Apple Watch saves kitesurfer from potential shark encounter, Tim Cook reacts with 'wow'

Apple’s smartwatch ads are full of feel-good stories about how the wearable changes people’s lives for the better, mainly on the physical activity side of the everyday spectrum, but this next story is something else, and forced even Tim Cook to react.

Armed with his kitesurf and Apple Watch 3 on his wrist, one John Zilles took against the waves on a new underwater hydrofoil wing, but about a mile in, he wiped out, and couldn’t get his heavy kit airborne again. Thus, he had about two hours of slowly swimming against the current with all the kite …


Here's how much space Apple's new HEVC video format saves on an iPhone 8

The new iPhone 8, X and 8 Plus are Apple’s first phones to come with the space-saving, highly efficient HEVC video format, which will be brought to older handsets as well, along with the iOS 11 update that is released today. This format’s compression algorithms usually allow for up to twice less storage space occupied by recorded video footage, with barely a loss in image quality at that. 

The iPhone 8, X and 8 Plus are also Apple’s first phones capable of 4K video recording with the whopping 60fps smoothness, so how much space would recording …

Apple iPhone saves the life of a Manchester bombing victim


The modern smartphone is an amazing piece of technology. Not only does it make and take phone calls, allow users to access all of the news of the day, and help you stay connected to friends and family, it can also save lives. Besides being able to connect to 911 quickly and give an emergency dispatcher your exact location, there is at least one other way that a handset can save you from death.

As we’ve detailed a few times before, a smartphone has saved a life by acting as a protective shield, stopping or deflecting a bullet. Just this past week, an Apple iPhone gave up its life to save …

Verizon has the LG G6 on sale for just $20 a month over 24 months; deal saves you 29%

If you’re a smartphone fanatic, this is one of the best times of the year. New flagships from Samsung, LG and now HTC leave you with many options in terms of buying a new handset. And with all of this supply, price cuts are inevitable. For example, Verizon is now offering a sale on the LG G6.  The phone is available in both silver and black for just $20 a month. That is a 29% savings from the usual $28 a month price.

After paying the sales price for 24 months, you’ll be laying out $480 for the LG G6. That is a savings of $192 over the regular full retail price of $672. In order to get …

Costco saves you money on the purchase of a $100 Google Play code and a $50 gift card

If you’re a Costco member, the wholesale warehouse club is giving you the opportunity to purchase Google Play codes at a discount. Normally, Costco sells a $100 code for $92.99. That is a $7.01 or 7.01% haircut. But from now until April 16th, Costco will take off an additional $10, which means it will sell you a $100 code for $82.99. That is a $17.01 or 17.01% discount. Codes arrive via email.

If you use Google Play codes often, this is a great deal. You can use the credits to buy paid apps, or to pay for content like songs, movies, television shows and books. You can even use it toward …