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Your phone number gets smart with a new Burner update

In today’s world – with privacy at a premium – Burner can be a lifesaver. The concept of the app is powerful but simple.<p>You receive a special phone …

Apps

Robust Android ransomware spreading across American devices

Malware developers have been forced to code more advanced software as security measures evolve and people become more educated. They need to be a little more tricky now, and the bad news is these attackers are not really falling behind the big corporations that try to protect us. Ransomware has …

Google Play

Frankie Muniz Gauging Interest in MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE 'Midlife Crisis' Revival

Did Nazis really try to make zombies? The real history behind one of our weirdest WWII obsessions

From comics to video games to Indiana Jones, the occult pursuits of Nazi villains continue to fascinate us<p>From the pages of "Hellboy" and the pixilated corridors of "Wolfenstein 3D," popular culture has wondered whether the Nazis, who had no shortage of well-documented kooky ideas, might have …

You can now watch the 'Netflix for pirated movies' right from your web browser

Popcorn Time has come to be known as a sort of "Netflix for pirated movies," but until now prospective streamers always had to download the somewhat dubious Popcorn Time application to start viewing films.<p>That's not the case anymore. On Tuesday, the anonymous team behind the Popcorn Time brand …

How To Create And Set Any Song As Custom iPhone Ringtone

Here’s how to create and set any song file as custom iPhone ringtone using iTunes in a few simple steps. More details on how to do so can be found …

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones $251 shipped (Reg. $300)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Sharper Image offers the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones in black or white for $299.95. Enter coupon …

Consumer Tech

How to move your contacts from iOS to Android

Are you finding Apple's iOS slightly stale? Perhaps one of the newly-launched Android phones has caught your eye? Moving your data from one platform to another needn't be stressful, and is certainly no reason to avoid switching to Android. We guide you through the process for your contacts<p>The …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Secret Siri commands: Cool questions you can ask right now!

Siri is Apple's virtual digital assistant. It uses natural language voice control and sequential inference to listen to what you say, in the context …

Why didn't you tell me about this Super Mario Bros. cheat?

Every gamer worth their salt knows the Konami code, but do you know the <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> code that lets you continue from the start screen, placing you right where you left off with a fresh set of lives?<p>Well ... I didn't.<p><i>Super Mario Bros.</i> will turn 30 years old this September, and the legendary …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Yamaha SRT-1000 review: Realistic surround sound from a compact speaker base - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Yamaha SRT-1000 offers the best simulated surround sound of any sound bar at its price level. Dolby and DTS decoding help it sound excellent with movies and decent with music. The speaker is well-built and attractive, with plenty of usability features such as easy-to-access cabling, …

Audiophile

RHA T10i Review: Gorgeous $200 in-Ear Headphones

The RHA T10i is probably the best looking and best built in-ear headphone for $200. The design is exquisite, featuring noise-isolating stainless steel buds, hand-made drivers, interchangeable sound filters, and an oxygen-free copper cable.<p>There are a lot of excellent in-ear headphones for $200 …

These room-friendly 'micro' tower speakers bowled over the Audiophiliac

Kvart & Bolge's Sound Sommelier takes a decidedly fresh approach to high-end speaker design, at a price anyone can afford.<p>I have to admit it was the look of the tiny Kvart & Bolge Sound Sommelier tower speakers that first piqued my interest. My samples were finished in a textured "Fender Tweed Amp" …

Audiophile

Apple finally offers tool for fixing lost messages issue for Android switchers

Apple is finally fixing a problem that caused text messages to stop reaching users who switched from iOS to Android or other mobile platforms.<p>The problem, which first began to affect users in 2011, prevents texts sent to some former iOS users from reaching their recipients. The issue happens when a …

Class Action

Guardians of the Galaxy's 'Awesome Mix Vol. 1' to get official release on cassette

Guardians of the Galaxy made a mix tape a major plot point, and now it's time to turn that plot point into an actual product that one can buy and play on ... a boombox I guess?<p>Billboard is reporting that Disney will re-release the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy on an actual cassette tape on …

Marshall’s iconic vintage style comes to its most affordable Bluetooth speaker yet

Marshall, a company well known for its professional guitar amps, is introducing a brand new entry to its line of Bluetooth speakers. While the upcoming Marshall Acton Speaker will retain the same classic look previous models have borrowed from the iconic guitar amps, it is also the smallest and …

Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center

Apple doesn’t care for apps that let you launch other apps directly from the Notification Center, and has pulled one of the first apps to take advantage of this new functionality now available in iOS 8 from the iTunes App Store. We took a look at Launcher, the app in question, last week, and found …

For better privacy, change these iOS 8 settings

Before you sync your iCloud or reinstall your apps, you need to lock down your iPhone or iPad. Here are seven important tweaks (and more) you can set to bolster your privacy.<p>The minute you download and install iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad, you …

Privacy

iOS 8 Extensions and Widgets I’m Trying This Weekend – MacStories

A lot of new and updated apps have landed on the App Store since the launch of iOS 8 earlier this week. While we tried to be as prepared as possible by covering notable releases here at MacStories, we couldn’t possibly hope to always have articles for every single new app we like. Therefore, I’ve …

Apps

GIF Keyboard for iOS 8 Is the App You've Been Waiting For

Get ready Internet, animated GIF keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>When iOS 8 was first revealed earlier this year, the game-changing feature that had many …

11 Signs the Person Texting You Is Drunk

Go home, texters. You're drunk.<p>Your phone buzzing in the middle of the night might send you into panic mode, but don't fret. There are plenty of ways …

If You Buy An 'iPhone 6,' Expect Your Phone Bill To Go Up

Apple hasn't revealed any details about the so-called iPhone 6 yet, but here's something that doesn't need confirmation from Cupertino: If you buy the next iPhone, you're going to gobble a whole lot more data. And in a world where unlimited data plans are increasingly scarce, that may mean bigger …

Clash of Clans: Top 8 tips, tricks, and cheats!

If you're not familiar with Clash of Clans, it's a game where you build forts with gold and elixir resources. Buildings are dragged and dropped, …

Relive your childhood with streaming site Nick Reboot

You can go home again! Nick Reboot streams classic Nickelodeon shows all day, every day.<p>My sister-in-law has achieved heights that I will never reach. When she was young, she and a classmate not only appeared on Nickelodeon's Double Dare, but they also won the whole thing, finishing the obstacle …

TV shows

Should you switch to a no-contract phone carrier?

It's getting cheaper and easier to own a smartphone, but is there a downside to breaking away from the Big Four?<p>I'm notoriously bad at predicting the future (I once dismissed Bluetooth as a niche technology that would never serve any useful purpose), but I feel like we've reached a tipping point. …

Mobile

Have Mercy! A 'Full House' Reboot May Be in the Works, With (Some of) the Original Cast

After enjoying huge success in syndication, beloved family sitcom "Full House" may be getting a reboot, with several key members of the original cast on board to return.<p>TV Guide reports that Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the series, is "mulling a new take" on the show, which is being …