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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..

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Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring | TechCrunch

With Nest's first smart video doorbell right around the corner, Amazon is busy buying up the competition. After acquiring Blink just two months ago, Amazon is..

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Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers wer...

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Peter Thiel, retreating from Silicon Valley's tech scene, is moving to L.A.

Billionaire Peter Thiel, one of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley and its most prominent conservative, plans to move his home and personal investment firm to Los Angeles because he’s disaffected by what he sees as the Bay Area's left-leaning polit

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Apple addresses iOS source code leak, says it appears to be tied to three-year-old software

Earlier this week, iOS source code showed up on GitHub, raising concerns that hackers could find a way to comb the material for vulnerabilities. The material is gone now, courtesy of a DMCA notice Apple sent to GitHub, but the occurrence was certainly not

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We were in an accident during an automated driving tech demo

As a transportation reporter, I've been in a lot of cars using either autonomous or semi-automated Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) features, both on public and private roads, and yet I'd never been in an accident during a demonstration drive for any of

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Here's How To Check The Battery Health Of Your iPhone, Reliably And For Free

Apple made billions in hiding the fact that it was slowing down the performance of an iPhone with an aging battery, pushing people to buy a new phone rather than a new battery.

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Apple previews iOS 11.3’s new Animojis and battery service warnings

More big news out of Apple this morning. The company’s offering up a preview of what’s to come in the latest version of its mobile operating system. The..

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Facebook invented a new time unit called the ‘flick’ and it’s truly amazing

I was all set to dislike the "flick," a time unit just recently invented by Facebook (technically the Oculus team), because I thought it was going to be..

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Video: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro - photo editing comparison (Part 2)

In the second part of our series, we put Apple's $5,000 iMac Pro to the test against one of the most popular configurations of the Mac Pro to see how much of a performance difference you can expect when editing photos. We'll also explore the upg

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What happens when an iPhone X is dropped

Some experts recommend buying Apple’s insurance coverage AppleCare to cover any damages. Without AppleCare, the price at Apple is $279 to replace the front glass and $549 if you break the back glass. A good leather option, according to Wirecutter, is Ap

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This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks like

From afar, it looks like a steampunk chandelier. An intricate collection of tubes and wires that culminate in a small steel cylinder at the bottom. It is, in fa...

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Porsche's electric Mission E will pack up to 670 horsepower

We've already noted that Porsche is gunning for Tesla with its Mission E sports car, and has even been spotted testing it against the Model X and Model S. Now w...

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The FCC officially votes to kill net neutrality

Despite overwhelming opposition from Congress, technical experts, advocacy organizations and, of course, the American people, the FCC has voted to eliminate..

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Here's how to use Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new Venmo competitor that just launched

Apple activated Apple Pay Case this week, a new feature in iOS 11.2. Here's how to use it.

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What Ending Net Neutrality Means for You and Your Time Online

The FCC is moving to overturn an Obama-era net neutrality plan. Here’s what that could mean for Internet users.

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How the phone industry will stop spam robocalls

Spam robocalls are as bad as ever. However, the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry is working on a cryptographic solution.

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Apple watchOS 4.1 delivers phone-free music streaming

For many, the big allure of Apple Watch Series 3 has been the promise of phone-free music streaming on cellular data: you can listen to any song you like while...

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It’s time for the internet to block fake emails

One of the biggest upsides of the internet is that people from all over the world now have access to virtually anyone anywhere. Everyone is just an email..

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Snapchat dangles referral traffic with link sharing from other apps

In an update to Snapchat's iOS app today, Snap began rolling out two important new features. You now can share links from other apps via the iOS share sheet,..

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Romeo Power unveils its first consumer power packs

Romeo Power has just released what looks to be the mobile charging device of my dreams.

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Intel to ship new Nervana Neural Network Processor by end of 2017

This morning at the WSJ's D.Live event, Intel formally unveiled its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) family of chips designed for machine learning use cases.

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macOS High Sierra Features That You’ll Want To Upgrade For

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 is the day that macOS 10.13 High Sierra becomes available to everyone and begins to be installed on newly produced Macs. There's been a

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Before you update to iOS 11 here's how to check which apps won't work

For users of Apple's iOS the imminent arrival of a major new update to the mobile platform is generally a moment of high excitement.

