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11 default iPhone apps you can replace with much better ones

Delete Maps, Mail and Safari and never look back — there are much better versions of the default apps you get when you first get a new iPhone.<p>You …

Pokemon Duel Guide: Best Runners

Every winning <i>Pokemon Duel</i> lineup needs a solid collection of runners on the team. These six Pokemon Figures are the best runners to collect and add …

Lithuanians Build Tesla Factory In Minecraft To Get Company's Attention

41 computer geeks spent two days building the virtual factory.<p>Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" video game.<p>Vladas Lasas, who was …

MacTrast Deals: Softorino YouTube Converter: No Wi-Fi, No Problem

The Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac allows you to download and import YouTube videos directly into iTunes, your Mac, or iOS device for viewing …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Apps

Can You Hear Me? Do NOT Say Yes. Avoid This Telephone Scam...

Y ou receive a telephone call from an unknown telephone number and decide to answer it. A voice on the other end asks you, “Can you hear me?”<p>If that …

UK Military opts for iPhone 7 over Android for secured communications

In a decision that underscores the iPhone’s stringent security protections, the UK Ministry of Defence recently opted to go with Apple’s iPhone 7 as …

Mobile Technology

How to use iMessage special effects

Over the years the iPhone's Messages app has evolved from a relatively simple messaging program to a sophisticated tool complete with special effects.<p>…

This tiny drone doubles as a thick iPhone case

Pocket-sized drones like the Mavic Pro seem poised to be the photography of the future, but one company is taking things to the next level by slapping a tiny drone inside an iPhone case.<p>It’s called the Selfly and while the little drone is not as powerful as its larger rivals, it packs a ton of …

Drones

90% Of Parents Put Time Limit On Child Use Of Internet-Connected Devices

The world of Internet-connected things is hitting home.<p>Most parents allow their children to take their Internet-connected devices to bed, but most …

Apple sued over car accident linked to texting

Commentary: Claiming that he was hit by a woman who was distracted by her iPhone, a California man insists that Apple should have a lock-out mechanism on all its phones.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>At what point does technology become …

Text Messaging

Samsung boss won't face arrest, at least for now

Samsung <i>just</i> dodged a bullet... for a while, anyway. A South Korean court has dismissed a warrant to arrest the company's Vice Chairman and de facto leader, Lee Jae-yong, in an investigation alleging that Samsung paid the President's scandal-ridden confidant to illegally secure approval for a …

Apple sues Qualcomm for 1 billion, citing shady business practices

Apple is onto its next big legal feud: Qualcomm.<p>The company today filed a $1 billion lawsuit against giant the chipmaker, according to CNBC. The lawsuit claims that Qualcomm withheld payments from Apple for licensing some of its patented technology in exchange for using its wireless …

Qualcomm

No fair! Nintendo Switch customers in Japan get to customize their colors

Nintendo customers in Japan get to pick and choose the controller colors that come in their Switch bundles.<p>It's good to be a Nintendo fan in the company's home country of Japan. Customers who preorder its new Switch console on the Japanese My Nintendo Store get to customize the controller colors …

Customers

Qualcomm responds to Apple’s $1 billion lawsuit, says claims are baseless and Apple ‘misrepresented facts’

Late on Friday, Apple announced that it would be suing Qualcomm for approximately $1 billion due to a dispute over patent royalties. Qualcomm licenses many wireless patents as well as being a modem supplier for the iPhone. Naturally, Qualcomm is rejecting Apple’s claims of misconduct and will fight …

Qualcomm

There's a 20% chance you have a particular form of synesthesia

Roughly 4.4 percent of the global adult population experiences a rare condition called synaesthesia, which causes the brain to confuse sensory information and turn smells into sounds, or numbers and words into tastes and colours.<p>But scientists might have just identified a specific form of …

Trump trades in Android phone for Secret Service-approved device

Tweeter-in-chief Donald Trump has been issued an ultra-secure phone to go with his new responsibilities.<p>Who's got two thumbs and a Secret Service-approved phone to tweet from?<p>On arriving in Washington on Thursday ahead of his inauguration, Donald Trump handed in his Android device in exchange for …

Donald Trump

This is President Trump’s Official Portrait

Donald Trump officially became the President of the United States yesterday, and his official portrait has been published as well.<p>While there doesn’t …

KGI: iPhone 8 will feature new 3D Touch pressure-sensitive sensor to work with flexible OLED display

There are a big expectations for the iPhone 8; namely a major redesign featuring a large OLED display that wraps around the sides of the device with a front face featuring almost no bezels; the fingerprint Home Button will somehow be integrated into the screen.<p>In addition to the radical new design, …

Mobile Technology

A robotic implant that hugs your heart could help it keep beating

A soft robotic sleeve made of silicone could help a human heart keep beating, according to a new report published Wednesday.<p>For the millions …

Robotics

Questionable Rumor Suggests Group FaceTime is Coming in iOS 11

Group FaceTime calls will be a new feature introduced in iOS 11, according to an unverified rumor shared by Israeli site <i>The Verifier</i>. Citing "several people familiar with iOS development," the site says group FaceTime calls are being worked on by Apple's iOS 11 team, with some of the work taking …

Apple

It's time for the Apple Watch to support Android

Commentary: If Apple wants to win the smartwatch race, it needs to swallow its pride and embrace Google's platform.<p>The smartwatch race should be over. Apple should have won, but that hasn't exactly been the case. While the Cupertino company remains the leading smartwatch maker, shipments of the …

Smartwatches

Apple iOS 10.2.1 Release Is A Complete Mess

Smartphone batteries are a problem. Samsung has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons and now it is Apple’s turn as iPhone batteries are headline news and the releases of iOS 10.2.1 are only making it worse.<p><i>Fortune</i> called it last month: “It’s Time for Apple to Come Clean About the iPhone …

iOS

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Is Dangerous To Use [Updated]

Do you use Windows 7? Microsoft says you are placing yourself in danger…<p><i>January 19th Update – Microsoft has now removed this article from its website. No explanation was given, but the motivation seems obvious: it was disingenuous scaremongering, and Microsoft realised it could not get away with it.</i><p>…

Windows 10

Nintendo Switch hands-on: Intriguing tech comes with some concerns

After an initial teaser in October, Nintendo finally fully revealed its newest console — the Nintendo Switch — last week. The hybrid system — part home console, part tablet — is following the Kyoto-based company’s Wii U, which debuted in 2012 and has racked up less than 14 million systems sold.<p>At …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple’s original iPhone can no longer be used as a phone

We’re not sure how many people, if any, are still out there using the original iPhone in a meaningful capacity, but cellular connectivity on the …

Drug-Resistant "Nightmare Bacteria" Are Quickly Spreading Through US Hospitals

Uh oh.<p>Researchers have found evidence that drug-resistant superbugs, which have been labelled "nightmare bacteria", are spreading faster and more …

Microbiology

Pokémon GO raked in almost $1 billion last year

<i>Pokémon GO</i> raked in almost $1 billion in 2016, despite being available for only half of the year.<p>Niantic’s hit was downloaded over 500 million times in a few short months after making its debut last July, and it made $600 million faster than any other mobile game, according to the experts at App …

Pokémon

ReRAM can now store and process data in the same chip

Those lucky enough to work from home will probably tell you that one of the best things about it is the time saved by not commuting to the office. …