Myriana Rifai

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Why You Shouldn't Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Don’t …

Apple tells iPhone X component suppliers to slow down shipments

You might think that Apple’s busy manufacturing every iPhone X handset it’s able to, but according to a new report, that’s not exactly the case.<p>In fact, Apple has supposedly told component makers for the iPhone X to withhold shipments until Apple has gauged the sales performance of the recently …

Apple iOS 11 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11 is packed full of features (including many secret ones), but following reports of several bugs my Upgrade Guide advised iPhone users in particular should hold off updating. This now looks a wise move because iOS 11 is causing problems…<p>A new report from mobile security firm Wandera …

IPhone 8

Forget the iPhone 7 — here are 7 reasons the 2017 iPhone will blow everyone away

Enter the 2017 iPhone.<p>For those of you unimpressed by the iPhone 7, you might feel differently about Apple's next iPhone, which we expect Apple to announce in 2017.<p>Next year marks the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone, and all rumors are pointing to a radical redesign.<p>Check out the latest rumors …

Google paid Apple $1 billion to be the default search on iOS

$1 billion. That's how much Google paid Apple in 2014 to be the default search app on the iPhone, according to court transcripts obtained by <i>Bloomberg</i>. As you might imagine, neither company is too happy about their business deal being made public, and as the publication notes, the court transcript …

Apple's iOS 9.2.1 is here, and it fixes a security hole from 2013

Users of iPhones, iPads and iPods probably didn't give much thought to Tuesday's iOS update, which brings the mobile OS to version 9.2.1.<p>According to …

Researchers determined 4 reasons why you can't quit Facebook

Many of us have tried, yet come crawling back days later to get our daily fix of racist commentary from balding ex-high school classmates.<p>Now, a new paper from Cornell Information Science, published in Social Media + Society, helps explain why we're so attached to the social media empire, and what …

Mark Zuckerberg

Apple secretly included a USB 3.0 port on the iPad Pro — and no one noticed

The new connector, which has not been in any previous iPads, can support USB 3.0 data-connection speeds. This puts the iPad Pro in line with high-end laptops such as the MacBook Pro.<p>Apple has not made the change explicit, leaving it up to third-parties to notice the faster connection.<p>The iPad Pro …

IPad Pro

Pro Tip: Avoid data overage charges with this hidden iOS 9 setting

iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist feature helps when you’re connected to a slow Wi-Fi connection by kicking in your cellular data network to help things seem a bit snappier.<p>The problem is that it can also rack up some data charges if you end up going over your data cap. If you’ve got a limited data plan with …

Apps

Apple's iPhone 6S is one of the best smartphones I've ever used — but here's why I wouldn't buy it

It's an excellent phone all around. But if you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you probably don't <i>need</i> to upgrade.<p>One of the marquee features to come with the iPhone 6S is 3D Touch, which allows you to press down harder on the screen to perform certain actions.<p>These include launching a quick shortcut …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Apple's New iPhone Update Will Make the Internet Way Faster

The newest version of iOS 9 launches Wednesday packed with a bevy of new features. One of the most useful for iPhone owners—and worrying for online …

Here's when Apple is releasing new software for Apple Watch, Mac, iPhone and iPad

Anxious to get your hands on Apple’s latest offerings? We are, too! When it comes to hardware and software, some pretty good stuff is in the pipeline.<p>You’ll probably hang onto your existing hardware, at least for a little while longer. If you’re looking to upgrade your software, here’s when …

Apple Watch

Apple Announces the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus with 4K, 12MP, and Live Photos

Apple today officially introduced the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, a refresh of the original 6S that offers a number of improvements to …

The Apple Pencil Is The iPad Pro’s Secret Weapon

Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, a bigger, more powerful iPad. While in many ways it looks and feels like a bigger iPad Air, the iPad Pro has a secret weapon — its stylus. Apple calls it the Apple Pencil.<p>When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone, he said that nobody wants a stylus, and that the best …

