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How to download your personal data from Apple

Apple has a new process for requesting all the data the company has on you, and it's very simple. Here's how to do it.

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Twitter now shows if a tweet was deleted for policy violations

Twitter recently announced it’s rolling out a feature to provide context around deleted tweets – including who deleted them and why. It’s a small change, but it’s the latest in a series of moves Twitter is making in an effort to bolster transpare

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Some iPhone XS and XS Max devices have an annoying charging problem

Some iPhone XS and XS Max owners have noticed a bug that's stopping their devices from charging properly.

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Lyft brings its electric scooters to Santa Monica

You no longer have to be a Denver resident to try Lyft's electric scooters. The two-wheeled transports are now available in Santa Monica, California under a ci...

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Apple rebuilding Maps in massive overhaul, first results appearing in next iOS 12 beta | 9to5Mac

TechCrunch has published a new piece detailing Apple’s massive effort to rebuild Apple Maps from the ground up — specifically the mapping data — with a combination of iPhones and those Apple …

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Enjoy the lines at Disneyland? You'll love Elon Musk's idea for transit

Elon Musk says he'll bore tunnels under L.A. to make the perfect, personal transit system. Yeah right. He's building a boondoggle.

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I Knew Buying a Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Was Stupid And I Did It Anyway

Do not be me. I was desperate for a new Apple laptop to replace my dying 2012 one and as soon as the 2016 Macbook Pro with Touch Bar was available to buy I ordered it. This was a major redesign for Apple, and experience with other products told me that bu

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Amazon Echo has transformed the way I live in my apartment — here are my 19 favorite features

Amazon Echo is one of the best gadgets you can buy. It transforms the way you use your living space.

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Why Apple's upcoming iPhone battery update is a bad idea

Tim Cook says Apple will release a software update for the iPhone for users to choose between performance or battery life. But that's not such a great idea.

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Apple's iPhone battery 'slowdown' to be optional - BBC News

Customers will be able to switch off a feature that deliberately slows down some older handsets.

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Google Chrome launches pop-up muting and other ad-blocking features

Chrome developers announced Thursday that the newest Chrome update, Chrome 64 Beta, will allow you to mute annoying autoplay videos.

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New iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple's Stunning Shock

With the presumptive launch of the new iPhone just over a week away almost everything is known about Tim Cook’s tenth anniversary handset. It’s unlikely there’s going to be a genuine ‘one more thing’ to surprise the crowd, but Apple’s latest s

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One Googler’s Insider Guide To Using Google Docs At Work | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Ritcha Ranjan works on the team that builds Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These are her top five tips on how to use them.

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Latest iPhone 7 Leak Will Excite Users - Forbes

Apple finally gives iPhone users a feature they've always wanted...

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Trump’s wall misses the mark: We need a cyber wall, not a physical one | TechCrunch

It’s 2016. There isn’t a wall high enough to keep out the fastest-growing threat to our national security: Cyberterrorism. It follows that our vulnerable..

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Sprint and AT&T launch competing iPhone 6S/6S Plus offers - CNET

The rival carriers are trying to lure in customers with their latest 'buy one, get one free' campaigns.

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Now even your streaming TV and music will come in bundles like cable TV

The bundle, maligned for its association with bloated cable packages, is slated for a big comeback.

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Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

magine a world without buffering, a world where downloading HD movies takes less than one second, a world where your favorite web pages load before you even take your finger off the enter button. Don’t fret, we’re getting closer.

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Got a new smartphone? Here's how to get the best out of it | Technology | The Guardian

From privacy to backups and the best apps – here’s a guide to get you started with that new smartphone

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Google finally cutting off Chrome updates on Windows XP and Vista | PCWorld

Google announced Tuesday that it will finally stop providing updates to users of Microsoft's nearly geriatric, insecure operating system.

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Apple investors should cheer up; China iPhone market is just getting started | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Mark Sullivan

Apple’s stock is down 14 percent since July 20, the day before it announced its third quarter earnings.

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1975 Article On Internet Spying Not Written By Time Traveler, Probably

People often think about internet spying as relatively new. But the internet was used for spying before we even called it the internet—and when we look back at news articles from the era, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

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Apple has been testing a giant iPad for at least 3 years

Apple has been testing prototypes of an iPad with a larger screen for years.

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Two self-driving cars involved in close call in California

Delphi Automotive Audi had to take ‘appropriate action’ after being cut up by Google Lexus, says executive who was riding in the car

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Apple Watch 2: Apple plans FaceTime camera, iPhone-free Wi-Fi, $1000+ models, similar battery

Two months after the initial launch of the Apple Watch, and only a day following the device's debut at Apple Stores, sources have revealed Apple's considerations for the 2016 release of a second-ge...

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Apple Watch has tattoo trouble, Apple confirms - CNET

Got a tattoo on your wrist? You could find it difficult to get an Apple Watch to track your heart rate. It's all about the way the ink blocks light from built-in sensors.

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The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015 - WSJ

This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype. We look into our crystal ball for the gadgets and ideas we think have the greatest chance to improve your life in the year ahead.

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33 Products Every iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want!

A brush that helps you take the best selfie?

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These Are the 25 Best Inventions of 2014!!!

A better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun world awaits!

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This is why the iPhone 6 doesn't have a sapphire screen | The Verge

The iPhone 6 was supposed to have a sapphire display. More than a year ago, Apple turned to GT Advanced Technologies, the now-bankrupt supplier, to solve its longstanding problems with scratched...

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Man who owns a smart TV says he’s ‘afraid’ of using it after reading its privacy policy

Just like with other electronic devices that used to be “dumb,” TVs have become increasingly smart lately, but that doesn’t mean that’s necessarily a good thing, especially when it comes to user privacy.

