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How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p>Late last year it came to light …

Batteries

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

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You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

You've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your …

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Roku aims to take over home audio with its wireless speaker platform

No, Roku isn't building a wireless speaker, despite rumors hinting at that. Instead, it's approaching home audio similar to how it tackled TVs: By offering its technology to other companies. Specifically, Roku is unveiling a new wireless audio platform, Roku Connect, that it'll license to third …

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4 Ways to Use Flipboard to Curate and Share Content

Did you know that every 60 seconds, there are 448,800 tweets, 500 hours of YouTube videos streaming, 3.3 million Facebook posts, and 3.8 million Google searches occurring around the world? People everywhere are voraciously consuming and simultaneously sharing media at lightning speed across …

TiVo's Next-Gen Platform Includes Integration With Apple TV

The framework is being described as a new way to manage and deliver content to cable TV and internet TV subscribers. This will include unmanaged …

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones' battery performance

US company announces $50 reduction in battery replacement cost and a software fix that will deliver battery health updates<p>Apple has apologised to customers for deliberately slowing battery performance on older iPhone models without users’ consent.<p>The US tech company also announced a $50 (£37) …

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Ten genuinely great things the internet gave us in 2017, featuring baby hippos

In a year filled with depressing news alerts and Trump tweetstorms, moments of sheer joy online were hard to come by – but there were a few<p>Unless you’re a corporation hoarding billions of dollars in offshore tax shelters, 2017 has not been a good year.<p>From Trump’s Twitter tantrums to the constant …

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5 best apps for notification and ringtones

Getting custom ringtones isn’t as popular as it once was but that’s likely because it’s easier than ever to find them. Surprisingly, the market for Android apps to find ringtones, notification tones, and alarm tones isn’t as vibrant as one would believe. In this short roundup, we’ll take a look at …

iOS Apps

The iPhone is once again the best-selling tech product of the year

If you bought a brand new iPhone this year, you weren't alone.<p>The iPhone was once again the best-selling tech product of the year, according to a USA …

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8 Ways To Make Your Old iPhone Faster Without Replacing The Battery

Last week, Apple confirmed what customers have longer suspected: the company intentionally slows down the performance of older iPhones. The company …

iOS

The iPhone X Gestures You Should Master

For some, the biggest change in Apple’s new iPhone X isn’t the larger screen, weird notch, or identity-verifying Face ID tech. It’s the disappearance …

iOS

A more accessible future: AirPods, hearing aids, and the audio technology to make it possible

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stated his belief that technology should be accessible to everyone. For decades, Apple products have shipped with accessibility features, proof that these values are deeply rooted in the company. Apple even launched a dedicated accessibility website in 2016, …

Headphones

Here is how tech companies are responding to the repeal of net neutrality

Unless you’ve been in living under a rock the past several months, you knew that a vote on net neutrality was coming. It played out just as everyone suspected and the FCC voted to reclassify internet service providers like Comcast, Spectrum, and Verizon. The vote removed restrictions on the …

How to digitize your handwritten notes

Make your scribbles searchable.<p>Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can't organize and search …

Evernote

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone X

If you have an iPhone X you may have noticed that the battery percentage indicator is not an option to enable in the device settings. This is …

IPhone X

Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or bus

Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey.<p>The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. These updates will appear in the Google Maps app and, …

Google Maps

How to Remotely Delete Data for iPhone and Android Devices

As mobile phones carry a significant amount of private data including message history and details, photos, and other confidential information, losing …

Facebook unveils livestreaming and more for Messenger games

Facebook announced this week, in celebration of its first year of Messenger games, it’s adding new community features such as livestreaming and video chat.<p>When Facebook announced Instant Games last year, it had 17 games in its repertoire, including Pac-Man, Galaga, and Space Invaders. Now it’s got …

The iOS jailbreaking community is going nuts over this cryptic tweet by a Google employee

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a a reliable iOS jailbreak. You’d have to go back to iOS 10.2.1 to find a working version that’s widely-known. Since the last working exploit, the jailbreaking community has mostly gone dark, with repositories remaining un-updated (or closed) and a group of once …

Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks

It took its sweet time, but Microsoft Office for Android is now available on all Play Store-compatible Chromebooks, according to <i>Chrome Unboxed</i>. The software's convoluted journey en route to Google's laptops is well documented. As a recap, when Android app support arrived on Chrome OS over a year …

The 20 best apps to improve your smartphone

Whether you want an alarm that syncs with your body clock or a to-do list you can speak to, these are the apps you’ll need to make your smartphone smarter<p>The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation, weather and …

Google adds wait times for restaurants to save you from hangry arguments

Google wants to save you from the nuisance of waiting in line at your favorite restaurants. This is why the company is launching a new feature for Maps and Search that will make it easier to check estimated wait times at restaurants so you can skip the queue.<p>The functionality essentially helps you …

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5 Ways to Improve the Apple iPhone X in 2018 and Beyond

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>5 Ways Apple Could Improve Upon the iPhone X in …

Apple Watch Series 3 results shows 4G cuts battery life in half

<b>We’ve put the latest smartwatches from Apple – the Series 3 GPS and Series 3 GPS + Cellular – through their paces in our test labs, and the results</b> …

Smartwatches

Google is mapping out air pollution levels on Google Earth

Google has undertaken yet another initiative that aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment. The company has teamed up with envirotech firm Aclima to measure air pollution levels in California and map out the findings on its Earth platform.<p>The effort will see the two …

Google's new file manager lets you beam content between Android devices

You probably have a file manager app on your Android device, and it might well be half-decent (OnePlus has a good one preloaded). Now, Google’s building its own tool for the job, and it’s worth a try if you’re looking for more functionality in your file explorer.<p>Files Go does what you’d expect, …

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Fix for iOS Autocorrect Bug Reportedly Arrived in Latest Developer Beta, Coming to Public Beta This Week

For well over a week, many iOS 11 users have been noting a strange autocorrect bug plaguing their devices, which autocorrects the letter "i" to the uppercase letter "A" and a question mark symbol. Apple has issued a support document to help anyone facing the problem figure out a temporary …

iOS

Key Apple Manufacturer Will Make an Augmented Reality Product

Catcher chairman Allen Horng recently said the following about his company’s entry into augmented reality products:<p>“Based on what we have learned, …