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Apple iOS 11 review: A big deal for iPads, but not iPhones

Now, with iOS 11, Apple is focusing even more on its big-screen iPad experience, but at the same time, it's leaving the iPhone a bit behind. The icons aren't exactly hard to figure out, but they're so close together on my iPhone 6S that it always takes m

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Proxytel wants to help business owners mask their phone numbers

Every once in a while, an app comes along aiming to provide users with disposable number, given the many reasons that an individual might not want to share his or her actual digits.

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Apple’s Venmo-like money transfers will arrive after iOS 11

A new payment service from Apple is set to launch sometime this fall through iOS 11 and watchOS 4 updates. Apple Pay Cash will allow Apple device users to trans...

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What happened with Apple Face ID fail

The internet is buzzing. As Apple demonstrated its new flagship phone onstage, the $999 iPhone X, the face-recognition unlocking feature failed. Here's what really happened.

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The new iPhones vs. the iPhone 7: What's changed?

This year's iPhone anniversary event has given us not one or two, but three new handsets to ponder over. The iPhone X is the star, offering us an edge-to-edge s...

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Everything Apple will introduce at tomorrow’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X event

Tomorrow morning, the collective eyes of the tech world will be laser focused on Apple's special media event where Tim Cook and co. will introduce a slew of new iPhone models, a next-gen Apple Watch and a completely revamped Apple TV. Set to kick off at 1

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The iPhone 10 years in: Everything that's changed from 2007 to 2017

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

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IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain

Since the days of Da Vinci's "Ornithoper", mankind's greatest minds have sought inspiration from the natural world for their technological creations.

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Apple Sets Sept. 12 Launch Event to Debut Revamped iPhone - Bloomberg

Apple Inc. has set Sept. 12 for its most significant new product announcement in years.

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The iPhone 7s won’t be a complete iPhone 7 copy

For the first time in Apple's history, three new iPhones are coming next month. Joining the expected iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus is the iPhone 8, which will debut a variety of new technologies that will likely be found in iOS devices of the future.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone 8 Rumors: What’s Next for the iPhone 8?

While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 8 rumors have been accelerating in the last few weeks, pundits still are going back and forth over whether “iPhone 8” will even be the name of the forthcoming flagship. Gruber instead suggests that either iPhone

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New leak directly from Apple confirms wireless charging in the iPhone 8 – BGR

Apple mistakenly released HomePod software into the wild, and the operating system revealed more details about the iPhone 8 than we’d have expected. In fact, the HomePod's firmware tells a much better iPhone 8 story than iOS 11, which is already availab

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The Secret Codes to Find Whatever You Want on Netflix

Finally, a way to find the movies you want without scrolling through the rest.

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Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals on sale in the iOS App Store.

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Tesla says its Model 3 car will go on sale on Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla says its keenly awaited Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale on Friday.

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The new iOS 11 gives the iPad its biggest update ever — here’s what it’s like

iOS 11 greatly improves the iPad's functionality, but it's still not enough to replace a full computer.

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Some of your apps will stop working when you install iOS 11 – here’s how to see which ones

Apple’s new iOS 11 software is obviously one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the year. It’ll bring tons of hot new features and refinements to millions upon millions of iPhone…

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Watch a former Apple guru tell the secret story of how the iPhone was invented

The iPhone is the one device that revolutionized the smartphone industry, helping make Apple the most valuable company in the world and killing off many of the early smartphone leaders like Nokia, Palm, and BlackBerry.

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Chinese Satellite Relays a Quantum Signal Between Cities

Launched last August, China's QUESS satellite recently achieved its goal: it sent single entangled photons between two cities 750 miles apart. Quantum cryptography, here we come.

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Firefox finally unveils its faster, more memory-efficient browser

The team behind open-source browser Firefox has released a much-awaited version that promises to be faster and less of a memory hog.

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The 27 most interesting new features in iOS 11

When iOS 11, the new, free iPhone/iPad OS upgrade comes this fall, you won't gain any big-ticket feature. Instead, you'll get lot of tiny nips and tucks that fall into five categories: Nice Tweaks, Storage Help, iPad Exclusives, Playing Catch-Up

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Combine Multiple Photos Libraries Into a Single Library

We show you how to merge multiple photo libraries into a single library on your Mac.

