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How Steve Jobs’ impossible demands sparked Wi-Fi revolution

How many important moments at Apple started with Steve Jobs being late to a meeting that ended with him making a seemingly impossible demand?<p>This is exactly how one former executive of Lucent Technologies describes the birth of commercial Wi-Fi, which took place in a meeting room at Apple …

Wi-Fi

Microsoft to rev its 'Microsoft 365' marketing machine with a new roadmap

Microsoft is replacing its Windows 10 business and Office 365 roadmaps with a new combined Microsoft 365 roadmap as of mid-September 2018.<p>By …

Windows 10

If you deposit checks through a mobile app, start adding this phrase

You may have recently gotten a message from your bank that, yes, you should read and act upon.<p>The message being sent by many banks involves a small, but crucial change involving check deposits made using banks' mobile apps on smartphones and other devices.<p>Depositors must now include the phrase “For …

Bank of America

A new Mac mini and a Retina MacBook Air are imminent, report says

Both could launch alongside or shortly after new iPhone and iPads this year.<p>Apple plans to release a new replacement for the MacBook Air (and …

Apple

Twenty-two states ask U.S. appeals court to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration's 2015 landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump administration's efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules …

Net Neutrality

Dark Sky is one of the most popular weather apps, and it just got a major overhaul

Dark Sky is one of the most popular smartphone weather apps among both iOS and Android users, and it’s just announced a major overhaul that’s one of …

Apps

Apple Watch Series 4: Everything you need to know

It’s that time of year again — when Apple rumors begin to fill up every corner of the internet. While there’s already plenty of speculation about the …

Apple Watch

Network Virtualization

VMworld 2018 is a week away; are you attending? Want to learn more about NSX Networking and Security in VMware Cloud on AWS, how you can easily …

Virtualization

Spending Time with the Surface Go

I may be the editor for a site that got its start exclusively covering the iPad, but I am also a lifelong Windows user. It is the only platform I can use for work, because all of the software in my field of expertise is Windows-based. The only path I have to using a Mac at work is via virtual …

IPad Pro

Motorola's New P30 Smartphone Blatantly Copies iPhone X

Motorola's latest P30 smartphone is making headlines this week, but not for an impressive feature set or a unique design. As it turns out, Motorola has opted to copy the design of the iPhone X, resulting in an Android smartphone that's nearly identical to Apple's flagship device.<p>The P30, which …

Mobile Technology

Before You Flush Your Contact Lenses, You Might Want to Know This

If you throw out your contact lenses every day or so, you’re not alone — more than 45 million people in the United States wear contacts, and many of them use disposable versions of the little plastic hemispheres.<p>But if they are not tossed out correctly, contact lenses may have a dark side.<p>Research …

Pollution

How to Protect Yourself Against a SIM Swap Attack

A spate of hacked Instagram accounts. A $220 million lawsuit against AT&T. A bustling underground crime ring. They all have roots in an old problem …

Security

Pure Stroke | The Weaker Sex?

Photo: Lorenzo Menendez<p><i>The article originally appeared in our Fall 2016 issue which focused on women in SUP.</i><p>I had just reached the five-mile …

New 5G networks aimed at cord cutters

It's been the bane of any cable TV subscriber. They get frustrated with their provider and want to switch but have few alternatives available.<p>For residents of Los Angeles, Sacramento, Houston and Indianapolis this year, 5G could be change that. These are the four markets Verizon will be launching …

Amazon Fire TV

Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official name

New builds are light on features, focused on fixes.<p>The last few Windows Insider preview builds of Windows 10 have offered few new features and have …

Windows 10

News: The Top 10 New Features in iOS 12's Messages App for iPhone

Sometimes incorrectly referred to as "iMessage," the Messages app is where iPhone owners go to chat with iOS users across the world. Apple has made …

iOS

Cisco patches denial-of-service vulnerabilities

Three appliances face risk of DoS attack when exploited.

Information Security

Gear Hacks: Transporting Big Boards with Little Cars

<i>Paddlers fall into two gear camps: Those that obsess over every item, seeking golden bits of information to gain any sliver of performance on the</i> …

Australian teen stole 90 gigabytes of private data from Apple servers

A Melbourne, Australia teenager is facing criminal charges after accessing Apple’s backend network multiple times over a year, according to Australian newspaper <i>The Age</i>. He apparently did this out of love, his lawyer says, because he admired the company and “dreamed of” working there. He managed to …

Criminal Sentencing

20 Tips and Tricks for Managing Files on macOS

You no doubt know how to copy, move, rename and otherwise manipulate files on your Mac, but with the right power tricks you can get through all this …

Operating Systems

How Apple's iPhone X Changed Smartphone Design

It's been nearly a year since Apple announced the iPhone X, which means it's almost time for another Apple hardware launch event. (It also means the …

Mobile Technology

macOS: Connect AirPods With a Keyboard Shortcut

Normally, connecting your AirPods to your Mac should be pretty easy and straightforward. However, sometimes you could run into connection issues.

Can you use MacBook Pro chargers for iPhone and iPad fast charging?

Recommendations to fast charge iPhone or iPad with the USB-C to Lightning cable often include picking up the $49 30W power adapter (previously 29W). But what if you already have a higher powered USB-C charger for your MacBook Pro? Follow along for which iPhones and iPads you can fast charge with …

MacBook Pro

iOS 12 runs much faster, especially on older iPhones

Apple’s next operating system is still in beta, but even so it already boasts much better performance that iOS 11. Speed improvements are high on Apple’s promises for iOS 12, and there’s little room for doubt it’ll carry through.<p>Speed tests performed on older models, including an iPhone 5S, show …

iOS

iPhone Clones Are Out of Control, But Real Innovation Is Coming

When copycats start copying other copycats, real differentiation between products becomes harder to find.<p>It’s easy to call the P30 an iPhone X clone, …

Mobile

Spotify and other streaming services have an ad-blocking problem

For listeners who don’t want their playlists or podcasts interrupted by ads, Spotify’s answer has always been simple: pay up. A premium subscription …

Ad Blocking

Apple to Ditch This Feature With WatchOS 5

According to an AppleInsider report, "Time Travel" feature debuted as part of the watchOS 2 update.<p>Apple is saying goodbye to "Time Travel" -- one of …

Time Travel

Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI to its data center cooling systems and it offered …

Google Search

Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices

Google's big Gmail redesign was revealed this past April (with G Suite customers getting the first look). It became default for everyone starting in July. One of the key features, Confidential Mode, is now available for mobile devices, though not everyone is as confident in its ability to keep your …

Mobile Devices

#PPG2018 To Appear On TV

All this will be on CBS Sports this fall thanks to a deal with the APP. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt<p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</b><p>Pacific Paddle Games #PPG2018 …

Extreme Sports