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Huawei could beat Samsung to 'world's first' foldable phone

Huawei could release a foldable smartphone this November, according to a report.<p>Chinese phone maker Huawei may be gunning for the "world's first" foldable smartphone. The company reportedly plans to announce its foldable phone in November this year, according to Korean news outlet ETNews (via …

Mobile

Video converter Handbrake updated with 4K presets, improved user interface

After releasing its 1.0 almost two years ago and going through security issues in 2017, Handbrake, a video transcoding app, is finally getting a new update. Handbrake is a Mac utility that can convert video files to several different codecs, it can even rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs. From my …

Software

5 ways to make the Apple Watch a better step counter

A step-by-step guide to counting steps with an Apple Watch.<p>I ditched my Apple Watch ($429.00 at Walmart) in favor of a Fitbit a few months ago and got into the whole step-counting thing. My wife and I have developed a healthy competition with our dueling Fitbits. Recently, I decided to return to my …

Smartwatches

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

Woman is delighted to find herself alone on train, until she realizes she's not

Finding yourself alone on public transportation is a rare and miraculous occurrence.<p>Stevie was so delighted to find out that she seemed to be the …

4 smart home upgrades you won't believe are this easy to install

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you spend hours on a project that'll only save you a few seconds a day, you're working harder rather than smarter.<p>Thankfully, there are …

Home Automation

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

Italian Food

How to download Kodi on your iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking

All about Kodi<p>We also looked at:<br>1. How to install and use Kodi on Windows<br>2. How to install Kodi on Android and Android TV<br>3. How to install Kodi on a …

Hosting your own website just got a whole lot more affordable

Even in this era, where social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can help both small and big businesses, it’s still important for companies to establish their own web sites as well, which they can control with no fear of their message being blocked or pushed to the background by some …

20+ must-know HomePod tips [Video]

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber who’s all in on the Apple ecosystem, then the HomePod is a compelling smart speaker. Not only does it sound excellent, but it has Siri built in, which can do things like control your music and control smart home accessories.<p>HomePod isn’t yet as “smart” as Google …

How to Set Up Family Sharing on iOS 11

Keep in mind that you can only set up and delete two family sharing groups per year.

How to Use Your iPhone as a HomePod Remote

It turns out you can use your iPhone as a HomePod remote.

Apple Shares New HomePod Tutorial Videos on YouTube

Following the launch of the HomePod, Apple updated its dedicated YouTube support channel with three new tutorials for the smart speaker, walking users through features like using Siri to play music, using the HomePod's touch controls, and adjusting the HomePod settings.<p>Each tutorial video is about …

Find out everything HomePod can do in the online User Guide

In line with the HomePod public launch, Apple has posted the HomePod User Guide. The guide covers what to do when you first unbox the HomePod as well as what kind of things to ask it, from music questions to smart assistant features like driving traffic, weather, and alarms.<p>The guide covers how to …

Here’s some of our favorite new iPhone features on iOS 11.3

Apple isn’t waiting until iOS 12 to bring some major changes to your iPhone or iPad. Apple just released iOS 11.3, a mid-year update that brings …

Apple Watch

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool for getting (or …

How to use your HomePod with your Apple TV

You can't use HomePod to control playback on Apple TV, but you can use it as a sound bar with Apple TV for great audio!I recently got a new 4K UHD …

Smart TV

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

What do you think of the new features in iOS 11 so far? [Poll]

iOS 11 has been available in beta form for almost two weeks at this point, with Apple having unveiled the new operating system at WWDC 2017. We’ve already told you that there are risks that come with installing a beta operating system, such as poor performance and battery life problems.<p>When you put …

Everything you need to know about the new Files app on iOS 11

Files is the new Finder app for iOS 11, and it’s already about a million times better than the basic file-picker it replaces — iCloud Drive. Files is a central place from which to access all the files on your iDevice, and in iCloud. You can find, organize, open, and delete all the files on your …

How to get started with an Apple smart home

Follow this guide to get your Siri-powered smart home up and running.<p>Designing your own smart-home setup may sound daunting, but it's much easier than you think. A "smart home" can have one connected device or several; it's entirely up to you. And fortunately, you've already figured out the …

Home Automation

How to customize Contacts cards on your Mac

Contacts is the central location on your Mac for all of the information on the people you know. While each contact gets their own card with the same …

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up …

Operating Systems

Apple Watch, New Year’s resolutions, and losing 50 pounds

Last New Year’s Day I decided to start eating healthy, exercising daily, and filling the Activity Rings on my Apple Watch as a way to get in shape. I broke my New Year’s resolution by January 4, but I started again on April 1 and ultimately lost over 50 pounds in 2016.<p>Apple Watch didn’t lose the …

Pokémon Go lands on the Apple Watch after Activity and Workout integration

After first being demoed at Apple’s iPhone 7 event back in September, Niantic has finally shipped Pokémon Go for Apple Watch. The new app update doesn’t appear to be available just yet but should rolling out starting today.<p>Pokémon Go for Apple Watch isn’t a totally standalone version of the game. …

Amazon brings shopping to big screen with new Apple TV app

Online retail giant Amazon on Tuesday released a new tvOS app that lets users browse digital shelves, read product reviews and make purchases …

Smart TV