bhixon

2,218 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 3 Following | 663 Followers | @bhixon | Keep up with bhixon on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “bhixon”

How to recover lost data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod with iMyFone D-Back for Mac

If you need to recover data from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, there are a few options including Apple’s own recovery tools. But an app like iMyFone D-Back for Mac makes it easy to see all of your available options and recover specific data from backups via iTunes, iCloud and the device itself even …

iOS

United 777 engine loss not as scary as it looked

ETOPS: Why two-engine planes can now fly across oceans<p>Passengers on United’s Flight 1175 from San Francisco to Honolulu were understandably concerned this week as one of the 777’s two engines started to fall apart when the plane was still over the open ocean, more than half an hour from landing.<p>But …

Aviation

A phishing attack scored credentials for more than 50,000 Snapchat users

How KLKViral tricked users into giving up their passwords<p>In late July, Snap’s director of engineering emailed the company’s team in response to an unfolding privacy threat. A government official from Dorset in the United Kingdom had provided Snap with information about a recent attack on the …

Dominican Republic

Tesla Model X police car will sneak up on perps in a hurry

It probably won't be used for actual police duty, but it's nice to imagine.<p>The future of police pursuits will be fast and silent, if the Ontario Provincial Police has anything to say about it.<p>The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) unveiled its own Tesla Model X police car this week, as part of an …

Ontario Provincial Police

Zelle users are getting scammed just like on Venmo

New app, old problems<p>Zelle, the standalone Venmo-like payments app founded by major banks, is still relatively new to the game, and its users — much like Venmo users before them — are unfortunately learning now that it’s easy to get scammed through the app, according to a report from …

Identity Theft

Snowden: ‘Get rid of Dropbox.’ Here’s the alternative he recommends

A few years back, Edward Snowden picked <b>something of a fight</b> with cloud storage mogul <b>Dropbox</b> in an interview with the New Yorker.<p>It’s a lengthy interview, but the meat of the matter that we’re addressing today comes at <b>1:04:55</b>.<p>We’re talking about encryption. We’re talking about dropping programs that …

Edward Snowden

Facebook’s ‘Protect’ feature on iOS essentially installs spyware on iPhone and iPad

Facebook is rolling out a new security feature called Protect to many users of its iOS app. While the name might make unknowing users feel good about installing the associated free app, the Facebook owned VPN is designed to collect and analyze user data to “improve Facebook products and …

Privacy

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool getting (or staying) …

Apps

Large-scale study shows Apple Watch & other wearables can detect early signs of diabetes

A large-scale study involving more than 14,000 Apple Watch and Android Wear users has shown that heart-rate data from the wearables can detect early signs of diabetes.<p>The study – a collaboration between UC San Francisco and digital health startup Cardiogram – measured the accuracy of a new diabetes …

Diabetes

Netgear is breaking out its Arlo camera line into a new company

Netgear loves to brag about how popular its Arlo line of smart security cameras is, and apparently it’s been doing well enough that the company plans to break the unit off into a standalone business. In the second half of this year, Netgear intends to separate Arlo and make the unit public through …

Smart Homes

Amazon delivery drivers enter Florida home uninvited -- twice

Two days in a row, different Amazon delivery drivers wandered around inside a home in Sarasota before dropping off a package.<p>The Lentini family in Sarasota, Florida never signed up for the Amazon Key service, which allows packages to be dropped off inside your house. That didn't stop delivery …

Communicate

Hulu’s live TV service now streams at 60 fps for NBC, TBS, TNT, and other channels

You should notice smoother motion in sports<p>Just in time for the Olympics and March Madness, Hulu has announced on its subreddit that it has added support for 60-frames-per-second live TV streams for some channels on select devices. The company is referring to this as “phase one” of its 60 fps …

Televisions

Scientists Using LiDAR Find Massive Mayan City Under Guatemala Jungle

"If I had not had the LiDAR I would have walked right over it, because of how dense the jungle is."<p>Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala's …

Archaeology

Apple outperformed nearly every PC maker in 2017 as Mac sales remain steady

In just about three weeks, Apple will release its earnings report for the recent holiday quarter. Naturally, most analysts will be preoccupied with …

PowerDolphin ain't your average RC boat

Remote-control model boats may indeed be pretty neat, although all that you can really do with the things is drive them back and forth. PowerVision's …

Radius Keeps Mosquitoes Away Without The Spray

Posted in Gear and Lawn<p>Radius is the world’s first rechargeable, EPA-approved, zone mosquito repellent. It’s a portable, pocket size device that will …

US once again requires that you register your drone

The US' brief period of registration-free drone flight is over -- President Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, and it revives the registration requirement for civilian drones. Robotic fliers between 0.5lbs and 55lbs need to be submitted to a database if they're going …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

Your Apple Watch is About to Become More Useful at the Gym

Anyone who has worn a fitness tracker or smartwatch to the gym has probably noticed that the stats on your wrist rarely match what’s being shown on …

PUBG hits Xbox: How to play and win your first chicken dinner - CNET

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds arrives on Xbox One. That's right: The smash-hit PC game that skyrocketed to the top of the Steam charts has hit console for the very first time.<p>I'm guessing you're here for one of two reasons. Maybe you want to know what all the fuss is about. Or …

YouTube TV is available in 34 new markets

YouTube TV is the streaming service's live TV subscription service, which debuted in a limited number of markets. However, yesterday, YouTube TV tweeted that the service is now available in 34 new metro areas. That is a drastic increase over the 49 available previously (for a grand total of 83 …

Amazon Prime Video Finally Lands on Apple TV

While Google and Amazon continue to bicker back and forth about which company’s services will be available for what platforms, it seems Apple is …

Encrypting Your Emails Just Got Stupid-Easy With ProtonMail's New Bridge Tool

ProtonMail, an email service favored among privacy advocates due to its automatic use of end-to-end encryption, has launched a new product aimed at …

Apple TV Finally Snags Amazon Prime Video

For Apple TV users, it's been a long time coming. Might I recommend Transparent.<p>When buying a streaming device, the Apple TV was always a safe bet. If you're already knee-deep in Apple's ecosystem and like things ultra-simplified, it's the way to go. But the decision always came with a …

Smart TV

US airlines plan to enforce new rules on smart bags

Travelers looking to use their fancy new smart luggage may soon face a hard time getting the bags on a plane due to safety concerns about their batteries. According to <i>CNN</i>, American, Delta and Alaska Airlines have all announced that starting January 15th, passengers checking smart luggage will have …

This SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit Tour Is The Most Fascinating Thing You'll See All Week

Veteran SR-71 pilot gives a highly detailed tour of both cockpits and shares incredible recollections from his time flying the legendary jet.<p>Youtube …

Military Aircraft

The TSA Is A Disastrous Failure and Should Be Privatized

<i>This article first appeared on The Daily Signal.</i><p>This year, the Department of Homeland Security carried out covert tests on Transportation Security …

Apple Watch Series 3 (non-LTE) review: third time’s the charm

You don’t need LTE<p>I like watches. I wear one every single day, without fail, and have since I was in elementary school. I also like gadgets a lot, which means that a smartwatch is something that I’ve always been intrigued by and wanted in my life.<p>But despite being both a watch wearer and a fan of …

Smartwatches

Target 'Black Friday' 2017 Deals: How Good Are They?

Target has been teasing Black Friday 2017 deals for a while now and there are some great sales in there. But now we have the complete list with savings on Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy smartphones, Xbox and PS4 consoles, premium HDTVs, Amazon’s Kindle and Echo, Google Home and more. But how good …

Shopping

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

iOS