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The new Apple iPhone X troubleshooting guide

Apple’s new iPhone isn’t having too many problems, but everybody needs to know what to do if a problem strikes. The disappearance of the Home button …

Original Apple wallpapers optimized for iPhone X

Our Wallpapers of the Week collection brings you photo quality images, every Sunday. There are many different genres scattered across the section, …

20 Apple Watch Tips to Help You Work and Play Better

Watch and learn.<p>For many people, the smartphone has made the traditional timepiece obsolete, with millions of people digging their phones out of their pockets or bags to check the time -- that is, if they don’t already have the thing glued to their hand.<p>For others, smartwatches such as the Apple …

12 hidden tips and tricks every iPhone X owner needs to know

The iPhone X ushers in a new age of all display, notches, facial recognition, Animoji, and new gestures for controlling everything.<p>You may find …

iPhone X tips and tricks: how to get the best from Apple’s smartphone

The £999 iPhone X is very different from Apple’s previous mobile phones.<p>It was released to mark the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone and is …

Mobile Technology

Charles Manson: A Life in Pictures

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

Samsung makes my favorite wireless charger for the iPhone X

Yes, really<p>There are a ton of wireless chargers on the market at a ton of different price points. My colleague Chaim Gartenberg just surveyed the field and has identified the best one for most people: the RavPower Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad. It strikes the right balance of price, …

How to get Face ID on the iPhone X to work in bed with your face in a pillow

We’ve arrived at the one-week anniversary of the tenth-anniversary iPhone. In other words, Apple’s iPhone X was finally released a week ago day. The …

How to Turn on Dark Mode in iOS 11 on iPhone

A heavily requested feature for iOS 11 was Dark Mode. Dark Mode essentially turns white space black while leaving media, photos, and content the same. However, we did not get an official Dark Mode in iOS 11. But the next best thing is pretty darn fantastic. Inverting colors on iPhone in the past …

4 ways to speed up Safari on your iPhone

Has browsing the Web become an exercise in frustration with Safari on your iPhone ($500 at Cricket Wireless) or iPad ($271 at Amazon.com)?<p>The first suspect to consider in this crime most foul is your Wi-Fi network itself, but if other devices are humming along at a reasonable clip and it's just a …

Operating Systems

iPhone X: How to survive with no home button

The iPhone X is almost all screen. It's beautiful, but it comes with a big change: There's no home button anymore. And that changes a lot of things about everyday use.<p>Many of the familiar screen gestures have changed. Down is up and up is down. When it comes to how the iPhone X operates, you'll …

Apps

iPhone X Apps Now Widely Rolling Out on App Store Ahead of Device's Launch Tomorrow

An increasing number of developers have updated their apps over the past few days with support for the iPhone X's new screen dimensions. We've rounded up some of the more popular titles below ahead of the device's launch tomorrow.<p>• Shazam<br>• Discord<br>• Pennies<br>• Super Mario Run<br>• Heads Up!<br>• Fandango<br>• …

The iPhone X Is Cool. That Doesn’t Mean You Are Ready for It.

The iPhone X is the best iPhone ever made. Many of you probably aren’t ready for it.<p>Here’s why: Apple’s newest iPhone takes a big leap from past models. It lacks a home button, which makes it less intuitive to use than previous iPhones. The device is also the first iPhone to feature a face scanner …

Should You Claim Social Security at 64?

The short answer: maybe.<p>There are many debates over what constitutes the best age to file for Social Security. Now when we think about taking …

We're finally going to explain Airdrop to you, so listen up

You've definitely seen the Airdrop icon on your iPhone or iPad. You've probably heard a friend offer to Airdrop something to someone else.<p>But do you …

Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer.<p>But lifespans aren’t necessarily extending …

Tips and Tricks: Synching Music to the Apple Watch

One of the reasons that I’ve never mentioned this tip before is because, until recently, I hadn’t used this feature myself. Until I got the Apple Watch 3 with LTE, that is. I used to use the Watch as a way to control my music on my iPhone, but thanks to the device independence that comes with a …

3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security at 62

If you find yourself in any of these situations, think about claiming your Social Security benefits sooner rather than later.<p>It's popular to take …

California fires: Almost 6,000 buildings destroyed, 36 people killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Reinforcements from other regions are helping firefighters contain more of the largest wildfires devastating Northern California, though strong winds expected over the weekend could challenge those gains, a fire chief said Friday.<p>Meanwhile, officials are making grim discoveries -- victims …

Natural Disasters

Before and After Photos: Fires Tear Through California’s Wine Country

Images, including before and after views, reveal the scale of the devastation.

Here's how much money you actually take home from a $75,000 salary depending on where you live

$75,000 a year looks very different depending on where you live. Some states like Texas and Washington don't have state income taxes. So on average, you could see a bigger paycheck.<p>We decided to crunch the numbers. Here's what $75,000 looks like after paying taxes in 11 major US cities:<p>New York …

Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' at 40: A Track-by-Track Guide

By the summer of 1977, Billy Joel was hanging on to his Columbia Records contract by a tiny thread. "Piano Man" may have been a fluke radio hit in …

Music

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

Think You're Ready for Social Security? Not if You Don't Know This

There are some things you need to be aware of before you file for retirement benefits from Social Security.<p>Social Security helps support tens of …

7 settings to change right away on iOS 11

iOS 11 adds a bevy of new features and interface tweaks to your iPhone (and even more changes for your iPad). After opening your new iPhone or upgrading your current iPhone, here are the settings to check or change straight away.<p>Do Not Disturb While Driving<p>Given the frightening number of drivers I …

Apps

You can get two Philips Hue bulbs on Amazon for $30

There are a bunch of color bulbs in the Philips Hue line, and we love them. The newest one is the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19, and it’s …

How to integrate iPhone into your strength training regimen

Strength training may not be well-supported on iPhone or other Apple accessories, but there are a few options out there. We'll run through the three …

You Could Double Your Monthly Social Security Benefit by Making These 2 Choices

When you claim and how long you work could be the secret sauce that doubles your Social Security payout.<p>Among our nation's social programs, arguably …

How to Shoot Clearer, Better Photos on Your iPhone

I’ve heard it said over and over again that the best camera is the one you have with you. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. I have an amazing DSLR and yet I find that the majority of my pictures are taken with my iPhone. Unfortunately, our iPhones still struggle in a lot of ways that more advanced …