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30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly …

Windows 10 free upgrade is still available through this handy loophole | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft is still offering Windows 10 upgrades for free, providing you’re in need of assistive technologies (or not).</b><p>The company had previously …

A faulty first-gen Apple Watch could get you a free upgrade

If you have a first-generation Apple Watch that’s faulty, you could bag a free upgrade when you take it to the Apple store.<p>Employees and Authorized Service Providers in some countries have been given authorization to replace original models with Apple Watch Series 1 units, but only certain variants …

10 Companies Changing The Way We Use Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi has been introduced 18 years ago and changed the way we access information. It enabled rapid technological progress and created dozens of opportunities.<p>However, with great benefits, always comes great responsibilities and threats. The absence of network connection, security breaches and …

Wi-Fi

Apple macOS High Sierra preview: the biggest Mac update you’ll never see

There are some new features, but the key changes are underneath<p>There’s no avoiding it: High Sierra, the next major release of macOS, is going to feel like a somewhat boring update to most people. It’s full of foundational refinements and new technologies that will prepare your Mac for very cool …

The best movies of 2017 so far, ranked

Superheroes, superpigs, and all points in between.<p>It’s hard to believe, but true: 2017 is already half over.<p>The most prestigious films of the year usually come out in the fall in an attempt to make a run at the Oscars. But this year has <i>already</i> yielded a bumper crop of great movies, including three …

12 big-screen 4K TVs you wish you could afford

Gear & Gadgets

Top 8 Apple Watch Apps to Help You Meet Your Health Goals

There’s no doubt that the Apple Watch can be a powerful tool for people to monitor, track and take control of their health. And Cupertino is …

Apps

Google Pixel XL Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Long-Term Review

The Pixel XL is impressive for the first Google branded phone but is it good enough to give the iPhone 7 Plus problems? Read on.<p>I switched, as an experiment, from the iPhone 7 Plus to the Pixel XL. This is my take after more than a month. What follows is meant to wrap up, as briefly as possible, …

Mobile Technology

How to Get Files from Your Mac into the iCloud Drive App on Your iPhone

With iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra, Apple has added multiple new tools for easily working across your devices. iCloud Drive, which was introduced with iOS 9, allows you to access files from your Mac on your iPhone. This process of transferring your Mac documents to your iPhone has become easy with iOS 10 …

Operating Systems

Super Mario hits smartphone screens

Video game maker Nintendo is launching "Super Mario Run" for the iPhone, marking the company's first ever smartphone game. With this move, the …

Super Mario

Apple HomeKit tips and tricks without Apple TV - Pocket-lint

Apple's HomeKit app Home is simple and easy to use, but it also comes with a load of hidden features that you might not, on the surface, realise are …

Home Automation

15 Apple TV Tips and Tricks You Should Know

There’s no doubt that the fourth-generation Apple TV is much more than a simple media streaming device. With tons of advanced functionality, the …

Smart TV

How MacOS Sierra gives back gigs of storage space

Apple's latest desktop software leans on iCloud Drive to help you offload files from your Mac to the cloud.<p>Apple's new MacOS Sierra software introduces two ways to help you offload files from your Mac to iCloud. It lets you reclaim storage space on your local drive, while also making those files …

Operating Systems

What's New in watchOS 3 - WWDC 2016 - Videos

WWDC

Apple Watch Series 2 vs. Samsung Gear S3: Smartwatch Smackdown

Apple's newest smartwatch is brighter, faster, swimproof, and has built-in GPS. We compare it with Samsung's Gear S3.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Smartwatches

Maybe You'll Finally Understand the Westeros Map With This 360 Game of Thrones Intro

The Wall is really far away.<p>Approximately one-third of everyone's time reading <i>Game of Thrones</i> is spent flipping to the maps at the front of the book trying to figure out where the hell everyone is going. Oh, Catelyn is traveling to the Eyrie? Where is that? North? South? Is it close? Daenerys is …

TV Series

Apple reports a quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, the largest in history

But the company predicted revenue will decline next quarter, its first drop in years<p>Apple's profits typically skyrocket during the fourth quarter, when new models of the iPhone often arrive and shiny new devices are purchased as holiday gifts. Last year Apple notched a record $18 billion in profit …

AVG is crowdfunding a router, but wait for its privacy policy

Antivirus company AVG is taking to Indiegogo to crowdfund a router called Chime that it believes will fix your home's WiFi issues. Solitarily, a Chime is a fairly simple 802.11ac dual-band router. Used together, multiple Chimes can instantly band together and blanket your house in a strong signal …

iPhones 6S battery life 'varies by up to two hours depending on chip supplier'

TSMC and Samsung make chips for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but power consumption varies markedly, according to user reports<p>Two seemingly identical, brand new, iPhones 6S may have a battery life that differs by up to two hours depending on which of two companies manufactured their processor, according …

Batteries

Tough To Pronounce Automobile Names Simplified

<i>Ever wondered how certain automotive brand names are pronounced? We make it easier for you to pronounce few such names by getting the right way to</i> …

Apple Stores Are About to Change in This Huge Way

The Apple Stores that have become the visible symbol of the company’s ubiquity will be getting a makeover, starting with a “next generation” retail …

User-friendly smart homes are coming to an Apple Store near you

My wife Brigitte designs and builds houses in Palo Alto, California. Over the years, she’s visited many high-end “semi-intelligent” homes where, ironically, you can find the server closets that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has taken out of most business offices. I’ve seen a few of these systems; …

Home Automation

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

This has been a fantastic week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but like all good things, it must come to an end. We’re closing things …