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12 incredibly useful travel apps you didn't know about until now

Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you …

Chamber of Commerce

How to find your eyeglass prescription without getting an exam

Want to freshen your face with a new pair of eyeglass frames? As you probably know, you can save a small fortune by ordering glasses online.<p>Just one wrinkle: You need to know your prescription. Sure, you can call your optometrist to get the numbers -- unless the office is closed. Or you just feel …

Everything you need to know about the latest iPhone iOS upgrade

Apple has released the highly anticipated software update for the iPhone that promises to give you greater visibility into your own health—as well as the health of what could be a failing handset battery.<p>You can fetch the free update— iOS 11.3—on your phone, by tapping Settings/General/Software …

Health Records

How your iPhone could save your life

It’s hard to imagine leaving the house without a cell phone. Most of us feel naked and alone without our phones, disconnected from the world. We feel, in a word, unsafe.<p>The truth is, your mobile phone can save your life. Driving in remote places, cornered by an attacker, pinned beneath machinery, …

Emergency Medicine

How to give your parents the security talk this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family to gather together at the dinner table. If you're the family tech whiz, brace yourself for a feast of security questions.<p>Given the cornucopia of high-profile hacks over the last year, you can bet that a relative will bring up cybersecurity over turkey and gravy. …

How to charge your devices the right way

Give those batteries long, healthy lives.<p>Without a battery, your expensive laptop or smartphone becomes a hunk of dead electronics. And these rechargeable powerhouses have a finite lifespan: Over time, they will start losing power faster and taking longer to charge.<p>To extend the battery's useful …

Clean Energy

11 new iOS 11 features to try

Augmented reality, a redesigned App Store, and other new tricks your iPhone just learned.<p>This week marks the official arrival of iOS 11, and Apple's latest operating system boasts quite a few party tricks that you're going to want to try out. Here are some of the best new features, from playing …

A Credit Freeze Won't Help With All Equifax Breach Threats

If you’ve placed a security freeze on your credit reports at Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, and Innovis, that will help prevent fraudsters from …

iOS 11: Everything you need to know about Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system

iOS 11 is the next generation of Apple's operating system for iPhones and iPads. New features include sweeping new upgrades to Siri, a redesigned …

Operating Systems

How to Use the iPad App Switcher in iOS 11

On the iPad, iOS 11 merges the Control Center with the App Switcher as part of an overhauled interface that's meant to put more of a focus on multitasking. The update also adds new ways to access the App Switcher and it brings new, enhanced app switching functionality.<p>Accessing the App Switcher<p>On …

iOS 11: How the new Maps app and Do Not Disturb While Driving work

The smartphone has changed the world in a lot of ways, but it’s eradicated the paper map. Our phones are our maps, so much so that it’s hard to …

Maps

iOS 11: How the one-handed and QuickType keyboards work

What defines iOS more than its software keyboard? It’s the thing that made the original iPhone different from all the other phones with their …

iOS

iOS 11 update: We have good news and bad news about iPhone battery life

Apple on Tuesday finally released iOS 11 to the public after months of beta testing. Here’s a fun little tidbit: Within about a minute of Apple’s iOS …

Apple’s helpful new videos show how to get the most of iOS 11

iPhone and iPad owners can finally enjoy iOS 11 starting today and Apple’s got some spanking new videos to help you dive right in.<p>Apple published a series of new how-to videos on iOS 11 that cover a range of topics like converting handwritten notes into type and editing photos. The helpful new …

How to customize Control Center in iOS 11

In iOS 11, Apple lets you customize Control Center to your needs. Here's how.

Your guide to surviving the Equifax data breach

<b>Editors' note, September 8</b>: Equifax's hack checker seems to be broken<b>. We recommend that anyone with a credit history assume they were affected.</b><p>One of the largest data breaches in history has left 143 million people wondering if their highly personal data has been exposed to hackers. For now, …

25 features that will make you want to upgrade to iOS 11

iOS 11 means you never have to remember app passwords again

Tired of constantly forgetting your passwords? Apple wants to eliminate that pain point in iOS 11 by expanding its password-managing feature beyond its Safari browser.<p>Technically, password autofill for third-party apps has been available for a couple of years now, but developers had to enable the …

How to use iOS 11's Notes app as a document scanner

Apple has a habit of building features into iOS that eliminate the need to install third-party apps for some users. For instance, with the release of iOS 11, Apple is adding a document scanner, along with the ability sign, share and save a scanned doc to your device.<p>Instead of launching the feature …

iOS 11 livens up Live Photos with some new tricks

When Apple first launched its Live Photos feature, it was a fun addition to iOS. The feature turns ordinary photos into short videos, complete with sound and motion.<p>Starting with iOS 11, Apple is adding some much-needed capabilities to the Live Photos feature. Let's take a look.<p>Change the default …

iOS 11 has a new screenshot tool and it's awesome

The first time you take a screenshot after updating to iOS 11, you're in for a surprise.<p>The process hasn't changed. You still press the power and home button at the same time, which is followed by a screen flash. However, on the new OS, you'll see a thumbnail of the screenshot placed in the lower …

7 tips and tricks for navigating the iPad on iOS 11

After installing iOS 11 on an iPad, you're undoubtedly going to notice things are way different. For starters, there's a bona fide app dock now. Also, multitasking has been completely redone. Here are a few tips and tricks for navigating your upgraded iPad.<p>View app dock<p>The app dock can hold 13 …

How to Wipe a Computer Clean of Personal Data

Many families have welcomed new PCs into their homes, thanks to back-to-school and Labor Day sales, leaving older computers to be donated, recycled, …

Operating Systems

8 Strategies to Get the Most From Your Homeowners Insurance After a Hurricane

As Texans clean up from Hurricane Harvey and Floridians brace for Hurricane Irma, this is an opportune moment for all homeowners to know how to get …

Equifax data breach: Find out if you were one of 143 million hacked

<b>Editor's note, Sept. 11, 2017</b>: We recommend that anyone with a credit history assume they were affected by the hack, as Equifax's hack-checker tool proved unreliable in our tests. In addition, Equifax's credit-freeze website was also shown to be hackable, ZDNET reported.<p>Credit rating company …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

The best ways to watch movies and TV on your phone

Turn on, tune in, sit back.<p>Just 10 years ago, the idea of settling down to watch a movie on your phone was unthinkable. And yet here we are—people are binge-watching more than ever before using the devices we carry around in our pockets.<p>The key to watching movies and television shows on your …

26 Insanely Useful iPhone Tips That You May Not Know About

There are so many features on the iPhone that I enjoy using such as 3D Touch, AirDrop, Night Shift, Widgets, and voicemail transcriptions. If you have been using an iPhone for a while, then you probably already know how to use most of the features. However, there are a number of features that are …

Cellular Phone

Digital Maintenance: 5 Ways to Spruce Up and Protect Your Gear

It's time to treat your online accounts, laptops, and phones the way you handle a garage or a closet. Digital accounts and electronics need regular …

Trump's Job Promise - Can He Build A Wall Around Automation?

Moving through the 21st Century, automation, not aliens, has been the driving force in unemployment. Trump waived his magic "wall" wand over his rust-belt Cinderellas that eked out an electoral win with fears of minorities and foreigners, but can he build a wall around job automation? Will jobs be …