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The 10 best cases for your iPhone X

The iPhone X is Apple's most advanced smartphone ever. It's a technological marvel inside and out. It's also extremely slippery and you definitely …

Where Is Barack Obama?

The former president’s reticence in the Trump era is only hurting his party.<p>At a moment when many of his former voters believe that America is facing a genuine democratic crisis, former President Barack Obama has been largely silent about what is happening in American politics. Other than a handful …

Apple HomePod review: locked in

It sounds amazing. Is that enough?<p>I don’t think I’ve ever described a tech product as “lonely” before, but it’s the word I thought about the most as I was reviewing Apple’s new HomePod.<p>The HomePod, whether Apple likes it or not, is the company’s answer to the wildly popular Amazon Echo and Google …

Tech Trends

Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up …

Donald Trump

13 hidden features in iOS 11

You don't need to buy an iPhone 8 (or an iPhone X for that matter) to get that shiny, new-iPhone feeling. All you need to do is upgrade to iOS 11, …

How to get Apple’s beautiful Apple TV screensavers on your Mac

When Apple launched the latest version of its streaming device, the Apple TV, in 2015, it unveiled a set of stunning slow-motion screensavers for the device. The short videos that play when the box is idle depict aerial footage of some of the most famous skylines and landscapes around the world, …

Smart TV

Trump targets General Motors in latest attack on automakers, while Ford cancels plans for a Mexico plant

President-elect Donald Trump took aim at the U.S. auto industry Tuesday as he continued an intervention into corporate America that aims to bolster job growth but is also vulnerable to exaggerations and oversimplifications.<p>On Twitter on Tuesday morning, Trump singled out General Motors for …

Donald Trump

11,000 people bought an adapter to give the new MacBook Pro the same features as the last one

An add-on adapter on Kickstarter is promising to fix the new MacBook's biggest problem.<p>Apple's latest MacBook Pro has only one kind of port, which uses the new USB-C connector, as opposed to older MacBook Pros, which had options to plug in HDMI cables, SD cards, and other useful attachments.<p>Now …

Obama, Trump and the Settlers

Israel’s deep settler state has frustrated American presidents for decades. Trump is about to learn some harsh lessons.<p>This is not where Barack Obama intended to be at the end of his presidency — wrapped around the settlements axle again. That’s how the president’s first term began; he had been …

Israel

How Russia Wins an Election

You don’t need a security clearance to understand how Vladimir Putin does it. Just open your eyes.<p>Did Russia just put its man in the White House? Americans are furiously debating the question as intelligence reports leak, Donald Trump tweets his doubts and Congress vows to investigate.<p>As analysts …

Russia

How the Democratic Party Lost Its Way

During my 20 years in Democratic campaigns, I’ve seen the party operation decline into an insular and myopic letdown. But I also know how it can recover.<p>I made my first visit to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 1998, when I was campaign manager for a longshot candidate running …

Government

Watch Out. Samsung Could Soon Become The Apple Inc. Of Your Nightmares

Today is an important day for Samsung. Ever since being sued by Apple in 2011 for duplicating its technology and design for its flagship galaxy smartphones, the South Korean tech mogul had been engaged in a tedious legal conflict that forced it to compensate $548 million in damages to Apple Inc. …

Galaxy Note

Hillary Clinton Makes First Remarks on Capitol Hill Since Election

Hillary Clinton spoke publicly for the first time on Capitol Hill since her defeat in the 2016 presidential election, speaking against "fake news," as well as paying tribute to retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

Government

2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 MacBook Pro

The 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has met a lot of criticism. But all anyone really wants to know is, is it time to upgrade?<p><i>Cult of Mac</i> put the entry-level 2015 and 2016 MacBook Pros head to head to see if it’s worth snapping up a shiny new Touch Bar machine.<p>2016 MacBook Pro vs. 2016 MacBook …

