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YouTube for iOS gets Chromecast lock screen controls

It can be annoying having to unlock your phone screen and sift through all the open apps to pause, forward or rewind what you're casting on TV. Good thing YouTube has finally made things easier for iOS users. The latest version of the app for iPhones and iPads adds lock screen controls not just for …

Update every Apple device you have as soon as possible

If you’re reading this on an Apple device, stop. Go update it.<p>Today, Apple released updates to the operating systems behind all its most popular devices—including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Apple computers—and although the company often updates its operating systems with minor …

Apple Watch

Alexa tip: Wake up to any song on Spotify

Alexa makes a great alarm clock that you can snooze or silence with your voice. By default, however, you cannot play music as an alarm. Using this workaround, you can play any song from Spotify as an alarm on the Amazon Dot, Echo or Tap.<p>Alexa is getting a lot smarter. With skills and more …

Smart Homes

How to Take Screenshots of Anything (Even When They're Blocked)

Whether you’re showing off your video gaming prowess, trying to fix a problem, or capturing a badly-spelled tweet before it’s deleted from the web, …

6 Tips for Filming a Thrilling Car Chase Scene

Floor it! Here are six pieces of practical advice and some behind-the-scenes tutorials on how to safely and efficiently film a pedal-to-the-metal car …

Filmmaking

iOS 11 features: New leak shows much-needed upgrade to FaceTime video calling

Here's everything else you need to know about iOS 11 release and compatibility along with upcoming features.<p>Apple is still months away from launching …

Blockchain’s brilliant approach to cybersecurity

Hackers can shut down entire networks, tamper with data, lure unwary users into cybertraps, steal and spoof identities, and carry out other devious attacks by leveraging centralized repositories and single points of failure.<p>The blockchain’s alternative approach to storing and sharing information …

Blockchain

Today in Apple history: Unauthorized Apple II clone sparks big legal battle

<b>January 18, 1983:</b> Computer manufacturer Franklin Electronic Publishers takes the wraps off its Franklin Ace 1200 computer, an unauthorized Apple II clone that leads to an important legal battle.<p>Cupertino will soon target Franklin’s line of unlicensed Apple clones with a lawsuit. In the resulting …

Apple's Original iPhone Is Officially Useless

Ten years after its unveiling, the first-generation iPhone is dead.<p>AT&T confirmed this week that it shut down its 2G wireless network on January 1. …

Filmic Pro app makes it easy to color correct iPhone 7 video

If "the best camera is the one that's with you," then you always have a pretty damn good camera if you own an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. To give you more options than Apple provides, Filmic has just released a beta version of its Pro app that lets you shoot 4K video in a "log" or flat profile, a feature …

BlackBerry announces the 'Mercury' without actually confirming anything, including its name

BlackBerry chose the massive CES trade show to make an official announcement of its long-rumored new Android smartphone with a hardware keyboard. But …

Meizu Joined Xiaomi, ZTE, Huawei, and Gionee Signing A Licensing Deal With Qualcomm And End Patent Spat

The Qualcomm was fined over $1 billion after proven guilty for breaching the national antitrust regulations in China back in 2015. Now, after the …

Licensing

Xiaomi unveils ‘very thin’ modular Mi TV 4, white ceramic Mi Mix smartphone, Mi Router HD

Xiaomi on Thursday sought to show its potential as a consumer electronics company with the unveiling of several products, including a “very thin” modular television called Mi TV 4, a white variation of its flagship Mi Mix smartphone, and a new wireless router called the Mi Router HD.<p>“Mi TV 4 is the …

Mobile Technology

Xiaomi hits $1 billion revenue in the world's fastest growing smartphone market

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun’s ambition to make his company the largest smartphone vendor in India is playing along quite nicely.<p>The Chinese company had a …

7 Trends in technology rule 2017 - keep a tab on trends

The year 2016 stands as a witness of many introduction and development of new technologies which has changed the pace of the world. The technology is …

Love Your Bot, But Know It's Always Listening

In the 2013 movie “Her,” Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer, falls in love with a digital assistant designed to meet his every need. She sorts emails, …

What You Need to See From CES 2017 in 6 Minutes

I just returned from Las Vegas, after walking 20,000 steps on the floor of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).<p>It’s <b>huge</b>. For reference, CES …

How to Hard Restart an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

Hold your Sleep/Wake button (located on the right side of the iPhone near the top) and your Volume Down button to hard restart your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.<p>Continue holding your Sleep/Wake button and down volume button until the Apple logo appears to power your iPhone back up.

Mobile Technology

A top British cop wants to fit teenage hackers with wearable Wi-Fi jammers

Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, president of the Police Superintentent's Association, made the suggestion to The Telegraph— immediately attracting the ridicule of more technically minded Twitter users.<p>He argued that sending people to prison for cyber-offenses is ineffective, and Britain should …

Power Rangers VR Experience Gives Us Our Best Actual Look at the Movie Zords

Somehow the <i>Power Rangers</i> movie has kept the Rangers’ Zords shrouded in secrecy (and fog). The first teaser posters showed us barely anything, so our …

Samsung's SleepSense tracker shuts off the TV when you snooze

Samsung has just revealed its take on the sleep-tracking concept with a new device called SleepSense. Rather than making you wear something on your wrist at night (which is a non-starter for a lot of folks), Samsung proposes that you slip the flat, disk-like device under your mattress, like similar …

Brands Must Embrace Cable Cord-Cutters for Marketing Effectiveness

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At its 2016 Summit in Las Vegas, Adobe announced several new services meant to address one of the most significant enigmas facing marketers these days: How do you measure marketing reach and impact with on-demand content consumers?<p>The …

Apple releases TV app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Apple’s new TV app is now out on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV for everyone in the US. The app offers a central location for people to browse through movies and TV shows available to stream, both from apps they subscribe to and from their iTunes’ purchase history.<p>The TV app is a nice addition for …

There are 76,000 secret categories hidden in Netflix — here's how to see all of them

Netflix has over 76,000 categories of TV shows and movies, but you may never see most of these when you're browsing around for something new to watch. Fortunately, there are a few simple hacks that let you do a deeper dive into the streaming service.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

3D printing prosthetics for amputees in Haiti

517shares<p>The Enable Community Foundation (ECF) are an organization that uses 3D printing in order to create prosthetics for people in the developing …

Prosthetics

Google is helping artists work in virtual reality with new Tilt Brush tool

For the most part, graphical artists work with 2D media like paper and canvas. Artists who draw, paint, and cartoon, among other art forms, are …

VirZOOM mashes up VR, Fitbit and exercise bikes to bring vSports to the masses

Strapping a VR headset to my face and taking a seat on an exercise bike isn’t my idea of fun, but fun was exactly what was served up when I tried out VirZOOM’s platform. A cycling game was obvious, given the input mechanism, but a flying pegasus and a tank game were not. The games were both …

The world’s first virtual reality bar has opened in Vienna

Ever been at the pub with your friends and found yourself twiddling your thumbs as one by one people get out their phones?<p>Well things are about to …

Father-to-be uses VR to ‘meet’ his daughter before she’s born

Of all the potential use-cases for VR, Samuli Cantell has arguably come up with the most unusual after persuading his pregnant girlfriend to undergo 4D ultrasound scanning of their unborn child in order to generate a 3D model that could be viewed in VR.<p>Why did he want to do such a thing? Mostly, …

Canon’s low light ME20F-SH brings astonishing footage out of the Indonesian jungle

<b>Monkey business: Sky viewers in the UK had the chance to see some of the latest natural history work done with Canon’s 4 million ISO ME20F-SH camera</b> …

Monkeys