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The MacBook mess: Or, why it's so hard to choose an Apple laptop

I don't like to make a lot of decisions. That's why Apple's laptops always appealed to me. This, or this. This, or this. Like an eye exam. Two options, maybe. A product line that's polished. I'm picking the right tool. I understand the rules.<p>It got more complicated last year. The new MacBook …

Things could get a lot worse for Apple

If one assumes that Apple can maintain its current profits, the stock is outrageously inexpensive. Its net cash represents about 30% of the company's market capitalization at this point, putting the cash-adjusted P/E ratio at just about 7 based on last year's earnings.<p>But investors making this …

How to Quote Text in Your Email Reply on iPhone or iPad

There is never any shortage of emails to check. And any tricks that can save time when reading and replying to emails are amazing. That’s why quoting text for an email reply is a great feature to know. Let’s say you receive an email with a specific portion you want to quote in your reply, you can …

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Researchers determined 4 reasons why you can't quit Facebook

Many of us have tried, yet come crawling back days later to get our daily fix of racist commentary from balding ex-high school classmates.<p>Now, a new paper from Cornell Information Science, published in Social Media + Society, helps explain why we're so attached to the social media empire, and what …

How to use free Wi-Fi safely for banking, shopping and browsing

Public Wi-Fi is a convenient way to check Facebook, browse the Internet or do some online shopping on the go without putting a dent in your cellular data plan. (Use this free app to find Wi-Fi anywhere you go.) Unfortunately, if there are hackers on the same network, there’s a good chance they can …

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 …

You could end up in court for backing up your music in the UK

It is once again illegal to make personal copies of your own music, videos and ebooks in the UK, thanks to the withdrawal of last year’s private copying exception.<p>The exception, which was introduced in October 2014, was the subject of a judicial review sought by music industry stakeholders …

Toddlers Are Already Pros With Tablets And Smartphones, Study Finds

Kids' Health<p>Toddlers and preschoolers are often left to their own mobile devices, with half enjoying their very own TV by the tender age of 4 and more than three-quarters regularly using their own mobile devices, researchers said Monday.<p>Most are starting before they are even a year old — and by age …

Mini Review: Xtron, the compact USB battery pack that can power a 12-inch MacBook & iDevices

There’s no shortage of external battery packs for iPhones, iPads and other USB-powered devices. With occasional exceptions, the majority have little to distinguish them. But thanks to the addition of a USB-C port, the Xtron can power the 12-inch MacBook as well as iPhones and iPads …<p>The 13,400 mAh …

Adblock Plus officially lands on Android and iOS today

While Apple’s been working on system-level ad blocking for iOS 9, Eyeo, the creator of Adblock Plus has been building its own browser.<p>Available today for both iOS and Android, Adblock Plus’ browser is free. It’s not actually entirely built in-house, instead based on top of an extensible iOS browser …

The MacBook Air is on a path to extinction

Apple is squeezing the air out of the Air<p>When Apple redesigned the MacBook Air in 2010, it created one of the best machines to ever carry its Mac label. That new laptop was a revelation: extremely thin and light, like the original Air, yet also powerful enough for most tasks and equipped with a …

UK institutes 'drone code' to stop idiots interfering with flights

Drones are cool. Flying drones in a way that ends up interfering with the flight path of passenger planes and other important air traffic is straight up moronic.<p>Unfortunately, because (a minority) of drone fans are unable to get that into their heads, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has …

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …

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The cybersecurity industry’s billion dollar scam

The cybersecurity industry can be romanticized as a crime-fighting cabal of protectors facing off against hackers to keep the Internet safe. In this version of the story, there are good guys and bad guys, and the good guys do everything they can to keep their adversaries at bay.<p>Unfortunately, this …

Can An iPad Heal Loneliness? Barcelona Wants Its Senior Citizens To Give It A Try

In response, the city is trying a new tack: “age networks” based around simple technology. By giving the elderly access to tablets, apps, and …

Hidden Features in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan have been available to developers for two weeks now, giving us time to discover all of the little features in both operating systems that weren't discussed during the keynote event. We've created two videos that highlight some of the small but neat additions to iOS 9 and …

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10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

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Report: iPhone 6S will have Force Touch, stronger aluminum

Apple's next iPhone could have the Force Touch feature — and be ever so slightly thicker as a result.<p>The report comes from the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo …

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8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

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Microgrids Key to Bringing a Billion Out of the Dark

Changing Planet<p>Every night, more than a billion people live in the dark when the sun goes down. They experience a different world than that of people in developed countries. Their only source of light, where available, comes from kerosene – a fuel that is expensive, dirty and potentially dangerous. …

Where to find and how to recover deleted photos in Photos for Mac

The first time you go to retrieve a photo you previously deleted in the Photos app for OS X, you might rightly wonder where the Trash folder went. In iPhoto, deleted photos were kept in the Trash folder, which you could access from the sidebar.<p>In Photos, no such animal exists. Even if you show the …

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …

Xiaomi launches the high-end Mi Note Pro, and it’s cheaper than anticipated

Xiaomi officially launched the flagship Mi Note Pro in China for the equivalent of $480, cheaper than the price that was announced back in January.<p>While most of Xiaomi’s devices offer a compromise between good specs and an affordable price, the Mi Note and especially the souped up Mi Note Pro are …

The digital divide goes mobile: Teens without smartphones are falling behind

In this digital age, we have assumed that smartphones and apps are the new normal for youth.<p>A recently released Pew Research Center report on teens and technology further corroborates this belief by showing that 88% of US teens have access to a mobile phone. Of these, 73% have smartphones and 15% …

Google’s free photo editing app Snapseed 2.0 gets lens blur, layers, new UI, more

<b>Snapseed</b>, the excellent free photo editing application, today received its first major update since Google purchased developer Nik Software back in 2012. Version 2.0 arrived in the App Store with a brand new user interface and a huge collection of new features, most notably including spot healing, …

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Apple Watch’s sapphire display undergoes rigorous scratch testing, comes out just fine

UK-based electronics repair site iPhonefixed has gotten its hands on one of the sapphire crystal displays to be used in the mid-range and high-end Apple Watch models and put it through a bevy of quick scratch tests to see how it would fare.<p>After taking everything from sandpaper to a hammer and even …

Chrome is still a threat to your MacBook's battery

The awesomeness of Chrome comes at a price<p>Google’s Chrome is the best web browser for my needs. Apple’s MacBooks are the best computers for my needs. So why is the combination of the two such a wretched and chronically compromised situation? Almost every advice column on how to improve MacBook …

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.