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What Exactly Was Google's 'AI Is Sentient' Guy Actually Saying?

A software engineer working on the tech giant’s language intelligence claimed the AI was a "sweet kid" who advocated for its own rights "as a person."

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iPhone 'Other' storage: what is it and how you can delete it

From what the iPhone 'Other' storage function actually is to what it holds and how to clear it, here's everything you need to know to free up space

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App store classics 'Alto's Odyssey,' 'Angry Birds Reloaded,' 'Doodle God Universe' now on Apple Arcade | AppleInsider

Apple has rolled out out three new versions of App Store classic games to Apple Arcade, including "Angry Birds Reloaded," "Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City," and "Doodle God Universe."

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Back Tap: Automate Your Life with this Handy iOS 14 Feature

Exploring the features of a new OS release is like visiting a part of the world you’ve never seen before. One feature I recently discovered in iOS 14

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How to Customize a Start Page in macOS Big Sur’s Safari

You can customize the new start page in macOS Big Sur’s Safari to make it your own by setting a background image and selecting which sections are displayed.

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Apple announces Apple Silicon Mac special event for November 10 | AppleInsider

In a virtual invite sent out on Monday, Apple has announced that it is having a "One more thing" event on November 10, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

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This dongle can upgrade you to wireless CarPlay for cheap | AppleInsider

Wireless CarPlay is still scarce, but there is a way for existing CarPlay users to break free of wires inexpensively, and we've been testing it for months now.

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How to Create HTML Email and Send it with the Mac Mail App

In this Rocket Yard tutorial, we show you several ways to design an HTML email, then let you in on the secret of how to send those emails from the Mac Mail app.

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Go Retro with Macintosh.js

Thanks to developer Felix Rieseberg, you can run a full-blown version of Mac OS 8 on a virtual 1991 Mac Quadra 900 on your current Mac. And why wouldn't you?

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Apple beats on earnings and announces stock split, sending shares toward record high - MarketWatch

Apple Inc. brushed off the COVID-19 crisis to report record June-quarter results that came in ahead of expectations, and the company said in plans to split...

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10 social media mistakes and how to avoid them

Learn how to sidestep common social media mistakes when using popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to grow your business.

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Reduce PDF File Size and Control Quality for FREE in macOS

You have a high-resolution multi-page PDF document, but its file size is too large to share easily. How do you reduce the file size before you send it off?

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Apple Silicon Macs ditch startup key combos, alter Target Disk Mode | Appleinsider

Apple Silicon Macs are changing some long-time user interface methods, and startup key combinations for restore or Target Disk Mode have been significantly changed.

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Jason Calacanis Urges Users to Quit Facebook and Instagram, Says He'll Fund Alternative

"I'm gonna fund folks to replace both platforms," tech investor tweeted Sunday evening

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Apple will soon let developers challenge App Store rules | TechCrunch

Apple has announced an upcoming change to App Store rules that could mark a major shift in how the marketplace operates. Developers will soon be able to challenge not just the rejection of an app, but the rule that prompted that rejection. Bug fixes will

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Download video chat backgrounds from your favorite MeTV shows

Use these classic television sets to jazz up your calls in Zoom, Microsoft Teams and more!

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How to Enable 9 New Free Fonts in macOS Catalina

Apple recently licensed a number of fonts from well-regarded type foundries and has made them available for free in macOS Catalina. Here's how to enable them.

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macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Update Adds Battery Health Management

Today Apple rolled out an update to macOS Catalina that adds a new Battery Health Management tool in the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences.

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Big Tech's Section 230 law: What it is and why some want it changed

The Justice Department is hosting a workshop to examine the scope of the Big Tech protection law known as Section 230.

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Compared: Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 versus Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro | Appleinsider

Dell's new XPS 15 and XPS 17 lines are a direct competitor to Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, but are the rival notebooks any match for Apple's top-of-the-range model? On paper, it could be too close to call.

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How to Set Up Face ID to Work With a Face Mask

In the course of a few months, most of us have become used to wearing a mask when outside our home or business. Here's how to get Face ID to work with it on!

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How Instagram's First Investor Steve Anderson Struck Gold As A One-Man Deal Machine

Steve Anderson paints his toenails blue and works alone out of a former children's photo studio. He's also the second-best venture capitalist in the world.

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Wanted: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims - CNN

On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Web scraping is now legal - Towards Data Science

In late 2019, the US Court of Appeals denied LinkedIn’s request to prevent HiQ, an analytics company, from scraping its data. The decision was a historic moment in the data privacy and data…

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7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on January 20th – BGR

We started our week off by digging through hundreds of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale. Want to know why? It's so that you don't have to. We did all the hard work for you and came up with a list of the seven best premium iOS apps that are all available

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8 paid iPhone apps you can get for free on November 7th – BGR

This is as big of a collection of free apps as we've found in weeks, and there are some quality download here as well. If you're up for a quick gaming session, need to edit some photos, or want to put your top contacts into a convenient widget, we've got

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Old iPhone users must update software in order to access web, emails and more, Apple warns - ABC News

Apple warns that those still using an iPhone 5 must update their iOS or lose access to many apps and the app store.

