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What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You

Slow and fast lanes, price changes, and other potential shifts.<p>Net neutrality as we’ve known it is over. The Federal Communications Commission voted …

Net Neutrality

Spoilers! Villains We Want in Justice League 2

We're looking to start a Legion.<p>With the Justice League movie finally out in the wild, we can’t help but immediately start looking toward the future. …

An iOS 11 feature could let you quickly disable TouchID and keep cops out

TouchID has always been a legal grey area when it came to cops and border patrol asking you to fork over your phone. But, with the new update in iOS 11, that no longer seems to be a problem.<p>The new feature is being referred to in some circles as a “cop button” because it allows the iPhone owner to …

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How Apple could become a $1 trillion company

Apple reported its earnings this week, and with a surprisingly positive report the shares spiked again as Apple signaled a potential huge iPhone release.<p>With that jump, Apple’s market cap is now over $800 billion. This year alone, shares of Apple are up almost 35%. If Apple’s promise plays out — or …

Wall Street

YouTube is rebuilding the Creator Studio and introducing a new way to browse comments

In a blog post yesterday, YouTube made a few announcements to cap off 2017's VidCon US. In the post, they discussed their plans to remake the YouTube …

Netflix now has more subscribers than cable TV in the U.S.

Streaming media has totally upended the entertainment landscape, and Netflix has led the charge, as shown by the fact that the popular streaming service’s U.S. subscriber base has doubled in just the past five years.<p>Now, Netflix has claimed a major symbolic victory over the country’s biggest cable …

DC Finally Realizes That It’s OK For Superhero Movies To Be Fun

There are many reasons why <i>Wonder Woman</i> has been such a runaway success — Surprise! Women want to see themselves represented onscreen and will shell out money for tickets! — but part of the film’s appeal is how it was such a divergence away from the dour sensibilities that has overcome DC films in …

Superhero Movies

What is your favourite superhero movie of all time?

Superhero movies are well and truly here to stay – and there have been an awful lot of them.<p>From Christopher Reeve's <i>Superman</i> in 1978 through Wesley …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Wonder Woman’s secret weapon is its superhero romance

<i>Note: This article reveals some plot details from the movie</i> Wonder Woman.<p>There’s no shortage of reasons why <i>Wonder Woman</i> has become one of the …

The Colts seem pretty concerned about Andrew Luck’s injury

In January, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced that quarterback Andrew Luck had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, an injury he had struggled with since 2015. The news was something of a surprise, because even though he was often on the Colts’ injury report with a …

Durant vindicates decision to join Warriors with Finals win

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Kevin Durant was criticized by many for joining an already-stacked Golden State Warriors team last July but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he fit in with the NBA’s newest super team.<p>Jun 12, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors …

These NBA Finals are about revenge — for Steve Kerr’s stand-in

Amid the caterwauling from fans outside the Bay Area and northeast Ohio disenchanted by a third consecutive Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals, spare a happy thought for Mike Brown.<p>He passed through the head coaching crucible and survived, more or less, for this unlikely moment. This looming series …

Five things to watch in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals rematch, plus a prediction

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have spent the past six weeks dismantling all comers, methodically advancing toward the NBA Finals rubber match the entire basketball universe has been waiting for.<p>Now, it’s finally here.<p>Starting Thursday, the Warriors and Cavaliers will duke it out …

Apple 40% Likely To Acquire Netflix, 5% Likely To Acquire Tesla (But We Can Dream)

The research arm of the investment bank Citi released a report this morning with seven potential merger and acquisition targets for Apple. Tops on the list is Neflix, at an assessed 40% likelihood, Citi says.<p>Elon Musk’s Tesla, on the other hand, is only 5% likely.<p>But, I suppose, we can dream.<p>The …

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Netflix tops this list of potential Apple takeover targets