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If the iPhone 8 looks this good, Samsung is in trouble

A new day, and a new set of iPhone 8 renders are here to gawk at. This time around it’s not a concept that a designer created based on rumors. Instead, we’re looking at high-quality 3D renders that…

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LED Screens May Cause Permanent Damage

CBS Tampa covered the new scientific researches by the Complutense University of Madrid and Reticare.

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After two weeks with the Galaxy S8, I still think the iPhone 7 Plus is the world’s best phone

It's funny how months of leaks and rumors can paint what appears to be a complete picture of an upcoming smartphone. But then, once the device is finally announced, a different picture forms.

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Follow this guide to learn how to delete, and recover, notes on your iPhone

Notes is one of the best productivity apps in iOS. In this guide, we'll show you how to delete and recover notes using a variety of methods, including both iTunes and third-party apps.

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Early Macintosh Emulator Now Available at Internet Archive

MacOS System 6 (Version 6.0.8) If you're looking for an Apple-themed trip back in time, the Internet Archive is the place to go. After hitting surpassing 500

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Apple makes a bunch of apps free for everyone

iOS and Mac users can now download iMovie, GarageBand and iWork suite without having to shell out for the app or a new device.

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How to Turn a Live Photo into a GIF on Your iPhone

Live Photos are magical! The camera on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus or iPhone SE snaps a "photo" that records what's happening 1.5 seconds

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Apple iOS 10.3 Has A Nasty Surprise

Apple iOS 10.3 upgrades are causing iPhone and iPad users to worry...

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The 8 best new features Apple added to your iPhone in iOS 10.3

After releasing roughly 437 different iOS 10.3 betas to developers over the past few weeks alone, Apple has finally released iOS 10.3 to the public. The new mobile software is available as an over the air (OTA) download or as a download through iTunes on

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You’re going to freak out when you find out your iPhone has this feature

It’s a new day, and that means a new revelation about the iPhone has been revealed. In other words: Your iPhone has a secret…

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Tech Tip: What to Do When a Mac or iDevice is Stolen

It can happen to anyone. One minute you're sitting at an outside café, you get distracted, and the next minute you notice your iPhone or MacBook is gone. Or

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Didn’t mean to delete that? Here’s how to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone

If you've ever needed to recover text messages, photos, or other types of media, there are a few simple ways to do so in iOS 10. Here are just a few examples, whether you prefer to go with a third-party app or one of several built-in features.

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Apple iPhone 8 rumors and news

We've already heard plenty of rumors about the iPhone 8, which is likely to arrive in 2017, including that it may be called the iPhone X. Here are all the exciting rumors about this incredible-sounding phone.

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How to enable the ‘dark mode’ feature hiding in your iPhone browser right now

Apple's iOS 10 software is packed full of new features. In fact, there are so many new features that it's impossible to remember them all, which is why we often publish collections of lesser-known tips and tricks.

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Safe & Green: Repurpose an Old iPhone as a Home Security Camera

When it's time to get a new iPhone, there are a lot of options for what to do with the old model. Here’s one more idea — turn that old iPhone into a home security camera.

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All the reasons people are ditching Android and switching to iPhones

Apple's first-generation iPhone started a revolution 10 years ago today. It seems like just yesterday that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs walked out on stage at the Macworld conference in January 2007 and put an end to years of rumors and speculation.

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U.S. Intelligence Got the Wrong Cyber Bear

The U.S. government's technical report on Russian hacking identifies a tool that is readily available.

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Tech Tip: How iCloud Photo Library and the Photos App Work

The holidays are hitting this month and that means time with family and friends as well as making memories with your iPhone or iPad camera. You might very w

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Apple launches Apple Support troubleshooting app for iPhone and iPad

Apple launched a new app on Tuesday for people who use its products. It's pretty nifty.

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iPhone users, this trick is going to change your life

The only good thing about winter's arrival is that people will finally stop saying "winter is coming" every 27 seconds. Seriously, people, just stop it already. It was fun for one season, maybe two, but we're six seasons into GoT not and it's ge

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Apple engineer reveals the real reason Steve Jobs didn’t allow Flash on the iPhone

It all seems like ancient history now, but it really wasn't all that long ago that Apple and Adobe were engaged a very public and extremely bitter dispute stemming from Apple's refusal to support Flash on the iPhone.

