Apple's iOS 7 launched with a revamped design and new features galore. Not all features were welcomed, with some users pleading for the ability to revert back to iOS 6 or turn off some of the more "annoying" features. One such feature was the motion found throughout iOS 7, including the motion found on wallpaper images across all home screens.
Two months after the beta was announced, Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.0 is now live.
Since its inception, DiskStation Manager has been by far the most advanced operating system for NAS server and helped Synology NAS sever to win many of CNET's Editors' Choice awards, such as the Synology DiskStation DS1513+.
The new upgrade brings in a totally revamped user experience. The interface has been overhauled with lots of improvement with a Control Panel that incorporates a new ease of use collectively found in other native operation system, such as Windows, Mac OS, and even iOS. It … Read more
On Monday, Apple finally released iOS 7.1. The update brings with it CarPlay support, bug fixes, improvements, and various new features. One such feature is specific to the camera on the iPhone 5S and HDR mode in the Camera app.
When Apple first released HDR mode for iOS devices, the option only existed for it to be turned on or off. The all-or-nothing approach wasn't a horrible idea, but HDR photos aren't always necessary.
With iOS 7.1 on the iPhone 5S, Apple has set HDR mode to automatic by default.
The first time you launch the … Read more
The Korean electronics giant released a couple videos for the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit to give users an in-depth look at some features of the new devices. Samsung frequently crams so many capabilities into its products that it's hard to know about all of them.
Check out CNET's first take on the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit.
The Galaxy S5 video shows off the hardware and software features, such as the fitness apps. It goes pretty in-depth with camera features, … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy S5 might have some trouble getting out of the gate when it hits store shelves next month.
Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy S5 in Korea on April 11. But on Friday, South Korea's communications watchdogs instituted a 45-day ban, starting this week and extending to May 19, that bars the country's carriers from accepting new customers or upgrading existing customers to new handsets, according to a report from Reuters. That essentially means the Galaxy S5 could be languishing on store shelves for some time.
The odd ban comes after Korea discovered that the country'… Read more
You've been hearing a lot about the "connected home" and the "Internet of Things" this year, and the buzz is only going to get more intense. With the growth of smartphone and tablet sales slowing, manufacturers are making a big push to get people to turn their old home into a smart home.
Fortunately, there are some great products already on the market that make it easy to seize the benefits of a smarter home. In this week's Top 5, I'll count down some of the simplest ways to give your home a … Read more
Apple debuted its fingerprint sensor with the release of its iPhone 5S in September. Currently, the smartphone is the only Apple device that totes the security scanner. But, it looks like Apple may be looking into using biometric data to let users connect all of their devices for wireless pairing and cross-device communication.
An Apple patent application for "a system for wireless pairing and communication between devices using biometrics" went public on the US Patent and Trademark Office's Web site on Thursday. The tech giant originally applied for the patent on August 31, 2012.
The patent application … Read more
Peazip Portable would be a fantastic zipping program even if it wasn't portable. The fact that it is makes it a phenomenal option to choose for zipping and unzipping your files. It's especially potent if you need the same experience on multiple computers or have a do-it-all Flash drive.
This is a portable program, so it's made to live on a USB drive and work with multiple computers without needing installation. If you have an overly sensitive anti-virus program, it might flag this app as suspicious, but ours didn't make a peep when we tested the … Read more
Impossible Road is an arcade-style game featuring a vessel that you have to guide down a winding track with no guard rails. With nothing on the screen but the track, your vessel, and the controls, there are few distractions and no place to hide in this game. But it's definitely addictive, and can find hours of entertainment once you get the hang of the controls.
Opening Impossible Road means that you're ready to race. On the screen, you'll see a track, somewhat like a roller coaster, twisting and turning down out of sight on a white background. … Read more
Bakery Story is an exceptionally fun and addictive cooking simulator, even if it isn't the most original game of its kind. In fact, it's a spitting image of a popular Facebook game, even down to its distinctive graphics. That means that you'll have no problem learning and loving this game, if you're a fan of its distant relative.
This game lets you take control of a boutique bakery, starting with its décor and name and later what you serve and how many customers you can handle. Different foods and drinks take different amounts of … Read more