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WhatsApp backups won’t count against Google Drive storage, so keep those memes forever

WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging apps, allows you to back up your chats and media to Google Drive on Android. This allows you to carry your chats and media if you change to another Android smartphone or reset your device.<p>The company has now announced that it has signed up a new …

Apps

PSA: Even with Location History off, Google will still track your location

<b>Update, August 17, 2018 (10:30AM EST):</b> After various news organizations posted earlier this week about some confusion regarding Google’s location tracking policies, the company just updated the wording in the description of its Location History feature.<p>Previously, the language describing the …

AdWords

Supercool technique keeps liquids liquid well below freezing

Freezing is one of the simplest methods of preserving food, biological tissue and other perishables, but the formation of ice crystals can damage …

Chemistry

Game-changing iDrive offers unlimited mobile backup for life

<b>No monthly subscription</b>, <b>unlimited data backup</b>, and even <b>cross-platform compatible</b> despite the iName). This is why iDrive has made our <b>special deal post</b>, and remarkably right now it’s available for a <b>one-off payment</b> of just $19.99.<p>You might well ask why you would pay for mobile backup when there are …

256-Bit

Hackers can seize practically all your online accounts, and it's your voicemail's fault

Who would have thought that, in the end, it would be the humble voicemail that would do us all in?<p>Your Google, Microsoft, Apple, WhatsApp, and even …

Voice Mail

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

10 useful Gmail settings you'll wish you knew sooner

More than a billion people use Gmail. That’s about one in seven people on Earth, actively using this free email platform in 74 different languages.<p>Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported some third-party developers were collecting data on Gmail users. If you are worried about this practice, I’ve …

Apps

This homemade literary quote clock is the best way to recycle an old Kindle

Paper books aren’t the only kind you can recycle<p>Recycling old gadgets is always a good thing, and hardware hacker Jaap Meijers may have come up with the best use for an old Kindle yet: converting it into a clock that (fittingly) tells the time through literary quotations, via <i>Gizmodo</i>. And better …

Recycling

This keyboard shortcut will revolutionize copy and paste on your Mac

Did you ever copy some text from a Word document, or from the web, and paste it into an email, only to have the pasted text keep its stupid 24-point Comic Sans formatting? Maybe you had to select everything, then start futzing with the Mac’s font panel to get the new text to match.<p>The way to fix …

Keyboard Shortcuts

33 photos that show why everyone misses Obama

Former President Barack Obama has been living the dream ever since he left office more than a year ago.<p>From vacationing in exotic locations, to dancing at a Beyoncé-Jay Z concert, to negotiating a Netflix deal, Obama has been making the most of his post-presidency — and it's hard not to feel a …

The White House

Google made the Titan Key to toughen up your online security

When Google boasted that none of its 85,000-plus employees had their accounts hacked since early 2017, it was all thanks to an early version of a security key the company was testing.<p>And now the latest version of that security key will be available for the world to use.<p>In an exclusive hands-on, …

Authentication

How to recover deleted files

You need a document, photo or other file that you're sure was deleted. You've searched your hard drive. You've scoured the Recycle Bin. No sign of it? Don't panic. As long as you act quickly, you can usually bring that file back to life. And to accomplish that feat, you'll want to turn to a …

Operating Systems

As Apple preps group FaceTime in iOS 12, WhatsApp adds group voice & video calling for all

After originally being announced in May, group video and audio calling is now live in the latest versions of WhatsApp for iOS and Android. For iOS users, this feature comes ahead of iOS 12’s release this fall with support for Group FaceTime calls…<p>WhatsApp announced the availability of group calling …

Apps

I'm Amazed By How Much I Love These Earbuds

A weird thing about reviewing gadgets for a living is that my neighbors notice. Sometimes they just call me out for getting a lot packages in the …

Consumer Tech

How One Millennial Graphic Designer Built A Business That Broke $2 Million

Melyssa Griffin, 28, started her career as an English teacher at several schools in Japan, not long after getting her B.A. from the University of California at Irvine. She soon realized that though the work was rewarding, it wasn’t her true calling. By 2014, she decided to try another direction and …

Entrepreneurship

The incredible rise of Pinduoduo, China’s newest force in e-commerce

<i>Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China.</i><p>From Alibaba to JD, China is not short of e-commerce powerhouses. Although the country’s e-commerce market is highly consolidated, it’s not impossible for startup teams to crack this market …

eCommerce

Great TED Talks for language practice

Learning another language? A collection of TED Talks to indulge in your linguistic desires. (Pro tip: Select subtitles in your preferred language to …

TED Talks

Dropbox Now Fully Integrates With Gmail

Google and Dropbox are working together to ensure you no longer have to even think about where all your files are stored. Simply download the Dropbox …

Software

Google Assistant now available in the Netherlands w/ support for Dutch

As Google Assistant continues to get better, it’s also rolling out to more regions. Today, Google has revealed that the Assistant is rolling out to users in the Netherlands.<p>Starting today, Google Assistant is adding support for the Dutch language as it goes live for users in the Netherlands. Just …

Google Assistant

Robo Advisors vs. Human Financial Advisors: Why Not Both?

This is a key finding of MyPrivateBanking's latest report "<b>Hybrid Robos: how combining human and automated wealth advice delivers superior results and gains market share</b>".<p>Robo Advisors vs. Human Financial Advisors<p>Robo-advisors have begun to distinguish themselves into three models, but they each …

Robo-advisors

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

Philips' extra-bright 4K HDR monitor is now available for $1,000

If you've been salivating at the thought of Philips' (technically, EPI's) ultra-bright HDR monitor, you can now do more than clean up the mess you've left on the floor. The Momentum 43" 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor is now available from Amazon and Best Buy for a cool $1,000. That's a lot to pay for a …

The 2018 World's Best Cities

In 2018, Mexico reigns supreme. For the second year in a row, San Miguel de Allende, a colonial oasis in the country’s central highlands, comes in …

Here are the richest suburbs of each of America's 35 biggest cities

We're gonna take a guess: If you're checking to see if your town is on this list, you probably live in the sort of place that would take the "Obnoxiously Rich" distinction as a secret point of pride. And why not? It proves what you've known — this place is great, and the only reason more people …

Here’s why Bitcoin’s blockchain has blocks that go over the 1MB limit

When you really try to nail down what makes a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin <i>really Bitcoin</i>, the more technical you get, the closer you are to discussing block size.<p>A block is really a set of data, and for Bitcoin BTC they’re mostly related to transactions. Bitcoin miners are really in the business of …

How to validate your brilliant idea and launch your business with Growth Hacking

This growth hacking course is for any entrepreneur, marketer, or engineer who wants to learn how to grow a product. A Growth Hacker is a rare combination: someone with the right marketing and technical skills who is able to come up with clever marketing hacks while tracking their results. Here, …

Marketing

How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone or iPad

Need to capture exactly what’s on your screen? The built-in Screen Recording tool can create a video of your screen activity and can also help you …

Windows 10

Huawei SuperCharge crowned best of fast charging standards

A test of eight fast-charging technologies for smartphones has resulted in Huwaei’s SuperCharge system dubbed the best.<p>Indian publication <i>Hometop</i> …

The new Gmail vs Inbox — differences explained

Gmail is better than ever thanks to the update it received in April, which brought a more modern design and a ton of new features to the email client. How does it compare to Inbox, Google’s experimental email that made its debut in 2014? Here’s a breakdown of all the major differences when it comes …

Apps

Galaxy Note 9 cases up for pre-order, hint at design

As expected, Galaxy Note 9 cases have gone up for pre-order a little over a month before the device has actually been unveiled. Online retailer …