IPad Pro

10 Simple Photography Hacks with Household Things

If you’d like to experiment with some do-it-yourself photography hacks and tricks, check out this new video by DigitalRev. Over the course of 10 …

New iCloud.com feature lets users restore recently deleted files, contacts and calendars

Apple has quietly added a new data restore feature to iCloud.com, enabling users to rollback accidentally deleted documents, calendar changes and contacts. The new ‘Restore Files’, ‘Restore Contacts’ and ‘Restore Calendars’ features are hidden in iCloud.com Advanced Settings pane.<p>Seemingly …

Operating Systems

Apple iOS 8.4.1 Arrives With Several Apple Music Fixes

<i>Disclosure: I own a small number of Apple shares</i><p>Today Apple has released iOS 8.4.1, which is a minor update that contains several Apple Music fixes and improvements. Apple Music was first introduced in iOS 8.4 on June 8 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple Music is a music service …

Apple

IOS 9 makes the iPhone a smarter smartphone

The trope used to be that Android was for nerds and iPhones were for technophobes.<p>But as Android has gotten easier to use over the years, iOS has grown more complex. With iOS 9, Apple's latest mobile operating system that will launch in the fall, the iPhone is officially "all growns up."<p>By adding …

Apps

New Future of Python: You Should Be Using It (Best)

July 28, 2015 | Category: Technology | Email this post<p><i>Image Source: python.org</i><p>Introduction to the world of Programming languages<p>There are n number of …

The Windows 10 privacy issues you should know about

Windows 10 has just arrived and there’s a new Privacy Policy and Service Agreement from Microsoft coming swiftly in its wake.<p>The new policies take effect on 1 August and there are a few unsettling things nestling in there that you should be thinking about if you’re using the company’s services and …

Privacy

Give your iPhone the MagSafe adapter it’s always dreamed of

When Apple created the MagSafe adapter for its highly desirable line of MacBooks back in 2006, the world changed. Gone were the days of tripping over your power adapter cord and pulling your entire MacBook down onto a cold, uncaring floor.<p>These days, your iPhone and iPad have a similar problem, …

Tech Trends

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Alibaba is getting ready to launch the Netflix of China.</b> The Asian online retail giant is preparing to launch its own video streaming service.<p><b>2. Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market.</b> Its Open Compute Project started as a controversial idea within the company — but four years …

New iOS9 features similar to Android

Screenshot<p>Apple unveiled its new operating system that will run the iPhone and iPad called iOS 9 at its annual WWDC event on Monday. And some of its features are extremely similar to those found on some Android phones.<p>Some of the new Siri and Spotlight features, which will have a huge impact on how …

Apps

How to Configure Your Router to Make Your Home Network Really Secure

Default router settings put your network at risk. Not only could strangers in your vicinity use your Wi-Fi without your permission, their freeloading …

How Apple Is Invading Our Bodies

<i>For the full story, read this week’s TIME magazine.</i><p>With the unveiling of the Apple Watch Tuesday in Cupertino, California, Apple is attempting to put …

Phree smartpen is designed to work on any surface, including your face

The laser-guided, connected input device will let you take notes or draw on any surface, according to its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.<p>If you have a need to jot everything down or sketch at will, Phree may be the stylus for you.<p>Currently crushing its $100,000 goal on crowd-funding site …

Note-Taking

The first Apple Watch software update is here

Apple Watch has barely been available to the public for a month now but Apple is already sending out its first software update this morning that includes new emojis as well as fixes for Siri, measuring stand activity, and third party apps.<p>The Watch OS 1.0.1 update is now available to all Apple …

Smartwatches

Microsoft's new Hyperlapse Beta app lets you create beautiful time-lapse videos on Android

<b>Update, May 18:</b> Microsoft released an update to Hyperlapse Beta including some bug fixes and support for these additional devices:<p>OnePlusOne<br>• Xiaomi Mi4<br>• Motorola Droid Turbo<br>• Sony Xperia Z3 Compact<br>• Samsung Galaxy Note Edge<p><b>Original post, May 14:</b> Microsoft has just released its Hyperlapse Mobile …

Time-lapse Photography