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Nexus 7 (2016): What's the story so far?

The original Nexus 7, released in 2012 and updated in 2013, has always been one of our favourite Nexus devices. It was that convenient smaller …

20 hidden or secret features in iOS 10 you may not know about

<b>There’s a lot to love in iOS 10. But even more has been added under the hood, making this one of the most robust iOS releases yet.</b><p>Apple has already …

Multitask Like a Genius: 7 Time-Saving iPad Tricks

Launcher lets you create iOS widgets that display or hide based on day, time or location

You may remember Launcher as the once-banned iOS widget that Apple booted from the App Store after its approval, then months later allowed back in. The problem Apple had with the app, seemingly, is that its sole existence was to be a widget provider — the app by itself didn’t offer any standalone …

How to reset and restore all of your gadgets

By David Nield<p>There are many reasons you might want to set your gadgets back to their factory-fresh state: you're selling them on to someone else, …

How to set up your new iPad the right way

Congratulations — you got a new iPad! Whether it’s a high-tech marvel of a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the beastly 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a perfectly capable iPad Air 2 or “just” an iPad mini 4, you’ll want such set up your new iPad with the least amount of fuss.<p>We’re here to help you do just that with a …

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Remix OS, a desktop-focused version of Android, is coming to older PCs

A beta version being released on March 1st will support 32-bit machines<p>Earlier this year at CES we saw Remix OS — an Android fork with desktop features that you can load on to pretty much any x86 computer. Now, the company behind Remix OS, Jide, has announced the release of the software's beta for …

4 Tips to Make Your Windows 10 Computer Run Faster

Microsoft’s newest operating system is getting better all the time, and if you’ve already updated, you’re no doubt wondering how to get the best …

Windows 10

(9) of the most useful Safari shortcuts on the iPad

Who doesn’t love a great shortcut? If there’s an easier way to accomplish a task on my iPad or iPhone, I’m all for it. One of the apps I use the most on my iPad is Safari. From browsing the internet, to blogging on iPad Insight, to managing my finances, Safari on the iPad is a workhorse for me. …

Apple Loop: New iPhone Leaks, iPad Air 3's Launch Date, iOS 9.2.1 Reveals Secret iPhone Powers

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the reveal of the iPhone 5SE, why it has limited storage, the secret features inside iOS 9.2, analysis on Apple’s quarterly results and guidance, why new iPhone sales are flat, the new iPad Air, the paywall …

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The Week in Review: New Technology Innovations Unveiled at CES

From a robot chef to helicopter drones, this year’s CES saw the usual array of insightful and sometimes obscure inventions as the biggest global technology companies descended on Las Vegas to showcase their newest innovations.<p>The annual technology conference for the consumer electronics industry …

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

All our gift ideas for this year, from each of our gift guide episodes as well as some you won’t even see on video! Also, keep in mind that the …

Shopping

Mark Zuckerberg defends free Facebook, fires back at Apple and Ello

When Tim Cook published an open letter in September to address iCloud privacy and security concerns, he said free online services treat <i>you</i>, the consumers, as product. Even newcomer Ello, which is dubbed the anti-Facebook, has a manifesto that ends with: "You are not a product." Well, those sharp …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Internet Of Things: How Will It Work?

Thanks to The Internet of Things (IOT), millions of “hyper-connected” smart homes, smart cities, smart refrigerators, and smart cars are coming down the pike, with the promise of helping people and businesses run simple while creating an estimated $65 trillion in global trade. A never before seen …

5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized.<p>The storage service lets users save files like …

Three Siri Tricks for iOS 8

In iOS 8, Apple has greatly enhanced the abilities of Siri. Nancy Carroll Gravley covers three of her favorites, including Reminders, nicknames, and …

8 fixes for an iPhone that refuses to charge

Sometimes an iPhone or iPad refuses to charge up its battery, even when plugged into a power source. You may find that the device buzzes and tells …

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android's Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

How to use Facebook's new News Feed controls

Prior to today, the process for removing Facebook posts from a friend or page was a chore. You had to tap or click around the often confusing settings found on Facebook, until you wound up at the right spot. And that only covered a single account.<p>Today Facebook announced it was making the process …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

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25 hidden features from iOS 8, Apple’s new operating system

1. Emergency Health ID<p>Powered by Apple’s new HealthKit, Emergency Health ID allows anyone to access basic and potentially life-saving health information from your iPhone’s lock screen. To set it up, open the Health app, tap Medical ID on the bottom right and add as much or as little information as …

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

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The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome's address bar doesn't do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you're taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use …

Apps to discover and learn more about classical music

Classical music is proving to withstand the tests of time, so you might be wondering how an app can help get you more in touch with this rich, …

Could robots become too cute for comfort?

<b>Would you share your innermost secret with a robot? And if you did, would you be comfortable knowing that the secret might be stored online in the "cloud"?</b><p>Think of an elderly grandmother with dementia who becomes very attached to her robotic "pet" and you will realise that this isn't science …

The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against …