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Opinion: 'The Hateful 8 - good reasons why you shouldn't buy an Apple device'

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln

Technology

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Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

iPhone

How to check your iPhone's true signal strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

10 hidden iPhone tricks that will speed up your phone and extend your battery life

Whether you have a brand new iPhone 6s or an older model from several years ago, there are two things we can pretty much guarantee are true: you wish …

Apps

Samsung working on high profile Tizen smartphone for 2016

Samsung could be launching a high profile Tizen-based smartphone next year according to a report from Samsung Vietnam. The South Korean tech giant …

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The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

World Beard and Moustache Championships: Pictures

Austria

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

This Brilliant Smartphone Keyboard Never Needs to be Recharged

Bluetooth keyboard accessories are terrific for smartphone users who miss the physical keyboards of old. After all, no leading smartphones ship with …

Gear & Gadgets

New Domino's app will track deliveries and help you get to know your driver

It should hit Australia in late July<p>Domino's understands that the hardest part about waiting is not knowing when something's coming. Now, the pizza chain will apply that logic to a new app it plans to roll out this summer that lets users track their delivery driver's progress to their home,<i>The</i> <i>Wall</i> …

4 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

We resurrected our recurring series on great Android apps that offer cool features iPhone users can’t have, and it was one of our most popular posts …

Apps

How to Use Kimchi

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Kimchi is a staple of Korean food. You'll find the fermented vegetable dish at almost any Korean restaurant or meal.<p>But just because the ingredient is Korean doesn't mean it can't be added to less traditional dishes. We went to Mama …

BlackBerry is losing 56,000 users a month in the U.K.

BlackBerry’s smartphone business is imploding in a big way in the U.K., where the company is currently losing around 56,000 users every month to …

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

Alibaba Starts Drone Delivery Test In Three-Day Program

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is not the only one with a drone-delivery dream. Alibaba’s billionaire founder Jack Ma is also testing drone-delivery services, as the company races to overcome logistics barriers in the country.<p>The initial scope of Alibaba’s experiment is small. The company’s …

China

HTC Calls Out Apple and Samsung in New Rap Video 'Hold the Crown'

HTC last week published a video to its YouTube channel, HTCAmerica, which satirizes HTC's biggest competitors - namely Apple and Samsung - with a song sung by rapper Greg Carr, known as "Doc G."<p>The video, fully titled "Doc G's HTC Anthem "Hold the Crown" w/ David Bruce," centers around the rapper …

Phones

Three Ways to Repurpose Your Old Smartphone

Most of us have old smartphones lying around, and while they might not be the latest and greatest anymore, the odds are also high that they’re …

Google Play

Microsoft wants us all to play with holograms

Unlike other head-mounted computing systems in the works, Microsoft’s new glasses-based virtual reality device, HoloLens, doesn’t need to be connected to a phone or computer. “We’ve unlocked the screen,” one developer said during the presentation at its Windows 10 event this afternoon.<p>Similar to …

Augmented Reality

11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee.<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will be protected from errant scratches or nicks while …

What Happened the Last Time Republicans Had a Majority This Huge?

They lost it.<p>Since last week, many Republicans have been feeling singularly nostalgic for November 1928, and with good reason. It’s the last time that the party won such commanding majorities in the House of Representatives while also dominating the Senate. And, let’s face it, 1928 was a good …

Finally, a fitness tracker you wear on your head

The latest wearable gadgets from Israel-based LifeBeam include a hat and visor that track heart rate, calories and other data fitness nuts care about.<p>Most fitness wearables cling to the arm, with bands that wrap around your wrist and track your activity levels and sleep patterns 'round the clock. …

Wearable Tech

3 surprising things that devour your data plan

It's OK to admit that picking a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.<p>Pick a plan that's too small and you'll go over your limit and rack up unwanted charges – or run into speed throttling on an unlimited plan. Go too large and …

Android Makes Up Nearly 80% of Global Smartphone Shipments

There is no end in sight to the Android versus iPhone debate, but while we can all argue over the pros and cons of each, the numbers don't lie: …

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Tech Industry