A Citibank analyst says Apple is sitting on so much cash, a likely change in tax code could see Cupertino use its “Merger and Acquisition firepower.” The most likely target would be Netflix.<p>Citibank puts the odds of a Netflix buyout at 40 percent, according to analyst Jim Suva in a note to clients …

Take-Two Interactive

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

Malware Attacks on Macs Up 744% in 2016, Mostly Due to Adware

Malware attacks on Macs were up 744 percent in 2016, according to the latest Threat Report shared by McAfee Labs [PDF]. Mac users don't need to be overly alarmed, though, because much of that huge jump can be attributed to adware bundling. macOS malware samples jumped up 245 percent in the fourth …

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10 tips and tricks for Apple's new Clips app

Apple on Thursday released Clips, a video app that's a mix between Snapchat's playful aspect and iMovie's editing prowess. CNET's Scott Stein has been using the app for a few days now and loves the captioning tools. You can read his full review here.<p>As is the case with most video-oriented apps, you …

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Still Don't Believe In Influencer Marketing? Amazon Just Showed Us The Future

Content, content, buy here.<p>Many people don't know that behind Amazon's brilliant marketplace is an army of affiliate links from websites all over the world. It is a key pillar in how they drive traffic and sales.<p>If you don't know what an affiliate link is, it's a link that tracks where the traffic …

Marketing

Make the most of your iPad with these apps and accessories

The new iPad is certainly a beautiful and powerful device, but you're going to need a few add-ons. So whether you're new to an Apple tablet or you've owned one for awhile, here are the apps and accessories you should get in order to make the most of your iPad.

Apps

Meet the $21 Million Company That Thinks a New iPhone Is a Total Waste of Money

The guys behind iFixit want to show you how to fix everything from your iPhone to your toaster--for free. By doing so, they've built a huge business. Even though Apple totally hates them.<p>"Here--stand on that," says Kyle Wiens, positioning himself opposite his visitor and reaching for the switch. …

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2017 iMacs will bring spec bumps to woo power users

Apple is reportedly set to launch new iMacs geared toward the pro market later this year.<p>The revelation came during a very rare Apple press briefing concerning its future plans. While the big news coming out of this meeting with a small group of reporters is that a radical rethink of the Mac Pro is …

MacBook Pro

Within the Next Decade, You Could Be Living in a Post-Smartphone World

The Way of the Beeper<p>One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines …

NanoPi Kit Builds a One Bay NAS for $31, Just Add Storage

An $8 board, $13 enclosure, and power supply adds up to a $31 investment. The most expensive component is whatever hard drive you opt to use.<p>PCMag …

Apple plans to release a much more powerful iMac later this year

The company is working to overhaul the Mac Pro, its most powerful computer, but that won't be ready until 2018 at the earliest. In the meantime, Apple has released a refreshed version of the Mac Pro, and it also plans to release a separate computer aimed at professional users later this year: a …

Learning This 1 Thing Helped Me Understand Apple's Strategy

A few years before Sony co-founder Akio Morita passed away, I had a chance to interview him about his decision to buy a movie studio. He told me that …

Innovation

It’s official (probably), the iPhone 8 is going OLED

Put the rumors to rest; the iPhone 8 will have an OLED screen, <i>we think</i>. It’s still not something Apple is confirming at this point, but it seems unlikely the company ordered 70-million OLED screens from Samsung for anything other than the new iPhone.<p>While the order is less than half of the size …

IPhone 8

Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro

“If we’ve had a pause in upgrades and updates, we’re sorry for that — what happened with the Mac Pro — and we’re going to come out with something great to replace it.”<p>Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is talking to a small group of reporters in a white stucco building …

MacBook Pro

Every smartphone should include a one-handed mode

Here’s a common consumer conundrum: I like smartphones with big screens, but I also want to be able to use them with one hand.<p>Whichever quality you might prefer, the industry has certainly prioritized larger displays. When the original Samsung Galaxy Note was unveiled in 2011, it was considered …

Phones