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How to Get a MacBook or MacBook Pro Keyboard Repaired Free Under Apple's Service Program

Apple has initiated a new <b>worldwide service program</b> offering free repairs of MacBook and MacBook models equipped with low-profile, butterfly mechanism keyboards, after the company determined that "a small percentage" of the keyboards may develop one or more of the following issues:<p>Letters or …

MacBook Pro

Asus NovaGo Review: Always Connected PC With Crazy Productivity Battery Life

I spent a decent amount of time with the Asus NovaGo laptop, and I recently took it with me on a 4-day trip to Cisco Live. On this trip, I only brought the NovaGo and no other PC (which is rare for me). This allowed me to fully experience the NovaGo in my working environment and use it like I would …

Batteries

Vivo Nex unboxing: You've never seen a phone like this

Seriously, a selfie camera pops out of the top.

Mobile Technology

Google Measure app now works on any ARCore-capable phone

Apple has been embracing augmented reality on the iPhone, and recently introduced a new feature to iOS 12 that allows users to measure real-world …

Augmented Reality

GM goes full-smartphone with its latest infotainment system

Many of us are using CarPlay and Android Auto to essentially replace the infotainment systems in our cars. Automakers like Audi, Mercedes and really anyone putting metal on four tires is taking notice of this trend and have started working hard to win those smartphone users back to their systems. …

Android Auto

How to text from your computer with Android Messages

Yesterday Google started rolling out the ability to text from the web with Android Messages. The feature gives users a lot more flexibility in choosing how and where they can carry on conversations. As long as your Android smartphone is powered on, you can text from a desktop computer or even other …

Apps

Why USB-C headphones aren’t, and likely never will be, mainstream

One of the sharpest-felt pains of the current obliteration of headphone jacks from the smartphone market is the absence of a good wired alternative. Sure, every company that ditches the analog jack tells you to go wireless, but what if you don’t want another gadget that needs regular charging, or …

Consumer Tech

3 cheap alternatives to the Big Four carriers

Fed up with pricey plans? These will save you a bundle.

Apple Loop: New iPhone Design Confirmed, Goodbye Lightning Port, Apple Faces Awkward iPhone Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest camera and fast charging technology for the new iPhone X machines, switching from lightning to USB-C, repair issues facing the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 7 family, why the iPhone X is the world’s …

Mobile Technology

The Essential Phone’s first new module since launch is a magnetic headphone jack

Shipping this summer after months of development<p>The Essential Phone is getting its first new attachment module since it launched almost a year ago. And it’s a magnetic 3.5mm headphone jack dongle. Essential revealed it was working on this accessory back in September.<p>The new attachment dongle — …

Mobile Technology

Apple introduces new ‘TestFlight Public Link’ feature for app developer beta testing

During a session at WWDC this week, Apple detailed a notable new improvement for how developers test their applications via TestFlight…<p>Apple announced a new feature called TestFlight Public Link, which relates to how developers invite people to test upcoming versions of their applications.<p>Up until …

Apps

Apple introduces the AI phone

At Apple’s WWDC 2018 — an event some said would be boring this year with its software-only focus and lack of new MacBooks and iPads — the company announced what may be its most important operating system update to date with the introduction of iOS 12. Through a series of Siri enhancements and …

Siri

Acorns receives 10,000 pre-orders for its newly launched payments card and debit account in its first four hours

Acorns, the financial management service for micro-investments, is adding a rewards debit card to its arsenal of tools aimed at getting Americans to create balanced stock portfolios for economic health.<p>The company has already racked up 10,000 pre-orders for its new (gorgeous) payment card that …

FinTech

The best iOS 12 features that Apple didn’t talk about onstage

Autofill for SMS two-factor codes is just one of them<p>Apple never gets around to addressing every new addition or change that it’s making to iOS during the WWDC keynote; there’s just not enough time. Sometimes the company will list a whole bunch of them on a big slide after software VP Craig …

iOS

WWDC 2018: The biggest new features from Apple

Apple may not have talked hardware at all during its WWDC 2018 keynote -- but that didn't stop the presentation from running for well over two hours. All four of Apple's platforms (iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS) will receive major updates this fall, and the company spent plenty of time detailing …

