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These Are the Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Natural disasters—a flood, hurricane, blizzard—often come with little or no warning. Stocking up now on the right nonperishable food items will help …

Floods

Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked

Is it bad—or even dangerous—to leave a smartphone plugged in as you sleep? The answer is complicated, as are many things regarding batteries.<p>PCMag …

Batteries

28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you may not know about but definitely should

With so much technology surrounding Apple's iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks that even the most experienced users …

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you may have been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Charging to 100%, or overnight? Fully discharging before plugging in? These common practices can shorten the usable life of your …

Batteries

Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California

OAKLAND, Calif. — Retail cannabis shops in California opened their doors on Monday for the first time, inaugurating what proponents say will become the world’s largest market for legalized recreational marijuana.<p>A transaction that remains illegal in many parts of the country seemed almost banal on …

A former refugee is shaking up the $441B remittances industry

World<p>LONDON — Refugee, strawberry-picker, economist, U.N. whistleblower and tech CEO: Ismail Ahmed has worn many hats on his long journey to running a firm with an annual turnover of $60 million.<p>Along the rocky road to success, the cheerful 57-year-old has survived the ravages of war-torn Somalia …

East Africa

Now you know what Control Center's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons really do

When Apple released iOS 11 with a redesigned Control Center in September, they also quietly made a change to how the shortcut buttons for Wi-Fi and …

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Car in Cash

Just because you have the money on hand to avoid taking out a loan doesn't always mean it makes sense to do so.<p>A few weeks ago, two friends told me …

California says the only safe way to talk on your cellphone is to text

Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.<p>“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human …

Why Hundreds Of Completely New Cities Are Being Built Around The World

“Humans have always built new cities,” spoke Caspar Herzberg, the President of Middle East and Africa Region at Schneider Electric, from a stripped bare boardroom high up in the Northeast Trade Tower.<p>We were looking out through a window at skyscrapers glittering in the morning sun, myriad shops, …

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

If your iPhone ($775 at Amazon Marketplace) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help prevent your texts from taking over your …

Text Messaging

WhatsApp: inside the secret world of group chat

When WhatsApp launched it quickly became the main messaging service for groups of friends and family. More recently it’s become a useful platform for activists and politicians, fuelling a ‘whisper network’ of alliances and playing a crucial role in the recent revelation of the sexual abuse …

Messaging

The 20 best smartphones in the world

You might wonder how there can possibly be so many different smartphones worth buying.<p>Well, believe it, because each phone here is a great choice. It was a big struggle to figure out how to rank them all.<p>And it's only going to get harder. This list doesn't include phones we haven't reviewed yet, …

IPhone 7

BA delayed my luggage for four days and it spoiled my holiday

Am I entitled to compensation for all the stress it caused?<p><b>In August my family and I flew with British Airways to Toulouse, but my suitcase didn’t arrive. I was given a number to ring and an operator, who struggled to speak either English or French, assured me that it would be delivered to my</b> …

British Airways

A Russian Ghost Submarine, Its U.S. Pursuers and a Deadly New Cold War - WSJ

By<p>Julian E. Barnes<p>Julian E. Barnes<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@julianbarnes<p>julian.e.barnes<p>Google+<p>Julian.Barnes@wsj.com<p>The Krasnodar, a Russian attack submarine, left the coast of Libya in late May, headed east across the Mediterranean, then slipped undersea, quiet as a mouse. Then, it fired a …

Cold War

iOS 11: How to turn off your iPhone without the power button

There are some handy new features in iOS 11 that aren’t very sexy, but can be really useful when needed. One of these new features is the ability to power down your iPhone without the sleep/wake (power) button.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>iOS 11 brings the option to completely shut down your iPhone with …

Batteries

iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't actually turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Apple has confirmed security researcher Andrea Barisani’s slightly worrying discovery that, unlike previous versions, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in iOS 11’s Control Center don’t actually turn those respective antennae off.<p>Instead, those buttons simply disconnect your iPhone or iPad from …

iOS 11's new image format might pose problems for PC users

Windows 10 doesn’t fully support HEIC yet<p>Apple is launching iOS 11 today, which means millions of iPhone users are about to upgrade their device’s software. Every iOS update comes with a host of changes, but some are not immediately obvious. Apple upgraded millions of iOS devices to a new modern …

Apple releases iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad, here’s everything new

Apple has just released iOS 11 to the public, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The major update brings a variety of new features including a redesigned Control Center, a brand-new App Store, the new Files app, Do Not Disturb While Driving, a new Lock Screen / Cover Sheet experience, and much …

Apps

What do all the iPhones actually cost now?

Apple’s big September event was yesterday, which means two things: the company introduced new iPhones and cut the prices of its older models.<p>If you’re interested in an upgrade from your aging iPhone 5 or 6, but the $999 iPhone X is a little pricey, it’s the perfect time to take a look at some of …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Murdered brother of North Korean leader 'wanted to defect'

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wanted to defect to the West when he was murdered earlier this year, a new documentary claims.<p>Kim Jong-nam said shortly before his death in February that he wanted to move to Europe and become a European citizen amid growing fears for his safety, …

The best tablet you can buy right now

You can probably guess<p>For a hot minute, tablets were both super interesting and super hard to define. Sure, there was the iPad, but there were also other contenders. Android blurred the line between phones and tablets with 7-inch slabs. Microsoft pushed out Windows Surface devices that were …

'Egyptian society being crushed' five years after military coup

Egypt faces abuses to a degree unseen in the Mubarak years since the 2013 coup, analysts say.<p>Five years ago today, Egypt witnessed the overthrow of its first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in a military coup.<p>The Muslim Brotherhood member had been in office for just a year when …

Muslim Brotherhood

What is it like to live under President Sisi?

Since Sisi took office, Egypt has seen scores of activists arrested, more prisons built and ongoing economic turmoil.<p>Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hand-picked Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, then field marshal of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, to serve as defence minister in August …

Human Rights

Qatar rejects Saudi-led bloc's 'terror' list

Government says list of 59 people and 12 groups, with ties to Qatar, 'reinforces allegations that hold no foundation'.<p>Qatar on Friday rejected allegations of supporting individuals and groups blacklisted as "terrorists" by four Arab countries which cut ties with it this week amid a major diplomatic …

Russian hackers to blame for sparking Qatar crisis, FBI inquiry finds

Gulf state isolated by neighbours after freelance hacking operation planted fake news to discredit emir over his Islamist links<p>An investigation by the FBI has concluded that Russian hackers were responsible for sending out fake messages from the Qatari government, sparking the Gulf’s biggest …

Saudi Arabia

Timeline of Qatar-GCC disputes from 1991 to 2017

From border debates to hacking fallout, Gulf neighbours have hit a number of rough patches over the years.<p>In a series of statements released on June 5, the governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt - along with Yemen, Libya and the Maldives - announced they were …

Saudi Arabia

Tips and Tricks: Using Find My iPhone

In honor of the thieves who almost got away over 100 smartphones at Coachella a couple of weeks ago, this week’s tip is how to set up and use Find My iPhone. Those thieves were thwarted when a few of the victims used computers and other iOS devices to check Find My iPhone, and discover a man with …

iCloud