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How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

Apple’s password manager for Macs, iPhones and iPads, iCloud Keychain is designed to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and lots of …

Watch the iPhone 8 event in 13 minutes

As expected, today's event at Apple's new Steve Jobs Theater was jam-packed. Three brand-new iPhone models, a new Apple Watch and a 4K Apple TV were the news of the day, and the whole event was nearly two hours long. Don't have that much time to watch the entire keynote? We've got you covered with …

How to Update Carrier Settings on iPhone & Why You Should

We’re all familiar with updating our iPhone’s iOS; but every now and again, a little box will pop-up telling us that our carrier settings need to be updated. Regardless of what cellular provider you use (Verizon, TFW, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, etc), every carrier has settings that need to be updated …

5 tips to fix an unresponsive iPhone screen

If you’ve been having problems with your iPhone or iPad screen not acting quite as responsive as usual, don’t panic: You can try out plenty of quick and easy tricks before heading to your closest Genius Bar.<p>Get five tips for fixing an unresponsive iPhone screen in our how-to video:<p>Clean your iPhone …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Easiest Way to Download Facebook Videos to Your iPhone

Facebook videos are great and undeniably an easy way to kill time. They’re, of course, only available through the social media platform’s app and …

The Macintosh Story Part 1

What's the origin story for the Macintosh computer? We look at the early days of Apple leading up to the launch of one of the most famous Apple …

Technology

19 Tips and Tricks to Master Messages on iOS 10

In iOS 10, Apple introduced major new features for the Messages app that brought an entirely new experience of communication. Some of the new …

'Tech Hunters' uncovers the retro gadgets that defined their time

The first mobile phones weighed roughly the same as a small child. Early black-and-white TVs had a tuning knob that you turned to change channel. Looking back on them now, it's almost laughable how low-tech they were when compared to the flagship smartphones and 4K OLED TVs that appear on this site …

Pioneer launching 5 new aftermarket CarPlay receivers including 7-inch single-DIN model

Pioneer is expanding its lineup of aftermarket receivers with new options that feature Apple CarPlay. The new lineup even includes a single-DIN aftermarket receiver with a motorized 7-inch display which is often found on older cars.<p>The new Pioneer aftermarket receivers range in screen size from …

Android Auto

How to Create a Conference Call on the iPhone

- Apr 27, 2017<p>Ever need to talk on the phone to more than one person at a time, and all you have handy is your iPhone? No worries, it’s easy to …

Apple Watch

How to save your text messages

Back up your SMS history<p>For many of us, the humble text message remains an essential mode of communication. But while cloud-based services can back up our emails and social media posts when we lose an old phone or switch to a new one, our SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging …

iOS 10.2 jailbreak brings all these hot tweaks to your iPhone

Savvy iPhone users got some great news last week when they learned that an iOS 10.2 jailbreak had been released to the public. The Yalu jailbreak has …

Ultimate Pokemon Go cheat lets you walk anywhere in the game without moving an inch

Look, we all know that cheating is bad. It goes without saying. But if that doesn’t bother you and you’re sick of seeing all the kids in your …

New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

If you’ve been wondering how to find Pikachu, Scyther, Electabuzz, or any other rare Pokémon, you might not have to wait much longer: new …

14 of the best iPad/iPhone iOS DAWs and workspaces

Apple GarageBand, £4.99/$4.99<p>Things have most definitely changed, though, to the point where you could conceivably do all of your music making on an …

5 Best iPhone Apps to Help You Learn Guitar

Playing guitar can be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable pastimes for many people, not only for the person playing, but for those listening and …

Guitar

Open Your Electronics

The insides of your iPhone are not as fragile or as mysterious as they seem.<p>Is the fan on your laptop loud? Is your desktop computer running slow? Do you have an old phone you don't use because the headphone jack is busted or the screen is broken? Our electronics aren't as fragile or as mysterious …

Two-factor authentication: Everything you need to know!

Why is two-factor authentication so important?<p>Passwords are weak, broken, and by all accounts, outdated: Having to remember a random assortment of …

Information Systems

Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

Someone going by the name Jesse B. Harding lied on the Internet to steal people's Social Security numbers -- and the real Harding simply didn't know.<p>A fraudster posed as Harding, posting a fake property listing under his name and real job as a real estate agent, all with the goal of conning …

Identity Theft

NASA Loses Contact With New Horizons; Pluto Spacecraft Enters 'Safe Mode'

<b>Update: NASA has regained communications with New Horizons. Full story here.</b><p>Ten days before NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was due to make its closest approach to Pluto, the space agency reports that at 1:54 PM EDT on the afternoon of July 4th local U.S. time, it lost contact with the $700 million …

How to Forward a Text Message on iPhone

Can text messages be forwarded? Why, yes, they can! If you’ve ever accidentally sent a message to the wrong person or wanted to pass a message you received from one person on to someone else, you can easily forward texts from the Messages app. When you forward a text message on iPhone, you can also …

The best way to recover data from iTunes or iCloud backup

Introduction<p>It’s like a root-canal procedure: It’s beneficial, but it’s not necessarily something you want to be going through. And by “it” I mean …

IGN Free Game of the Month: Trivia Crack (Ad Free)

No strings attached.<p>IGN has partnered with Etermax to give gamers Trivia Crack (Ad Free) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch free-of-charge! All copies …

The curious case of smartphone buttons

Over the years, the ways in which we interact with our mobile devices have changed drastically. In the beginning there were keypads, buttons and …

Mobile Devices

AT&T Scales Back on Throttling Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

- May 7, 2015<p>AT&T has updated its throttling policies to say it will now only throttle customers that are connected to a cell tower that is …

Mobile

Parents just don't understand Minecraft, new book may help

The latest book inspired by the hit game <i>Minecraft</i> is more than just a cheap tie-in. <i>Block City: How to Build Incredible Worlds in Minecraft</i> is a celebration of the amazing things players around the world have built. But it also serves as a guide, a kind of Rosetta stone for both parents and children.<p>…

Minecraft

The Mystery of the Female Orgasm, Explained With Science

Love is awesome. Sex is awesome. And as we point out elsewhere on this web site, the titles of scientific studies about sex things are the awesomest …

Relationships

Siri says the darnedest things: 50 questions for Apple’s virtual assistant

Ever since Apple debuted Siri as a virtual assistant with the release of iOS 5 and iPhone 4S, folks have been asking her all manner of questions, …