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Unlocked phones vs. locked phones: Why you should care

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon breaks down what you need to know about the carrier practice of locking phones.<p>The US wireless market is more competitive than ever, which is great news for consumers who have lots of choices when it comes choosing a service provider.<p>But one …

Telecoms

How to download Kodi on your iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking

All about Kodi<p>We also looked at:<br>1. How to install and use Kodi on Windows<br>2. How to install Kodi on Android and Android TV<br>3. How to install Kodi on a …

This Indian Character Symbol Can Crash Your iPhone

Text messages that contain the Indian Telugu syllable can disable third-party messaging apps on iOS. Apple is working on a fix.<p>PCMag reviews products …

TripIt now lets you know how long the airport security line is in real-time

If you're a frequent traveller, you might have already heard of an app called TripIt. TripIt lets users streamline their entire travel itinerary by …

HTC U11 EYEs unveiled with 18:9 display, dual front cameras, and 3930mAh battery

Renders of the HTC U11 EYEs leaked late last week, and the phone is now official. The highlight of the phone is a dual 5MP camera setup at the front …

Mobile Technology

Micromax's first Android Go phone coming later this month, and it could cost just $30

Google formally unveiled its Android Oreo (Go Edition) platform last month, detailing how devices running 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage will benefit …

Mobile Technology

Google updates smart devices to fix Wi-Fi crashing issues

Users on the Google Product Forums have reported that some problems with some of Google’s smart devices. It appears that these devices are crashing …

Wi-Fi
Mobile Technology

AMD Releases Updated Risk Guidance on Meltdown, Spectre - ExtremeTech

By on January 11, 2018 at 5:39 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>With Meltdown and Spectre now …

Computer Hardware

Gigabit LTE will give your current phone insane speeds. Here’s how it works

Despite not getting its fair share of press, Gigabit LTE is an important stepping stone between the current 4G standards and the newly-proposed 5G. …

Wi-Fi

Taking on Amazon and Google turns out to be harder than Apple thought

Apple’s $350 HomePod was meant to be a premium smart speaker that would do battle with the likes of Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home Max for your holiday dollars. Unfortunately for the Cupertino-based outfit, that will not come to fruition as it announced that the HomePod would be delayed until …

Keep Time Machine backups with you on a 4TB portable HDD: $94 (Reg. $120)

Amazon currently has the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive on sale for <b>$94 shipped</b>. This portable external hard drive is normally $120 and is currently $5 below Amazon’s previous best price. A 4TB portable hard drive is perfect to keep a local backup of your entire MacBook …

Using iPhone X’s dark mode uses less than half the battery power

Did you read our guide to switching on the iPhone X’s Unofficial Battery Saver Dark Mode in order to stretch the battery life of your new iPhone X? Well, it turns out that blacking out as much of the screen as possible really can save a whole lot of juice. In testing, running the iPhone X in dark …

Firefox add-on armageddon arrives: How to see if you are going to be hit

Firefox Quantum is set to speed up Mozilla's browser, but there is a price to be paid.<p>Firefox 57 is set to bring the biggest shake-up that Mozilla's …

FDA Approves First Digital Pill That You (And Others) Can Track

“Did you take that pill?’<p><b>Response:</b> “Yes.”<p>“Are you sure?”<p><b>Response:</b> “Absolutely. I’m fairly certain. I think so. Maybe. What was your question again?”<p>“Let’s ask the pill.”<p>Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they approved the first drug in the U.S. that can tell you and others …

Medicine

Control it all with Apple’s Bluetooth Keyboard for $29 (Open-Box, Reg. $70)

GeekDeal (98.2% positive customer feedback) via eBay is offering the open-box Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for <b>$28.99 shipped</b>. That’s $40 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered in any condition. Rated 4.4/5 stars by Amazon shoppers and a 90-day warranty applies.<p>Apple …

Google study shows how your account is most likely to be hijacked

Security threats like phishing, keylogging and third-party breaches are pretty common knowledge. Google wanted to gain a better understanding of how hijackers steal passwords and other sensitive data in the wild, though, so it conducted an analysis of online black markets from March 2016 to March …

Hackers Say They've Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

<i>This article has been updated below with another, more convincing video demonstration of Bkav's Face ID spoofing, which the firm revealed two weeks</i> …

New exploit uses antivirus software to help spread malware

One of the most basic rules of safe web browsing is to use antivirus software in order to keep your computer safe. While it’s a good idea to make use …

Anti-Virus Software

Instagram will soon let users follow hashtags in addition to accounts

If you’ve logged into Instagram lately, you might have noticed a new option that makes it easier to keep track of the things you’re interested in. …

Puppies

YouTube bans all videos from an extremist cleric

YouTube's efforts to catch and take down terrorist videos include some far-reaching measures. The <i>New York Times</i> has learned that YouTube recently removed and blocked all videos from Anwar al-Awlaki, a cleric who turned extremist and was killed by an American drone strike in 2011. While it's only …

Google explains the Pixel 2's super-stable video recording

Google's Pixel 2 phones have a clever trick up their sleeve when recording video: they can use both electronic <i>and</i> optical image stabilization, delivering largely jitter-free clips even if you're walking down the street. But how does it meld those two technologies, exactly? Google is happy to …

Singapore to refine upcoming cybersecurity bill following public feedback

Government says it will clarify the definition of critical information infrastructures and duties of such operators as well as licensing requirements …

Google's about to kill many Android apps that use Accessibility Services

A bunch of handy apps on Android that let you do things like autofill passwords, copy content to your clipboard, and automate tasks, may soon no longer work on your mobile device because Google is changing the rules for accessing its platform’s Accessibility Services, reports Android Police.<p>The …

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Coffee

Intel and AMD team up against Nvidia to produce a new laptop chip

The first partnership since the 1980s<p>Rivals Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) are teaming up to produce a laptop computer chip that uses an Intel processor and an AMD graphics unit. The partnership will pit the two companies against competitor Nvidia. The new chip will be made for laptops that …

Computer Hardware

The iPhone X is the most fragile iPhone ever built

Going into the iPhone X launch, one of my most pressing concerns was how to protect it without ruining the gorgeous design, notch not included. The …

Mobile Technology

The iPhone X has the best smartphone display around

With all the attention on OLED screens lately, all eyes – no pun intended – have been on the iPhone X’s first use of the technology. While the early …

Mobile Technology

Intel Teams Up With AMD for New 8th-Generation Processors With AMD GPUs

Longtime rivals Intel and AMD are joining forces to produce new 8th-Generation H-Series Intel mobile processors paired with stacked second-generation High Bandwidth Memory and custom-built discrete graphics from AMD, Intel announced today.<p>For the new H-Series chips, which feature all of the above …

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

Smart Homes