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This App Turns YouTube Into Curated TV Stations For Mindless Viewing

About a year ago, we started binge watching a single show at a time at my house. We typically pick something with at least four or five seasons, and …

Smart TV

Restore old print photos with free software

Get your pictures perfect.<p>When you want to revisit an old digital photo, you can simply scroll through your past social media posts or open your favorite storage app. But what about those physical prints from your film camera days—are they still filling up old albums and boxes in the basement? If …

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Netgear Arlo Go review: This security camera lets you roam free

Wi-Fi cameras have revolutionized home security, but they have one obvious limitation—they require a Wi-Fi connection to function. If you need to put …

Smart Homes

iPhone 6 or 6s battery life not what it used to be? This $21 case will double it

Apple’s iPhones are built to last, so there are millions upon millions of people out there who still use models that are a few years old now. They …

Tech Trends

How to stop the same song from autoplaying every time you plug your phone into a car

The sound of silence<p>It’s happened to everyone: you plug your smartphone into your car, and then cringe when <i>that</i> song — the same song every time — begins to play. For some reason, iPhones will automatically play whatever song is listed first alphabetically in your iTunes. It doesn’t matter if you’re …

Streaming videos from your browser to Chromecast is about to look way better

Watch videos from the web at full quality<p>Google is testing a major leap in quality when casting a tab with video content from a Chrome desktop browser to your Chromecast. Ever since the streaming gadget was introduced, this has been a rather lackluster way of sending video to the TV from sources …

Apple's iOS 10.3 update is freeing up gigabytes of storage space on iPhones

How is that even possible?<p>If you update your iPhone to iOS 10.3 today, you'll likely find that you have an extra gigabyte or more of free storage space available on the phone's internal memory. For that, you can thank Apple's new file system, called APFS, which replaces the Hierarchical File System …

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Ding Smart Doorbell

Bridging the gap between traditional doorbells and overly complex, camera-laden setups, the Ding Smart Doorbell is designed to give you just enough …

Poll: Would you wait for the iPhone 8 if it shipped 1-2 months after the iPhone 7s & 7s Plus?

Imagine this possibility: Apple holds an iPhone event in September, unveils iterative iPhone 7s and 7s Plus upgrades shipping in 2-3 weeks, and a radically different iPhone 8 or iPhone Pro that won’t ship for another 4-6 weeks.<p>Even when the totally new iPhone does ship, supply is extremely …

Mobile Technology

Apple's new iPhone feature could get you out of a sticky situation

Future versions of iOS will include a new ‘SOS’ feature that allows you to make emergency calls with five quick taps of the power button.<p>Once enabled, the feature, triggers a short countdown timer (to avoid accidental calls) and emits a siren-like noise. Once the countdown reaches zero, it’ll …

iPhone

iOS 10 has a secret camera magnifier, and here’s how to access it

The iPhone 7 launch has come and passed, but if you’re one of the dedicated headphone jack lovers who refused to graduate to the 7, you might be …

Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

The DJI is a fantastic all-purpose drone, but with the EXO 1 exoskeleton, it becomes a dedicated search and rescue tool. The 3D-printed add-on quickly attaches to the drone and adds a host of features key to making the drone a valuable tool for first responders.<p>There are GoPro mounting points at …

App helps save Seattle cardiac patient

SEATTLE (AP) — If your heart is going to stop, right outside a hospital is not a bad place for it.<p>And if 41 people within a 330-yard radius have a …

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Hands-on: 75 new features in iOS 10 [Video]

On Monday Apple unveiled the highly-anticipated software update for the iPhone and iPad. As expected, it’s a huge release that brings a bevy of new and exciting features to the table.<p>In the following video walkthrough, we take a look at 75 of the features and changes found in iOS 10. Some of the …

iOS 10 adds AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon, ‘create PDF’, multi-user & password-only printing

New in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple’s AirPrint is getting some welcomed improvements including ‘AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon’, the ability to create PDFs from the print panel in iOS, and support for multi-user and password-only printing.<p><b>AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon</b><p>For the new AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon …