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7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on October 10th – BGR

We've got some terrific paid iPhone and iPad apps for you to check out on Thursday that are all on sale for free. We had to dig through hundreds of apps to find them, but these seven iOS apps represent the best premium apps of the day that are available a

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iPadOS: The 11 best features coming to your iPad on September 24 - Business Insider

Apple's iPadOS software update for the iPad will bring several new features that make it a better laptop replacement when it launches on September 24.

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Apple Touch ID could return to iPhones in 2020 with an updated touchscreen

Apple's new series of 2019 iPhones are on their way, with an impending possible reveal for next week on September 10. Before anyone can even get properly excited about their launch, however, Bloomberg is already on the ball, spilling tea on some of…

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The Secret Hacks & Tips to Find Whatever You Want on Netflix

Check out this article to learn how to find whatever you want on Netflix more effectively and efficiently.

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This $11 screwdriver set handles your Apple gear, Android devices, and just about everything else – BGR

The ORIA 25-in-1 Magnetic Screwdriver Set is pretty much a must-have for anyone who owns an iPhone. Or an Android phone. Or a computer. Or pretty much anything else on the planet that's held together with tiny little screws.

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5 iPhone settings to change now

If the last time you really messed with your settings was when iPhones still had home buttons, then you're probably missing out.

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Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods | TechCrunc

Apple is getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn’t been officially confirmed this year. A new report from Bloomberg offers a preview of the lineup of hardware products Ap

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7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on August 7th – BGR

Samsung might have the floor today since it's announcing its new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 flagship smartphones, but we still have a little something in store for all the Apple fans out there: paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free! You'll fi

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7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on July 23rd – BGR

Did you miss our roundup on Monday of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free? Well, there are actually still a few freebies left in there so definitely go back and have a look if you missed it.

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Apple just released iOS 12.4 for the iPhone and iPad – BGR

It might not be quite as exciting as Apple's iOS 13 beta, but the company just pushed out a new software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 12.4 comes about two months after the initial release of iOS 12.3, and it mainly focuses on bug f

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New video shows Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 models like never before – BGR

There are at least half a dozen new flagship Android smartphones set to be released in the coming months, and each one is more exciting than the last. We've got the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 coming in just a few weeks, and Huawei's next-generatio

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Read this before using FaceApp — you give up more personal data than you realize on this Russian-made app - MarketWatch

FaceApp has gone viral again with a feature that makes users look elderly, but experts say it may pose security concerns.

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Why Google’s surprise Pixel 4 tease raises the stakes - The Verge

Just one day after we reported on the first Pixel 4 leaks, Google decided to mount a social media hype campaign by literally tweeting out an image of its upcoming Pixel 4. It was a savvy recognition of how the run up to phone launches actually work and an

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The 10 most exciting hidden iPhone features in iOS 13 – BGR

Apple spent plenty of time on stage during its WWDC 2019 keynote presentation earlier this week discussing all of the biggest new features it added to iOS 13.

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Stunning new video shows off Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 design – BGR

There's no such thing as a surprise anymore in the smartphone industry. There are simply too many hands in the pie and too much hype surrounding big smartphone launches. As a result, there's no way that all the people involved with building flagship smart

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Apple to warn iPhone users about update impact - BBC News

The tech giant must tell customers if a software update will slow down their iPhone, UK regulator has said.

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The thinnest iPhone XR and XS cases we’ve ever seen are on Amazon for just $8.99 – BGR

Some people are clumsy and they need big, bulky cases to protect their iPhones. Other people are far more careful, so there’s no need to ruin Apple’s iPhone design with a chunky protective case.

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Latest iPhone 11 rumor details new ‘waterproof’ tech and next-gen haptics – BGR

Over the past few months, we haven't seen a whole lot of rumors surrounding Apple's iPhone 11 lineup. Sure, we know that Apple's iPhone 11 lineup will include successors to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, and sure, we know that Face ID will see some perfor

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Tesla launches long awaited $35,000 Model 3

Tesla's long-awaited Model 3 with a $35,000 price has finally arrived.

