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How to Output Your Mac's Audio to Two Pairs of Headphones at the Same Time

Next time you're on a flight with someone and you both want to watch a video on your Mac without disturbing other passengers, try this convenient solution for sharing your Mac's audio among two pairs of headphones.<p>The method described below should work regardless of whether you're using one wired …

Headphones

Plume Made Good Wifi Cheap

I’ve always had a frustrating relationship with the Internet thanks to where I lived. Long hallways or brick walls were in the way of a strong …

Wi-Fi

HP printer? Over 100 inkjet models have two critical bugs so patch now, warns HP

HP has patches for two severe flaws affecting over 166 consumer models and multifunction business printers.<p><i>Video -- Business security: Printers are</i> …

Information Security

Bad news for iPhone users: Apple dumps Qualcomm

Apple's really doing it: It's gonna stop using Qualcomm's superior cellular modems for the next iPhone, the chipmaker's CFO George Davis said during …

Gear & Gadgets

Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

Home Security

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

From the archives: Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>In light of the $5 billion EU antitrust ruling against Google this week, we started …

Apps

New 2018 iPhone, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: All the rumors on specs, price, release date

Go big or go cheap? That is the existential iPhone question Apple may tackle in 2018.<p>The company plans to introduce three new iPhone models later this year which may include a considerably larger version of the iPhone X -- the iPhone X Plus, perhaps -- as well as a significantly less expensive …

Mobile Technology

Apple Loop: Apple Confirms Three New iPhones, Massive iPhone X Upgrade, Latest MacBook Pro Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes FaceID for every new iPhone in 2018, the corners being cut for a cheaper iPhone X, secrets inside the new MacBook Pro, falling iPhone sales in India, the lack of fast chargers for the iPhone, Photoshop for …

Mobile Technology

Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system nails simple home security - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The $199 Ring Alarm Security Kit is quick to install, its app is easy to use and the system itself is simple to manage. The price is excellent and you can add extra accessories a la carte as needed.<p><b>The Bad</b> Ring's home security system doesn't currently work with Alexa, despite being an …

Smart Homes

Super-fast WiGig could be in future iPhone

Apple appears to be planning to put WiGig in future iPhones. This a version of Wi-Fi that’s more than five times faster than 802.11ac.<p>An Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modem has reportedly been turned down by Apple because it lacked WiGig. This certainly implies that the iPhone maker will go looking for …

AirPlus case adds wireless charging to Apple’s AirPods for $15

AirPlus is a new protective case for Apple’s AirPods that adds Qi wireless charging functionality for just as low as $15. Already funded on Kickstarter, AirPlus is available to pre-order now ahead of an expected ship date later this month.<p>While we await Apple’s official wireless charging case, …

iOS 11 tip: How to fix broken Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity

Are you having difficulties with wireless connectivity on your iPhone or iPad? Are you having problems connecting to Wi-Fi, cellular, or Bluetooth …

Tech Trends

Listen to music w/o wires on Apple’s AirPods for $140 shipped (Reg. $159)

ShopRite Delivers is offering Apple AirPods for <b>$139.99</b> <b>shipped</b>. While we have seen them go for less a few times before, this is around $20 under Apple’s regular price and the current best price we can find from a trusted retailer. There’s no telling when this will sell out, so act fast. Learn more …

How To Fit More App Icons in Your iPhone’s Dock

- Jul 5, 2018<p>The little Dock at the bottom of your iPhone’s Home Screen is a great place to keep the icons of your most-used apps for quick access. …

How an Apple Genius mysteriously solved my aggressive iPhone charging problem

The story of my iPhone charging woes incited hundreds of emails and several suggestions. So I went to a different Apple store in search of a solution.<p>…

T-Mobile now supports next-gen texting between carriers

American carriers have had support for RCS' next-generation text messaging for a while, but it typically hasn't been very useful outside of your home network. Unless you're with Sprint, you haven't had that universal support needed to chat between networks. Thankfully, that support is widening ever …

Mobile

As Apple plots major Maps overhaul, what mapping app do you currently use? [Poll]

Apple yesterday made the surprising announcement that it is in the process of rebuilding Apple Maps from the ground up. The move comes six years after the original introduction of Apple Maps, the launch of which went anything but smoothly.<p>Now, Apple says it is committed to rebuilding Apple Maps …

How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown …

Identity Theft

Here’s how to use AirDrop—so you can stop using email to send files

Though it’s been around for the better part of a decade, AirDrop isn’t a feature many Apple users are aware of. Those who have heard of it probably …

Apple fined $6.6 million after iPhones and iPads stopped working because they had third-party parts

An Australian court has fined Apple $9 million AUD (about $6.6 million USD) for its refusal to fix iPhones and iPads that had previously been repaired with third-party parts. Users reached out to Apple for help when their phones were bricked by “Error 53,” a software update that made phones …

Apple acknowledges new efforts to thwart passcode brute forcing

Earlier this month, we reported that iOS 12 introduces a new USB Restricted Mode that makes it harder for law enforcement agencies to thwart iPhone security. Now, in a statement to <i>9to5Mac</i>, Apple has acknowledged these efforts and says they come in an effort to protect its customers…<p>An Apple …

Researchers power tiny medical implant from over 100 feet away

Researchers at MIT are working on tiny implantable devices that can communicate and be powered wirelessly. In the future, they could be used to deliver drugs, treat disease or monitor conditions from inside a human body. Because the devices don't require a battery, they can be pretty small and the …

Medical Technology

Forget Wi-Fi, Li-Fi is the Next Phase of Wireless Internet

With Li-Fi, the lights in your home could connect you to the internet faster and more securely than your router ever could.

Worried about Wi-Fi security? This is the router you need.

BitDefender Box 2<p>$199.99<p>View Product<p>The Good<p>Monitors your internet traffic and provides security alerts • Friendly design • Easy-to-use app • Doesn't …

The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans

A writer comes face-to-face with the cat deep in the Amazon jungle and left with a new understanding of its surprising resilience to poaching and habitat loss.<p>“There’s a jaguar in the <i>baño</i>,” George Olah told me with a small smile.<p>“Um?” I managed, squinting into the dusky Amazon forest surrounding …

Wildlife

How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

Leopard grabs and eats toddler alive in Uganda national park

A 2-year-old toddler was attacked and killed by a leopard on Friday at the Mweya Safari Lodge in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park.<p>The boy was following his nanny into the kitchen of the park's staff headquarters when he was snatched by the leopard and dragged into bushes. The child's mother …

National Parks

Russians Hack Home Internet Connections – Here's How to Protect Yourself

In late April, the top federal cybersecurity agency, US-CERT, announced that Russian hackers had attacked internet-connected devices throughout the …

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

Charter’s wireless service might arrive next month, and the price sounds right

We’ve known for a while that Charter is planning on launching a new wireless service, using a mixture of Wi-Fi hotspots and Verizon’s network, but we …