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These 2 phones could be the biggest threats to the iPhone 7

If history is any indication, Apple's next flagship smartphone (presumably called the iPhone 7) will make its debut in September.<p>The most significant competition it's likely to face, however, could arrive this month. Samsung's Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 are scheduled to make their debuts in the near …

The Meaning of NASA's New Images of Pluto

What they tell us about the value of exploration<p>It's impossible to gaze at the photos of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft, and not be awash with wonder at the marvels of nature and the daring behind our choice to explore it. The surprise of worlds long dismissed as dead, dull, and …

iPhone 6s review: Pretty on the outside, a beast on the inside

iPhone 6s is a mirror image of its predecessor at first glance, but thanks to improved internals and innovative new technology, it’s very much a different beast.<p>With Apple’s latest A9 processor, a new 12-megapixel iSight camera, Live Photos, and 3D Touch, this is much, much more than just an …

Mobile Technology

Longtime Android user reveals what it’s like to switch to iPhone 6s

If you’re an Android user who feels tempted by the allure of the just-released iPhone 6s, you owe it to yourself to read what one former Android user …

Apps

Here's how to stop iOS 9 from using up all your data

In Settings, Apple describes WiFi Assist as letting users "automatically use mobile data when WiFi connectivity is poor."<p>While this is fine in theory, some users are seeing dramatic increases in data use without changing their browsing habits. While many users have seen a small increase in use — …

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

The complete astronomy guide of what to see during tomorrow night's rare lunar eclipse

There is a rare total lunar eclipse on Sunday night that won't happen again until 2033. Learn more about how to watch here.<p>So while you're looking up enjoying the view, we wanted to tell you about some of the other spectacular sights that will be out that night.<p>Especially because when the moon is …

Astronomy

Eleven-year cosmic search leads to black hole rethink

One hundred years since Einstein proposed gravitational waves as part of his general theory of relativity, an 11-year search performed with the …

The pros and cons of the new Apple Upgrade Program

You’re signing on to higher monthly phone payments indefinitely for reasons that some might call vain and superficial. Is Apple just enabling you to lease a lifestyle you otherwise couldn’t afford?<p>Putting that cynical argument aside, the bigger con here is that leasing something costs more. Waiting …

iPhone

11 killer iPhone 6s tips everyone needs to know

Even though the iPhone 6s look identical to its predecessor, using the new smartphone is actually way different thanks to 3D Touch and the new Peek and Pop gestures that essentially provide wormholes to other apps. Getting up to speed with the new input method can take some time, so we’ve compiled …

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Samsung trolled the iPhone 6s launch in an effort to make Apple fans look stupid

Samsung’s multi-billion dollar marketing budget was the key factor in the company’s meteoric rise to the top of the smartphone market. Samsung said …

iOS 9 includes new iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

Tips<p>This week's launch of iOS 9 brings a slew of small but important new features for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. They include an all-new app …

Novel Malware XcodeGhost Modifies Xcode, Infects Apple iOS Apps and Hits App Store

<i>UPDATE: Since this report’s original posting on September 17, three additional XCodeGhost updates have been published, available here, here and …

Google's new phones will reportedly be called the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Google's new Nexus phones are expected to arrive at the end of the month, and <i>Droid Life</i> now believes it knows the names of them: the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The 5X name has been floating around for a few weeks now, while the 6P name is new; in both cases, <i>Droid Life</i> reports that they should be …

Android News

Samsung's S Health app now supports all Android phones

With an endless stream of fitness wearables hitting the market, it's easy to forget that your smartphone comes packed with sensors that can do exactly the same job. Samsung makes smartphones and smartwatches, so building a dedicated wellbeing app, known as S Health, to collate everything made …

NASA discovers the Earth’s pull is massaging the moon

Tide rolls in, tide rolls out — we can explain that. It’s the gravitational push and pull of the moon influencing the flux of the Earth’s oceans, but …

Astronomy

Electronic Arts forced to drop 13 female players from FIFA 16

FIFA 16 is the first game in the long-running series to include female players. But Electronic Arts announced today that it has been forced to cut 13 …

Old iOS device? These iOS 9 features will work just fine

If you want to use the new gee-whiz features of iOS 9, like Picture in Picture to FaceTime with your significant other while you write a paper in Pages, or you want to Slide Over a Twitter app to keep track of all the goings on while you surf the web, you’re going to need a newer device.<p>However, …

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Samsung’s Latest TV Is Also An Unexpected Design Masterpiece

Designed by Studio Bourollec, the Serif is perfect for design nerds and small apartment dwellers.<p>Televisions were once built more like furniture than anything else, expected to fit into a home’s decor for decades. But in more recent times, the attention has shifted to the more gadgety aspects of a …

DC Comics' Most Hilarious Duo Could Be Coming To The Big Screen

If <i>Man of Steel, Batman v Superman</i> and <i>Suicide Squad</i> are any indication, the DC Cinematic Universe is going to be much darker and grimmer than …

Skype for web will soon work without plug-ins on Microsoft Edge

Skype has been planning to make its voice and video call services available on the web without having to install plug-ins since 2014. Now, its parent company's preparing to make that happen for its new Edge browser. The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build comes with Object RTC API. That's the …

It’s taken iOS 9 three days to accomplish what Android Lollipop did in nine months

One enormous advantage of using iOS compared to Android is that you always have access to the latest software as soon as it’s ready. If you want to …

The best iOS 9 features you don't know about yet

Who knew in-app Spotlight searches could be this exciting?<p><b>Read next:</b> The iOS 9 review.<p>Swipe right for Siri? Old news. Here are several iOS 9 features you might not have discovered yet — or ones that you'll find surprisingly useful.<p><b>Phone Number Lookup</b><p>In iOS 9, your iPhone can pull data from the …

iOS 9 Multitasking: Be more productive on iPad

With iOS 9, Apple has introduced a new feature called Multitasking that takes the iPad to the next level. By running two apps side by side, you can …

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is apparently eying two major iPhone 6s features

The iPhone 6s’ main rival won’t launch until next spring, but the first rumors detailing the Galaxy S7 are already here. A pair of new reports brings …

Mobile Technology

Edward Snowden has a really good theory as to why we've never heard from aliens

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden has some strong opinions on communications — even when those communications are coming from aliens.<p>The former intelligence-agency contractor turned fugitive was an unexpected guest on famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk podcast on September 18. And, …