Notable Lives Lost in 2016: Pictures

Republican Party

My favorite MacBook Pro accessory is on sale now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>OWC As a professional technology writer, I use a lot of different products.<p>Whether I'm testing something for a review, or just because I …

Google releases Featured Photos screen saver for Mac

Google today announced that it has come out with a new Mac screen saver that displays certain photos that people share publicly on Google+. Previously, these kinds of photos have been available as a backdrop on the Chromecast and other devices, but now they’re available for use on Apple’s desktop …

Apps

How to access/write-to NTFS drives on Mac natively with Paragon NTFS 14

Have you come across an NTFS formatted drive you’re having trouble using on your Mac? It’s not just an issue for those switching from Windows machines to Mac, but also for Bootcamp users and others who want to connect the odd drive from their Windows-using friends or colleagues.<p>If you want to write …

Operating Systems

The Trouble With the Electoral College

We’ve now had two presidents in the last 16 years who didn’t win the popular vote. That's a problem.<p>Donald Trump got pretty worked up on election night when it dawned on him that the next president would lose the popular vote and yet win in the Electoral College. “We should have a revolution in …

Government

Apple CEO Tim Cook Quotes Martin Luther King In A Staff Email After Trump’s Presidential Win

Donald Trump is not a fan of Apple, and Apple is not a fan of Donald Trump. So many were wondering how, precisely, the company would react to Trump winning the election. The answer comes in the form of an email sent to employees.<p>Cook doesn’t tackle the election directly, in the letter. Instead he …

Crypt Believed to Be Jesus’ Tomb Opened for First Time in Centuries

JERUSALEM — The only mystical power visible was the burning light from seven tapered candles. And yet for ages, the tomb that sits at the center of history has captured the imaginations of millions around the world.<p>For centuries, no one looked inside — until last week, when a crew of specialists …

Archaeology

How to Make Chrome the Best Browser for Your Phone

Google doesn’t just want the Chrome browser dominating laptops and desktops of this world, it wants it on as many mobile devices as possible too. If …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Review: OWC’s Aura PCIe flash storage lets you upgrade the storage capacity of your Mid-2013 and later MacBook [U: Now works with Boot Camp]

As an owner of a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, it’s slowly beginning to show its age. However, I find that this machine, an i7-powered rig with 16GB of RAM, is still plenty powerful for the applications that I run on a day-to-day basis. For example, with Final Cut Pro X, it’s not the …

MacBook Pro

Discovery of 4,500-year-old female mummy sheds light on ancient Peru

Archaeologists say the mummified remains, found near one of the oldest cities in the Americas, probably belong to a noblewoman aged 40 to 50<p>Archaeologists in Peru have discovered the 4,500-year-old mummy of a woman buried near one of the most ancient cities of the Americas.<p>Dr Ruth Shady Solís said …

Archaeology

iCloud and Siri Teams at Odds as Apple Seeks to Move Cloud Services In-House

Apple's efforts to move its cloud infrastructure in-house for its web services are being slowed by "political infighting" between the company's iCloud and Siri engineering teams, according to <i>The Information</i>.<p>The paywalled report claims that the fighting is holding back Apple from fixing "technical …

Amazon Web Services

Anger as CNN 'proof of life' video highlights failure to rescue stolen girls

<b>Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> It was footage that broke hearts around the world, underlining the ongoing suffering of the Chibok mothers -- and the unimaginable plight faced by their daughters.<p>Images of Nigerian woman Rifkatu Ayuba overcome as she recognized her teen daughter, Saratu, in a "proof of life" …

Africa

8 easy ways to speed up your Mac

We all know a Mac is the best computer. It’s the most reliable, the least fuss and usually the most snappy. But, as with all computers, the trusty Macintosh can also become sluggish after a while.<p>In today’s <i>Cult of Mac</i> video, we’re going to show you eight easy, useful tips to speed up your Mac.<p>Speed …

Operating Systems