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New book shows how Apple makes great software [Review]

When Steve Jobs died in 2011, pundits wondered how the company would continue to make great products without him.<p>The question is partly answered by programmer Ken Kocienda’s new book, <i>Creative Selection</i>, which describes his 15 years working at Apple helping to develop the original iPhone, iPad and …

Apple

What it was like to give up my Apple Watch after three years of constant use

Video<p>By<p>After three years of daily use, I've decided to give up my Apple Watch for a week to prove to myself how useful and important it really is —or …

Smartwatches

People don’t even realize one of the best things about Apple’s iPhone X design

There’s no question that smartphones in general have come a long way in recent years. Performance across the board is smoother than ever, and build …

Mobile Technology

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Divisive Wireless Charging

While Apple has ‘accidentally’ leaked the iPhone X Plus (twice) and its new features, it has been left to insiders to deliver news about upgrades which may prove more divisive. And we have another fitting that description…<p>It comes via an interesting report from China Times, which delivers good and …

Wireless Charging

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Slow Cookers

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 Files

Want to pull your favorite YouTube videos right off the platform and onto your computer? Here's how to convert certain music videos on YouTube to …

How to Calibrate an iPhone

iPhones are prized for their reliability. However, some of their features can become less accurate or responsive over time, making it difficult to …

Do You *Really* Need to Wash Fruit Before You Eat It?

It's literally just running it under tap water for two seconds. What does that do?!?!<p>Between your mom and the Food and Drug Administration, at least a few people have probably told you to always wash your fruits and vegetables so you don't ingest filthy germs when you eat them.<p>But I have to admit, …

E.coli

Japanese hermit forced to give up his remote island paradise after nearly 30 years living naked and foraging for food

Masafumi Nagasaki was living in a state of perfect bliss, spending his days wondering naked and alone on a Pacific island, watching baby turtles hatch from eggs and foraging for food.<p>That is, until reports of his ill health prompted police to take him away from his Robinson Crusoe-like existence …

Aliens May Be Rearranging Stars to Fight Dark Energy, Awesome Study Suggests

How to dominate the universe in three easy steps …<p>Step 1: Harvest all of your planet's resources.<p>Step 2: Harvest all of your nearest star's …

Man Was Fired By His Company’s AI System Due To Human Error, As Managers ‘Stood Powerless’

Ibrahim Diallo was fired from his job by the company's AI system, as managers scrambled to figure out the problem and watched him be escorted from …

Automate your life with Apple Workflow, the most powerful app you’re not using

Few things in life are as convenient as automation — IFTTT, anyone? — which allows us to blaze through life’s more monotonous tasks with the utmost …

How-To's

A Major Physics Experiment Just Detected A Particle That Shouldn't Exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

Here's How to See If Amazon's Alexa Is Secretly Recording You

Alexa can be a little nosy sometimes.<p>Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, can be a little nosy.<p>Sometimes she listens to your conversations when you’re …

Five reasons to prefer Apple Maps over Google Maps

Has there ever been an app that has caused so much of an uproar in the Apple community as Apple Maps? It was released in the fall of 2012 with iOS 6, and it was not received well to say the least. It was so poorly received that Tim Cook even wrote a letter apologizing for the poor launch of Apple …

Google Maps

The best iPhone X screen protectors

The iPhone X, Apple’s top-of-the-line iPhone, has a speedy A11 Bionic processor, dual rear cameras, and a state-of-the-art facial recognition system …

Screen Protector

How to Stop Your Apple Watch From Launching the 'Now Playing' App When Audio Plays on Your iPhone

Most Apple Watch owners will recognize the "Now Playing" app – it automatically launches by default whenever you play audio through the Music or Podcasts app on your iPhone. A similar screen shows when you play audio through any third-party iPhone app that also has an Apple Watch extension, like …

Apple Watch

Hawaii's Volcano Might Go Massively Explosive After All, Scientists Say

We weren't expecting this.<p>The ongoing surge in volcanic activity on Hawaii's Big Island soon could cause a massive explosion from a volcano's summit, …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Physics

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

Black Holes

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

Thousands of apps are illegally collecting data about kids

In the U.S., privacy legislation is supposed to protect kids from having their personal data collected and shared. But a new study found that more …

Back Up and Clone Your Hard Drive with Macrium Reflect

Our Windows App of the Week isn’t something you’ll probably have to use very often—we hope—but it’s a great tool if you’re upgrading your system and …

Avengers: Infinity War; three films you must watch before April 27

The whole world is excited to see Marvel’s Avengers on the big screen once again in Avengers: Infinity War. It is one of the most anticipated films …

Kansas Nurses Call Woman ‘The Apple Watch Patient’ After Device Saves Her Life

Kansas woman Heather Hendershot has been called “The Apple Watch Patient” by several nurses after the device nearly saved her life.<p>Hendershot said …

Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current

And that could mean trouble.<p>The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1,600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. As we’ve set out in a new study in <i>Nature</i>, …

How this woman's Apple Watch detected her severe thyroid issue

She had ZERO symptoms.<p>Heather Hendershot’s new Apple Watch started to beep one night when she was watching TV with her husband. The watch warned her that her heart rate was around 120 beats per minute — above normal for a 25-year-old who's just hanging out, she told <i>The Topeka Capital-Journal</i>.<p>The …

The Best HomeKit Products You Can Buy

Apple's smart home platform, HomeKit, has grown significantly since its 2015 launch, and there are now dozens of HomeKit products on the market that include everything from lights and smart outlets to thermostats, fans, cameras, and locks.<p>There are so many HomeKit products available that you can …

HomeKit

YouTube accused of illegally harvesting data about children on its site

More than 20 privacy groups have filed a complaint alleging Google has violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act<p>YouTube has allegedly …