Bobby Truitt

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Trump’s latest interview on Russia shows the profound crisis facing America

At best, Trump is frighteningly ignorant and naive. At worst, well ...<p>Donald Trump finds himself in perhaps the worst political position of his presidency, dragged down by a disaster made entirely by his own actions and inability to conduct himself in a manner that is remotely acceptable given the …

Donald Trump

Trump is not the leader of the U.S. — just of his base

<i>This is the weekend roundup of The WorldPost, of which Nathan Gardels is the editor in chief.</i><p>The “America First” president who denigrates democratic allies as foes is no longer the leader of the free nor, without them, of the world. Whatever truth there may be in the obsolescence of NATO or the …

Geopolitics

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

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I was a real Republican, before the 'wingnuts' took over my party

Trump is a danger to our nation and a disgrace to the Republican Party, but GOP leaders have decided they want to keep inflicting him on America.<p>About the same time the Trump administration had perfected its cruelty against families and children, the Hamilton County Republican Party in Cincinnati …

Republicans

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

Shopping

Trump campaign claimed they'd 'buy American', so why is a Chinese factory churning out Trump flags?

Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign is already well underway—and got underway almost immediately after the 2016 elections, though primarily as a …

Donald Trump

Anthony Kennedy, You Are a Total Disgrace to America

No one expected Kennedy to allow Donald Trump to pick his successor. But he has. And it should forever taint his legacy as a jurist.<p>It’s been a few …

Donald Trump

What #NeverHillary Did To America's Future

<i>Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.</i><p>It matters less, now, if President Donald J. Trump serves only one term. It matters less if he is impeached. …

Mitch McConnell

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Telecoms

iOS 12: how to install Apple’s latest iPhone software right now

Apple has released the public beta version of the much anticipated free iOS 12 software update for iPhones and iPads, which means those eager to try it before anyone else can install it right now.<p>Announced at the beginning of June, packed with new features, speed improvements and tools to help …

iOS

How to read a privacy policy

We haven’t been able to avoid privacy policies in our post-GDPR world, but figuring out what these legal documents are trying to tell us isn’t easy. They’re typically filled with legalese and boring chatter about data and how it’s handled. I get why no one wants to spend time reading them.<p>So to …

Privacy

How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad

With so many paid-for and free apps available on the App Store these days, it's easy to reach a point where you have so many of them on your iPhone or iPad that a sizable proportion are simply forgotten about, and soon storage space starts to become an issue.<p>Fortunately, there's an easy way that …

Apps

How to add your own iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts right now

Siri Shortcuts are the iOS way to automate actions you do over and over. The WWDC 2018 keynote gave an examples of chaining together a bunch of these actions into one shortcut — order your favorite “coffee,” and give you directions to work, or switch on the lights at home <i>one whole hour before you</i> …

iOS

Your smart speakers are listening to you. Here's how to delete their recordings.

Keep your data to yourself.<p>Your friendly neighborhood smart speaker can do everything from dictate recipes to control door locks. On the less positive side, it's also capable of eavesdropping on your conversations and activities. What's a privacy-concerned citizen to do?<p>To better predict your …

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the …

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an unlocked phone by swiping right on …

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Your iPhone has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

6 ways to keep Alexa from eavesdropping on you

After an Oregon family described a scenario that encapsulated the worst fears about owning a smart speaker — their Amazon Echo picked up a private …

3 Apps That Will Improve Your iPhone (May 2018)

While Apple has been giving users some serious headaches over the past few months, we’re still as dedicated to the iPhone as ever. Call it naive …

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available …

How to set up Routines on your Amazon Echo

In just a few short years, the Amazon Echo has gone from a random speaker that nobody knew what to do with to a staple in the consumer tech space. …

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and the new privacy settings.<p>Check for updates<p>Microsoft releases a …

Best Amazon Alexa Routines

While the individual commands you can give your Amazon Echo are plenty diverse, you still have to give those commands one at a time. That can be more …

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

New privacy settings in Windows 10 April 2018 Update: What you need to know

With the Windows 10 ($100 at Amazon.com) April 2018 Update -- previously known as Windows 10 Spring Creators Update -- Microsoft gives you greater control of your data and account. After getting to know the new features such as Timeline and nearby sharing and the bigger and better Settings app, …

Get a few more years out of that old computer w/ a 240GB SanDisk SSD for $60 shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Newegg offers the 240GB SATA3 SanDisk SSD Plus 2.5-inch internal solid state drive for <b>$59.99 shipped</b> when code <b>NENSD5</b> is used at …

Most Useful 3D Touch Gestures on iPhone

3D Touch is a feature that's been around since the 2015 release of the iPhone 6s, and it's become an integral gesture system on all of Apple's latest iPhones.<p>Though it's been around for a while, there are several hidden and less obvious 3D Touch gestures that you may have forgotten or might not be …

Privacy settings: it’s time to check them and here’s how

Thanks to Facebook, online privacy has come under the spotlight once again. But if history repeats itself, the issue will blow over after a year or …

10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web

You’re probably used to bookmarking your favorite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top domains you’re familiar with—from …

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