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How to add or disable Touch ID fingerprints, Apple Pay cards & view transaction history on MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is the first of Apple’s Macs to include a Touch ID sensor built-in for Apple Pay, unlocking the Mac with your fingerprint, and authentication purposes in third-party apps.<p>Other Macs can use Apple Pay, but they need to use a nearby iPhone or Apple Watch to …

MacBook Pro

Hackers can steal your iOS and Mac passwords with a single image file

A new vulnerability discovered by a Cisco researcher could allow hackers to gain access to the internal storage and stored passwords on your iOS or Mac device – and all they’d have to do is send you a malicious image file.<p>Tyler Bohan of Cisco Talos found that a TIFF format file – sent via MMS, …

Remix OS might just make you want to put Android on your laptop

Speaking to <i>The Verge</i>, Jide's co-founder David Ko says he believes the future of Android definitely includes desktop devices. He says that after many years, the app ecosystem is now strong enough to support this transition, and the necessary hardware is cheap and available. "The next area [for …

The easiest way to transfer data from Android to iOS

It used to be a big pain to switch from one mobile platform to another, but it's now easier than ever to transfer all of your old data from an Android device to your new iPhone or iPad.<p>Apple's Move to iOS app in the Google Play Store makes the process quick and easy. While it can't transfer your …

Nearly 40 Million People Might Not Be Able To Safely Browse The Web On Jan. 1

“We didn’t want to be hyperbolic. We wanted to be realistic. For the developing world, on average, 4 to 5% of visitors will simply be cut off.”<p>SAN FRANCISCO — On the morning of Jan. 1, 2016, anyone with a cell phone more than five years old will be unable to access the encrypted web — which …

French prime minister says public WiFi will not be banned

A few days ago, French newspaper <i>Le Monde</i> reported on the existence of a document suggesting the country's police are seeking a bill that would severely limit internet freedom, access and privacy. Among requests noted on the "wishlist" were a ban on access to Tor, a way to shut off public WiFi …

Windows Live Mail Will Die Without This Update That Cripples It Anyway

Microsoft appears to have released a slightly broken update for its aging Windows Live Mail program, which it claims will allow users to continue using it after changes are made to Outlook, Hotmail, Live and MSN accounts in the near future. Without the update, the program will soon no longer be …

'AlwaysOnline Wireless' Debuts New Short-Term Cellular Data Plans for Apple SIM

Otono Networks today announced the launch of AlwaysOnline Wireless, a global LTE roaming network exclusively for iPads with Apple SIM. The roaming network will be available in 45 countries, but will expand to additional countries in the future.<p>AlwaysOnline will offer LTE data plans starting from …

iPad Mini

Microsoft launches the Lumia 550, a $139 Windows 10 smartphone, in Europe

Microsoft has launched the new Windows 10 Lumia 550, a $139 LTE smartphone that sports a 4.7” HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (1.1 GHz quad-core) processor.<p>First announced back in October, the Lumia 550 is only available in Europe from today, but Microsoft says that it will be arriving in …

Google Street View shows effects of climate change as UN negotiations start in Paris

As the UN’s COP21 climate talks kick off in Paris, Google has offered us a window into the work it’s been doing to demonstrate the impact humans are having on the environment and show how nonprofits are trying to stave off environmental catastrophe.<p>Using Google Maps’ Street View feature, you can …

Climate

“One port to do it all” – the new integrated USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port makes it into the first laptop

Apple’s decision to equip the 12-inch MacBook with just a single port was a controversial one, but the USB-C port Apple chose just got a whole lot more powerful. Intel announced back in June that it was integrating USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to create “one compact port that does it all” – and that …

MacBook Air

Microsoft updates navigation headset for the blind

In 2011, Microsoft UK teamed up with charity Guide Dogs to create 'Cities Unlocked,' an organization that worked to create a headset designed to help the visually impaired. That device came last year, but now it's received some major hardware and software upgrades. Although the original simply used …

Mark Zuckerberg And Bill Gates Join Forces To Invest In Clean Energy Technology

The founders of Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to solve climate change. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition with Bill Gates to invest in zero-carbon energy technology around the world. The organization’s …

Apple Explains Why Wi-Fi Assist Should Not Be Causing Data Overage Charges

Apple has recently published a new support page about how the Wi-Fi Assist feature works, according to Six Colors. What is Wi-Fi Assist? Wi-Fi Assist is a feature built into Apple iOS 9 that switches your connection to cellular data if the Wi-Fi connection is weak. The intended benefit of Wi-Fi …

