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How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Privacy

Trump Needs Reminder To Listen To Parkland Survivors In ‘Listening Session’

At a “listening session” with victims of gun violence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump needed a reminder to listen.<p>We know this because Trump ― or one of his advisers ― helpfully wrote it down on a cheat sheet he carried into the meeting.<p>Cameras captured the list of five pointers while Trump …

Nikkei reiterates iPhone X production being cut in half, leaving Samsung scrambling for OLED buyers

A new report from <i>Nikkei</i> today explains that by lowering iPhone X orders, Apple has left Samsung scrambling to find new customers for its OLED panels. The report explains that Samsung initially ramped up production to meet demand for the iPhone X, but now faces excess capacity as Apple reportedly …

How To Backup Your iPhone To iCloud

Ask a Tech Editor: 'How can I avoid losing my photos and messages if my phone gets broken or stolen?'<p>Prykhodov<p>If your iPhone is stolen or gets …

Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S8: Go New or Save Money?

When it debuts at the end of this month, the Galaxy S9 looks like it will deliver more advanced cameras, a more powerful and efficient processor... …

The case for using the iPhone X without a case

It feels like a crime to put a case on the nicest smartphone Apple’s ever made<p>The iPhone X, the most expensive smartphone Apple has ever made, is undeniably an aesthetic marvel, from the chrome-colored rounded corners and the reflective glass rear cover to the elliptical vertical camera module. …

AppleCare

How to keep scammers from stealing your phone number

Because once they have it, your bank account may be at risk as well.<p>Last week, some T-Mobile customers -- including a CNET staffer -- received a strange text message:<p>Alarming, no? Was the text from T-Mobile proper, or was it a form of phishing -- an attempt to get you to visit a malicious web …

Identity Theft

5 Low-Sugar Ways I Bake Dessert for My Family

In our house, we do our best to eat meals that give our girls ample opportunities to eat lots of fruits and veggies. But since I know that life is …

Dessert

iPhone X Plus Release Date, Images, Price, and Specs

iPhone X Plus, the bigger version Apple’s flagship phone, might become reality. While there isn’t a hint of any official report directly from Apple, …

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes - 5 Ingredients or Less!

DINNER IS SERVED! 5 Ingredients Slow Cooker Recipes – that’s right, five ingredients are all you need to make these easy crockpot meals!<p>When I think …

News: What Every Major Phone Gained by Removing the Headphone Jack

The headphone jack is becoming outdated technology in smartphones — that's what many manufacturers would have you believe. For the convenience of the …

Mobile Technology

Should you force close your apps?

I force close my apps all the time. I double click the home button on my iPhone 6S and close out of every app I've used, even in the past 20 minutes. It's a terrible habit, but it makes me feel good. Maybe it's even an obsessive-compulsive tendency? Regardless, I've always wondered: is force …

Apps

This Red Wine Brownies Recipe Will Take Your Dessert Game up a Notch

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 370°F. Assemble all ingredients.<p>Step 2<p>Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave for about 45 seconds.<p>Step 3<p>Mix chocolate and …

We May Have Underestimated Just How Bad It Is to Be Overweight

This could explain a lot.<p>Unhealthy food, and the way it helps to fuel obesity, has been called the number one cause of poor health in America, but …

How To Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer a Call With iOS 11

While most of us simply ignore any phone calls that come in on our iPhone, (I actually have more blocked numbers on my iPhone than I do contacts in …

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

You've probably heard that once you hit 40, it's all downhill when it comes to your weight.<p>That inexplicable force we call our metabolism does begin …

The Most Genius Home Hacks We Learned This Year

Let's just say, 2017 was good for our homes.<p>Improving one's home is a never-ending cycle. That's why people are constantly on the lookout for faster ways to wash dishes or smarter ways to fit more into their kitchen — and 2017 was no exception. These are the highlights of what we learned this year …

Pie

The Best No-Bake Holiday Cookies and Bars

No bake? No problem.<p>Between the cookie swaps, church potlucks, and holiday parties we have on the calendar this season, it’s hard to keep up with all …

Dessert

Bake your next batch of brownies with beets for a delicious, red velvety experience

We’ve all heard of avocado brownies before, but what about beet brownies? Brownies are the OG of baked goods, but every once and a while it’s time to …

Save BIG with $9.99 .COMs from GoDaddy!

Get your own corner of the Web for less! Register a new .COM for just $9.99 for the first year and get everything you need to make your mark online — …

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

How long do appliances last? It depends on the type and the brand

Whether you’re buying a home or just thinking about replacing an appliance, it’s always smart to know how long that expensive piece of equipment will …

Home Improvement

How Your Diet Should Change As You Age | Men’s Health

"The eating habits that men create in their 20s can help them to avoid the weight gain that often comes with a decrease in activity in their 30s," says exercise physiologist Jim White R.D., owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios.<p>In your 20s, you should limit your intake of processed foods, …

Amazing House Goes Up in 6 Hours and Costs Just $33k

They say a man’s home is his castle. Castles frequently cost a lot of money and take a long time to build. Neither of those applies, however, to this …

How to Turn off iPhone without Using Buttons in iOS 11

The most common way we all know to power down or restart our iPhones is by using the buttons on the iPhone. Depending on your iPhone model, you may need to use the Sleep/Wake button and Home button or the Sleep/Wake button and volume button to put your iPhone to sleep. But with iOS 11, you can also …

IOS 11

How to lose weight by having sex

With more than half of the United States population on a diet, weight loss is clearly on our minds. But should you include sex in your weight …

A Month with the iPhone X: What I Love (and Hate)

The honeymoon period is definitely over. So am I still smitten with the iPhone X? I swapped my iPhone 7 Plus for Apple's 10th-anniversary handset for …

Qualcomm seeks ban on sales of Intel-based iPhone X in US

Legal filing with ITC is the latest move in a heated patent infringement battle between Apple and its key chip supplier.<p>If Qualcomm has its way, it could get even tougher to buy certain iPhone X models.<p>The chipmaker on Thursday filed a request with the US International Trade Commission to ban the …

Qualcomm

The Pumpkin Cake I Want to Eat All Year Round

By Emma Wartzman<p>This is the tastiest, easiest, most crowd-pleasing, adaptable, appropriate-at-any-time-of-day-or-night cake that exists.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the pumpkin cake recipe that editorial</i> …

Dessert

6 ways your weight-loss regime is affecting the way you poop

6 ways your weight-loss regime is affecting the way you poop<p>Sometimes you might have had the perfect gastronomical experience but you know you’re in …