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How to get the most space in your cloud storage—without paying to upgrade

Free up some spare room.<p>Cloud storage services have given us an easy, hardware-free way to back up and transfer files. Some of them even give you a little space for free. However, the key word is "little." Once you start uploading files and folders, that free storage fills up fast.<p>Before you go …

Operating Systems

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

This iPhone trick makes you less anxious when you look at your phone

The more we shuffle through life, the more baggage we acquire: figurative, literal, and digital.<p>We might Kon-mari our apartments but our digital selves seem to be ballooning—massive inboxes, over-capacity Dropboxes, and smartphone screens packed with apps we don’t use.<p>If you’re a true minimalist, …

Apps

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

Protect Your Privacy With a Burner Phone Number

It’s an easy way to avoid telemarketers.<p>If you're sick of being inundated by phone calls from unlisted or unrecognizable numbers — from politicians, …

Shoot film like Spielberg with this new anamorphic lens for Pixel/Galaxy devices

Mobile photography company Moment has launched a new Kickstarter for a smartphone camera accessory that’s said to deliver cinema-quality recording capabilities.<p>The $149 anamorphic lens add-on is compatible with Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy devices, allowing them to shoot super wide videos …

Hacking Windows 10: How to Break into Somebody's Computer Without a Password (Exploiting the System)

After a hacker has configured Metasploit on a remote private server, created a resource script for automation, and created a simple payload, he or …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

Offroad Westfalia camper van follows the compass toward the dirt, rock and unknown

Westfalia has really been putting it in overdrive in 2018. Somewhere after launching the all-new Nissan Michelangelo and stretched Ford Nugget, it …

Turn Yourself Into a Songwriter With These Free Apps

Whether you're a well-established wordsmith or someone who's never written a song before, inspiration can strike at any moment. Could that phrase fit …

Dangerous Banking Malware Discovered Lurking on Brand-new Android Phones

The unwanted, pre-installed software (or bloatware) that comes on most smartphones these days is bothersome enough. But it could be worse. Your new phone could have been infected with malware before you even turned it on for the first time.<p>Security researchers at Dr.Web have discovered dozens of …

Android Phones

Will mirrorless cameras dominate in 2018?

<b>The first mirrorless cameras arrived on the market around 10 years ago, providing smaller alternatives to DSLRs. But while they once lagged behind</b> …

UK and Australia are monitoring their domains with Have I Been Pwned

A lot of people have used Troy Hunt's Have I Been Pwned to see if their email addresses are attached to any services that have experienced data breaches. Large organizations can also use it to search their domain names as a group and now, the service counts the UK and Australian governments among …

The secret Netflix movie codes and other tips that will change your life

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>Among its most popular series …

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Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

Android is crying out for another OnePlus X

At $250 the OnePlus X was nothing short of a revelation for mid-tier smartphones in 2015. It didn’t have all the bells and whistles, as its price would suggest, and the “small” 5-inch display and infuriating invite system wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it had a lot of good points. The powerful …

Composition Tips: This Pro Says “Use the Golden Spiral” & Forget About the Rule of Thirds (VIDEO)

If you wonder why we spend so much time discussing techniques for better composition, the answer is simple: No matter what type of images you shoot, …

New LTE attacks can snoop on messages, track locations and spoof emergency alerts

One of the ten attacks can create "artificial chaos" by sending fake emergency alerts to a large number of devices.<p>A slew of newly discovered …

How To: The White Hat's Guide to Choosing a Virtual Private Server

Conducting phishing campaigns and hosting Metasploit sessions from a trusted VPS is important to any professional security researcher, pentester, or …

iPhone iNsanity: The 7 Craziest Attachments for Your iPhone 8 or X

Looking for a few fun and easy ways to get more out of your iPhone? Sure, the X may be the greatest smartphone ever built, but it’s still lacking in …

Anchor’s new app offers everything you need to podcast

Broadcasting app Anchor, which helps anyone record and share audio, is relaunching its app today with a new focus on serving the larger podcaster community. While in the past, Anchor was carving out a niche for itself in the short-form, social audio space, the new version – Anchor 3.0 – aims to be …

How to build a personal landing page online

Control your image.<p>What do people see when they search for you online? To control these results, you need a personal landing page. This hub lets you promote yourself to potential employers, advertise a freelance business, network with colleagues in the same line of work, or just help people contact …

Web Design

Rugged Cat S61 phone packs thermal imaging on steroids

With advanced thermal-imaging tech, laser-assisted distance measuring and an air-monitoring sensor, the Cat S61 is one seriously high-tech phone.<p>Back at Mobile World Congress in 2016, British phonemaker Bullitt showed off the Cat S60, a rugged phone for people working in rough-tough environments …

Mobile Technology

LG Debuts Another Fast, Lightweight Notebook

Anyone shopping for full-featured Windows 10 laptops lately has personally witnessed all of the choices out there. And confusion. I always get the feeling computer manufacturers are each using their own lingo to prevent consumers from making apples-to-apples comparisons. Such is marketing.<p>But I do …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung resumes Android O update for Galaxy S8

Well, that didn't take long. After pausing the Android Oreo rollout on Galaxy S8s over a reboot glitch, Samsung has restarted the process in Europe. As <i>SamMobile</i> reports, it's an altogether different firmware version. The rollout has resumed in Germany and it shouldn't be long before the update …

How To: Make Anonymous Calls from Your iPhone

When you don't want somebody you're calling to know the real phone number associated with your iPhone, whether it's for privacy reasons, to avoid …

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear picture of microscopic organisms and cells from …

Samsung unveils world’s largest SSD with whopping 30TB of storage

It’s the most memory ever crammed into a 2.5-inch form factor — enough to store 5,700 full HD movies<p>Samsung has unveiled the world’s largest solid state drive — an unassuming-looking bit of kit that boasts a whopping 30.72 terabytes of storage. It’s the most storage ever crammed into the 2.5-inch …

Demonstration

Traveling with tech makes everything more complicated

I will soon be leaving on a jet plane, connecting to another jet plane, and then, a few days hence, a third, fourth, and fifth. Two weeks later, I'll …

Gear & Gadgets