Yahoo wants to kill passwords with revamped Mail app

Yahoo thinks it can make your password a thing of the past.<p>The Sunnyvale, California-based Internet giant unveiled new features Thursday, including one that enables people to log in to their email accounts without a password. You go to mail.yahoo.com, enter your user name and press "continue." …

Intel reportedly partnering with Apple to provide chips for the next-gen iPhone

According to a report out of VentureBeat, Intel has built a team of more than 1,000 people to build chips for the next-generation iPhone. Specifically, Intel hopes to supply its 7360 LTE modem chip to Apple for the device, and if all goes well, even take part in the manufacturing.<p>The iPhone 6s and …

Nextgen

Apple’s web-based iWork for iCloud finally out of beta, adds new features

Yesterday, Apple updated its iWork apps for iOS and OS X with added features including Split View for iPad, 3D Touch for iPhone 6s, and bonuses for El Capitan. Missed at the time was the fact that Apple also deemed the web-based version of iWork worthy of full consumption by the public, too. Apple …

Apps

Microsoft previews Windows 10 Skype integration and Cortana inking

Microsoft is previewing its latest Windows 10 update today, and it comes with some interesting changes. While the software giant has been promising a new Messaging app with Skype integration, it's finally available to test out. It's fairly basic right now, but it does give you access to features …

Google Street View adds virtual reality support

If you have a Google Cardboard compatible headset lying around, Street View is about to get a lot more fun.<p>Google today announced support for Cardboard in its mobile Street View apps for Android and iOS. The update will allow you to explore locations in 360 degrees (although not quite 3D, as that …

Virtual Reality

15 Super Useful Ways To Use 3D Touch On The New iPhones

Though the new iPhones pack improved cameras and better specs overall, the flagship feature is something completely unique to the iPhone line (and, really, smartphones in general): a touch screen that reacts differently depending on how hard you press it.<p>Apple calls this feature “3D Touch”, and …

Touchscreens

iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 – Full comparison [Video]

If you haven’t heard, Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are finally here, but should you upgrade? Well today we’re comparing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus…<p>Design and hardware<p>Starting out with design, it’ll be hard to tell the difference between any of these phones. Being an …

Mobile Technology

A hidden feature in the new iPhone is going to make it a lot easier to copy and paste text

Apple has revolutionized highlighting text.<p>In a video posted to Twitter by TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino, we see an entirely new way to the latest iPhone 6s can select text for cutting or copying.<p>As the video shows, pressing lightly on on your iPhone's display gives you a live cursor, which you …

iPhone

Microsoft has created its own version of Linux — a product Steve Ballmer once likened to 'cancer'

The scandalous part is actually under the hood: Azure Cloud Switch is, at the core, a specialized version of Linux — a free operating system that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once referred to as "a cancer."<p>Linux, created in the early 1990s by incredibly influential programming firebrand Linus …

Linux

Pro Tip: Make iOS 9 keyboard all caps again

I can’t stand the new lowercase keyboard in iOS 9. It’s a fairly useless change to begin with, as it doesn’t make anything easier.<p>Sure, it shows whether you’ve pressed the Shift key or not, but the new Shift key is also improved, making the lower-case option aesthetic rather than functional.<p>So, if …

iOS

How to Enable the iCloud Drive App on Your Home Screen

With iOS 8 came iCloud Drive; and now, there's an app for that. iCloud Drive is, simply put, Apple's Dropbox. When you're logged into iCloud, you can easily save files to the drive, which are then accessible across all iOS devices and work in conjunction with OS X and Windows. With iOS 9, Apple has …

Report: LG set to begin mass-production of foldable displays

LG Display<p>It’s hard to believe, but in just a couple of months, the original LG G Flex will be seeing its second anniversary. At the time, a mainstream consumer device with a bendable display was almost too good to be true. Largely written off as proof-of-concept products and nothing more, …

Mobile

Your home could become one giant iPhone, courtesy of Apple

It's called HomeKit. And if Apple's plans work out, it will turn your home into one giant computer — like the iPhone, but everywhere.<p>The iPhone, like any other computer, is a piece of hardware built by a certain company that can run apps and games built by other companies and developers all over …

Home Automation

Wi-Fi Sharing Community Instabridge Locates $3M Series A

Instabridge, the Wi-Fi sharing community and mobile app, appears to be on somewhat of a roll, including (and perhaps unsurprisingly) finding a lot of traction in developing markets where the draw to Wi-Fi over cellular data is particularly prevalent. The startup’s iOS and Android app acts as a …

Now you can ask Cortana to translate words and phrases for you in Windows 10

Microsoft Translator has already been incorporated into Skype, allowing for real-time translation into French, Mandarin, and four other languages. Now it's also been integrated with Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant, on Windows 10. Users of Microsoft's new operating system will now be …