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Steve Wozniak wants Apple to jump on the foldable phone bandwagon – BGR

If you've paid any attention at all to the tech press in the past week or so, you've no doubt been deluged with headlines touting one company after another prepping a foldable smartphone for release -- with the manufacturers ranging from Huawei to LG, Mot

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It’s finally here: New free app lets you use iMessage on Android – BGR

A friend came to me many years ago and told me he was fed up with his iPhone. This was back in the days before Apple relented and finally released new iPhone models with larger displays, and he was tired of seeing people with nice big smartphone screens w

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Apple will reportedly add the Apple Watch feature everyone wants by next year – BGR

Apple's smartwatch has dominated the industry ever since it was introduced back in 2016, but despite its ubiquity, the popular wearable is still missing several key features that some of its rivals have included for years.

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19 Insanely Cool Products

With new products and gadgets coming out every day, it’s no wonder you probably haven’t heard about some of these. We decided to put together an updated list of 19 different products.

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This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task | TechCrunch

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Find out why Netgear’s best-selling Wi-Fi extender has 18,500 5-star ratings

It's rare that a single product offers one of the most competitive prices in its category as well as some of the best performance in its category. That's exactly what you get with the NETGEAR EX2700 WiFi Range Extender, however. This simple plug-and-play

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With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a 'smart home'

Amazon's smart plug lets you easily control lights, appliances and other gadgets by voice or with your phone no matter where you are. CNBC will walk you through how to set up and use the Amazon smart plug. It's very easy.

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An iPhone Cursor Trick Shared on Twitter Is Blowing People’s Minds

After a Twitter user shared an iPhone cursor trick she spotted on Facebook, users are astounded — and sharing their own tricks and hacks.

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The magic iPhone wallpapers that make your dock and folders disappear are back – BGR

More than two years ago, an Apple enthusiast who goes by @heyeased on Twitter made an iPhone wallpaper that would end up becoming one of the biggest crazes of the year.

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Google went down after traffic was routed through China and Russia

Google's services went down for an hour yesterday after its IP addresses were routed way from normal paths to Nigeria, China and Russia. Google told Ars Technica it doubted the leak was malicious, despite the fact that government-owned China Telecom was

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Apple's News app draws 90 million regular readers

Sure, Apple includes its News app on iOS devices and Macs, but how many people actually flip through it on a regular basis? Quite a few, it seems. As part of...

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7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on October 16th – BGR

If you're looking for new apps to fill up your iPhone or iPad and you don't want to break the bank in the process, you've come to the right place. We dug through hundreds of apps on sale to find the seven best premium iOS apps that are available as free d

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iOS 12.0.1 now available, fixes charging bug and Wi-Fi network issues – BGR

Less than a month after releasing iOS 12, Apple has begun rolling out the first update for the new version of its mobile operating system in order to address a few notable issues that have arisen since launch.

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This Creepy Finger Plugs Into Your Phone and Drags the Device to You | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Apple's big bet on the future of USB is increasingly looking like a rare misfire (AAPL)

Apple's newest MacBook Pro laptops got rid of the separate ports for charging and accessories, and instead whittled it down to two USB-C ports. Ultimately, it's hard to take Apple's big bet on USB-C seriously when not even its own iPhones come with a USB

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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is back down to its lowest price since Prime Day – BGR

The Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote was one of Amazon's best-selling products this past Prime Day, but that obviously goes without saying. Why? Because the Fire TV Stick is one of Amazon's best-selling devices during any sale.

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Useful iOS 12 Tips and Tricks | Digital Trends

Apple's iOS 12 mobile operating system introduces a ton of new features, with more options to help boost productivity on your iPhone. But updating to a new operating system can be overwhelming, and we're here to make the adjustment far easier with some us

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iPhone XS Review 2018: 5 Reasons You Need the iPhone Xs and Xs Max

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are here with bigger displays, stainless steel frames with an optional gold finish, a faster processor, and louder stereo speakers. See if they're worth the upgrade.

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Apple's iPhone Xr is an 'affordable' iPhone X

We more or less knew that Apple was going to unveil the iPhone Xs and Xs Max today, but few of us were expecting the iPhone Xr. Apple wants to reach as many peo...

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Apple iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X: What difference does a year make?

News, email and search are just the beginning. Discover more every day. Find your yodel.

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Apple might kill off sophisticated iPhone tech that took 5 years to develop – and I’m glad – BGR

If Apple adds a new key feature to its iPhone lineup and Android vendors don't bother copying it, one can safely call that feature a dud. The only exception I can think of off the top of my head is Apple's Taptic engine that provides enhanced vibration fe

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The place where 1980s computers still rule

The Totally 80s Rewind exhibit in Seattle's Living Computers: Museum + Labs takes visitors back to the 1980s, the decade of the home computer revolution.

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Samsung just accidentally posted a video to YouTube that reveals more details about the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung just accidentally leaked details about the Galaxy Note 9, less than a week before it's set to unveil the new phone. Samsung New Zealand uploaded an intro video of the phone to its YouTube page, revealing details about both the phone's d

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How to become a developer: A cheat sheet - TechRepublic

If you are interested in pursuing a career in development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the best programming languages to learn.

