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How to open iPhone HEIC images on Windows

One of the larger changes in iOS 11 was Apple's adoption of the new High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) standard for photos. While the format is significantly more efficient when it comes to storage space, it's not yet widely supported, meaning you may run into problems when you want to use …

Mobile Photography

Protect your PC with Windows 10's antiransomware tool

Wait, the global ransomware epidemic is just getting started? Ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya that lock down a computer and demand a ransom in order to unlock your files are getting smarter and more lucrative. Such attacks are expected to become more frequent and widespread.<p>Here are …

Apps

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Identity Theft

MoviePass: $10 a month for all the movie tickets you want

Movie theater tickets continue to get increasingly expensive -- even as streaming video providers like Netflix, catalogs of on-demand digital movies and meal delivery services make it increasingly easier to stay at home.<p>But what if -- for the price of a single movie ticket -- you could go to the …

MoviePass

Which HDR Software is Best for You?

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Nature Photography

All the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you need to know

Windows 10 was designed with touchscreens in mind, but Microsoft hasn't forgotten more traditional PC users. The operating system comes with plenty of built-in keyboard shortcuts -- including new shortcuts for the Command Prompt -- for those who prefer a physical keyboard.<p>Here's a handy list of the …

Windows 10

Navico Hawks 2017: "Full boat integration into one display cluster"

Written for Panbo by Ben EllisonThe Miami Boat Show was loaded with marine electronics news, but first let's visit the Navico writers event held at …

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Mobile Technology

Keylogger discovered preinstalled on some HP laptops

Your new HP laptop may be recording everything you do on it.<p>That is the warning issued Thursday by Swiss security researcher ModZero, which discovered an audio driver installed on several HP laptops contains a keylogger-type feature that secretly records every keystroke entered into the computer to …

IT security

Cozy up to 60,000 stars with ESA's dazzling interactive Star Mapper

The Hipparcos satellite launched in 1989 and completed its mission to measure the positions of the stars around 1993, but its data and legacy live on. The European Space Agency project has new life thanks to the Star Mapper site, an interactive online romp through the heavens as seen by …

European Space Agency

Find the best deals on refurbished Apple products

Think there's no such thing as a deal on Apple products? Think again.<p>I'm on record as saying that when you shop for Apple gear, you should almost always look for refurbished options. That's because Apple routinely offers iPads, iPhones, MacBooks and and other stuff for less than the price of …

IPhone 7

Thrill-seeking unicyclist rides on edge of 840-foot-high chimney in Romania

Some people like to live on the edge, but daredevil Flaviu Cernescu prefers to unicycle on the edge.<p>On Wednesday, Cernescu posted a YouTube video of himself and a friend having fun on top of a very tall abandoned factory chimney measuring 840 feet high (256 meters) at CET Targu Jiu in Romania.<p>The …

Romania

Everything you need to know about Google's My Activity page

What does Google know about you? Everything.<p>Seriously -- everything. Especially if you frequently use Google's many products, such as Android, Gmail, Drive, Google Maps, or YouTube. Or, you know, Google Search.<p>But there's some good news, sort of. Google has introduced a new data dashboard called …

Google wants to show you all the data it's collected about your online habits

It's common knowledge that web companies spend a lot of effort tracking everything you do online. But now Google wants to share with you all the information it has on your internet activities.<p>Offering a much more in-depth view than a browser history can offer, Google has introduced My Activity, a …

Google

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can automatically dig up and apply coupon codes for thousands of online stores. But now it offers …

Shopping

7 File Explorer tips and tricks

The File Explorer changed its name in Windows 8 (it was previously known as the Windows Explorer), but it's gotten more functionality in Windows 10. Because the File Explorer is where you'll go to find, manage, and otherwise explore your files, you may as well make it as comfortable an experience …

Software

Meter your Ethernet connection in Windows 10

Because Windows 10 is a "universal" operating system -- that is, an operating system for both mobile devices and PCs -- Microsoft has made limiting your data connection easy. Well...easy if you happen to be using a nonwired connection, such as Wi-Fi or cellular data, that is.<p>If you're hooked up to …

Windows 10

Well-educated immigrants are biggest innovators in US tech

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may be wrong about one part of what makes America great. According to a recent study, more than a third of technological innovation in this country comes from people born outside the US.<p>A Washington, DC-based think tank surveyed more than 900 …

Innovation

Use YouTube to record screencasts for free

A screencast is a recording of everything that happens on your computer screen. Why would you need such a thing? For businesses, it's a great way to, say, teach new employees how to use company systems or show prospective customers a product demo.<p>For individuals, a screencast can help demonstrate a …

Internet

Give your older iPhone a speed boost with iOS 9.2.1 (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 23)

iOS

Trump promises he'll force Apple to manufacture in the US

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There's going to be a lot of change in the near future.<p>Perhaps you are already hoping for it.<p>When Donald J. Trump ascends to the presidency -- as Donald J. Trump promises he will -- the focus will be on …

Donald Trump

How to enable native Chromecast support in Chrome

Google's own product, the Chromecast, has required an extension to stream content from your Web browser to your TV since its release. However, as AndroidPolice points out, a recent update to the Chrome browser will let you enable a flag to get the same functionality. Here's how:<p><b>Step 1:</b> Head to …

Android News

7 free apps you can use to give back

I know, I know -- you'd <i>love</i> to donate to charity, but you're short on both time <i>and</i> money.<p>Well, today's your lucky day, because you don't need either of those things to start giving back! Here are seven free apps that make giving to charity ridiculously easy -- and free.<p><b>Donate a Photo</b><p>Donate a Photo …

Apps

Perfect Pumpkin Pie: One Woman's Quest For Custard, Crust — And Glory

It was the best of pies, it was the worst of pies. I have baked many, many, many pies.<p>And when I first began making pumpkin pies this autumn, my results were at best inconsistent and, at worst, disastrous.<p>"One of the problems is most people make it once, maybe twice a year, right around the …

Low vitamin D linked to irritable bowel syndrome - Futurity

A small study suggests that people with irritable bowel syndrome might benefit from vitamin D screening and perhaps supplementation.

Smartphones are completing the broadband revolution

Politicians and regulators, take notice: More Americans are relying solely on wireless access at home and away for Internet and video content.<p>That's according to data released Monday (PDF) by the Pew Research Center, based on a survey from earlier this year.<p>Between home broadband and mobile, 80 …

Telecoms

New on Amazon Prime Video for January 2016

Amazon's January lineup has me psyched for one reason: "Thundercats." Volumes one and two of the original series are hitting Amazon. That should be a lot of episodes. A word of warning if you haven't watched "Thundercats" since it first ran in 1985, the characters talk very slowly. I didn't realize …

Entertainment

Free movies and TV shows available in January 2016

Sony's Crackle.com has a bunch of new stuff streaming in January. "The Net" comes back to the service after being gone for a little while. You can also catch Monty Python's "And Now for Something Completely Different," a collection of the comedy troupe's best sketches from their TV series.<p>A couple …

Entertainment

Find the dead spots in your Wi-Fi network with NetSpot

I invested in two power line adapters earlier this year to extend the range of my Wi-Fi network at home. I put one in the kitchen and the other upstairs to increase the signal strength at the kitchen table and in the upstairs bedrooms. The adapters seem to be working, but with free Mac app NetSpot, …

Wi-Fi

Microsoft to expand 'promise of technology' with new charity organization

Microsoft wants to bridge the technology gap.<p>The world's largest software maker on Tuesday said it will expand its commitment to global philanthropy under a new organization called Microsoft Philanthropies. The organization will expand Microsoft's existing charitable contributions like donating …

Nonprofits