Derek Bender

33 Flips | 2 Magazines | 175 Likes | 2 Followers | @benderderekj | Proud husband and father. 10 year Air Force and Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran. Registered Republican but not completely to the Right. Love Technology and staying informed on US/World Events and Politics, technological advances... I just enjoy and want to be informed about anything and everything. "Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est" -Sir Francis Bacon___ Knowledge is power!!!

Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD – backup on the go (announcement)

Western Digital has released the My Passport Wireless SSD – the rugged successor for the My Passport Wireless Pro hard disk.<p>Western Digital’s senior …

Wi-Fi

Westworld Mobile Game Launches June 21st

Fans of the Westworld TV series currently in its second season, might be interested to know that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and …

Gear & Gadgets

2018 FIFA World Cup VR Matches

Football and soccer fans equipped with PlayStation VR hardware may be interested in a new list of upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 fixtures that will …

Soccer

How to Hide Apps on iPhone (& How to Find Them Later on)

It doesn’t matter if you want to hide apps on an iPhone 8 or X or an iPhone 5—you can hide apps from your iPhone or iPad Home screen regardless of what device you have, so long as it’s running iOS 10 or later. Users have been trying to figure out how to hide apps on their iPhones for years, and …

Prevent your phone from distracting you while driving

While still using it for navigation<p>Having your phone with you in your car is useful for all kinds of reasons—not least helping you successfully make it from A to B—but it's also a potentially dangerous distraction. According to the CDC, an average of 8 people a day die because of accidents related …

3 iPhone Features People Don't Use Enough

Apple’s flagship iPhone devices are packed with useful features and functionality that can make our lives easier. But not every iPhone feature gets …

Apps

11 Great iPad Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Try Today

11 Great iPad Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Try Today<p>Updated November 20, 2016<p>Are you making the most of your iPad? With these tips, you will …

Apple iOS 11 to bring revamped Music app with a focus on video programming

With Apple's WWDC 2017 is just a little over a month away, there is surprisingly little information about its upcoming iOS 11 operating system. We …

How to save your text messages

Back up your SMS history<p>For many of us, the humble text message remains an essential mode of communication. But while cloud-based services can back up our emails and social media posts when we lose an old phone or switch to a new one, our SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging …

Apps

We Bet You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could do This

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year. Launched in 2007, the iPhone is an amazing smartphone that …

Purported iPhone 8 clear case lacks rear Touch ID hole, reaffirms vertical dual camera and elongated power button

The latest iPhone 8 leak is an image of a purported case for the device, via KKSneakLeaks. This (admittedly) bare bones clear case gives some clues as to the device’s characteristics by the shape and cutouts in the accessory. Most prominently, the case includes a camera cutout that would snugly fit …

Alone in the White House, Trump is enjoying the perks of his new home

The first president in recent history to reside in the White House without his immediate family still seems wonder-struck by his new home.<p>He enjoys leading guests on trivia-filled tours, explaining that the Lincoln Bedroom actually served as the 16th president’s office and boasting about the …

Donald Trump

This may be Apple’s first brand new iOS device since 2015

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing …

Traveling? How To Keep Homeland Security Away From Your Cell Phone

Imagine you’re about to get on a flight to New Orleans to see your sweetie. You’re in line dreaming of jazz, beignets and jambalaya when you’re pulled aside by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent. He wants your cell phone – no, not just your cell phone, your <i>password</i>! He wants you to unlock …

Surveillance

The Only One Skill That, If You Have, Will Completely Change Your Life

This influencer post is by Oskar Nowik, Founder, Growthzer WeThe post The Only One Skill That, If You Have, Will Completely Change Your Life appeared …

Everything We Know About PlayStation 5 – Better than PS4, More Powerful than Scorpio

Sony is unlikely to launch the PlayStation 5 until 2020 but new rumors suggest that the console will be debuted this year. According to the reports, …

watchOS 3.2 with Theater Mode and SiriKit for Apple Watch is now available

Apple is now rolling out watchOS 3.2 for Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts.<p>Apple is also introducing SiriKit to Apple Watch with watchOS 3.2. SiriKit lets developers integrate their apps with Siri for select uses. Prior to watchOS 3.2, …

Apple Releases iOS 10.3 With Find My AirPods, APFS, App Store Review Tweaks and More

Apple today released iOS 10.3 to the public, marking the launch of the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it launched on September 13, 2016. iOS 10.3 has been in testing since January 24 and Apple seeded seven betas to developers and public beta testers before releasing the …

Destiny 2 officially announced

Surprise, surprise<p><i>Destiny 2</i> is the title of the first full sequel to <i>Destiny</i>, developer Bungie and publisher Activision announced today.<p>The news came by way of <i>Destiny</i>’s official Twitter account, which simply posted an image of the sequel’s logo.<p>The logo, with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the …

Destiny 2

The FCC Just Made Your Online World Less Private

A new White House administration and Congress are moving quickly on high-profile policy like immigration and health care – issues that are dominating the headlines. Another potential policy shift that is getting much less mainstream media attention could threaten the privacy of nearly every …

Privacy

Real “Beauty and the Beast” Rose Allegedly Lasts Forever Without Sunlight or Water

A luxury flower company in London is selling “one hundred percent natural” ‘Beauty and the Beast’ roses that it claims last forever if kept in their …

2 ways to keep your MacBook from falling asleep

MacOS lets you set a time for how long your MacBook's display stays on during a period of inactivity before it shuts off to reduce energy usage and increase battery life. You'll find a slider that goes from 1 minute to Never in the Energy Saver panel of System Preferences. There's a slider for when …

Batteries

Meet the privacy pocket that takes your phone off the grid

Apple debuts a new Home app website to show how its devices work in a smart home

Apple is touting the home automation capabilities of iOS and Apple TV on a newly updated website for its HomeKit software and its related Home app. The page now includes a new 45-second video that demonstrates the Home app for iOS 10 in action, showing a woman operating a range of devices from her …

ColorWare will paint your Apple AirPods any color

White AirPods are fine. I guess. If you like boring. But for the rest of us, ColorWare is now offering its aftermarket painting service for Apple’s wireless earbuds and there’s a multitude of color options. The company will even paint the case for an extra few dollars.<p>ColorWare has been around …

7 Apple Patents That May Give Insight As To What We Can Look Forward to

The Apple Watch 2 is hot right now, and even though it’s much better than the original model, it’s still far from perfect. However, the Apple Watch 3 …

Smartwatches

Your Locked iPhone Can Still Allow Anyone Access to Your Personal Information

But there's a simple way you can stop it.<p>The reason we all go through the faff of using a fingerprint or a typing a four or six digit code into our iPhones every time we want to use them is to keep the information they store safe, right?<p>But as one girl recently discovered after she came across a …

Personal Information

The Meaning of Kim Jong Nam's Murder

His death has punctured the myth of the Kims' holy bloodline.<p>As the first son of Kim Jong Il, the late leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Nam always posed a threat to Kim Jong Un, his half brother and North Korea’s current leader. Before falling out of favor with his …

North Korea

These photos show the ingenuity and perseverance of those who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border

2,000 miles of opportunities<p>Borders are never as simple as a clean division between countries. Especially—as with the Mexico-U.S. dynamic—when one …

Acer's latest monitor isn't what you might think

Acer has just released another monitor, but it’s not the kind you might be expecting.<p>The smart device we’re talking about here is the …

Smart Homes