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How to Protect Yourself Against a SIM Swap Attack

A spate of hacked Instagram accounts. A $220 million lawsuit against AT&T. A bustling underground crime ring. They all have roots in an old problem …

Identity Theft

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Today in Apple history: ‘Misunderstood’ iPhone ad wins Emmy

<b>August 18, 2014:</b> A Christmas-themed iPhone ad lands Apple an Emmy for “Most Outstanding Commercial of the Year.”<p>The prize-winning spot is Apple’s “Misunderstood” iPhone 5s ad. It depicts a silent teenager who won’t spend time with his family at Christmas because he’s too busy with his iPhone. At …

iPhone

How to Output Your Mac's Audio to Two Pairs of Headphones at the Same Time

Next time you're on a flight with someone and you both want to watch a video on your Mac without disturbing other passengers, try this convenient solution for sharing your Mac's audio among two pairs of headphones.<p>The method described below should work regardless of whether you're using one wired …

Headphones

Hackers steal £10m from cash machines in global heist

Cyber criminals have hacked cash machines in 28 countries to loot over £10 million from an Indian bank.<p>Hackers infected the bank's credit card payment system with malware, which allowed them to approve transactions and access client accounts. Fake credit cards were then used to force ATMs around …

ATMs

How to use Apple Pencil

Whether you're a business user who wants to scan and sign work documents or a developer who wants to paint AR sculptures in a 3D environment, there …

Apple Pencil

Banks host millennial heirs to lavish fortunes at summer camps | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Fifty-two heirs to lavish fortunes luxuriate in sleek splendour at the Four Seasons.<p>They sip designer lattes and speak the language of wealth. The …

Morgan Stanley

Crypto’s Millennial Mining Tycoon Is Planning a $3 Billion IPO

Bitmain Technologies Ltd., the world’s biggest producer of cryptocurrency mining chips, is planning a Hong Kong initial public offering that could …

Everything you need to know about your iPhone camera’s shutter speed

Your iPhone camera is pretty good at taking photos automatically. You just point it, shoot, and the camera works out all the tricky stuff. But what is actually going on in there? How does it take the light that you see and render it as an image on the screen?<p>In this short series, we’ll look at the …

Mobile Photography

How to rip and save audio from YouTube videos with your iPhone

YouTube isn’t just for video. Lots of folks use it to post audio files, only they gum up the songs with slideshows so they can upload them to the video-publishing service. There are all kinds of apps that let you convert a YouTube video back into an MP3, but today we’re going to see how to convert …

Apps

FBI warns of potential ATM bank heist that could steal millions globally

Likely to fall on a Saturday when banks are closed<p>The FBI has warned banks that ATMs will likely face a global attack by criminals in the “coming days.” The FBI was tipped off that these cybercriminals would hack payment card processors or banks and use ATMs all over the world to withdraw millions …

ATMs

The 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics

At its best, science fiction can present a captivating, inventive picture of societal trends and flaws.<p>The Metacritic data we compiled here to track the most critically acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time traces a lineage of great films from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" through the Tom …

Science Fiction

How to install Linux Mint on your Mac or Windows machine

I've started dabbling in the Linux operating system, for two reasons -- the Raspberry Pi (a $30 single board computer that runs on Linux) and losing …

Linux

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Black History

News: Top 6 New Safari Features in iOS 12 for iPhone

If there's one strength of Apple's that iOS and Android fans can agree on, it's the company's dedication to user privacy. With each new iteration of …

iOS

Japan had a war for talent a century ago. Silicon Valley can learn from it

The scramble to hire the best and brightest is transforming business, and particularly tech companies, around the globe. It’s pushing companies to offer previously unheard-of benefits, rethink their corporate identities, and raise pay to the point where it’s creating housing crises in Seattle and …

Silicon Valley

Volkswagen adds a larger, amenity-packed camper van to its lineup

Meet the big brother of the best-selling VW California camper van<p>If there’s any company that’s helped to shape the world’s preoccupation with camper vans, it’s Volkswagen. From the first “Splitty” bus in the 1940s to their best-selling California van, Volkswagen is an industry leader in figuring …

Volkswagen

Experience salsa and vallenato, two popular rhythms of Colombia

Santiago de Cali is known as the salsa capital of the world and the sounds of vallenato music can be heard everywhere in the Carribean region.

Turner Broadcasting

Bitmain Offers Wi-Fi Routers Mining Cryptocurrencies

Mining<p><b>Have you ever thought about mining cryptos while surfing the web without being a victim of some malware, of course? If so, Bitmain has an offer</b> …

Wi-Fi

Bitcoin’s Big Problems

Bitcoin was recently called a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster by one of the world’s leading authorities on …

Cryptocurrency

Use an Apple Pencil with your iPhone with this dumb hack

The Apple Pencil is easily the best stylus for any tablet computer, but thanks to the deep hardware ties that make it work so well with the iPad, it won’t work with anything else. Or will it? With this messy hack, you can make your Apple Pencil work with your iPhone. Or with any smartphone or …

Apple Pencil

Jin Lee’s Korean epic Pachinko is headed to Apple TV

Apple was the high bidder for the rights to create a TV series based on <i>Pachinko</i>, a best-selling book about a Korean family written by Min Jin Lee.<p>This is one of nearly two dozen TV programs Apple is paying to produce, even though the company has announced no plans for a video service. Yet.<p>More …

Battlestar Galactica

How to share Apple iCloud storage with Family Share

Real estate is always at a premium, so why should online real estate -- namely cloud storage -- be any different? Some people have roommates to make ends meet, and some of us need a family member with a large iCloud plan to accommodate all those selfies. Fortunately, Apple offers shared iCloud …

MacBook Pro

Mac for Hackers: How to Set Up a MacOS System for Wi-Fi Packet Capturing

MacOS isn't known as an ideal operating system for hacking without customization, but it includes native tools that allow easy control of the Wi-Fi …

Linux

Why you should use iOS 12’s Do Not Disturb at Bedtime all day long

iOS 12’s best new feature may be Do Not Disturb at Bedtime. That sounds boring, but ask anyone who has been using the beta and they’ll tell you that it rocks. Apart from being active overnight, the main difference between regular Do Not Disturb and the new “at Bedtime” flavor is that all …

iOS

Apple Watch warns man about strange heartbeat, doctors find hole in his heart

We’ve heard of a handful of cases of the Apple Watch alerting its wearer to life-threatening health conditions in the past, and it seems we have yet …

Medicine

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

My wife and I retired in our 30s and now travel full-time in an Airstream trailer — here's what we spend in a week

There once was a guy from the Southeast who thought life could be broken down into a few simple constructs: get a job, buy stuff, retire, and die.<p>Yep, that guy was me.<p>Early retirement? Not in the cards. 401(k) retirement plan? Sure, but only the minimum. Retirement was the furthest thing from my …

RVs

People Over 40 Shouldn't Work More Than 3 Days a Week, Study Says (Video)

Let’s be honest: nobody is really a fan of the five-day work week. But if you want a reason to work less, science has your back. If you’re over the …

The Brain

Meet Serverless Inc. - The Startup That Aims To Accelerate Serverless Computing

Serverless computing is no more a buzzword. It has become a first-class citizen of the cloud alongside virtual machines and containers. Serverless Inc., a Bay Area-based startup realized the potential of serverless computing back in 2015 when the only prominent serverless platform was AWS …

Cloud Computing