Matt Magnuson

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19 'USSD' Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

19 ‘USSD’ Codes That Unlock Hidden Features in Your iPhone<p>When you want to tweak your iPhone’s preferences, you’ll usually open up the Settings app. …

iOS

Apple Photos 101: How to Hide Images & Videos from Your iPhone's Camera Roll

While it may not be an obvious feature, Apple actually built a way into iOS that lets you hide specific pictures and videos in the Photos app that …

iOS

10 Items of Gear Every Outdoors-Person Needs to Own

<b>What outdoor activity excites you?</b> Ski-touring? Stand-up paddleboarding? Canoe-tripping? Whatever turns your crank (cycling?), there's specialized …

Camping

I've Just Launched "Pwned Passwords" V2 With Half a Billion Passwords for Download

Last August, I launched a little feature within Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) I called Pwned Passwords. This was a list of 320 million passwords from a …

IT security

Why aren't we using SHA3?

Over the last two years, most of the digital world was forced to move from the flawed SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm version 1) digital hash to SHA-2 …

Information Security

Things 3.4 adds expansive new URL schemes for linking, automation, and handover from other apps

Cultured Code’s Things task manager is a popular option on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, but it hasn’t talked to other apps very well in the past like other solutions. That changes today with Things 3.4 which adds expansive new features enabled by URL schemes.<p>Things now supports a special kind of link …

Apps

The best travel adapter 2018: power up abroad

If you're traveling outside the UK chances are you'll need a travel adapter. We've collected the very best here, so you don't need have to get an …

Gear & Gadgets

Wipro launches affordable home automation system ‘Wipro Z Nxt’

Wipro's Consumer Care & Lighting on Tuesday said it has forayed into home automation space with an integrated solution to convert ordinary homes into …

Home Automation

Malicious use of A.I. could turn self-driving cars and drones into weapons, top researchers warn

With advances in artificial intelligence, the risks of hackers using such technologies to launch malicious attacks are increasing, top researchers …

Artificial Intelligence

Plasma 5.12.2 bugfix updates for 17.10 backports and 18.04 development release

Users of Kubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark can now upgrade via our backports PPA to the 2nd bugfix release (5.12.2) of the Plasma 5.12 LTS release series …

Linux

43% of login attempts 'malicious' Good news: Er, umm...

An extraordinary 43 per cent of all attempted online account logins are malicious, Akamai claims in its latest internet security report.<p>"Credential …

Cybersecurity

Here’s what you need to know about malware and phishing

The days of typewritten memos are a distant memory, and virtually anyone with a job agrees that email is vital to a functioning business. This dependence makes it a prime tool for hackers, who seize upon our close relationship with email to trick us into opening malware or falling for a phishing …

Cybersecurity

The serious financial considerations of marrying later in life

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I swore I would never remarry after my wife died from complications related to …

Retirement

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

This Is How CUJO Can Secure Everything On Your Home Network

It’s a smart firewall gadget that protects your home smart network, it’s good-looking, and it’s 10% off right now.<p>The new ideal of the "smart home" …

Information Systems

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

<b>Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from AI in the wrong hands, experts have said.</b><p>The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns that AI is ripe for exploitation by rogue states, criminals and terrorists.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Machine Learning

10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.<p>A lot of …

Operating Systems

These are the best Xiaomi lifestyle products you can buy in 2018

Xiaomi's phones get all the attention, but over the years the manufacturer has rolled out hundreds of lifestyle products through its Mi Ecosystem …

Home Automation

Kokopelli's small, tough packraft opens up a world of water and multi-sport adventure

Packrafts aren't a new idea, with roots that extend back centuries, but they have quickly exploded in popularity and become more of a recognizable …

Backpacking

Expand your Philips Hue lighting setup for just $12.50 a bulb

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t like Philips Hue’s line of smart lighting products? You’d have to be crazy — they look amazing, they’re as …

Home Automation

Sengled Alexa/Google-compatible A19 Smart LED Bulbs: 4-Pack for $27 shipped

Sengled USA (99% positive in the last 12 months from 1,133 ratings) via Amazon is offering a 4-pack of its Element Classic A19 60W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) Smart LED Bulbs for <b>$27.29 shipped</b>. Simply use code <b>OAVGQDYA</b> at checkout. That’s more than $10 under the regular price and the best we can …

Smart Homes

10 Cool Trailers and Campervans You Can Rent For Your Next Adventure

Few things capture the spirit of intrepid road-tripping and outdoor adventuring better than trailers and campervans.

RVs

Dementia clearly linked to chronic boozing : study

Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, according to a study published …

Dementia

The Three Kinds of Ultralight - Be Ultrawise With Your Choices

If you’re a hiker, and you ever use the Internet, you know there’s a lot of discussion about reducing pack weight. One phrase I hear a lot is “how do …

Backpacking

4 underrated PC accessories that are highly useful

When you’re putting together a new system there are a ton of things to consider, from power supplies to video cards, and a whole host of other …

Computer Hardware

Ways to Lower Your Bathroom Remodel Cost

Bathrooms today are more than just a functional space. They’re the room that we often retreat to for self-pampering or a spa-like experience. If …

Home Improvement

Philips HomeKit/Google Home-compatible Hue White Smart A19 Bulb for just $10 at Walmart

Walmart is offering the Philips Hue White Smart A19 Light Bulb (60W Equivalent) for <b>$9.99</b> with in-store pick up or free shipping in orders over $35. That’s about $5 off the going rate and the best price we can find. This is just the bulb and does not include the Smart Bridge Hub, but can be great …

Home Automation

How to test your smartphone's speed

And improve its performance.<p>After a year or two, your trusty smartphone may not race along at the same speed it used to. You might feel like it has slowed down a little, but before you go in for an upgrade, you should be more scientific about your hunch. To know for sure whether there's a drop-off, …

Computer Science