Apps

Apple will let developers port iOS apps to macOS in 2019

Previewed today with the News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home in Mojave<p>Macs and iOS devices have been getting closer and closer to each other in terms of functionality, and now Apple is bridging that gap with an announcement that the company will be making it easier to port iOS applications over to …

Apple

Asus' dual-screen Project Precog laptop is an AI vision of the future

Damn. Asus is loving the multi-screen laptops this year.<p>Fresh after announcing its new ZenBook Pro lineup -- the laptop that comes complete with 5.5-inch full-HD touchpad, because one screen is so passé -- Asus took to the stage at Computex in Taipei on Wednesday to unveil its vision of the future: …

Computer Hardware

Automate your life with Apple Workflow, the most powerful app you’re not using

Few things in life are as convenient as automation — IFTTT, anyone? — which allows us to blaze through life’s more monotonous tasks with the utmost …

Apps

A closer look at RED's audacious Hydrogen One phone

In a van sitting between the high school from <i>Pretty Little Liars</i> and the Stars Hollow gazebo from <i>Gilmore Girls</i>, RED founder Jim Jannard takes out his smartphone — the Hydrogen One — and starts whipping through demos with me. We're at AT&T's Shape entertainment conference at Warner Brothers Studios …

Hydrogen

LG's AI-infused G7 ThinQ is now available in the US

LG's S9-rival, the G7 ThinQ, has arrived in the US and is now available at various retailers and major carriers. The G7 ThinQ is one of the Korean phonemaker's latest premium devices that comes infused with AI features -- there's also the V30S ThinQ and the V35 ThinQ, which shares many of the G7's …

Android Phones

How my app grew by 5,800% in one month with no branding or marketing

All it took was this simple weekly approach and patience.<p>Building and promoting a new consumer product is one of the most challenging things you can …

Product Management

Apple iOS 11.4 Release: Should You Upgrade?

Arguably one month late, Apple iOS 11.4 is finally here. Following a rash of iOS 11 problems ranging from lazy, serious and inconsiderate to familiar, frivolous and user-hostile, iOS 11.4 has a lot to deal with. It also brings some major new features, so is the juice worth the squeeze?<p>Here’s …

iOS

Withings will return after buying out Nokia's health business

Withings is back in the hands of its original owner and will return as a brand. As expected, co-founder Eric Carreel, who sold the business to Nokia just two years ago, has completed the re-acquisition for undisclosed terms, Nokia and Withings announced. For now, Withings will sell existing branded …

Nokia

Acorns hits 3.5 million users, sees 100,000 sign-ups for retirement product in its first month

It looks like the investment service Acorns may turn into an oak faster than expected.<p>Billed as an automated investment manager for the people, Acorns is off to a blistering start with its new retirement account service picking up 100,000 accounts in its first month.<p>Unlike other investment …

Retirement Planning

The best wireless phone chargers for your iPhone or Android

You know what’s missing from all our visions of a futuristic utopia? Wires. You never see anyone fumbling with a cable to plug in an Android phone or …

Gear & Gadgets

Moleskine’s productivity app is as addictive as its notebooks

The legendary notebook maker’s third app is the epitome of simplicity.<p>The infinite descending spiral of chaos that I call “my life” is always in dire need of organization. While I should probably give up and embrace the madness, from time to time I’ve tried different task managers, apps, and tools …

We tried some of the RED Hydrogen One’s crazy tech: Here’s what you need to know

RED, known for its high-end cinema cameras, is venturing into the smartphone business. The Red Hydrogen One is a phone that has been shrouded in …

When is your phone getting Android P? We asked every major manufacturer

The next version of Android — Android P — is finally on its way. At Google I/O 2018, the company launched the Android P open beta, which has a number …

HP Spectre x360 15 vs. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

When it comes to convertible laptops, power and versatility don’t always go hand in hand. However, a new-generation of hardware that combines Intel …