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How to protect your smartphone privacy

Prevent Google and Apple from tracking you<p>You've beefed up the security for your online accounts, so you feel confident sticking your smartphone in your pocket and heading out the door. But many consumers don't realize that the software in their phones can track their every move. Whether you have …

Apps

Apple iOS 10.1 Has A Great Secret Feature

Apple iOS 10.1 is here and the headlines are filled with the arrival of an impressive new portrait camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover an unannounced change that’s arguably far more important to <i>all iPhone users</i>…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my</i> …

Mobile Technology

How Does The Apple Watch Compare To A $10 Knockoff?

We dissected them to find out<p>Premium smartwatches hover around $300-plus. But what do you get compared with cheap knockoffs? iFixit helps us tear down the two to find out.<p>Inside The Apple Watch<p><i>Photo by Brian Klutch</i><p>The Guts Of A U8 Watch:<p><i>Photo by Brian Klutch</i><p>The Verdict<p>When it comes to the …

Smartwatches

Nintendo's $35 Pokémon Go Plus wearable is now available

At long last, Nintendo has finally launched its Pokémon Go Plus wearable, which pairs with your phone to enhance your experience of the AR game and hopefully make it more fun to play.<p>The $35 accessory is essentially a Bluetooth-enabled device that you can attach to a belt, pocket or strap, and also …

Wearable Tech

Enable Optimize Storage In iOS 10 Music App To Save Space, Here’s How [Tip]

Here's a guide on how to enable Optimize Storage in iOS 10 Music app to save storage space on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.<br>[ Continue …

iOS 10 How-To: Print to PDF from anywhere in iOS using 3D Touch

One of the few gripes I have with 3D Touch is that it’s not explicitly clear when you can use it throughout iOS to bring up more options. With iOS 10, 3D Touch has gained even more functionality, yet people are still discovering functionality that has seemingly been there, in some form, since iOS 9.<p>…

Apps

iPhone 7 Problems Exposed: Is Apple Flying Or Dying?

What do the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones tell us about Apple’s future? Let’s start this discussion with a simple premise that I think we can all agree on. Apple is not in stasis, it will change. Companies are always in transition, they hope to end up in a better place but in many …

Mobile Technology

iOS 10's Best New Features: Here's How To Use Them

Make the most of Apple's biggest free update ever for your iPhone and iPad<p>If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can now update it for free to iOS 10, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. You'll need 1.1 GB of free space available to complete the download. First, make sure you're on …

Apple

Apple Loop: Embarrassing iPhone 7 Shortage, Top Secrets Of iOS 10, Apple iPhone7 Plus Reviewed

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the world of Apple, this week’s Apple Loop includes reviews of the brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets, Walt Mossberg’s thoughts on the launch event, the worrying lack of first-weekend iPhone sales figures, thoughts on the low stock of the …

Mobile Technology

Apple just killed one of the best battery saving hacks for your iPhone

There’s plenty to like about iOS 10 — assuming that it didn’t brick your iPhone or iPad — but you probably didn’t know that Apple has quietly killed off one of the neatest — and least-known — battery life hacks.<p>If you’re anything like me and want to squeeze as much juice as possible from your …

iOS 10 Can Kill Your Battery, But You Can Stop It From Happening

iOS 10, along with the iPhone 7, is out, and many people are upgrading. And just as many people are finding that suddenly their trusty iPhone is dying on them all of a sudden. And yes, it’s iOS’s fault, but there are a few ways to fix it.<p>Boot Some Apps<p>Right off the bat, your biggest battery suck …

How to supercharge your iPhone apps like a pro

Face it: the best thing about iOS is the App Store. The iPhone has come a long way since version one, but the ability to add to the fifteen built-in apps has been the biggest improvement.<p>These days, Apple’s default apps are showing their age. What’s more, they suffer from being too simple for power …

Apps

This iPhone App Blocks Behavior-Tracking Ads and Evades Blocker-Blockers

The age of the ad-blocker-blocker-blocker is here.<p>Amid the ongoing chaos of the ad-blocking wars, a two-person team of privacy activists have launched Better, a new content-blocking app for iOS with a slightly different approach that seems to evade the blocker-detection schemes of several major …

Apple's banned an iPhone app that let you know if you were being spied on

Apple has removed an app from its store that informed users if a third-party was spying on communications or had access to your data on your iPhone.<p>While Apple’s approval process for the App Store can be a notoriously fickle beast to tame, it seems that Stefan Esser’s ‘System and Security Info‘ is …

This is the perfect gadget for when you inevitably misplace your phone

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon About twice a week, I lose my wallet. I have a dedicated space where I tell myself to put it — on the right-hand corner of the …

11 apps you should use every day

There are 1.5 million apps in Apple's App Store.REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach<p>Over the last few years, the smartphone has become so much more than a device we use to call people and send text messages.<p>But it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in …

Apps

Denmark’s latest policy u-turn is terrible news for Tesla

Denmark, once a leader in policies aimed at combatting climate change, is pulling back from some of its most ambitious initiatives. In a new decision, the government may end its generous tax breaks for citizens who buy low-carbon vehicles, tripling the retail price of some electric cars.<p>A draft …

Tesla

Have your say on the FCC's plan to lock down WiFi routers

<b>You may know that you can replace your WiFi router’s software with an open source version like DD-WRT or Tomato to make it more secure or powerful.</b> …

iOS 9: 21 tips and tricks to unlock Apple's new functions

<b>1. Save your battery (iPhone only)</b><p>iOS 9 brings with it a low power mode that shuts down a lot of background processes and can eke a few more minutes out of your iPhone’s battery when you really need it. You get the option to switch it on when the battery level hits 20 percent, but you can activate …

IPad Air

The inventor of the cellphone thinks Apple's new iPhone 6S is 'boring'

Martin Cooper, who previously worked at Motorola and demonstrated his invention back in 1973 by placing the first ever cellphone call from a Manhattan sidewalk, said he thinks the iPhone 6S is "boring" when speaking to GeekWire.<p>It's not that Cooper doesn't think the new iPhone is an improvement; …

Top 9 iOS 9 Features - What's New Review

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple's rumored car project is having a "big impact" on Tesla.</b> Apple has reportedly hired many employees from Tesla.<p><b>2. HP intends to cut between 25,000 and 30,000 jobs.</b> It has already let around 51,000 people go.<p><b>3. Google says that it does not want to start producing cars.</b> The company's managing …

Startups

Microsoft did a smart thing by bringing Windows 10 to a $35 PC

This is a quiet but important announcement that shows just how much Microsoft has changed under Satya Nadella.<p>Raspberry Pi is a hugely popular little PC — it's really just a tiny circuit board with a main processor (a CPU), a bunch of memory, and the plugs that let you hook it up to input/output …