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iOS 10 allows prioritized app downloads, making it less painful to restore from iCloud backup

Setting up a new iPhone or iPad by restoring from an iCloud backup has the virtue that you can do it from anywhere – without needing a Mac with an iTunes backup to hand – but it can be painfully slow, and it’s always the app you most want to use that seems to be the last to download.<p><i>Reddit</i> user …

RANKED: The 4 best tablets to replace your laptop

Laptop and desktop sales have contracted since their last peak in 2011, while people do more and more of their daily computing on their tablets and smartphones. That's led gadget makers to chase the dream of a laptop-replacement tablet: a machine with all the flexible, adaptive perks of a tablet, …

Gear & Gadgets

13 ways to fix your iPhone or Mac with common household items

But the Apple store can be expensive for repairs, and minor problems can often be solved at home with stuff you already have lying around.<p>Over the past eight years, Apple users have found all sorts of clever hacks to fix your iPhone without going out and buying pricey parts or accessories.<p>Some …

DIY

Emerald Green Galaxy S6 Edge Lands On Vodafone UK

We heard last month that Samsung would launch a new blue topaz Galaxy S6 and emerald green Galaxy S6 Edge options in the UK.<p>Vodafone has announced …

Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

Apps

5 Of The Best In-Ear Sports Headphones

In-ear models are often considered the ugly duckling of the headphone world. Where on- and over-ear headphones suggest superior sound quality and …

Consumer Tech

WiFi Prank: Use the iOS Exploit to Keep iPhone Users Off the Internet

Relentless in its fury, the iOS text messaging exploit that exploded onto the scene late last week seems to do more damage than initially …

Wi-Fi

10 J.K. Rowling Twitter truth bombs: “The Internet doesn’t just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly”

The “Harry Potter” author is the queen of social media<p>J.K. Rowling is much better at Twitter than the average muggle. Long-known for being notoriously private, social media has proven a great instrument for the beloved author to amplify her voice on issues that matter to her, whether that be …

Harry Potter

Get why Katniss volunteers at the Hunger Games reapings? How come Saba in Blood Red Road thinks nothing of going on a wild hunt for her brother? Maria Farrer on why this is perfectly normal behaviour for teenagers hard-wired to take risks without overthinking the consequences http://gu.com/p/48aqb/stw

Why teenagers have to take terrible risks in YA literature – and in real life too

Get why Katniss volunteers at the Hunger Games reapings? How come Saba in Blood Red Road thinks nothing of going on a wild hunt for her brother? Maria Farrer on why this is perfectly normal behaviour for teenagers hard-wired to take risks without overthinking the consequences<p>“Reckless, thoughtless, …

Books

25 Years On, 'Maniac Magee' Is Still Running

Orphan Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee first raced onto the children’s book scene in spring 1990. The tall tale of a boy known for his fast feet and …

Top 10 ways to be oh soooo evil in children’s books http://gu.com/p/49vhc/stw by William Sutcliffe

Black Beauty

• <b>Author:</b> Anna Sewell & Cecil Aldin<p>Black Beauty is a spirited colt with a gentle disposition who spends his days in fresh meadows under the watchful eye of a devoted mother. But when it came time for him to leave his first home, his experiences ranged from loving kindness to cruelty. This tale of a …

The books kids want to give to other kids.

Birthday parties are a gold mine for children’s bookstores. Every Saturday morning (and some Friday afternoons if folks are planning ahead) we are …

‘Dork Diaries’: The book empire built one awkward moment at a time

<b>As the girl moved toward her,</b> arms outstretched, Rachel Renée Russell needed a beat to react. She had rarely, if ever, experienced this with students. Kids sometimes sought hugs at bookstores, but not at schools. Sitting behind a table at McNair Elementary in Herndon, Va., the author swiveled to …

Reality TV

The Harry Potter Night Sorting Hat quiz

Ever wondered which house you'd be in if you went to Hogwarts? We're celebrating Harry Potter Book Night with this sorting-hat quiz, which will answer this question forever!<p>New Harry Potter covers – in animated gifs<p>Discover more great stories on the children's books homepage and the Harry Potter …

Books

The Secret Garden

• <b>Author:</b> Frances Hodgson Burnett<p>One of the most beloved children's books of all time and the inspiration for a feature film, a television miniseries, and a Broadway musical, <i>The Secret Garden</i> is the best-known work of Frances Hodgson Burnett. In this unforgettable story, three children find healing …

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle - review

'The story was very good; gripping with a good sense of mystery'<p>I am someone who loves to read mystery, detective and spy stories so I thought I would try reading a Sherlock Holmes book as they were the first detective novels written.<p>I found that the book was quite old fashioned (unsurprising, …

Books

The Kinneys' vision for Plainville

An Unlikely Story, the name of Jeff and Julie Kinney's new bookstore and cafe at the corner of South and East Bacon streets in Plainville, says all …

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Movies

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelle - review

'Why I loved the book: Jerry Spinelli's writing was excellent and creative and innovative. It gave us an insight into every teenager's mind trying to figure out whether different is good and put the reader in a compromising position because although you don't want to conform, it feels like you …

Books

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Square Enix releases Snack Truck Fever and Chaos Rings 3 for iPhone and iPad

First up is Chaos Rings 3, which is under Square Enix's bread and butter genre, RPG. The title is the next instalment in the Chaos Rings series of …

Best web browsers for iPhone

If Safari just isn't your thing, here are some other great browsers to choose from.The iPhone's built-in browser, Safari, is perfect for many people. …

New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]

A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent to a person via iMessage or SMS to crash an iPhone and cause the Messages app to crash after being opened. The bug, which requires a specific string of symbols and Arabic characters to be sent, was first noticed …

Ever wished your iPhone 6/Plus had a back button? With this $17 screen protector, you can have one …

Apple may have introduced Reachability to aid one-handed operation of its larger-screened iPhones, but if you’ve ever found yourself happily enjoying the full-screen experience only to need your second hand to reach the back button at the top of the screen, there’s a clever solution on …

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Headphones

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This week’s deals at <b>Chapters Indigo Canada</b> feature a number of hot offers that will satisfy both the bookworm and the tech savvy person in your home. …