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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 …

Privacy

These apps will help you make the most out of your Apple TV

The Apple TV may not have topped our list of the best streaming boxes you can buy, but it’s still a great product, especially if you’re all-in on the …

Why HomePod is actually a steal at $349

Don’t make the mistake of comparing HomePod to rival smart speakers and lamenting its $349 price tag. There are good reasons why the device costs more than three times as much as an Amazon Echo — and yet is still an absolute steal.<p>Apple is keen to point out that HomePod is an awesome music …

The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

Apps

If you’re retiring in 2018, you should read this. And even if you’re not.

My husband and I have been doing some intense retirement planning over the past two years.<p>But here’s the thing. We are still six to seven years from when we hope to move into another season of our life. Of course we’ve been saving, but working out the nitty-gritty of this stage should happen long …

Retirement

Apple announces App of the Year, Game of the Year, and Best of 2017 top charts

Apple has announced its Best of 2017 apps and games, this year utilizing the Today cards in the iOS 11 App Store to feature the winners. Apple says its app of the year for iPhone is Calm, a meditation and sleep app, and Splitter Critters is 2017’s iPhone game of the year. Apple says the title …

iPhone X Vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's The Difference?

Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available and have key strengths and weaknesses, but the biggest question for many users is not <i>‘iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus?’</i> but whether they should wait (and save up) for the attention grabbing iPhone X?<p>When compared to the iPhone 8 there are clear …

Mobile Technology

Equifax Says It Will Let Consumers Control Access to Their Own Credit Records

Equifax (efx) promised to make it easier for consumers to control access to their credit records in the wake of the company’s massive breach after …

This is how to use the new iOS 11 Files app

With Apple's iOS 11 update comes the new and handy Files app. The improvement in file organization, dragging, and dropping is best put to use on the …

Before you update to iOS 11 here’s how to check which apps won’t work

For users of Apple’s iOS the imminent arrival of a major new update to the mobile platform is generally a moment of high excitement. In the case of iOS 11, iPad users have the most to be excited about — including a new system-wide dock where favorite apps can live, and a bird’s eye view of recent …

Finally, Some Answers From Equifax to Your Data Breach Questions

In the last few days, several hundred of you have sent me questions or tweeted about the Equifax breach and its credit freeze process. I don’t blame you, given that you’ve melted their websites and phone banks since the company announced last week that up to 143 million people may have had their …

Identity Theft

Equifax, Bowing to Public Pressure, Drops Credit-Freeze Fees for 30 Days

You howled in protest, and Equifax had no choice but to respond.<p>On Tuesday, the company said it would waive all fees until Nov. 21 for people who want to freeze their Equifax credit files. It will also refund any fees that anyone has paid since Thursday, though the company would not say whether …

Identity Theft

Apple Releases iOS 11 and iPad How-To Videos

Apple has published a series of six short videos to YouTube highlighting the marquee features of iOS 11 on the iPad. Each of the how-to videos is about one minute long and shows how to use a new feature:<p>'How to harness the power of the amazing new dock’ demonstrates how to add items to the dock, …

iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID

Apple is adding an easy way to quickly disable Touch ID in iOS 11. A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls, lets iPhone users tap the power button quickly five times to call 911. This doesn’t automatically dial the emergency services by default, but it brings up the option to …

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Privacy

Powerful new drawing app Linea is perfect for Apple Pencil

Iconfactory, the awesome team behind apps like Twitterrific and Flare, just launched a stellar new drawing app for iPad. It’s called Linea, and it’s a perfect match for Apple Pencil, offering all the tools you’ll need for sketching, taking notes, and more.<p>“Modern drawing apps are powerful, but they …

Apps

President Trump, we know what you're up to

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dear President Trump, We know what you're doing, we know why you're doing it, and we will not tolerate it or normalize it.<p>You have mistakenly allowed yourself to think, and convinced your White House team of true believers, that Americans will adjust themselves to accept and conform to your …

Donald Trump

How to Automatically Clear Storage on Your Mac

<b>Problem:</b> Your old Mac has maxed out its hard drive’s storage space, preventing you from saving anything new.<p>Fortunately, with macOS Sierra, your Mac …

T-Mobile's new unlimited data plan is what all phone plans should be like

At its Uncarrier Next CES event in Las Vegas today, T-Mobile announced it’s getting rid of data brackets. All of its plans will be ‘unlimited,’ without a worry about speed throttling for most users.<p>Secondly, the company is implementing a what-you-see-is-what-you-get policy with bill prices. That …

How to Get Files from Your Mac into the iCloud Drive App on Your iPhone

With iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra, Apple has added multiple new tools for easily working across your devices. iCloud Drive, which was introduced with iOS 9, allows you to access files from your Mac on your iPhone. This process of transferring your Mac documents to your iPhone has become easy with iOS 10 …

Operating Systems

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up …

Operating Systems

How To Install iCleaner Pro On iOS 10 Without Jailbreak

Here's how to download and install iCleaner Pro for iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad. No jailbreak is required for this to work.<br>[ Continue reading this over …

MAKE THE MOST OF THE IPHONE 6 WITH THESE 30 ESSENTIAL TRICKS AND TIPS

Life is hard enough without having to factor in modern technology. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are two of the most lauded and intuitive smartphones to …

Apps

Homemade Pretzel Pizza Bites

The red and green color palette and dusty Parmesan cheese that totally looks like snow was an absolute accident, but I'm taking it as a sign that …

Christmas Trees

Garlic Herb Baked Pretzels with Cider Cheese Dip

<i>Garlic Herb Baked Pretzels are soft, warm and packed with flavor. Serve them with a batch of Cider Cheese Dip and your next football party is bound</i> …

Pretzel

Half Baked Harvest

April 30<p>Thai Basil Steak Sandwich.Sometimes it's great to share classic recipes, but what I love most, is sharing a bit more creative recipes. …

Cooking

​Apple's Swift Playgrounds app will lure your kid into coding

The iPad app starts with easy programming techniques but moves well beyond the basics as you send a character around an island in the sky to collect gems.<p>"This is cool."<p>With those three words from my 11-year-old son, I knew Apple had a hit on its hands with Swift Playgrounds, its iPad app for …

Programming

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New to Airbnb? How to Make It Work for You

I have a confession: before writing this column, I had never used Airbnb. My first experience with this San Francisco-based rental-home marketplace, which was founded in 2008 and dropped a proverbial bomb on the hotel industry, came when I visited Milwaukee in April. Before then, I had been …

Hospitality

The complete guide to using the iPhone Upgrade Program

On Sept. 9, a brand new, but very similar, iPhone will be available for pre-order. If you’re after a new phone, you may be considering the payment plan that Apple introduced last year, the iPhone Upgrade Program, a monthly installment program that promises a new phone each year. Or perhaps you got …

Mobile Technology