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How to factory reset a Mac

<b>Backup</b><br>The first step in any factory reset of the system is to completely back it up. You can do this using Time Machine, or with a system cloning tool. Either method should result in a full copy of your computer which you can restore or migrate to a new system, if needed.<p><b>Disable online accounts</b><br>Next …

Operating Systems

Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One coming in pink and blue

If binary heteronormativity and perpetuating stereotyping is kinda your thang, you can tie your identity to the HTC One in blue and the Samsung …

HTC One Max is a super-sized, 'print-scanning smart phone

<i>Update: We've given the One Max the full review treatment. Read our thoughts here.</i><p>HTC's long-rumoured One Max smart phone is finally official, and …

Phones

iPhone 5 touchscreen 2x faster than best Android screen

<b>A new benchmarking tool for touchscreen response times shows Apple's iPhone 5 is twice as fast as Android competitors. It's a close race for top spot</b> …

Reasons for — and against — buying a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Insert wrist ... and enjoy.<p>Smartwatches are going to surge, at least for a while. Companies like Samsung, which build them simply because they can, may eventually make some interesting wrist-top devices. But the first-generation Galaxy Gear now hitting the market isn't going to mesmerize anyone …

Smartwatches

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

Qualcomm joins Power Matters Alliance, will help develop hybrid wireless charging standard

Competition is really heating up in the wireless charging space. Last month, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) shared news that Qualcomm joined its board, and now the competing Power Matters Alliance (PMA) is making a similar announcement. Qualcomm has also signed on with the PMA, and will be …

Yahoo Rolls Out Second Sign-In Verification with 'App Passwords' for iOS Devices

Yahoo has announced on its official blog (via <i>The Next Web</i>) that it will begin rolling out second sign-in verification for its services along with "App Passwords", which act as one-time temporary passwords that a user can enter to authorize Yahoo accounts with native Yahoo apps for iOS devices.<p>An …

Best Camera Phones for 2018 - CNET

Those cameras aren't a gimmick: This phone takes superb shots in low light.<p>The iPhone X is still king of the Apple smartphone hill. But 7 months after its release, it's time to look towards its inevitable iOS 12-powered replacement.<p>It's just as fast as the iPhone X, has a longer battery life, and, …

Batteries

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Android KitKat on Nexus 5 reveals wireless charging

Leaked screenshots of Android KitKat have revealed more tantalising details of the hotly-tipped Google Nexus 5, as well as showing how fast the …

Nexus 5 log tips wireless charging, Miracast, themes

The flow rate of Nexus 5 leaks is rapidly accelerating as we near an inevitable reveal. The latest come in the form of a log file that confirms much of what we've already heard in terms of specs, but brings a few new surprises.<p>The log appears to confirm previous suspicions that the new pure Google …

Android News

Tablets to get excited about

Apple iWatch tipped for flexible screen, smaller than Gear

Bend it, shape it, anyway Apple wants it -- that's the order of the day in Korea, where industry reports reckon the iPhone maker is plumping for a …

Elliptic Labs releases ultrasound gesturing SDK for Android, will soon integrate into smartphones

Elliptic Labs has already spruced up a number of tablets by adding the ability to gesture instead of make contact with a touchpanel, and starting this week, it'll bring a similar source of wizardry to Android. The 20-member team is demoing a prototype here at CEATEC in Japan, showcasing the …

5.5-inch LG phone leaks online, and it's allegedly affordable

Somewhere out there, someone is probably waiting for a more affordable LG Optimus G Pro, and if the LG G Pro Lite Dual turns out to be real, then their wish might soon be granted. The phone will reportedly boast dual-SIM support and retain the size of its predecessor's 5.5-inch display, but it'll …

Just days before the launch of iOS 7, The Beatles arrive on iTunes Radio

With only days remaining until iOS 7 is released into the hands of consumers worldwide, Apple has finally managed to bring The Beatles to iTunes Radio.<p>Since its initial introduction at WWDC in June, users of iTunes Radio would be greeted with an absence of Beatles music, even when creating a …

Rumeur: Apple’s next event to be held on October 15th?

According to France-based <i>MacGeneration</i>, which has offered both accurate and inaccurate information in the past, Apple’s next media event will be held on Tuesday, October 15th. Apple is expected to debut a series of new products by the end of this year, including multiple new iPad models, several …

How Intel will bring a “good enough” tablet to the US market by Christmas—for less than $100

Intel is about to do something that would have seemed crazy under previous CEOs: the company will start competing at the lowest end of the microprocessor market. This is a company that built its reputation, and its manufacturing infrastructure—hugely expensive and unique among makers of …

Mobile Devices

The Uber App Now Lets You Tell Friends When You’ll Get There With A Live ETA Map

The Uber app for iOS and, presumably, Android is today getting a couple of new features centered around estimated times of arrival. The app now lets you share your ETA with contacts from the app, letting them know exactly when you’ll arrive.<p>The app also lets you text a live map of your trip to your …