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Inside the Most Expensive Home in America

It could be yours — but a bowling alley, wine cellar and a full beauty salon don't come cheap.<p>In your homeowner history, you may have erred away from buying the most expensive home on the block. But what would you do if presented with the most expensive home in the nation?<p>If you've got a couple …

Four Oakland police officers fired in wake of sex scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four police officers in Oakland, California, have been fired for involvement in a department-wide sex scandal, Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a press conference Wednesday.<p>An additional seven officers were suspended without pay, and another is receiving counseling, according to CNN affiliate …

Crime

After 9 years, the smartphone boom is finally over

Now, just over nine years since the introduction of the iPhone, it looks like the boom is over.<p>Data from analyst firm IDC released this week suggests that smartphone market growth will only be up 1.6% in 2016 versus 2015, with 1.46 billion phones sold. In 2015, it was up a solid 10.6% versus 2014. …

Apple aims to reboot sales with iPhone 7 launch

Apple will attempt to reboot sales of the iPhone this week after an unprecedented recent decline that has left the tech giant grappling with falling revenue for the first time in over a decade.<p>The company is seeking to entice consumers with a new version of the popular device that features a …

KGI: iPhone 7 to feature 2.4GHz A10 chip, IPX7 waterproofing, new 12 megapixel cameras, piano black color, more

A weekend report from KGI is shining some last minute details on the iPhone 7. As well as reaffirming everything we’ve already heard, such as the design resembling the iPhone 6s with tweaked antenna lines, the report includes some specific details about certain changes.<p>KGI says that the iPhone 7 …

Apple will package Lightning EarPods and adapter with iPhone 7

A new image circulating online, purporting to be insert documentation for the upcoming iPhone 7, appears to confirm that Apple will be bundling Lightning EarPods as part of its next-gen handsets.<p>Check it out below.<p>In another piece of evidence that Apple is throwing out the 3.5mm headphone jack, the …

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Leaked ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ packaging indicates Lightning EarPods and Lightning 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor bundled in the box

An interesting image is making the rounds today: a photograph of a purported packaging insert for Apple’s upcoming new phone. If the photo is to be believed, Apple will indeed be calling its larger new phone the ‘iPhone 7 Plus’, with the ‘iPhone 7’ name being taken by the 4.7 inch sibling.<p>It also …

How to set up, secure, and start using Siri on iPhone and iPad

How to use Siri<p>Press and hold the <b>Home button</b> on your iPhone or iPad, or say "Hey, Siri" to activate Siri.<p>Start speaking your command or question.<p>How …

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How to Navigate the Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

One of the most exciting features that have arrived with iOS 10 is the revamped Lock screen. With the redesigned widgets, interactive notifications, …

How To Check For Pegasus iOS Spyware On Your iPhone Or iPad

Here's how to check if your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) is infected with Pegasus spyware that Apple patched in iOS 9.3.5 firmware.<br>[ Continue reading …

DxO rolls out a waterproof case and other accessories for its iPhone camera

Last summer, DxO — a company best known for rating the quality of image sensors — announced it was getting into hardware with a camera that attaches to iPhones using the Lightning port. Since then, DxO has pushed out quarterly software updates that have added smaller features to the camera, which …

7 Things to Expect From Apple's iPhone 7 Event

It's not just about the iPhone.<p>Today's the day. Now that we've all shaken off the rust of a three-day weekend, Apple is ready for its annual iPhone reveal. Expect the event also to include a new version of Apple Watch, a release date for iOS 10, and other announcements detailed below.<p>The show …

IPhone 7

Sausage Party

In the original <i>Shrek</i>, the Gingerbread Man is tortured by the vile Lord Farquaad. Dunked in milk with his legs ripped off, he’s threatened with even …

Apple apologizes for Error 53 bricked iPhones and offers a fix

“Error 53” — if you see this message pop up on your iPhone 6, it may be time to panic a little.<p>It’s an error that began cropping up for some iPhone 6 …

Mobile Technology

How To Replace Your iPhone 6's Screen And Avoid Dreaded Error 53

The story about the iPhone 6 and Error 53 – caused by specific third party repairs to devices, isn’t over yet and will likely rumble on, I suspect, until Apple is forced to come up with a better solution than we’ve seen so far.<p>It’s a PR nightmare for sure – even though most agree that security of …

Mobile Technology

4 quick ways to speed up a slow iPhone

Is your iPhone slow? Whether you’ve just updated iOS or you’ve been experiencing performance issues for a while, there are several things you can do to get things humming again. Regardless why your iPhone is slow, here are my top four tips to help you speed it up again.<p>1. Reboot your iPhone<p>Many …

How to choose the best iPhone for you

The iPhone line just got more expansive, with the new, smaller-yet-powerful iPhone SE dropping into the fray to compliment the bigger and still powerful iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus handsets.<p>So how do you choose the best iPhone? That depends on your own needs, of course, but we’re …

12 iPhone Storage Tricks Everyone Should Know

<b>1 | Find out which apps are hogging the most space</b><p>Did you know you can see which apps are taking up the most space in just a couple of taps? Head to …

You can do more with your smartphone alarm than just set the time

YOUR ALARM CLOCK may be a basic feature included with your phone but you can do more with it than you think.<p>Sure, you can give alarms different …

How to switch iOS backup methods

Michael Neidig is on an extended trip and needs to replace his iPad. It normally syncs with an iTunes on a home computer. He asks:Is there some way I …

How to survive an iPhone with only 16GB of storage

Good news: There are no more 16GB iPhones ($800 at Cricket Wireless) in Apple's lineup. Even the lowest-end iPhone SE ($198 at Amazon Marketplace) and iPhone 6s ($430 at Amazon.com) SKUs come with 32GB, which, let's face it, is the bare minimum you need these days.<p>Of course, maybe you've already …

Batteries

North Korea's Kim declares sub missile launch 'greatest success' | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it “the greatest success,” which puts the country in the “front rank” of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday.<p>North Korea fired a …

U.S. Treasury Accuses EU Tax Officials of Picking on Apple

The European Commission rebuffed an attack by the U.S. Treasury on its investigations into alleged sweetheart tax deals between companies such as …

Unexplored Spain: road-tripping around Extremadura

Often overlooked and underrated Extremadura is, in fact, one of Spain’s most fascinating regions, a mix of world-changing history and contemporary culinary delights.<p>This Portuguese-border-hugging homeland of many a conquistador is a place where the past lingers. Venture here and you’ll uncover …

DJI Osmo+ for iPhone offers more bang for the same buck

DJI, best known for making the best consumer drones around, also make a pretty spectacular Osmo gimbal for use with iPhone. Today, they’re updating it with digital zoom.<p>The Osmo+ keeps everything we like about the original, but adds a 7x zoom feature (3.5x optical, 2x digital). DJI says its focal …

Robotic Dinosaurs Come Alive In This Aussie Workshop

If you've seen a huge, lifelike robotic creature at a museum or live show in recent years, there's a good chance it's the work of Melbourne-based …

Apple could go head to head with Snapchat in 2017

Having apparently caught up with its rivals on artificial intelligence, Apple is now looking to catch up on social networks, too — with a new report claiming that Apple is in the process of developing its own Snapchat rival.<p>According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Apple will look to integrate its new service within …

These Are the Only MTV VMA Moments That Actually Mattered

There's a reason people watch every year, and it's not the awards.<p>The MTV VMAs are the reality television of award shows. Each year they bring a conglomeration of scripted events, high drama, and inflated personalities to one televised event. But, for what they lack in handing out actual …

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