor Who." The boat consists of 28 parts printed using ABS plastic. The materials to produce the nearly 17-foot-long kayak with a 6mm-thick hull cost around $500, according to Smith. The whole contraption weighs nearly 65 pounds, which is pretty much in line with the weight of a regular kayak.… Read more

Customize Android's icons with Nova Launcher

Most Android smartphones and tablets already use a custom interface; these are the icons, the layout, and the starter wallpapers that the phone-maker uses to create its own look and feel. However, fun things can happen when you take your Android's icons into your own hands.

Icon packs are a simple way to dress up your smartphone or tablet, requiring little more than a download. Below, I will walk you through the process of installing a new launcher and icon packs. You may be amazed at how such a simple thing can change the feel of your beloved device.… Read more

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 now on sale for $350

Oculus' vision of virtual-reality gaming took another step closer to reality on Wednesday with the public availability of its second Rift Developer's Kit (DK2).

Game makers can purchase the headset for $350 today from the Oculus Web site, with an expected ship date sometime in July.

Oculus said many of the headset's features are ready for the average gamer. These include "key technical breakthroughs" such as "low-persistence, high-definition display and precise, low-latency positional head tracking."

The DK2 takes cues from Oculus' Crystal Cove prototype, including a low-persistence OLED to tamp down on simulator sickness … Read more

Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store

Good news. Or bad news, if you enjoyed quiet moments of solitude without your eyes fixed on pixelated pipes. The creator of the addictive mobile game Flappy Bird confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday that the game will eventually return to the App Store.

@painfullpacman Yes. But not soon.

— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) March 19, 2014

After the game's rapid media rise, seemingly out of nowhere, last month, Dong Nguyen, the game's 28-year-old developer, abruptly pulled the title from the iOS App and Google Play stores. The Vietnam-based developer apparently took the game down because he'd been hounded by … Read more