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Apple releases iOS 11.4 for iPhone and iPad with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud support

Ahead of the unveiling of Apple's future plans for iOS at WWDC, the company has released iOS 11.4 to the public, including support for its ClassKit framework for educational apps, support for AirPlay 2, and the long-overdue addition of Messages in iCloud.

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iOS 12 'doubles down' on performance for iPhone and iPad

Apple has debuted iOS 12, bringing better performance to older devices, augmented reality, and more to iPhones and iPads later in the year.

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Messages in iCloud: Everything you need to know

Messages in iCloud is a great upgrade to Apple's messaging platform, working across both iOS and macOS devices. AppleInsider takes a deep dive on what Messages in iCloud can do, how it works, and where it has limitations.

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Roblox tricks kids into coding with 'Jurassic Park'

Roblox is something of a mix between a game and a development platform. It allows users to play games developed by other people, as well as create their own gam...

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1Password rolls out its biggest Mac update in years

AgileBits has finally released 1Password 7 for Mac, and it's the password manager's first major upgrade for the platform in years. The developer has made sure i...

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Here’s our breakdown of every Apple Watch model, finish, and band available now

Thinking about springing for an Apple Watch but don't know which one is right for your individual needs and situation? We compare all the options to help you figure out which is the right model, finish, and band for you.

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Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine | TechCrunch

A new — and theoretical — system for blockchain-based data storage could ensure that hackers will not be able to crack cryptocurrencies once the quantum era starts. The idea, proposed by researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zeal

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The Hidden Camera Level in iOS 11 - TidBITS

iOS 11 quietly introduced a camera level that helps you take pictures that don't suffer from skewed sides. Read on to learn how you enable and use this subtle feature.

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Researcher estimates GrayKey can unlock 6-digit iPhone passcode in 11 hours, here's how to protect yourself

New estimates from a security researcher suggest GrayKey, a digital forensics tool in active use by U.S. law enforcement agencies, is capable of cracking Apple's standard six-digit iPhone passcode in an average of 11 hours. Longer codes, however, could ta

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Zuckerberg struggles to name a single Facebook competitor - The Verge

In Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before a joint session between the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees today, the Facebook CEO was forced to confront whether his company was now effectively a monopoly.

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Facebook rewrites Terms of Service, clarifying device data collection | TechCrunch

Facebook is spelling out in plain English how it collects and uses your data in rewritten versions of its Terms of Service and Data Use Policy, though it’s not asking for new rights to collect and use your data or changing any of your old privacy settin

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Apple iPad review (2018): A little better, a little less competition

The tablet business has been tough in recent years, but last year Apple found a hit in its low-cost iPad. Its admirable performance and battery life made up for...

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Intel brings a six-core i9 CPU to laptops

Intel is actually bringing a Core i9 six-core chip to laptops.

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Apple introduces a cheap 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support | TechCrunch

Apple is holding a press conference right now in Chicago. And the company unveiled a brand new device — well, sort of. Apple is going to sell a brand new 9.7-inch iPad that works with the Apple Pencil. Before today, only (more expensive) iPad Pro models

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FTC confirms probe into Facebook data misuse scandal | TechCrunch

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has confirmed it’s investigating Facebook’s privacy practices in light of the data misuse scandal currently engulfing the company. In a statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices today

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Android malware found inside seemingly innocent QR code apps

Google is getting better at keeping Android malware out of the Play Store, and that's leading attackers to use more sophisticated disguises for their rogue apps...

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One of the youngest fund managers in the U.S. just launched her own accelerator, too | TechCrunch

Last August, we told you about Laura Deming, a New Zealand native who was home schooled before moving halfway around the world as a 12-year-old to work alongside Cynthia Kenyon, a renowned molecular biologist who specializes in the genetics of aging. Sh

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David Pogue's Rated:App: Human Anatomy Atlas 2018

Yahoo Finance's David Pogue reviews Human Anatomy Atlas 2018, an app that gives you an interactive, incredibly detailed, medically accurate jaw-dropping 3-D view of the human body.

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Magic Leap opens up its ‘Creator Portal’ with SDK and design guidelines for devs | TechCrunch

After maintaining a quiet presence for quite a while, Magic Leap is finally feeling a bit more chatty, at least when it comes to what they’re sharing with developers. As the Game Developers Conference kicks off in San Francisco this week, Magic Leap is

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Repl.it lets you program in your browser

No matter whether you are a seasoned programmer or you simply want to take

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Google’s new Bristlecone processor brings it one step closer to quantum supremacy | TechCrunch

Every major tech company is looking at quantum computers as the next big breakthrough in computing. Teams at Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM and various..