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iOS 10 How-To: Use Markup in Photos + Messages on iPhone & iPad [Video]

iOS has long had a super useful tool called Markup that lets you draw and add text over images and documents, but the feature has been buried inside Mail until now. iOS 10 brings Markup to more places including Photos and Messages. Below we explore Markup in both apps on iOS 10 plus share how to …

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iOS 10: Hands-on with the new Lock screen [Video]

One of the biggest changes found in iOS 10 will be one of the first things you see upon installing the update. Indeed, the Lock screen in iOS 10 has received what amounts to an overhaul and a rethinking of its functionality. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough as we explore the iOS 10 …

Widgets

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Dropbox adds scanning to iOS app, changes camera uploads

With the Dropbox app, you can now scan documents using your iPhone or iPad. Changes are also coming soon to camera uploads for Dropbox Basic users.<p>So long, Scanner Pro. My previous workflow for scanning documents on my iPhone or iPad was to use the Scanner Pro app to scan and then use Dropbox to …

Apps

Pilot Translating Earphones

It sounds like science fiction: the ability to converse with someone speaking a different language without needing to know it. Yet that's exactly the …

YouTube for iOS now lets you watch any video in VR mode with Cardboard

Google has been making great efforts lately in bringing virtual reality to anyone with a smartphone, and the latest update to its YouTube app makes finding VR content super easy. YouTube for iOS now includes a dedicated Cardboard button, which automatically transforms any video into VR mode for …

Virtual Reality

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch, you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a …

The Best of Siri: 12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do

Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant has evolved a lot since it debuted with iOS 5 and remains one of the iPhone’s most popular features today. Siri can handle almost anything, from providing quick answers to your most basic questions to helping you simplify your life through integration with …

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Sling TV is making a box to stream free local TV channels

More than any technical challenge, the big problem for streaming services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue today is licensing local broadcast networks. Because of that, Sling TV only offers ABC as part of a special package and Fox with its new multi-stream plan, while PS Vue only has broadcast …

Beware Of The Apple ID Expiration Scam

Have you received a text message that says your Apple ID is due to expire today? This is an example of a phishing scam currently spreading in the form of a text message — which is not actually sent by Apple Support. The scam attempts to convince iPhone users to share their username and passwords. …

Identity Theft

How to save iPhone storage by limiting the Messages app

If you’re running out of local or iCloud storage space on your iPhone (or iPad), it may be time to check how much space the Messages app is taking up. By default, your iPhone or iPad is set to save any messages you send and receive forever. This can result in iPhone “out of storage” messages, slow …

iCloud

Apple releases iOS 9.3 beta 4 with Night Shift, Touch ID Notes, & Verizon Wi-Fi Calling

Apple has released the fourth iOS 9.3 beta for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The first iOS 9.3 beta appeared in early January. Apple is expected to release the iOS 9.3 software update to all users around next month’s iPhone 5se/iPad Air 3 event. We’ll check out the latest beta …

IPad Air

iPhone 7 review: Why the new iPhone is not worth buying

The iPhone 7 is here at last but the reaction is lukewarm at best.<p>Writing in The Verge, Nilay Patel is at first enthusiastic, but says the device is …

4-inch iPhone 5se & iPad Air 3 planned to go on sale March 18th

Apple is currently on target to start selling its next iPhone and iPad models the same week that the new products are introduced in March. Apple is currently planning to introduce a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed the “iPhone 5se” and a new iPad Air at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, then put the …

IPad Air

PSA: Switching from the Facebook app to Safari can boost iPhone battery life by up to 15%

If your iPhone battery struggles to make it through a full day, and you don’t want to add an ugly hump to your device, <i>Guardian</i> tech writer Samuel Gibbs has found that deleting the Facebook app and using Safari instead can boost battery life by up to 15%.<p>Gibbs spent a week comparing battery usage …

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