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Apple admits to iPhone 'touch disease,' blames users and offers $149 fix

Apple has finally admitted to the existence of the mysterious iPhone ailment that caused unresponsive screens and came to be called the "touch disease."

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10 hidden iPhone tricks Apple never told you about

Apple's iOS 10 software is packed so full of features at this point that it's absolutely impossible to remember them all. The engineers and designers responsible for creating the iPhone and Apple's iOS 10 software can't even remember them all. The same ca

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A dozen iOS 10 feature gems that Apple forgot to mention

Last month, when Apple (AAPL) released iOS 10, the latest system software for the iPhone/iPad, it made a big deal out of the major features, like a redesigned Music app and contextual predictions in Autocorrect.

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​Apple now sells refurbished iPhones -- with a new battery

Its used but spruced-up iPhones aren't heavily discounted from new models, but they do get a new battery and shell.

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Google's A.I. Just Taught Itself How to Use Encryption

Google researchers tasked A.I. systems with keeping their communications private -- so they taught themselves encryption.

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Apple finally revealed its plan to conquer TV

Apple has announced a new Apple TV app that it says will bring all your shows and videos into a...

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The new MacBook Pro looks and feels so good it's unreal

The new MacBook Pro is here — literally available for preorder today — and I’ve just tried it. The best thing I can say about is simple: everything about it looks and feels so good I almost didn’t...

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Five of the Best Hidden Features of macOS Sierra

With each new release of the Mac operating system, there are always a few secret features, services, and tips hidden away, just waiting to be uncovered

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The Cost Of Building A Real-World AT-AT

A new study determines how much money it would take to build a real-world AT-AT, one of the Empire's many vehicles in the Star Wars trilogy.

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Here's how much an iPhone 7 really costs Apple to make

The price you pay for an iPhone 7 is almost three times the cost to make it.

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How To Get Ready For macOS Sierra

This post is designed to make sure that you and your Mac are both prepared for the upgrade so that it goes as smoothly as possible.

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The 92 features that make iOS 10 a fine, free upgrade

You can upgrade your iPhone to iOS 10 today! 92 new features, yours free! First, there’s been a colossal revamp of Messages, Apple’s text-messaging app. Second, Apple (APPL) has brilliantly rethought that moment when you pick up the phone—a hundred

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See If Your Mac, iDevices Are Compatible with Sierra, iOS 10

The announcements of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra will lead many to wonder whether their devices or Macs will support the new operating systems.

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This USB stick is basically directly out of a sci-fi movie and we're scared

Why does a USB seem threatening? Well, this little piece of technology will completely destroy your computer once it's plugged into it.

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Hands-On Impressions of iOS 10 Developer Beta | Other World Computing Blog

During the past few days, I've been acquainting myself with the first developer beta of iOS 10.

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Microsoft readies Windows 10 update, answers critics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords.

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Facebook is changing the way stories come into your News Feed

Your Facebook News Feed is about to get a makeover. In a statement issued by Facebook, the company’s engineering director Lars Backstrom explained that the change is being made after users of the social networking behemoth told the c

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The 7 best new features of iOS 10

Apple's iOS 10 brings a host of upgrades to the company's mobile operating system, some better than others.

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How to Play Windows Games On Your Mac

The Mac is a great platform to play games on, with more and more titles available for OS X all the time. However, there are still some notable titles absent

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Apple supplier mistakenly leaks details of next year’s major iPhone redesign

Citing a statement from the CEO of Catcher Technology — a key Apple supply partner — Nikkei reports that one of Apple’s iPhone models in 2017 will feature a glass casing. If this …

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Native ads will drive 74% of all ad revenue by 2021

Native ads — or ads that take on the look and feel of the content surrounding them — are taking over digital advertising.

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Quick Tip: Manually create a backup of your Health.app data - The Sweet Setup

The data from Health.app used to be something I didn’t think about too much. Once I got Apple Watch, that all changed. I’m feeding a ton of exercise data into it and also calorie data from MyFitnessPal. This data is backed up to iCloud and synced betw

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Researchers accidentally discover a way to make batteries last basically forever | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation,

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have successfully incorporated nanowire technology into a new battery that can withstand hundreds of thousands of charging cycles.

