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Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

Renders imagine 2018 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X with single rear camera and aluminum frame

It has been well documented by the rumor mill that Apple is launching three new iPhones this year, replacing the iPhone X with an updated 5.8-inch OLED model, a brand new 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to replace the iPhone 8, and a 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’ model.<p>These new renders depict the 6.1-inch iPhone, …

Mobile Technology

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

Apple Watch

The 17 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix

Ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes Critic Scores!<p>Photos: Netflix ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><i>Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids</i> <b><br>Rotten Tomatoes</b> …

Music

How To Download Your Data With All The Fancy New GDPR Tools

The big new European data-privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here, and it's ushered in a host of changes to the …

Privacy

How to sync your local iTunes library when you’re subscribed to Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the best music streaming options when you have a local library of unreleased songs, live concerts, or remixes. But this method will also allow you to sync hi-fiedlity music such as ALAC to your iPhone.<p>While not completely obvious, it is possible to sync your local library …

17 insider facts about shopping at Costco only employees know

Costco deals are easy to come by.<p>The retail chain is famous for having just about everything. And certainly, some of its offerings stretch beyond what you'd expect from a big-box store — Costco sells cars, vacations, food kits for the apocalypse, cheap eats in the food court, and even caskets.<p>Given …

The 13 things you should always keep in your car

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Nasa spacecraft unable to deflect apocalypse asteroid which could hit Earth in 2175 without using nukes, scientists warn

A Nasa spacecraft designed to save Earth from asteroids is ‘inadequate’ and will not be able to nudge a gigantic space rock onto a course which …

Asteroids

How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

Apple’s password manager for Macs, iPhones and iPads, iCloud Keychain is designed to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and lots of …

11 tips to become an iMovie master

iMovie for MacOS can be daunting to the amateur iPhone ($800 at Cricket Wireless) videographer. For a consumer-grade video editor, the MacOS app is fairly complex. Here are some tips and tricks to start you on the road to becoming an iMovie master.<p>1. Crop to zoom in<p>Your iPhone can capture video at …

Tutorials

Apple begins wide collection of Apple Watch data for Heart Study

Apple this week began collecting heart rate data from a wide number of Apple Watch owners who signed up to participate in a heart study being …

Review: Outcast delivers the best Apple Watch podcast playback experience yet

Podcast playback remains one of the biggest opportunities for Apple Watch. Apple doesn’t offer an official Podcasts app and watchOS doesn’t let developers create a fully featured app with features like sync, subscriptions, and even volume control.<p>Outcast for Apple Watch doesn’t magically fix any of …

Behind the Screens: See what gear is in Trevor’s CES 2018 backpack

<i>Behind the Screens is a new weekly 9to5Toys series that takes you through our writers’ setups, be it mobile, desktop, gaming or home theater. First up is Trevor Daugherty, Senior Editor at 9to5Toys.</i><p>CES 2018 is about to kick off in Las Vegas this weekend, and I thought it would be a good time to …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Go take a virtual tour of the International Space Station right now

It's on Google Street View, and it looks incredible.<p>Google's street view takes us to some pretty wild places. From the comfort of your computer, you can visit a tiny train 'Wunderland', pilot the Millennium Falcon, rock climb in Yosemite, or zip line through a rainforest, among many, many other …

10 Creepy Sounds Recorded in Space by NASA

Spacecraft traveling to the far reaches of the solar system pick up some spooky sounds.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

What If Cosmic Inflation Is Wrong?

All scientific ideas, no matter how accepted or widespread they are, are susceptible to being overturned. For all the successes any idea may have, it only takes one experiment or observation to falsify it, invalidate it, or necessitate that it be revised. Beyond that, every scientific idea or model …

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Maps

15 Apple Watch tricks you’ll want to use

The phrase, “Hidden in plain sight” has become a cliché, but the one thing people always forget is that clichés are only clichés because they happen …

Activate iOS Mail’s hidden folders

iOS 10’s Mail app may look just like its previous pedestrian iterations, but it packs a whole lot of hidden superpowers under the hood. While you still can’t export a message to, say, a to-do list app, you can do pretty much everything those fancy third-party mail apps do, and then some.<p>Let’s take …

Everything you need to know about backing up to iCloud

Apple's built-in iCloud service is available for everyone and comes with 5GB of storage for free. With it, you can safely back up your iPhone, iPad, …

iCloud

Handoff versus iCloud sync, explained

Handoff is the cornerstone of Apple's Continuity feature — a way to make your iPhone, iPad, and Mac integrate and work better together. It lets you …

Apps

Losing Two-Factor Recovery Key Could Permanently Lock Apple ID

In March 2013, Apple introduced two-factor authentication to provide additional security for Apple IDs. It expanded the feature to several new countries earlier this year and introduced it to the company's iCloud.com website this September. This was after CEO Tim Cook promised to broaden use of its …