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iOS 11.3 update breaks iPhone 8 devices with third party-repaired screens

Software update disables touchscreen on £700-plus smartphones that have not had their screens repaired by Apple<p>Apple’s latest iOS 11.3 software update is causing iPhone 8 devices with third-party repaired screens to stop working.<p>Users who have had a screen repair performed by a third party, rather …

Mobile Technology

How you're tracked online — and what you can do about it

Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on …

Every Android phone should have this Huawei P20 Pro feature

Essential, Sharp, and Apple all have something in common. They were the first companies to adopt the notch, carving out an extra sliver of screen real estate and popularizing the design in current smartphones. Like it or not, the notch is here to stay. Companies like OnePlus already revealed it’ll …

Internal posts show Facebook workers condemning leakers and fearing 'spies'

After revelation of controversial memo by senior executive, leaked posts show staff decrying disloyalty at company<p>Facebook employees are calling for a crackdown on suspected leakers and questioning whether “spies” have infiltrated the corporation, according to leaked internal posts that suggest the …

Surveillance

Best phones under £200 in the UK

While expensive flagship smartphones grab all the headlines, there’s a booming market for low cost handsets in the U.K. which you should certainly consider if you want to save some cash. While you won’t receive all the latest bells and whistles, cost-effective smartphones can still offer …

10 best keto diet apps and paleo diet apps for Android!

The ketogenic diet (or simply, the keto diet) is picking up steam. People are posting positive results all over the place. Basically, it’s a low carb diet that promotes ketosis. A properly maintained diet is high in fat and low in carbs. Getting into the diet requires three basic things. You need …

Deal: Free 4 months of Google Play Music and YouTube Red

Google keeps hinting that it is going to radically revamp its music service to better compete with Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music. But no matter how much it hints that a big change is coming soon, it still is handing out deals for Google Play Music and YouTube Red. Will the big change never come?<p>…

Manage update download size using Windows as a Service

7 New WhatsApp Features You Should Know About

In a world where texting is the new conversation, companies like <i>WhatsApp</i> need to keep on rolling out new updates in order to satisfy the customer’s …

Apps

How To Cancel A Subscription On Your iPhone

Ask A Tech Editor: 'I think I've subscribed to something through an app and now it keeps taking my money.'<p>Apple’s iOS operating system has this …

You can soon see (and delete) everything Apple knows about you

Apple will soon let you download all the information it has stored about you, modify it, or even delete it. The privacy change is required by a new European law, but is also in-line with Apple’s policy to not spy on its customers. This sets it apart from rivals like Google and Facebook.<p>Apple …

iOS 11.3 is available now. Here are the best new features

Apple's update brings fixes for Apple's battery snafu, new Animoji, AR upgrades and more.<p>iOS 11.3, the latest version of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system, is available now -- and it offers more features than you might expect from a ".3" release. Whether you're interested in augmented …

Augmented Reality

How to stop your phone from uploading your address book to Facebook

Whether you remember it or not, you may have once granted Facebook permission to store the contacts in your phone's address book. If you did, Facebook is continuously uploading these contacts to its servers. You can find out if your phone is doing this, and stop it pretty easily.<p>Here's how to do …

Apps

8 paid iPhone apps you can download for free today

We’ve got another fresh batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps for you to check out on Wednesday, and they’re all on sale for free for a limited time. …

Apple, everyone needs more free iCloud storage

Giving students 200GB is a good start, but consumers have been stuck with 5GB since 2011<p>During yesterday’s education-focused event that saw the introduction of a new iPad, Apple executive Greg Joswiak revealed that the company is upgrading the amount of free iCloud storage given to students. …

Google Photos

How the 'new' iPad compares to the rest of Apple’s tablets

The iPad line has diversified a bit the past few years, with Apple introducing two sizes of its "Pro" model in addition to a more basic 9.7-inch device. But, while last year's tablet offered some decent specs at a friendly $329 price point, it lacked few of Apple's more modern flourishes. Apple's …

Tablets

How to make the most out of secure messaging app Signal

It doesn’t matter whether you are an activist in a police state, a tech-savvy young individual who cares about their privacy, a professional with business secrets of value, or a soon-to-be mother who cares to keep her data private from advertising companies. Privacy breaches and shady uses of our …

How to choose between Apple’s iPad and iPad Pro

If you look at an iPad and an iPad Pro side by side, you won’t notice much of a difference. The Pro is a little bigger, it has slightly thinner bezels, there are some metal dots on one edge — and that’s about it.<p>With Apple’s update to the entry-level iPad on Tuesday, the two full-sized tablets are …

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The latest Apple Watch is the perfect example of why you shouldn’t buy a first-generation Apple product

Two years ago, I wrote off the Apple Watch.<p>I stand by what I wrote. The original Apple Watch was a half-baked device, full of good ideas that just didn’t work in practice. It was slow, clunky, and had pitiful battery life.<p>Earlier this year, I started wearing my Apple Watch again.<p>The reason was …

How to replace a paper notebook with your iPad

The iPad has replaced many things — it’s a TV, it’s a games console, it’s a book, it’s a (huge) camera, and it’s even a typewriter. But until recently, it hasn’t made a very good alternative to paper. But thanks to the Apple Pencil, and to iOS 11, that has changed. Now you can write and draw a note …

Google Home and Bluetooth speakers make the perfect pair

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of your Bluetooth® speaker playing the song you requested. We brought this feature to life after hearing how much …

Google Home

This App Aims To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

11 incredibly useful iOS 11 features you probably didn’t know existed!

11 incredibly useful iOS 11 features you probably didn’t know existed!<p>iOS 11 has been around for a while now and although you’ve enjoyed flaunting …

WhatsApp will now allow users to delete sent messages even after an hour

WhatsApp’s latest feature, ‘Delete for Everyone’ has already received an update. WhatsApp beta version 2.18.69 for Android will now give users up to …

Organise Your iOS Apps By Colour

A few years ago, I decided to organise the apps on my home screen by colour, creating neat little columns of green, blue, red and grey. Over time, as …

Outcast is a Good Example of What Apple Watch Apps Can Be

Photo Source: Crunchy Bagel<p>The situation with Apple Watch apps got some unexpected attention this week thanks to articles from noted Apple enthusiasts Marco Arment and John Gruber. In my opinion, it is good to get people thinking and talking about this again, because apps often seem to be the …