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Apparently there's ANOTHER hidden message inbox on Facebook

We're about to share with you something that will change your life, probably (and suck up any free time you have). There is a whole vault of unseen Faceboo

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Quick Tip: Setting Up the Night Shift Feature In iOS 9.3 | Other World Computing Blog

Apple is touting a new feature that can actually help you to fall asleep faster. In this quick tip, I’ll show you how to set up Night Shift.

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Play Tetris on your Mac – For Free, Right Now! | Other World Computing Blog

Do you enjoy playing the classic game Tetris? Did you know that it is already on your Mac, and that you can play it right now?

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The New Power of Notes in iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 | Other World Computing Blog

The Notes app gained some new capabilities. Today we’ll take a look at some new things you can do with Notes, as well as highlight a few functions you may not have been aware of before.

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Best app deals of the day! 8 paid iPhone apps free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on the chopping block for free, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps that will co

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Clara Rockmore’s 105th Birthday

Learn to play the theremin with Clara Rockmore! #GoogleDoodle

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This company hacked an iPhone with Play-Doh

If you’re protecting your smartphone with your fingerprint, beware strangers bearing Play-Doh.

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iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: A Detailed Look At ALL The Rumours | Know Your Mobile

How will 2016's biggest flagships compare? We take a look at the rumours behind Apple's iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7

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Apple Unlocked iPhones for the Feds 70 Times Before - The Daily Beast

A 2015 court case shows the tech giant was willing to play ball with the government before—and is only stopping now because it might ‘tarnish the Apple brand.’

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NSA chief: ‘Paris would not have happened’ without encrypted apps

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers warns that encryption is making it “much more difficult” for the agency to intercept the communications of terrorist groups like the Islamic State, citing November’s Paris attacks as a case where

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How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.

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Oops! Electronic Arts basically revealed how many Xbox Ones are out there

Microsoft stopped reporting monthly updates on Xbox One hardware sales last October, a move widely taken as a sign that the tech titan had given up on competing with the PlayStation 4 to become the generation’s “dominant” console. Thanks to publish

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Latest rumor says Apple's 4-inch iPhone will be called the 'iPhone 5e'

Recent rumors have suggested that Apple is preparing to release a new 4-inch phone, with a design...

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4TB consumer SSD becomes reality, thanks to Mushkin's latest venture

Mushkin is a well-recognized hard drive manufacturer, and it’s bringing its A game to 2016. Forget those measly 500GB SSD hard drives. Instead, take a look at these two data storage monsters: the revised 2TB Reactor and its 4TB no-name beast brother.

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Dave’s Faves: The 4 Biggest Tech Trends at CES This Year

This year, the buzzword was high-dynamic range (HDR) TV, which some companies will call Ultra HD Premium. HDR screens can come much closer. Of course, getting HDR means not just a new set, but new stuff to watch on it.

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Mozilla jettisons everything but the browser - TechRepublic

Mozilla has announced they will be further distancing themselves from Thunderbird. And Firefox OS is dead. Jack Wallen contemplates the fallout of Mozilla's latest moves.

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iPhone iOS 9.2 update brings SD card support | BGR

Better late than never, as the saying goes, and this time we’re talking about the iPhone getting a feature you’d think it should have had from the get-go. iOS 9.2 has added support for SD cards to all iPhone models with which the software is compatib

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Tim Cook defends Apple's new iPhone case that everyone is complaining about

Nobody seems to like the design of the new $99 Apple Smart Battery case for the...

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10 free Chrome hacks that will change the way you browse the Internet

Google’s Chrome web browser accounted for 31.41% of global desktop browsing in November, according to Net Marketshare. That makes it the second most popular browser in the world behind Internet Explorer, which had a global market share of 50.03% in No

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Apple's new 4-inch iPhone will have A9 CPU & Apple Pay, launch in early 2016, insider says

A revamped 4-inch iPhone from Apple will boast not only the same A9 processor as the latest iPhone 6s series, but also a NFC radio to enable Apple Pay transactions, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.