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How to use emoji like a pro in Messages for iPhone and iPad

Your expressive Messages app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch packs in some interesting and useful features related to emojis. For added impact, …

Apple News

What to do if your Apple Watch Series 2 gets wet

There are a couple things you should do after going for a swim to ensure your new watch stays in good condition.<p>One of the headlining features of the …

Apple News

Use Siri on the Mac! A List of Mac Siri Commands

Now that macOS Sierra has Siri built directly into the Mac operating system, you’re probably wondering what exactly you can do with the handy virtual …

OS X

Apple's Messages app isn't as private as you think

Apple has said time and again that its Messages app (formerly iMessage) – which allows iOS users to send SMS and encrypted messages to their conacts – is more secure than other tools, to the point that the company couldn’t comply with wiretap orders from law enforcment even if it wanted to.<p>It turns …

Privacy

iMessage, metadata, and law enforcement: What you need to know!

There's a story going around about Apple storing metadata associated with the iMessage service and, when obligated by a court order, turning that …

Metadata

'Partnership on AI' formed by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft

Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft are joining forces to create a new AI partnership dedicated to advancing public understanding of the sector, as well as coming up with standards for future researchers to abide by.<p>Going by the unwieldy name of the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to …

Amazon

Google Allo rockets past 5 million downloads

When Google Allo went live, it saw a flurry of downloads as users rushed to make the search giant’s new messaging platform their go-to communication …

Google

New Amazon Fire TV Stick costs $39.99 and comes with an Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has just announced a hardware upgrade to its Fire TV Stick. At first glance, the new device looks just like its predecessor, but the newer …

Amazon

Europol warns of Android tap-and-go thefts

<b>Law authorities have warned they believe criminals are using Android phones to trigger fraudulent tap-and-go payments.</b><p>The alert comes in Europol's annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment report.<p>Experts had previously said that the rollout of smart wallet systems could raise such a …

Google

The updated Galaxy Note 7 is still having battery issues (Googlicious)

How to always get free airport Wi-Fi with these simple tricks

Getting airport Wi-Fi can be quite tricky. It might be paid, hidden behind a password or hard to find.<p>Thanks to travel blog FoxNomad, we have a couple of great resources to make sure you can always get on the internet no matter what. I’m going to run you through them.<p>Check Foursquare tips<p>Do …

Wi-Fi

BBC iPlayer login will be required from 2017

<b>All users of the BBC's iPlayer service will have to log in with a personal account from early 2017.</b><p>Users of BBC services can already create an online account - known as a BBC ID - but this is not currently required in order to access iPlayer.<p>In another change, from Tuesday BBC ID holders will have …

Spotify's new Daily Mix promises a never-ending, never-boring playlist

Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists were well received, but it kind of sucks when you exhaust the two hours of music it nets you. Now the company is giving you another option if you want new music <i>right now</i>.<p>Your new ‘Daily Mix’ consists of a series of playlists that combines your favorite tunes with …

Pandora

iOS 10 - Volume / Music Controls Missing [Fix]

How To Use The iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Camera Tutorial - Full Tutorial, Tips & Settings

iOS 10 - Battery Drain Fix / Optimization

Chrome for Android is getting more personal as it aims to reduce data usage

Google is rolling out some big changes for Chrome on Android, aiming to not only make the experience a more personalized one, but also help to save …

Senators call Yahoo's delay in revealing breach of 500m accounts 'unacceptable'

Six Democratic US senators on Tuesday said it was “unacceptable” that Yahoo only last week announced a 2014 hack into 500m user accounts and asked embattled CEO Marissa Mayer for more information about the company’s investigation into the data breach.<p>The lawmakers said they were “disturbed” the …

Yahoo

Facebook banned from gathering WhatsApp users' data in Germany

Facebook has been told that it cannot collect WhatsApp users' data in Germany after the messaging app updated its terms last month to allow information sharing with its parent company.<p>Regulators expressed fears that the policy changescould infringe on WhatsApp users' privacy by giving Facebook …

Facebook

Clean Your Cluttered Hard Drive with macOS Sierra's New Storage Manager

One of the new, handy features in macOS Sierra takes care of something you probably don’t think much about: cluttered files filling up your hard …

OS X

Plex Cloud Stores All Your Media Files On Amazon Drive

A Plex media server is one of the easiest ways to access all your movies from your local NAS. Plex Cloud’s a new service that can eliminate the need …

Displaying large amounts of data with GridView and CardView

Displaying large amounts of data in an Android app can be a tricky balancing act. Even on devices with larger screens (such as a laptop or computer) …

Tablets

Video claiming drilling into iPhone 7 will reveal hidden headphone port goes viral

A video claiming that users can add a headphone socket to the iPhone 7, which only has a Lightning port, by drilling into the bottom of their phone has been watched almost 10m times.<p>The prank video shows a man drilling a 3.5mm hole into the bottom left edge of the iPhone 7 held in a vice. It points …

iPhone

Watch out, GoPro: Snapchat Spectacles could succeed where Google Glass failed (CNET Update)

Feeling ill? Apple Watch may diagnose you (CNET Update)

Adobe and Berkeley's new smart editing tool will blow your mind

Over the years, Adobe’s excellent software has firmly established the company as one of the most influential sources of innovation in image manipulation and it seems the Photoshop-maker intends to keep things this way.<p>The company has partnered up with researchers from the University of Berkeley to …

Adobe

How to Transfer a Call from Your Apple Watch to Your iPhone

I love that I can receive calls on my Apple Watch. If I’m out and about, my iPhone is in my backpack, but I never miss a call because my watch lets me know one is coming in. But talking to your wrist, especially in public, isn’t ideal. No problem! You can transfer a call from your Apple Watch to …

iPhone

Is the party over for free wifi in cafes?

Many of us take free wifi in cafes for granted. But there is a trend for smaller ones to experiment with switching it off, in a bid to beat the laptop table-hoggers.<p>With so many people now working as freelancers on the move, is this really a good long-term strategy? Video journalist Dougal Shaw …

Use iOS 10's Bedtime Reminders to Try to Wrangle Your Sleep Habits

iOS 10's packed with a ton of features, but one of the unsung heroes is the new Bedtime reminders. How-To Geek walks you through setting it up and …