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7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

Gear & Gadgets

Reduce the odds of being snooped on with this hack and $129 phone

Image copyright Tor Project.Is $629 for a secure Blackphone too much for your budget? Perhaps the $129 Moto E handset is a good second choice, …

Google Play

Which phones do world leaders use?

Apple and Samsung are hoping for some powerful customers as BlackBerry goes into decline. Could even Obama switch?<p>For years, the well-connected world leader would use nothing but a BlackBerry to get their email on the move – and it is still Barack Obama's phone of choice. He uses a model specially …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed

A Closer Look At Blackphone, The Android Smartphone That Simplifies Privacy

One of the more interesting devices here at Mobile World Congress is Blackphone: a pro-privacy handset being developed by Spanish startup Geeksphone, in partnership with U.S. security company Silent Circle using a “security-oriented” Android build called PrivatOS.<p>“We modified some default …

Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone

As the reality of the extent and invasiveness of the security services’ dragnet surveillance programs hits home, the pro-privacy movement has been cranking up its own ideas to counter spy-tech with pro-privacy tech. The Lavabit founder’s recent Kickstarter for a secure end-to-end open source …

iOS 7 secrets, tips and hidden features: master your iPhone and iPad | Trusted Reviews

iOS 7 was introduced with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C is now available to download for all iPhone’s and iPads. It is the first major overhaul of the …

iOS 7: how to disable the most annoying new features

Apple’s new iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad is the biggest redesign of the mobile operating system since iPhone was first introduced.<p><b>• Apple iPhone's history in pictures</b><p><b>• How to successfully install iOS 7</b><p>The new operating software has unlocked some exciting new features, but it seems change is not always …

Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore, and Tempora - PRISM Break - PRISM Break

<b>Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore and Tempora.</b> Help make mass surveillance of entire populations uneconomical! We …

Can you lead a secure and private online life? Maybe not, but you can try.

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>With government snooping entering the public consciousness in the last couple of months, many people are wondering how best to …

First Lavabit, now Silent Circle: Another U.S. secure email service closes to protect users

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Silent Circle, the provider of a range of secure communications services, has pre-emptively closed its Silent Mail email …

Silent Circle Preemptively Shuts Down Encrypted Email Service To Prevent NSA Spying

“We knew USG would come after us”. That’s why Silent Circle CEO Michael Janke tells TechCrunch his company shut down its Silent Mail encrypted email service. It hadn’t been told to provide data to the government, but after Lavabit shut down today rather than be “complicit” with NSA spying, Silent …

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed …

DSLR Cameras

How to Customize BlinkFeed on the HTC One and Sense 5

Never one to turn away from a trend, HTC has attempted to simplify the way users find the things they care about on its smartphones running the new …

The Case for Alien Life

Only one planet has been proven to support life: our own. But with at least 11 billion Earth-sized worlds in our galaxy orbiting in their stars' habitable zones, the odds that we are not alone are improving.<p>On Feb. 9, 2013, NASA's Curiosity rover found something on Mars that set a milestone in the …

Completely uninstall Mac apps with AppCleaner

Don't leave files rattling around on your Mac's hard drive because you are just dragging apps to your Mac's trash to uninstall them. Use this free app to delete apps and all of their supporting files.<p>Mac OS X is a thoroughly modern operating system, except for the shocking lack of an uninstall …

Apps

15 Hidden HTC One Features, Tips & Tricks

The HTC One blends a collection of hidden features into HTC Sense 5 which unlock the full potential of the all aluminum Android smartphone.<p>Some of …

Olympus PEN E-P5 review

As one of the early innovators in the compact system camera market, Olympus has enjoyed great success with its PEN range of Micro Four Thirds …

Olympus Cameras