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A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it …

A CNC-Milled Coffee Table, a DIY Modular Concrete Kitchen Backsplash, a Homemade Lumber Mill, Display Cases & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>DIY Concrete Backsplash and Dish Rack</b><p>Wow! Ben Uyeda uses Legos to cast a modular concrete backsplash/dish rack …

How to use a tablet as a second display

Need a second screen? Put your tablet to good use as an auxiliary display.<p>Tablets aren't just for binge-watching the new Netflix "Gilmore Girls" miniseries or perusing the fake news on your Facebook feed. You can also put that bad boy to work as a second display.<p>Two displays for a single computer …

Using Rowhammer bitflips to root Android phones is now a thing

Permission-less apps take only seconds to root phones from LG, Samsung and Motorola.<p>Researchers have devised an attack that gains unfettered "root" …

13 Secret Codes That Unlock Hidden Features on Your Phone

Remember that scene in War Games when the socially broken code monkeys were explaining to aspiring hacker Matthew Broderick all about "back doors" …

Mobile

Turn your iPhone into a universal remote, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

Another week, another delivery of great new deals to share with you. This time around, we’ve got a lifetime of virtual private network access, a coin-sized transmitter that turns your phone into a universal remote, a lifetime of password consolidation and protection, and a tough, water resistant …

Apple Store Employees Fired Over Alleged 'Photo-Sharing Ring'

Apple has fired several store employees in Australia for operating a “photo-sharing ring,” according to a report.<p>Apple (AAPL) fired “several” …

iPhone Touch Disease: 5 Tips On How To Spot The Symptoms And How To Fix It

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) remains hushed on the significant number of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones reported to be suffering from the …

Introducing the Android Central Smartphone Buyer's Guide

It's increasingly likely that you're reading this on your smartphone. In fact, it's likely you're doing more on your phone than ever before, which is …

7 Best Custom ROMs Firmware For All Android Smartphones

Here are an incomplete list of aftermarket distributions, also known as custom firmware or custom ROM of the original Android operating system by …

How to Hide Files, Photos, and Apps on Android Phone

Identity theft is a major issue in this digital era. People can easily siphon your personal information off your digital devices if they are not well …

30 Secret Codes for Android Users

Various hidden menus, diagnostic, look at the state of wireless networks, all available without installing special applications, it is necessary only …

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

But you might not know that Google itself keeps a few settings tucked away in a hidden menu called the System UI Tuner.<p>It's not available on <i>every</i> device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features might be coming to future Android …

How to lock down your phone against hackers, cops – and your other half

This week, Whatsapp struck a blow for liberty by adding encryption to the popular messaging service – this foiling the plans of spies, cops and other …

Information Systems

iPhone 6S bug lets you use Siri to bypass phone lock

How hard is it to bypass an iPhone's lock screen and access the photos and contacts on it even if you don't know the password? If you ask the FBI, …

iPhone

30 Easy Ways to Make Money on the Side This Year

Whether it's starting your own business or working a part-time gig, here are a host of things you can do to earn the extra cash you need.<p>Why wouldn't a person want to have a little extra money in his or her bank account? I think most people would probably be happy to have that extra padded account …

4 Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up, Once and For All

If you are like most people, you know your inner critic all too well. It is the voice in your head that judges you, doubts you, belittles you, and …

Science says teaching your kids this one skill will make them more successful

So, what's one way to give your children a leg up— a single skill that single-handedly increases their chances at success?<p>Science says: <b>Encourage them to learn another language.</b><p>In recent years, scientists and researchers have made breakthroughs in their understanding of bilingualism. In the past, …

Who Will Pay for Data?

The measurement of social impact has become a widely shared objective within the social sector, and few people in the sector doubt the potential of …

Stanford University

DIY Pallet Sofa on Wheels

Wake up all you pallet lovers, this is some really high time to get on your toes and get your work started. We have got here an exciting plan of …

Furniture

Mediafly Uses SAP Ariba Platform To Help Fund Hypergrowth & Sidestep Dilutive Finance Options

There is a lot of talk about alternative funding sources for entrepreneurs fighting the cash flow beast. And since traditional lenders aren’t in the business of high-risk and VCs focus on only about 2% of the business plans they review, there is plenty of room in the market for alternative funders …

Got a Cracked Screen? 5 Best Smartphone Screen Repair Options

A cracked smartphone screen can ruin your day, and if you don’t have the right repair options it could ruin your month.<p>Replacing an iPhone or Android …

A Penny for Your Page View: The Social Network That Pays You

On the surface, social networking startup Bubblews works a lot like Facebook, Twitter and Google+.<p>Users create "bubbles" (posts), follow one another, …

The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you have the Big Idea. You have the passion. You have the business plan. You can see your future success. All you need now is money in the bank, right?<p>Probably nine out of 10 startups are where you are, in need of operating capital. …

How to Do Stiff-Legged Deadlifts

Bring on the personal records by building strength in your hips and hamstrings<p>Your leg day workout probably involves deadlifts. But here’s why it should involve stiff-legged deads—or “stiffies,” as <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour calls them—as well.<p>Popularized by Ed Coan, one of the best …

Men's Health