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This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

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 …

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

<b>Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.</b><p>Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops to make the keyboard work.<p>HP said more than 460 …

IT security

Poems about Teaching and Teachers

Robert Frost once said, “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” These poems and …

Teaching

Don't upgrade your iOS without downloading this software first

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Managing all of the data on your iPhone, iPad, …

Gear & Gadgets

Physics is taught badly because teachers struggle with basic concepts

Kinematics describes the motion of objects through numbers, diagrams, words and equations and is taught in schools around the world as part of the …

Pedagogy

9 Smart Things You Can Do With an Old iPhone

If your aging iPhone is too old or damaged to trade in for whatever you think it’s worth, here’s some good news: As long as it can still connect to a …

Philips Hue

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – A Summer of G Suite Updates – A Handout

Over the summer Google released a bunch of updates to some of the G Suite products that teachers and students use most. During the summer I published …

Education Technology

How to Type on Apple TV Using Your iPhone or iPad

Being able to use your iPhone or iPad as a remote for your Apple TV is a fantastic feature, especially since the included remotes are easily lost. Using Siri to type on Apple TV (Gen 4) isn’t perfect, which makes using your iPhone or iPad to type on Apple TV the quickest way to type anything on …

Smart TV

Secret Teacher: parents, stop undermining us in front of your children

We want your children to succeed as much as you do. When you undercut us, it not only upsets us but we have to work even harder to regain students’ respect<p>I left school crying recently after parents’ evening. But it wasn’t a student who reduced me to tears – it was her mother.<p>I had just finished …

Teaching

These lightweight V-Jays on-ear headphones deliver hefty sound

The Audiophiliac lavishes praise on this affordable headphone.<p>The Jays v-Jay on-ear headphone weighs next to nothing, a mere 2 ounces (58 grams), but the sound has real heft, so it provided a soul-satisfying kick to the "Hamilton" Broadway cast soundtrack. The rap musical connected all the dots …

Audiophile

How to set up and use action extensions on iPhone and iPad

Action extensions, part of extensibility, let apps share their functionality with other apps installed on your iPhone or iPad. For example, you can …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an …