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Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned? | VentureBeat

Guest Post My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways. After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into ea

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Dear Samsung, Thanks For Bringing The World The iPhone 6 Plus

This time, when Samsung accuses Apple of copying, it has a point. And it's about time Apple got dragged in the phablet era. The iPhone 6 Plus is gorgeous and a worthy entrant into the fastest-growing segment of the mobile market. That there were no phable

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Apple Won't Decrypt Your iPhone, Even if the Government Requests It

Apple made public its updated Privacy Policy, accompanied with an open letter from Tim Cook.

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10 Things You Didn't Know That Your Mac Could Do!

That MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.

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Messaging mania has shocked tech leaders twice - in 1994 and again now

One of the most unanticipated developments surrounding mobile phones is the fact that people don't really want to use them to talk to each other. They want to use them to send messages. This phenom...

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Chrome Is Now More Popular Than Internet Explorer

Google Chrome has edged out Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the ongoing battle of the browsers, according to Adobe Digital Report (ADI) data.

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Mobile disruption eating away at Google's lead in search

Is Google's dominance of search finally starting to show some cracks?

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The 22 most important things Apple announced today

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a glimpse into the future of OS X, iOS 8, and the developer tools that bring them to life. This is the rare event where a man can get on...

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RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

The only phones you should consider buying. With the exception of Apple and Nokia, all the major smartphone makers have released their 2014 flagship devices.

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.

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Even limited to 25 mph, Google's car will arrive faster than you think!

Google's new self-driving car prototype surprised even robo-car experts and suggests the company is further along than expected.

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iOS 8 will introduce split-screen multitasking on Apple's iPad

Some early details surrounding Apple's upcoming iOS 8 update began leaking last month, and we can likely expect many of the remaining holes to be filled in now that Apple's annual WWDC event is jus...

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FDA Approves 'Star Wars' Robotic Arm for Amputees - NBC News

Handout / ReutersThe Food and Drug Administration has approved the DEKA Arm System, pictured in this Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency han...

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The iPhone 6 will probably be bigger. Here's what that could mean

Assuming the leaks and mockups of the iPhone 6 have some basis of truth, it's a safe bet well be seeing a larger iPhone this year. Here's what that means from a usability and screen resolution perspective.

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5 Crowdfunded Projects That Defy All Logic and Reason

The online fund-begging havens of Kickstarter and Indiegogo (among quite a few others) are bursting with wild, fantastical visions of things once thought impossible. Some of them are awesome, some outlandish, some flat-out insane. These are but a few.

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    What Android and iOS Can Learn From Each Other

    Patent fights and marketing hype aside, each of the two leading smartphone operating systems has some key features the other would do well to adopt -- for the benefit of consumers.

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      Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays' Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape

      Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don't get much love. That's a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per sq

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        Screw It, Yelp Should Do Three Apps | TechCrunch

        After this morning's announcement that Foursquare will become Eightsquare in order to be a

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          LIX Is The World’s Smallest 3D Drawing Pen That Lets You Draw In The Air | Bored Panda

          Imagine being able to draw a solid 3D object in the air, the way you might draw signs in the air with your finger. That's exactly the idea behind the Lix 3D pen, which can draw solid lines through the air with no need for paper. They launched a Kickstarte

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          StadiumVision turns every smartphone at Brooklyn Nets games into a live video scoreboard

          As of last night, Brooklyn Nets fans seeing a game at the new Barclays Center no longer have to worry about missing big moments while waiting in line for a drink, standing in the interminable...

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          You Can Now Travel In Time With Google Street View

          Google has launched a new version of Street View which will let users travel back in time all the way to the misty ancient world of 2007. The feature will let users see how a place has changed over time.

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            Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

            Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change.

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              How 20 popular websites looked when they launched - Telegraph

              From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.

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                Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

                Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.

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                    Smartphones get more sophisticated, but their owners do not

                    For many, the features of their fancy phones go unused because they’re too confusing or intimidating.

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                      Console Wars Heat Up As Zenith Unveils Gamespace Pro

                      LINCOLNSHIRE, IL—With next-generation video game systems such as the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 hitting stores later this month, the console wars got even hotter today as electronics manufacturer Zenith announced the release of its own console,

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                        Why Twitter Just Turned Itself Inside Out

                        Clicking is dead, scrolling is king. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the fight for the ultimate feed.

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                        12 Reasons To Get Excited About The Future

                        Roll out of bed and print your own breakfast. We’re celebrating the next chapter in our #BrilliantMachines story by looking forward at some of the coolest tech advances on the horizon. Consid...

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                          3 Amazing IDF Gadgets James Bond Wishes He Had

                          While impressive, James Bond is no match for the IDF. Here are three brilliant gadgets Agent 007 only wishes the Q Branch could give him.

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                              Twitter hacked; 250,000 accounts affected

                              Twitter is coming forward as the latest site to be hacked. The social network said in a blog post Friday afternoon that approximately 250,000 user accounts were potentially compromised, with attackers gaining access to information including user names and

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                              NFL dangles apps and Wi-Fi to boost lagging attendance

                              As more NFL fans choose to watch games on TV, teams are using Wi-Fi as a way to draw crowds to the stadium on gameday.

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                                PayPal announces layoffs in a major product restructuring, as the company faces competition from Square, Google, Groupon and others.

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                                  Google launched a new Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 10 tablet.

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                                    Sandy prompts Facebook pleas: 'Stay safe' - CNN.com

                                    With Hurricane Sandy pummeling the Eastern Seaboard, friends and family are looking out for people in its path -- on Facebook.

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                                      An Internet outage caused by Sandy brought down Datagram, a Internet service provider for many New York media sites.